THE BLANK TAPES is the moniker of Los Angeles based multi-instrumentalist, Matt Adams, who has produced over a dozen albums of 1960’s inspired folk-rock-surf-psych-soul-pop on Volcom, Burger Records, Antenna Farm, Royal Oakie, White Noise, and others. Their next album “Ojos Rojos” comes out this April 15th in the USA, EU, & Brazil on vinyl/CD/cassette. Along with his band mates, The Blank Tapes have toured throughout America, Brazil, Europe, & Japan. Matt is also the artist behind his band’s posters & album covers. New albums and tours coming soon…
In the summer of 2004 Danielle Burt was involved in a motorcycle accident that left her with collapsed lungs, dozens of broken bones, six weeks in a coma, and ultimately, the loss of her right leg. After a lengthy healing and recovery process, Danielle's heart turned toward the ocean. After gathering some spare parts to create a functional "surf leg," she caught her first waves and was immediately hooked on surfing. Danielle Burt: Chapter Two celebrates an incredibly positive human being, a great surfer, and a hero to virtually everyone she meets.
video from jettygirlsurfmag on You Tube
In a culture in which people are easily lured by the appeal of status-enhancing symbols, I find beauty in derelict cars and unkempt landscapes. I have always been interested in painting vehicles and scenes that have defined the evolution of the American landscape.
I commemorate commercial vehicles inundated with graffiti and rust, working vehicles, and well-traveled recreational vehicles. I find that there is so much character in old delivery trucks and vans — especially when covered with graffiti — and in the old RVs parked off a main road. Removing them from their everyday context gives them portrait-like importance. I paint with devoted attention to every imperfection and sign of age.
Painting and drawing these objects gives me a chance to document a time and place, and to make still a part of the ever-changing environment.
Kevin Cyr installing his "home in the weeds" exhibit at the 941 Geary gallery. Opening reception is this coming Saturday, April 30th 2011. The show runs through to June 4th...
filmed and edited by Spencer Keeton Cunningham
music by Sweet Tooth Nelson