Thursday, September 3, 2015

FEAST YOUR EYES: Funeral For a Nic Cage Meme, or, Cage-Free

FEAST YOUR EYES is a new, intimate dinner-and-a-movie concept conceived by Bret Berg (formerly of Cinefamily, Mindwebs) and chef Gary Campbell (Thank You For Coming, Elf, Cinefamily's "Source Family and "Junk" pop-ups), with event production support from Katharine Relth (the IDA, Outdoor Movies in Atwater). The pilot event, titled "Funeral For a Nic Cage Meme, or, Cage-Free," was hosted at a private residence in Silverlake and explored fourth-dimensional takes on the worlds of seafood and poultry, per Nic’s new life as a "carnalvore." Before a feature film presentation of Red Rock West (1993), guests experienced a four-course meal during a curated video tour of "Cages Through the Ages," a piece edited specifically for this event which mines Cage’s most potent, believable and exciting onscreen moments.
(more after the jump)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Santa Cruz and the San Lorenzo River

I spent 3 nights with good friends in Santa Cruz to celebrate Stephanie's birthday. I got to meet her new kitten, Raja.

Duke, looking handsome.

Stephanie received an avocado tree for her birthday. The day after I took this photo, somebody (I'm looking at you, cat) ate its leaves.

On Stephanie's birthday, we hiked a short trail to the San Lorenzo river.

There were a ton of crawdads!

Alex, Stephanie and Dom on our hike out.

Me and Stephanie.

Jump shot. Alex and Dom had way better timing than I did.

Ended the day with a quick dip in the pool.

Monday, September 22, 2014

"departures" at North Bank Artists Gallery: New Works by Tom Relth and Diana Relth

After months of planning and close to a week of installing, the show came together beautifully. North Bank Gallery and its artists were so wonderful and welcoming, I have so much gratitude for everyone who helped make this show happen. Above: my dad, Tom Relth, unveiling his sixteen foot painting (Can't see the forest for the trees - pentaptych), and introducing me to the crowd at the opening reception Friday, September 5th.

Left: Reconstructing My Lexicon (Diana Relth)
Right: Paintings (Tom Relth)

Untitled (Diana Relth)

Untitled detail (Diana Relth)

Spread Series / entrance to Deconstructing My Lexicon (Diana Relth)

Untitled #1-3 (from Spread Series) (Diana Relth)

Untitled #4-8 (from Spread Series) (Diana Relth)

Deconstructing My Lexicon detail (Diana Relth)

Deconstructing My Lexicon detail (Diana Relth)

Deconstructing My Lexicon detail (Diana Relth)

Left: And, they were walking - polyptych (Tom Relth)
Right: Genesis Series: Rain Soaked (Tom Relth)
Right: Genesis Series: Yellow - Diptych (Tom Relth)

Series 24.1 / 24.2 (Tom Relth)

Series 22.1-2, 15, 22.3-4 and 18 (Tom Relth)

Series 22 and 15 (Tom Relth)

Series 22 (Tom Relth)

Series 18 (Tom Relth)