~RABBIT TAUGHT EAGLE !!
FILE UNDER: RABBIT TAUGHT EAGLE – WENT FOR PARE, AND ALSO CAUGHT – WOLFY !!
. . . when you are out and about on the LOWER EAST SIDE on SATURDAY or even SUNDAY !! – you can catch a SECRET GOLDEN FLOWER !! of a show at the new PARTICIPANT location – also on East HOUSTON, 253 EAST HOUSTON, just east of Essex.
HRS: WED-SUN/noon-7 PM
‘That’s When the Rabbit Taught the Eagle a Lesson With a Smith & Wesson’
an installation based on a new limited edition artist book – curated and installed by JASPER SEBASTIAN STURUP.
the book features the work of 5 artists – each of whom got 25 pages:
MIKE PARE – BARRY McGEE – JASPER SEBASTIAN STURUP – KRISTOFER HULTENBERG – D-L ALVAREZ
the show runs thru MAY 2, 2010.
wow. they put some kind of large-scale gold foil paper – over what looks to be raw brick walls !!
the installation reminded me of the ROBERT CRUMB show in that all the pages of the book – were on display – in a beautiful room !! – but here – they were all arrayed in the display case – tables – and the gold foil reflected off the glass surface most magically – while enwrapping the whole room – in a soft warm coppery glow.
between the beautiful array of artist pages, the book format itself, and the golden wall – it was like the Golden Secret Flower had come to life and re-incarnated in newly trantic – NYC !!
or else – it was like being in one hell – of a big gold foil origami flower !!
this is JASPER SEBASTIAN STURUP – the artist behind the book and the installation.
he is also one the 5 artists whose work is ‘sampled’ – in the book.
it was – MIKE PARE who invited me to the opening. He came in from NEW MEXICO – where he and MELISSA SCHERRER, have recently re-located from Brooklyn. I am mad crazy for his work – and this opening reminded me of a Studio Visit – I did with him last year – when he was in a residency on Long Island.
I promise – I swear on my life – if my site ever gets back up and running – that will be the next – STUDIO VISIT – to go live !!
remember these decks – from Mike Pare’s show a few years back at BILL BRADY’S ATM ? they were so ahead of their time – they flew right over some people’s ‘critical’ heads !! but they land just right again, like a cat – in a newly Tantric NYC !! well. they always landed just right for me.
like-wise for all his charcoal, or is that pencil drawings !! it might be graphite. the nudes as well as the …
as the Navajo blanket inspired drawings – speak many tongues. so much so, they are almost golden secret mandalas – themselves, if you wanna push it, and I do.
this is, I guess Mike’s portrait of Melissa Scherrer. Mike told me they have also had their first child, a little girl named Maeve Winona !! ” . . . she was born October 16, 2009 in Albuquerque. She’s a total Libra an loves pedal steel guitar music and the Beatles White Album. She’s a new New Mexican.” !! an artist as well, Mellisa Scherrer has a certain rep in NYC among many – as – the Tarot card reader supreme.
WOLFY and friend – musician ANDREW DEUTSCH – actually this is where I met Wolfy and he told me about his EUCHARIST ZOMBIE SCREENING !! this upcoming Sunday in Brooklyn – at MONSTER ISLAND in Williamsburg.
WOLFY & KAYROCK – made a great silk screen poster for the event.
“JESUS SAID THAT/HE DID”.
ALL PHOTOS COPYRIGHT – NANCY SMITH
THE OPENING RECEPTION OF ‘THAT’S WHEN THE RABBIT TAUGHT THE EAGLE A LESSON WITH A SMITH & WESSON’.
PARTICIPANT, NYC. APRIL 18, 2010.
POSTED BY NANCY SMITH – FRI APRIL 23, 2010 – 4:02 PM