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1 year ago

Check out this sweet video of Real Estate playing “Green Aisles” live in the Mill’s backyard!  Made by our friends over at Idlewilde Creations

1 year ago

The Mill’s own John Moran plays live for Idlewilde Creations, featuring art at the newly renovated Mill venue space

Check out more from Idlewilde Creations here: http://www.youtube.com/user/IdleWildeCreations?feature=watch

1 year ago
unclethrasher:

Tiny Switch Box Show- Angela Miskis

Head over to Uncle Thrasher’s blog to check out miniature art works and general store objects from a mail-art project created by artist Nina Franzen

unclethrasher:

Tiny Switch Box Show- Angela Miskis

Head over to Uncle Thrasher’s blog to check out miniature art works and general store objects from a mail-art project created by artist Nina Franzen

Cite Arrow via unclethrasher

jensineeckwall:

A selection of images from a book project I worked on last year, based on the Russian folktale Little Snow Girl, as told by Vladimir Dal.

(Part One)


Jensine Eckwall

Cite Arrow via jensineeckwall
1 year ago 1 year ago
RECEPTION: THURSDAY, MARCH 28 @ 8 PMThe Mill Gallery is pleased to present the opening of two solo shows by Jensine Eckwall and Zach ErdmannFront Gallery: JENSINE ECKWALLWOLF STORIESJensine Eckwall was born in 1991 in Audubon, PA. After relocating several times throughout the eastern US and a short period in England, her family settled in Newtown, CT. She attends the School of Visual Arts, pursuing a bachelor’s degree, with honors, in illustration. She has participated in group exhibitions at Sacred Gallery, Blackburn 20/20, Brecht Forum, and others. She was named the 2012 Zankel Scholar by the Society of Illustrators, NY. She lives in Brooklyn.For more information see www.jensineeckwall.comABOUT WOLF STORIES:“All stories are about wolves. All worth repeating, that is. Anything else is sentimental drivel. …Think about it. There’s escaping from the wolves, fighting the wolves, capturing the wolves, taming the wolves. Being thrown to the wolves, or throwing others to the wolves so the wolves will eat them instead of you. Running with the wolf pack. Turning into a wolf. Best of all, turning into the head wolf. No other decent stories exist.” -Margaret Atwood, The Blind AssassinWhen I was a child, I obsessively loved the oldies. I loved that they told concrete stories. As I got older, my fascination with narrative in song grew, especially songs where people died: at first songs like ‘Leader of the Pack,’ and ‘Last Kiss,” and subsequently contemporary concept records and collections of Appalachian murder ballads. When I first started seriously drawing, Neko Case’s morbid Americana record Fox Confessor Brings the Flood had just been released. The semblance of narrative, emotion, and imagery found its way into my work, and I took from the record the metaphor of wolves as madness and the fox as the soul. I built personal mythologies around these images, which grew in meaning along with my work and my amalgamation of experience. My narratives here are in prints, a medium which I’ve been exploring all angles of after carving linoleum working as an artist’s assistant, helping teach etching with one of my mentors, Bruce Waldman, and working as a shop monitor at Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, one of the last vestiges of the legacy of traditional printmaking in New York City. Exhibited in this show are experiments with etching, silkscreen, block printing, and digital embroidery.————————————————————————————-Back Gallery:ZACH ERDMANNDREAM PHYSICSZachary Erdmann was raised in central New Jersey and graduated from The University of the Arts in 2013 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration. Specializing in graphite, ink, watercolor, acrylic and oil paint, and digital media, he explores a surrealistic and expressionistic approach in his work; rife with symbolism, allusion and a meticulous attention to detail. Applying this sensibility to various and diverse scenarios, he accentuates and communicates their underlying essence and intangible ideals.“We as artists exist parallel to the zeitgeist. We are the ever-fluctuating culture we embody. There is no separation, however, between the now and it’s predecessor. For our progress and evolution, we are derived in part by our atavism and superstition. We are bound to our nature and our heritage as inextricably as mind and body; as tree and soil. Our existence is a duality between the conscious and subconscious. The latter, I believe, gleans and recognizes the deeper truths that resound shudderingly within us. The revelations that persist; the ones that shape us.”For more information see: www.zacherdmann.comABOUT DREAM PHYSICS:Inspired by classical art and surrealism, he uses these influences in his striking and unique illustrations. Exploring such visual themes as distorted space, and jarring juxtapositions, he depicts a different way of seeing and experiencing a subject. On display will be a collection of posters and celebrity portraits. All pieces completed using traditional mixed media: watercolor, ink, acrylic and more. 

RECEPTION: THURSDAY, MARCH 28 @ 8 PM

The Mill Gallery is pleased to present the opening of two solo shows by Jensine Eckwall and Zach Erdmann

Front Gallery: 

JENSINE ECKWALL
WOLF STORIES

Jensine Eckwall was born in 1991 in Audubon, PA. After relocating several times throughout the eastern US and a short period in England, her family settled in Newtown, CT. She attends the School of Visual Arts, pursuing a bachelor’s degree, with honors, in illustration. She has participated in group exhibitions at Sacred Gallery, Blackburn 20/20, Brecht Forum, and others. She was named the 2012 Zankel Scholar by the Society of Illustrators, NY. She lives in Brooklyn.

For more information see www.jensineeckwall.com

ABOUT WOLF STORIES:

“All stories are about wolves. All worth repeating, that is. Anything else is sentimental drivel. …Think about it. There’s escaping from the wolves, fighting the wolves, capturing the wolves, taming the wolves. Being thrown to the wolves, or throwing others to the wolves so the wolves will eat them instead of you. Running with the wolf pack. Turning into a wolf. Best of all, turning into the head wolf. No other decent stories exist.” -Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin

When I was a child, I obsessively loved the oldies. I loved that they told concrete stories. As I got older, my fascination with narrative in song grew, especially songs where people died: at first songs like ‘Leader of the Pack,’ and ‘Last Kiss,” and subsequently contemporary concept records and collections of Appalachian murder ballads. When I first started seriously drawing, Neko Case’s morbid Americana record Fox Confessor Brings the Flood had just been released. The semblance of narrative, emotion, and imagery found its way into my work, and I took from the record the metaphor of wolves as madness and the fox as the soul. I built personal mythologies around these images, which grew in meaning along with my work and my amalgamation of experience. 

My narratives here are in prints, a medium which I’ve been exploring all angles of after carving linoleum working as an artist’s assistant, helping teach etching with one of my mentors, Bruce Waldman, and working as a shop monitor at Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, one of the last vestiges of the legacy of traditional printmaking in New York City. Exhibited in this show are experiments with etching, silkscreen, block printing, and digital embroidery.

————————————————————————————-
Back Gallery:

ZACH ERDMANN
DREAM PHYSICS

Zachary Erdmann was raised in central New Jersey and graduated from The University of the Arts in 2013 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration. Specializing in graphite, ink, watercolor, acrylic and oil paint, and digital media, he explores a surrealistic and expressionistic approach in his work; rife with symbolism, allusion and a meticulous attention to detail. Applying this sensibility to various and diverse scenarios, he accentuates and communicates their underlying essence and intangible ideals.

“We as artists exist parallel to the zeitgeist. We are the ever-fluctuating culture we embody. There is no separation, however, between the now and it’s predecessor. For our progress and evolution, we are derived in part by our atavism and superstition. We are bound to our nature and our heritage as inextricably as mind and body; as tree and soil. Our existence is a duality between the conscious and subconscious. The latter, I believe, gleans and recognizes the deeper truths that resound shudderingly within us. The revelations that persist; the ones that shape us.”

For more information see: www.zacherdmann.com

ABOUT DREAM PHYSICS:

Inspired by classical art and surrealism, he uses these influences in his striking and unique illustrations. Exploring such visual themes as distorted space, and jarring juxtapositions, he depicts a different way of seeing and experiencing a subject. On display will be a collection of posters and celebrity portraits. All pieces completed using traditional mixed media: watercolor, ink, acrylic and more. 

1 year ago

NPR just posted the Sound City soundtrack, Dave Grohl’s new movie about the recording studio where so many iconic records were recorded.  The soundtrack features appearances by Paul Mccartney, Stevie Nicks, Trent Reznor, and several other legendary musicians.  Stream it in its entirety here

1 year ago
Coming soon to The Mill!!!
Jensine Eckwall’s “Wolf Stories: An Exhibition of Prints”
Opening March 28th @ 8 pm, The Mill Gallery (79 Vernon Street, Hartford)
Head to www.jensineeckwall.com to check out Jensine’s work!

Coming soon to The Mill!!!

Jensine Eckwall’s “Wolf Stories: An Exhibition of Prints”

Opening March 28th @ 8 pm, The Mill Gallery (79 Vernon Street, Hartford)

Head to www.jensineeckwall.com to check out Jensine’s work!

1 year ago
Dawn - Paul Laurence Dunbar

The most beautiful four lines:

An Angel, robed in spotless white,

Bent down and kissed the sleeping Night.

Night woke to blush; the sprite was gone.

Men saw the blush and called it Dawn

1 year ago
Some sweet street art from Pobel, a Norweigan artist that specializes in painting abandoned buildings.  Hit the link for more pictures and an interview:
http://www.streetartnews.net/2013/02/streetartnewsjapan-x-pbel-interview.html

Some sweet street art from Pobel, a Norweigan artist that specializes in painting abandoned buildings.  Hit the link for more pictures and an interview:

http://www.streetartnews.net/2013/02/streetartnewsjapan-x-pbel-interview.html