Sto / ‘The Protector #1’ and … ‘The Protector #2’ . . . $400 each
IF I HAD $800 – I’d buy BOTH !!
WAIT, WHAT ABOUT … ‘I ain’t going’ – that’s pretty funny & . . profound ! . . . for $400
‘WORM ATTACKS’ .. is pretty interesting, too, and it’s only – $300
but then, I’d also want to get ‘Better to get rid of parasites’, $150 – to go with it !!!
but, wait – what about … ‘A warning sign’ – $350
yeah, but check out, the one on the top left – ‘Shaman’ – that is profound, mysterious .. and attractive !! and it’s, only . . . $300
. . . come to think of it – if you just step back – THAT WHOLE WALL – is really interesting.
and, I also really like the portraits – and, they’re $200 a piece – exactly my budget !!!
. . . but, which one ?
and check out – ‘Zombies’ – that’s so intense, for . . . $600
‘Follow your glow’ – is only $150 – and its beautiful in all ways !!!!
ok ok ok – ‘These hands of mine’ – about sums it up – and its – $150 – I’ll take it !
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH
Cinders Gallery Presents
My Prayer For You
New Work by Sto
OCT 12 – NOV 11, 2007
ALL WORKS BETWEEN PRICE RANGE of: $50 – $125 – $200 – a couple of pieces at $350 – $400 – and – a few hit $500, $600 and the top price, the last one, comes in at $700 – the hardest part is the pickin !!!
All pieces are one-of-a-kind, unique works; acrylic on canvas/wood stretchers .. or in some cases, acrylic paint on board.
See more works: on the gallery website.
Sto is a co-founder of Cinders Gallery & Bookstore.
CINDERS GALLERY – 103 HAVEMAYER ST – BTWN: HOPE + GRAND – BROOKLYN, NY
GALLERY HOURS: WED-FRI 2-8PM / SAT+SUN 12-7PM
BIANCA CASADY – LIL GIRL SLIM – “COSMIC WILLINGNESS”
PIPE DREAMZ A REVELATION … and the DEATH OF MAD VICKY LOPEZ
OCTOBER 6 – 20, 2007
WITH PERFORMANCE BY COCOROSIE – OCT 19, 2007 – 9PM
DEITCH PROJECTS – 18 WOOSTER ST – SOHO – NYC
WATCH & LISTEN !! to – THE “Mad Vicky” video invite . . . on: YouTube !!
WATCH & LISTEN !! to – “Red Bone Slim-COSMIC WILLINGNESS” video invite . . . on: YouTube !!
when you can stop playing that last one! – over & over:
then – WATCH an AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL SCREEN/COLLAGE & LISTEN TO THIS:
“Somebody’s baby boy ain’t coming home, tonight…”
on the – COCOROSIELAND WEBSITE !! (CLICK THE CORN !!)
IMAGE: ARTWORK BY BIANCA CASADY/cocorosieland
** !! ** ARTLOVERS PIX FROM THE OPENING & THE CONCERT at DEITCH PROJECTS ** !! **
BIANCA CASADY – with her mom – CHRISTINA CHALMERS – at the opening.
CocoRosie – BIANCA CASADY & HER SISTER, SIERRA CASADY, (“seaairahh”) – at the opening.
BLACK CRACKER (right) hugs Cocorosie managment/music promotion guy, SIMON GUZYLACK,
at the opening. BLACK CRACKER played (driving!!/crazy!!) keyboard at the CocoRosie performance.
LIL RAE RAE – who played (big) drums!!! – at the Cocorosie performance.
(BIANCA CASADY artwork/”COSMIC WILLINGNESS” at DEITCH PROJECTS – on the walls)
LEIF RITCHEY – who collaborated on the CocoRosie outfits .. & who …
.. “was the only other person to help me with the exhibit” – BIANCA C. – with . . .
MILITIA SHIMKOVITZ, of Voodoo-EROS RECORDS, at the opening.
ANTONY – of ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS – was at the opening.
(BIANCA CASADY – LIL GIRL SLIM/”COSMIC WILLINGNESS”/PIPE DREAMZ A REVELATION …
and The Death of Mad Vicky Lopez – DEITCH PROJECTS – Oct 6, 2007)
from the exhibit: BIANCA CASADY/LIL GIRL SLIM/”COSMIC WILLINGNESS”
BIANCA CASADY/”COSMIC WILLINGNESS”
BIANCA CASADY/”COSMIC WILLINGNESS”
BIANCA CASADY/”COSMIC WILLINGNESS”
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH
BIANCA CASADY/LIL GIRL SLIM/”COSMIC WILLINGNESS”/PIPE DREAMZ A REVELATION/OPENING/DEITCH PROJECTS/OCT 6, 2007 – & –
COCOROSIE PERFORMANCE/DEITCH PROJECTS/OCT 19, 2007
~ CHECK OUT !! – THE COCOROSIE MYSPACE PAGE !!
. . . where you can sample: “Rainbowarriors” – & – “Animals” . . among others, and !! don’t !! miss the links to the video clips of: “Rainbowarriors” & “Noah’s Ark” – at the bottom right – of the page !!
~ WATCH !! – “THE STORY OF COCOROSIE” – on FRENCH T.V. !! – on: YouTube !!
~ WATCH !! – COCOROSIE – “bear hides buffalo” – live at the DEITCH PERFORMANCE/OCT 19, 2007 – on: YouTube !!
~ WATCH !! – COCOROSIE – “bear hides buffalo” – live/VALENCIA 2006 – on: YouTube !!
~ WATCH !! – what looks to be an earlier video, (2006?) – COCOROSIE at HOME – SIERRA PLAYS HARP & BIANCA PLAYS A TOY KEYBOARD – on: YouTube !!
~ SEE: ARTLOVERS – 1st ENCOUNTER – with BIANCA CASADY aka RED BONE SLIM, at AFF / ART FIEND FOUNDATION – (now just a myth!!) – on the Lower East Side: Dec 10, 2004
~ SEE: ARTLOVERS – 1st ENCOUNTER – with BIANCA CASADY’S ARTWORK – on the cover of the Voodoo-EROS ALBUM – “THE ENLIGHTENED FAMILY ” – Oct 3, 2005
~ SEE: THE ARTLOVERS PHOTO REPORT – on the MARCH 9, 2006 – ‘RED BONE SLIM VS. ITSELF’ – EXHIBIT at AFF / ART FIEND FOUNDATION: Art Lovers Photos: 2006-06-06
DEITCH PROJECTS/BIANCA CASADY
. . . this unusual piece by AMY GARTRELL caught our eye back in the summer, when it was exhibited in the back room, while the ARND SEIBERT/SEAN RASPET show – ‘The Way Things Are’ was featured in the main gallery, June 2 – July 7, 2007.
Titled, ‘Untitled’, dated 2007, the materials used were specified as: ghostwood, wood stain, beveled glass. dimensions: 60 x 28 x 24 ins. DANIEL REICH told us at this time – when we remarked how beautiful and mysterious the piece was – that glass making was one of Amy’s loves and it was a hobby for her – in the sense that she actually produces the glass pieces herself – she does not outsource the work.
the patterned leaf & barbed wire ‘wallpaper’ in the background is ‘Wallpaper’, 2006 by ARND SEIBERT.
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH. DANIEL REICH GALLERY, June 2, 2007
see the original report on which this work first posted: 2007-06-20
(scroll down to row: 6)
check out another one of AMY GARTRELL’S GLASS PIECES – ‘LOVE SPELL’ – exhibited last summer (2007) at AMY SMITH STEWART’S GALLERY, on the Lower East Side:
2007-07-23 – ROW 14
artlovers just couldn’t wait . . . for AMY GARTRELL’S one person exhibit, as yet untitled at the time of this visit – and to become: AMY GARTELL: ‘Function Creep’ at DANIEL REICH GALLERY now (OCT 20 – NOV 24, 2007) – so Amy was kind enough to invite us over for a sneak preview peek. and we mean peek – Amy doesn’t like having her unfinished work photographed. and much was still in preliminary stages, evolving magically, organically, around the room. The ‘untitled’ table, with its papier-mache ‘stalacites’ was finished ps, we got to get some pix of that . . . a thrift shop card table – don’t let appearances deceive you – Amy actually hand worked the table’s surface to make it look really used, the watermarks are her hyper realist touch !!
AMY SHOWED us some drawings in her files: including ‘A Rare Convergence (1978)’, 2007 – ink on paper, 23 x 34 ins – which is in the show:
almost finished … ‘For Your Protection’, 2007, Power Mac, ceramic (to be painted a dark brown), glass, lead. Amy makes the stained glass pieces herself – a detail from this glass piece was to become the image on the show’s poster.
ONE OF THE TINY TREASURES, this one a cone shell – in production – getting ready to to be placed inside the cabinet piece: ‘Quite A Display’.
placed on the table, a quilt Amy’s grandmother actually made for her (Amy’s) mom, when her mom was about 9 yrs old. whoa – I’d like an enchanted table like that – to place a small selection of my quilt collection on !!!!
a last look – some unfinished glass panes resting where they should – up against a window.
A VISIT TO AMY GARTRELL’S BROOKLYN STUDIO – where the workshop is in production for ‘AMY GARTRELL – Function Creep’ – DANIEL REICH GALLERY
OCT 20 – NOV 24, 2007.
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH – SEPT 27, 2007.
AMY GARTRELL – ‘FUNCTION CREEP’ – OPENS SAT, OCT 20 – 6-8PM
SHOW RUNS: OCTOBER 20 – NOVEMBER 24, 2007
DANIEL REICH GALLERY – 537 WEST 23RD ST – CHELSEA
DANIEL REICH GALLERY
ANDRES OINONEN – ‘GONE LIKE TOMORROW’ – OPENS SAT, OCT 20 – 6-8PM
SHOW RUNS: OCTOBER 24 – NOVEMBER 24, 2007
MEHR GALLERY – 436 WEST 18TH ST – CHELSEA
MARK DEAN VECA, ‘Mr .P Loves You’ (detail)/IMAGE COUTRESY: JONATHAN LeVINE GALLERY
MARK DEAN VECA – ‘IMBROGLIO’ – PROJECT ROOM
OPENS SAT, OCT 20 – 7-9PM
SHOW RUNS OCTOBER 20 – NOVEMBER 17, 2007
JONATHAN LeVINE GALLERY – 529 WEST 20TH – 9E – CHELSEA
JONATHAN LeVINE GALLERY
MITCH AND LILAH HAUNT SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK
SATURDAY – OCTOBER 20, 2007 – 11-3 PM
AS PART OF A HUGE HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION
ALSO FEATURING A FREE PERFORMANCE OF:
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S ‘MACBETH’ by THE RED DOOR THEATRE COMPANY at 3:30PM
FOR MORE DETAILS SEE:
CHRIS OFILI & WIFE, ROBA ARRIVE AT THE OPENING/SEPT 20, 2007
this large painting was considered the best, by far, of the exhibit
above 3 images: pages in/CHRIS OFILI, ‘AFROMUSES 1995-2005’, THE STUDIO MUSEUM IN HARLEM, ($50)
ALL PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH
CHRIS OFILI – ‘DEVIL’S PIE’ – DAVID ZWIRNER – 525 WEST 19TH ST – CHELSEA
SEPT 20 – NOV 3, 2007
. . . ‘DEVIL’S PIE’ – not !!!! the show’s nowhere close to as black, forbidden & exciting as the title.
.. if that’s what it means to see an artist…”thinking” – we’re doomed – though everybody had a few favorites – esp the large painting – above. some found the $50 book- ‘AFROMUSES’ – displayed on the galleries bookcases – on the way out – to be the only real evidence of why this show was supposed to be “newsworthy”.
some artists take success and make a run for it – is it too obvious to contrast the stellar route of KARA WALKER’S work & career – some hit big money & fame – and can’t think clearly enough to evolve or change the formula – if, that’s what they want to do – it’s good to steer clear of a career/formula rut – but hopefully – in an upwards direction. bottomline – the boy lost his edge.
DAVID ZWIRNER GALLERY
October 18, 2007 by JAN ALBERT
GONE BABY GONE is a darkly entertaining ride into the bowels of the human psyche that will confound you to declare who the good guys and bad guys are at the finish line.
Been a while since a film made me feel like picking up a book, but GONE BABY GONE is a great adaptation of the terse crime thrillers I used to devour like candy. It is a hardboiled but poetic page-turner of a movie.
Ben Affleckâ€™s directorial debut (he also co-wrote the script with Aaron Stockard based on Dennis Lehaneâ€™s novel) is set in his old stomping grounds – South Boston – and is an ode to â€œthe people who started out in the cracks and then fell through.â€ The neighborhood and its residents run deep in his blood and Affleck revels in the faces and places where a little girl has gone missing and the press and the police are trying to outdo each other in a frenzy of self-righteous fury. Every location is crammed with detail and extras cast right off the streets and bar stools of Dorchester, which keeps your eyes wide open.
To make it even more personal, Affleck bet his whole hand and cast his little brother, Casey Affleck, in the lead as Patrick Kenzie, a private detective brought onto the case with his partner/lover Angie Gennaro by the childâ€™s aunt. Slight of stature, but not of ability, Casey Affleck has quietly (the opposite of Benâ€™s acting career!) been making his name as a character actor in flicks like Oceans Eleven, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, and Gus Van Santâ€™s Gerry. As the star of GONE BABY GONE, Casey Affleck makes you root for this baby-faced but smart, tough, sensitive, and stubborn PI, refusing to give up even when it becomes obvious that the truth is rotten to the core and threatens to tear his own life apart.
Affleck steps up to the front of the screen here against some real star power like Ed Harris (scarily great as a very tightly wound cop) and Morgan Freeman and doesnâ€™t let them steal the scene.
He also holds his own with a score of brilliant character actors he comes across in the course of the investigationâ€”most notably Amy Madigan, Titus Welliver, and Edi Gathegi.
Amy Ryan (who had a recurring role on the TV series, THE WIRE and is also featured as Ethan Hawkeâ€™s former wife in Sidney Lumetâ€™s BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOUâ€™RE DEAD this season) does steal her share of scenes! She gives a star-making performance as the little girlâ€™s druggie, careless mom. Ryan is a force of nature as a woman the audience may disapprove of but cannot just hate despite it all. She makes her a person of spunk and humor, as well as fear and guilt. So far for me, Amy Ryan and Hal Holbrook (Into the Wild) are the ones to beat for best supporting actress and actor of 2007.
Ben Affleck doesnâ€™t yet have the fluid chops to slay the audience with the action sequences, but when he sticks to advancing the story through Kenzie and Gennaroâ€™s (Michelle Monaghan) facing off against the many colorful characters, heâ€™s on solid ground. Iâ€™ve seen a lot of fine films lately; Michael Clayton, Before the Devil Knows Youâ€™re Dead, The Darjeeling Express and I must say GONE BABY GONE is the one I cannot shake. Go see it so Hollywood brings more of Patrick and Angelaâ€™s series of adventures to the screen and Ben Affleck gets to direct another movie real soon.
P.S. Now that I am deep into Dennis Lehaneâ€™s novel, I can see what a great job Ben Affleck did of capturing its essence. Hereâ€™s one great passage that had me nodding my head in admiration:
â€œ When a child disappears, the space sheâ€™d occupied is immediately filled with dozens of people. And these people – relatives, friends, police officers, reporters from both TV and print – create a lot of energy and noise, a sense of communal intensity, of fierce, shared dedication to a task.
But amid all that noise, nothing is louder than the silence of the missing child. Itâ€™s a silence thatâ€™s two and a half to three feet tall, and you feel it at your hip and hear it rising from the floorboards, shouting to you from the corners and crevices and the emotionless face of a doll left on the floor by the bed. Itâ€™s a silence thatâ€™s different from the ones at funerals and wakes. The silence of the dead carries with it a sense of finality; itâ€™s a silence you know you must get used to. But the silence of a missing child is not something you want to get used to; you refuse to accept it, and so it screams at you.
The silence of the dead says goodbye. The silence of a missing child says, Find me.â€
From GONE BABY GONE by Dennis Lehane. Copyright 1998, Harpers paperback, pg. 24.
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