Joseph McVetty is an artist and illustrator living and working in Portland, Oregon. The masked participants of these drawings are acting out communal rituals involving new age occult signifiers such as crystals, chakras, energy fields, levitation, and conjuring. Each drawing aims to evoke the feelings associated with the cultish, drop-out supernaturalism, and homespun magic.
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Mu Pan, born 1976, lives in Brooklyn NY
My work is quite simply about telling stories; stories in actual history, stories in imaginative history, and stories about human nature. I strongly believe in humanity’s fundamental need for narrative in visual imagery. To tell my stories, I often utilize animal forms, anthropomorphic or otherwise, in an effort to show the viewer the folly of human beings and the boundless power of animals. I draw references from the histories of China, Japan, and the United States, all of which have had a huge influence on my upbringing. Having been born into a military family, I am fascinated by battle scenes. Many such scenes in my work point to the irrevocable mistakes humans have made in the past. I re-create the historical scenarios in my own interpretation, perhaps to lament what we can no longer make up for, or perhaps to imagine that justice can prevail, if only in my image.… Read the rest
Hieroglyphica, of, Merkbeelden der oude volkeren : namentlyk Egyptenaren, Chaldeeuwen, Feniciers, Joden, Grieken, Romeynen, enz.
Translation: Hyroglyphics or symbols of ancient people: namely Egyptians , Chaldeans , Phoenicians, Jews , Greeks, Romeynen , etc.
By Romeyn de Hooghe, edited by Arn. Henr. Westerhovius and published in Amsterdam by Joris van der Oude, 1735.
Male Callosobruchus chinensis seed beetles have spines on their genitalia, which increase their fertilization success but injure a female’s reproductive tract–especially a female of a related species called Callosobruchus maculatus.
Let’s pretend you have some sort of sexual fetish. Just for fun, let’s make it a weird one.
It’s something you don’t want anyone in your life to know about. That kind of thing can be awkward. You don’t want your boss to know you get turned on by chicks that are passed out and drooling, and the last time you asked your girlfriend to act like a robot, she got totally pissed. When you go out and booze with your buddies and they are talking about the Red Sox, you feel odd changing the subject and talking about how badly you want to feed a woman until she gets fat and explodes.
So what do you do? You pay a fetish model to do the things the women in your world won’t. More and more fetish models and websites are offering custom videos. All you have to do is send her an assload of money and the fetish model of your choosing will make a video just for you.… Read the rest
Thursday, May 7th | 6-9 PM
in Chelsea at 548 W 28th Street, suite 232.
Exhibition Dates: May 7-May 30, 2015 April 16, 2015 (New York, NY)
Based in Brooklyn, Ann Lewis (gilf!) is one of NYC’s most recognized and provocative female street and activist artists. She creates bold public work and gallery work that inspire thoughtfulness, while simultaneously motivating progressive change within communities. Earlier this year, the artist garnered national media attention when she installed a colossal banner resembling police caution tape that read ‘GENTRIFICATION IN PROGRESS’ at the former graffiti mecca 5 Pointz in Queens, New York. Since receiving her bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from the University of Wisconsin Madison, her work has been reviewed in Blouin Art Info, New York Magazine, New York Daily News, Brooklyn Street Art, Gothamist, and Wooster Collective.
John Perry Barlow via Medium:
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Facebook buys Oculus for $2 billion, identifying virtual reality as the operating system of the future. Hollywood begins making movies in VR. Google creates VR “Spotlight Stories” that make Android phones into VR devices. A sub-branch of VR, “augmented reality,” overlays a virtual world over our real one. (Did I say “real”? That’s a relative term now.)
In short, we are smack in the middle of a virtual reality boom. But it’s not the first time. In the early 1990s, experimenters and entrepreneurs were immersing lucky test-users in fantastic (and sometimes nauseating) artificial worlds. The equipment was funkier, the resolution was spottier, and the money wasn’t nearly as big — but writers and pundits at that time were expounding on the same themes that captivate us about virtual reality in 2015.
No document in that period captured the virtual zeitgeist as well as John Perry Barlow’s 1990 “Being in Nothingness.” Barlow, who had been a Wyoming rancher and a lyricist for Grateful Dead, had only recently turned his prodigious attentions to technology (he would wind up co-founding the Electronic Frontier Foundation).
Men just want sex more than women. I’m sure you’ve heard that one. Stephen Fry even went as far as suggesting in 2010 that straight women only went to bed with men because sex was “the price they are willing to pay for a relationship”.
Or perhaps you’ve even heard some of the evidence. In 1978 two psychologists, Russell Clark and Elaine Hatfield, did what became a famous experiment on the topic – not least because it demonstrated how much fun you can have as a social psychologist. Using volunteers, Clark and Hatfield had students at Florida State University approach people on campus and deliver a pick-up line.
The volunteers always began the same “I’ve noticed you around campus. I find you to be very attractive”, they said. They varied what they said next according to one of three randomly chosen options.… Read the rest
The origins of a movement that espouses women as slaves, sexual and otherwise, started in a rather innocuous manner. In 1965, a Princeton Ph.D. graduate named John Frederick Lange, Jr. started writing under the pseudonym John Norman. He combined his own philosophical views and his love for sci-fi by writing a novel set in a universe called Gor. While many might find his prose cheesy, Norman thinks of himself as a bit of a philosopher. He cites Homer, Freud, and Nietzsche as the three major influences on his work. He has written 33 Gor novels over the last 50 years.
Norman writes that males have a predisposition to be more dominant, and females have a predisposition to be submissive. Norman points out that with changes in society brought on by industrialization and feminism, human instincts have become confused and suppressed.
Surprisingly a lot of people have taken the philosophy of his books as something of a lifestyle guide, much of which involves power dynamics between men and women.… Read the rest
Spanish artist Luis Quiles has a dark, disturbing vision of modern life, consumerism, social media and sexuality…but what’s easily the most shocking aspect of his bleak, erotically charged portrayal of our apathetic, narcissistic social decay is that it really isn’t that shocking at all to a culture numbed down by constant, instant corporate gratification. Swipe to the left:
There are many ways to take a stand when it comes to various social issues.
Luis Quiles, a Spanish artist… [who] does this by drawing pretty controversial cartoons, has spent the last few years creating hundreds of powerful drawings, showing a disturbingly accurate vision of our world.
And while most of his work can be rather disturbing, it’s also very eye-opening.Slaving to social media, child trafficking, dirty politics.
The following…images might make you feel kind of dirty, but they will also definitely make you think.