~THOMAS SPOERNDLE: ‘STAND’ . . WON_ EH / OPENING FRI

THOMAS SPOERNDLE . . ‘STAND’ – OPENS TO-NITE / FRI SEPT 29, 2017 / 7-10 PM
WON_EH .. 467 TROUTMAN ST., BROOKLYN NY




~BOO-HOORAY: VINTAGE PADDINGTON PRESS POSTERS . . NYABF17

NYABF/NY ART BOOK FAIR 2017 . . MoMA PS1


JOHAN KUGELBERG . . curator / archivist & founder of BOO-HOORAY


VINTAGE PADDINGTON PRESS POSTER – FUND RAISING DANCE for RASTAFARIAN WOMEN, ca. 1982.


VINTAGE PADDINGTON PRESS POSTER . . ca. 1975.

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH




~RAND PAUL: PAUL WINDLE & RAND RENFROW / NYABF17

NYABF17 / NY ART BOOK FAIR 2017 . . at MoMA PS1


PAUL WINDEL, and . . . RAND RENFROW / RAND PAUL.
also see, for merch: VALLEY CRUISE PRESS

MOST, DEF !!
CHECK OUT: PAUL WINDLE – ARTIST WEBSITE !!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MOST, DEF !!
CHECK OUT: RAND RENFROW – ARTIST WEBSITE !!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


table of goodies by . . PAUL WINDEL


yeah !! YOU KNOW !! . . . I’m digging the faux ‘sushi’ !!
or are they . . . The Real Fake ‘crystals’ ?
maybe sometimes, no diff !!


oversize patch by RAND RENFROW . .
The Real Fake . . . terrarium !!

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH




~CINDERS: CHRISTIAN GFELLER . . NYABF17

NYABF17 / NY ART BOOK FAIR at MoMA PS1

these art history coloring books by . . Berlin-based CHRISTIAN GFELLER, were pretty funny.
$15 ea.

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH




~CINDERS: STO LEN & KELIE BOWMAN . . NYABF17

HIGHLIGHTS of the . . NEW YORK ART BOOK FAIR 2017


STO LEN, holding up one of KELIE BOWMAN’s machine-sewn / book-like . . puzzle / gatherings of actual unique artwork.
you can see his own marbled ‘Tsunaminagashi’ unique print, taken from a toxic water surface . . to the left, and those are other (multiple small edition) prints by Kelie, directly behind him.


KELIE BOWMAN, one of her folding books of unique parcels, of her ‘mural’ artwork.
one-of-kind editions, they were going for about $70 ea. depending on the size – they each varied slightly in size and shape.


kind-of-pocket . . kaleidoscopes. even though the visuals were very different from Sto’s works, and so most importatly was the process . . there was definite a visual rhythmn, song, or dialog going on, between their work, in the greater scheme of things.
brother & sister . . ‘swirls-from-another-mother’.


KELIE BOWMAN, folding down. very kinetic, in a super quiet way. nice.


KELIE BOWMAN, all folded up. small, but expansive, lol.
packed a BIG PUNCH, for a little package. lots of fun to play with. 3D !!!!


STO also had package assortments of his work, also priced in the $70 range / or there abouts depending on size.


it was a super nice way to flip – through some of his images, which were on strong paper / unique prints – not reproduced pages in a book.


there were even some mini !! book-like packages !!
I think these were priced around $35.
so fun. yet, serious. and most def: 3D !!
little . . ‘museums’ of the hand.


small package – big wallop.


both artists’ works – were ultimately about: INFINITY.
and the pattern . . of NON-PATTERN.


endlessly fascinating, and something to wonder about . . forever.

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH




~PERADAM: ELIZABETH JAEGER, PETER SUTHERLAND, MAIA RUTH LEE . . NYABF17

HIGHLIGHTS of the . . . NY ART BOOK FAIR 2017:


New York-based, ELIZABETH JAEGER of PERADAM, with the PETER SUTHERLAND ‘HOUSES’ poster, behind her.
Peradam . . gave away 500 0f these at the fair.


PETER SUTHERLAND . . ‘HOUSES’ posters, neatly folded and stacked . . yours for the TAKING !!
the Peradam table in the Dome.
the posters, published by Peradam / are a double-sided print, edition of 500, 4 x 6 ft. (large !!) and, FREE.
Made possible by a publishing grant from . . LEVI’S MADE & CRAFTED / CLOTHING BRAND.


on the left:
the slim, cardboard stock-like, retro-inspired volume that is:
MAIA RUTH LEE, ‘READY-TO-USE’ – ‘PAINTINGS of ILLUSTRATIONS of WOMEN at WORK’, published by Peradam Press
limited Edition of 200 . . $10 (!!)

“A treasury of well painted illustrations.”
Design by: MAIA RUTH LEE and PERADAM
Published in 2017 / 24 pages, Staple Bound / Edition of 200.
available online: PERADAM PRESS – MAIA RUTH LEE


MAIA RUTH LEE . . the House painter, the ‘Nails’ Painter.


MAIA RUTH LEE . . the Industrial Woman Worker


MAIA RUTH LEE . . the TAILOR, the RETAIL PRINT MAKER, & the GARDNER !!

MAIA RUTH LEE . . the LIFEGUARD.

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH




~MAIA RUTH RUTH LEE . . BOOK SIGNING / ‘WOMEN AT WORK’, PERADAM / NYABF TODAY, FRI at 3 PM

MAIA RUTH LEE . . WILL BE DOING A BOOK SIGNING !!

of her recent & very smart, retro-inspired: ‘Paintings of Illustrations of Women at Work’ . . $10 !!!!

TODAY !!
FRI SEPT 22, 2017 . . at 3 PM

at the PERADAM table in the DOME / booth B14
NY ART BOOK FAIR 2017 – at MOMA PS1.

7 x 10.5 in.
24 pages
Staple bound
Edition of 200
($10)

from the PERADAM PRESS RELEASE:

“Artists, illustrators or anyone in need of work-related graphics featuring women will find a treasury of well-painted illustrations in this handy archive.”




~PETER SUTHERLAND . . FREE POSTER / PERADAM / NY ART BOOK FAIR

ONLY 500 !! – GRAB ONE, WHILE YOU CAN !!

PERADAM has a table in the DOME – booth B14

‘HOUSES’ – by PETER SUTHERLAND
50.3 x 75.5 in. — or: a bit larger than 4 ft. x 6 ft. !!
1 page, double sided / Edition of 500
Free (at the fair)

from the PERADAM PRESS RELEASE:

Houses, a limited edition by PETER SUTHERLAND, features a set of photographs from a group of similar houses that Sutherland has been shooting since 2015. The photgraphs are taken on the extensive road travels of the artist in and around the areas where he spent his childhood. Sutherland’s imagery captures the changing visual and cultural landscape of America through it’s most recent constructions – that of quickly made, and rather temporary, structures. Depicting them in their unfinished states, the photographs reveal a sense of disquiet within the fervor of American “development”.

FILE, again . . under: ARTIST ACTIVIST.




~STO LEN . . ‘BAD WATER PLACE’ / NEW BOOK RELEASE / NYABF 2017

STO LEN . . WILL BE RELEASING A NEW BOOK – ‘BAD WATER PLACE’ . . !!

this weekend – at:

NY ART BOOK FAIR – SEPT 22-24, 2017 / PREVIEW THURS SEPT 21
CINDERS GALLERY BOOTH: R07
MoMA PS 1, 22-25 JACKSON AVE, LONG ISLAND CITY, QUEENS, NY 11101

‘BAD WATER PLACE’ . . documents my printmaking adventures on the polluted waters of Newtown Creek in NY – come find me for a signed copy !!” – STO

and, I’m / artlovers . . . thinking the big IRONY is, NEWTOWN CREEK, once meant . . New Town !!
as in: fresh, clean . . HOPEFUL.

see: NEWTOWN CREEK, NY – WIKIPEDIA

see: NEWTOWN CREEK, BROOKLYN/QUEENS, NY – SUPERFUND

from the press release:

‘BAD WATER PLACE’ . . documents the site-specific work of artist STO LEN.

“Highlighting the relationship between aesthetic beauty and UGLY truth, Sto investigates urban sprawl and the illegal dumping of toxic waste in natural habitats through a series of prints pulled from the actual surface waters, in this book he focuses on NEWTON CREEK, one of the most polluted bodies of water in the U.S.

Working en plein air from a rowboat, Sto uses an original process he calls ‘Tsunaminagashi’- a mix of traditional suminagashi and his own techniques – to print directly off of the water. These works are arresting, psychedelic experiments in marbleized texture and design that reveal a dark, tactile truth of urban pollution in our city’s water.

It is within this context that Sto Len exposes the physical consequences of this abused urban landscape through land art, performance & printmaking as a site of discourse on environmentalism and art activism.”

‘BAD WATER PLACE’ features photography . . by TRACIE WILLIAMS, R. NICHOLAS KUSZYK, and WALTER WLODARCZYK.

Full Color, 80 pages, 8.5 x 5.5 in., signed & numbered first edition of 100, 2017
($20)

‘BAD WATER PLACE” . . is also available online: CINDERS GALLERY – ‘BAD WATER PLACE’

additionally, see: STO IS HERE / ARTIST PORTFOLIO WEBSITE

NOTE: ALL PHOTOS COURTESY OF STO LEN / THANK YOU.




~STO LEN . . SECRET PROJECT ROBOT / up thru OCT 10


STO LEN’S NEW INSTALL of UNIQUE PRINTS . . at SECRET PROJECT ROBOT
image via Instagram courtesy of @stoishere

‘the static was natural, the music was human’
New Work by STO LEN + Ashcan Institute for Self Organizing Patterns
the show opened SEPT 12, 2017 , and runs thru OCT 10, 2017
SECRET PROJECT ROBOT, 1186 Broadway, Bushwick, Brooklyn 11221
hrs: the exhibition will be on view daily, thru OCT 10th – from 4-7 PM

from the PRESS RELEASE:

“Nothing in the world is softer or weaker than water
Yet nothing is better at overcoming the hard and the strong”
~Lao Tzu

‘STO LEN has been researching water as a medium, language, tool and collaborator for the past 5 years. His meditative style of printmaking captures a moment in time in nature with a mono print. Layers of oil paint, vegetable oils, spray paint, dirt and various debris is built up on the water surface in large kiddie pools, wooden trays and buckets for hours and sometimes days while preparing a print. Outdoor pools collect raindrops and leaves while patterns are allowed time to develop on their own.

Renouncing the fussiness historically associated with paper marbling, Sto’s work instead celebrates chaos by finding the rhythm and pattern within water’s movement. For This exhibition Sto will showcase new experiments on wood and found objects that begin to take on sculptural forms.’