Monday, March 31, 2008

Fluke - Absurd

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Never in a millions years would I have thought that Megan, Polly and I would make Page Six Magazine.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

The Bathers - The Angel On Ruskin

Tonight in Williamsburg

There's a lot of fun to be had. The Williamsburg Gallery Association galleries will be open till 11pm and there will be a bunch of festivities to stumble upon. Be sure to check out Kim Holleman's show at Black and White Gallery. There's a fun remote controlled art piece that just may surprise you.

image: Kim Holleman - Race-able Landscape, 2008, Living plants, remote control

More images from Warm, Red, Salt and Wet

Zea Barker, Bunny, 11.25 x 14.25" ink on paper

Allison Schulnik, Flower Face #1, 2007, oil on canvas, 24 x 24”

Curated by Barnaby Whitfield at 31GRAND

Friday, March 28, 2008

Evanescence - Field Of Innocence

This Sunday!

Barnaby Whitfield
08 [Lincoln after George Boorujy], 2008
Pastel On Paper, 30 by 40"

Ok, so who is going to come and hang out with Abe and little 'ol me this Sunday? In honor of the Armory weekend, we will be open this Sunday along with many of our other neighbor galleries in the Lower Eastside. We hope everyone gets a chance to stop by, have a drink, and check out Barnaby Whitfield’s solo show, “Little Deaths, All the Same” and his curatorial debut, “Warm, Red, Salt and Wet”. Hope to see you! I'm taking votes on what beverage to serve.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Manet, Olympia, 1863

Vanessa Paradis - L'incendie

Oh Mentirosa

Barnaby Whitfield
I Found Love On Manhunt! (His Profile Name Was Hernan Bas), 2008
Pastel On Paper, 22 by 30"

Lunascape - Tears From The Moon

Barnaby Whitfield
The Truth Won't Save You Now (The Sky Is Falling Down), 2007
Pastel On Paper, 30 by 32 inches

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Evanescence - Everybody´s Fool

I generally do not write anything personal on this blog, but I am today. In the past 36 hours, I have seen people at their worst and most cruel. I used to believe that people are inherently good, but now I see things differently. I just wish someone could prove my new findings wrong.

Reptile - Trent Reznor, Jeordie White, Peter Murphy

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Broadcast - Tender Buttons
Dir. Ramon Bloomberg

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

James - Destiny Calling

They're back!

Portishead - Machine Gun @ ATP Minehead 2007

The new album is out April 14, or you can get a digital version from from 8pm on April 10.

Monday, March 17, 2008

The show will soon be here!

Barnaby Whitfield, Fit To Burst (Heather Stephens As The Bird Flu), 2007, Pastel On Paper, 28.5 by 36 inches

Little Deaths, All The Same
March 20 - April 19, 2008
Reception: Thursday, March 20, 7-9pm
front gallery

31GRAND is pleased to announce Barnaby Whitfield’s third solo exhibition with the gallery.

In what he views as the final installment in a trilogy for 31GRAND; Whitfield’s Episode VI has the Ewoks drunk and randy with no sense of the impending tragedy, as water licks at their treetop climbing toes (except in Barnaby’s world the Ewoks are more likely to be Abraham Lincoln clones.) Narratives woven through the last two shows crash and burn, then intertwine again to take on new life in this boisterous suite of pastel paintings. Barnaby Whitfield considers his works on paper, paintings, as defined in this beloved and oft cited quote from the Pastel Society Of America “Generally, the ground is toned paper - if the ground is covered completely with pastel, the work is considered a Pastel Painting; a Pastel Sketch shows much of the ground. When protected by fixative and glass, pastel is the most permanent of all media, for it never cracks, darkens or yellows.” However he requests you do not ask him to quote it at the artist’s reception.

From lovingly using his art dealer to anthropomorphize the ‘Bird Flu’ to finding fictional passion with Hernan Bas on a men seeking men website, we continue to get amusing and rather untrustworthy glimpses into Whitfield’s experience in the art world. And besides an over all theme the artist states as “sexualizing the environmental crisis within the context of American politics” we also see the end to Barnaby’s quest for his real parents (Whitfield was one of those children that always suspected they were adopted even though they knew quite well they were not), and a startling turn of events in his ongoing Clonie series (a character created when the momentarily impoverished artist decided to sell nudes on eBay inadvertently gaining the attention of 31GRAND and being welcomed into the fold.)

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Law of The Land,
site-specific installation (detail), mixed media on vinyl record

Stopped by this opening last night and really loved it. I wish I had images to post of her ant farm and glitter pieces. She's a good one to keep an eye on.

Law of the Land
March 14 - May 25, 2008
at Black and White Gallery
483 Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11211
t. 718-599-8775

Friday, March 14, 2008

David Bridie - Canopy

Michael Pope, Lovers, 2008, digital media

So here's a tidbit of what's to come from the group show Mr. Barnaby Whitfield is curating to coincide with his own. It's really a beautiful, romantic, and vibrant show.

“Warm, Red, Salt And Wet” curated by Barnaby Whitfield
Artists: Zea Barker, Amelia Biewald, George Boorujy, Jennifer Coates, Amir H. Fallah, Debra Hampton, Erik Lindman, Michael Pope, Christian Sampson, Allison Schulnik, Jason Weatherspoon
March 20 - April 19, 2008
Reception: Thursday, March 20, 7-9pm
back gallery
at 31GRAND

Thursday, March 13, 2008

God is an Astronaut - The End of the Beginning

They'll be at the Knitting Factory Tap Bar on March 21st. Think I just may have to venture that way.

The new show is coming!

And Barnaby did it again. He managed to make a piece with a very unique vision of me in it. The one above is from 2005. Let's just say in the new pastel, he definitely over endowed a certain aspect of my figure. I'll be posting that one closer to the show.

image: Barnaby Whtifield, A Third The Way Down, 2005, 30 x 22", Pastel on Paper

Barnaby Whitfield - Little Deaths, All The Same
March 20 - April 19, 2008
at 31GRAND

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I love this woman

Roisin Murphy - "You Know Me Better"

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Chemical Brothers featuring Richard Ashcroft - The Test

Mikhail Vrubel
Six-winged Seraph (Azrael). 1904. Oil on canvas 131 x 155 Russian Museum

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Mike Cockrill
Study for Sebastian, 19.5 x 14”, gouache on paper

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Santogold - L.E.S. Artistes
Directed by Nima Nourizadeh

David Bowie - Wild Is The Wind

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Michael Somoroff: "The Absence of the Subject"

Blind Children, 2007

Will be a truly intellectual, beautiful, and haunting exhibition.

Michael Somoroff: "The Absence of the Subject"
March 7 until Sat., April 19, 2008
Deborah Colton Gallery
2500 Summer St.
(3rd floor)
Houston, TX 77007

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Kate Nash - Pumpkin Soup

Dir Paul Barritt

Monday, March 3, 2008

Francesca Lo Russo
And send them forth to die in a happy city
mixed media collage on paper, 40 x 24”

Joel-Peter Witkin
Raphael and Fornarina, 2003

Don't Let Him Waste Your Time - Jarvis Cocker
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Sunday, March 2, 2008

George Boorujy
The Colonization of San Francisco (detail), ink on paper, 42"X60", 2005

Abraham sends Hagar away.
Adriaan van der Werff

Faithless - Insomnia

Mata Hari, Spanish Dance
Photograph by Felix in Comoedia, 20 July 1913

Saturday, March 1, 2008

The Book Of Love (Prospero's Books)

Judith with the Head of Holofernes, ca. 1530
Lucas Cranach the Elder (German, 1472–1553)
Oil on wood; 35 1/4 x 24 3/8 in. (89.5 x 61.9 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1911 (11.15

Madame de Pompadour
portrait by François Boucher circa 1750