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

HUGE BLAST THIS WEEKEND . . . HUDSON VALLEY !!

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

for: COMPLETE LIST of ARTISTS / BABA YAGA GALLERY

PRESENTED BY SCOTT KEIGHTLEY / BABA YAGA GALLERY, HUDSON

most def, check out: BABA YAGA GALLERY, HUDSON




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

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

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


event flyer image via Instagram @motherculture.love


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




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

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


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


above 3 images via Instagram @petersutherland


image via Instagram @etudesbooks / Blue Books




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

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

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

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


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


EMILY JANOWICK . . .


EMILY JANOWICK . . .


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


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




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

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

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

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


FLYER IMAGE BY: NICHOLAS SULLIVAN


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




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

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


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


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


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


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

note: all images via VICKI PROJECTS


check out: SIMON BELLEAU – WEBSITE


check out: MEGANE VOGHELL – FLICKR




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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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

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

note: shirts, shirts, everywhere !!!




~’MAY WEST ‘ . . VICKI PROJECTS, NEWBURGH, NY / OPENING SAT MAY 11 6 PM

SAMUEL BOEHM & DANIEL GIORDANO PRESENT: ‘MAY WEST’
FEATURING 3 MONTREAL-BASED ARTISTS:
LORNA BAUER, SIMON BELLEAU & MEGANE VOGHELL
OPENING SAT MAY 11 / 6 PM
running thru . . JUNE 1, 2019
VICKI PROJECTS, 327 LIBERTY ST., NEWBURGH, NY 12550
HRS: BY APPOINTMENT

‘MAY WEST’ ???!!!
is that a riff on . . . MAIS OUI ???
could . . . be.

note: super great . . how this image self-animates !!!!
as you scroll down – the screen.




~’BIG RINGER’ vs WALTER ROBINSON ? IT’S A > > TIE !!

JUST CAN’T RESIST . . A WAR of the SHIRTS !!
SYNCH . . NATION !!

CRAFT: CAN ALSO BE QUITE PLAIN-SPOKEN / JUST PLAIN OLE FABRIC / and . . QUITE BANAL !!
and yet, speak . . volumes /
unless . . it’s the Emperor who wore no clothes ?
ah, the iron-y.
Plaid game . . on !!


DISTRESSED / WORN-OUT ? CUT-OUT & most def: edgey.

DAVID KENNEDY CUTLER . . . ‘Ring Around The Collar’, 2019.
inkjet transfer and acrylic on canvas, Permalac, button, thread, aluminum armature, hardware
5.5 x 6 x 5 in.
in ‘BIG RINGER’, curated by ANDREW GUENTHER, ANDREW EDLIN GALLERY
up thru . . . JUNE 8, 2019.
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH


our boy Walter, always ahead of the game.
and, as ‘Americana’ – as they make ’em (painters).

WALTER ROBINSON . . .
‘Target Mens Red Plaid Long Sleeve Button Down Shirt’, 2016.
acrylic on canvas / 28 x 28 in.

in . . .

‘WALTER ROBINSON – SHIRT PAINTINGS’
CHARLIE JAMES GALLERY, L.A.
OPENING . . . TOMORROW, SAT MAY 11 & also running . . . thru June 8, 2019.
more on the show: CHARLIE JAMES GALLERY – WALTER ROBINSON ‘SHIRT PAINTINGS’




~’BIG RINGER’ . . OPENING PIX !! – PART III: FRODO & DESTINY / CHRISTIAN HULTQUIST

GOTH BEGETS CRAFT: GAME of THRONES & LORD of THE RING / HEAVY METAL / DEAD ANIMALS, FLOWERS & HERBS / BLACK VELVET
CRAFT . . can have / a DARK SIDE.

‘BIG RINGER’ . . . ORGANIZED & CURATED BY ANDREW GUENTHER / aka EAT THE LEAF
OVER 100 ARTISTS . . . RE-IMAGINE THE ENGAGEMENT RING.
UP THRU .. JUNE 8, 2019
ANDREW EDLIN GALLERY


FRODO MIKKELSEN, ‘Untitled’, 2019.
silver plated marten skull / 1.8.x 1.6 x 2.8 in.
was . . . Frodo wearing an invisibility cloak at the opening ?
image via Instagram @andrewedlingallery


CHRISTIAN HULTQUIST, ‘I love you like ham sandwiches’, 2019.
ginger, velvet string, and fabric (with attached paper) / 1.25 x 4 x 12 in.
one really can’t underestimate the influence of ‘GAME of THRONES’ & ‘LORD OF THE RINGS’ /
in contemporary visual . . culture.


DESTINY MONTAGUE at the opening . . . with her ‘Big Ringer’ – on the hand model.
DESTINY MONTAGUE, ‘Invasive Species’, 2019.
water caltrops (trapa natans L) . . cast in bronze / approx. 3 x 4 in.

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH – unless otherwise noted