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

~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



~SAIRA McLAREN . . ‘A FAIRLY SECRET ARMY’ / WILD PALMS

SAIRA McLAREN also has work in the cutting edge NYC survey show, curated by . .
PAUL WHITING of BROOKLYN’S GEORGE GALLERY !!

‘A FAIRLY SECRET ARMY’ – NOTES FROM NEW YORK
CURATED BY PAUL WHITING
runs thru . . AUG 31, 2019
WILD PALMS GALLERY, DUSSELDORF, GERMANY


PAINTING BY: SAIRA McLAREN . . in ‘A FAIRLY SECRET ARMY’.
‘Untitled’, 2019.
oil on paper / 15 x 22 in.
image via Instagram @saira_mclaren



~PABLO POWER, KARMIMADEEBORA McMILLAN . . ‘COLOURED. LINES.’ / BLACK DIAMOND / BROOKLYN / OPENS FRI JUNE 14

“LET’S ROCK !!!” – PABLO POWER

PABLO POWER & KARMIMADEEBORA McMILLAN – ‘COLOURED. LINES.’
OPENS FRI JUNE 14 / 6 – 9 PM
show runs thru . . . JULY 6, 2019
BLACK DIAMOND GALLERY, 332 HOOPER ST., SOUTH WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN 11211

CURATED BY ANDREW LOCKHART


KARMIMADEEBORA McMILLAN . . .
image via Instagram @kmimad


PABLO POWER . . .
image via Instagram @pablomarcelpower



~ANDREW GUENTHER, JONATHAN EHRENBERG . . ‘A FAIRLY SECRET ARMY’ / (NOTES FROM NEW YORK) / WILD PALMS / GERMANY

ANDREW GUENTHER . . the brilliant, think-out-of-the-box curator of . . ‘BIG RINGER’,
has work in this crazy, hyper-intense group show . .
curated by NYC-based artist & indie gallerist . . PAUL WHITING.

HEATHER BENJAMIN . . is also in the show.

‘A FAIRLY SECRET ARMY’ / NOTES FROM NEW YORK
CURATED BY PAUL WHITING of Brooklyn’s . . GEORGE GALLERY
an artist-run gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn / 117 Grattan St, #222
runs thru . . AUG 31, 2019
WILD PALMS GALLERY, Gerresheimer Str. 33, 40211, Dusseldorf, GERMANY

def see, text & pix of the installation: ‘‘A FAIRLY SECRET ARMY’ – WILD PALMS

the premise of the show . . is right on !!
all the action in NYC . . is happening, below the radar / & below the belt !!


ANDREW GUENTHER, watercolor on paper – in ‘A FAIRLY SECRET ARMY’
image via Instagram @andrewguenther_art


still from video: ‘Outskirts’ – by JONATHAN EHRENBERG
image via WILD PALMS



~’BIG RINGER’ . . ANDREW EDLIN GALLERY

SAT JUNE 8th – is the last day . . .

GO FORTH & MULTIPLY / just . . remember:
what goes around – comes around !!

‘BIG RINGER’ – 100+ artists re-imagine the engagement ring / curated by ANDREW GUENTHER / aka EAT THE LEAF
ANDREW EDLIN GALLERY, 212 BOWERY, NYC, NY 10012


TOP:
DENISE KUPFERSCHMIDT, ‘Ring Figures’, 2019.
acrylic / 6 x 4 in.
BELOW:
JONATHAN DeDECKER, ‘Big Ringer IV’, 2019.
Ceramics / 3 x 3 1 in.


SCOUT ZABINSKI, ‘Me Thee Wed’, 2019.
Polymer clay, acrylic paint, nail polish, varnish, hot glue.
11 x 3 x 2 in.


REBECA RANEY, ‘Untitled’, 2019.
self-hardening polymer / 6.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 in.


AUSTIN EDDY, ‘Bird in Flight’, 2019.
bronze / 5 x 3 x 2 in.


VALAIRE VAN SLYCK, ‘Glitzy Ghoul’.


VALAIRE VAN SLYCK . . at the opening, April 27, 2019.

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH



~’BIG RINGER’ . . ANDREW EDLIN GALLERY / LAST WEEK !!

DON’T BLINK !!
UP THRU SAT JUNE 8th . . . !!!!!

LAST CHANCE TO CATCH . . THIS EXQUISITE, EVEN EXQUISITELY !! ONE-OF-A KIND !!
100+ ARTIST SHOW / RE-IMAGINED . . ENGAGEMENT RINGS !!
CURATED BY: ANDREW GUENTHER / aka EAT THE LEAF
ANDREW EDLIN GALLERY, 212 BOWERY, NYC, NY 10012

see: ‘BIG RINGER’ – ANDREW EDLIN GALLERY

seriously, DON’T BLINK !!
beautiful, beautiful show.


DAVID CHOI, ‘Untitled’, 2019.
mixed media / 5 x 5 in.


ANTHONY MILER, ‘You’, 2019.
Found ring, prosthetic eye, epoxy / 1 x 1.075 in.


KATE KLINGBELI . .
L: ‘Little Leaf in Repose’, 2019.
ceramic stoneware, epoxy, acrylic / 3.5 x 2.25 x 2 in.
R: ‘The Leaf And The Log, The Snake And The Fog’, 2019.
ceramic stoneware, acrylic / 3.5 x 3.5 x 2.25 in.


ALEX EBSTEIN, ‘Fossilized First Date’, 2019.
resin and glitter.

note: ALEX EBSTEIN runs an indie / artist-run gallery in Baltimore / RESORT BALTIMORE (!!)


EVAN CHAMBERLAIN, ‘Gold Ring Pipe’, 2019.
Borosilicate Glass and Gold fired enamel / 0.6 x 0.4 x 0.9 in.


TIFFANY POLLACK, ‘Untitled’, 2019.
Shrink-a-dink / 2 x 1 x 1 in.


TIFFANY POLLACK . . at the opening, April 27, 2019.

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH



~CAITLIN MacBRIDE . . HUDSON GRAND BUFFET / BABA YAGA, HUDSON NY / OPEN THIS WEEKEND !!

AMERICANA / ROAD TRIPS & DEFUNCT CHINESE GRAND BUFFETS / MY HEART RUNNETH OVER !!

OPEN THIS WEEKEND . . & 4 MORE !! WEEKENDS !! THRU JUNE !!
TOTALLY WORTH – A ROAD TRIP.

120+ ARTISTS . . BIG, SUPER DYNAMIC !! GROUP SHOW / HUDSON GRAND BUFFET – 90 GRAND ST / HUDSON, NY 12534
in the raw space of a newly defunct . . Chinese Buffet !!
OPEN THIS WEEKEND !!
SHOW RUNS THRU . . JUNE 24, 2019 / OPEN WEEKENDS & BY APPOINTMENT
Presented by SCOTT KEIGHTLEY / BABA YAGA GALLERY, HUDSON, NY

so, if WALTER (ROBINSON) can paint plaid mens’ shirts, I guess CAITLIN MacBRIDE can paint . . old WAGON JACKS !!


CAITLIN MacBRIDE . . . ‘OLD WAGON JACK’, 2019.
oil on wood panel with spandex / 20 x 24 in.

images via Instagram @cmacbride



~SAMUEL BOEHM . . HUDSON GRAND BUFFET / BABA YAGA, HUDSON, NY

did we forget to mention: Americana / craft / quilt squares and, twisty, twisty, twisty !!!!!!!


SAMUEL BOEHM, ‘Star Painting with Two Jokes’, 2018.
oil, wax, acrylic, and popsicle sticks on canvas. 12 x 10 in.
Mr. Boehm has two other star paintings in his ‘booth’ at this now defunct, but seriously glorious . . Chinese Grand Buffet / BABA YAGA SUMMER POP-UP.
image via Instagram @samuelboehm

twisty, twisty, take 2:
SAMUEL BOEHM writes . . .
“I found the popsicle sticks outside my building.
They each have jokes printed on them (thus two jokes) but are glued on with the jokes facing inward,
thus two jokes (sticking popsicle sticks on a painting and also not allowing them to be read by the viewer).
I like to have fun.”
hmm, I’m not known to be great at math, or maps . . but doesn’t that add up to … FOUR JOKES !!!

twisty, twisty, take 3:
twist a contarian, and this is what you get: the jokes – are printed on the inside !!
wow, one more turn, and those jokes shoulda / coulda been left – on the outside !!!
then, it’d be kind be / you know . . . a Chinese fortune cookie / sync up !!!

and, yeah: dig that faux wood – paneling !!
to die for. I’m sure . . they should be stripped off & preserved / prob in 10 years somebody pay big $$$ to slap them all over their high-end Catskill ranch.
what is it ?
thin . . wallpaper ? & not even faux veneer.

HUDSON GRAND BUFFET / 90 GRAND ST. / MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND & runs thru . . June 2019
Open Weekends & By Appointment
BABA YAGA GALLERY, HUDSON, NY 12534



~DANIEL GIORDANO . . HUDSON GRAND BUFFET / BABA YAGA, HUDSON, NY

always thrilled by raw installs . . !!


DANIEL GIORDANO, Free-standing sculpture at center / this must have been some Chinese Buffet in its day.
the frosted designs on the glass (?) dividers . . should be ‘heritage’ land-marked, or salvaged, or kept . . somehow.
DANIEL GIORDANO, ‘Study For Brother [M’Mubbafuggen Semi-Crunchy Satyr Adonis Asian Meatball Lovin’ Hero (Foreva-Eva. Foreva-Eva?]), 2016-2019.
Aluminum, glazed ceramic, mascarpone, plastic food wrap, Tang drink mix, Shag, epoxy, medicated itch powder, acrylic polymer emulsion, epoxy paste, TruckNutz, enamel, nail polish, starch, wood, loose leaf binder clip, milk paint, silicon, gold leaf, variegated leaf, copper leaf, glitter, butterfly wings, artificial tooth.
47.5H x 14.5W x 28D in. & perched on steel, tomatoes, pomade.

ps: I’m thinkin’ / what doesn’t erode . . doth last ?
& too bad, no sweet & sour shrimp . . made the mix.

note: SAMUEL BOEHM ‘Star’ . . to the right.
image via Instagram @danieljgiordano


DANIEL GIORDANO SCULPTURES . . another install shot /
image via @tedgahl via Instagram Story posted by @danieljgiordano

ps: the falling apart / ‘pegboard’ ceiling is pretty priceless, too / entropy. archival interior architecture / design.
goes well with the ‘transformative’ materials . . context – he’s dishing.
those ceilings used to be . . everywhere. what happened ?
what happened ? to Chinese Buffets, in general & to Hudson specific ?
now that we’re on topic.
just: what happens ?? things fall apart & other things take over.
but, for what – reason (specific /)

HUDSON GRAND BUFFET / 90 GREEN ST. / MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND & runs thru . . June 2019
Open Weekends & By Appointment
BABA YAGA GALLERY, HUDSON, NY 12534



~CARLA PEREZ GALLARDO . . HUDSON GRAND BUFFET / BABA YAGA, HUDSON, NY

so, what’s up with bubbling food, yolks, or water . . in glass containers ?


CARLA PEREZ GALLARDO
@babayagagallery: There is a hornet on Carla Perez Gallardo’s artwork today.
image via Instagram @babayagagallery

HUDSON GRAND BUFFET / 90 GREEN ST. / MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND & runs thru . . June 2019
Open Weekends & By Appointment
BABA YAGA GALLERY, HUDSON, NY 12534



~HOMER SYNDER . . HUDSON GRAND BUFFET / BABA YAGA, HUDSON, NY

if you can’t be there, Instagram can be your next best buddy.


HOMER SYNDER, interactive install / community project.
@babayagagallery: come paint Homer’s house.
image via Instagram @babayagagallery

HUDSON GRAND BUFFET / 90 GREEN ST. GROUP SHOW / MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND & runs thru . . June 2019
Open Weekends & By Appointment
BABA YAGA GALLERY, HUDSON, NY 12534



~BABA YAGA . . ROCKIN’ THE VALLEY / MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND / OPENING FRI MAY 24

HUGE BLAST THIS WEEKEND . . . HUDSON VALLEY !!

BIG GROUP SHOW (as in HUGE !!!) at 90 GREEN ST, HUDSON. NY. 12534
HUDSON GRAND BUFFET & PULVERS GLASS
OPENING FRI MAY 24 / 6 PM – LATE
EXHIBIT OPEN SAT MAY 25 TILL 8 PM / PERFORMANCES TBA
EXHIBIT OPEN THRU THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
& CONTINUES . . THRU JUNE ON WEEKENDS & BY APPOINTMENT
AFTER-PARTY SAT MAY 25 at HALF MOON BAR / 8 PM

for: COMPLETE LIST of ARTISTS / BABA YAGA GALLERY

PRESENTED BY SCOTT KEIGHTLEY / BABA YAGA GALLERY, HUDSON

most def, check out: BABA YAGA GALLERY, HUDSON



~LAURIE KANG, KATIE LYLE, JENINE MARSH . . ‘ASPHODEL MEADOWS’ / MOTHER CULTURE, TORONTO / THURS MAY 23

subtext: COLOR BLOCK / as in . . GRAPHIC DESIGN – ASCENDING
subtext: GRAPHIC DESIGN / CRAFT: POSTER / EXHIBIT FLYER
subtext: THE COLOR: GREEN / KEEPS ON ASCENDING / & IN MORE HUES / well, there’s always: hope.
subtext: GREEK MYTHOLOGY, SORROWFUL – ASCENDING
subtext: ‘ASPHODEL’ – ASCENDING / I’m thinking: my deepest saddest regrets on your passing, (Mother) Earth.
see: ‘ASPHODEL MEADOWS’ – AFTERLIFE DESTINATION of ordinary souls
Question: is ‘Afterlife’ – a craft ?
& last, but not least . . .
subtext: TORONTO !! – ASCENDING !!

MOTHER CULTURE TORONTO . . . !! / MOTHER CULTURE INTERNATIONAL . . . !!
is pleased to present . . .
‘ASPHODEL MEADOWS’ . . . a destination group exhibition by: Laurie Kang, Katie Lyle and Jenine Marsh /
organized by: CALEB DUNHAM
ONE DAY ONLY: THURS MAY 23, 2019
on view from: 3 – 6 PM
The Swap Shop – 487 Spadina Crescent, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 2T4


event flyer image via Instagram @motherculture.love


MOTHER CULTURE . . . is a platform for contemporary art & media, staging exhibitions internationally
def, come see: about . . . Mother Culture



~PETER SUTHERLAND . . ‘New Promise Land Inc.’ / Etudes Books, Paris

subtext: COLOR BLOCK – ascending
subtext: industrial / commercial housing
subtext: environment
subtext: craft / photography + house building / book making + graphic design


PETER SUTHERLAND, ‘NEW PROMISE LAND INC.’, 2019
published by ETUDES BOOKS, PARIS / limited edition of 300
text / Interview by LOLA KRAMER
more info: ‘NEW PROMISE LAND INC’ / PETER SUTHERLAND / ETUDES BOOKS No. 20 . . . . HARD COVER, FIRST EDITION, MARCH 2019
note: available at select indie / art bookshops – NYC.


above 3 images via Instagram @petersutherland


image via Instagram @etudesbooks / Blue Books



~EMILY JANOWICK . . ‘WATER WORKS’ / pad_gallery, Soho / pop-up today !!

subtext: EMILY JANOWICK aka @pleather_mommy / Instagram – ascending
subtext: ‘Mother’ culture – ascending, & sure enough, see: Mother Culture – 2 posts above !!
subtext: ‘craft-based’ art, as in . . edible pill-making (/!!) – ascending to conceptual art
subtext: ‘color block’ – aka bold color graphics – ascending
subtext: graphic design – ascending

if . . .
you are in a David vs Goliath kind of mood-y, this is your anti-Whitney tonic.
actually they go pretty well together / this weekend’s study in . . art world / yin yang.

EMILY JANOWICK’S ‘WATER WORKS’ . . . at PATRICK MOHUNDRO’s Soho street corner pop-up: pad_gallery
Sat May 18, 2019 / 11 am – Sunset / Wooster & Spring ?
as pop-up / cutting edge, and stubbornly indie rebel – as it gets / esp in Soho, esp these days. this decade, whatever !!


EMILY JANOWICK / ‘Vitamin Shoppe’
and no, the corner ain’t named after the Sacklers !!
@pleather_mommy: “Eat my drawings this Saturday @pad_gallery ! ‘WATER WORKS’ – they’re nontoxic”.
image via Instagram @pleather_mommy (Emily Janowick)


EMILY JANOWICK . . .


EMILY JANOWICK . . .


EMILY JANOWICK – magic brew in a glass jar.
all 3 images via Instagram @pleather_mommy


pad_gallery / Wooster & Spring . .
typical set-up.
image via Instagram @pad_gallery



~’DAISY CHAIN’ . . A.D. INAUGURAL EXHIBIT / OPENS FRI MAY 17

‘DAISY CHAIN’ . . the inaugural exhibit / of new artist-run gallery: A.D.
OPENS FRI MAY 17 / 6 – 9 PM
runs thru . . . JUNE 23, 2019
A.D. / ANNO DOMINI / 19 MONROE ST, L.E.S. / CHINATOWN, NYC / BASEMENT
HRS: SAT & SUN: 1 – 6 PM & BY APPOINTMENT

featuring work by:
MAGGIE LEE, CLAIR MOREY, MITCHELL ALGUS, ERNST YOHJI JAGER, NIKHOLIS PLANCK

A.D. > > > is a new gallery project presented by: PHILIP HINGE, NICHOLAS SULLIVAN & NICK IRZYK.


FLYER IMAGE BY: NICHOLAS SULLIVAN


A.D. / BEST GALLERY LOGO – IN A LONG TIME (!!)



~SIMON BELLEAU, MEGANE VOGHELL . . ‘MAY WEST’ / VICKI PROJECTS

‘MAY WEST’ at VICKI PROJECTS, NEWBURGH, NY
3 Montreal-based artists: LORNA BAUER, SIMON BELLEAU, MEGANE VOGHELL
. . . UP THRU JUNE 1, 2019


SIMON BELLEAU, ‘The Prey’, 2019.
wood cane handle / 4 x 2.5 x 4 in.


SIMON BELLEAU. ‘The Dresser’, 2019.
wood / 48 x 24 x 9 in.


SIMON BELLEAU, ‘The Table’, 2019.
wood table, MEGANE VOGHELL drawing, avocado pit /48 x 36 x 22 in.


MEGANE VOGHELL, ‘Arbre, trampoline et bete (entre l’arbre et le graine)’, 2019.
pencil, grahite, charcoal. gouache, dry pastel, oil pastel & acrylic on paper / 11 x 14 in.

note: all images via VICKI PROJECTS


check out: SIMON BELLEAU – WEBSITE


check out: MEGANE VOGHELL – FLICKR



~LORNA BAUER . . GLASS WORKS / ‘MAY WEST’ / VICKI PROJECTS

CRAFT / ART
LIFE / DEATH
that’s a snake chasing . . its own tail.

the only labels that should be bantered about are: effective ? sustainable ? happy ? healthy ?
and if not, explain.

LORNA BAUER brings hand-blown glass . . to ‘MAY WEST’ / VICKI PROJECTS
up thru . . JUNE 1 / BY APPOINTMENT
327 LIBERTY ST., NEWBURGH, NY 12550


Montreal-based artist, LORNA BAUER exhibited these ‘reflections’ . . on the generic ‘plastic’ water bottle.


LORNA BAUER, ‘Sitio Bottle’, 2018.
mold- and hand-blown glass / 24 x 9 x 4.5 in.


that pop . . says: “STOP” !!
or / STOP & LOOK . . . !!
all 3 images via Instagram @lornabauer


they almost look like Penguins.
which is very strange / how ani-mal-istic they seem.
and re: penguins, btw . . happy ? healthy ? sustainable / NOT !!!!
image via Instagram @danieljgiordano

check out: LORNA BAUER – ARTIST PORTFOLIO WEBSITE !!!

note: shirts, shirts, everywhere !!!