~ART BY FRIENDS PRESENTS . . MICHEL GONDRY RETROSPECTIVE / to-nite WED NOV 2

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.

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ALL IMAGES VIA INSTAGRAM / @artbyfriends
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& DEF, CHECK OUT: . . . ART BY FRIENDS
http://www.artbyfriends.com/

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~MITCHELL WRIGHT / IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE . .

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:

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~ANDREW GUENTHER / IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE . . opening to-nite WED NOV 2

ANDREW GUENTHER / @eattheleaf . . .
has some new, towering Pisa of clay bowls, one-of-a-kind . . found/ready-made sculptures . . .

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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: davisr1@mskcc.org
MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING CANCER CENTER
BROOKLYN INFUSION CENTER, 557 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn.

IMAGES VIA INSTAGRAM @eattheleaf




~HALEY JOSEPHS . . a look back to YALE MFA OPEN STUDIOS, Spring 2013

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.

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HALEY JOSEPHS . . first year MFA student in painting, YALE OPEN STUDIO WEEKEND, Spring of 2013.

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this photo, must be her grandparents ??? was on her desk.
archival photos are so interesting. big family resemblance.

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HALEY JOSEPHS painting, in her first year YALE MFA studio, Spring 2013.

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HALEY JOSEPHS painting . . YALE MFA OPEN STUDIO, Spring 2013.

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detail, HALEY JOSEPHS painting, YALE MFA program, 2013.

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH




~HALEY JOSEPHS & JON WEARY . . In a Grove of Pines – MOUNTAIN GALLERY, BUSHWICK

‘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

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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.

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detail, HALEY JOSEPHS . . ghostly !!!!!!!!!

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at the opening . . .
the small, but ambitious agenda / indie gallery is located in founder/director MICHAEL FLEMING’S ground floor Bushwick apt – living room.

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one of the intense . . JON WEARY paintings.
totally . . off the rails.
changing . . the pictorial ‘rules’.

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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




~VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER: BENOIT AUBARD, ANNE-CHARLOTTE YVER – KILL JOY

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.

what ?
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.

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OH LORD . . .

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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




~VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER 1.0: WELCOME – NICHOLAS STEINDORF / ANTONE KONST & MATHEW BUSHELL . . indie rules the web / update: link to ZACH_Version..1.0 walk-through on YouTube

‘INDIE’ – RULES . . . THE FUTURE.

WELCOME TO . . . THE FUTURE.

& . . .

WELCOME TO: VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER 1.0 – @virtualdreamcenter
www.virtualdreamcenter.xyz

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 !!

(http://www.jeanbaptistelenglet.com/index.php?/expositions/virtual-dream-center/)

here’s one highlight:

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check out, wow: NICHOLAS STEINDORF – ZACH_Version.1.0 ‘walk-through’- on YouTube

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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.

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NICHOLAS STEINDORF: ‘ZACH suspension sculpture’, detail.

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NICHOLAS STEINDORF: ‘ZACH suspension sculpture’, detail.

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NICHOLAS STEINDORF, ‘Antone’s Sculpture Garden – inside ZACH’s head’.

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NICHOLAS STEINDORF: ‘Antone’s Sculpture Garden (view inside ZACH’s head)’.

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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.

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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.

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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




~NICHOLAS STEINDORF: VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER has launched !!

here’s your free ticket !!!
The Virtual Dream Center 1.0 . . . has launched !!

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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:

Nicholas Steindorf
Jonathan Meese
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:
http://virtualdreamcenter.xyz/en/

thank you,
Nicholas Steindorf
Jean-Baptiste Lenglet (Director) and the Virtual Dream Center team.

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~CASUAL ART FAIR: one last good-bye . .

ONE LAST GOOD-BYE . . .
to the CASUAL ART FAIR, HESTER STREET FAIR, LOWER EAST, NYC. OCT 2, 2016

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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

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KATHERINE AUNGIER . . . artist – and member of the REGINA REX gallery collective.
most def, see: K.AUNGIER PORTFOLIO WEBSITE
see: REGINA REX – ARTIST COLLECTIVE GALLERY

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ASHLEY GARRETT . . . artist and member of the UNDERDONK GALLERY COLLECTIVE.
check out: ASHLEY GARRETT / PORTFOLIO WEBSITE
check out: UNDERDONK

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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

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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




~CASUAL ART FAIR: ELISE McMAHON & RE-CAP . .

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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

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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