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m o n k e y . s a l o n: biographs.about.us

abolin

abolin lives, plays, works, and makes art in berlin. you can see more of her wonderful work at stencil revolution . . .

stencilrevolution.com/photopost/showgallery.php?si=abolin&x=0&y=0

if the link doesn't work, you can go here:
www.stencilrevolution.com - search under abolin.

contact abolin at: ab0lin@hotmail.com

adam mandelbloom

adam mandelbloom is a photographer and IT systems administrator who lives and works in south florida. adam favours photographing nature, animals, and landscapes. he finds inspiration in music and animals and enjoys scuba diving, most outdoor sports, and technology. in the future, he hopes to publish his work with national geographic magazine.

adam's photographic exhibit on monkey salon marks his first foray into publishing his work.

adam holds both a bachelors and masters degree in primate behavioural observations of the best kind.

bert benson + art bureau

bert benson is a san francisco based artist, curator, and independent publisher. he is the founder and director of art bureau, an online gallery and purveyor of limited edition art books.

visit art bureau for links to more of bert's artwork. and visit art bureau to enjoy an amazingly diverse collection of artwork by artists who work in all genres.

www.artbureau.org
info@artbureau.org

cole barcia

cole barcia is an artist and student, currently in the eighth grade of his studies. he very much enjoys sketching and drawing objects, people, and pretty much anything that catches his eye.

cole's work in the visual gallery of monkey salon marks his debut as a self-taught, young artist. in addition to art, cole plays and is an avid fan of basketball, music, and monkeys, of course.

contact: toon@monkeysalon.com

davyd oram + venice is sinking + seven trees clothing

...often lately ive felt like a shipwrecked scavenger, painting on plywood ive found washed up on the beach or rocking some canvas i found amidst my piles of debris. ive got a direction, but the course isnt always an easy path - so you work with what youve got. for me, its just this paint brush and some static for a soundtrack... sometimes he makes tshirts. sometimes stickers. sometimes the paint reaches the canvas or found wood. either way, d.oram sends out the inspirational vibe through his entracing and melancholy (but very much human!) figures that appear in his work. colours, swirls, textures ... are all delightful. from the wet coast of british columbia, d.oram also tends his website, venice is sinking, and the companion art journal, moonpies for misfits. visit...

www.veniceissinking.com
www.seventrees.ca

ev stone + stone hauser studios

i strive to create the objects that would have filled my life if i could have stayed in that imaginary world of childhood. i try to build in the simplest manner, using as little technology as possible. in the process, i am still trying to elevate these found objects to an ordered, ordained, and iconic status. this transformation of the ‘mundane’ to the ‘aesthetic’ is fundamental to understanding these pieces.

within these structures i look to find a balance between the tribal or primitive and the man-made or technological, and perhaps between the spiritual and the intellectual. i create spaces to reflect and consider.

the collages are reflections of over-stimulus, an all-over explosion to the senses of the too much, too fast media. overloaded with visual information, i recombine the images in a rhythmic way that makes more sense to me, creating a unique object from a mass-produced image, and maintaining the constancy of the river flow.

ev stone creates her sculptures and mixed media works in jersey sity, new jersey. she was educated at the kansas city art institute (bfa), otis art institute of parsons school of design, and purdue university. her work has been shown in museums and numerous galleries and exhibits throughout the us. ev is also a freelance curator.

ev is a long-time collaborator, contributor, and all-round wonderful friend of monkey salon. once upon a time, ev found herself with an apartment full of lunchbox recordings cds, making her home resemble a bunker. clyde from brooklyn, the stone-hauser mascot, liked it a lot.

contact:
ev stone
c/o mana fine arts
227 coles street
jersey city, nj, usa
07310
phone: 201-604-2702 ext 515
groggirl@comcast.net

ff blu + monkey salon recordings

º ff blu º
between departure and arrival
produced by jason gamm and toon
on monkey salon recordings
soon come in two thousand seven

jason gamm + monkey salon + stairwell cinema

jason gamm is a graphic artist, songwriter, and music producer. he is recently completed his masters degree in communication design. he lives, works, plays, studies, and makes art and music in milwaukee, wisconsin, us. jason publishes an online art journal - (stairwell_cinema) - a visual compendium of original design and photographic works. born out of a strange, beautiful, rare, and highly unusual universal metaphysicalisticesque occurence, jason joins toon in all things monkey salon.

www.stairwellcinema.com

kip curtis + florida wild

ecoreason aka kip curtis is a naturalist, college professor, radical, homo sapien freak. he has studied history and is writing a book about how mining engineers built us into a technological and ecological fix just before world war I. he reads too much h.d. thoreau and r.w. emerson, but cannot forget that the <*>world<*> provides the architecture for our thoughts, not just nature - the stuff we build, too.

he kept a blog called living deliberately between 2004 and 2006, and has begun a sister volume, florida wild, from his new home in west coast florida. he believes that the line between science and art, between knowledge and feeling, between instinct and fact, is in need of steady blurring. liberation still awaits us.

two kids, a 20 year old cat, and a partner from argentina complete him.

www.floridawild.blogspot.com
www.ecoreason.blogspot.com

lisa temple-cox

memorabilia, melancholia, mythology:

The product of mixed parentage, being brought up in
Malaysia has left me with a divided personality. From my Malay mother, I inherited a fascination for the darker side, an animistic approach to existence, a tendency to emote. Melodrama and an excess of emotional outbursts were common during my childhood, as well as the telling of ghost stories and the likelihood of being punished by demons. On the other side, from my English father - an engineer- I have inherited a certain no-nonsense, empirical approach: reason, logic, science and craftsmanship.

I remember as a child sitting around the kitchen with
my mother and the servants, hearing tales of how
someone's uncle was swallowed whole by a python, and how his ghost still roamed around the path in the
jungle where he was ingested... I have a vague memory of my father killing an enormous snake, and nailing its head to a tree so that he could skin it... there was a huge growth of orchids in the tree... all these things combine in my mind, and contribute to my notion of the world. Real events and tall stories exist side by side, of equal importance, and it all make a kind of sense. However, memories of my childhood are few, and the photographs were destroyed during my parent’s bitter divorce.

My recent work is, for the first time, an exploration
of my colonial childhood, and the dislocation I felt
upon arriving in England – an attempt to evoke the
feelings and memories of that other world, a journey
made without paths or signs. I am re-creating my
history, using the few photos that are left, and any
other bits and pieces I have collected along the way.

I work to music, all kinds of music – dance, rock,
classical, psychedelia, ambient…. It occupies a part
of my mind, while my hands are doing something else.
(I used to work in a record shop – sadly it had
nothing to do with music and everything to do with
product.) If I wasn’t an artist I would be a musician.
Or poet. Or possibly just a bum.
I am a cat person.

www.lisatemple-cox.co.uk
www.myspace.com/deepgreenart
www.cuckoofarmstudios.org

marc snyder + fiji island mermaid press

marc snyder is a printmaker who makes art and goes about his life in pittsburgh, pennsylvania, us. he was trained in indiana and was a college professor in georgia, but he got over it.

the FIMP blog is the blogular component of the FIMP website, which is the websitistic element of the fiji island mermaid press. y'know, art 'n stuf.

marc's artwork and books can be purchased through the fiji island mermaid press, both directly and through auctions on ebay.

the artist's books are also available through subscription to the FIMP book of the month club, just $25 for 12 months of tiny absurd books.

contact marc through email at marc@fimp.net

www.fimp.net
www.fimp.net/fimpbuystuff.html
www.fimpress.blogspot.com

melampyre + milk box records

the story of melampyre begins in 1998 in a suburb of paris, france. three musicians try to cover some songs, manipulating guitars and an old tape recorder. they quickly produced their own records: a mix between abstract hip-hop breakbeats, cinematic samples, bluesy guitars riffs, and electronic attempts. their classic records: still laughing? (2001) and sans exil (2001), confirmed their taste for a musical liberty that comes from the grooves of masssive attack's and portishead's trip-hop, the depressive french rock of diabologum, and the non-conformist electronic music of the warp label.

with non-sens quotidiens (2006), an ep, melampyre confirms its tendency to make tracks with texts. the musical background is still made of hip-hop drumloops, guitars, and samples coming from nowhere. surrealistic or more personal, all these tracks are questionning our daily life, and they are pointing out the incoherences of it.

not really worried about regularity, melampyre is going on its own path, taking risks in others musical styles and formats, pushed by this love of an experimentation that never forgets emotion.

melampyre are fabrice sarron (guitars, keyboards, sequencing, samples, vocals, production, and lyrics), pierre-yves noret aka py (basses, sequencing, samples, vocals, and lyrics), and florian fossa (keyboards, sequencing, samples, vocals, and lyrics).

all tracks are freely downloadable at:
www.melampyre.com

cd ordering information:
melampyre.online.fr/commander_eng.html

contact label: milk.box@melampyre.com
contact band: melampyre@melampyre.com

tom egan

i am a graphic designer who lives in hoboken nj. my photographic style uses traditional film (35mm) and a 25 year old slr camera. i make a point of avoiding manipulation of the medium and am more interested in only using the camera and the film to capture an actual visual moment. what I mean by “actual visual moment” is "that moment that actually occurs but with the element of time added" (which means, with the camera sitting on a tripod for 5 to 15 minutes with the shutter open).

i consider my work more of a personal exploration than a controlled science or skill. in fact, one of the things that excites me about this process is that i never know what I have until the film is developed weeks or months after I have taken the shot.

contact: tome31@juno.com

toon botwin + monkey salon + monkey salon market

toon botwin is a mixed media artist, painter, photographer, and music producer who makes and shows her work in new york city and beyond. she is the founder of monkey salon, a collective of artists, musicians, and writers who make stuff. toon's work appears in the critically acclaimed lunchbox recordings debut cd release, stories to play. she has created text and design for the lbr website, which regularly featured her artwork. photographs toon took in france and belgium can be seen on the covers of dj production duo [of which toon was a member] feng shui's mixed cds, slow motion engineer and 6800 known languages. toon is currently with online galleries quinn the eskimo [nyc], art bureau [sf], funkier than thou [uk], and monkey salon [nyc]. she has shown her work in new york city, brooklyn, jersey city, beacon, ny, and brussels. her work is in numerous private collections in california, new york, jc nj, france, chicago, florida, brussels, and canada. toon's work has been published in floating holiday and art bureau issues no. 3 and no. 9. she will also have a new b/w mixed media piece published in the upcoming art bureau anniversary edition 2007 [issue no. 13]. toon is currently collaborating with ff blu [aka jason gamm] on his debut cd - between departure and arrival - to be released on monkey salon recordings. born out of a strange, beautiful, rare, and highly unusual universal metaphysicalisticesque occurence, jason joins toon in all things monkey salon. toon is working toward her doctorate in primate observations centered on the extraordinary relationship between monkeys and music. she has, also, in the past, served as the ambassador of goodwill for the small and little known island of bonobo.

to see toon's works:
www.flickr.com/photos/monkeysalon
www.funkierthanthou.net
www.monkeysalon.com


to purchase toon's work:
www.monkeysalon.etsy.com
www.artbureau.etsy.com