Art's in Bloom
Spring is here, and there are art walks breaking out all over. I've been dusting
off the SONYA (South of
the Navy Yard Artists)
preparation for the Studio
Stroll next week.
[I'm stop #8]
The Park Slope & Environs Open Studio Tour is today and tomorrow, May
14 & 15th
from noon to 6pm. You can download a map at bwac.org.
Williamsburg Gallery Association is doing an event called “Taste,” tomorrow,
May 15, featuring 20+ galleries and 20+ restaurants. Feed the mind and spirit
while you feed your belly.
Chao's work is meticulous and subtle. He really knows how to
capture a portrait. The presence of the person seems to emanate from the
surface. You sense the connection between the photographer and
He exploded onto the scene via the Whitney Biennial.
In his series “Burma: Something Went Wrong,” he phtographed
refugees in a camp on
Burma. The photographs
engaging. They draw you in.
The new series, “Echo,”
is a striking take on the female nude which demonstrates the same deft
not figure studies, They're portraits. Perhaps as in Lucien Freud's paintings,
the photographer views his subjects as naked, not nude. As with the Burma series,
the subject is immersed in a setting, but the image is all
The lighting doesn't distract, or inject undue drama.
of naked women are automatically viewed as being eroticized, but Chao avoids
poses of pinups
porn. The gazes
and confident. The stances are somewhat classical. The expressions are
not those of the virginal ingénue, the submissive nymph, or the voracious predator.
Instead, these women are empowered, and comfortable with themselves and their
that Chao is attempting to portray a kind of beauty that transcends the physical.
In case you can't read the text of the announcement: Show runs May 20 – July
1. Reception Friday, May 20, 6-8 pm.
Yancey Richardson Gallery
535 West 22nd St, NYC
Date: May 11, 2005 4:35:09 PM EDT
This is a verified quote.
“Should any political party attempt to abolish social security,
unemployment insurance and eliminate labor laws and farm programs,
you would not hear of that party again in our political history.
There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes that you
can do these things. Among them are a few Texas oil millionaires,
and an occasional politician or businessman from other areas. Their
number is negligible and they are stupid.”
– President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1952
“PLEASE DON'T HANG UP.
If you enjoy TV, find out why twenty-five million...” *CLICK*
[Seems I get at least one automated pitch call a day, now. Wouldn't you just
love to be able to zap their message machines?]
Back to the Future?
Not that long ago, Chevron Corporation bought Texaco, and changed its name
to CevronTexaco Corporation. Today, they [it?] sent out this press release:
SAN RAMON, Calif., May 9, 2005 — In a move
to present a clear, strong and unified presence in the global marketplace,
ChevronTexaco Corporation is changing its name to Chevron Corporation (NYSE:
CVX), effective immediately.
Interesting, that they omitted the word “back” from the release, as in ChevronTexaco
Corporation is changing its name BACK to Chevron Corporation...
Did you hear
the one about the Democrats getting voted out of the
Uh, no, it's not
Andrea Hersh, "Self-Poised" 2005 46 x 42 oil on canvas
My Friend Andrea has
a show opening at Gallery
Boreas on Friday night (the 13th), from 6-9. She's also doing an artist
talk on Saturday, May 14 from 2-3pm. The show runs through June 12.