~MIKE PARE at POP GALLERY, CA
enuff with the ghosts . . . damn it.
someone asked me if I had a voodoo doll, and damn it – yes I do !!
and yes, better believe … it’s stuck full of pins, too.
FILE UNDER: NO MORE PIRATE GHOSTS, no more tough bird Haitian witchdoctor lady ghosts. just Simon can come by and eat the little treats, in the Chinese plate .. by the window in the back.
can’t think of a better image to wash ‘dem damn troubles’ out of my so-called nappy, or is that .. happy head . . . than this one, by one of my fav young artists ever, MIKE PARE … since when I first saw his work at ATM GALLERY back in the early 2000’s … the naughts (?!!).
he has since picked up and moved to New Mexico – but I see you just can’t keep a good artist down forever, despite what Jerry Saltz said about his first major one man show – here. no wonder he moved, it wasn’t just the far-out sunsets, he was a-wanting.
Mike Pare is now based in Milwaukee. our loss, their gain. period.
see: MIKE PARE . . .’BLISSED OUT’, ATM, NYC – SEPT 2005
note: the artlovers section that contained the extensive opening night pix – is no longer open to the general public. well, you can blame the dudes who scan the pix – and then make off, like the content – is their own.
I think we used to call them – bandits.
bandits. art critics. no diff.
‘BLISSED OUT’ was one of the best shows I have EVER seen in my ENTIRE LIFE. it was severely dissed by JERRY SALTZ, and another fine artist – had his art career chopped at the knees, no joke.
who’s laughing . . . ?
I may be dancing on my husband’s grave – but I sure ain’t laughing … at the F state of art criticism in this mediocre, once great – ghost town.
MIKE PARE . . . . MERCURY DRAWINGS
JAN 11 – FEB 22, 2013
POP GALLERY – 3505 HELMS AVE – CALIFORNIA
IMAGE: MIKE PARE – from the current HOMEPAGE of his website, MIKE PARE