~8 BALL COMMUNITY: NO DAPL – PRAYER MARCH NYC, NMAI / NATIONAL MUSEUM of the AMERICAN INDIAN – TODAY SAT NOV 5

NO DAPL !!!! – NO DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE on INDIGENOUS SOVEREIGN LAND !!!!

NYC PRAYER MARCH – SAT NOV 5, 2016
WHEN: 10 AM – 6 PM
WHERE: NATIONAL MUSEUM of the AMERICAN INDIAN

DEDICATED to the STANDING ROCK SIOUX NATION as they & allies continue to non-violently resist the invasion of DAPL.

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& . . .
WHILE WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM of the AMERICAN INDIAN, NYC . .

SEE: CURRENT EXHIBITS – NMAI, NYC

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GREATER NICOYA FEMALE FIGURE VESSEL, AD 800 – 1200, Linea Vieja area, Costa Rica.
pottery, clay slip, paint.

MORE ON THIS VESSEL: Ceramica de los Ancestros, Central America’s Past Revealed, NYC

PHOTOGRAPHY OF CERAMIC VESSEL BY: ERNEST AMOROSA, NMAI (22/8837) via NMAI




~NICHOLAS CUEVA & ROBIN KANG . . MOUNTAIN / opens to-nite FRI NOV 4

‘FUTURE HISTORIES’ . . NICHOLAS CUEVA & ROBIN KANG
CURATED BY COMMON PEOPLE
OPENING TO-NITE . . FRI NOV 4, 2016 / 7-10 PM
MOUNTAIN – 284 SEIGEL ST, 1B – BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN

note: if you don’t make the opening – it’s by appointment only.
the shows usually run for 2 weeks.

COMMON PEOPLE . . is an artist-run curatorial initiative based out of Gowanus, Brooklyn – founded by KAT CHAMBERLIN in 2014.
see: COMMON PEOPLE

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NICHOLAS CUEVA, limited edition, one-of-a-kind arrowhead necklaces, will be at ‘Future Histories’.

IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM @mountain.bushwick




~FIELD PROJECTS SHOW #35 / JULIE SPOKE SOFTLY . . opens to-nite THURS NOV 3

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PHOTO: SHONA McANDREW

‘JULIE SPOKE SOFTLY UNDER HER LONG SKINNY NOSE’
OPENS TO-NITE . . THURS NOV 3, 2016 at 8 PM
the show runs thru DEC 10, 2016
18 artist group show – curated from the FIELD PROJECTS recent open call
by guest curator . . PAULINA BEBECKA
FIELD PROJECTS, 526 W. 26th ST. #807, Chelsea NYC
HRS: THURS-SAT / 12-6 PM

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NICASIO FERNANDEZ, ‘Feeling Cheeky’, acrylic and oil on canvas.
17 x 13 in.

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SACHIKO AKIYAMA – in collaboration with painter RICK FOX.
‘Between Here and There’, 2016. wood, paint, 10.5 x 11.5 in.

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ERIN E. CASTELLAN, ‘What What’, Thread, yarn, acrylic/latex paint, fabric.
30 x 19 in.

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CECLIA SCHMIDT, ‘Juan’, archival pigment print.
11 x 16 in.

all images via Instagram @fieldprojects




~AETHELRED ELDRIDGE . . ESSEX FLOWERS – EXTENDED THRU DEC 4

TALKING ABOUT BLACK & WHITE . .
and GRAPHIC DESIGN / ART . . !!
ART NOUVEAU & SOCIAL COMMENTARY. .
but above all else:
dynamic pictorial graphic expression.

a well thought-out, and beautifully produced show that is both ZIPPY, RELEVANT & . . . HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT.

AEHELRED ELDRIDGE
OCT 21 – NOcV 20, 2016 / EXTENDED THRU SUN DEC 4 2016
ESSEX FLOWERS, 19 MONROE ST, CHINATOWN, NYC.
SAT & SUN 12-6 PM / OPEN BY APPT OTHERWISE

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AETHELRED ELDRIDGE – IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM @essexflowers
well, I don’t think the POOR are really that meek, they can lie, steal, burn, rape and rage etc. the main thing is, I think he was trying to say . . that they are helpless esp vs corporations, institutions, government, and of course, the really big, uber scammers of Wall St. so, yeah go out and . . REVOLT.
super illustration. looks very woodblock. cut & carved but – incredibly fluid at the same time.

This is the first NY solo show of Aethelred Eldridge in 30 years.
the show focuses on “just over three decades of the artist’s output from 1970-2005. On view will be a wallpaper presentation of black and white works from the 1980s through the early 2,000s & framed color paintings on paper from the 70s.”

from the gallery exhibition page:

“Eldridge (born 1930, MI) is a legend in Athens County, OHIO where he has lived, worked, and taught for over 50 years. He was an associate professor from 1957-2014 at the Ohio University School of Art where his iconic work remains on view as a 50 by 80 foot black and white mural at the school’s SEIGFRED HALL.”

“Eldridge creates provocative messages that weave together Blakian, Celtic, ?re-Roman British, and his own deeply coded mythologies. These are at once stark and humorous works that take on prophetic tones, often political in nature, and are rattling, energizing, and relevant in their pointed critique of civilization.”

so interesting to me . . how this social media instant communication, DIY REVIVALISM, and hands-on, take charge indie youth culture loves to uproot and really rock the old guys. Hurray !!

read more about the show on their website – which is also chock-ful of gorgeous. large, high rez installation photos !!
here’s the link: AETHELRED ELDRIDGE – ESSEX FLOWERS

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ART WORK – BY AETHELRED ELDRIDGE / at ESSEX FLOWERS up thru NOV 20, 2016.
IMAGE COURTESY: ESSEX FLOWERS




~ART BY FRIENDS PRESENTS . . MICHEL GONDRY RETROSPECTIVE / to-nite WED NOV 2

MEANWHILE, OVER IN . . ANNECY, FRANCE.

ART BY FRIENDS / VIDEO CLUB PRESENTS:

RETROSPECTIVE – MICHEL GONDRY / NOV 2, 2016

& THROWS DOWN, SOME GREAT – BLACK & WHITE . . . GRAPHIC DESIGN.

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ALL IMAGES VIA INSTAGRAM / @artbyfriends
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& DEF, CHECK OUT: . . . ART BY FRIENDS
http://www.artbyfriends.com/

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~MITCHELL WRIGHT / IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE . .

MITCHELL WRIGHT . . also has work – in this JAY DAVIS curated group show / openingn tonight.

he posted a great show invite / poster, with a great image of his work – on Instagram:

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~ANDREW GUENTHER / IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE . . opening to-nite WED NOV 2

ANDREW GUENTHER / @eattheleaf . . .
has some new, towering Pisa of clay bowls, one-of-a-kind . . found/ready-made sculptures . . .

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in . . .

“Impossible Possible” – a group show curated by . . JAY DAVIS / @jaydavis111
which also includes: IVIN BALLEN, ROBIN CAMERON MAGA LIDUZANT, CHIE FUEKI, RYAN KITSON, HEIN KOH, OLIVER MICHAELS, MARK SENGBUSH & MITCHELL WRIIGHT
PUBLIC OPENING/RECEPTION: TO-NITE . . WED NOV 2, 2016 / 6-8 PM
the show runs: NOV 2, 2016 – NOV 4, 2017
by appointment only: davisr1@mskcc.org
MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING CANCER CENTER
BROOKLYN INFUSION CENTER, 557 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn.

IMAGES VIA INSTAGRAM @eattheleaf




~HALEY JOSEPHS . . a look back to YALE MFA OPEN STUDIOS, Spring 2013

I did actually meet HALEY JOSEPHS, when she was a first year MFA painting student at YALE, back in April 27 of 2013 . . at the Yale MFA Open Studio weekend.

it’s so great . . to see her work taking off !!!!!!
‘In a Grove of Pines’, at MOUNTAIN in Bushwick, this Oct 2016 / a 2 person painting show with JON WEARY . . was a great showcase for her.

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HALEY JOSEPHS . . first year MFA student in painting, YALE OPEN STUDIO WEEKEND, Spring of 2013.

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this photo, must be her grandparents ??? was on her desk.
archival photos are so interesting. big family resemblance.

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HALEY JOSEPHS painting, in her first year YALE MFA studio, Spring 2013.

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HALEY JOSEPHS painting . . YALE MFA OPEN STUDIO, Spring 2013.

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detail, HALEY JOSEPHS painting, YALE MFA program, 2013.

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH




~HALEY JOSEPHS & JON WEARY . . In a Grove of Pines – MOUNTAIN GALLERY, BUSHWICK

‘In a Grove of Pines’ – HALEY JOSEPHS & JON WEARY
Opening: Oct 7, 2016
the show ran thru Oct 23, 2016
MOUNTAIN GALLERY, Bushwick, Brooklyn

read more about the show: ‘In a Grove of Pines’ – Mountain Gallery

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this show is already down, 2 weeks is hard to nail, in a fast-paced art world, but the images still haunt me,
. . . so here’s a . . re-cap.

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detail, HALEY JOSEPHS . . ghostly !!!!!!!!!

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at the opening . . .
the small, but ambitious agenda / indie gallery is located in founder/director MICHAEL FLEMING’S ground floor Bushwick apt – living room.

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one of the intense . . JON WEARY paintings.
totally . . off the rails.
changing . . the pictorial ‘rules’.

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installation shot – for scale & . . well: effect !!!!!!!!
super dreamy / bitter-sweet, haunting & pushed-to-the-wall-intense – hard-core indie show – or what !!!!!!
great contrast, yet strange harmony – plays out between the 2 very different artists.
now, that’s what I call . . a painting show.

all photos via Instagram @mountain.bushwick




~VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER: BENOIT AUBARD, ANNE-CHARLOTTE YVER – KILL JOY

LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA . . FOR PRESIDENT.

did you check out any of those videos on the VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER exhibitons – video/page ?

one of them really struck a nerve tonight – as the American Presidential elections . . really slide south. as a ‘all downhill’ from here on – tonight.

what ?
Huma Abedin had official government / state dept. no less / Benghazi . . I hate to ask / over a thousand / govt emails on a yahoo account ? are you kidding me ?
on a laptop shared with her pervy pol husband ? are you kidding me ?
was it just a dream & can I wake up – now ?
even a 5 yr old knows .. yahoo is the least secure site in the whole damn infinite digital universe, you couldn’t make this stuff up – if you tried. Obama should just declare emergency war measures, with one of our active enemies, who cares, just name one. Russia, Afghanistan, Syria, Iran . . . and just friggin cancel the whole damn farce, I mean election. til they can come up with some better candidates. Lin Manuel . . does come to mind.
yes, LIN MANUEL . . for President.

the thought of either Hillary or Trump in the White House, for very different reasons, esp tonight. – makes me want to vomit. is that how ANARCHY – begins ?
if so, then bring on the anarchy.
it sure is doing the art world some good, to be all shook – up.

how does a country fall apart so fast ? we’re so young, only like some 200 years and already we are like the doomed last cycle Romans – the rules suffocate the system, the citizens feel hopeless, good men cannot rise to the top, and everybody is watching the games: football !! and just hoping if they eat enough hot wings, chips & dip / things will right themselves ???

BENOIT AUBARD (of the bard ? lol, sweet !!), and ANNE-CHARLOTTE YVER (of the dark cold Hiver /Game of Thrones winter ?) – their video on Virtual Dream Center . . really struck a nerve, a chord – with me.

Virtual Dream, NOT !!!!!!!

‘Storage Center’, hmm.
is that computer code for new age: ORACLE ? / or: THE FUTURE IS A DEBACLE, lord, lord. lordy . . please tell me it isn’t so – I see so much talent and hope around me.

their ‘KILL JOY’ – seems to be ‘exactement’ . . . right on.

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OH LORD . . .

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KILL JOY. 2 little words. big meaning.
yep. pictures are worth a thousand words, esp on the back of . . a hoodie !!

well done, mes amies. dreamers, storytellers, seekers. truth from the mouths of babes.

watch: their video on YouTube