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

~’CUBED’ . . THE HOLE / more pix from the opening !!

‘CUBED’ – GROUP SHOW
THE HOLE, NYC
UP THRU . . OCT 11, 2020

read more: ‘CUBED’ – THE HOLE, NYC


JONNY NIESCHE, ‘Atoms Encode (Scarlet), 2020.
Aluminum, wood, autolack and voile / 63 x 48 x 1 in.
($13,000)


LUKE MURPHY, ‘Pixels, Stream, Speed’, 2019.
LED Matrix panels, MDF panels, mini PC, driver cards, power supplies, cables, software
30.5 x 25 x 25 in.
($20,000)


KRISTINE MORAN, ‘Mad Cap Swimmers – Opposing Strokes’, 2020.
oil & acrylic on linen / 60 x 48 in.
(inquire)


at left:
LUKE DIIORIO, ‘Untitled’, 2020.
oil on canvas over panel / 46 x 46 in.
($12,000)


detail:
LUKE DIIORIO ‘Untitled’.


ANDREAS ANGELIDAKIS, ‘KION’, 2020.
foam blocks, digitally printed vinyl upholstery
138 x 39 x 39 in.
($35,000)


LILAH ROSE, ‘Seabed’, 2020.
foam, muselin, fabric dye, plywood.
72 x 24 x 13 in.
($6,500)


detail:
LILAH ROSE, ‘Seabed’.


frame grab / “FAMILY”
ARA PETERSON, ’12 Ball’, 1997.
16 mm animation / duration: 3 min 29 sec


frame grab / “THANKS”
ARA PETERSON, 12 Ball’, 1997.
16 mm animation / duration: 3 min 29 sec

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH / DATE: SEPT 10, 2020



~LUKE MURPHY . . ‘CUBED’ / called it !! Japanese develop UV lamp . . !!

don’t ever underestimate . . the power of heading into the . . light !!


LUKE MURPHY, ‘Pixels, Stream. Speed’, 2019
LED Matrix panels, MDF panels, mini PC, driver cards, power supplies, cable, software
30.5 x 25 x 25 in.
image courtesy: THE HOLE


Ushio Care 222 UV lamp / New York Post SEPT 22, 2020
“about the size of a hardcover book” . . !!


Ushio Care 222 UV lamp / New York Post SEPT 22, 2020

see: JAPANESE FIRM DEVELOPS FIRST UV LAMP THAT SAFELY KILLS CORONAVIRUS / NYP

in short:
“A Japanese company that teamed up with Columbia University has developed a first-of-its-kind ultraviolet lamp that can kill the coronavirus without harming people’s health.
Light equipment maker Ushio’s Care 222 UV lamp is expected to be used to disinfect heavily trafficked spaces where people run the risk of {infection}.
UV lamps have been widely used . . in medical & food processing industries, & JetBlue recently announced plans to use the technology aboard its planes.
However, conventional UV rays cannot be used when people are present because they cause skin cancer & eye problems.
Ushio’s UV lamp emits rays with a wavelength of 222 nanometers, as opposed to the conventional 254-nanometer wavelength, making them deadly to germs, but harmless to humans . . . .
The 2.6 pound Care 222 device which is about the size of a hardcover book, costs about $2,800.”

*well, they hope it is harmless to . . humans /
I mean ‘nano’ / begets .. nano, lol.
but sounds – good !!!



~LUKE MURPHY . . ‘Pixels, Stream, Speed’ / ‘CUBED’ / THE HOLE . .

A PENNY – FOR YOUR THOUGHTS !!

PIX . . . FROM THE OPENING / SEPT 10, 2020

‘CUBED’ / GROUP SHOW
THE HOLE / SEPT 10 – OCT 11, 2020

READ MORE / SEE GREAT INSTALL PIX: ‘CUBED’ GROUP SHOW / THE HOLE


LUKE MURPHY . . .


LUKE MURPHY, ‘Pixels, Stream, Speed’, 2019
LED matrix panels, MDF panels, mini PC, driver cards, power supplies, cables, software.
30.5 x 25 x 25 in.

yes !!

a penny for your thoughts . . as you fall into the wonderment of this 21st C. . . wishing well !!

if only it could suck in . . viruses !!

now, what a pretty ‘humidifier’ . . that would be.

imagine: everyone & every place . . would have one, twinkling away.

changing colors – as the light beams clean the air.

small ones like toasters / big ones like trucks.

maybe, even . . sooner than you think.

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH



~LUKE MURPHY . . in THE HOLE / ‘CUBED’ / BIG !! OPENING !! THURS SEPT 10 / 6-9 PM

LUKE !!!!!

LUKE MURPHY . . in THE HOLE / ‘CUBED’ / GROUP SHOW
OPENS THURS SEPT 10, 2020 / 6 – 9 PM
THE HOLE, 312 BOWERY, NYC, NY 100012

LUKE MURPHY, ‘Pixels, Stream, Speed’, 2019.
LED Matrix panels, MDF panels, mini PC, driver cards, power supplies, cables,
software / 30.5 x 25 x 25 in.
image courtesy: THE HOLE

& YES !!!!
that is Luke’s . . ‘Resist’ LED-Deli sign – that runs across the top of this page !!
you can even, catch some of the same color palette / in both the LED matrix sculpture, and the online digitally animated ‘LED’ banner.
and, don’t we all need to . . . RE-ACCESS: RESIST, FOCUS & DE-BUBBLE !!
get your heads – into the future, people !!


see: LUKE MURPHY / LUKELAB / ARTIST WEBSITE



~FREDDY’S DEAD . . . GET THE T- SHIRT !!

FREDDY . . is a curatorial project by New York based artist, JOSHUA ABELOW.

this t shirt was produced to celebrate 5 years of programming / 2014-2019.
please visit: FREDDY / for more info
Artwork by: TED GAHL
Layout Design by: JONNY CAMPOLO
Silkscreen & production: ANDY MISTER aka HELEN SAID THIS
6 oz. 100% ring spun cotton tee
free shipping in the USA
from . . . $34

to order: FFREDDY’S DEAD – HELEN SAID THIS

the back is like a band tour T . . . it lists all the FREDDY shows & projects.

ALL IMAGES via: FREDDY’S DEAD – HELEN SAID THIS



~CHARLES WASHINGTON, CHARLIE SMITH / ‘ENTERTAINMENT & HISTORY’ / BABA YAGA / UP-DATE

BABA YAGA has just posted . . some great install shots !!

see: installation photos & some very good editorial commentary . . ‘ENTERTAINMENT & HISTORY’ – BABA YAGA GALLERY !!

note: CHARLES WASHINGTON & CHARLIE SMITH, are both artists living & working in Hudson, NY.

here are a few of my personal favs:


CHARLES WASHINGTON, NEWBURGH – BEACON BRIDGE


CHARLES WASHINGTON, GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE


CHARLES WASHINGTON, TAPPANZEE BRIDGE


CHARLIE SMITH, ‘LOOPER’, sculpture


CHARLIE SMITH, ‘LOOPER’ / from angle


CHARLIE SMITH, ‘Big Sculpture’


installation shot – for scale.

ALL PHOTOS VIA: BABA YAGA GALLERY WEBSITE



~JOHN-ELIO REITMAN & SCOTT KEIGHTLEY / BABA YAGA / HUDSON, NY / THURS SEPT 3

6 – 9 PM
WEAR MASKS

JOHN-ELIO REITMAN & SCOTT KEIGHTLEY . . . ‘INTERLUDE’
are showing some work, tonight . . THURS SEPT 3, 2020

CHARLES WASHINGTON & CHARLIE SMITH, ‘ENTERTAINMENT AND HISTORY’ . . is still up, too.
BABA YAGA , 5821 NY-G Hudson, NY


JOHN-ELIO REITMAN / PHOTO VIA INSTAGRAM @babayagagallery

I don’t know if you could call these guys, ‘matchey matchey’ to their face and live,
but . . great color palette.

if it weren’t a 2-1/2 hr. drive for me / one way . . . I’d def be there.



~TED GAHL . . FLASHBACK: OCT 12, 2019 / VICKI

from the Hudson hills to the Manhattan streets . . .


TED GAHL, at the opening of ‘ZEN PAINTINGS’, curated by Daniel Giordano & Samuel Boehm
VICKI, Newburgh, NY
OCT 12, 2019
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH


TED GAHL, ‘ZEN’ painting
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH
see: TED GAHL, ‘ZEN PAINTINGS’ at the VICKI.FUN SPACE / SUPER HARDCORE – INDIE !!



~TED GAHL . . ‘PAINTINGS’ / ALEXANDER BERGGRUEN / NYC

meanwhile, back in NYC . . .
a very much, resonant show . . !!
and, yes !!
bring on that big, bad & bold & beautiful painting / imagery, for sure.

I mean come on, who . . didn’t get hit ?!!
(on the head with a hammer).
and, is that a little rat, scurrying by on the bottom ?
don’t get me started / David & Goliath.

TED GAHL, ‘PAINTINGS’ . . ALEXANDER BERGGRUEN
1018 Madison Ave, Fl 3, New York, NY 10075
SEPT 1 – OCT 14, 2010
OPEN BY APPT ONLY – DUE TO COVID



~JEAN-BAPTISTE LENGLET / BAPTISTE CACCIA . . ‘EAU-CACTUS’ / GALERIE EDOUARD ESCOUGNOU / PARIS / UP-DATE

‘Eau-Cactus’ / ‘Water-Cactus’ . . . Baptiste Caccia & Jean-Baptiste Lenglet
Galerie Edouard Escougnou, 7 Rue saint Claude, 75003 Paris, France
up thru . . Sept 21, 2020 / looks to be an additional ‘vernisage’ this Thurs & Fri / Sept 3 & 4 ??
Instagram: @galerie_edouard_escougnou

looks to be . . an amazing show !!
great title . . !!
here’s 2 photos from the gallery’s recent Instagram story !!


left: JEAN-BAPTISTE, painting on glass
right: JEAN-BAPTISTE LENGLET / BAPTISTE CACCIA / COLLABORATIVE imagery
silkscreen printed by Baptiste Caccia


le gang !!!!
EDOUARD ESCOUGNOU, BAPTISTE CACCIA & JEAN-BAPTISTE LENGLET

ABOVE PHOTOS . . via Instagram Story @galerie_edouard_escougnou



~’UNDER THE VOLCANO: SIMON CERIGO, DAN ASHER, NANCY SMITH’ / VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER / ARCHIVE

among the early productions on the Virtual Dream Center archive / 7th up from the bottom

is:
‘UNDER THE VOLCANO’ . . a digital re-creation of an actual indie pop-up of the same name, featuring the 1980s/90s work of SIMON CERIGO (RIP), DAN ASHER (RIP) & myself . . NANCY SMITH, who were all working on the Lower East Side, in its glory days.

Curated by Kate & Theo Cerigo, (Simon & Nancy’s children) the survey exhibit took place in the summer of 2015, running for one huge smash weekend in June, in a large, well-lit storefront in Chinatown, right off Delancey . . on the Bowery. As such it is the first digital re-creation of an actual, archival exhibit on the VDC / Virtual Dream Center platform.
with much thanks to NICHOLAS STEINDORF, who curated & produced the digital version.
(& which is both interactive & free to download / see: VDC homepage)

see: ‘UNDER THE VOLCANO’ – VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER / for more photos & essay clips.

BTW:
the above image is the entry to the actual exhibit . . with Simon’s large ‘Lemon Heads’ t-shirt painting on stretched canvas at left, my spray paint lettering of the title – put directly on the wall the day of, and a typically intense black oil stick ‘portrait/mask’ on treated canvas/paper by Dan.


SIMON CERIGO . . collected, collaged & painted on the pop culture media of the day, including band t-shirts of what was then called ‘new music’ or indie.


SIMON CERIGO . . collages on small stretched canvas. very distressed, even for the day.


NANCY SMITH . . large (blue acrylic paint) drawing / from my early 1980s Tarot card series, and also a self-portrait,
I was pregnant with my daughter, Kate at the time, 1985.
& at right, some large still life, charcoal on paper / all pieces: 38 x 50 in.


DAN ASHER . . oil stick, on large canvas backed paper.

YOU CAN READ: the essay I wrote on the exhibit for VDC / Virtual Dream Center, click here


the invite for the 2015 exhibit – was an archival photo of us back in ca. 1981, in Tribeca.
SIMON CERIGO, DAN ASHER, and myself, NANCY SMITH

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH / via VDC platform.



~JEAN-BAPTISTE LENGLET . . with BAPTISTE CACCIA / ‘EAU-CACTUS’ / GALERIE EDOUARD ESCOUGNOU / PARIS / OPENS SAT AUG 29

we know JEAN-BAPTISTE LENGLET . . .
thru his incredible virtual reality / digital platform for artists . . .
see: VDC / Virtual Dream Center . . !!
don’t miss: the ‘Exhibitions archive’ link . . !!
you may just see – some familiar names . . !!

he is showing some of his own work, in collaboration with BAPTISTE CACCIA,
in a show titled: ‘Eau-cactus’.
opening Sat Aug 29 / and running thru Sept 13, 2020.
Galerie Edouard Escougnou, 7 rue saint Claude, 75003 Paris France



~CHARLES WASHINGTON & CHARLIE SMITH / ‘ENTERTAINMENT AND HISTORY’ / BABA YAGA / HUDSON, NY / OPENING FRI AUG 21

WEAR MASKS !!!

CHARLES WASHINGTON & CHARLIE SMITH / ‘ENTERTAINMENT & HISTORY’
BABA YAGA GALLERY, 5821 NY-9G, HUDSON, NY
OPENS FRI AUG 21, 2020 / 6 – 9 PM

SCOTT KEIGHTLEY, artist / founder-director of BABA YAGA, upstate, writes:
“CHARLIE and CHARLES are two friends of mine who live in Hudson and make art.
Charles makes drawings, usually in a series within broader themes, & Charlie makes sculptures utilizing self-designed open systems.”



~BLINN & LAMBERT / W.I. P.

BLINN & LAMBERT / aka NICHOLAS STEINDORF & KYLE WILLIAMS

adjusting to life . . in the Pandemic / is a W.I.P. / Work in Progress !!!
and yeah, W.I.P. rhymes with . . . R.I.P.
we ALL took hits.
loved ones, lost opportunities, loser economy. lingering isolation, closed schools, etc. etc.
even, the wake-up calls (BLM / POLICE BRUTALITY) hit – hard.


BLINN & LAMBERT, W.I.P. JULY 22, 2020
image via Instagram @blinn_and_lambert

see: BLINN & LAMBERT / artist website



~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.

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


bravo, Antone !!!

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


and, in reverse narrative:
ANTONE KONST, took this photo of NICHOLAS STEINDORF.
‘Love Dove installation / Fishers Island, NY
all photos / July 3, 2020



~’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