~LUKE MURPHY: REFLECTION . . . more+

watch: LUKE MURPHY and his ‘pool’ of reflection: more+

on: LUKE MURPHY / LUKELAB.COM




~LUKE MURPHY: ORIGIN of the WORLD

FILE UNDER: ANGELS & DEMONS

see: LUKE MURPHY – The 49 Androgynous Demons – ‘ORIGIN of the WORLD’ / ANGELS & DEMONS . . . image & text !!

on: LUKE MURPHY / LUKELAB.COM

additional notes: The Origin of the World, NAG HAMMADI LIBRARY & on WIKI




~LUKE MURPHY takes on the HUMAN CONDITION . . .

artist, graphic designer, systems-based web whiz LUKE MURPHY has updated his website – and guess what, he’s sticking it to the rats, too . . .
as well as the whole human gamut, from desire to embittered loss.
and updating the whole sad lot, the wheel of fortune ? the beautiful mystery ? . . . FOR THE TRIP into the FUTURE.
skip the animals – the chart of the future – is systems-based !!

and that’s why he is tagged: REV. (REVEREND). and, was so, way before I first came upon his stuff. (year 2000?)

see: LUKE MURPHY – the animated graph: embittered weeping and back again / it rotates up – on his homepage: LUKELAB.COM

. . . where you will also find this pertinent graph !! – and have fun playing around on it, while you are there !!
see: LUKE MURPHY – THE SPIRAL of SHAME (!!)

“proving that anxiety is linked to desire:
desire = sum of choice
anxiety is proportional to choice
therefore, anxiety is a function of desire –
or desire is then a function of anxiety
Favorable side effects of interface:
Interface is need for content.” – the (very REV.) LUKE MURPHY


DETAIL / LUKE MURPHY

and talking bout RATS !!

“Shame produces more shame. Conflict produces more shame.
Anxiety and desire are friends.” – think on it. desire for what is not yours. desire for more.

you only hope that the rat that’s robbing you – winning the race by cheating,
has shame, and therefore anxiety. I dunno. that’s why there are wars, lawyers, and used to be hit men.
I’m not so sure. I’m thinking shame drips off their backs. . . like water drips off a duck ?
I’m thinking it’s the poor sucker who got robbed – who has all the anxiety. who gets left holding the ‘anxiety’ bag.
shame on you for wanting what’s yours ? down with desire ?
all I know is: age-old story, greed & conflicts. outta control desires & impulses – consuming the very Rev Luke Murphy – as well.
talk about mapping the ‘wheel’ . . . of the red dust – aka human life on this primordial and so very ancient, planet. Earth.
not much has changed in literally millions of years. o.k. no more dinosaurs.
and of course – the web. ha. if we could only pull our bootstraps – up along with our science.
is that too boring, a thought ? the garden of Eden – is there a reason it’s forbidden. it better be a damn good one.
or extremely profound & huge. vast. unknown. just like the universe, or it’s inverse: nano-biology ? as we know it.
ca. 2012.
and, I bet it’s a lot more mind-blowing, than we think.
though it’s funny how those ancient ancestors got so much of the elemental stuff right. constellations, zodiacs and all.
I mean, the moon, the stars. they were basically – right.
today, we see an unknown celestial body and we’re looking for the radar & landing wheels.




~GOLDFISH to DRAGON . . . down with the rats !!

IMAGE: ‘PROSPERITY’ – Pg 81, ‘FIVE-FOLD HAPPINESS’ – ‘Chinese concepts of luck, prosperity, longevity, happiness and wealth’ – by VIVIEN SUNG. CHRONICLE BOOKS, SAN FRANCISCO, 2002.

FILE UNDER: who hasn’t had a pet goldfish swimming around in a little globe of water ?

FILE UNDER: PROSPERITY, and damn all those cheatin’ rats, anyways !!

the San Francisco author VIVIEN SUNG, relates a wonderful Chinese myth.

it’s called: ‘carp leaping over the dragon’s gate’ (!!)

“Each year, according to legend, carp swam the Yellow River upstream to spawn, and those able to leap the waterfall (!!) at the dragon’s gate, . . . were transformed into dragons. Since the Song dynasty (960-1279), the phrase ‘carp leaping over the dragon’s gate turning into a dragon’ . . . has been used as a metaphor for success”.

and, not from cheating, either !! for innate smarts and studying, i.e. scholarship.

leaping the waterfall. as opposed to ‘jumping the shark’, ha.

and yes, a goldfish is !! a small species of carp.

if you grew up on New York’s Lower East Side – there were always plenty in supply. they used to give them away in tiny plastic cups of water – as game prizes at the annual San Gennaro festivals in little Italy !!
I dunno, maybe the politically correct animal rights people – have done away with this ? I mean they did get nice ‘pet’ lives as opposed to being used as fish food – for the larger predator ‘pet’ fish, or even snakes. whatever. I’m just alivin’ to jump that waterfall, myself, it’s a consoling, even radiant, concept – in a world dominated by snakes, sharks and rats.
and aunt piggys. hang out with lawyers to right wrongs ? . . . and you’ll yearn for that waterfall too.
and I can just hear y’all going: ain’t that the truth.




~DUKE RILEY – SURFACES in CHINA . . . with his CHINESE ZODIAC REMATCH !!

‘DUKE RILEY – THE REMATCH’, is a ‘contemporary’ river race he is staging – between the 12 animals of the ancient CHINESE ZODIAC !!

it will take place – on the CAOGANG RIVER, in ZHUJIAJIAO, CHINA – tomorrow: SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2012.
RACE TIME: 8 PM.

YOU, LANDLOVERS !! CAN WATCH A LIVE RACE FEED from the CANALS of ZHUJIAJIAO, tomorrow – Sunday April 15, 2012 in MANHATTAN . . .

at the MAGNAN METZ GALLERY in Chelsea – 521 W.26 bet 10 + 11 Aves – with a race viewing party open to all / 6 – 10 PM.

or in BROOKLYN, at the EGG & DART CLUB – a SOCIAL CLUB just off the BROOKLYN NAVY YARD in FT. GREENE – ADVANCED RSVP NECESSARY – as of this am – only 8 tickets left.

according to the water loving’ BROOKLYN DUKE: thousands of years ago, the Chinese JADE EMPEROR initiated the zodiac in order to better organize the measurement of time, and to simplify the calendar – for his people – he decided to assign an animal to each year, in a 12 year cycle. Chinese mythology has it that to determine the sequential order in which each animal would appear – a ‘swimming race’ – amongst the twelve animals would be held, and this would become the SHENGXIAO, or Chinese zodiac. (and still referred to with great reverence & popularity – today, bye the bye.)

It is well known that the RAT, the winner of the race, cheated !! (now you know why the Chinese zodiac still lives on – some truths regarding animal, make that: human nature – never pale). anyways, despite that bit of super sleazy action, and perhaps as a nod to promote it ? the universal war-like ‘me-first’ human impulse – or is that, to . . better beware of it ?!! – this ancient match established a longstanding unchanged ‘order’ – the rat comes first !! – that has remained celebrated for centuries.

ancient flashback: The rat and the cat, both poor swimmers persuaded the gullible ox to carry them across. As the ox began to lead the pack, the rat pushed the cat overboard and jumped off the ox to win the race !! yep, no matter. the first year of the Chinese zodiac was bestowed upon the cheating rat. take note, seekers of ‘truth’ who wish to pull back the veil of the human condition: exploitation, conflict & war. it’s funny the Chinese didn’t try to retro-address this cultural ‘shading’ somewhere along the revolutionary way. well, guess it takes an artist from nifty Brooklyn – to try.

and, maybe they didn’t re-address it, because it’s a hard ingrained truth, that should keep coming up to the forefront, should be first up – in every 12 year Mother Goose cycle. yeah, there are cheaters, because . . . yeah: cheaters win. corporate charlies, papa docs, and aunt piggys – we all, global – face their dirty backwash – everyday. so . . .

IN THE INTEREST of FAIRNESS – the DUKE, DUKE RILEY – PROPOSES A – REMATCH !!

“Working with local artists and communities along the canals of Zhujiajiao, China – in APRIL 2012 – I will re-stage this race. All of the zodiac animals will be represented by actual live animals. Each will be ferried separately through the canals in boats paddled by expert rowers from the community. In addition, each boat will be decorated by a different local artist according to the animal it carries.” . . . “the river race and performance will take place on the Caogang River in the historic water village of Zhujiajiao on the outskirts of Shanghai. Each animal of the zodiac will be transported on a traditional gondola, accompanied by a local rower and an opera singer from Zhujiajiao. The singer will perform songs from the ‘first animal’ perspective, making a musical case for why that animal should have won the original race.”

note: this (artistic) rematch is taking place in YEAR 2012 – the Chinese Year of the (black water) DRAGON – a designation stressing the creative realm & highest aspirations – of the human mind & the imagination – !! aka ‘the leap’ !! from the earthly primitive bonds – to heaven.
I’m guessing, obviously, the mythological Duke Riley ‘dragon’ racer – is going to have be a . . . creative ‘stand-in’ ?

read more: DUKE RILEY – THE REMATCH


PHOTO: DUKE RILEY – THE CANALS of ZHUJIAJIAO, CHINA.


DUKE RILEY, center, with some of the animal costumes, and two of the local contributing artist/performers.
PHOTO: COURTESY DUKE RILEY.




~CHRIS BIDDY: Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

CHRIS BIDDY: NERMAN MUSEUM of CONTEMPORARY ART – OPENS TO-NITE – FRI APRIL 13, 2012 / 6PM
the show runs thru SUN, JULY 15, 2012
NERMAN MUSEUM of CONTEMPORARY ART – 12345 COLLEGE BLVD – OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

CHRIS BIDDY had his debut solo show in NEW YORK – at BILL BRADY/ATM GALLERY, NYC – SPRING of 2010.

BILL BRADY writes: “since then Chris’ watercolors have become even more refined and exquisite. Still working with images taken from Facebook, posted by friends, Chris elaborates on the portrayal of adolescent innocence and nonsense.”

p.s. BILL BRADY has just opened a new gallery space in KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI. no, it’s not called ATM, it’s called: BILL BRADY KC !!
see: BILL BRADY KC


BILL BRADY KC – 1505 GENESSEE STREET – KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI.
PHOTO: BILL BRADY KC

FROM THE ARTLOVERS’ ARCHIVES:


BILL BRADY and CHRIS BIDDY at the opening of ‘CHRIS BIDDY: NEW MESSAGE’ – Chris’ debut solo show, in New York City.
BILL BRADY/ATM GALLERY, NYC, FEB 11, 2010.
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH


CHRIS BIDDY, watercolor, BILL BRADY/ATM GALLERY, NYC. FEB 11, 2010.
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH


CHRIS BIDDY, watercolor, BILL BRADY/ATM GALLERY, NYC. FEB 11, 2010.
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH

see more pix: ‘CHRIS BIDDY – NEW MESSAGE’ – BILL BRADY/ATM GALLERY, NYC. FEB 2010




~EASTERN DISTRICT, what up ?


IMAGE: POSTER BOY/COURTESY: EASTERN DISTRICT APRIL 4, 2012

The MIXTAPE is coming soon !!!! (cover art by POSTER BOY)

talking bout Eastern District – this greeting – just came in from their HQ:

MOSHOLU is a hip-hop/punk/psychedelic compilation spawned from the bowels of Bushwick, Brooklyn. Although we just started recording in the bathroom of Eastern District Gallery a few months ago, With KOOL A.D.(of Das Racist) and production by GHOST DAD (of WIN WIN) are just some of the many blessings to come. MOSHOLU will be featuring songs from SPANK ROCK, DALE EARNHARDT JR. JR, TELLI (of Ninja Sonik), THE YELLOW DOGS, THE KICK DRUMS JOHNNY NELSON, RES (of Idle Warship), GUN FIGHT, FAST YEARS, THE WELLINGTON PAPERS, and more !!!!!!!

The MOSHOLU mixtape will also feature art, music, and sound from artists POSTER BOY, CA$H 4, FEER, MICHAEL ALAN, and the OWS movement.


image: EASTERN DISTRICT – GALLERY
sample sound/see blog: EASTERN DISTRICT – GALLERY/BLOG




~CARL WEATHERS/Public School/Black Apple


CARL WEATHERS rides the PATH train – heading back into the city. New York City.
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH, April 3, 2012

. . . I first met CARL WEATHERS at EASTERN DISTRICT, Public School did several shows there when the space first opened. Carl is ‘family’ with the cutting edge fashion group – he’s related to one of the head designers, I’m thinking . . . MAXWELL OSBOURNE.

Public School / Black Apple were founded by menswear designers DAO-YI CHOW and MAXWELL OSBOURNE. Public School apparently became their hi-end brand, and Black Apple is more the off-the-rack, diffusion line.

DAO-YI CHOW and MAXWELL OSBOURNE talk about how the company(s) got started and then evolved – in this video link, below. if you’re quick enough you can catch a few early pix of . . . MICHAEL CABRERA, EASTERN DISTRICT’S founder and Creative Director. . . in the mix.
this might help: EASTERN DISTRICT’S bit of a blog (!!)


watch: BEHIND THE BRAND / Public School & Black Apple

see: BLACK APPLE

note: artist JUAN DOE wore that V for Vendetta ‘mask’, which also scored press during OWS – at his MARCH 2009 solo show at EASTERN DISTRICT … but it doesn’t quite look to be him modelling it – in this fashion forward (!!) video. (have to get back to you on that !!)
check back to that EASTERN DISTRICT – bit of blog link, above.

see: PUBLIC SCHOOL


from the video: BEHIND THE BRAND / Public School & Black Apple


from the video: BEHIND THE BRAND / Public School & Black Apple


BLACK APPLE, from the video: BEHIND THE BRAND / Public School & Black Apple




~WHAT UP INTERNET, HENNESSY YOUNGMAN CALLING !!

“WHAT UP INTERNET – THIS IS YOUR BOY HENNESSY YOUNGMAN . . . “


ART THOUGHTZ with HENNESSY YOUNGMAN – oh yeah.


oh yeah – he done got the SHARKMAN, down . . . good.
“Like some perfect storm of banality” !!

here’s the link . . .

YEAH !! you want to WATCH: HENNESSY YOUNGMAN take down DAMIEN HIRST !!

‘FAMOUS ARTIST’ HENNESSY YOUNGMAN is “performed” by unknown artist JAYSON MUSSON, or is it the other way around – !!


IMAGE: JAYSON SCOTT MUSSON, ‘JUVENILIA’ – FROM HIS WEBSITE.

& YEAH, CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITE: JAYSON SCOTT MUSSON

oh oh . . I Think the genie is REALLY outta the bag, this time . . .




~TIM EADS – HEADLINES FAMILY BUSINESS, to-nite. PIX JUST POSTED . .


TIM EADS – ‘THE TAXONOMY OF TRASH’

HEADS UP: PHILLY ARTIST – TIM EADS – WILL BE GIVING A PERFORMANCE TO-NITE – SAT APRIL 7, 2012 at 7PM
FAMILY BUSINESS GALLERY – 520 WEST 21st ST – CHELSEA, N.Y.

note: the gallery advises: BRING A PILLOW – THIS WILL BE BORING.

see: THIS IS TIM EADS

see: THE TAXONOMY OF TRASH

TIM EADS, APRIL 7, 2012, NYC.
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH

so, apparently his pitch to take over the world, or at least New York City, was a pop-up bubble in a pop-in kinda gallery – thing & by the time I strolled by – it was over. I was told the huge bubbles his pedal-powered bike-like contraption generated – wafted over the nearby High Line. well bubbles, better than cranes bearing 3 ton locomotives . . . is all I can say. the Empire State building to the mid-north was lit up like an Easter egg – definite the way to go. I also caught a glimpse of the BLACK LABEL tall bike crew tooling around Chelsea, terrorizing traffic, no brakes, dude, with SADUE in the lead, thick hardcore bad white boy Rastafarian locks flying back, in the light nighttime breeze coming off the Hudson River.

see: the FAMILY BUSINESS PRESS RELEASE regarding TIM’S “Plot for WORLD DOMINATION” and a cool photo of a bonafide Amish family using his pedal-powered butter maker !! Tim apparently hails originally from TEXAS. wouldn’t you just know it !!

TIERNAN ALEXANDER, Tim’s wife, accomplice and cheerleader. April 7, 2012, NYC.
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH


the EMPIRE STATE BUILDING – LIT LIKE AN EASTER EGG. . . APRIL 7, 2012.
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH