March 11, 2013

Hiro Kurata / Home Field Disadvantage

10:50 pm in art,art events dustin hostetler

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One of my favorite artists, Hiro Kurata has a new show opening this weekend.
March 15 – April 20, 2013
Reception is Friday, March 15 from 6 – 8 pm
in Tokyo at Motus Fort


Exploring Detroit with Jason Sturgill

2:48 am in art,community,conversations,streets dustin hostetler

I headed up to Windsor this weekend to pick up my friend from Portland, Jason Sturgill. Jason was in Windsor to work on something with Broken City Lab called “Windsor Is Forever.” It’s a great project and now I’m brainstorming on doing something like it in Toledo.

After making my way through the border patrol, I grabbed Jason and we headed to Detroit. To be honest, I didn’t really understand how awesome of an experience I was in for. Our first stop was to the Power House. Gina Reichert (from Design 99) and her daughter gave us a tour of the project.

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We checked out the Juxtapox X Detroit houses, which seem to still be works in progress. Above is a house sculpture by Ben Wolf, which blew my mind.

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Walking down the sidewalk and seeing a SWOON piece in Detroit was a thrill.

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The Sound House, decorated by Richard Coleman and RETNA was a trip.

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Later Jason and I did a little exploring and were surprised to see so much random art on walls. Not all of it great, but it’s everywhere. Graffiti, street art, random shit you can’t even describe… everywhere.

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We also hit the MOCAD which I’m embarrassed to admit I’ve never visited before. The experimental space was filled with compelling and thought provoking contemporary art.

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The city is filled with boat loads of ruin porn. Loads and loads. And it’s all good, even when it’s bad.

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Like all good Detroit urban explorers, we had to grab a picture of Michigan Central Station. Even in all of it’s dust and decay, we felt a lot of life.


Bukruk Street Art Festival: Thai-Europe connection

1:23 am in art,community,design,streets dustin hostetler

Fire up your PLEX and watch this on the bigscreen. What a fantastic event!


March 10, 2013

mark warren jacques

4:17 am in art dustin hostetler

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http://markwarrenjacques.com


March 6, 2013

Atoms For Peace – Ingenue

2:48 am in music,video dustin hostetler

I can’t stop listening to this record. So good.


March 5, 2013

Theisen Mick’s cut paper designs

2:39 pm in art,design dustin hostetler

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It took me a second to realize this was not computer rendered! With so many artists (myself included) being 100% digital these days, it’s always refreshing to see some handmade work. behance.net/hyuksoo1103


Mike Giant via Handselecta

1:44 pm in art,conversations,streets dustin hostetler

Faesthetic #13 cover artist and long time friend Mike Giant talks about his hand styles.via Handselecta


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