Resist LED-Deli sign by Luke M. lukelab.com

~LUKE MURPHY . . ‘LED SCULPTURE’ / CANADA GALLERY / ART BASEL / MIAMI

my good friend, Luke . . .
showcased at the CANADA booth B14 / ART BASEL, MIAMI


LUKE MURPHY, LED matrix panels, custom computer systems, hardware, etc.

if, IF !! IF !! IF !!
I was to be asked to title it, (!!)
I would call it . . . the very, very much:
‘Leaning Tower of Righteous Refraction’.
I mean: could anything be, more . . wondrous / & Glacier . . . . . . ?
and, still be made of light, heat, and . . man.

image via Instagram @canada.nyc @lukemurphy49



~ANTONE KONST . . ‘3 Ball Juggler’ / TILTON GALLERY / ART BASEL / MIAMI

ANTONE KONST . . has a ‘3 Ball Juggler’ / plus moon :)
in MIAMI …..
TILTON GALLERY / ART BASEL

I spy some . . . (plasticity) dialog !!!
with Peter Schuyff / must be the . . . foot !!!!


ANTONE KONST, oil on canvas / 68 x 44 in.

image via Instagram @annntone



~PETER SCHUYFF . . ‘NEW PAINTINGS’ / BILL BRADY GALLERY / MIAMI

PETER SCHUYFF – ‘NEW PAINTINGS’
DEC 1 JAN 11, 2020
BILL BRADY GALLERY, 90 NW 72 ST, MIAMI, FL 33150


PETER SCHUYFF, ‘Big Yellow Flush’, 2019.
oil paint / 150 x 150 cm / approx 59 x 59 in.

image via Instagram @billbrady / @peterschuyffstudio



~DANIEL GIORDANO . . ‘Raw-Dog Denim Dick Dialed Me’ / THE UFFIZI, COLD SPRING NY / OPENS SUN NOV 24 / 6-7 PM

’tis the season for strong feelings . . JOY TO THE WORLD !!

‘DANIEL GIORDANO: Raw-Dog Denim Dick Dialed Me’
OPENS TO-NITE SUN NOV 24 / 6-7 PM
& runs thru the month by appointment
THE UFFIZI / DAN LOXTON PROJECT / COLD SPRING, NY
(about 5 miles from Beacon)
info.uffizi@gmail.com / @theuffizi

DANIEL GIORDANO, ‘Pleasure Pipe XIII (Jupiter Optimus Maximus)’, 2019.
Wood, deep-fried batter, glazed ceramic, Christmas tree ornaments, railroad spikes, tin, aluminum,
horseshoe, wire hangers, Aunt Vicki’s cheesecake, reindeer, tennis balls, mop, button, paper plates,
oil based clay, cattails, water caltrops, gravel, ball, nylon stockings, duct tape, plastic bags, epoxy,
construction adhesive, enamel, phosphorescent acrylic, artificial navel orange, artificial clementines.
71 x 79 x 24 in.

SOME NOTES – FROM BEHIND THE SCENES / W.I.P:


“it will have Christmas Balls as smoke coming from the bowl” / “I jammed railroad spikes into the driftwood knobs” . . & . . .
“I’m gonna resin coat the entire thing”.

ps: I think there is a wise ole man / who lives in this brash young body / prob been circling the earth & it’s heavenly bodies,
for eons.

pss: DANIEL GIORDANO . . . has a big ole studio space upstate in Newburgh, NY / Hudson Valley, close to Beacon.
been in his family generations-old. ole industrial squat red brick building / where they used to manufacture winter coats /
and also a warehouse !!
Daniel . . sources his mostly ‘found’ materials in the area / these ole tree stumps – were cut down by his dad.


“I took a mold of a dead mouse / casting in tin”.


“dead mice ‘frolicking’ up the side of the bowl / more to be added on”


you could watch the story unfold on his IG
ghost of Charles Dickens, fer sure.
@danieljgiordano


’tis the season – to be merry’ /


DANIEL NEWBURGH, Mayor of Newburgh, I think so, too / @tedgahl !!
roll over, Brooklyn.


detail, DANIEL GIORDANO, ‘Pleasure Pipe XIII (Jupiter Optimus Maximus)’, 2019.

yep.

’tis the season . . . of STRONG FEELINGS !!

’tis the season . . . TO BE MERRY !!!!!!

Have fun . . . at your opening at UFFIZI – to-nite !!!!!!

and, to ALL . . . A GOOD NIGHT.

ALL PHOTOS COURTESY: DANIEL GIORDANO



~DANIEL GIORDANO . . studio

’tis a season of strong feelings . . .


DANIEL GIORDANO . . WORK in PROGRESS

image via Instagram @danieljgiordano



~JERRY BLACKMAN . . ‘PSYCHIC SNIP’

’tis a season of strong feelings . . .

JERRY BLACKMAN: ‘PSYCHIC SNIP’,
large charcoal and chalk drawings . .
PENINSULA ART SPACE, 352 Van Brunt St., Red Hook / Brooklyn 11231
HRS: open on weekends . . thru JAN 5, 2020.


installation shot via Instagram @jerry_blackman



~JERRY BLACKMAN . . ‘PSYCHIC SNIP’ / PENINSULA / RED HOOK / OPENS SUN NOV 17

“To snip is to exact a procedure of light maintenance – a controlled & mostly benign operation of precision violence.
It’s a visit to the barber shop or the remedy for an unraveling thread. The snip also refers to the stuff of surgery,
of birth and ritual: the episiotomy, the umbilical cord, the foreskin. Trauma & catharsis beget our psycho-spiritual conditions.
We grow we injure we heal. The scars are exit wounds but sometimes the shrapnel can remain.”
~Peninsula

Peninsula is pleased to present ‘Psychic Snip’ . . .
an installation of drawings by Brooklyn-based artist Jerry Blackman / all works untitled,
charcoal and chalk on paper, with hardware.

‘JERRY BLACKMAN: PSYCHIC SNIP’
OPENS SUN NOV 17 / 6 – 9 PM
show runs thru . . . JAN 5, 2020 (!!)
PENINSULA, 3352 Van Brunt St., Red Hook, Brooklyn NY 11231


PENINSULA GALLERY:
ERIC FALLEN, owner / executive director
JOHNNY MULLEN, director
GINA MISCHHIANTI, gallery assistant
AMY SUTTON, gallery assistant
see: more info & DIRECTIONS



~TAYLOR McKIMENS . . ‘GET NUDE GET DRAWN’ !! !! / THE OTHER ART FAIR – RYAN STANIER, FOUNDER & GM

NERD ALERT !!!
JUST IN – THE MODELLING TIME SLOTS – ARE FILLING UP . . FAST !!
GET YOURS NOW / email: getnudegetdrawn@gmail.com

closing party: SUN NOV 10 / 3:30 PM

#getnudegetdrawn

one of my very fav, fav NYC artists . . . TAYLOR McKIMENS,
who I’ve known since – something like 2002 /
will be part of the incredible line-up of artists, who will draw you – if you get NAKED !!

in the marathon ‘GET NUDE GET DRAWN’ pop-up . . .
curated by . . . JOSH COCHRAN & MIKE PERRY

at . . THE OTHER ART FAIR !!!
this weekend / NOV 8, 9, 10 / 2019.
BROOKLYN EXPO CENTER, 72 NOBLE ST., BROOKLYN, NY 11222

plus: each artist who draws you – will give you a free sketch / that he does of you !!
the others – go up for sale at $20 / a pop / cash & carry !!

a reason to run & get undressed in Brooklyn . . . for sure !!
this week – only / GENERAL ADMISSION $13.50

THE OTHER ART FAIR / RYAN STANIER, Founder & General Manager
PRESENTED BY SAATCHI ART

here’s some background:

about: THE OTHER ART FAIR: London, New York, L.A, Sydney, Melbourne, Bristol, Chicago, Dallas.

def, see: ‘INTERVIEW with RYAN STANIER, FOUNDER & GENERAL MANAGER of THE OTHER ART FAIR’
written by Richard Unwin / posted July 5, 2019 / THE NET GALLERY

TAYLOR McKIMENS, sketch of . . GUANINA COTTO, Puerto Rico-based Illustrator, 2019.
image via Instagram @taylormckimens_sketchbook


def, see: TAYLOR McKIMENS STUDIO – ARTIST PORTFOLIO WEBSITE



~TAYLOR McKIMENS . . & FRIENDS / IN THE HOUSE !!!!! / THE OTHER ART FAIR / THURS, FRI, SAT & SUN / NOV 7, 8, 9 & 10

HEY, YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GET DRAWN NAKED !!!!!!!!!!
MARATHON VOLUNTEER / NAKED FIGURE DRAWING !!!
WAKE UP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – NEW YORK CITY !!!!!!!!!!!!
THE LOCAL ART SCENE – ‘BOUT TO BLOW YOU AWAY /
PLUS – ALL DRAWINGS !!!! $20 A POP !!!!!

TAKIN’ the WORDS: ‘MARATHON’ & ‘NYC’ – TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL !!!

TAYLOR McKIMENS . . .
& KAYE BLEGVAD, JOSH COCHRAN, JILLIAN EVELYN, ANDY FRIEDMAN, ELLEN KAHN, NA KIM, MIKE PERRY,
DADU SHIN & AMBER VITTORIA

INVITE YOU . .. TO GET NUDE / GET DRAWN !!!!

CURATED BY: JOSH COCHRAN & MIKE PERRY

DRAWING WILL TAKE PLACE:
THURS NOV 7th . . 6-10pm
FRI NOV 8th . . . . 3-10pm
SAT NOV 9th . . . 11-7pm
SUN NOV 10th . . 11-3pm
HEADS UP: ** CLOSING RECEPTION: SUN NOV 10th . . 3-6pm **

THE OTHER ART FAIR – PRESENTED BY SAATCHI
BROOKLYN EXPO CENTER – 72 NOBLE ST., BROOKLYN NY 11222
TICKETS REQUIRED FOR ENTRY / $15 – $13.50 / PER DAY
$30 for the EARLY PREVIEW on THURS
see: TICKET INFO / EVENTBRITE

see: THE OTHER ART FAIR

def, CHECK OUT: online link . . .
@taylormckimens #getnudegetdrawn / THE GREAT GET NAKED / IG / INSTAGRAM TRAILER !!!!!
great hand-lettering, btw **

SIGN UP IN ADVANCE – BY EMAILING: getnudegetdrawn@gmail.com
or, STOP BY & TAKE ANY AVAILABLE TIME SLOT

PEOPLE WHO POSE – WILL GET A DRAWING (FREE) FROM EVERY ARTIST THAT IS THERE DRAWING THEM / AT THAT PARTICULAR TIME.

THE POSING/DRAWING TAKES PLACE IN PRIVATE / IN A SEPARATE SPACE – FROM THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

YOU MUST GET NAKED – YOU MUST BE OVER 18.

ALL ADDITIONAL DRAWINGS MADE – WILL BE HUNG & SOLD THEN & THERE FOR $20 EACH – CASH & CARRY.

#getnudegetdrawn


TAYLOR McKIMENS, sketch naked dude, 2019
image via Instagram @taylormckimens_sketchbook



~LUKE MURPHY . . ‘IN MY HOUSE’ / PARISIAN LAUNDRY, MONTREAL / OPENS WED NOV 6

LUKE MURPHY: ‘IN MY HOUSE’
OPENS WED NOV 6 / 6 – 8 PM
and runs thru . . . DEC 7, 2019
PARISIAN LAUNDRY, 3550 Saint-Antoine Ouest, Montreal, Quebec CANADA

read more: Luke Murphy, ‘In My House’ – Parisian Laundry


LUKE MURPHY, ‘Broken Square’, 2019.
LED matrix panels, steel studies, software, power supplies, mini pc.



~’SHIGEKO KUBOTA: RESTORED IN BEACON’ . . MOTHER GALLERY, BEACON NY / OPENS TODAY – SAT NOV 2

‘SHIGEKO KUBOTA: RESTORED IN BEACON’
CURATED by DAVID A. ROSS
with the support of the Shigeko Kubota Video Art Foundation
OPENS SAT NOV 2 / 6 – 8 PM
and runs thru . . . DEC 15, 2019
MOTHER GALLERY, 1154 North Ave, Beacon NY 12508

“One of the key figures in the downtown video art scene of the 1970s, KUBOTA is renowned as both a pioneering artist &
video curator working closely for many years with JONAS MEKAS at ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVE.
Born in Niigata, Japan in 1937, KUBOTA moved to New York in 1967 at the invitation of FLUXUS impressario GEORGE MACIUNAS . . .
Married to NAM JUNE PAIK . . . KOBUTA, who died in 2015, is also a key figure in the development of the new video medium . . .”
~PRESS RELEASE

read more: ‘Shigeko Kubota: Restored in Beacon’ . . Shigeko Kubota Video Art Foundation & Mother Gallery


Shigeko Kubota in her studio, C Tom Harr, 1972
image courtesy: MOTHER GALLERY


Shigeko Kubota . . Meta-Marcel:
‘Window’, 1976
(with video of either Snow, Flowers, or Stars)
Video installation, with monitor, glass, plywood, and pedestal.
image courtesy: MOTHER GALLERY



~HALEY JOSEPHS . . ‘GETTING TO KNOW YOU’ / REINBERGER GALLERY, CIA / CLEVELAND / OPENING FRI NOV 1

HALEY JOSEPHS has work in . . .

‘GETTING TO KNOW YOU’ . . . a group figurative painting exhibition / in Cleveland.
OPENING . . FRI NOV 1
the show runs NOV 1 – DEC 13, 2019
CIA / CLEVELAND INSTITUTE of ART / REINBERGER GALLERY
11610 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OHIO.

more about the show: ‘GETTING TO KNOW YOU’ – REINBERGER GALLERY

HALEY JOSEPHS, ‘Childhood’s End’, oil on canvas, 2019.
image via Instagram @haley.josephs

HALEY JOSEPHS was born in 1987 in Seattle, she is now Brooklyn-based.



~JOSH ABELOW & WILLIAM KING . . MANCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE, CT

Beware wooden man – wearing plaid,
Walter Robinson says . . “Hillbilly Realism – is in.”

‘JOSH ABELOW & WILLIAM KING’
OCT 31 – DEC 4, 2019
HANS WEISS NEWSPACE GALLERY,
MANCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE,
SBM CHARITABLE FOUNDATION BUILDING
GREAT PATH, MANCHESTER, CT / CONNECTICUT
HRS: MON-FRI 11am-8pm / SAT 12pm-4pm

ORGANIZED BY SUSAN CLASSEN-SULLIVAN

“So excited to exhibit new 12 x 9 in. abstract paintings alongside a dozen free-standing figurative sculptures (dating back to 1977)
by incredible artist WILLIAM KING (1925-2015) at Manchester Community College.
Many thanks to DANIEL FULLER for writing the text.”
~JOSH ABELOW / @freddybiz

BOTH IMAGES ABOVE VIA INSTAGRAM @freddybiz


see: JOSH ABELOW – ATIST PORTFOLIO WEBSITE


see: FREDDY GALLERY
JOSH ABELOW runs . . hardcore indie Gallery – FREDDY / somewhere in HARRIS, UPSTATE NY.
it was previously in Baltimore.


IMAGE: KYLE KNODELL / CULTURED MAG

def, see: ‘ARTIST JOSHUA ABELOW CARVES OUT AN UPSTATE NICHE with FREDDY’ / WRITTEN BY RYAN STEADMAN / PHOTOGRAPHY BY KYLE KNODELL
PUBLISHED 01.16. 2018 / CULTURED MAGAZINE

ah, yes !!
living the New Age – Hillbilly dream !!
I’m so down with this – I repair old quilts, remember ?
would I love to live & work in an old church – you bet !!
eat your eyeballs out, I say !!
no irony – intended.
whatsoever.

see: HARRIS, NY / CATSKILL REGION 12742 / INTERESTING HISTORY, ALWAYS – UP THERE



~FRANCESCO SIMETI . . ‘REFUGIUM’ / ASSEMBLY ROOM

I caught the last weekend . .
& found myself lost – in an enchanted forest.
it was not all . . magic / a sense of impending global doom prevaded the earthly delights,
all our wondrous & diverse . . fauna & flora might just not be around – next decade.

FRANCESCO SIMETI: ‘REFUGIUM’
CURATED by YULIA TOPCHIY
SEPT 13 – OCT 20, 2019
ASSEMBLY ROOM, 191 HENRY ST., LOWER EAST SIDE / CHINATOWN

“In this site-specific installation consisting of ceramics and digital prints on linens that are ever complex, exotic and decorative, Simeti creates a tension between reality and fiction and nature and the artificial through rendering decorative frameworks that emerge from his appropriation of ready-made imagery of printed mass media.
Furthermore, Simeti builds on this work to create artificial habitats where living organisms are trying to adapt to fast changing environments challenged by war and destruction, chaos and climate change, and seek refuge in a new, foreign flora fighting to preserve their own natural beauty and harmony.”
~Assembly Room

read more: ‘REFUGIUM’ – ASSEMBLY ROOM

PIX FROM THE ARTIST-LED WALK-THROUGH . . . . FRI OCT 18, 2019


Brooklyn-based Italian artist FRANCESCO SIMETI . . .
with Assembly Room co-founder, and curator of this show . . YULIA TOPCHIY.


“Inspired by his native Sicilian landscape, and the intensely personal, spiritually charged paintings of Charles Burchfield, Simeti collages images of old herbariums from a rich archive of botanical illustrations that he has been assembling for years, weaving them together through a layering process & further digitally manipulating its landscape with images found in newspapers and magazines.”
~Assembly Room


detail, FRANCESCO SIMETI
a sense of aggression, powered more by survival instincts than anything else, does comes across within the details, and the sharp ‘cut’ edges of the collaged compositions / emphasizes this momentum.


detail, FRANCESCO SIMETI
I really liked, and deeply respect that the artist, and his curator . . were not afraid to use the word: DECORATIVE !!
not too long ago, a ‘bad’ word in high art jargon / no longer . . today, esp with a new-found respect for all things craft / both as in serious skills & DIY / including the big role . . creative design & graphics play in our ever more visually-ruled world, esp on social media with its huge ‘image’ sharing capacity / it’s not just text, that’s driving this world . . forward.


speaking of ‘digital’ . . a careful observer will note the manipulated ‘referencing’ to earlier forms of print-making, including engraving & etching, dot matrix etc / re those old ‘herbiums’, etc.
whether conscious of them or not / these details add a sense of seriousness, a sense of ‘history’ / a contextual ‘weight’ . . to the overall effect.
a graphic ‘deepness’ to the overall visual plane.


the show is site-specific . . in that it’s a narrow space, so to allow for more works, and a sense of depth / the stretched ‘canvases’ are free-standing and stacked against each other (lightly), with the added support of some really simple, but well designed wooden wall supports, which you can see towards the bottom.
front row, at right:
FRANCESCO SIMETI, ‘Helleboraster’, 2019.
Digital print on linen / 57-9/10 x 44-1/10 in.
($8,000)
note: the dominant, strong-looking, (ghostly gray) rigidly upright plant at center, it’s from . . Afghanistan / enough said.


the ceramics are botanical in nature, but very fantastical. and forceful.
at right:
FRANCESCO SIMETI, ‘Palmata’, 2019.
Anagama Kiln porcelain / 15-7/10 x 11-4/5 x 15-7/10 in.
($10,000)


detail, hanging sculpture / it slowly tapers off at the bottom.
FRANCESCO SIMETI, ‘Drifter II’, 2019.
Glazed ceramic / 60 x 25 x 25 in.
($9,000)
and sometimes: erotic, exotic, and . . tempermental !!

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH



~TED GAHL . . ‘ZEN PAINTINGS’ at VICKI / THE LOW-DOWN !!

SO, YEAH . . . . !!
I DID find . . a car !!

flew in . . on the wheels of a silver chariot.
like a thief-in-the-night, with crew in hand.
nothing’s better, than a kid . . with a silver Audi.

TED GAHL . . ‘ZEN PAINTINGS’
OPENED SAT OCT 12 / 6 – 9 PM
show runs thru . . NOV 16, 2019 / BY APP’T
VICKI, 327 Liberty St., Newburgh, NY 12550 / www.vicki.fun


TED GAHL
‘Wake up and zen.’


this was my fav piece / it was very ‘passive-aggressive’ inter-active /
& you could even take it home, and it would continue performing, as long as you re-filled the incense.
imagine showing that off – to your friends !!
and ps,it’s aroma fills the room . . like a blanket
like a house on fire, next door . . with the right brand.

very functional, as well as being . . a flat-out art statement.
the fact that it stood vertically / attached upright to a wall,
as opposed to your standard incense holder, which sits on the tabletop /
allowed a very Freudian . . sequence to repeat, over & over.
when first placed in, the reddish velvety incense stick – is as rigid as hell /
pointing right at – you.
I caught here, at the down-time of the endless cycle / of life.
it was also a little bit of an illusion, but extremely realistic, definite based in real time / like a micro-viewing, of a fire.
broken down to / just one full element / an exercise in . . singularity.
in other words, it was very much the dance of the . . MALE.
(written in zen code !!)

TED GAHL, ‘Offering Painting’, 2019.
acrylic on panel, Nag Champa incense / 14 x 11 in.
($2,500)


I think it even comes with a . . free refill ?
this is the one to use / if you want to keep it . . REAL.
the whole room was suffused in hypnotic aroma.

the lay-out of the show / with its sparse presentation, (very) small repeating canvases, non-working wooden bench, & a random ceramic Japanese-like tea bowl, was quite the . . Architectural Digest minimalist / but, that was an illusion.
the ambience was thick as magic / totally smokey / a trippy haze enveloping all.


*thick-as-thieves in the dark, I even caught my on ghost reflection – in the window.
you can catch the BBQ food cart, with its glowing embers, on fire in the night / & also smokey, btw.
reflecting from the other side of the glass window, Zen lightning. Zen arousal. Zen fable.
Zen . . rising ?

*thick-as-theives . . in the night: outlaw / underground
as in, “stealing the hqrd-core art scene away, from . . Brooklyn.”


TED GAH, at center . . .
flanked by the VICKI curators / and co-founders:
(L) SAMUEL BOEHM, and (R) DANIEL GIODANO
Ted Gahl’s ‘Zen Paintings’, behind them.


DAN LOXTON, and DANIEL GIORDANO.
Dan Loxton . . just opened up his own indie curatorial space, upstate.
called Uffizi, it’s a one room “intimate viewing room in the Hudson highlands” /
i.e. in his (rural) house, in Cold Spring, NY.
“Food, refreshments, refinement, skuzzgrime.”
the inaugural show is up now: “Qasi Pink” / Uffizi / Vegan Curry
on view by app’t /OCT 19 – Nov 10 / email: info.uffizi@gmail.com
it’s like . . the proverbial ‘chip’ off the ole marble block / Uffizi, Florence / Uffizi, Cold Spring.
well, Hudson Valley is certainly turning into the bonafide art hub, isn’t ?

see: Qasi Pink aka skuzzgrime on Youtube / with 2 subscribers (!!!)
a ‘touch’ too much nihilist pink . . punk chaos ?

DANIEL GIORDANO, Hudson Valley native, born and bred in Poughkeepsie,
& now based in Newburgh . . will be showing there mid-November.


ROSEMARY, and TED.
I refuse to allow the site, to become – just about . . the men.


meanwhile, outside . . Donald “Witt-it” Whitted was serving up the best fresh grilled turkey tacos ever, only $4 a pop, totally worth it.
Vicki Island food cart ? / no disappointment there.
Donald says he’s grilling up pulled ribs, at the next one.


the live coal fire BBQ / made the early Fall night air, as smokey & crisp – as the show, inside.


TED GAHL, ‘Untitled’, 2019.
acrylic on canvas / in artist’s own frame / 8 x 10 in.
($1,800)

and there I was, expecting to see black line / cartoon drawings.
whack.

ah, living life in the Zen lane / Up-state.

see: more install shots – on the gallery website


including the very non-functional wood bench & . . the very functional / Zen / tea bowl.

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH



~TED GAHL . . ‘ZEN PAINTINGS’ / VICKI, NEWBURGH, NY / OPENING SAT OCT 12 / STARTS 6 PM

anybody . . got a car ??

VICKI PRESENTS:

TED GAHL – ‘ZEN PAINTINGS’
OPENING SAT OCT 12, 2019 / STARTS at 6 PM
TACOS + BEER
VICKI, 327 Liberty St., Newburgh, NY 12550 / HUDSON VALLEY
HRS: BY APPOINTMENT

VICKI . . . is a tres !! tres !! very !! very !! cutting-edge, right on the bleeding edge / artist-run, curatorial space . . .
located on the storefront side / of an old industrial building / in what New Yorkers would call . . the ‘downtown’ / i.e. formerly glorious & industrial, then distressed, & now . . re-purposed.
VICKI . . . is run by artists: DANIEL GIORDANO & SAMUEL BOEHM
see: VICKI.FUN
@vickivickivickivicki

PS: bring $10 – Vicki produced a great little zine of drawings by Ted, to be available at the opening.
yep, I’m getting one, or two – fer sure !!!!

UPDATE: just show up !! / the ‘ZEN’ zine is going to be . . . FREE !!!!


see: TED GAHL – ARTIST WEBSITE
follow: @tedgahl / IG



~LA CAPITE . . KELLY TISSOT / ‘COLD-EARED COW’ / SWITZERLAND

anybody – got a jet plane ??

LA CAPITE / @lacipte . . .
a roving / pop-up artist . . ‘space’ / run by artists: MARGAUX DEWARRAT / @mgxltd, & LINE CHEVALLEY / line_ch & PIERRY JAQUILLARD
based in Switzerland !!!

Presents:

KELLY TISSOT / @ke_ke_keke_ke_ke_ & her pop-up: ‘Cold-Eared Cow’
SUNDAY OCT 13, 2019 / 13h – 18h
Zone Industrielle de Bois Genoud

ps: La Capite translates something like, . . . ‘get it ???’


see: MARGAUX DEWARRAT – ARTIST PORTFOLIO WEBSITE

note: Ms. Dewarrat showed her work in a group show at Chinatown’s new artist-run .. A.D. Gallery, 19 Monroe St., under Essex Flowers, this past summer . . 2019.

see: www.adnyc/co/


KELLY TISSOT . . recently showed work in a group show, ‘Le Lucky’, curated by JOSEP MAYNOU, at HVW8 GALLERY, in BERLIN, which opened last Feb 2019.
see: JOSEP MAYNOU – BOMBON PROJECTS
see: HVW8 GALLERY – BERLIN



~JAENA KWON . . FLASHBACK !! / GREENPOINT OPEN STUDIOS, OCT 2014

how about a little – time travel ??


JAENA KWON – STUDIO VISIT / OCT 9, 2014.

incl: JAMES MILLER & NICHOLAS STEINDORF !!

see: JAENA KWON – GREENPOINT, BROOKLYN .. STUDIO VISIT – OCT 9, 2014

PHOTO: NANCY SMITH



~ANTONE KONST . . ‘LOVE & FEAR’ / NICOLE EISENMAN . . ‘NINETEEN NINETIES’ / TILTON GALLERY / OPENING PIX

re: Fables
re: Runes, Spells, Hexcraft & Charms / early Norwegian/Germanic settlers of Pennsylvania, etc. etc. etc. / Magic

“The Northern Runes, and Other Magical Alphabets . . .
Among the Norse and Germanic people there developed a system of writing known as runes. Developed in the early Middle Ages, this system of writing is returning to popularity today (2002), and is especially used in magical workings.There are now many people who do divination with these runes.”
~’HEX & SPELLWORK’ – ‘The Magical Practices of the Pennsylvania Dutch ‘/ written by KARL HERR, Hexenmeister.
Published 2002 / Red Wheel/Weiser, LLC / York Beach, Maine / with offices in Boston, MASS. Printed in Canada (!!)

‘ANTONE KONST: LOVE & FEAR’ . . . ‘NICOLE EISENMAN: NINETEEN NINETIES’
OPENED WED SEPT 11th / aka . . 9/11 / the WTC take-down / the 18th anniversary, so yeah . . already a . . ‘loaded’ situation.

the show runs thru . . . OCT 26, 2019
TILTON GALLERY, 8 EAST 76th STREET / UP-TOWN / NYC 10021

PIX FROM THE OPENING / WED SEPT 11, 2019


ANTONE KONST, and JOHN ANGLES . . at the opening.


ANTONE KONST, ‘Bird Song (black)’, 2019.
Plaster, burlap, hydrocal, polystyrene, pigment, flashe, shellac, polyester, resin, cotton string, paper pulp, steel, plywood, polymer clay, foam-coat, acrylic, Black Oil Sunflower Seed / 65 x 84 x 37 in.
more Hansel & Gretel, than . . . Hobbit ?


detail, ‘Bird Song (black)’.
magical, yes. witchcraft / maybe ?
but still . . more protection charm / bird song than . . say, Arabian Nights.


ANTONE KONST, ‘Frog in the Fog’ 2019
oil on canvas / 67 x 37 in.
More ‘Frog and Toad’, than . . GOT / Game of Thrones.
still, gentle is only . . as gentle does.
there’s also greater unknown / fate / in the mystery of life and a new-found vulnerability in birthing . . a human child. that’s why we have Fairy Tales, Cautions & nursery rhymes.


JERRY BLACKMAN, in front of . . .
ANTONE KONST, ‘Juggler’, 2019.
acrylic, styrofoam, screws, on canvas / 78 x 48 x 5.25 in.


‘Juggler’ . . had real / ‘balls’ . . attached to it’s surface.


bottom, left-hand corner.


bottom border / trolls, or . . . brooding Buddha feet ?


always, keep one eye – open / just as the birds sing, the garden still grows dark . . at night.


RICHARD TUTTLE and . . CONNIE TILTON.
behind them, NICOLE EISENMAN’S co-exhibit . . across the hall /
‘NICOLE EISENMAN: Nineteen Nineties’.


NICOLE EISENMAN . . .
damn, she’s fierce.


NICOLE EISEMAN, ‘Self Portrait with Pirate’, 1996.
oil on wood panel / 64 x 48 in.
cowboy / pirate . . myths & fables.


MARTHA TUTTLE and JAMES MILLER . .
NICOLE EISENMAN painting – behind them.


ANTONE KONST, large neon sculpture – in the garden behind the gallery, at night.
ANTONE KONST, ‘Praying Woman’, 2018.
neon mounted on panel / 44 x 34 in.


CHIS WATTS, and JAENA KWON . . in the garden / after-party.

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH

see: RUNES – Wikipedia


A Younger Futhark inscription on the 12th C. Vaksala Runestone in Sweden
source: Vaksalastenen Runes – Wiki


an inscription, (note the: 3 x 1 in. letter / word block format),
using cipher runes, the Elder Futhark and the Younger Futhark, on the 9th C. Rok Runestone in Sweden.
source: Rokstenen – WiKi


a ‘bracteate, from approx AD 400, which features the ‘charm’ word: ‘ALU’, with a depiction of a horse & a man’s head, & a swastika. apparently the exact meaning of the word ‘Alu’ . . is under some dispute, but it is generally agreed upon to ‘represent’ . . ‘an instance of historical runic magic’. it is the most common of the early runic .. ‘charms’.
source: Alu – wikwi
maybe . . .
it’s a ‘mind-set’ / an empowerment / a spell / a protection ?
the swastika was originally, and in many cultures . . across the globe, a symbol of prosperity & good fortune / well-being esp in the home.

painting – is a mind-set, for sure . . anyways.
usually. . having magic, being magical, or referencing.
this particular night . . shook me up.
it was very much . . a kind of ‘loaded’ ghost-ship of a night, across the spectrum.



~ERIN JENSEN . . 28th Annual Jersey City Art & Studio Tour / Community Center / Pershing Field

subtext: symbolist

seekers of undiscovered . . gems !!
sometimes called folk art, outsider art & just plain . . vibrant emotional & expressive art /
if you aren’t (solely) into . . certified labels & careers.
this is YOUR . . weekend.
Go forth & FORAGE !!!!

see: 28th Annual Jersey City Art & Studio Tour 2019 / OCT 3 – 6, 2019 at various locations – throughout Jersey City, including the Heights !!


hey, y’all !!
meet ERIN JENSEN . . .
my Jersey City Heights – BFF & partner in all things thrifting, funny, family & . . cool.
what can I say ?
some people are just natural-born funny, and innate creative.


well, right off-the-bat funny: Erin is not one drop Irish, she’s from sturdy Welsh & Swiss, with a little Danish thrown in there / immigrant stock . . the tough pioneers who came to this country more than a century ago – to log the forests, settling in the west, Washington State, right on the coast. growing up, she used to visit her maternal grandparents there all the time, so there’s def some of that western folklore in them there genes.
but, she actually grew up in Santa Barbara, California . . so she’s a California girl, through & through. her family home was classic mid-century modern, with a great view of the ocean, and she’s always, always, been interested in art, art history & illustration.
I find the Welsh genes of note / so ancient deeply pagan & magical.
this is so classic – naive ‘femme’ symbolism / or what !!


reaching deep in, I so love art – in the wild.
raw spaces, basement studios, etc, etc.
you know – where they come to life, in the secret spaces.
like mushrooms.


Erin has 2 boys, interestingly . . her hubby Noe is of Mexican descent, growing up on a horse farm, in Oaxaca . . which Erin has visited many times / so you can see the Mexican ‘flores’ influence blooming throughout – both in color palette & folk art subjects, as well.


‘flores’.


this one seems very folk art, but different from the others. she says it’s based on a famous ‘European’ painting. it strikes me as very ‘Russian’ / it reminds me of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’.
which is a funny thought / Old World Northern European meets southern Mexican / via California Beach Boys . . . and comes out: Yiddish ?

Erin Jensen’s work . . .
can be found in the Vietnam Vets Community Center – at Pershing Field, up in the Heights.
the price range on the works is: approx $400-$600.
they are variously, oil or acrylic paint – on canvas.

the show at the Pershing Field venue was curated by long-time / Art Tour organizers: DIANE LOMBARDI & ELAINE JAMES.

so, Yeah, go forth and . . . FORAGE / buy LOCAL !!!!!!!!!!
there’s some real good art – up here in the Heights !!!!!!!!

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH