Resist LED-Deli sign by Luke M. lukelab.com

~LORNA BAUER / ‘Air Is Where Effort Goes’ / GALERIE NICOLAS ROBERT / TORONTO / up thru DEC 23 !!

LAST WEEKEND – TO CATCH THIS SUPERLATIVE EXHIBIT !! !!

If !! IF !! YOU ARE IN TORONTO – DON’T BLINK !!
& . . . EVERYBODY ELSE ?!!
HAPPY – DIGITAL !!! – NEW YEAR – & . . . MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!

LORNA BAUER – ‘Air Is Where Effort Goes’
up thru . . DEC 23, 2021
GALERIE NICOLAS ROBERT / in the new Toronto location
1444 Dupont St., Unit 10, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

STRONG IN THOUGHT, PROCESS, SKILLS, & CARRY-THRU . . .
THE ARDENT and DYNAMIC . . . PHILOSOPHY, WORLD ENVIRONMENT-CARING / CURIOUS TECHNICALITY, & ABOVE ALL . .
THE . . . UTMOST DYNAMIC !! FORMAL ‘VISUALITY’ !! /
THE INCREDIBLE VISUAL ‘ATTRACTION’ . . . of LORNA’S WORK /
always, always – blows me away !!!


def, CHECK OUT: INFO & PHOTOS / LORNA BAUER – ‘Air is Where Effort Goes’ / GALERIE NICOLAS ROBERT WEBSITE


INSTALLATION SHOT

note: ALL PHOTOS – ARE COURTESY of THE ARTIST VIA INSTAGRAM / LORNA BAUER / @lornabauer
PHOTOGRAPHER: JIMMY LIMIT


Hand-blown glass in metal wire ‘Trash cans’ – to mold / all the works, which are in fact / large scale, free-standing sculptures – were completed with the help of a . . technical ‘team’.

PHOTOS: JIMMY LIMIT / C?O LORNA BAUER


check out: LORNA BAUER INSTAGRAM @lornabauer

and, from . . . the – artloversnewyork archive:


LORNA BAUER, (re-fillable bottle), mold, and hand-blown glass, 2018.
I have never met the Montreal-based artist in person / but I’ve been fascinated, and intrigued by her work, ever since I first saw photos of it, in the small group show, ‘MAY WEST’ at the very, very Indie gallery, VICKI / in upstate Newburgh, run at that time . . by DANIEL GIORDANO & SAMUEL BOEHM.


LORNA BAUER, ‘Sitio Bottle’, 2018.
mold, and hand-blown glass / 24 x 9 x 4.5 in.

note: these archival photos: c/o VICKI

see: ‘LORNA BAUER – GLASS WORKS – ‘MAY WEST’ – VICKI PROJECTS / artloversnewyork – MAY 14, 2019.



~JON COWAN, AMY ROSS, OH CLAY / ‘MAGIC MUSHROOMS’ / CLOSING PARTY & LAWRENCE MILLMAN BOOK SIGNING / DRIVE-BY PROJECTS / WATERTOWN, MA / SAT DEC 18

SAT DEC 18, 2021 / 3 – 5 PM

CLOSING PARTY for:
‘MAGIC MUSHROOMS’ / JON COWAN – PAINTINGS / AMY ROSS – CYANOTYPES / OH Clay – CERAMICS (Kathleen O’Hara)

WITH . . A BOOK SIGNING & TALK by: LAWRENCE MILLMAN – author of ‘FUNGIPEDIA: A BRIEF COMPENDIUM of MUSHROOM LORE’

DRIVE-BY PROJECTS & GALLERY, 81 SPRING ST., WATERTOWN, MA / MASSACHUSETS

READ MORE & SEE IMAGES: MAGIC MUSHROOMS – Drive-By PROJECTS
~”2021 . . . could be called ‘the Year of the Mushroom’ / here in the Northeast, as our wet spring & summer produced an unusually prolific bloom of native mushrooms. . . ”


IMAGE VIA DRIVE-BY PROJECTS
left: JON COWAN / center: OH Clay / right: AMY ROSS


LAWRENCE MILLMAN, ‘FUNGIPEDIA: A Brief Compendium of Mushroom Lore’
Publisher: Princeton University Press, First Edition Oct 29, 2019


DEFINITE, CHECK OUT: LAWRENCE MILLMAN, author, explorer, ecologist . . .



~EMMY THELANDER, KATHRYN HAMILTON / ’21 C LIEDERABEND OP. SENSES’ / NATIONAL SAWDUST / BROOKLYN . . DEC 15 & 16

’21C LIEDERABEND OP. SENSES’ . . . LIVE !!

2 PERFORMANCES – ONLY !!

COME EXPERIENCE: 2 INTERACTIVE EVENINGS OF ART & SONG /
INCLUDING – TACTILE OBJECTS – IN THE FORM of a HAND-MADE BOOK !!! !!!

ARTWORK, PERFORMANCE & . . WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL / FESTIVE . . LIVE / SONGS !! CONTEMPORARY MUSIC !!!!!!!!! – ART !!!!! / SONGS & . . . DIY BOOKS !!
PEOPLE, COME ON !!!!!!! – HEAD TO – BROOKLYN !! / TO-NITE & TOMORROW !!

THIS – WED & THURS / DEC 15th & 16th, 2021
LIVE AT – NATIONAL SAWDUST
80 N 6th ST., BROOKLYN, NY
GENERAL ADMISSION: $83.00
STARTS at 7:30 PM

PURCHASE TICKETS: NATIONAL SAWDUST / AUDIENCE


see: NATIONAL SAWDUST: ABOUT

see: @nationalsawdust on IG

note: PAOLA PRESTINI, composer / is the National Sawdust co-founder & Artistic Director.

’21C LIEDERABEND OP. SENSES’ . . . FEATURES THE MUSIC of:
PAOLA PRESTINI, JUHI BANSAL, GABRIELA LENA FRANK, MOLLY JOYCE, MARY KOUYOUMDJIAN, MISSY MAZZOLI, ANGELICA NEGRON, EMMA O’HALLORAN, ELLEN REID, SARAH KIRKLAND SNIDER, DU YUN, & BETH MORRIS PROJECTS.

CURATED & DIRECTED BY: PAOLA PRESTINI & BETH MORRISON

note: DIFFERENT PROGRAM – EACH NIGHT & EACH NIGHT
FEATURES – A SENSORY OBJECT – DESIGNED BY: KATHRYN HAMILTON !!


EMMY THELANDER – ‘DISCO BALL’, 2021
image via Instagram Story / @emmerslol / EMMY THELANDER

for the show,
EMMY THELANDER . . .

created a “pop-up gothic disco ball . . with imagery from an egg tempera painting I made last year.” , and, which is part of the KATHRYN HAMILTON – TACTILE / VISUAL PRESENTATION.

KATHRYN HAMILTON . . . presents a hand-made book for each audience member / ‘with special artifacts’ – ‘that correspond with each musical piece, expanding your experience of the musica – beyond the usual sight & sound.’

KATHRYN HAMILTON / HAND-MADE BOOK for NATIONAL SAWDUST /
’21C LIEDERABEND OP. SENSES’
2 images via Instagram @nationalsawdust


see: EMMY THELANDER on Instagram @emmerslol


see: KATHRYN HAMILTON on Instagram @sistersylvester



~JON COWAN / ‘RADIANT VOID’ . . .

one more . . .
because, what a way – to head into the New Year /
especially this New Year – – which seems particularly fraught, uncertain, and complex.
where a lot of the pressing issues – circle around crises of lingering human bio threat – and, increasingly disruptive, future negative / environmental concerns.


JON COWAN, ‘Radiant Void’, 2021
oil and acrylic on linen mounted to on panel.
12 x 9 in.
note: small scale – but, large ‘radiant’ visual – impact.
image via Instagram @good_naked

a tempest in a teapot /
a brief tiny poem – within a slice of sea, a sky, a lake, a landscape . . . of particular beauty /
yet with a cold, odd ambience. and no people.
enveloped by a fan-like measurement ‘chart’ instead of a sky.
potentially ‘coding’ the complete range & scale of the . . EVOLVING ‘FATE’ OF biodiversity / a red leaning color chart / red signifies danger, pink is loving / unfolding above and around the foam, and froth of a living, breathing, plant-filled earth / with earth being subject, to our future-looking ‘choices’, and many other factors / many beyond our control.
where, there’s still room for beauty & hope, but with a sense of dread or entropy / a silent threat, a foreshadow, of impeding trouble / over our natural planet, as we know it.
or . . knew it ?

JON COWAN – ‘RADIANT VOID’ – OPENS TO-NITE !! / FRI DEC 10 / 6 – 8 PM
GOOD NAKED GALLERY / IN THE BROOKLYN-BASED GALLERY – NEW LOWER MANHATTAN / POP-UP SPACE:
72 ALLEN ST, LOWER EAST SIDE, NYC 10002
HRS: OPEN EVERY DAY / 10 – 6 PM



~ JON COWAN / ‘RADIANT VOID’ / GOOD NAKED GALLERY / L.E.S. NYC / OPENS FRI DEC 10

HMMMMM . . . 1980s —-> 2020s ?!!!
‘A RADIANT CHILD’ (BASQUIAT) . . . morphs into /
A ‘RADIANT VOID’ – SEE HOW ART MOVES THROUGH TIME, SPACE, & SOCIAL ERA /
and, still comes up . . . –> RADIANT !!!!

JON COWAN – ‘RADIANT VOID’ – NEW WORK
OPENS FRI DEC 10, 6 – 8 PM
and runs thru . . JAN 16, 2022
GOOD NAKED GALLERY, 72 ALLEN ST., L.E.S., NYC
HRS: OPEN EVERYDAY 10 – 6 PM

GOOD NAKED – IS THE CURATORIAL / EXHIBITION PROJECT OF ARTIST: JACQUELINE CEDAR


JON COWAN, ‘Radiant Void in a Gray Rainbow’, 2021
oil, acrylic, and vinyl on linen mounted on panel
6 in. diameter
Image courtesy: JACQUELINE CEDAR


JON COWAN, ‘A GATEWAY APPEARING in the SKY’, 2021
oil and acrylic on canvas mounted on panel10 x 8 in.
Image courtesy: JACQUELINE CEDAR


JON COWAN, ‘Radiant Void’, 2021
oil and acrylic on canvas mounted to panel
12 x 9 in.
Image courtesy: JACQUELINE CEDAR /
and, the show’s – namesake inspo !!


have you been checking out those dimensions ?
installation shot / ‘Ragiant Void’ – GOOD NAKED GALLERY
Image via Instagram @good_naked


CHECK OUT: GOOD NAKED on Instagram / @good_naked


CHECK OUT: JON COWAN on Instagram / @joncowan

note:
JON COWAN . . . b. 1982 / Temple, Texas
attended The University of Texas at San Antonia where they
earned a BFA in 2006. Cowan currently lives & works in Brookline, MA. / MASSACHUSETTS



~JON COWAN / ‘RADIANT VOID’ / ELIZABETH MOORE GALLERY, HUDSON NY

A ‘RADIANT VOID’ . . IN 2 PARTS / FIRST CAME . . . HUDSON, NY
ELIZABETH MOORE FINE ART, WHICH OPENED – FRI DEC 3rd
& THEN, COMES THE LOWER EAST SIDE, NYC
GOOD NAKED GALLERY – OPENING FRI DEC 10th
BOTH RUN THRU . . . JAN 16, 2022.

JON COWAN – ‘RADIANT VOID’ – NEW WORK
DEC 3 – JAN 16, 2022
ELIZABETH MOORE FINE ART, 105 WARREN ST., HUDSON, NY
HRS: THURS-SAT: 11-6 PM / SUN: 12-5 PM / MON: BY APPOINTMENT

see: JON COWAN – ELIZABETH MOORE


JON COWAN . . .
oil & acrylic on canvas / 20 x 16 in.
image via ELIZABETH MOORE FINE ART


JON COWAN, ‘Radiant Void / Hollow Stump’, 2021
oil and acrylic on canvas.
16 x 20 in.
image via Elizabeth Moore Fine Art


JON COWAN, ‘Radiant Void’, (dandelion), 2021
oil and acrylic on canvas.
24 x 20 in.
image via Elizabeth Moore Fine Art


CHECK OUT: ELIZABETH MOORE FINE ART / Instagram @emoorefineart


CHECK OUT: JON COWAN / Instagram @joncowan

note:
JON COWAN . . . b. 1982 / Temple, Texas
attended The University of Texas at San Antonio where they earned a BFA in 2006. Cowan currently lives & works in Brookline, MA. / MASSACHUSETTS



~HALEY JOSEPHS / ‘RARE BIRD’ / JACK BARRETT GALLERY / NADA, MIAMI

A RARE BIRD – TAKES FLIGHT OVER . . . MIAMI


HALEY JOSEPHS, ‘Rare Bird’, 2021
oil on canvas / 80 x 70 in.
image via Instagram @haley.joesphs

on display at . . .
JACK BARRETT GALLERY, NYC / NADA ART FAIR / MIAMI – ICE PALACE FILM STUDIOS


check out: HALEY JOSEPHS / Instagram @haley.josephs


check out: JACK BARRETT GALLERY / Instagram @jackbarrettgallery

from the . . . ARTLOVERSNEWYORK ARCHIVE:


HALEY JOSEPHS, YALE MFA OPEN STUDIOS, APRIL 2013
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH
see: HALEY JOSEPHS – YALE MFA STUDIO VISIT


HALEY JOSEPHS . . .
at the opening of her solo show: ‘Childhoods End’ / JACK BARRETT GALLERY, LOWER EAST SIDE, NYC
the show ran . . MARCH 1 – April 19, 2020
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH / MARCH 1, 2020 – OPENING
see: HALEY JOSEPHS – ‘CHILDHOODS END’ / JACK BARRETT


JACK BARRETT . . .
at his Gallery / LOWER EAST SIDE, NYC, MARCH 15, 2019
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH
see: JACK BARRETT / SOPHIA NARRETT, PAUL ROUPHAIL, NATHANIEL DE LARGE OPENING – MARCH 15, 2019



~NOAH BECKER / ‘WHAT IF . . . ‘

NOAH BECKER . . . !!
what, IF ?!!!!!

NOAH BECKER, perhaps best known as the publisher of WHITEHOT MAGAZINE.COM /


check out: WHITEHOT MAGAZINE on Instagram / @whitehotmagazine

has an even deeper passion: his own, art !!

he exhibited . . .
a wonderful, twisty narrative, dreamy, screaming painting . . this past Fall, that still – haunts me.
half self-portrait / half shout-out to the . . world.
and, which most definitely . . invoked the vast dark unknown, the unrelenting furies, the very possibly, and near, deep . . scary future / was it a dream ?
that settles on every one of us, in our deepest times.
not to mention: the ‘code’, and power . . of the color: RED.
and, the 3 horsemen / . . . of yore.


NOAH BECKER, ‘Three Figures’, 2021.
acrylic on canvas / 48 x 36 in.
image via FILO SOFI ARTS Instagram / @filosofiarts


it was part of a group show called, ‘What If . .’,
that was mounted by FILO SOFI ARTS, and ran Aug 25 – Oct 3, 2021.
the exhibit was curated by: KaPow & Gaboo / a curatorial & advisory team – founded by:
Gabrielle Dominique Aruta, (owner of Filo Sofi Arts), and Kourosh Mahboubian, (fine art dealer, and advisor).
note: the painting was placed strikingly, on a pink wall – of no small hue (!!)


see: FILO SOFI ARTS on Instagram / @filosofiarts

check out more: ‘What If . . .’ – FILO SOFI ARTS’ – website

‘What If . . .?’ / was a show – which asked us to . . “to consider whether the hypothetical and that which we imagine – might also be part of our reality.”


detail, NOAH BECKER, ‘Three Figures’.
image via FILO SOFI ARTS Instagram / @filosofiarts


detail, NOAH BECKER, ‘Three Figures’.
image via FILO SOFI ARTS Instagram / @filosofiarts

still intrigued, I asked Noah . . . last week, Nov 15 – 20, 2021:

1. What drives you to paint ?
his answer: “Sometimes trauma, but I’m learning to feed off of more healthy feelings. Most people create based on stress or trauma. I’m thinking more about love these days.”

2. Does this (red) painting have a message or narrative ?
his answer: “It’s about distorting nature and enhancing certain colors – so you find yourself in a painting. Nature is usually used more naturalistically. This piece has a naturalistic feeling even with the heightened aspects.”

3. Why is this painting red . . rather than say, blue ?
his answer: “It’s a heightened experience, so the viewer feels the work more electrically – within their subconscious.”

4. What’s your goal here, in this painting ? And/or in life in general ?
his answer: “Sometimes life feels like a waste of energy, and just a waiting period before death. Other times I’ll make something special like this painting, and my love, and excitement for life – is restored.”

from the ARTLOVERSNEWYORK ARCHIVE:


NOAH BECKER, with his self-portrait, Lodge Gallery, Lower East Side, NYC.
Nov 7, 2013
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH


NOAH BECKER, another self-portrait, this time / in conversation with: JEAN-MICHEL (BASQUIAT).
Lodge Gallery, Lower East Side, NYC.
Nov 7. 2013
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH

see: NOAH BECKER – LODGE GALLERY, L.E.S. – artloversnewyork



~BLINN AND LAMBERT / ‘HOW DO I MEASURE MY GRATITUDE?’ . . .

PIX FROM THE OPENING, NOV 12, 2021 – PHOTOS BY KATE CERIGO

BLINN AND LAMBERT /
aka the creative COLLABORATIVE of: NICHOLAS STEINDORF & KYLE WILLIAMS . . . in:
‘How Do I Measure My Gratitude?’ – curated by SOUHAD RAFEY
THE AMERICAN ACADEMY of ARTS & LETTERS
the show runs thru . . . JAN 26, 2022

more on the show: ‘How Do I Measure My Gratitude?’ – American Academy of Arts & Letters


BLINN AND LAMBERT, (NICHOLAS STEINDORF and KYLE WILLIAMS), ‘Dormers’, 2020
Fifty-four archival pigment prints under museum glass . . on a custom wood table of their own making /
21 x 42 x 98 in. / each photo is: 5 x 7 in.


check out: BLINN and LAMBERT on Instagram / @blinn_and_lambert

and, from the ARTLOVERSNEWYORK ARCHIVE:


BLINN and LAMBERT / from left: NICHOLAS STEINDORF & KYLE WILLIAMS
‘EDGE of LIGHT’, PLAXALL GALLERY, LONG ISLAND CITY, QUEENS, NY
DEC 3, 2020
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH



~JAMES MILLER / ‘HOW DO I MEASURE MY GRATITUDE?’ . . .

PIX FROM THE OPENING, TUES NOV 9, 2021 – PHOTOS BY KATE CERIGO

JAMES MILLER . . . in:
‘How Do I Measure My Gratitude?’ – curated by SOUHAD RAFEY
The American Academy of Arts and Letters
the show runs thru . . JAN 26, 2022

more info: ‘How Do I Measure My Gratitude?’ – American Academy of Arts and Letters


JAMES MILLER . . .


JAMES MILLER, ‘Lid’, 2019.
acrylic on canvas / 79 x 55 in.


JAMES MILLER . . .


on the right:
‘JAMES MILLER, ‘Receiver’, 2019.
acrylic on canvas / 79 x 55 in.


check out: JAMES MILLER on Instagram / @skinlizard

and, from the ARTLOVERSNEWYORK ARCHIVE:


JAMES MILLER, Brooklyn, June 2015
Photo: NANCY SMITH

check out: JAMES MILLER & friends – JUNE 2015 / DEDALUS FOUNDATION / artloversnewyork
where that photo of James, above came from / one of my best photo-shoots ever . . between the art, the people, the venue & the great lighting !! – one of my all-time favs !!



~DREW MILLER / ‘HOW DO I MEASURE MY GRATITUDE?’ . . .

PIX FROM THE OPENING, TUES NOV 9, 2021 – PHOTOS BY KATE CERIGO

DREW MILLER has several of his fantastical drawings . . . in:
‘How Do I Measure My Gratitude/’ – curated by SOUHAD RAFEY
The American Academy of Arts and Letters
the show is up thru . . . JAN 26, 2022

more info: ‘How Do I Measure My Gratitude?’ – American Academy of Arts and Letters


DREW MILLER, ‘Ground Fault’ / colored pencil on paper.
24 x 30 in.


DREW MILLER, ‘Cicada House’ / colored pencil on paper
19 x 22 in.


DREW MILLER, ‘Worms’ / colored pencil on paper.
22 x 23 in.


check out: DREW MILLER on Instagram @drewrileymiller

and, from the ARTLOVERSNEWYORK ARCHIVE:

DREW MILLER, NYC. MAY 5, 2016
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH



~MICHAEL HANDLEY / ‘HOW DO I MEASURE MY GRATITUDE?’ . . .

PIX FROM THE OPENING, TUES NOV 9, 2021 – PHOTOS BY KATE CERIGO

MICHAEL HANDLEY . . . in:
‘How Do I Measure My Gratitude?’ – curated by SOUHAD RAFEY
American Academy of Arts and Letters
the show runs thru . . . JAN 26, 2022

more info: ‘How Do I Measure My Gratitude?’ – American Academy of Arts and Letters


MICHAEL HANDLEY, large painting in . . .’How Do I Measure My Gratitude?’?
part of a very ‘existential’ . . installation !!


MICHAEL HANDLEY, installation . . . ‘How Do I Measure My Gratitude?’.
image via Instagram @mchlhndl


see: MICHAEL HANDLEY on Instagram @mchlhndl

and,from the ARTLOVERSNEWYORK ARCHIVE:


MICHAEL HANDLEY, and LADY SOULE, Brooklyn, June 2015.
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH



~JOHN SZLASA / ‘HOW DO I MEASURE MY GRATITUDE?’/ AMERICAN ACADEMY of ARTS & LETTERS

SOME PIX FROM THE OPENING, TUES NOV 9, 2021 – PHOTOS BY KATE CERIGO

JOHN SZLASA . . . in:
‘HOW DO I MEASURE MY GRATITUDE?’ – A BIG GROUP SHOW of 46 ARTISTS
CURATED BY SOUHAD RAFEY
AMERICAN ACADEMY of ARTS AND LETTERS, 633 WEST 155 STREET, NY, NY 10032
the show runs thru . . . JAN 26, 2022
HRS:
NOV 12-28 / FRI-SUN 1-5 PM
from thereafter thru . . . JAN 26, 2022 – OPEN BY APPOINTMENT

THE ACADEMY’S curator of 23 years, SOUHAD RAFEY . .
is retiring at the end of 2021 & has . . “organized a farewell exhibit featuring the work of 46 artists
who have supported and collaborated with Souhad during her career in their ‘day job’ at the Academy
as art handlers, museum guards, fine art truckers, and museum colleagues, as a way of honoring them by showcasing their own art work.”

read more & see artist list: ‘How Do I Measure My Gratitude?’ – American Academy of Arts & Letters

Artlovers has run into 5 of those artists over the years, and we are so pleased to showcase their work in the show – on our page – as well !!


JOHN SZLASA, ‘FASTPLANT’, 2020.
polymer modified gypsum cement, pigment acrylic, burlap and construction mesh.


JOHN SZLASA, ‘Untitled (blue, free), 2020.
polymer modified gypsum cement, fiberglass, pigment, and acrylic.


see: JOHN SZLASA on Instagram @johnszlasa

and, from the ARTLOVERSNEWYORK ARCHIVE:


ANTONE KONST, and, on the right . . . JOHN SZLASA.
‘The Socrates Annual 2018’ – Group Exhibit, Socrates Sculpture Park, QUEENS, NY.
March 24, 2019.
Photo: NANCY SMITH



~P.A.D. RETROSPECTIVE – RUMMAGE SALE / ‘IN WITH THE OLD’ / WALTER ELWOOD MUSEUM / AMSTERDAM, NY / SAT NOV 13

‘IN WITH – THE OLD’ . . . . !!!!!!!
START – YOUR MOTORS – RUNNING !!!!!!

PATRICK MOHUNDRO & P.A.D. / PROJECT ART DISTRIBUTION . . .

INVITE YOU TO THE: P.A.D. ‘IN WITH THE OLD’ / RETROSPECTIVE – RUMMAGE SALE . . . !!!!!

THIS SAT NOV 13, 2021 / 2 – 8 PM !!
AT . . WALTER’S – THE CONTEMPORARY WING of the WALTER ELWOOD MUSEUM – of the MOHAWK VALLEY
100 CHURCH ST., AMSTERDAM, NY, 12010 / UP-STATE / ABOUT A 3 HR. DRIVE from MANHATTAN
PS: THE EXHIBIT WILL BE UP & . . ‘INTERACTIVE’ – THRU . . . FEB 27, 2022.

CELEBRATING . . . THE P.A.D. – almost 5 year retrospective !! /
‘IN WITH THE OLD’ . . . is a curated presentation of over 200 artists – with 350 works / curated from the first 50 . . P.A.D. / PROJECT ART DISTRIBUTION / POP-UPS.
spanning – the past 4.5 seasons !!

‘IN WITH THE OLD’,
besides being a large ‘survey’ look back / is also ‘interactive’ – in that it also functions – as an old-fashioned community-based ‘rummage sale’ / where viewers are “encouraged to touch & actually buy the art on exhibit” / which is so . . . the P.A.D. mission /
bringing new artists to community awareness & while most definite over-riding – the ingrained / and seriously ‘slow’ / ‘institutional’ status-quo.

note: 90% of the works on sale will be under $75 !!, with some as low as . . $5 !!

so yo, people: go, get yourself – some cutting-edge / history-making art !!!!

all the while finding yourself – in the Adirondacks / Mohawk Valley region, amidst a brilliant, crisp Fall slowly changing out – into winter, just before . . . the big ‘Cold’ sets in.
The Walter Elwood Museum – looks like such a fun, folksy, richly archival / place to explore, too / the minute I read Mohawk Valley, I was already researching the deep-rooted Native American history – of the area.

for SURE:

‘IN WITH THE OLD’ . . . will be chock-full of all kinds of artist editions, including zines of all formats, incredibly diverse hand-made artifacts.

it’s going to be – some of the most . . . cutting-edge, curious, creative, hysterical, sobering, skilled, just plain crazy, & often . . serious mission statement & ‘souvenir’ items / you’ll ever see in one place again, or . . . for awhile, anyways !!
everything – priced . . . to go !!
at the very least, re: these social-media thick / online virtual days
‘IN WITH THE OLD’ . . . “is for you – to touch, hold, smell, and listen to” !!!!

P.A.D. / PROJECT ART DISTRIBUTION INVITES YOU TO . . . .’IN WITH THE OLD’.
PRESENTED BY . . . PATRICK MOHUNDRO
CURATED BY . . . SOPHIA MA & ELIANA BLECHMAN
WITH MUCH THANKS TO . . . WALTER’S – for HOSTING !!

THE BIG OPENING – IS THIS . . . SAT, NOV 13 / 2 – 8 PM
THE EXHIBIT – WILL BE RUNNING . . THRU: FEB, 27, 2022.

check: WALTER ELWOOD MUSEUM for the HRS. / post NOV 13th.

yes !! YES !! check out: the WALTER ELWOOD MUSEUM / MOHAWK VALLEY / COLLECTIONS & HISTORY !!

follow: P.A.D. – IG

WATER ELWOOD MUSEUM IMAGES / COURTESY: WALTER ELWOOD MUSEUM / MOHAWK VALLEY



~PETER VAN TOORN / CANADIAN POET / A POETIC OBITUARY . . .

for: the true . . WORDSMITHS.

when people die, it’s like a little fire goes out . . .
I hadn’t spoken to Peter van Toorn, ever since I left Montreal for NYC, in 1981,
just over 40 years ago, by now – but still, I was shocked, and so saddened by his passing.

“There’s a silence, and there’s silence. And then there’s a stillness to hold it all without noise.
Enough! The crazy fingers of the wind just hit the roof and raise the red roof tiles . . . ”
~ PETER VAN TOORN, ‘Mountain Easter’, in ‘Mountain Tea’, pg. 78.


PETER VAN TOORN, and NANCY SMITH,
at the ubiquitous Greek diner,
in the Mt. Royal / St. Laurent section of Montreal, ca. mid-to-late, 1970s.
yeah, he was a little bit older – than me / but we both came from recent immigrant English-speaking families.
PHOTO: Collection Nancy Smith

I knew him very well during the period when he wrote what was to be – his last published book / a great work, a collection with the depth of, of . . knock-knock-on-that mountain, solid-as-rock & wide as the sky, almost sing-songs / original poems, & which also included some absolutely brilliant translations / of other poets’ classic, historic poems, the book titled . . . ‘MOUNTAIN TEA’.

I painted the watercolor, that was printed in gray-scale, which graced the cover of the original first edition. as well I contributed the cover art for a few other books – he put out – with various collaborators, all under the creative whirlwind of Vehicule Press / then an Indie artist / writer start-up, in Montreal, and which has gone to become almost an institutional powerhouse, that it is – today.

to be an English poet in Montreal, especially in the French language rights era of the 1970s,
was to be a unique & stubbornly contrarian voice . . .
a collective subconscious cultural landmark, a cry, a burning vision, a voice, which not only embraced the poetic whole of Montreal, but which would also not be – denied.
down with DNA – up with poetic truths.

PETER, still relatively un-sung in the Canadian mainstream media / in only the way a country like Canada can treat it’s best / don’t get me started / was the leader of the English talent pack, and will be – forever.
A brilliant, brilliant poet, who preferred to look inwards, and knock, knock out those poems – working, and re-working them, for years, really, until they sung like tapped glass, or spun copper – sturdy as the old metal typewriters, on which he tapped, tapped them out – til they were rendered with pure hardcore perfection, and, . . . meaning, like a wondrous pebble – skipping across the cold, cold surface, of a blue, blue . . . lake.
see: PETER VAN TOORN (1944 – Oct 6, 2021) – Wiki


see: VEHICULE PRESS
see: History of VEHICULE PRESS

PETER VAN TOORN, ‘MOUNTAIN TEA & Other Poems’, the first edition / with my watercolor, reproduced in gray-scale, on the cover.
published by McClelland and Stewart, Toronto. 1984.
Cover illustration: Watercolour by NANCY SMITH, photographed in black & white by G. SZILASI.

Peter wanted a tea pot, but one that was rural, a peasant utility – in a campfire metal, but that still spoke “Chinese” (!!), and, was designed to .. pour widely, as diverse as the ground the poems, yet elegant with homespun, heartfelt generosity. the original watercolor is all rendered in earthy tones of dark greens 7 ddeep blues, with a hint of turquoise, and jade. It’s night time, it’s time to pour a warm cup of tea, on a circular woven folk art mat, flecked with ‘listening’, and spin some tuneful, poetic thoughts – up, into the night sky.

“I can tell fresh milk from fresh flies,
I can tell nice ties from nice guys,
I can tell good from bad weather,
I can tell apples by their blush,
I can tell trees from their green gear,
I can tell who’s broke from who’s flush,
I can tell hefty, from handy, I can tell nothing about me . . ”
– the first verse from PETER VAN TOORN, ‘Mountain Dragon’, translated from VILLON,
‘MOUNTAIN TEA’, pg 81.

IF, you know anything about me – you know, there I go.

he also inscribed a good-bye gift, a vintage hardcover book on Mexican Folk Art / published 1966 (!!),
to me, just before I departed for the unknowns – of NYC.

“for Nancy
Give that cotton canvas one of your snazzy swats and get on the map with both Emily’s (Carr & Dickinson) as a first-rate fire-head – and man snucklers tuck their tongues in !
Peter / Mar 20, 1981”.
quite the send-off.
and, like a Mayan sacrifice, off to the to challenge the harsh gods, of NYC – I went.

after writing this about me,
in a poem that was indeed published – in ‘Mountain Tea’:

‘Mountain Cameo’ – for Nancy Smith

“How to show this fresh lie to her –
I’ve licked its wet fur clean,
fed it cream of dream,
heard its vowels puu,
but if the smell of my hands is on it
she’ll bite its head off.”
~PETER VAN TOORN, last verse of ‘Mountain Cameo’,
in ‘Mountain Tea’, pg 95.


‘THE INSECURITY of ART’, Essays on Poetics /
Edited by KEN NORRIS & PETER VAN TOORN.
Vehicule Press, Montreal, 1982.
Published with the assistance of the Canada Council.
Cover artwork by NANCY SMITH.
Cover graphics by JW STEWART
Book Design by SIMON DARDICK.

I remember, clear as crystal, how absolutely stunning it was. to see . . my watercolor,
published full-page, and in . . . full color !!
thank you, so much: to the book’s prescient designer . . SIMON DARDICK / Vehicule Press.

one of Peter’s essays was: ‘Kosher Carp on the Nuclear Harp’ (!!), pg. 138.
which began thus:

“There is no shock in the acknowledgement: poets have chucked their fountain pens. Gone
the goose quill which once gave them wings on paper.”

and, so from the painter / a sable-tailed . . a watercolor brush spun out, a top . .
a tea cup.

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH



~COLD, COLD HEART . . .

dedicated – to the stab-you-in-your-back / players in the art world,
here & in . . . Paris.
so tired of that greedy. lying, thieving . . old school game, can’t you guys – EVOLVE ?!!!!
the world is def, gonna leave you – behind.

ELTON JOHN, DUA LIPA . . .

“it’s a human sign
when things go wrong . . .
Cold, cold heart
Hardened by you (oh)
Some things lookin’ better, baby
Just passing through . . . ”

watch: ELTON JOHN, DUA LIPA . . ‘Cold Heart’ / Official video



~LUKE MURPHY / ‘Pixel-by-Pixel: Interventions’ / SMoCA / Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, ARIZONA / OCT 30, 2021 – April 10, 2022 –

watch out . . . . . !!!!
you.
you . . . cold, cold heart.

‘Pixel-by-Pixel: Interventions by LUKE MURPHY’
OCT 30, 2021 – APRIL 10, 2022
SMoCA – Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
7374 East Second Street, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

more: LUKE MURPHY – SMoCA


LUKE MURPHY, ‘Monument to the Glitch (Tower 3)’, 2019.
LED light sculpture – with custom computer elements / software & assorted hardware.
image via: SMoCA

“LUKE MURPHY . . . subverts & liberates technology through re-purposing and recontextualizing it – to reveal its . . innate h-u-m-a–n-i-t-y.”

“To him, technology, screens, and code are physical and fragile in the same ways that we are – we break, crack, glitch, and can get repaired.”

“MURPHY . . . works with the LED screens we often see outside advertising the next big thing. He sees LED screens as part of the landscape, and although these light panels are intended to be selling machines, Murphy views them as beautiful, chatty companions, so he uses them as his primary medium, undermining their form and function.

“MURPHY’S . . . interventions (placed) throughout the Museum are interruptions to the norm. His work questions whether our interaction with screens are the real experience and art is simply just the content of the experience. He is interested in exposing the materiality of technology because there is such an effort to hide the material nature of tech to achieve total seamlessness.”

Organized by Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Curated by JULIE GANAS, curator of engagement and digital initiatives.

note: all above quotes – are from, & please read full statement: SMoCA – LUKE MURPHY EXHIBIT

NOTE: the animated, text-based / digital “LED DELI BANNER” – ‘RESIST’,
that runs across the top of this page – is also by LUKE MURPHY.

see: LUKE MURPHY / lukelab.com – ARTIST
PORTFOLIO

see: LUKE MURPHY INSTAGRAM / @lukemurphy49

& watch this, you . . . neon-colored, but cold, cold – heart !!
see: ‘You’ve Been Lonesome, Too’ / WIP – LUKE MURPHY, RECENT VIDEO / IG



~ANNA KUNZ with her . . . RAYS !!

color studies – in the key of DREAMS !!

‘ANNA KUNZ: WITH RAYS’
ALEXANDER BERGGRUEN / UP THRU . . . NOV 20, 2021.

read more: ‘ANNA KUNZ: WITH RAYS’ / BERGGRUEN


ANNA KUNZ with . .
‘Unseeing Green’, 2021.
acrylic on canvas
60 x 66 in.


a glimpse of:
ANNA KUNZ, ‘The Tide’, 2021.
acrylic on canvas
66 x 60 in.


ANNA KUNZ, ‘Demo’, 2021.
oil on linen / 13 x 11 in.

PHOTOS: KATE CERIGO



~’ANNA KUNZ : WITH RAYS’ / ALEXANDER BERGGRUEN / UPTOWN / OPENS WED OCT 20

yeah.
fill me up with some of those . . . bright-eyed, thinking-mind / sun, sunny rays,
just before that cold, cold and pretty much /
I’m guessing . . cold-hearted !!
Winter 2021 – rolls in.

‘ANNA KUNZ: WITH RAYS’
OPENS WED OCT 20 / 5 – 9 PM
and runs thru . . NOV 20, 2021
ALEXANDER BERGGRUEN GALLERY, 10118 MADISON AVE, Fl 3. UPTOWM, NYC NY 10075

the gallery states that . . .
“With respect to the JOSEF ALBERS’ . . . 1959 painting, ‘Homage to the Square: With Rays’, (collection of the MET Museum, NY), KUNZ seeks to convey through her compositions . . . optical progressions – as colors ‘ray out’ towards the viewer and, into their vision.
Following Albers in drawing parallels between the relationships of colors, and those of humans, Kunz’s approach to color perception produces an ‘intra-active’ – (term composed by feminist physicist Karen Barad), which postulates that action originates from within relationships’ structures, not from cause and effect between individual entities – viewing experience.”

ANNA KUNZ . . . lives and works in Chicago, Il.

read more: ‘Anna Kunz – WITH RAYS’ / BERGGRUEN


ANNA KUNZ, ‘Birches’, 2021.
acrylic on canvas / 90 x 80 in. / 7 ft. 5 in. x 6 ft. 6 in.
image: courtesy ALEXANDER BERGGRUEN



~’BUBBLE ORCHESTRA EXHIBITION’ / PRECOG MAG / NARS FOUNDATION / OPENING FRI OCT 15

PRECOG MAGAZINE . . is excited to announce their latest curatorial project for the NARS FOUNDATION / EXHIBITION SPACE
‘BUBBLE ORCHESTRA’ . . is the first physical exhibition based around Issue 5 of Precog Magazine.

Bubble Orchestra. . . prompts ideas around the concept and materiality of bubbles: as a metaphor for thinking through ideas of individuality & group cohesion; echo chambers and their tenuousness; algorithms; and the fragility of identity.”
~Precog

with:
ALISON KUO, AMIKO LI, ANJULI RATHOD, BEN ROSS DAVIS, BLINN AND LAMBERT, CARLOS FRANCO,
OLOLADE ADENIYI, PATRICIA DOMINGUEZ, UMBER MAJEED, and VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER.

OPENING: FRI OCT 15 / 6 – 8 PM
and running thru . . . NOV 5, 2021
NARS FOUNDATION / MAIN GALLERY: 201 46th St, 4th Fl, Brooklyn, NY 11220.
see: NARS INFO & HRS

see: Precog Magazine

see: NARS Foundation

more info: ‘Bubble Exhibit’ – NARS