Friday, October 28, 2011

SUBP•A•ROTH: Issue #2 ghosts & monsters

SUBP•A•ROTH: Issue #2 ghosts & monsters

This week a mysterious package from our friend Logan Bay who lives in Bangkok arrived. Logan does a lot of great stuff so I knew it was going to be something good. I was super excited to find 10 copies of SUBP•A•ROTH, a overszied, two-color offset printed magazine created by Logan and Vigunya Voratanitkitkul in 2011 to promote and expand the contemporary arts scene in Southeast Asia.

SUBP•A•ROTH: Issue #2 ghosts & monsters

The cover of issue #2 is designed by Bangkok native Teerayut Thun Puchpen (TRK) who is known for his gory and mildly perverted black and white illustrations. Additional artwork by in this issue by Korakrit (Krit) Arunanondchai, Terawat (P’O) Teankaprasit, Sheryo, Samapeap(Peap) Tarr, Tripuck (PUCK) Supawattana, Shahril Nizam.

SUBP•A•ROTH: Issue #2 ghosts & monsters

SUBP•A•ROTH: Issue #2 ghosts & monsters

So Happy Halloween Milwaukee, it's first come first serve on these FREE 9 copies left (we of course snagged one for our collection) that are normally only distributed in New York, Miami, Chicago, Paris, Singapore, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur and Siem Reap.

Swing by the shop, check out Erin M. Riley's show in back, maybe pick up a Sky High shirt & get spooky. Best weekend of the year.

Read more about the featured artists and the publication here.

Thanks so much Logan!

Friday, October 21, 2011

"JAILBAIT" tapestries by Erin M. Riley

“JAILBAIT” New Tapestries by Erin M. Riley
October 21- November 27, 2011

Prices available upon request

Erin M Riley, Freshly Shaven
“Freshly Shaven” 36 x 22, handwoven tapestry, hand-dyed wool, 2011

Erin M Riley | Statement
As I research the issues that preface addiction and risky behavior I am creating scenarios in my mind about how the people in the images I use grew up or how they have caved to the pressures of today’s life. I am finding images using Google Image Search, and Facebook, to find pictures of young adults in precarious situations or the objects that are the cause of arrest, investigation or bad behavior. I am using imagery that I find to be shocking and excessive, that many might find to be temporary, fun and fleeting and weaving them into tapestries to solidify the event in yarn. I am weaving these images which reappear all over the internet to show how excessive and exploitative the internet can be. I am drawn to an image because of the details, braided hair, bracelets, music or video game posters, the color of lighters, trash in the background, used condoms, dirty underwear, spilled beer, ashtrays, hickies, spots on the mirror, dirty sheets, and dirty socks. Many of the images of young girls are meant to be just about the body, sexually appealing and nothing else, sucked in bellies and arched backs but there are many details in these images that might clue you in to what kind of person this young woman might be. I wonder what it might feel like to feel the pressure as a young girl to provide these kinds of pictures and how this can cause a person to unravel as they grow up.

Erin M Riley, Bong
“Bong” 36 x 22, handwoven tapestry, hand-dyed wool, 2011

Erin M Riley, Pink Nail Polish
“Pink Nail Polish” 36 x 45, handwoven tapestry, hand-dyed wool, 2011

Erin M Riley, Alone
“Alone” 36 x 25 handwoven tapestry, hand-dyed wool, 2011

Erin M Riley, Webcam
“Webcam” 36 x 19, handwoven tapestry, hand-dyed wool, 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Upcoming: JAILBAIT

Hey Milwaukee, you should probably save the date for the opening night of Erin M. Riley's exhibit "Jailbait" on Gallery Night, Friday October 21 6-11pm. In person, her woven tapestries are even more epic then when you see them online.

Erin M Riley "Webcam"
"Webcam" 36 x 19 handwoven tapestry, hand-dyed wool 2011

Press Release here