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

~TOM WILSON . . in ‘NIGHT,LIGHT.’ A GROUP SHOW / COB GALLERY / LONDON / FEB 2 – MARCH 25

NIGHT LIGHT . . !!!!

NYC-BASED . . TIM WILSON
has a beautiful piece in . . . ‘NIGHT, LIGHT.’ !!
a big group show which opens today, FEB 2 & runs thru MARCH 25, 2023 — in LONDON !!
COB GALLERY, 205 ROYAL COLLEGE STREET, LONDON, UK
HRS: THURS-SAT / 12 – 6 PM

“AS light fades and the shadows deepen, all petty and exacting details vanish, everything trivial disappears, and I see things as they are in great strong masses: the buttons are lost, but the sitter remains; the sitter is lost, but the shadow remains; the shadow is lost, but the picture remains. And that, night cannot efface from the painter’s imagination.”
~JAMES WHISTLER via COB GALLERY


TIM WILSON, ‘Open Book’, 2022
oil on paper mounted on linen stretched panel / 16-1/4 x 12-1/4 in.
image courtesy @tim_wilson / Instagram



~STIPAN TADIC . . ‘The Apple Shrinking’ / solo show / GALERIJA JOSIP RACIC, NMMU / ZAGREB / up thru Sun FEB 5

NIGHT LIGHT !!

STIPAN TADIC, ‘SELF-PORTRAIT in CHINATOWN MANHATTAN’, 2020.
oil on canvas / 50 x 60 CM.

recent work by NYC-based STIPAN TADIC . . .
now on view at GALERIA JOSIP RACIC / NMMU MUSEUM of MODERN ART, ZAGREB
in his solo show: ‘THE APPLE SHRINKING’ . . . !!!!! /
curated by: BRANKO FRANCESCHI.

image via Instagram @stipan.tadic



~EMMY THELANDER . . included in ‘HOT COMPOST’ / CASA LU / CDMX / MEXICO / SAT JAN 28

from ancient lunar zodiac signs . . to the fresh open food market !!
it still feels like – one big giant . . circle !!!!!

‘HOT COMPOST’
with: CORA MEYER, TYNA ANTKO, SONIA RUSCOE, EMMY THELANDER & ALLISON WALSH
CASA LU ARTIST RESIDENCY / CDMX – MEXICO CITY
CASA LU, Correggio 42, Cd. de los Deportes, CDMX

SAT JAN 28 / 6 -9 PM


EMMY THELANDER at CASA LU . . !!
photo via Instagram @ca_sa_lu



~cmykharma . . YEAR of the RABBIT / RED ENVELOPE SHOW / MY PLASTIC HEART / BROOKLYN / OPENS SAT JAN 28

out with . . . the TIGER !!!!!
in with . . . the RABBIT !!!!!
GET YOUR LUCK !! GET YOUR . . MONEY !!!!!!

‘THE LONG CON’, YEAR of the RABBIT / RED ENVELOPE SET – by the awesome . . . . CMYKHARMA /
in the 8th annual RED ENVELOPE SHOW !!
OPENS JAN 28 / 6 – 9 PM / with Lion Dance at 7 PM
the exhibit runs thru FEB 26, 2023
MY PLASTIC HEART / 40 GREENPOINT AVE., BROOKLYN, NY 11222

curated as usual, by the great, GRUMPY BERT !!


CMYKHARMA, ‘The Long Con’, YEAR of the RABBIT, RED ENVELOPE SHOW

@cmykharma: “While everyone was distracted by the tiger’s stripes,
the rabbits . . . made off with the $$$ bag” !!!!!

detailed, impressively expressive . . a COMPLEX narrative illustration – which runs across /
a set of 3 individual red envelopes !!

color pencil & ink / total dimensions: 6.5 x 10.5 in. / ea. envelope is 6.5 x 3.5 in.
($200)
to purchase: myplasticheart.com

image via Instagram @grumpybert


SEE: CMYKHARMA on Instagram



~headexplodie . . YEAR of the RABBIT / RED ENVELOPE SHOW / MY PLASTIC HEART / BROOKLYN / OPENS SAT JAN 28

ANNIE WONG aka . . headexplodie !!
has a great bold, yet still succinct & . . mysterious !!
bright & funny bunny / on the traditional Lunar New Year, ‘get the money’ / red envelope !!
in the 8th annual . . RED ENVELOPE SHOW !!

opening SAT JAN 28 / 6 – 9 PM / with a Lion dance at 7 PM

& running thru FEB 26, 2023

curated as usual by the great, GRUMPY BERT,
taking place – this year at . .
MY PLASTIC HEART / 40 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn NY 11222


HEADEXPLODIE, ‘JADE RABBIT’ /
YEAR of the RABBIT RED ENVELOPE / 6.5 x 3.5 in.
($88)
to purchase: MY PLASTIC HEART

image via Instagram @headexplodie


see: ANNIE WONG aka @headexplodie / Instagram



~Hi-dutch . . YEAR of the RABBIT

HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR 2023 . . EVERY-BODY !!

if YUSUKE HANAI . . is all about coming from illustration & leaning into new age cultural ‘chaos’ narratives /
his fellow Japanese artist, Hi-dutch . . TAKAHIRO HIDA / leans more into craft and seasonal touchstones.
they both owe a big debt to the newfound love of ‘folk art’ currently surging – in Japan.
like Yusuke, Hi-dutch was also greatly inspired by American west coast art & especially ‘hobby art’,
translate as ‘surfing culture & surf board fabrication’.
Hi-dutch . . is also represented by Gallery Target, in TOKYO.

Hi-dutch / Takahiro Hida . . .
“born in 1972.
Technique using resin was developed through his career of repairing surfboards. Hi-dutch has been creating art works with resin combining with yarns, woods, and other materials. He has been exhibiting his works not only at galleries but at stores in various cities including, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, San Jose, Hawaii, Taipei and Australia.”
~GALLERY TARGET – ARTIST PAGE


Hi-dutch . . ‘HAPPY NEW YEAR 2023’ / YEAR of the RABBIT
plywood, wool, gold foil, steel
50 cm x 30 cm
image via Instagram @hi-dutch


image via Instagram @tokyo_cultuart


image via Instagram @tokyo_cultuart


image via Instagram @hi-dutch


Hi-dutch . . ‘Year of the Rabbit’ /
reverse side
image via Instagram @tokyo_cultuart

and, yeah . . . !!
big disclaimer . . . !!

I AM – A RABBIT !!
in fact . . . A GOLD RABBIT. so there /

watch out, gonna be . . . my YEAR !!!!
Ride or . . die !!!!!!



~YUSUKE HANAI / GALLERY TARGET / ART SG / SINGAPORE / JAN 12 – 15

yikes . . !!
this is so, SO !!
my relationship with the art world / I love the apple, the art / and, even the BIG Apple / NYC.
but . . most of the supporting people ?
well if, you’ve ever taken a bite into a wormy apple – my sentiments / exactly.
plus, the color scale: sublime !!

YUSUKE HANAI / GALLERY TARGET – BOOTH 1B05
ART SG / Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre
10 Bayfront Ave. SINGAPORE 018956
JAN 12 – 15, 2023


PAINTING by: YUSUKE HANAI
GALLERY TARGET – BOOTH 1B05, ART SG, Singapore

Photo via Instagram @gallery_target

YUSUKE HANAI – BIO:

“Yuske Hanai was born in Japan in 1978.
At the age of 17 Yusuke gained a new found passion in art after discovering the GRATEFUL DEAD album cover artwork of legendary artist RICK GRIFFIN. In an effort to capture the spirit of Rick Griffin, Jack Kerouac and the ’60s counter-culture movement of SanFrancisco, Yusuke left Japan for the United States in 2003 to study illustration at the Academy of Art College, San Francisco. Yusuke’s artistic breakthrough occurred at the ’06 Green Room Festival in Yokohama Japan when Laguna Beach based WIL PENNARTZ, owner/operator of The Surf Gallery was so impressed with Yusuke’s sign painting that he invited him to participate in ’07 THE HAPPENING in New York City . . .”
~via GALLERY TARGET – ARTISTS



~YUSUKE HANAI . . ROWING INTO NEW YEAR . . 2023

well, with a little bit of luck . . me too !!

this Japanese artist / illustrator . . whose international acclaim grows like a mighty river,
that started from a small humble pond / often hits the zeitgeist mark !!

yeah . . .
2023 definite feels a little meaner, with a need to be / a little sharper.
whilst always, always . . on the look-out.


@hanaiyusuke: “Rowing into the New Year” / 2023
image via Instagram @hanaiyusuke



~TAYLOR McKIMENS . . . HAPPY NEW YEAR 2023 !!

HAPPY NEW YEAR !! & a LUCKY 2023 !!!!

image courtesy of the artist / Taylor McKimens



~’THREADS of POWER: LACE from the TEXTILMUSEUM ST. GALLEN’ / BARD GRADUATE CENTER GALLERY, UPTOWN NYC / LAST FEW DAYS !!

THE HISTORY of . . . LACE & LACE-MAKING !!

LAST FEW DAYS: WED DEC 28 / THURS DEC 29 / FRI DEC 30 / SAT DEC 31 / SUN JAN 1
PURCHASE – YOUR – TICKETS, NOW !!!!
GO TO:

‘THREADS of POWER: LACE from the TEXTILMUSEUM ST. GALLEN’

BARD GRADUATE CENTER GALLERY
18 WEST 86th ST. NY NY 10024

CURATED BY: EMMA CORMACK, associate curator, Bard Graduate Center; ILONA KOS, curator, Textilmuseum St. Gallen; and MICHELE MAJER, professor emerita, Bard Graduate Center

WONDERFUL, INTIMATE PRESENTATION / RIVETING EXAMPLES / CONCISE, INFORMATIVE TEXT . . !!
& A GORGEOUS, MOST GORGEOUS . . HARDCOVER CATALOG, AVAILABLE TOO.

HERE’S A LITTLE SAMPLING – FROM MY MOST LOVELY VISIT – THIS PAST SATURDAY:


BONNETS !!

foreground: Bonnet with reticella needle-lace & bobbin-lace inserts of geometric, vegetal, & bird motifs /
Netherlands or western Europe / 1600-50 / Linen
Textilmuseum St. Gallen, Acquired from the Estate of John Jacoby, 1954, 23402

behind: Bonnet with reticella needle-lace inserts / Italy / Second half of the 16th century / Linen
Textilmuseum St. Galler, Acquired from the Estate of John Jacoby, 1954, 00813


the (short) bonnet in the front was interesting, because it could ‘extend’, or be pulled way forward, with all those folds pf extra fabric / to shade your face; but the bonnet with the long ‘ties’ – to the back of the photo, really, really fascinated me / it reminded me of a modern day . . hoodie !!
you could just imagine pulling your head way deep into its ‘cap’, and then ‘twisting’ those long ties up around your face & neck, essentially a hoodie / or . . . letting them fly free, as you ran, if you were feeling less furtive, and more . . playful !!

reticella lace: “is a needle lace dating from the 15th century & remaining popular into the first quarter of the 17th century. originally a form of ‘cutwork’ (embroidery) in which threads were pulled from linen fabric to make a ‘grid’ / on which the pattern was stitched, or embroidered – primarily using the buttonhole stitch. (Wikipedia)
note: if you collect Americana, esp early handkerchiefs !! you will be familiar with this . . . early “percursor to true lace’.(the exhibit catalog.)
you can even sometimes find this ‘cutwork’, though it’s rare . . embellishing old (fancy) quilt borders.


throughout the exhibit . . are colorful examples of the actual lace-work in question – in ‘play’, through paintings, facsimiles, & then archival photographs, as when we approach the modern era.
I’ve always been fascinated by these huge ‘ruffle’ collars, esp through Shakespearean era portraits & Elizabeth I.

“In the mid-sixteenth century, men’s shirts & women’s shifts acquired small standing frilled collars that often incorporated cutwork & freely formed, detached lace points. As these techniques became more elaborate, collars grew larger & more heavily decorated until, by the end of the century, they were made as separate accessories…
At the turn of the seventeenth century, deeply fluted millstone collars trimmed with expensive cutwork or lace were the height of fashion, requiring laborious laundering, setting, and starching.”
~exhibition text


so this actual artifact – was a real eye-opener !!!!!
talk about . . . infra-structure !!

Bobbin-lace border with rosettes, festoons, & delicate fillings mounted as a millstone collar /
Flanders, Southern Netherlands / second quarter of the 17th century / Linen
Textilmuseum St. Gallen, 00604

note: “the ruff collar, worn by men, women & children, evolved from the small fabric ruffle at the neck of the shirt or chemise. Ruffs served as changeable pieces of cloth that could themselves be laundered separately while keeping the wearer’s doublet or gown from becoming soiled at the neckline.” ~WIKI


bottom display case:
“Bartolmeo Danieli published four lace pattern books between 1610 and 1641.
Designing suitable patterns for needle & bobbin laces required specialized knowledge, and the fact that Daniele was himself a lacemaker comes through clearly in his intricate designs for scalloped lace borders featuring floral & foliate motifs, flowerpots, and birds. Danieli’s volumes cotain plates made with an etching needle, a departure from the typical woodblock prints of other pattern books . . . ”
~exhibition note


detail: actual, original, archival . . . BARTOLMEO DANIELI lace pattern book.


the exhibition follows a chronological order /
so . .
on a top floor, of the compact NYC townhouse, (there is an elevator) which serves as the Bard Graduate Center Gallery, we find modern & contemporary lace / the history, how it is made, and variations . . of what it is – made into.

Lace, and ‘see-through’ couture . . a spin-off of new-found ‘craft’ respect . . is actually having a major major moment – in fashion right now.


the history of the manufacturing techniques, that allowed for mass production / are just as fascinating to watch develop, as was the earlier . . hand-made history !!

“Sample of hypertube guipure (used by Comme des Garcons)
Jakob Schlaepfer AG (1904-) / St. Gallen, Switzerland, 2017 / Silicone
Collection Jakob Schlaepfer AG”

“REI KAWAKUBO for Comme des Garcons (designer), Jakob Schlaepfer (textile manufacturer),
and Julien d’Ys (hair and makeup), Look#7, THE FUTURE OF SILHOUETTE, Tokyo, Paris, and
St. Gallen, Switzerland, Fall 2017.
Comme des Garcons S.A.S.”

“an example of what Jakob Schlaepfer refers to as hypertube guipure. It is manufactured through a computerized process that applies silicone pigments to fabric as one might apply a thread. This type of 3D printing can also produce hypertube without a base fabric . . which creates a closer approximation of traditional lace.”
~exhibition notes

2017 ?
‘THE FUTURE OF SILHOUETTE’ .. ?
well, they sure . . nailed that !!!!!!

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH / DEC 24, 2022



~JOSHUA ABELOW . . WARMING HEARTS on CHRISTMAS MORN / KUNSTHALLE WICHITA / KANSAS / OPENS SUN DEC 25

HA HA !!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS, Y’ALL . . !!

JOSHUA ABELOW . . . BE WARMING ‘TORMENTED ARTIST’ HEARTS – AROUND THE WORLD,
WITH . . . THESE DRAWINGS !!!!!
BUT, SPECIFICALLY IN SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS /
WHICH PRETTY MUCH LOOKS TO BE IN AN EXTREME WEATHER / DANGEROUSLY FREEZING – WINTER ZONE ALERT !!
BUT, HEY: WICKED WARM HEART . . WICKED COLD HANDS !!!!

WITH A WICKED, CRAZY OPENING . . . CHRISTMAS MORNING: SUN DEC 25 / 8 – 10 am !!
THEY OBVIOUSLY TOTALLY ROCK – in WICHITA !!!!!!!

EPIC, END-OF-YEAR ART WORLD TANTRIC TEMPER TANTRUM / ANYBODY ELSE ON-BOARD . . ?

JOSHUA ABELOW . . . KUNSTHALLE WICHITA
2558 N. Hydraulic St., Wichita, KANSAS
DEC 12, 2022 – MAR 5, 2023

JOSHUA ABELOW . . . MR. ART WORLD – TRUST ME ?!!!!
BEAVIS & BUTTHEAD – ROLL-OVER !!!!!!!
et tu, MR. GRUMPY !!!!


JOSHUA ABELOW, ‘Untitled’, 2019.
pencil on paper (Rives BFK) / 30 x 22 in.


JOSHUA ABELOW, ‘Untitled’, 2019.
pencil on paper (Rives BFK) / 30 x 22 in.


JOSHUA ABELOW, ‘Untitled’, 2019.
pencil on paper (Rives BFK) / 30 x 22 in.


JOSHUA ABELOW, ‘Untitled’, 2019.
pencil on paper (Rives BFK) / 30 x 22 in.


JOSHUA ABELOW, ‘Untitled’, 2019.
pencil on paper (Rives BFK) / 30 x 22 in.

all images courtesy the gallery & the artist – Thank you !!



~JEFFREY TRANCHELL, JONNY CAMPOLO, ISABEL ROWER . . in BIG !! group show / ‘EUROPA HOLIDAY MARKET’ / SAT DEC 17

closer to home . .
& perhaps leaning slightly more – into the vernacular, though certainly: no less .. . fantastic !!!

EUROPA – HOSTS A ONE DAY – ‘HOLIDAY MARKET’ /
SAT DEC 17, 2022 / 11 – 6 PM
EUROPA GALLERY, 125 DIVISION ST., CHINATOWN, L.E.S., NYC

featuring work by:
Future Jupiter, Abby Lloyd, Noel de Lesseps, Jonny Campolo, Georgia McGovern, Isabel Rower, Hope Street Clay, NAMU, Chris Retsina, Christian Joy, Big Sky, Brockett Creek Exhibitions, Joanne Fields, Naomi Romm, Mae Mae . .
& . . sure to be others / including Jeffrey Tranchell !!

among the wondrous . . treasures:


JONNY CAMPOLO, from his ‘TURN ONZ’ series, lead glass – light switch cover / unique
one-of-a-kind & handmade.
image via Instagram @jonnycampolo


JONNY CAMPOLO, from his ‘TURN ONZ’ series, fused glass – light switch cover / unique
one-of-a-kind & handmade.
image via Instagram @jonnycampolo


JEFFREY TRANCHELL, assemblage lamp sculpture / unique
one-of-a-kind & handmade.
image via Jeffrey Tranchell


JEFFREY TRANCHELL, assemblage lamp sculpture / unique
one-of-a-kind & handmade.
image via Jeffrey Tranchell


ISABEL ROWER will have crazy great / utilitarian ceramics
image via Instagram @isabel_rower / Hammer Museum installation / NOV 2022


ISABEL ROWER . . ceramics
image via Instagram @isabel_rower / Hammer Museum installation / NOV 2022


CRAZY GREAT !!
POSTER BY: GRETTA JOHNSON


GO – GET ‘EM . . . . !!!!!!



~JAKE SHORE . . in BIG GROUP SHOW / ‘AFTERGLOW’ / THE GRAND CHELSEA / OPENS SAT DEC 17

BIG . . OFF-THE-CHARTS . . UNDERGROUND / IN THE SKY – ART BLAST !!!

‘AFTERGLOW’ . . . !!!!!!!

ANAIS HORN: Very happy to announce the Opening Reception of . . . ‘AFTERGLOW’ / SAT DEC 17 / 2 – 8 PM
with . . 20 Artists / 19 ARTISTS & the Text by WENDY VOGEL is an artwork – as well
with Sound Performances at the opening, by . .
LESTER St. LOUIS at 6 PM / EILERT ASMERVIK at 6:30 PM
curated by: ANAIS HORN, FELIX KINDERMANN, and EILERT ASMERVIK

interesting note: this event is supported by the ACFNY/Austrian Cultural Forum NYC,
and, ‘The Grand Chelsea’? . . Anais Horn’s personal ‘flat’ .
born in Austria, she currently lives & works in PARIS /
. . . GLOBAL ?!! that’s so, on point.
see: ANAIS HORN – ABOUT

VENUE OPEN HRS / AFTER THE SAT DEC 17 OPENING:
DEC 18 – 21, 2022 /
SUN DEC 18 & MON DEC 19 / 2 – 4 PM
& THEN BY APPOINTMENT / anais at anais-horn.com

The Grand Chelsea / Anais Horn – Apt 20 C
270 W. 17th Street, Chelsea, NYC / 10011 NY

ANAIS HORN: “in a private, 20th-floor Chelsea apartment offering panoramic views of Manhattan from north to southwest, curious contradictions serve as substrate for the group exhibition . . . ‘Afterglow.’
Built in 1989, when America’s neo-liberal economy seemed unstoppable, a popcorn roof crowns the wide windows that let light flood in day & night, acting both as borders & transmitters between the outside & the inside life.
Elevated in the sky, the domestic space hosts no ghosts but promotes the illusion of detachment from street-level urban realities. In its attempt at simultaneous isolation & accessibility the apartment sets the tone in which the presented works oscillate around the private & the public, connection & alienation, intimacy & distance.”

with: Eilert Asmervik, Elizabeth Beugg, Tony Cokes, Chloe Delanghe, Lina Viste Gronli, Anais Horn, Felix Kindermann, Brittany Adeline King, Kris Lemsalu, Adam Martin, Patrick Carlin Mohundro, Nancy Nowacek, Michael Pollard, Mary-Ashley Ramirez, Kate Sansom, Jake Shore, Julie Stavad, Chang Sujung, George Egerton-Warbutton



~URS FISCHER/UF POP-UP / JEFFREY DEITCH NEW YORK / OPENS THURS DEC 8

now, that’s what I call, seriously . . up-cycled !!!

URS FISCHER/UF . . . POP-UP SHOP
OPENS THURS DEC 8 / 6 – 8 PM
RUNS THRU . . . FRI DEC 23, 2022
OPEN EVERY DAY / 11 AM – 7 PM
JEFFREY DEITCH, 76 GRAND ST., SOHO, NYC

SHIRTS . . SCARVES . . HOODIES . . UP-CYCLED ITEMS . . & . . more

THIS IS . . . the launch / for the new URS FISCHER/UF brand – & that’s . . the logo /
quelle belle . . !!
and too, too funny.
the new extension of his practice, is a . . shop !!

“the unique pieces – including T-shirts, up-cycled garments, and domestic objects – are based on some of
Fischer’s most recent works / such as the ‘CHAOS#1-#501’ series of digital sculptures.
The clothing will be available in the store – along with a curated selection of vintage books and records, limited & open edition prints, along with NFTS and, a new painting.”
~JEFFREY DEITCH NYC

ALL IMAGES VIA INSTAGRAM @jeffreydeitchgallery



~BLINN & LAMBERT . . MONO XVI FESTIVAL of CINEMA ARTS / BROOKLYN / FRI DEC 2

BLINN & LAMBERT . . aka . . NICHOLAS STEINDORF & KYLE WILLIAMS

WILL BE PRESENTING A NEW TWO CHANNEL / CINEMATIC INSTALLATION . . .
IN THE FRI EVENING / DEC 2nd, 2022
PROGRAM ONE: ‘SELF-REFLECTING PROPHECY’ / DOORS OPEN AT 7 PM
LOCATION: 718 STUDIOS – 130 THAMES ST., BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

of the 5 DAY . . .

MONO NO AWARE / COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION – MONO XVI FESTIVAL of CINEMA ARTS
THIS IS THEIR 16th ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL – OF CINEMA ARTS !!!!
FREE / ALL AGES & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
FIVE NIGHTS OF EXPANDED CINEMA PERFORMANCE, INSTALLATION & SCULPTURE
MADE BY OVER 50 INTERNATIONAL FILMMAKERS & ARTISTS – OF THE MOVING IMAGE

THE FESTIVAL RUNS: NOV 30, DEC 1, 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 2022


IMAGE CREDIT: ‘FOR CYNTHIA’, 16MM ANIMATION – BY NORA RODRIGUEZ, 2022


BLINN & LAMBERT / STILL IMAGE / NEW 16MM FILM WORK – for MONO XVI
via Instagram @NCHLSSTNDRF

BLINN & LAMBERT: excited to announce KYLE WILLIAMS & NICHOLAS STEINDORF . .
were selected to be in the @mononoawarefilm – MONO XVI Cinema Arts Festival.
we will be screening a new two-channel 16mm film – this FRI DEC 2nd /
Doors open at 7pm – Event begins at 7:30pm /
our installation will be running 7:30 – 8:30 & throughout the evening / between performances – till 12.
FRI night – only.
718 Studios – 130 Thames St., Brooklyn, NY


image via Instagram @NCHLSSNDRF
BLINN & LAMBERT: & it’s on . . . EKTACHROME !!!!



~JACOB JACKMAUH . . in ‘SONGS FROM MEMORY’ / THE DISTILLERY GALLERY / BOSTON

and, then there’s . . . LIGHT-NESS !!
lightness . . . of BEING !!!!!!!

JACOB JACKMAUH . . . has new sculptural work in:

‘SONGS FROM MEMORY’
A GROUP SHOW – CURATED BY JAMIESON EDSON
up thru . . . DEC 3, 2022.
THE DISTILLERY GALLERY, 516 E. 2nd St., SOUTH BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
HRS: MON – FRI / 9am-6pm or by app’t

THE DISTILLERY GALLERY . . is an artist-run Gallery & Project Space in South Boston. MA.
JAMIESON EDSON . . is an artist-curator.
JACOB JACKMAUH . . is currently a co-director of ART LOT BROOKLYN, here in NYC.


JACOB JACKMAUH, ‘Civic Virtue’, 2022.
biodegradable paper straws, brass plated paper fasteners, sugar free chewing gum, saliva.
22 x 23 x 23 in.
image via Instagram @jacob_jackmauh


detail . . JACOB JACKMAUH, ‘Civic Virtue’
image via Instagram @jacob_jackmauh



~LUKE MURPHY vs MORIKO MORI . . ‘MORE LIGHT !’ / CHART

the thing about ‘light’ . . .
is that, more than its myriad manifestations, infinite meanings & fabulous range of radiance /
as well as: motion, fluidity, and don’t forget . . . shadows !!
is the fact that it both . . propels, informs & yet foils – the would-be photographer.
this is a show – to view in person.

‘MORE LIGHT !’ / CHART GALLERY, TRIBECA . . . up thru JAN 7, 2023.

case in point: LUKE MURPHY vs. MARIKO MORI.

I know Luke’s piece, ‘STARLIGHT, WARM AND COOL’, must twinkle, rumble, roam, flood, and flicker,
because I know his work very, very well / but, a still photo – leaves us confronting a big, big mystery as to how this piece is ‘programmed’, how it ‘plays’ out – on its computer coded animated matrix.
even a video clip – doesn’t truly capture the work, as the LED color fights the camera all the way.
this is a world of condensed, animated, literal light – and, it doesn’t hold its breath for no one.

“warm and cool” . . is a hint of the incandescent color burst journey.
so is . . ‘starlight’ /
but with its finite, straight mechanical borders / those real-world hard steel edges,
it’s more like a ‘slice of sky’ – than a . . cosmos.
more a signal – than a planetary pulse.

which compels the comparison – to Mariko Mori.
her work in a strange, curious way, is not animated – and yet it speaks to cosmic vision /
bubbling up . . new baby planets ? cosmic plant life ?
“genesis” . . is surely a clue.

so, do I mean: Luke Murphy / signals vs Mariko Mori / conception ?
all I know is, I see: YIN YANG.
straight vs round.
the animated LED light pulses of Luke’s work – are contained, both by their programmed matrix, and steel structure, even repeating – in a loop.
whereas, the stationary composition of Mariko’s ‘painting’ / ironically conjures up: infinite motion. birth. and cosmos.
YIN YANG. as surely as the cat chases – its tail.

if anything ‘cosmic’, is to be said about Luke’s work, his LED creation of ‘scripted’ light / resembles more a man-made, or another unknown ‘sentient’ . . . construction:
I’m thinking a huge, huge spinning spacecraft / angular and skinny, far far off in the deep deep sky.

whereas Mariko is all femme: round, and organic . . as a pregnant belly.
with a chaotic, infinite illusion / vision . . radiatng from the stationary painted surface . .

Mariko’s piece feels more organic in nature / its light is . . plastic: opalescence.
an artist’s . . . skillful conjuring.
a planet’s surface – close up & personal ?
this painterly dome – ‘feels’ no more man-made / than a bubble on the surface of a pond.
there is serenity here, but it feels deceptive to me.
in a word: bubble bubble / trouble trouble.
it feels so minute, and yet so vast – and it can burst in the very next frame.

and, yet Luke’s ‘Starlight’ – also comes – home to us /
LED deli signs, neon signs . . light up every major city / and metropolis.
as well as, stadiums, concert venues etc. etc. /
projecting text info, typefaces, and the intermediate abstract ‘patterns’ swirling, a visual necessity for the comprehension of the ‘message’ /
pulsing colored light to capture – your mind, and mind-set.

look at the Luke Murphy LED DELI digital banner, ‘RESIST’ – that plays across the top of this page: and, blow it up – as big as your mind can imagine.
and, then take one minute . . to ponder how I can make colors light up, and patterns twirl, and words flow: words of action, no less !! that play across YOUR screen / via Luke’s technical magic / no matter where I am, and no matter where you are.

I guess one could conclude that LIGHT – is as elusive as a poem, and moves with the power of a ‘song’.
as NASA keeps on showing us / and, as the Bible told us: it all comes down to . . colored, moving ‘light’.


MARIKO MORI, ‘Genesis IV’, 2022.
UV cured pigment, dibond and aluminum / 63-1/2 x 3 in.
edition of 5 plus 2AP
image courtesy CHART GALLERY



~LUKE MURPHY . . ‘MORE LIGHT !’ / CHART

looks to be such a wondrous, enchanting show / shot thru & thru / with all kinds — of light !!
just like a far-off . . . starry sky.
I was all set to make the opening, but it just wasn’t in the cards / stars (?!!)
but, there’s still – a couple more weeks !!

‘MORE LIGHT !’
NOV 10, 2022 – JAN 7, 2023.
CHART GALLERY, TRIBECA

see: works in the exhibit


LUKE MURPHY, ‘STARLIGHT, WARM AND COOL’, 2022
Steel studs, LED matrix panels, video driver, hardware, software, power supplies, PC, code.
93 x 32 x 28 in.
image courtesy CHART GALLERY

YES,
damn the reality bites !!
I want so much, to see – that baby / shimmer. shimmy, and shake.



~’MORE LIGHT !’ . . CHART / TRIBECA / OPENING THURS NOV 10

LUKE MURPHY . . . !!!
has new work . . . .
in what looks to be a wildly diverse / group show of fired-up . . incandescent / inspiration.

‘MORE LIGHT !’
OPENS THURS NOV 10 / 6 – 8 PM
& runs thru . . . JAN 7, 2023.
CHART GALLERY, 74 FRANKLIN ST., TRIBECA, NEW YORK, NY 10013
HRS: TUES-SAT / 10am – 6 pm

poster image: KARIN DAVIE, ‘Beam Me Up no. 3 (Small)’, 2022.
oil on canvas over wood, 30 x 24 x 7/8 in. / each panel 30 x 12 x 7/8 in.
image courtesy of the gallery & artist / Photo by RIPPLE FANG

“More light, more light! Open the window so that more light may come in.”
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe via Chart Gallery

“The exhibition whose title comes from the famed last words (above) of German poet, philosopher, & color theorist JOHANN WOLFGANG von GOETH, features artworks that range from technical explorations of optical effects to . . efforts rooted in spirituality and metaphysical realms.”
~CHART GALLERY PRESS RELEASE

with works by: LARRY BELL, MARSHA COTTRELL, RYAN CROTTY, KARIN DAVIE, ADAM HENRY, YAYOI KUSAMA, MARIKO MORI, LUKE MURPHY, IVAN NAVARRO, HELEN PASHIGAN, CHARLES ROSS, ESTHER RUIZ, DAVID SHAW, ALYSON SHOTZ, HIROSHI SUGIMOTO, and LAUREN VINCIARELLI.

OM / Oh My . .
on a personal note: love how Luke Murphy comes right after . . . Mariko Mori /
what an awesome – yin yang pairing.
alphabetical lists – seemingly so straightforward, apparently . . can be quite the magical, too.

so, be there / or be square, as opposed to full on . . . lit !!!!



~PETER SUTHERLAND . . ‘GROUP SHOW’ / NYC PREMIERE / DAKOTA / SUN NOV 6

‘GROUP SHOW’ – a short documentary, curatorial project . . film by PETER SUTHERLAND
SHOT in NY & CALIFORNIA / 2020-2022 / RT 48 MINS
WILL HAVE IT’S NYC PREMIERE TODAY – SUN NOV 5, 2022 / 6 PM
DAKOTA, 110 BOWERY #3, LOWER EAST SIDE, NYC