Friday, December 26, 2008

Failure

No one (well ,one guest and her friends) attended the show. The one guest who did, avoided commenting on the show. She didn't like it and didn't feel engaged enuff to say anything to my face. Which is ok. I told her time and again that I didn't care to hear "that she loved it.." just how she really felt about it good or bad. I just want to get a sense of what's so for people HERE and NOW> many of the people I see most of the time are hesitant to just be honest in the moment and that FRUSTRATES THE HELL out of me. I get alot of poker faces and phony exchanges. This is a process, an experiment and inquiry and I am in search of people who want to take the journey honestly.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Social-ism

Therefore what's at issue is not necessarily the painting of this or that "pit-cher" but the intelligent appropriation, bringing into the forefront of the underlying relation that produces..East Hampton 1992...Amy Lumet 1984..Eric Fishl, Mary Boone, Paris, Dalton, Chelsea, Beverly Hills and so on..not social climbing but social realizing...

The Artworld as Spectacle

"art is not a collection of images, it's a social relation mediated by images" more accurately it's the social relation which is PRIMARY to the phenomenon we call "ARTWORLD"..my opening tomorrow takes place in my off the radar gallery in LIC. I am an artist who has no meaningful body of work, has participated in no meaningful exhibition to date. I amongst my RISD, Wburg and Chelsea peers have no REAL identity in the artworld proper, and yet I am ...somehow.. a fixture on the theme..the next few years will be an ongoing ontological experiment...

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

right now I am working at CIBT..cruising the web..daydreaming.

http://www.artnet.com/magazineus/people/laster/laster12-16-08.asp

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

First Exhibition in NYC

This Sat the opening reception for my first NYC exhibition takes place in a gallery in LIC> very excited. Will have another solo show in April 2009. Facebook has facilitated publicizing. Alot of interesting social politics. I think the work is ok. appropriate to this stage of the game. You only get better by getting in there and taking your lumps. Windows Gallery 1303a Jackson Ave 7pm- 12am 12/20