Monday, October 25, 2010

Menage A Trois

Chloe Sevingy, Liz Goldwyn,Ed Temelton and CR Stecyk III
Steve Olson and Miss Mercy
Get out the lint brush - Olson!

Mel Berry and friend
Aaron Rose, Patty Astor , Jeffery Deitch,Stecyk,Mel Berry
Laura somehow survived.
Something really strange was going on in the bathroom all night!
This guy really took the show title seriously!

Jeffery Deitch and Paz de la Huerta
Steve Oslon and Curtis Buchanan

LA women: Nancy Steiner,Seven McDonald,Marsea,Tara McKinley,Jo Jackson and Amber Abramson. Jo just moved here from Portland! Hell yeah!!!
Steve Olson's Art
CR Stecyk III made amazing original prints for the show. They are

DV and Gillian Jacobs
JD and CR
Chris Johanson, Jo Jackson,movie critic Dave White and Chris Gardner
Dog Town's very own - Jeff Ho
Patti Astor
Had a super fun opening for the artists CR Stecyk III ,Susanne Melanie Berry and Steve Olson last Saturday night. Here are some pics....

Os Gemeos Do It Again!!!!!


Retna in the London Financial Times and Juxtapoz


Richard Colman


Retna and Richard Colman painting homes in Detroit. Check out the link to see what is really going on there.

Swoon in Paris

Beautiful portrait of Swoon's good friend- artist -Monica Canilao

Adeline,Swoon and Edwardo

In between saving the world: building shelters in Haiti,rehabbing homes in Detroit and
designing a musical house -that will actually make it's own sounds while functioning as an artist
in residence sanctuary in New Orleans -- Swoon was in Paris for her solo show at Galerie L.J.
It was wonderful to see Swoon and meet her Parisian gallerist, Adeline and the artist Alexone and the rest of the crew. I traveled from the Moniker Fair,London and met up with Edwardo from the Brazilian Gallery,Choque Cultrual on the train.
Good thing because he knew the way to the gallery which is located in the outskirts of Marais near Republic.
I had to leave before the show opened but it was fantastic to see Swoon in process smiling and
transforming the space with her figurative cutouts. The show range from friends who she transforms into fantastic
icons and people she has observed while traveling the world. There is always a strong contrast of pathos and fantasy which makes swoons work unique. Swoon's amazing techniques and skill weave a world filled with joy and consciousness uniquely her own.
How does she do it all so brilliantly? The girl is magic!

Friday, October 1, 2010

happenstance here

Today these two kids from Connecticut - Ted and Thea, walk in off the street and Thea takes a look at the wall and exclaims "That's my cousin!!" , referring to the image of the baby on the cover of Newsweek with the title "Is your baby a racist?" That's her baby cousin Owen. His first word was "cheese"

Then Ted turns the corner and says "I know that kid with the black eye! We used to beat him up at the skate park!"

Ahh, kids today...