2010: The Year in Review
2010: it was rad. Super rad, even!
It started off with a totally blank slate: fresh out of a four-year relationship, I found a studio apartment in Silver Lake and began living alone for the first time in my life. Before I really had time to process the sheer terror and excitement of total personal autonomy, I was swept up in the blinding momentum of co-curating an art gallery with my dear friend, Mya Stark. Both of us were total virgins to the gallery world, but more than thrilled to make it up as we went along. Meanwhile, I was made ends meet by working night shifts as an extra in cell phone commercials and writing about art for Spike Jonze’s blog, We Love You So.
Springtime brought a full time gig with the world’s raddest children’s book author, Dallas Clayton, and the opening of a utopian pop-up shop in Tribeca with Family. We Love You So came to an end in April, so I started concentrating on Future Shipwreck in earnest, with the help of one of my favorite writerly voices: the divine Dan Rosplock. Since then, we’ve cooked up more than 200 posts (and more than 1000 posts on our tumblr, Future Shipwreck Lite).
Our goal has been to share as much awesome artwork as possible, while providing useful context and some entertaining ramblings to ponder along the way. We’ve interviewed some amazing people, covered L.A. art shows, shot documentaries, and evengiven away original artwork to our awesome readers! Along with contributions from Oregonian genius Grace Pettygrove and the impeccable Katie Vonderheide, Future Shipwreck has evolved into something splendiferous in 2010, and I’m beyond stoked to see where this site goes in 2011!