Monday, March 20, 2006

 
The Dada Show at the national gallery was inspiring. There was tons-o-stuff we had never encountered before encluding this strange George Grosz college/painting and the revelation of all that is Picabia. That man was brilliant, every painting we encountered of his in this show pushed the boundries of painting. He moved through mixed media and paint with irreverance and humor, allowing himself total freedom and overturning one paradigm after another .
(Picabia) divided people into two catagories: "failures," among which he included himself, and "unknowns." The failures are recognized artists who never take their explorations and inventions as far as they might, since no one ever goes the whole way. The "unknowns" are all the rest whom nobody talks about until it's too late." -Alain Jouffroy
We especially liked a college painting where he glued combs on a womans head, also a paortrait of a man with matches for hair, like a prototype Jeff Sonhouse. DADA aside, our favorite painting we encountered this weekend might have been the painting below, a portrait of a massive chunk of butter. I can't remember who painted it. Someone French.

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The Dada Show at the national gallery was inspiring. There was tons-o-stuff we had never encountered before encluding this strange George Grosz college/painting and the revelation of all that is Picabia. That man was brilliant, every painting we encountered of his in this show pushed the boundries of painting. He moved through mixed media and paint with irreverance and humor, allowing himself total freedom and overturning one paradigm after another.

(Picabia) divided people into two catagories: "failures," among which he included himself, and "unknowns." The failures are recognized artists who never take their explorations and inventions as far as they might, since no one ever goes the whole way. The "unknowns" are all the rest whom nobody talks about until it's too late." -Alain Jouffroy

We especially liked a college painting where he glued combs on a womans head, also a paortrait of a man with matches for hair, like a prototype Jeff Sonhouse. DADA aside, our favorite painting we encountered this weekend might have been the painting below, a portrait of a massive chunk of butter. I can't remember who painted it. Someone French.
 
Corns--I LOVE PICABIA. I was just thinking of that painting with the matches last week. It appeared in front of my eyes and shouted: "surprise!" I must take a little field trip to see the show. I like the whole failures vs. unknowns. Seems right.
 
Ditto with the Picabia-love, PD! He's so mind-bending & bril.

That butter mountain reminds me of the Matisse quote that painting is a comfortable chair because I want to sit in it.
 
Oh yeah, Matisse, another one! I have sat in a butter mound recently...on the A train.
 
Three times on the love for Picabia, esp. that piece with the combs. It is truly bizarre and inspiring.

This is the most coincidentally helpful post I have ever read. I am spending today preparing for class tomorrow in which I am doing an intro. to collage. I have to do a powerpoint thing and become an "expert" today. Crash course. This is a great place to start. I knew blogging had a purpose.
 
Yeah and excitement abounds in my pudding heart for butter mounds. FB will like this one, remember her great office find of a butter mound embedded in cabbage? A portrait of butter with two small yet helpful eggs. Butter is universal. A friend's son once said "butter is the superhero that makes everything taste better."
 
My lil' love bugs of the ether are present and accounted for! I'm so amazed by picabia, I just never knew...

Slothy I love that matisse quote! I too have always thought of painting as a barcalounger reclining chair made out of butter!
 
Pd, I don't take the subway so often so have not seen the new butter mound seating you speak of, what will that kooky MTA think of next?
 
Wow MM. Your friend's son is the oracle.

Good luck preping today, are you including contemporary artists? Fred Tomasselli would be cool, the kids would like the pot leaf thing...
 
kippenburger also for the collage...
 
rudolf schlichter...
 
Yes, the MTA only have enough in the budget for one mound per 8th avenue train right now.
I like Kippenburger for collage too. I also like Schwitters.
But MM, why not teach them the fine art of scrapbooking instead? It is so hot right now.
 
Let me butcher this guy's name...how 'bout David Wojanahowritzz? You know who I mean. He did some interesting collages, but not specifically known for them.
 
Ugh, PD, scrapbooking! I know. I wouldn't know where to begin with that.

Corny many thanks on the tips. Yes I am including contemporary artists, most definitely. Tips from all my smart artist pals would be much appreciated.
 
Yeah him, he's good too. David Wojnarowicz? That's my spelling guess. This may be so much work that I will have to do a collage post. I am stealing all Corny's ideas, first the goo, now collage...she'll forgive me, won't she? Corns?
 
Friends, I shoulda taken a day of rest. My co-worker is so revved up in 24yr. old fashion...it is really offending the zomboid chill I got goin.
 
David Wojanovich has done some interesting house painting store windows....
 
Davijz Wozupajonowich. Yup. he's good.
Gelatin has some awsome collages, check out leo's site for images...http://www.leokoenig.com/artist.php?art_id=5&show=works
 
sorry, I'll try that link again...


http://www.leokoenig.com/index.html
 
Pd, it's not to late to go out for a very very very extended lunch break.
24year olds shouldn't be in the workplace anyhow. Aren't there child labor laws in this city?
 
You're right Corns...I'm feeling peckish. I think I may report the youngin' to the labor dept. OR sell her to a porn mogul....I'm conflicted.

Gelatin looks good--never saw before.
 
PD, you could just have her for lunch, thus killing 2 birds, etc.
 
MM, my intelectual property is your intelectual property! Please do a collage post. I will fully support this event.

As for the goo, i couldn't have been more excited then to read your splendid ode to goo! Goo, is for us all.
But having my sticky finger smack on the on the pulse of our times, as usual, I titled a drawing show last year, "All For the Goo"
 
...with a nice chianti and some fava beans...good idea slothy.
 
yeah Pd, eat the offending child! You must have a microwave at the office you can stuff her into?
 
Pd Are you allowed to toke-em-peacepipe up at your desk?
 
Yes, but I left the toke-em peacepipe at the shack. I just took a chunck outta her leg--right above the Ugg.
 
Use some butter first, grease her up and then chow her on down. Go PD. We are all rooting for you.
 
Okay, what seems to be working well is partially hygrogenated palm kernel oil and/or cottenseed oil.
 
Love this post! Love the tip-offs and the directions it's pushing my thoughts into. Plus who can beat that butta mound? Thankee! Excited now!
Heyy MM, don't ferget good ol Hanna Hoch and what's her face, Romare Beardsley. (sp?)Love Schwitters, too, agree.
 
dont forget Jess when it comes to collage yes

Jess!

Bruce conner too

george herms


wasn't there a show at the whitney awhile back of the circle of herms
california friens 50's 60's asemblage
 
The butter mound is raping my eyes. I can't stand it.
 
MM, if you're still collecting images-
Tuttle does collage, right? Sillman has some wonderful collages of her own work.

Annon, Those Goeorge Herms are sure scrappy.
Who's Jess?
 
Thanks deeply everyone for the tips...I am working away. This is taking fricking forever!!! Poo on the selfish takers!!!! By tomorrow I will have forgotten what collage is. Right now I think it's turkey.
 
MM, skip the powerpoint thingy and just rip the takers apart and collage them back together...in reverse. A little hands-on teaching.
 
Jane Hammond,Michael Anderson(Paul Rodgers gallery)
Corny if you head back through Baltimore check out the Visionary Arts Museum. Outsider art is big there. My uncle owned a small collection. When I lived in Baltimore I was the thinnest, least sexually degenerate person who made the most normal art in town ( by comparison). People made jokes like "are you going to the starvation army?" In NY people make that beeping noise trucks make when they back up.
 
Jane Hammond,Michael Anderson(Paul Rodgers gallery)
Corny if you head back through Baltimore check out the Visionary Arts Museum. Outsider art is big there. My uncle owned a small collection. When I lived in Baltimore I was the thinnest, least sexually degenerate person who made the most normal art in town ( by comparison). People made jokes like "are you going to the starvation army?" In NY people make that beeping noise trucks make when they back up.
 
Jess Collins
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jess_Collins

http://www.askart.com/askart/j/burgess_collins_jess/burgess_collins_jess.aspx

geez- it is hard to find images for Jess
 
Thanks Anon, I likes the jess collage.

kelli if they make the truck noise for you, they make the sonic booming noise when I take my thundering saddle bags out for a walk...
I know this has been established already but yer krazy!!
 
Rita Ackermann!!!
 
Thanks for the tip about the visionary museum, I will check it out, eventually.
 
I'll take collage artists for $200 Alec.
 
lol.
Q: art star who began illustrative career as art director at mademoiselle.
 
this is an expensive question...
 
Uh, who is Frida Khalo?
 
Who is Barbara Kruger?
 
Mademoiselle was a top draw magazine when Frida was at the helm and suddenly woman with mustches were all the rage... how hot was that!
 
Corns therapist says I am NOT CRAZY just competing for power in a male dominated industry where people want me to fail and there will be no happiness until I am at the top. So no drugs from him. But got some Vicodin from my dentist.
www.myspace.com/egon/0644 I'm on this adorable 17 year old kid's list of "people I'd like to meet" so not everyone wants me to fail.
 
pd, you are the big jackpot winner in this evenings jepordy game! You win a consultation with with our in house stache beautician. She'll make you feel a thousand years younger, or different.
 
what if you never reach the top? And where exactly is the top?
 
oops www.myspace.com/egon0644 he's charming. half of the artists on his list are women
 
As long as she also gives me a uni-brow and put me in a wheelchair--I'm there.
 
Wow kelli, will you break it to him that Frida may not be available to meet with him?
 
He means I can't be the mediocre, agreeable person people want me to be. I have to be successful and independent on my own terms. I was thinking that but thought I was crazy. Well as long as Egon likes me. If teenagers voted we would have a different president.
 
Kelli I was joking, as you know, about the krazy thing... I don't know about everyone wanting you to fail, I don't for one. I like the game theory where if your competition plays well, you play better, everyones game is raised...or sompthin
 
This is the competition:





Who won? I think I know but am not sure.

Meanwhile I need a splint for my right thumb as it's zonked from my laptop mouse. Google all the livelong day.
 
I don't really think of art as a heirarchy either but other people do and the bottom just isn't working for me.Also people are comfortable with mediocrity, sameness.
 
Kelli, That admirer of yours rules. I wonder if we shouldn't gussy ourselves up as Frida and invite him and his guardian over for some tequila.
 
MM, I blow gentle kisses to your thumb, they waft to you on light mists and heavy clouds.
 
MM, please review comment roll, PD won the competition, she is getting her lady-stache beautified for her prize.
 
I have a moustache but I keep it in my vest pocket. It's made of my real hair but I carefully removed it and reassembled it. Is that collage? Nevermind, sorry.

Thanks for the well thumb wishes, darling Cornster.

Kelli, you are going to rule, I can feel it in my bingo tingle. For real. Get out your crown, it's going to happen. You are in ascension, I think everyone will agree with me on this.
 
Right!!! PD won. She will continue to win. Everyone in this comment section will win. I am very positive right now. It won't last.
 
Were going to eat at WD-50. Some joint on Clinton street, the same people who opened Fresh Food (?)
must go expholiate and drink nyquil cocktails to ready myself...
 
MM, you are a beacon of light
 
or bacon of light. I am happy to know about pocket stache, your pockets sound busy.
 
Oh JEEZUS good luck to you. I don't know about anyone else but I ate there one time and was freaked out. Much foam sauce. Beef wrapped strangely and cold crab foam. I was scared. But you will be fine, it will be different, I know it. There are good cocktails, from what I recall. Hope you have a nice time!!! Sorry for my errant warning.
 
They are busy. I fear I have cursed your dinner. No longer a bacon of light but a dish of turds. May the Gods of GOod Food be with you.
 
Fuck. I'm fucked. I hate eating foam.
I'll bring some ritz crackers and sneek into the ladies room to dine.
 
no it's fine mm. I don't want to leave the house, am already having a bad time and we're not even seated yet
 
Maybe bring some cheez wiz too. Fortification.
 
You are a beacon of turds in the best possible way MM. really going.
 
Awww, Corny!!!! Gosh darnit you make my dirty overalls feel clean again. You are funny.
 
Corns have a nice dinner. I think anything tastes better when somebody makes it for me even foam. Especially tea. Tea is just brown water when you make it yourself. But who doesn't like tea when somebody brings it to you?
 
that stack of butter is probably by chardin
 
i am art. butter is better, i am butter. dada ist tot. dada...me gusta mucho. i AM a failure.
 
Keep up the good work
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