Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Art Opening: Blamo Toys by Spencer Hansen

Spencer Hansen's otherworldly artistry brings elements of his imagination to life in a playful toy line called BLAMO. Spencer can usually be found designing, drawing, painting, sculpting, sewing, photographing and dancing. (He is an excellent clogger.) Spence spends most of his time frolicking in the arts, but you can also find him crouching, creeping and crawling on things of all shapes and sizes. Spence likes to eat most every...thing. He can eat a lot. He has been accused of having a hollow leg. If you want to make him happy, cook him something yummy. Spence created the BLAMO family to accompany him on his meandering ways Come along as he continues to create toys for creatures, big and small.

Moksha is proud to present
Blamo Toys: Photographs & Toy Designs by Spencer Hansen

Opening Reception
Friday - September 24th, 2010

Exhibit runs through October 21, 2010
Facebook Invite: RSVP

Growing up in a Mormon family in the small town of Burley, Idaho I was brought up in a setting (that supported) with heavy use of imagery and endless hours of church time spent daydreaming and creating art. My devout Mormon parents brought me up to believe that humans are not animals but rather Gods in Embryo. San Francisco is a far cry from the small rural western town I was raised. In the city I noticed that people are animals. Ironically I discovered the primitive in a highly cosmopolitan setting. My work deals with these dissonant experiences. My background has instilled in me a need to push against conventions. My new series is a collection of the visual experiences.

In addition to photo and digital media, I work with other materials and processes.

I graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute in May of 2006. Since then I have not lived in one place for more than a few months. This need - and lust for movement, being a nomad has taken me to new unimagined places. I intend for my work to show this. I want it to relate more to a movie than that of a still photo.

Using my strong technical training in traditional photography, my current goal is to push the boundaries of the digital realm as far as far as I possibly can. I wish to expand the apparent realism inherent in the photographic medium and extend that to "an even greater realism." I believe that the digital realm offers the greatest possibilities for this exploration.

My current direction is to collect photos from my traveling to create my imagined environments. I want to provide viewers with a bridge between visual and visceral experience. My most recent output has been "digital murals", created in a panorama format to be read as multiple, coexisting spaces, similar to a filmic "road trip".


FRESH STOCK: Supremebeing - Ladies

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Supremebeing was established in 1999 and is based on once again, everything that one should enjoy in life; being in the company of people who have a passion and love for their art, music and friends. Supremebeing is a family of artists: designers, painters, music makers, the doers and thinkers living to produce inspiring things whether visual, audio or conceptual. Supremebeing offers quality and innovative British leisurewear with a sharp attention to detail.

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AW10 Womenswear draws inspiration from elements as diverse as English heritage checks and tailoring to geometry and art deco. The collection is elegant and refined while still retaining its striking directional roots and original design. Street Chic AW10: Good taste and bad apples

Bind - red and blue gingham (not available in color shown above) - $76

Dixi Parka - navy - $150

Crumpet - sissy stripe - $98

Hop - black - $59

Vox - black - $63

FRESH STOCK: Supremebeing - Gentlemen

AW10 gives a nod to 60's Mods, 80's casuals, country heritage, and the beloved nerd. The collection ranges from classic jackets with refined details and custom fabrics. Other elements include panelling inspired by the outer space we all remember and love. AW10 is the future.

Klein - navy - $124

Contact - black - $98

sandstorm - navy - $111

Monday, September 13, 2010

Ode to Audrey

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." -Audrey Hepburn

I love her!!


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

FRESH STOCK: Vintage & Lightly Worn Boots

We are always hunting for special, one of a kind goodies to bring to you and once again, we've found vintage and lightly worn boots that can aid in the transition from summer to fall. This is just a small preview of what's available.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

FRESH STOCK: Lifetime Collective - Gentlemen

Dublin - French Roast - $152

Lucky Man - Fig Stripe - $62

Mr. Tie - Dark Denim Check - $66

Belafonte Cord - Black - $82

FRESH STOCK: Lifetime Collection - Ladies

Umea - Heather Oatmeal - $132

New Dreams - Black Stripe - $62

Emily - Black - $72

Galway Bay - Fig - $142

Konichiwa - Distress Blue - $82

Konichiwa - Raw Blue - $72

In Your Ear: Delta 5

Delta5 combines feminist politics with a "two-bass funk-punk sound." The band formed "On A Lark" which means "to do something for fun or on a whim" but a "lark," in British slang is a gag or a joe-k. The phrase "on a lark" is, then something done as a joe-k. Nonetheless, Delta5 became part of the thriving Leeds Post-Punk scene in the late 70's and early 80's. They released their first single, "Mind Your Own Business" in 1979" and shortly after releasing "You", the band went on to have a popular U.S. tour but an overly produced debut album released by Charisma Records eventually lead to the disbanding of the band due to low record sales and unpopularity for the new, clean sound. In 2006, Kill Rock Stars released Delta5's Singles & Sessions 1979-1981.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Fall or So It Seems

Alas today seems like the end of our pathetic summer, I awoke to a cold apartment and an even colder outdoors. What really seemed to finalize the atmosphere of fall was that the bus heater was whirling away. The only reassurance I have with saying goodbye to a summer that never really took place is that there are so many beautiful things to wear and see in the fall and winter. I scoured the web for some photos that would match what I had envision in my mind and I found a handful that came close.

Please enjoy!

Sunday, September 5, 2010