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Wednesday, September 29, 2004

"MONONGAHELA RIVER PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA" (1998) (OIL ON PANEL, 6 x 12 IN) by ANDREW LENAGHAN
Location: Bottom of Turret Steps, Pygmalion-First Floor

[SECOND MENTION DUE TO UPDATE]

UPDATE:


Andrew Lenaghan is part of this group exhibit, as noted below today by Artnet.com. But if you stop by the exhibit, might as well ask to see Andrew's paintings, too, in the "back room" which I saw while visiting NYC last week and they are ... fabulous!:

"BUSH-WHACK!" AT GEORGE ADAMS GALLERY:

The George Adams Gallery at 41 West 57th Street in Manhattan is widely celebrated for its roster of artists with a political bent, and the gallery is not lying idle this fall election season. "Bush-Whack!" -- billed as "unapologetically partisan" -- runs from Oct. 1, 2004 through Election Day and features "politically responsive work" by 14 artists. Among the highlights is a new painting by Peter Saul depicting a Salvador Dalí urinating in George W. Bush’s ear and a 1991 painting by Robert Arneson showing the first president Bush covered in oil, a reference to his true interests in the Middle East. Other artists in the show are James Barsness, Enrique Chagoya, Sue Coe, Patricia Dahlman, Lesley Dill, Diane Edison, Jon Haddock, Rajkamal Kahlon, Andrew Lenaghan, Trong Nyugen, David Sandlin and Erika Wanenmacher.

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Prov.: George Adams Gallery, New York




Monday, September 27, 2004

"TREE MAN" (2004) (EDITION OF 2,500) (INJECTION MOLDED PLASTIC, 3 IN HIGH) by MARCEL DZAMA
Location: Galatea Offsite/San Francisco Apartment

"UZAMA" (2004) (EDITION OF 2,500) (INJECTION MOLDED PLASTIC, 3 IN HIGH) by MARCEL DZAMA
Location: Galatea Offsite/San Francisco Apartment

"CLOUDINUS" (2004) (EDITION OF 2,500) (INJECTION MOLDED PLASTIC, 3 IN HIGH) by MARCEL DZAMA
Location: Galatea Offsite/San Francisco Apartment

"EVIL UGOLINOR" (2004) (EDITION OF 2,500) (INJECTION MOLDED PLASTIC, 3 IN HIGH) by MARCEL DZAMA
Location: Galatea Offsite/San Francisco Apartment

"XENOPHANER" (2004) (EDITION OF 2,500) (INJECTION MOLDED PLASTIC, 3 IN HIGH) by MARCEL DZAMA
Location: Galatea Offsite/San Francisco Apartment

"SEA SNAKE MAN" (2004) (EDITION OF 2,500) (INJECTION MOLDED PLASTIC, 3 IN HIGH) by MARCEL DZAMA
Location: Galatea Offsite/San Francisco Apartment

A few artists in the collection have developed characters that lend themselves to toy-like figurine models, such as Haruki Murakami, Clare Rojas and Stella Lai. Marcel Dzama is another such artist, though we first discovered this Canadian artist years ago at Richard Heller Gallery in Santa Monica which was showing the drawings for which he's become famous. These are fun -- being as effective as 3-dimensional models as images on paper.

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Prov.: Susan Inglett Gallery, New York



Wednesday, September 15, 2004

"AGENTS" (1996) (INK, GRAPHITE AND GEL MEDIUM ON CLEAR MYLAR, 17 x 11 IN) by SHARON LOUDEN
Location: Dining Room, Pygmalion-First Floor

"AGENTS" (1996) (INK, GRAPHITE AND GEL MEDIUM ON CLEAR MYLAR, 17 x 11 IN) by SHARON LOUDEN
Location: Dining Room, Pygmalion-First Floor

[FOURTH MENTION DUE TO UPDATE]

UPDATE:

Sharon Louden currently has paintings exhibited, through to Oct. 16, 2004, at Anthony Grant, Inc., 37 West 57th Street, New York, N.Y. 10019. Phone: (212) 755-0434. She writes that more information (and images) on the exhibition and a comprehensive view of her work in general is available at www.sharonlouden.com.

Prov.:
Haines Gallery, San Francisco



Monday, September 13, 2004

TWO DRAWINGS IN E.T.'S ART/POETRY JOURNAL (2001) by G. SCOTT MACLEOD
Location: Library, Pygmalion-Second Floor

[SIXTH MENTION DUE TO UPDATE]

UPDATE:


Scott Macleod sends an invite to:

Voyageur
Scott Macleod

Sept. 14 5-7 p.m. Wine and Cheese

Heidi Hollinger Studio
4928 Sherbrooke O. Montreal
RSVP 514 484-5444

BIO - G. SCOTT MACLEOD
Scott Macleod has over 65 exhibitions to his name and is a well known Montreal based painter whose work has reflected social political and historical themes. A member of the art collective La Raza Group, he has traveled and exhibited in Mexico City, Cologne, Dublin, Kilkenny, Prague, New York, Detroit, Chicago, Seattle, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver.

His work has been collected by, Guiness, Air Canada, The Royal Bank of Canada, Pratt and Whitney, Readers Digests, National Gallery of Canada, Claridge, Velan Valves Inc., McAuslan Brewery, London Life, CP Hotels, Musée de Québec, Lotto Québec and Rick Mercer of "This Hour Has 22 Minutes". His work can be seen at www.macleod9.com.

G.Scott MacLeod
www.macleod9.com
www.larazagroup.com
www.abriefcanadianhistory.com

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Prov.: Direct from Artist



Sunday, September 12, 2004

"DER DOZEN DANTZ (THE DANCE OF DEATH)" (1991) (INK ON PAPER, 24 X 18 IN, 36 x 28 IN FRAMED) by MANUEL OCAMPO
Location: Galatea Offsite/San Francisco Apartment

[SECOND MENTION DUE TO UPDATE]

UPDATE:

Manuel Ocampo is scheduled to give a lecture:

Tuesday, September 14
7:00 PM
Manuel Ocampo
Graduate Studies/Wattis Institute lecture
Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco campus
Info: 415.551.9251

The paintings, drawings, prints, and mixed media installations of Philippine-born Manuel Ocampo use images that are simultaneously hideous and beautiful. Using inconsistency and contradiction as aesthetic strategies, Ocampo explores colonialism's heritage of human injustice with unpredictable irreverence. He currently teaches in the CCA Painting Program.


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Prov.: Pearl Albino, New York




Saturday, September 11, 2004

POT by PRISCILLA NAMPEYO
Library, Pygmalion-First Floor

Blessed to live with a pot (Hopi with traditional designs) by Priscilla Nampeyo.

Click here, too, for some background on female Native American potters, including Priscilla.

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Prov.: Case Trading Post, Santa Fe



Friday, September 10, 2004

"AGENTS" (1996) (INK, GRAPHITE AND GEL MEDIUM ON CLEAR MYLAR, 17 x 11 IN) by SHARON LOUDEN
Location: Dining Room, Pygmalion-First Floor

"AGENTS" (1996) (INK, GRAPHITE AND GEL MEDIUM ON CLEAR MYLAR, 17 x 11 IN) by SHARON LOUDEN
Location: Dining Room, Pygmalion-First Floor

[THIRD MENTION DUE TO UPDATE]

UPDATE:

Sharon Louden opens a new exhibit today of her paintings, through to Oct. 16, 2004, at Anthony Grant, Inc., 37 West 57th Street, New York, N.Y. 10019. Phone: (212) 755-0434.

Prov.:
Haines Gallery, San Francisco





Thursday, September 09, 2004

POT By RACHEL CONCHO
Library, Pygmalion - First Floor

Blessed to live with a pot by Rachel Concho of Acoma.


"COLD WATER FLAT" (2001) LIMITED EDITION ETCHING (23 OF 37) by ARCHIE RAND AND JOHN YAU
Location: Charles d'Amboise Wine Cellar

EPHEMERA (SKETCHES AND LETTERS) by ARCHIE RAND
Location: Library, Pygmalion-Second Floor

"DOUBLE HEADED CREATURE FEATURE" (ARTISTS' BOOK, 17.5 X 7 X 0.5 IN) by MAX GIMBLETT AND JOHN YAU WITH TOBY HINES
Location: Library, Pygmalion-Second Floor

"PICADILLY OR PARADISE" (SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF 65, 12.5 X 9.5 IN, FERRIS EDITIONS) by TREVOR WINKFIELD AND JOHN YAU
Location: Library, Pygmalion-First Floor

[THIRD MENTION DUE TO UPDATE]

UPDATE:

The etchings-based collaboration that generated Moi first book as publisher, 100 More Jokes From The Book of the Dead by John Yau and Archie Rand, is being exhibited here:

Do a Book: Asian Artists Summer Project 2004
Sept. 9 - Oct. 16, 2004
Plum Blossoms Gallery
555 West 25th Street New York, NY 10001
T: 212.719.7008 F: 646.486.1991
http://www.plumblossoms.com/

Opening reception Tuesday Sept. 14th 6-9pm

Check it out! Here is Plum Blossoms' official press release:

Do a Book: Asian Artists Summer Project 2004
September 9 - October 16, 2004
Plum Blossoms Gallery
555 West 25th Street, Ground Floor
New York, NY 10001 T: 212.719.7008
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10:30am - 6:30pm Sunday and Monday Closed

Plum Blossoms Gallery (New York) is pleased to present Do a Book: Asian Artists Summer Project 2004, a group show featuring 25 artists and their collaborators representing a fun, unusual overview of today's contemporary Asian art landscape. Artists' books have received much attention as a popular medium for expression amongst international artists practicing within the last 50 years. But Asian artists working with book and print media have received less publicity in that regard. Conceived as a gallery initiative -- a provocative way to engage with new artists and artistic approaches -- Do a Book brings together artists ranging across a wide array of backgrounds, interests, and age groups, with some being proficient in book arts and artists¡¦ publications and others making books for the first time ever. Invited to consider the project as a conceptual challenge, these artists have responded by defining book on their own, innovative terms.

Some of the participating artists, such as Wenda Gu, Lu Shengzhong, and Qin Feng have long been rooted in a Chinese tradition of text and print media, transforming a prestigious past through conceptual re-imaginations. Other artists, such as Terence Koh, Takuji Kogo, Tomas Vu-Daniel, and the team of John Yau and Archie Rand, are more conversant with the international development of book arts, while Korean artist Choi Jeong-Hwa, once part of an earlier Korean Pop generation, combines elements of mass production and design in his books, Long Bin Chen creates fantastic sculptures out of thick volumes such as telephone directories, and Zhao Suikang turns books into full scale installations.

Contributions from Chinese conceptual artist Lin Tianmiao and husband Wang Gongxin, Vietnamese emigre artist Tran Trong Vu, Chinese printmaker George Chang, conceptual sculptor Barbara Edelstein, and American photographer Lois Conner present unexpected dimensions to these artists¡¦ oeuvres. In addition to such established book artists, we have also invited a group of artists who are making books for the first time or who do not usually work with books to participate in the summer project. These include emerging artists Charlene Liu and Isami Ching, conversing together on paper, Momoyo Torimitsu, whose work targeting corporate conformity has been shown at Deitch Projects and Swiss Institute recently, young Chinese painters Wei Dong and Yi Chen, who have won strong followings for their talented brushwork and eccentric subject matter, the Tokyo collective Kakuto, which has done both urban design and guerilla art actions, Taiwanese multi-media artist and carver Fung Ming Chip, Singapore based ambient painter Hong Zhu An, and recent Columbia MFA Jose Guinto, whose print-making confronts second-generation and post-colonial Filipino identity.

(Copyright 2004 by Plum Blossoms (International) Ltd.)


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Prov.: Direct from Artists



Wednesday, September 08, 2004

BLACK BOWL by MARIA
Library, Pygmalion-First Floor

Blessed to live with a pot by Maria Martinez of San Ildefonso.

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Prov.: L.P.



BOWL by BERNARD CHASSIN
Library, Pygmalion-First Floor

A lovely bowl ("La Riviere" pottery) by self-taught potter Bernard Chassin (B. 1950. 42510 Neronde, 40 km south de Roanne).

Prov.:
Mostly French, Calistoga, CA



Monday, September 06, 2004

"[]" by Patricia Wood
Galatea Offsite: San Francisco Apartment

"[] (after "From A Gray Monster In A Yellow Taxi") (2002) by Patricia Wood
Galatea Offsite: San Francisco Apartment

Lovely to have these evocative paintings by Patricia Wood, whom I met when we were both residents at Villa Montalvo. The second painting was part of a series Patricia did after my poem "From A Gray Monster In A Yellow Taxi"; both poem and paintings were exhibited in the "Poems Form/From The Six Directions" at the Pusod Center Gallery in Berkeley.

Patricia's a wonderful thinker, too. Here's an excerpt from one of her artist's statements, followed by one of her own poems:

"I am interested in how one's insecurities with one's body manifests itself in the non-verbal language of physical gesture. The figures portrayed in these paintings are closing in on themselves. They possess a disparity and are isolated from one another. The notion of disparity that these figures possess comes from not being able to meet the standard of beauty set by a rigid society. Their isolation comes from the lack of intimacy that occurs when people are overly shy with their bodies.

"Space, repetition, shadow and physical gesture are all devices I use to depict these issues. For example, in the painting Not One Knew Another I have placed many figures along the same horizon line yet they are all given their own space to live in. None of the figures is making contact with any of the others. They are all in awkward and sometimes even closed positions wearing baggy unrevealing clothing. Their physical awkwardness is echoed in the awkward misshaped surfaces they are painted on. The hinges represent a failed attempt at closeness. I have given many of the figures large overwhelming shadows. This shadow represents the shadow of self doubt that can act as constant reminder of one's own physical imperfections."


*****

The Heavy Weight of the Unloved
by Patricia Wood

The heavy weight of the unloved
Carrying man made shadows of self doubt
Weighing a ton
Adults who were once motherless children
Wandering lost, they overpopulate this world
Yet remain invisible
Who will seek out these starving souls
When they can't even look at themselves in the mirror
Clinging to their bodiees for protection
Hidden behind baggy cloths
They will find other ways to fill the void
Consuming toxins from an unnatural world
Living off of the juices of rotten fruit
Gaining only temporary relief
After the tired relentlessness of an unloved life
They will shut the door to reality
And deal with it no more
(1999)

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Prov.: Direct from Artist



Friday, September 03, 2004

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