It Gets Better is an artfully inspiring series of videos meant to show LGBT youth that the pains and frustrations of growing up L, G, B, or T in our culture fade with time. This episode, featuring Randy Potts, the grandson of fiery anti-gay minister Oral Roberts, is especially chilling and empowering.
A series of photographs of attractive young people having fun in the nude went on display last week at San Francisco’s Ratio3. Yes, we’re talking about Ryan McGinley. The exhibit celebrates the release of McGinley’s new book Life Adjustment Center, a collection that illustrates his decade-long evolution from New York youth culture documentarian to photographic dreamscaper.
When i was a kid, I thought graffiti was awesome. Not much has changed. I also thought it would be awesome to paint my parent’s living room. They refused, repeatedly. RETNA and Richard Colman probably shared the same dream. Only, in place of the Black Flag bars that would’ve landed me in military school, they dreamed in lush calligraphy and bold geometrics.
Fred Eerdeken is a sculptor, but his sculptures serve merely as tools with which he captures a much finer medium: the shadow. For more than two decades, the Belgian artist has crafted installations that, with the flick of a light switch, cast haunting and poetic impressions on gallery walls. Selected works are currently on display at the East Wing Nine in London.
Glen E. Friedman was everywhere you wish you could have been: the dog (town) days of skateboarding, the salad days of hardcore, the golden age of hip-hop. And the photos he took along the way are now as prolific as the subjects he captured.
In New York City, hip-hop and graffiti run as tight as Wu and Tang. Queens rapper Meyhem Lauren’s new music video for Got the Fever celebrates this hallowed union in glossy HD. Directed by rising photographer Tom Gould, the video catches the city’s finest street artists bombing landmarks across the boroughs. It’s also a beautiful […]
Ralph Lagoi and Kate Lace burst onto the avant-art scene this week with an anime-on-acid spectacle dubbed Love Land Invaders. The 53-photo collection captures five part-Gaga, part-Tarantino characters gracing futuristic sets at Japan’s infamously seedy ‘love hotels‘.