The Antlers are coming to NYC

The Antlers are a Brooklyn based band fronted by Peter Silberman. Their debut album, “Hospice,” is the result of front man Silberman’s “self described year and a half exile upon moving to New York City,” according to “Under the Radar” magazine.

The album is an extended creative writing project of sorts. Silberman used his introversion to identify with the characters in his ballads. “Hospice” centers around a man watching his girlfriend slowly die of bone cancer.

After a relationship “destroyed him,” according to UTR, Silberman “translated the experience into vivid descriptions of death, memory and regret.” These themes are prevalent and almost overwhelming throughout “Hospice.” Silberman maintains that it was not his intention to make a “depressing album,” although songs include “Kettering” and “Wake.” The band has been receiving positive reviews on both the album and their live shows.

The Antlers will be performing at the Bowery Ballroom in Manhattan on Dec. 15, 2009.

Gabriel Orozco Exhibit

The Museum of Modern Art, MOMA, will be showcasing a retrospective exhibit of the works of renowned Mexican artist, Gabriel Orozco. The exhibit will open tomorrow December 13th and will continue until March 1, 2010.Considered one of the most influential artist of the 90s’ ,  Orozco is known for using objects from everyday life as a muse for his creations. He gained fame in the 1990s for works like Horses Running Endlessly in 1995, which depicts a wood checkerboard and Black Kites in 1997 ( a human skull covered with a graphite grid). Samurai Tree Invariants, an animation on his some of his motifs, will accompany the exhibit.For events and lectures related to this event check out: the MOMA calendar under Gabriel Orozco.

Gabriel Orozco. Horses Running Endlessly. 1995. Taken from MOMA.org

Who Shot Rock and Roll

I had seen posters and promotions almost everywhere around the city for this exhibit. For a while it was almost impossible to get on the subway or walk the streets and not see a billboard for this exhibit. Although it was everywhere it didn’t catch my attention at first. It wasn’t untill I saw some of the photos from the exhibit that were displayed that I started to take an interest. The exhibit has been going on for two months now and it will continue to go on until the end of next month at the Brooklyn Museum. Click here for more information.

Tim Burton at MOMA

We are all familiar with Tim Burton the producer/filmmaker but very few of us were familiar with Tim Burton the artist until just a few weeks ago when The Museum of Modern Art, MOMA, opened a retrospective exhibit on the unreleased artworks of the blockbuster hit maker. Some of the material dates back as far as 37 years ago, one video is a silent short film collection dating back to 1971, from Burton’s private collection. Most of the work in the exhibit include early sketches from some of his most famous films like “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Edward Scissor Hands”. Although the exhibit has been up since November 22, its still getting lots of buzz.

Tickets for the exhibit are sold online on MOMA’s Website. Prices range from $12-$20. Full time students with student ID can get in for $12 and children sixteen and under are free. MOMA urges that visitors be aware that the gallery occupancy is limited so you can guarantee your entrance to the exhibit any time during the exhibit hours 10:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. The ticket also allows access to other exhibits at MOMA. For more information visit “Buy Tickets” on the MOMA site. The exhibit will go on through April 26, 2010.

Tim Burton fans might enjoy this “Behind the Scenes: Tim Burton at MOMA” video. He talks a great deal about his childhood and his inspirations behind his artwork.