The future of design lies in an incredibly smart woman Neri Oxman. Her education led her from a degree in medicine, to a degree from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, before enrolling in the PhD program in design computation at MIT. Her work focuses on “living-synthetic constructions.” It is the fusion of art, science, and biology, creating useful objects that respond like living organisms. MoMA, exhibited a series of hive-like sculptures that respond to light, heat, and weight behaving living tissue. These sculptures could be the beginning of green building in the future. Oxman’s dream is to create a design studio full of scientists who think of science like art.
And we did our first studio tour of the week with UofO students. Kari keeping them entertained and educated. 1 down, 1 to go.
These amazing photos are documentary images from a project called These Americans which is a collection of archival footage between 1950 and 1980.
Jan. 08, 2010
Nemo welcomes the Jeff Anderson Memorial show “I Am Snowboarding” to Portland! Over 500 friends came to view the art and listen to DJ JOELSKOOL and snowboard legends, Jamie Lynn’s band, Kandi Coded.
Snowboarding being the youngest of the core sports (surf, skate,snow) the maturation of the art has prgressed in this show to strat to play along side the older siblings. Mark Gonzales has grown from a pro skateboarder to being a contemporary artist. Snowboarding artist are getting there. Mike Parillo‘s sophistication with his strokes, Michael Jager has been part of the XBox brand building, and Kevin Zacher has branched out of snowboarding to having commercial success as a photographer. I look forward to where Ryno, Lenhardt and Haynes will take their craft.
Jeff”s be gone for 7 years now and many of the folks in the space never had the pleasure of meeting him. The early memorials of Jeff were with close family and friends. What is so interesting is how the positive energy of that groups love and sincere missing their friend has resonated for years and even into other countries. “Newsweek” writer Ken Auchincloss calls this “event grief,” in which “emotion is the glue that fastens people to an event played out in the papers or on television. Emotions of this sort hardly count as feelings at all; they’re a form of participation. They’re like screams at a pop concert, which don’t signify love or even admiration but just exuberance at being part of the show.” In our often-isolating society, joining others to mourn for a stranger helps people feel connected, part of a larger community and a simple reason for being.
There was a honest sense of community that resonated in the studio, in a small way, bonded the group, just for a few hours. Carpe diem.
Jan. 08, 2010
In honor of Jeff’s 30th birthday and to raise money for the JLA Memorial Fund, a group of world-renowned photographers and artists, friends of Jeff and of snowboarding have come together to create a unparalleled body of work titled, I AM SNOWBOARDING. View and purchase prints CLICK HERE!
One photographer is paired with one artist to create an original 30” x 40” piece. A photo of Jeff, shot by the photographer, has been enlarged onto archival canvas upon which the artist paints or uses any medium to create a unique collaborative work.
The resulting pieces are one of a kind, the partnerships formed in this project a tribute to the depth of the snowboarding, skateboarding and art communities. Portland’s got its pride with contributions from Jeff Curtes, Tim Zimmerman, Chris Brunkhart, Matt Donahue, Chris Owen, and Trevor Graves.
Photographer – Artist
Danny Zapalac – Bryan Iguchi
Cheyenne Ellis – Matty Thompson
Chris Brunkhart – Matt Donahue
Jane Baer – Mark Gonzales
Tim Zimmerman – Mike Parillo
Jared Eberhardt – Michael Jager
Jane Baer – Jamie Lynn
Billy Anderson – RYNo
Shem Roose – Scott Lenhardt
Patrice Miller – Dustin del Giudice
Jeff Curtes – Nick Russian
Todd Hazeltine – 2jaws
Ryan Boyes – Ben Brough
Dean “Blotto” Gray – Shane Charlebois
Jane Baer – Devon Weniger
Stan Evans – Robert “Sticky” Shaw
Jamie Mosberg – Jojo Whitmarsh
Trevor Graves – Adam Haynes
Chris Owen – Tyler Lepore
MMSA/Steven Brown – Stormriders crew
Billy Anderson – Jamie Heinrich
Kevin Zacher – Ethan Anderson
Please Join us this Friday the 8th from 6-10 pm for the I AM SNOWBOARDING event. It is a benefit for the Jeff L. Anderson Memorial Fund and the Brothers Skate Park. LOTS of art and prizes. Art work by: Jeff Anderson, Trevor Graves, Mike Parillo, Jamie Lynn, Mark Gonzales, RYN o, Adam Haynes, Jeff Curtes, Ben Brough, Michael Jager, Danny Zapalac, Blotto, Shem Roose, Cheyenne Eliis, Jared Eberhardt and more
PSU’s Graphic Design class will be gracing Nemo’s halls again this year and boy are they excited. I guess we will need to step it up…
Our friend Jake Stangel over at Too Much Chocolate interviewed former StudioNemo-ite, Sam Falls, over the holidays. Sam got his start at Nemo and has been evolving ever since. Check out the interview and work here.
We welcome 2010 and promise to have regular and rad posts. Hope you all have a fruitful year.