~BLINN & LAMBERT . . ‘NEW GREY PLANET’

somebody has a new . . nick-name !!
BIRD CAGE .. NICK !!


@kylewyllyams: Come wear 3D glasses with me (KYLE WILLIAMS) and this person (NICHOLAS STEINDORF) at the opening . . for our collaboration, BLINN & LAMBERT, ‘NEW GREY PLANET’ . .
at MICROSCOPE GALLERY TONIGHT FRI DEC 15, 2017 / 6-9 PM
IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM @kylewllyams

WHAT ?!!!!
you mean BLINN & LAMBERT . . aren’t optometrists ?
they are . . color separation specialists ?!!!!!!!
omg watch out . . BEDFORD ST.




~BLINN & LAMBERT . . ‘NEW GREY PLANET’, MICROSCOPE, BROOKLYN / OPENING TO-NITE FRI DEC 15

BLINN & LAMBERT / NICHOLAS STEINDORF & KYLE WILLIAMS
‘NEW GREY PLANET’ – OPENS TO-NITE FRI DEC 15, 2017 / 6 – 9 PM
exhibit runs thru JAN 14, 2018
MICROSCOPE GALLERY, 1329 WILLOUGHBY AVE, 2B, BUSHWICK BROOKLYN 11237
HRS: THURS – MON / 1 – 6 PM or by appointment

more info: ‘BLINN & LAMBERT’ – MICROSCOPE

Q: did someone say . . . color separation ?!!!!!!!!


BLINN & LAMBERT / KYLE WILLIAMS
IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM @nchlsstndrf


BLINN & LAMBERT / NICHOLAS STEINDORF
IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM @nchlsstndrf




~HEATHER BENJAMIN . . DRESS SHOP, BROOKLYN / OPENS TO-NITE FRI DEC 15

‘THE DEATH OF A TAIL’ – NEW WORK BY HEATHER BENJAMIN
OPENS TO-NITE FRI DEC 15, 2017 / 6 – 10 PM
the show runs thru JAN 12, 2018
DRESS SHOP, 322 Troutman St, Bushwick Brooklyn 11237




~STUDIO GHIBLI . . ‘THE WIND RISES’ / and the human spirit, soars & twists in the wind

‘THE WIND RISES’, JAPAN, 2013
STUDIO GHIBLI – DIRECTED BY HAYAO MIYAZAKI

it’s not far-reaching to expect an imaginary fable to lift off – through the magic of animation.
with ‘The Wind Rises’, a fictionalized biography of JIRO HORIKOSHI (1903-19820) the young man who designed fighter aircraft . .
used by Japan in WWII . . .
it’s absolutely wondrous !! and stirring . . to behold.
it becomes a story about the beauty of design, and the poignancy of life. how we artists, have no control over how our work is used, or sold,
just we humans have no control over our lives and . . destiny.

a most gorgeous production, a big part of the compelling emotional depth of this film, which is in essence a medley . . on an industrial design !!
and a fighter jet one – at that . . by our enemy at the time (!!)
comes from the wistful and haunting music.
the soundtrack, composed and conducted by JOE HISAISHI is performed by YOMIURI NIPPON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA.

see more facts: ‘THE WIND RISES’ – Wikipedia


JIRO . . and his dream of the famous Italian aircraft designer . . GIOVANNI BATTISTA CAPRONI.
(gorgeous retro styling, bye the way.)

watch: ‘THE WIND RISES’ – trailer on YouTube …. !!!!!




~STUDIO GHIBLI: ABOUT . . ‘170 QUESTIONS’ / CHANNEL FREDERATOR

STUDIO GHIBLI . .
was founded in 1985, by some . . very very cool people.
except for a tiny crowd sequence in one film, all the Studio Ghibli films are hand-drawn.
they have made over 20 . . amazing & visionary films.

here’s a great, fact-packed intro . . . by ChannelFrederator !!
incl. where that one & only, super brief CGI sequence . . happened !!

watch: STUDIO GHIBLI – 170 QUESTIONS – BY FREDERATOR

read more about: CHANNEL FREDERATOR – THE ONLINE CHANNEL NETWORK FOR . . INDEPENDENT ANIMATORS & ARTISTS !!

see: CHANNEL FREDERATOR OFFICIAL WEBSITE !!

see: CHANNEL FREDERATOR – WIKIPEDIA




~’TOP 10 STUDIO GHIBLI FILMS’ . . WatchMojo sampler


‘WHISPER OF THE HEART’, STUDIO GHIBLI, JAPAN 1995.
Directed by: YOSHIFUMI KONDOU
screenshot: WatchMojo/YouTube

here’s a great sampler:

see: ‘TOP TEN BEST – STUDIO GHIBLI MOVIES’ / WatchMojo.com on YouTube




~THE COMPLETE STUDIO GHIBLI . . IFC CENTER, DOWNTOWN NYC

THE COMPLETE STUDIO GHIBLI / DEC 1, 2017 – JAN 11, 2018
IFC CENTER, 323 6TH AVE, NYC

see: STUDIO GHIBLI – IFC CENTER

see: SCHEDULE BY DATE




~8-BALL ZINE FAIR #12 . . incl. PAT McCARTHY, PERADAM, RYAN FOERSTER, SMALL EDITIONS / TO-DAY SUN / RIDGEWOOD, NY

SUN DEC 10, 2017 / 11 AM – 4 PM
8-BALL ZINE FAIR #12
EL COQUI BILLARDS & LOUNGE – 54-19 MYRTLE AVE, RIDGEWOOD, QUEENS, NEW YORK 11385
SUBWAY: MYRTLE – WYKOFF AVES STATION

BRING YOUR ZINE !!
TO SELL AT THEIR DROP-OFF TABLE.

SUNDAY’S LINE-UP:
3 dot zines, Books For All Press, Emma Kohlman, Endless Editions, Jezenia Romero, Jordan Nassar, Hassla, Maroon World, Nathaniel Matthews, Nick Sethi, Paradise Plus, Pat McCarthy (Born To Kill), Peradam, Printed Matter, Research and Destroy NYC, Ryan Foester, Sweet Pea’s Printhouse, Small Editions, Te Aprecio Foto, Tropical Depression.

POSTER ART BY: CHAR ESME




~’WAYSIDE OF VERSAILES’ . . incl. LUKE TODD & BOBBY VITERI / GOOD TO KNOW / LITTLE HAVANA, MIAMI OPENS TO-NITE THURS

looking . . smoking hot !! I BET !!
meanwhile, back in MIAMI !!

GOOD TO KNOW . . . PRESENTS:

‘WAYSIDE OF VERSAILLES’ . . . in LITTLE HAVANA
ADAM PARKER SMITH, ALEX VALLS, BOBBY VITERI, CRACK RODRIGUEZ, HYON GYON, JACQUELINE FARRARA, JON KNOX, LUKE TODD, MRKA, NKONE, REBECCA MANSON, VANESSA FERNANDEZ
OPENING RECEPTION: THURS DEC 7, 2017 / 6 – 10 PM
3601 SW 8th Street, Miami.

see: GOOD TO KNOW / goodtoknow.fyi
about: GOOD TO KNOW . . is the creative partnership between ALEX VALLS & JULIANNA VEZZETTI

SO . . I WAS SO !! SO !! LUCKY, THANK PETER SUTHERLAND’S . . LUCKY CHINATOWN USA !! NYC !!
PRAY 4 THIS GALLERY !! WORKED LIKE A . . CHARM !!
I CAUGHT UP WITH . . LUKE TODD & BOBBY VITERI,
JUST BEFORE THEY SPLIT . . FOR MIAMI !!


LUKE TODD and BOBBY VITERI . . .
at the opening of their / totally ‘landed-solid’, 2 person show:
‘Meditations: A Study on Inner Peace’ / A ONE WEEKEND POP-UP / NOV 18 & 19, 2017
WITH THE OPENING on FRI NOV 17, 2017.

at . . PRAY 4 THIS GALLERY / P4TG
PETER SUTHERLAND’S NEW POP-UP SPACE – that he runs out of his raw & still gritty studio space, in the still deep fringes of old school Chinatown . . with its produce trading, 18K gold swilling & faux scams galore !! and god knows what else in the dark corners.
though just around the corner – it’s the hipster / artisanal, still upgrading, explosion of the Lower East Side, with just to mention two . . new great places, the BELLY BAR, and GOHAN on Orchard St.
heads up: great $1 happy hour oysters at BELLY BAR. the best.

that’s Bobby Viteri’s large scale raw steel piece behind them.

BOBBY VITERI, ‘Inner’, 2017. copper electroplate on etched steel panel, 48.5 x 40 in
PRAY 4 THIS GALLERY, PETER SUTHERLAND’S pop-up ‘exhibition’ space – carved out of the gritty, raw Chinatown studio. He stores his work in the back, behind a kind of curtain.
it’s all pretty hardcore, drop dead amazing. very solid landing, flies . . light-as-your-imagination, on fire.

PHOTO: NANCY SMITH, FRI NOV 17, 2017 / the ‘Meditation’ opening party.




~STO LEN . . ‘WATER IS LIFE’ / VIN GALLERY, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

BUT, if you happen to be in, or near VIETNAM . . . !!

STO LEN . . . ‘WATER IS LIFE’
DEC 1, 2017 – JAN 6, 2017
VIN GALLERY, 6 Durong Le Van Mien, Thao Dien, Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM

from the press release:
Why do we continue to endanger our future by polluting water ?
How can our attitude towards water change our lives ?
Water is life. Our bodies consist nearly 70% water and this water is our life force. When we are healthy, our blood and bodily fluids help circulate water throughout the body providing us with nourishment and energy. (and the ability to reproduce). When it becomes stagnant and dirty, we get sick. If we think of Earth as a being, the importance of water is just as great as it is for our bodies. When the Earth’s water becomes poisoned it damages the entire ecosystem around it . . . .
In the lead up to this exhibit, Sto will travel the local waterways of Ho Chi Minh City to capture the water’s stories with prints, video and sound.


stoishere: Favorite new boat.
image via Instagram @stoishere

see: STO LEN – ARTIST PORTFOLIO WEBSITE


STO LEN, at the CINDERS TABLE, NEW YORK ART BOOK FAIR / NYABF17, MoMA PS1. LONG ISLAND CITY, QUEENS, NYC.
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH, SEPT 21, 2017