MEANWHILE, OVER IN . . ANNECY, FRANCE.
ART BY FRIENDS / VIDEO CLUB PRESENTS:
RETROSPECTIVE – MICHEL GONDRY / NOV 2, 2016
& THROWS DOWN, SOME GREAT – BLACK & WHITE . . . GRAPHIC DESIGN.
ALL IMAGES VIA INSTAGRAM / @artbyfriends
& DEF, CHECK OUT: . . . ART BY FRIENDS
MITCHELL WRIGHT . . also has work – in this JAY DAVIS curated group show / openingn tonight.
he posted a great show invite / poster, with a great image of his work – on Instagram:
ANDREW GUENTHER / @eattheleaf . . .
has some new, towering Pisa of clay bowls, one-of-a-kind . . found/ready-made sculptures . . .
in . . .
“Impossible Possible” – a group show curated by . . JAY DAVIS / @jaydavis111
which also includes: IVIN BALLEN, ROBIN CAMERON MAGA LIDUZANT, CHIE FUEKI, RYAN KITSON, HEIN KOH, OLIVER MICHAELS, MARK SENGBUSH & MITCHELL WRIIGHT
PUBLIC OPENING/RECEPTION: TO-NITE . . WED NOV 2, 2016 / 6-8 PM
the show runs: NOV 2, 2016 – NOV 4, 2017
by appointment only: firstname.lastname@example.org
MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING CANCER CENTER
BROOKLYN INFUSION CENTER, 557 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn.
IMAGES VIA INSTAGRAM @eattheleaf
I did actually meet HALEY JOSEPHS, when she was a first year MFA painting student at YALE, back in April 27 of 2013 . . at the Yale MFA Open Studio weekend.
it’s so great . . to see her work taking off !!!!!!
‘In a Grove of Pines’, at MOUNTAIN in Bushwick, this Oct 2016 / a 2 person painting show with JON WEARY . . was a great showcase for her.
HALEY JOSEPHS . . first year MFA student in painting, YALE OPEN STUDIO WEEKEND, Spring of 2013.
this photo, must be her grandparents ??? was on her desk.
archival photos are so interesting. big family resemblance.
HALEY JOSEPHS painting, in her first year YALE MFA studio, Spring 2013.
HALEY JOSEPHS painting . . YALE MFA OPEN STUDIO, Spring 2013.
detail, HALEY JOSEPHS painting, YALE MFA program, 2013.
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH
‘In a Grove of Pines’ – HALEY JOSEPHS & JON WEARY
Opening: Oct 7, 2016
the show ran thru Oct 23, 2016
MOUNTAIN GALLERY, Bushwick, Brooklyn
read more about the show: ‘In a Grove of Pines’ – Mountain Gallery
this show is already down, 2 weeks is hard to nail, in a fast-paced art world, but the images still haunt me,
. . . so here’s a . . re-cap.
detail, HALEY JOSEPHS . . ghostly !!!!!!!!!
at the opening . . .
the small, but ambitious agenda / indie gallery is located in founder/director MICHAEL FLEMING’S ground floor Bushwick apt – living room.
one of the intense . . JON WEARY paintings.
totally . . off the rails.
changing . . the pictorial ‘rules’.
installation shot – for scale & . . well: effect !!!!!!!!
super dreamy / bitter-sweet, haunting & pushed-to-the-wall-intense – hard-core indie show – or what !!!!!!
great contrast, yet strange harmony – plays out between the 2 very different artists.
now, that’s what I call . . a painting show.
all photos via Instagram @mountain.bushwick
LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA . . FOR PRESIDENT.
did you check out any of those videos on the VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER exhibitons – video/page ?
one of them really struck a nerve tonight – as the American Presidential elections . . really slide south. as a ‘all downhill’ from here on – tonight.
Huma Abedin had official government / state dept. no less / Benghazi . . I hate to ask / over a thousand / govt emails on a yahoo account ? are you kidding me ?
on a laptop shared with her pervy pol husband ? are you kidding me ?
was it just a dream & can I wake up – now ?
even a 5 yr old knows .. yahoo is the least secure site in the whole damn infinite digital universe, you couldn’t make this stuff up – if you tried. Obama should just declare emergency war measures, with one of our active enemies, who cares, just name one. Russia, Afghanistan, Syria, Iran . . . and just friggin cancel the whole damn farce, I mean election. til they can come up with some better candidates. Lin Manuel . . does come to mind.
yes, LIN MANUEL . . for President.
the thought of either Hillary or Trump in the White House, for very different reasons, esp tonight. – makes me want to vomit. is that how ANARCHY – begins ?
if so, then bring on the anarchy.
it sure is doing the art world some good, to be all shook – up.
how does a country fall apart so fast ? we’re so young, only like some 200 years and already we are like the doomed last cycle Romans – the rules suffocate the system, the citizens feel hopeless, good men cannot rise to the top, and everybody is watching the games: football !! and just hoping if they eat enough hot wings, chips & dip / things will right themselves ???
BENOIT AUBARD (of the bard ? lol, sweet !!), and ANNE-CHARLOTTE YVER (of the dark cold Hiver /Game of Thrones winter ?) – their video on Virtual Dream Center . . really struck a nerve, a chord – with me.
Virtual Dream, NOT !!!!!!!
‘Storage Center’, hmm.
is that computer code for new age: ORACLE ? / or: THE FUTURE IS A DEBACLE, lord, lord. lordy . . please tell me it isn’t so – I see so much talent and hope around me.
their ‘KILL JOY’ – seems to be ‘exactement’ . . . right on.
OH LORD . . .
KILL JOY. 2 little words. big meaning.
yep. pictures are worth a thousand words, esp on the back of . . a hoodie !!
well done, mes amies. dreamers, storytellers, seekers. truth from the mouths of babes.
watch: their video on YouTube
‘INDIE’ – RULES . . . THE FUTURE.
WELCOME TO . . . THE FUTURE.
& . . .
WELCOME TO: VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER 1.0 – @virtualdreamcenter
FOUNDER/DIRECTOR . . . JEAN-BAPTISTE LENGLET of Paris, FRANCE.
see: Index – Jean-Baptiste Lenglet
it’s an international ‘space’ station / digital art venue / animated game !!!!!!!
because of the far-reaching, archiving & self-publishing contemporary ‘digital’ universe – not only can . . . small indie, either solo curator/director or collective-run gallery/project venues, even apt living rooms, & apt basements, lol – thrive, but – so can . . venues that are solely internet-housed.
case in point: the VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER – a digital/curatorial artist project / web ‘game’, founded & run by JEAN-BAPTISTE LENGLET, who is Paris, France based.
on the VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER website – you can now catch some awesome, glorious digital clips of the first pioneering programs:
Le Hall des Sculpteurs / Benoit Aubard, Anne-Charlotte Yver – Storage Facility / Jonathan Meese – Extension of the Dictatorship / Nicholas Steindorf – Zach_Version.1.0 (walkthrough) / Antone’s Sculpture Garden / and . . . Don’t Look Down (!!!!!!!)
yeah, art lovers, FOR SURE – CLICK HERE:
HIT – & take this futuristic digital/video . . trippy, trip !!
here’s one highlight:
check out, wow: NICHOLAS STEINDORF – ZACH_Version.1.0 ‘walk-through’- on YouTube
the VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER . . WELCOMES YOU – !!
TRIP, trip, trippy . . . the cosmic universe is infinite, and unknown – with its full potential yet to be mined, or what !!!!
ditto: the digital & infinite internet ‘universe’.
and ditto: therefore the indie art world.
status quo – watch out !!!!!!!
there’s . . . NO, NO. NO. / NOT. . . . GOING BACK.
the ‘indie’ genie – is way . . . out of the box – !!!!!!!!!!!
and with it, 2 NYC / BROOKLYN-BASED artists: NICHOLAS STEINDORF & ANTONE KONST . . have helped plant the first flag on the digital sector.
actually, make that 3 NYC / BROOKLYN-based artists: MATHEW BUSHELL has work in Antone’s digital . . garden / which is a ‘curatorial’ project.
Dark times . . seem to be the siren call of Nicholas Steindorf’s . . dark, ZACH vision.
Take heed, my friends.
we do so so so – have our hands . . tied behind our backs.
NICHOLAS STEINDORF: ‘ZACH suspension sculpture’, detail.
NICHOLAS STEINDORF: ‘ZACH suspension sculpture’, detail.
NICHOLAS STEINDORF, ‘Antone’s Sculpture Garden – inside ZACH’s head’.
NICHOLAS STEINDORF: ‘Antone’s Sculpture Garden (view inside ZACH’s head)’.
the knife blade is . . animated / kind of . . pounding waves, the ocean -or- a view of Mar’s surface / lol.
JACK GOLDSTEIN – ‘Butter Knife video’ . . move over !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ANTONE KONST: ‘abstract point of view on Antone’s Sculpture Garden’.
I’m thinking there needs to be some joy / pure art. aka art for arts sake – because who would we be / if we didn’t have hope. even the cavemen stopped to smell the flowers, paint a palm print, bead a necklace.
ANTONE KONST: Japanese – Antone’s Sculpture Garden.
that must be Nicholas Steindorf’s ‘ZACH’ at the . . right.
that feels really futuristic doomed – if you ask me.
MATHEW BUSHELL / ANTONE KONST: ‘abstract view of MATHEW BUSHELL #PA_EZT_0004_BLACK sculpture in ANTONE KONST – Sculpture Garden’.
tell me, is the Matrix – not next . . in the cosmic works ?
there’s something real, real spooky about all those, never-ending, gorgeous not one the same planets, and the ever-increasing vast vast vast ocean of infinite stars, not to mention whole universes.
if you don’t think, there’s not untold & profound powers – of some kind out there, you should rethink Stonehenge, and all the other 5,000 / 50,000 year old ‘primitive’ temples / and ‘calendars’ . . they keep un-earthing from the jungles – and just keep yourself, keep on . . keeping on.
apts in Brooklyn are expensive, and I bet even more so in Paris. and the rent is due on the first of the month, so best . . to keep your head down, slightly ?
play your part – in the daily grind. tread lightly ?
trip lightly, too.
ALL PHOTOS: VIA INSTAGRAM / @virtualdreamcenter
here’s your free ticket !!!
The Virtual Dream Center 1.0 . . . has launched !!
on behalf of the team behind its creation, I’m very pleased to announce the public launch of . . THE VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER
THE VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER . . is a digital exhibition platform that uses the navigation & interactivity of video games to present new methods of making and showing.
V.D.C 1.0 features pavilions by:
Jenan-Baptiste Lenglet & Jessica Boubetra
Benoit Le Phat Tan
& a group show by Antone Konst – with Matthew Bushell, Austin Lee, Jon Merrit, and Maayan Strauss.
WE HOPE YOU WILL DOWNLOAD IT – to check out what we’ve been working on, everything you need to know – is on the website:
Jean-Baptiste Lenglet (Director) and the Virtual Dream Center team.
ONE LAST GOOD-BYE . . .
to the CASUAL ART FAIR, HESTER STREET FAIR, LOWER EAST, NYC. OCT 2, 2016
NICHOLAS STEINDORF greets . . PHOEBE BERGLUND.
Nicholas’ big collaborative / international digital project participation, has . . finally launched !!
see: VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER
& def, check out: NICHOLAS STEINDORF – portfolio website
Phoebe showed work with ORGY PARK recently / and . . .
check out: PHOEBE BERGLUND – PORTFOLIO WEBSITE
KATHERINE AUNGIER . . . artist – and member of the REGINA REX gallery collective.
most def, see: K.AUNGIER PORTFOLIO WEBSITE
see: REGINA REX – ARTIST COLLECTIVE GALLERY
ASHLEY GARRETT . . . artist and member of the UNDERDONK GALLERY COLLECTIVE.
check out: ASHLEY GARRETT / PORTFOLIO WEBSITE
check out: UNDERDONK
NINA BOVASSO was playing pool with Simon in the East Village, when she was just 16 & has an Artforum cover under her belt.
see: NINA BOVASSO
and last, but not least !!
MARTA CARO . . . artist / marbler / fashion maven & Graphic Designer at THE LINE, NYC.
of course, check out: MARTA CARO !!!
it was . . a beau, beau & very tres beautiful, DAY !!
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH
on the left, ELISE McMAHON . . artist/designer/founder of LMO/Like Minded Objects . . .
is the Manager and Producer of the HESTER STREET FAIR, and Manager of the CASUAL ART FAIR.
with her, Sandy.
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH, at the CASUAL ART FAIR / HESTER STREET FAIR, LOWER EAST SIDE, NYC. Oct 2, 2016.
see: for this year’s Casual Art Fair / Recap – from the HESTER STREET FAIR blog
which included a great photo of my / NANCY SMITH ‘101 Dalmation Crib Quilt’ repair project & . . RACHEL DOMM’s ceramic ‘snacks’ – at the ESSEX FLOWERS table !!
curated by JEFFREY TRANCHELL.
thanks to all . . !!
photo courtesy: CASUAL ART FAIR RECAP/HESTER STREET FAIR BLOG