Archive for July, 2010
William Lemon III
Parcival Versus The Sun
July 24 – August 24
Opening reception July 24, 7-9pm
* Opening performance begins promptly at 9pm
In his series Parcival Versus The Sun, Lemon continues to explore his use of traditional mediums in non-traditional applications. Informed by the antithetical forces of religious history and present day pop culture, Lemon’s work directly expands upon the original Parcival’s famed quest for the Holy Grail. Lemon creates an elaborate setting in which the re-contextualized Parcival journeys with his audience through both physical and visceral spheres of sight, sound, and smell. Lemon creates for us a modern-day gesamtkunstwerk, or total work of art. First used to describe Wagner’s nineteenth century operas, the concept of gesamtkunstwerk was quickly appropriated by designers and artists to describe comprehensive, aestheticized environments. By keying into the musical and visual origins of gesamtkunstwerk, Lemon’s exhibition will center on an elaborate sound installation and performance surrounded by his hand-painted, silk-screened and sewn canvas tapestries.
A limited-edition book published by Eighth Veil will accompany the exhibition.
Will Lemon III works in a variety of artistic expressions including printmaking, tapestry, collage, sculpture, skin printing, 3-D installation, fashion design, and music. In 2008 he composed, “Moon & Moon: VII Acts of an Iron King,” a multi-media seven act musical about leaving religion and looking for clarity which was performed by Lemon, Devendra Banhart, Gibby Haynes of the Butthole Surfers, and Natasha Khan of Bat for Lashes. Lemon’s signature skin printing and makeup techniques have been featured in music videos for Basement Jaxx, Beck, Ebony Bones, Imaad Wasif, N.E.R.D. and Yeasayer and in fashion films for Elise Overland and Odilon. He has done makeup for Marc Jacobs, Animal Collective, Terry Richardson, Devendra Banhart, Bat for Lashes, Lady Gaga, and on projects with Jonas Akerlund, Kai Regan, M·A·C cosmetics, Matthias Vriens, Radical Friend, Richard Burbridge, Simon Henwood, and Supreme Management. Lemon recently collaborated with United Bamboo as well as Citizens of Humanity on artist series apparel. Lemon is in the process of launching an art-based unisex apparel collection.
Lemon has exhibited across the United States in group exhibitions at Priska C. Juschka Fine Art in New York and New Image Art in Los Angeles as well as a solo show at New York’s Fuse Gallery. Will Lemon lives and works in Los Angeles.
DAVID CALDERLEY completed 10 illustrations for the Thompson Hotel Group as part of their rebranding. He art directed and designed album packaging for the new Grace Potter album for Hollywood Records and the Official World Cup album and singles for Sony Music. David developed and designed new fragrance packaging for JOHN VARVATOS 10 Year Anniversary (in collaboration with Yard). For Saatchi & Saatchi, he completed two photo compositions for OLAY REGENERIST. David is in the final stages of developing Interpol’s packaging and all merchandise & visuals for their forthcoming album and tour, continues to work on web design for BESPOKEN, and will soon be wrapping his first music video for the artist Iconiq, co-directed with Diane Martel for HSI Productions.
Quite a busy summer for LAUREN DUKOFF – her book, FAMILY, won a PDN Photo Annual Award in the Photography Books category – Congrats! She ventured to Vancouver to shoot a Yahoo! advertorial for Wenner Media (David Black shot video), MIA and The Pretty Reckless (cover) for Interscope, Wavves, Maroon 5, The Like, Gia Coppola for URBAN ITALIA, D LA REPUBBLICA, The Dum Dum Girls, Monte Hellman and Shannyn Sossamon for L’UOMO VOGUE. She also directed a music video for Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan’s upcoming single, and is about to start production on a second.
Wardrobe Stylist SHIRLEY KURATA worked with photographer Robert Erdmann on a project for i-D MAGAZINE, and styled musicians Jenny & Johnny and The Decemberists. She also worked with Aaron Ruell on a TV spot for Qwest and with director Cole Webley on a spot for Publix (Uber Content).
JEREMY & CLAIRE WEISS worked with the fine folks at Draft FCB Chicago on a second Motorola campaign, and shot new images for K-SWISS with Adam & Co. They also shot a Boost Mobile campaign for 180 LA – out soon. The Weiss’ worked with our friends at Incase & Graphite on an iPad project. Incase turned the tables and did a very nice profile on them here. And finally, after three years Day19.com has a new look! Check it out – www.day19.com.
GLYNIS SELINA ARBAN shot the artist Samuel for Sony Music, Marsha Ambrosious for RCA Music Group, and The National. She also worked on a new piece for LULA MAGAZINE and shot for EARNSHAW’S and FOOTWEAR PLUS.
EMILY SHUR traveled to Miami to photograph JERSEY SHORE 2 for MTV – check it out HERE. She also shot the band, Shel, for packaging and publicity (Universal Music). Between those projects, she managed to shoot Adam McKay for MAXIM, the new Facebook offices for TIME MAGAZINE, Molly Ringwald and Rashida Jones for BUST, Yvon Chouinard (Patagonia CEO) for INC. MAGAZINE, Gary Fisher for THE RED BULLETIN, Eva Longoria for the cover of L’OPTIMUM, Joel McHale for both GOLF MAGAZINE and MEN’S JOURNAL, and Chaske Spencer for PEOPLE MAGAZINE. Emily also worked with the kind folks at Ogilvy & Mather on an upcoming campaign for Sara Lee.
KEREN RICHTER has been busy working on new t-shirt designs with Blood is the New Black, for sale at Oak in NYC. Keren is also working on graphics for Rocket Dog, and her Case-Mate cases are back in stock and available for purchase HERE! Keren continues to expand on her prop and textile designs, having recently worked with James Ryang on a swimwear story for Refinery29, check it out!
MICHAEL SCHMELLING’s Converse basketball ads (Anomaly) have hit the streets! Michael shot stills & video for a big WIRED feature on “Process,” shot The Dream for the cover of THE FADER, and documented the Lower East Side gallery scene for W MAGAZINE. Michael also tried his hand at theater lighting design with the production company Every House Has A Door, for a production at the Museum Of Contemporary Art in Chicago. The play, “Let Us Think of These Things Always, Let Us Speak of Them Never,” will be shown in NYC and Chicago in 2011.