an installation of drawings,
and xquisite corpses,
as part of
Fri, Sat and Sun
May 31 – June 2
12 pm – 7 pm
I worked as an artist for George Lucas and I am very familiar with “The Ranch” in Northern California, where Lucas held 4th of July parties every year. The following conversations between Bill Moyers and Joseph Campbell took place at George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch, right before Campbell’s death in 1987.
Everyone is a hero in his birth. He’s undergone a tremendous transformation, from a little water creature living in the realm of the amniotic fluid and so forth, then coming out and becoming an air breathing mammal that ultimately will be self-standing. This is an enormous transformation and a heroic act, Joseph Campbell said. He wrote “The Hero with a Thousand Faces”, a seminal work of comparative mythology.
Apologies – the links on soundcloud no longer work – someone took good care to take them down but it was good while it lasted.
Bill Moyers released Joseph Campbell’s “The Power of Myth” in 6 episodes on soundcloud. It includes Chief Seattle’s letter to the US Government:
Ep. 1: Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth – The Hero’s Adventure
Ep. 2: Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth – The Message of the Myth
Ep. 3: Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth – The First Storytellers
Ep. 4: Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth – Sacrifice and Bliss
Ep. 5: Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth – Love and the Goddess
Ep. 6: Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth — ‘Masks of Eternity’
“What beauty is, I know not, though it adheres to many things… We must gather it together from far and wide” Albrecht Durer. This quote was inscribed in one of my favorite galleries in New York – The Morgan Library and Museum.
The exhibit at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC runs until June 9th, 2013 - http://www.nga.gov/
…all at Postcards From The Edge – A Benefit for Visual AIDS. January 25-27, 2013 @ Sikkema Jenkins & Co – 530 West 22nd Street, NYC.
The 15th Annual
POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE
Featuring artworks by Mirena Rhee, Ann Hamilton, Donald Baechler, Kara Walker, Dana Schutz, Bjarne Melgaard, Marilyn Minter, Burt Barr, Kiki Smith, Ed Rusha, John Baldessari, Louise Fishman, Arturo Herrera, Ida Applebroog, Ross Bleckner, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Katherine Bernhardt, Nayland Blake, L.J. Roberts, Marcel Dzama, Catherine Opie, Tony Feher, Mary Heilmann, Jim Hodges, Julie Mehretu, Jeff Koons, Robert Longo, Moyra Davey, Bill Viola, Jane Hammond, Lawrence Weiner, Kay Rosen, Jack Pierson, Louise Lawler, John Waters.
Extinguished a bit of a thirst for art at Art Basel Miami this past weekend. Visited the very same galleries I have seen dozens of shows of in New York, but felt as if meeting someone from church … at a Maskenball.
Join me for the unexpected – I am doing a DAF Dress piece at The DUMBO Arts Festival!
When: Saturday, Sep 29th, 12pm-9pm.
Where: Somewhere near 45 Main Street, Brooklyn, in DUMBO!
BE CAREFUL, PAINTING WILL BE INVOLVED! NO PETS OR WEAPONS, PLEASE!
DUMBO ARTS FESTIVAL is a three day event – it happens September 28-30, 2012. Join me for Brooklyn’s biggest arts event of the year.
The intent of Figment Dress was to create a visual response to Mark di Suvero sculptures, the wearable aspect of my projects actually stems from my many-years involvement with computer generated artwork. Working commercially for blockbuster franchises like Star Wars made me want to create painting and sculpture experiences where the whole body operates simultaneously as a surface, as a creative vehicle and a final product. Where the body is literally in touch with the process, with the materials and the product creators; where the final piece is spontaneously created on the spot with very low likelihood that the same object (in this case “dress”) will ever be produced again.
When I first conceived the piece I had no idea how it was going to come out formally. I wanted it to be relevant to the vision of Figment, grounded in “forms follows function” principle and also reflective of the location – Governors Island right across Manhattan in New York. Mark di Suvero sculptures dominated the landscape and provided me with the relevant geometric fulcrum.
I will be creating a Figment Dress performance for Figment Festival. It will be free, collaborative and wearable, a figment of our own imagination.
Be careful: No Weapons , No Alcohol, No Pets
XQUISITE SHODO ! Big Brushes and hula hoop-la collaborative painting in Central Park. xquisitecorpse.org
XQUISITE CORPSE showed up in Central Park on Easter Sunday.. to color some grass. We decided to do XQUISITE the day before and next day we setup the XQUISITE SHODO which turned into a true collaborative effort in the spirit of XQUISITE CORPSE.
As time went on and with input from passers by ( Thank you, Harriet from London! ) the true colors of XQUISITE SHODO painting showed up and it turned into an XQUISITE Kimono!
Music – taiko drumming!
Thank you, grass, for growing.
I wanted to swim in it all along.. that’s why I scouted the Garment District in Manhattan for 50 yards of the most beautiful red ( as soon as I find the card of the store on 38th st – I will publish it. The most amazing place, swimming in beautiful fabrics and amazing people. I owe our red to them )
The red ceiling..