MICHEL GONDRY on the set of the MARK KOSTABI – ‘NAME THAT PAINTING’ SHOW, NYC. NOV 3, 2006
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH
artist, filmmaker, and drummer, MICHEL GONDRY was not at the opening of his interactive show – ‘BE KIND REWIND’ – now up at DEITCH PROJECTS on WOOSTER ST. He was said to be in BERLIN, on business.
MICHEL GONDRY is a familiar sight on the KOSTABI show – when he is in town. Maybe he got some of the inspiration for ‘BE KIND REWIND’ from ‘NAME THAT PAINTING’ – a makeshift low budget TV ‘game show’ – if, there ever was one !!
UP-DATE: MONDAY MARCH 3, 2008
notwithstanding the recent negative review in the New York Times – SIMON CERIGO is happy to report – as he happened to pass by DEITCH PROJECTS on WOOSTER ST – this past SATURDAY – that: ” . . . the kids were flocking to make their own ‘Indie’ movies at the MICHEL GONDRY ‘BE KIND REWIND’ show”.
see: lots !! of photos – from the ‘BE KIND REWIND’ opening !!
MICHEL GONDRY – ‘BE KIND REWIND’ runs FEB 16 – MARCH 22, 2008
DEITCH PROJECTS – 18 WOOSTER ST – SOHO – NYC
GLENN O’BRIEN attends the PAUL McCARTHY – ‘CHOCOLATE SANTA’ – OPENING, at MACCARONE GALLERY, NYC. NOV 15, 2007
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH
before we forget, good luck to GLENN O’BRIEN – who was recently announced as the new editor of INTERVIEW, replacing INGRID SISCHY. it’s actually the new – former – editor, as SIMON CERIGO tells us that MR. O’BRIEN used to edit INTERVIEW back in the day, when it was founded, – in the late 60s, early 70s – when it was the “underground cultural bible”. Simon and Glenn cross paths often on the MARK KOSTABI – ‘NAME THAT PAINTING’ GAME SHOW (shown on public access TV here in NYC).
Most recently GLENN O’BRIEN has been co-editor (and contributer), along with MAX BLAGG, of the ‘BALD EGO’ – a fairly thick, 6 x 9 in., high production, glossy papered – collection of essays and photos on the art world.
see: opening night photos: PAUL McCARTHY/CHOCOLATE SANTA
GAWKER just posed an artlovers BAIRD JONES’ related photo – without !! a photo credit !! – what slimebags !!
POSTED: TUESDAY FEB 26, 2008 – 2:12AM
here’s the photo:
see it: on GAWKER without credit !!
see: the original artlovers posting !!
(11th row down/GORDON MATTA CLARK/ZWIRNER)
UP-DATE: TUESDAY FEB 26, 2008 – 10:47 AM
the photo is now attributed properly to artlovers on the GAWKER site.
GAWKER shows – it can do – NYC right !!!
SUPPORT – PHOTO CREDITS WITH HOTLINKS – & – PROTECT COPYRIGHT LAW on the WEB – the next photo that could be lifted – could be yours !!
OH OH OH – VERY – LAST DAY !! TO SEE:
the show’s graphic on the exhibition wall
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH
‘A LEGACY IN QUILTS: CYRIL IRWIN NELSON’S FINAL GIFT TO THE AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM’
on view since OCT 31, 2007 – the last day is today: SUNDAY FEB 24, 2008
THE AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM’S BRANCH at LINCOLN SQUARE
COLUMBUS AVENUE – BETWN 65TH & 66TH STREETS.
THE LINCOLN SQUARE BRANCH IS OPEN: noon-6:30PM on SUNDAYS
GENERAL ADMISSION, AT THIS BRANCH, ONLY, IS: $3.00 (SUGGESTED DONATION)
‘HOLY HOCKS QUILT’ PHOTO: GAVIN ASHWORTH/COURTESY: THE AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM
above is one of the quilts in the show, which comprises of 19 works altogether, most dating from the first half of the 19th century.
It is a ‘HOLLY HOCKS QUILT’ – meaning the name of its pattern. According to the museum notes, it was made by EVA G. REX (dates unknown) in the United States in 1944. It is cotton and measures 96 x 81 ins.
GIFT OF CYRIL IRWIN NELSON, 2004.14.5
the museum notes go on to say:
“The HOLLY HOCKS design was first published by the Mountain Mist Company in 1934. STEARNS and FOSTER, the makers of Mountain Mist, began selling quilt batting (or filling) in Cincinnati in 1846 and has been offering mail-order patterns since the 1920s, when the company began including a free pattern on each batting wrapper.”
read more on the: QUILTS & CYRIL IRWIN NELSON/MUSEUM WEBSITE
AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM
MATT LEINES – ‘THE RIGHTEOUS AGE’ – OPENS – SAT FEB 23, 2008 6-8PM
the show runs: FEBRUARY 21 – MARCH 29, 2008
CLEMENTINE GALLERY – 623 WEST 27TH ST – CHELSEA – NYC
hard to believe, but this is MATT LEINES’ solo debut show in NEW YORK CITY !!
MATT LEINES, ‘Untitled (Boat)’, 2007, ink, watercolor, and colored pencil on paper,
24 x 18 ins./IMAGE COURTESY: CLEMENTINE GALLERY
MORE – ON THE SHOW & OPENING – TO FOLLOW !!!
UP-DATE: SUNDAY MARCH 2, 2008
yep – some of these pix will will also post soon !!! – got al ittle carried away by what I want to do & what I can do in 24 human hrs. !!!
SATURDAY – FEBRUARY 23, 2008
PAGE SIX – THE NEW YORK POST TODAY REPORTS . . “We’ll miss you, Baird Jones”
“BAIRD JONES went out with a bizarre bang this week – the way he would have wanted it. The wacky 53-year-old publicist, who claimed to have invented the sport of midget bowling and had a bottomless well of celebrity stories he fed to Page Six and other gossip columns, was found dead of an apparent heart attack yesterday in his Greenwich Village apartment – after neighbors noticed newspapers piling up at his door for several days. . . Jones was ‘a one-of-a-kind character, a true New York eccentric,’ said publicist R. Couri Hay. ‘He was always completely loaded, but was always lucid.’ As to whether Jones is watching all of the fuss over his passing from a perch in heaven, Hay quipped: ‘Heaven? He’s lucky if he’s in purgatory!'”
here’s the last artlovers photo of Baird Jones – just as he’d like it to be – with a pretty young girl – he’d be promising p.r. – on his arm !!
BAIRD JONES, in his ubiquitous YANKEES cap, with aspiring graffiti artist, MELLITZA, strolling down 27th Street, for a night of summer art gallery openings, Chelsea, NYC, JULY 12, 2007
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH
THE DAILY NEWS reports: that Jones died Thursday night. (FEB 21, 2008)
. . . and that police said “there were no signs of foul play and no drugs in the apartment.”
“A friend of his told the Daily News that Jones, the son of People Magazine co-founder Cranston Jones, recently complained about being ‘sick as a dog’.”
“In 1995, while covering Arthur Miller’s 80th birthday party for The News, Baird Jones asked the playwright about the most intimate details of his relationship with Marilyn Monroe, Miller, fists clenched, chased him out of the party.
“After graduating from th Buckley School and Columbia University and earning several advanced degrees, Jones became one of the city’s first club promoters, working the door of Studio 54 in its prime.”
see: THE DAILY NEWS ARTICLE
and our very fave photo of BAIRD:
the original caption read:
“on the left, celebrity maven BAIRD JONES, recently profiled in the New York Times, with DANIEL REICH, at the JACK PIERSON opening, ‘Early Works’, DANIEL REICH GALLERY, DEC 15, 2005 (… a little more than just a handful of people would have paid good money – to have seen that scarf pulled just a little bit – tighter !!)”
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH
IMAGE: ‘MODERN LIFE OF THE SOUL’/COURTESY:BIPOLART
BIPOLAR ‘FACELIFT’ – A GROUP SHOW – CURATED BY ERIC LAINE
OPENS TO-NITE – FRI FEB 22, 2008 – 7-10 PM
the show runs: FEBRUARY 22 – MARCH 17, 2008
CAPLA KESTING FINE ART – 121 ROEBLING ST – CORNER NORTH 5TH – BROOKLYN
ARTISTS FEATURED ARE: MELANIE BONAJO, CLARE CHURCHOUSE, DAVID HENRY BROWN Jr., MARC GRUBSTEIN, KINGA KIELCZYNSKA, STEFFI LINDNER, MAROK, MOSCO, AUTUMN ROONEY, KRISTEN SCHIELE, ANIA SIWANOWICZ, MATTHEW STEINBERG & CARLOS VALENCIA.
BIPOLART IS AN INDEPENDENT “CURATORIAL OUTPOST” – LAUNCHED IN 2007 – BY ERIC LAINE – WITH THE GOAL OF “EXHIBITING DIVERSE WORK SIDE BY SIDE” – SO THAT THE RESULTANT “DIALECTICAL TENSION FROM SUCH A CURATORIAL PROCESS” leads to a ‘Bipol.art’ DISCOURSE. (!)
here’s a good example: the plant world visions of MODERN LIFE OF THE SOUL – which appears to be KINGA KIELCZYNSKA & MELANIE BONAJO vs. the hard edged urbanism of MATTHEW STEINBERG.
MODERN LIFE OF SOUL, ‘Who wants to buy the Earth’, PHOTO/COURTESY: bipolart
MODERN LIFE OF SOUL, ‘after-the-aferlife’, PHOTO/COURTESY:bipolart
MODERN LIFE OF SOUL, ‘vision-quest’, PHOTO/COURTESY: bipolart
MODERN LIFE OF SOUL,’vision-quest II’, PHOTO/COURTESY: bipolart
MATTHEW STEINBERG, ‘La Guardia’, 10 x 10 ins., acrylic & photo transfer on canvas, PHOTO/COURTESY: bipolart
MATTHEW STEINBERG, ‘Blue Triptych’, 16 x 20 ins., acrylic & spray paint on canvas, PHOTO/COURTESY: bipolart
(you might recall MATTHEW STEINBERG from the photo –
‘WATCH OUT !! – 2 new local talents coming up’ – posted in the ERIK PARKER post – just below.)
check out: Bipol.art
CAPLA KESTING FINE ART
artwork by MATTHEW FEYLD/COURTESY: CINDERS GALLERY
‘WHERE IS IT SLOWLY GOING’ – OPENS TO-NITE: FRI FEB 22, 2008 7-10PM
featuring artwork by:
JO DERY, MATTHEW FEYLD, DAVID HERMAN DUNE & JULIEN LANGENDORFF
FEBRUARY 22 – MARCH 23, 2008
CINDERS – 103 HAVEMEYER ST. – WILLIAMSBURG – BROOKLYN – NY
HOURS: WED-FRI 2-8PM / SAT+SUN 12-7PM
MATTHEW FEYLD HAILS FROM SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA.
JULIEN LANGENDORFF LIVES & WORKS IN PARIS, FRANCE – in this show – he collaborates with artist & musician, DAVID HERMAN DUNE, who also hails from FRANCE.
JO DERY lives & works in PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND, US of A. She will be presenting a “brand new animation with her unique paper cut style inside a sculpture” and several new embroideries and silkscreen prints.
JO DERY also has an underground following as a musician – she is the singer in the band: TEENAGE WAISTBAND – out of PROVIDENCE, RI.
artwork by JULIEN LANGENDORFF & DAVID HERMAN DUNE/COURTESY: CINDERS GALLERY
artwork by JO DERY/COURTESY: CINDERS GALLERY
JO DERY, MATTHEW FEYLD, & JULIEN LANGENDORFF/DAVID HERMAN DUNE artwork/COURTESY: CINDERS GALLERY
P.S. – if the name JO DERY sounds familiar to you – her work was highlighted recently, in the ‘SECRETS OF THE WOONASQUATUCKET RIVER’ screenprint show at the AD HOC GALLERY in BROOKLYN – in the: 2007-11-21 Art Lovers Photo Report.
one of the JO DERY screenprints we featured:
JO DERY, screenprint, in the survey show ‘SECRETS OF THE WOONASQUATUCKET RIVER’, AD HOC ART, opening NOV 16, 2007
note: this screenprint, of a cricket – edition of 5 – is now available at CINDERS ($30) !!
JO DERY, ‘FOX’, screenprint, edition of 5, ($30), printed on vellum, also available at CINDERS.
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH
this brings to mind a nifty, unexpectedly resonant little show that was recently up at MAX PROTECH:
(‘little’ . . as in quietly presented – !!)
MARJETICA POTRC – ‘FUTURE TALK NOW: THE GREAT REPUBLIC OF NEW ORLEANS’
JANUARY 12 – FEBRUARY 9, 2008
MAX PROTETCH – 511 WEST 22ND ST. – CHELSEA – NYC
“Selected as a fellow at the VERA LIST CENTER for ART and POLITICS in NEW YORK, POTRC has been conducting research in New Orleans over the past year. She has focused on issues of sustainability, water, and the emergence of new geographic and political territoires based on changing ecology, working to create artworks that address those issues in a larger global context . . .
Operating at the interface of architecture, art and social science, POTRC has conducted research along these lines all over the world . . .
In 2000 she received the HUGO BOSS PRIZE.
‘FUTURE TALK NOW: THE GREAT REPUBLIC OF NEW ORLEANS’ highlights the role of small-scale initiatives as basic building blocks of urban architecture.
The ‘SHOTGUN HOUSE’, the large-scale sculpture in the exhibition, is based on a form typical to New Orleans architecture. Lately this local style has begun to undergo modifications as inhabitants have outfitted their homes with additions that allow them to harvest rainwater and solar power.
The two figurative caryatids that support the roof at the front of the house refer to the origins of the shotgun house style in Greek revival architecture and African tradition. They also stand as literal reminders that New Orleans is being rebuilt by its citizens.” – PRESS RELEASE
MARJETICA POTRC was born in Ljubljana, SLOVENIA, where she currently lives and works.
see: curriculum vitae
MARJETICA POTRC , ‘New Orleans: Shotgun House with Rainwater Harvesting Tank’, 2007 – a view of the rainwater harvesting tank.
MARJETICA POTRC, ‘New Orleans: Shotgun House with Rainwater Harvesting Tank’ – the front porch with the 2 (folkloric) caryatid female figures.
MARJETICA POTRC , ‘New Orleans: Shotgun House with Rainwater Harvesting Tank’ – the satellite dish !!
the exhibit also included some very interesting and visually bright/fresh, works on paper. MARJETICA POTRC, ‘New Orleans: Settlement and The Return to Archetypes’, 2007, ink drawing on paper with inkjet print. (2 @ 26 x 33 3/4 ins.)
MARJETICA POTRC, ‘New Orleans: City and Rainwater Connections’, 2007.
MARJETICA POTRC, ‘New Orleans: Highway and Surviving in Pieces’, 2007.
MARJETICA POTRC, ink drawing on paper, ‘New Orleans: Highway and Surviving in Pieces’
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH
see: more of the installation !!
MATTHEW RONAY – FEB 1 – MARCH 8, 2008
ANDREA ROSEN GALLERY – 525 WEST 24TH ST. – CHELSEA – NYC
a show of a completely different, minimalist striped down style. though, still very much hand-made, hands-on . . .
This is Matthew Ronay’s second solo show at the gallery.
MATTHEW RONAY, ‘Observance’, 2007-2008, walnut, sapele, clear pine, plaster silk, plastic, leather, newspaper, polystyrene, paint and vinyl glue.
MATTHEW RONAY, ‘Of Host’, 2007, steel, pine, walnut, cotton, plastic, paint and sawdust.
MATTHEW RONAY, ‘Mist Haze Fog Mist’, 2007, steel, walnut, clear pine, canvas, string and paint.
MATTHEW RONAY is a founder/musician, actually he is the drummer – of the artist performance noise punk band, THE FINAL RUN-INS. Their 7″ was on sale in the gallery for $5.
RONAY, is the guy in the middle:
THE FINAL RUN INS gave a great performance, and produced an even greater, whimsical and off-the-wall installation, ‘HONG KONG’, at TAXTER & SPENGEMANN, last summer, 2007.
artlovers was there – see: THE PIX – ‘HONG KONG’
MATTHEW RONAY, at the opening performance/installation of the FINAL RUN INS – ‘HONG KONG’ – a wildly successful – paper – Mandarin Chinese restaurant.
TAXTER & SPENGEMANN, MAY 31, 2007
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH