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Jun. 13th, 2010

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For new news about me and my awe-inspiring art career, please check out leontinegreenberg.tumblr.com. It features links to many other wonderful things, including show announcements, my bio and CV, my flickr stream, and my other tumblr blog which is chock full of inspirational images and burlesque figure drawings.

That's leontinegreenberg.tumblr.com. Over and out.

Mar. 27th, 2009

myplasticheart



Here's a sneak peek of my work for the New Moon show at myplasticheart in SoHo. If you're in the New York area, please stop by and check it out. 25 artists are going to be interpreting the chinese zodiac, and I can't wait to see what they all come up with! The sneak peeks I've seen look fantastic.

I'll be at the opening on April 10th from 6-9 p.m.

myplasticheart
210 Forsyth St.
New York, NY



Patrick Gannon made that wonderful collage for the postcard.

Jan. 28th, 2009

I'm in a nice mood today.

"Asked why he did not give 'credit' to God, Attenborough [said]: 'They always mean beautiful things like hummingbirds. I always reply by saying that I think of a little child in east Africa with a worm burrowing through his eyeball. The worm cannot live in any other way, except by burrowing through eyeballs. I find that hard to reconcile with the notion of a divine and benevolent creator.'"

(From this article in the Guardian)

Jan. 22nd, 2009

James Jean at Jonathan Levine

There are SO many things I want to blog about, such as New Years Testimonials (aka things you should have made it your new years' resolution to do), and cool Flickr trends (such as reenacting Alice's tea party. Why does the sexiest friend always get to be the Mad Hatter?). But. I have been busy vomiting in public and molding young minds.

Nonetheless, I simply must tell you about the awesomeness that is James Jean's show at Jonathan Levine Gallery. Well, really, there's nothing I can say except that here are some of the paintings, and in real life they are bigger and brighter and deeper and scarier than the internet can convey. I looked at them for about 45 minutes, and then I had to leave because my eyeballs were full, and I was starting to get a bit dizzy from desire and jealousy and the terrifying subject matter. But I wish I could have stayed for more.


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Dec. 11th, 2008

Cartoon Particles



Markus Hofko's "Cartoon Particles" reminds me of this creepy Disney logo, in which Goofy has apparently devolved into some kind of blind subterranean worm thing:



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Nov. 29th, 2008

Interview

A charming Belgian named Geert interviewed me last month for the third issue of his online magazine Gizmag (no relation to the gadget reviewing blog). You can download the magazine as a .pdf here, or in .jpg form here.


(The cover art for the issue is by Camilla D'Errico)

It might seem not-so-modest to say so, but Geert has great taste in art and design. So I highly recommend checking out his weekly picks at gizmag.eu.

Nov. 24th, 2008

Miyazakesque

The first Miyazaki-eque thing I will be blogging about today is Hiyao Miyazaki's new movie which is supposed to be released in the US next summer. I watched a cam bootleg with a weird frame rate and no English subtitles, and it was TOTALLY EXCELLENT.

It's called Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, and it sort of falls in between Totoro (since the protagonists are toddlers) and Sprited Away (with all sorts of things morphing into other things, plus lots of interesting modes of transportation). Anyway, Miyazaki says (again) that this is his last film, and I hope (again) that he is lying.


Please, Disney, don't change a thing about that theme song.

Miyazaki-esque item number two is the trailer for Pixar's next feature, "Up".


Apparently houses in the sky make me think of Miyazaki, even though I can't actually think of a Miyazaki movie where there *are* houses in the sky. Well, here are some paintings of houses in the sky by Amy Casey who sent me a super-nice response to some fan mail I sent her...



I totally saved the best for last! Miyazaki-esque item number four is (are) Theo Jansen's Strandbeesten...



(Excellent TED talk with Theo Jansen here.)

Nov. 6th, 2008

Star Trek scariness

I must confess to being rather excited about J.J.Abrams's new Star Trek movie, because #1, I am a geek and #2 I *heart* Zachary Quinto (because I am a geek).



However, I find these publicity images for the new movie rather alarming!


(click for larger image with sparkly transporter effect)

WTF, stylists and photographer? Are Z.Q. and the new Captain Kirk really carved out of some sort of spamlike substance? And what is up with the excessive use of the fill flash? Were those noirish shadows in the original photo just entirely too homorerotic for you? It also cracks me up that their costumes are just as un-wrinkly and flawless as their perfect porcelain skin.


(is this a Zachary Quinto blow-up doll?)

Seriously, are men now being held up to the same impossible beauty ideals as women, with attendant airbrushing and botoxing and filling in of little wrinkles with cow collagen? (I found this New York Magazine article about the "New New Face" quite educational.)

And here's a scary article from Discover magazine about the emotional effect of Botox on it's victims users. The article authors seem to think it's super great that Botox numbs people's emotions, because who wants to be sad, anyway? I think the idea that the rich and powerful of the world are making themselves less able to empathize with other people's negative emotions is horrifying.

Nov. 5th, 2008

Jubliation!







My coffee table:



This made me cry:



Sascha called out CNN today on their hologram nonsense.



And finally...



GO-BAMA!!!

Oct. 27th, 2008

Buy my dad's book!

My dad! Wrote a book! If you like science and stuff, you should totally buy it.



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