Sunday, November 14, 2010

James Kalm Video Retrospective, now online, here:

image courtesy Two Coats Of Paint

Presented last night at Outpost, a James Kalm Video Retrospective.

The first video linked in below sums up how I feel. The second one sums up how Loren Munk might feel, the third one sums up how the viewer might feel, the fourth one is for Hrag, although it's one of Loren's favorites. There are so many good ones, and the Rough Cut series is genius. And I included a recent one that folks liked. I did some polling on facebook, looked at the top rated ones and there's a few extras that are good too, all linked below. Of course if you were not there last night you missed Outpost's home brew beer and the #socialgraph show. Worth the interesting trip out there!!

1. Bushwick Season Opener, Austin Thomas and Jim Herbert

From: jameskalm | October 03, 2010 |

James Kalm continues his coverage of the new season with this Bushwick doubleheader. Austin Thomas founded Pocket Utopia in 2007, and was one of the first galleries to venture into this, as yet, untested neighborhood. "Drawing on the Utopic" is an installation of work from the last five years that features her collage, drawings and text pieces. Jim Herbert was an art professor at the University of Georgia at Athens while also making several influential independent films. Among those films were music videos for R.E.M. whose front man Michael Stipe had been his student. This exhibition of large scale recent paintings delves into the fantasies of adolescent sexuality, played out against historically influenced backgrounds. Contains interviews with Austin Thomas, Debora Brown and Jim Herbert.

The second sums up how Loren Munk must feel.

2. James Kalm Hit by Car:

The third one sums up how the viewer might feel.

3. Wheelie Over the Brooklyn Bridge

From: jameskalm | April 05, 2010 | 951 views
James Kalm, despite his seeming serious demeanor, and passion for reporting on the latest art happening in and around Greater New York, occasionally captures footage that he has to share with his audience. As an almost daily rider on the Brooklyn Bridge, having passed over this iconic structure at every hour and under every condition thousands of times, occasionally Kalm sees the unusual. The legends of "wheelie guys" on the bridge are plentiful, but this time we actually catch one in the act. This balancing routine continues for nearly two minutes and covers about one third of the bridge's length, from the Manhattan anchorage to the West Tower.

4. The fourth video is for Hrag, featuring our man Jeff.
Jeff Koons On The Roof at the METROPOLITAN MUSEUM

From: jameskalm | April 21, 2008 | 16,388 views
James Kalm is invited back to the Metropolitan Museum to document this sculptural exhibition by one of America's most recognized artists. Jeff Koons is honored with the placement of three of his highly polished stainless steel works from the "Celebration" series, "Balloon Dog Yellow", "Sacred Heart (Red/Gold)" and "Coloring Book". Jeff Koon also responds to a provocative question from Kalm regarding the art market.

5. And we need a rough cut, those our brilliant!

A Two Minute Roughcut of John Currin Recent Paintings at GAGOSIAN GALLERY -A rough Cut:

From: jameskalmroughcut | November 04, 2010 | 362 views
James Kalm once agains goes on the "Down Low" challenging a gauntlet of security and a bevy a wannabe model galleristas to bring viewers this unauthorized video clip from this evening's opening of John Currin's recent paintings at Gagosian. Having been posted within minutes of the closing, this preview captures a brief look of one of today's most controversial young painters. Melding old masterly technique with elements of kitsch and soft core porn Currin has established an updated cynical version of the classic reclining nude. Expect a full report at the James Kalm channel.

6. The most recent as of this list:

Kenny Scharf & Dearraindrop at THE HOLE GALLERY
From: jameskalm | November 08, 2010 | 217 views
James Kalm has been visiting shows by Kenny Scharf since the bad old East Village days. Kenny along with Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat used the vernacular of old school Graffiti, and street work to infuse a whimsical and fantastic night club inspired spirit into the Downtown art scene. Dearraindrop is a "family" group of artists from Virginia Beach, Virginia consisting of Joe Grillo, Laura Grant, Billy Grant, and Owen Osborn. They collaborated in recreating Scharf's "Cosmic Cavern" at the gallery and work in various media including video and musical performance on hand crafted instruments.


Clyfford Still Unveiled, at the DENVER ART MUSEUM -
From: jameskalm | August 28, 2007 | 7,475 views
James Kalm travels to Denver to preview the Clyfford Still Museum with "Unveiled", Selections from the Estate. Twenty-seven years after the artist's death and three years after the agreement with the Denver Art Museum to undertake the Clyfford Still Museum project, the public is at last given an opportunity to view seminal works by this founding member of Abstract Expressionism. Displayed in the new Daniel Libeskind designed Frederic C. Hamilton Building, "Unveiled" provides a brief overview of Still's stylistic development from his early "Regionalist/Social Realism" to the mature abstractions with their signature "flame forms". With holdings of around 2400 works, of which only 10 percent have been seen by the public, the Clyfford Still Museum will no doubt become a must see destination for painting enthusiasts.

1 comment:

kalm james said...

Dear Austin,
Thanks for all the time and effort you've put into this project. Your energy and commitment is an inspiration to all of us, LOREN