~8-BALL ZINE FAIR #12 . . incl. PAT McCARTHY, PERADAM, RYAN FOERSTER, SMALL EDITIONS / TO-DAY SUN / RIDGEWOOD, NY

SUN DEC 10, 2017 / 11 AM – 4 PM
8-BALL ZINE FAIR #12
EL COQUI BILLARDS & LOUNGE – 54-19 MYRTLE AVE, RIDGEWOOD, QUEENS, NEW YORK 11385
SUBWAY: MYRTLE – WYKOFF AVES STATION

BRING YOUR ZINE !!
TO SELL AT THEIR DROP-OFF TABLE.

SUNDAY’S LINE-UP:
3 dot zines, Books For All Press, Emma Kohlman, Endless Editions, Jezenia Romero, Jordan Nassar, Hassla, Maroon World, Nathaniel Matthews, Nick Sethi, Paradise Plus, Pat McCarthy (Born To Kill), Peradam, Printed Matter, Research and Destroy NYC, Ryan Foester, Sweet Pea’s Printhouse, Small Editions, Te Aprecio Foto, Tropical Depression.

POSTER ART BY: CHAR ESME




~’WAYSIDE OF VERSAILES’ . . incl. LUKE TODD & BOBBY VITERI / GOOD TO KNOW / LITTLE HAVANA, MIAMI OPENS TO-NITE THURS

looking . . smoking hot !! I BET !!
meanwhile, back in MIAMI !!

GOOD TO KNOW . . . PRESENTS:

‘WAYSIDE OF VERSAILLES’ . . . in LITTLE HAVANA
ADAM PARKER SMITH, ALEX VALLS, BOBBY VITERI, CRACK RODRIGUEZ, HYON GYON, JACQUELINE FARRARA, JON KNOX, LUKE TODD, MRKA, NKONE, REBECCA MANSON, VANESSA FERNANDEZ
OPENING RECEPTION: THURS DEC 7, 2017 / 6 – 10 PM
3601 SW 8th Street, Miami.

see: GOOD TO KNOW / goodtoknow.fyi
about: GOOD TO KNOW . . is the creative partnership between ALEX VALLS & JULIANNA VEZZETTI

SO . . I WAS SO !! SO !! LUCKY, THANK PETER SUTHERLAND’S . . LUCKY CHINATOWN USA !! NYC !!
PRAY 4 THIS GALLERY !! WORKED LIKE A . . CHARM !!
I CAUGHT UP WITH . . LUKE TODD & BOBBY VITERI,
JUST BEFORE THEY SPLIT . . FOR MIAMI !!


LUKE TODD and BOBBY VITERI . . .
at the opening of their / totally ‘landed-solid’, 2 person show:
‘Meditations: A Study on Inner Peace’ / A ONE WEEKEND POP-UP / NOV 18 & 19, 2017
WITH THE OPENING on FRI NOV 17, 2017.

at . . PRAY 4 THIS GALLERY / P4TG
PETER SUTHERLAND’S NEW POP-UP SPACE – that he runs out of his raw & still gritty studio space, in the still deep fringes of old school Chinatown . . with its produce trading, 18K gold swilling & faux scams galore !! and god knows what else in the dark corners.
though just around the corner – it’s the hipster / artisanal, still upgrading, explosion of the Lower East Side, with just to mention two . . new great places, the BELLY BAR, and GOHAN on Orchard St.
heads up: great $1 happy hour oysters at BELLY BAR. the best.

that’s Bobby Viteri’s large scale raw steel piece behind them.

BOBBY VITERI, ‘Inner’, 2017. copper electroplate on etched steel panel, 48.5 x 40 in
PRAY 4 THIS GALLERY, PETER SUTHERLAND’S pop-up ‘exhibition’ space – carved out of the gritty, raw Chinatown studio. He stores his work in the back, behind a kind of curtain.
it’s all pretty hardcore, drop dead amazing. very solid landing, flies . . light-as-your-imagination, on fire.

PHOTO: NANCY SMITH, FRI NOV 17, 2017 / the ‘Meditation’ opening party.




~STO LEN . . ‘WATER IS LIFE’ / VIN GALLERY, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

BUT, if you happen to be in, or near VIETNAM . . . !!

STO LEN . . . ‘WATER IS LIFE’
DEC 1, 2017 – JAN 6, 2017
VIN GALLERY, 6 Durong Le Van Mien, Thao Dien, Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM

from the press release:
Why do we continue to endanger our future by polluting water ?
How can our attitude towards water change our lives ?
Water is life. Our bodies consist nearly 70% water and this water is our life force. When we are healthy, our blood and bodily fluids help circulate water throughout the body providing us with nourishment and energy. (and the ability to reproduce). When it becomes stagnant and dirty, we get sick. If we think of Earth as a being, the importance of water is just as great as it is for our bodies. When the Earth’s water becomes poisoned it damages the entire ecosystem around it . . . .
In the lead up to this exhibit, Sto will travel the local waterways of Ho Chi Minh City to capture the water’s stories with prints, video and sound.


stoishere: Favorite new boat.
image via Instagram @stoishere

see: STO LEN – ARTIST PORTFOLIO WEBSITE


STO LEN, at the CINDERS TABLE, NEW YORK ART BOOK FAIR / NYABF17, MoMA PS1. LONG ISLAND CITY, QUEENS, NYC.
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH, SEPT 21, 2017




~PETER SUTHERLAND, LUKE TODD, BOBBY VITERI . . BARBARA FEINMAN, MIAMI FAIR POP-UP / OPENING WED DEC 6

BARBARA FEINMAN PRESENTS:

‘AURA & AUTHORITY’ . . . a group show with:
MADELINE HOLLANDER, EVAN ROBERTS, PETER SUTHERLAND, LUKE TODD, BOBBY VITERI
OPENING: WED NOV 6, 2017 / 6-9 PM
7611 NW 7TH AVE, MIAMI, FL 33150




~LUKE TODD & BOBBY VITERI . . ‘MEDITATIONS’ / PRAY 4 THIS GALLERY, CHINATOWN POP-UP, NYC

YOUR PLANET – IS NEXT !!

& COMING TO . . MIAMI – TOMORROW !!

PROB . . the best hardcore / indie pop-up show of the season.

‘MEDIATATIONS: A STUDY on INNER PEACE’ . . LUKE TODD & BOBBY VITERI
shook up – a lot of artistic pre-conceptions !!

taking place over just one recent weekend, deep in the bowels of old school Chinatown, a creaky elevator ride up to a gritty loft,
that turns out to be . . PETER SUTHERLAND’S raw & working studio / loft . . !!
the rumble of rock & roll gritty industrial, meets far-reaching / thought-out visionary !!
and . . nails it. cold, but way . . imaginary.
cold hard steel, ‘bio-fluids’ squirming through narrow plastic tubing, the plaintive criss-cross of wood ‘tire’ tracks, kinetic white plaster, wireless programming, and drop dead silent steel (and concrete) monoliths, spoke eloquently, making the small space feel like . . an eternity. no beginning. no end.
and, not one expressive slick of pigment . . no paint, in sight !!
nary a brushstroke.

think on that . . for a moment.

esp coming on the heels of that recent, mad crazy, whack as crack, thick with paint / thin with reality, hyper expressive, symbolist . . ANDY CAHILL, ‘HOME’ exhibit of paintings,
at SAFE GALLERY in Brooklyn.
!!

it all made for a great head-on rush to contradiction !!
a great ballastic, ahead-of-the-curve ending, to a super dynamic year . .
esp for those who like to walk – on the freshly bleeding cutting edge !!
far, far from . . the ever maddening, main-stream art venues.

and, they are showing in MIAMI – this week, opening tomorrow WED DEC 6, 2017
in a 5 artist group show, which also includes PETER SUTHERLAND . . !!
BARBARA FEINMAN PRESENTS: ‘AURA & AUTHORITY’ – OPENING WED DEC 6, 2017 / 6-9 PM / 7611 NW 7TH AVE, MIAMI, FL 33150
BE THERE.

BUT, BACK TO THE . . . ‘FUTURE’ !!

OPENING NIGHT PIX – FRI NOV 17, 2017 . . . !!

BARBARA FEINMAN PRESENTS: ‘Meditations: A Study in Inner Peace’
LUKE TODD & BOBBY VITERI
PRAY 4 THIS GALLERY – 83 CANAL ST, BUZZER 200, CHINATOWN, NYC
OPENING FRI NOV 17 / OPEN SAT & SUN / NOV 18 & 18, 2017.


PETER SUTHERLAND, LUKE TODD & BOBBY VITERI – at the ‘MEDITATIONS’, P4TG / PRAY 4 THIS GALLERY,CHINATOWN, NYC opening.
that’s a very much ‘there/not there’ all-steel ‘painting’ by BOBBY VITERI – on the wall.


BOBBY VITERI, ‘Inner’, 2017.
copper electroplate on etched steel panel. 48.5 x 40 in.
in a word: Rothko . . for the new age.


BOBBY VITERI, ‘Outer’, 2017.
copper electrolate on etched steel panel. 48.5 x 40 in.
in a word: brooding Basquiat, without the imagery.
catch me – if you . . can !!


BOBBY VITERI, the King of YIN YANG.
meditate on . . that, my stunned gallery-goer !!
YAYOI KUSAMA, not !!
but if, you need a way in . . look for the shifting steel ‘hues’, reach inside / to address the steel patina, and vibe with the surroundings. look inward / look outward.
line the piece up / with the venue’s ‘reality’ . . to begin: ‘navigation’ !!
no beginning. no end. entropy.


it was easy to add-on . . the ‘layers’ !!
at the P4TG opening.
something about . . hand-painted denim & the contrast of hand-worked raw steel – that really plays well together.
lotus eaters . . unite !!


‘YOUR PLANET – IS NEXT’ . . !!


speaking of which . . .
LUKE TODD, ‘Blood Rug’, 2017.
silicone tubing, dye, peristaltic pump, 22.5 x 22.5 in.

meditation. no beginning. no end.

the moment I saw this ‘kinetic floor sculpture’ – with a dull blood-like fluid coursing in slow motion ‘spurts’ through it’s vinyl tube / ancient Celtic knot singularity / intertwined plasticity, I swear !!
the first thing . .
that came to me mind was: wow, they’ve got futuristic ‘deep’ inter-galactic space travel – all wrong !!
people aren’t going to be frozen asleep to endure the millennia of deep space travel, they re going to have their DNA re-ducted !! to a ‘BIO-FLUID’ running in ‘Celtic knots’ . . stacked up in huge piles, to be re-constituted at the long journey’s end.
by the AI command.


detail, LUKE TODD.
’23 & ME’ . . !!
the book of code / the cycle of genes. the Bio fluid.
maybe they will be thrown at random planets, the way we throw newspapers . . at porch steps.


this piece by LUKE TODD, was a little more complicated . .
and harder to contemplate. to process. well, it did have a wireless digital component !!
and it was esp impossible to capture . . with a still image.

LUKE TODD, ‘Untitled (Rose Extruder V.2.0)’, 2017.
tile, grout, plexiglass, plywood, 12v motors.
assembled over a sink, it was a plaster ‘grid’ upon which roses . . bloomed.

meditation: no beginning. no end.


it was malleable. changeable. but still, a matrix.
it was . . fascinating, (early) JEFF KOONS, move over.


it held particular interest, in the NYC moment, vis-a-vie the current . . ‘WHITE PLASTER’ moment.
that is, to my way of thinking:
1) the stable, but awesome giant Domino Sugar ‘Nanny’ / Sphinx . . by KARA WALKER
2) the huge, but instable, pliable Katy Perry ‘head’ . . by URS FISCHER
and … now
3) on a smaller scale, but !! Programmed !! the Rose Extruder on a Matrix over a sink, lol . . by LUKE TODD !!

& just . . splitting hairs:
1) was that absolute super awesome Kara Walker sculpture, really made of sugar, does it dissolve over time ?
because I hope not. because I would love for it to prevail, while the rest of our civilization turns to dust.
except for the real Sphinx and ALL the pyramids they are finding everywhere.
2) so much for ‘democracy’ – in art. art takes skills.
luckily Urs can go back in there, and restore his beauty to its pristine elegance, after the daily pawing it gets. but nice ‘interactive’ experiment.
3) now, Luke Todd’s ‘Rose Extruder’. this is also a ‘white plaster’ !! but a . . matrix. a grid. not a portrait.
upon which, with proddings from a remote device, roses . . bloom.
it’s interactive, but it’s controlled. it’s a finite cycle, but an open one.
it is destroy by handheld ‘wiper’ / birth by programmed, though also handheld (AI!!) device.
it seems to hold a great lesson.


it could be . . universal ?
birth / death. you know what the Buddha says / don’t attach to the red dust.
mediate on the infinite . . bloom of life. perfection. & then gone with the whim of a common sink & a glass ‘wiper’.


life vs death.
construction vs destruction.
wood vs steel. meditations on inner peace.
somehow they drove me – into the . . future.
LUKE TODD ‘Pine Grid’ on the left, BOBBY VITERI ‘Steel Panel, on the right.


detail, LUKE TODD, ‘Grid (pine)’, 2017.
solid pine. 23.5 x 7.5 in.

Luke told me his work is about . . “kinetic sculpture”.
then where do you do with piece . . ‘captured’ Kinetic ??
as it seems to be a tire pattern ? maybe.


well anyway, it was this wooden piece, that made me realize: they wasn’t, nary a single brushstroke in the show, and, the only pigment might be . . the wood varnish, the steel patina, or the brownish-red dye in the Celtic blood !!


BOBBY VITERI, ‘American Steel’, 2017.
electroplate silver negative on domestic steel in artist’s frame. 13 x 9.5 in.
culture wars.


BOBBY VITERI . . ‘American Steel’.

though curiously,
there was just this one play on ‘imagery’ / where the silver negative area, appears as if . . to be ink, or pigment.
but it seemed an anomaly. which was of interest in & of itself.
a ‘postcard’ . . home.
a nod to the history of art, illustration. the ‘conflict’ eternal to mankind’s nature, though here it’s very lighthearted / meditate on that.
y’all know, if it was just one of us left standing, our right side would fight . . the left.
to the death.


BOBBY VITERI, ‘Cinderblock’, 2017.
cinderblock, epoxy putty, enamel. 16 x 8 x 5.5 in.
why do I hear the iconic music of a sci fi thriller, when I gaze upon this ?
the common enough . . cinderblock – as ‘crystal’ / as: mystery.
the dawn of a new age.
the runaway . . rebel AI / running like a vein, or a vine . . ?
through the concrete and simple enough building . . ‘block’.
programmed, or is that . . beyond programmed ?
Beware the monolith.
Stanley Ku-brick.


the entrance to P4TG / PRAY 4 THIS GALLERY is gritty enough.
but, knock, knock . . . . knock.
is that you, Stanley ?

Stanley Kubrick / ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ (1968)

& digging: that classic fighting red-clawed crustacean, too. so odd. it comes across, so well.
maybe its that scruffy, ‘stamped’ quality. maybe it is a real . . stencil ?
maybe it’s a spontaneous brushwork ink drawing ?
so B-I-O, for a cutting edge joint, lol. a kind of short-hand punk logo / it seems so nonchalant, too.
random, not overly considered. must be the Chinatown ambiance.
but, then again. just eating one of those things, sends fighter signals through your own system.

enter at your risk / interloper thoughts might affect you !!

somehow it signals: hardcore science, art & life – at work.

funny how an image can come across so differently, in different hands.
the spectrum.
hardcore vs mainstream.
electric vs mundane.
Red Lobster vs Pray 4 This / it’s an infinite world. yin yang.

same . . with the ‘rose’ in the plaster matrix, or the dull glow of a worn patina in cold etched steel.
some people just knock it out of the ballpark.
a rose is a rose is a . . rose.

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH




~LUKE TODD & BOBBY VITERI . . PRAY 4 THIS GALLERY / DOWNTOWN / CHINATOWN / OPENING TO-NIGHT FRI NOV 17

BARBARA FEINMAN PRESENTS:

‘MEDITATIONS: A STUDY ON INNER PEACE’
LUKE TODD & BOBBY VITERI
DOWNTOWN RECEPTION – FRI NOV 17, 2017 / 6 – 10 PM
PRAY 4 THIS GALLERY, 83 CANAL ST. BUZZER 200. CHINATOWN, NEW YORK NY 10002


IMAGE VIA @pray_for_this_gallery




~JOE BRADLEY . . OUTPERFORMING THE MARKET / PHILLIPS EVENING SALE THURS NOV 16 / UP-DATE

the JOE BRADLEY painting . . sold for $700,000.
not bad. $100,000 below the minimum, but considering that he was the youngest on the roster, and still alive (!!)
that’s still plenty amazing.
many of his contemporaries don’t even get $10,000 a pop, maybe highest . . $20,000. in special cases $30,000 / $40,000.
let alone have a secondary, & we are talking, vibrant secondary market.
and it was probably a very nice windfall for the seller, who most likely didn’t pay anywhere near, or maybe . . just $100,000 for it / at the most 6 years ago.

I mean even PETER DOIG is . . 58.
JOHN CURRIN, born in 1962 is . . 55.
KARA WALKER, born in 1969 is . . 48.
JOE, born in 1975 is . . 42.

JOE BRADLEY . . .
OUTPERFORMING THE MARKET, HIS PEERS, HIS FRIENDS, and probably . . . HIS DREAMS !!


LOT 37
JOE BRADLEY, ‘Big Boy’.
signed & dated “2010 Joe Bradley” on the overlap
oil, oilstick, grease and studio detritus on joined canvas
130 x 120 in.
ESTIMATE: $800,000 – $1,200,000

EXHIBITED: New York, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, ‘Mouth and Foot Paintings’, Jan 8 – Feb 19, 2011

IMAGE via PHILLIPS
PHILLIPS 20TH CENTURY & CONTEMPORARY ART EVENING SALE
NEW YORK AUCTION 16 NOVEMBER 2017


JOE BRADLEY, on the left . .
with his art band, Cheeseburger. Joe was the front man, of course !!!!
Capitale, Downtown NYC, ‘A Night of Music and Art’ presented by ROVE / KENNY SCHACTER
JULY 24, 2003
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH / PLEASE RESPECT MY COPYRIGHT.

first published on artnet . . ‘People’ section of the online magazine / Editor: Walter Robinson
see: ‘ART LOVERS NEW YORK – Photos by Nancy Smith / Goodbye to Summer 2003’
lol, so . . who else is there on that report ?
KARA WALKER, RENE RICARD, MISAKI KAWAI, MICHAEL WILLIAMS, DEVENDRA BANHART !! among many others.
even, an ALFREDO MARTINEZ . . prison drawing.
14 years ago / all so hopeful.




~ANDY CAHILL & GRETTA JOHNSON . . VERY CHILL !!


ANDY CAHILL, and GRETTA JOHNSON . . .
‘HOT MUD FEST’ – PRESENTED BY BOBO & JESSE GREENBERG, HUDSON, NY
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH – JULY 23, 2017


ANDY CAHILL . . large acrylic painting / & recently exhibited at SAFE GALLERY, BROOKLYN
see: ANDY CAHILL, ‘HOME’ – SAFE GALLERY
IMAGE VIA ANDY CAHILL

CHECK OUT: ANDY CAHILL – ARTIST PORTFOLIO WEBSITE


GRETTA JOHNSON . . ‘Listening Machine’, colored pencil on paper / large format
IMAGE VIA GRETTA JOHNSON

CHECK OUT: GRETTA JOHNSON – PORTFOLIO WEBSITE

ANDY CAHILL & GRETTA JOHNSON had a 2 person show . . at SAFE GALLERY, BROOKLYN / last year, JAN-FEB 2016.
see: ANDY CAHILL / GRETTA JOHNSON . . SAFE GALLERY / JAN-FEB 2016




~ANDY CAHILL . . LAST DAY / SAFE GALLERY / BROOKLYN / OPEN TILL 6 PM TODAY / SUNDAY NOV 12

OUT-OF-TOWN . . . AUCTION GOERS !!

If . . you want to stroll in, more causally !!

definite !! this is your BEST BET !!!!!!

check out: ANDY CAHILL, ‘HOME’ . . at SAFE GALLERY / 1004 METROPOLITAN AVE, BROOKLYN 11211

why is it ?
STRUCTURES, STRUCTURES, SOLID STRUCTURES / ESP HOMES ??? ARE EVERYWHERE ?
LOOK NO FURTHER THAN . . “I DON’T CALL HIM . . SHORT & FAT”.


IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM @safegallerybiz




~AMIE CUNAT . . SELENA

I LIKE THIS ONE !! EVEN BETTER !!
THANKS TO MICHAEL FLEMING / MOUNTAIN GALLERY . . FOR THE INSTAGRAM POST !!

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PHOTO VIA INSTAGRAM @mpflemin