~BRIC Biennial: Vol II . . sustainability, community / opening to-nite WED NOV 9

sustainability. community. ethereal (in a sense).
organic.

BRIC BIENNIAL: Volume II, Bed Stuy/Crown Heights Edition
Opening reception: TO-NITE . . WED NOV 9, 2016 / 7-9 PM
the show runs NOV 10 – JAN 15, 2017
curated by ELIZABETH FERRER and JENNY GEROW
BRIC HOUSE, 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, N.Y.
enter on Rockwell Place

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Photo: RACHEL FRANK, ‘Ree=wilding Platte Clove’, 2014, Performance Still

RACHEL FRANK . .
the Field Projects co-partner, & several other artists, such as ILANA HARRIS-BABOU and McKENDREE KEY who have exhibited at Field Projects are included in the show.

for more info, see: BRIC BIENNIAL – Volume II




~ETHEREAL . . . PAPER CUT-OUT BANNERS / NANCY SMITH, Lower East Side. 90s.

I liked the word . . ‘ethereal’ that jumped up & about that previous pumpkin carving post, implied & directly.
so much of my own art was, and is . . ‘ethereal’.
and plus: this is my #current #dark #mood.

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NANCY SMITH, paper banner.
Halloween. hanging in my backyard at 5 Rivington St, East Storefront. Lower East Side, NYC. 1994.

ethereal. sinister. hanging / twisting . . in the wind.

I was always very . . ‘light-handed’.
low fi, low budget. scissors, paper, soul.

UNDER THE VOLCANO – WATCH OUT . . . !!

NICHOLAS STEINDORF . . is up to something !! re: VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER . . !!!!!




~PUMPKINS . . time to hunker down on the DIY, the alternative & . . the SKILLS

in times like these – all you can do is hunker down.
double down on the creativity, the freedom of expression, the smart, the alternative, and the . . skills.
turn the dial, way up . . . to to o-r-g-a-n-i-c.
as in . . of the Mother Earth – and stay there.
as in: Pumpkins, Pigeons, and . . mushrooms.

what !! you haven’t heard about the amazing . . ‘Shroom’ show, now up at HELPER ?
coming up next !!!!

I mean, did anybody else notice a DIY / Woodstock era kind of thing, revival in pumpkin carving – this past Halloween ?
not joking, there’s hope in these old ways. that burn brighter – today / next generation . . . rising.

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first up, was this gorgeous spooky hand-carved, ‘lit’ . . pumpkin by KLAUS NOMI, posted by JEFFREY TRANCHELL.
it really pushed the limits of the traditional carved Halloween – Jack O’lantern – that we were all used to, you know you cut in a couple of triangle eyes and a big crooked grin . . but it sure jumped the gate.
it looked like ‘Biggie’ to one commentator. to me it looked like . . OBEY GIANT.
the negative spaces on the sides were . . . super fab, unique & dramatic.
OBEY PUMPKIN ????

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then @katecerigo hooked me up with this MoMA / Museum of Modern Art beauty !!
@themusuemofmodernart: Loving this year’s #Halloween pumpkin !
An interpretation of Pablo Picasso’s ‘Les Demoiselles d’Avignon’ – Thank you @maniacpumpkins.

that was my first sense of . . pumpkin art gone 3_D – or, the next step.
shallow relief carving !!

and, then in came DANIELLE DE JESUS, you k-n-o-w . . .
the miniature ‘pop’ portrait painter – on the $1 bills !! at GRUMPY BERT.
yeah. that DANIELLE !!

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YODA – BY DANIELLE De JESUS ..
@danielledejesus1: So I’ve been attempting to teach myself how to sculpt pumpkins this weekend. This is my third attempt at sculpting anything ever, other than #playfoam hahaha. Ok maybe playdough when I was like 5 but whatever that doesn’t count.
Anyway, here is my attempt at Yoda.
Can’t wait to get better at it and – learn from my bros at @manicpumpkins . . .

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OMG – check out: MANIAC PUMPKINS !!

& definite, read their ‘about’ page !!

which has a great video !!

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still from: ‘The Pumpkin Carvers’ (video) – for The New Yorker, by SKY DYLAN ROBBINS and NATE LEAVEY.
on their . . . ‘ABOUT PAGE’.
here’s that link, again: ABOUT – MANIAC PUMPKINS – video

MANIAC PUMPKIN CARVERS, is based in BROOKLYN – & is joyfully, run by . . founders by MARC EVAN (@marcmaniac) and CHRIS SORIA (@chrissoria).

who state: “THE NATURE OF PUMPKIN CARVING BRINGS YOU INTO THE MOMENT, CAPTIVATING YOUR SENSES. IT IS EPHEMERAL and TEMPORARY AND ALL ABOUT THE . . NOW.

ALL IMAGES VIA . . INSTAGRAM / and the MANIAC PUMPKIN CARVERS website.




~CASH4SMELLS . . MOCK THE VOTE ! / TUES NOV 8

CASH4SMELLS – MOCK THE VOTE !!
ELECTION PARTY – ELECTION DAY EXHIBITION
“FREE BEER & COVERAGE of the GREATEST SHOW on EARTH !!”
“TWO CANDIDATES GO IN – ONLY ONE COMES OUT !!!”
99 BOWERY – at HESTER, LOWER EAST SIDE / CHINATOWN
TO-NITE !!
TUES NOV 8, 2016 / 7 PM – MIDNIGHT

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CASH SMELLS – but, “you know, you – want it.”

ps: the last time I saw a CASH4SMELLS exhibit, was at DRESS SHOP GALLERY, in Bushwick, BROOKLYN & . .
the ‘vinyl’ signs – were going for $100 a pop.
just saying.

all images via Instagram – @cash4smells




~DUKE RILEY . . PIGEON TALK / to-nite MON NOV 7

Our Pesky Neighbors – Part 1: PIGEONS
Love them or Hate them, pigeons are here to stay.
Mon Nov 7, 2016 / 7 PM
$10/$5 for BHS members
BROOKLYN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
128 Pierrepont ST, Brooklyn, NY

DUKE RILEY . .
will be on a discussion panel with RITA McMAHON from WILD BIRD FUND, along with COLIN JEROLMACK, and ANDREW BLECHMAN, moderated by MARGARET MITTELBACH at the Brooklyn Historical Society.

for more info: Brooklyn Historical Society – OUR PESKY NEIGHBORS

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DUKE RILEY . . . nurses a baby squirrel.
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH, Brooklyn. May 9, 2015

for more pix, see: DUKE RILEY, Happy Hellbent Mother’s Day 2015




~ANDRES LARACUENTE . . WON EH / opens to-nite SAT NOV 5 – update MON NOV 7: Andres Laracuente at the opening

‘ANDRES LARACUENTE: SEASONAL YEAR’
OPENING RECEPTION: TO-NITE . . SAT NOV 5, 2016 / 7 – 10 PM
& BY APPOINTMENT UNTIL DEC 1, 2016
WON EH, 467 TROUTMAN ST, APT 1A, BROOKLYN

WON EH . . .
is an artist-run project space / residency in the home of LAUREN CLAY and NICHOLAS MOENICH.
“The main objective is to exhibit solo installations by artists that are interested in the experience of art and domesticity.”

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from the artist’s text:

“SEPTEMBER 22nd 2016

sad reality sinking in. Election season. Contemporary, always temporary. blowing in the fall, all autumnal wind.
Mysteries in the golden light . . .

My spirit flows with magic, adventure, courage, and mystery. Halloween hasn’t passed but it will.
temporal presence is defined in these paintings.
This exhibition is about contemporary states and a permanent temporary. Seasonal art, in an anxious time.”

read the full text: ANDRES LARACUENTE – WON EH

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PHOTO: COURTESY THE ARTIST.

and, yeah.
I’m really digging – the small paintings.

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FROM THE ARTLOVERS ARCHIVES:

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NICHOLAS MOENICH with his work, with MICHAEL FLEMING of MOUNTAIN.
MOUNTAIN, BUSHWICK. MARCH 4, 2016
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH

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LAUREN CLAY, MOUNTAIN, BUSHWICK. MARCH 4, 2016.
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH

UP-DATE: MON NOV 7, 2016 / 2:37 PM

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ANDRES LARACUENTE . . with some of his poetic, emotive, bold, graphic & ‘temporal’ . . . paintings,
at his WON EH residency / ‘Seasonal Year’ opening.
PHOTO COURTESY: WON EH




~99 CENT PLUS GALLERY: TELEVISION . . HARRY GOULD HARVEY IV / NICK SETHI

‘TELEVISION’ – Final exhibition / group show
incl: ANDY MISTER & ESTHER RUIZ
CURATED BY SARAH LARGESS & B. THOM STEVENSON
on view thru DEC 18, 2016
99 CENT PLUS GALLERY, 238 WILSON AVE, BROOKLYN
HRS: OPEN SAT & SUN / 1-6 PM

“AFTER 3 INCREDIBLE YEARS, 99 CENT PLUS GALLERY & HANDJOB Gallery/Store will be closing on DEC 18, 2016.”

get out and catch – their last hurrah !!!!!!

more info & photos: 99 CENT PLUS GALLERY – ‘TELEVISION’

some images from their website:

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HARRY GOULD HARVEY IV, ‘Self Portrait (Two Legged Four Legged More Legged), 2015.
India ink, charcoal, and acrylic on bristol and wood. 96 x 24 in.
($750.)

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NICK SETHI, ‘untitled’, 2016
ink on canvas, acrylic and silver leaf on brick.
Painting dims. 18 in. diameter.
Brick dims. 3.6 x 2.2 x 8 in.
($2,500.)

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~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