Friday, April 18, 2008


The vivid watercolor paintings of Moira Hahn have caught our attention recently. The bold colors and patterns endow the artworks with vibrant, pulsating energy. Despite their otherworldly and fantastical veneer, the intense compositions seem to have deep roots in the earthly plane. Animals figure predominantly in many of the pieces, most likely as a totemic connection representing humankind's psyche.

Some of Moira's paintings are influenced by eastern techniques and themes, Ukiyo-e Japanese woodcut styles for example are "remixed". The resulting works are beautiful, intriguing, and saturated with visual narrative and symbolism.
We'll be featuring more about Moira Hahn and her artwork, as well as her upcoming show at Roq La Rue Gallery later this year.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


If there is anything we absolutely miss about living in Long Beach it's the potato tacos from Hole' Mole', a locally based chain of taquerias. Yes, potato tacos! They also serve breakfast burritos from open to close, and you don't feel like crap after eating them. Of course we miss our friends, but Hole Mole was the last place we ate in the LBC before moving to Seattle. Here is a review written by our friend Jim Hall.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


BONKERS!, Seattle's biweekly arena for fresh hot braindance, moves to Thursday nights beginning April 3rd. Bonkers! features mostly local electronic-based music in an unpretentious environment. Artists featured typically pull from an eclectic cache of musical genres, often blending improvisational qualities via DIY techniques. The resulting mix blurs the lines dividing people of different musical backgrounds, enticing everyone into the dance floor frenzy.


CARO (Founder of ORAC Records)




Mr. Zillion

The Naturebot

10pm-2am @ RE-BAR

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


The riveting oil paintings of Colette Calascione are easily some of our favorites as of late. Colette uses classical techniques to create works that reconcile a renaissance feel with a modern look. A number of her works are dreamlike, surreal, and narrative. These tend to feature vibrant colors and enigmatic figures.

Others draw from classical sources, some depicting a central character who seems enraptured in their environment and many who gaze directly into the eyes of the viewer. These pieces abound with luxurious textures and luminous skintones.

Perhaps an integral part of many of Calascione's paintings is a sometimes overt sometimes subtle sense of humor. All of these elements combine for artwork we find seriously stunning.

Sunday, March 23, 2008


We heart Miranda July. Sometime last year we found ourselves watching Me and You and Everyone We Know, a film she wrote, directed, and starred in. Miranda July is funny in all senses of the word. Here she is in a short film titled "HOW TO MAKE A BUTTON".

Friday, March 21, 2008


Our friend Robert Pokorny (aka RIP) sent us a peek of his latest artwork to be featured in his show next month at M Modern Gallery in Palm Springs. Building from his extensive background and experience in illustration and poster art, Pokorny ventured into the realm of fine art and sold virtually every painting in his solo exhibitions last year. Having mastered the mediums of watercolor and gouache, Robert is now crafting strikingly edgy works in cel vinyl acrylic on wood panel. The exhibition is titled TRANSITIONS , opening night is April 19, 2008 from 7-10pm.

Sunday, January 6, 2008


Kirsten Anderson, owner of Roq La Rue Gallery here in Seattle, and also editor/compiler of the book "Pop Surrealism: The Rise of Underground Art", has launched a new art blog. In Right Some Good, Anderson, a catalytic force in the "'lowbrow'/contemporary underground pop art movement" features images of some of her favorite art of past and present as well as engaging the reader with stories and discussions surrounding the works. Right Some Good is definitely the prescription for our feverish cravings for tasty art.