Thursday, July 23, 2009

Notes to Self...

Apologies if you've already seen these next few posts on a million blogs, a million years ago, I'm just catching up with months and months of reading and need a few reminders of a few things too perfect not to commit to memory...

Like these hazy kaleidoscopic Sarah Moon-y cotton candy hair confections:

‘Backstage at Galliano’ by Mark Leibowitz via New York Magazine.

Perfect Rooms 101...

Inside Grey Gardens:

via the New York Times. I LOVE that the menagerie cabinet has been fully restored.

R.I.P. Heinz Edelmann...

Sad news about legendary designer/illustrator/favorite Twen Magazine contributor/Yellow Submarine art director Heinz Edelmann via the LA Times.

Me and my Shadow...

I love these shots of Twiggy (looking ever so slightly bemused) making the most of a lookalike contest photo-op avec aspiring doppelgängers:

via the LIFE photo archive.

I had a whole post in the works to accompany these images on the subject of aspiring doppelgängers (As the seemingly eternal target of one of my own, who has been ramping up her appropriations again as of late. Hello identical website and strangely familiar blog posts. Oh hi process and palettes and personal references, how interesting to see you all so out of context!) but will save that for a rainy day. In the meantime let's just pretend that scenario is even a tiny fraction as adorable and innocent as above...

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Dear Portland...

I'm showing a little wall of new paintings as a guest artist at Compound Gallery this Thursday, kind of a mini preview of a new series in the works, a tribute to Regency ragamuffins, dollies and dandies with a little bit of Buster Keaton thrown in for good measure:

I'll be exhibiting alongside a selection of artwork from the book "Pink Attitude, Contemporary Female Creativity"

Opening Thursday, July 2nd at 7:00pm
Compound Gallery
107 NW 5th Ave.
Portland, OR

For more information please visit:

For pricelist or other show info please contact: matt {at} compoundgallery {dot} com
(This show is my first experiment with new depression era pricing, so get them while you can!)