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

~IAN GOULDSTONE . . SLEEPCENTER / CHINATOWN NYC / OPENING TO-NITE / FRI

talking about artist-run spaces on Monroe St . . . !!

IAN GOULDSTONE . . . ‘IN THE SHADE BUT NOT THE SHADOW’
CURATED BY . . . WILLIAM LEE
OPENS TO-NITE / FRI MAY 18, 2018 / 6 – 10 PM
the show runs thru SUN JUNE 17
SLEEPCENTER, 9 MONROE ST, BSMT, CHINATOWN, NYC 10002
HRS: FRI-SUN / 12 noon – 6 PM / or by appointment

SLEEPCENTER is run by: WILLIAM LEE, PEIYUAN LI & RUI LIN

SLEEPCENTER proudly presents . . .
‘IN THE SHADE BUT NOT THE SHADOW’, the debut solo show of IAN GOULDSTONE.
Following an ascetic aesthetic, Gouldstone imagines how we might design machines that can teach us grace, new technologies that enable meditation, reflection, and withdrawal.”
~gallery

most def, read more: IAN GOULDSTONE – ‘IN THE SHADE . .. ‘ / SLEEPCENTER


IAN GOULDSTONE – WATCH CGI VIDEO, HERE


IAN GOULDSTONE arrives at SLEEPCENTER
IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM @sleepcenterny


@sleepcenterny: Neon jungles of color and motion from ‘Wanton boys’ by IAN GOULDSTONE, 2017.
software sculpture.

so, funny.
funny, poetic. very human, but unknown in many regards (sleep) / re: their bio science . . . name: SLEEPCENTER !!

same with the only other ‘technology-driven’ site I follow . . .
see: VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER (Paris) !!

you are feeling, d-r-e-a-m-y.
you are feeling, s-l-e-e-p-y.
and, so the AI take-over, begins !!
just joking, maybe !!
maybe . . NOT !!


def check out: SLEEPCENTER



~’GANGS of NEW YORK’ !! . . ESSEX FLOWERS is on the ROAD / ADDS DONNA, CHICAGO / OPENING TO-NITE / FRI

ESSEX FLOWERS . . . IS ON THE ROAD !!!
FRESH ART DELIVERY . . . TO CHICAGO WITH LOVE, FROM NYC !!!

‘GANGS OF NEW YORK’ . . CURATED BY ESSEX FLOWERS
OPENING TO-NITE / FRI MAY 8, 2018 / 6 – 9 PM
the show runs thru JUNE 16, 2018
ADDS DONNA, 3252 W. NORTH AVE, CHICAGO
HRS: SAT / 12 – 5 PM & by appointment

a group show of 11 artists – who run !!! some of NYC’s best / artist-run spaces !!!
curated by one of the city’s most energetic, artist-run galleries . . ESSEX FLOWERS.
with roots in a basement, and now . . a storefront, 19 Monroe St. in Chinatown.

red rover, red rover – let, the ‘show-runners’ – take over !!

featuring:
YEVGENIA BARAS (Regina Rex) / ZACH STEINMAN (The Boom Boom Room) / JASON OSBOURNE (Off White Columns)
MAX SCHUMANN (Printed Matter) / ALLISON WADE (crystal flowers) / LAUREN CLAY (Won Eh)
HOLLY COULIS (106 Green) / JJ MANFORD (Underdonk) / NATHAN GWYNNE (Helper, Constance)
ERIC HIBIT (Ortega y Gassett Projects) / ALA DEHGHAN (17ESSEX)

well, sure now there’s micro art galleries . .
and some very inventive, truly ‘alternative’ viewing ‘venues’ & platforms,
tiny living rooms, degraded pay phone booths, a dingy Hunter basement office, to raw Chinatown studios, and the fall-back / empty storefront pop-ups !!
and, even just some plain ole, solely . . web-archived, or Instagram one-liners !!

but, let’s not forget the ‘heady’ culture of the galleries – run by artist collectives !!
including, in some cases (Off White Columns), e.g, a single artist-director/curator on IG.
but, he’s / they . . are engaging a community, around them.
where the members all chip in to run their spaces, but more importantly share a huge combustible curatorial spark of collaboration, new thoughts bouncing off each other, this way & that / resulting in some of the city’s very best and freshest, cutting edge art !!
GANGS . . rule !!

the premise of this show is that, “each member of ESSEX FLOWERS selected one work by one member active in a fellow artist-run organization”, and put they packed up, and put the work into a truck . . and drove it to Chicago !!
to another collective space . . ADDS DONNA.

founded in 2010, “ADDS DONNA functions as an experimental institution comprehending an exhibition space, an artist collective, and an on-going study group program.”
read more: ADDS DONNA – ABOUT

GANGS . . . on GANGS – on GANGS !!!


ON THE ROAD !!!
ESSEX FLOWERS MEMBERS: NICK TYPOLDAS & JEFFREY TRANCHELL . .
delivering some super fresh / NYC ‘gang’ art – to CHICAGO !!


making the journey . .
art work . . by NATHAN GYWNNE


art work . . by MAX SCHUMANN


ERIC HIBIT, ‘Yellow Anthurium’, 2018. (cc ORGY PROJECTS)
POSTER CHILD, lol – FOR A SHOW OF ‘HEADS’ / GANG TURF.

all images via Instagram @essexflowers



~HEATHER BENJAMIN, EMMA KOHLMANN, MARIA PAZ . . ‘MIRROR OF VENUS’ / NEW IMAGE ART, LA / OPENING SAT

‘MIRROR OF VENUS’ . . MARIA PAZ, EMMA KOHLMANN, HEATHER BENJAMIN
OPENS SAT MAY 19, 2018 / 7 – 10 PM
show runs thru JUNE 16, 2018
NEW IMAGE ART, 7920 SANTA MONICA BLVD, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90046
HRS: TUES-SAT / 1PM-6PM

more info: ‘MIRROR OF VENUS’ – NEW IMAGE ART


ART WORK BY HEATHER BENJAMIN
IMAGE VIA NEW IMAGE ART


ART WORK BY EMMA KOHLMANN
IMAGE VIA NEW IMAGE ART


CLAY VASE BY MARIA PAZ
IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM @kilns (MARIA PAZ)



~JOE BRADLEY & MICHAEL WILLIAMS . . 15 !! years !! later !!

JOE BRADLEY & MICHAEL WILLIAMS, 15 years later, lol . . . ???

Mirror mirror on the wall,
Who’s really got the crystal ball ?

not, Interview.

‘JOE BRADLEY, OSCAR TUAZON, MICHAEL WILLIAMS’
MAY 14 – OCT 1, 2018
THE BRANT FOUNDATION ART STUDY CENTER
941 North St., Greenwich, CT 06831

ARTLOVERS: ALWAYS CALLING THE ‘STARS’ – ahead of the pack.
FROM MY ARCHIVES . . .


JOE BRADLEY (left) with his band Cheeseburger, Capitale, DOWNTOWN, NYC
JULY 24, 2003
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH
FIRST PUBLISHED: artnet – Aug 29, 2003


MICHAEL WILLIAMS, CANADA, CHINATOWN, NYC
JUNE 11, 2003
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH
FIRST PUBLISHED: artnet – Aug 29, 2003


MICHAEL WILLIAMS, painted vinyl. CANADA, CHINATOWN, NYC
JUNE 11, 2003
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH / YES, I HAVE ONE FROM SAME SHOW – IN MY COLLECTION.
FIRST PUBLISHED: artnet – Aug 29, 2003



~’PRIVATE PRACTICE’ . . UNDERDONK / OPENING FRI MAY 11 / 7-9 PM

‘PRIVATE PRACTICE’
OPENING FRI MAY 11, 2018 / 7 – 9 PM
the show runs thru JUNE 17, 2018
UNDERDONK, 1329 WILLOUGHBY AVE, BROOKLYN NY 11237

BRIAN BELOTT, CHRIS BERTHOLF, ROGER DANILO CARMONA, TRYN COLLINS, NICHOLAS CUEVA, KERRY DOWNEY, GEORGIA ELROD, LAURA FRANTZ, ASHLEY GARRETT, TAMARA GONZALEZ, ESSYE KLEMPNER, OSMU KOBAYASHI, ALETA LANIER, JJ MANFORD, DANIELLE ORCHARD, ELISA SOLIVEN, SAM STRAND, JULIE TORRES, AARON ZULPO

” . . a group exhibition of 19 artists, each presenting a selection of their studio practice. Comprised of sketches, notes, objects of inspiration, shrines, postcards, and unseen drawings with completed works, this exhibition explores the line between private and public.Giving the artist permission to show what one would often keep hidden or as an idea not fully processed but for further fruition in another work, this show lays bare the unfolding thinking practice in the studio. The artist is a work in progress, perpetually searching, changing, and staying the same.We are gatherers, hoarders, and historians.”
~UNDERDONK


Pierre Bonnard’s studio in Alpes-Maritimes, France (original photo Henri Cartier-Brasson).



~SKEWVILLE . . LAST DAY / MONIKER ART FAIR


@skewville: Last Day of Moniker Art Fair
SKEWVILLE curated by THINKSPACE – BOOTH 20
COME BY & GET THE LAST DAY DEALS !!!!!

MONIKER ART FAIR / MAY 3 – 6, 2018
73 WEST ST., GREENPOINT TERMINAL WAREHOUSE / GREENPOINT, BROOKLYN

IMAGE via Instagram @skewville



~BOBO & friends . . HONEY’S BROOKLYN / GRILLING TO-NITE !!


artwork: BOBO
image via Instagram @bobo-newyorkcity


TO-NITE !! SUN MAY 6, 2018 / at HONEY’S BROOKLYN !!

BOBO & GRIMM – TOM TOM RELEASE PARTY – GRILL-OUT RAMBLE

IN CELEBRATION of GRIMM ALES / BOBO-DESIGNED LABEL / TOM TOM DOUBLE IPA LIMITED EDITION BEER

93 SCOTT AVE. BROOKLYN 11237

6pm grilling begins
with Food by TARA NORVELL
7:30 Cricket Farm
8:15 Evelyn Donnelly
9.00 Blue Jazz TV
9:45 John Honey
10:30 Gobby
11:15 Nunu Canal
12:00 Vegetators

ARTWORK FOR SALE BY GRETTA JOHNSTON & LINDSAY BEEBE

PROJECTIONS BY TED SEFCIK / RAXTSFK

WITH A LIVE VIDEO FEED of JOHN HONEY


artwork: BOBO
image via Instagram @bobo_newyorkcity

yes: you can always count on BOBO – for the cutting edge / in graphics & signage !!!!!


see: BOBO-NYC.COM

ps: that’s quite the RIOT that they have a ‘shrimp’ logo – being that they are based upstate . .
on a land-locked farm in the Hudson Valley !!!!!



~DREW MILLER CURATES . . ‘HEAVING PULP BEAUTIFUL BODIES’ / BASEMENT PROJECTS, SANTA ANA, CA / OPENING SAT MAY 5

DREW MILLER CURATES . . ‘Heaving Pulp Beautiful Bodies’
OPENING SAT MAY 5, 2018 / 6 – 10 PM
BASEMENT PROJECTS, 207 N. Broadway, Santora Building Basement
SANTA ANA / LA / OC/ Southern California

there will be tons of great drawings, sculpture, animations & zines . . for sale !!

it’s “a group show based loosely on images of the body that become distorted, hyperbolized and re-envisioned through processes of drawing, sculpture, reproduction (in this case xerox) as well as images of bodies that have never been recontextualized / mutated in media images.”
~via Instagram @basement_projects

with:
JASON T. Miles, Heather Benjamin, MATT LOCK, LILLI CARRE, PARK JUNWOO,
JUNE CULP, ADAMS PURYEAR, JOEL SKAVDAHL, & DREW MILLER



~NICK SULLIVAN . . ‘O’ / BOOK RELEASE – CATBOX CONTEMPORARY / 2 BRIDGES MUSIC ARTS / SAT MAY 5

NICHOLAS SULLIVAN . . ‘O’ / CATBOX CONTEMPORARY BOOK / CATALOG RELEASE PARTY
SAT MAY 5, 2018 / 6 – 8 PM
2 BRIDGES MUSIC ARTS, 75 E. BROADWAY, #205 / MINI-MALL, CHINATOWN

NICHOLAS SULLIVAN – ‘O’ – A BOOK BASED on HIS SHOW of the SAME NAME
RECENTLY EXHIBITED at CONTEMPORARY CATBOX – most imaginatively within a standing pedestal of a catbox !!
114 pages, 8 x 11 in. / limited edition of 50
$25 / CASH ONLY

with an introduction by . . VANESSA THILL


INSTALLATION PHOTO: NICHOLAS SULLIVAN . . ‘O’
CATBOX CONTEMPORARY / FEB 25 – MARCH 11, 2018
IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM @catboxcontemporary

see: CATBOX CONTEMPORARY


see: 2 BRIDGES MUSIC ARTS – ABOUT



~SKEWVILLE . . TO NANCY WITH LOVE / & . . WE LIVE IN PUBLIC

IN MY COLLECTION !!


why, what’s this . .
peeping out through my fav stack / art collection next to my computer desk ??


bless my soul, if it’s not . . a SKEWVILLE ‘POP’ / HUB CAP !!


I bought it for $50 from their FACTORY FRESH SHOW, MAY of 2010.
I had been following them for awhile, and I can remember this date,
because I actually have a faded newspaper clipping – taped to the back of it.
it was the first tabloid – breaking story / of the BERNIE MADOFF $65 Billion Ponzi scheme !!
NEW YORK POST – May 1, 2010.


lol, what’s that . . underneath it ?
that’s for . . another story.
ok – a quick look – back !!
it’s one of the original (!!) metal signs – that hung throughout ‘QUIET’ . . !!
the JOSH HARRIS / $1 million dollar Millennium party !!
that inspired the 2009 Sundance winning doc – ‘WE LIVE IN PUBLIC’.
& now being made into a movie under the guidance of BEN STILLER, lol !!
with JONAH HILL as JOSH / priceless. btw.

the sign was silk screened by R.I.P. BEAUTIFUL COWBOY . . MARK ENGER.
it was a warning . .
not to enter . .
if you didn’t consent to have your likeness – used . . “in any manner they see fit” . . !!!!!
“THANK YOU, LUVVY L.L.C.”

talk about . . s-c-a-r-y clowns !!

I guess I was trying to catalog my collection / via material, as in . . ‘metal sign’.
I guess I stopped there.

coz, I def have a few more !!
and in this case, the more – the MERRIER !!!!!

meaning that . . metal signs are so much easier on the collector vs. works on paper.
re: no need for frames / easy storage etc etc. / no sunlight issues. no ‘sensitive’ handling issues.
and plus, they are usually a reasonable size to handle, too.
& pretty damn . . indestructible.
this one is also signed. by Josh on the back / even though initially it was a ‘find’.
I had grabbed it from certain oblivion, discarded or forgotten, just before the whole party went up in flames (metaphorically).
that’s the funny things about signs, or hub caps. or signage in general / so easy to overlook.

and there’s that’s other funny thing about signs, esp metal ones / being so indestructible – & in that sense,
more of a (thin) sculpture than a drawing. still though, great design / graphics & thought went into the making.
and so, to my experience . . $$$$ value-laden. just on durability. on ‘existence’. on design. on intent.
but also, usually they are like quick multiples, promotions, or outright give-aways / the great signage, after the fact, that everyone else forgets.

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH



~SKEWVILLE . . MONIKER ART FAIR / CURATED BY THINKSPACE

THINKSPACE . . will be curating a solo show !! of . . . . SKEWVILLE !!
BKLYN FLAVOR . . .
BOOTH 20
MONIKER ART FAIR, GREENPOINT TERMINAL WAREHOUSE
73 WEST ST., GREENPOINT, BROOKLYN

see: SKEWVILLE
see: THINKSPACE PROJECTS
see: MONIKER URBAN ART FAIR

OPENING TODAY !! THURS MAY 3, 2018 !!

RUNNING THRU . . MAY 6th

HRS:

THURS . . MAY 3 / PRIVATE VIEWING / 5-10 PM $25
FRI . . MAY 4 / 12-10 PM $25
SAT . . MAY 5 / 12-8 PM $15
SUN . . MAY 6 / 12-6 PM $15



~DAN ASHER . . MARTOS GALLERY, FRIEZE ART FAIR

whereas paintings dominated NADA NEW YORK,
DRAWINGS . . seem to be dominating the buzz – this week around FRIEZE !!
DAN ASHER . . is certainly a good part of that conversation.
if not, the much honored grand-daddy / the OG heart & soul. . of works on paper.

my one & only TOP PICK . . .
for the recent Armory art fair week, was DANNY FERRELL.
his dreamy realist portraits were so fresh, and so finely painted . . they were the most perfect, subtle poetic radiant surfaces seen in a long time / with a palette of tones . . akin to the pearly insides of sea shells . . meets sunset, is the best way I can put it.
so full of ‘new’ / ‘constructed’ . . light & so, a part of the immediate cutting edge dialog – in all ways.
concept, plasticity & subject matter.

I found them at Paris-based GALERIE PACT . . at NADA. I kind of just backed into them / and lo and behold, he seems to be doing pretty good / in fact . . Danny’s on quite a roll !!

the very latest news is that Bill Power’s EXHIBTION A – has just today, released a limited edition multiple for Danny Ferrell, titled, ‘Chris’, 2018 – in an ‘archival pigment print’ format, sized 18 x 13 in. / & in a limited edition of 50.

so . . .

my one & only TOP PICK for the FRIEZE ART FAIR, this week, would have to be DAN ASHER . .
a quite beautiful selection of whose works, is being shown at the MARTOS GALLERY booth, at the FRIEZE ART FAIR.
look for them: Focus Booth A8.

it really shocks me, deeply . . when so-called ‘people in the art scene’ don’t get Dan’s work.
for me, that’s a real clue as to the limits of this person’s insight – once you catch onto the deep personal ‘radiance’ of Dan’s art – there is no going back.
you are captivated and you are addicted. maybe some people, just don’t know how to let go, and let the art take over ?

if you are from out of town, let me tell you a little dark secret about the NYC art world: almost every serious collector, and curator in town, from MATTHEW HIGGS at White Columns, to the late JACK TILTON, has work by Dan, and in the plurals, as in many pieces, . . stored away for when the big numbers, and the real recognition finally break-through.
even GAVIN BROWN was a big fan, giving Dan’s incredible iceberg, and his later, super intense, & very raw American backyard wrestling photos – a beautiful solo show, some years back when he, Gavin . . was ‘Passerby’, downtown on 13th St.

even the big uptown blue chip art ‘advisor’ & gallerist, KATZUHITO YOSHII, owns quite a number of Dan’s works on paper / possibly even more than 20. I know this first-hand, because Yoshii bought them off my art partner/husband, now RIP, SIMON CERIGO . . who was Dan’s first gallerist in the East Village – in the early 80s, and who remained a life-long friend, promoter and collector of Dan’s work, himself.

to my mind – the one glaring flaw that presaged the ultimate demise in the reputation, of the so-called ‘cutting-edge’ Broad Collection, was its lack of even one Dan Asher.
how can anyone call himself a ‘visionary’ collector ??
when the astute, passionate, and timeless ‘siren’ call of Dan’s work – goes right over their heads /

this is the live wire – of the week.
this is – the single most beating heart – of the entire spectacle.

currently on show,
among many others / equally brilliant & sensual – at the Martos Gallery, Focus Booth A8, at Frieze:


DAN ASHER, ‘Untitled’, 2000.
tempera on paper. 17 x 12 in.
($7,500.)


DAN ASHER, ‘Untitled’, 1994.
Clay. 8 x 5 x 4 in.
($4,000.)

IMAGES COURTESY: MARTOS GALLERY



~JACKSON PINES . . DOGWOOD BAR / BEACON, NY / SAT MAY 5 / 9 PM


JOE MAKOVIECKI & JAMES BLACK . . .
JACKSON PINES – NOW PHILLY-BASED !! / Philadelphia, PA
see: JACKSON PINES
IMAGE VIA JACKSON PINES

JACKSON PINES . . .
will be playing upstate this weekend !! SAT MAY 5, 2018 – 9 PM
DOGWOOD BAR, BEACON NY / aka DIA COUNTRY !!
47 E. MAIN ST, BEACON, NY 12508


def, check out: JACKSON PINES – ‘LOST & FOUND’


def, check out: JACKSON PINES – PURGATORY ROAD



~WHO IS THOMAS WESLEY STERN . . PBS / LOST & FOUND / JACKSON PINES & CARRYING KIMBERLY

UP-DATE: TUES MAY 1 2018 / 3:19 PM
so, maybe the better questions is: who was that shining rolling rocking moment – of a band ?!!!!
TWS . . a great band. and a great band never dies – the music always LIVES !!
a lot of NYC artists, and musicians & some of my closest friends . . can certainly relate to this.
though the ghostly – yet ironically ‘archival’ . . presence of the web, sure makes things, very parallel world / 5th dimensional.

JOE MAKOVIEKI & JAMES BLACK . . have re-grouped as the soulful/sweet-hearted .. all Americana: JACKSON PINES.


SEE: JACKSON PINES

BJ JACKSON . .
can be found making music via . . CARRYING KIMBERLY.


SEE: CARRYING KIMBERLY

END OF UP-DATE.
THANK YOU . . JOE MAKOVIECKI: FOR THE UP-DATED INFO !!!!!

as they say, back to the . . . . . future !!!!!!!!!!

THOMAS WESLEY STERN . . THE MUSIC, THE MOMENT – WILL ALWAYS LIVE ON.

WATCH: ‘WHO IS THOMAS WESLEY STERN’ . . PBS


IMAGE VIA SOUND CLOUD

TWS / THOMAS WESLEY STERN: ‘BEST FRIENDS FROM JACKSON / OCEAN COUNTY, NJ / NEW JERSEY’
“best friends who play original folk & Americana music by ear …”

def, catch: TWS / THOMAS WESLEY STERN . . Sound Cloud



~THOMAS WESLEY STERN . . ‘NEVER LEAVING’ / WHAT’S A POOR GIRL TO DO . . . . !!

local Jersey boys !!
can rock, and . . . WAIL !!!!!!!

‘BOURBON ST. GIRL’ . . is on fire. and the flames, are sad and soulful.

PLAY IT . . LOUD !!!!!

PLAY IT LOUD:
MOST DEF, CATCH: THOMAS WESLEY STERN . . ‘BOURBON ST. GIRL’ / ‘NEVER LEAVING’ / bandcamp



~THOMAS WESLEY STERN, JACKSON PINES & BILLY STRINGS, JP BIONDO / WONDERBAR / ASBURY NJ / TUES MAY 1 / 7PM

TWS/THOMAS WESLEY STERN, JACKSON PINES & BILLY STRING, JP BIONDO
TO-NITE / TUES MAY 7 2018 / 7 PM / $15
WONDER BAR, FIFTH & OCEAN AVENUES, ASBURY PARK, NJ


@thomaswesleystern: TWS / THOMAS WESLEY STERN and JamGrass friends: Joe and James’ current group @jacksonpines . .
will be opening for BILLY STRINGS and JP BIONDO from Cabinet tonight in Asbury.
7pm. $15.
It’s gonna sell out so act fast.


JACKSON PINES: JOE MAKOVIECKI & JAMES BLACK
@jacksonpines: #Asburypark #nj #livemusic #folk #country #bluegrass #americana


ROSSETTA THARP – MEMORIAL c/o Dissenter Records
catch: ‘DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE’ / JACKSON PINES feat. DANNY CLINCH & RACHEL ANA DOBKEN


CATCH: BILLY STRINGS – SAMPLER

IMAGES & TEXT VIA INSTAGRAM / ONLINE: DISSENTER RECORDS, BILLY STRINGS.COM



~MUDDGUTS . . . TAKE TWO: BROOKLYN with LYDIA FONG (BARRY McGEE), ALICIA McCARTHY, TODD JAMES, STEVE POWERS & even TAYLOR McKIMONS in the window !!

MUDDGUTS / TAKE TWO . . BROOKLYN !!
427 GRAHAM AVE, WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN
HRS: WED-FRI / 4-8 PM . . . SAT-SUN / 12-8 PM

def, check out the website & store: MUDDGUTS

PIX FROM THE NEW LOCATION’S 2nd SHOW: LYDIA FONG (BARRY McGEE), ALICIA McCARTHY, TODD JAMES & STEVE POWERS.
OPENING RECEPTION / FRI APRIL 20, 2018.
(the show is up . . thru JUNE 2018.)


MUDDGUTS has re-surfaced in Brooklyn, with a retail / exhibition / hang-out space & one great . . art / hobby retro – sign.


MARK CROSS, tattoo artist & photographer / & the man behind Muddguts.


oh gawd, who doesn’t love / if not crave !!
BARRY McGEE . . in a tumbleweed of an underground venue !!


LYDIA FONG aka BARRY McGEE.


sweet assortment !!
that gathering of works on the left – is one piece.
LYDIA FONG, 2018. 45 x 41 in.
acrylic, gouache on canvas, wood frames.
($55,000.)


does Fong rhyme with .. bong ?
as in: C-R-A-Z-Y !!
LYDIA FONG, 2018. 18.5 x 11.5 in.
gouache on paper, wood frames.
($12,000.)


well . . smoke signals, anyway.
detail, one of 4 framed pieces
LYDIA FONG, 2018. 24.5 x 31.5 in.
mixed media on paper.
($35,000.)


fans.


TODD JAMES, 2018
each piece: 16 x 20 framed, mixed media on paper
($3,000 ea.)


TODD JAMES, 2018
lightbox, 26 x 26 in.
($10,000.)


ALICIA McCARTHY, 2018
mixed media on paper, 12 x 15 in.
(3,500.)


detail, STEVE POWERS


detail, STEVE POWERS


STEVE POWERS, 2018
oil on aluminum, 25 x 25 in.
($15,000.)


MATT LEINES . . in the house.
Matt recently completed . . a large mural for DROPBOX in Austin, Texas.
& it is a knock-out !!


How much is that doggie in the window ?
TAYLOR McKIMONS . . had just dropped off 2 of his smaller sized papier-mache ‘plants in a can’, so they weren’t priced yet.
if, MUDDGUTS is going to function as a casual exhibition space, as well as a more formal backroom, that might be really exciting.
and a great opportunity for all, artists and collectors, alike.


another TAYLOR McKIMONS, in the Muddguts storefront window at sunset / so . . . Brooklyn.
sometimes there is no fighting nature.
sometimes there is no over-riding . . . MAGIC.


CITY OF CHILDREN
FROM KINGS & PAINTINGS OF SAINTS
BUT THE PACKS OF STRAY DOGS
WILL LONG OUT LIVE THE FAKES.

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH



~HALEY JOSEPHS . . ‘WHEN MEN ARE FAIRY TALES IN BOOKS WRITTEN by RABBITS’ / DELI

and, then there’s HALEY JOSEPHS . . and her dark, brooding vision.

on view for 2 more weekends, don’t miss it.

HALEY JOSEPHS . . ‘When Men Are Fairy Tales in Books Written by Rabbits’
MARCH 30 thru MAY 6, 2018
DELI GALLERY, 10-16 46th Ave, Long Island City, Queens, NYC 11101
HRS: SAT & SUN / 12-5 PM – or by appointment

HALEY JOSEPHS, b. 1987 originally hails from Seattle. now Brooklyn-based artist, she has an MFA in Painting from Yale.
this is her second solo with Deli.
read more: HALEY JOSEPHS – DELI
read:‘HALEY JOSEPHS TALKS to AUSTIN LEE about her paintings’ – TWO COATS OF PAINT

PIX FROM THE OPENING – SAT MARCH 30, 2018:


HALEY JOSEPHS. ‘Mehetabel’, 2018
oil on canvas. 72 x 60 in.
($6,400.)

BTW . . that is painter DEVAN SHIMOYAMA, at center.
he appears as the subject in many of the dreamy new DANNY FERRELL paintings, which have been making waves, lately.


HALEY JOSEPHS’ paintings are not without their own, in-your-face . . ‘controversy’.
and yet, share a current common love for anything . . ‘barn’ imagery related / esp in the fashion world.


the big question is:
putting the fire out ?
or adding fuel – to the flames ?
and what’s with the very curious, but striking . . pioneer garb ?
metaphors abound.
the color palette is h-o-t, and passionate.
paintings for . . painters.


HALEY JOSEPHS on left, with her mom . . at the opening.


MAX MARSHALL, founder-director of DELI GALLERY.


HALEY JOSEPHS, ‘Levitating Phoenix’, 2017
oil on canvas. 96 x 72 in.
($8,000.)


HALEY JOSEPHS, ‘My Freedom to be Sick is my Teacher’, 2018
oil on canvas, 40 x 30 in.
($3,60)


HALEY JOSEPHS and CHRISTINA BOLT


JAMES MILLER and NICHOLAS STEINDORF


AARON FOWLER.
Aaron Fowler b. 1988, St Louis, Missouri . . “will present a new installation of his work in the window of the New Museum’s 231 Bowery building. This project is part of a new series of window installations, which relaunches the program.” (New Museum)
it will run MAY 2 – AUG 19, 2018
more info: ‘Aaron Fowler: Bigger Than Me’ – NEW MUSEUM

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH



~SHONA McANDREW . . talkin’ feisty, girl !!


@shona_mcandrew: #sculpture #papermache
thank you @mei_being_mei (real doggie !!) for posing with Caroline.
@pilotprojectspilotprojects
#effyourbeautystandards
IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM @shona_mcandrew


READ: ‘Shona McAndrew gets Body Positive at PILOT PROJECTS, (PHILADELPHIA) by LEAH GALLANT / artblog / April 17, 2018
*with a great Q&A with the artist


see: SHONA McANDREW – PORTFOLIO WEBSITE



~REBECCA MORGAN . . . this week’s – le smokin’ hottie!! / ‘Dutch Masters’ @ MRS. / OPENS FRI APRIL 20 / 6-9 PM

4-20.
apparently . . it’s closing in on Halloween as a great day . . to celebrate.

& somebody’s got . . hot pot !!


REBECCA MORGAN, CLAY (GREEN STONEWARE) POT, 2018.
IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM @rebeccamorgan10

her ‘Gorgeously Goofy Face Jugs’ . .
made the New York Times, this week / Wed April 18, 2018 . . in this week’s ‘What to See in New York Art Galleries’ column, written by JILLIAN STEINHAUER . .
on the big, maybe radical, group show: ‘CLAY TODAY’ . . at THE HOLE.
the show is up thru . . MAY 6.
see: ‘What to See in New York’ / scroll down . . to JILLIAN STEINHAUER
see: THE HOLE – CLAY TODAY


@rebeccamorgan10: “The obligatory trotting out of this painting, ‘The Smoker’ on this day.”
‘The Smoker’, 2012, Graphite and oil on panel. 26 x 22 in.
IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM @rebeccamorgan

as many people know, Ms. Morgan is also . . a far-out painter !!
and this is a tame one, in terms of technique.
it’s restraint, color palette, and hazy, sunshine lit / realism reminded of those great, maybe more a touch more ‘romantic’ . . paintings by DANNY FERRELL, that I saw at GALERIE PACT / this past NADA.
they also blew up BIG, guess a new breeze of realism is blowing into town ?
see: DANNY FERREL / GALERIE PACT / NADA NYC MARCH 8-11, 2018

but, back to Ms. Morgan: LISA YUSKAVAGE . . watch out !!


@__mrs.__: ‘Rebecca Morgan for ‘Dutch Masters’, opening [today] with regular gallery hours / 11 – 5 PM
Opening reception, Friday, 4/20, 6- 9 PM
IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM @__mrs.__
PHOTO: REBECCA MORGAN, ‘Stereotypical Hippie Girl’, 2015
ink and watercolor on paper (plus frame)
8.25 x 5 in.
(Courtesy of ASYA GEISBURG GALLERY)

MRS. – ‘DUTCH MASTERS’
A GROUP SHOW
OPENING TODAY – FRI APRIL 20, 2018 / 6 – 9 PM
the show runs thru JUNE 2, 2018
MRS. GALLERY, 60-40 56th DRIVE, MASPETH, QUEENS, NEW YORK

see: MRS. GALLERY – ‘DUTCH MASTERS PAGE’ / for full artist list & press release

see: REBECCA MORGAN – ASYA GEISBERG GALLERY

see: REBECCA MORGAN – ARTIST PORTFOLIO WEBSITE