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

~NICK PAYNE . . NEW JERSEY

HUDSON VALLEY / NEW YORK ARTISTS – ON THE MOVE

NICK PAYNE . . showing in a 3 person show at HARPY !!
opening tomorrow evening / SAT AUG 17th / 6 – 9 PM
“Quick train ride from NYC.”

‘TREVOR BAIRD, ANDREA LUKIC, NICK PAYNE’
AUG 17 – SEPT 14, 2019
HARPY, 92 Park Ave #2, Rutherford, New Jersey 07070
see: HARPY ABOUT for hours & travel directions

see: HARPY GALLERY
“the objective is to bring something different to Rutherford and the surrounding areas of New Jersey.”

see: NICK PAYNE – ARTIST WEBSITE


NICK PAYNE . . ‘I’ve always wanted to go up to a total stranger and …..’, 2019.
watercolor & pencil on paper / 18 x 24 in.
($1,750.)
image via Instagram @senyor_amigo


BTW: HARPY – GREAT LOGO !! GREAT NAME !! QUITE THE – FLAME !!



~R. BLAIR SULLIVAN . . ICELAND

NEW YORK ARTISTS – ON THE MOVE

R. BLAIR SULLIVAN is moving to . . REYKJAVIK, ICELAND, in the fall, 2019.

NYC STUDIO VISIT – MAY 11, 2019.


luckily I was able to catch him in his studio recently: Sat May 11, 2019.
the studio is small, compact . . but holds a lot / both storage, ‘forage’, supplies, computer, works in progress, & works complete, and on exhibit.


the space is located under the Essex Flowers storefront gallery, 19 Monroe St, Chinatown, Two Bridges / Lower East Side / Manhattan, NYC.
even though it’s sub-level, it had natural light coming from windows facing a tiny, mostly ventilation / inner ‘courtyard’, which made it feel fresh, and filled with agreeable light, both natural and man-made.


the lighting was important – because the works were subtle in surface, details, material and . . shape.
hand-sculpted, they were almost: bones.
this head (phone) . . of ‘hands’– was one of several that referenced / or were of a series of similar 3-D sculptures made from ‘cold porcelain’ / just like the ‘wishbone’ sharing hands, ‘Holding (First Position)’, 2018 . . featured in the post below – covering his participation in ‘Stream 5: Give and Take’, a Two Chairs curatorial presentation / alongside a rural stream, in Vermont.

Cold Porcelain . . “is an inexpensive, non-toxic, easy-to-work material, which despite is name, is not porcelain (clay).
its main components being cornstarch and white glue.” (the web)

and, they do project a mysterious smooth, strong but fragile appearing surface – very fluid, yet rigid. totally in tune with that specific DIY medium.
like I said, very human bone-like.


while many other pieces were fashioned simply from ‘foraged’ computer screen filters, on the right; and some were a combo – the middle. no matter, all things R. Blair Sullivan: light, light-handed . .
and somehow: historical ?


black line drawing, detail.


R. Blair Sullivan: wishbone . . legs.
obviously, very radical & contemporary / yet feeling ‘ancient’ ?
maybe, because bare bones – are associated with . . archaeologist ‘digs’ ?

the works are kind of a cross between ‘craft’ and DIY . . vs. pure concept.
the impression I got was more concept – than craft.
the skills, though flawless, fluid, were subservient.
it was visual ‘poetry’ . . . over ‘function’.


another – combo.
a small mirror-like . . inner (/) landscape ?


other pieces were . . waver-y !! reflective, and optical.
made from old TV or computer monitor screens / which he forages off the streets.


well, if waver-y, isn’t a word, it should be.


a more typical . . found artist / ‘metal’ sculptural forage, with some kind of very unusual, scientific ‘light show’ / going on behind the ‘scenes’.
I didn’t even want to ask – what it was. how it worked. though, now I notice a wire of some kind, hanging from it. the pure mystery was – astounding. gorgeous. kinetic. magical.
a kind of . . animated ‘sunset – in a ‘snow-globe’.
Northern Lights, anybody ?

note: re the wire . . .
there are a small set of LED lights inside the sculpture, to illuminate the ‘content’.


this had depth. solidity, weight. and, yet . . what was going on – inside.
very scientific / amoeba-like, when you looked deeper. a sense of both ‘found’ ‘assemblage’, and folk art . . DNA ?
as if people, could do . . DNA – DIY !!


are these pieces, light boxes ?
LED lights.


this one definitely skews . . folk art, and history. and DIY.
that’s an old vintage ‘popcorn’ quilt, puffing around / and, an Appalachian folk art, shrunken dried & carved – apple head !!
btw: the teeth . . are fashioned from white Sculpy / polymer clay.


Blair, or Ryan as his friends call him . . told me, he made the carved apple head himself.
it is a traditional North American, mostly Appalachian folk art / made from dried apples, sometimes called shrunken heads. they were commonly used as DIY doll heads.
the apple is peeled, then carved, then dunked in lemon juice & water, to keep it from turning yellow / then dried.
often put on the top of a stick. then clothed, I guess.
the Seneca Indians were the first American peoples to make these dolls, they went on to become popular with the ‘whittlers’ of the Appalachian Blue Ridge mountains. (the web)


this plexi-case, holds an actual, cloth-based DIY doll family / folk art, he picked up in . . Ohio.
I believe that’s where he grew up.
note: Ryan is from . . Lancaster, Ohio.


so that’s his Chinese-influenced, landscape brushwork watercolor in the background, and a close-up of the precious, hand-made ragged doll family. the branch, is a piece of ‘bark engrabed naturally, ot organically by beetle egg pathways, which he found on Etsy !!

a note from Ryan:
“the ‘Chinese’ landscape, as you call it, was done in collaboration with my, at the time, 3 year old daughter. The dolls are ‘worry dolls’, and it’s called ‘Family’.”

lovely.


R. Blair Sullivan . . also has a series of lenticular candles . . happening.


as well as, a whole pile of DIY (?) candles – in flame / black & white primitive – photos.

note: the ‘Candle Flames’ . . .
“are called ‘chemigrams’. No camera and no darkroom. They are basically paintings done on on photo paper with photo chemistry. The interesting thing about the candle flames in particular however, is that it’s all done with black-and-white chemistry and because I did the process in reverse, I got color out of it – which was a surprise to me.”
~R. BLAIR SULLIVAN


does he hand color . . the flames ?
it’s kind of a zen situation, even though the artist in there with you, you don’t want to break the poetry, by asking . . too many questions.

note: the ‘Candle Flames’ . . .
“are called ‘chemigrams’. No camera and no darkroom. They are basically paintings done on on photo paper with photo chemistry. The interesting thing about the candle flames in particular however, is that it’s all done with black-and-white chemistry and because I did the process in reverse, I got color out of it – which was a surprise to me.”
~R. BLAIR SULLIVAN


R. BLAIR SULLIVAN, for whatever reasons, Iceland . . calls.
life is, is, is . . . a mystery, or so they say !!
yet, sometimes as it plays out, it definite feels like, as if it fulfills . . a destiny.

Mr. R. Blair Sullivan . . . .
Mr. Snowdrop / Mr. Flame / Mr. Cold / Mr. Folk art / Mr. Waverl-y / Mr. Innovator / optical scientist.
Mr. Forager !!

Happy Trails !! in Iceland . . land of snow, and winter folk / and folk tales / told around the fire.

see: R. BLAIR SULLIVAN – ARTIST PORTFOLIO WEBSITE

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH



~R. BLAIR SULLIVAN . . VERMONT

NEW YORK ARTISTS – ON THE MOVE

BENEVOLENCE – OVER VIOLENCE !! !! !! !!

R. BLAIR SULLIVAN – IN VERMONT, THE BEAUTIFUL GREEN MOUNTAIN STATE.

& if bye any chance . . you knew, or heard of Goddard College / located in Plainfield, Vermont. .
back in the 70s, then you know I went there, and never really – came back.
it was the first open curriculum classroom college, ever . . .
I was in the pottery studio hand-building 24/7.
The Who – ‘Magic Bus’ was the song we lived by.
there was a lot of folk art study, primal woodblock printing, new age weaving and radical architecture DIY & salvage among others / lots of wood, windows, and not too many square corners.
Baba Ram Dass caravans to San Francisco – left from the school’s sunny meadows, which were wild-flowered and wild, as we all were – on their journey west / and it was of course, the original home to the now famous, Bread & Puppet Theater.
I was the one & only exchange student from Montreal (!!) (global), & therefore attended tuition-free (!!) (benevolent). the irony, maybe not / being it was the most expensive school in the U.S. at the time.
it was so, so . . the best & strangest year of my life. it was hard to leave.
Quebec was very conflicted, and language rights fascist at the time.

‘STREAM 5: GIVE and TAKE’ . . . with:
Xinhao Cheng, Wallis Couverte, Juneau Projects, Gwen Smith, Haim Steinbach, R. Blair Sullivan, Tomoe Tsutsmi, & Mans Wrange.
Two Chairs, AUG 10-11, 2019 / 12-5 PM
South Windham, Vermont 05359


TWO CHAIRS . .
is a “curatorial enterprise made up of artists, curators, and thinkers. This year Two Chairs is expanding its program during August by combining its annual group exhibition in and around a stream in South Windham, Vermont entitled ‘Stream Chapter 5: Give & Take’ . . with an artist residency in collaboration with Meadows Bee Farm that will take place concurrently. We propose . . to create an event that reaches out to an even larger audience – local, national and international. For several years, we have curated group exhibitions that have primarily investigated the effects of human activity on the natural environment. This year our project will include a range of artists who work in a more participatory manner by exploring ideas of benevolence, sharing and care both locally, and globally.”
see: STREAM CHAPTER 5 – TWO CHAIRS / KICKSTARTER

TWO CHAIRS . . “since 2014, Two Chairs has produced multiple projects that stage dynamic associations between artists and unexpected sites – including a stream in Vermont, St.Mark’s Bookstore in NYC, and a Manhattan living room in an old-school Yorkville apartment.”
see: About / 2 Chairs

see: 2 Chairs / 2chairs.org
note: Two Chairs is NYC-based.


see:
R. BLAIR SULLIVAN – ARTIST PORTFOLIO WEBSITE


image via Instagram @3ifocal / R. Blair Sullivan

Ryan will be showing this piece, quelle beaut !!

R. Blair Sullivan . . ‘Holding (First Position)’, 2018
cold porcelain with spirulina / 13 x 7 x 2 in.
it’s hand-sculpted & the spirulina – is mixed into the clay. think – on that.

spirulina: filamentous cyanobacteria which form tangled masses in warm alkaline lakes in Africa and Central and South America / prepared as a food or food additive / powder / is a rich source of many vitamins and minerals. . . . “It is incredibly healthy.” “It increases energy levels.”
but . . watch out for contaminated strands, “if grown in unsafe conditions”, i.e. alongside some bad character toxic algae.
bio fact: applies to all life forms, apparently.
source: the web at a quick glance.


the Two Chairs logo – very cool.



~RUFUS TUREEN . . CHINA

NEW YORK ARTISTS – ON THE MOVE

the ‘Olde Man’ . . goes to China !!

but, does everybody know: RUFUS TUREEN has taken his performance / art – to China ?

who knew . . downtown, indie gallery underground performance art – riffing off vintage French royals, with a good dose of (French) impressionist brush work, (French) pantomime, and huge curly (French) powder white wigs, would have art world ‘legs’ . . let alone travel ?!!
& to . . China !!!!!!
that’s like – totally around the world / map-wise & culturally.

if you happen to be in Ningbo, Shanghai, China – you can still catch the show, it’s up thru AUG 31.

LL Art Project, Ningbo, Shanghai . . presents:

‘Am I Who I Was’ – Rufus Tureen
July 21 – Aug 31, 2019


all 3 images above: via Instagram @rufustureen


RUFUS TUREEN, just before an ‘Olde Man’ performance.
Essex Flowers, NYC / Nov 3, 2018
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH / artloversnewyork

MOST !! DEF !! . . check-out: RUFUS TUREEN, ‘OLDE MAN’ – BEST of 2018 / artloversnewyork

***** WITH LOTS of PIX, PIX & MORE (MAGICAL) PIX – of the art & the ‘transformative’ / ‘interactive’ performance !!!!!!!! *****

YES. check out that . . link.
NYC taking over the world, and this is – why.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



~KAWS . . JAPAN

NEW YORK ARTISTS – ON THE MOVE

well, everybody knows KAWS went to Japan.

what’s amazing . . is:

1. what a ‘cult’ hero’s welcome KAWS got over there.
BRIAN DONNELLY actually showed up, (or had to) in person to camp / more like tent,
with the lucky ones who won tix to pitch cookie-cutter style tents & roast marshmallows in tiny identical bonfires . . around ‘Companion’, as if the blown-up sculpture was . . a water fall ?
well, come on, the view of Mt Fuji – is amazing.

the great HOKUSAI – is probably rollin’ his eyes, from the grave !!
but it’s so damn so flat plastic graphic, he’d love it.

2. the cross transfer of this solitary, angst-ridden lonely figure going over, so huge in Japan, esp among the leading edge designers, while Hello Kitty cousins, aunts & uncles, rainbow unicorn ponies, powder puffy girlies, anime sailor cuties, and glitter-trippy mushrooms of all sizes . . have fractured into a gazillion million cultural take-over pieces, esp among the youngest here ?

I mean, the KAWS . . ‘Companion’ Macy’s Thanksgiving Day balloon, was only shown / flown . . once, in 2012, the year it was made made, and presented with great fanfare, btw.
it was a big fail / ‘too negative’, lol.

there’s d-e-f-i-n-i-t-e-l-y a cultural ‘thesis’, waiting to be written – there.

bet, NARA . . is bawling his brains out – with jealousy.

*NARA as in one-word name, (you know – like Madonna),
doesn’t even google anymore – without his full moniker: Yoshitoma Nara.
Nara was pumped up to be a big art star in the 80s.
how the once mighty – fall.

ditto: Murakami.
like I said: waiting for the grand thesis / that I don’t have the patience to do in full.
writing a blog ? / stuck in the fast lane.
and, yet maybe that’s all you need / the heads-up.

Image via Instagram @kaws #repost @arr.allrightsreserved #KAWSHOLIDAY



~DANIEL GIORDANO . . VANCOUVER

HUDSON VALLEY / NEW YORK ARTISTS – ON THE MOVE

DANIEL GIORDANO – ‘Even Cowboys Get Caught in the Rain’
OPENS . . THURS JULY 25 / 6 – 9 PM
the show runs thru . . AUG 31, 2019
WAAP / WIL ABALLE ART PROJECTS, 1129 EAST HASTINGS St., VANCOUVER, B.C., CANADA V6A 1S3
HRS: TUES-SAT / 12PM – 5PM

see more: DANIEL GIORDANO – ‘EVEN COWBOYS’ / WAAP

see: DANIEL GIORDANO – ARTIST WEBSITE


DANIEL GIORDANO, ‘Cyrano & Prayer Hands II’, 2018.
Ink, watercolor, and correctional fluid on paper / 11 x 14 in.
($1,000. CDN)
image via Instagram @danieljgiordano


invite via Instagram @waapart


DANIEL GIORDANO . . hanging the show, yesterday.
the opening is . . to-nite !!!
image via Instagram @waapart


DANIEL GIORDANO, small smoky-light pink colored light bulb, wooden pipe with even smokier, sensual glass form / 3-D sculpture.
can’t decide if its more symbolism . . than diy / def, leaning in with . . the sensual.
ok, yeah. more symbolism – than DIY !!
IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM @waapart



~JEFFREY TRANCHELL / DYLAN SPAYSKY . . DETROIT

DETROIT HOMESTEADING NEW YORK ARTISTS – SHINING A LIGHT ON THE LOCAL SCENE

always the best at casting – the net on new art,
JEFFREY TRANCHELL is shining a light on . . . his basket / wicker-making buddy & mentor . . .

DYLAN SPAYSKY . . .
who has a show opening at WHAT PIPELINE, DETROIT, as part of DETROIT ART WEEK
SAT JULY 20, 2019 / 4 – 8 PM
the show runs thru . . AUG 24, 2019 & is titled: ‘GINGO & STICKS’
WHAT PIPELINE, 3525 W. VERNOR HWY, Detroit, MI 48216
HRS: THURS, FRI & SAT 1 – 6 PM & By Appointment

WHAT PIPELINE . . is an artist-run space in Southwest Detroit,
founded & run by DANIEL SPERRY and ALIVIA ZIVICH.

see: DYLAN SPAYSKY – WHAT PIPELINE


DYLAN SPAYSKY . . .
foam fawn, and wicker pike (fish) at The Barker Hangar / FEB 13, 2019.
image via Instagram @dylanspayskyofficial

though the show opening tomorrow, is of ‘stick’ sculpture, or mostly ?
I’m still hung up – on his wicker work, and the distressed foam . . fawn – looks very cool, too.



~JEFFREY TRANCHELL . . EAST HAMPTON

DETROIT HOMESTEADING / NEW YORK ARTISTS – ON THE MOVE

JEFFREY TRANCHELL has a great, great piece . . .
in the SAFE GALLERY POP-UP: ‘THE BURN SHOW’ / SAT JULY 20, 2019

(see post below for details)

it seems as if a whole bunch of the art is going to go up in flames – in the bonfire ??!!!


JEFFREY TRANCHELL . . ‘Burn Hat’ / YES !!!! YES !!!! & MORE YES !!!!
this baby – was made to burn !!!
hand-made specifically for the show, it’s a DIY wicker-style ‘hat’.

ps: the ‘D’ is for Dylan, as in fellow Detroit-based artist DYLAN SPAYSKY – who has been teaching Jeffrey how to weave wicker baskets recently / got to love it !!


although at first glance, or from a digital photo, anyway !!
the hat appears to be made from DIY multi-colored craft wicker (!!), it’s actually made from differently colored ‘bomb fuse’ wire . . . all the better – to BURN, BABY BURN !!!


this is one of Jeffrey’s more conservative, early attempts !!
in fact his first attempt. pretty darn good.
who doesn’t love a primitive – primitive ?

Jeffrey writes that Dylan Spaysky makes a lot of wicker-based work, and that “he taught me down by the boat slip that is our local swimming hole.”
in Detroit ? they have swimming holes ?
oh, Brooklyn, you are so over – and, you don’t even know it.
PHOTOS: COURTESY of JEFFREY TRANCHELL



~SAFE GALLERY . . EAST HAMPTON

note to self: something like what the Whitney Biennial shoulda been, but ain’t.
i.e. exciting !!

NEW YORK GALLERIES . . ON THE MOVE

BROOKLYN’S SAFE GALLERY . . PRESENTS A BURNING HOT / SUMMER POP-UP !!

‘THE BURN SHOW’ . . SAT JULY 20, 2019
FOLLY TREE ARBORETUM, 741 SPRINGS FIREPLACE ROAD, EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. 11937
CURATED BY BLAIR BLUMBERG & JONNY CAMPOLO

WITH . . . OUTDOOR ARTWORKS, A LIVE AUCTION, & SLAPSTICK BONFIRE – WITH ‘BURNABLE WORKS THAT MUST BE SEEN TO BE BELIEVED’ / & INCLUDING A SURPRISE EVENT: THE LAUNCH OF WATER McBEER’S YACHT ‘LOVE MUSSEL’ . . JUST BEFORE SUNSET

SCHEDULE:
Daytime – Outdoor works on view
6PM – Champagne toast & launch of Water McBeer’s ‘Love Mussel’
8PM – Auction / Bonfire ceremony
10PM – Performance by Vern

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS INCLUDE:
TISCH ABELOW, JOSHUA ABELOW, MICHAEL ASSIFF, BLAIR BLUMBERG, JONNY CAMPOLO, RYAN CHIN, KARI CHOLNOKY, NICK DeMARCO, ALEX EAGETON, MYLS FORTE, JOEY FRANK, AMANDA FRIEDMAN, JASHIN FRIEDRICH, NICK FUSARO, PHILLIP JOHN VELASCO GABRIEL, TED GAHL, BRITTNI HARVEY, JOSE HEREDIA, SERBAN IONESCU, GREGORY KALLICHE, JORDAN KASEY, JOSIE KEEFE, KATHRYN KERR, NOEL de LESSEPS, ANTONIA KUO, NATHANIEL de LARGE, JACK LAWLER, JAMES ENGLISH LEARY, ABBY LLOYD, MICA MARDER, FLANNERY McDONELL, EAMON MONAGHAN, PATRICK NININGER, JASON NOCITO, TONY OURSLER, RICH PORTER, CHRIS RETSINA ANDY RALPH, WILL ROSE, LEIGH RUPLE, CLAYTON SCHIFF, EMMA SOUCEK, WILL STEWART, JESSE SULLIVAN, JEFFREY TRANCHELL, RAINE TRAINOR, ARIEL ZAMBENEDETTI & PROB MORE / SPECIAL GUEST WATER MATER McBEER / PERFORMANCE BY VERN / VIDEO BY GREGORY KALLICHE / LANDSCAPE BY NATURE / INVITE GRAPHICS INSPIRED BY TOASTED MARSHMALLOWS . .



~YULIA TOPCHIY / LAUREN KALMAN . . DETROIT

NEW YORK CURATORS – ON THE MOVE

YULIA TOPCHIY, a co-founder of ASSEMBLY ROOM, NYC . . .
will present ‘Embodiers’, a multi-medium exhibition by LAUREN KALMAN, opening this . . Wed July 17, 2019 / 4 PM
Room 146 at Trumbull & Porter Hotel, in Detroit – as part of . . ‘Young Curators, New Ideas V’,
a vetted program of Indie curators / part of Detroit Art Week / DAW . . which runs JULY 17 – 21, 2019.

This 2nd edition of DAW has expanded to include 5 days of programing / 36 exhibition openings / 14 studio visits /
13 performances / 8 panel discussions / as well as 11 special programs . . featuring 150+ artists & community members.
DAW . . is open to the public & includes both free & ticketed events.

‘Young Curators, New Ideas V’ . . will feature exhibitions presented by 12 independent curators – which will “transform” 12 hotel rooms into
mini contemporary art galleries. ‘YCNI V’ . . aims to “shine a light on the cultural, artistic, social and political transformations initiated by the creative & curatorial practices of Black, POC, women, LGBTQ+ and gender-nonconforming individuals.” (DAW)

see: YULIA TOPCHIY – WEBSITE

see: LAUREN KALMAN – ARTIST PORTFOLIO WEBSITE

see: DETROIT ART WEEK / DAW

see: YOUNG CURATORS NEW IDEAS V / YCNI V / DAW


LAUREN KALMAN, ‘V’ button (pin), sterling silver / explicit fem body part


reverse
images via Instagram @laurenkalman

YULIA TPOCHIY’S exhibit, ‘Embodiers’ . . .

will present (currently) Detroit-based, metal-smith, performance, and object artist,
LAUREN KALMAN’S diverse, often craft-based & pretty much . . ‘out-spoken’ work platforms . .
. . including jewelry objects that reference erotic zones in the body titled, ‘Icons of the Flesh’.

” . . consisting of video, costumes, mask forms, installations and interactive jewelry . . .
Kalman uses craft mediums and decorative objects as a strategic choice. Minimalism, intellectual purity, health industry, and white male privilege are linked historically, and that link was codified aesthetically throughout the modernist period. Body adornment as decoration can be a necessary interruption to the myopic intellectual order of the established lineages of art and design and established cultural norms more broadly.
The legacy of modernism, minimalism, and the high arts (sculpture & painting), have historically privileged the cerebral over the corporeal. Crafts , in contrast have long been associated with domestic, bodily, and female.
As Kalman’s work deals largely with the female body, it calls upon historical associations with craft and the feminine.”
~Yulia Topchiy

LAUREN KALMAN . . is a visual artist whose practice “is invested in contemporary craft, video, photography, and performance.”
through her work, she investigates beauty, adornment, body image, and the built environment.
Raised in the Midwest, Kalman completed her MFA in art 7 technology from the Ohio State University & earned a BFA with a focus in Metals from Massachusetts College of Art. Exhibiting and lecturing internationally, she has been awarded several important residencies including Haystack, and also at the Santa Fe Art Institute.
(abridged from Topchiy)

KALMAN . . is currently an associate professor at Wayne State University, located in ‘vibrant’ downtown Detroit.

see: LAUREN KALMAN – CV



~BLINN & LAMBERT . . TORONTO

NEW YORK ARTISTS – ON THE MOVE

BLINN & LAMBERT . . off this weekend to participate in the 2019 summer residency
at LIFT & PIX Studio / Immersion Program
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

see: BLINN AND LAMBERT – ARTIST WEBSITE

BLINN & LAMBERT IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM @blinn_and_lambert



~NICHOLAS MOENICH . . CLEVELAND

NEW YORK ARTISTS – ON THE MOVE

NICHOLAS MOENICH . . has work in the ALUMNI EXHIBITION / CLEVELAND INSTITUTE of ART,
REINBERGER GALLERY . . . CURATED BY COURTENAY FINN / MoCa Cleveland Chief Curator & CIA alumna.
the show is titled: ‘There’s no basement at the Alamo’.
OPENING TODAY – FRI JULY 12, 2019 / 5 – 8 PM
the show runs thru . . AUG 16, 2019.
HRS: MON-THUR 10am-5pm / FRI 10am-2:30pm

see: NICHOLAS MOENICH – ARTIST WEBSITE


NICHOLAS MOENICH, ‘Untitled (Parasite)’, 2019.
vinyl paint on sized canvas / 42 x 36 in.

image via Instagram @nich_moe_nich



~PETER SUTHERLAND . . LONDON

NEW YORK ARTISTS – ON THE MOVE

PETER SUTHERLAND & LA-based CALI THORNHILL DEWITT
. . . showing hard-core collab / collages !!
THE BRIXTON PROJECT, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
International House, 6 Canterbury Crescent, London SW9 7QE

see: PETER SUTHERLAND – ARTIST WEBSITE

image via Instagram @petersutherland



~TAYLOR McKIMENS . . THE HOLE

NEW YORK ARTISTS – ON THE MOVE

TAYLOR McKIMENS . . . coming up ROSES !!

with 2 new works on paper – in the big summer group show: ‘Paper View’
opening Wed July 10 / 6 – 9 PM
the show runs thru . . . AUG 18, 2019
THE HOLE NYC, 312 Bowery, NY 10012

more info & complete artist list: ‘PAPER VIEW’ – THE HOLE


TAYLOR McKIMENS, ‘ROSE’, 2019.
acrylic and wax crayon on paper / 24 x 19 in.

image via Instagram @taylormckimens



~ANDY CAHILL POSTER . . for EVE ESSEX & FRIENDS / HONEY’S BROOKLYN / FRI JUNE 28

unless, of course . . it’s happening on a ROOFTOP !!

HEVM / C Spencer Yeh / Amirtha Kidambi, Che Che, Robbie Lee Trio
TO-NITE . . . FRI JUNE 28, 2019 / 8 PM
HONEY’S ROOFTOP, 93 Scott Ave, Brooklyn 11237

EVE ESSEX . . .
“is a Brooklyn-based musician who performs with alto saxophone, piccolo, voice and electronics,
harnessing elements of classical, drone, free jazz, and distorted pop. Her first solo album, ‘Here Appear’,
was released by Soap Library (cassette) and Sky Walking (LP) in 2018 . . .
Essex regularly performs with ensembles Das Audit (with Craig Kalpakjian), Hesper (with James K and Via App), and HEVM (with MV Carbon
and Hunt-Hendrix), and as a duo with Dan Fox . . .”

see more: EVE ESSEX – WEBSITE

hear more: EVE ESSEX on Bandcamp

GREAT POSTER !! – BY ANDY CAHILL



~OSCAR BEDFORD, MARGAUX DEWARRAT, CHRIS ZUCHER / ‘THE ONLY WAY DOWN’ / A.D. NYC / OPENS FRI JUNE 28

have you noticed, NYC has gone from living rooms -> basements !!
with, a lot of hopping back & forth between the L.E.S. / Lower East Side . . & Brooklyn.

‘THE ONLY WAY DOWN’ – OSCAR BEDFORD, MARGAUX DEWARRAT, CHRIS ZUCHER
OPENS TO-NITE . . . FRI JUNE 28 / 6 – 9 PM
A.D. Gallery, 19 Monroe St. / Basement under Essex Flowers, NY 10002 / L.E.S / Chinatown / Two Bridges
HRS: SAT/SUN 1 – 6 PM



~RENO / REID HOPKINS . . ‘SINKERFEST’ POSTER, NANAIMO

it’s happening in a . . basement ?
that’s so – NEW YORK !!

‘SINKERFEST’ . . BANDS, BANDS, BANDS & MORE BANDS !!
‘You Can Find it in NANAIMO’ / B.C., British Columbia / aka the CANADIAN WEST COAST
& Nanaimo – is a . . . tiny island !!
so . . . let’s jump up & down, and sink it !!
SINKER-fest !!!!!

JUNE 28, 29, 30 / 2019

GREAT POSTER BY – RENO / REID HOPKINS



~CHARLES DAVID WASHINGTON . . HUDSON GRAND BUFFET / BABA YAGA, HUDSON, NY / JUNE 16 / last day

I guess, all good things . . must come to an end.

last day to catch the very lit – HUDSON GRAND BUFFET – GROUP SHOW
PRESENTED BY SCOTT KEIGHTLEY & BABA YAGA

if you are up-state, take your dad – to see an amazing, full-blown, far-flung / burning hot !!
art show !!

HUDSON GRAND BUFFET – 90 GREEN ST, HUDSON, NY 12534
last day – open 12 til 6 PM
Sun June 16, 2019


CHARLES DAVID WASHINGTON, ‘Movies + Entertainment’, 2019
15 drawings / ink on paper
image via Instagram @babayagagallery



~VICTORIA DUFFEE . . VELVET ROPES, GIFC / GOT IT FOR CHEAP / L.E.S. / NYC ONE DAY POP-UP / SUN JUNE 16

ART / CRAFT
IT’S REALLY THE COLORS, & SHINY RETRO FABRIC – THAT LIFT THESE . . UP.
BRAVO – VICTORIA !!

prob made from hand-cut stripes, of vintage baby coverlet – satin.

VELVET ROPES / GIFC WORLDWIDE / 1 DAY NYC POP-UP
SUN JUNE 16, 2019 / 1-6 PM
SARGENTS DAUGHTER & SHRINE / LOWER EAST SIDE


VICTORIA DUFFEE . . .
image via Instagram @vicsensitive


ps: the SHRINE logo – is one of my favs !!



~FUREN DAI . . ‘COMMANDMENTS for WOMEN’ / ASSEMBLY ROOM NYC / OPENS FRI JUNE 14

FILE UNDER: BE THERE !!
3 DAYS – ONLY !!!!

‘Commandments for Women’ – a site-specific installation by . . FUREN DAI
curated by VICKI SUN
opens FRI JUNE 14 / 6 – 9 PM
the show will be on view June 14 – 16, 2019.
Sidewalk Cellar, ASSEMBLY ROOM NYC, 191 Henry St., Lower East Side, NYC 10002


FUREN DAI – ASSEMBLY ROOM NYC
image via Instagram @assemblyroomnyc