~TAYLOR McKIMENS . . show opening this FRi / MYKONOS, GREECE

‘TAYLOR McKIMENS: SWAPPING PAINT’
opens FRI JULY 8, 2016 / 8 PM onwards
the show runs JULY 8 – JULY 25, 2016
DIO HORIA / CONTEMPORARY ART PLATFORM / PANAHRA SQ, HORA, MYKONOS, GREECE

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image via gallery website

read about: DIO HORIA

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TAYLOR McKIMENS . . just posted this photo on Instagram – cactus in painted barrel, Greece.
image via Instagram @taylormckimens

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TAYLOR McKIMENS . . cactus studies
image via Instagram @taylormckimens

& YES !!
you can always have fun browsing: TAYLOR McKIMENS STUDIO – WEBSITE

ps: don’t forget to check out . . those: 3-D PLANTS !!

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TAYLOR McKIMENS . . 3-D PLANTS – image via his studio website




~TAYLOR McKIMENS splits for EUROPE, first stop: Greece

so, fresh off his huge success at THE HOLE this past spring,
TAYLOR McKIMENS has packed up his Williamsburg studio, brushes, paper and real cactus and all . . and lickety split for Europe, destinations: unknown !!
(I dunno. maybe I’ll make a stop in Berlin ?)
(and then, I’ll relocate in LA ?)
(but, I’ll always be . . coming back & forth to the homeland, NYC !!)

except for the first: an art residency in Greece, well, duh.
if you were a Greek, and an art patron, and saw his HOLE show – you might act in the same exact way. oh yeah.

the best part is I got to visit his studio twice, before he left.
do – I know my peeps !!!!!!!
yes, I do.
pix posting this week, oh yeah . . . banish those summertime blues.

in the meantime, just to set the scene,
TAYLOR has been posting some great pix & travelogue updates, on his Instagram feed: @TAYLORMCKIMENS

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TAYLOR McKIMENS: Studio for June. Athens, Greece.

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TAYLOR MCKIMENS: night time image from the studio, Athens, Greece.
note . . the cacti / cactuses ? – on the porch (!!)
damn, the architecture is interesting, sort of a close cousin for parts of (gentrified) Brooklyn, if you squint.
but, yeah. that sunset . . . is all GREECE. all pink & mauve blue muscle.

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TAYLOR MCKIMENS . . . posting some random street inspiration . . from Athens.
anybody else – see some Misaki Kawai in there . . ?
Misaki musta thought so, she commented: macho boy ‘smiley face’ (!!)
love it.

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TAYLOR MCKIMENS . . new work from Athens, with fresh eyes.

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TAYLOR MCKIMENS . .
the eyes have . . it.
the mouth, the split lips . . express the awe of the universe, no joke.
interface between the drama of the Greek sunset, and the drip of the American outlaw . . a brush between past, present, and future . . unknown.

all images via Instagram @TAYLORMCKIMENS




~DUKE RILEY meets MARTHA STEWART, fire works ????

fire works, when pigeons fly ?

talking about celebrity ‘roastings’ . . . !!!!!

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Duke Riley: Getting some pigeon coop decorating advice from the master @marthastewart148

with this comment, now scrolling, lol

@elizabethmeggs: She’s trying to decide between Garlic & Rosemary or Cornbread Stuffing . .

image via Instagram @dukerileystudio




~ABE LINCOLN, Jr nails JULY 4, too. NATHAN’S FAMOUS . .

file under: MERRY POP-INS !!!

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ABE LINCOLN, JR: FREEDOM FRANKS !
image via Instragram @abelincolnjr




~THE DUSTY REBEL catches ABE LINCOLN Jr . . taking down TAYLOR SWIFT, GAY PRIDE PARADE, NYC

can’t resist, such a h-u-g-e friggun’ fan of Abe’s . . .

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TheDustyRebel: Ad takeover by @abelincolnjr in the middle of the Dyke March.
abelincolnjr: 14th Street and 5th ave

image via Instagram – @dustyrebel

ps: that’s Abe code for . . . TAYLOR SWIFT SUCKS !!
I told you Chinese New Year 2016 Monkey smartypants – was all about the shoes. grey suede ones !!
go, do your own Taylor Swift homework !!

NYC-based street photog, DANIEL ALBANESE is . . THE DUSTY REBEL: “documenting creative & rebellious fringes of urbanity.”

YES, check out: TheDustyRebel.com




~8 BALL ZINE FAIR – TODAY . . KOREATOWN, NYC

news flash by way of . . . PAT McCARTHY – aka Born to Kill:

8 BALL ZINE FAIR – NUMERO 9 .. TODAY !!!
SUN JUNE 26, 2016 / 2-7 PM
SPACE BILLIARDS – 34 W. 32nd ST, NYC.

with music from 8 Ball Radio, videos from 8 Ball TV

& . . . STICK-POKE TATTOOS from PACING TIGER !!

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~TIFFANY POLLACK: HOLDING SPACE . . opening tonight in Chelsea

many of you know TIFFANY GRACE POLLACK – as ANDREW GUENTHER’s wife, and the mother of his 2 young children.

TANJA GRUNERT is pleased to announce . . ‘TIFFANY POLLOCK: HOLDING SPACE’ (as part of the next 3 women exhibition). Pollack’s exhibition ‘HOLDING SPACE’ explores the way she has held space for herself and her family, and the ways in which it has been held for her.

“We all hold space. There is a continuum on which we provide support by observing mindfully, letting go of judgement. I’ve found that if I practice awareness and gratitude, and surrender my thought illusions around fear, anger and control, I feel closer to Love, Self-Actualization, God, The Infinite, or whatever you want to call It – It’s so profound I find that assigning words feels limiting.” ~TIFFANY POLLACK
(from the press release)

‘TIFFANY POLLACK: HOLDING SPACE’
opens THURS JUNE 23, 2016 / 6-8 PM
the exhibit runs thru the summer
TANJA GRUNERT, 524 WEST 19TH ST, CHELSEA, NYC

see more images: TIFFANY POLLACK – HOLDING SPACE

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TIFFANY POLLACK – ‘SACRED SPACE’, looks to be beaten copper.

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TIFFANY POLLACK – painting.
all images above – courtesy of the gallery.

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I really like this photo, of Andrew & Tiffany’s daughter, Easter Lily – that Tiffany just posted to Instagram – this am.

@tiffanygracepollack . . #schoolsoutforsummer #lastday #luau #sharkbiteunite

and . . . here’s a FLASHBACK !!
FROM THE ARTLOVERS . . . ARCHIVE !!

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ANDREW GUENTHER & TIFFANY POLLACK, SEPT 15, 2011, CHELSEA, NYC.
that’s one of Andrew’s large acrylic paintings behind them, and, a very untypical one, too.
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH




~ESTHER RUIZ . . POST REAL WORLD / opens tonight, STREAM GALLERY, BROOKLYN

speak of the . . . !!

ESTHER RUIZ . .
is in another group show, this one curated by @alt_esc_ . . .
opening tonight / WED JUNE 22, 2016 / 7-10 PM

‘POST REAL WORLD’ – with: WICKERHAM & LOMAX, ESTHER RUIZ, JONATHAN CHECLER
curated by ALT ESC: a curatorial platform, magazine & subculture archive located in Brooklyn & run by . . . ALISON SIRICO & IRINA V MAKAROVA.
opening WED JUNE 22, 2016
the show runs thru JULY 5, 2016
STREAM GALLERY, 1196 MYRTLE AVE, BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN.

AFTER-PARTY: HappyFun Hideaway / 10 PM – 2AM !!
HappyFun Hideaway . . brought to you by . . . “the free spirits who brought you – Secret Project Robot”. (!!)

read more: Alt Esc Platform

YES, get more info & see exhibit pix: Post Real World – Alt Esc Platform

YES, get another take on the show & more info: Post Real World – STREAM GALLERY

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@alt_esc_: “so excited to be showing this ESTHER RUIZ / @esther_ruiz cosmic piece at our upcoming group show ‘post real world’ June 22 @streamgallery”

yep, I’m definite into the industrial chic . . the functional mundane that crosses over . . from the concrete, (not to forget Home Depot and wood grain !! even if it’s just the background for this photo !!) . . . industrial mirrors and neon light i.e. the ‘wild card’ functional — into the night, the unknown, the magic, . . and mmmmmmulti-cosmic.
‘Ritual that transcends’ . . does come to mind, too.

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@alt_esc_: @esther_ruiz installing her piece for ‘post real world’ opening June 22 @streamgallery.”

all images via instagram @alt_esc_




~PETER SUTHERLAND, PATRICK HILL, JOSHUA ABELOW . . It’s So Cold, Bahamas Biennale, Detroit

cooler than . . . cool.

‘It’s So Cold’ – PETER SUTHERLAND, PATRICK HILL & JOSHUA ABELOW
opened last Fri, June 18, 2016
BAHAMAS BIENNALE – 1600 Clay St, Suite 220, Detroit, Michigan

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PETER SUTHERLAND, from trash . . . to crystal.

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PETER SUTHERLAND, from Home Depot . . TECO TESTED

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PATRICK HILL, from out of YOUR depth . . .

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JOSH ABELOW . . . to, beyond YOUR MEANS.

COLD STEEL METAL, indeed.
get me to Detroit. p-r-o-n-t-o !!!!!

all images via Instagram: @bahamas_biennale




~DANIEL DAVIDSON . . SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

DANIEL DAVIDSON opens a solo show in SAN DIEGO – tonight, SAT JUNE 18, 2016.

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DANIEL DAVIDSON – ‘SUGGESTION BOX’
OPENS SAT, JUNE 18, 2016
the show runs: JUNE 18 – OCT 21, 2016
SCOTT WHITE CONTEMPORARY – 989 WEST KALIMA, SAN DIEGO, CA

see: MORE PIX & INFO ON SHOW – GALLERY WEBSITE

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DANIEL DAVIDSON, ‘RACING THOUGHTS’, 2013
acrylic on archival panel, 20 x 16 in.

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DANIEL DAVIDSON, ‘DURING DINER’, 2005
mixed media on canvas, 66 x 58 in.

both images courtesy SCOTT WHITE CONTEMPORARY

so, I did a great studio visit DANIEL DAVIDISON, and TRICIA KEIGHTLEY this past Feb 2016.
do I like to hoard my pix, or what ?!!

I’m looking to post them in the deep heat of summer – July 2016.
check back – then !!

OK …. here’s a little teaser:

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DANIEL DAVIDSON in his kitchen, in Brooklyn. Feb, 21, 2016

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DANIEL shows me inside his fab fab indie artist book .. ‘A MORE BRIGHTER IDEA’, screen printed by the always awesome . . . KAYROCK.

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DANIEL DAVIDSON, ‘A MORE BRIGHTER IDEA’.

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DANIEL DAVIDSON – a page from a sketchbook.
sweet, with just a dab of . . . scary !!

ALL DANIEL DAVIDSON BROOKLYN STUDIO PIX: NANCY SMITH, FEB 21, 2016.