Thursday, April 30, 2009

Image Inspiration -- Quilt Magic


While most of the quilts in Paula Nadelstern's show at the American Folk Art Museum are a little too mystical for me, this piece stood out as an outstanding exception. What a masterpiece! Check out more of her work here

Albert Oehlen -- AOD

Bits goes so well with this painting!
See more at Luhring Augustine here

"Müsse Fresse," 2006, oil on canvas

"Gripensis Posterion," 1997, oil on canvas
From the Skarstedt Gallery's "Computer Paintings" show.
More here

These pieces by German artist Albert Oehlen remind me of dancing...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Check out amazing bassist Bridget Kearney and crew in the Xylopholks!

Image Inspiration -- Run With Me

I think this picture makes me the happiest that I've ever been.

via Oh?

Sweet Gloria -- Pet Post

This otter looks like a cat, dog and bunny all rolled into one. It appears as though someone is about to get a retaliation snow ball in the face... but what a dream regardless!!

via dailyotter

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Cat in the Box!!

Bringing in the New -- Art Review

The New Museum's current show invigorates and confuses just the right amount to balance a thought-provoking and aesthetically exciting exhibit: "The Generational: Younger Than Jesus." 50 artists from 25 countries lend their artistic flare into a whirlwind ensemble. All under the age of 33, the museum hopes to illustrate art's young, fresh and new perspective on what we call "Contemporary." Visit the museum here

Jerry Saltz reviews: "'Younger Than Jesus' indicates that the alchemical essence known as the sublime, the primal buzz of it all, is no longer in God or nature or abstraction. These young artists show us that the sublime has moved into us, that we are the sublime; life, not art, has become so real that it’s almost unreal. Art is being reanimated by a sense of necessity, free of ideology or the compulsion to illustrate theory. Art is breaking free." via NY Magazine

Remnants of "The 24-Hour Roman Reconstruction Project" by Liz Glynn and several volunteers.

Detail of Josh Smith's "Large Collage," 2009

Image Inspiration -- Take Me Home

"Sod House, L'Anse aux meadows"
From a postcard entitled, A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Early Viking habituation at L'Anse aux Meadows, Nfld. Published by H.H. Marshall Ltd. St. John's, Newfoundland.

AKA Where I want to be right now.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Unica Zürn -- AOD

"Untitled," 1963

"Untitled," 1961

"Untitled," 1961

Images via Ubu Gallery

From "In the 1960s, Zürn experimented with the Surrealist 'automatic' drawing technique and delved into the depths of hidden meanings that she found in cryptic anagrams and coincidental correspondences."

A study in choreography for camera (1945, Maya Deren)

This beautiful montage of the human form makes me both calm and dizzy...

Friday, April 24, 2009

Image Inspiration - "Z" on the Wall

I'll have to see how my gallery feels about my new wallpaper, because this gal's Playoff fever is only starting to heat up. Game 3 tonight -- GO CAVS!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Emre Hüner -- AOD

Animation still from "Panoptikon," 2005

This artist presents a captivating and creative video on making "new ways to envision our future."

Get Your Ears Ready

More friends on the radio!! Check out Frannie's piece on the history of the boombox on NPR's "All Things Considered" here -- way to rock the mic, girl.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Heather Masse & Elvis Costello on PHC

Talk about a nice time!! Heather (left) sang with Elvis Cos-Freakin-Stello (right) on A Prairie Home Companion this weekend and rocked the roof off of Town Hall. Listen to the show here

Kitty and a Sneeze

Beautiful and luxurious calico cat enjoys her morning when all of a sudden, a thunderous sneeze distracts the filmmaker...

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Pet Post -- Classic Buds

A bunny-puppy pile-on that I couldn't resist...these guys look as ready for Spring as I am!!

Neko Case Live

Neko tore the roof off of the Nokia Theater with her powerful tenderness. She also courageously wore a pants-suit in front of a tribe of deer for this photograph. Please check out her website and get the new cd asap...

Image by Chris Buck

Monday, April 13, 2009

Nice Time w/ Heather Masse

Thanks to all of our special guests and wonderful audience on Saturday night!!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Cadbury's Gorilla -- Happy Easter!

LeBron Takes a Family Photo

Classic chummery!! And cheers to the Cavs for an amazing win today.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Image Inspiration (continuted...)

Yesterday's post caused quite a stir. Mainly, the victorious expression on Cleveland State head coach Gary Waters' face. I would like to tell you that (after some further research) I have determined that this guy isn't afraid of making some incredible faces. So to you, Mr. Waters, my hat goes off: Congrats on a great tourney and keep those emotions flowing!!

Love, Liza

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Image Inspiration

This is how I feel right now:

This is how I will feel when my brother gets into town:

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

NCAA Tournament - One Shining Moment 2009

Always makes me cry...

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Everybody Loves to Sing-a!!

Thanks to William for teaching the local cats the routine!!

via icanhascheezburger

Friday, April 3, 2009

Flight Attendant Raps!!

I'm only flying Southwest from now on....

An African Mermaid -- Image Inspiration

A statue from the Ovimbundu of Angola, circa 1950s-1960s.

This figure makes me want to:

1. Swim. Anywhere. This instant.
2. Take an African sculpting course (in Africa, obvi)
3. Get the song, "Under the Sea," sung by a cartoon lobster, out of my head.

From the NYTimes:

"Mami Wata... is Mother Water, Mother of Fishes, with sources in West and Central Africa and tributaries throughout the African Americas from Bahia to Brooklyn. Usually shown as a half-woman, half-fish, she slips with ease between incompatible elements: water and air, tradition and modernity, this life and the next."

Photo: The Fowler Museum at the University of California Los Angeles

Dana Schutz -- AOD

"One Eyed Girl," 2005

This woodcut illuminates my sorted feelings and confusion about Spring. I want to see the sunshine, but it's simply not there...maybe it's just lurking behind me?

More on the artist here

Thursday, April 2, 2009

I Like To Singa

Don't let anything get in the way of your dreams!! (Thanks for sending, Amber Xo)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Howardena Pindell -- AOD

"Untitled (#35)," 2004

"Untitled (#7)," 1973

Today's artist was chosen from a textural explosion! Each piece makes me want to dive in and explore the jagged terrain. These two in particular exemplify the bizarre seasonal transformation that the East Coast is experiencing right now...

Images © Howardena Pindell

Meet Lobo -- Pet Post

Gisel, Nelson and Luna welcome Lobo into their loving home!! He is a dream come true and I'm hoping to have him as a regular here. Cheers!