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John Tottenham has one of the best bios we’ve ever read. It’s so good than any introduction we could come up with would simply pale in comparison. Check it out for yourself:
After graduating from London’s worst art school in the mid-’80s, John Tottenham moved to the United States, where he has resided ever since, mostly toiling upon the lower slopes of journalism. After many years of resistance, he finally sold out to the lucrative, fast-paced world of poetry. He is the author of one book, The Inertia Variations, an epic and ever-expanding poetic cycle on the subject of work-avoidance, failure and indolence.
See, it’s obvious that John Tottenham knows a thing or two about witty writing and that’s why Artillery and The Standard, Hollywood have decided to let him curate our next co-event: An Evening of Poetry Curated by John Tottenham with poets Dottie Grossman, Eric Erlandson, and Hank Cherry. Frankly, we couldn’t stop chuckling last time John Tottenham visited us and can’t wait to see what witticisms he comes up with next!
A while ago, Artillery, one of our favorite art magazines, sent out an open call contest requesting video shorts that emphatically framed behavior outside the norm. The judges, Tulsa Kinney (Editor of Artillery), Steve Cioffi (videographer), and Paige Wery (Publisher of Artillery) dug through the submissions and selected the best of the best. The finalists include shorts that cover celebrity martyrs, social outliers, sexual taboo detonation experts, and obsessed rocketeers. The final line-up includes artists and filmmakers from Los Angeles and New York City. Now it’s up to you to pick the winner. We’ll be screening the nominees tomorrow at 7pm in the Purple Lounge at The Standard, Hollywood and voting will occur immediately following the viewing.
Hey there smarty pants! As part of an ongoing collaboration between The Standard and Artillery, artist and writer Chris Kraus will sign her new book, Where Art Belongs, at The Standard, Hollywood on March 22nd. A wine reception will precede the presentation and signing; both are open to the public.
An active and prolific artist, Los Angeles based Clayton Campbell is well known for his various photo projects that stimulate cross cultural interest about how people view themselves both now and in the future in a post 9-11 reality. Check it out for yourself. Doesn’t this photo just scream “Hollywood Boulevard” and isn’t it completely apt since we’re in the midst of the Los Angeles award season?
LALIKEITIS, 2009 – Clayton Campbell
Sometimes a painting just stands up and smacks you in the face. You’ll be walking along, minding your own business, maybe looking for the bar when BOOM texture and color explode in an expressive equation that can’t be ignored. The artist got you. You don’t know how or why, it’s not even something you can articulate. There’s just a new emotion tugging from a place that was previously empty.
(James Hayward - Abstract #66, oil on canvas on wood panel, 24.75” x 22.5”)
James Hayward’s monochromatic impasto surfaces are powerful, they’re colorful and they’re downright mesmerizing. Hayward has said that his body of work, “ranges from pure colors to greys so complicated and perverse that [he] assume[s] the color has never existed before”. We agree wholeheartedly, the depth of color he creates is beyond anything imagined by Gamblin or Liquitex.