~PATTERN:::::CHAOS / CINDERS – WINNIE TRUONG


WINNIE TRUONG, ‘POST’, 2015. colored pencil on paper, 7 x 7 in. unique.
framed: $425

CINDERS PRESENTS . . . ‘PATTERN:::::CHAOS’
SEPT 11 – OCT 2, 2015
NEW . . . POP-UP SPACE
66 WASHINGTON, BROOKLYN
HRS: THURS-SUN / 1-6PM

2 new works by 41 artists, on the theme of REPETITION & DISRUPTION

“CIVILIZATION is like a thin layer of ice upon a deep ocean of chaos and darkness.” – WERNER HERZOG

more info on the show: CINDERS BLOG – PATTERN::::CHAOS




~JACOB GOBLE . . I’M GOING TO MAKE A CAR

JACOB GOBLE . . . is going to ‘make a car’ !!
this weekend, SEPT 26 & 27, 2015 / 11 – 5 PM
GLENLILY GROUNDS OUTDOOR GROUP SHOW
532 GRAND AVE, NEWBURGH, NY.


PHOTO CREDIT: AMY FRANCES FRAHER

GlenLily . . is pleased to announce its second annual exhibition, GlenLily Grounds 2015, organized by LACEY FEKISHAZY.
the show will run for 2 days, Sat Sept 26 & Sun Sept 27, 2015 from: 11am – 5pm both days.

GelnLily Grounds 2015 is an exhibition of outdoor site-specific art, installation and sculpture. It will be spread out on the estate over 11 acres of field, hill, and wood.

A Newburgh native, LACEY FEKISHAZY lives and works at GlenLily.
She runs the SARDINE GALLERY in Bushwick, Brooklyn – with JON LUTZ.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS, include, as well as JACOB GOBLE and his car-to-be . . .
LISA CANDAGE-GOBLE !!
and, JOSEPH AYERS, ANGELA CONANT, AMY FELDMAN, KATE HARDING , GABRIEL HURIER, ELISA LENDVAY, LORI MERHIGE, KRISTEN REGO, CARLOS RIGUA, RYAN ROA, STEVE ROSSI, and JEAN-MARC SUPERVILLE SOVAK.

so, new faces, or what !!!!!!

Glenlily . . is in the hamlet of BALMVILLE on the west bank of the Hudson River, located at 532 Grand Ave, Newburg, New York, 12550.

It is just north of the Newburgh Beacon Bridge’s pedestrian entrance.

weather-wise !!
it looks to be, exactly that most perfect beautiful fall weekend – to engage in a little upstate art tour !!
roadsters, on your mark, get set . . go.

see: GLENLILY GROUNDS




~JACOB GOBLE . . BANKRUPT !! and then . . some !! incuding Underdonk & ALEX SEWELLL

JACOB GOBLE – TAKES THE PRIZE !!
FIRST ARTLOVERS ART REVIEW – OF THE NEW FALL SEASON.

JACOB GOBLE – ‘BANKRUPT’
opened Sat Sept 12, 2015
the show runs thru Sun Oct 4, 2015
SARDINE – 286 STANHOPE ST, BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN.
HRS: SAT & SUN / 1 – 6 PM


JACOB GOBLE opens . . ‘Bankrupt’.
‘Colorado’ – behind him !!

and no, he’s NOT !! bankrupt in ideas, quite the contrary.
lots of ‘context’, lots of great, really ‘true’ spatial painting, lots of strong color field, lots of fade, lots of imagery, lots of retro signage, and many sweet touches of souvenir, touristy nostalgia. lots of hands-on painting. in other words, lots of everything, peopele are talking about, and doing it – well. and, with wit.

want to see . . the serious ‘spatial’ and ‘plastic’ concerns, he has, at play ?
hit this: gallery link, for a gorgeous, large sample.


JACOB GOBLE, ‘Colorado’, 2015 – in collaboration with LISA CANDAGE GOBLE.
oil on canvas, 20 x 24 ft.
($1,500)


detail, ‘Colorado’ – this painting is made so vibrant by the collaboration.
LISA CANDAGE GOBLE, in fact Jacob’s wife, is also a very gifted and seriously art-smart character, even though she tries to fly in, under the radar as an ‘outsider’, as if !! it’s pretty easy to see she has a well-trained eye, as well. her curious ‘leaf’ embellishment to the background totally escapes kitsch, don’t even go there, but provides a wonderful foil that plays against Jacob’s hand – with not only a great design & narrative element – but with quiet verve. it’s a strange pictorial, translate: original !! vibe to sustain, and it works well.
to experience both their different techniques, and voices is – really an awesome experience.

and, don’t even get me started on the price. $1,500.
absolute . . doable. if not a steal.


‘Colorado’ detail, the souvenir ’tile’ – is by Jacob. great faux ‘post card’ painting, great painterly action – at play.
folk art ?


LISA CANDAGE GOBLE, it’s so great they had to guts to collaborate, like this.
if you were ever needing a secret weapon, Lisa would be – your best bet !!


on the right:
LACEY FEKISHAZY, the founder/co-director of Sardine.
walking around NYC, is seriously like opening a can of sardines !! so many diverse talents, all writhing and rocking and rolling – on this tiny, super creative island. I asked Lacey what she did for a day job:
oh, she’s a draftsman for the SOL LEWITT ESTATE !!
she worked on the wall project that was just completed & is also being introduced to the public, in an opening tonight – at the PAULA COOPER GALLERY.
‘The Xerox Book’, a group show including a SOL LeWILL piece, a four part, color pencil and graphite wall drawing from his 1968-1969 ‘Drawing Series’, now up at Paula Cooper, 521 W. 21st St, till Oct 24, 2015.

on the left, with Lacey – is her good friend, AMY FRANCES FRAHER who runs her own Creative Management, Branding & Production company: GOOD BLU.


JON LUTZ, who is a co-director with Lacey, of Sardine .. with LISA CANDAGE GOBLE.
Lacey and Jon have run the space together for about 2-1/2 years now.


I got a little distracted by this run of wooden shelves in the front of the gallery. made me think of the TWO SHELVES, the pop-up gallery space run by indie curators KELLY BJORK and JOE RUDKO, in their home – where DREW MILLER had, his mini, but sensational !! show this past summer. if you hit the gallery link, you can see his work still up on the home page. don’t blink !!
see: TWO SHELVES, SEATTLE


I meet artist ALEX SEWELL at the opening. he told me about a big opening happening later the same night at Underdonk, also in Bushwick – about 5 blocks away, which I couldn’t make – had a dinner party to run to.
but sounded fun !! maybe next time !!

yes, my super hungry hyper-new-culture fiends, feast your eyes . .
on the quirky art of: ALEX SEWELL.

and, of course !!
check out: Underdonk – 1329 Willoughby Ave #211, in Bushwick.
L train to Jefferson, HRS: Sat & Sun / 1-6 pm
now showing what looks to be an extremely dynamic pure painting show:
‘NEW AMERICAN PAIN’ – curated by JASON RAMOS, from Eastside International, out of LA.


wow, so much serious painting.
but, let’s get back to the – prize – in hand !!
JACOB GOBLE, ‘Prize’, 2015. oil on linen, 3 panels, 5 x 7 in. each

if you couldn’t figure Jacob Goble for a really serious, talented, intense, and even, my fave – a color field painter, look no further.
who needs words with paintings, like this. sheer magic.

from the gallery:
“For BANKRUPT, Goble steals, and then runs with the icons, color, and language of the television game show “Wheel of Fortune”. Over the 30 years that it’s been on air, it’s rules, prizes, and even hosts have remained the same. It’s a benign institution. (!!!) A dependable place for easy chair fantasies. For Goble, it’s serving as a template to bring up cutting edge analogies on making art, the art world and life as a whole. He reminds us that the saving grace among these familiar rules and traditions, is the presence of the artist’s hand and vision.”


‘MAINE’, 2015. JACOB GOBLE in collaboration with LISA CANDAGE GOBLE.
oil on linen, 20 x 4 in.
($1,500)


in this piece, the roles are reversed, JACOB GOBLE painted the Maine pictorial ’tile’, and LISA CANDAGE did the misty background !!
thrilling to really look into what each brings to the table.
totally hot duo, in a most under-stated way – or, what !!

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH




~JACOB GOBLE . . opens to-nite – SARDINE, BROOKLYN

‘mini’ – Sardine . . . looks to be rockin’ the art world waves – big time !!

JACOB GOBLE opens ‘BANCKRUPT – tonite SAT SEPT 12 / 6-9 PM
the show continues thru SUN OCT 4, 2015
SARDINE – 286 STANHOPE, BROOKLYN
gallery hrs: SAT + SUN 1 – 6 PM

this looks to be the biggest, little indie opening – on the scene, to-nite & straight out of the opening gate.
start of the new Fall art season !!
bet the work is doable too, money-wise !! !! !!
but, don’t BLINK !!

JACOB GOBLE . . . seems to have,
it ALL covered: fresh look, dry wit, sharp insight, great graphics, clean lines, great flat fields & slow background bleeds. not to forget cool, retro signage !! and – of course, SOCIAL COMMENTARY !!

home run, dude !!

you go boy, hell ya . . . . down – with all that way-over, Chelsea fuzzy art.
no names, but you know who, seedy, seedy & more seedy !!

ok, I’m opinionated, so shoot me – otherwise shut up, sit back – and watch the $$$ trickle in – !!
best bang for your art collecting dollars & viewing pleasure – to-nite, by a mile !!

JACOB GOBLE . . lives & works in CROTON ON HUDSON, NY.
He received his MFA in Painting – from RISD / The Rhode Island School of design, in 2007.




~PAT McCARTHY . . in SAN FRANCISCO !!

BABYLON PATTY – TAKES . . . FLIGHT !!!

PAT McCARTHY – ‘SHELTERS’
opened THURS SEPT 10, 2015
the show continues thru OCT 17, 2015
EVER GOLD GALLERY, SAN FRANCISCO


PAT McCARTHY, ‘FLIGHTS CINEMATHEQUE’ (ISSUE 2), 2015.
sculpture and Film, (porcelain, rebar, bamboo, coat hangers, bottle rocket stems, plastic, denim, brick, pigeon feed, Chia seeds, projector, media player).

I’m saying:

one: I coined . . ‘Babylon Patty’ – so, unlike ‘GOGO’ – just remember where ya heard it – first !!

two: pigeons ca 2015 are what canaries were – to the miners of yore !!

the metaphor is alive – with the sound of rushing wings !!

pigeons are – the cultural canary of our times. believe it !!

and, check out: EVER GOLD – PAT McCARTHY, for more images, incl:


PAT McCARTHY, ‘FLIGHTS CINELATHEQUE’, 2015
Film & Sculpture, (mixed media). 45 x 20 x 60 in. tall.




~DREW MILLER, RON REGE Jr, DUKE RILEY, JE_ANDRE & THE MIRF – my most fab, fave black & white art, so far !!

BLACK & WHITE – !! !!! !!!! !!!!!

STICKS & STONES, WILL BREAK MY BONES – but BLACK & WHITE, will NEVER, EV-AH – HARM ME !!


DREW MILLER . . . ‘I’m Lost’.
image via @generalvision


DREW MILLER . . . ‘PUFF, PUFF COWBOY’.
image via @generalvision


RON REGE, Jr . . . ‘Wow, Dude’.
image via @ronregejr


MIRF . . . best black & white install.
image via @themirf


DUKE RILEY . . . ‘Foxy’ !!
image via @dukerileystudio


oh, my poor smokin, heart-breakin’ . . heart.
takes . . ‘wearing your heart on your sleeve’ – to the next level.
they do really cool stuff. on the tres dry, dark side of the ‘line’.
design by @JE_ANDRE aka JEAN ANDRE – ink by @thecrayoner aka TARIK, PARIS TATTOO CLUB

image via @je_andre

and of course, 2 ‘finds’ from upstate NY . .
aka ‘found’ art.


speaking of . . FRANKENSTEIN, LOL LOL LOL LOL !! !!! !!!! !!!!!
FREAKY, FRANKENSTEIN BLACK INK TAT – ESOPUS CREEK, PHOENICIA, NY
by anonymous ?
and I don’t think – in this case, ‘anonymous’ . . is a woman ??


FILE UNDER: NOT SO . . . FUNNY !!!!!
a 14-yr old girl, apparently a really sweet, and athletic cheerleader from Connecticut – tragically got caught in a tree branch ‘strainer’ tubing down the Esopus creek, on holiday with her dad, and drowned the day before we showed up – for same route, on Sunday Labor Day weekend.
they do a dam ‘release’ on special weekends – so it’s really EXTREME, WHITE WATER TUBING !!!!!
mad strong currents, rocks, trees, hidden obstacles. high rushing water levels.
totally un-supervised. more or less.
she wasn’t wearing a life preserver. TINKER TUBES which rents tubes to day-tourists and locals alike, makes, or at least indicates that you need to wear . . a life jacket. she wasn’t.
needless to day, the dam ‘release’ had been shut down by Sunday – but it was still, damn scary !!
and, no – NOT FUNNY. sad.
you’d think the t-shirts would be gone, but apparently . . commerce rules.
tel me about it.

black & white – !!!!
good, bad, sad – or, just . . . twisted.

damn, it’s frikking tough – out there.
human bio-life, human survival – is so fragile.
half the globe’s at war.
the rest is in . . . denial.

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH, unless otherwise noted.




~DREW MILLER . . LAST WEEKEND to catch ‘LISP FORCE’ – TWO SHELVES, SEATTLE

DREW MILLER – ‘LISP FORCE’
TWO SHELVES – 212-11th AVE, Seattle, Washington

TWO SHELVES . . “is an in-home gallery, encouraging artists to utilize 120 inches of shelf space as a constraint and motivator to make and exhibit new work located in the home of KELLY BJORK and JOE RUDKO.


DREW MILLER at the show . . .
DREW, b. 1989, grew up in Spokane, Washington and is currently based in Brooklyn, NYC.
PHOTO: KELLY BJORK, via Instagram @kelly_bjork


DREW MILLER, title wall.
black and white, and fab all over.
nailed the classic comic book font – re his name, too.
I’m not the only one to remark “one of the best title walls, ever.”
PHOTO: DREW MILLER, via Instagram @generalvision


DREW MILLER . . ‘Young Romance’.
I can see the influence of Japanese Edo period woodblock prints, nice.
except, it’s twisty twin . . peaks !!
the yellow clouds . . ace it up to another level, too.
drip, drip, dot, dot – if you know what I mean, right . . on point.
so, it’s not all – Frankenstein – all the time. phew !!
PHOTO: JOE RUDKO


DREW MILLER, ‘LISP FORCE’.
INSTALLATION SHOT . . ‘TWO SHELVES’ – and two shelves, it is !!
PHOTO: JOE RUDKO


DREW MILLER . . ‘Kirby Star’ – in ‘LISP FORCE’.
you know, K-I-R-B-Y !!!
PHOTO: JOE RUDKO


DREW MILLER . . in ‘LISP FORCE’.
yes, that is a girl smurf – photo-bomb / time traveler ??!!!. ha.
PHOTO: JOE RUDKO


DREW MILLER . . ‘Masters’ – in ‘LISP FORCE”.
nurse smurf, out for a walk ?
you just know – that’s a front for – chaos !!
and, a wish – for a ‘better’ place to prevail.
PHOTO: JOE RUDKO




~DREW MILLER & . . THE MOTHERS OF FRANKENSTEIN

MUST-HAVE BOOKS – SUMMER of 2015:

‘ROMANTIC OUTLAWS – THE EXTRAORDINARY LIVES OF MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT & MARY SHELLEY’ . .
BY CHARLOTTE GORDON. DECKLE EDGE, published APRIL 2015.
Author Charlotte Gordon spent a decade studying the journals and letters of MARY SHELLEY, and her mother . . MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT.

– & –

‘ORBITER’S PRISM’ – A FULL-COLOR COMIC BOOK . .
BY DREW MILLER, a lo-fi, but full-color, narrative, futuristic comic book. an indie project co-published by the author, DREW MILLER himself, in collaboration with CULLEN BECKHORN, NEOGLYPHIC MEDIA, AUGUST 2014.


there’s a great ‘Q&A’ with the author of the recent . . ‘Romantic Outlaws’, the lives of MARY SHELLEY & MARY WOOSTONECRAFT, by CHARLOTTE GORDON, that was posted by ANNA RUSSELL- in the WALL STREET JOURNAL, April 24, 2015.


even though Mary Shelley’s mother, Mary Wollstonecraft – who was famous in her own right, died when Mary Shelley was just 10 days old . . “Mary Shelley was an expert on her mother. She read every book her mother ever wrote countless times”, and “Shelley, who learned to read tracing the letters on her mother’s gravestone, and who famously wrote ‘Frankenstein’ at just 19, felt her mother’s presence all her life.”

“Both of them spent a lot of time imaging the future . . as well as the past”,
and of course – “Their personal lives were – outrageous” . . . !!

see: THE MOTHERS OF FRANKENSTEIN’, Q & A with Charlotte Gordon.WSJ
yes . . it’s a beautiful, read.


see: ‘Romantic Outlaws’ – on AMAZON


‘ORBITER’S PRISM’ – is also about man-made, mother-of-them-all, motherless, semi-human . . futuristic, monsters !!


page from ‘ORBITER’S PRISM’, as you can see, yes !!
we are, talking ugly, sad, tortured humanoid . . FRANKENSTEIN-IAN MONSTERS !!
of the Drew Miller . . imagination.

YOU, can buy ‘ORBITER’S PRISM’ for $5 bucks from: NEOGLYPHIC MEDIA

or any other of a handful of other DREW MILLER offerings.
ask Drew to sign them, before he . . ships them – and, viola !!
that’s your . . . best buy for the entire fall 2015 season.
pound per pound.
guaranteed, no doubt about it. trust me.


DREW MILLER ‘LOGO’ – NEOGLYPHIC MEDIA

would you trust this – person ????

to help you buy your way thru the art world, $5 at a pop, even in 2015 !!

T – is for . . TRUST ME !!

T – is for . . TOXIC. FUTURE, PAST & scary PRESENT.

except, for the part about being able to read . . all about MARY + MARY – quelle deadly duo !!
except, for the part about being able to buy Drew’s stuff for $5, of course.
that’s super.

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH




~GENE CHANDLER . . DUKE OF EARL

check out:

this sound track, made to measure for a sad world / GENE CHANDLER’S ‘one hit wonder’ – DUKE OF EARL, from 1962 – !!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9PoUsRibtE




~STEVE POWERS . . EARL IS TODAYS VICTIM !!

SYRIA’S ANTIQUITIES – ARE TODAYS VICTIM, SUMMER 2015.
THE TRUTH – NEVER GOES AWAY.
DESTROYING ARTWORK FROM CENTURIES AGO – SAYS A LOT ABOUT THE (SORRY) STATE OF OUR WORLD – AS IT TURNS, TODAY.

EARL, such a great name, right up there with ELVIS, what happened to it ?
Duke, Duke, Duke of Earl . . . sweet harmony, of oppressed peoples, USA – console me.
well, at least we have photos – of those ruins, but nothing beats the real thing, for a real good time travel, not to mention real time commune with fellow artists from way back.
it’s war on art and civilization, not jest religion and politics.
what else is new. I’m so distraught.
tell me, Banksy didn’t call it – boatloads of migrants and all . . DISMALAND, in-deed !!

he should have had a 2,000 years-old artifact crushing station, or ride, whatever.
souvenir ?
replica key chain: lost ancient temple, Palmyra, Syria, $10. and it’s yours. to cry over.


STEVE POWERS aka ESPO . .
on the very last day of his DREAMLAND ARTIST CLUBHOUSE, CONEY ISLAND BROOKLYN, NYC.
ARCHIVAL PHOTO: NANCY SMITH, OCT 13, 2007


so I actually ended up scoring that piece . .
‘EARL IS TODAYS VICTIM’ – a riot, or what !!
turned out this yellow background, metal sign format – was an important prototype for the kind of signage Steve was going to put up at DISMALAND.
the coloring is based on authentic retro New York City – street signage.


I was such a huge fan, Steve signed me a real nice ‘signature’ on the back !!


I considered myself very, very . . lucky to acquire the piece, it’s about 22 inches square, metal on a frame base, unique. for the grand total of: $250 !!
basically: zip !!
but still, every friggin’ cent I had to my name – but, hey: CA-CHING $$$$$$!!!!!!


STEVE was handing out these stickers for free.
so, YOU LOOK STUPID – if you don’t have at least that, a sticker give-away by ESPO !!
you can always make up for stupidity & lost opportunity – by visiting Steve in his ICY STUDIOS – and see what you can wrangle, he’s usually up to whatever you have – you get something. though his prices must be up there for any thing substantial. at this point.
damn, he’s prob even charging for the stickers, now. ha. he’s a hustler, very fun guy !!
so don’t be . . more stupid, than YOU already are. get your sorry ass up there.
I got your number, don’t worry !!

more archival pix: STEVE POWERS – LAST DAYS DREAMLAND ARTIST CLUBHOUSE

and for an ultra enjoyable digital day trip,

check out: Steve’s website . . First and Fifteenth
http://www.firstandfifteenth.net/

where among other stops, you can find:

links to his studio:

and the always popular, ICY SIGNS:

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH