~THE DUSTY REBEL catches ABE LINCOLN Jr . . GAY PRIDE PARADE, NYC

can’t resist, such a h-u-g-e friggun’ fan of Abe’s . . .

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TheDustyRebel: Ad takeover by @abelincolnjr in the middle of the Dyke March.
abelincolnjr: 14th Street and 5th ave

image via Instagram – @dustyrebel

ps: that’s Abe code for . . . TAYLOR SWIFT SUCKS !!
I told you Chinese New Year 2016 Monkey smartypants – was all about the shoes. grey suede ones !!
go, do your own Taylor Swift homework !!

NYC-based street photog, DANIEL ALBANESE is . . THE DUSTY REBEL: “documenting creative & rebellious fringes of urbanity.”

YES, check out: TheDustyRebel.com




~8 BALL ZINE FAIR – TODAY . . KOREATOWN, NYC

news flash by way of . . . PAT McCARTHY – aka Born to Kill:

8 BALL ZINE FAIR – NUMERO 9 .. TODAY !!!
SUN JUNE 26, 2016 / 2-7 PM
SPACE BILLIARDS – 34 W. 32nd ST, NYC.

with music from 8 Ball Radio, videos from 8 Ball TV

& . . . STICK-POKE TATTOOS from PACING TIGER !!

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~TIFFANY POLLACK: HOLDING SPACE . . opening tonight in Chelsea

many of you know TIFFANY GRACE POLLACK – as ANDREW GUENTHER’s wife, and the mother of his 2 young children.

TANJA GRUNERT is pleased to announce . . ‘TIFFANY POLLOCK: HOLDING SPACE’ (as part of the next 3 women exhibition). Pollack’s exhibition ‘HOLDING SPACE’ explores the way she has held space for herself and her family, and the ways in which it has been held for her.

“We all hold space. There is a continuum on which we provide support by observing mindfully, letting go of judgement. I’ve found that if I practice awareness and gratitude, and surrender my thought illusions around fear, anger and control, I feel closer to Love, Self-Actualization, God, The Infinite, or whatever you want to call It – It’s so profound I find that assigning words feels limiting.” ~TIFFANY POLLACK
(from the press release)

‘TIFFANY POLLACK: HOLDING SPACE’
opens THURS JUNE 23, 2016 / 6-8 PM
the exhibit runs thru the summer
TANJA GRUNERT, 524 WEST 19TH ST, CHELSEA, NYC

see more images: TIFFANY POLLACK – HOLDING SPACE

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TIFFANY POLLACK – ‘SACRED SPACE’, looks to be beaten copper.

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TIFFANY POLLACK – painting.
all images above – courtesy of the gallery.

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I really like this photo, of Andrew & Tiffany’s daughter, Easter Lily – that Tiffany just posted to Instagram – this am.

@tiffanygracepollack . . #schoolsoutforsummer #lastday #luau #sharkbiteunite

and . . . here’s a FLASHBACK !!
FROM THE ARTLOVERS . . . ARCHIVE !!

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ANDREW GUENTHER & TIFFANY POLLACK, SEPT 15, 2011, CHELSEA, NYC.
that’s one of Andrew’s large acrylic paintings behind them, and, a very untypical one, too.
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH




~ESTHER RUIZ . . POST REAL WORLD / opens tonight, STREAM GALLERY, BROOKLYN

speak of the . . . !!

ESTHER RUIZ . .
is in another group show, this one curated by @alt_esc_ . . .
opening tonight / WED JUNE 22, 2016 / 7-10 PM

‘POST REAL WORLD’ – with: WICKERHAM & LOMAX, ESTHER RUIZ, JONATHAN CHECLER
curated by ALT ESC: a curatorial platform, magazine & subculture archive located in Brooklyn & run by . . . ALISON SIRICO & IRINA V MAKAROVA.
opening WED JUNE 22, 2016
the show runs thru JULY 5, 2016
STREAM GALLERY, 1196 MYRTLE AVE, BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN.

AFTER-PARTY: HappyFun Hideaway / 10 PM – 2AM !!
HappyFun Hideaway . . brought to you by . . . “the free spirits who brought you – Secret Project Robot”. (!!)

read more: Alt Esc Platform

YES, get more info & see exhibit pix: Post Real World – Alt Esc Platform

YES, get another take on the show & more info: Post Real World – STREAM GALLERY

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@alt_esc_: “so excited to be showing this ESTHER RUIZ / @esther_ruiz cosmic piece at our upcoming group show ‘post real world’ June 22 @streamgallery”

yep, I’m definite into the industrial chic . . the functional mundane that crosses over . . from the concrete, (not to forget Home Depot and wood grain !! even if it’s just the background for this photo !!) . . . industrial mirrors and neon light i.e. the ‘wild card’ functional — into the night, the unknown, the magic, . . and mmmmmmulti-cosmic.
‘Ritual that transcends’ . . does come to mind, too.

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@alt_esc_: @esther_ruiz installing her piece for ‘post real world’ opening June 22 @streamgallery.”

all images via instagram @alt_esc_




~PETER SUTHERLAND, PATRICK HILL, JOSHUA ABELOW . . It’s So Cold, Bahamas Biennale, Detroit

cooler than . . . cool.

‘It’s So Cold’ – PETER SUTHERLAND, PATRICK HILL & JOSHUA ABELOW
opened last Fri, June 18, 2016
BAHAMAS BIENNALE – 1600 Clay St, Suite 220, Detroit, Michigan

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PETER SUTHERLAND, from trash . . . to crystal.

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PETER SUTHERLAND, from Home Depot . . TECO TESTED

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PATRICK HILL, from out of YOUR depth . . .

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JOSH ABELOW . . . to, beyond YOUR MEANS.

COLD STEEL METAL, indeed.
get me to Detroit. p-r-o-n-t-o !!!!!

all images via Instagram: @bahamas_biennale




~DANIEL DAVIDSON . . SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

DANIEL DAVIDSON opens a solo show in SAN DIEGO – tonight, SAT JUNE 18, 2016.

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DANIEL DAVIDSON – ‘SUGGESTION BOX’
OPENS SAT, JUNE 18, 2016
the show runs: JUNE 18 – OCT 21, 2016
SCOTT WHITE CONTEMPORARY – 989 WEST KALIMA, SAN DIEGO, CA

see: MORE PIX & INFO ON SHOW – GALLERY WEBSITE

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DANIEL DAVIDSON, ‘RACING THOUGHTS’, 2013
acrylic on archival panel, 20 x 16 in.

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DANIEL DAVIDSON, ‘DURING DINER’, 2005
mixed media on canvas, 66 x 58 in.

both images courtesy SCOTT WHITE CONTEMPORARY

so, I did a great studio visit DANIEL DAVIDISON, and TRICIA KEIGHTLEY this past Feb 2016.
do I like to hoard my pix, or what ?!!

I’m looking to post them in the deep heat of summer – July 2016.
check back – then !!

OK …. here’s a little teaser:

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DANIEL DAVIDSON in his kitchen, in Brooklyn. Feb, 21, 2016

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DANIEL shows me inside his fab fab indie artist book .. ‘A MORE BRIGHTER IDEA’, screen printed by the always awesome . . . KAYROCK.

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DANIEL DAVIDSON, ‘A MORE BRIGHTER IDEA’.

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DANIEL DAVIDSON – a page from a sketchbook.
sweet, with just a dab of . . . scary !!

ALL DANIEL DAVIDSON BROOKLYN STUDIO PIX: NANCY SMITH, FEB 21, 2016.




~MELISSA BROWN . . at MAGENTA PLAINS

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MELISSA BROWN . . at MAGENTA PLAINS
image via Instagram – @magentaplains

Q: if the ‘Ace of Spades’ is at the center of your ‘universe’ – are you on the Stairway to Heaven ?

and, then: ‘What’s in your Wallet’, er . . cards !!

MELISSA BROWN, ‘Past, Present, Future’
JUNE 15 – JULY 27, 2016
MAGENTA PLAINS – 94 ALLEN ST., LOWER EAST SIDE, NYC

ARTLOVERS GOLDEN FLASHBACK: to the SPRING of 2004 – more than 10 years ago.

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MELISSA BROWN . . at the ‘ROWDY RE-MIX’ group show . . at ATM GALLERY, when it was . . in the EAST VILLAGE, NYC.
MAY 29, 2004
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH – first published in artnet.

for the FULL RE-MIX, including MICHAEL WILLIAMS, MARIE LORENZ, JESSICA CIOCCI, BEN JONES, BILLY GRANT, JOE GRILLO – and even STEVE POWERS !!!, see:

see: ‘OUT IN THE BIG APPLE – SPRING 2004’ .. ART LOVERS NEW YORK – PHOTOS BY NANCY SMITH / artnet

yeah, even . . BILLY GRANT !!
damn, if I don’t say so – myself !!




~ESTHER RUIZ . . at UNDERDONK

totally digging this piece by . . ESTHER RUIZ, currently on exhibit at UNDERDONK.

‘Onion By The Ocean’ – a grouping of sculptures . .
organized by . . ESSYE KLEMPNER & ELISA SOLIVEN.
MAY 14 – JUNE 26, 2016
UNDERDONK, 1329 WILLOUGHBY AVE #211, BROOKLYN

more about: ‘Onion By The Ocean’ – gallery website

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ESTHER RUIZ, ‘Universal Thought’, 2015.
image via Instagram – @underdonk

besides all the obvious ‘plastic’ reasons, educated art world check list – fulfilled . . .
this piece really provoked, and thrilled me – on first glance.
provoked my imagination, and kidnapped my earth-bound existence and took me to another dimension . . at first sight . . might be the better way to say it.

the very definition of trans-formational . . this piece is so radical, you just want to pick it up by its weight lifter’s heart, and fling it outward with strong arm, no doubt – right back – at the unknown but magical universe – from which it sprung !!

this is the kind of piece that wherever it finds itself, and it looks mighty easy to set down, anywhere – another beautiful feather in its multi-feathered cap, that says: things are NOT what they seem. there is more to life, to existence, to life, to magic, to stones, to bones, to light . . . than we can ever imagine.

it is a resting bowl of concrete that contains a fire of . . crystal.

yep, that good.




~Adrian K . . fish out of water

talking about the EVIL EYE, or is that, the . . THIRD EYE !!

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ADRIAN K . . ‘Fish Foods”
image via Instagram – @adriankart

it’s kind of dopey, but that’s part of its charm – it’s also so totally OFF THE WALL.

we. me & Theo . . . meet ADRIAN K at Grumpy Bert a while back – in fact we bought his ‘Dragon’ series – on red envelopes for Chinese New Year 2016.




~REGELVERK . . STICKER FEST, MALMO, SWEDEN / sm111le, krasemel , gosta_fjortis

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@REGELVERK . . in @sm111le cap. / @krasemel graff/artwork on the wall behind him.

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@regelverk is putting together the first ever sticker art sticker show – in Sweden. ‘awesome’. there’s . . still time to get your work – in !!

OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS !! FROM MALMO, SWEDEN
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL – FOR STICKER / PASTE UP – SUBMISSIONS
STICKERFEST – DEADLINE: 10 JULY 2016
SEND SUBMISSIONS TO: J.TJERNGREN – BROBYGATAN 14
21443 MALMO, SWEDEN

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here’s a submission of stickers by . . a Swedish artist: gosta_fjortis.

I really like this, though I’m scared when there’s ‘lettering’ in a foreign language, I don’t want to be an idiot and support any beliefs I do not share. or that are nasty, but somehow this feels good vibes . . . ?
here’s hoping.

I like many things about this, here are some: the multi-colored American cowboy ‘bandanna’ imagery, the mid-eastern evil eye, the up-right palm, the cultural smash-up.

I also use ‘cowboy’ bandannas, esp vintage ones – to repair my quilts. they are still so cheap, $1 a pop – in a 99 cent store. and, still 100% cotton.
100% American.

all images via Instagram – @regelverk