~DAN LOXTON . . caught the virus / zeitgest

just in case you didn’t process it / re: my last post . .
DAN LOXTON, a stubborn & gritty young artist, based upstate, near Hudson NY . .
def caught the current / novel corona virus crisis / zeitgest in his current show,
‘Dan in Real Life’, now up at the Karpeles Manuscript Museum, Newburgh, NY.

the tiny invader . . takes on the big institutions, and global humanity.

and more so, both figuratively and literally, re: pure painterly theory / but esp because Dan, as a hardcore indie ‘upstate’ (read: upstart) artist . . showing his work in an out-of-the-ordinary / but incredibly beautiful extraordinary location / very much represents the underdog, re the established art world / and he is a very much a small ‘particle’ – in the mainstream art world food chain, to pack such a great punch / such a huge statement.

the David Goliath myth / swings both ways.

the virus is def taking global humanity & civilization as we know it, or knew it / to it’s knees.

when you factor in, that this show must have been at least several months, in the planning, and as such predates the corona virus attack . . . damn / damn.
Dan nailed it.

go, go . . indie rebel / go, go . . Newburgh !!!
where you will also find: DANIEL GIORDANO, & VICKI ISLAND / SAMUEL BOEHM . . !!!
just to mention a few other, out-size / local & very ambitious talents . . !!


‘Dan in Real Life’ at . . the Karpeles Museum in Newburgh, NY
pictured: ‘Master’, 2019, oil on gypsum board with found text & watercolor on paper.


DAN LOXTON, ‘Master’, 2019.
you, WORLD: bend down before the tiny . . . master !!
the Karpeles pop-up site / a very austere & conservative venue / def underscores the message of the invader threat vs the widely rooted, in historical establishment & laws of being & commerce /
or: life as we knew it.
plus it’s a manuscript . . ‘archive’.


the brute quality of the work is really interesting, but so is it’s shallow, fluttering 3-d depth.
it comes across as a ‘particle’ – as opposed to a flat surface / an ‘invader’.
plus . . it has the urgency of a letter being delivered !!
harsh news / bad news, wake-up call . . . folks,
very very nice.

note: the exhibit runs thru . . . JUNE 2020 /
note: call ahead to see if it’s actually still open to the public ?
all non-essential locales are now closed.
not sure if this includes small town rural / urban museums, but probably, yes. closed.

all images via Instagram @danloxton
& pretty much the only way to ‘see’ art – now.
NYC & NY State, as well as Jersey, is in corona lock-down.


see: DAN LOXTON Instagram feed / @danloxton




~DAN LOXTON . . ‘DAN in REAL LIFE’ / KARPELES MANUSCRIPT MUSEUM, NEWBURGH / OPENS SAT MARCH 14

this might be your best bet for getting to see art . . . IRL.
maybe it’s the fresh air, and less dense / up-state living situation ??

DAN LOXTON: ‘DAN in REAL LIFE’
OPENS SAT MARCH 14 / 4 – 6 PM
and remains on view thru . . JUNE 2020.
The Newburgh Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, 94 Broadway, Newburgh, NY 12550

see: THE KARPELES MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY MUSEUM – NEWBURGH, NY
see: KARPELES MANUSCRIPT MUSEUMS – WIKIPEDIA


image via Instagram @danloxton
note: the 2 small red stripe minimalist works, are Dan’s.
great photo !!!!
minimalist – to the . . . . . . MAX !!!!!!!




~’ARTISTS TOOLS’ / SPECIAL SPECIAL

‘ARTISTS TOOLS’ – SPECIAL SPECIAL / A BIG BIG GROUP SHOW / incl PATRICK CARLIN MOHUNDRO !!
MARCH 12 – MAY 3, 2020 / TEMPORARILY CLOSED / COVID CITY-WIDE SHUT-DOWN
TOO BAD !!!!!!!!!!!! WAY TOO BAD !!!!!!!!
SPECIAL SPECIAL, 44 EAST 1st St, West Storefront, Lower East Side NY 10003

note:
the best way to access this for now, is via their virtual tour on: Instagram – @specialspecialnewyork

FYI:
via INSTAGRAM . . . . . . . . . !!!!!!!!


great graphics – BTW !!!!!


see: walkthrough video via Instgram


see: SPECIAL SPECIAL – ABOUT


FYI !!!!!!
PATRICK CARLIN MOHUNDRO . . at JACK BARRETT, MARCH 1, 2020
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH




~MOLLY SODA . . ‘YOU GOT THIS’ / JACK BARRETT / PIX FROM THE OPENING / incl. PATRICK MOHUNDRO

MOLLY SODA . . opened her second solo show at JACK BARRETT last weekend, too.

MOLLY SODA . . ‘YOU GOT THIS’
MARCH 1 – APRIL 19, 2020
JACK BARRETT GALLERY, Chinatown / Lower East Side

see: MOLLY SODA – ‘YOU GOT THIS / JACK BARRET GALLERY


MOLLY SODA . . . at her opening last Sunday March 1st,
with her video, ‘MY DESKTOP DECOR . . .’ / .


MOLLY SODA, ‘MY DESKTOP DECOR *RELAXING*’, 2019.
Video, 10 minutes 36 seconds / 1920 x 1080.
Dimensions variable / Ed. of 3 + 1 AP.
note: Haley Josephs exhibit, was in the adjoining main room to the right.
the 2 exhibits were an exceptional – pairing !!
both very personal, very art – focused / yet very very different.
esp with regards to graphics, plasticity, and of course: narrative.
while Haley’s exhibit was looking back . . at childhood, and childhood coming to an end / and maybe not so happily, but very profoundly.
MOLLY’S show was very minimalist . . and super clean / in other words a germ-free .. FUTURE VISION !!!!
but, still human ‘feelings’ . . dominate.


MOLLY SODA, ‘How I Stopped Being Self Conscious And Caring What People Think About Me’, 2020.
vinyl window, vinyl decals, window box, weeds /
24 x 36 in.


MOLLY SODA, ‘it just smells like literally like you’re sitting on the beach drinking a margarita and you’re loving your life
and you’re super rich and like you own a yacht’, 2020.
End cap shelf, soy candles
Dimensions variable.


oh oh / . .
somebody’s licking the ‘open’ product – call the cops !!!


PATRICK MOHUNDRO !!!!!!
he finally made it out of Hunter, and in one piece !!
besides some seriously intense & strange work, including a Soho sidewalk pop-up series / he also curated some pretty whack great art shows in the past few years, incl. the ground-breaking,’THE BIG SHORT’ /
a very inspired group show of 9 ‘alternative’ / very indie curatorial projects / which he co-curated with also then fellow Hunter MFA student, EMILY JANOWICK . . which took place in the Hunter Artists Institute basement office uptown.
see: ‘The BIG SHORT’ – artloversnewyork, FEB 2018

you can see, if you can / most probably temporarily closed to public right now ??
not sure. they seemed pretty Covid-ready for the opening 2 nights ago / wipes, fresh air from windows, etc. etc.
oh no: just checked TEMPORARILY CLOSED !!
Patrick’s work in the new group show ‘ARTISTS’ TOOLS’ / at Special Special NYC
44 E. 1st St, West Storefront, NYC / March 12 – May 3, 2020.
it looks pretty . . smazing !!
you can catch a virtual tour on their IG / @specialspecialnewyork

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH




~VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER x PRECOG / HALEY JOSEPHS OPENING


NICHOLAS STEINDORF of Virtual Dream Center & . . . the women of Precog,
GABY COLLINS-FERNANDEZ, KELLIE KONAPELSKY / front: FLORENCIA ESCUDERO.

at the opening of . . .
HALEY JOSEPHS, ‘Paintings and Drawings for Childhood’s End’ /
JACK BARRETT GALLERY / March 1, 2020.

that March 1st weekend turned out to be the last window of time, for public gatherings in NYC.

PHOTO: NANCY SMITH




~HALEY JOSEPHS . . ‘PAINTINGS & DRAWINGS for CHILDHOOD’S END ‘ / JACK BARRETT / PIX FROM THE OPENING

file: in these frightening days . . childhood is worth contemplating.
though these paintings & drawings began as more personal explorations / December 2019 Wuhan China happened.

though, of course – really, it’s all about the expressive ‘maximalist’ painting,
which includes . . choice of ‘hot button’ subject matter / color, plasticity, etc.

Pix from the opening / March 1, 2020.

HALEY JOSEPHS . . . ‘Paintings & Drawings for Childhood’s End’
up thru . . . APRIL 19, 2020
JACK BARRETT, 73 HENRY ST / LOWER EAST SIDE, NYC
HRS: WED-SUN / 12-6 PM

more info & images: HALEY JOSEPHS ‘PAINTINGS & DRAWINGS …’ / JACK BARRETT GALLERY WEBSITE


HALEY JOSEPHS at the opening, which was packed !!


behind her a large drawing on paper / in an artist-made frame, which she fabricated
especially – for this show.
HALEY JOSEPHS, ‘Hand on the Grindstone Heart on the Flower Eye on the Light’, 2020.
colored pencil on paper.
50 x 58 in.


HALEY JOSEPHS, ‘There Lives in Me an Image of All That I Should be’, 2020.
oil on canvas.
60 x 60 in.

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH




~HALEY JOSEPHS . . ‘PAINTINGS & DRAWINGS for CHILDHOOD’S END’ / JACK BARRETT / OPENS SUN MARCH 1

HALEY JOSEPHS . . .

‘Paintings and Drawings for Childhood’s End’
OPENS SUN MARCH 1 / 6 – 8 PM
and continues thru . . APRIL 19, 2020
JACK BARRETT GALLERY, 73 HENRY ST / LOWER EAST SIDE, NYC 10002
HRS: WED-SUN / 12-6 PM

READ MORE: & SEE MORE IMAGES !! / HALEY JOSEPHS – JACK BARRETT


HALEY JOSEPHS, ‘One and Many Are the Same’, 2019
Oil on Canvas / 60 x 60 in.
image via JACK BARRETT




~HALEY JOSEPHS . . . YALE MFA OPEN STUDIO 2013


HALEY JOSEPHS / YALE OPEN STUDIO / MFA PROGRAM
APRIL 27, 2013


HALEY JOSEPHS – WIP / WORK IN PROGRESS / YALE MFA OPEN STUDIO 2013

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH




~JORDAN CASTEEL . . IN THE NEWS / YALE MFA OPEN STUDIO 2013


last week, in the WALL STREET JOURNAL . . . Pg. A12 / LIFE & ARTS SECTION, FEB 18, 2020.
“JORDAN CASTEEL’S 2013 portrait ‘Mom’, above, drew at least five bidders, selling for $670,000, a record price
for the painter . . . doubling it’s high estimate / when it kicked off CHRISTIE’S recent sale of contemporary art, in LONDON”.
PHOTO: of WSJ / CHRISTIE’S IMAGES LTD / FEB 18, 2020 . . . .


JORDAN CASTEEL, YALE OPEN STUDIO MFA PROGRAM / SPRING 2013
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH / APRIL 27, 2013


JORDAN CASTEEL, YALE OPEN STUDIO MFA PROGRAM / SPRING 2013 / WALL OF WORK & WORKS in PROGRESS
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH / APRIL 27, 2013


and, YES !!
I did catch . . ‘MOM’ . . !!!!
JORDAN CASTEEL, YALE OPEN STUDIO MFA PROGRAM / SPRING 2013
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH / APRIL 27, 2013


JORDAN CASTEEL / 1st YEAR
YALE OPEN STUDIO MFA PROGRAM / SPRING 2013

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH / YALE OPEN STUDIO MFA PROGRAM – APRIL 27, 2013


‘JORDAN CASTEEL: WITHIN REACH’ . . now up at the NEW MUSEUM, NYC
the 1st solo museum exhibit of her work in NYC /
JORDAN CASTEEL b. 1989 / Denver, Colorado
see: ‘JORDAN CASTEEL: WITHIN REACH’ – EXHIBIT / NEW MUSEUM


SAT FEB 29, 2020 / 3 PM
FEATURED EVENT / NEW MUSEUM
JORDAN CASTEEL in conversation with MASSIMILIANI GIONI / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR of the NEW MUSEM
see: more info / NEW MUSEUM




~DANIEL GIORDANO / ‘HERMETIC PERVERSIONS . . .’ / HOFSTRA / LAST WEEK . . !!

LAST WEEK – TO CATCH . . . !!

DANIEL GIORDANO’S MIGHTY POETIC / SOLO SHOW at . . . at HOFSTRA !!

DANIEL GIORDANO . . . ‘HERMETIC PERVERSIONS: A CHARMING NIGHT WITH VICKI VERMICELLI’
JAN 29 – SUNDAY MARCH 1, 2020
ROSENBERG GALLERY, HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY, HEMPSTEAD, NY 11549

note:the poster & text via ROSENBERG GALLERY, HOFSTRA
note: the black & white photo of upstate Hudson River, NY – is from Daniel’s childhood family photo album.


installation shot


DANIEL GIORDANO, ‘Study For Brother [M’Mubbafuggen Semi-Crunchy Satyr Adonis Asian Meatball Lovin’ Hero
(Foreva-Eva. Foreva-Eva?])’, 2016-2019.
Mascarpone, aluminum, glazed ceramic, plastic wrap, Tang drink mix, Shag carpet, epoxy, medicated itch powder,
acrylic polymer emulsion, phosphorescent acrylic, TruckNutz, enamel, nail polish, starch, wood, loose leaf binder clip,
casein, silicon, gold leaf, variegated leaf, copper leaf, glitter, butterfly wings, artificial tooth.
47.5 x 14.5 x 28 in. / includes pedestal


DANIEL GIORDANO, ‘Cannoli (My Artax)’, 2016-2020.
Glazed ceramic, bison, braided cord, Tang drink mix, epoxy, Stetson hatbox
23 x 18 x 15 in.


DANIEL GIORDANO, ‘Cannoli (Careless Whisper III)’, 2016-2018,
Glazed ceramic, goat skin cock rings, Tang drink mix, artificial navel orange, canned tomatoes, epoxy.
48 x 6 x 5.5 in.


DANIEL GIORDANO, ‘Self-Portrait as my Brother as the Weeper Who Weeps Under the Weeping Willow’, 2016-2019.
Moisturizing face mask, lady bugs, glazed ceramic, iron ore, Murano glass, limestone, strawberry Nesquik powder,
debris, tape, epoxy, phosphorescent acrylic, urine, wire hanger, hardware.
14 x 10 x 12 in.


DANIEL GIORDANO, JERSEY CITY HEIGHTS, NJ
aka artlovers HQ
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH, FEB 17, 2020

ALL ART IMAGES: COURTESY of DANIEL GIORDANO / & THE POSTER/TEXT . . via HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY
PHOTO of DANIEL GIORDANO: NANCY SMITH, JERSEY CITY NJ / FEB 17, 2020