~ABE LINCOLN, Jr . . delivers

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ABE LINCOLN, Jr. delivers his healthy ‘gut’ piece – in a tube.
including a nice sticker pkg.
Midtown NYC. FEB 7, 2017.
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH

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check out: ABE LINCOLN, Jr. – girlsbike.com




~ABE LINCOLN, Jr . . down the hatch !!

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so,
@abelincolnjr posted this image on Istagram a little while back, and he wrote underneath:
‘In the Butt 4: Trapped under Ass, 19″ x 28″ ink on healthy colon photo – $200 DM if you want it.’

and, I thought wow – that’s the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen, plus I like his painting style . . !!
so I sprung for it.

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it took me a good long while, to work up the courage to actually unroll it from the tube – but, yeah.
I’m still . . totally into – it. wtf.
gorgeous, funny, and a good statement about the world, and the art world, too.
a nice combustion of ‘reality’ meets imagination & . . voila: vve / virtual visual explosion.

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plus it’s no dumb print.
one-of-a-kind.
what sets Abe’s wicked street poetry, miles apart in a crowded field – is that penmanship & authnticity . . of line.
and duh, that Tweety bird imagery, is my favorite subtext!!

he also sent along some – stickers !!
merci beaucoup, Abe Lincoln, Jr.

btw: does colon rhyme with . . LINCOLN, just asking !!

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ABE LINCOLN, Jr. sticker, hand-colored & signed . . 4-1/4 x 5-1/4 in.

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ABE LINCOLN, Jr. sticker, hand-colored, signed & inscribed: ‘THANKS NANCY!’ . . 4-1/4 x 5-1/4 in.

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ABE LINCOLN, Jr. sticker, hand-colored . . happy boy. 2-1/2 x 4 in.

who says, micro art buying – doesn’t exist ?
they just don’t have . . the eyeballs.

or, the ‘guts’.

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH / except where noted @abelincolnjr via Instagram.




~’DRAWING ISLAND’ . . THE JOURNAL GALLERY / LAST WEEKEND

last weekend to catch this deceptively light & lively / skillful / expressionistic . . survey drawing show.

‘DRAWING ISLAND’ at . . .
THE JOURNAL GALLERY, 106 N. 1st St, Brooklyn
SAT & SUN MARCH 25 & 26, 2017
HRS: 12 – 6 PM

see: list of artists
see: installation images

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TAYLOR McKIMENS, ‘GLORY’.

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CHRIS MARTIN

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LEIF RITCHEY

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JOE BRADLEY

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SARAH BRAMAN

ALEX-Becerra
ALEX BECERRA

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AUSTIN LEE

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MELISSA BROWN

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CARLOS VALENCIA

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MICHAEL NEVIN, THE JOURNAL GALLERY.

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH




~’HAPTIC WHITTLES’ . . UNDERDONK / LAST WEEKEND

LAST WEEKEND To CATCH . .

THE ‘HAPTIC’ SCULPTURES . . of DANIEL DENNETT
SAT & SUN / MARCH 25 & 26, 2017
HRS: 1 – 6 PM
UNDERDONK, 1329 WILLOUGHBY AVE, #211, BROOKLYN

haptic: relating to the sense of . . touch

READ MORE: ‘HAPTIC WHITTLES’- DANIEL DENNETT / UNDERDONK

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PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH




~DEREK WEISBERG . . life as a flower vase / TRESTLE PROJECTS OPENING SAT, MARCH 25

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SUPER / HARD-CORE CONTEMPORARY . . . & YET, VERY WISE & ANCIENT
FUNCTIONAL CERAMIC / HAND-BUILT CLAY / FLOWER VASE . . BY DEREK WEISBERG

so, I’m thinking this vase must be inspired by the centuries-old traditional . . ‘TULPIERE’, which is enjoying a current wave of great popularity.
see: Tulipiere – wikipedia
read: a brief, but very interesting paragraph – on the TULIP MANIA OF 1660’s HOLLAND !!

derekweisberg: #functionalceramics #contemporaryceramics #nyceramics #flowers #vase #dontcallmeaceramicist #sculpture #contemporaryart #derekweisberg
recent posting & image via Instagram @derekweisberg

DEREK WEISBERG . . .

will be exhibiting his work in a group show at TRESTLE PROJECTS – in Brooklyn.

the show, titled ‘NEW FINE ART’ . . .
will also features works by: MOLLY RAE, PANAYOTIS TERZIS, ALIZA MORELL, and EMILY KLASS
and seems to examine the new role / or / the new ‘viewing of the role’ of “traditional fine art materials” – a timely topic.
the show opens . . this SAT MARCH 25, 2017 / 7 – 9 PM
and runs thru APRIL 6, 2017.
TRESTLE PROJECTS, 400 3rd AVE, BROOKLYN

note: TRESTLE PROJECTS IS OPEN TO VIEWING – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

“This exhibition presents a small sampling of Brooklyn-based artists whose practices are centered around traditional traditional fine art materials. Through mimicry, remediation, and unconventional applications, these artists push the limits of their materials and explore a corresponding sensuality. By employing a range of responsive processes, each artist engages in an unfolding dialogue between the self and the material – a transference between hand, form, and thought.

In this way, the artists in ‘NEW FINE ART, see their processes as both a method of inquiry to explore physical materiality as well as tools to realize unconscious and psychic visions.”
~TRESTLE PROJECTS – PRESS RELEASE

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~YO !! LIFE !! . . as a shorty !!

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graffitius: ‘life as a shorty shouldn’t be so rough!!’ – by MARK CHRONI in LAS VEGAS. for @lifeisbeautiful and @justkidsofficial.
Photo @impermanent_art

image via Instagram @graffitius




~ANTONE KONST . . RADICAL ABACUS, SANTA FE

ANTONE KONST . . has a solo show, ‘SECOND NATURE’,
opening FRI MARCH 31, 2017 – at RADICAL ABACUS in SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO

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~ANTONE KONST & BRIDGET MULLEN . . HOMETOWN / OPENING PIX

‘MARCH, MEANDER: ANTONE KONST & BRIDGET MULLEN’
runs MARCH 19 – MAY 7, 2017
HOMETOWN, EAST WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN
HRS: SAT & SUN: 12-6 PM & By APPOINTMENT

more: ‘MARCH, MEANDER: ANTONE KONST & BRIDGET MULLEN’ / HOMETOWN

this was a really strongly curated combo show – a really interesting dynamic of tough, hard-core painting, that was also sensuous & poetic / and . . very mysterious. great dialog of ‘will-fullness’ . . between the two painters.
and . . very very: painterly.
almost like . . clay.

PIX FROM THE OPENING: SAT MARCH 18, 2017

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ANTONE KONST, with CHLOE, at the opening – a wall of his paintings behind them.

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on the right: ANTONE KONST, ‘BBall/Apollo’, 2017
oil on canvas, 36 x 24 in.

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ANTONE KONST, ‘Head of the Horse of Selene’, 2016
oil on canvas, 36 x 24 in.

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ANTONE KONST, ‘Niki 2’, 2017
oil on canvas, 18 x 14 in.

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BRIDGET MULLEN, ‘Live Wires’, 2017
acrylic on panel, 48 x 36 in.

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BRIDGET MULLEN, ‘I’ve Decided The Past Is Not Worth Forgetting’, 2016
acrylic and ink on paper, 44 x 30 in.

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detail, BRIDGET MULLEN, ‘I’ve Decided . . .’

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BRIDGET MULLEN, ‘Bullshit Furniture’, 2016
fired clay, glaze, glass, acrylic, 14 x 13.5 x 7 in.
looks like a tabletop ‘photo’ frame, of the most curious . . nature.

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on the left: ADAM YOKELL, owner/director of HOMETOWN GALLERY, and on the right: JERRY BLACKMAN, sculptor / curator.
Jerry Blackman was in a recent two-man show at HOMETOWN – & he has an upcoming show at CUCHIFRITOS on the Lower East Side – opening in April.

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an interesting, relatively new space, in a now typical / re-purposed multi-studio / vintage building in East Williamsburg, HOMETOWN looks to be a place . . .
to w-a-t-c-h !!

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH




~JEFFREY TRANCHELL, ‘LINDA’ . . ESSEX FLOWERS / OPENING TO-NITE

JEFFREY TRANCHELL . . . ‘LINDA’
OPENING: SUN MARCH 19, 2017 / 6 – 8 PM
the show runs thru APRIL 16, 2017
ESSEX FLOWERS, 19 MONROE ST, LOWER EAST SIDE

read more: JEFFREY TRANCHELL, ‘LINDA’/ ESSEX FLOWERS

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yes, let’s consider that strangely profound photo.
a hand holds . . a fuzzy-surfaced, yet specific . . blue.
a hand-cut triangle.

a couple of . . . ‘remarks’ !!

1. ‘LINDA’ !!!!!!

I find that a very strange, yet oddly resonant title for an art show.
wasn’t there a computer os named Linda, or was that . . Lisa ?

well, Jack . . sure enough, LINDA has a title claim – in the computer world.
LINDA . . “in computer science is a model of coordination & communication among several parallel processes operating upon objects stored in and retrieved from shared, virtual, associative memory”.
it was developed in 1986.
source: LINDA – wikipedia

and I would say without irony, those communicative qualities – do belong to JEFFREY TRANCHELL, as well.
and most likely are part of his show’s ‘unwritten’ agenda / concept.

1a. as well, Further the simplicity, beauty & irony of this show’s title . .
is explained without irony, right off the bat, in the gallery text on the show,
“Named in appreciation of the very helpful accountant/sales person who made the partial roll of Pacifico Blue carpet available . . ”
can I be the only one – to so dig that ?!!!!!

2. IS THAT A FLYING . . DORITO CHIP ? he’s holding up as the ‘totem’ of ‘LINDA’ ?
albeit, blue instead of orange ?

2a. or: IS IT A TRADITIONAL ‘FLYING GEESE’ – triangular quilt pattern / piece ?

so, I guess when JEFFREY TRANCHELL curated a one-day / ESSEX FLOWERS pop-up at the Casual Art Fair (Hester St. Fair / Lower East Side, NYC / SUN OCT 2, 2016) about 6 months back, and which featured the ‘snack’ shaped ceramics of RACHEL DOMM, and, 2 hand-repaired & hand-pieced vintage cribs quilts by NANCY SMITH (ok, aka myself !!),
he really was thinking about the concepts & shapes of our work, in ways – I didn’t realize at the time.

yeah, for sure !!
Rachel’s small ceramic snacks & cookies, which became decorative units in her clay transformations – did resemble . . quilt pattern ‘parts’ – which are . . very simple, cut-out basic shapes, yo !! !!

so, yeah.
bless his deep conceptual / visual soul, if that sweet & curious triangle of blue carpet he holds up, isn’t just considering the triangle, a profound, but common Dorito shape, but also, as it imparted in carpet material – it also seems to be referencing the gnarly world of . . ‘quilting’.

it’s also got a . . quelle femme ‘sensual’ side, but that’s – for someone else’s essay.

hey, if ‘snacks’ and ‘quilts’ aren’t . . models of social ‘communication’ – then, what are they ?????

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RACHEL DOMM and JEFFREY TRANCHELL, at the ESSEX FLOWERS table, The Casual Art Fair, L>E.S., Oct 2, 2016.
background quilt by NANCY SMITH, RACHEL DOMM’S ceramic ‘treats’, on the table.
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH

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NANCY SMITH – CREATIVELY RE-STORED vintage ‘101 DALMATIONS’ CRIB QUILT / CERAMIC ‘SNACKS’ RE-IMAGINED – BY RACHEL DOMM
PHOTO: ESSEX FLOWERS / JEFFREY TRANCHELL via Instagram

see: RACHEL DOMM / ESSEX FLOWERS, CURATED BY JEFFREY TRANCHELL – CASUAL ART FAIR / artlovers archive

see: NANCY SMITH / ESSEX FLOWERS, CURATED BY JEFFREY TRANCHELL – CASUAL ART FAIR / artlovers archive




~ANTONE KONST & BRIDGET MULLEN . . HOMETOWN, OPENING TO-NITE

ANTONE KONST & BRIDGET MULLEN: ‘MARCH, MEANDER’
OPENS SAT MARCH 18, 2017 / 6 – 9 PM
the show runs MARCH 19 thru MAY 7, 2017
HOMETOWN GALLERY, 1002 Metropolitan Ave #21, BROOKLYN
HRS: SAT-SUN / 12-6 PM & BY APPOINTMENT

read more: click on press release / ‘MARCH, MEANDER’ – HOMETOWN GALLERY

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ANTONE KONST . . . ‘Night Rider’, 2017.
oil on canvas, 36 x 24 in.

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BRIDGET MULLEN . . . ‘Ideal Strains’, 2016.
acrylic and spray paint on paper, 39 x 27 in.

IMAGES COURTESY: HOMETOWN GALLERY