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Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then

Brent Green brings his first feature film to the Museum of Photographic Arts this Sunday, December 5th. Based on the tragic yet inspiring true story of Leonard Wood, Green gives the following synopsis:

"Leonard and Mary meet in a car crash. They fall instantly in love, and live happily ever after…until Mary gets sick. Desperate to save her, Leonard decides that if he builds a house for Mary, it will heal her. Inspired by the real actions of the eccentric Leonard Wood, filmmaker Brent Green brings to life this love story like no other in his first feature-length film.  Shot entirely on the full-scale town he built in his backyard, Green combines animation, stop-motion and live-action in an ethereal opus to lovers and tinkerers everywhere."

The screening will have a live score, performed by a five-piece which includes the former drummer of Fugazi. The screening starts at 8pm, with a recption and cocktails provided by Alchemy and Karl Strauss prior to the film. Admission is $10 and can be purchased here or the night of at MoPA's box office.

Posted By zack | 12/3/2010 | 5:36 PM | Add a Comment

Slumber Party in Wes Bruce's Fort

As Wes mentioned in an interview with Fox 5 San Diego, it's not a fort until you have a sleepover in it. Going by those standards, Bruce's 20+ room fort at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido will be official christened this Friday evening / Saturday morning. The museum is not only hosting a slumber party in Wes' fort, but also a private concert from Joel P West (who scored the background music for Wes' installation) and Meg & Bryan, with story interludes from Andrew Gumm. The concert has an entry fee of $15 dollars, $10 for museum members. If you want to crash the slumber party, that will cost you $50 large, but you get dinner and breakfast included! More info on CCA's event's page.

Posted By zack | 11/12/2010 | 12:41 AM | View Comments (2)

Morgan Blair : Pixel Macaulay

Those of you who came to Morgan Blair's opening in San Diego last year, know that she has a fondness for nostalgia, for old VHS tapes, and specifically for the early 90s classic, Home Alone. Recently Dustin Ortiz, our first featured artist and ex-Senior Designer at Nixon, moved to New York. We met up for lunch before he left, and I gave him a Sezio t-shirt Morgan had designed, explaining to him how he needed to meet up with her in NYC. The shirt's neck label contained some background info about Morgan, and an open call for a very specific mural installation.

In case you can't read the fine print, half way down reads:

She is currently looking for a good wall in which to paint a blown up pixelated still of Macaulay Culkin holding a rifle in Home Alone. If you have this wall, feel free to find and contact Morgan at http://morganblair.com.

Within weeks of moving across the country, Dustin contacted Morgan and offered her a 13 by 10 foot wall in his Brooklyn apartment. Five months, twenty colors, and 4,800 pixels later, Morgan completed This Is It, Don't Get Scared Now, titled after the very words Kevin McCallister utters before shooting Harry (Joe Pesci) in the crotch through the doggy door.

The unveiling of this masterpiece will happen this Saturday from 7-9pm. If you're in New York, I highly recommend you see this in person and give Morgan a huge high-five from us! There are a couple detailed shots below (all photos courtesy of William Covintree) and a bunch of progress pics on Morgan's blog.

Posted By zack | 11/10/2010 | 10:13 PM | View Comments (2)

Pop-Up Shop : Sezio + Jedidiah

We have been hard at work this week prepping Sushi Art for Four Day Weekend, loading in couches, rugs, lamps and pennant flags. We've also be working on a surprise for Sushi's gallery space, a pop-up shop collaboration with our friends at Jedidiah Clothing. Filled with fresh gear from our artist series and Jedidiah's holiday collection, the retail experience also features a 3D and 2D art exibit by Wes Bruce. There will be an opening reception from 6-9pm tonight, with the day time store hours listed on the flyer below.

Cruise by on your lunch break or after work to grab some early Christmas presents! Also, FM 94/9 will be posted up outside today (Wednesday) from 12-1pm giving away free tickets to Four Day Weekend during one of their Random Acts of Kindness.

Posted By zack | 11/3/2010 | 9:52 AM | Add a Comment

Your Friday Night : 10/29/10

Friday night brings new art openings to SD, and if you’re looking for an easy plan for the night, I’ve got one for you. While not an official “Kettner Night”, the block will be hot with openings at Jett Gallery, Subtext, and even Casbah.

Jett Gallery : You’ve Got A Very Soft Vision Of Art (6-10pm)

New paintings, sculptures, and mixed media assemblages by local artists Neko, Joey Vaiasuso, and Bret Barrett. Music by Trademark, Psycopop, and DJ Tenshun.


More install photos here.

Subtext : Dia De Tus Muertos (6-10pm)

Street tacos provided by El Camino and Tequila tastings provided by KAH Tequila. The meaning of El Dia de Los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) is simple but poetic: As long as we remember our dead, they will live forever. The moment we forget them, then they are truly gone. To celebrate our lost souls, this year, Subtext is happy to host a group show curated by Jorge R. Gutierrez and Sandra Equihua entitled Dia De Tus Muertos (Day of Your Dead). This is sure to be an amazing show with a lineup featuring Israel Sanchez, Sandra Equihua, Martin Ontiveros, Amanda Visell, Lorelay Bove, Gerald de Jesus, Sadie Figueroa, Rhode Montijo, Simon Varela, and Jorge R. Gutierrez.


Casbah : SPOOKY VUE 6: "The Zombie Prom"(8:30pm)

The return of THE VISUAL UNDERGROUND with twisted short films, VU Art, performances by the Creepy Creeps & The Lords of the New Removed Church. Make your zombie transition and get your new suit on for a Prom where "EVERYBODY GETS BRAINS". $14/Door $10/Presale

Peak inside TVU's workshop

In case you need help navigating the area, here is a handy map, complete with El Camino's location for your late night Micheladas.

See you Friday night!

Posted By carly | 10/28/2010 | 10:38 AM | View Comments (1)