JR . . via FRESCO / bring on the nurses !!


Fresco Magazine – Winter/ Spring 2016 . . features cover art by JR / @jr
image via Instgram . . . @fresco_art

see: Frescoartgallery.com

yep. the world needs a nurse. a big, scary one.




~NEWSSTAND MoMA . . CLOSING PARTY – tonight !!

THE NEWSSTAND ZINE SHOP, which existed throughout 2013 in the LORIMER St. subway station . .
has spent the past 5 months resurrected – in MoMA’s . . ‘New Photography 2015’ exhibition.

today is the last day of the show, and MoMA is allowing THE NEWSSTAND to stay open after hours . .
until 10 PM, tonight !! !! !!

COME ON BY !! !! !!
PAR-TAY ON !! !! !!

SPECIAL: HALF-PRICE / AFTER-HOURS ACCESS / 5:30 – 10 PM / TONIGHT, SAT MARCH 19, 2016

‘THE NEWSSTAND / LELE SAVERI’ . . installation is on the 3rd FLOOR
in the . . . ‘OCEAN of IMAGES: New Photography 2015’ exhibit
MoMA / MUSEUM of MODERN ART – 11 W.53rd St., Manhattan, NYC


PHOTO courtesy: PAT McCARTHY




~LOREN MUNK, ROBERT SELWYN, PETE GOURFAIN & RUTH HARDINGER . . last weekend

WINTERERISE: LOREN MUNK, ROBERT SELWYN, PETE GOURFAIN & RUTH HARDINGER
opened SAT JAN 16, 2016
the 4 person show runs thru MARCH 20, 2016 / this weekend !!
490 ATLANTIC, 490 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn

PIX FROM THE OPENING . . . SAT JAN 16, 2016


LOREN MUNK, ‘History of Art Timeline’, 2004-2006.
oil on linen, 54 x 96 in.
($40,000)


LOREN MUNK, detail, ‘History of Art Timeline’.


LOREN MUNK, detail, ‘History of Art Timeline’.


LOREN MUNK, ‘Minimalism to Neo-Expressionism’, 2014-2015.
oil on linen, 42 x 42 in.
($14,000)


LOREN MUNK, detail, ‘Minimalism to Neo-Expressionism’.


LOREN MUNK . . at the opening.


PETE GOURFAIN, detail, ‘HANS EYS TRUILE’.


PETE GIURFAIN, detail, ‘HANS EYS TRUILE’.


PETE GOURFAIN, ‘HANS EYS TRUILE’, 1993.
ink on Pang Pi paper, 21 x 25 in. (framed).
($2,400)


PETE GOURFAIN, ‘Finnegans Wake’, 1990.
ink on Okuwara paper, 38 x 50 in. (unframed).
($10,000)


PETE GOURFAIN, detail, ‘Finnegans Wake’.


ROBERT SELWYN and PETE GOURFAIN . . .
Robert’s painting is behind them – on the wall.


ROBERT SELWYN, ‘Rupture’, 2016.
oil on canvas, 43 x 45 in.
($14,500)


ROBERT SELWYN, ‘Bouquet’, 2015.
oil on linen, 23 x 27 in.
(6,800)


ROBERT SELWYN, ‘Arrangement’, 2015.
oil on linen, 34 x 40 in.
($14,000)


RUTH HARDINGGER, ‘Boxing with Time’, 2016.
Cardboard, string, rope, wood, 12 x 8 x 4 ft.
($15,000)

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH




~STEVE POWERS, I awoke in a dream – what was I gonna say ?


STEVE POWERS, ‘I AWOKE IN THE DREAM AGAIN’.
image via Instagram . . @steveespopowers


STEVE POWERS, ‘WHAT I WAS GONNA SAY. . VOL 8’.
image via Instagram . . @steveepopowers




~DANNY SOBOR . . ‘LATE NIGHT DRIVE’, CHICAGO

here’s the finished mural . . .


DANNY SOBOR, ‘LATE NIGHT DRIVE’, 2016.
“my first ever outdoor mural on @eastroomchicago. Thank you @billycraven & @galerief for the opportunity.”

image & text via Instagram . . @dannysobor




~ PIZZA IN THE RAIN / PITR . . .

PITR . . is also an urban-focused, ultra-graphic artist, who showed alongside DANNY SOBOR in that 2 man DEC 2015 show, ‘JUNGLE’
. . at CHICAGO TRUBORN GALLERY.


PIZZA IN THE RAIN, ‘watercolor, aerosol, Gold Leaf . . on 140 lb. cold press paper’.
image via Instagram . . @pizzaintherain

this is a recent post of his.
it’s interesting, because like many Instagram posts ‘in the genre’, it shows the scale, of the drawing, and the art ‘utensil’, in this case – a fine point watercolor brush. it feels very immediate. and intimate.

I also really like it, because it’s got this great throw-back ‘Beavis & Butthead’ vibe.
the profile. the white empty, but still expressive eyes. the macabre aspect.

PLUS: this is exactly how I feel right now – that slit throat, dis-associated from his n body proper.
lol.
yes !! – that’s me. no doubt about it.
I’m totally short circuiting, I just can’t keep up with posting all the OPENING PIX – I take in real time. it’s impossible. I am already behind by 7 posts !!
and it’s just been Feb. what happened to . . Feb !!
too much. I’d rather run and catch the shows, then stop and post the pix. obviously.

plus, I like to stop and think about things, sometimes. imagine that.
but, mostly it’s because . . I’m so contrarian !!
even to myself.
what ? a great celebrity-driven + awesome deep large format naked photos . . opening, GREGORY CREWDSON, no less – lol.
what ? TOMOO GOKITA at JOHNSON TRADING ?
what ? the new kids on the block, GRETTA JOHNSON & ANDY CAHILL, who I just meet last week at CANADA, pop up the very next weekend. and the even newer ones: LAUREN HILL, and NICHOLAS MOENICH at his show – at the new Brooklyn apt pop-up, run by MICHAEL FLEMING . . called MOUNTAIN ?
and, what about that YALE MFA GRAD CLASS crew at EMMY THELANDER’s closing. omg. omg. my head is just cut off from my body.
I gotta get on it.
damn.
put this site back together – like Humpty Dumpty.

in the meantime – of course, total distraction of the Instagram feed – reigns !!

so, take just one more little ride of the ‘URBAN IMAGINATION’ – with me / SKILLS !!
and, then tomorrow, I promise – I will get back on schedule.


PIZZA IN THE RAIN, ‘Flight 2932 (MDW-SMF) / 8:30 a.m.’
again, digging the ‘scale’ and, the ‘utensil’.
image via Instagram . . @pizzaintherain


PIZZA IN THE RAIN, ‘Flight 872 (OAK – ORD) / 4:15 p.m.’
love how he articulates urban architecture.
damn. that’s good.
steely, and POETIC. imaginary, and fierce. realist & playful. graphic and, novel.
skills.
image via Instagram . . @pizzainthereain

ah, YES.
THE GHOST of . . . MOEBIUS.




~DANNY SOBOR at work . . .


DANNY SOBOR – WIP – WORK IN PROGRESS
“layin’ some lines down on his 1st outdoor mural of the season”
image & text via Instagram . . @billycraven

BILLY CRAVEN . . . is a Chicago-based screen printer & co-proprietor of GALERIE F – in Chicago.
he just posted this photo yesterday.




~DANNY SOBOR . . & SIGNAL RETURN PRESS / bye way of CHICAGO TRUBORN GALLERY

just because . . it’s Monday.
and this . . is my #mood.


DANNY SABOR, linocut, 2016.
“printed this linocut with the awesome people @signalreurn yesterday. excited to hop on their letterpress machines in the coming months”.
image & text via Instagram . . @dannysobor


DANNY SOBOR: “sketchbook to block”.
image via Instagram . . @dannysobor


DANNY SOBOR . . ‘Susie’s’, 2015.
image via Instagram . . @dannysobor

DANNY SOBOR is a 24 yr. old artist who was born (1992), works & lives in Chicago.
I first noticed his work via the CHICAGO TRUBORN GALLERY Instagram feed (@chicagotruborn) – where he was in a totally super / all about the drawing !! & intensely captivating . . very ‘urban’ graphic / skills / illustration – 2 person show called: ‘Jungle’ (Dec 2015), with PITR / PIZZA IN THE RAIN / @PIZZAINTHERAIN.

see: DANNYSOBOR.COM – website

see: CHICAGO TRUBORN GALLERY – CHICAGO

I really, really related to that recent linocut image of DANNY SOBOR’S . . featured at the top of this post: the beautiful, semi-mystical, inward / outward, graphic – but magical, magic – graphic realism ? self-portrait with . . red roses. that’s what I call . . a very ‘concise’ trip.
and damn, if that isn’t . . ‘Monday’ . . I don’t know – what is.

I also really liked where it took me . . a really sweet, totally dedicated letterpress print shop called: SIGNAL RETURN PRESS / @SIGNALRETURN.
very community-minded & preservation-minded.

yeah, starting Monday off . . on the right foot.

see: SIGNAL RETURN PRESS.ORG


IMAGE via . . Signal Return Press




~ANTHEM of the SUN . . bring on the solar flares !!!!

Bring on the sunshine !!
Bring on the heat !!
Bring on the . . SOLAR FLARES !!

‘ANTHEM of the SUN’
a group show organized by PALI KASHI
opened SAT FEB 20, 2016
and runs thru MARCH 20, 2016
CANADA – 333 BROOME ST, Lower East Side, NYC

more info: ‘Anthem of the Sun’ – CANADA

PIX FROM THE OPENING – SAT FEB 20, 2016


ANDY CAHILL, with work in the show . . at the opening & just . . be-KAWS !!!!!!!!!!!
be-cause . . KAWS bought some of his work !!


unknown guest beside . . one of Andy Cahill’s 2 paintings in the show.
ANDY CAHILL, ‘LAMP PREY’, 2015
acrylic & crayon on bleached linen. 24 x 24 in.

all I can say is: if CRACK is WHACK – then, what do you call this ?!!
and, can SWIZZ BEATS & The Dean Collection . . be far behind ?


PHILIP H. ASHLEY, ‘untitled’, 2016
brass, steel & hydrocal on wooden support. 19 x 16 in.


MAIA RUTH LEE . . . seems to be everywhere – that’s really happening.


MAIA RUTH LEE, ‘Economy of language’, 2016
heat sensitive fabric on electric heat blanket. 67 x 50.5 x 2.5 in.


on the wall: PALI KASHI, ‘Untitled’, 2016


PALI KASHI . . . ‘Untitled’, 2016
acrylic medium on lucite frame. 38 x 21.5 x 1.5 in.


ELIZABETH FERRY, ‘Just Her’, 2014
styrofoam, hydrocal, pigment, assorted minerals, flowers. 96 x 48 x 12 in.


detail, ELIZABETH FERRY, ‘Just Her’.


JERRY the MARBLE FAUN, ‘Prospect’, 2016
alabaster & salvaged barbells. 14 x 19.5 x 10 in.


BEN DOWELL, ‘Untitled’, 2014.
oil on canvas. 72 x 72 in.


IAN COOPER, ‘Screening (Greynbow)’, 2015
screen printed & hand-dyed cotton jersey, felt, vinyl, bias tape, aluminum, thread, powdercoated steel, painted lumber, MDF, & PVC with hardware.
67 x 61 x 52 in.


IAN COOPER, ‘Screening’, reverse . .


detail, IAN COOPER, ‘screening’.


AINE VONNEGUT, ‘On the Earth, in Hell and in Heaven’, 2016.
iron box, plastic, polymer clay, wire, aluminum foil & water.
18 x 18 x 18 in.


detail, AINE VONNEGUT, ‘On the Earth . .’


detail, AINE VONNEFGUT, ‘On the Earth . .’


AINE VONNEGUT.


PETER SUTHERLAND, basking in the high octane energy, of the newbies – inside !!

great night.
heat-ful, as opposed to hate-ful, lol.
just the way we like it – with the volume turned . . hardcore & full up.

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH




~SPRING/BREAK 2016: TOP 3 PICKS!!

OK !!
my very short list . . for the 3 best indie artist and / or curator booths . . at SPRING/BREAK 2016:

1. ANDY MISTER
2. ALEX SEWELL
3. JON LUTZ

1. ANDY MISTER aka @helensaidthis


SWIZZ BEATZ / @therealswizz checks out paintings by . . ANDY MISTER
note: ANDY MISTER – was recently featured on artlovers – !!


artworks by: JULIET JACOBSON, SARA GREENBERGER RAFFERTY & JUDITH HEISLER
PHOTOS via Instagram . . @helensaidthis

2. ALEX SEWELL aka @see_well & ‘OBJECT TRAP’
features: NICHOLAS CUEVA, PAUL GAGNER & JESSICA LANGLEY


shaped canvases by – JESS LANGLEY
image via Instagram . . @see_well

3. JON LUTZ presents . . ‘MATTHEW F. FISHER – TEN YEARS’


painting by – MATTHEW F. FISHER
image courtesy: JON LUTZ

Happy Hunting !!