STICKER: ‘UNDERGROUND TILL WE UNDERGROUND’
STICKER BY: CHRIS RWK/ROBOTS WILL KILL & JOS-L, NYC.
STICKER: ‘UNDERGROUND TILL WE UNDERGROUND’
STICKER BY: CHRIS RWK/ROBOTS WILL KILL & JOS-L, NYC.
just because, I like how it looks, esp as a ‘cap’ – !!!!
nice colors, too.
and, good line drawing. fun. sweet but also: UNKNOWN & FRAGILE !!
and, MESSY. as in, real life . . calling !!
pick up that – phone !!
I wonder if he ‘stole’ the last name from Keane – the Big Eyes, retro artist ?
1. Make Art – not War
2.YOU ARE – the TARGET, PRESENT TENSE.
3.THE INCREDIBLE, & FULLY UNKNOWN DIGITAL FUTURE BECKONS, if we can bio-survive . . .
FUTURE UNKNOWN, TRANSFORMATIVE, AVATAR-BASED, BIO-COMPUTER, REALITY-BLOWING, REALITY-MERGING, LIGHT FORCE & CODE: GREEN . . .
WHAT’S GOING ON, . . or what ?!!!
HEED, THE SPEAKER. FOLLOW UNKNOWN REALITY – THRU THE ANIMATION.
I just read, in the WALL STREET JOURNAL- SCIENCE PAGE . . that EVOLUTION IS . . really, THE EVOLUTION of ‘CHILDHOOD’. believe it.
into the looking glass, what’s up with last century, (really 19th C – published 1865 !!) ALICE & beginning this century ZACH ???
‘crisis’ child assassin/killer kid sick reality clips vs CGI child science geeks.
vs Video games ??? and, you think we yarn knitters deal in . . knots, ha.
omg, intensity. and the human urge – to kill. control. contain.
ZACH – code for: anti-violence ?
& whatever happened to . . release, let fly. set free. believe. & wonder.
beauty. life & creativity.
the DIMENSION of TIME – IS . . KEY
TO REALITY, FICTION & . . . SPACE TRAVEL ?
4th DIMENSIONS ?
is TIME . . the MISSING & perhaps even GHOSTLY, SPATIAL LINK ?
DIY CLOCK. 2008 – BY ANDREW GUENTHER
ACRYLIC PAINT on stretched canvas, AA battery operated clockwork on the back.
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH, against a retro metalwork garden/patio bench – spray painted white. Jersey City Heights, NEW JERSEY. 2008.
5. TIME. FUTURE TIME. TIME TRAVEL. DIGITAL TRAVEL. PLANETARY TRAVEL.
the unknown ‘spatial’ dimensions of TIME.
are, I’m thinking – the next big EINSTEIN type moment to unfold. time as origami ?
wait and see.
in the meantime, my 4th dimension GHOST ARMY hovers about.
6. TIME: THE PAST
7. WE ALL NEED TO GET MORE . . SPIRITUAL, as well as smart. AMERICANA . . . at its best !!
GO . . INDIE !!!
GO . . . INDIE ARTIST / WITH A MAINSTREAM, LOL STATUS of: UNKNOWN !!!!
OFF THE CHARTS !! literally & only way to go !!
LORDY, THANK YOU. FOR YOUR INSIGHT, STRUGGLE, VOICE & ASPIRATIONS.
ORACLE ? OCCULUS ? NAVIGATOR ? STORY TELLER ?
PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE ?
REFLECTOR, DIVIDER. DIVISION, MULTI-FACETED. 3-D, LUMINOUS. METALLIC. ALSO, INWARD GAZING. INFINITE. ANIMATED. NON-STATIC.
MAGICAL, DIVINE ? FORCE-FIELD ? ALL SEEING, just DIY ?
IMAGINATION, FABRICATION. SPIRITUAL ?
a little bio/geo diversity (see title) doesn’t hurt either.
one thing’s for sure: 100% INDIE !! GO, JAY !! (rhymes with ‘REY’, lol you know: Star Wars).
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH
‘POETIC DYNAMICS’ – SCULPTURES BY JAY HENDERSON
CURATED BY: ADAM TYSON & LILI CHIN
OCT 30 – DEC 5, 2015
ATP GALLERY, STOREFRONT/NEIGHBORHOOD CHURCH of GREENWICH VILLAGE, 269 BLEECKER ST, NYC. NY
FILE UNDER: LET’S START – A MASS MEDIA PROTEST.
LENA DUNHAM . . to WRITE & DIRECT THE NEXT STAR WARS, or dump the whole damn project.
PEGGY G. vs DARTH VADER ? PEGGY WINS !!!!!!!!!
‘PEGGY GUGGENHEIM: ART ADDICT’ vs ‘STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS’ . . . ?
‘PEGGY GUGGENHEIM’ WINS . . . !!
hands down, no contest.
‘PEGGY GUGGENHEIM: ART ADDICT’, 2015 – directed by LISA IMMORDINO VREELAND, is still playing at the IFC CENTER in Manhattan, albeit at 10:45 am – but, still . . !!
as IF, we don’t know it’s a dumb-ed down world, don’t blink, get out of bed 2 hrs earlier, and go see it.
yeah, it’s great on a big screen – lots & lots of archival footage: JACKSON POLLOCK, MONDRIAN, DUCHAMP – all them forward moving serious art Frenchies, and, then all those bold American dudes.
yep. totally fab visuals . . as the art world moves from Paris – to New York !!
and it’s: all because of, thank you – Peggy !!
and of course, the film is . . . !!
also chock-full of the main character, and I do mean CHARACTER, with a capital C, art-seer & patron .. PEGGY GUGGENHEIM, herself.
and, even CARLO McCORMICK – makes several cameos – as a talking head !!
on the other hand, ‘STAR WARS’ put me to sleep, several times, in fact continuously !!
even at the IMAX !!
what a waste of time, and resources. and it made $1 Billion in a record 12 days.
well, that’s the world – we live in. sad. played out. thin & lame. $$$ in all the wrong places.
I think that’s what I missed most in it. something really new, weird and far-out. seriously digital. warped sound waves. twisted time. come on guys, alien life forms are not all going to be anthropomorphic.
if you were a muscle-bound weightlifter, you could maybe squeeze a few drops of original imagination – out of it, maybe enough . . to make one cup of tepid tea.
the only thing I liked, special effects wise, and anything else wise: was the roly-poly 2 balled metallic or was that hard plastic/composite (?) ‘snowman’ robot/droid – that followed the super cute, scavenger class, duh. heroine, around. nothing else is new. oh I forgot – the ‘villain’, KYLO REN aka the new gen Darth Vader – is: new.
but, he sucks. that guy from ‘GIRLS’, sucks. you know, ADAM DRIVER, what a disappointment. scrape it up, off the sidewalk – dude, your character doesn’t even qualify as an alternative new age, mopey brooding Vader.
Brooklyn hipster dude, you shoulda stuck with . . Lena. Adam did better with a naked frumpy Lena – than he does with this good looking chick, any day. no chemistry whatsoever. no balls. no fear. no twists. no terror. no evil. ok he throws Han Solo around. so what, Harrison Ford looked like he was ready, already !! to be cast out of this loser – gimme break. he gets more thrills flying planes in real life.
maybe, because . . no script ? no really, and I mean really .. dark holes.
yeah. I vote LENA DUNHAM – to direct, if not write – the next ‘Star Wars’ !!
anybody else – second that emotion ?
on the other hand, ‘PEGGY GUGGENHEIM’ was a low ball production that had it’s weak moments of editing, but overall – absolutely delivered.
and, for god’s sake – don’t judge this film by it’s trailer !!
the worst trailer in the world – and as good an example as any, of how Peggy was demeaned throughout her life.
thank God, she lived to see her singular vision – validated !!
and shame on the filmmakers for releasing such a lame low ball trailer – no wonder the film is screening at 10:45 in the morning.
but PEGGY GUGGENHEIM herself – was huge !!
a huge colorful character. super chic, and modern – before modern was a word, she was a huge huge influence on the art scene – we know and love, even today. and, except for that unfortunate trailer, which just serves to show you – what unkind idiots she was up against – she comes through – loud and clear.
how could she not ?
she left a blazing trail of artists behind her, that never would have stood a chance without her . . just 3 names, among many – should suffice: MARCEL DUCHAMP, JACKSON POLLOCK and MONDRIAN.
some interesting tidbits . . that had particular big sparks for me:
1. haha, her feud with her richer, but dumber art patron uncle, SOLOMON GUGGENHEIM, founder of the Guggenheim Museum, and his arrogant, nasty, snobby, power-stealing, ‘hottie’, maybe mistress – art consultant / curator !!
as if, things have changed !! NOT !!
Peggy has one word for her, besides: “bombshell” – lordy !!
and yeah, they got a clip of her !!
was it: evil ? or simply: “she was a fiend”.
well, Peggy as I said, lived to see – she had had the last word.
2. the insights into the Guggenheim family & its legacy, in general, but esp her aunt or cousin, who threw her own 2 babies to their death off a roof, rather than give them up in a divorce power play, and was never charged with anything ??!!??
a nice cameo on the social mores of the day. esp of the super upper crust. they, the Guggenheims, went from dirt poor immigrant Lower East Side street cart peddlers to vastly immensely super rich – in one generation, so one can only imagine the DNA in that clan. if you are going to ‘bio-clone’ – you know where to start.
and maybe Peggy was the smartest of the lot, if not the shrewdest !!
3. I loved how people bitch in the film about . . . “how cheap she was” – !!
because she served . . the cheapest low grade food and wine at her parties !!
omg, what losers. and no, again, nothing – has changed.
in the meantime she fronted the considerable dough out of her own pocket – that had several indie galleries, with agendas & curatorial visions way ahead of their time – up and running in Paris, London and then New York, and finally in Venice, without much sales, or income – all of which, literally gave birth to modern art, and all !! on her own dime.
not only that, she single-handedly & in person, in a desperate & dangerous time – moved a lot of this modern art, from Paris, away from the grasp of the Nazis who would surely have destroyed it, and shipped it, covertly – across the Atlantic ocean, for god’s sake !! halfway around the world – to safety, in New York – again, all on her own dime.
not to mention the generous patronage she bestowed, we are talking US $$$, on the ’emerging’ & under-recognized artists, of the time, even bringing many of them, including Duchamp – to New York. in essence saving them. and, all on her own dime.
Jackson Pollock would never have flourished without her financial support.
and then, just ever so casually – towards the end of the film, it is just dropped that she, Peggy G paid a life long patronage grant to DJUANA BARNES !! to keep her alive, and writing her whole life.
are you following me ? Djuana Barnes !!
yeah, PEGGY GUGGENHEIM was cheap. right.
dodos rule the world, and esp the art world – as if anything has changed there.
4. the bio behind the brand . . the woman herself.
all the incredible archival photos, film clips & newly surfaced audio-tapes. nothing beats seeing & hearing her in her own voice & words – the real deal . . the real person, behind that art-history-in-the-making.
Peggy comes across as quite funny, vulnerable, brilliantly wry & equally insightful, brave. with a life both tragic, hard-partying, and art loving joyful. she was intellectually inspired, passionate, and sensual – on hyper mode.
moved to action by forces that are hard to explain logistically, but with a . . juiced-up pre-vision, that was/is . . as sure as sure can be.
tell me about – it. second nature, you either have it, or you don’t.
that’s a funny thing about being such a radical pre-thinker, talent scout & patron.
you begin to be perceived as an oddball, an outsider, when really you are the most consummate insider – in the world.
moved by invisible rays . . of knowing.
a water diviner. a juicer. it make take years – for the clear source of that sweet nectar of inspiration – to surface and, finally make its play.
but when your ship comes in, it’s a huge, huge payload.
for all the hardships & name calling, there’s nothing like knowing great art when you are the only one in the room, nothing like buying great art for pennies, and then living long enough to walk around – and point to the now . . million dollar price tags !! which she does in this film, and yes, she utters many a “damn I shouldn’t have sold that” under her breath !!
but, she always knew it. that’s the great beauty of her . . eccentricity. her edge.
the only thing she regrets – at the end of her long life, is that with age – she ran out of lovers !!
and the worst trailer in the world – is:
but, still fun to watch !!
YES: “art & sex occupied the same part of her brain”, lol . . . . tell me about it. the ultimate rush.
especially crushin’ on new art, omg. it is hard to tell the diff, except as you get older, the underground just keeps turning over a new wave of eternally twenty-somethings. yo, Peggy – ain’t that the truth. catching the wave, is how we like – to call it.
and then, they released a better one !!!! – hur-ray !!!!
more art, more bio !!
YES: she created an art collection on just $40,000 . . . “now worth billions” ~ Larry Gagosian !!
YES: she met “JACKSON POLLOCK when he was just a carpenter .. working in her uncle’s museum . . . !!
all ye art handlers, and, yep – I could name a few !! take heart.
BB-8 …. the only star in ‘STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS’, and not so much for anything he does, just for his shape & the way he moves. esp that disconnected . . head !!
nice graphics, nice colors, nice surface fades, too. all good. good stencil work. good proportions, minimal, hard core, scratched. weathered. believable. functional.
imagination-rollin’ – in a word.
‘JOEY’ – A SHORT FILM BY SEAN VEGEZZI
Co-organized by: SEAN VEGEZZI, ALEC TINMAR & SPENCER TULLIS
with: ABELINE COHEN, KEEFE BUTLER, ANDREW KASS, ASPEN KINCAID & TOMMY MALEKOFF
‘JOEY’ – BOOKLET LAUNCH
SAT DEC 12, 2015 / 1 -3 PM
OUTSIDE of 34th STREET – HUDSON YARDS – 7 TRAIN STATION
SOUTH SIDE of 34th STREET – BTWN 10th & 11th AVENUES
Saturday December 12, 2015 / 1-3 PM
Outside of 34th Street – Hudson Yards 7 Train Station
South side of 34th St. btwn 10th/11th Avenues
One limited edition (40) of handmade booklets
Organized by SEAN: VEGEZZI, ALEC TINMAR and SPENCER TULLIS
with works from ABELINE COHEN, KEEFE BUTLER, ANDREW KASS, ASPEN KINCAID and TOMMY MALEKOFF
note: the project also includes 2 films – a ‘short’ film & an ‘archival’ version.
from the press release:
We should continue to protect our undefined spaces from those who wish to destroy them but how can we ensure that the same spaces do not get withheld from those who wish to create, celebrate and honor them?
“Joey”—an affectionate colloquialism naming a stereotype of New York City’s builders—was the inspiration for a reading that took place in December 2014, eighty feet under Midtown Manhattan, inside of the New York City Transit System’s 7 Line Extension project. This event, video document, and compilation of poems, essays, and songs are part of an ongoing celebration of those who construct and labor over the spaces we move through and around—not the architects, designers, or developers—but the Joeys.
Sean Vegezzi, Alec Tinmar, and Spencer Tullis are three artists who regularly address the use of New York City’s public, private and undefined space in their own work. In early December, they sent five friends an open invitation that read, “Let’s honor the Joey’s in a healing gesture for the overworked and the dusty.” Days later, the willing participants were led to a plot of land bordering Hell’s Kitchen,
neighboring the Hudson Yards. It was the construction site of the then-unfinished 34th Street station.
Each contributor read—or sang—for Joey, exclaiming their admirations, their odes, and their gratitude. Some even ‘became’ Joeys, donning orange safety vests and hard hats. The participants referenced Joey’s past, namely through the words of Gary Russo, Second Avenue subway worker who wrote Don’t Die With Your Song Unsung after gaining recognition for his lunch break Frank Sinatra renditions,
and Jerry Levy, a New York City subway project site manager. Levy said, “…the people who build tunnels are unto themselves. They are beyond description, they are a special breed…most of the hard hats in the tunnel industry are deep intellects.”1
All the pieces share a sentiment of empowerment for the Joeys and for the artists themselves. By giving these voices a platform in the very spaces they built but that they have no rights to, no creative freedom within – Joey at once becomes the act of these artists taking that power back. Between the words and the video images, the moments of discovery and play become important acts in opposition
to the rigidity of labor work.
1 Matta-Clark, Substrait (Underground Dailies) 1976
AMY THOMAS-IRVINE and OLIVER THOMAS-IRVINE – ‘Derailer Derailer’
opening to-nite – FRI DEC 11, 2015 / 6-8 PM
the show runs DEC 11, 2015 – Jan 8, 2016
THE STILL HOUSE GROUP, 481 Van Brunt ST, Unit 9D/4th Fl., Red Hook.
AMY THOMAS-IRVINE (b. 1986 Manchester, UK), and OLIVER THOMAS-IRVINE (b. 1986 Portstewart, Northern Ireland) . . .
are the 18th participants in the Still House residency program – and this is their first solo show in NYC.
more info & photos: ATOI – THE STILL HOUSE GROUP
AMY THOMAS-IRVINE & OLIVER THOMAS-IRVINE, ‘NASCENT’, 2014
IMAGE: AMY THOMAS-IRVINE + OLIVER THOMAS-IRVINE
C.V. & more images: AMY THOMAS-IRVINE + OLIVER THOMAS-IRVINE/atoi arts
DANIEL DAVIDSON has a great piece . . .
in the big, looks to be tres interesting show at YOSSI MILO
which is opening tonight – FRI DEC 11, 2015 / 5 – 8 PM
the show’s title – has got to be the best exhibition title – of 2015 !!
‘I AM A LIE AND I AM GOLD’
A GROUP EXHIBITION – CURATED BY MARCO BREUER
DEC 11, 2015 – JAN 23, 2016.
YOSSI MILO – 245 TENTH AVE, CHELSEA, NYC
the show has a really interesting & novel premise, which you can read all about – for yourself, on the show’s specific gallery exhibit page . . .
see: I AM A LIE AND I AM GOLD – YOSSI MILO GALLERY
ODDS AND ENDS ART BOOK FAIR . . . TODAY – FRI DEC 11, 2015 / 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM
YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
including books by these 2 NYC artists:
ANTONE KONST . . .
see: ANTONE KONST
@antonekonst: “here’s a page from my book. Get it today at the book fair.” !!
it’s also available online – from: RECIT EDITIONS
see: ‘SECOND NATURE’ by ANTON KONST – PUBLISHED BY RECIT EDITIONS
A PAGE FROM – ‘SECOND NATURE’ by ANTON KONST, image: RECIT BOOKS
and, STO of CINDERS GALLERY, BROOKLYN . . .
see: STO LEN – CINDERS GALLERY
STO . . will be at YALE today with a ton of his new MARBLE MASTERS – as well as a bunch of Cinders books & zines.
lol, could NOT resist – !!
Instagram image by: @showyshowy aka MIKE SJOSTEDT
PR/social media for publisher and author
more at @magazinedreamcollege – Founder of LOOP – LOOPWesternMA on Etsy
google: Michael Sjostedt Collage Art
somehow . . this path through the streets of BUSHWICK, turned – realist !!
can’t stop without including . . CHRIS STAIN and BILLY MODE !!
PHOTO BY: @toris via Instagram
CHRIS STAIN (@chrisstain1972) took the photo, painted the figures.
BILLY MODE (@billymode) came up with the “positive quote” – INVENT THE FUTURE / a geometric 3-D maze of a background.
in this brief time lapse clip, which dates the mural as APRIL 2013, and places it on the corner of Troutman St & Wykoff in Brooklyn . .
what the artists say, not only helps bring their techniques into focus, but also their – leaning forward, with hope into the future – vision. motivation. content.
it also gives you an incredible sense of just how much street art there is, up – in Brooklyn.
and the incredible diversity.
there is also a really good interview with BILLY MODE, with great pix on . . . STREET ART NYC . .
see: AN INTERVIEW WITH GRAFFITI ARTIST BILLY MODE – STREET ART NYC
CHRIS STAIN, ‘DONDI’, 2015. hand cut stencil with cut colored paper & spray paint, 16 x 20 in.
image via Chris Stain
and for sure, check out: CHRIS STAIN – website