Hyungkoo Lee


Anas Animatus; Anas Animatus L; Anas Animatus H; Anas Animatus D
Resin, aluminum sticks, stainless steel wires, springs and oil paint
45 x 79 x 53 cm; 49.5 x 31 x 33 cm; 52 x 28 x 34.5 cm; 52 x 30.5 x 33 cm

Seem familiar at all...? Really fantastic stuff; brilliant idea and superbly executed.

Ham Jin

That belly button baby is so mesmerizing...
More at http://www.pkmgallery.com/

The Boston Globe: Morton Bartlett

The Boston Globe | The man who played with dolls: What drove Morton Bartlett to create exquisitely realistic sculptures, dress them, and take pictures of them in evocatively staged scenes is a mystery. Since his death in 1992, though, the Boston-based photographer's figures have been hailed as works of art.

Reminder: Gen Art's Emerge 2007 Call for Entries

A reminder about the upcoming deadline for this year's Gen Art Emerge exhibition; worth a shot, right? Looks like they don't want slides anymore, so it's even easier now to get things together last minute.

Images from last year's show here: http://www.artbusiness.com/1open/110406.html
(scroll down to the Gen Art section)

Gen Art’s 10th Annual All-Medium Visual Art Exhibition
Deadline: August 10 September 17, 5 p.m.

Emerge, Gen Art SF's annual exhibition features the work of a prominent jury's selection of Bay Area emerging artists. An all-medium exhibition, Emerge is the cornerstone of Gen Art’s efforts to increase exposure for emerging Bay Area artists and to cultivate a new generation of art enthusiasts. Emerge 2007 will be Gen Art SF's 9th annual exhibition, showcasing emerging Bay Area artists working in the fields of photography, painting, sculpture, mixed-media installation and new media. Emerge will open at the Luxe Preview Benefit on November 4, 2007.


"Rapture vs. Rupture" @ Receiver Gallery (SF)

Receiver Gallery
San Francisco
- now through Aug 11

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Excuse the bad photos; will have to pay more attention to lighting next time I take pictures.

Cabinet: Trichopterae (Hubert Duprat)

French artist and naturalist Hubert Duprat’s aquatic caddis fly larvae, with cases incorporating gold, opal, and turquoise, among other materials.


Upcoming Show @ Receiver Gallery (SF)

Receiver Gallery
1415 Valencia Street, San Francisco

I'll be in a show coming up in September with Olivia Park, another 20-something artist from the Bay Area. According to the website, the show will be up from Sept 8 to the near-end of October.

I'll keep you posted as I learn more. I'm really going to push myself to make all new work for this one, so watch out (especially the friends who're destined to become the newest models).


Call for Artists: The Sketchbook Project

Sign up by September 15th

You sign up ... , then we're going to send you a Moleskine sketchbook. You fill it up with things that scare you. When you're done, stick it into the postage-paid, pre-addressed envelope that we provide you and shove that sucker in your mailbox. On October 27th, we will have all the sketchbooks on display across the gallery walls of Art House, our Atlanta, Ga based gallery.

Show put on by Art House Shop (http://www.arthouseshop.com/)


Lulu & Bruno (detail)

Lulu & Bruno (detail)
A detail of a piece recently commissioned. I've never seriously drawn dogs before, so this was a nice change. Entire piece is 22 x 15", sumi ink on Arches watercolor paper.


Paul Urich

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Popped into Needles + Pens last Friday to catch Paul Urich's solo show up now until July 29. He does some fantastic work with gouache and tape (the middle image is made almost entirely of tape, I believe). Try to see it if you can; N+P is also a great source for zines and crafty things (i.e. DIY clothing, jewelry, patches, etc.).

More images here: http://www.needles-pens.com/folkspaulurich.html

Call for Artists: CCI Grants Program “Investing in Artists"

Deadline: August 3

The Investing in Artists grants program is designed to enhance the working lives and creative environment for California artists by funding tools and market strategies that will allow them to create their best work more consistently, and distribute that work more broadly to new audiences. Investing in Artists provides grants in two funding categories: 1) Grants for Artistic Equipment and Tools, and 2) Grants for Presenting and Marketing Work.

(thanks, Mary Anne!)