Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Beijing Rotation & Gyration


Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Friday, April 25, 2008

Central park, and hippies

Imagine $64 worth of flowers from the bodega spread over the ground.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Welding & Breaking.

Yuckbite making monsters
Brian with brunch fun at one of Williamsburg's classier joints

Monday, April 21, 2008

Over The Opening

Thank you to M. River And T. Whid of MTAA for a few moments of fame last week, honoring us by honoring a contemporary performance art piece by Eva and Franco Mattes (a.k.a. 0100101110101101.ORG) that held our picture. It all went down at thier studio, or OTO Art Space, as it is called one night a month.

an A performance

Thursday, April 17, 2008

speaking too loudly

Yikes, this is disturbing. A pal forwarded this link in what seems to be an uncontrollable need to pass it on. I try to be very patient with big ideas and crazy concepts, but this is way too wrong.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Libby Hartle at Pocket Utopia - show's over April 27th.
She's got some really nice drawings and collages but I was really enamored of that blue pulp jar in back.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

RRobots in Chicago

Nick, who I did a collaboration with last fall, has a show up in Chicago. It looks mind-blowing. The folder he emailed was called "stokedonmyballs", a fitting title. I know I am.

GARDENfresh Gallery
R Nicholas Kuszyk, “Check Out My Green Balls”

April 11 – May 10, 2008

From GARDENfresh Gallery's Website:

R Nicholas Kuszyk was five when his Christian Science missionary parents were murdered by an unknown cannibal tribe in the Ratanakiri Province of Cambodia. R Nicholas spent the next seven years of his childhood headhunting in Cambodia and Laos with his surrogate family of pigmy warriors. By the time he was eleven R Nicholas had become deputy chief of his tribe and was the most skilled poison dart maker in the region. At the height of his poison dart making career, just a single dart made by R Nicholas could be traded for the entire decapitated body of a mature female boar. On his thirteenth birthday he was crowned ambassador of national security under King Norodom Sihamoni, and the eighth member of the Nine Thrones of the Parliament of Cambodia. Although it is not recorded, there are rumors of one of R Nicholas's darts being the weapon that killed the King six months later. R Nicholas denies any involvement in the assassination but having become a close friend to the king (rumors of a more intimate relationship circulated,) this event is said to be the cause of R Nicholas's emotional exile back into the animistic tribal forrest of the Ratanakiri Province where he abandoned his mastery of the blow dart and took up Theravada Buddhist scripture calligraphy. During this time R Nicholas was the first person to receive an associates degree in calligraphic copyright law through Ratanakiri Community College's internet degree program. Using his degree combined with his blow dart making techniques R Nicholas was able to manufacture and license Cambodia's first trademark registered ball point pen made from the hollowed femur bone of the overpopulating howler monkey and a grain of rice. For the ink he used mud. It is here, inspired by the spirit of the rain forrest creatures, where R Nicholas began to develop his style of character illustration. R Nicholas is said to be the only person to have drawn a portrait of more than 3500 endangered and extinct species from life. R Nicholas admits to having eaten the last member of over 1000 bug species due to the extreme conditions of deep canopy life. "It's either them or me." He said in the candid 1999 National Geographic interview entitled "Why am I so much taller than all my friends?" It was this article that caught the eye of Virginia Commonwealth University's art school recruiter Myron Helfgott, who brought R Nicholas to the new world and taught him modern and contemporary techniques of artistic expression. Now known as the "robot." R Nicholas's portraits of the creatures of the shrinking Cambodian rain forrest have evolved naturally over these 9 years into a playful representation of the homogeneous nature of America's unnatural spiritual, social, and aesthetic sterility. R Nicholas Kuszyk now lives in Brooklyn and is working on a children's book being published by Penguin Young Readers group.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Introducing, Fire!

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Monday, April 07, 2008


Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Whitney Biennial

first some coffee

Then, whoa, there's Jared! (2nd row, right)

winner of best video- Harry Dodge & Stanya Kahn

best youtubeing

It's the best yet

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Ryan Ford's Birthday!

more Ford

we went to Barnaby Whitfield's opening at 31 Grand, he's a great painter.
Plus there was a nice bar with Christiana "the world's smoothest vodka" and an awesome Jason Weatherspoon sculpture out back.

Then we went to the bar up the street with the giant Ford celebratory neons

we walked across the bridge with the full moon
to eat homemade chocolate chocolate chocolate cake