WEDNESDAY MAY 27 // 6:30PM

LEONARD KOREN
on
Making WET: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing
 
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Hello Friends,

We are fans of good design.  So we were excited when we came across the legendary design and aesthetics writer Leonard Koren's work.  We invited him to come and give a short talk at our office next Wednesday night, and are very excited to announce that Leonard will be discussing, from the point of view of a young artist out to make something, the founding and publishing of WET: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing
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+ WHEN: Wednesday May 27, 2015 // 6:30PM
+ WHERE: THE THING Quarterly: 447 O'Farrell Street in SF's TL
+ COST: Free for subscribers, $5 for everyone else (tickets include wet adult beverage).
 
ABOUT WET:
Published mainly in Venice, California in the 1970’s and early 80’s, WET covered a range of cultural issues in addition to topics related to its philosophy of bathing.  As Leonard writes, “WET’s most endearing quality was its wholehearted embrace of the absurd.”  Formed alongside the punk movement, WET developed its own distinct aesthetic as the team improvised responses to design problems.  The resulting innovations lead to WET becoming a catalyst in the graphic styles later known as New Wave and Postmodern.

ABOUT LEONARD:
Leonard Koren was born in New York City in 1948, and raised in Los Angeles. He attended UCLA, graduating with a Master's Degree in Architecture and Urban Planning in 1972.  After graduation, Koren worked as an artist in Los Angeles, where his work focused on bathing environments.  In 1976, Koren founded WET.  After WET ceased publication in 1981, Leonard began writing, designing, and publishing books about aesthetics and design. Titles include Wabi Sabi: For Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers, Gardens of Gravel and Sand, The Flower Shop, and Arranging Things: A Rhetoric of Object Placement.  Many of these titles will be available at THE THING during the event.
 
 
         
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ISSUE 26 - Gabriel Orozco
It's about to happen
 
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Orozco's much anticipated Issue 26 is about to go out into the world

It's still a secret, but there is time to get  Gabriel Orozco's Issue 26  at the pre-order rate ($70) and receive it at the same time as the subscribers.  It's just the sort of thing we do.
PRE-ORDER BETWEEN NOW AND MAY 20TH
+ $70  (as opposed to $85)
+ Ships on May 21st
+ It can be thrown (if you think it's a good idea)
+ Made in Florida USA
 
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David Korty issue 19 Wrapping Party, image by Lenny Gonzalez
It's happening again.  Our quarterly wrapping party is taking place on Wedneday May 20th.  It's what you've come to expect from your experimental publication.  If you are free next Wed. night, stop and have a Trumer Pils with us and listen to Jason Jägel on the DJ consol while you wrap a couple of issues in the TL.
Details
+ TTQ Headquarters:  447 O'Farrell Street in San Francisco's TL
+
6-9PM
+ Ice cold TRUMER PILS for your pleasure
+ Jason Jägel on the beats, nonstop
 
SUBSCRIBE TO GET ALL FOUR ISSUES AT THE LOWEST RATE:
$300 FOR ALL YEAR

+ ISSUE 26 GABRIEL OROZCO: Spring 2015
+ ISSUE 27 MICHELLE GRABNER: Summer 2015
+ ISSUE 28 TAMARA SHOPSIN & JASON FULFORD: Fall 2015
+ ISSUE 29 RICKY SWALLOW:  Winter 2016
 
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THE THING at THE PARKING LOT ART FAIR
 
 
FRESH PANCAKES NON-STOP
 

COME ON OUT

Join us for a tailgating party/literal trunk show/actual pancakes non-stop (until they run out) at the inaugural Parking Lot Art Fair, a renegade, DIY, artist-driven fair/happening in San Francisco. 

SATURDAY MAY 2, 8AM - 1PM

Located in a lot between the stARTup Art Fair and Art Market at Fort Mason

 

**Exact location to be announced at midnight on May 1st.

 

HERE'S WHAT WILL BE HAPPENING AT OUR "BOOTH":
+
A trunk show featuring THING issues and projects
+
Fresh pancakes non-stop with archived syrup from Issue 17
+ Surprise discounts (up to 65% off at various points in the day)
+ Hanging out in Jonn's mobile lodge, listening to Sister Christian
+ See and feel Chris Johanson's T-shirt in real time
+ Ritual Coffee (for free) for reals
 
WE ARE FRIENDLY


 
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THE CHRIS JOHANSON T-SHIRT
good for all spaces...except a nudist beach
 
  Chris Johanson's "Picture of Space" T-shirt                               

 

our first in a series of artist-Designed T-shirts: 

Chris Johanson's "picture of space"

Hello friends,

We are very excited to announce our new T-shirt series, which is being kicked off by LA-based visual artist Chris Johanson.  Here's the plan:  Two to three times per year, we will roll out a new artist-designed T-shirt.  These T-shirts will sell for a mere $28, and we will produce them based on demand and send them to you. 

Our inaugural T-shirt is by one of our favorites, Chris Johanson, who is known for his paintings, sculptures, and interactive environments - sometimes constructed as mazes - that explore the human experience and the physical world people inhabit together. He has exhibited widely throughout the physical world, including the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the Whitney Museum in New York, and Malmö Konsthall in Sweden.  For his T-shirt, the physical world becomes metaphysical once it goes onto your body. 
HERE'S HOW TO GET IT:

+
Pre-order by April 14th to be sure you get it in your size
+
Pay a mere $28 (Subscribers get 20% off)
+ Receive by the beginning of May
+ Use in all spaces

 
  GET IT HERE

 
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Either Way

 
 
WHAT HAPPENED AT THE PARTY

JULIA LEONARD'S EITHER WAY at THE THING

Thanks to everyone who made it out to last Friday's opening for Julia Leonard's Either Way Pop-Up Shop at THE THING.  Big thanks to our DJ-at-large Andy Cabic, Ever Gold Gallery and SFAQ[Project]Space for co-hosting the block party, and of course Julia Leonard for filling our shop with amazing found objects and functional art pieces.

 


 THE SHOP WILL BE OPEN UNTIL 3/29!

HOURS: M-F 10AM-5PM
 
SUNDAY SALE: 3/29 11AM-3PM
 
447 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA

 
  
 

Either Way is a gallery that hosts monthly art shows in Los Angeles presented by Julia M. Leonard. As the founder of Either Way, Leonard collaborates with artists to produce functional art pieces while also offering a carefully curated collection of found objects every week. Over the past year, Either Way has shown a number of great artists’ work. The Happy Customer pictures serve as a record of the found objects purchased every Sunday during the sale. http://eitherwayla.net/

* This Pop-Up coincides with Julia’s LPP+ residency at Adobe Books (3/11-4/5/2015).  More info here.

 
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March 17, 2015 12:25:16 PM PDT

Ricky Swallow Joins The Thing

 
RICKY SWALLOW JOINS THE THING
 
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Made in L.A. 2014, 2014, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, Installation view (all works 2014)  Courtesy of the artist, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles and Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London / Photography: Fredrik Nilsen
THE THING Quarterly is pleased to announce the addition of LA based visual artist Ricky Swallow as a contributor for issue 29, due out in January 2016.

Ricky's sculptures and installations have been exhibited throughout the world, including solo shows at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; MOMA PS1; and the Australian Pavilion of the 2005 Venice Biennale.  We are big fans of his work and were particularly taken with his cast-bronze sculptures of everyday objects in last year's Whitney Biennial. 

More info on Ricky Swallow here.

 
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March 5, 2015 1:20:18 PM PST

Julia Leonard's Either Way at The Thing

 
 
 
JULIA LEONARD'S EITHER WAY at THE THING
A POP-UP SHOP
 
  
Dates: 3/13-27, 2015 (Open M-F 10AM-5PM)

Opening: 3/13 6-9PM (with DJ Andy Cabic)
Sunday Sale:  3/15 11AM-3PM
 
447 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA 

 

 

Either Way is a gallery that hosts monthly art shows in Los Angeles presented by Julia M. Leonard. As the founder of Either Way, Leonard collaborates with artists to produce functional art pieces while also offering a carefully curated collection of found objects every week. Over the past year, Either Way has shown a number of great artists’ work. The Happy Customer pictures serve as a record of the found objects purchased every Sunday during the sale. http://eitherwayla.net/

* This Pop-Up coincides with Julia’s LPP+ residency at Adobe Books (3/11-4/5/2015).  More info here.

 

** Opening on 3/13 coincides with the SFAQ [Project] Space Grand Opening next door and Ever Gold Gallery's opening for Sandy Kim: How's The Weather Down There a couple doors down.  

 
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