Brent Houzenga is a New Orleans-based painter and musician who could be the epitome of reckless youth growing in Fulton, IL and being told he can be whatever he wanted. Today new father, Brent’s projects consists of painting of dead people. He shares with us his idea of finding and achieving flow in his work and life.
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How Art Brings People Together
BY HELEN POLLARD
@ VOL 22
ON MAR 04, 2014
"This project, I've been interested in 2 disciplines, the public art and my painting were never together and I thought, how can we make this work together?"
In How Art Brings People Together, from PechaKucha Night Melbourne Vol. 22, Helen Pollard explains her public art projects which utilize recycled materials and incorporate local surroundings. She also explains how she formed an art studio which now functions as a social space for people in the community.
The Library's Dead, Long Live The Library
BY PAM SALIBA
@ VOL 2
ON FEB 07, 2014
Pam Saliba has a particular passion for all the contents that libraries possess. Unfortunately, often libraries can be viewed as common book depositories which is not true. Pam names off several examples of the things that libraries have been able to innovate with.
I See Dead People
BY JESSICA SAXON
@ VOL 1
ON APR 18, 2015
Professor of English at Craven Community College in New Bern, Jessica Saxon looks at early forms of "Spirit Photographery" and "Memento Mori," Victorian photos of the recently deceased. She discusses these earliest forms of photos manipulation that attempt to quantify and solidify the unknown.
Dead Press vs. The Fresh Prints
BY PIRMIN HAGEN
@ VOL 7
ON MAR 20, 2015
Pirmin Hagen berichtet mit seinem Bruder, auf sehr witzige Art und Weise über die gemeinsame Druckleidenschaft. Sie haben alte Druckmaschinen erworben und diese in einer Halle aufgebaut. Nun soll dem Ganzen wieder Leben eingehaucht werden. Von Letterpress über Siebdruck zu Buchdruckmaschinen bis zu Litographiepressen ist alles zu finden - wohin die Reise führt wird sich allerdings noch zeigen.
Dead Frog in the Rental Car
BY SUSAN MAILLOT
@ VOL 3
ON MAY 26, 2015
This is a look at finding delight and laughter, loneliness and frustration, and amazing people we find in our business travel journey. Different than holiday and exploration travel where it's all about "me", business travel comes with a "they" agenda and the parameters that brings. The trick is not to lose yourself in the agenda and to enjoy the ride and the surprises you may find.
Alone in Lofoten: 48 Hours with 17,000 Tons of Dead Fish
BY ADAM KUEHL
@ VOL 3
ON NOV 12, 2015
Adam Kuehl is an award winning photographer who's trip through Iceland, Denmark and Norway walked him into the lives of the local fisherman. He talks us through those experiences with his photos in this presentation "Alone in Lofoten: 48 Hours with 17,000 Tons of Dead Fish".
Adam Kuehl was born in Oak Park, Illinois. After obtaining a B.F.A. in photography from SCAD in 2005, he began working for the university to produce award-winning look books, national ad campaigns and other special projects.
Although Adam photographs a variety of subjects, his work is rooted in urban landscapes. His series Savannah Nights has exhibited internationally and gained him inclusion in Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Tenth as one of the Top 100 Emerging American Photographers. Kuehl was named 25 Under 25: Up-And-Coming American Photographers by the Center for Documentary Studies. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Architectural Digest, Vogue, PDN, Metropolitan Home among many others.
Message in a Bottle
BY GEORGE BOORUJY
@ VOL 8
ON MAR 04, 2016
George Boorujy was born and bred in New Providence New Jersey, and now lives in Brooklyn, along with almost everyone else. He is represented by P.P.O.W. gallery in New York, and teaches at the School of Visual Arts.
Check out George's project, New York Pelagic, here!
Read about the bottle that washed up on a beach in France here!