Bolo 2 Dreams are Indispensable
Pre-order a copy of this new art book now!! Nathan and I have new work in it. Looks pretty interesting and fun
Volume IV available soon!
We are just finishing up our fourth volume of work and will be taking it to the printers in the next month or two. We will have more information available soon. Its working name so far is "Inside the Edge of a Green Glass Table Volume IV: The End of the World".
Boffo Show House exhibition May 2012
Nathan and I have work up in this design show opening on May 18th in the Lower East Side at The Madison Jackson - 371 Madison Street, NY NY. Come check it out.
ANNOUNCING 2012 BOFFO SHOW HOUSE
With honorary designer Andrew Yes
At The Madison Jackson with Michael Bolla
A cutting-edge experiment in living
New York, NY Commencing May 15, 2012, arts and culture non-profit BOFFO is proud to present its inaugural BOFFO SHOW HOUSE, showcasing creative furniture, décor, and art creating complete environments that redefine possibilities of interior space. Working with some of the most creative, artists, architects, designers, product manufacturers, and galleries today, BOFFO with artist/designer Andrew Yes will creatively assemble four unique spaces under the themes of Nature, Future, Play, and Work with media sponsor Surface Magazine, bathrooms by Kohler with Aesop bath and shower products, wood floors by Relative Space, and wall coverings by Tres Trintas. Invites sponsored by Fashion GPS.
Upon entering the BOFFO Show House, visitors will be transformed from the exterior world by passing through an immersive interactive lighting installation entitled Cloud by premier lighting designers Focus Lighting.
In the Nature room, visitors enter an enchanted forest of hanging trees, a unique installation by Ovando Flowers, coupled with a mind bending photographic landscape images, furry Ricky Clifton furniture (Johnson Trading Gallery), meticulously hand crafted Christopher Kurtz tufted wood bench (Hedge Gallery) massive monolith by Spacecutter that opens into a dining table and chairs, with new lighting by Lindsay Adelman (The Future Perfect) hanging just above. Upstairs Patricia Urquia (GAN) mangal rugs create a colorful bedroom with Jamie Hayon (Mondo Collection), Gihora Aharoni and Azadeh Shladovsky, and an underwater coral fantasy lounge next door with sculptures by Andrew Yes and Eduardo Garza mixed with Stephano Giovani (Vondom) Stone furniture.
The Future experience, a stark world of contrasting white and black with pops of color starts by stepping into an outer space environment created by Mexican artist Pablo Alezando, accentuated with digital Jenny Holzer artwork, DB Kim Unity Ring chandeliers (Swarovski), a dramatic Antonio Sarrachino (Bosi Contemporary) Ray Sofa, and a galactic video by James Weingrod. With 17ft ceilings, the massive Cecil Balmond virtual world projections dominate the main room, Thomas Heatherwicks (Haunch of Venison) glistening extrusion bench is tucked away with Aranda/Lasch (Johnson Trading gallery) Modern Primitive lounge chairs, Nesting sofas one black rubber by Max Lamb (Johnson Trading Gallery) and the other stark white by Ramon Esteve (Vondom) balanced with an iconic Piero Lissoni (Cassina) coffee table. Just to the side Bec Brittons dramatic chandelier hangs over a Fossil Table by Andrew Yes accessorized with Dinosaur Design resin tableware. Upstairs Pryor Callaway presents an almost virtual bedroom of the future, which makes you wonder if sleep will even be necessary.
While at Work, visitors will stumble into a tetris-like geometric world of chrome and green, a breathtaking collaboration by USM Modular Furniture and Gihora Ahorani, outfitted with artist books by Printed Matter. A Charles Boerderson glowing nature mural provides the backdrop of Joe Robbins Pegleg dining table with votive lighting and a large Alexa Hoyer bubblegum hanging light shade. Upstairs Hastens takes over for a Swedish bedroom with their signature gingham on gingham.
The Play apartment opens up with colorful Pox balls by LMNOQ extruding from the walls and a rubber band stairwell installation by Margarita Maleva. Andrew Yes will create a swirling world of color with a silicone slime floor while Crouscalogero (Estiluz) balloon lights will fill the air and Rolu furniture inspired by Guy de Cointet. A mix match dining table and chairs will be provided by Cappellini. Ben Jones ladders (Johnson Trading Gallery) from his Deitch Projects exhibition rest against the side and Um Project nesting tables snake around the edge. Upstairs visitors will find a teenagers punk bedroom with a Ben Venom heavy metal t-shirt bed spread, Kirk Van Wormer anime murals and a BOFFO Show House highlight: an eerie Victorian doll house by internationally renowned architecture firm Snoetta.
BOFFO Show House is located in the historic Charles B. Snyder Public School 12, now a premiere residential destination called The Madison Jackson with an address at 371 Madison Street in the Lower East Side of New York City developed by the Sung family with Michael Bolla of Douglas Elleman.
A special thanks to curatorial assistance of Courtney Lukitsch of Gotham PR, Regina M. Connell of Handful of Salt, Dan Rubenstein and Adriana Gelves of Surface Magazine, Mikel Orbe from the Trade Commission of Spain, DB Kim, and the wonderful Joe Robbins.
The 2012 BOFFO Show House Details
May 15 - June 4: Hours of Operation 11am - 7pm daily. For reservations email firstname.lastname@example.org
May 18 & 19: Opening Receptions 7 - 10pm. For tickets ($50) please visit the BOFFO Show House program page at www.boffo-ny.org
A list of special events during the BOFFO Show House can be found on the BOFFO website.
Ce n'est pas la fin du Monde
Join us this Thursday in downtown L.A. for this awesome group show. Loads of amazing artists!
Ce nest pas la fin du Monde is the second Drop City group exhibition, since the success of 2009s trendsetting Experiments in Occultism & Parapsychology. We have since added on sixteen more unique visual artists, including seven females to the previous Drop City boys club. All of which share the collective vision of Drop City and reflect the COMUNE lifestyle of carefree idealism. Ce nest pas la fin du Monde or "This is Not The End of The World" is a loosely themed group show celebrating life, friendship, optimisism, and individual creative freedom. We are also unveiling the new Drop City logo and will conclude the evening with a performance by special musical guest PLG\VNDR (Plague Vendor).
Thursday, December 8th, 2011 // 6pm - 12pm
R & R Gallery
929 E. 2nd Street, Suite 106, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Google map)
COMUNE is and always has been an ever-evolving family of artists, designers, photographers, musicians, free thinkers, outsiders, and revolutionaries.
Drop City was introduced to attract likeminded creative people to the COMUNE artist community, and collaborate on special projects through COMUNEs clothing brand. With participating artists including Andrew Kuykendall, Krystal South, Noah & Nathan Rice, Ray Gordon, Noel Sinclair Boyt, Wyatt Hull, Devendra Banhart, Mario Wagner, Alana Paterson, Beth Hoeckel, Bryan Schnelle, Jen Wolf, Kealan Shilling, Alex Mertz, Jason Levins, Adam Harteau, PLG\VNDR, Kevin Castanheira, Sam Avery, Alexis Gross, Michael J DeMeo, and Amber & Ashlie Chavez. Drop City will continue to evolve its community, creative platform, and influence.
Wednesday, October 26 2011 come join us for an evening of art, music and fashion. We have several new pieces in this group show located at 22 Warren St. NYC. Show goes from 6 to 11 p.m.
Look out for the premiere season of Project Accessory, a spin off of Project Runway on My lifetime tv this spring. Our art was used to furnish the contestant apartments.
We live in Brooklyn now! Just trying to get settled in. Shows are in the works for spring/ summer.
Starting Mid July 2010 we have new work up at the Aalto Lounge on 33rd and Belmont in Portland Oregon. This show will run for a month and all work can be purchased through Mark Woolley. Come down and check it out. Also our work is still up at The Grassy Knoll Gallery downtown till the end of the month!
Doom Loop is a short film installation we worked on with Rory Magnus of Fashion Buddha studios and Ben Carey. This loop premiered at our opening last month at the Grassy Knoll Gallery in Portland Oregon. It is now online at:
The louder the better.
FIRST THURSDAY JUNE 3rd 2010
Come join us for our solo opening, "Doubts About My Faith in the Color of Emeralds", this first thursday June 3rd at the Grassy Knoll Gallery in downtown Portland Oregon. Artist reception is from 6 to 9pm. Live Performance by Let's Go Outside. We have roughly 12 new pieces and a video installation premiering we are working on with Rory Magnus and Ben Carey. The gallery is located at 123 nw 2nd Ave, 2nd floor. For more information visit http://www.grassyknollgallery.com/
COMUNE PRESENTS: EXPERIMENTS IN OCCULTISM AND PARAPSYCHOLOGY
Come join us for a magical evening at the Comune official Drop City launch group exhibition Saturday April 24 '10. This show is going to be crazy. Other artists include Corey Smith, Ray Gordon, Jason Lee Parry, Jimmy Fontaine, Hunter Longe, Shelby Menzel, Noel Boyt and more. Show starts at 8pm.
Comune is located at 2139 Placentia Ave. Costa Mesa, CA.
Check out this cool video invite: http://vimeo.com/10838327
This friday, April 2nd, we will have a couple pieces in a group show at Matchbox Lounge located at 32nd and Division in Portland Oregon. Come down and check it out. I will be there after midnight.
INSIDE THE EDGE OF A GREEN GLASS TABLE VOL. 1
We just finished a limited edition printing of our first collection of work, Inside the Edge of a Green Glass Table, vol. 1. These books are numbered copies, full color and hard-bound with a dust jacket. They are 120 dollars a piece. Volumes 2 and 3 will be available shortly.
REMEMBER PAPER MAGAZINE RELEASE PARTY
Remember Paper Issue #1 release party is this friday February 19th at the Artjail gallery in New York. Come down and check out it out. Nathan and I have work featured as well as many other great artists. Party starts at 7 and goes till 11. Live music by Tough Knuckles & Coasting. Artjail is located at 50 Eldridge St. 6th floor (tribeca-chinatown).
(SUB)URBAN ART WALK
Join Nathan and Ben Carey for our upcoming cozy opening at (SUB)URBAN Thursday February 11th. (Sub)urban is located at 101 W 5th St, on the corner of 5th and Main in downtown Los Angeles. This is part of the downtown l.a. artwalk. More information on this monthly event can be seen at downtownartwalk.org. Hope to see you all there!