DANIELLE DE JESUS . . ‘EFECTIVO INEFECTIVO’, GALERIA BETANCES, PUERTO RICO

DANIELLE DE JESUS . . PRESENTA:
‘EFECTIVO INEFECTIVO’
OPENED FRI AUG 10, 2018 / 9 PM
& SHOW IS UP FOR . . 3 WEEKS !!
GALERIA BETANCES, 1 CALLE SAN VICENTE E, MAYAGUEZ, PUERTO RICO

see:
@galeriabetances / IG
@danielledejesus1 / IG
her artist portfolio website / DANIELLE DEJESUS ART

Danielle’s first solo show in her ‘beloved’ Puerto Rico.
she is known here, in NYC for her ‘realist’/ ‘pop culture’ ‘portraits’ . . very !! mini-paintings on real dollar bills, and those crazy, micro-mini . . etch-a-sketches.

I first ran into her work . . at the ole GRUMPY BERT’S, in Brooklyn.


GOATBUNNY, with DANIELLE DE JESUS on the right,
at the opening of the big ‘TAT IT UP’ show . . curated by MURRZ & ZPRPRO,
GRUMPY BERT, BROOKLYN. JAN 8, 2016


DANIELLE DE JESUS, ‘WATER TOWER’ / UNIQUE / PAINT on CARDBOARD / DIY WATER TOWER KIT BY BOUNDLESS BROOKLYN
approx 17 x 8 in.
‘TAT IT UP’, GRUMPY BERT
FYI: it was priced at $200 / ONE-OF-A-KIND / NOT AN EDITION (!!)


detail.
looks, to be a tattoo on a woman’s thigh / robot – human love (!!)

see: PIX – FROM THE ‘TAT IT UP’ OPENING / artlovers archive




‘OVERFLOW’ . . SPECIAL SPECIAL / OPENING TO-NITE / FRI AUG 10, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

incl: PATRICK MOHUNDRO & EMILY JANOWICK !!
curated by: JOHN BELKNAP

IT’S GONNA BE . . . hot !! WILD !!
& ab-so-lute-ly RE-FRESHING !!

come watch the underground art scene – reboot !!

‘OVERFLOW’ – CURATED BY JOHN BELKNAP
OPENING TO-NITE / FRI AUG 10, 2018 / 6:30 – 8:30 PM
show runs thru AUG 26, 2018
Special Special, 44 East 1st St, East Village / L.E.S. NYC 10003

HRS:
WED-SAT 12-7 PM / SUN 12-6 PM

Special Special established 2016
Director: WEN-YON CAI
Creative / Publishing Director: SEOKHOON CHOI

‘OVERFLOW’ . . . features works by:
Ginssiyo Apara, Patrick Carlin Mohundro, David Chan, Sujung Chang, Sam Cockrell, Dana Davenport, Leah Dixon, Luba Drozd, Ian Faden, E. Winslow Funaki, Jackson Hallberg, Tallulah Hood, Emily Janowick, Khari Johnson-Rocks, Bianca Kann, David Kirshoff, Grace Linderholm, Umber Majeed, Tristan Scow, Tiffany Jaeyon Shin, Buzz Slutzky, & Ondine Vinao




~DRAWING A BLANK . . SUGAR HILL, HARLEM / BIG OPENING TO-NITE / THURS JUNE 14

DRAWING A BLANK – NYC POP-UP / OPENING THURS JUNE 14, 2018 / 6PM – LATE
the show runs thru JUNE 24, 2018
1850 AMSTERDAM AVE, SUGAR HILL, HARLEM, NY 10031
FLYER BY: ADAM ZHU

see: DRAWINGABLANK.co.uk / @drabl

ADAM ZHU, BOLADE BANJO, CHASE HALL, DUNCAN LOUDON, FRANK LEBON, FRED WOODWARD, HANNA MOON, JACK IRV, LAURA GENES, LILY GAVIN, LOHE ANDERSON, ORFEO TAGIURI, ONDINE VINAO, ROSIE MARKS, TUCKER VAN DER WYDEN, TYLER MITCHEL, TYRONE LEBON, RAF FELENER




~LUKE MURPHY . . THE PIXELS, THE QUILT & . . THE PEEPS / UP-DATING RIGHT NOW !!!!

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MORPHIN’ MURPHY !!!!

LUKE MURPHY . . ‘EVERY PIXEL BRIGHT’
OPENED JUNE 1, 2018
the show runs thru JULY 15, 2018
CANADA

PIX – FROM THE OPENING:


LUKE MURPHY . . has a MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT SHELLEY moment, with his creation.


LUKE MURPHY, ‘Log Cabin Quilt’, 2018
62 x 41 x 4 in. / digital sculpture comprised of LED matrix panels programmed by the artist.


hung on the wall, it very nearly ‘captures’ the waver, sag, and thickness of a traditional colonial-era, hand-made . . cotton quilt / bedcover / blanket / comforter.
though you wouldn’t want to lay down next to it, let alone on top of !!

it’s warmth . . is purely in it’s pulsing, saturated light, and it’s deeply respectful throw-back reference.

Although Luke’s 21st c. ‘quilt’ could have easily been made to be quite straight, with rigid right angles & a super-flat surface, it’s part of this show’s mindset . . that he has manipulated the small LED matrix panels . . into a slightly dis-jointed overall unity, by way of how they are wired, or really ‘mis-wired’ (!!) or, otherwise attached to each other, to bring about a more humanistic, human-made / human-evolved / human pattern / function history / i.e. a variation of a ‘skeumorph’ affect.

so,does that make this show – all about MURPHY – MORPH ????!!

BED QUILT / LED QUILT !!!!!

that’s so super funny, when you consider how hard the original needle & thread-bearing colonial housewife strove to make her Log Cabin . . so precise !!
it was not a small thing, to have the all small log ‘units’, built up in a few rows of ascending or descending size for each basic block ‘unit’ / which then become the accumulative squares, which must meet up – not only with right-angle ‘rightness’ & precision, but, also in a complex dramatic color scheme / so that by varying scraps of light or dark textiles / the quilt maker achieves the dramatic ‘furrows’ . . or ‘diamonds’ / when viewed as a whole.


FYI . . calling all techies, geeks & the all-round / curious !!!
Luke: “the computers (the small boxes on the right) are generic Intel-based machines that I rebuild with Linux/Ubuntu/Lubuntu as the operating system & then install my custom code in a Python environment. The box on the left is just a collection of 5V/40A power supplies. The computer runs the pieces & I use commercial LED matrix panels and corresponding receiver cards to run the LED’s themselves.”


I would say above all else, because there are many varieties and sub-themes / Luke has managed to conjure up / a classic, early Amish Log Cabin, ‘Straight Furrow’ quilt. and that would be primarily due to the dynamic discipline, and overall play of the individual blocks, and of course the replication of the pure, primary / almost neon color found in the true old Amish quilts. printed textiles, even of the most rudimentary type were not allowed in Amish homes.

Luke says that he had read some of what I had written about Log Cabin quilts, had seen the recent, super amazing ‘Military Quilts’ exhibit at the American Folk Art Museum, and was watching ‘Alias Grace’ (the Margaret Atwood series on Netflix) & which I assume is there chockful of quilts. he goes on to state, “that the clincher though, was reading that the tiny center represents the hearth” / i.e. fire !! / i.e. ‘Every Pixel Bright’ !!

so yes, you can begin to see the tiny centers, of each basic block, in his rendition . . turn from orange to red to golden yellow, as the LED matrix slowly changes colors and, morphs / into a ‘slowly sagging quilt’.
a great metaphor for aging btw / but, let’s not go there.
(the sad loss of Anthony Boudain is inspiring me, to get more personal, lol.)

info overload: if you find yourself with a Log Cabin quilt that has seeming random blue or black centers, as well as orange, red or yellow ones / what you have is a ‘map’ from the Underground Railroad . . showing the way to the ‘safe houses’. . these ‘signals’ would be hung up on clotheslines out in the yard, to help the runaway slaves find their way north.
(and yes !! I have one !!
from upstate NY, the Catskills, it’s pretty darn ragged, but STILL !!!!!


MICHAEL MAHALCHICK – all a-glow in the LED light bath.


LEIF RITCHEY.
does anyone else remember the great fashion / art / music co-operative, that he ran out of a small storefront on the Lower East Side, called .. AFF ??
ART FIEND FOUNDATION, from about 2000 & onwards / for a few very good years.


SHANEQUA SIMPSON, warming herself beside the ‘Morphin’ Murphy’ – fire !!

LUKE MURPHY, ‘Kindling’, 2018. 32 x 24 x 24 in.
Digital sculpture comprised of LED matrix panels programmed by the artist.


SHANEQUA wears her colors with pride.
she also runs a blog called . . . ‘culturepeep’ !!
see: culturepeep.com
@culturepeep on IG

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH




~LUKE MURPHY . . THE TRAVELING ROAD & THE WISHING WELL

FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD.

LUKE MURPHY . . ‘EVERY PIXEL BRIGHT’
OPENED JUNE 1, 2018
the show runs thru JULY 15, 2018
CANADA


LUKE MURPHY, ‘I thought it was a ladder, she said it was a serpent’, 2018.
Digital sculpture comprised of LED matrix panels / programmed by the artist.
86 x 51 x 12 in.


follow that road . .


look for the light at the the end of the tunnel.

“Stacking, assembling and wiring the panels together, MURPHY gives the works new physical forms and connotations: a monolith or a chimney, a slowly sagging quilt, contorted canvases a la Frank Stella. One work snakes from the wall to the floor – another bows out like an organic form . . ”
~CANADA PRESS RELEASE


there is no beginning / there is no end.

“each object operates with its own rhythm and system – buzzing and glitching in response to their own designated code. In fact, Murphy’s programs don’t repeat like an animation loop. Rather he writes the code to create formal propositions, endlessly generating new shapes, colors, and sequences within his rule, a practice more akin to an endurance-based drawing exercise, organized pixel by pixel.”
~CANADA PRESS RELEASE


on the right, LUKE MURPHY.


busy, and pulsing . . like those overhead shots of LA traffic / opening sequence of some TV melodrama.


at first sight, it seems a flat ribbon of light, but then / the twist, it broke rank – like a bridge that opens to tall ships.


memory association is so strange: it reminded me of the racing Lionel train set / I had as a kid that ran circles thru tunnels / on the plywood ping pong table / the brain trying to make sense of what it is processing. and doesn’t understand.


a cube.
you could throw pennies in, it was ’empty’ / except for the ‘mirrored’ table-top illusion, and the sci-fi aura.
metaphorical pennies, only.

“There’s an irreverence to Murphy’s project but also an intentionality – he tinkers with crude, flashy technologies and applies the attention of a painter or sculptor, urging us to view the objects in this way. Mr. Murphy is more concerned with the capacity for pathos in the works rather than their accomplishment. He seeks out the humanity of screens, the way they confound and alienate us and simultaneously reveal our aspirations, failures, desires, anxieties and even joy.”
~CANADA press release


LUKE MURPHY, ‘Every Pixel bright’, 2018.
30-1/4 x 25 x 25 in.
Digital sculpture comprised of LED panels programmed by the artist.
wood, straps & hardware.

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH




~LUKE MURPHY . . SET THE NIGHT ON FIRE !!

KNOCK-OUT OPENING / LITERALLY . . ON FIRE.
EVEN THE STREET OUTSIDE – GOT SET A-BLAZE !!

LUKE MURPHY . . ‘EVERY PIXEL BRIGHT’
OPENED JUNE 1, 2018
the show runs thru JULY 15, 2018.
CANADA

THE BON-FIRE / WITHIN – WITHOUT.

a pile of small LED panels is lit – like a campfire, at the entrance to the show.
it ‘burns’ so bright, it seems to be a reflection, of a real fire outside – on the deep Chinatown street.

LUKE MURPHY, ‘Untitled Pile’, 2018.
29 x 45 x 45 in. / LED matrix panels programmed by the artist.

‘EVERY PIXEL BRIGHT’, “CANADA’S fifth exhibition by LUKE MURPHY, presents a new series of digital sculptures comprised of LED matrix panels / programmed by the artist. Murphy continues to mine and re-purpose these humble screens, finding new possibilities in them and perhaps seeking an absurd entry into the Sublime – with cords and hardware exposed.”
~ CANADA press release

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH




~LUKE MURPHY . . ‘EVERY PIXEL BRIGHT’ / CANADA / OPENS FRI JUNE 1

TO-NITE !!!

LUKE MURPHY . . ‘EVERY PIXEL BRIGHT’
OPENS FRI JUNE 1, 2018 / 6 -8 PM
show runs thru JULY 15, 2018
CANADA, 333 BROOME ST., LOWER EAST SIDE, NYC 10002
HRS: WED-SUN / 11 AM – 6 PM

“new digital sculptures comprised of LED matrix panels .. programmed by the artist . . seeking an absurd entry into the sublime – with cords and hardware exposed.”

“LUKE MURPHY . .. is a systems-based artist whose work is loosely bound by common themes of quantifying elements of the psyche and spirit with a particular interest in the Gnostic gospels, religious paintings, and digital languages – codes and systems to make art.”
~CANADA

read more: LUKE MURPHY – ‘EVERY PIXEL BRIGHT’ / CANADA

note: that’s LUKE MURPHY’S animated . . ‘RESIST / LED-Deli sign’ running / at the top of this page.
come on, people / RESIST, FOCUS & de-bubble !!

def, check out: lukelab / Luke Murphy


image: ‘Unhappy Users’ – LED Matrix work / LukeLab / Luke Murphy

note: yes, that’s a classic early American quilt pattern: ‘LOG CABIN’ / LIGHTS & DARKS / STRAIGHT FURROWS.
at the top / right hand side of the show’s . . ‘flyer’.
though, lol – not the color palette / that’s 21st C. digital . . LED / ELECTRIC !!

though, actually . .
AMISH QUILTS – COME CLOSE, both in color and . . ‘goals’ / i.e. ‘entry into the sublime’.




~RYAN FOERSTER . . ‘CHANGE BOTH RIB’ – POSTER !!

FREE – AT THE OPENING !!
3 DESIGNS – COLLECT ALL 3 !!


@ratstarpress: Thank you to SCOTT KEIGHTLEY for the great poster !
SCOTT KEIGHTLEY designed the posters / there are 3 different designs.
FREE – COLLECT ALL 3 !!
IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM @ratstarpress

RATSTAR PRESS = RYAN FOERSTER !!




~RYAN FOERSTER . . ‘CHANGE BOTH RIB’ / CLEARING UPTOWN / OPENING FRI JUNE 1

TO-NITE !!!

RYAN FOERSTER . . ‘CHANGE BOTH RIB’
OPENS FRI JUNE 1, 2018 / 5 – 8 PM
show runs thru JULY 7, 2018
CLEARING, 43 E.78th ST., UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC
HRS: TUES-SAT / 11 AM – 6 PM




~MELISSA BROWN . . ‘BETWEEN STATES’ / DEREK ELLER / OPENING THURS MAY 31

TO-NIGHT !!!!!!!!!!!!!

MELISSA BROWN . .’BETWEEN STATES’
OPENING THURS MAY 31, 2018 / 6 – 8 PM
the show runs thru JULY 6, 2018
DEREK ELLER GALLERY, 300 BROOME ST, LOWER EAST SIDE, NY 10002
HRS: WED-SUN 11 am – 6pm / TUES by appointment