Dorothy Cross, an Irish artist exploring Memory and Cultural Identity

March 17th, 2018
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    Kerlin Gallery is showing Dorothy Cross

    Dorothy Cross (wiki)

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    Dorothy Cross studied at the San Francisco Art Institute, among others, from 1980 to 1982, before eventually choosing to return to Ireland, in Dublin then Connemara. Since the mid-80s her work has included sculpture, photography, video, and installations. She reappropriates the locations and materials she uses to make new metaphorical associations that sound out today’s sexual and religious behaviours, habits and identity constructions. She utilises the animal realm (sharks, jellyfish, cows, crabs, birds, snakes) to question male and female stereotypes and the notions of power, dependence, and fertility. The Udder series (a phonetic play on the word other), created between 1990 and 1994, most notably includes the pieces Virgin Shroud (1993), inspired by her mother’s wedding dress, and Saddle (1993). Her experience working at an electric plant for a few years resulted in a series of object/environments, which she explored through photography: the “residues”, which include Control Room, Dresser, and Parthenon, were presented at the Powerhouse exhibition in 1991. She also represented Ireland at the 1993 Venice Biennale.

    Happy St Patrick’s day!

    Adam Rippon, Nagasu at the Oscar – Nostalgia for Nancy Grossman’s Bondage Art

    March 5th, 2018
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    Adam Rippon and Mirai Nagasu at the Oscar.

    Olympian Adam Rippon’s Oscar Tux And Harness Are Gold Medal-Worthy
    This. Is. Everything.

    Nancy Grossman .

  • Rippon and Reese were guests at the Colbert Show – (March 8, 2018)

  • Jeff Geys Belgian Conceptual Artist dies at 83

    February 16th, 2018
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    Art News obit

    Geys was perhaps best known for his strong social and political motives of his work


    In many respects, he is a disciple of Marcel Duchamp, who defended the strategy of undisclosed withdrawal. Geys has chosen to build his work on provincial references. All his exhibitions are accompanied by an issue of the newspaper Kempens Informatieblad, which he publishes himself and designs like a local, free circulation newspaper.

    Peter Paul Rubens & Jef Geys Combined Artworks


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  • Happy New (Y)ear of Earth Dog – 2018 – Communicative, Serious & Responsible

    February 15th, 2018
  • Happy New (Y)ear of Earth Dog! starting February 16, 2018 to February 4, 2019.
    (Earth dog is Communicative, serious, and responsible in work)

    Spike loved Maria Callas and his family love and miss him forever.


    Ellis began working on the book in 2010 after Kubrick’s death by canine lymphoma as a way of working through his grief over the dog’s death

    Independent filmmaker Sean Ellis (previous post- Metro Manila to Prague)

  • James Dean ‘s dog here.

  • Dog by Ed Ruscha Ed Ruscha Dog

    Oof oof and various cheeses

    Monty andmontymonty Monty Socrates
    Read how Monty Socrates found his family and his brother and sister.

    Best in show – A film clip + fun dog photos and a link to 8 ways to prepare your pets for war.

    Nancy Burson – Trum(p)-fusion, Warhead Portraits

    February 6th, 2018
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    Warhead 2017 (Trump/Jong-un)

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    Warhead 2017 (Trump/Putin)

    Nancy Burson

    Nancy Burson (wik)

    Burson is best known for her pioneering work in morphing technologies which age enhance the human face and still enable law enforcement officials to locate missing children and adults. Her Human Race Machine, which allows people to view themselves as a different race, is used worldwide as an educational diversity tool that provides viewers with the profound visual experience of being another race

  • Vivian Maier – (February 1, 1926 – April 21, 2009) –

    February 1st, 2018
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    Vivian Maier

    Vivian Dorothy Maier (February 1, 1926 – April 21, 2009) was an American street photographer. Maier worked for about forty years as a nanny, mostly in Chicago’s North Shore, pursuing photography during her spare time. She took more than 150,000 photographs during her lifetime, primarily of the people and architecture of Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles, although she also traveled and photographed worldwide

    via her wiki.. John Maloof, curator of some of Maier’s photographs, summarized the way the children she nannied would later describe her:

    “She was a Socialist 1ameriVivian, a Feminist, a movie critic, and a tell-it-like-it-is type of person. She learned English by going to theaters, which she loved. … She was constantly taking pictures, which she didn’t show anyone.”

  • Tim Roth invites you to Vivian M.

    How were you involved in Vivian getting her first posthumous gallery show here in L.A.?
    I said, “I have a friend who has a really lovely gallery. Why don’t we do the L.A. [photos] and I’ll host it?” So we’ve been doing it ever since. We try to do one a year. We do some new pieces, and we try and get some of her prints — which are very rare — in there as well. The ones that she printed probably at the corner store.

    What drew you to her eye?

    A favorite photographer of mine on the documentary side would be Don McCullin. Stuff that I really admire in cinema would be Ken Loach. Within the photographs is sort of a critique of society. She has that. I thought it was extraordinary. You can see in her framing and in her point of view and in how the equipment that she was using changed.

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    V.M - an anoymous portrait of america (See more photos here)

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  • Broom & Boom of David Ireland – at His Famous Art Home

    January 29th, 2018
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    (David Ireland’s Mission District Home Opens as a Museum)


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  • “I think art making is a matter of finding things out and not considering practical issues, but thinking about things that are internal and of an investigatory nature for ourselves.” – David Ireland

    “When I feel like I’m being understood too easily by people, then I pump it up a little bit … make it a little bit tougher.” – David Ireland

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    Three Attempts to Understand Van Gogh’s Ear in Terms of the Map of Africa, 1987

    RIP David Ireland (more images here)

    Cosmology of Jack Whitten, an Innovative Artist/Activist (1939-2018)

    January 22nd, 2018
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    Jack Whitten (wiki)

    When the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center occurred, Whitten was at his studio on Lispenard Street in Tribeca watching the first plane hit. He spent two years constructing a monumental elegiac and emotion-filled panel, with ashes embedded into it, as a memorial of the day.

    Obit from Artforum

    Jack Whitten, a conceptual painter who tested the medium’s limits for more than five decades, has died at seventy-eight. The artist, awarded the National Medal of the Arts in 2016 for “remaking the American canvas,” was dubbed the father of new abstraction by the New York Times. Throughout his career, Whitten eschewed the popular or marketable for what interested him philosophically, and was largely unrecognized by the mainstream until recent years, following a major 2014 retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, California.

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  • Kenneth Goldsmith interviewed Jack Whitten on BOMB

    RIP Ed Moses – LA Painter (April 9, 1926 – January 17, 2018)

    January 21st, 2018
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    Ed Moses, Bronco (2002)
    Photo: Courtesy of William Turner Gallery.

    Ed Moses (LA times Obit)


    Nambo Panel (See his art)

    Artnet News

    1. On freedom:
    “The rational mind constantly wants to be in charge. The other parts want to fly. My painting is the encounter between the mind’s necessity for control and its yearning to fly, to be free from our ever-confining skull.”

    2. On Buddhism:
    “I’ve been student of Buddhism since 1960. And of course it interfaces how I behave, how I think, how I perceive.”

    3. On inspiration:
    “I’m never inspired. I’m obsessed. And I look forward every day to paint.”

    4. On the Ferus Gallery:
    “This group of artists that hung out at Ferus Gallery, we all had an arrogance that we were the best, and all of the other artists in this town were on an old boat, and they had better get on a fast plane with us. We outshone them all; we out grew them all.”

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    Ed Moses belonged to the generation of artists called the cool school, whose philosophy was to perceive painting and drawing as a long-lasting process of personal development. Moses’ pieces are somewhere in between semi-representational and abstract, they contain a lot of patterns and geometric shapes, which are partially inspired by the Native Indian tradition.

    Brave and Bold, Lee Bontecou – A Formidable Artist

    January 14th, 2018
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    Happy birthday Lee Bontecou, she is 87 years old.

  • Bontecou does not care what you think

    She doesn’t want to impose. She’s probably most closely allied to the abstract expressionists because she acknowledges when she was a young artist [during] the heyday of the abstract expressionists, she admired not only their work but the idea of freedom and experimentation that their work embodied and the way they lived their lives. They weren’t theorists. They didn’t talk about their work. It was intuitive. She still doesn’t want to really talk about her work. She doesn’t want to fix meaning. She wants to keep it open for people.


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    Inspiration – Alabama

    John Singer Sargent -Portraits of Henry James, Robert Louis Stevens etc.

    January 12th, 2018
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    (January 12, 1856 – April 14, 1925)
    Complete works by John Singer Sargent

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    Painting of Robert Louis Stevens and his wife by John Singer Sargent – 1885.

    Curious Painting of Robert Louis Stevens and his wife by Sargent

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    Alice Runnel James (Mrs William James) watercolor by John Singer Sargent – 1921

    Poem For You – David Shapiro, Poet, Critic and an Art Historian

    January 2nd, 2018
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    Jan Palach – a Poem by David Shapiro, his collaboration with architect John Hejduk

  • Happy birthday David Shaprio

    Read Poem For You here.

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