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

~’FADE INTO YOU’ . . A.D. / OPEN TODAY

‘FADE INTO YOU’
open today . . Sat Oct 24 / 12 – 5 PM
thru . . NOV 14, 2020
A.D. Gallery, 19 Monroe St, NYC . . Chinatown / 3 Bridges
note: masks required / 3 visitors at a time

with: ISABEL ALICIA BAPTISTA, ZOE BARCZA, ZORA MONIZ, CATHERINE MULLIGAN, OAKLEY TAPOLA

MOST, DEF . . read more: ‘Fade Into You’ – A.D. / incl great artist BIOS !!

and, the complete lyrics for this, oh heart of mine:

“The strange light comes on slowly
A stranger’s heart is out of home
You put your hands into your head
and your smile covers your heart
Fade into you
Strange you never knew
Fade into you”
~MAZZY STAR


BTW: great poster by . . ZORA MONIZ


CATHERINE MULLIGAN, ‘Loyalty’,
oil & silver leaf on panel / 24 x 15.75 in.
image via Instagram @AD.NYC

NERD ALERT:
LOOKS TO BE AN
ALL STRONG, CRAZY WILD !! ALLGIRL !! – SHOW !!
oh, YEAH !!
BRING THE NEW GIRLS . . ON !!!

see: ISABEL ALICIA BAPTISTA

see: ZOE BARCZA

see: ZORA MONIZ / Instagram @oilsalad

see: CATHERINE MULLIGAN

see: OAKLEY TAPOLA



~’PSYCHO’ . . GROUP SHOW / EAST HAMPTON SHED & TOW / BROOKLYN / OCT 24 & 25

‘PSYCHO’ . . . !!!!!!!!!

BIG GROUP SHOW – THIS WEEKEND !!
SAT & SUN / OCT 24 & 25 / 12 – 5 PM
EAST HAMPTON SHED & TOW
BROOKLYN POP-UP . . . 1027 GRAND ST. WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN 11211
BY APPT ONLY – CONTACT GALLERY
see:EAST HAMPTON SHED & TOW – FB
see: EAST HAMPTON SHED & TOW – Instagram


HADLEY VOGEL & ABBY LLOYD co-founded & run EAST HAMPTON SHED & TOW
see: EAST HAMPTON SHED & TOW – CV



~DANIEL GIORDANO, MARCY HERMANSADER & CAITLIN MacQUEEN . . ‘THE HUNCH’ / MOTHER GALLERY, BEACON NY / OPENS SUN OCT 31

DANIEL GIORDANO, MARCY HERMANSADER, CAITLIN MacQUEEN – “THE HUNCH”
OPENS SUN OCT 31, 2020 / 3 – 6 PM
the show runs thru NOV 22, 2020
MOTHER GALLERY, 1154 NORTH AVE, BEACON NY 12508



~DANIEL GIORDANO, KATY GRANNAN, KARA HAMILTON . . ‘WE THE PEOPLE’ / Art In America


Newburgh N.Y. based artist . . DANIEL GIORDANO,
Photo by KATY GRANNAN in her new portrait series, ‘We The People’, 2020,
named for the recent KARA HAMILTON series of brass pins calling upon the country . .
to vote !!
image via Art in America / courtesy SALON 94

Daniel is wearing one of the ‘We The People’ pins in his hat, and another at his neck.

the absolutely striking & deeply poetic photo . . is featured in a resonant essay, A NEW MEANING FOR ‘WE THE PEOPLE’, written by GLENN ADAMSON for Art in America, and posted this past Oct 13, 2020.
see: ‘A New Meaning for We The People’ by Glenn Adamson – Art in America

some take-aways:

~ “Toronto-based artist KARA HAMILTON (is) best known for her sculptures, featuring pieces of concrete, brass instruments, and other found objects . . originally trained as an architect / she also makes actual jewelry, a practice she’s been able to maintain during the coronavirus lockdown.”
~ “as a medium of communication, campaign buttons have been swept into the desk drawer of history / but for Hamilton, that made the genre all the more attractive.”
~ “she set to work, carving a series of designs in pink wax & then casting them in brass.”
~ “tears are a recurrent theme, rolling forth from an eagle, a bumblebee, an elephant, a flower.”
~ “repeated throughout . . are the letters ‘US’, referring at once to America, and those who live in it together.”
~ “KATY GRANNAN . . has been a close friend of Hamilton’s since the two women attended graduate school at Yale some twenty-five years ago.”
~ “Grannan’s signature strategy: making intimate (photo) portraits of complete strangers.”
~ “she says that photography, for her, ‘is almost an excuse to engage with people’ . .”
~ “For the photographs in support of ‘We the People’, Hamilton & Grannan chose Newburgh, New York, as their shooting location. . one of those rough-and-ready Hudson Valley towns that boomed for decades before finally going bust / but a few factories still operate & other s have been converted into artists studios, indicating a nascent wave of gentrification.”
~ “Newburgh is also a place of historic importance, having been Washington’s headquarters during the last year of the Revolutionary War.”

the pins are being sold via SALON 94, all proceeds going to charitable causes: FairVote & the Earthjustice Action Center.

some of my notes:

~ the varied & very diverse subjects of the series, don’t seem to be identified by name, least not as the photos are titled / presented . . in this article.
~ but, now you know, that’s . . Newbugh-based artist DANIEL GIORDANO, who in fact works out of an old squat brick warehouse – that formerly manufactured winter coats, and was his originally Italian immigrant family’s generations’ old business, now defunct.
~ sometimes the old industrial warehouse is also the site of pop-up shows / street parties curated by Daniel, often in partnership with friends / though now it is mostly a multi-level showcase / including storefront, for his own work / mostly sculpture. a huge upper floor serves as his studio. Daniel is like an intellectual-magnet-on-steroids, by nature, and so the place has become a hotbed of local artistic community energy, and of the growing Hudson Valley art community at large . . and is therefore, now referred to lovingly, or at least with honest respect: as ‘Vicki Island’ for its many facets !!
the pop-up gallery was indeed called: Vicki.
named for Daniel’s aunt Vicki, who used to run the last phase of the coat manufacturing.
~ go INDIE !!!!

~ one last / very personal take-away:
re Grannan’s . . ‘seeing photography as a way to engage with strangers’ / yes !! that’s for sure.
but in my case, I don’t take portraits of strangers per se, so much as I get drawn to ‘strangers’ to me, in the art world / drawn to their talent, like a moth to flame. the more unknown, and indie – the better !!
that’s how I know Daniel.

~ and, ps he wasn’t a ‘total’ stranger to Katy, as he has been friends with Kara – through her friendships within the Newburgh community.

~ and one last / very off-the-wall, personal observation:
it’s completely a vast vast wonderment, and very compelling to me, as to how . . a ‘blonde’ Italian or at least of said ancestry . . appears to channel, and so poetically: Native American.
and, it’s not just the hat, because it doesn’t channel: cowboy / at least, not to me.
its something about the posture. the spray of violet flowers at his wrist.
it must be that indie . . rebel spirit !!
that authentic connected-ness to the landscape.
and the way that landscape is staged around him /
such is the power of photography. and in this case, Katy’s.

Kara’s pins . . also speak to Native imagery, as re-told through her eyes.
and, it’s a good thing to re-tell native folkways / and in any means possible – keep it alive, and not just flickering. Native imagery and thought, has become a newly & increasingly powerful stylistic on the art & thought of this land again, and that’s always a good thing.
it is only: win win. and if it sends you scrambling / looking with new eyes at Native American art and folk crafts / seeking out written poetry, and origination tales – so much the better, and . . amen.

these photos, but obviously particularly with regard to this one of Daniel . . resonate with the need to give both ‘poetic’ and ‘political’ voice . . to all the ancestors / both Native & immigrant . . who smashed up against each other in the past / but now hold the fate of the country in hand.
as we realize the Native American ancestors – had so much right, and we had so much . . wrong.

long live the ancestors !!
long live the new . . rebels !!
long live . . Indie !!
long live . . DIY !!


VICKY ISLAND, Newburgh, N.Y
site of Vicky . . hardcore Indie / sometime pop-up gallery
DANIEL GIORDANO’s Studio, HQ . .
his authentic upstate ancestral / early industrial / family-run Hudson River warehouse.



~DIY: UTILITY INSTALLS / JEFFREY TRANCHELL & JONNY CAMPOLO

I don’t know if it’s the gritty times – we are living through,
but right now, I def like my DIY . . hardcore / utility.


JEFFREY TRANCHELL, Utility Installation. 2020. Detroit.
image via Instgram @jeffreytranchell


JEFFREY TRANCHELL, Utility Installation. 2020. Detroit.
image via Instagram @jeffreytranchell


JONNY CAMPOLO, ‘Turn On for Andy & Jordan’s new house’, 2020
electric utility switch with shaped glass.
image via Instagram @jonnycampolo


JONNY CAMPOLO, ‘Turn On’, 2020.
Utility switch ’embellished’ with fused / colored glass.
Image via Instagram @jonnycampolo


it’s super fun to see the pristine fluid shaped DIY glass, against the very
authentic / distressed basement wall.
as well, the black, screw-style . . ‘fantasy’ handle !!!!!


the video is quite the riot !!
sound on !! / you can watch it: here
video by @jonnycampolo



~DIY: DESIGN . . GLASS, GLASS & MORE GLASS / CERAMIC BRUT, FLOWER ARRANGING, and . . BRASS WORKING !!

DESIGN: YUSUKE HANAI / HENRY HAUZ T-SHIRT
GLASS: EVAN CHAMBERLAIN / JEFFREY TRANCHELL / JONNY CAMPOLO
CERAMIC BRUT: ELISA SOLIVEN / at HESSE FLATOW
FLOWER ARRANGING: KANA TOGASHI / of SAFFRON BROOKLYN & LES
BRASS WORKING: KARA HAMILTON PINS on DANIEL GIORDANO via MOTHER GALLERY, BEACON

A NEW GENERATION of ARTIST / ARTISANS . . is having a light bulb !! moment !!


screenshot / video posted by New York Times Style Magazine

& it’s totally dominated by new age: glass !!
hi-end, low-end. hot or cold process. stained, leaded, or fused / often functional, sometimes purely fanciful, it’s gorgeous to look at, and . . right through. luminous. rich, nuanced or primary bold colors – it’s a serious ‘surface’ that inter-plays with its surroundings, esp . . a window of natural light.
as. even . . the mainstream New York Times has discovered.
see: ‘Murano Glass . . a new generation of artisans’ – New York Times Style Magazine / Sept 30, 2020
here’s a key take-away:
“Brooklyn-based glass artist, ANDREW O. HUGHES 42, attributes contemporary interest in Murano (glass) to several factors (including): a bit of ceramic fatigue, (and) a desire for the luminosity of glass in an era of pared-down interiors…”

we would add, a new found appreciation for skills, and all things hand-made, and one-of-a-kind, and most importantly not able to be fully realized – on a (computer) screen !!

it can be opaque, or transparent, just like, well . . . people.
& in Jeffrey Tranchell’s hands, it’s even . . the new graffiti !!

but, don’t write off ceramics totally, yet. either.
somehow, in response to all this glass swanning, and fluid form, ceramics has become show-stoppingly: brutalist !!
and why do we feel, metal working, esp traditional gold – is the next big thing ?
and flowers of course, done with new flair – are always / the golden cherry – at the top.


Drawing for DIY Tee by HANAI YUSUKE,
for HENRY HAUZ, art gallery & retail store / Tokyo.
image via Instagram @grain_on _skateboards
see: @haniayusuke
see: @henryhauz

one of my very fav designer / illustrator / artists right now, Hanai Yusuke really gets both the outlaw, and the traditionalism of . . DIY.
it’s not just a new word for craft, it’s a community-based, often in-your-face . . attitude.
DIY also conveys indie entrepreneurship / in a way – all artists today are DIY, running their own little businesses, or at least pr / on the web & across social media.
to be DIY, doesn’t necessarily mean to be: functional . . but, it’s certainly cool, that this DIY anthem is !!
it is a basic tee shirt.
I also particularly like how,in Hanai Yusuke’s work, the ‘people’ who run through it – are the Shakespearean-like comic relief / peanut gallery – who are overlooked by the ruling classes, the status quo, the ‘privledged’, but who nonetheless . . dish up the real commentary, just as in the golden age of samurai films.


hand-blown glass / gold fumicello cruet . . by young Brooklyn-based EVAN CHAMBERLAIN.
Evan Chamberlain Glassworks / hand-blown glass art made in America.
DM for pricing wholesale & inquiry on IG @chamberlandia
image via Instagram @chamberlandia


fused glass art by JONNY CAMPOLO.
on the other extreme, boldly more art expressionistic, though great craft vestiges echo though-out.
& well, it is functional – if you consider uplifting your spirit & changing your head-set – a service.
but, no – no way craft, or DIY has to be functional, we got over that decades ago.
it’s more a working with traditional materials, and blowing upthe traditional – conventions.
image via Instagram @jonnycampolo

note: Jonny has a big / little (!!) show of his new fused work, titled: ‘The Big Orange’ . . . !!!
opening at the very indie / Calendar Gazebo space in Jonathan Hartshorn’s rural New Mexico backyard (!!)
Sun Oct 4, 2020 / tomorrow / more on that . . tomorrow !!
see: @jonnycampolo / @calendar.gazebo


JEFFREY TRANCHELL . . leaded ‘stained’ glass suncatchers.
I have to credit Jeffery Tranchell, a long time friend of mine / & more recently a founder/member/curator at Essex Flowers, who is now based in Detroit . . with turning me onto the new wave of DIY glass.
He’s always been into my DIY (!!) . . . repairing old quilts / all by hand-stitch and with a lot of ingenuity.
it’s interesting to note how vastly dissimilar the surfaces of glass (hard) and quilts (soft) are / as well as the techniques of working them. yet, (patchwork) quilts and glass – both have a very mosaic effect.
as well as a great potential for pattern, or non-pattern, total free-fall & artistic expression.
both are ancient hand-made arts providing both warmth, and symbolic wishes: stay safe / enduring marriage wedding bands, etc (quilts) / while we find stained glass windows in glorious cathedrals, and also humble abodes . . giving comfort, and allowing in light, as well as inspiration to the divine.
image via Instagram @jeffreytranchell


JEFFREY has . . followed the light (!!), by placing his glass suncatchers outdoors, and then in fact a-fixing them to gates, etc.
image via Instagram @jeffreytranchell


in effect, they become a new age ‘graffiti’, which is often very much prized by the new owner.
image via Instagram @jeffreytranchell


the stained glass projects, then evolved into bringing the lightweight, but weather-durable leaded glass pieces into the city, NYC city, specifically Brooklyn . . where they are basically non-invasive, although functioning as graffiti / & where people capture them ‘in the wild’ and post the I-saw-it photos. he’s even made a map.
& he even tries to hang them onto those ubiquitous NYC construction gates – with peep holes, or temporary windows !!
image via Instagram @jeffreytranchell


but mostly they are rather like this. stained glass – for contemporary ‘parkour’ worship.
image via Instagram @jeffreytranchell


Jeffrey screws them in with bits of wire and ‘one-way’ screws, so they are pretty much not easily removed.
these are all soldered, or leaded glass works – so pretty durable.
image via Instagram @jeffreytranchell


ELISA SOLIVEN, ‘Memory in the Shape of a U’ . . up thru OCT 17, 2020 / at HESSE FLATOW
read more / see images: Elisa Soliven – Hesse Flatow / gallery website
installation shot via Instagram @hesse_flatow


this weekend includes a flower arrangement / collab with . . KANA TOGASHI / of SAFFRON BROOKLYN, & L.E.S.
this is just one shot, there are larger arrangements thru-out, even in the bigger vessels !!
image via Instagram @hesse_flatow


ELISA SOLIVEN . . the vessels at first appear to be almost concrete, very brut / though I suppose that’s . . brutalist !!
but, because of the tiny colored tile or jewel-like / colored glass-like (!!) fragments imbedded into the clay surface, they also take on the aspect of those heavy metallic ornate, medieval be-jewelled manuscript covers.
image via Instagram @hesse_flatow


Elisa with a flower bouquet / designed by Kana Togashi.
flower arranging !! an equally revered traditional skill, esp in Japan – now caught up with the DIY 2020s.
Kana owns her shop, now with 2 locations / so she’s def a DIY artisan – entrepreneur.
note . . the DIY wrapping paper.
image via Instagram @saffronbk


DANIEL GIORDANO . . wearing DIY brass pins . . by Canadian artist . . KARA HAMILTON !!
yes, this is how the mighty !! love to play !!
DIY !! FOREVER !!
image via Instagram @mothergallery story / Photo: KATY GRANNAN
see: @danieljgiordano
see: @jkarah

DIY !! FOREVER !!
t-shirt / glass, glass, & glass
ceramic clay / flowers / brass.

note: DANIEL GIORDANO will be in the next group show at MOTHER GALLERY along with . .
CAITLIN MacQUEEN & MARCY HERMANSADER / titled ‘HUNCH’ . . opening: Sun Oct 31, 2020.
see: MOTHER GALLERY, BEACON



~’CUBED’ . . THE HOLE / more pix from the opening !!

‘CUBED’ – GROUP SHOW
THE HOLE, NYC
UP THRU . . OCT 11, 2020

read more: ‘CUBED’ – THE HOLE, NYC


JONNY NIESCHE, ‘Atoms Encode (Scarlet), 2020.
Aluminum, wood, autolack and voile / 63 x 48 x 1 in.
($13,000)


LUKE MURPHY, ‘Pixels, Stream, Speed’, 2019.
LED Matrix panels, MDF panels, mini PC, driver cards, power supplies, cables, software
30.5 x 25 x 25 in.
($20,000)


KRISTINE MORAN, ‘Mad Cap Swimmers – Opposing Strokes’, 2020.
oil & acrylic on linen / 60 x 48 in.
(inquire)


at left:
LUKE DIIORIO, ‘Untitled’, 2020.
oil on canvas over panel / 46 x 46 in.
($12,000)


detail:
LUKE DIIORIO ‘Untitled’.


ANDREAS ANGELIDAKIS, ‘KION’, 2020.
foam blocks, digitally printed vinyl upholstery
138 x 39 x 39 in.
($35,000)


LILAH ROSE, ‘Seabed’, 2020.
foam, muselin, fabric dye, plywood.
72 x 24 x 13 in.
($6,500)


detail:
LILAH ROSE, ‘Seabed’.


frame grab / “FAMILY”
ARA PETERSON, ’12 Ball’, 1997.
16 mm animation / duration: 3 min 29 sec


frame grab / “THANKS”
ARA PETERSON, 12 Ball’, 1997.
16 mm animation / duration: 3 min 29 sec

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH / DATE: SEPT 10, 2020



~LUKE MURPHY . . ‘CUBED’ / called it !! Japanese develop UV lamp . . !!

don’t ever underestimate . . the power of heading into the . . light !!


LUKE MURPHY, ‘Pixels, Stream. Speed’, 2019
LED Matrix panels, MDF panels, mini PC, driver cards, power supplies, cable, software
30.5 x 25 x 25 in.
image courtesy: THE HOLE


Ushio Care 222 UV lamp / New York Post SEPT 22, 2020
“about the size of a hardcover book” . . !!


Ushio Care 222 UV lamp / New York Post SEPT 22, 2020

see: JAPANESE FIRM DEVELOPS FIRST UV LAMP THAT SAFELY KILLS CORONAVIRUS / NYP

in short:
“A Japanese company that teamed up with Columbia University has developed a first-of-its-kind ultraviolet lamp that can kill the coronavirus without harming people’s health.
Light equipment maker Ushio’s Care 222 UV lamp is expected to be used to disinfect heavily trafficked spaces where people run the risk of {infection}.
UV lamps have been widely used . . in medical & food processing industries, & JetBlue recently announced plans to use the technology aboard its planes.
However, conventional UV rays cannot be used when people are present because they cause skin cancer & eye problems.
Ushio’s UV lamp emits rays with a wavelength of 222 nanometers, as opposed to the conventional 254-nanometer wavelength, making them deadly to germs, but harmless to humans . . . .
The 2.6 pound Care 222 device which is about the size of a hardcover book, costs about $2,800.”

*well, they hope it is harmless to . . humans /
I mean ‘nano’ / begets .. nano, lol.
but sounds – good !!!



~LUKE MURPHY . . ‘Pixels, Stream, Speed’ / ‘CUBED’ / THE HOLE . .

A PENNY – FOR YOUR THOUGHTS !!

PIX . . . FROM THE OPENING / SEPT 10, 2020

‘CUBED’ / GROUP SHOW
THE HOLE / SEPT 10 – OCT 11, 2020

READ MORE / SEE GREAT INSTALL PIX: ‘CUBED’ GROUP SHOW / THE HOLE


LUKE MURPHY . . .


LUKE MURPHY, ‘Pixels, Stream, Speed’, 2019
LED matrix panels, MDF panels, mini PC, driver cards, power supplies, cables, software.
30.5 x 25 x 25 in.

yes !!

a penny for your thoughts . . as you fall into the wonderment of this 21st C. . . wishing well !!

if only it could suck in . . viruses !!

now, what a pretty ‘humidifier’ . . that would be.

imagine: everyone & every place . . would have one, twinkling away.

changing colors – as the light beams clean the air.

small ones like toasters / big ones like trucks.

maybe, even . . sooner than you think.

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH



~LUKE MURPHY . . in THE HOLE / ‘CUBED’ / BIG !! OPENING !! THURS SEPT 10 / 6-9 PM

LUKE !!!!!

LUKE MURPHY . . in THE HOLE / ‘CUBED’ / GROUP SHOW
OPENS THURS SEPT 10, 2020 / 6 – 9 PM
THE HOLE, 312 BOWERY, NYC, NY 100012

LUKE MURPHY, ‘Pixels, Stream, Speed’, 2019.
LED Matrix panels, MDF panels, mini PC, driver cards, power supplies, cables,
software / 30.5 x 25 x 25 in.
image courtesy: THE HOLE

& YES !!!!
that is Luke’s . . ‘Resist’ LED-Deli sign – that runs across the top of this page !!
you can even, catch some of the same color palette / in both the LED matrix sculpture, and the online digitally animated ‘LED’ banner.
and, don’t we all need to . . . RE-ACCESS: RESIST, FOCUS & DE-BUBBLE !!
get your heads – into the future, people !!


see: LUKE MURPHY / LUKELAB / ARTIST WEBSITE



~FREDDY’S DEAD . . . GET THE T- SHIRT !!

FREDDY . . is a curatorial project by New York based artist, JOSHUA ABELOW.

this t shirt was produced to celebrate 5 years of programming / 2014-2019.
please visit: FREDDY / for more info
Artwork by: TED GAHL
Layout Design by: JONNY CAMPOLO
Silkscreen & production: ANDY MISTER aka HELEN SAID THIS
6 oz. 100% ring spun cotton tee
free shipping in the USA
from . . . $34

to order: FFREDDY’S DEAD – HELEN SAID THIS

the back is like a band tour T . . . it lists all the FREDDY shows & projects.

ALL IMAGES via: FREDDY’S DEAD – HELEN SAID THIS



~CHARLES WASHINGTON, CHARLIE SMITH / ‘ENTERTAINMENT & HISTORY’ / BABA YAGA / UP-DATE

BABA YAGA has just posted . . some great install shots !!

see: installation photos & some very good editorial commentary . . ‘ENTERTAINMENT & HISTORY’ – BABA YAGA GALLERY !!

note: CHARLES WASHINGTON & CHARLIE SMITH, are both artists living & working in Hudson, NY.

here are a few of my personal favs:


CHARLES WASHINGTON, NEWBURGH – BEACON BRIDGE


CHARLES WASHINGTON, GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE


CHARLES WASHINGTON, TAPPANZEE BRIDGE


CHARLIE SMITH, ‘LOOPER’, sculpture


CHARLIE SMITH, ‘LOOPER’ / from angle


CHARLIE SMITH, ‘Big Sculpture’


installation shot – for scale.

ALL PHOTOS VIA: BABA YAGA GALLERY WEBSITE



~JOHN-ELIO REITMAN & SCOTT KEIGHTLEY / BABA YAGA / HUDSON, NY / THURS SEPT 3

6 – 9 PM
WEAR MASKS

JOHN-ELIO REITMAN & SCOTT KEIGHTLEY . . . ‘INTERLUDE’
are showing some work, tonight . . THURS SEPT 3, 2020

CHARLES WASHINGTON & CHARLIE SMITH, ‘ENTERTAINMENT AND HISTORY’ . . is still up, too.
BABA YAGA , 5821 NY-G Hudson, NY


JOHN-ELIO REITMAN / PHOTO VIA INSTAGRAM @babayagagallery

I don’t know if you could call these guys, ‘matchey matchey’ to their face and live,
but . . great color palette.

if it weren’t a 2-1/2 hr. drive for me / one way . . . I’d def be there.



~TED GAHL . . FLASHBACK: OCT 12, 2019 / VICKI

from the Hudson hills to the Manhattan streets . . .


TED GAHL, at the opening of ‘ZEN PAINTINGS’, curated by Daniel Giordano & Samuel Boehm
VICKI, Newburgh, NY
OCT 12, 2019
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH


TED GAHL, ‘ZEN’ painting
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH
see: TED GAHL, ‘ZEN PAINTINGS’ at the VICKI.FUN SPACE / SUPER HARDCORE – INDIE !!



~TED GAHL . . ‘PAINTINGS’ / ALEXANDER BERGGRUEN / NYC

meanwhile, back in NYC . . .
a very much, resonant show . . !!
and, yes !!
bring on that big, bad & bold & beautiful painting / imagery, for sure.

I mean come on, who . . didn’t get hit ?!!
(on the head with a hammer).
and, is that a little rat, scurrying by on the bottom ?
don’t get me started / David & Goliath.

TED GAHL, ‘PAINTINGS’ . . ALEXANDER BERGGRUEN
1018 Madison Ave, Fl 3, New York, NY 10075
SEPT 1 – OCT 14, 2010
OPEN BY APPT ONLY – DUE TO COVID



~JEAN-BAPTISTE LENGLET / BAPTISTE CACCIA . . ‘EAU-CACTUS’ / GALERIE EDOUARD ESCOUGNOU / PARIS / UP-DATE

‘Eau-Cactus’ / ‘Water-Cactus’ . . . Baptiste Caccia & Jean-Baptiste Lenglet
Galerie Edouard Escougnou, 7 Rue saint Claude, 75003 Paris, France
up thru . . Sept 21, 2020 / looks to be an additional ‘vernisage’ this Thurs & Fri / Sept 3 & 4 ??
Instagram: @galerie_edouard_escougnou

looks to be . . an amazing show !!
great title . . !!
here’s 2 photos from the gallery’s recent Instagram story !!


left: JEAN-BAPTISTE, painting on glass
right: JEAN-BAPTISTE LENGLET / BAPTISTE CACCIA / COLLABORATIVE imagery
silkscreen printed by Baptiste Caccia


le gang !!!!
EDOUARD ESCOUGNOU, BAPTISTE CACCIA & JEAN-BAPTISTE LENGLET

ABOVE PHOTOS . . via Instagram Story @galerie_edouard_escougnou



~’UNDER THE VOLCANO: SIMON CERIGO, DAN ASHER, NANCY SMITH’ / VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER / ARCHIVE

among the early productions on the Virtual Dream Center archive / 7th up from the bottom

is:
‘UNDER THE VOLCANO’ . . a digital re-creation of an actual indie pop-up of the same name, featuring the 1980s/90s work of SIMON CERIGO (RIP), DAN ASHER (RIP) & myself . . NANCY SMITH, who were all working on the Lower East Side, in its glory days.

Curated by Kate & Theo Cerigo, (Simon & Nancy’s children) the survey exhibit took place in the summer of 2015, running for one huge smash weekend in June, in a large, well-lit storefront in Chinatown, right off Delancey . . on the Bowery. As such it is the first digital re-creation of an actual, archival exhibit on the VDC / Virtual Dream Center platform.
with much thanks to NICHOLAS STEINDORF, who curated & produced the digital version.
(& which is both interactive & free to download / see: VDC homepage)

see: ‘UNDER THE VOLCANO’ – VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER / for more photos & essay clips.

BTW:
the above image is the entry to the actual exhibit . . with Simon’s large ‘Lemon Heads’ t-shirt painting on stretched canvas at left, my spray paint lettering of the title – put directly on the wall the day of, and a typically intense black oil stick ‘portrait/mask’ on treated canvas/paper by Dan.


SIMON CERIGO . . collected, collaged & painted on the pop culture media of the day, including band t-shirts of what was then called ‘new music’ or indie.


SIMON CERIGO . . collages on small stretched canvas. very distressed, even for the day.


NANCY SMITH . . large (blue acrylic paint) drawing / from my early 1980s Tarot card series, and also a self-portrait,
I was pregnant with my daughter, Kate at the time, 1985.
& at right, some large still life, charcoal on paper / all pieces: 38 x 50 in.


DAN ASHER . . oil stick, on large canvas backed paper.

YOU CAN READ: the essay I wrote on the exhibit for VDC / Virtual Dream Center, click here


the invite for the 2015 exhibit – was an archival photo of us back in ca. 1981, in Tribeca.
SIMON CERIGO, DAN ASHER, and myself, NANCY SMITH

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH / via VDC platform.



~JEAN-BAPTISTE LENGLET . . with BAPTISTE CACCIA / ‘EAU-CACTUS’ / GALERIE EDOUARD ESCOUGNOU / PARIS / OPENS SAT AUG 29

we know JEAN-BAPTISTE LENGLET . . .
thru his incredible virtual reality / digital platform for artists . . .
see: VDC / Virtual Dream Center . . !!
don’t miss: the ‘Exhibitions archive’ link . . !!
you may just see – some familiar names . . !!

he is showing some of his own work, in collaboration with BAPTISTE CACCIA,
in a show titled: ‘Eau-cactus’.
opening Sat Aug 29 / and running thru Sept 13, 2020.
Galerie Edouard Escougnou, 7 rue saint Claude, 75003 Paris France



~CHARLES WASHINGTON & CHARLIE SMITH / ‘ENTERTAINMENT AND HISTORY’ / BABA YAGA / HUDSON, NY / OPENING FRI AUG 21

WEAR MASKS !!!

CHARLES WASHINGTON & CHARLIE SMITH / ‘ENTERTAINMENT & HISTORY’
BABA YAGA GALLERY, 5821 NY-9G, HUDSON, NY
OPENS FRI AUG 21, 2020 / 6 – 9 PM

SCOTT KEIGHTLEY, artist / founder-director of BABA YAGA, upstate, writes:
“CHARLIE and CHARLES are two friends of mine who live in Hudson and make art.
Charles makes drawings, usually in a series within broader themes, & Charlie makes sculptures utilizing self-designed open systems.”



~BLINN & LAMBERT / W.I. P.

BLINN & LAMBERT / aka NICHOLAS STEINDORF & KYLE WILLIAMS

adjusting to life . . in the Pandemic / is a W.I.P. / Work in Progress !!!
and yeah, W.I.P. rhymes with . . . R.I.P.
we ALL took hits.
loved ones, lost opportunities, loser economy. lingering isolation, closed schools, etc. etc.
even, the wake-up calls (BLM / POLICE BRUTALITY) hit – hard.


BLINN & LAMBERT, W.I.P. JULY 22, 2020
image via Instagram @blinn_and_lambert

see: BLINN & LAMBERT / artist website