Thursday, November 26, 2009

Wendell McShine

3rd world- in studio with artist: Wendell Mc shine


50 artists from around the world have created hundreds of works of art for this highly anticipated annual exhibition and sale. These artists were invited based on their unique artistic vision and contribution to urban/contemporary arts and culture. Each artist has submitted up to 10 works of original art, all affordably priced at $250 or less. I so wish I was there... If you are in the West Coast or WC bound, a must see.

Exhibition & Sale Opens: First Friday, December 4, 2009
8pm til late, free and open to the public
On view through January 16, 2010
Anno Domini San Jose CA


Friday, November 20, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The art of Tim Burton


I have never seen the MoMa so packed.  Last night, the museum was full of life, overflowing with contributors, special members and the die hard Tim Burton fans that lined up to see the special exhibition opening... it was hard to see the work between the crowd, wondering if there will ever be a quiet time to enjoy the work in silence... doubtful. Members preview Nov18-21st. Show opens to the public Nov 22-April 26th. 

priest chews velvet haddock

Anna Joelsdottir at Stux Gallery November 19, 2009 - January 9, 2010

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Featuring Over 100 Artists
Trying to Survive in This Economy

November 21 - December 19

A or C Subway to UTICA AVE.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Round Zero

By Jerome Lagrrigue

Round Zero

Sometimes when we touch

Stephen Irwin showing at Invisible Exports 14A Orchard St (btwn Hester and Canal) through Nov 29th.

Printed Matter

Tom Beale introduced me to an artist who shares a studio in his building. Midori Harima. Midori collects images from books, magazines and the internet. and converts them into black and white copies then she fabricates hollow sculptures.  In her artist statement Midori explains "The hollow figure, its surface covered with fragments of Xeroxed images, corresponds to how we perceive objects in an information intensive society. By transferring symbolic media images into the sphere of actual existence I aim to shift from automatic, brain-centered understanding triggered by visual information to a holistic experience of seeing which accompanies corporeal and visceral sensation. This process is based on primal experiences from my childhood. I experienced media images and stories by directly relating to them as reality, not understanding them within a stable subject-and-object relationship; this frightened me and shook my foundation".  For additional images of Midori's work click here

Deep Structure

It was great fun spending the afternoon with Thomas Beale in his studio.
Here's few images of his work and space

Monday, November 9, 2009

Who shot rock and roll

Beautiful intimate look at Rock and Roll through the ages and through the eyes of the artist who shot them. October 30, 2009–January 31, 2010
Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 5th Floor at the Brooklyn Museum

Jen Stark's Sculptures

How to Blow yourself Up

CH:The title could be interpreted as how to gain fame, which people who blow themselves up in fact do accomplish. Was this double entendre made on purpose from the outset?
That’s a bit off the concept, a consequential accomplishment on their part... Funny, the double entendre is also consequential. There is a great deal left open for interpretation but this was really about getting into the heads of various individuals who may not usually or stereotypically attach [themselves] to such acts but who are equally desirous of controlling destiny. Isn’t death our ultimate destiny, therefore calculating the time and place gives [us] that power of control over fate

CH:Did you do a lot of research into making real bombs and their mechanical makeup to make your pieces as true to life as possible? 
WK:Just a bit of common sense. If you can connect a circuit you can build a bomb. So I guess a past talent for stripping motorcycles and rebuilding engines qualifies me to be a sort of bomb maker.

For those who don't share beliefs in the end-of-the-world theories, how can they still connect with the show?
WK:I think every human being has dedicated at least an instant of thought to addressing his/her self worth or purpose or effect on humanity, so that is really the common thought behind this concept.

CH:You've worked on such diverse projects from street art to merchandise. How was your approach different for the works in this exhibit? WK:My approach to gallery and street work is basically the same in terms of conveying my thoughts and my opinions, then observing the metamorphosis of the concept through the opinions/interpretations of others. One body of work leads to another, then you realize that you are continually building an infinite number of links from past projects, developing and refining ideas. 

Interview from

WK Interact: How to Blow Yourself Up, showing at Subliminal Projects Gallery, LA CA Nov7-Dec5th, 2009.

Friday, November 6, 2009

IPCNY book fair

X-Initiative/Former DIA is hosting the Editions/Artist book fair 548 W22nd st 2nd FL from Friday Nov6-Sunday Nov 8th. For additional info click here

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Prints in NY

The International Fine Print Dealers Association Print Fair is happening this week Nov5-8 at the Park ave Armory.
To purchase tickets and show info click here

Workshop for Modernity

Bauhaus is a school in Germany that has brought together and originated artists, architects, industrial designers, photographers, textil designers of avant-garde art.
Founded in 1919 and shut down by the Nazis in 1933. The exhibition consists of over 400 works of faculty and famous students such as Anni Albers, Josef Albers, Herbert Bayer, Marianne Brandt, Marcel Breuer, Lyonel Feininger, Walter Gropius, Vasily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, László Moholy-Nagy, Lucia Moholy, Lilly Reich, Oskar Schlemmer, and Gunta Stölzl. Showing at MoMa from Nov 8-Jan 25, 2010.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Installation by E.V Day featuring sculptures created from New York City Opera's Historical Costume Archive on view at David H Koch Theater Columbus Ave & 63rd st Public Viewing Friday November 6 5pm-9pm.
E. V Day's recent works below; Exploring Couture, G-Force and Bride Fight