Friday, November 30, 2007


Erik Guzman, Meridith Pingree, Federico Muelas, are showing in Shift downstairs, same night.

and, in anticipation of tomorrow's post, a little teasing of the birdcentric world I was living in last week.

In the tradition

In the dairy tradition of giving you the relatively early scoop on really good new arfPOWERblogs...

Michael Burnett's blog, hosted by Thrasher Magazine (photo credit: Tumyeto)

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

ally oop

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Before Thanksgiving

In the days before Thanksgiving, there was fun.

First, a look at the Dairy Blog offices. Notice the beautiful water views, please support our advertisers so we can keep them.
And "Celebrity" with Fern as our guide

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Thanksgiving Heaven

I've been in Thanksgiving Heaven. Two turkeys and many friends, I even got a halo.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

of yams and poison apples

I found a Judith Baumann sculpture today, the same day she gave me a poison apple.

Seeing Judy's sculpture reminded me that I needed to take a picture of the L train sculpture that I keep running by.

Meridith and I went to brunch on Sunday and she got her favorite pancakes. They're from the Lodge, kindly folk who give out real syrup and bloody marys.
-If anyone's found a hat that looks a lot like that guy's in the background, but with "Rockport" on it, it's mine. Please give it back.

They make a good omelette too.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

a Fernado hits Newark

A congratulatory kiss from Eve Bailey isn't all Fernando got in Newark, he also got all the attention from Newark's Star Ledger in this review. So much for not playing with your food.

The Making of "Bullet Proof"

Support Rhizome - 2007

Friday, November 16, 2007

Bullet Proof?

Here's a video I edited last night using footage I shot last year in Utah. You see, when I was in school my mind would occasionally wander to a bullet proof skateboard. I thought that my history with skateboards, and my preoccupation with defensive tactics could meld into one object symbolizing my "artist's statement", it would be that beautiful, clear skateboard. So I eventually came upon some inch thick plexiglass for free, and viola, a bullet proof skateboard. I rode it a little and it really sucked on the flats, and wasn't much better on the hills. Tricks of any sort were out of the question. So I set it aside, proud that I had achieved my goal of making the bullet proof skateboard a reality. One day my friend Mike was telling me about his expanding gun collection and that we should go shooting one day when I came out to visit (I had never shot a "real" gun before). No better time to test my object of power. I had big dreams, the bullets would become lodged in the plastic, trapped by their own power. Anyways, I shot it 3 times with a mix of weapons. We start off with Mike shooting it with an old Russian army rifle, pretty serious stuff, then hit it with Cowboy's Range rifle, also no slouch of a hand canon. The icing on the cake comes at the end with a Glock 9mm. I was out there with Mike Abramovitz, "Cowboy" Corey, and Gene Hare. All these guys shred skateboards with love and devotion, so they're qualified to blow them things up. Here's the video-

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Pennsylvania Gallery talk

Here's Tina Zavitsanos in the Sykes gallery talking about my art. My ears were itchin' all the way up in westchester county. I think I chuckled a bit too. Thanks to Meridith for the video (she ran out of tape when Tina started talking about her). Meridith also took some better pictures that I'll put up later. What up Bent!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Diana Al-Hadid & Michael Scoggins, on the same street (24th)

Diana Al-Hadid at Perry Rubenstein Gallery
Diana's amazing. A LINK to her website. Her show runs through the 21st of the month. Check the links for good pictures of the show, then go see it if you haven't.

Hey look, it's Charlie Roberts (who spent the summer with Al-Hadid at the Skowhegan Residency), Meesha Giles, & Fernando "brakes are for chumps, as are misspellings" Mastrangelo.

And while you're at it go see Michael Scoggins at Freight and Volume Gallery through the 24th.
Again, check the links for the really good pictures that the work deserves.

A really big, really mad Jesus. look below for scale