David Prince

MAKE:CRAFT at the Ben Maltz Gallery opens Oct. 2nd

Ben Maltz Gallery

Otis College of Art and Design

October 2 – December 4, 2010

Kim Abeles, Jonah Brucker-Cohen, Frau Fiber, Garnet Hertz, Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, Seth Kinmont, Liza Lou, David Prince, Mark Newport, Alyce Santoro, Shada/Jahn (Steve Shada and Marisa Jahn), Eddo Stern.

Inspired by the cultural currents represented in the popular magazines MAKE and CRAFT published out of Northern California, MAKE:CRAFT includes contemporary artists who combine handmaking and building techniques to create, engineer and hack unique, mostly functional devices, objects, machines and accessories; making either a sociopolitical statement, creating new markets for individual styled products, or creating inventive ways to experience the tactile world, non-virtual, the “real.”

The exhibition is guest curated by Patricia Watts, founder and west coast curator of ecoartspace, who feels that recent trends in the DIY (Do-It-Yourself) movement of making and crafting have empowered contemporary artists and designers to create more socially relevant work that supports sustainable communities.

Go to the Maker blog HERE

Go to MAKE:CRAFT Facebook page HERE

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Mammut Magazine launch this Saturday at La Brea Tar Pits

320_7814733Please join me this Saturday, Nov. 14 for the Mammut Magazine launch.

We’ll have readings, sloth bear t-shirt drawings and other activities from 11 am til about 1 or 2 pm.We’ll be at the picnic tables in front of the Page Museum at 5801 Wilshire Blvd, 90036.

MAMMUT #3 is about megafauna—a term that loosely applies to large mammals including the namesake of the magazine, the extinct American mastodon. We asked contributors to offer a personal perspective on megafauna and how they are represented, used as symbols, or offer a way to understand our own lives.

WITH CONTRIBUTIONS BY:

Otis Bardwell, Kelley Brooks, Deena Capparelli, Colleen Corcoran,
Akina Cox, Christopher Smith, Nic Hess, Teira Johnson, Christine S.
Lee
, Erica Love, Matthias Merkel Hess, Gerard Olson, David Prince,
Gundula Prinz, Jacob Tillman, Mathew Timmons, Alejandro Turell, Erica
Tyron and Claude Willey.

Cover Design by Andrew Zaozirny.

Mammut is edited by Matthias Merkel Hess and Roman Jaster.

RSVP to Release Event on Facebook.

Download the magazine PDF or order a printed copy at mammutmagazine.org

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