Friday, November 21, 2008

Interview with Jim Wegenes

Recently Jim Wegener, from the SVA D-Crit program, interviewed me about my recent photography work. I made this video by overlaying images of my work on the audio track he produced. Enjoy!

Marcie Paper on 20x200

My basement neighbor Marcie Paper has as edition available at 20x200...

For those of you whom I haven't told, one of my paintings is being showcased at Jen Bekman's 20x200.

I hope I am not out-writing my welcome by sending you the link now that my 20x200 edition is up and running. I also hope that you check it out and share it with others!

At the risk of repeating myself, for those who aren't familiar with 20x200.

They have taken one of my paintings and made archival prints of it in three sizes, 200- 8 1/2"x 11" archival prints for only $20!, 20- 17"x22" for $200 and 2- 30"x40" for $2000.

Without further ado, here is the link:

thanks for reading this!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Stephen Paul at Tabla Rasa

Reposting this for Stephen from an email he sent out this week....

This Wednesday at 5:30 at Tabla Rasa Gallery, 48th street between 3rd and 2nd Avenues, the opening of NOBIS SOLO, a beautiful collection of work by 9 artists, including a pair of paintings from the 'Archaeology' series by Stephen Paul of Madarts.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Jacob Holdt "United States 1970-1975"

I found out about Jacob Holdt when I was browsing the second floor of the Strand bookstore looking for some economically priced photo books. I had never heard of Holdt before
and after flipping through a few pages I was blown away his pictures. It's like I had discovered some kind secret art nugget.

"In the early 1970s, when Jacob Holdt first arrived in the US with 40 dollars in his pocket, he planned to travel quickly across the country to South America. But, totally shocked and fascinated by what he discovered, he ended up staying five years. His family could scarcely believe the letters he sent them detailing the poverty he saw, so his father sent him a cheap amateur camera in order that Holdt could send home proof of his claims. Living as a vagabond, selling his blood twice a week, hitch-hiking over 100,000 miles, he depicted an incredible and unique portrait of America and its underclass."

But the story gets better...

After Holdt had completed the body of work and he showed it around Europe the Soviet government was interested publishing a book. Holdt agreed as he thought the book would raise awareness of impoverished people everywhere but then found out the KGB intended to use his work as anti American propaganda and had a lawyer successfully stop the Soviet distribution of the book. He has since worked for CARE as well as documenting white supremacist groups.

The thing about this book that is so great is it really shows how a well put together photo book can make a body of work. If you check out Holdt's website the images are still amazing but the book sequencing and selection of the photos in the book make the work so much more impressive. Make sure to check out the Steidl website as it has spreads from the book.

United States 1970-1975 by Jacob Holdt (published by Steidl)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

"THUMBLESS CAESAR" New Work by Patrick King

new work by
Patrick King
November 15 - 23, 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday November 15, 8 - 11:00 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Thursday thru Sunday 12 - 6:00 p.m.