Dystopia Filter: March 9, 2012

Dystopia Filter

Armory Week is soon approaching, which means the third installment of DYSTOPIA FILTER is right around the corner. This year’s show is bigger and better than ever, with a roster of 31 artists working in a wide range of media:

Debbie Allen – www.debbieallen.tumblr.com
Adam Amengual – http://www.adamamengual.com/
Marion Bolognesi – http://marion-b.com/
Keely Brandon – http://www.flickr.com/photos/xxkeely
Anthony Calandra – http://www.anthonycalandra.com/
CASH 4 – http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/cash-4
CH0MB0 – http://leagueofbikepolo.com/user/ch0mb0
Naomi Cohen-Thompson
Dark Cloud – http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/brooklyn-street-art-dark-clouds-jaime-rojo-pantheon-03-11-web.JPG
Gregory De La Haba – http://delahaba.com/
Josh Durant – http://joshuadurantart.weebly.com/
Dust La Rock – http://dustlarock.com/blog/
Adrienne Dowd – http://www.adriennedowd.com/
Evoker – http://dramavisuals.freeservers.com/intro.htm
Josh Falk – http://joshfalk.blogspot.com/
Farika – http://farikaphoto.tumblr.com/
Percy Fortini-Wright – http://www.p14ewright.com/
Mike Hammecker – http://www.mikehammecker.com/
Stephen Holding – http://www.stephenholding.com/
Coby Kennedy – http://citizenkroger.com/home.html
Asif Mian – http://evaq.com/
J.S. Mildenberg – http://jsmildenberg.com/
Nathan Nadeau – http://metalwing.com/blog/2010/05/03/looks-like-a-bad-sign/
Mr. Never – http://www.mrnvr.com/
Adam O’Day – http://adamoday.blogspot.com/
Agustin Orengo
Miguel Ovalle – http://www.dizmology.com/
Damion Silver – www.damionsilver.com
Daniel St. George – http://azstar78.com/
Dana Woulfe – http://danawoulfe.com/
Matt Zaremba – http://www.matthewzaremba.com/
Nick Z – http://www.youlovenickz.com/

So please join us for a drink and check out a cross-section of some of the most driven and talented creators working today. You will not be disappointed. Afterparty to follow at Trophy Bar.

Hope to see you there!

1 year ago today…

Exactly one year ago today AntiDesigns owner / artist Jay LaCouture quit his career to pursue AntiDesigns full-time. To celebrate, we’ve taken the 7-year old tangled mess of a website, stripped it down and rebuilt it. The new, simplified look and feel represents our current direction more closely and will serve as a fresh starting point for future projects and collaborations.

Over the past year, AntiDesigns has been a part of some very interesting projects that will serve as a foundation for what’s to come in the near future. Here’s a small collection of the photos that were taken throughout the year, and a video retrospective of the last year in print:

Between the Sheets: a look inside the artist’s sketchbook

February 16 – March 22, 2012
opening reception: Feb 16, 7-9pm

Sketching is fundamental to the artist’s process. It is used for recording ideas, marking observations, or developing visual plans. Regardless of the medium in which an artist may work, the sketchbook is generally a basic first step of creation.
With “Between the Sheets”, The Distillery Gallery has invited artists to display work that was not quite intended for exhibition. Entire sketchbooks, loose sheets of paper, scribbles on bar napkins, even printouts of digital renderings will be exhibited in this unique show of working concepts, visual studies, and rough ideas. Sketches will surely range from what appear to be finished works of art to seemingly meaningless doodles. This intimate look into the work behind the work aims to reveal that sketches and sketching techniques can vary just as much as finished works. The show will simultaneously highlight a moment in their processes that the artists are on the same page.
exhibiting artists:

Fran Azzarto, Aimee Belanger, Scott Chasse, Kenley Darling, Alison Davis, Pat Falco, Hans Guggenheim, Derek Hoffend, Jay LaCouture, Eric D. Love, Joyce McDaniel, Michael Mullaney, Shana Paleologos, Micaela Ruiz, Lisa Scollan, Mary Sherman, Beth Redmond Walsh, David Wooddell, Dana Woulfe

Between the Sheets

Painting with Prints [Video]

Four AntiDesigns team members, Jay LaCouture, Keith Zoo, Josh Falk, and Mikey Maker, got together to collaborate on a one of a kind screen print collage for an upcoming collective group show. Using 15-25 different pre-existing screens, the group painted 3 pieces of found-cardboard using somewhere around 100 passes of the squeegee.The resulting piece is now showing at the Lincoln Arts Project gallery in Waltham, MA until October 28, 2011, as part of the Boston Art Collective show, curated by Fish McGill.Collectives Show

Human Powered Works

Human Powered Works
Opening: August 12th from 7-9pm

Show Runs Through August 28th.

Co-curated by Silvi Naci

Silver Oris, Nineta, Pro Blak, Swat, 9&saintvitus, Marka27, Enamel Kingdom, Heather McGrath, Alphabet Arm Design, Chris Piascik, Morgan Thomas Anderson, Thomas Buildmore, Nick Z, Matthew Zaremba, Tony Luong, Martha O’Connell, James Buford, Zachary Teachout, Tom Lutz, Damion SIlver, Alphabet Soup, Anti Designs, Shayna Yasuhara, Josh Falk, Nick Colen + Skunk.

This group show features Interpretations of the human engine. All manner of self powered transit form the content and medium interpreted by a wide survey of young artists from Boston, NY, and Philadelphia with affiliations ranging from vandalism, the MIT media Lab, the Distillery, Artists For Humanity, SCUL(anarcho-bike gang) and Paint Pens in Purses.