~THERE’S NO WINNING, SUCKS / EITHER WAY . . . SKEWVILLE
FILE UNDER: and, so.
I’M not the o-n-l-y artist in NYC – who feels this way.
in fact, I bet even Dustin Yellin, feels this way.
(on a bad day.)
RED, WHITE, and BLACK . . . ALL OVER.
HUBERT DOBLER, ‘Handlebar #1’. 2013 / image: HUBERT DOBLER
when I saw that image – it really resonated.
I think it all started with that SIX KEYS TO HAPPINESS (?!!!) show, ‘Six Things: Sagmeister & Walsh’ at THE JEWISH MUSEUM, still up until August 4, 2013, bye the way . . . shortly followed by the museum’s tragic / magic . . . ‘JACK GOLDSTEIN x 10,000’ portrait.
also still up, thru September 29, 2013.
red and black, the Hubert Dobler fused scewdrivers bespoke frustration, and ultimately: strength and insight, inspiration – going nowhere. and having to butt heads with its own dynamic.
tell me about it.
I quickly realized I had seen this visual ‘statement’ / metaphor that speaks volumes . . . on the truly alive and kickin’ but mostly underground NYC art scene – in a slightly different format, but still red and black – via Brooklyn-based artist twin bro duo – SKEWVILLE . . . via BSA / BROOKLYN STREET ART.
yeah . . . that about says it ALL.
check out the story for yourself: BSA / SKEWVILLE TWINS “AMUSEMENT” at WHITE WALLS, S.F. CALIFORNIA
the image is also the ‘header’ or title image for a neat video – on the installation . .
WATCH: SKEWVILLE PUT UP: “AMUSEMENT” / VIMEO
whose the FAIREST OF THEM ALL ?
actually, come to think of it, the JACK GOLDSTEIN show – has a signature, RED & BLACK, and white .. signature image, that also speaks to the same issues.
except he worded it slightly differently.
he called it: THE BURNING FOREST.
as they say, haha.
JACK GOLDSTEIN, ‘THE BURNING FOREST’, red and white vinyl. from ‘Suite of 9 Records with Sound Effects’, 1976, 45 rpm record. Courtesy of Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne and the Estate of Jack Goldstein.
INSTALLATION PHOTO: NANCY SMITH
of course not to be totally down, obviously, there’s real WINNING in the NO WINNING EQUATION.
Burning forest . . and all.
I just don’t know about . . . mainstream art world art / fair happiness, is all . . .