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Igloo Shop Bids Farewell

Little Italy's Igloo shop shut it's doors over the weekend, after a long run of providing quality design related products in San Diego. Founder Gary Benzel has some new ideas up his sleeve that we'll be sure to keep you posted on. Photographer Charles Bergquist stopped by for a t-shirt and to snap a few photos. Check out a couple photos below and a full album here.

Posted By zack | 8/16/2011 | 8:00 AM | Add a Comment

Leah Goren : Internet Girls

Leah Goren is a designer and illustrator currently attending Parson's School of Design in New York, but summering in San Diego. For the past few months she been busy cranking out hip cat dresses, new pastel textiles, and creating a body of work titled Internet Girls for a solo show at Habitat House. In the artist's own words:

“Internet Girls are the result of the cycling of images and tastes through the Internet among girls. Internet Girls explores the current state of the Internet Girl. Right now, Internet Girls like vintage things, florals, patterns and textiles, pretty pastries/food, cats, the color pink, lace, and natural earth things (geodes, crystals, plants, succulents, feathers, bones, etc). If my show is any good, it will probably look like your dream bedroom. Internet Girls will be at 1008 21st St. San Diego, CA at like 7 pm.”

Posted By zack | 8/12/2011 | 11:31 AM | Add a Comment

Subtext Gallery : Release The Kraken!

The gents over at Subtext Gallery have schemed up a hilariously awesome idea for a group show. Earlier this year, Don and Dylan scoured local thrift and vintage stores for classic seascape paintings. Those paintings were given to 30 artists with instructions to Krakenize them by adding some sort of hideous sea creature. The results of this experiment can be seen this Friday at Subtext Gallery (Kelly Vivanco's "Krakminton" is pictured below). Artists included in the show also include local standouts NC Winters (pictured above), Mike Maxwell, Exist 1981, and Tocayo.

Posted By zack | 8/9/2011 | 9:06 PM | Add a Comment

Eric Wixon : 10 New Paintings

Golden Hill artist, Eric Wixon, has been holed up in an old bank building downtown working on 10 new paintings for an upcoming exhibit hosted by Alexander Salazar. The new pieces are more abstract and quite a bit larger than Wixon's normal work. Local photog Tommy McAdams spent some time with Eric lately, compiling the below time lapse video. Cruise down to 640 Broadway between 6 and 9pm this Wednesday for the opening.

Posted By zack | 8/7/2011 | 7:19 PM | Add a Comment

Eighth Ply Twenty Eleven @ Hard Rock

We Love Creativity is back with their annual skate deck show which seems to get better and better each year.  About every legit artist in town seems to be on this year's roster including the four pictured above (left to right: Brooks Sterling, Mike Maxwell, Wendy Teague, and Carly Ealey). Check out the full list of artists here and make sure to RSVP for the show here. The party is going down this Friday night at the Hard Rock Hotel in Downtown San Diego.

Posted By zack | 8/4/2011 | 2:42 PM | Add a Comment