Sunday, April 27, 2008


Went to the gym, then to LIC to hit against the tennis backstop, party at Ottoman's for today's ARTWALK in Wmsburg. Saw Chino, Sebastian, Guillermo, Curators- Larry and Donna, Phong Bui, met alot of people.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Friday Nite

Went to Momenta Auction Preview. Saw Eric Heist. Walked thru 'burg, saw Guy Richard Smith, his wife, Larry Walzak and a co-curator of the Artwalk Wmsburg thing. Bought a b'day gift for my roommate's 5 year old.

Sean Bell Verdict

Disgusting. Knew it would be a whitewash. Sure these guys weren't model citizens but are undercover cops allowed to shoot ANYONE and make up a story after the fact?

Monday, April 21, 2008

wrap up

Sat- went to new nabe again. met some new people. tennis practice against a hitting wall in LIC. took the bus on a whim to Red Hook. really liked it down there. back home, to bed early. Sun got up for MAC class at ICP. 10-5. really de-mystified the laptop for me. went to the second half of Peter Garfield's art weekend at Monkeytown.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Friday Nite

Went to Peter's show at Pierogi, saw Rosa Valardo and Fred, the former co-owner of Galapagos, oh and saw Peter who was very busy working the room. Went down to Sideshow, saw some old faces.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Hubert Dreyfus..feel for the game

Papal Visit

Papal Visit

This weekend

Peter Garfield's opening at Pierogi. Class at International Center of Photography. Talk to Daisy Hulme about more submissions to her zine,"The Curse".

Monday, April 14, 2008


went to Paul Campbell's show thurs at Roebling. Cheeky portraits of facebook profiles. nice flat warholishly superficial. saw felicity hogan and guillermo creus. friday nite went out with the woman who is doing the "curse" zine featuring my illustrations, we actually had a small group and went gallery hopping in the burg. which brought me to my biggest checks, I wound up paying $40 bucks for an entree and a's my fault I should have gone home sooner. SATURDAY. putzed around cleaned. went to LIC to see my new hood. I will love it. mature people sane development. then I went on automatic and trolled wmsburg AGAIN went to the Abbey, the Ale House. I'm stuck in the past. blew $ on booze and jukeboxes. went home early. Sun..softball in the burg, worked out. ran into frank marshal and dan bloomberg.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

False Consciousness

Jesus Christ, Marvel Comics, football, Iraq, the Easter Bunny..
the end

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

april love

painters painting

The Dinner Party

Went to a friends dinner party. She is a painter. Her studio is so clean and organized. She is such a disciplined person. I am the opposite pole.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Beyond Vietnam

Affirmation Action, Baby (baby), "Martha" Luther King

I was six years old when he was shot. I was a "pickaninny" living with my grandparents in rural northern Fla. I was 4 years from going to Dalton school, and being called a "filthy, river nigger" by Robert Redford's son Jaime. People in main stream media rarely focus on the connection between his Vietnam dissent and his assassination but he was killed a year after he publically came out against it.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

The Great Johnny Burke

Better face the facts, ol buddy,
And be prepared to take the blow.
You dont have to sit and study,
Its something anyone should know.
Shake hands... get your hat...
And go.

You can praise her eyes,
And adore her hair.
But if love aint there,
It aint there.

And you can walk her home
In the warm spring air,
But if love aint there,
It aint there.

And you can look
With a longing in your look,
And try every method in the book
And worship the smile that kind of
Took you unaware.

And you can weep and sigh,
You can say, unfair.
You can almost die of despair.
But if love aint there,
It aint there.

To Annie, Rachel, Skowmon, Suzanne, Alicia, etc

Spike Lee Biography

Reading "That's My Story and I'm Sticking to It"..very good

Social Calendar

1. Mel Smother's show tonite 43 Gallery
2. Eric Heist Fri nite in Chelsea
3. Brenda Zlamany Dinner Party

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

talking heads

Alexis Rockman, Brenda Zlamany, Damian Loeb

I saw Alexis' "Antarctica Show". He is a peculiar phenomenon in the scene. Most people sit in their Brooklyn or LES studio and imagine an image, Alexis is the "gentleman painter", not only does he have a story to tell about the journey in realizing the image but he has a story to tell about the ACTUAL excursion that inspired it. The large centrepiece is a delight for it's execution and beauty. It has a lot of little delightful surprises.

Brenda had a couple pieces in Frost and Reeds booth at Bridge. A beautiful portrait of Ike Ude and Lyle Ashton Harris plus a small Vietnam trip inspired landscape. Again masterful execution in a contemporary milieu of comic book art and cheeky irony.

Haven't seen much of Damien Loeb these days but thought I would give him a reference with these two.