December 2015 #179
December 2015 #179
Let there be.... GWAR!!! We close out the calendar year with an in-depth feature on the visual history of rock's most disgusting, offensive, and inventive performance art group, Gwar. We take a look at the stage set-up's, poster art, zines, costumes, and music that inspired not only a cult-following, but a decades long commitment to keeping things bloody and grotesque. Also in the December 2015 issue: —Dabs Myla makes beautiful furniture with Modernica in Los Angeles —MR. takes Japan around the world . . . —. . . While James Jean brings the world to Tokyo. —Larassa Kabel opens up on her fantastical world of sex and falling... —... and Pat McCarthy becomes the Birdman of Bushwick. —Barry McGee goes China Boo at Ratio 3 in San Francisco —Phil Hale makes a brave new world in London —Clarissa Bonet freezes the city —James Joyce, the other one, transforms from design to painting. —Zana Bayne's leather goods turn models into fine art —... and Michael Pearce explains art as antidote.