~HOW TO PREDICT THE FUTURE/NYC !! & ANDY COOLQUITT !!
MELISSA BROWN, MELISSA SCHERRER, REVEREND LUKE MURPHY & CARLA EDWARDS:
invite you to a PERFORMANCE of – ‘HOW TO PREDICT THE FUTURE’ !! – TO-NITE !!
SUNDAY – NOVEMBER 2, 2008 – at 7 PM !!
LISA COOLEY FINE ART – 34 ORCHARD ST – BTWN HESTER + CANAL – LOWER EAST SIDE, NY
for more info, & artist statements, see: LISA COOLEY FINE ARTS/EVENTS
FOUR ARTISTS GIVE CONCISE PRESENTATIONS ON DISPARATE METHODS FOR PREDICTING THE FUTURE !!
well, it was an intriguing nite. give me mysticism over technology, or is it the other way, around ? any ole time.
in fact, what these 4 artists, tried to show, with their ‘visual aids’, i.e. projected self-made graphs, and extensive research, was that mysticism is just a small element, if that – in the science of their particular field of expertise . . .
we also got to see some of the ANDY COOLQUITT – ‘LIGHT’ – exhibit – currently up, at LISA COOLEY – until NOV 16. the show obviously being arranged to make room for the nite’s seating,
these sometimes eerie, often whimsical, but mostly light-handed and light-hearted !! alternative electric ‘lamps’ made for an especially inspired setting – for these off-the-radar ‘science of predicting the future’ mini-lectures !!
ANDY COOLQUITT ‘LIGHT’ IMAGE/COURTESY: LISA COOLEY FINE ART
ANDY COOLQUITT – ‘wink wink’, 2008, metal, wire, epoxy, lightbulbs. 74 x 77 x 5 in.
UP-DATE: WED NOV 5, 2008
PIX FROM THE PERFORMANCE & GLIMPSES OF ANDY COOLQUITT – ‘LIGHT’ !!
approaching LISA COOLEY FINE ART – an unmarked storefront on ORCHARD ST. between Hester and Canal – on the Lower East Side.
the Andy Coolquitt electric ‘light’ exhibit was re-arranged around the room – to make room for the nite’s
DAVID RAYMOND, film producer, collector, and board member of PERFORMA – just as the performance was about to begin – with LISA COOLEY.
DAVID RAYMOND is notably involved with the TONY STONE Indie feature – ‘SEVERED WAYS’ – ‘The Norse Discovery of America’, as Executive Producer. the film is set to be distributed by Magnolia.
see: ‘SEVERED WAYS’/official website
REVEREND LUKE MURPHY gave the first brief presentation.
His power point projection – based on graphs of his design – described “terms for the mathematical relation of anxiety to anxiety (past, present and future !!), the means to predict and anticipate anxiety and the conditions
for the reconciliation of anxiety with anxiety.” it was actually very humorous. . . as in, to wit – “it was the anxiety about anxiety in the future that first created anxiety in the past …”
note: the ANDY COOLQUITT ‘light’ in the background, and throughout – the following photos.
LUKE MURPHY on ‘predicting the future’ – through reflections on anxiety: past, presentand future..
MELISSA SCHERRER and THE ART OF THE TAROT – was up next.
everybody got a random card – artlovers’ was – THE HANGED MAN !! – how apt !!
and, so we were specifically told – to put all decisions on hold for 9 days. meaning NOV 11th.
how auspicious, so – look out for big changes on artlovers, NOV 11th. already under consideration.
(now my web master, and you know who you are, Reverend !! has a little breathing room.)
well. he is really supposed to be hanging upside down like this. but upright – you can see he really does have sunny radiant aspects, it’s not really a death card – its more of an hanging man, than a hanged man !!
and he is tied to the blooming tree, see the green leaves ? (of knowledge ? of life ? ) by a sturdy strip of leather, not just by a string – so we like that – !! – though, sometimes it feels awfully much like we are hanging by a string.
and maybe the upside down part, therefore then reads: as going against the grain – as in i-n-d-i-e.
we also see some positive in the fact that his hands are bound behind him. we see that he faces – what are the fruits of others’ labor – the art of others’ hands – not his own, and two, that whatever is making him hang upside down, instead of upright – is beyond his control. his hands are tied. fate. or society. being hampered by outside ignorance. He himself looks pretty poised and strong, yet about to leap into dance. and with light and warmth from the sun – behind his head !! his crazy thick curls morphed into the fire of the wood and the light of sun behind him – we’ll take it !!
FUTURE PREDICTION c/o MELISSA SHERRER – an auspicious – staying in the game – not, hanged man – out !! hanged man – in !! yo, aries !!
I guess this is what they call ‘relational art’ – in the more academic circles of fine art criticism !!
one of MELISSA SCHERRER’S charts !!
next up – MELISSA BROWN gave a very well researched lecture on coming up with the best numbers
to win the lottery !!
Melissa Brown’s research was very diverse and extensive. and her charts – charming !!
the ‘BROWN WHEEL’ of LOTTERY PREDICTION !!!
included among her research – this character – who prayed to the WICCAN gods to help him win, and if he did – he would open a store dedicated to all things Wiccan !! and, he did win, big time !! – and here he is, in the store !! His name is BUNKY BARTLETT, and he won the 4th largest payout in megamillions history.
MELISSA BROWN – well, combining all elements of her research for picking the hottest & luckiest and most randomly pure numbers – Melissa came up with a series of numbers for tonight’s (NOV 5, 2008) lottery drawing on Channel 7 at 11:21 PM, and offered members of the audience a chance to buy in – for $1 !! – did we join in – you bet !! so good luck – MELISSA BROWN & all her $1 Pool Drawing ticket holders – for to-night !!
well that was pretty entertaining. what’s up next & last.
CARLA EDWARDS scientific take on the meaning of the lines in your hands, that’s what – and she had everybody squinting at their palms in the dark !!
palm reader specialist – CARLA EDWARDS !!
the rapt ‘relational’ audience !!
gallerist LISA COOLEY with – ANDY COOLQUITT’S – ‘Old Spice’, 2008, metal, plastic, paper, 54 x 4 x 4 in.
LISA COOLEY enjoyed the nite’s presentations, as well.
as did, writer DILLON de GIVE !!
MELISSA SCHERRER also related – that through her tarot readings she had divined that this current year,
2008 – was all about ups and downs and emotions – whereas, the upcoming year, 2009 – will be
all about justice, as in pay-back !! the card for 2009 – is the WHEEL OF JUSTICE. if you did good and worked towards a goal – you will reap, if you did not – you will, cry !!
MELISSA SCHERRER, finally, or finally beginning – to be revealed . . .
an ANDY COOLQUITT light sculpture/lamp among the audience.
ANDY COOLQUITT – ‘wink wink’, 2008, metal, epoxy, lightbulbs, 74 x 66 x 5 in.
got to say – the lights are beautiful, very original – and extremely well crafted – but, the work isn’t exactly recession priced, or entry level stuff. who knows, maybe – you can cut a better deal ?
(it might even be cheap, in the world of high-end one-of-a-kind designer lamps ???)
for example – this one is priced at $5,600.
ANDY COOLQUITT, ‘hold on to me’, 2008, metal, epoxy, wire, lightbulbs. ($3,600)
ANDY COOLQUITT, ’21st century aggressive carpet growth’, 2008,
wood, carpet, metal, wire, lightbulbs, glass, 106 x 6 x 6 in.
ANDY COOLQUITT, ‘vipsx’, 2008, wood, metal, plastic, 115 x 5 x 5 in.
detail, the top of ‘vipsx’ by ANDY COOLQUITT
detail, the bottom of ‘vipsx’ by ANDY COOLQUITT !!
p.s. about ANDY COOLQUITT !!
here he is at the DARK FAIR, March 28, 2008, – with a rather typically partied-out, JOE GRILLO,
of DEARRAINDROP !! we first crossed paths with Mr. Coolquitt at the big DEARRAINDROP,
‘RIDDLE OF THE SPHINX’, Summer 2004 show – at DEITCH PROJECTS – where he gained an underground rep for being a (big !!) part of the artist crew – that helped DEARRAINDROP mount this major installation.
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH
LISA COOLEY FINE ART