November 2007 Archives
We attended the press preview today, and were very impressed with the building. The work visible is
Found wood and sandpaper
27.5 × 56 × 4.125 inches
We were able to take photos as press, but their website says that visitor photography will not be allowed in the galleries. I hope that changes.
James and I just bought tickets to see David Gordon's "Uncivil Wars: Collaborating with Brecht & Eisler" at The Kitchen. We try to see everything David Gordon does, and when a work includes his wife/partner Valda Setterfield, John Kelly, and Estelle Parsons as performers, how could you miss it? It's also a great chance to hear some of the music of Hanns Eisler, one of the best and sadly underknown leftist composers of the 20th Century. If you like the Kurt Weill/Bertolt Brecht collaborations, you'll like the Eisler even more I suspect.
Speaking of Weill/Brecht, we recently watched the new Criterion DVD of "The Threepenny Opera" (1931). Highly recommended!
Joan Linder, grill, detail, from The Pink
Turning the tables on generations of male artists who offered up the anatomies of women as fruits for delectation, Linder painted a series of "Men" who don't seem aware that they're hardly wearing any clothes. Corporate executives literally throw their weight around at the office, opening a file drawer or searching for a contact lens while bulbous bellies overhang their briefs and wobble over their stick-like legs.
"Nobody wants to look at this work," Linder admits. "People don't want to see naked men."The drawings were a response to Linder's contemporaries Lisa Yuskavage and John Currin, who merge the classic nude with the Playboy kind. "I thought, 'Screw that. I'm going to do these pictures of fat men and what power really looks like.'"
We first met Joan in 2001 after buying a photo from her "Man About Town" series at the inaugural show of Plus Ultra Gallery, titled "Skank." We also have a small drawing of an electrical outlet from more recent times.
The image above is a detail from her recent show at Mixed Greens, via her website.
- Germany's Telekom Sells Unlocked iPhone After Court Order
German phone operator Telekom announced on Wednesday, Nov. 21 that it will offer iPhones without a contract after a German court ruled that locking customers into an exclusive subscription was illegal.
tags: cell-phone iphone apple germany
- Wounded soldiers asked to return signing bonuses - The Carpetbagger Report
The U.S. Military is demanding that thousands of wounded service personnel give back signing bonuses because they are unable to serve out their commitments.
tags: bush iraq war
- Virtual Hosting Blog > Scientific Web Design: 23 Actionable Lessons from Eye-Tracking Studies
These are a few tips from eye-tracking studies that you can use to improve the design of your webpage.
tags: webdesign eyetracking
I was checking out my facebook profile today and saw this ad. I realize it's for people looking to "settle down," but using a baby for a dating site ad is just creepy.
- Sotheby's plunges after weak auction- Crain's New York Business.com
Shares of Sotheby's plunged on Thursday, after buyers rejected a quarter of the works offered at the art seller's Impressionist and Modern Art auction, renewing fears of a slump in the art market.
tags: art business auction sothebys
192 Tenth Avenue at 21st Street
still from Marisa OlsonÂ’s Â“Performed Listening: HÂ” (2007)
The next Over The Opening occurs this Friday from 7-10pm, featuring the lovely and talented Marisa Olson. We'll have to see if any of the wacky ideas we discussed at the last OTO come to fruition. More details can be found here.
All Williamsburg galleries are open until 9 that night, so go see lots of art.
If you can't get to Williamsburg that night, I recommend The Shape of Things to Come opening at LMCC Redhead gallery downtown that night.
[image from tinjail.com]