artists

Hemingway photos surface…

Alfred Eisenstaedt

Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt was sent to photograph Hemingway for the cover of Life Magazine in the 50s in conjunction with the release of “The Old Man and the Sea.”
The photographer later recalled it as one of his most difficult assignments. Hemingway didn’t want to be photographed and felt if he was photographed he should be able to show off his “virile body.” Interestingly, Eisenstaedt insisted he be clothed for the cover and posed him in different portraits with sticks walking up a hill or standing at the top of a ladder. What’s confusing to me is that Eisenstaedt is famous for that candid kissing couple in Times Square and yet his approach to Hemingway was so staged. I wish he would have taken the photos of Hemingway in his ubermasculine virile old self.


Marilyn Manson Back in Rose City

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Marilyn Manson played the Roseland Theatre this Monday! The house was sold out, the show was great, the crowd was insane and the light show and costumes were awesome! To see a little video from the performance click here.


David Byrne Cycle Enthusiast and Musical Genius

UPDATE: Mr. Byrne will be here in PDX promoting his  book Bicycle Diaries on September 30th at the Bagdad Theatre. 

One of my favorite artists of all times, David Byrne, is crossing over genres (which is no surprise, he seems to do it all the time) to curate a fantastic show based on his love of cycling. Unfortunately, his show will not be exhibited in our bicycle loving city, but at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT for its Bike Rides exhibit which opens Sept. 26 and runs through Jan. 3. If you are in CT, enjoy! I hope they chose to exhibit one of those sexy new Globe bikes that I can’t wait to get my hands on… they are a piece of art themselves.

 Jarbas Lopes' AERIALBIKEWAY (Cicolviaerea) series

And one of the best songs of all time for your listening pleasure…


Portland Looking Up by Chris Donnelly

StudioNemo’s August gallery show features  sculpture/painter Chris Donnelly and his take on our portland surroundings. Hope you enjoy!

Portland Looking Up by Chris Donnelly from Todd Templeman on Vimeo.


Rethinking the Dutch

Kathy Ryan, the director of photography for The New York Times Magazine (talk about an eye!) curated this month’s show “Dutch Seen: New York Rediscovered,” at the Museum of the City of New York. The work casts a modern gaze upon the historic ties of Colonial Dutch New York and the Dutch masters. Dutch art holds a special place in my heart, as does photography, so imagine my surprise and joy at this show. The variance of light combined with rich textured work and secret glances give works like Hendrik Kerstens’s a nod to the old masters. Yet at the same time, Kerstens’s humor provides a modern twist, as with this photograph “Bag.”Bag by Hendrik Kerstens’s


Who, How, Now with Bryce Kanights part 1/3

“How much for the tai?”-BK

“It’s cool, she’s a hippie chick”-BK

Nemo Entertainment takes you into a day with Bryce Kanights. Insights, perspectives, personality and passion. Part 1: Bryce Kanights and Kevin Kowalski head to SE Portland to grab a photo at a secret backyard pool.

 

Bryce Kanights- Part 1 of 3 from Nemo Design on Vimeo. Johnnylefilms.com, skatedaily.net


Ryan Bubnis pt. 2

Featured Artist- Ryan Bubnis- Pt.2 from Nemo Design on Vimeo.

A look into local artist Ryan Bubnis’ living and work space. For more visit ryanbubnis.com/


Video coverage of Superstition @ StudioNemo

On Friday StudioNemo hosted Superstition, featuring the art of: Aaron Piland, Jesse Brown, Barndi Strickland, Ryan Bubnis, Cody Hudson, Betsy Walton, and Emma Trithart. If you didn’t make it you missed out! For those of you that failed to experience the show, here’s a video capturing the radness.


First Friday Artist Exposed…

We visited Ryan Bubnis for a little studio time. Enjoy and come support on Friday…

Featured Artist- Ryan Bubnis from Nemo Design on Vimeo.


Preserving Tokyo

 

With the gentrification of seedy neighborhoods on the rise, the release of Watanabe Katsumi’s book Gangs of Kabukicho, serves as a visual record of Shinjuku’s red light district.  The photographs are from the 1960s and 70s and capture characters of violence, sex and transgression. Watanabe died last year at the age of 67. This book is a testament to his incredible ability to capture subtlety.

 


Springtime in Paris…

If you are in Paris this week, you are in luck. I just got off the phone with Todd Selby who has an opening at Colette. It sounds fantastic!


Von Iva by Plain T

I just came home from the Von Iva show at Doug Fir, and this sunday night show was fire! Those three girls put on an amazingly energetic show and the crowd was no let down! Keyboardist Rebecca Kupersmith was really stoked on the poster i did for the show (props for Nemo!) and once that trio got on stage is was loud, fast and personal. Kelly was throwing her drums and Jillian was unbuttoning my flannel and flashing the fans! The Portland crowd roared and the girls came out for one more song after they finished their set, the show was ferocious.

 

 


Sam Kuhn’s Lion Attack!!!!


When I met Sam a few years ago my first impression was this kid is gonna kill it, since then, he hasn’t stopped impressing. His amazing work ethic, creative drive, positive attitude, knowledge of equipment and straight up talent set him far apart from his peers. His ever expanding client list already consists of the likes of Nike 6.0, Snowboarder Magazine, Transworld Snowboarding, Community Transit, Avalara, Dellacio Collection, Imperial Motion, Stevens Pass, Bonfire, Ir77, Slow Runner, Roxy, your’s truly, Nemo Design and get this…he’s only 20!!!

Just about now you should stop feeling old and unaccomplished…instead, check out his motion picture collective Lion Attack. Keep it up Sam!


PDN’s “30”, featuring Studionemo’s friends Corey Arnold and Cole Barash

We just received the new issue of PDN, inside they highlight their choice for their favorite 30 new and emerging photographers, 2 highlighted are Studionemo’s friends Cole Barash, and Corey Arnold. Click here to go to PDN’s online gallery featuring work from all 30 featured photographers.


Photo of the day… beam me up scotty

by melanie bonajo


Sweet F.A. by Plain T

It is time once again! February has long been the month for Portland’s famed Doom Town Rock & Roll Fashion show, however this year it goes by a different name,the Sweet F.A. Rock & Roll Fashion show. The production is still headed by two of Portland’s mightiest design minds Erin “Beretta” Cry of Revolver Revolver and Elizabeth Mollo of Disorder Cloths. As for whats in store, i was able to sneak a look at the fashion and speak with some of this years featured designers, and it looks like this year is shaping up to be another Doom Town Productions smash! Get your tickets, and get your ass to the Fez Ballroom on the night of Feb. 21st.


Finally!

 

If you are in LA, you are in for another treat! The action sports world opened up new doors for female athletes, and women run companies (go NIKITA!!!),  but the stigma of being “second best” was always lingering in the shadows. After all these years of males doing art in the action sports industry, the ladies are getting recognized… Finally! 

VOLCOM STONE’S FIRST ALL FEMALE ART COLLECTION ‘LOVE BYETZ!’ IS NOW SHOWING THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY THRU MID-MARCH AT THE VOLCOM STORE 126 LA BREA, LA.

VOLCOM GIRL’S SPRING 09’ FEATURED ART COLLECTION FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER IS COMPOSED OF ALL FEMALE ARTISTS. TO SUPPORT THIS COLLABORATION THESE ARTISTS CREATED SPECIAL PIECES TO SHOWCASE IN OUR LA GALLERY.

ALONG WITH AN INCREDIBLE DISPLAY OF ARTWORK ARE ALSO 10 HAND DESIGNED AND CREATED PURSES ON SALE BY VOLCOM ARTISTS. EACH PURSE IS UNIQUE AND CRAFTED FROM A DIFFERENT ARTISTS PERSPECTIVE. THESE PURSES ARE ON SALE FOR $50 EACH AND ALL PROCEEDS GO TO A VOLCOM SUPPORTED CHARITY.

GET DOWN TO 126 LA BREA AVENUE, LOS ANGELES TO THE VOLCOM LA STORE TO SEE THIS COLLECTION, THE FEATURED ARTIST TEES AND MORE…

FOR FURTHER PRODUCT INFO AND GIRLS NEWS GO TO: WWW.VOLCOM/GIRLS

 


Danielle Levitt, We Are Experienced @ StudioNemo


Danielle Levitt, We Are Experienced @ Studionemo from alex mertz on Vimeo.

StudioNemo was excited to present Danielle Levitt’s photo series: We Are Experienced, on Friday Feb 6th. With special performances by The Jefferson Dancers and Beaverton High School Beaver Band, this was one of our best shows to date, thanks everyone who helped out! Check it out!


Bryce Kanights Show

Legendary Skate and BMX photographer Bryce Kanights is showing at the Department of Skateboarding. Go check it out on Jan 30th…


Lori Hersberger


I’ve got a nonstop craving for all things neon, Swedish artist Lori Hersberger has got my fix. With the perfect marriage of shape, color, and texture. Lori has taken the buzzing tubes of noble gasses we take for granted everyday and transformed them into a visual experience the late Timothy Leary would trip on.


Danielle Levitt in Newsweek

Our February First Friday art show will showcase Danielle Levitt’s work. Her recently release book, WE ARE EXPERIENCED, earned a write up in Newsweek. Check out the post online here… And join us on Feb. 6th from 6-10pm for the show here at Nemo.  

CONGRATS Danielle!!!!

 


SLAP Magazine interviews Tobin Yelland.

“I would rather be broke doing creative work than making good money having no life” -Tobin Yelland

Nemo’s friend Tobin Yelland sat down with artist Kelly D. Williams and SLAP editor Mark Whiteley for an interesting chat covering Tobin’s past with Thrasher Magazine, his influences, where his career is heading and other little tid-bits that give insight as to what makes Tobin tick. Check out the convo HERE. I suggest you check his website out as well, classic shots from skateboarding’s past and the culture that surrounded it.


Artist of the Day…

One of my favorite contemporary painters Kehinde Wiley’s work is featured in Anthem. His work transgresses historical narratives of black men, as hyper masculine, violent and sexualized beings and actually inserts them into art history, from which they have been missing. He uses the work of 17th and 18th century painting masters as inspiration and places his contemporary subjects in similar poses with backgrounds that are traditionally considered feminine in motif. 

And… as it relates to us in Portland and Nemo, he paints some of his subjects with Nike Sportswear and SB clothing and shoes! 


LOVECITYLOVE by Lucien Pellegrin


LOVECITYLOVE By Lucien Pellegrin from Nemo Design on Vimeo.

StudioNemo was proud to present Lucien Pellegrins’ LOVECITYLOVE show on Dec. 5th. Nemo was spewing with creativity in many forms at the show. With Lucien talking to most all patrons and giving insight into his work and also gaining new perspectives from other people, it was a inspiring event for many. The creation station table was a big hit, more of an interactive group art project everyone was free to contribute a drawing or words on the table,or just hang out and chat. Music was provided by Amos Miller kicking all his original beats. Good times and great vibes had by all. Definitely stepped up to a new caliber of show here at StudioNemo. Thanks for everyone’s help.