~ANAL SWASTIKA vs. GENITAL HOLOCAUST !!
whoa baby !! – here’s something to take away those rainy day blues . . . fresh out of CHICAGO !! via NORTH CAROLINA !!
ANAL SWASTIKA vs. GENITAL HOLOCAUST
ELIJAH BURGHER vs. STEVE REINKE
DRAWING vs. NEEDLEPOINT
VIDEO vs. VIDEO
LUMP PRESENTS CHICAGO ARTISTS – ELIJAH BURGHER and STEVE REINKE – IN A ‘BAKE-OFF’ !! – OPENING NEXT FRI FEB 3, 2012
HOT, HOT and MORE HOT.
the opening hrs: 7- 10 PM
the show will run thru FEB 25, 2012
the gallery is open on Saturdays 1-5 PM and by appointment on week days.
LUMP GALLERY – 505 SOUTH BLOUNT STREET, RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA
ELIJAH BURGHER is an artist and writer currently based in Chicago, Illinois. Elijah Burgher maintains “a hybird studio wall/magick diary blog at ghostvomit.blogspot.com
He received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2004 and got his BFA from local NY state campus, Sarah Lawrence College in 2000, in literature.
this is an image from his current ghost vomit blog – if you catch it now, scroll down, the image is at the bottom, just about to drip, I mean drop (!!) off. apart from the fact that it’s comforting to see that other people see ghosts and other unnamed 4th world entities (!!), our new motto: artloversnewyork short on funds, but never short on paranormal activity . . . !!
it’s interesting to note his recent shift from magic realism (!!) to magic diagramming (!!) – completely in sync with a SATURN BLACK WATER DRAGON kick-ass start-off week. the dragon, a mythical beast – exists in the mind – remember ? plus it’s cool to see his literature background . . . where dragon myths loom large and colorful.
STEVE REINKE is an artist and writer best known for his monologue-based videos. He is associate professor of Art Theory and Practice at Northwestern. A book of his writings, ‘The Shimmering Beast’ (!!) was recently published at myrectumisnotagrave.com – which has a ton of his afore-mentioned videos all lined up, ready to jump to life – with a hit from your mouse – from their digital archive.
He also runs a digital drawing diary, check it out: genitalholocaust.com. (!!)
image by: STEVE REINKE, on genital holocaust.
wow. the first animal sightings we’ve seen in – the New Year 2012, excepting of course the mythical animal in the PETER GERAKARIS Chinese New Year greeting. the local mainstream art world (& media coverage) dominated by huge and hugely redundant “abstract” shows, installations and paintings by older artists, late blooming or not.
case in point: – dot dot dot Damien and his more dots non-event, anybody interested ? I didn’t think so.
case in point: the Gerald Ferguson show at CANADA, yes, interesting. for it’s birthing bragging rights & under-played newness. not to mention the archival computing card – backgrounds !!
while the local NYC branch of the cutting edge set, not covered in the mainstream press, yet (!!) showed some volley and kick-ass life by putting forth some extreme magic ‘realism’ portraits – case in point: ERIC WHITE.
am I allowed to say, frig it yes !! being that I write this damn thing, and everyone knows from Charlie (Brown) Finch on down, that this (blog) world revolves around nancy !!
yep, a flame-eater/heat-seeker (!!) from way back, with the aggressive* stance & non-stop eyes of the seer . . . just born that way, is what I say. **
. . . is that: no less, or for real . . . I feel a deep bio kinship with these STEVE REINKE almost dorky line drawing animals, right down to the red hearts in the lyrically calligraphed, but wild cat’s marvelous coat . . . it’s actually a “spotted hyena”.
and yeah, as for his face-off with ELIJAH (!!) . . . I see ghosts in the machine . . . about to slay the almighty mythical dragon !!
may the best man – win !!
and yikes, about that spotted hyena !!
SPOTTED HYENA . . . in AMBOSEI PARK, KENYA. image: WIKIPEDIA
it’s got an LC designation, as in of LEAST CONCERN in the conservation stats – because: it’s a KILL-AH, baby !!
some interesting facts:
1. of why it might be esp of interest to the in-your-face-gay tribe – it’s the only animal in our mammalian species to lack an external vaginal opening. no joke. instead there is the “presence of a pseudo-penis in the female”. maybe better make that: that’s male and (fem) male, dude !! the fem urinates, copulates and gives birth from ‘her’ one and only “urogenital canal”. for more info, look it up yourself. WIKIPEDIA/SPOTTED HYENA/FEMALE GENITALIA
2. the social system of the spotted hyena is openly competitive. sound familiar. I know we’re supposed to be a co-operative culture, but who believes that ole myth – anymore ?
the (new) science of competitive genes anybody. Yes !!
3. surprise, surprise, not. the spotted hyena is a highly successful animal because it rules both poles of the evolutionary ladder. due to its adaptability and opportunism !! i.e. it is both an efficient hunter and scavenger. an animal with a dual position survival strategy not to be scorned – for our new stressed-out bio age, or what ?
so, it’s a harsh universe or what ? no wonder man seeks magic diagrams.
and that’s a warp, I mean wrap. hope they send us some pix -!! – from the opening, LUMP ?