House of Cards Against Humanity
On Monday we quietly announced and sold out of a little pack of cards we made for Netflix to promote the new season of House of Cards, which comes out on February 14th.
This was a weird project, even by our standards. Here’s how it happened.
Basically this entire post is amazing. They’re essentially giving Netflix the finger, but pretending they’re saying “you’re number one!”
And they apparently got paid an (undisclosed) obscene amount of money to do this — which they then used to make a donation of “more than $49,999 and less than $50,001” (since legal will not allow them to state specific terms).
Also interesting: apparently both HBO and Microsoft have tried to work with the Cards Against Humanity crew in the past, but pissed them off so much that the guys quit each time. Fucking love these guys.
"Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through."
Melting Into the Floor
May 18, 2013 - June 15, 2013
Opening reception / Saturday May 18, 2013 / 5 - 7pm
RICHARD HELLER GALLERY, Santa Monica is pleased to present, Melting Into The Floor, a solo exhibition of new works by Oakland based artist, Brendan Monroe. The show will consist of a body of paintings on paper and a number of sculptures in wood.
This new body of work slips just beyond the border of reality. The figurative paintings and sculptures have fallen through the folds of reason, have been flattened out, liquified and parceled into various shapes. The title, Melting Into the Floor connotes a feeling of dissolving and morphing into an abstract state. As liquid can change into a gas or solid, the artist is interested in the crossing point at which fundamental alteration sets course. It is Brendan’s goal to somehow catch these figures shortly after the moment when they’ve burst into ribbons and blobs. Monroe imagines these images at frozen points of motion with an implied short narrative that refers to the before and after.
Monroe received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Art Center College of Design in 2004. He has had solo exhibitions with Faye Fleming and Partner in Geneva, Switzerland, Galerie L.J. in Paris, France and Cooper Cole in Toronto, Canada. His work has recently appeared in the New York Times and New Yorker magazine.
RICHARD HELLER GALLERY
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