~JIM JOE . . opening to-nite

JIM JOE – ‘LOOK MEANS MEMORIZE’
opns THURS APRIL 28, 2016 /6-9 PM
the show runs thru MAY 22, 2016
THE HOLE, NYC – 312 Bowery / Downtown, Lower East Side

this is JIM JOE’s 2nd solo show at the gallery.

more info . . on the show: JIM JOE – THE HOLE

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~ASHLEY EPPS . . POSSESSIONS – OPENS THIS SAT / DRESS SHOP, BUSHWICK

ASHLEY EPPS – ‘POSSESSIONS’
opens this SAT APRIL 30, 2016 / 6-10 PM
prob runs thru MAY 21, 2016
DRESS SHOP GALLERY, 322 TROUTMAN ST, BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN

Ashley-EPPS---POSSESSIONS---FLYER

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ASHLEY EPPS, installation view
Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts MFA Thesis Show, Spring 2016.
mixed media, 2016.
above image courtesy of the artist

definite check out: ASHLEY EPPS – website

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ASHLEY EPPS . . at the DRESS SHOP ‘Quarterly’ opening, in Brooklyn. March 26, 2016.

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ASHLEY EPPS, big raw Texan energy: don’t turn yr back – on me !!
or . . I’ll see you in – hell.

I bet !!!!!!!!

PHOTOS of ASHLEY EPPS: NANCY SMITH




~JOE BRADLEY . . ‘KRASDALE’

JOE BRADLEY, ‘Krasdale’ is now up at GAGOSIAN GALLERY – 980 MADISON AVE, NYC
the show runs APRIL 2 – MAY 3, 2016
see: JOE BRADLEY – ‘KRASDALE’

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JOE BRADLEY . . one of the sculptures in ‘Krasdale’, Gagosian Gallery, NYC
‘TBT’, 2016. Bronze. 27 x 18 x 11-1/4 in.
edition of 4 + 1 AP.

this one is quite obvious, but that’s the deal with Joe;s work, how he can twist the F out of obvious.
I like how it breaks down into a bottomline code, for humanity. and even, the best drive or evolutionary instinct within human-ity.
it’s kind of a 3D pictogram or hieroglyph.

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JOE BRADLEY, ‘TBT’, 2016.
wood, 13-1/2 x 18-1/2 x 7-1/2 in.
edition of 4 + 1 AP

if I were able to fork out the big chunk of green backs ($$$) these pieces prob commando, this would be the one I’d get. I like the lightbulb one above very much, and it’s very elegant. If you had one of his more messy, expressionist abstract paintings, such as those in the GBE show: ‘Lotus Beaters’ of a few years back – you might pick this one & that would definite rock . . in context.
but just in the vacuum of pure thought – this is the one I would plunk my mini fortune down on. its got such a great, ‘so damn’ ugly edge.
plus it’s just a broader metaphor – to reach for, plus it’s funnie. as opposed to elegant.
plus its . . . wood ? bow wow.

images via GAGOSIAN GALLERY WEBSITE

ps: for our foreign friends: ‘Krasdale’ is a brand of cheap, lower end corporate + prob modified the hell out of, mostly super processed food ‘stuff’ – found in lower end stores & grocery chains in NYC and beyond. your typical NYC bodega would carry Krasdale items. low end macaroni and cheese, anybody.
food for thought, not normally. but in Joe’s hands . . . yes.




~JOE BRADLEY: Cheeseburger – archival photo from 2003

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JOE BRADLEY, left – frontman of the indie art band CHEESEBURGER . . .
with bandmates, LUKE CROTTY & CHRISTY KARACAS – at a KENNY SCHACHTER / ROVE pop-up at CAPITALE, a downtown bar+event venue, NYC – Summer 2003.
fun fact: Joe’s band / performance ‘stage’ name was: Malibu Von.

PHOTO: NANCY SMITH. JULY 24, 2003.

note: this is a copyright-protected photo.
please do not use without prior written permission.




~DRESS SHOP: QUARTERLY . . last weekend, Brooklyn

last weekend to catch . . .

the DRESS SHOP GALLERY RESIDENTS – GROUP SHOW: ‘QUARTERLY’
the show runs till SUN APRIL 23, 2016
DRESS SHOP GALLERY, 322 Troutman St, Bushwick, Brooklyn

featuring the work of:

EMMANUEL LIMON, THERESA FREISS, ERIK SCHONBEEK, PAUL BERGERON, ANNA SOUVOROV & KATIE BRANHAM

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left: EMMANUEL LIMON, right: ANNA SOUVOROV
image courtesy Dress Shop Gallery on facecbook




~Penny Pinch, Lucky Gnome . . street art Chicago

#mood

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Penny Pinch, Penny Pinch, Lucky Gnome – Wheat paste, Street Art Chicago
via Instagram @billycraven – Billy Craven




~Bandit . . street art Chicago

#mood

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BANDIT, Stencil art, street art Chicago
via Instagram @Billycraven – Billy Craven




~coming up next:

1. PIX FROM THE JIM JOE VS LEWY – ‘PIECE OF DIRT’ OPENING

2. PIX FROM THE DRESS SHOP – QUARTERLY / RESIDENTS’ OPENING & A (BIG) LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES




~FRANK APE . . skateboard from the brain

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FRANKAPE
FRANK APE aka BRANDON SINES: ‘OUR HEADS OUR ROUND SO OUR THOUGHTS CAN CHANGE DIRECTION’
#francispicabia #allenginsberg #frankape
image: via Instagram
@FRANK_APE




~MIKE GUERRERO . . skateboard from the heart

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Mike-Guerrero

image: MIKE GUERRERO via Instagram
@mguerrero149