Sunday, November 30, 2008

Black & White Gallery at Aqua Art Miami

Leigh Tarentino
Network, 2008
watercolor on paper
22x 30 inches

Aqua Hotel / Miami
December 4 - 7, 2008
Preview / December 3, 7-10pm
1530 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
ROOM 202

PRESENTS @ Aqua Art Miami:
Isidro Blasco
Liset Castillo
Grant Miller
Julian Montague
Jonas Pihl
Alicia Ross
Leigh Tarentino
Michael Van den Besselaar

Mike Cockrill, Colette, Fanny Bostrom, Jeph Gurecka, Barnaby Whitfield

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Maureen Cavanaugh

Ladies, 2008, oil on canvas, 40 x 50”

Maureen Cavanaugh
Stay With Me
November 13 – December 14, 2008
Opening reception: Friday Nov. 14, 6-9pm
31GRAND, 143 Ludlow St., NY, NY 10002


Ao longe o mar

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tord Boontje


Saturday, November 22, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Nine Horses - Atom And Cell

Visuals: Shoko Ise, photographer/ video artist:

Tuesday, November 18, 2008



featuring Zoe Johnston

Sunday, November 16, 2008


Colette as Countess Reichenbach from the mid-1980s

Alice Neel

Self-portrait, 1980

Friday, November 14, 2008

Tonight's going to be a big night!

Maureen Cavanaugh
Stay With Me
November 13 – December 14, 2008
Opening reception: Friday Nov. 14, 6-9pm
31GRAND, 143 Ludlow St., NY, NY 10002
image: Profile, 2007, oil on canvas, 40 x 40”

Hope everyone can make it!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Kool Keith as Mr. Nogatco

"Night Flyer" Music Video

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Black Light Burns


This Friday at 31GRAND!

Maureen Cavanaugh
Stay With Me
November 13 – December 14, 2008
Opening reception: Friday Nov. 14, 6-9pm
31GRAND, 143 Ludlow St., NY, NY 10002

Stay With Me, an exhibition of new paintings and ceramic sculptures by Maureen Cavanaugh, opens November 13th 2008. In her second solo exhibition with 31GRAND, Cavanaugh presents a myriad of subtle contradictions in her lovingly expressive paintings and sculptures to define vulnerability, resilience, and strength.

Cavanaugh playfully fuses public and private using her distinctive style of depicting figures and objects against flat patterned backgrounds to join the interior self, family and friends alongside public icons such as Hillary Clinton and Britney Spears. The figures are posed in comfortable settings (i.e. Lake Geneva, Wisconsin a family gathering spot), exuding a luminous and vibrant perspective on intimacy. This idealized reality results in a prevailing harmony that feels at once familiar and elusive.

For the first time, the artist has included small ceramic sculptures. These intricate figures animate the subjects that populate the paintings. With the older woman playing cards and the youthful girl driving a convertible, humor is present. Cavanaugh uses this sculptural element to contradict the overt flatness of two-dimensional painting. Real flowers in a ceramic vase are juxtaposed with the still life paintings.

Paintings are assembled to create a tapestry of woven stories and ideas. What the artist calls her “compulsory paintings” are small studies that allow her to investigate subject matter on an intuitive level. Assembled together in a large-scale collage, the images include brightly colored still lifes of flowers, a twirling dancer, reclining girls, a dying plant. Like small, tightly cropped snapshots, they display a delicate fragility with the tender treatment of the subject matter.

Maureen Cavanaugh was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. She received her BFA from College of Santa Fe in 1999. Cavanaugh had a recent solo exhibition at Jackson Artworks, Omaha, Nebraska entitled, “The Past is Present.” Group exhibitions include “Art on the Edge” at the Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, “Interested Painting” at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Gallery 400, “Contemporary Painting” at the Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine curated by Alex Katz. Her work is part of the permanent collection at the Joslyn Art Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego - MCASD La Jolla. The artist lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Monday, November 10, 2008


Live at Lovebytes festival, Sheffield 2006

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Standing In The Way Of Control

Roisin Murphy covering Standing In The Way Of Control by The Gossip on Transmission (October 6, 2007).

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Congress Voting Independence
Begun by Robert Edge Pine and finished by Edward Savage, 1784–1801
Because there is no known image of the interior of the State House from the time of the American Revolution, the National Park Service used this painting by Robert Edge Pine and Edward Savage, during its restoration of Independence Hall Chamber.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Mary Beale

Mary Beale, self portrait
oil on sacking, 89cm X 73cm