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    • CommentAuthorboundgear
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2009
     
    We now interrupt our regularly scheduled program to bring you a fun bike art event for the whole family.

    Spoke Count is a collaborative installation featuring 100+ small works about bikes by various artists. It is estimated that there currently exist over one billion bicycles in the world- this show will attempt to visualize this (growing) mass of our favorite revolutionary transport. We are inviting you, the art and cycling community, to provide us with 100 8 inch x 8 inch drawings of bicycles which we will exhibit during January 2010. Our reception will be on Sat Jan 9th, between 7-10 in the evening at Chorus Gallery in Union Sq.

    We will not be picky on media or image. Your submission can be, but is not limited to, a print, photograph, digital image, made out of cut vinyl, or even a drawing. It can be your little sister on a bike, a lug, or painfully accurate drawing of 365 spokes in a pile. All that we ask is that it is of some part of a bicycle and we can mount it to the wall by two map pins.

    Spoke count will be a open show for 100 lucky participants. So RSVP ASAP here, and deliver your art work by Thursday January 7th by 5pm (feel free to drop off earlier than that during Open Bicycle's normal hours).

    Simply:

    - Unframed-- able to be punctured and supported on a wall by a map pin.

    - 8 inches x 8 inches.

    - Bicycle content.

    All works will be for sale and priced at $40. Doesn't matter if you never draw or have been a finalist for the Venice Biennale, the work will be for sale at $40. Full disclosure, we will be splitting all sold work 30% gallery and 70% artist, as is our standard. But feel free to trade drawings with friends, we don't mind.

    Expect another of our exceptional receptions on the 9th-- drinks, dancing, music, and lots of art to look at.

    See you soon

    Signed,

    The management.
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      CommentAuthorelinormous
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2009 edited
     
    JUST RSVP'ed. looking forward to making something for this.
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      CommentAuthordeadbolt
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2009
     
    ^ +1Mattia: "I don''t usually watch porn with pickaxe, but when I do it, I make sure to be on the right website"
    • CommentAuthormauspad
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2009
     
    YES. so doing this.
    • CommentAuthorgrev
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2009
     
    awesome.not another pitcher!
    • CommentAuthorbrittle
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2009
     
    great idea guys! love itdisco visp
    • CommentAuthorBAUMANN
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2009
     
    im in! this is gonna be sweet.RIDE METAL
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    I have so many other things I need to get done.





    But I'm going to do this anyways.

    RSVP'dclockwork ted: this is my favorite thread. sweet BJ alexi!
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      CommentAuthorspinorama
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2009
     
    w00t, I'm inIn the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.
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    Love the idea, I'm in like nothing. Can I mail you the submission? I'm going home on the 21st, and won't be back till the 8th!Naaaah, too uncool for the #messlyfe. I just like to hang out in loading docks and pretend to talk on my radio so that people will like me. - Mfratt
    • CommentAuthorboundgear
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2009
     
    Yes you can. Send it to address on Chorusgallery.com C/O Spoke Count And feel free to carpet bomb the whole universe with the info. We want a billion people to rsvp. It would be complicated and we might have to figure out how to show that many images, but bring it on!


    And thank you to the already RSVP'd looking forward to seeing everything!
    • CommentAuthormauspad
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2009 edited
     
    i started working on mine as soon as i got home today! it's going to end up looking a lot different than right now, but here's what i have so far:

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    floofs, can i send in that picture of you fixing the peugeot?i mean that looks like a 10 cat bag, easy
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    do it.You're purposefully attempting to sabotage my degree project. Thanks.
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      CommentAuthorelinormous
    • CommentTimeDec 8th 2009
     
    if anyone needs to borrow a sewing machine, lemme know
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    ^I have one in Brighton, too, if someone needs it, but no thread!i mean that looks like a 10 cat bag, easy
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    that looks awesome so far xua!

    im totally doing this.'Cause i always say i love you when i mean turn out the lights.
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      CommentAuthordeadbolt
    • CommentTimeDec 8th 2009
     
    that's gorgeous, Xue dangMattia: "I don''t usually watch porn with pickaxe, but when I do it, I make sure to be on the right website"
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      CommentAuthorelinormous
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2009
     
    UGHHHH
    just realized i won't be here for this.

    but, then again, i'll be in SF, so....not so bad.
    • CommentAuthorboundgear
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2009
     
    Created a facebuks page for this finally right here. So if you're not on my friend list, go and say yes you will attend.

    Boo yeah! to the outflow of support for this everyone. Now don't let us down. Go make some awesome work and bring the whisk(e)y and kittens to the opening.

    And if you are going to be out of town, just deliver before you go or mail it. We are expecting people from other parts of the country to take part. This should be a cool show. No excuses.
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    Open/Chorus should have a resident kitten. someone should get on that.Naaaah, too uncool for the #messlyfe. I just like to hang out in loading docks and pretend to talk on my radio so that people will like me. - Mfratt
    • CommentAuthormauspad
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2009
     
    ^no. no no no. i would never be able to set foot in open again.

    (okay, that's an exaggeration. i guess i could take a benadryl beforehand.)
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    and then sleep for 14 hours.You're purposefully attempting to sabotage my degree project. Thanks.
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    they make hypoallergenic cats...

    Edit: breed. I meant breed.Naaaah, too uncool for the #messlyfe. I just like to hang out in loading docks and pretend to talk on my radio so that people will like me. - Mfratt
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      CommentAuthortinhat
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2009
     
    can i submit more than one? in a rare and disturbing orgasm of creativity i drew up a bunch of thumbnails and would like to make them all, if i manage to get 'em all done by 1/7.
    • CommentAuthorclark
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2009
     
    yes, you can submit more than one.


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      CommentAuthorstilgar
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2009
     
    im inthis wont hurt a bit...
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      CommentAuthormmmbikes
    • CommentTimeDec 20th 2009
     
    Oh i want in, i've been waiting for a chance to drop some fire art and kick it with folks off this forum. this guy is in meeyawNo consequence breeds no conscience
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      CommentAuthormmmbikes
    • CommentTimeDec 21st 2009
     
    okay already finished, gonna be sahweetttNo consequence breeds no conscience
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    fuck, i havnt done anything yet.
    i am the worst organized illustrator ever.'Cause i always say i love you when i mean turn out the lights.
    • CommentAuthormauspad
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd 2009
     
    i gotta drop mine off sometime next week...
    • CommentAuthorboundgear
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd 2009
     
    You cats have till the 7th. That's like a couple weeks.
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      CommentAuthorsquaretaper
    • CommentTimeDec 24th 2009 edited
     
    there's been some pretty awesome submissions so far. double bonus points for all those submissions involving cute girls in underwear on bikes. keep 'em coming.strong, light, cheap: pick two
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    ^barfi mean that looks like a 10 cat bag, easy
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    ^^ I'm with tiny on this one. even if I might like pictures of cute girls myself.
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    We're not Fyxomatosis, josh...hahaNaaaah, too uncool for the #messlyfe. I just like to hang out in loading docks and pretend to talk on my radio so that people will like me. - Mfratt
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    tinyhonkshus:^barf


    Would your objection still stand if it were a bunch of dudes in underwear on bikes?clockwork ted: this is my favorite thread. sweet BJ alexi!
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    I would probably still stick with the "barf" but it would bother me less.i mean that looks like a 10 cat bag, easy
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    not opposed to pics of dudes, for the record.

    are we getting objections to semi-erotic bike art? if that's the consensus, i quit bike culture.strong, light, cheap: pick two
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    Naaaah, too uncool for the #messlyfe. I just like to hang out in loading docks and pretend to talk on my radio so that people will like me. - Mfratt
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    for me, it's just that i don't think "seminude girls on bikes" needs to be the heart of an art show, or that how women look needs to be the most important part of their bikingi mean that looks like a 10 cat bag, easy
    • CommentAuthorboundgear
    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2009
     
    I agree.

    This is an open show. Naked girls on bikes is not the heart of the show. Unfortunately, some of us are fashion-whores and objectify womens and call it "art." If this were a curated show, then it would not look like it will-- believe you me.
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      CommentAuthor!link
    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2009
     
    Craiginpictures:


    I used to see that dude at almost every SF critical mass. it was always funny to see him. people definitely did double takes the first time though; I know I did.anemones? I thought you said 'an enemies'.
    • CommentAuthorclark
    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2009 edited
     
    Photobucket


    my submission
    • CommentAuthormauspad
    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2009
     
    clark:Photobucket


    my submission
    godfuckingdammit i hate girls who are like, OH NO I CAN'T WEAR CUTE THINGS WHEN I RIDE BIEKS HOW DO I SHOT WEB. just make sure your vagina isn't showing and ride your fucking bike.
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    • CommentAuthorclark
    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2009 edited
     
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    slow day at OPEN, if you can't tell. really, i'm not a misogynist. art is supposed to evoke emotional reaction- as far as i'm concerned, the range of acceptable emotional content includes that of the amorous variety. if this is offensive to you, i suggest moving to a 1970's Soviet-bloc country or perhaps China.strong, light, cheap: pick two