Sunday, December 27, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
I am excited to announce the availability of The Holiday Sampler from The Curiosity Shoppe. They come with:
1. a giraffe (drawn)
2. a postcard I like
3. a book
4. a painting
5. an outline of my hand (left)
I only made ten (plus two "artist proofs") so if you would like one get over there! Also, if you would not like one, get over there anyway, they have a lot of terrific stuff.
Monday, November 30, 2009
An exhibition of new work by Jason Polan.
The drawings in this exhibition were made while in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. The drawings filled two books.
Opening Thursday December 3, 3009 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Melanie Flood Projects
at The Tropics Hotel
1550 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida
Monday, November 23, 2009
I have a story in this book that is now available at J. Crew stores (and on their website right here). It is a Partners & Spade project. There are a lot of good people involved. Mary Matson, Miranda July,
Hugo Guinness (who did all of the drawings), Matt Singer, Will Cotton and a bunch of others.
Bill just put up some pictures from the talk at the Weatherspoon Art Museum right here if you would like to see.
Friday, November 20, 2009
I made this piece for an exhibition that opened tonight at Jen Bekman Gallery. The show is called Mixtape and the artists made artwork in response to a song.
I have been listening to a cover of the song Crazy In Love by Beyoncé a lot lately. This version is sung by Antony. I made this piece with the song in mind. I liked making the weird connections in my head between the two versions of the song and relating them to the drawing, while piecing the work together.
Tonight I was drawing people before going to the opening of the art show and I saw Antony. I was nervous (and surprised) drawing him, that is why the drawing looks so terrible. I am glad I got to see him.
Bill told me about the song.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
This very impressive Kurosawa box set is being released by The Criterion Collection in December. A word from Criterion about the set:
In 2010, the film world will celebrate a momentous event: the hundredth birthday of Akira Kurosawa, whose influence on cinema has been incalculable and whose staggering catalog of masterpieces—from Rashomon to Seven Samurai to Kagemusha —has remained fresh and timeless with each passing year. To do our part, we’re presenting a deluxe, linen-bound collector’s set, AK 100: 25 Films by Akira Kurosawa, just in time for the holidays. AK 100, the most extensive set of the filmmaker’s works ever released in this country, also includes five films new to Criterion collectors: four early rarities never before released here on DVD (Sanshiro Sugata; Sanshiro Sugata, Part Two; The Most Beautiful; and The Men Who Tread on the Tiger’s Tail) and his poignant final film, Madadayo. And as a companion to the films, we’ve created a hardbound, illustrated, ninety-six-page book featuring new writing by Stephen Prince and Donald Richie. Supplies are limited, so preorder your copy of what is sure to be the cinematic gift of the season now. Happy viewing!
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Mary & Matt are at The Chocolate Show this weekend! They have a bunch of new great things. The admission to the fair is $30, but if you play it right you can eat about $173 worth of free samples from all of the different people there! Be careful with the chocolate covered bacon.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
PLEASE TRUST ME
An exhibition by Jason Polan.
Please Trust Me is an exhibition of all different things. The source
material ranges from comic book panels, to pages from LIFE Magazine,
to notes found on the street. There are particular shapes, lines,
letters and texts that I like and want to show to you.
A new book will accompany the exhibition.
Opening reception: Friday, November 6th, 7 - 10 pm
Exhibition runs November 6 – 28, 2009
505 S. Blount Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I think President Obama was in one of these cars?
And by "I think" I mean "I hope/I have no idea" They all just drove by my window and looked pretty serious. I drew all of them (they were going fast).
Update: I just went and asked one of the cops and he said, "NO!" I do not believe him.