Camille Rose Garcia
Camille Rose Garcia is a Los Angeles-based lowbrow artist. She produces paintings and sculpture in a gothic, "creepy" cartoon style, she cites as Philip K. Dick. Garcia's parents met in music school, her father was a film producer and anti-Vietnam activist, her mother was a muralist from Northern California. Garcia's parents divorced when she was young and her mother raised her and her sister within close proximity to Disneyland. Camille Rose Garcia received her Master of Fine Arts degree at University of California at Davis in 1994 and her BFA from Otis College of Art and Design in 1992. Six years of art school left her disillusioned and bitter, so she decided to move back home to Huntington Beach and started a band, The Real Minx. Garcia's work has appeared in Modern Painters, Rolling Stone, BLAB! magazines. She contributed work to ohGr's second album, SunnyPsyOp, she has published three books, The Saddest Place on Earth, The Magic Bottle: A BLAB! Storybook, Tragic Kingdom, she illustrated a version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, in 2010.
"The original illustrations by John Tenniel have always been some of my favorites," said Garcia in a recent interview when asked about the book. "I have three copies of the book. That's one of my favorite stories because it's a real dark story, she falls down the hole and no one is nice to her at all. Pretty much every character she encounters, they're not on her side. So re-reading it I realized I could do a little bit darker of an interpretation than the original illustrations." Her work appears in the permanent collections of LACMA and the San Jose Museum of Art. On November 2, 2013, Garcia was part of a four-woman show in Los Angeles called "Black Moon" with fellow female artists, Jessicka Addams, Elizabeth McGrath and Marion Peck. Paula Rogers, a KQED art critic and self-styled fan of Camille Rose Garcia, reviewed Garcia’s mid-career retrospective, Tragic Kingdom: The Art of Camille Rose Garcia at the San Jose Museum of Art: "Garcia’s pretty pictures specific meaning and specific context…their insistent vagueness, blanket pronouncements, lack of nuance and grating self-righteousness add up to a static portrait / shallow response to something complex: I get it.
It's disappointing to find out that the impetus for these works isn't skillful." 2000 - The Happiest Place on Earth - Merry Karnowsky Gallery 2001 - The Soft Machine - Merry Karnowsky Gallery 2002 - Retreat Syndrome - Merry Karnowsky Gallery 2003 - Operation:Opticon - Merry Karnowsky Gallery 2004 - Ultraviolence Land - Merry Karnowsky Gallery 2005 - Plan B - Merry Karnowsky Gallery 2005 - Dreamtime Escape Plan - Merry Karnowsky Gallery 2006 - Subterranean Death Clash - Jonathan LeVine Gallery 2007 - Doomcave Daydreams -Merry Karnowsky Gallery 2008 - Ambien Somnambulants - Jonathan LeVine Gallery 2009 - Down the Rabbit Hole - Merry Karnowsky Gallery 2010 - The Hydra of Babylon - Merry Karnowsky Gallery 2011 - Sneewittenhen und die Schwarze Lagune - Michael Kohn Gallery 2013 - Down the Rabbit Hole - The Walt Disney Family Museum2013 - Black Moon - Sloan Fine Arts 2014 - Black Moon NYC - Sloan Fine Arts "Camille Rose Garcia at Grand Central Art Center" Exhibition Review in Artweek, December 2005/January 2006, pp. 17–18.
Marisa Solis, "Army of Darkness: Camille Rose Garcia Fights the Forces of Evil," Juxtapoz #62, March 2006. Manuel Bello, 2006 Interview Camille Rose Garcia's web site Exhibition at the San Jose Museum of Art Review of SJMA Exhibition
Riverside Art Museum
Riverside Art Museum is an art museum in the historic Mission Inn District of Riverside, California. A non-profit organization; the building served the Young Women's Christian Association, it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 13, 2009. In 1929, the Riverside YWCA selected the corner of 7th and Lime Streets as the site for its new building; the association's directors hired architect Julia Morgan to design the building over the objections of Frank Miller of the Mission Inn, who wanted an architect who would design the building in the Mission Revival Style architecture. Morgan used the Mediterranean Classical Revival styles in composing the design. In 1960, the Riverside Art Center began fundraising to purchase the YWCA building, which had come onto the market. On July 5, 1967, the YWCA sold the building to the Riverside Arts Center for $250,000. In 1982, the building was designated a city historic landmark. In 1992, a three-phase renovation of the building was undertaken with the financial assistance of the City of Riverside.
The building combines elements of Mediterranean and Classical architecture in an "innovative tri-block design". The first floor housed a swimming pool, an open-air atrium, a gymnasium; the second floor featured bedrooms and meeting rooms with a small stage. On the roof was a badminton court. A garden, an outdoor fireplace were added in the late 1930s as a memorial to Ruth Muir, former Secretary, after she was brutally assaulted and murdered at the age of 48, while vacationing in La Jolla; the Riverside Art Museum mounts an average of 20 exhibitions per year, some of which are travelling exhibitions, of "art that addresses social issues, diverse themes and a range of media techniques". The Riverside Art Museum hosts educational programs for both adults. Official website Organizational Profile – National Center for Charitable Statistics
David Choe is an American street artist. His figure paintings, which explore themes of desire and exaltation, are characterized by a raw, frenetic tone that he has termed "dirty style." In the graffiti world, he is identified with the bucktoothed whale he has been spray-painting on the streets since he was in his teens. David hosted DVDASA, a lifestyle and entertainment podcast with co-host Asa Akira, he became recognized for his watercolor works which exhibited in his solo show at the Museo Universario del Chopo, Mexico City in 2013. After receiving extensive therapy and treatment, he reemerged in 2017 with a new body of work and a comprehensive exhibition in Los Angeles that presented heavy themes of trauma, self-reflection and hope for recovery. Choe was born in California, his parents were born-again Christians. He spent his childhood in Los Angeles. In his youth, Choe learned to draw images from Star Wars, G. I. Joe, Robotech, among others, his own bicycle was stolen in his teenage years, which led to Choe shoplifting and stealing bikes from others.
In 1990 he was inspired by L. A. graffiti artists Hex, to start painting graffiti himself. His first graffiti message was the Bible verse John 11:35, which reads "Jesus wept." Rather than writing his name, he painted faces and figures, cartoony whales, philosophical messages. At age 16, he participated in the 1992 Los Angeles riots. During the riot, his parents' real estate business in Koreatown was burned down, which led to financial struggles for his family. After dropping out of high school, Choe spent two years hitchhiking, stealing, while traveling across the United States, the Middle East and Africa, he returned to Los Angeles at the age of 21 and decided he needed formal training in order to be a "real" artist. Choe enrolled in the only art school that accepted him, the California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland and dropped out two years later, he stole art supplies and food to get by. After spending a week in prison for his graffiti, Choe moved back to his family home in Los Angeles.
He began writing for magazines including Hustler, Ray Gun and Vice. Around this time, he began his ongoing relationship with the Asian pop culture store-cum-magazine Giant Robot, he started showing his paintings to art galleries, which exhibited little interest. In defiance, Choe hung his work in an ice cream shop called Double Rainbow, located on the hipster promenade Melrose Avenue; the impromptu exhibition was so popular that the store continued showing it for two years, with Choe replenishing pieces as they sold. Choe wanted to be a comic book creator. In a single night in 1996, he wrote a 35-page book of violent sexual obsession which, coupled with drawings and paintings that he created over the next couple of years became the graphic novel Slow Jams. Choe made about 200 copies of Slow Jams on a photocopier and gave them away at Comic-Con in 1998, hoping to interest a publisher; that year, he submitted Slow Jams for the Xeric Grant and was awarded $5,000 to self-publish a second, expanded edition of 1,000 which came out in 1999 with a cover price of $4.
Choe's best friend Harry Kim began documenting Choe's life living with him while videotaping his work and personal life. Over the next 10 years, Kim would capture thousands of hours of Choe's everyday life, this footage would become the documentary Dirty Hands: The Art and Crimes of David Choe. In late 2003, Choe arrived in Tokyo. In his first 24 hours he punched an undercover security guard due to a misunderstanding resulting from the language barrier, he was sentenced to three months in prison for violent assault. During that time, he suffered from anxiety and a lack of access to art materials. With small pieces of paper and the one pen his cell was allowed, he made over 600 drawings from prison, including portraits of his Japanese cellmates, he executed a series of erotic paintings using soy sauce, tea and urine for color. After three months, he was released on the condition that he leave Japan and not return. Returning home to San Jose, he accepted mural commissions from Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss and from the founders of Facebook, among others.
After holding several solo shows in San Jose and San Francisco, he was offered a solo exhibit at the Santa Rosa Museum of Contemporary Art in 2005. He held his first New York solo exhibit, "Gardeners of Eden," in 2007 at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in Chelsea, in 2008, he had his first UK solo exhibition, "Murderous Heart," in both the London and Newcastle locations of Lazarides Gallery, simultaneously. For a web series called Thumbs Up!, which has so far run for three seasons and Harry Kim were filmed hitchhiking and freight hopping from Los Angeles to Miami and Tijuana to Alaska, hitching across China from Beijing to Shenzen and the gambling mecca of Macau. A fourth season, in which Choe and Kim travel from San Francisco to New York, is in the works. In 2013, Choe began hosting an online lifestyle and entertainment podcast with adult film star Asa Akira entitled DVDASA. In a March 2014 podcast, Choe recounted an instance, he released a statement to clarify that the story he recounted was fiction and should be viewed as an extension of his art.
In June 2017, Choe was invited by Goldman Properties to paint a mural on the Houston Bowery Wall in New York City, which would be up until October. Less than a week after the mural was completed, graffiti crews and vandals added their own tags and paint, obscuring large portions of the work. Choe's work appears in a wide variety of urban culture and ente
Virtual International Authority File
The Virtual International Authority File is an international authority file. It is a joint project of several national libraries and operated by the Online Computer Library Center. Discussion about having a common international authority started in the late 1990s. After a series of failed attempts to come up with a unique common authority file, the new idea was to link existing national authorities; this would present all the benefits of a common file without requiring a large investment of time and expense in the process. The project was initiated by the US Library of Congress, the German National Library and the OCLC on August 6, 2003; the Bibliothèque nationale de France joined the project on October 5, 2007. The project transitioned to being a service of the OCLC on April 4, 2012; the aim is to link the national authority files to a single virtual authority file. In this file, identical records from the different data sets are linked together. A VIAF record receives a standard data number, contains the primary "see" and "see also" records from the original records, refers to the original authority records.
The data are available for research and data exchange and sharing. Reciprocal updating uses the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting protocol; the file numbers are being added to Wikipedia biographical articles and are incorporated into Wikidata. VIAF's clustering algorithm is run every month; as more data are added from participating libraries, clusters of authority records may coalesce or split, leading to some fluctuation in the VIAF identifier of certain authority records. Authority control Faceted Application of Subject Terminology Integrated Authority File International Standard Authority Data Number International Standard Name Identifier Wikipedia's authority control template for articles Official website VIAF at OCLC
The United States of America known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U. S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D. C. and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico; the State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean; the U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The diverse geography and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
Paleo-Indians migrated from Siberia to the North American mainland at least 12,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century; the United States emerged from the thirteen British colonies established along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the colonies following the French and Indian War led to the American Revolution, which began in 1775, the subsequent Declaration of Independence in 1776; the war ended in 1783 with the United States becoming the first country to gain independence from a European power. The current constitution was adopted in 1788, with the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, being ratified in 1791 to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties; the United States embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 19th century, acquiring new territories, displacing Native American tribes, admitting new states until it spanned the continent by 1848. During the second half of the 19th century, the Civil War led to the abolition of slavery.
By the end of the century, the United States had extended into the Pacific Ocean, its economy, driven in large part by the Industrial Revolution, began to soar. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the country's status as a global military power; the United States emerged from World War II as a global superpower, the first country to develop nuclear weapons, the only country to use them in warfare, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Sweeping civil rights legislation, notably the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, outlawed discrimination based on race or color. During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union competed in the Space Race, culminating with the 1969 U. S. Moon landing; the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the world's sole superpower. The United States is the world's oldest surviving federation, it is a representative democracy.
The United States is a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States, other international organizations. The United States is a developed country, with the world's largest economy by nominal GDP and second-largest economy by PPP, accounting for a quarter of global GDP; the U. S. economy is post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge-based activities, although the manufacturing sector remains the second-largest in the world. The United States is the world's largest importer and the second largest exporter of goods, by value. Although its population is only 4.3% of the world total, the U. S. holds 31% of the total wealth in the world, the largest share of global wealth concentrated in a single country. Despite wide income and wealth disparities, the United States continues to rank high in measures of socioeconomic performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP, worker productivity.
The United States is the foremost military power in the world, making up a third of global military spending, is a leading political and scientific force internationally. In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a world map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America in honor of the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci; the first documentary evidence of the phrase "United States of America" is from a letter dated January 2, 1776, written by Stephen Moylan, Esq. to George Washington's aide-de-camp and Muster-Master General of the Continental Army, Lt. Col. Joseph Reed. Moylan expressed his wish to go "with full and ample powers from the United States of America to Spain" to seek assistance in the revolutionary war effort; the first known publication of the phrase "United States of America" was in an anonymous essay in The Virginia Gazette newspaper in Williamsburg, Virginia, on April 6, 1776. The second draft of the Articles of Confederation, prepared by John Dickinson and completed by June 17, 1776, at the latest, declared "The name of this Confederation shall be the'United States of America'".
The final version of the Articles sent to the states for ratification in late 1777 contains the sentence "The Stile of this Confederacy shall be'The United States of America'". In June 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the phrase "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" in all capitalized letters in the headline of his "original Rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence; this draft of the document did not surface unti
Say Hello to Sunshine
Say Hello to Sunshine is the second studio album by American post-hardcore band Finch. It is their last album with bassist Derek Doherty, their only album with drummer Marc Allen; the group's debut album What It Is to Burn was released in March 2002 as a joint release between major label MCA and independent label Drive-Thru Records. Around this time, the group signed to MCA Records. MCA had a distribution deal that allowed them to acquire Drive-Thru Records' bands over a period of time. Guitarist Randy Strohmeyer said that being on an independent label worked as a more co-operative thing: "You work together to push the album and you wanna scratch each other's back; when you go to a major, it's a corporation. They don't care about the music and they don't care about you." By February 2003, the group were writing material for their next album. Bassist Derek Doherty said it would be as "diverse as the last record, but more mature." In June, Melodic reported that the group would begin recording their second album in August with producer Mark Trombino and would be released in early 2004.
In June, pre-production had started and continued into July. The group were scheduled to appear on the Warped Tour, but withdrew preferring to work on new material. Around this time, MCA Records was absorbed by Universal Music Group subsidiary Geffen Records, which resulted in its staff and roster being moved to Geffen. Guitarist Alex Linares said they had "no choice" in being moved to Geffen, they were "still working with the same people... O nothing changed for us." In July, MTV reported that the band would record in October, opting to spend the rest of the summer writing. In August and September, the group took a break from writing to play a handful of shows. On January 10, 2004, drummer Alex Pappas left the group and was temporarily replaced by Marc Allen of Counterfit. Melodic reported in March 2004. Shortly afterwards, due to personal issues, the band felt Trombino wasn't into it and fired him; the band began recording with Jason Cupp and Ben Moore. Sessions took place at Music Friends Studios, Big Fish Studios, Jordan's old house, Signature Sound Studios and Ocean Studios with Cupp engineering all of the sessions.
Cupp and the band produced all of the songs except for "A Piece of Mind", "Ravenous" and "The Casket of Roderick Usher". These three tracks were produced between the band. Nick Buchmiller played a Rhodes piano on "A Man Alone" and "Miro", while Moore played piano on "Bitemarks and Bloodstains". Cupp contributed shaker and various percussion instruments. In between recording, the group went on tour in August and September with Recover and Counterfit, performed at the Strhessfest and Holiday Havoc festivals. Sessions concluded in December. Cupp mixed the majority of the songs, except for "Ink", "Miro" and "Bitemarks and Bloodstains", with the assistance of Alan Mason at Chalice Studios. Rich Costey mixed the three remaining tracks with the assistance of Claudius Mittendorpher at Avatar Studios. Eddie Schreyer mastered the recordings at Oasis Mastering; this album signalled a sharp departure from the sound of. Say Hello to Sunshine introduced a harder, gritty sound, with less screaming and a more alternative rock sound when compared to earlier recordings.
Linares said the album was "a little more aggressive and a little more'raaah'" when compared to their past material. Strohmeyer said there was "an apocalyptic theme" to the album, "it's dark. It's kind of like, this is the last song you'll hear before the world blows up." On February 2, 2005, Allen was made an official member of the band. On February 16, it was revealed. On March 26, the band posted "Brother Bleed Brother" on their website, it was subsequently made available for download on April 14. On the same day, the album's track listing was revealed, followed by the album's artwork on April 18. For the remainder of April, the group went on tour with Vendetta Red and The Nurses, concluding with a performance at The Bamboozle festival. On April 29, "Ink" was posted online. In early May, the group appeared at Give it a Name festival and performed a few European shows with Motion City Soundtrack. From mid-May to early June, the group went on a headlining US tour with support from Vendetta Red, Walking Concert and Reeve Oliver.
Say Hello to Sunshine was made available for streaming on May 6. On May 17, "Bitemarks and Bloodstains" was released as a single; the band wanted "Ink" to be released as the first single but the label chose "Bloodstains" as it was the most similar to their previous material. Two days a music video was released for the track, directed by Michael Palmieri; the concept for the video came from Allen. Linares said the video was about "the whole experience of the mass media and how they get these gullible people to live in fear." Say Hello to Sunshine was released on June 7 through Drive-Thru and Geffen Records. Due to the label disliking the direction of the music on the album the label dumped the album with little to no promotion whatsoever. "Bitemarks and Bloodstains" was released to radio on June 21. In late June and early July, the group went on a UK tour, supported by Million Dead. In late July and early August, the group went on a US tour with Head Automatica, Rx Bandits and Buck 65. Following this, the group appeared at the Summer Sonic Festival in Japan, before performing in the US with Rx Bandits and A Static Lullaby until early September.
In October and November, the group supported HIM on their headlining US tour. On February 19, 2006, Finch announced an indefinite hiatus, explaining that their "priorities just lie in different places." Say Hello t