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

~’SILVER HORSESHOE’ . . GROUP SHOW / HYACINTH / OPENS FRI JUNE 24

‘SILVER HORSESHOE’ . . a 9 female artist group show
OPENS TO-NITE / FRI JUNE 24 / 6 – 8 PM
and runs thru . . . AUG 7, 2022.
HYACINTH GALLERY, 179 Canal St. #4B, DOWNTOWN NYC 10013
HRS: FRI, SAT, SUN: 12 PM – 6 PM
or by app’t

‘SILVER HORSESHOE’ . . IS CURATED BY: JENNIFER CALANDRA

FEATURING: LEE DAWSON, ABBY HORETZ, AHMRII JOHNSON, CASSIDY McGINLEY,
CHELSEA NYEGAARD, MELODY TUTTLE, VIDEO BY: SOMER STAMPLEY & SARDE HARDIE,
CAKES BY (Lulu) BODEGA CAKES

SILVER HORSESHOE . . brings together 9 female artists working in a range of media
to address concepts of femininity as they exist as an art historical trope, a compositional
strategy, and a cultural manifestation.”
~gallery

see more: EXHIBITIONS/SILVER HORSESHOW/HYACINTH GALLERY



~STIPAN TADIC . . ‘VISIONS of the CITY’ / ATM NYC / OPENS THURS JUNE 23

anybody else – up for some . . Magic Realism ?

STIPAN TADIC: ‘VISIONS of the CITY’
opens Thurs June 23 / 5-8 PM
and runs thru . . . JULY 31, 2022
ATM NYC, 54E HENRY ST., LOWER EAST SIDE, NYC 10002


STIPAN TADIC, ‘Central Park’, 2022
oil on canvas / 78 x 60 in.
image via Instagram @stipan.tadic / Stipan Tadic


detail . . .


detail . . .


detail . . .
all 3 detail images via Instagram @stipan.tadic



~MELISSA BROWN . . ‘Nothing is to be done for William T. Wiley’ / PARKER GALLERY, L.A.

MELISSA BROWN . . has a truly awesome, wonder-full painting / in the big group show:
‘Nothing is to be done for William T. Wiley’,
PARKER GALLERY, 2441 Glendower Ave., LOS ANGELES, CA 90027
HRS: Wed-Sat / 12 – 6 PM

the show opened June 12, and continues thru . . AUGUST 6, 2022

see more about the exhibit: EXHIBITIONS-PARKER GALLERY


MELISSA BROWN, ‘Window with Bananas’, 2022.
Flashe, oil, acrylic on dibond / 32 x 50 in.
image via Instagram @boogiebrowntown / Melissa Brown



~’BLACK DOLLS’ . . NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY / FINAL WEEKEND !!

PERSEVERANCE v. SUBSERVIENCE / think on it.

‘BLACK DOLLS’ . . FEB 25 – JUNE 5, 2022
NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 170 CENTRAL PARK WEST at 77TH ST, NYC

TICKETS: VISIT / NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY

SEE INTRO: ‘BLACK DOLLS’ / NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY

PHOTOS FROM THE EXHIBIT . . BY NANCY SMITH / MARCH 5, 2022


‘Doll in blue dress’, Eastern US or Canada, ca. 1865-70
handmade, ‘rag doll’, cotton, paint (for the features on the face)
it’s implied via more detailed wall text / that this is an enslaved servant.


male servant / house doll, with an ‘iron enslavement collar’ (looks to be wrapped wire) /
so that he could not run away, and, to keep him mentally . . subservient.
one does not need a caption, to understand that this is an enslaved person.


some dolls are happier play than others / but all – reflect their times.
simple worded wall texts, and display captions – help with the background info and context,
without being . . inflammatory. facts are presented just as straightforward, and honest, . . as could be / with an even-handed emphasis on the doll making, as much as the greater social commentary.
there are also a lot of wonderful, original historic photos / which speak as direct witness to the times.


the text reads:
“Expressions of resilience and creativity, perseverance and pride, love longing. The handmade Black dolls that populate this exhibit have a lot to say. Stitched largely by Black women for their own children or white youngsters under their care, the dolls were ingeniously
crafted from materials at hand. Their faded clothing, torn bodies, and sundry repairs evoke vigorous play and lost conversations, and call up images of the children that cuddled, pampered, and mistreated them.

Made in the U.S. between the 1850s and the 1940s, these dolls span a tumultuous period in American history marked by slavery, legalized segregation, and entrenched racism. These works are mute about their specific histories, yet every stitch and swatch was a deliberate choice. The makers. mostly unknown to us, created toys that expressed their inner lives and intangible feelings while challenging pervasive stereotypes.”

note: the dolls on display are from the collection of DEBORAH NEFF, unless otherwise noted.


the ‘interactive’ stations are both fun, and . . hands-on informative.
this presentation lets you experience the ‘recycled’ / mostly used or left-over scraps / and sometimes straight out . . rags that made up the majority of the dolls.
the so-important black material used for the bodies, and faces usually came from worn-out woolen socks, or finer cotton stockings.


this exhibit is so, so excellent. especially in that it was really fun,
and seriously: thoughtful, a vivid, even intimate learning experience, and, not just a purely conceptual, nor overtly motivated one. glorious DIY – was the order of the day.
deeply rooted, and varied – just like the people who made them.
although harsh reality was not excluded, these after-all were dolls, not weapons.
although if words can be weapons, I guess – so can dolls.
but overall, a joyous pride of improvised creativity, that not only expressed a tough era, and perhaps a hardened ‘inner’ life . . but, which also delighted young children, sets the dominant warm tone /
while demonstrating and explaining the range of skills and fabrication – along the way.

DIY: re-cycled !! hand-stitched !! home-made !! creative !! expressive !! useful.
and, necessary.

where the link to both universal ancestral human artistry,
and, the very ‘heart’ of our cutting-edge contemporary art . . . meet.

I only wish this exhibit – could have continued on through the summer.
and, I bet – I’m not the only one.

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH



~’BLACK DOLLS’ / NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY / up thru JUNE 5

hand-made dolls of (a troubled) yesterday v. violent video games of (an unthinkable) today /
. . . think about it.

teach those boys – more trades. more skills. teach those boys . . how to knit.
and, it’s not a joke – btw.

if you want to talk about society though the lens of both history and art /
but most specifically: before and after the Internet / this is your . . baby !!!

DO NOT – DO NOT / DO NOT – MISS !!!!!!!!!
ONLY !! 2 weekends – left !!!!!!!!
for tickets: NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY: VISIT

if I was ever – put on this earth for a reason, it was to tell you about . .
this exhibit / it is truly such an amazing, living, breathing . . opportunity !!
it is so right on, so relevant, and even more so / most sadly, today.
and, I do mean: today / May 26, 2022.

presenting a wide range of . . handmade cloth dolls,
made primarily by African American woman between 1850 – 1940 /
this exhibit . . is just so wonderfully laid out – too.
including a rich & charming range of narrative ‘props’, from period sepia-toned photographs, through imaginary dollhouse displays, onto actual antique work baskets, and a nice sampling of the common household, re-cycled materials that were used.
and btw, the exhibit . . includes some of the best written museum text labels, too.
brief, informative, charming, and exact.
this very folk art & history driven exhibit is often surprising, which is so thrilling / but it’s just flat-out definitely super, super interesting . . for all:
from young child, to pre-teen friendship-bracelet weaver, to well: us . . . all.

it is the story of American history, society, and . . . yes: art !!
that’s Art with a capital A / I’m talking . . cutting-edge American art.
and, how we got here.
no doubt about it /
and, the intersection – is an absolute wake-up call.

‘Black Dolls’ . . .
is so full of love, laughter, and . . inevitably: tears.
but, tears / are not . . . death.
tears are not mowing down young children – tears are about raising them up / even in struggle.
heavy-lifting it was. but, tears are not . . violence.


Unidentified photograph, Woman and Children with Black Cloth, handmade Dolls, 1942.
Gelatin silver print, Deborah Neff Collection
image via Instagram @nyhistory / New-York Historical Society

‘BLACK DOLLS’ . . . .
Feb 25 – JUNE 5, 2022
NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 170 CENTRAL PARK WEST at 77the Street / NYC
note: including a . . ‘pathway of labels for younger visitors, age 5-12’,
and including some delightful, ‘interactive stations’ – for all !!

I know first-hand !!
for definite sure – I jumped over there / the very first weekend !!

SO .. get those tickets: BOOK YOUR TICKETS !!!!!

more exhibit info: ‘Black Dolls – New-York Historical Society’


‘Black doll in gentleman’s top coat’, 1860-70, Milton, MA / Maine.
hand-made, DIY / mixed fabrics, leather, brass, glass
Deborah Neff Collection
Photo: ELLEN McDERMOTT / via New-York Historical Society


check out: NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY Instagram, @nyhistory



~ANDREW FRANCIS . .’RED MEANS GO’ / GROUP SHOW / TOMATO MOUSE, BROOKLYN / OPENS SAT MAY 21

TO-NIGHT !!!!!!!

ANDREW FRANCIS joins in a big group show . . . ‘RED MEANS GO’ / !!!!!
OPENING SAT MAY 21 / 6 – 10 PM
and runs thru . . JUNE 18, 2022

“PLEASE WEAR RED” . . . . !!!!!

TOMATO MOUSE, 301 Saratoga Ave, Brooklyn NY
HRS: FRI & SAT / 1 – 7 PM
& BY APPOINTMENT

the show is curated by: REBECCA BIRD & ZEV GUSTAFSON
with: ANDREA BURGAY, LUCY WILNER, DAVID McBRIDE, JAYNIE CRIMMINS, JILL SNOFFIETI, TRAVIS CHILDERS, ALEXA HOYER, ANDREW FRANCIS, LENA CHRISTAKIS, TZIREL KAMINETZKY, MEREDITH STARR & DANA LEAVIT


check out: ANDREW FRANCIS on Instagram @andrewmeriwetherfrancis


check out: TOMATO MOUSE GALLERY on Instagram @tomato.mouse



~STIPAN TADIC . . ‘NY to MILAN’ / F2T/ MILAN

if you’re in . . . MILAN !!

check out ‘NY to MILAN’ / a 4 artist group show
running thru JUNE 18, 2022
F2T Gallery, Via Statuto 13, Milan, Italy.

featuring work by:
LIOR MODAN, OPAL MAE ONG, JULIE SEVERINO, STIPAN TADIC


STIPAN TADIC, ‘Rene Smoking’, 2022.
oil on board, 50 x 40 cm.
(roughly: 19-1/2 x 15-1/2 in.)
image via STIPAN TADIC Instagram @stipan.tadic

STIPAN TADIC . . is a painter from Croatia/Zagreb currently based in NYC.


check out: STIPAN TADIC on Instagram @stipan.tadic


check out: F2T Gallery, Milan on Instagram @f2tgallery



~HAPPY BIRTHDAY . . MARSHAL HOPKINS !!

if, you are anywhere near Vancouver . . !!

and, shout out to . . GUIDO MOLINARI & SIMON CERIGO / ART GHOSTS – DEFINITELY INVITED !! !!

HAPPY 75 !!
MARSHAL HOPKINS !!
MAY THE LIFE FORCE ALWAYS BE – WITH YOU.

“COME SEE HOW MARSHIE – MAKES TURNING 75 / LOOK LIKE FUN” . . . !! !! !! !!
WED MAY 18, 2022 / 3 – 6 PM
723 HAMILTON AVE., NANAIMO, B.C. CANADA


MARSHAL HOPKINS, ‘Honeymoon Swing’, ca. 1984
acrylic on canvas board / 14 x 18 in.
image via Instagram @marshal8463


MARSHAL HOPKINS, ‘Honeymoon Cottage’, ca. 1984
acrylic on canvas board / 14 x 18 in.
image via Instagram @marshal8463


MARSHAL is also an incredible . . musician !! !!
ps: yes, that’s Marsh – on the right / controlling the strings, of course !!

most, def / LISTEN TO:
MARSHAL HOPKINS / VOICE & GUITAR . . . ‘FIRE – SO DON’T PLAY WITH ME’ / Instagram @marshal8463


check out: MARSHAL HOPKINS on Instagram @marshal8463



~NICHOLAS SULLIVAN . . ‘BLUE STOVE’/ SUE MUSKAT . . ‘EVERY GAIN DEVINE / ‘SHAKER INSPIRED’ / JOYCE GOLDSTEIN GALLERY, CHATHAM, NY / SAT MAY 14

IF, you’re .. upstate !!

NICHOLAS SULLIVAN . . has a wonderful ‘faux realist’ sculpture /
in this diverse media / group show, ‘SHAKER INSPIRED’ . . !!
ORGANIZED BY . . ERIC WOLF
OPENING SAT MAY 14 / 3 – 6 PM
the show runs . . thru JUNE 18, 2022

JOYCE GOLDSTEIN GALLERY, 19 Central Sq., Chatham, NY 12037
HRS:
THURS-SAT / 1 – 5 PM
SUN 1-3 PM


NICHOLAS SULLIVAN, ‘BLUE STOVE’, 2022.
newsprint, pigment, steel.
15 x 16 x 24 in.
BTW: Nicholas Sullivan . . custom-makes the ‘tiered’ pedestal / bases – upon which this eerily, almost luminous green, 2 ft. tall ‘stove’
stands upon.
they are in fact, part of the piece,
I say: Bravo !! x 1 million.
they are made in perfect proportions, so much so,
I initially thought this ‘faux’ stove . . was – life-size !!

though, I guess in the right setting, his sturdier faux sculptures, like this . . one could be set down without a base ? as some kind of random curio ?
like an over-sized piece of spectacularly incredible . . dollhouse accessory / furniture.
what can I say ? it’s a strange kind of object. and yet a stove, in form.
well, the imagination – does get . . lit !!


NICHOLAS SULLIVAN / from an angle
both images via Instagram @hows_nick


POSTER ARTWORK: SUE MUSKAT, ‘Every Gain Devine’, 2022
acrylic on paper, 24 x 18 in.
IMAGE via JOYCE GOLDSTEIN GALLERY


check out: NICHOLAS SULLIVAN on Instagram @hows_nick



~NORA BROWN & STEPHANIE COLEMAN / BARBES / SUN MAY 15

if you are in NEW YORK:

NORA BROWN and STEPHANIE COLEMAN
will be playing a show at . . BARBES BROOKLYN
SUN MAY 15 / 6 – 7:30 PM
BARBES, 376 9Th Street, Brooklyn, NY


check out: NORA BROWN on Instagram @little.nb


check out: STEPHANIE COLEMAN on Instagram @stephiecoleman



~JEFFREY TRANCHELL .. THE GOOD DAY(S) / DETROIT / SAT & SUN . . MAY 14 & 15

if you happen to be in DETROIT . . . !!

‘THE GOOD DAY(S)’ – ARE HERE . . . !!

JEFFREY TRANCHELL . . INVITES YOU TO A:

COMMUNITY PLANTING, COOK OUT, & CLEAN-UP
including . .

a SCULPTURE GARDEN VEILING / featuring works by:
Maya Davis, Kayla Powers, Dmitri Hertz, Orlando Estrada, & Graem Whyte . . !!

& a Sunday Sermon by young Raphielle with . . JONNY CAMPOLO . . !!

FOOD by: CHEF BECKY

SAT & SUN / MAY 14 & 15, 2022 / noon – 5 PM

MAcCay, DETROIT 12333


check out: JEFFREY TRANCHELL on Instagram @jeffreytranchell



~ADRIAN TOMINE . . ICONIC COVID / NEW YORKER MAG COVER – ORIGINAL STUDY / BIDDING STARTS TODAY – MON MAY 9

HEADS UP !!!
COMIC LOVERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!


ADRIAN TOMINE, original ‘prep’ drawing for his now iconic . . ‘covid’ cover /
THE NEW YORKER / DEC 7, 2020.
image via ADRIAN TOMINE Instagram @adriantomine

ADRIAN TOMINE: “I donated this drawing to a fundraising auction for PS 321 in Brooklyn.
It’s the original preparatory sketch for the cover of the December 7, 2020 issue /
THE NEW YORKER magazine.”

BIDDING . . . STARTS:
MON MAY 9, 2020 at 9am EDT.

see: go to link in his IG bio
for details @adriantomine


ADRIAN TOMINE, THE NEW YORKER MAGAZINE / COVER – DEC 7, 2020
image via ADRIAN TOMINE – IG @adriantomine


check out: ADRIAN TOMINE on Instagram @adriantomine

FROM THE ARTLOVERS – ARCHIVE:


ADRIAN TOMINE, DRAWN & QUARTERLY . . . BOOK-SIGNING TABLE (!!),
BROOKLYN COMICS & GRAPHICS FESTIVAL, BROOKLYN, NY. – DEC 3, 2011
or . . about 10 years ago. (!!)
ARCHIVAL PHOTO & COPYRIGHT: NANCY SMITH


ADRAIN TOMINE, ‘SLEEP WALK and other Stories’,
one of the early ‘graphic novels’ – he was signing.
Publisher: DRAWN and QUARTERLY, BROOKLYN COMIC & GRAPHICS FESTIVAL, DEC 3, 2011
ARCHIVAL PHOTO & COPYRIGHT: NANCY SMITH

see: DRAWN & QUARTERLY /
PUBLISHING HQ – MONTREAL, QUEBEC


check out: DRAWN & QUARTERLY on Instagram @drawnandquarterly



~JENNIFER J. LEE . . PLAID SKIRT / KLAUS von NICHTSSAGEND GALLERY, NY / INDEPENDENT

seeing – is !! believing !!

JENNIFER J. LEE . . on view at the KLAUS von NICHTSSAGEND Booth / INDEPENDENT ART FAIR NY
Spring Studios, TRIBECA NY
thru . . SUNDAY MAY 8, 2022


JENNIFER J lEE, ‘Untitled (Plaid Skirt’), 2022
oil on jute (!!)
13 x 9 in. (!!)
image via Instagram @jenny_j_lee


check out: JENNIFER J. LEE on Instagram @jenny_j_lee


check out: KLAUS von NICHTSSAGEND on Instagram @klausgallery


check out: INDEPENDENT ART FAIR on Instagram @independent_hq



~MASAMITSU SHIGETA . . ‘Outdoor Dining and Tree’ / The LANDING. LA / NADA

the LANDING, LOS ANGELES . .
presents new work by MASAMITSU SHIGETA as part of a group show presentation
at NADA NY 2022
thru . . SUNDAY MAY 8


MASAMITSU SHIGETA, ‘Outdoor Dining and Tree’, 2022
oil on canvas with wooden frame
61 x 47 in.
image via Instagram @newartdealers


check out: MASAMITSU SHIGETA on Instagram @nymasapaint


check out: the Landing Gallery, LA on Instagram @thelandinggallery


check out: NADA / NEW ART DEALERS ALLIANCE on Instagram @newartdealers



~JOHN MILLER . . SNOW GLOBE / P.A.D. / PROJECT ART DISTRIBUTION, NY / NADA

P.A.D. / PROJECT ART DISTRIBUTION . . . / A PATRICK MOHUNDRO – POP-UP CURATORIAL PROJECT
presents – among many other low-fi gems . . .

JOHN MILLER, ‘Negative Landscape’ – a limited edition of 25 snow globes . . !!

at the P.A.D. / NADA art fair exhibition, titled: ‘Liber, Liber’
Booth P6 – Pier 36
NADA, Basketball City, NY
thru . . SUNDAY MAY 8, 2022


JOHN MILLER, ‘Negative Landscape’, edition of 25, P.A.D.
image via Instagram @project_art_distribution

watch: the snow fall, here . . !!


check out: P.A.D. / PROJECT ART DISTRIBUTION on Instagram @project_art_distribution


check out: JOHN MILLER on Instagram @the_middle_of_the_day


check out: NADA / NEW ART DEALERS ALLIANCE on Instagram @newartdealers



~JOE BRADLEY . . . THEN & NOW !!

CONGRATS !!
TO JOE BRADLEY . . for the great, rave review – his recent show at PETZEL,
scored in the NEW YORK TIMES:

“at 46, the well-known painter changes direction, emphasizing intuition over concept to make the most riveting paintings of his career.”
~ROBERTA SMITH, NYT

see: ‘JOE BRADLEY BEGINS AGAIN’, NEW YORK TIMES, APRIL 14, 2022


JOE BRADLEY, installation shot via PETZEL GALLERY
the show being reviewed – last month’s:
JOE BRADLEY, ‘Bhoga Marga’, March 3 – April 30, 2022 at PETZEL, 456 W 18th St.
see: JOE BRADLEY, ‘Bhoga Marga’ – PETZEL WEBSITE

I’ve been following JOE, since early 2000.


JOE BRADLEY, with his art band, Cheeseburger / downtown NYC, JULY 24, 2003.
from left: JOE BRADLEY, LUKE CROTTY, & CHRISTY KARACAS.
ARCHIVAL PHOTO & COPYRIGHT: NANCY SMITH

I was the first to write up his debut early shows – at CANADA,
including my fav, ‘Shmagoo Paintings’, at Canada / which ran Oct 25 – Dec 3, 2008,
and, which features prominently – in that recent NYT article.

“The best of these bare minimum works was a series of enormous raw canvases that boasted a single motif outlined in black oil crayon.
While monumental, they had the intimacy of doodles, and were drawn all at once without adjustments,
which was impressive.”
~ROBERT SMITH / NYT APRIL, 14, 2022

here’s some flashback photos from that opening:


JOE BRADLEY, ‘Shmagoo Paintings’, Sat Oct 25 – Dec 3, 2008 / CANADA, CHINATOWN NYC
the invite CARD . . . !!!!!
printed on hardstock, (4 x 5 in.) the exhibit details, were on the reverse.


JOE BRADLEY, and DASH SNOW (!!) – at the opening . . . !!!
‘Shmagoo Paintings’, CANADA, SAT OCT 25, 2008
Archival photo & copyright: NANCY SMITH


JOE BRADLEY, ‘On the Cross’, 2008.
Grease pencil on raw canvas.
Archival photo & copyright: NANCY SMITH


JOE BRADLEY, ‘Superman’, 2008.
Grease pencil on raw canvas.
Archival photo & copyright: NANCY SMITH


JOE BRADLEY, ‘Manmade Dirigible’, 2008.
Grease pencil on raw canvas.
Archival photo & copyright: NANCY SMITH

note: these are all 35mm format photos.

check out: the original post . . ‘JOE BRADLEY at CANADA, OCT 25, 2008’ / artloversnewyork

check out: Mr. Magoo . . !!
an animated & very beloved children’s media figure, created in 1949, by MILLARD KAUFMAN,
Mr. Magoo, “was an elderly, wealthy, short statured retiree who gets into a series of comical
situations as a result of his short-sightedness, compounded by his stubborn refusal to admit the problem.”



~CASLON BEVINGTON . . ‘DUPING FALSE LANDSCAPES’ / CURATED by DANA NOTINE / KI SMITH GALLERY / up thru MAY 8

CASLON BEVINGTON: ‘DUPING FALSE LANDSCAPES’ . . .
CURATED BY DANA NOTINE

‘DUPING FALSE LANDSCAPES’ . . “Presents the artist’s most recent inquiries into the space between digital and the natural, the artificial and the physical , all while questioning the role and existence of painting in a post-internet landscape.”
~KI SMITH Gallery Press Release

APRIL 1 – 24, 2022 / at the 311 E. 3rd St., Lower East Side, NY 10009 location / now down
-&-
APRIL 1 – MAY 8, 2022 / at the 197 E. 4th St., Lower East Side, NY 10009 location / is still running !!
KI SMITH GALLERY
note: 197 E. 4th St. .. HRS: WED-SUN / 12:30 – 6:30 PM
& by app’t.

see: CASLON BEVINGTON text & install photos – KI SMITH GALLERY


CASLON BEVINGTON, ‘ERROR II’, 2022.
acrylic on panel, wooden frame / 16 x 20 in.
image via KI SMITH GALLERY

KI SMITH GALLERY, a recent start-up – now has 2 locations, about a block apart.
KI (pronounced KEY), a very likable, yet ambitious young dealer – grew up in the East Village, so his roots go deep. The E. 4th St. location seems to be the main gallery base, while the more recent E. 3rd St. branch seems to be more of a project, or event / meeting space.

I was lucky enough – to catch Caslon’s showing / at the E. 4th St. closing party / celebration,
last weekend, Sat April 23rd, 2022.
note: the main co-exhibit on 4th St. – runs on thru . . next weekend / SUN MAY 8, 2022.


from left:
CASLON BEVINGTON, KI SMITH, and DANA NOTINE,
KI SMITH GALLERY, 3rd St. Location, SAT APRIL 23, 2022.


CASLON BEVINGTON, ‘Sunstorm (Expanded)’, 2022
acrylic on canvas / 39 x 49 in.
($8,100)

CASLON BEVINGTON: (b. 1992), is a multimedia artist, living & working in NYC / whose work “aims at
visualizing the slippery relationship between physical & non-physical materiality.”
(gallery)

DANA NOTINE: (b. 1993), the curator of the show, and Ki Smith gallery admin associate / is an independent curator based in Brooklyn. “Her scholarship focuses on art’s relationship to the internet.”
(gallery)
which makes sense to me – on a greater personal level . . .
Dana and I having just recently connected, through her Master’s Thesis (MFA HUNTER, NYC) & ongoing interest . . in & regarding the JOSH HARRIS / ‘WE LIVE IN PUBLIC’, bio-documentary, 2009 / directed by ONDIE TIMONER.
the very wild, underground / art-driven . . . and, yet intensely prophetic film, won the Sundance 2009, Grand Jury Documentary award.


in fact, my first impression of this 3rd St., storefront . . ‘art viewing / social space’ was that it reminded me of ‘Quiet’ / the multi-million dollar week-long New Years Eve 2000 art party, which Josh threw to welcome in the new millennial century – and, which was to be the ‘mother’ of the ‘WE LIVE IN PUBLIC’ film / where art & social hosting (!!) meet on the floors of 2 empty warehouse buildings in downtown Tribeca / more than 20 years ago (!!) to great effect, and, where – as here . . . ‘futurist’ architecture – played a big big role / in setting the tone.


KIYOMI QUINN TAYLOR, a textile/painter . . who shows with the gallery.


more CASLON BEVINGTON paintings – along the back wall.

“BEVINGTON’S subjects are sourced from digitally produced images often taken on cell phones or now antiquated digital cameras. The images, archived and unintentionally aged, are printed, transferred, corroded, copied over time; resulting in semi-abstract paintings which pose metaphysica inquiries of reality, memory, and perception.”
(gallery, and written in fact by Dana.)

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH / unless otherwise noted


check out: KI SMITH Gallery on Instagram @kismithgalery


check out: CASLON BEVINGTON on Instagram @cas10n


check out: DANA NOTINE on Instagram @dananotine


check out: KIYOMI QUINN TAYLOR on Instagram @kiyomitay



~TREVOR KING . . ‘PROJECTIONS’ / ART LOT BROOKLYN / FRI APRIL 29 . . 5 -8 PM

now, that’s . . a gritty – slice of life.
if I ever – did see one.

TREVOR KING, ‘PROJECTIONS’
OPENING FRI APRIL 29 / 5 – 8 PM
RUNNING . . . APRIL 29 – JUNE 5, 2022
OUTDOOR EXHIBITION SPACE
ART LOT BROOKLYN, 206 COLOMBIA ST., BROOKLYN, NY


TREVOR KING, ‘PROJECTIONS’ . .
image via Instagram @artlotbrooklyn
PHOTO BY: MEKKO HARJO


check out: ART LOT BROOKLYN on Instagram @artlotbrooklyn


check out: TREVOR KING on Instagram @trevorkingartworks


check out: MEKKO HARJO on Instagram @mekkoh



~JAKE SHORE . . ‘THE LAST SHOW / THE LAST NIGHT’ / BROCKLEY GARDENS, LONDON / MON APRIL 25

SOMETIMES . . .
THINGS ARE VERY FLEETING . . . !!

THE LAST EVER . . . BROCKLEY GARDENS SHOW: JAKE SHORE . . . !!
MON APRIL 25, 2022 / 6 – 8:30 PM
“ONE NIGHT ONLY & THEN WE’RE GONE”
“WE ARE KIND OF A GALLERY SPACE LOCATED – IN A SMALL GARAGE in BROCKLEY, SOUTH LONDON.”
see: BROCKLEY GARDENS


image via Instagram @idiot1000
Photo by: KYLE DANIELS


check out: BROCKLEY GARDENS on Instagram @broccoli_jardinage


check out: JAKE SHORE’ / ‘I LOVE LIFE’ . . on Instagram @idiot1000

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def, check out: JAKE SHORE – tumblr

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JAKE SHORE, ‘untitled’, 2020.
plastic sheeting stretched on wood frame
solo show / SPIDER GALLEEY, WICHITA, KANSAS, OCT 2020
image via JAKE SHORE – tumblr


WE JUST MET – and, YOU’RE GONE ?!!
too sad !!!!
and hey . . that doesn’t sound very . . . broccoli, unless it’s just / time – to go.
plants grow, bloom and – then . . you eat them.
the meaning of life . . . in a green stalk – nutshell ?



~JOSHUA ABELOW FEATURING JOSHUA BOULOS / A.D.NYC / OPEN TODAY / SAT 12-5

YEP !!!!!! / FOR SURE !!!!!!

‘JOSHUA ABELOW FEATURING JOSHUA BOULOS’
OPEN TODAY – SAT APRIL 23 / 12 – 5 PM
RUNS THRU . . . MAY 14, 2022
A.D.NYC, 19 MONROE ST., NY
HRS: SAT / 12-5 PM


JOSHUA BOULOS, ‘HAND TALES vol.1: Felons’, 2021.
audio cassette player, Deadmau5 portable speaker, looping audio cassette
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