Sunday, September 30, 2007

Had not thought of Le Mystere des voix Bulgares in quite a while. Brings back high school memories of working in the record store. How nice to stumble on this today.

The Mystery Of Bulgarian Voices - Vokal Trio Bulgarka - 18

Swing Out Sister - Now You're Not Here
I heard this on Petulant's site and had to repost here. Her performance is absolutely beautiful.

Ma Xianghua performing an instrumental piece by Wang Jianmin on an ehru.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Friday, September 28, 2007

Really cool show to check out

cédric delsaux - landscape/star wars on earth
sept 15 - oct 20, 2007
at Project 4
903 u street nw washington dc 20001 tel: 202 232 4340

"carbonite", C print, 30" x 40"

"luke & x-wing", C print, 27" x 41"

"three endors at-at", C print. 40" x 53"

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Pet Shop Boys - Being Boring

The biggest thing we had in common

Veronica Cross, Dear Diary Series, 2003, embroidery, canvas, gold lame, tulle on velvet
“The biggest thing”

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Roxy Music - In Every Dream Home a Heartache

ode to the low rise

Sunday, September 23, 2007

I have loft envy!

David and Philippa Hughes' loft is featured in the Washington Post! as well as their amazing art collection! I love where they placed the Adam Stennett painting "THIRTEEN FISH AND TWO MICE". Also check out Philippa's blog. She keeps on top of what's culturally going on in the world.


Saturday, September 22, 2007

New Order - Round & Round

Friday, September 21, 2007


Way to go Liset! A big congrats to her and Tatyana Okshteyn of Black and White Gallery on the NY Times review (link will be posted later when it appears on the Times site). Do please check out her show.

Liset Castillo
Pain Is Universal But So Is Hope
September 7 - October 13, 2007

Ecstasy (Rainbow), 2007
plywood, enamel paint, lacquer
150" X 98" X 6"
(380 cm x 250cm x 15cm)
edition 3 + 1AP

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Jeph Gurecka

The Linden Tree, 2006, 62.5 x 48", archival resin, salt, soil, ash, charcoal, cement, flocking

The Peach Eater, 2006, 46 x 40", archival resin, salt, soil, ash, charcoal, cement, flocking

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Mc Solaar

Solaar Pleure

Da Vinci Claude

What a beautiful voice.

Nod from NYMagazine

Jon Elliott's show "Continental Drift" got a cool nod on NYMagazine.

Calling Al Gore

If you want to see the painting in person the show is up at 31GRAND, September 6- October 6, 2007.

image: The Raft, 2006-07, 48x72", oil, polymer, collage on panel

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Art of Noise

Holy Egoism of Genius

Born on a Sunday

Monday, September 17, 2007


Francesca Lo Russo
Repent, O, Sinner, Lo! Sinner Magdalen Suite Baume #28, 2006
cut paper, acrylic, ink

Sunday, September 16, 2007


Ok, I kept waiting to post this until the video came out, but have not seen it on youtube yet. These guys are true performance art the way they keep reinventing themselves.

Duran Duran ft.Timbaland-Skin Divers HQ

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Rinpa Eshidan

Barnaby Whitfield
National Geographic, 2006, pastel on paper, 30 x 22”

Friday, September 14, 2007

This means nothing to me....

Ultravox - Vienna

Great show to check out in DC

Susan Jamison: Trust in Me
New paintings in egg tempra on panel
September 15 to October 20, 2007
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 15, 6-8PM

Irvine Contemporary
1412 14th Street, NW
Washington DC 20005
p 202.332.8767

image: Trust in Me, 2007. Egg tempera and ink transfer on panel. 36 X 36"

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Somoroff in two places at once

Ilumination (still from the video at BravinLee off site)

My first blog entry was about Michael Somoroff's amazing video installation through BravinLee projects and the show has been extended. If you haven't seen it, please do. You will never forget it. If you have seen it, I highly recommend going again. It's that beautiful. He also has an incredible majestic sculpture at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum.

Illumination I
June 24 - October 14, 2007
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877

extended through September 22, 2007
BravinLee programs off site
508 W. 26th St. (ground floor)
New York, NY
hours: Tuesday-Thursday 10-6
Friday-Saturday 12-8

Ilumination I at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (day and night views)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

thanks anonymous

because of your comment i found this on youtube.
Tool Right in Two vs The Brothers Quay Institute Benjamenta

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Teargas & Plateglass "One Day Across The Valley"

Get thyself to PS122

The new fall theater season is upon us, and there's a ton of great works lined up at PS122. A good one to start with is Dood Paard's "medEia". Also below check out the video of a PS122 member's enthusiasm.

N.Y. Premiere
September 26-30
Wednesday-Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday at 6:00 p.m.
Tickets from $20, $15 (students/seniors),
$10 (members)

A miracle of non-traditional theatre."
-Patrick Sharbaugh, The Spoleto Buzz

Amsterdam's trailblazing Dood Paard (Dead Horse) brings its acclaimed contemporary version of the Medea myth to New York. medEia is written in a very simple English, what Dood Paard calls "Euro-English," a poetic language of common ground. It is liberally laced with lyrics of American and English pop songs- from the Doors to the Beatles to The Cure to Madonna; lyrics that, like Greek mythology, are part of modern society's collective memory. Co-founders Oscar van Woensel, Kuno Bakker and Manja Topper mine many Medea sources from Euripides to Pasolini, Seneca to Miller, and find humor as well. Set against a stylishly minimalist backdrop of projected shadows and evocative images, and told from the perspective of the chorus, medEia ultimately deals with love, its many truths and its many lies as this timeless tale of horrifying revenge unfolds.

Dood Paard was founded in Amsterdam in 1993. The experimenting avant-garde collective creates brisk, unconventional works stripped of theatrical pretense and is recognized as a thrilling new voice in contemporary European theatre. Their repertoire includes 40 stage productions, various TV films and a television serial.

photos by Sanne Peper

medEia is an English-language production.
Running time: 75 minutes
Dood Paard is subsidized by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Sciences and the City of Amsterdam. This production has also been made possible by a grant from the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts. The US tour of medEia is also made possible by the Dutch Fund for the Performing Arts and by the Dutch Consulate in New York.

Break yo self: PS122 member gone wild

Monday, September 10, 2007

Shoot 'Em Up

If you want to forget everything around you for a bit of time, go see "Shoot 'Em Up". Clive Owen can roll with the pain better than Harrison Ford. Oh, I also have a new appreciation for carrots.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Liset Castillo

Definitely go see this show. It's a winner.

Liset Castillo
Pain Is Universal But So Is Hope
September 7 - October 13, 2007

Black & White Gallery / Chelsea
The Chelsea Terminal Warehouse
636 West 28th Street, Ground Floor
New York, NY 10001

Ecstasy (Rainbow), 2007
plywood, enamel paint, lacquer
150" X 98" X 6"
(380 cm x 250cm x 15cm)
edition 3 + 1AP

Pain is Universal but so is Hope (Orange), 2007
C-print on Aluminum
70" X 92"
(178cm X 234cm)
edition 5 + 2 AP

Pain is Universal but so is Hope (Yellow), 2007
C-print on Aluminum
70" X 92"
(178cm X 234cm)
edition 5 + 2 AP

Friday, September 7, 2007

What a great night!

Thanks to all that came out last night for Jon Elliott's opening. What an amazing night!

image: Jon Elliott, The Raft, 2006-07, 48x72", oil, polymer, collage on panel

Thursday, September 6, 2007

I think my heart just broke

1935 - 2007

Tuesday, September 4, 2007


Had the good fortune to catch Needcompany twice at BAM a bit back. Viviane De Muynck is one of my favorite actresses. Just stumbled upon the below clip of the art installation "Deconstruction" while looking for the performance/play "Isabella's Room". Wish I could have seen the art exhibit in person.

Needcompany Deconstruction
Needcompany Deconstruction, a walk-in installation in the Horta Hall of the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels (Bozar), designed by Lauwers/Lemm&Barkey. The NC ensemble completely took over the Horta Hall for two days.

Jan Lauwers & Needcompany / Isabella's Room

Sunday, September 2, 2007