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

~DEREK WEISBERG . . life as a flower vase / TRESTLE PROJECTS OPENING SAT, MARCH 25

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SUPER / HARD-CORE CONTEMPORARY . . . & YET, VERY WISE & ANCIENT
FUNCTIONAL CERAMIC / HAND-BUILT CLAY / FLOWER VASE . . BY DEREK WEISBERG

so, I’m thinking this vase must be inspired by the centuries-old traditional . . ‘TULPIERE’, which is enjoying a current wave of great popularity.
see: Tulipiere – wikipedia
read: a brief, but very interesting paragraph – on the TULIP MANIA OF 1660’s HOLLAND !!

derekweisberg: #functionalceramics #contemporaryceramics #nyceramics #flowers #vase #dontcallmeaceramicist #sculpture #contemporaryart #derekweisberg
recent posting & image via Instagram @derekweisberg

DEREK WEISBERG . . .

will be exhibiting his work in a group show at TRESTLE PROJECTS – in Brooklyn.

the show, titled ‘NEW FINE ART’ . . .
will also features works by: MOLLY RAE, PANAYOTIS TERZIS, ALIZA MORELL, and EMILY KLASS
and seems to examine the new role / or / the new ‘viewing of the role’ of “traditional fine art materials” – a timely topic.
the show opens . . this SAT MARCH 25, 2017 / 7 – 9 PM
and runs thru APRIL 6, 2017.
TRESTLE PROJECTS, 400 3rd AVE, BROOKLYN

note: TRESTLE PROJECTS IS OPEN TO VIEWING – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

“This exhibition presents a small sampling of Brooklyn-based artists whose practices are centered around traditional traditional fine art materials. Through mimicry, remediation, and unconventional applications, these artists push the limits of their materials and explore a corresponding sensuality. By employing a range of responsive processes, each artist engages in an unfolding dialogue between the self and the material – a transference between hand, form, and thought.

In this way, the artists in ‘NEW FINE ART, see their processes as both a method of inquiry to explore physical materiality as well as tools to realize unconscious and psychic visions.”
~TRESTLE PROJECTS – PRESS RELEASE

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~YO !! LIFE !! . . as a shorty !!

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graffitius: ‘life as a shorty shouldn’t be so rough!!’ – by MARK CHRONI in LAS VEGAS. for @lifeisbeautiful and @justkidsofficial.
Photo @impermanent_art

image via Instagram @graffitius



~ANTONE KONST . . RADICAL ABACUS, SANTA FE

ANTONE KONST . . has a solo show, ‘SECOND NATURE’,
opening FRI MARCH 31, 2017 – at RADICAL ABACUS in SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO

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~ANTONE KONST & BRIDGET MULLEN . . HOMETOWN / OPENING PIX

‘MARCH, MEANDER: ANTONE KONST & BRIDGET MULLEN’
runs MARCH 19 – MAY 7, 2017
HOMETOWN, EAST WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN
HRS: SAT & SUN: 12-6 PM & By APPOINTMENT

more: ‘MARCH, MEANDER: ANTONE KONST & BRIDGET MULLEN’ / HOMETOWN

this was a really strongly curated combo show – a really interesting dynamic of tough, hard-core painting, that was also sensuous & poetic / and . . very mysterious. great dialog of ‘will-fullness’ . . between the two painters.
and . . very very: painterly.
almost like . . clay.

PIX FROM THE OPENING: SAT MARCH 18, 2017

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ANTONE KONST, with CHLOE, at the opening – a wall of his paintings behind them.

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on the right: ANTONE KONST, ‘BBall/Apollo’, 2017
oil on canvas, 36 x 24 in.

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ANTONE KONST, ‘Head of the Horse of Selene’, 2016
oil on canvas, 36 x 24 in.

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ANTONE KONST, ‘Niki 2’, 2017
oil on canvas, 18 x 14 in.

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BRIDGET MULLEN, ‘Live Wires’, 2017
acrylic on panel, 48 x 36 in.

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BRIDGET MULLEN, ‘I’ve Decided The Past Is Not Worth Forgetting’, 2016
acrylic and ink on paper, 44 x 30 in.

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detail, BRIDGET MULLEN, ‘I’ve Decided . . .’

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detail, BRIDGET MULLEN, ‘I’ve Decided . . . ‘

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BRIDGET MULLEN, ‘Bullshit Furniture’, 2016
fired clay, glaze, glass, acrylic, 14 x 13.5 x 7 in.
looks like a tabletop ‘photo’ frame, of the most curious . . nature.

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on the left: ADAM YOKELL, owner/director of HOMETOWN GALLERY, and on the right: JERRY BLACKMAN, sculptor / curator.
Jerry Blackman was in a recent two-man show at HOMETOWN – & he has an upcoming show at CUCHIFRITOS on the Lower East Side – opening in April.

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an interesting, relatively new space, in a now typical / re-purposed multi-studio / vintage building in East Williamsburg, HOMETOWN looks to be a place . . .
to w-a-t-c-h !!

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH



~JEFFREY TRANCHELL, ‘LINDA’ . . ESSEX FLOWERS / OPENING TO-NITE

JEFFREY TRANCHELL . . . ‘LINDA’
OPENING: SUN MARCH 19, 2017 / 6 – 8 PM
the show runs thru APRIL 16, 2017
ESSEX FLOWERS, 19 MONROE ST, LOWER EAST SIDE

read more: JEFFREY TRANCHELL, ‘LINDA’/ ESSEX FLOWERS

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yes, let’s consider that strangely profound photo.
a hand holds . . a fuzzy-surfaced, yet specific . . blue.
a hand-cut triangle.

a couple of . . . ‘remarks’ !!

1. ‘LINDA’ !!!!!!

I find that a very strange, yet oddly resonant title for an art show.
wasn’t there a computer os named Linda, or was that . . Lisa ?

well, Jack . . sure enough, LINDA has a title claim – in the computer world.
LINDA . . “in computer science is a model of coordination & communication among several parallel processes operating upon objects stored in and retrieved from shared, virtual, associative memory”.
it was developed in 1986.
source: LINDA – wikipedia

and I would say without irony, those communicative qualities – do belong to JEFFREY TRANCHELL, as well.
and most likely are part of his show’s ‘unwritten’ agenda / concept.

1a. as well, Further the simplicity, beauty & irony of this show’s title . .
is explained without irony, right off the bat, in the gallery text on the show,
“Named in appreciation of the very helpful accountant/sales person who made the partial roll of Pacifico Blue carpet available . . ”
can I be the only one – to so dig that ?!!!!!

2. IS THAT A FLYING . . DORITO CHIP ? he’s holding up as the ‘totem’ of ‘LINDA’ ?
albeit, blue instead of orange ?

2a. or: IS IT A TRADITIONAL ‘FLYING GEESE’ – triangular quilt pattern / piece ?

so, I guess when JEFFREY TRANCHELL curated a one-day / ESSEX FLOWERS pop-up at the Casual Art Fair (Hester St. Fair / Lower East Side, NYC / SUN OCT 2, 2016) about 6 months back, and which featured the ‘snack’ shaped ceramics of RACHEL DOMM, and, 2 hand-repaired & hand-pieced vintage cribs quilts by NANCY SMITH (ok, aka myself !!),
he really was thinking about the concepts & shapes of our work, in ways – I didn’t realize at the time.

yeah, for sure !!
Rachel’s small ceramic snacks & cookies, which became decorative units in her clay transformations – did resemble . . quilt pattern ‘parts’ – which are . . very simple, cut-out basic shapes, yo !! !!

so, yeah.
bless his deep conceptual / visual soul, if that sweet & curious triangle of blue carpet he holds up, isn’t just considering the triangle, a profound, but common Dorito shape, but also, as it imparted in carpet material – it also seems to be referencing the gnarly world of . . ‘quilting’.

it’s also got a . . quelle femme ‘sensual’ side, but that’s – for someone else’s essay.

hey, if ‘snacks’ and ‘quilts’ aren’t . . models of social ‘communication’ – then, what are they ?????

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RACHEL DOMM and JEFFREY TRANCHELL, at the ESSEX FLOWERS table, The Casual Art Fair, L>E.S., Oct 2, 2016.
background quilt by NANCY SMITH, RACHEL DOMM’S ceramic ‘treats’, on the table.
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH

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NANCY SMITH – CREATIVELY RE-STORED vintage ‘101 DALMATIONS’ CRIB QUILT / CERAMIC ‘SNACKS’ RE-IMAGINED – BY RACHEL DOMM
PHOTO: ESSEX FLOWERS / JEFFREY TRANCHELL via Instagram

see: RACHEL DOMM / ESSEX FLOWERS, CURATED BY JEFFREY TRANCHELL – CASUAL ART FAIR / artlovers archive

see: NANCY SMITH / ESSEX FLOWERS, CURATED BY JEFFREY TRANCHELL – CASUAL ART FAIR / artlovers archive



~ANTONE KONST & BRIDGET MULLEN . . HOMETOWN, OPENING TO-NITE

ANTONE KONST & BRIDGET MULLEN: ‘MARCH, MEANDER’
OPENS SAT MARCH 18, 2017 / 6 – 9 PM
the show runs MARCH 19 thru MAY 7, 2017
HOMETOWN GALLERY, 1002 Metropolitan Ave #21, BROOKLYN
HRS: SAT-SUN / 12-6 PM & BY APPOINTMENT

read more: click on press release / ‘MARCH, MEANDER’ – HOMETOWN GALLERY

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ANTONE KONST . . . ‘Night Rider’, 2017.
oil on canvas, 36 x 24 in.

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BRIDGET MULLEN . . . ‘Ideal Strains’, 2016.
acrylic and spray paint on paper, 39 x 27 in.

IMAGES COURTESY: HOMETOWN GALLERY



~MAS PAZ . . AQUA ES VIDA / SACRED STONE CAMP

MAS PAZ . . . AQUA ES VIDA / WATER IS LIFE
2 x 5 in. STICKERS / 3 STICKERS for $5
ALL PROCEEDS GO TO: STANDING ROCK SOUIX TRIBE / sacredstonecamp.org

ORDER: MAS PAZ – BIG CARTEL STORE

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~LOST CHILDREN . . . ‘OUR FALLEN CITIES’ / SUPERMARTYR RECORDS – YOUTUBE

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LISTEN TO: LOST CHILDREN . . . ‘OUR FALLEN CITIES’
from the album ‘OUR FALLEN CITIES’ / SUPERMARTYR RECORDS, 2010 – YouTube

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check out: SUPERMARTYR RECORDS



~HONEY’S . . SWEET & FLAKY – MUSICAL TUESDAY !!

TUNA FLAKE vs. SNOW FLAKE ?
DO BOTH !! / TAKE A WALK TO HONEY’S . . TO-NITE !!
TAKE A WALK ON THE SWEET SIDE – WIN / WIN !!

HONEY’S TUESDAY – MARCH 14, 2017 / 8PM – 11PM
93 SCOTT AVE., BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN
off the JEFFERSON L STOP

Come Enjoy Mead, Food & Music !!
FOOD: TAKOYAKI / OCTOPUS BALLS BY YOKO NIPS
MUSIC: LOST CHILDREN (DJ SET)

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@honeysbrooklyn: “it’s going to be a blizzard of dancing bonito flakes over delicious #takoyaki balls made by YOKO of @hard_nips (Tues) at Honey’s !!
DJ set by LOST CHILDREN 8-11 PM

image via Instagram @honeysbrooklyn

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check out: HARD NIPS – OFFICIAL BAND SITE
listen: HARD NIPS – SOUNDCLOUD

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CHECK OUT: LOST CHILDREN – FB



~ANDY CAHILL . . video screening at SAFE GALLERY / to-nite

ANDY CAHILL . . will be screening some of his Instagram Videos

to-nite: SUN MARCH 12, 2017 / 6 PM

as part of the . . closing party for the ‘CLAYTON SCHIFF / ANDY ONDERDONX’ SHOW.

SAFE GALLERY, 1004 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn

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@andycahill: “I’m screening some of my Instagram videos @safegallerybiz as part of a closing party for the @claytopia675 + @onderdonxx show, 6 pm.
Deep cuts.”

image via Instagram @andycahill



~CHRIS WATTS . . . CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA / & . . . a few pix from his Brooklyn studio

CHRIS WATTS . .. has a solo show in Charlotte, NC at GALLERY TWENTY-TWO – opening tomorrow night.

CHRIS WATTS: ‘Blahk on Blahk on Blak’
OPENING RECEPTION: SAT MARCH 11, 2017
the show runs thru APRIL 8, 2017
GALLERY TWENTY-TWO. CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA

here are a couple of early install shots:

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the stretched base fabric is sheer, silk. or a polymer blend.
those are – the wooden stretcher bars, you see behind the surface.

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that painting is quite large, it’s interesting to note the . . matte ? Black ? . . dull metallic walls, as in / not shiny.
chrome-like, if chrome – was ever painted black.

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all the better . . to play – off.

ALL INSTALL IMAGES: COURTESY of the artist

I finally got to visit Chris Watts . . .
in his Greenpoint painting studio – a few weeks ago, just as the work was getting ready for this show.

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there’s that large painting – on some kind of sheer nylon, or silk.

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this is a shot of the painting’s top center, an empty space. at rest for . . this moment.
transparency is – like . . . a full-on color for Chris.
so is . . .
violence. the red is for spilt blood, he told me.
esp that of a black man dying before your eyes, real time – on the car seat, shot by a cop.
photographed by a dear one.
streaming live on Facebook.
it’s shocking.
blahk on blahk: stands for . . hard times.

well, this is not Turner’s landscape.
it is more internal.
it is introspection, thought. given voice thru brushwork.
it is the Zen / about targeted race violence, the social storms that still blow cold & harsh.
a harsh colonial legacy – that’s hard to untwist / a fragile social fabric twisting us all this way and that.
in ways that aren’t always so obvious, but that still call out – if you listen.

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Chris was working on a smaller piece for the show, while he was talking to me.
I would say his work is equal parts driven by thought and rage, history and sadness, identity / as it is as much by painterly concerns: surface, or lack of / colored primary pigment – or lack of.
sheer texture vs. conventional opaque background.
gestural expression vs. a graphic or pictorial narrative. it’s not that it’s even fictional, as much as an emotional space. stormy.
tension, shimmery, metallic, dull, matte, shiny. flat, velvet, silk, brushstroke, fade, shades of ‘chrome’.
shades of darkness. shades of ancestors, shades of ghosts.
the different background fabrics / the fragile social fabric of our ‘background’.
the metaphors are there, they don’t have to be, but there they are.

flimsy. like the same communal social fabric, we all trample on – usually without much thought.
as if it were: banal.

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coppery.
copper fabric, is so strange, isn’t it ? – seen out of its usual fashion / context.
Blhak on Blahk, is so strange – how I hear it out of context / in Amy Winehouse’s plaintive cry.
so strange how the black man’s ‘blues’ traveled . . to come right back at us: full-throated, thru a slip of a Brit gypsy girl.

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such is the fragility, and many layered-ness . . of 21st C. life.
that I can see Chinese landscape painting, and hear Amy Winehouse – in a young painter giving voice to his troubled concerns, and opaque heritage.

that I can see chrome, in what is surely: matte.
and, end of the line, dark, brooding ‘metallic’ . . emotion.

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the one small throw-back to his earlier, more narrative graphite drawings, is this faint transfer image of a person, a woman – on an unfinished layer of super fragile, gauze.
is it 1940s ancestor ghostly ‘reality’ ?
it reads like a haunting, and . . sad history.

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CHRIS WATTS was born in North Carolina . . .
but grew up bi-coastal / via San Diego, California.
he says he’s a ‘Southerner’ at heart – it’s those deeply embedded roots / that seem to have simmered throughout his life, rather than any sunny Cali waves.
Now Brooklyn-based, with his painting studio just off Lorimer, deep towards Meeker, he is also currently an artist-in-residence at the LMCC / Lower Manhattan Cultural Councils Workspace Program, in downtown Manhattan, where he does his video projects.

view more of his work: links on left hand-side / I AM CHRIS WATTS – PORTFOLIO & LMCC WEBSITE

CHRIS WATTS – STUDIO PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH. SAT JAN 21, 2017



~CLAYTON SCHIFF / ANDY ONDERDONX . . SAFE GALLERY / last weekend

‘CLAYTON SCHIFF / ANDY ONDERDONX’
this . . .

SAT MARCH 11 and SUNDAY MARCH 12, 2017 – are the last days . . . !!
HRS: NOON – 6 PM / BOTH DAYS
SAFE GALLERY, 1004 METROPOLITAN AVE, BROOKLYN

read more: ‘CLAYTON SCHIFF / ANDY ONDERDONX’ – SAFE GALLERY

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CLAYTON SCHIFF . . .

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CLAYTON SCHIFF . . .

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ANDY ONDERDONX . . .

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ANDY ONDERDONX . .

ALL IMAGES COURTESY: SAFE GALLERY



~WALTER ROBINSON . . OPENS TODAY / THURS MARCH 9

‘INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION of VISUAL ARTS’ – incl. WALTER ROBINSON
curated by SOUHAD RAFEY
opens to the public today / THURS MARCH 9, 2017
and runs thru APRIL 9, 2017
AMERICAN ACADEMY of ARTS & LETTERS
633 WEST 155 St., NYC
HRS: THURS – SUN / 1-4 PM

more info & complete list of participants: 2017 INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION of VISUAL ARTS

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WALTER ROBINSON, ‘No More’, 2015
image courtesy: AMERICAN ACADEMY of ARTS & LETTERS
Press release



~CHRIS DORLAND . . SUPER DAKOTA, NADA

CHRIS DORLAND . . .
is showing some highly charged, almost cinematic !!
new works at the SUPER DAKOTA BOOTH . . at NADA, this weekend.
he’s calling them . . ‘MACHINE VISION’.
SUPER, SUPREMELY, YES !!!!

SUPER DAKOTA . . is a contemporary art gallery in Brussels.

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CHRIS DORLAND, 2017. UV ink on Alumacore.
image via Instagram @chris_dorland

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@collecteurs: CHRIS DORLAND / Untitled (Silicon Violence), 2017 (UV ink on Alumacore)

COLLECTEURS . . . posted this great photo of Chris’s work – from NADA, on Day One !!
apparently, they had no doubt about it – from the get go.
you can just feel the excitement pulsating from the red hot image.
the big adrenaline . . rush.

COLLECTEURS . . are / from their IG profile:
“The most advanced collection management solution and state-of-the-art social platform connecting the art world and its collections” – “created by collectors for collectors”.
see: COLLECTEURS.COM
image via Instagram @collecteurs

I got to do a studio visit with Chris – just as he was preparing for the Nada Fair.
I felt the same – rush !!

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CHRIS DORLAND, outside his studio, in what was once a very old movie theater.

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inside . . the high tech world / of lightning fast . . images, that is CHRIS DORLAND.

see: CHRIS DORLAND – PORTFOLIO WEBSITE

PHOTOS: of CHRIS DORLAND & HIS STUDIO: NANCY SMITH. FEB 21, 2017.



~KYLE WILLIAMS & NICHOLAS STEINDORF, ‘YES’ . . MICROSCOPE

‘YES’ . . . !!
NEW VIDEO by KYLE WILLIAMS & NICHOLAS STEINDORF, SUN FEB 19, 2017

at MICROSCOPE, in Brooklyn.
see more: background / ‘YES’ – KYLE WILLIAMS & NICHOLAS STEINDORF

YES . . . !!

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MICROSCOPE . . did exactly that.
it took the usually / confined to web viewing, i.e. postage stamp sized . . innovative, and tech-centric videos of KYLE WILLIAMS and NICHOLAS STEINDORF, and blew them up, BIG.
and I mean . . really really big, on a 12 ft. screen, and to make matters even more intense and STUNNING – the huge screen was positioned right up-front & center / as in, zero degree / bulls eye close-up to the viewers.
and yes !!
both artists’ works greatly benefited, both from the large scale, and the intense, intimate venue.
put it this way: the audience got to go on an amazing, & dynamic . . video bender.
it was like sitting – in the first car of a super-charged roller coaster, but skewed to the eye of thinking man, of course.
no doubt about it.

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SCREENGRAB: KYLE WILLIAMS – VIDEO

unlike the 2, really 3 previous video/film screenings I saw,
(1) MICHAEL FLEMING’S Instagram ‘micro’ screening / an installation ‘documentary’ of the . . .
(2) MICHI MEKO – vintage quilt / SAIGE ROWE – projection at DAY & NIGHT PROJECTS, in Atlanta Georgia – which was. quickly put: a ‘micro’ Mother Earth ‘narrative’ of a plant growing and being uprooted from rich dark soil, and
(3) TOMMY MALEKOFF’S ‘micro’ in running time, big punch . . landscape documentary on Kudzu the great green destroyer . .

KYLE, and NICHOLAS’ work . . was very different.
not at all rooted in documentary (kudzu), or even staged/edited (the quilt projection) – these guys live in the realm of FICTION, PERCEPTION, ABSTRACTION, MOTION, CURIOSITY, PAST, FUTURE, CONCEPT, TECHNICAL EFFECTS & . . PURE POETRY.

although, there was also this gorgeous conceptual split, even there:
because while Kyle creates his magic with real photo-based objects, Nicholas uses futuristic / totally imagined CGI animation.

While KYLE uses real life objects, they spin in a universe of their very own making – it’s a tale of physics, fiction and in a strange way: fusion.
fusion of the abstract . . to the real.

while NICHOLAS . . is just totally off the reality grid, altogether.

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while I can send you to Kyle’s website, to view his work, there is no way to share – just how profoundly gorgeous, these things were, projected onto that huge Microscope screen, upfront & very personal.
very intimate. very headspinning, very shape shifting.
see: KYLE WILLIAMS STUDIO – PORTFOLIO WEBSITE

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SCREENGRAB: KYLE WILLIAMS
the room went round & round.
KYLE . . also posts remarkable and very poetic / photographic video snippets on his Instagram feed / @kylewyllyams

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I have to say, this is one of my faves, very classical – All-American photo / poetry.

KYLE’S works screened first, and then came . . NICHOLAS.
that very first image of a huge huge ‘ZACH’, his iconic imaginary science boy / nerd of the future, looming up in-you-face, on that huge Microscope screen is seared into my brain, forever.
what a . . pop.

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meet . . ZACH, the STEINDORF – CGI bio ‘boy’ of the . . future, now !!

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NICHOLAS STEINDORF, ‘SEIZE’, 2015. 6:11. seamless loop, with VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER preview.

see more ZACH: NICHOLAS STEINDORF, zachzachzach – on his portfolio website

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LOL . . . x 1,000
when you are on Nicholas’ website, scroll to:
‘I ran out of Ketchup’, 2015. two-channel video, 9:45 with VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER preview.
this sequence is CGI on . . . ME !!!!!
did I crack up – or, what !!!!!!
that was so fun – doing that.

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NICHOLAS STEINDORF . . also posts videos on his Instagram feed – @nicholassteindorf
the range swings far and wide – often purely as abstract – as they get.
‘lost’ – in motion.

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NICHOLAS STEINDORF and KYLE WILLIAMS – at the Microscope opening.

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ISABELLE RANCIER, and her twin sis, ALEXANDRA.

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LANCE MARCHEL.

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EMMY THELANDER and MARIE LORENZ.

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HENRY CHAPMAN.
Henry currently has a show of paintings up at KATE WERBLE GALLERY – HENRY CHAPMAN.

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JAMES MILLER – recently had a show of his paintings at SARAH MEYOHAS.
definite, check out: JAMES MILLER – MEYOHAS

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TINA VADEN, and . . musician DARREN WILL – of the band, MOTHXR.

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THEO CERIGO, in a MOTHXR T-SHIRT.

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CHRIS WATTS.
Chris has a show coming up in March – at Gallery Twenty-Two in Charlotte, North Carolina.
He is also currently an artist-in-residence at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Councils Workspace program.
and I just did a studio visit with him, hope to post the pix – soon.

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH, unless otherwise noted.



~TOMMY MALEKOFF: ‘PERENNIAL SHADOWS’ . . JEFFREY STARK

THEN AGAIN, surprise, surprise.

ALL THAT IS ‘GREEN, leafy & organic’ – is not . . . GOLD !!

KUDZU – THE GREAT INVADER.

on the other hand,
TOMMY MALEKOFF . . . set the tech ‘gold’ standard for video clip running time: 6 minutes !!!

‘PERENNIAL SHADOWS’ – a film by TOMMY MALEKOFF
featuring original music by JOE WILLIAMS & a poetry reading by rapper PROJECT PAT.
poem by TOMMY MALEKOFF.

This was ‘new video’ screening . . .
in an alternative, surprising / ‘micro’ gallery venue, of a poignant film on the fearsome nature of ‘interloper/predator’ super species / micro/bio / ‘green’ engineering, gone – wrong.
the 6 minute film, projected on the back wall of a small steel & glass futuristic mini-box of venue . . was a . . visual knock-out.
a break-out. break-down, lyrical. factual. on point & . . cutting edge.
visual ‘dream’ . . of a living nightmare.

it presented the all-green, leafy Kudzu reality, for what is: a rolling landscape of territorial ‘take-over’. in a gently revealing, supremely edited & visually stunning . . ‘tourist’ ride.
we are taken for an overview – made by a local insider.
a lovely, leafy death sandwich, munch on that.

Presented last THURS FEB 9 – SUN FEB 19, 2017 . . .

‘PERENNIAL SHADOWS’ . . .
ran as a continuous loop, accessible through the storefront window of the alternative, minimalist JEFFREY STARK GALLERY, located in the basement lower level of a busy mini-mall – in the heart of New York’s Chinatown.
the sound track was audible though a small exterior speaker.

JEFFREY STARK, which seems to be the brainchild of ANGELO LANZA,
is actually an ‘alternative’ to a pop-up, (as well as to the mainstream art scene in general) in that – the venue is ongoing, but without the need to ‘staff’ itself on a regular basis, being that all the shows at the small box-like space, are visible – through the glass storefront every day, 9am – 9pm.

as well, there is an online real time surveillance camera focused on the storefront which also constitutes the homepage of the gallery’s website / & which lets you see what’s going on in there; the shows, the install, the openings, the down times . . . 24/7.

check it out: read more, see past & upcoming agendas / watch the action, or non-action as the case might be: JEFFREY STARK GALLERY, CHINATOWN

JEFFREY STARK GALLERY gets its name from the former occupant of the underground mini-mart . . ‘booth’.

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Filmmaker TOMMY MALEKOFF . .
presents a short film on how KUDZU, a green leafy vine / an organic plant, once thought to be a ‘lifesaver’ turns out to be – not . . ‘so much’.

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truth be told, it was kind of thrilling.
both the film & . . the mini-mall viewing locale.
the profound implications of the free-growing / no-stopping-it green ivy gone wild, as the camera catches it devouring everything in its path, obliterating the native plants & absolutely covering ALL historical & cultural footprints.
with no preaching, bye the way.
TOMMY MALEKOFF, is just showing it . . like it is. the imagery just simmers along. and makes its point.
the camera’s gaze – is as light as a bird.

Kudzu: the green super-ivy is a real death threat. a real migrant, if you want to put the ‘word du jour’, in a truly frightening context. an invasive ‘Mother Earth’ endgame, a globalization take-over, disguised as rolling greenery, poetry-in-motion – traced out for you, with a gorgeous, haunting photographic eye, a ghostly, ancient & delicate Japanese-inspired soundtrack, and a few words of spoken poetry towards the end.

Screening: in the midst of teeming inner-city commercialism.
it was, for an incredible moment, an experience of what I can only term as . . . cultural ‘intersection’.
though the film could be shown in a cardboard box, and it would still weave . . its magic.

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there it goes, the interloper Kudzu . . creeping along.
TOMMY MALEKOFF who is now New York-based, grew up in North Carolina, where this ‘not-so-green-is-it’ nature endgame is taking place, and so he is by DNA, born & bred . . close to the subject at hand.

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man vs nature.

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relentless . .

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the . . ‘living’ DEAD.

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the industrial crowded mini-mall environment, would make you think . . all that is ‘green’ is preferable, – but NOT !!
but still, all the better – to see . . the ART.

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that is a montage of ‘stills’ or otherwise related photos, from the film – on the opposite wall, in a display case, the kind ‘realtors’ use.

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boy with a bat, sinister undertones. photo detail, display case.

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nature walk. photo detail, display case.
your typical ‘real estate’ or ‘tour company’ display, not.

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Kudzu: an organic ‘destroyer’, a green ‘interloper’ originally sourced from Japan, now eating up North Carolina . . .
captured in a photo-montage, in an industrial display case, in the lower level of a mini-mall in Chinatown, exhibited in a gallery with 24/7 online – surveillance.
if that’s not . . .
GLOBALIZATION, and the face of the future, I don’t know – what is.

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TOMMY MALEKOFF at the right.
from left, artists: JACK IRV and ASPEN.
Aspen also hails from North Carolina, Greensboro. as does Tommy.

TOMMY MALEKOFF shows me where they screened the film for the opening night, right in the center of the mall on a large screen that hung from the higher level.

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this where they hung a large screen & projected the film for the opening.
right next to the escalators, and all that shiny metal and glass.
and industrial red Chinese signage.
deep ‘mall’ space. =may as well be . . deep outer space.
it’s so far out – from the usual gallery scene.
huge. cavernous. commerce & tech-oriented ambience.

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the opening night – crowd, on Tommy’s phone.
they knew they were encapsulated – in a special moment.
it was the night of the big storm – or I never would have missed it.

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH. SUN FEB 18, 2017.



~MICHI MEKO & SAIGE ROWE, quilt & video projection . . curated by SELENA (Bushwick), DAY & NIGHT PROJECTS, (Atlanta, Georgia)

‘MICRO’ PROJECTIONS . . as in / VIDEOS – on INSTAGRAM – SAY A LOT !!
& TRAVEL . . FAR !!

what can I say . .
the world is getting smaller and smaller, viewing ‘screens’ are getting smaller & smaller, BUT !!
the opportunities for someone to see your work, are conversely getting: larger & larger.
& that’s a . . good thing.

I SAW 3 . . . NEW VIDEO SCREENINGS, this weekend.
one was via Instagram, of a larger video screening projected unconventionally onto a quilt block !!
in a gallery in Atlanta, Georgia.
kind of like . . those nesting Russian eggs.
it was a tiny ‘video loop’ . . of a larger ‘video loop projection’ in an installation, that caught my attention.
in a city far away, Atlanta, Georgia – so there was no way I could have caught it otherwise.

so, maybe I saw 4 new !!!!!! videos / this weekend ????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
all different – SIZES !!!!!!!!!

the next video I saw, projected onto a good sized wall, in a very hardcore / innovative alternative ‘gallery’ space in Chinatown, I actually viewed through the mini mall/storefront glass window.
while the final viewing, took place in a more conventional gallery space, but with a ‘shockingly’ great big screen – upfront & personal !!

let’s start one with the one I saw, in a rather ‘new wave’ fashion / that is, by social media ‘remote’, as in:

I caught a digital / video clip glimpse of . . an installation, by way of a beautifully shot – video posted to Instagram by @mountain.bushwick . . aka MICHAEL FLEMING.

MOUNTAIN is an artist-run space, so why the shock, that it’s founder/director – can produce a pretty mean . . . video clip ?!!

the subject: the ‘lyrical quilt – video projection’ . . by MICHI MEKO & SAIGE ROWE, curated by SELENA GALLERY . . .
for a 2 part concurrent exhibition – now up at DAY & NIGHT PROJECTS, in Atlanta, Georgia.

SELENA GALLERY . . is an artist-run space co-founded by ANJULI RATHOD & OLIVIA SWIDER, located in Bushwick, Brooklyn, N.Y.

from . . .

‘TWO EXHIBITIONS from BUSHWICK to ATLANTA’
‘In Time of Silver Rain: MICHI MEKO and SAIGE ROWE’
curated by Bushwick’s . . SELENA GALLERY
runs thru MARCH 12, 2017
DAY & NIGHT PROJECTS, ATLANTA, GEORGIA

read background & see images: ‘IN TIME OF SILVER RAIN’ – DAY & NIGHT PROJECTS

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MICHI MEKO . . salvaged the vintage quilt / SAIGE ROWE . . made the video.
the video is projected onto one block – of the old farm quilt. quite a pretty idea.
especially because the video is all about greenery, & dirt & . . roots. the ’round’ circle . . of ‘life’.
the ‘sampling’ of organic growth.
very very moving. quick. graphic, fresh. & lyrical.
factual.

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I quite liked this particular frame / because although the woman’s hand is about to pull up a ‘rooted’ plant, the gesture mimics a woman’s hand, sewing – a quilt.
the farmer & the quiltmaker – have very intertwining history.

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the big picture / nature / mother earth.
in it’s best, and yet sadly . . most threatened ‘glory’.
please. don’t put up that damn parking lot.

NOTE ALL 3 IMAGES ABOVE: are screengrabs from a ‘micro’ video loop – of the DAY & NIGHT PROJECTS, ‘BUSHWICK TO ATLANTA’ exhibit / that was posted to Instagram by @mountain.bushwick, aka MICHAL FLEMING.
thank you !!

NOTE: the MICHI MEKO & SAIGE ROWE ‘quilt – video projection’, was curated by SELENA GALLERY, Bushwick.

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MICHI MEKO, ‘Untitled’, 2017. found quilt.
SAIGE ROWE, (projection), ‘Exterior Engagements #3’, 2017 / 1:57 minute digital video
PHOTO: courtesy SELENA GALLERY

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~YES !! Presidents Day: 1866 QUILT – by LUCY FROST

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1866 QUILT – by LUCY FROST . . .

@afamuseum / American Folk Art Museum: “This patriotic quilt features an embroidered image of ABRAHAM LINCOLN (center) with the inscription ‘Old Abe’ underneath.
Made just a year after his assassination, the quilt also depicts an embroidered pictogram featuring a pile of logs and an axe, representing Lincoln’s childhood home – a one-room log cabin, and image of the White House.”

Image: Abraham Lincoln Flag Quilt, Lucy Frost, Dubuque, Iowa, 1866. Cotton with cotton applique and embroidery, 61 x 75 inches.
Gift of Florence W. and Joe P. Rhinehart, 2002.13.1
Photo: Gaving Ashworth

Image via Instagram @afamusem / American Folk Art Museum

continues . . .



~’YES: NICHOLAS STEINDORF & KYLE WILLIAMS’ . . MICROSCOPE, BROOKLYN / SCREENING TO-NITE SUN FEB 19 / 7:30 PM

‘YES: NICHOLAS STEINDORF & KYLE WILLIAMS’ / ‘BLINN & LAMBERT’
SCREENING TO-NITE / SUN FEB 19, 2017 / 7:30 PM
MICROSCOPE GALLERY, 1329 WILLOUGHBY AVE, #2B, BROOKLYN
General Admission: $8
Members & Students with ID: $6

Program Running Time, approx 60 mins.

Q&A with the artists following the screening.

This screening is made possible with the underwriting support from the ROBERT D. BIELECKI FOUNDATION.

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Still from ‘New Grey Planet: Library’, by BLINN & LAMBERT (2017) – image courtesy of the artists

MICROSCOPE . . “is very pleased to present as the first 2017 edition of our emerging artists series YES, a screening of new & recent video works by Brooklyn-based artists NICHOLAS STEINDORF and KYLE WILLIAMS, including those made under their collaboration . . BLINN & LAMBERT.
THE PROGRAM includes the premiere of a new BLINN & LAMBERT work ‘New Grey Planet: Library’ as well as the first work made under the pseudonym and other videos made by each artists individually . . .
The duo works in video, digital animation & practical special effects.” ~gallery website

read more: ‘YES: NICHOLAS STEINDORF & KYLE WILLIAMS’ – MICROSCOPE

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Still from ‘exCarnation’ by NICHOLAS STEINDORF (2014) – image courtesy of the artist

NICOLAS STEINDORF . . “holds a BFA from Columbia College, Chicago and an MFA in painting from Yale University. His practice focuses on screen-based technologies with outputs in animations, installations, and digital-drawings. Recently, his project ‘Zach_Version_1.0’ was exhibited in the interactive online-exhibition space . . THE VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER, and ‘Zach_Version_1.1’ was exhibited at EXO EXO, Paris.
Steindorf currently lives and works in Brooklyn.

see: NICHOLAS STEINDORF – PORTFOLIO WEBSITE

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Still from ‘Untitled (moon)’ by KYLE WILLIAMS (2015) – image courtesy of the artist.

KYLE WILLIAMS . . “is an artist working with moving image, projection, and installation. His practice focuses on the exploration of the strange kinds of presence objects can have on screen. Williams holds a BA from Stanford University in Art History and an MFA in painting from Yale University. His work has been shown internationally and in various galleries in New York and San Francisco. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn and teaches video art at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA.

see: KYLE WILLIAMS – PORTFOLIO WEBSITE



~SKOWHEGAN TAROT . . feat. wands by MELISSA BROWN / OPENS TO-NITE , SAT FEB 18

talk: about MICRO ART BUYING . . !!

don’t blink.
turn over – your card. & your cash !!

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@boogiebrowntown / MELISSA BROWN:
tonight! Launch Party for the #skowhegantarot featuring designs by 74 artists, wands by yours truly.
Magic by TA DA #rossmoreno *What’s in the cards 4 U * ?
SAT FEB 18, 2017
6-9 PM
16 WEST 22nd ST. CHELSEA NYC.

IMAGE & TEXT: via @boogiebrowntown / MELISSA BROWN

MORE INFO: THE SKOWHEGAN TAROT LAUNCH PARTY