Monday, August 29, 2011

Passing through

While here in Akron, Ohio, I stopped in at the ever-interesting Akron Art Museum, where I came across a painting by Bill Radawec, linked here via the museum's extensive online collection.

Bill, who recently passed away from a long and brave battle with cancer, was also a forward-thinking artist who started a gallery in his house in Los Angeles long before anyone else had the idea. His space called Domestic Setting, gave many artists, me included, their first opportunity to showcase work amongst other international artists and cutting edge ideas. It was a great pleasure to see this painting, Bill was a native Ohioan, in one of my favorite art museums.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Fabienne Lasserre

I keep thinking about a piece I saw a few weeks back at the NADA Hudson Art Fair. The piece was this sculpture by Fabienne Lasserre and it was in Jeff Bailey Gallery's "booth."

On another note, Hyperallergic, the World's Greatest New York Art Blogazine, has started a curated Kickstarter page with specially selected out interesting projects to support!

Here's another picture of the NADA Hudson Art fair that shows off the place with a nice looking lady in light blue high heels (how did she get across the gravel parking lot).

Monday, August 15, 2011

Donald Steele Saves the Queen via Hyperallergic! All hail Hrag!

In response to Hyperallergic's , “Saving the Queen in Art and Image,” Hrag posted the following images by Donald Steele, who has had some fun with Her Highness.
h/t Austin Thomas


Saturday, August 13, 2011

4:00pm to 6:00pm
Sunday, Aug. 14th 
430 Warren Street
Hudson, NY

come if you are upstate, tomorrow
call 917-400-3869 for more info. or directions 

jane kent pu press image
Alex Prager
Jane, from the series West-end, 2009

Peter Stitchbury
Estelle 5.2, 2010
Digital print on Ilford Galerie Smooth Pearl 290 gsm

David Dupuis
Femme Fatales and Dirty Bitches, 2000
Colored Pencil on paper

Austin Thomas
Envelope Girl
Paint, collage on paper

Judith Page
Dreams of Power (CB), 2010
Tar Gel, acrylic, archival inkjet print on rag paper


@ Scot Cohen Realty
 430 Warren St.,Hudson, NY 12534
(518) 822-1191
July 30 through September 3, 2011

Featuring 21 artists, whose portraits in photography, sculpture, painting, drawing, collage and abstraction present a multifaceted exhibition that relates to the space in it's new incarnation as a gallery as well as to contemporary ideas of literal and symbolic personal representations.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

a long day's work

Pictures from a long day's work with me concentrating on the collaged figure and Julie working large on the floor.


then from the back

and two barely visible but worked-through collages.

The making.

Table shots I and


It all starts with the blank page.



Reviewing and deciding (reclining but not collaged) but not finished.

Finished work!

In 4 parts, close-ups.


 Another view.

View four.

I ended the evening by editioning a new print, "HAVE A SUPER FANTASTIC DAY."

Gocco in action.


Till next time, have a super fantastic day.

(one of my favorite books, Julie has a bit of Bourgeois in her)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much and it doesn't matter where you end, it's about how you got there

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much - Helen Keller and from my yoga teacher, Salvador Martinez - It doesn't matter where you end, it's about how you got's about the journey.

These are the 2 quotes of the day.  And with these two sentiments in mind, I'm posting a bunch of pictures from the past couple of weeks events and from group activities and journeys in an effort to catch up a little bit and breathe.

Copper wire in jars from medium to small by the very prolific artist James Prez

The artist, James Prez in his apt./studio
James hold a Julie Torres

A nice James Prez installation.

Next up, soup!  On a hot Saturday night (cold soup), artist friends Lars Kremer and Liz Atzberger served up a secret supper for paying guests, nominally for a 3-courser, plus drinks.  The meal, this being the first is part of a gallery cum supper club called Airplane.  All the food was served in airplane ware and scrumptious!!
Diners eating

at the table

with bread.

Guests cooled their feet in the pool.

On the stove

where Lars cooked.

The secret door or hatch to Airplane.

On a footnote, Lars is an amazing cook, and he has presided over other meals we have put together, including at Camp Pocket U., and most recently at a Market meal.  There will be more dining with Lars and Liz most certainly at Airplane, but also at other places where art and the community come together.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Crowd Shots from the Opening...

Pictures taken by Greg because I'm in them and I'm usually not, so a little extra visual indulgence!  

Michele, Julie and me, with a Sara Greenberger Rafferty in the background

Adam Simon with a Sharon Butler in the background, talking seriously to a visitor.

talking and listening.


Julie and planning our next project together!

Jen Mazza talking with Chuck and art enthusiast.

Scot and Julie Cohen, they are the masterminds behind everything!!

Natalie Simon, Julie and friends