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Dada A Day: "Obama's Night"

"Obama's Night" detail   In honor of election day, Dada A Day is back! For those of you whom might not know already, the Dada A Day project actually begun just following Obama's inaguration. I guess I somehow feel a strange connection between this project and his presidency. Regardless, we're hopeful for the next four years.
   We've got a nice piece here, done on black matte board involving collaged pieces the New York Times (this one celebrating President Barack Obama's reelection from November 7, 2012), various spray-paints, marker, and glitter-glue. It measures 10 3/4" x 9".
   Join Obama take in his victory, casually tossing the red and blue states off as a crumpled ball. We'll find Barack's 'Place in History' in the years to come, and we'll leave the trumpeting to those deciding it. This piece is about as close to 'rah-rah-shish-boom-bah' America I can get. Please inquire through e-mail if you'd wish to purchase this piece: mes@equallyempty.com

Art Announcements: Portfolios - GO!

   BAM! Well, there you have it! I've updated the Portfolio section and also added a link to the main side-bar to get there. As of the moment, there is a gallery for Portraits, one for Parties & Events, and another for Concerts. Be sure to check out all the images. I hope you enjoy them all. And if you'd like more information, or if you think that my shooting style fits your next projects needs, don't hesitate to contact me - mes@equallyempty.com. My schedule fills up pretty quickly, especially in the summertime, so don't miss out!

Dada A Day: May 26, 2012 - "US Efforts Fail"

New Dada for you, and this one's a beaut! I used one of my favorite specimine's in this piece, a flower I pressed from the North Garden at the Art Institute of Chicago from July 2011. I thought it blended with the poppie flowers that predominate the image in this artwork very nicely. Don't you? More info after the link.

May 26, 2012 | U.S. EFFORTS FAIL

DaDa A Day: DaDa LIVES!

   DaDa LIVES! After a brief moment of respat, DaDa A Day is back on its feet. I've added a few of my favorite pieces to the website. Most are for sale and would make a wonderful addition to any collection.

   I hope to be adding more every few days, including pieces from this year. So take a minute and check out the new additions!

January 15, 2010: "Hopes Fade"
June 20, 2011: "just tired of it"
September 18, 2011: "Hopes and Worries"
September 27, 2011: "for the blood of our martyr's"


Photographic Memory: Art Reviews - Oh!No!Doom! - A Walk Through the Dark

Steven Fiche: Silkscreen   The Oh!No!Doom! Gallery on 1800 N Milwaukee Ave in Chicago was seemingly made for a Friday the 13th themed art show. It was little surprise then, that A Walk Through The Dark was such a smashing success. Incorporating art by Jonathan Bergeron, Stephanie Brown, Ego, Steven Fiche, Ben Lyon, Scarecrowoven and Scott Shellhamer, A Walk Through The Dark focused on the dark and the macbre.

   Stephanie Brown's trio ("i" "ii" and "iii") embodied the raw passions and stately beauty that make up the more sinister elements of life - suceeding spectacularly with "ii" where a ghostly maiden succumbs to red guache daggers in a dramatic fall. Brown's handeling between the soft, cold tones of the figure to the harsh flat finish of the guache elements is wonderful to behold, striking a strongly felt figure-ground push-and-pull.

   In Oh!No!Doom!'s back room, a tryptich of Steven Fiche's silk-screens lorded down and Ben Lyon's surreal paintings added a a touch of psychodelia to the proceedings. Informed by his many years of making zines and concert posters, Lyon's paintings are a wonderful ramshackle of all kinds of modern madnesses, incorporating collage, cartoon, and some of the most creative painting practices around. Each painting provides endless moments with hypnotizing effects.

   Artists Scott Shellhamer and Scarecrowover also have some richly fulfilling dark works up as well, perfectly demonic. Ego and Jonathan Bergeron fill out the space with some skillfully imagined paintings. Ego paints smaller affairs of characters well realized and aptly executed. Bergeron's worlds are a well connected narrative of symbols and strange situations. Each greatly enjoyable in their complexity.  Stephanie Brown: "ii"

   The Friday the 13th opening was a bash (dare I say, a Monster Mash?) with DJ Paisley Babylon spinning some righteously creepy tunes. Lowdive, part of the Chaos Brewing Club, was there (although I wasn't able to try any of there wares) and the bar was also serving 3 Floyds Zombie Dust, a personal favorite. Even if you missed the Friday the 13th festivities, there's a lot of great work to be seen at Oh!No!Doom! A Walk Through The Dark will be on display until May 10, so make sure to drop on in to their gallery and get your freak on.

Ben Lyon: "Bad Breath Mardi Gras."