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Mark Warren Jacques and Seth Neefus Play House

August 25th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Yes, I know I’m kind of obsessed with house art, but I didn’t even realize this installation was a house (of sorts) until watching the video below. I swear! Reminds me of Jim Houser’s installations.

Free Life Center by Mark Warren Jacques and Seth Neefus at Needles + PensPhotos and interview by MLFU.

The Free Life Center is “…a movable gallery space, built of reclaimed materials, in a modular fashion. At its full size the structure is a pretty large free standing building (10 ft wide x 16 ft long x 10ft tall), complete with lighting, a tin roof and a wood floor… At each location along the journey we’ve been setting up the structure and filling it with our artworks, video works, process documentation, interactive installation elements, music, good vibes. Along with our own artworks we’ve asked members of each local community to join in…” – Mark Warren Jacques




Artist of the day: Serena Mitnik-Miller

September 7th, 2009 · No Comments

Serena Mitnik-Miller is a San Francisco-based artist who draws a lot of inspiration from her home near the ocean. This summer Serena was in Pipeline: Art, Surfing, and the Ocean Environment at SFMOMA. Mitnik-Miller’s paintings distill the purity and organic nature of her subject. She uses abstractions and geometric shapes to portray the water, and the effect is beautiful and utterly calming.

Besides the show at SFMOMA, Serena also showed in and curated the Ocean + Beach show at Needles and Pens this summer, which also showcased artists who live in beach communities and are inspired by life near the water.  

If Mitnik-Miller’s paintings and curating is not impressive enough, she is also a very talented skateboard and surfboard artist.