For this In the Studio special, we hang with Boston based artist, TJ Kelley. The suburban skater turned artist creates artworks at a range of scales, but most predominately works with scrap wood littered with his simple, yet memorable illustrations.
Setting soft and supple nudes and unorthodox portraits against seemingly textured backgrounds, Haines utilizes the tension between abstraction and realism to appease his own inner dichotomies and create art that expresses emotional complexities.
Each of Danava's songs is a rollicking, rippin' power track with extra psychedelic embellishments. The band works with a consistent feeling and within the confines of a bygone genre, but seeing them live puts to rest doubts that it’s all pretense-laden artifice.
Last Friday, thanks to our good friends at Hungry Ghost Press, we participated in a pop-up zine fest at Urban Outfitters in Boston; a night filled with zines, artwork, exclusive fashion designs from our talented friend Nicole DiVito, free PBR, sales merch, and an unbelievably fun photo booth.
Dana Woulfe grew up in rural Rhode Island - a graffiti-art desert, if you will - where tags were few and taggers even fewer. After moving to Boston in ’97 to attend Mass Art the graft-inspired artist found his craft and his niche, expanding on the art rather than complying with it.
When was the last time you walked down the street and a sign actually caught your attention because it was aesthetically pleasing? The computer-designed, diecut vinyl lettering that litters a majority of business’ signs has undoubtedly created a creeping sameness in our cityscapes.