Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Sunday, December 07, 2008
Saturday, December 06, 2008
after-the-everything place to go. Good margaritas, though not particularly strong. Typical South beach limp wristed bartenders. Nice old ladies, but they need to pour stronger drinks.
Odd crowd, the art crowd.
Byron, you're a weird one.
The only worthwhile dive in miami, really.
But, won't be back 'til next year.
Friday, December 05, 2008
Thursday, December 04, 2008
NADA Art Fair.
A rare gem. This drawing is about 8ft x 5 ft...
I was disappointed by Nada this year. I hate to generalize an entire fair, but there was a homogeneity with what I saw that wasn't present at the other fairs.
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Click the link embedded in the above title for more info..
This is James Casabere. He creates these miniatures of stark and desolate spaces which are then photographed and printed (in large sizes..). I haven't seen one in person. I just ran into his work for the first time a few weeks ago so I'm not familiar with it at all.
Thursday, July 03, 2008
This image is incredible. I'm not sure the distance from the explosion that it's shot from, nor the altitude of its top (10thousand to15thousandfeet?).
Sabre-rattlers out there take note, and be wary of your war mongering.
I just began reading Kevin Brockmeier's new collection of short fiction, The View From the Seventh Layer. After Things That Fall From The Sky, and A Brief History of the Dead I've developed a real appetite for his work.
In an effort to save cash, more frequent trips to the Library have temporarily added these books to the coffee table:
1)Phaidon's SCULPTURE TODAY
2)The Architectural Unconscious (James Casabere + Glen Seator)
3)The New Urban Landscape , edited by Richard Martin
4)PAUL McCarthy, published by the New Museum of Contemporary Art , NY
a great list...I'm suddenly very interested in James Casabere's photographed miniature spaces, especially the flooded ones. I'll have to look for an image to post here.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
--T. S. Eliot
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
From the acidic & animated comedy of Squidbillies,
its intro diddy:
"my dreams are all dead & buried
sometimes i wish the sun would just explode.
when god comes and calls me to his kingdom
i'll take all you sons a bitches when i go...."
Saturday, May 03, 2008
I offer a non-sequitor to begin with (above):
A DC10 full of well-behaved, though understandably impatient, horses.
Second:Things I am taking in at the moment:
1) too much Vetiver,Sufjan Stevens, the new Of Montreal, Greg Ashley and/or GrisGris
2) Peter Doig, late 70s Chris Burden, plus Eva Hesse's formal compositions (among others things)
3) Just read Chuck Palhniuk's (sp) Survivor, and save for a few interesting chops here & there I thoroughly hated his writing. Deeply, horribly, terribly hated it. He tells & retells the same story over and over again from book to book.
4)watching on the telly anything to do with ghosts or UFOs (as usual)
5) Debating whether to read Flannery O'Conner or F.Scott Fitzgerald
6)Jerry Saltz's reviews
7) the games our cats play
Saturday, March 01, 2008
Despite moments of genuinely funny moments, it wasn't Gondry's best.
And, a last word on relational aesthetics. I just don't buy so much of this kind of work that seeks to branch out and include "everyone", that seeks individual epiphany and growth via communal experience. Harrell Fletcher, Miranda July, and all others alike, I don't buy it. Their comes across as genuinely insincere and, frankly, lazy. I'll admit that the organizational abilities of these and like-minded artists is applause worthy, but their works (and i realze i'm generalizing here..) tend to leave me feeling empty, uninspired, bored.
and to combat said boredom, I give you the above....