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

ANTONE KONST . . ‘LOVE DOVE’ / LIGHTHOUSE WORKS / FISHERS ISLAND, NY / UP THRU NOV

ANTONE KONST, ‘LOVE DOVE’, commissioned by Lighthouse Works, Fishers Island, NY
up thru . . NOV 2020.


ANTONE KONST . . recently installed a new large sculpture, commissioned by LIGHTHOUSE WORKS, at the watery entry-way to Fishers Island, NY, a small private island enclave . . accessible only via ferry.


quite a beautiful piece, and not surprising, Antone’s imagination was set free, to sail above the horizons of mind, spirit, and actual land & sea.
composed of something like 1,500+ individual copper discs, the fluttery ‘heart’ must have been inspired by traditional ‘Copper Penny’ . . folk art ?
it’s designed to face & reflect at peak . . the intense glow of the sunset !!


here it is, installed / it looks small in the photo, because . . guess what ?
the ocean is LARGE !!
but look closely, the shiny coppery ‘mobile’ . . is bigger than a house !!
20, or even 30 ft. tall.


whoa !!
but, look !!
that shimmery, fluid copper ‘heart’ . . is actually the metallic back wings, of a cold concrete-looking / stained glass stone sculpture style . . . . totemic / BIRD !!
the dove of the title . . revealed.


it does have an eerie, deep / cold water / Norse sense to it.
like a proud & ancient . . ocean-going boat’s . . Viking figurehead.
and, don’t you wish everybody’s ‘moral compass’ . . was set so solid. true, and straight ?


the body is made from cast cement, which was hand-painted on site.
there is a metal armature supporting the cement.
apparently, Antone actually painted the cement on-site, so he could really narrow down on how the colors . . played with the surroundings. that was such a great, even epic narrative decision, because even from the photos, you can tell they have a real-time ‘reverb’ . . with the cold infinite ocean, and the small outpost island.
it’s not cathedral-colored stained glass, it’s ship-faring ocean colors.
it’s a nice play off the shimmery copper, as well.


the sun-thrown shadows of the wing’s copper discs, throw their own kind of cathedral light – upon the strong, simple bird / a totem-shape, a brave steadfast, look-out bird . . from an old, old fable, from an ancient cold ocean sea-faring land.

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ANTONE KONST, surveys the finished install . . . ‘Love Dove’.


bravo, Antone !!!

ALL PHOTOS BY NICHOLAS STEINDORF, thank you . . . NICK !!



~’LOOK BACK in WONDER’ . . incl DANIEL GIORDANO / VIRTUAL GALLERY OPENING / Arts Mid-Hudson / FRI JULY 17

big group show !!
including . . DANIEL GIORDANO.

VIRTUAL GALLERY OPENING — ‘LOOK BACK in WONDER’
OPENS FRI / JULY 17, 2020 . . . . at 5 PM
with a talk by the show’s curators . . . ELIZA PRITZKER & GREG SLICK
go to www.artsmidhudson.org/AMH-gallery . . to RSVP

Arts Mid-Hudson
696 Dutchess Turnpike, Suite F, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

clockwise from top left, work by:
XUEWU ZHENG, CAROLE KUNSTADT, LAURA GURTON, DANIEL GIORDANO

‘Look Back in Wonder’ . . will be an online exhibit hosted by Arts Mid-Hudson, curated by ELISA PRIZKER and GREG SLICK. ‘Look Back in Wonder’ deals with the constant human quest through time and how artists respond to it. Whether personal, social or anthropological, the artists’ approach to the past through various media has one thing in common: who are we & where do we come from ?’
~Arts Mid-Hudson

with:
SUSAN BERGER, JACINTA BUNNELL, DANIEL BUZI, MARIEKEN COCHIUS, MIRANDA CRIFO, RICHARD DEON, DANIEL GIORDANO, JEROME GOLDBERG, LAURA GURTON, TOM HACKETT, JUNE HE, SUSAN HENNELLY, CAROLE KUNSTADT, XIN LIU, ZELAD (aka JUDITH Z. MILLER, MARIA MORABITO, CELESTE MORTON, BASHA RUTH NELSON, ROBET OEHL, DENISE M. OEHL, FRANC PALAIA, GINA PETRECCA, ANTONELLA PIEMONTESE, CHRISTINE SCHIAVO, JACKIE SHATZ, SUSAN WALSH, YIHAN YUAN, and XUEWU ZHENG.

NOTE:

DANIEL’S . . . ‘LOOK BACK in WONDER’ contribution seems to be a large scale photo of his half-motocross bike / half-dragon large sculpture, titled ‘My Scorpio’,
which he exhibited at MOTHER GALLERY in Beacon, NY / just about this same time, last summer 2019.
to read more / see: Daniel Giordano in ‘Soft Temple’ group show, Mother Gallery, Beacon / Summer 2019


DANIEL GIORDANO, ‘My Scorpio’, 2016-2019.
1970s Husqvarna motocross bikes, deep-fried batter, glazed ceramic mermaids, steel, aluminum, railroad spikes, phosphorescent acrylic, Canadian maple syrup, urinal cake, cattails, epoxy, plastic wrap.
88 x 72 x 74 in.
ARCHIVAL PHOTO: NANCY SMITH / artloversnewyork



~Do You Like Worms . . . LORNA BAUER ?

LORNA BAUER . . ‘Do You Like Worms ?’,
GAZEBO.SPACE
BY APPT
4-person show, in Sam’s backyard, DELAWARE


at right: LORNA BAUER, ‘The Silent Hum’, 2020
copper, bronze, Miracle-Gro (TM) patina, leather, brass grommets, hand-dyed rope.
sculpture in three parts, varying dimensions

at left: LORNA BAUER, ‘Everything will be the same as here — only a little bit different’, 2020
hanging with chain from tree branch


detail, ‘The Silent Hum’


LORNA BAUER, ‘Everything will be the same as here — only a little bit different’, 2020
copper, bronze, Miracle-Gro (TM) patina.
113 x 4 x 3 in.


LORNA BAUER, ‘From the Cinnabar’, 2020
leather, brass grommets, jand-dyed rope
varying dimensions

ALL PHOTOS VIA GAZEBO / COURTESY: SAMUEL BOEHM



~Do You Like Worms . . . GARRETT LOCKHART ?

GARRET LOCKHART . . ‘Do You Like Worms ?’,
GAZEBO.SPACE
BY APPT
4-person show, in Sam’s backyard, DELAWARE


GARRETT LOCKHART, ‘Summer Breeze’, 2020
carabiner, wire, twine, metal washer, glockenspiel keys, cork, found glass marble /
23.5 x 4 x 4 in.

ALL PHOTOS VIA GAZEBO / COURTESY: SAMUEL BOEHM



~Do You Like Worms . . . TED GAHL ?

TED GAHL . . ‘Do You Like Worms ?’
GAZEBO.SPACE
July 4 – 31, 2020
BY APPT
4-person show, in Sam’s backyard, DELAWARE


TED GAHL, ‘Untitled’, 2020
clay, High Energy (TM) suet package, metal suet cage /
5 x 5 in.

ALL PHOTOS VIA GAZEBO / COURTESY: SAMUEL BOEHM



~Do You Like Worms . . . NICO STONE ?

NICO STONE . . ‘Do You Like Worms ?’,
GAZEBO.SPACE
July 4 – 31, 2020
BY APPT
4-person show, in Sam’s backyard, DELAWARE


NICO STONE, ‘HOOT’, 2020.
plaster, raw pigment, burlap /
8 x 6 in.

ALL PHOTOS VIA GAZEBO / COURTESY: SAMUEL BOEHM



~’DO YOU LIKE WORMS ?’ / GAZEBO, Sam’s backyard, Delaware / OPENS SAT JULY 4

by appointment / in the age of covid.
runs thru . . July 31, 2020

with:
LORNA BAUER
TED GAHL
GARRETT LOCKHART
NICO STONE

Gazebo is a free-form, free-flying . . curatorial concept run by artist SAMUEL BOEHM.

see: GAZEBO.space/



~ALFREDO MARTINEZ / THE REAL FAKE BASQUIAT

of course, if you don’t have a fistful of millions of $$$ . . .
you could always opt for a real fake Basquiat . . . by ALFREDO MARTINEZ.

Alfredo, the original Basquiat forger . . who was so good, he single-handedly
brought down the blue chip ‘letter of authenticity’ market,
spent 2 years in jail, in the early 2000s, when he got busted for selling a few fakes to an ex-Columbian coke dealer / long story.
but, yeah check those provenances.

Alfredo now signs them with his own name, which makes them bona fide, Alfredos !!
but, equally captivating, and for only about $2 grand .. well, it’s a no brainer.

contact me in the link to my email, at the top left of this webpage – if you want in.


ALFREDO MARTINEZ, real fake Basquiat / 2017.
acrylic paint on cardboard / 50 x 40 in.
($2,000)

PHOTO: NANCY SMITH



~BASQUIAT . . DRAWING ON PAPER / SOTHEBY’S !!

Basquiat drawing on (largish) paper . . goes for $15,184,900 USD
in NYC / Contemporary Art Evening Auction – Sotheby’s, June 29, 2020 /
selling well above the $9-12 million estimate.

JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT, ‘Untitled (Head)’, 1982.
oil stick, ink & acrylic on paper /
29-3/4 x 22 in.

the rock solid provenance prob contributed to the off-the-charts – outcome.
see: JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT at SOTHEBY’S / June 29, 2020


image via SOTHEBY’S



~PETER SUTHERLAND . . ‘HOME VID-20’ / MUSIC BY JULIAN KLINCEWICZ

yes, here’s really – something . . for your Memorial Day Weekend:

WATCH: PETER SUTHERLAND . . . ‘HOME VID-20’

with music by JULIAN KLINCEWICZ, 25 yrs old & already a star & no wonder.

@petersutherland / Instagram posted May 19, 2020

ps: this is the house in Colorado Springs, where Peter grew up.



~JEFFREY TRANCHELL . . catches the moment


JEFFREY TRANCHELL . . . stained glass mosaic / Detroit, May 2020
image via Instagram @jeffreytraanchell story

see: JEFFREY TRANCHELL Instagram



~ROSS BROWN . . caught me !! / LIVING DANGEROUSLY !!

Yeah, those . . were the days !!

hell ya, living dangerously amongst total strangers, without social distancing, masks.
or disinfectant. no sink. no incessant hand washing. bad DIY haircuts, and zoom etc.
5 star sonic jet fly-overs & 12 hr work days. radio djs whining about being in their bedrooms to get away from the wife. medical experts coming at you from their living rooms, home cubbies, or bedrooms, depending on the pay scale. a little TMI re the 6 o’clock news anchors, but hey great to see everyone else has a wilted orchid – they still hang onto, too.

the art work was gritty enough – all on it’s own.
and, come to think of it / it did actually presage a ‘diseased-out’ future, bye the way.
google . . LEWY.


NANCY SMITH, at a JIM JOE OPENING,
‘PIECE OF DIRT / JIM JOE vs LEWY’, CHINATOWN POP-UP / APRIL 1, 2016.
PHOTO: ROSS BROWN
image via IG @artfrontieradvisory
ps: claim to fame . .
@walterrobinsonstudio commented in the IG thread / “living dangerously” …!!

yeah, so that’s me in the orange flannel, just in case you couldn’t figure it out.

so,
ART FRONTIER ADVISORY aka Ross Brown . .
or,
whoever he is / his ‘linked-in’ page says: financial / art advisor / CPA.
& not a bad combo, btw.
& he has some kind of a . . website

but, seriously,
I have no idea who he is, and I have never met him.
but, damn if he didn’t take the absolute best photo of me – ever !!

& throw back to the good ole days, or what !!
doing my favorite pre-Corona activity, . . .
a deep dive into a gritty, hardcore, off-the-wall . . pop-up opening !!
/ Chinatown.

I’m super glad, he apparently reads artlovers, now / esp in his profession.

though, it looks like it took him 4 years to figure out – who I was ?!!
he certainly had no idea . . when he first took that photo.

he just recently posted it / tagging . . me, this past April 1.
yeah . . April Fools Day, and also echoing the opening’s very very April Fools date, too.
but, I was not going to post a photo of myself on April Fools Day (!!!)
jinx, NOT.

even though,
as I said, Walter Robinson, did comment: “Living Dangerously” / prob the best thing anybody ever said about me – underneath it.

PHOTO: ROSS BROWN / ART FRONTIER ADVISORY



~DAN LOXTON . . caught the virus / zeitgest

just in case you didn’t process it / re: my last post . .
DAN LOXTON, a stubborn & gritty young artist, based upstate, near Hudson NY . .
def caught the current / novel corona virus crisis / zeitgest in his current show,
‘Dan in Real Life’, now up at the Karpeles Manuscript Museum, Newburgh, NY.

the tiny invader . . takes on the big institutions, and global humanity.

and more so, both figuratively and literally, re: pure painterly theory / but esp because Dan, as a hardcore indie ‘upstate’ (read: upstart) artist . . showing his work in an out-of-the-ordinary / but incredibly beautiful extraordinary location / very much represents the underdog, re the established art world / and he is a very much a small ‘particle’ – in the mainstream art world food chain, to pack such a great punch / such a huge statement.

the David Goliath myth / swings both ways.

the virus is def taking global humanity & civilization as we know it, or knew it / to it’s knees.

when you factor in, that this show must have been at least several months, in the planning, and as such predates the corona virus attack . . . damn / damn.
Dan nailed it.

go, go . . indie rebel / go, go . . Newburgh !!!
where you will also find: DANIEL GIORDANO, & VICKI ISLAND / SAMUEL BOEHM . . !!!
just to mention a few other, out-size / local & very ambitious talents . . !!


‘Dan in Real Life’ at . . the Karpeles Museum in Newburgh, NY
pictured: ‘Master’, 2019, oil on gypsum board with found text & watercolor on paper.


DAN LOXTON, ‘Master’, 2019.
you, WORLD: bend down before the tiny . . . master !!
the Karpeles pop-up site / a very austere & conservative venue / def underscores the message of the invader threat vs the widely rooted, in historical establishment & laws of being & commerce /
or: life as we knew it.
plus it’s a manuscript . . ‘archive’.


the brute quality of the work is really interesting, but so is it’s shallow, fluttering 3-d depth.
it comes across as a ‘particle’ – as opposed to a flat surface / an ‘invader’.
plus . . it has the urgency of a letter being delivered !!
harsh news / bad news, wake-up call . . . folks,
very very nice.

note: the exhibit runs thru . . . JUNE 2020 /
note: call ahead to see if it’s actually still open to the public ?
all non-essential locales are now closed.
not sure if this includes small town rural / urban museums, but probably, yes. closed.

all images via Instagram @danloxton
& pretty much the only way to ‘see’ art – now.
NYC & NY State, as well as Jersey, is in corona lock-down.


see: DAN LOXTON Instagram feed / @danloxton



~DAN LOXTON . . ‘DAN in REAL LIFE’ / KARPELES MANUSCRIPT MUSEUM, NEWBURGH / OPENS SAT MARCH 14

this might be your best bet for getting to see art . . . IRL.
maybe it’s the fresh air, and less dense / up-state living situation ??

DAN LOXTON: ‘DAN in REAL LIFE’
OPENS SAT MARCH 14 / 4 – 6 PM
and remains on view thru . . JUNE 2020.
The Newburgh Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, 94 Broadway, Newburgh, NY 12550

see: THE KARPELES MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY MUSEUM – NEWBURGH, NY
see: KARPELES MANUSCRIPT MUSEUMS – WIKIPEDIA


image via Instagram @danloxton
note: the 2 small red stripe minimalist works, are Dan’s.
great photo !!!!
minimalist – to the . . . . . . MAX !!!!!!!



~’ARTISTS TOOLS’ / SPECIAL SPECIAL

‘ARTISTS TOOLS’ – SPECIAL SPECIAL / A BIG BIG GROUP SHOW / incl PATRICK CARLIN MOHUNDRO !!
MARCH 12 – MAY 3, 2020 / TEMPORARILY CLOSED / COVID CITY-WIDE SHUT-DOWN
TOO BAD !!!!!!!!!!!! WAY TOO BAD !!!!!!!!
SPECIAL SPECIAL, 44 EAST 1st St, West Storefront, Lower East Side NY 10003

note:
the best way to access this for now, is via their virtual tour on: Instagram – @specialspecialnewyork

FYI:
via INSTAGRAM . . . . . . . . . !!!!!!!!


great graphics – BTW !!!!!


see: walkthrough video via Instgram


see: SPECIAL SPECIAL – ABOUT


FYI !!!!!!
PATRICK CARLIN MOHUNDRO . . at JACK BARRETT, MARCH 1, 2020
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH



~MOLLY SODA . . ‘YOU GOT THIS’ / JACK BARRETT / PIX FROM THE OPENING / incl. PATRICK MOHUNDRO

MOLLY SODA . . opened her second solo show at JACK BARRETT last weekend, too.

MOLLY SODA . . ‘YOU GOT THIS’
MARCH 1 – APRIL 19, 2020
JACK BARRETT GALLERY, Chinatown / Lower East Side

see: MOLLY SODA – ‘YOU GOT THIS / JACK BARRET GALLERY


MOLLY SODA . . . at her opening last Sunday March 1st,
with her video, ‘MY DESKTOP DECOR . . .’ / .


MOLLY SODA, ‘MY DESKTOP DECOR *RELAXING*’, 2019.
Video, 10 minutes 36 seconds / 1920 x 1080.
Dimensions variable / Ed. of 3 + 1 AP.
note: Haley Josephs exhibit, was in the adjoining main room to the right.
the 2 exhibits were an exceptional – pairing !!
both very personal, very art – focused / yet very very different.
esp with regards to graphics, plasticity, and of course: narrative.
while Haley’s exhibit was looking back . . at childhood, and childhood coming to an end / and maybe not so happily, but very profoundly.
MOLLY’S show was very minimalist . . and super clean / in other words a germ-free .. FUTURE VISION !!!!
but, still human ‘feelings’ . . dominate.


MOLLY SODA, ‘How I Stopped Being Self Conscious And Caring What People Think About Me’, 2020.
vinyl window, vinyl decals, window box, weeds /
24 x 36 in.


MOLLY SODA, ‘it just smells like literally like you’re sitting on the beach drinking a margarita and you’re loving your life
and you’re super rich and like you own a yacht’, 2020.
End cap shelf, soy candles
Dimensions variable.


oh oh / . .
somebody’s licking the ‘open’ product – call the cops !!!


PATRICK MOHUNDRO !!!!!!
he finally made it out of Hunter, and in one piece !!
besides some seriously intense & strange work, including a Soho sidewalk pop-up series / he also curated some pretty whack great art shows in the past few years, incl. the ground-breaking,’THE BIG SHORT’ /
a very inspired group show of 9 ‘alternative’ / very indie curatorial projects / which he co-curated with also then fellow Hunter MFA student, EMILY JANOWICK . . which took place in the Hunter Artists Institute basement office uptown.
see: ‘The BIG SHORT’ – artloversnewyork, FEB 2018

you can see, if you can / most probably temporarily closed to public right now ??
not sure. they seemed pretty Covid-ready for the opening 2 nights ago / wipes, fresh air from windows, etc. etc.
oh no: just checked TEMPORARILY CLOSED !!
Patrick’s work in the new group show ‘ARTISTS’ TOOLS’ / at Special Special NYC
44 E. 1st St, West Storefront, NYC / March 12 – May 3, 2020.
it looks pretty . . smazing !!
you can catch a virtual tour on their IG / @specialspecialnewyork

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH



~VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER x PRECOG / HALEY JOSEPHS OPENING


NICHOLAS STEINDORF of Virtual Dream Center & . . . the women of Precog,
GABY COLLINS-FERNANDEZ, KELLIE KONAPELSKY / front: FLORENCIA ESCUDERO.

at the opening of . . .
HALEY JOSEPHS, ‘Paintings and Drawings for Childhood’s End’ /
JACK BARRETT GALLERY / March 1, 2020.

that March 1st weekend turned out to be the last window of time, for public gatherings in NYC.

PHOTO: NANCY SMITH



~HALEY JOSEPHS . . ‘PAINTINGS & DRAWINGS for CHILDHOOD’S END ‘ / JACK BARRETT / PIX FROM THE OPENING

file: in these frightening days . . childhood is worth contemplating.
though these paintings & drawings began as more personal explorations / December 2019 Wuhan China happened.

though, of course – really, it’s all about the expressive ‘maximalist’ painting,
which includes . . choice of ‘hot button’ subject matter / color, plasticity, etc.

Pix from the opening / March 1, 2020.

HALEY JOSEPHS . . . ‘Paintings & Drawings for Childhood’s End’
up thru . . . APRIL 19, 2020
JACK BARRETT, 73 HENRY ST / LOWER EAST SIDE, NYC
HRS: WED-SUN / 12-6 PM

more info & images: HALEY JOSEPHS ‘PAINTINGS & DRAWINGS …’ / JACK BARRETT GALLERY WEBSITE


HALEY JOSEPHS at the opening, which was packed !!


behind her a large drawing on paper / in an artist-made frame, which she fabricated
especially – for this show.
HALEY JOSEPHS, ‘Hand on the Grindstone Heart on the Flower Eye on the Light’, 2020.
colored pencil on paper.
50 x 58 in.


HALEY JOSEPHS, ‘There Lives in Me an Image of All That I Should be’, 2020.
oil on canvas.
60 x 60 in.

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH



~HALEY JOSEPHS . . ‘PAINTINGS & DRAWINGS for CHILDHOOD’S END’ / JACK BARRETT / OPENS SUN MARCH 1

HALEY JOSEPHS . . .

‘Paintings and Drawings for Childhood’s End’
OPENS SUN MARCH 1 / 6 – 8 PM
and continues thru . . APRIL 19, 2020
JACK BARRETT GALLERY, 73 HENRY ST / LOWER EAST SIDE, NYC 10002
HRS: WED-SUN / 12-6 PM

READ MORE: & SEE MORE IMAGES !! / HALEY JOSEPHS – JACK BARRETT


HALEY JOSEPHS, ‘One and Many Are the Same’, 2019
Oil on Canvas / 60 x 60 in.
image via JACK BARRETT



~HALEY JOSEPHS . . . YALE MFA OPEN STUDIO 2013


HALEY JOSEPHS / YALE OPEN STUDIO / MFA PROGRAM
APRIL 27, 2013


HALEY JOSEPHS – WIP / WORK IN PROGRESS / YALE MFA OPEN STUDIO 2013

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH