~HAPPY BIRTHDAY . . LOUIS COMFORT TIFFANY / MET AMERICAN WING

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@metamercianwing:

“HAPPY BIRTHDAY to LOUIS COMFORT TIFFANY,
born on this day, FEB 18, 1848 !!

ALTHOUGH TIFFANY worked in nearly every artistic medium, including painting, watercolor, ceramics, furniture, textiles, and metalwork, he is best known for his work in glass.

A TRUE VISIONARY, TIFFANY worked with expert glass makers to create new glass formulas that resulted in revolutionary colors and textures, such as the rough Lava or ‘volcanic’ glass used for this bowl.

Bowl, by Louis C. Tiffany and Tiffany Studios, ca. 1908.”

IMAGE & TEXT: via Instagram @metamericanwing / MET MUSEUM AMERICAN WING.

note: I’m thinking it should read, “worked in nearly every artistic medium”, . . . available during his life.
he handled many precious materials that not easy to get hold of today, and many skills have been lost; on one side – on the other . . digital imaging, or even acrylic, or even spray paint – was to be, born.

note: #UndertheVolcano




~ZACH NADER, ‘STAGE BLIND’ . . MICROSCOPE GALLERY, OPENING TO-NITE, FRI FEB 17

ZACH NADER: ‘STAGE BLIND’
OPENS FRI FEB 17, 2017 / 6 – 9 PM
the show runs thru MARCH 26, 2017
MICROSCOPE GALLERY , 1329 Willoughby Ave, #2B, Bushwick, Brooklyn
HRS: THURS thru MON / 1 – 6 PM / or by appointment

MICROSCOPE GALLERY was founded in 2010 by artists & curators ELLE BURCHILL & ANDREA MONTI.

The gallery . . “specializes in the works of moving, sound, digital and performance artists.”

This is ZACH NADAR’s second solo exhibit at the gallery.

“IN new prints on aluminum and single-channel videos – many of which use advertising campaigns as their underlying sources – ‘stage blind’ considers notions of invisibility as reflected in content as well as with respect to the limits of the human eye and its technological extensions, including the camera, lens, software, and screen.” – gallery website

read more: ZACH NADER – ‘stage blind’

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ZACH NADER, “tidal pull”, 2017. UV print on Dibond, 25 x 35 in.
Image courtesy of the artist & Microscope Gallery.

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~from BUSHWICK . . to ATLANTA, DAY & NIGHT PROJECTS / OPENS TO-NITE, FRI FEB 16

TWO EXHIBITS . . from BUSHWICK / ‘MIRROR, MIRROR’ & ‘IN TIME OF SILVER RAIN’
GOING TO: DAY & NIGHT PROJECTS / in ATLANTA, GEORGIA !!!!!
OPENS TO-NITE / FRI FEB 17, 2017 / 7-10 PM

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DAY & NIGHT PROJECTS IS PLEASED TO PRESENT:

‘MIRROR, MIRROR: NICHOLAS STEINDORF & RAUL VALVERDE’ – curated by MOUNTAIN, BUSHWICK

‘IN TIME OF SILVER RAIN: MICHI MEKO & SAIGE ROWE’ – curated by SELENA, BUSHWICK

OPENING – FRI FEB 17, 2017 / 7 – 10 PM
the show runs thru MARCH 12, 2017
DAY & NIGHT PROJECTS, 585 WELLS ST. SW, ATLANTA, GEORGIA

MOUNTAIN and SELENA . . are both artist-run spaces in the Bushwock neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.

MOUNTAIN . . introduces Atlanta viewers to New York-based artists, NICHOLAS STEINDORF and RAUL VALVERDE.
“This exhibition is about simulated realities, intangible form, and the reflective nature of abstraction.”

interestingly, although SELENA is a Bushwick-based gallery, they will be curating a show with 2 Georgia-based artists, and I guess there’s some inherent dialogue, just in that.

SELENA . . will pair Georgia artists MICHI MEKO and SAIGE ROWE, in a concurrent show whose title ‘IN TIME OF SILVER RAIN’ “shares the same title as LANGSTON HUGHES’ poem from 1947, which speaks to a time of change when winter is ending and spring is beginning.”

read more:DAY & NIGHT PROJECTS – ‘Mirror, Mirror / In Time of Silver Rain’ . . !!!!!!!!
where you can also find out – a little more about the artists – themselves.




~’DRAWING ISLAND’ . . incl. AUSTIN LEE

AUSTIN LEE . . also has a piece in the big drawing show at THE JOURNAL GALLERY, in Brooklyn.

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AUSTIN LEE . . . DRAWING.
currently on view – in the big survey show: ‘DRAWING ISLAND’, at THE JOURNAL GALLERY.
up thru MARCH 26, 2017.
PHOTO BY @majadjordjevic / MAYA DJORDJEVIC
IMAGE via Instagram @austinlee

thanks to @katecerigo for the shout-out !!

I haven’t seen anything so haunting, since those first early / ghostly paintings . . of what looked to be early Shaker or Amish women by . . VANESSA BEESCROFT.




~TAYLOR McKIMENS . . STUDIO VISIT, B-B-BROOKLYN. APRIL 13, 2016

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inside TAYLOR McKIMEN’S studio . . .
letting in . . . the LIGHT !!
Williamsburg, Brooklyn. April 13, 2016.

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TAYLOR McKIMENS . . large Stoic Youth paintings, acrylic on canvas.

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TAYLOR McKIMENS . . smaller Stoic Youth canvas, still P-L-E-N-T-Y . . FAR-OUT !!

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TAYLOR’S worktable, including a pretty distressed, well maybe just thirsty !! yet happy . . desert / cactus, kind of plant.
Taylor is from the South West, so what do you expect ?!!

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I heard some buzz, that Taylor’s scrappy, 3-D ‘plants-in-a-can’, papier-mache sculptures . . are making a big get-away.
translation: selling off the hook.
this is how – they start out.

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TAYLOR McKIMENS . . signing a real nice full color / good scale zine of his work – for me !!
on . . the wings of magic – meets SKILLS.
go, TAYLOR !!!

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH




~’DRAWING ISLAND’ . . incl. JOE BRADLEY, TAYLOR McKIMENS, SARAH BRAMAN, MELISSA BROWN. LEIF RITCHEY & CARROLL DUNHAM / THE JOURNAL GALLERY, BROOKLYN – OPENS TO-NITE, THURS FEB 15

‘DRAWING ISLAND’ – BIG GROUP SHOW
OPENING TO-NITE / THURS FEB 16 2017 / 6 – 9 PM
the show runs thru MARCH 26, 2017
THE JOURNAL GALLERY, 106 North 1st ST, BROOKLYN

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@taylormckimens: Detail from ‘Glory’, approx 5 x 7 ft. – part of Drawing Island
at The Journal Gallery, opening Thurs.

image via Instagram @taylormckimens




~WALTER ROBINSON . . posters at UNIQLO, cash in !! $34.90 a pop !!

ever hear of micro investing, folks ?
well, this is . . micro art buying !!

WALTER ROBINSON, ‘cash’ posters for sale – only at the UNIQLO store, on Broadway – in SOHO !!
don’t know how many are left, we bought . . 3 !!
$34.90 ea. / run, don’t walk.

it’s an offset print of the original, WALTER ROBINSON, ‘Cash’, 2016 / a limited edition of 30, when first printed.
and god only knows, how much – now ?!!

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image via Instagram @walterrobinsonstudio
where he thanks JEFFREY DEITCH for the Uniqlo hook-up, in the caption.

go . . . WALTER !!!!!!!!




~SIMON CERIGO . . wants to know !! yo, . . WALTER ROBINSON !! what up ?!!

so, even though SIMON is R.I.P. . . .
he did manage to whisper a few little nothings . . in my ear, for Valentine’s Day, yesterday.

this is what – he wants to know:

“IS WALTER a millionaire . . . yet ?
I got a couple of DAN ASHERS . . . to sell him !!”

and,

“what took him – so long !!”

good question !!!!

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WALTER ROBINSON . . large painting, at the right – at the WHITNEY Museum, featured in the New York Times Art section this weekend, headlining a review by Roberta Smith.

who cares what she wrote, and . . more annoyingly, what took her so long ?
more than 3 decades (!!) to get that Walter – was a genius American painter ???
no matter:
that half page photo by JAKE NAUGHTON for the New York Times – is worth a thousand words !!!
gorgeous !!!

left: KATHE BURKHART, ‘Prick’: From the Liz Taylor Series (Suddenly Last Summer), from 1987, reprises a movie scene with Elizabeth Taylor & Montgomery Clift.

lol, and Walter could be a prick, too. if truth be told, ha.
just . . if any hard-core insiders are reading.
ok. ok. people say bad things about me too, & prob well-deserved, I don’t “suffer fools gladly”, and they wonder why I’m . . .”bitter”,
but . . hey, it’s just very funny – if you are in the know !!

right: WALTER ROBINSON, ‘Baron Sinister’, acrylic on child’s bed sheet, from 1986.

PHOTO of the NEW YORK TIMES page: KATE CERIGO, Simon’s (and mine) daughter, who was born in 1986 / and lived through it all, & is just starting to . . . tell-the-tale, from the inside track !!
“Under the Volcano” . . . !!!!
SIMON CERIGO, DAN ASHER, NANCY SMITH.

and apparently . . it’s a tale that needs – to be told !!
I don’t see any of these 80s painters – in that Whitney show !!

but, you know what they say, the longer it takes you to rise up to the top, the more critically acclaimed & important – your spot at the top shines. so, wtf !!
#dontbelievemejustwatch !!

I figure it’s no accident / I’m still around to kick the news up, good and hard.
#fate #destiny #NYCartcrticsaresodumb
the NYC art market is so slow / & can we say: as in, retarded, as well ?!!

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a young SIMON CERIGO, he was just 34, when this photo was taken, in 1986 . .
in his short-lived SIMON CERIGO GALLERY on AVE A, in the East Village, with an early WALTER ROBINSON painting, often referred to as ‘Ape Reporter’. it’s actually titled, by Walter – on the back: ‘DAD’.
Simon was one of the first to buy & exhibit Walter’s work.
archival photo: NANCY SMITH

ps: fashionistas . . note the totally buttoned-up shirt / with no tie.
was the guy on point, or what ?
way too-ahead of his times, no wonder his life feel hard, into . . ‘forget my woes’ partying.

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WALTER ROBINSON, ‘Revenge’, 1982. acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 ins.
this was in our collection, from day one !! meaning the early 80’s.
it still has the original Metro Pictures label – on the back.
we had to sell it, to feed the kiddies / to Simon’s sister, Helene Cerigo Lupatkin, the doctor, lol,
but at least it stayed – in the family.

an absolute gorgeous / early painting, ‘Revenge’ was included in the the big WALTER ROBINSON retrospective, and it was also shown at . . DEITCH PROJECTS, recently.
PHOTO: taken in her home, by HELENE CERIGO LUPATKIN, MD.

so, yeah.
me and Simon owed at least 10, if not more (!!) of Walter’s works, including one on a large white bed sheet, in varying sizes and of different subject matter, from the 80s on.
any time any dough came our way – we bought another.
Simon, was sure they were no-brainers, (and so was I) but no matter how hard he tried to sell them, there were . . no takers. he couldn’t even give them away. yes, it was that bad.
no help from the ‘Times’.

it took the art world . . over 30 years to catch up to – us !!
I just wish Simon was alive – to see this.
#revenge

I bet a lot of Simon’s rich, but useless collector pals, are kicking themselves in their sorry fat asses – now.




~LUKE MURPHY . . CANADA GALLERY, ZONA, MEXICO CITY

LUKE MURPHY, whose ‘RE-SIST’ / animated digital ‘LED – DELI’ BANNER . . .
is at the top of this page . . .

has 3 light boxes at the CANADA booth, ZONA MACO, Mexico City, Mexico – this weekend.

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LUKE MURPHY, 3 animated LED MATRIX LIGHTBOXES – at CANADA BOOTH, ZONA MACO.
yes, that’s a Katherine Bernhard canvas, at the extreme right, wall.
PHOTO: courtesy of LUKE MURPHY




~PETER SUTHERLAND . . ANONYMOUS GALLERY, ZONA, MEXICO CITY

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IMAGE: PETER SUTHERLAND

FLUCT
BRENDAN LYNCH
PETER SUTHERLAND

ZONA MACO – FEB 8-12, 2017
ANONYMOUS GALLERY – BOOTH NP14
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
IMAGE VIA Instagram @petersutherland / Mexico City, Mexico

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PETER SUTHERLAND – INSTALLATION . . is at center / back.
BRENDAN LYNCH is on the left wall / FLUCT is on the right.
IMAGE VIA Instagram @anonymousgallery

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PETER SUTHERLAND INSTALLATION – ANONYMOUS GALLERY, BOOTH NP14 / ZONA MACO, MEXICO
PETER SUTHERLAND: perforated vinyl wall & framed works.
IMAGE VIA Instagram @magentaplains / Mexico City, Mexico