Friday, May 31, 2013

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Roman Signer

Wish I was in Houston to see this at Rice U's Video cubicle. 3 of his videos will be up till June 16th.


56 kleine Helikopter, 2008
Video from St Gallen in Switzerland where Signer filled a room with 56 small remote-controlled helicoptors and started them all at the same time. The helicoptors were left flying until their batteries ran out.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

whitehot | April 2013: Jeffry Mitchell @ Henry Art Gallery

Jeffry Mitchell, Pickle Jar with Silver Elephants, 2007. Glazed earthenware with platinum luster.
Image courtesy of James Harris Gallery.
"Mitchell just wrapped up a retrospective, Like a Valentine, at University of Washington’s Henry Art Gallery, where marble halls were filled with twenty-five years’ worth of work in almost every medium imaginable. His oeuvre reflects his persona: positive, gregarious, Catholic, gay. The man has close-cut, snow-dappled hair, a gap-tooth smile, intoxicating blue eyes. The art he makes is equally intoxicating, trademarked by a pervasive, ejaculatory whiteness, frolicking, totemic
animals, and a sweetness darkly carnivalesque and sexual." READ MORE HERE...

ps. I heart Jeffry Mitchell

Friday, May 24, 2013

james henkel

of loss and homecoming

Museums Confront the Skeletons in Their Closets
DOREEN CARVAJAL for the NYTimes
"For more than a century, the museum has exhibited assorted limbs, bones, tubercular lungs and fetuses, all in the name of science and enlightenment. Yet lately the curators are re-evaluating the principles that govern their displays as they confront a growing debate over what cultural organizations should be doing to preserve the dignity of the dead..."
More here

Josephine Baker- Blue Skies

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Richard Serra

Felix Gonzales-Torres

"Untitled (Supreme Majority)", paper, seven parts, fractional gift of Werner and Elaine Dannheisser, estate of Felix Gonzales-Torres, courtesy Andrea Rosen Gallery, 1991

Badge of Shame

A badge of shame, also a symbol of shame, mark of shame, or simply a stigma, is typically a distinctive symbol required to be worn by a specific group or an individual for the purpose of public humiliation, ostracism, or persecution. Under the Poor Law Act of 1697, paupers in receipt of parish relief were required to wear a badge of blue or red cloth on the shoulder of the right sleeve in an open and visible manner, in order to make life more humiliating for the poor. The yellow badge that Jews were required to wear in parts of Europe during the Middle Ages, and later in Nazi Germany and German-occupied Europe, was intended to be a badge of shame. The term may also refer to other identifying marks that are associated with shame. The biblical "Mark of Cain" can be interpreted as synonymous with a badge of shame. The term is also used metaphorically, especially in a pejorative sense, to characterize something associated with a person or group as shameful. via: wikapedia
Group of polygamists in the Utah Penitentiary, 8 men standing in prison stripes. 1885

dunce cap/ in the corner

Jared Pankin

Natural, Natural, History (Satan's Sanctuary)
2005

Sunday, May 19, 2013

art crush: Aleana Egan

‘We sat down where we had sat before’, Installation view, Kunsthalle Basel, 2008

NYTimes Video: The Sweet Spot: Villains in Black Hats- The Other

Can't embed so click on link... for a discussion on movie monsters. "We all contain multitudes"

similar but different: yellow

Christian Tedeschi, Molasses Happens Rather Quickly
Liz Larner

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Desmond Blair

Nice interview ArtandSeek!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Margaret Griffith at Western Projects

 Coringa, handcut paper, approx. 144 x 60 x 36 inches
Canopy Detail

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Treehouse Kit – Guy Ben-Ner

video link: via dvblog.org

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Liz Larner

Monday, May 13, 2013

Yves Klein


Philippe Petit 

 

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Tony Feher

Untitled. 2007
Perforated mylar snack bags, staples, transparent tape
11-1/2 x 8-1/2 x 8 inches

Friday, May 10, 2013

So called MONSTERS


Why can't monsters get along with other monsters?
Soi disantra, soi disantra...

I'll fly away

Monday, May 6, 2013

Culturehall Issue 98

Margaret  Meehan , George  Quartz , Aaron  Storck , and Margaux  Williamson

curated by Keri Oldham
Sailors fighting in the dance hall Oh man! Look at those cavemen go It's the freakiest show
Take a look at the lawman Beating up the wrong guy Oh man! Wonder if he'll ever know
He's in the best selling show Is there life on Mars?... READ MORE...

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Ellen Gallagher

Murmur 2003–4 (Monster)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Rodarte 2013- so many good things

Ellen Gallagher

Ellen Gallagher
Bird in Hand 2006

via: Tate Modern