Monday, July 5, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
They are totally totally awesome. Check out easily the best local music video ever made for their song "Conjugal Freelance":
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"The visual work I create primarily incorporates mapping imagery. Utilizing a variety of media, I tend to focus on the fundamental qualities of mapping: the mysteriousness, inherent biases, cultural authoritativeness, and ability to simultaneously represent and distort reality."
Check out more on his website.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
His work as been screened in the Atlanta Film Festival, the Atlanta Underground Film Festival, the Montezuma International Film Festival, and others. His film "Chickenheads" was also shown on PBA 30 (Atlanta PBS) on a show called "Atlanta Shorts" - see it here (interview at the end).
He has taught Flash to several people (including SCAD-Atlanta's animation club, 30 members of which showed up for the lesson), loves old cartoons, weird art, and creative people.
For more up to date news and drawings, see fluidtoons.blogspot.com.
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June is going to kick my ass in the best way. Between a month’s worth of Art on the BeltLine performances and installations, and, like, everyone having a gallery opening, it’s shaping up to be a deliciously exhausting month. The big kick-off: ARTLANTIS coming back to sing praise to the underground art gods on the stoop of Druid Hills Baptist Church on Saturday, June 5. Come get you some religion, son!
ARTLANTIS is a festival aimed at highlighting local bourgeoning artists and bands, organized by Atlanta emerging art champions Mark Basehore and James McConnell of Beep Beep Gallery. As a follow up to last year’s inaugural event, the boys of Beep Beep are bringing their lowbrow sensibilities and penchant for throwing awesome parties to the corner of Ponce de Leon and North Highland. A full gallery show will offer affordable wares from artists like Plastic Aztecs, Evereman, CL cover artist Joe Tsambiras, and certified art cool kid R. Land – for starters. MINT Gallery, Eyedrum, Kibbee Gallery and WonderRoot will also be manning tents at the event with even more tasty treats for your visual consumption, and information about their organizations. Bottom line: if you’re looking for a crash course in underground art in Atlanta (and a steamy summer block party while you’re at it), this is the place to go.
Plus, there will be food and beer (next door at the Righteous Room.) Who doesn’t like beer and food?
Even if you don’t give a damn about art, come for the music; psychedelic darlings Carnivores will be there, along with other local favorites Abby Go Go, El Fossil, Mermaids, Buffalo Bangers, and more. And when the whole scene gets just too hip to deal with, Mule Skinner MacQueen will be on hand to take the edge off with his mountain dreamy folky greatness.
This summer appears to be all about showing love to the creative southern subterraneans and exalting the unsung art heroes – ARTLANTIS and Art on the BeltLine in June, Gather Atlanta (a conference that brings together movers and shakers from hubs of emerging creative endeavors like MINT Gallery, BurnAway, ThoughtMarker and WonderRoot) in July, and street art / urbanism conference Living Walls in August…to name just a few. The hot days are giving the creative set in this town a hyper-productive fever this year, and events like ARTLANTIS are giving them a much-needed platform for their fervor.
Want more? Scoot yourself to the ARTLANTIS blog.
ARTLANTIS Music & Arts Festival. June 5. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Druid Hills Baptist Church, 1085 Ponce de Leon Ave. www.artlantisfestival.blogspot.com
Monday, May 31, 2010
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Atlanta’s outdoor festival season continues in June with events revolving around art and creativity.
Organized by the folks at Beep Beep Gallery, one of Atlanta’s favorite lowbrow and contemporary art spaces, Artlantis returns June 5 to showcase local underground and emerging artists, as well as some of the city's more innovative musical acts. The following weekend, Art-B-Que takes a similar approach in the arts district of Avondale Estates. Here’s a look at each.
After a successful debut last June, Artlantis comes back to the front steps of Druid Hills Baptist Church at the intersection of Ponce de Leon Avenue and North Highland Avenue for a day of whimsical art, eclectic music, festival food and other fun. Famed local underground art hero R. Land created the logo for this year’s event. Affordably priced works by more than 50 Atlanta artists including Lucha Rodriguez, Plastic Aztecs, Evereman and Heather Elder will be featured.
While many of the participating artists have had their work displayed at Beep Beep, like-minded galleries such as Mint Gallery, Eyedrum, Kibbee and WonderRoot will also have tents with artwork and other information.
Artlantis also supports the local music scene with performances throughout the day. The juxtaposition of musical styles is just as varied as the artwork on display as Beep Beep favorite Muleskinner MacQueen plays a solo set of Appalachian folk songs and the Carnivores perform their lo-fi psychedelic pop. Other bands performing include the similarly psychedelic Mermaids, the alternative rock of the Buffalo Bangers and the post-punk of Thy Mighty Contract.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
To get a handle on where Carnivores takes their roots, it requires a psychedelic trek into lo-fi tropicalia, lounge and death-afflicted sound collages that defy easy categorization. Frobos – along with Nathaniel Higgins (guitar), Caitlin Lang (keyboard/vocals) and Tauseef Anam (drums) – splatters songs with a clutter of fuzz and musical inflections that come off busy at first. But every rhythm, melody and yearning voice is placed exactly where it's needed. The spirit of punk is undeniable in its presence, but the experimental bend of the songs is on par with the likes of Animal Collective, Faust and even the harmonic complexities of early Beach Boys records. - Chad Radford, Creative Loafing
Check out more at their myspace, and also peep this rad video by local artist Allen Taylor:
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Arts and Music Festival
June 5, 2010
Lawn of the Druid Hills Baptist Church
(Corner of Ponce De Leon Ave and N.Highland Ave)
It's back!!!! After the success of last year's event, ARTLANTIS returns with a vengeance. This year's event will feature over 40 local artists booths, 11 local bands, games, food and drink, a full gallery of Beep Beep artists, and much much more!
Artists interested in booths contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We'll be updating frequently as we near the date, so check back to learn more details.
See you soon!