Monday, December 15, 2008
After some busyness (read: real life shit) Metatronic is back in the severely diminished form of a BLOG! And until you give us more money that's the best we can provide.
Back issues of the zine are still available at Beep Beep for a mere DOLLAR.
Exit your mind, down your spine, and out your behind.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
So now in those 3 years YoYo, L'Avenue, Foundation One, New Street, and from what I hear now Rabbithole have all closed. And what's even worse is that many others in town have closed as well during this time. I even thought that YB was going to close before they found their new (and infinitely better) space.
What's even more interesting is that the economy has nothing to do with any of this! People are always asking us about the economy "So how's art business in this economy?" or I bet people aren't buying art in this economy?" Yeah it's true times are definitely rough for all of us in the arts, but who gives a shit? I'd definitely like to have more money to spend on repairs, advertising, a mailbox etc, but that wasn't the reason we or any of the aforementioned galleries got into this biz. A lot of them hung it up to change cities or focus on their art, music, whatever. That's the beauty and tragedy of my favorite kinds of art spaces: it's all out of love, the love of art and the love of connecting people to it. The only real struggle is keeping things interesting so that the love doesn't get stale or get in the way of your life.
I guess I write all this not to whine or to pat Beep on the back for lasting this long (2 1/2 years what an eternity) but rather hopefully to get more people opening spaces! Anybody can do it! We started a gallery with one month's rent and a bucket of Kilz. Same with Youngblood, Mint, and others. Fuck the money, grab some love and come on.
Coffeeshops, house shows, and similar spots are rad too but we've been there. Restaurants lack control (lighting, space, management) and houses lack accesibility (one night shows, directions/location, people fucking live there the rest of the time). We need more galleries stat! We're tired of hogging all the good artists! Haha
Please check out KRK Ryden's show in December which will unfortunately be Rabbithole's last joint. Hopefully it's like Jay-z's retirement and they'll come back in 6 months.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Furthermore what does it say about Atlanta that these two creative websites share basically the same name? Is it enough to imply that the talents that various organizations (Beep Beep included) represent or spotlight will shine through without some glossing? Does this make your artists or whatever more accesible or more generic? For example if you were to call your group simply "The Art People" would that be interpreted as "awshucks we're humble and unpretentious" or would it be interpreted as "we're not very original so we picked some Google words that people would associate with easily." I mean we're all looking for easy words to get people to remember us by (YES WE CAN!) but c'mon! If I were interested in Boston arts and there was a site called Boston Art Stuff I would assume is was a high school web designer's B+ project.
I'm not saying our's is the most original, magnificent, and ball bustinest art flavored moniker ever :) but I do personally believe that dumbing it down to reach a broader audience should be reserved for daytime television and not for the purveyors of local arts culture.
But perhaps this is a different strokes for different folks kind of thing.
P.S. Props to great names and peeps who represent our fair city: Rabbithole Gallery, Eyedrum, Burn Away, Thought Marker, Dry Ink, Bare and Bitter Sleep, Youngblood and a ton of others.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Beep Beep alumnus BEAN has a show coming up at Get This! Gallery this Friday. Seems as if he's made a video for every day. Check them out on his youtube page.
And in other Bean action, he edited a nice little time lapse of a Sam Parker and Joe Tsambiras colab from their upcoming show @ Beep Beep. Peep it out:
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Don't worry, we'll be true to our school. Just like we would to our girl or guy.
Check out twist - http://www.twistartgallery.com/
Monday, September 29, 2008
Dosa Kim - Joy Phrasavath
Shaun Thurston - Michi
Mike Germon - Born
Zarlacc - Harrison Keys
Ben Goldman - Stephanie Howard
Bryan Westberry – Jason R. Butcher
Sten Mostrom – Sat Kirpal Khalsa
Baxter Crane – Mike Germon
Ann-Marie Manker - J.R. Schulz
Joy Phrasavath - Dosa Kim
Jason R. Butcher - Baxter Crane
Sat Kirpal Khalsa - Stenvik Mostrom
Michi - Shaun Thurston
Aubrey Pope –
Stephanie Howard – Metatronic
Born – Ben Goldman
J.R. Schulz – Ann- Marie Manker
Metatronic – Bryan Westberry
Not quite as much variation as the first Me/We which we did in our house a couple years ago, but there are definitely a lot of interesting combinations. The show opens November 7th @ Aurora Coffee. More to come...
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
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Monday, September 22, 2008
One night only Audio Visual clash from David Moore (Eyekiss Films) and Chris Devoe, featuring a mix of Downtempo, Breaks, Chill Hip Hop, and Progressive Beats by Arepaz Reoords artist Chris Devoe.
No it's not the subtitle for City Slickers 3, it's a toy / sculpture by Beep Beep intern Em Kemph which was featured in last Saturday's Munnybrella show over at Mint Gallery. Em is what they call a "polymath", one whose knowledge is not restricted to one subject area (thanks for the vocab Em.) You can learn all about her various art and music excursions over at her blog notaglumalot.
Check check it!
There's something really fascinating about an image that has to convey some deadly accident in the simplest form possible without using words. Don't let baby drown in the paint bucket!
I'll upload some of the drawings as they progress.
Hope you enjoy!
Beep Beep Crew