~SURREALIST DINNER . . at SELENA
while we are on . . .
on the subject of . . . “I’m such a misfit, how will I ever fit in ?” (!!!)
I went to a SURREALIST DINNER !!
a weekend or so ago, Sun April 9, 2017 / at . . SELENA, in BUSHWICK.
since co-incidentaly it was also my birthday . . maybe life has caught up to me,
or vice versa. not quite sure.
SELENA GALLERY . . is an artist-run space, co-founded / co-run by OLIVIA SWIDER and ANJULI RATHOD, located in the front room / living room of Olivia’s walk-up apt in Bushwick, in Brooklyn / 37 Troutman St #3, just off the J train.
like so many new & ambitious spaces popping up, the flip side of truly indie . . is that exhibitions are on full view for the openings only, and thereafter by appointment – only. I think it’s worth the trade-off.
most def !!
the gallery’s stated mission is a dedication . . “to exhibiting artists of color.”
hey, is there a color for . . misfit, outsider, big mouth, bridge burner, lives inside my head, etc etc ?
I do like their logo.
seems like there could be room – to maneuver, manipulate, threaten, and d-i-s-r-u-p-t !!
despite the regulations / I mean, those are . . . forked snake tongues ??
break the damn rules, is there a color for . . that ?
though in the big sad picture, I most def – get !! where they are coming from.
see: SELENA GALLERY
NICHOLAS STEINDORF . . center, looking like a surrealist . . Pharaoh !!
yeah, that . . . Nicholas Steindorf. who recently re-created the virtual digital / archival version of ‘UNDER THE VOLCANO: SIMON CERIGO, DAN ASHER, NANCY SMITH’ / for . . JEAN-BAPTISTE LENGLET & his Paris-based web project VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER !!
new to me, & m-e-s-m-e-r-i-z-i-n-g.
the art world is just so impossibly huge, INFINITE. and wonderful.
‘IT’S LIKE OXYGEN’ / next show at MOUNTAIN.
infinite, just like the digital / online web.
maybe that’s why ‘online’ – is such a great medium for artists & why they are thriving, right now.
when politics go south, artists, go: high.
art of the absolute present, WE LIVE IN PUBLIC.
24 hr surveillance, and 24 hr streams on home page / gallery pages. JEFFREY STARK.
contemporary art, modern art, new wave art. new age art. primitive tribe art. pseudo-art. secondary market art, mainstream, underground, & art history / folk art, ‘fine’ art, black art, street art. insider art, outsider art / feminist art, Black Panther woodblock print art, communist era woodblock prints, OBEY.
island art. souvenir art. billboard art. earth art, land art. SPIRAL GETTY. TROUBLEMAKERS. MARFA.
intervention public art. ABE LINCOLN, Jr. / urban abandoned building / subway art. SEAN VEGEZZI.
Burning Man, Native American arts. re-claimed rural art, found art. QUILTS.
new age ceramics, tattoos. even, pigeon art. bee hives & honey. ENLIGHTENMENT.
hobo art, riding the trains, vagabond art. whittling. whimsies.
vintage graphics, retro anything. mid-century modern. all things: DESIGN. and SCIENCE, invisible nano particles,
but esp NASA diagrams. which depend on a lot of imagination, btw.
etc etc / & now also: digital art, video clips YouTube. deleted viral death / crime livestream FB. photo-realism, docs. CGI, virtual imaginary & virtual reality art, post-computer graphic arts, etc etc. fonts. infinite fonts & hand lettering, script. FAUST.
comic book art. illustration. illuminated medieval prayer books. Group of Seven, cowboy art, decorative arts.
‘WHAT DOES STEVIE WONDER’ by NATHAN BELL, opening at Subliminal Projects in LA, next week.
the multi-layered universe of INSTAGRAM.
the secret life of SHROOMS. & the cult of growing fungus in soil. NICHOLAS MOENICH.
JIM JOE. German expressionist MAX BECKMANN at the MET.
EAT THE LEAF . . the earth mother of all bronze pendants.
no wonder it’s spilling out – into people’s living rooms !!
see: QUAY BROTHERS
and, just because:
it’s just so easy to overlook, that most of these far-out, on the underground frontier fer sure . . indie galleries (and ‘blogs’ by the way) are run by . . ARTISTS !!!
love it, another textile artist !! just joking.
I mean . . . DIS-RUPTER ARTIST !!
wow, I’m with you on that message, OLIVIA !!
ALL YOU LOSERS, OUT THERE, wipe yourselves, off. change the channel.
get with the program / think creative. re-claim. re-purpose. re-think. re-search. re-spect.