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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

"DON'T TOUCH ME" (2003) (MIXED MEDIA, 9.5 x 1.1 x 2 IN) INSTALLATION by STELLA LAI
Location: Foyer, Pygmalion-First Floor

"FOUR SEASONS VACATION -2" (2003) (gouache on paper, 30 X 22 in) by STELLA LAI
Location: Yellow Bedroom, Pygmalion-Second Floor

"FOUR SEASONS VACATION -4" (2003) (gouache on paper, 30 X 22 in) by STELLA LAI
Location: Yellow Bedroom, Pygmalion-Second Floor

"PUCHAA MASK" (2002) (YARN, 13 x 9 x 8 IN) SCULPTURE by STELLA LAI
Location: Galatea Offsite/San Francisco Apartment

"PUCHAA IN BOX" (MIXED MEDIA, 2001) SCULPTURE by STELLA LAI
Location: Galatea Offsite/San Francisco Apartment

"PUCHAA'S SHORTCUT" (2002) (ROTATING MOTOR AND MIXED MEDIA, 9 x 4 x 4 IN) SCULPTURE by STELLA LAI
Location: Library, Pygmalion-First Floor

"UNTITLED" (PUCHAA DRUNK AMONG WINE BOTTLES" (2003) DRAWING by STELLA LAI
Location: Library, Pygmalion-First Floor

"MTR SUPER HERO" (2003) (SILK SCREEN PRINT & HAND PAINTED PUSHPIN, #2/25) by STELLA LAI
Location: Turret Guest Bathroom, Pygmalion-First Floor

"[ ] PUCHAA AND CHECHE" DRAWING by STELLA LAI
Location: Library, Pygmalion-First Floor

EPHEMERA (DRAWINGS IN E.T.'S ART/POETRY JOURNAL, GALATEA GUEST BOOK, NLA AUCTION CHAPBOOK, & INVITATION AND INDIVIDUAL MASK MOLD FROM "DON'T TOUCH ME" INSTALLATION)
Location: Library, Pygmalion-First and Second Floors

"PUCHAA" (PAPER SCULPTURE) (2003) by STELLA LAI
Location: Galatea Offsite--SF Apartment

"A&G" (WATERCOLOR) (2006) by STELLA LAI
Location: Library, Pygmalion-Second Floor

[EIGHTH MENTION DUE TO UPDATE]

UPDATE


Stella Lai, along with Jason Jagel, will have an exhibition respectively entitled "I Love My Foreigner Friends" and "Flesh of My Skin" at Nathan Larramendy Gallery in Ojai. It will be up from Feb. 10 - March 30, 2007 and the Opening Reception will be Saturday, Feb. 10, 5-7 p.m. We acquired new pieces from both of these artists recently after seeing their dual show which first opened in Queens Nail Annex in San Francisco (the works are not yet noted in above tally as we await details).

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Prov.: Direct from Artist; Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Culver City, CA

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

[FOURTH MENTION DUE TO UPDATE]

UPDATE:


Andrew Lenaghan has opened a new exhibit at George Adams Gallery, New York:

SUMMER IN THE CITY
Jan. 4 - Feb. 10. 2007
George Adams Gallery

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Prov.: George Adams Gallery, New York

"PATCHWORK: X-27 EXPLORER" (ROBOT SERIES) (2005) (VINTAGE PAPER, STITCHING HOLES. GRAPHITE, WATERCOLOR, INK) (4 X 4, FRAMED) by LISA SOLOMON
Location: Library, Pygmalion-First Floor

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UPDATE:


Lisa Solomon remains busy! She was recently represented by Richard Levy Gallery in the LA Art Show. And her Nostalgia
exhibit at After Modern Gallery was reviewed in Artweek! What next? A cupcake shop! Heee...

Lisa and Tara Goe are actually putting on a cupcake themed art installation at Mama Buzz Café in Oakland. Other contributing artists are Hannah Reiff :: Katie Byron :: Cecelia Elguerro :: Aida Gamez :: Marlee Goe :: Erin Hagstrom. There will be an opening on Friday Feb 2, [art murmur madness] from 7-10pm. DJ Katie from KALX the UC Berkeley radio station will be spinning some tunes. The show will be up through the 23rd. More info at http://www.mamabuzzcafe.com/index.php

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Prov.: Graystone, San Francisco; 2005 San Francisco International Art Expo

"DOMESTIC" (1977) (ACRYLIC ON CANVAS) by DANIEL DOUKE
Location: Galatea Offsite-SF Apartment

"DTW, DTW, DTW" (1978) (ACRYLIC ON MASONITE) by DANIEL DOUKE
Location: Living Room, Pygmalion-First Floor

"ALTURA" (1979) (ACRYLIC ON CANVAS) by DANIEL DOUKE
location: Foyer, Pygmalion-First Floor

"GET STRONG" (1999) (ACRYLIC ON CANVAS) by DANIEL DOUKE
Location: Galatea Offsite-SF Apartment

SECOND MENTION DUE TO UPDATE:

Daniel Douke currently has a new exhibit up at OK Harris in New York City -- it will be up through Feb. 10, 2007.

This exhibition follows on his fabulous retrospective exhibit which included three (the top 3 listed) of Galatea's paintings:

DANIEL DOUKE ENDLESS INSTANT: A SURVEY
Oct. 16-Dec. 16, 2006
Artist's Talk: Nov. 16, 6-7 p.m.
Luckman Gallery
Luckman Fine Arts Complex
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8116

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Prov: First Painting-__(to come)_ Gallery, San Francisco: Other Paintings from O.K. Harris, New York City

"TAB (THERESA AFTER BRICE)" (1997 & 2005) (DRAWING ON 2 LAYERS OF RICE PAPER) by THERESA CHONG
Location: Living Room, Pygmalion-1st Floor

"TWL" (renamed "BLACK LIGHTNING" after its image appeared as cover image on my book entitled with same name) (1997) (OIL ON WOOD, 22 X 22 IN) by THERESA CHONG
Location: Galatea Offsite/San Francisco Apartment

"EIGHT (A&B)" (1998) (OIL ON WOOD) (TWO PANELS, EACH 40 X 20 1/2 IN, HUNG 1/2 INCH APART) by THERESA CHONG
Location: Galatea Offsite/San Francisco Apartment

DRAWING ON RICE PAPER (Details to Come) by THERESA CHONG
Location: Galatea Offsite/San Francisco Apartment

MONEY & STAMP SERIES (2000) (PRINTS) by THERESA CHONG
Location: Galatea Offsite/San Francisco Apartment

DRAWINGS FOR POETRY COLLABORATION by THERESA CHONG
Location: Library, Pygmalion-Second Floor

DRAWING WITH BOOK (Details to Come) by THERESA CHONG
Location: Library, Pygmalion-Second Floor

DRAWING WITH BOY (Details to Come) by THERESA CHONG
Location: Galatea Offsite/San Francisco Apartment

[TENTH MENTION DUE TO UPDATE]

UPDATE:


I've long admired the works of Theresa Chong (who did the cover image for my first book, BLACK LIGHTNING). Now, she's opened a new exhibition at Danese in New York which I highly recommend. Here's Danese Gallery's press release:

Danese is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent work by Theresa Chong. The exhibition includes two video projections, a new area of exploration for the artist, and a group of intricate gouache and pencil drawings on handmade Japanese rice paper. The drawings, either black imagery on an off-white ground, or white on deep blue-black, consist of delicate meandering lines punctuated by minute painted elements which convey a sense of rhythm, meter and lyric beauty. While open to multiple associations and varied interpretation – celestial maps, cascading particles on a field, even musical notation – the work remains fundamentally and purely abstract.

Chong’s videos extend and transform her drawings into animations of sound and movement. In 4' 33’’, a title that refers to John Cage’s famous piano piece of the same name, white dots, and eventually clusters of dots, suddenly become visible against a black ground, their appearance synchronized to percussive bursts like the clatter of hail on a tin roof. When the screen becomes an opaque concentration of dots, a cello begins playing an etude…and the dots softly and slowly begin to fall, like snow. Chong's drawings and animations evoke ephemerality, the appearance and disappearance of things in time. 1

Theresa Chong was born in Korea in 1965 and immigrated with her family to Fairbanks, Alaska in 1974. She attended Oberlin Conservatory, Ohio and the Boston University School of Fine Arts. She received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York. Her work is included in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Yale University Art Gallery and the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, among others. Chong participated in the faculty residency program at the Anderson Ranch in Colorado in 2003 and 2005. She was recently awarded a grant from the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation, and she has received fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and NYFA (New York Foundation for the Arts). Theresa Chong lives and works in New York.

The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue with an essay by John Yau. For further information, please contact Carol Corey or Kate Pentkowski at 212/223-2227.

1 Yau, John. “Theresa Chong’s Etudes.” New York: Danese, 2006, p. 2.

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I also want to share this excerpt from

John Yau's insightful art essay for Theresa's catalogue:

John Yau: [Theresa] Chong's drawings and animations evoke ephemerality, the appearance and disappearance of things in time. There is both a sturdiness and vulnerability to her work that evokes our own existence. And yet, for all of their consciousness of time passing, Chong's work never becomes a lamentation. For all of the affinities she might share with artists as different as Vija Celmins, Bruce Conner and Daniel Zeller, her work is not like anyone else's. They speak in their own language, one that is rooted in the simplest elements. Isn't this what we have wanted all along? Words, music, or art that takes us somewhere, to a place that cannot be characterized by received language and outmoded conventions. This isn't about being avant-garde, but about being fresh.


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Prov. Direct from Artist; Danese Gallery (New York); Little Red Schoolhouse Fundraiser (New York)

"RICE WINE" (2004) (DIGITAL PAINTING) by MELISSA NOLLEDO-CHRISTOFFELS
Location: Red Bedroom, Pygmalion-Second Floor

[SIXTH MENTION DUE TO UPDATE]

UPDATE:


Melissa Nolledo-Christoffels is among the participants, 60 Filipino artists from all around the world, in a visual poetry exhibition entitled "Chromatext Reloaded". More information is available HERE. AND CHECK IT OUT -- I AM IN IT, TOO!!

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Prov.: Direct From Artist

Thursday, January 18, 2007

"DEATH BY OREO'S" (INSTALLATION PHOTOGRAPH, 2006, 3/7) by DANIELA EDBURG
Location: Dining Room, Pygmalion-First Floor

"DEATH BY M & M'S" (INSTALLATION PHOTOGRAPH, 2006, 1/__) by DANIELA EDBURG
Location: Galatea Offsite-San Francisco Apartment

[SECOND MENTION DUE TO UPDATE]

UPDATE:


There's a fabulous interview of Daniela Edburg -- illustated by "Death by Oreos"! -- by Nicole Pasulka on The Morning News; click HERE! Here's an excerpt:

I think that death is very seductive. It makes us appreciate the beauty in all that is ephemeral. I think Baudrillard said we seduce with our weakness. When are we frailer than in the moment when we are losing our lives?


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Prov.: T-Fuller Fine Art, Puerto Vallarta

Thursday, January 11, 2007

"ENDLESS LINE #11" (1998) (OIL ON CANVAS ON WOOD) by DARRELL NETTLES
Location: Hallway In Front of Kitchen, Pygmalion-First Floor

"[]" (OIL ON CANVAS ON WOOD) by DARRELL NETTLES
Location: Galatea Offsite-San Francisco Apartment

[THIRD MENTION DUE TO UPDATE]

UPDATE:


Darrell Nettles invites us to see his new web site, here! Check out these really lovely images!

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Prov: O.K. Harris, New York; Direct from Artist

"MEADOW'S EDGE" (1986) (62" X 84", ACRYLIC ON CANVAS) by JON D'ORAZIO
Location: Living Room, Pygmalion-First Floor

[FOURTH MENTION DUE TO UPDATE]

UPDATE:

Jon D'Orazio is featured in the January-February issue of "KOI USA" which has a two-page story featuring his koi paintings!

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Prov.: O.K. Harris, New York City

"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

"UNTITLED (Bird, Pink, Cross, Shit)" (2005) (30" X 24", oil on canvas) by Manuel Ocampo
Location: Living Room, Pygmalion-First Floor

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UPDATE:


Manuel Ocampo is among the artists featured at this exhibition at LIZABETH OLIVERIA GALLERY which sends this very interesting press release:

For Immediate Release

Show: "Kinky Sex Makes The World Go 'Round"
Saul Alvarez, Lindsay Brant, the Dead Kennedys, Michael Henry, Jo Jackson, Chris Johanson, Erlea Maneros, Barry McGee, Manuel Ocampo, Raymond Pettibon

Date: 20 January - 24 February 2007
opening reception: 20 January 6-8pm

Where: 2712 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034

contact: 310.837.1073

"Kinky Sex (Makes The World Go 'Round)"
-Dead Kennedys (1987)

Greetings: This is the Secretary of War at the State Department
of the United States
We have a problem.
The companies want something done about this sluggish
world economic situation
Profits have been running a little thin lately
and we need to stimulate some growth

Now we know
there's an alarmingly high number of young people roaming
around in your country with nothing to do but stir up trouble
for the police and damage private property.
It doesn't look like they'll ever get a job
It's about time we did something constructive with these people
We've got thousands of 'em here too. They're crawling all over
The companies think it's time we all sit down, have a serious get-together-
And start another war

The President?
He loves the idea! All those missiles streaming overhead to and fro
Napalm
People running down the road, skin on fire

The Soviets seem up for it:
The Kremlin's been itching for the real thing for years.
Hell, Afghanistan's no fun
So whadya say?

We don't even have to win this war.
We just want to cut down on some of this excess population
Now look. Just start up a draft; draft as many of those people as you can.
We'll call up every last youngster we can get our hands on,
hand 'em some speed, give 'em an hour or two to learn how to use
an automatic rifle and send 'em on their way
Libya? El Salvador? How 'bout Northern Ireland?
Or a "moderately repressive regime" in South America?
We'll just cook up a good Soviet threat story
in the Middle East-we need that oil
We had Libya all ready to go and Colonel Khadafy's hit squad
didn't even show up. I tell ya
That man is unreliable.
The Kremlin had their fingers on the button just like we did for that one

Now just think for a minute-We can make this war so big-so BIG
The more people we kill in this war, the more the economy will prosper
We can get rid of practically everybody on your dole queue if we plan this right.
Take every loafer on welfare right off our computer rolls
Now don't worry about demonstrations-just pump up your drug supply.
So many people have hooked themselves on heroin
and amphetamines since we took over, it's just like Vietnam.
We had everybody so busy with LSD they never got too strong.
Kept the war functioning just fine
It's easy.
We've got our college kids so interested in beer
they don't even care if we start manufacturing germ bombs again.
Put a nuclear stockpile in their back yard,
they wouldn't even know what it looked like
So how 'bout it? Look-War is money.
The arms manufacturers tell me unless
we get our bomb factories up to full production
the whole economy is going to collapse
The Soviets are in the same boat.

We all agree the time has come for the big one, so whadya say?!?
That's excellent. We knew you'd agree
The companies will be very pleased.


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Prov.: Pearl Albino, New York; Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Culver City, CA.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

"JACKALOPE FROZEN IN ICE FOR THE HOLIDAYS" (PRINT, 1053/1250) (2006) by LEAH TINARI
LOCATION: TBD

Pleasantly surprised to receive this print as a holiday greeting from Mixed Greens. We love the image, particularly since jackalopes are not fictional but real here on Galatea. And as it turns out, Leah Tinari just opened an exhibition at Mixed Greens entitled "We Could Definitely Run for the Presidency"!

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Prov.: Mixed Greens, New York

"DON'T TOUCH ME" (2003) (MIXED MEDIA, 9.5 x 1.1 x 2 IN) INSTALLATION by STELLA LAI
Location: Foyer, Pygmalion-First Floor

"FOUR SEASONS VACATION -2" (2003) (gouache on paper, 30 X 22 in) by STELLA LAI
Location: Yellow Bedroom, Pygmalion-Second Floor

"FOUR SEASONS VACATION -4" (2003) (gouache on paper, 30 X 22 in) by STELLA LAI
Location: Yellow Bedroom, Pygmalion-Second Floor

"PUCHAA MASK" (2002) (YARN, 13 x 9 x 8 IN) SCULPTURE by STELLA LAI
Location: Galatea Offsite/San Francisco Apartment

"PUCHAA IN BOX" (MIXED MEDIA, 2001) SCULPTURE by STELLA LAI
Location: Galatea Offsite/San Francisco Apartment

"PUCHAA'S SHORTCUT" (2002) (ROTATING MOTOR AND MIXED MEDIA, 9 x 4 x 4 IN) SCULPTURE by STELLA LAI
Location: Library, Pygmalion-First Floor

"UNTITLED" (PUCHAA DRUNK AMONG WINE BOTTLES" (2003) DRAWING by STELLA LAI
Location: Library, Pygmalion-First Floor

"MTR SUPER HERO" (2003) (SILK SCREEN PRINT & HAND PAINTED PUSHPIN, #2/25) by STELLA LAI
Location: Turret Guest Bathroom, Pygmalion-First Floor

"[ ] PUCHAA AND CHECHE" DRAWING by STELLA LAI
Location: Library, Pygmalion-First Floor

EPHEMERA (DRAWINGS IN E.T.'S ART/POETRY JOURNAL, GALATEA GUEST BOOK, NLA AUCTION CHAPBOOK, & INVITATION AND INDIVIDUAL MASK MOLD FROM "DON'T TOUCH ME" INSTALLATION)
Location: Library, Pygmalion-First and Second Floors

"PUCHAA" (PAPER SCULPTURE) (2003) by STELLA LAI
Location: Galatea Offsite--SF Apartment

"A&G" (WATERCOLOR) (2006) by STELLA LAI
Location: Library, Pygmalion-Second Floor

[SEVENTH MENTION DUE TO UPDATE]

UPDATE


We are delighted to have the last item on above list as our latest addition to works by Stella Lai. We received it because she custom-made it as a Holiday Card! And the image is of our dogs Achilles & Gabriela!! THANKS Stella!

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Prov.: Direct from Artist; Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Culver City, CA

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