~BRUCENNIAL 2010 – A QUICK LOOK BACK !! – ARCHIVAL PIX – FROM THE INAUGURAL OPENING . . .

some archival pix – from the artlovers photo vault !!

the opening night . . . of the first ever . . . BRUCENNIAL (2010) – a hyper lively, widely diverse, and cutting edge accurate !! group exhibit presented by the BRUCE HIGH QUALITY FOUNDATION – in collaboration with VITO SCHNABEL – that went head-to-head with the 2010 WHITNEY BIENNIAL – and came out on top – in many people’s minds, and not just mine !!

the opening took place on FEB 26, 2010 – at a pop-up space on West Broadway in Soho.


JONAH EMMERSON-BELL of BHQF/BRUCE HIGH QUALITY FOUNDATION – puts some last minute touches into the show – just before the doors opened . . .


RAINGER PINNEY.


RAINGER PINNEY . . in his one person mobile ‘isolation’ tent.
(ha. do I want one !!)


a set of work by RAINGER PINNEY . . .


‘UTOPIA IS GAY’ . . . right on.
JONAH EMMERSON-BELL, 2008, neon, 36 x 36 ins.


VITO arrives . . .


VITO SCHNABEL – at the inaugural BRUCENNIAL 2010 – which he co-presented & curated with the BRUCE HIGH QUALITY FOUNDATION.


ARTURO VIDICH . . with his one person wooden cabin. (!!)
one person tent, one person cabin. standing room only. what is it, they say, about ‘like’ minds ? you just can’t beat that – for 21st C. social observation !! the absolute invert of facebook. the one man in his own mind, or: your ‘isolation’ home – is your castle !!


‘HOLY BIBLE’ – by THE SPECIALIST.
in the background, Arturo Vidich on his hands and knees, putting the finishing touches on his ‘one man’ cabin – and yes, you gotta to be ‘upright’ – to fit in it. yes, pun intended !! it was on wheels, so I guess you could pull it along behind you, and bring it with you anywhere, the cabin, not the bible . . . though it, the Bible – looks pretty functional (!!) too. full of metal tools in custom carved-out slots.


framed drawing by HARMONY KORINE.


it was a huge sprawling blast of high energy . . looking out onto the art world ghosts of West Broadway . . . past, most notably in the early 1980s: LEO CASTELLI, and the first big MARY BOONE gallery.


some corners were pristine and stark … hyper bold. quiet. mysterious. realist and fanciful.


others were just outright unpredictable and crazy wild in a quiet way !! in a 3D space – mind-thought driven way.


ha. a piece by RAMBO / Lance.


featuring an archival photo of a young Rambo . . . and a young Vito.


LUKE JOHNSON . . .


brought along some of his home-brew.


though there was plenty of the store-bought kind too. and outside: there was snow and deep deep water, those super inner-city kind, that made oceans at every street corner – and defied all footwear.


ok – they sure know how to throw an art show, and a party. a few more shots – BRUCENNIAL 2010, BRUCE HIGH QUALITY FOUNDATION with VITO SCHNABEL, SOHO, NYC. FEB 26, 2010.


one “Bruce”.


two “Bruce” . . .


three “Bruce”.
you know: one for all, and all for one. damn straight, one “Bruce” means . . . a whole pack of “Bruces” !!
artist, Bruce. no diff. same thing. it’s all just words, anyways.
(uber conceptualist Gerald Ferguson, are you smiling down ?)


and hell, yes. there were girls . . .


and, muses.


so, not all that surprising . . . even a re-consitituted “Picasso” made the scene.
painting by RAY SMITH.


as did everybody’s favorite papa bear – JULIAN. (Schnabel)
Picasso . . . , Julian, no diff.

. . . so that’s just a little ‘look-back’ snapshot of the inaugural BRUCENNIAL 2010 – little did the conventional art world know – what had been unleashed . . . or that it would continue. the guts and verve of the city’s raw talent – knock knock knocking down all those proverbial institutional walls. all those played-out, way past expired reputations, just big pr, big budget, professional ‘curator’, no real content, all pretension, no real hoopla museum survey shows – trying to sell us, oops I mean, tell us – they’ve caught the city’s, (or the world’s !!) cutting edge. NOT!!

way to go, true sons of New York City. let’s see if you can double it up – this time around. (and bet the opening night crowd for 2012 !! – is gonna be huge . . .)

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH, NYC. FEB 26, 2010.




~DRAOK COLLECTIVE: ‘KRYPTA’ opens SUN FEB 26 . . .

SOLOWAY PRESENTS: KRYPTA by DRAOK
curated by PAOLA GALLIO
opening Sunday Feb 26, 2012 / 6-8 PM
the show runs Feb 26 – March 30, 2012
gallery hrs: SAT & SUN / 12-5PM

SOLOWAY is an artist-run space in Williamsburg.
its current directors are: ANNETTE WEHRHAHN, MUNRO GALLOWAY, PAT PALERMO and TOMER ALUF.

SOLOWAY – 348 SOUTH 4th ST – BROOKLYN, NY

DRAOK seems to be a 2 person artist collaborative group comprised of: GIORGIO GUIDI (b. 1982, Italy) and MARTA PIEROBON (b. 1979, Italy), founded in the immediate recent (2010), and based in MILAN, ITALY.

from the press release:

“GIORGIO GUIDI and MARTA PIEROBON formed DRAOK in 2010 to work collectively on shared interests including architecture, perception and social systems. Both Guidi and Pierobon have long been fascinated by the secretive and the hidden: crypts, cults, ghosts and memories. Italian cities are built on the foundations of previous settlements — Etruscan, Roman, and medieval — producing a stratification of civilizations. New buildings rise on the ruins of the old, burying earlier structures in rubble and debris. In Italian Catholicism there is a long tradition of covering and hiding the past; it is deeply embedded in the hierarchy of the church. Beneath the modern city lies the still present and living past and its treasures, relics and corpses.

DRAOK’s work is an attempt to excavate, archive and rebuild this hidden past. Both Guidi and Pierobon grew up in the city of BRESCIA, outside of MILAN. The cathedral of St. Filastrio in Brescia is an architectural composite, a layering of different historical forms and styles that make up the present building, from the secretive crypt to the public place of worship. For their exhibition at SOLOWAY, the artists have rebuilt this labyrinthine structure, as a theater for the present.

This exhibition is the second part of an exchange curated by PAOLA GALLIO between SOLOWAY and SPAZIO MORRIS, a project space in Milan. in 2011 Paola Gallio as part of her SHORT VISIT PROJECT SERIES, invited Annette Wehrhahn, Munro Galloway, Pat Palermo, Paul Branca and a selection of of artists from Soloway to exhibit work at SPAZIO MORRIS in Milan.

In return, SOLOWAY has invited the collective DRAOK to exhibit work they developed during their residency at Spazio Morris.”

see: spazioMorris.com

see: shortVisit.it


screengrab, homepage: short visit, Italy
the website design is by: DARLO SBRANA.




~MELISSA BROWN – PALISADES: opens this SAT, too !! with a little bit of TRIENNIAL & BIENNIAL BTW . . .


MELISSA BROWN: ‘OVERLORD ENVY’.

‘MELISSA BROWN: PALISADES’ – opens SAT FEB 25, 2012 / 6-9 PM
the show runs FEB 25 thru MARCH 31, 2012
KANSAS GALLERY – 59 FRANKLIN ST. – TRIBECA, NYC

from the gallery press release:

“The Palisades Interstate Park characterized by a stark topography of towering walled cliffs that evocatively mirror the skyline of New York City renewed MELISSA BROWN’S interest in observational landscape painting.

She returned to the site again and again over the course of a year, gradually assembling a portrait of the area.

Using ‘markers’ that refer to points on a trail map, the abstract paintings create a visionary parallel between real space and gallery space in the way imagery is discovered, processed, made, and rediscovered.

Central to the exhibition is an exploration of PAREIDOLIA, a psychological phenomenon that seeks to find meaning in random stimuli. (!!)

In ‘Palisades’ pareidolia manifests itself in the form of anthropomorphic and multi-faceted rocks and plant life unique to the region. In the paintings, these elements are transformed into resident, totem-like characters, their weathered faces suggesting the area’s ancient geological past, while simultaneously underscoring the region’s urbanized present. The works thus become suffused with fanciful allusions to the ghosts and vestigial presences of former inhabitants of the area.”

BTW

just saying:

btwn the wonderful, small, yet really ocean-sized & precisely on point (!!) not to forget visually empowered !! – group show, ‘OCEAN SIZED’ at KUNSTHALLE GALAPAGO, (in DUMBO, BROOKLYN), CRAIG COLORUSSO’S solar powered SUN BOXES APP launch with its cutting graphics, as well as forward moving & green powered music (in WILLAMSBURG, BROOKLYN), and now including MELISSA BROWN’S visually empowered, passionately visionary, and heat-seeking ‘PALISADES’ in TRIBECA, MANHATTAN – I’d say that pretty much puts to shame – those hugely dry as bones, achingly academic, and terribly insipid, not to forget, unoriginal & flat – ok. let’s just say: sadly devoid of power and visually challenged NEW MUSEUM triennial and the long suffering WHITNEY Biennial – and leaves them in the proverbial dust . . . at least at they come across in the advance reviews, photos, and street buzz, “looks like an ART FORUM show”/AFC/Art Fag City (!!).

apart from the required NEW YORK TIMES write-ups, which come across as tired and excitement challenged,the term un-inspired,comes to mind again – the Holland Cotter NYT review on the NEW MUSEUM show ends: “. . .if even just a few of these artists manage to discover, as they grow and change, what ungovernable really is, and be it, future generations will owe the New Museum a debt of thanks.” (!!) don’t expect to see or read too much bally-hoo on these hulking institutional shows, which incidentally aspire to be taste-setters and even, career-changers (!!) – in the real world. nor huge attendance numbers.
come on – let’s see them publish the nitty gritty attendance numbers !!

in fact the CAROL VOGEL advance column on the Whitney Biennial, has a hidden ‘gem’ – translate: giggle. come on guys lighten up, it’s only the art world !! not Syria.

“Our ideal viewer is going to come seven or eight times,” said show co-curator, Jay Sanders. (!!) dude, that’s gotta be the best dreaming-in-color, in the whole damn over-played . . . scenario !!

that being said at least Argentinian sculptor ADRAIN VILLAR ROJAS, addresses some cutting edge moment issues with his “colossus in clay” at the NEW MUSEUM (Randy Kennedy).

and likewise, HOLLAND COTTER makes note of what might be a very interesting and timely piece at the Whitney, by the New York scene’s own young conceptualist, NICK MAUSS.

Apparently Mr. Mauss “has recreated a room by CHRISTAIN BERARD – an artist, illustrator, and set designer working in PARIS during the 1930s and ’40s – that still exists today at the Guerlain Institute in Paris”.

“Featuring trompe-l’oeil paneling that Mr. Mauss has cut out and appliqued in velvet and ribbons, the room is a period piece of sorts that he has paired with a group of works from the Whitney’s own collection . . .”

what, “trompe-l’oeil paneling” !! quelle shades of URS FISCHER at Shafrazi, a few years back, or what. anybody else thinking that, out there ?

. . . guess I’d love to see a photo of it, to see how it really plays out, as opposed to how Cotter writes it up. and, I have to admit Nick’s ‘time travel’ Parisian ‘postcard’ of an installation sounds the smartest, and most on point, of the entire lot, both Triennial and Biennial. he comes the closest to offering a compelling calling card to visit – as it gets . . . NICK MAUS, may as well just call him the ‘break-out’ boy – of the advance dailies !!

hey. if there’s a Mr. A and and Mr. H, can a Mr. Maus – be far behind ?

QUIET DISOBEDIENCE ? – count me, in !! NOT !!!!!! (to the quiet part !!)

see: “Quiet Disobedience – The New Museum’s Triennial is a Show of Unemphatic Gestures” (!!) – Holland Cotter, NEW YORK TIMES

see: “A Colossus in Clay Speaks to a Generation” – Randy Kennedy, NEW YORK TIMES

see: “Biennial Tweaks Its Boundaries” – Carol Vogel, NEW YORK TIMES




~CRAIG COLORUSSO – SUN BOX APP LAUNCH PARTY: this SAT !!

CRAIG COLORUSSO is launching his new SUN BOX APP – based on his solar powered multi-site sound installation this SAT FEB 25, 2012 from 2-6 PM

at: the BROOKLYN KITCHEN – 100 FROST ST. – WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN

the APP, which has just been approved for the iTunes store – will allow ‘fans’ – to recreate the audio with mobile devices. You can listen to it yourself, or you can recruit 19 friends – and make your own version !!

hoo-ray for smart, forward thinking & lively !! plus great graphics.




~STAVROS NIARCHOS & VLADIMIR RESTOIN ROITFELD in Chelsea nightclub BEAT-DOWN . . .

talk about . . . ‘David approaching Young Adulthood’ (post below) . . . and everything going black-out electric, badly.

just in case you have been living in your studio 24/7 or are like JOSH HARRIS, down in Vegas playing poker 24/7 . . . the art world in general was shocked and saddened to learn via the NEW YORK POST early today that 2 young men integral to a very hip and chic – but very happening part of the art scene here, and internationally, and with definite bonafide street cred to their names, were caught up in a vicious Chelsea nightclub ‘brawl’ that left them hurt, and in the news in a way – that couldn’t have made anybody happy.

STAVROS NIARCHOS III, only 26, son of the Greek shipping magnate of the same name, and a player on the hi-end art scene, along with his pal, the gifted curator and ‘pop-up’ gallerist, VLADIMR RESTOIN ROTFELD, 27, son of the former editor of FRENCH VOGUE, CARINE ROITFELD were hurt in a wild and out-of-control ‘Meatpacking melee’ – that sent their friend to the hospital. and not just any friend, but Monaco’s young Prince PIERRE CASIRAGH, 24, grandson to GRACE KELLY, and son to Princess Caroline of Monaco. so the club explosion was, in ultra current art speak, ocean sized, as well. as in . . . it was sure to make tabloid waves, if not international headlines.

accused of assaulting the ‘four jet-setters’ – was former NYC night club owner ADAM HOCK, a hefty 47.

the attack took place at trendy nightclub Double Seven, and according to the post article, “Pierre’s face looked broken, with deep cuts and blood everywhere. He looked like he needed plastic surgery.”

apparently the young prince was cold cocked, some call that sucker punched – and sent flying, across the room, landing “badly” on a table. Members of Hock’s group, which included catwalk models Natasha Poly, Valentina Zalyaeva and Anja Rubik, said the prince and his entourage strolled over to their table, “and were being completely obnoxious” – “insulting the models and swigging from a $500 bottle of vodka on Hock’s table”.

“Hock then allegedly punched out Niarchos, 26, and quickly landed blows on downtown hipsters Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, 27, and Diego Marroquin, 33 – as the flustered models frantically tried to break it up. Casiraghi was taken to New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical center and released later Saturday, sources said. Hock – the former owner of the Hawaiian Tropic Zone in Times Square – was charged with four counts of third-degree assault . . . Friends of Casiraghi claimed Hock was the instigator. ‘The prince walked up to the table, and Adam just slammed him for no reason’, one witness said. ‘Stavros jumped in to help Pierre, and then he got slammed in the face’ . . . whereas for his part, Hock’s “power lawyer, Salvatore Strazzullo, said, ‘My client was having a nice time with a married couple and a lady friend and a group of very beautiful women, and these individuals were jealous, and they resorted to elementary-school tactics.
My client is not Bruce Lee . . . These four guys are trust-fund babies who think the world is owed to them. They are like spoiled brats”.

of the group VLADIMIR RESTOIN ROITFELD has the most street cred in the art world – he is probably most notorious for resurrecting the career of skuzzy hardcore early 80s NYC street artist – RICHARD HAMBLETON – aka the shadow. But his real claim to fame comes from the pop-up show he did here, in fashion week Feb 2011, in the super hip Chelsea meatpacking district (!!) for LA street artist RETNA, whose career really took off and went ballistic after that outing, which was not just chic – but super-produced right down to the dramatic lighting and cutting edge fonts on the ‘title’ cards. a bonafide art event – in the truest sense.

Only 27, RESTOIN ROITFELD seems to have a great flair for putting on shows which not only enliven the indie scene, but exhibit great style, and flexibility. he seems to have a very gifted curatorial eye, and in a few short years he has made a definite mark. ok. maybe he has trust fund roots, but he sure knows how to ‘rock’ them. it’s hard to believe he deserved a beat down, but you just can’t fool around, or take things for granted in New York City . . . this ain’t called the gritty city – for naught.
things can blow-up bad – out of nowhere.

read: PRINCE GETS POUNDED, NEW YORK POST


young, and very gifted curator/producer VLADIMIR RESTOIN ROITFELD, here with fashion designer STACEY BENDET at the opening of his almost one year to the day old, but already a street-legend-on-its-own, super hot ‘street’ art show:
‘ANDY VALMORBIDA and VLADIMIR RESTOIN ROITFELD PRESENT: RETNA – THE HALLELUJAH WORLD TOUR’, which ran FEB 10 – FEB 21, 2011, in a pop-up venue in the hip southwestern-most fringes of Chelsea, often called the meatpackign district, after its lowly origins.


STAVROS NIARCHOS – was also at the opening.


LA street artist, RETNA at the opening. although well-known in certain circles and esp in LA, from whence he sprung, RETNA’s career just went ballistic after this beautifully produced, dynamic blow-out of a show, his first real outing in New York City.

see: more ‘RETNA: HALLELUJAH WORLD TOUR’, FEB 2011 NYC – opening pix !!

ARCHIVAL PHOTOS OF RESTOIN ROTFELD, NIARCHOS & RETNA: NANCY SMITH, NYC. FEB 11, 2011.




~KUNSTHALLE GALAPAGOS: OCEAN SIZE – opening to-nite !!


IMAGE: ‘DAVID ENTERS ADULTHOOD’, by JEBEDIAH LONG, 2012

KUNSTHALLE GALAPAGOS PRESENTS: ‘OCEAN SIZE’ – OPENING TO-NITE – SAT FEB 18, 2012 / 6-8

featuring work by: TONY INGRISANO, SYLVIA JEFFRIESS, JEBEDIAH LONG, TROY LOVEGATE, JAMES MOORE, and FUMI NAKAMURA

curated by: Julie McKim, Erik Hougen, Albert Shelton, and Gracie Kazar

the show runs thru: MARCH 4, 2012

KUNSTHALLE GALAPAGOS – 16 MAIN ST, DUMBO, BROOKLYN

UP-DATE:

yes, I went to the opening. yes, I had a fab, fab time. the work – all of it, was ‘ocean-sized’ great, great and more great – top notch, and super cutting edge.

will post the pix, shortly – hopefully in MARCH 2012. check back !!




~CHICO & RITA

‘CHICO & RITA’ – A FILM BY FERNANDO TRUEBA & JAVIER MARISCAL
WRITTEN BY IGNACIO MARTINEZ de PISON
MUSIC COMPOSER/ARRANGER: BEBO VALDES
REVIEWED BY: NANCY SMITH, FEB 18, 2012

up, for an Academy Award Oscar for BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM, ‘Chico & Rita’ is a lovely, dreamy, steamy and often sad look back at beautiful times – its two main characters hurt by both their own tempestuous temperaments, and the biased days of 1948. This is a retro postcard that plays out as maybe the first Black Latin contender among the American and Japanese genres of animation. and its voice is adult, passionate and a reality check.

any comic book artist worth their salt, or any visual artist with soul for that matter, is going to marvel at how the characters’ black Latino features flit across the big screen and seep down into your soul. the backgrounds are literally ‘souvenir’ postcards filled with the lights and ambiance of cities and days, not that long past. and yes Chico arrives in the big apple, New York City, much the same way as the Cuban poet REINALDO ARENAS, of Julian Schnabel’s, ‘Before Night Falls’ did . . . amidst the wonder and magic of a big city snowfall. and like that eventful film, this one too, can steal your heart, and leave you secretly wiping away – the tears.

the movie is framed by a flashback stance, that works really well, and gets you in the heart. closer to the action and drama, than a straightforward narrative might have. but what really captures your heart – is the music. haunting and beyond soulful, it betrays the term ‘jazz’ – and takes on an absolutely otherworldiness. it’s not quite a better time or place – but it is a ‘moment’ of pure desire . . .

watch the trailer: Chico & Rita

on the lower right there, you can listen to the soundtrack, and switch among the songs. look for the film’s signature melody: ‘Sabor A Mi’ – sung by Idania and Bebo Valdes

in NYC, its currently playing at the ANGELIKA FILM CENTER.




~MACS in NYC


Italian street artist MACS – at the ANDRE SARAIVA opening, HALF GALLERY, NYC. Feb 11, 2012.
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH


MACS – ‘il pranzo e servito’ (!!)
see more: MACS images on Flickr




~ANDRE SARAIVA – PIX FROM THE HALF GALLERY, NYC OPENING

ANDRE SARAIVA – ‘LOVE LETTERS’
OPENED: FEB 11, 2012
the show runs thru MARCH 1, 2012
HALF GALLERY – 208 FORSYTH – LOWER EAST SIDE, NYC


ANDRE SARAIVA – also known in Paris, as – Mr. A, arrives . . .


with . . . actress and model – ANNABELLE DEXTER-JONES, not far behind.


from left: Italian street artist MACS – with JACK.


the Mr. A – smiley face !!


the ANDRE SARAIVA – Mr. A – Parisian mailboxes are going for: $4,000 a pop. each is signed and dated or otherwise notated . . . on the back.


the show also includes many small scale, and sweetly retro-romantic whimsical, watercolors on paper – framed in (contrastingly) solid and very graphic – statement black wooden frames.
yes. they can, carry you away . . . to a better time and place.


ANDRE SARAIVA . . . must be: LOVE LETTERS for ANNABELLE . . .
‘Andre and Annabelle’, watercolor and ink on paper. 8.25 x 5.75 ins. in black frame.
($1,600)


ANDRE SARAIVA – ‘To Paint Is To Love Again’, watercolor and ink on paper, 11.5 x 8 ins. in black frame.
($2,250)
. . . if you don’t think this romantic kind of ‘souvenir’ retro Parisian style isn’t all the rage, or going to be !! think again . . . has anybody else seen the dreamily animated FERNANDO TRUEBA & JAVIER MARISCAL Cuban jazz love letter: ‘Chico and Rita’ !! maybe ‘postcard’ from another era – is the better word.
it’s up for an Academy award. (Best Animated Feature Film).


ANDRE SARAIVA – ‘Mr. A PINK SQUARE’, acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12 ins.
($2,500)
(so, it’s not just about that engaging smiley face grin, it’s also about that . . . ‘winking’ eye.)


talkin’ bout postcards – downtown camera magnet – HESH makes the Mr. A show.


smiling faces . . . going places.
HESH is playing sideman, and tambourine for NYC cult band, THE MYSTERY LIGHTS, fronted by singer MIKE A. BRANDON – they just played Mercury Lounge last week.
THE MYSTERY LIGHTS – will also be playing the THE BOWERY ELECTRIC – this Fri, Feb 17th, 2012 – at 8:30.


where there’s a Mr. A – could there be a Mr. H – not far behind ?


about to slip back into the downtown night:
LES ROGERS, SETH ‘DADDY’ McBRIDE, and HESH . . .

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH, NYC. FEB 11, 2012




~ANDRE SARAIVA – ‘THE SHOE’ !!

‘THE SHOE’ – A SHORT FILM BY ANDRE SARAIVA – MADE IN COLLABORATION WITH J.M. WESTON SHOEMAKERS, FRANCE (2011)
INDIE SOUNDTRACK BY KITSUNE ‘CHIEF’ – GILDAS LOAEC, featuring The Virgins, Is Tropical, and Vandaveer, among others.
REVIEWED BY: NANCY SMITH, FEB 11, 2012

yo, if the shoe fits – grab it !!

yes, yes, and more yes !!
Parisian nightlife lightbulb x 1,000 and street artist ANDRE SARAIVA aka Mr. A – has made a great, great, fun, funny, fab and downright super whimsical hi-style, fashion forward, huge French come-back (!!) short film – straight out of the gate. it’s his debut film.
and, so is he . . . the BANKSY of France !!

even the lowly opening credits roll – with a fashion forward edge – a real retro-animated grace and wit !! – that would put even the most accomplished graphic designers on the scene today, to shame. and the sound track ? it’s just as delightful – VIRGINS, move over !!

‘The Shoe’ made in collaboration with France’s legendary J.M WESTON brand, ‘French Master Shoemaker Since 1891’ (!!) is ANDRE SARAIVA’s first stroll into moving pictures. A playful, light as air non-stop Parisian tumble, it rolls sweet and romantic – but always right on the edge of going somewhere – and yeah, you want to be, wherever it’s going, too.

Starring his friends, including the featured LEO FITZPATRICK, and the cutest of them all, ANNABELLE DEXTER-JONES, even OLIVIER ZAHM, of PURPLE gets a writing contribution credit.

here’s a new maxim: there’s usually a reason why – people get their celebrity status reps & it’s called: TALENT !!

and maybe that’s why New York City’s HALF GALLERY is opening a show called: ANDRE SARAIVA – ‘LOVE LETTERS’ to-nite !! and maybe that’s why, the gallery’s founder & director BILL POWERS, has reason – to be, all over !!
conundrum, NOT !!


LEO FITZPATRICK – IN ANDRE SARAIVA’S – ‘THE SHOE” – !!

WATCH IT HERE: ANDRE SARAIVA -THE SHOE – on SLAMXHYPE/NOWNESS.COM – !!!!!!!!!!