Monday, March 29, 2010

March 30 lecture at the Fort Worth Modern: Kenneth Goldsmith

"Kenneth Goldsmith, a New York-based poet whose writing has been described as, “some of the most exhaustive and beautiful collage work yet produced in poetry” by Publishers Weekly, is founding editor of the online archive UbuWeb (, and among other endeavors, is also the editor of I'll Be Your Mirror: The Selected Andy Warhol Interviews, which was the basis for the opera, “Trans-Warhol”, that premiered in Geneva in 2007. While the exhibition Andy Warhol: The Last Decade focuses on the artist’s paintings, Goldsmith’s Tuesday Evenings presentation, The Hyperlinked Warhol: The Artist as King of Media, highlights other activities that Warhol was involved in toward the end of his life, including forays into cable and network television, fashion modeling, advertising, and computer art. This lecture fleshes out the full spectrum of what it meant to be Andy Warhol at the end of his life. What emerges is a portrait of the artist as media visionary, one who, nearly three decades ago, accurately predicted our current infatuation with technology, celebrity, and social networking. For more info link to the Modern."

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Asked and Answered | David Rathman Rumbles in the Jungle

Before there was Mike Tyson versus Evander Holyfield, Mixed Martial Arts bloodsport battles and Rocky I-V, there was 1974’s “Rumble in the Jungle.” The “Rumble” featured two of boxing’s greatest icons, Muhammad Ali and George Foreman, pitted in the ring, while the “Jungle” came courtesy of Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo), where the fight took place. The epic bout inspired “The Fight,” a book by Norman Mailer, a song by the Fugees and countless ESPN “SportsCenter” reruns. Now it’s getting the artistic treatment, courtesy of the watercolorist David Rathman.
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Monday, March 22, 2010

R.H. Quaytman at Modern and SMU

Tuesday  March 23 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth at 7pm

Wednesday March 24, 6:30pm, SMU Meadows Museum

R.H. Quaytman lectures about her work. She is a painter living in New York City. She was a recipient of the Rome Prize Fellowship in 1992 and was a founding member and the Director of Orchard, a cooperative gallery in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Her first museum exhibition is currently on view at the ICA in Boston and she will be included in the 2010 Whitney Biennial.

For more information about Orchard go to
For more information about Quaytman’s work go to

Friday, March 19, 2010

Louise Bourgeois: LEGS.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

We are What we Defend...

“It may just be two people your work will communicate to. Don’t be upset. Be upset if you are not happy with your work. Never be upset about how many people have seen it, or how many reviews it has received. Your work will exist and keep influencing the world. Moreover, your work will keep changing the very configuration of our world no matter what kind of attention it gets or doesn’t get. So when you are an unknown artist, be caring of what you make and what you give out. Your work, no matter what, affects the world, and in return, it brings back 10 times what you’ve given out. If you give out junk, you get back junk. If you give out confusion, you will give yourself confusion. If you give out something beautiful, you will get back 10 times more beauty in your life. That’s how it works.”
-Yoko Ono, in Letters to a Young Artist, 81.
Thanks to Eric at Cablegram this is from his post: Practice makes Practice. 
Also check out this past weeks THIS AMERICAN LIFE and listen to chapter 3 of the episode "SAve the DaY" for more reason's why its good to be critically challenged aka please don't dumb it down... click here for link.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Aoki Katsuyo

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Ellen Gallagher

Several people have brought up Ellen Gallagher's work when in my studio. I have always loved her drawings and collage so I  thought it might be time to revisit and see the similarities as well as many differences in image and concept between us.

Ellen Gallagher
My work

Friday, March 12, 2010

CU Graduate Students

A long past due post of some of the graduate students I worked with at CU last Fall.
Lindsay Pichaske
Lindsay's video takes a while to load but is well worth it, turn up the volume. Click here to load video.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Low Lows in Denton!

Go see my friend Parker's band THE LOW LOWS. You won't regret it...
Low Lows are In-store @ Good Records in Denton TX today Friday March12th @ 7pm.
Nx35 Festival showcase @ Dan's Silverleaf 11pm Saturday!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

3D Transformations

Good day teaching beginning design at Eastfield...

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Fort Worth Fabulous.

3 Propositions and a Musical Scenerio
Photos courtesy of Kevin Todora. Curator Noah Simblist along with Subtext Projects. Artists: M, Brad Tucker, Justin Boyd, Jenn Gooch, Richie Budd and Personal Victories. 

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Thursday, March 4, 2010

3 Propositions and a Musical Scenerio, Friday March 5th.

Three Propositions and a Musical Scenario, a one-night exhibition organized by Noah Simblist and Subtext Projects at 2525 Weisenberger Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76107. Initially conceived as an after-party for the Liam Gillick exhibition opening that same night at Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, this event riffs on Gillick’s ideas about art as social practice. Rather than an exhibition of discrete art objects that are for sale, this event emphasizes the ephemeral and performative aspects of contemporary art.
Three Propositions and a Musical Scenario will be located at an artist studio complex. Three small storefront spaces will showcase one-person, site-specific installations by Justin Boyd, Brad Tucker and M. that will include video, sound, drawing and sculpture. In addition to this, a pavilion in the parking lot will serve as a stage for performances by Jenn Gooch and Richie Budd. All of these artists share a history of engaging in both art and performance.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Liam Gillick Week in Fort Worth TX.

Liam Gillick emerged as part of the generation of "Young British Artists"  in the 1980s and 1990s. He is now  considered one of the most influential and interesting artists in contemporary art.  His diverse mode of art practice—often associated with "relational aesthetics"—complicates object production, embraces the exhibition as medium, and explores the social role and function of art. Gillick gave a fabulous lecture at the Modern here in Fort Worth last night and his show over at the TCU Contempory gallery opens this Friday from 6-8pm. 
Then drive on over to  3 Propositions and a Musical Scenario from 8-10pm, inspired by Mr. Gillick and conceived as a sort of art after performance to his opening event.