Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Hi all,
I have outgrown my blog and moved up to a Word Press format. Please follow my new site at The Art Planet. This site is dedicated (like this one) to emerging artists, fresh talent and news of the art world. I invite you to subscribe, offer comments and share feedback.

Thank you!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Emerging Artist:Please Touch

How fabulously and aptly titled! This series of abstract works by Amy Tuso is called the "Please Touch" series. And don't you want to??? I just want to run my fingernails over all those thickly coated shapes and textures. It's a visual and tactile full-entree of sensual exploration. The color balance on Arches #2 is sublimely poised and steady.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Emerging Artist; Night Views

Eerie, soft and not remotely treacherous. These night shots by John Vias are moody and endearing and not just a bit lonely. What is it about single chairs that I find so captivating?
From the Berkeley Marina...we get night photography.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Emerging Artists; Last Gasp

Really nothing about Emerging Artists here at all. Last Gasp - a plethora of low-brow collections and eccentric and well...their site says it better that I can. "Last Gasp is one of the largest and oldest publishers and purveyors of underground books & comics in the world, as well as being a distributor of all sorts of weird ‘n’ wonderful subversive literature, graphic novels, tattoo and art books." From Banksy to McGrath, Szukalski, Aye Jay and Atta Boy. Please stop by 111 Minna to see to their 40th Anniversary Show that everyone is talking about. Fab write-up in today's SF Chronicle too. April 1st from 6 until...late. No...this isn't a joke. Meet Ron Turner too. The guy with the long beard.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Emerging Artists; Pool Time

Spring into summer with this fun and funky collection of quirky photos by Alyson Fox. Spare backgrounds, crooked lines and quiet figures. Odd combos co-existing.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Emerging Artists; Deep Thoughts

I know - not great art...but kinda funny because it's so true isn't it? And - I just really appreciate that someone took this picture.
We Heart It. There's always something there.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Emerging Artists; Burning Man

From men in skirts to underwear and knee socks. The sheer randomness and mock seriousness makes this photo humorous and so terrifically odd that I just want to know more! And it makes me laugh - and don't we all need to that more? Babochkov...more please pray tell.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Emerging Artists; Mini Worlds

Wow...shrink your body and land in this strange and surreal world where a parallel universe exists for our enjoyment. A day at the beach can be yours...and it's so much cheaper then an airline ticket!

And for some additional security, call in Team Obama for a great conversation piece and positive energy.

And wait...a mini Stonehenge! This one is my favourite.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Emerging Artists; Chair - Redefined

Simple. A chair sits...unpretentious yet self assured. Tied with a romantic red ribbon to some unknown attachment. No 14. On the left. I'm captivated and curious. By Michele Maule. One L and so refined.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Emerging Artist; A Parallel Universe

I'm not usually speechless but this little wonder has me in awe. Such a big world in such a small place full of tactile texture that makes me want to touch it. Hiroshi Matsumoto - thanks for sharing your most awesomeness talent with the world. Go World. Oh - did I mention this was only 9cm x 9cm!