mercredi, novembre 26, 2008

The Names, AF=author function, Moma

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aA man calling himself "Ron Ransom" slipped a petition for non payment under my door today.

If I have time I hope to go to Moma after dropping off the job application Michael gave me. Yesterday I came up with a list of questions for Damien Hirst. (Was that him getting out of a cab around 33rd st?) Eureka! I think I am learning how to get more out of the library resources. The research continues:

Contemporary Art (in NYC) 2008

Daniele Buetti--snowflakes+supermodles

Pablo Helguera--style

Joan Gibbons--memory

Eric Shiner


zkm

"I am sitting in a room."

I just picked up a book on Sound Art by Jim O'Rourke

powerhouse books

Garden City

Rugg+Sedgwick

lundi, novembre 24, 2008


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videoSaturday there was an auction at the 4th U Church. Jim was playing Vanna White. Krishna and I went to see Robyn Hitchcock at Symphonie Space.

Vagina, Vagina, Vagina

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"Vivons heureux. Vivons caches."

I've been spending more time at the Science, Industry, and Business Library (SIBL). They have some databases there that seem like they could be powerful if one could figure out how to use them. My favorite right now is Reference USA which for my purposes is basically a really good yellow pages. (Remember phone books?)

I am researching the state of nyc art 2008.

Most of my contact with the fine art world here (besides talking about painting with my neighbor's Amayas and Mark or Photography with Krishna) has been related to the art dept. at city college, P.S. 1, Moma, Lew, Barry, and the key-lime-pie queen in the Bronx, the Whitney, looking at le pendant perdu, and magazines on the newstands at pen station.

People I seem to have art crushes on today are:

Tracy Emmer (sp?)
Damien Hirst
Keith Tyson
Kehinde Wiley
Pierre Cavalan
janaina tschape
Elizabeth Peyton
Taka Fernandez
Cindy Sherman
Iris Eichenberg



http://www.phoenix-gallery.com/
http://joshualinergallery.com/gallery/

vendredi, novembre 21, 2008

Broadway Whispers

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CUNY Graduate Center cafe has works on paper hanging by or referencing these artists/events:

James Rosenquist
Amos Anderson
Roy Lichtenstein
Sol Le Witt (?)
Man Ray
Andy Warhol
Alexander Lieberman (sp?)
Chaine Simpson
1980 DNC
David Hockney
Picasso
Marcel Duchamp
World Congress for General Dis Armament and Peace

I'm here at the Business Library researching:

Contemporary Art in NYC 2008

How are you?

jeudi, novembre 20, 2008

black tea shortage at penn station

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Well...grr...it's thusday ....it's november...I have a shrp pain in my shoulder and I'm craving caffine. There for some reason seems to be a black tea shortage at both Penn Station Borders and K-mart. This has made me unreasonably cranky and sad, as I am trying to quit drinking coffee and black tea is my substitute of choice while perusing the glossy art-porn. Now I am at the Sience and Business library...trying to rationalize spending a relatively large amount of money on Robyn Hitchcock tickets in the same week that I am re-applying for food stamps/public assistance.

Here are some galleries/artists I read about on my last Border Magazine Stand binge:

www.salomonarts.com
http://www.keszlergallery.com
www.joshuagallery.com
housprojects
www.theguildny.com




mercredi, novembre 12, 2008

Humility, Hubris, Pride and (Homelessness?)

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Still here at he GMHC (Gay Men's Health Crisis)improving my job readiness;not drinking coffee;and thinking about the history of public assistance, civil service, and corporate welfare.

November 22 4th U on 76th St is having an auction to which I have donated a few of my "dead" neighbor, Mark Shevlane's drawings. Monday night after attending a screening of Slumdog Millionaire, I stopped by the Art Student's league to talk to Barbara Adrian with whom Amayas says Mark studied.

As I am also preparing to apply yet again to CCNY's MFA program, my mind is on the state of contemporary art in NYC 2008. Last night I stopped by the Borders at Madison Square Garden to look at art magazines. Art in America, Interview, Ceramics Monthly, American Craft, Art Papers. Many of the good ones are funded partially by the Andy Warhol Foundation.



Now I'm off to a job fair at the Radisson Martinique Hotel on 32nd street. Then to talk to a law office about a class action law suit against the owners of the building where I live. Maybe I can get a hair cut today too.

More art links:

From Art Papers

oda projesi


center for tactical magic

embrace atl

out of actions

from art in america

aca galleries

Jacques Roch
Franklin Sirmans
art slant
James Cohan Gallery
Al Held
sideshowgallery
baldwingallery.com
gagosian
liza lou
mark dion
jenny holzer
michael snow
Bill Gilbert

from new american paintings

creative arts workshop
paul booker
www.hollyjohnsongallery.com
robert mcan
sydney yeager
keith allyn spencer
gillockgallery

from Cabinet Quarterly

Fogg Art Museum
michael taussig

Aperature