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

~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
image via Instagram @ad.nyc

to hear the sound track . . . . and, yes – you want to /
hit: ABELOW + BOULOS / Instagram @ad.nyc


check out: A.D.NYC on Instagram @ad.nyc


check out: JOSHUA ABELOW on Instagram @joshuaabelow


check out: JOSHUA BOULOS on Instagram @joshuaboulos



~PEGGY CHIANG . . ‘spleen and ideal’ / PRAIRIE, CHICAGO / OPENS SAT APRIL 23

current mood: feeling kind of world . . grimy, & people . . weary.
definite, definite prefer feeling ‘shiny’ . . so much better /
maybe, just maybe – this will help ?
sure do wish, I could be in Chicago – for sure, to see the work – in real life / and, in person.

PEGGY CHIANG – ‘spleen and ideal’
OPENS SAT APRIL 23 / 5 – 8 PM
and runs thru . . . SUN JUNE 5, 2022
PRAIRIE , 2055 W. CERMAK RD, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS


PEGGY CHIANG,’spleen and ideal’.
image via Instagram @prairie.chicago

you can still catch . . .
these 2 ‘soda can’ sculptures by PEGGY – at the PRAIRIE CHICAGO BOOTH /
BARELY FAIR, CHICAGO – which runs thru this SUN APRIL 24 . . . !!!!


PEGGY CHIANG, (looks to be . . soda can & flashlight?) sculpture

PEGGY CHIANG, ‘No.8’, 2019.
soda can, birchwood, resin, plastic, paint
image via Instagram @prairie.chicago


PEGGY CHIANG, (looks to be . . soda can & flashlight?) sculpture

PEGGU CHIANG, ‘No.3’, 2018
soda can, printed styrofoam, plastic, HMA, plexiglass
image via Instagram @prairie.chicago


def, check out: PRAIRIE GALLERY on Instagram @prairie.chicago


def, check out: PEGGY CHIANG on Instagram @peggy-wendy



~HALEY JOSEPHS . . ‘PASSAGES’ / JACK BARRETT / . . thru MAY 7

‘The starry sky
The lunar voice of the sister sounds unceasing
Through the spiriting night.’
~’Spiritual Twilight’, GEORG TRAKL /
via Haley Josephs exhibit statement.

yes / you just have to catch the happiness – as it happens around you /
it all comes down to: FARM to Table – even, . . . art-wise !!
in this fast-paced, chaotic world.

HALEY JOSEPHS – ‘PASSAGES’
up thru . . . SAT MAY 7, 2022
JACK BARRETT GALLERY, 89 FRANKLIN ST., TRIBECA, NYC 10013
HRS: TUES – SAT / 12-6 PM or by app’t

see: the entire artist statement & exhibit photos.


KATE CERIGO . . . at the opening, FRI APRIL 8, 2022
Photo: NICHOLAS STEINDORF


HALEY JOSEPHS, ‘THE MOTHER’, 2022.
oil on linen / 96 x 74 in.
image via JACK BARRETT GALLERY


HALEY JOSEPHS, ‘THE LIGHT of the WORLD’, 2022.
oil on linen / 40 x 30 in.
image via JACK BARRETT GALLERY

yes, you have to live – as if there is something . . . special inside you / a ‘mystical spark’ . . !!
~with thanks to JOSHUA ABELOW


check out: JACK BARRETT GALLERY on Instagram @jackbarretttgallery


check out: HALEY JOSEPHS on Instagram @haley.josephs



~DANI ARNICA & JOSHUA ABELOW . . ‘ANTI-MAGIC’ / Et al. / S.F. / OPENING FRI APRIL 15

“When you live as if – there’s nothing special, no mystical spark inside you, you gradually
start to believe it.”
~excerpt from . .
‘Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now’, 2018,
by JARON LANIER / via Joshua Abelow

DANI ARNICA, JOSHUA ABELOW: ‘Anti-Magic’,
Et al. Gallery, SF
the gallery will also be open until 8 PM – on SAT APRIL 16
the show runs thru . . MAY 21, 2022
ET Al., 2831 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94110
HRS: FRI-SAT / 12 – 5 PM
note: Please wear masks

def, check out: the exhibit mission statement . . . !!!!!


check out: ET AL GALLERY SF on Instagram @etalgallerysf


check out: JOSHUA ABELOW on Instagram @joshuaabelow


check out: DANI ARNICA on Instagram @dani.Arnica



~CHANG SUJUNG . . SUICIDAL FISH / P.A.D. RETROSPECTIVE at PURCHASE, SUNY / EXTENDED THRU FRI MAY 20 / with a side of: damn . . Jeff Koons.

if anything about the world, the art world, or humanity in general – is bumming you out . .
you might want to consider . . this.

forget . . vernacular & witty / this is literally . . . the last gasp !!

CHANG SUJUNG, (Chang is her last name, as per Korean surname order) . . .
‘Incessant suicide attempt of a fish in a foreign land’ /
P.A.D. / PROJECT ART DISTRIBUTION – 5 YEAR RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBIT / ‘IN WITH THE OLD’
PURCHASE COLLEGE, SUNY – has been extended thru FRI MAY 20, 2022 . . . !!!!
RICHARD & DOLLY MAASS GALLERY, CMFT / PURCHASE COLLEGE CENTER FOR FILM & TECHNOLOGY / CMFT3043
735 ANDERSON HILL ROAD, PURCHASE, NY 10577
HRS: MON-FRI / 10am – 5pm

CURATED BY EMILY JANOWICK & GREGORY WHARMBY
WITH SPECIAL THANKS TO THE ORIGINATING CURATOR: SOPHIE MA
& OF COURSE, BIG THANKS TO: PATRICK MOHUNDRO – FOUNDER / DIRECTOR of P.A.D.


CHANG, SUJUNG . . ‘Incessant suicide of a fish in a foreign land’, 2019.
with an internal motor, plastic, cast and hand-painted silicone, batteries, sand.
Forever dying forever living.
15 x 4 x 3 in.
Photo via Instagram @project_art_distribution
note: it’s animated, and makes . . sounds
note: the P.A.D. moving pads / that are at the heart of their diy indie / pop-up displays & mobility.


YOU HAVE TO CHECK OUT / THE POOR, but VERY REALISTIC / FISH’S – ANIMATION & SOUND . . . !!
LAST GASP – INDEED . . . !!
HIT THIS: CHANG SUJANG, ‘SUICIDAL FISH’ – P.A.D. VIDEO – Instagram @project_art_distribution


check out: CHANG SUJUNG on Instagram @chang_sujung


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

and, NO !!
the last thing I want to see – is a JEFF KOONS sculpture on the moon.
I mean, I don’t even want to see one – on a mega yard – in the Hamptons.
let alone, a grotesque ballerina beside the pool, in tacky Miami.
see: JEFF KOONS TO THE MOON – artnet

truthfully, I’d much rather see a Jeff Koons ‘fake’ anything – by ALFREDO MARTINEZ . . THE NOTORIOUS BASQUIAT FORGER, on a grimy . . Lower East Side wall.
keep your damn balloon . . paws – off the moon Jeff / Jeff ‘wannabe Bezos’ ?
damn, have some celestial respect, CAN’T YOU ?

CUT DOWN A TREE – PUT UP A PARKING LOT.



~PEGGY CHIANG . . ‘BIG COUNTRY’ / HYACINTH / up thru SUN APRIL 17

of course, if there’s . . . ‘creative vernacular’,
surely as night follows day, we will find the: ‘FAUX – VERNACULAR’ . . . !!!!!!
in this case,
it’s that transparent / resin-cast, common utility pail . . . think again !!
that tips – the vernacular reality game, in Peggy Chiang’s ‘Big Country’ – striking contribution.

PEGGY CHIANG, ‘Untitled (Ox) ‘ . . in:

‘BIG COUNTRY’ – a really cool, frosty cool, but def cutting-edge emotional / 5 person group show.

HYACINTH GALLERY – up through . . . SUN APRIL 17 !!!
179 Canal 4B, NYC NY 10013 / where the eastern-most edge of Chinatown, intersects with the Lower East Side
HRS: FRI, SAT & SUN / 12 – 6 PM or by Appointment


PEGGY CHIANG, ‘Untitled (ox),
solid cast urethane resin.
image via Instagram @hyacinthgallery

note: the plant is a reproduction of a water caltrop (Trapa Natans),
an edible aquatic plant similar to water chestnuts, native in Asia & invasive in the USA.
It was introduced to a botanical garden at Harvard in 1877.
~PEGGY CHIANG, gallery note.


check out: PEGGY CHIANG on Instagram @peggy_wendy



~ANDREW FRANCIS . . ‘KIMYE SPLIT’ SOCKS / A. PFEIFFER McNAY . . LANDSCAPE / P.A.D. RETROSPECTIVE / PURCHASE COLLEGE, SUNY / extended thru FRI MAY 20

UPDATE: the P.A.D. / 5 YEAR RETROSPECTIVE, ‘IN WITH THE OLD’ . .
at PURCHASE, SUNY . . .
has been / extended thru . . FRI MAY 20 !!

A COUPLE MORE WEEKS . . . !!!!!
DON’T BLINKS !!

GO ON, GO GET YOURSELF . . .

SOME !! ANDREW MERIWETHER . . SOME !! KIND of WONDERFUL !! / FUNCTIONAL, CREATIVE VERNACULAR !!

A BIG PILE of . . . ANDREW MERIWETHER FRANCIS / BAD NEWS !!!!! ‘SOCKS’ – FEATURES
in the P.A.D. / PROJECT ART DISTRIBUTION PRESENTATION . .
‘IN WITH THE OLD: 5 YEARS OF PROJECT ART DISTRIBUTION’ /
THIS SUNY VERSION – CURATED BY: EMILY JANOWICK & GREGORY WHARMBY /
with SPECIAL THANKS to the THE ORIGINATING CURATOR: SOPHIE MA
PATRICK MOHUNDRO – is the P.A.D. FOUNDER & DIRECTOR.

RICHARD & DOLLY MAASS GALLERY / CMFT / PURCHASE COLLEGE CENTER for MEDIA, FILM & TECHNOLOGY / CMFT3043
PURCHASE COLLEGE / SUNY / 735 ANDERSON HILL ROAD, PURCHASE, N.Y.
HRS: M-F / 10AM – 5PM

EXPLORE . . over 400 artworks from the first 5 YEARS of P.A.D. pop-up exhibitions,
in an office-style suite . . !!

including this charming . . little pile of ANDREW FRANCIS . . “DIRTY NEWS” SOCKS . . !!


ANDREW MERIWETHER FRANCIS, ‘DIRTY NEWS SOCKS’.
note: landscape painting to the right – A. PFEIFFER McNAY
Photo via Instagram @project_art_distribution / P.A.D.


ANDREW FRANCIS, ‘KIMYE .. SPLIT’
Photo via Instagram @andrewmeriwetherfrancis


ANDREW FRANCIS, detail, ‘KIM’.
Photo via Instagram @andrewmeriwtherfrancis


ANDREW FRANCIS, detail, ‘KANYE’.
Photo via Instagram @andrewmeriwetherfrancis


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~No, NO NO . . . Bad, Andy !!

TRANSFORMATIVE ?
the most B.S. word in the entire English language / same with . . Fair Use.

ANDY . . . aka Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts,
you owe that . . seriously iconic, in her own right / woman rock photog LYNN GOLDSMITH – big time !!
SO, PAY UP !!

you can’t rent a car for a day, especially a rare & historic one, spray paint it, install it in front of City Hall, and then – call it yours, because you ‘transformed it – into art’ . . ?
and, then skip out – on paying for it.
you’d be hauled in for major theft, no doubt about. same thing here.

the only thing that’s ‘transformative’ . . is you stole her copyright,
and, used her unique historic photo – as if it was yours.
you absolutely usurped her photo credit, and with it, her absolute right – to decide & control it’s fate.
she absolutely has the right – to sue for it’s . . unauthorized & very commercial use.

collab / as in ‘collaboration’ is the key word going forward, as it is in many issues now facing a fragile society – across the board.
for those cry babies, whining that a ‘whole genre of art’ will be lost, here’s a few choice words: get original, or collaborate, or . . . . get out.

at a minimum, depending on circumstances – at least show some respect, and acknowledge – the creative ‘riff’.

copyright law is a fairly new concept, as the world turns / and, has always continually evolved, according to the times, and the need to address . . ongoing advances in technology, printing, and etc.


image via: ‘Top Court to Weigh Copyright Case on Prince Images’, by DEANNA PAUL and JESS BRAVIN,
including a 1981 photo of Prince taken by LYNN GOLDSMITH / and the Warhol re-iteration /
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, Tues March 29, 2011 / Pg. A3.

now, WILL SMITH vs. CHRIS ROCK – that’s . . m-e-s-s-y.

just FYI:

from my personal experience as an artworld ‘event’ photographer, who has posted many a / and, now historic, and always hard-won – photo online, starting with artnet 2002-04, & now on this image-based indie report / going back to 2005 / – and, who has had ‘transformative’ thrown into my face too many times to count, to justify the blatant theft of my photos, esp into film documentaries, or other larger online & print publications, such as Business Insider, and smaller ones like ‘Guest of a Guest’ etc etc . . and, who used come out – sometimes with more than $12 grand a year in my pocket / from those grimy intellectual copyright battles / and without a lawyer, btw / my humble take on the word . . . ‘transformative’ . . .

stems from the early ‘formative’ days, of Internet / World Wide Web rule-making / which were coming directly – out of a highly comprised, Standford University, California (!!) / dept., which specifically-addressed copyright on the web / and which was, quite laughably funded by the huge tech companies / who were wanting to allow the massive use of other people’s, or publications’ . . media photos / as the new & very easy ‘digital’ reproduction of same – had opened up a Pandora’s box.
it was quite literally, the Wild, Wild West – all over again.

1. like many a conflict – this only served to harden photo & intellectual content copyright . . legal recognition, protection & penalties.

in fact, if you are a big photo maestro, and actually go the (now) legal route, to ‘register’ your photos, you can in fact, make serious damage in penalties.
a few famous cases, have made that, quite clear.
otherwise, as a smaller enterprise, you have the right to demand deletion, of said ‘lifted’ photo, and a couple of $$ grand as penalty.


2.
luckily for them, the paid University rule-makers, and their big tech sponsors . . they actually missed the boat – in predicting massive theft of other peoples photos, professional, or not / which they felt they needed – to make legal, to keep web traffic flowing & growing / because turns out:
wouldn’t you know it !!
social media posters – like to use their own photos !!
seriously !!
we have become a nation of photographers, esp with the advent of camera-enhanced cellphones.

3. google !!
or, the snake eats its own tail !!
the best enforcement of unauthorized photo use / turns out to be the very tech giant – that tried to run roughshod, over it.
if you use, abuse, exploit, or just post someone else’s photo / without a proper photo credit at a minimum, you are so busted !!! big Time !!
it’s called: google SEARCH !!

and, Creative Commons – be damned, may you all roast in hell.
whoever said, just because you are a ‘non-profit’, (supposedly?) . . . that – you are right ?