Sunday, September 30, 2007

Guy Peellaert

Guy Peellaert... Twentieth Century Dreams. Paintings by Guy Peellaert.

The Twist

Tubby Chess & His Candy Stripe Twisters... The Twist (.mp3 audio 02:38). From the album Tubby Chess and His Candy Stripe Twisters Do the Twist (1962, Grand Prix K-187). Hurts so good!

Gerda Taro

Gerda Taro at the International Center of Photography in New York. "...Gerda Taro (1910-1937) was a pioneering photojournalist whose brief career consisted almost exclusively of dramatic photographs from the front lines of the Spanish Civil War. Her photographs were widely reproduced in the French leftist press, and incorporated the dynamic camera angles of New Vision photography as well as a physical and emotional closeness to her subject. Taro worked alongside Robert Capa, who was her photographic as well as romantic partner, and the two collaborated closely. While covering the crucial battle of Brunete in July 1937, Taro was struck by a tank and killed. Taro's photographs are a striking but little-known record of this important moment in the history of war photography." Also... This Is War! Robert Capa at Work.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Flirtin' Kind

The Canadian Sweethearts... The Flirtin' Kind (1961, SOMA 1156 .mp3 audio 02:02). Bob and Lucille (Bob Regan: Vocal, Guitar - Lucille Starr: Vocal) recording as The Canadian Sweethearts.

Rare Essence

Beauty Is Pain Frances Goodman... Beauty Is Pain (2007, Sequins, silk, thread, 74 x 56 x 2 cm, Ed. of 2). From the exhibition Rare Essence at Aeroplastics Contemporary in Brussels.

Naoto Kawahara: Luminol

Naoto Kawahara: Luminol, September 7 - October 6, 2007 at Zeno X Gallery in Antwerp.

Shag: Conspicuous Consumption

Shag: Conspicuous Consumption - new paintings by Shag.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Bill Bowers: Art-Wear Jackets

Bill Bowers: Art-Wear Jackets. "...To have clothing accepted as an art form is no easy task, but Bill Bowers succeeded in doing just that with the help of Mark Phillips who has collaborated with Billy since the early '70s converting the flat pieces into wearable clothing that could survive the grueling stage performances of the likes of Keith Richards and Mick Jagger. A fashion designer for the leading rock stars like Alice Cooper, Led Zepplin, and the Rolling Stones, Bowers' Art-Wear creations have received due recognition by their inclusion in the permanent costume collections of the Smithsonian in the '70s and the Oakland Museum of California in 2006."

Quand l'embryon part braconner

Quand l'embryon part braconner. Zootrope Films site for the French release of Koji Wakamatsu's Taiji ga mitsuryosuru toki (The Embryo Hunts in Secret, 1966) - an early example of Japanese 'Pink' Cinema. (fr) Also... The Japanese Pink Film by Andrew Grossman (Bright Lights Film Journal, Issue 36, 2002).

Jennifer Shaw - Portfolio 1: Relics

Screen Door Jennifer Shaw... Screen Door (2002, Split toned silver gelatin print, Edition: 25). From Jennifer Shaw - Portfolio 1: Relics at Meter Gallery. "...The Tchoupitoulas Street corridor in New Orleans is an urban limbo - a five-mile stretch along the Mississippi that is strewn with both relics of industry past and hints of gentrification to come. The boarded-up screen doors and teetering piles of planks in Jennifer Shaw's photographs might not seem iconic to the casual passerby, but her intimate portraits embellish them with meaning."

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Burk Uzzle - Just Add Water: America in Color

Burk Uzzle... Sex Pit, Alabama (2006, c-print, edition 10). From Burk Uzzle - Just Add Water: America in Color at Laurence Miller Gallery in New York. "...Burk Uzzle grew up in the south, began working at the age of 14, got his first full-time job as a photographer at age 17, became LIFE’s first contract photographer at age 23, and has twice been elected president of Magnum. In spite of, or because of, his intrepid nature—he has traveled throughout America and Europe many times—he has said it is the small towns and ordinary places that interest him most. In Just Add Water: America in Color, Uzzle shares his love of and fondness for the American landscape and her people in an extraordinary way, by photographing the most unlikely people and things: a wall of gum in Seattle, a plastic Santa on a porch in Florida, POPEYE spelled out in wreaths in a cemetery in North Carolina."

Selections from FILM CULTURE Magazine, 1955-1996

Selections from FILM CULTURE Magazine, 1955-1996 at UBUWEB. "...Founded in 1954 by Jonas and Adolfas Mekas, the New York-based magazine FILM CULTURE began by covering Hollywood cinema and evolved into the primary voice of independent and avant-garde cinema with a total of 79 issues spanning the years 1955-1996. With regular contributions from critics and filmmakers like P. Adams Sitney, Stan Brakhage, Andrew Sarris, Parker Tyler and Jerome Hill (some of whom would go on to found Anthology Film Archives, which opened in 1970), FILM CULTULRE served as a forum for the New American Cinema, discussing the works of pioneering filmmakers like Maya Deren, Ron Rice and Paul Sharits, and providing important context for largely unseen films through its essays on film history, contemporary art and poetry."


Chocoreve has been posting the entire Ethiopiques series starting with Ethiopiques Vol. 1 - Golden Years of Modern Ethiopian Music, 1969-1975. Thank you, DMc.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Le Dernier Cri: 15 ans de suractivation grafike !

Le Dernier Cri: 15 ans de suractivation grafike exposition du 19 septembre au 6 octobre 2007. "...En 2008, les éditions Le Dernier Cri basées à Marseille fêteront leurs 15 années d'existence. Avec quelques mois d'avance sur le calendrier, la galerie nomade Arts Factory ouvre les festivités et investit une nouvelle fois l'Espace Beaurepaire avec la première exposition parisienne d'envergure consacrée à ce collectif d'artistes hors-normes." (fr)

Daido Moriyama 'Kyoku / Erotica'

Untitled Daido Moriyama... Untitled (from the series 'Kyoku/Erotica', 2007, silver print, 27,6 x 41,5 cm, signed). From the exhibition Daido Moriyama 'Kyoku / Erotica' at Galerie Priska Pasquer in Cologne, Germany. "...'Kyoku / Erotica' is Galerie Priska Pasquer’s second exhibition to be devoted exclusively to the work of Japanese artist Daido Moriyama. The exhibition will feature photographs from the series entitled 'Kyoku / Erotica', which was published in book form in 2007. (The word 'Kyoku' can be translated as 'danger zone'). The 'Kyoku / Erotica' series brings together photographs from cities such as Tokyo, New York, Shanghai, Bangkok, Cologne, Buenos Aires and Sydney. The title of the exhibition – 'Kyoku / Erotica' – reflects Daido Moriyama's ambivalent perception of the world. For Daido Moriyama, the world is both a danger zone and a minefield of sexual tension, a mixture of danger and allure."

Cy DeCosse: Flowers of Legend and Myth

Cy DeCosse: Flowers of Legend and Myth - New works in handcrafted dichromate pigments at John Stevenson Gallery in New York.

Books in Chinese Propaganda Posters: Objects of Veneration, Subjects of Destruction

Books in Chinese Propaganda Posters: Objects of Veneration, Subjects of Destruction Books in Chinese Propaganda Posters: Objects of Veneration, Subjects of Destruction. "...Through all of its long history, the Chinese political system used the arts to propagate correct behaviour and thought. Literature, poetry, painting, stage plays, songs and other artistic expressions were produced to entertain, but they also were given an important didactic function: they had to educate the people in what was considered right and wrong at any time. As long as the State provided examples of correct behaviour, this automatically would make the people believe what was considered proper to believe.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Collier Schorr: There I Was

Collier Schorr... Sunrise Highway (2007, pencil and ink on paper). From the exhibition Collier Schorr: There I Was at the 303 Gallery in New York. "...The exhibition There I Was marks a shift in medium and a conceptual departure for Schorr, who is best known for her photographic studies of a real and imagined town in Southern Germany. With this new body of work, Schorr looks to America and specifically the muscle car counter culture of the 1960's in Long Island and Queens, NY. While previous photographic works teased the accepted artifice of photography to forge an appropriated remembrance of German histories, Schorr found drawing a more acute medium to describe events that took place in the neighborhoods of her childhood."

Lars Tunbjörk: Office

Lars Tunbjörk: Office at Cohen Amador Gallery. "...Tunbjörk’s images observe the sterile interiors of nameless business offices that, though different in name, share a lexicon of commercial iconography: neon lights, industrial ventilation systems, thin metal framed windows, computers, filing cabinets, and - most pronouncedly - white and grey cubicles. The series remains firmly grounded in this commercial world with little or no reference to the external environment as though this universe exists as a totality unto itself. Like the artificiality of Thomas Demand’s assembled office photographs, the tone in Tunbjörk’s series reflects the constructed nature of the world it documents and hints at the immense workings of power occurring behind these thin office walls, as though the sterility of these environments serves to cloister the true workings of a powerful, arcane elite."

Terry Evans: Steel

Terry Evans: Steel Terry Evans: Steel at Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago, IL. "...In the Fall of 2005, Terry visited a steel mill in East Chicago that she first became fascinated with during her aerial project about Chicago. As she states, 'I wanted to see what these structures contained. The dangerous and thrilling processes of steel production astonished me and I began an intense photographic exploration that has taken me primarily back to the mill at Indiana Harbor, but also to Cleveland, Ohio, Burns Harbor,Indiana and Coatesville, Pennsylvania for more than thirty visits'" More at Terry Evans Photography and Revealing Chicago: An Aerial Portrait.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Get It Off Your Mind

Kenny Parchman and His High-Hats... Get It Off Your Mind (1958, LU 504 .mp3 audio 02:30).

Raymond Pettibon: Here's Your Irony Back (The Big Picture)

Raymond Pettibon... No Title (One immediately grasps) (2007, Pen, ink, gouache, and collage on paper). From the exhibition Raymond Pettibon: Here's Your Irony Back (The Big Picture) at David Zwirner Gallery in New York. "...From the late 1970s through the mid-1980s, Pettibon was closely associated with the record label SST Records and the punk rock band Black Flag, started by his brother Greg Ginn. Contributing work for album covers, concert flyers, and fanzines and producing photocopied books that the artist distributed himself, Pettibon was a pioneer of the do-it-yourself ethic and aesthetic, which came to characterize Southern California underground culture. Pettibon continues to blur the boundaries of 'high' and 'low,' pulling freely from a myriad of sources that span the cultural spectrum. His obsessively worked drawings tackle aspects of art history, religion, sports, movies, music, and sexuality. In recent years, his thematic scope has become increasingly topical, addressing current political and social concerns, including American foreign policy and the war in Iraq. Finding early inspiration in comic books, Pettibon was interested in the cartoon’s mode of generic and economical representation, which allowed for the development of a remote rather than deeply personal drawing style."

James Castle: Drawings

James Castle... Untitled (ladies Free!) (20th c., Found paper, cut and reassembled, wheat paste). From the exhibition James Castle: Drawings, September 1 - September 29, 2007 at Greg Kucera Gallery in Seattle, WA. "...Opinions vary as to whether James Castle was born deaf or autistic. Clearly, he never learned to speak, read or write, and refused to be taught to communicate in any of the accepted forms of signing or finger spelling. What physical signaling he did was a highly personal expression of home signing used within his own family. Language, letters, numbers and symbols apparently meant something to him and often appear in his work, but it's unclear on what level he perceived them.
Castle's most eloquent means of expressing what he felt about the world around him was through drawing in the works on paper he made for nearly 70 years until his death in 1977. Whether sketching the domestic interior scenes of his home and family, or rendering the rustic architecture and pastoral terrain of rural Idaho, Castle tried to place the viewer within his own idiosyncratic world.
Using stove soot mixed with his own saliva on the tips of sharpened sticks, Castle devised a unique substitute for graphite or ink. Despite the rudimentary materials and eccentric technique, Castle achieves an astonishingly varied sense of light and shade in each work with powerful lines and brilliantly nuanced textures that enliven the surface. By all accounts, Castle's mastery of perspective drawing was self-taught from observation and mimicry. This ability became more assured as his work progressed over the 70 years in which he made art." More... Works by James Castle at Gallery Paule Anglim in San Francisco, CA.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Marc Yankus Portfolio

Marc Yankus... Caitlin at Factory (2007). From Marc Yankus Portfolio.

America's National Game: The Albert G. Spalding Collection of Early Baseball Photographs

Gargling Oil Liniment Baseball Card Gargling Oil Liniment Baseball Card. From America's National Game: The Albert G. Spalding Collection of Early Baseball Photographs at the NYPL Digital Gallery. "...Over 500 photographs, prints, drawings, caricatures, and printed illustrations from the personal collection of materials related to baseball and other sports gathered by the early baseball player and sporting-goods tycoon A. G. Spalding. This collection includes 19th-century studio portraits of players and teams of the day, rare images, photographs, and original drawings."

Images of a Journey: India in Diaspora

Images of a Journey: India in Diaspora by Steve Raymer (Digital Journalist, September 2007). "...Images of a Journey: India in Diaspora documents the struggle of Indian immigrants to survive and succeed in the United Kingdom, the Middle East, South Africa, the islands of the Indian Ocean and the Caribbean, Southeast Asia and Hong Kong, and in the United States. But it is by no means an encyclopedic account of the diaspora—a scholarly undertaking better left to others. Rather, it is a sometimes larger-than-life story that begins with Great Britain's need for cheap and efficient laborers building railroads and working plantations, as well as for soldiers, policemen, coal miners, managers, and English-speaking teachers across the Empire. Not every Indian went abroad willingly, nor were they universally welcomed. Hundreds of prisoners were shackled in irons and sent to help build, and later settle, colonial outposts like Singapore, today one of the world's marvels of trade, tourism, and material comfort for most of its citizens. Other Indians were known as notorious moneylenders, so loathed in places like Burma that they were expelled."

Jiří Kolář: Přeskládaná historie

Jiří Kolář: Přeskládaná historie (Rearrangered History), 11th September - 20th October 2007 at Galerie ART Chrudim svìtlana a luboš jelínkovi. "...Although the earliest known collage by Jiří Kolář is dated 1937 and was exhibited in the foyer of the E. F. Burian Theatre, he only began to focus intensively on the arrangement of random motifs in the late 1940s. He was initially attracted by urban folklore that he found on the pages of old magazines that were full of period news items and curiosities. In 1951 and 1952 he created confrontations, stories, anti-anatomies, and joyful or engagé collections of cut-outs during the deepest period of societal and cultural repression. This creative period was ended by Kolář’s imprisonment for the poetry collection Prometheus’ Liver. Today, we can see that the work of Jiří Kolář from this period mark him as one the world’s leading artists around the world attracted to the 'low' culture of urban metropolises."

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Horrors of Malformed Men

Trailer (Flash Video 03:15) for Horrors of Malformed Men (Edogawa ranpo taizen: Kyofu kikei ningen , 1969, directed by Teruo Ishii). Also... a Review of The Horror of Malformed Men by Tom Mes at Midnight Eye. "...The Horror of Malformed Men stands out as one of the most singular cinematic experiences not just in Ishii's history, but in all of Japan's. Combining a spectrum of influences that stretches from Rampo to butoh, it taps into the country's post-nuclear trauma so audaciously that people fled theaters in disgust upon its release and that it has been consistently barred from appearing on video or DVD since. Yet, it is beautiful, haunting and oneiric; it is the closest one can come to a dreamlike experience without closing one's eyes." Horrors of Malformed Men is now available from Synapse Films.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Mambo Girl

Mambo Girl. Paul Fonoroff on Grace Chang, mambo, and the wacky world of Mandarin musicals.

Dong Jun: Exchanging Gazes

Dong Jun: Exchanging Gazes Exchanging Gazes - a solo exhibition of works by Dong Jun at Long March Space.

Drama and Desire: Japanese Paintings from the Floating World, 1690–1850

Drama and Desire: Japanese Paintings from the Floating World, 1690–1850 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. "...With the establishment of Edo (modern-day Tokyo) as the major political and commercial center of Japan in the seventeenth century, artists developed a new imagery, known as ukiyo-e. Masters of the genre explored the daily activities of the city's inhabitants and detailed the stylish preoccupations of the 'Floating World' — the theaters and the brothels. While many of these artists, such as Harunobu, Utamaro, and Hokusai, are well-known in the West for their woodblock prints, it was in the medium of painting that they actually received their major commissions.
The Japanese press has hailed the Museum's collection of more than 700 ukiyo-e paintings as the finest anywhere in the world. Despite the collection's acclaim, 'Drama and Desire: Japanese Paintings from the Floating World 1690–1850' marks the first exhibition highlighting the Museum's holdings of these works."

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Zana Briski: Brothel

Brothel #8 Zana Briski... Brothel #8 (1998-2002, Gelatin silver print, 2007 print mounted to aluminum. Signed by artist on label on mount verso). From the exhibition Zana Briski: Brothel at Stephen Daiter Gallery in Chicago, IL. "...Brothel documents Briski's years spent photographing in Calcutta's red-light district. Living for months at a time alongside the women and children of the brothels, she quickly developed a relationship with many of the kids who, often terrorized and abused, were drawn to the rare human companionship she offered. These relationships led to her teaching the children photography, a story documented in her Academy Award-winning film Born into Brothels. More Works by Zana Briski at her personal site.

Eric Slayton - Portfolio 5: Glass Eyes

Eric Slayton - Portfolio 5: Glass Eyes at Meter Gallery. "...At first glance, the photographs in Eric Slayton’s series, 'Glass Eyes' appear to be nature studies, shots of animals taken in the wilds of Africa or Greenland. But there’s something suspiciously formal about them, a posed quality despite the blurring around the edges that creates the impression of motion. The Walrus Bull from Greenland, for example, looks like an elder statesman, sitting for a portrait. You soon realize that they are photographs of museum dioramas, all from the Museum of Natural History in New York: the gazelle and zebras, the ostrich and falcon are all frozen in time, mid-stride or mid-flight. Slayton is an environmental scientist as well as a photographer, and his background informs this work."

Hector Mediavilla: The Congolese Sape

Hector Mediavilla: The Congolese Sape - 35 color photographs at Zone Zero. "...The arrival of the French to the Congo, at the beginning of the 20th Century, brought along the myth of Parisian elegance among the Congolese youth working for the colonialists. Many considered the white man to be superior because of their technology, sophistication and elegance. In 1922, G.A. Matsoua was the first–ever Congolese to return from Paris fully clad as an authentic French gentleman, which caused great uproar and much admiration amongst his fellow countrymen. He was the first Grand Sapeur."

Jeff Soto: Storm Clouds

Jeff Soto... Thunderclouds Over a Flower (Acrylic on wood). From the exhibition Jeff Soto: Storm Clouds at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York. "...For Storm Clouds, Jeff Soto explores his predominant fears and anxieties over his daughter’s future, the civil war in Iraq, and the United States policies on environmental conservation. Soto’s concern for the American population’s indifference and a general disconnection to global affairs are motivating factors behind his overtly mature subject matter. Storm Clouds is ripe with metaphors that allude to the fate of the planet should neglect and indifference prevail. Soto’s expressive narratives evoke inherent contradictions, crossing between notions of a precarious and fragile natural world on the brink of extinction with one that is an indestructible, organic mass."

Hit Or Miss

Bo Diddley... Hit Or Miss (.mp3 audio 03:24). From the album Big Bad Bo (1974, CHESS CH-50047). Thank you, DMc.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Review of Control

Review of Control by Francis Cruz at Not Coming To A Theater Near You.

Prisoner | Terrorist

Trailer (QuickTime Video) for Prisoner | Terrorist by Masao Adachi. (jp) Also... an Interview with Masao Adachi at Midnight Eye. "...Born in 1939 in Kita Kyushu, Adachi emerged from the Nihon University Film Study Club, better known as Nichidai Eiken, alongside filmmakers like Motoharu Jonouchi and Isao Okishima, to become one of the leading figures in the underground experimental scene of the 60s, with films like Sain (1963) and Galaxy (1967). However, it is for his later associations with Nagisa Oshima, in whose Death by Hanging (1968) he appears in the role of the security officer, and more famously with Koji Wakamatsu, scripting literally dozens of his most famous titles including Embryo Hunts in Secret, Go Go Second Time Virgin, Sex Jack and Ecstasy of Angels, that he is best known."

Industrial Orange

FILE Magazine... Industrial Orange. "...Industrial Orange is a series of images shot in an industrial section of Vancouver by photographer David Niddrie. David says of the project that 'Vancouver is in a transitory state...but walk a block in the perimeter and you are faced with miles of Dead Space...the threat that these places may vanish overnight is enough to send me out, under the fence and over the tracks to document this place in history. I used Fuji Provia + an orange 'sunset' filter shot midday under a changing sky on my Pentax Spotmatic added a certain sheen to the metal and concrete surfaces; these were in-camera tint sessions - taking B&W filters to the unforgiving eye of chrome film.'"

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

The Hunch

Hasil Adkins... The Hunch (1964? Roxie 5134 .mp3 audio 02:42).

WK Interact: Bring Me Back - Phase II

WK Interact: Bring Me Back - Phase II at Supertouch. "...Supertouch blogger WK INTERACT dropped Phase II of his 'Bring Me Back' anti-war street campaign today at the corner of Prince and Elizabeth. Expanding from single doorways to larger surfaces, this second installment is the run-up to his large-scale Phase III set to hit streets in the next few weeks. Also... Phase I.

Alen MacWeeney: Irish Travellers and Yeats

Alen MacWeeney: Irish Travellers and Yeats at Steven Kasher Gallery in New York. "...a pair of complimentary photographic projects made by Alen MacWeeney in Ireland between 1965 and 1969. The exhibition will present over 70 vintage and modern prints. This show accompanies the publication of Irish Travellers, Tinkers No More and also surveys MacWeeney’s classic images based on the poetry of William Butler Yeats. Together the two bodies of work present Alen MacWeeney as a documentary romantic whose subjects include the survival of the pre-modern in the modern world, the survival of individuality against all odds, the survival of innocence in experience, and the survival of Ireland in the mind."

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Works by Zheng Zaidong

Zheng Zaidong... The Diary of a Mad Old Man (acrylic on canvas, cm 200x200). From Works by Zheng Zaidong at Galleria Paolo Curti/Annamaria Gambuzzi & Co. "...Zheng Zaidong feeds himself on Chinese classical literature. The titles of his paintings are phrases of poems from the Ming, Wei and Jin dynasties, phrases he occasionally transfers onto canvas. He moved to Shanghai from Taiwan, where he was born in 1953. Traveling in China for about twenty years in search of the culture that reflects the elegance of the life of the sages scholars he also came into contact with mountains, rivers, porcelain, tea rooms, Zen gardens. But in New York, in the 1980s, he saw a film by Salvador Dalí and was overwhelmed."

Chicken Run

Alfredo Mendieta... Chicken Run (.mp3 audio 01:52).

Fumiko Negishi: Caja

la Caja del Nave de los Locos Fumiko Negishi... la Caja del Nave de los Locos (2007, oil on box). From the exhibition Fumiko Negishi: Caja at Gallery Toki no Wasuremono in Tokyo, Japan. "...CAJA means a box in Spanish, and I have been using this title for my works. Every time I made boxes, I felt my mind was getting better. It seemed to be curing my heart. Boxes are for keeping things, sometimes important things. A closed box has unimited possibilities. And when I open it, my mind begins to wonder. Eternity and the contents of the box will be treasured and will be always there even if someone would look at them or not."

Jack Daws: Nothing To Lose Sculpture

Jack Daws... Better You Than Me (2007, .45 caliber pistol, hollow points, enamel, plastic plug from toy gun). From the exhibition Jack Daws: Nothing To Lose Sculpture at Greg Kucera Gallery in Seattle, WA. "...Jack Daws is wildly irreverent, but he's never without a point: The objects he fabricates veer a few degrees away from normal, and in those few degrees is a world of meaning. This, his first solo show, features sculpture and photographs, and includes a playpen bounded by barbed wire, a windmill sculpted out of coal, the twin towers built of French fries (pardon me, Freedom fries), and other items that carry his nutty political charge. By way of excellent contrast, Greg Kucera is also showing new drawings and prints by South African artist William Kentridge, one of the few political artists who doesn't make me yawn." - Emily Hall

Monday, September 03, 2007

COLAB: All Color News Sampler (1978) & Colab Compilation (1980)

COLAB: All Color News Sampler (1978) & Colab Compilation (1980) at UBUWEB. "...Two rarely seen compilations from the New York-based Collaborative Projects (aka COLAB) formed in 1978. All News Color Sampler is a remarkable collection of clips from the feature news program for cable TV. Hard, gritty, this is the early political and socially oriented work by artists now well-known as sculptors and filmmakers. Potato Wolf, Colab Compilation was an artists' cable TV show produced by Collaborative Projects from approximately 1979-84. Artists include John Ahearn, Tom Otterness, Scott and Beth B, Kiki Smith, Peter Fend and many others."

RIP: Janis Martin

My Boy Elvis Janis Martin... My Boy Elvis (1956 RCA Victor 47-6652 .mp3 audio 02:07). RIP: Janis Martin. Also... Janis Martin's Discography at Rockin' Country Style and Liner Notes from the Bear Family Records release Janis Martin Love and Kisses (2003, BAF 18001).

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Sergio Tapia: Sol y Luna

Sergio Tapia... La Tormenta (Carved and painted wood, 24 7/8 x 28 3/8 x 5 inches). From the exhibition Sergio Tapia: Sol y Luna at Owings Dewey Fine Art in Santa Fe, NM. Also... a few More works by Sergio Tapia. "...Sergio Tapia has been carving and creating since he was five. 'Being an artist is the one thing in my life that has never changed,' he says. Tapia, the son of renowned artist Luis Tapia, was the first child in Santa Fe’s renowned Spanish Market."

Luaus in the Continental United States

Tsampa on my Shoulder

Tsampa on my Shoulder - An exhibition of photographs by Vidura Jang Bahadur at Bodhi Art, Gurgaon. "...Vidura Jang Bahadur has been engaging with the medium of film and photography for over ten years now. His professional trajectory includes several accredited film based projects, the experience of which has contributed towards honing a sharp aesthetic sensibility as prevalent in his works. Vidura’s first exhibition of photographs on China Meiyon-Wenti, was shown at the India International Centre, New Delhi (2003), a result of his work in China as a freelance photographer that lasted for 3 years. The artist’s existence could be termed as nomadic, who finds thrills in the presence of humanity. The landscapes in his pictorial compositions serve as a setting for human interaction."