Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Missionary Positions

The domination of the African by European Culture. There is no "Africa" for Africans..almost all of the countries and borders we know of are the effect of European colonialism and cartography. "We" were fucked by white europe.."royally". :)

Misionary Positions..Victoria's Family














Saturday, December 26, 2009

Closing the Performance Gap

Description.Projection. Implementation. Evaluation. Behaviour Motivation. Adjustment. Audience. Feedback.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Object

As itself. Independent of outside reference as in hackneyed overwrought illustration. I like the idea of the shiny surface and the "deep unconscious" connection the viewer may have with the "presence" of the object.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Visitors...

Thanx for visiting the blog..have been seduced more by the ease and immediacy of Facebook, but will promise to post more writing and images, soon..best.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sorry for the hiatus

had some problems logging in..more later

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Heidegger and Optimal Grip

Issues-
1. Perceiver strategies and intervention action on behalf of Dasein "thirst, hunger, desire" schemata..I wanna be rich, wanna have sex and sex and sex with this one, that one, those one..wanna live there not here..." I want I want I want..sitting around doing nothing because the opportunity presented does not provide the adequate pathway to "happiness" sequence..inauthenticity..refusal to accurately disclose being..suppressed anxiety..dissolution into the "theyself"..disguise..alienation..

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Subjectivity, Subject Matter, The Matter of Subjects

So my problem right now and has always been the issue of subject matter, what I could really get into and get behind. I was taken from the streets of Harlem and delivered to a proper "English" Education with Dalton and so was denied the street authenticity of a Basquiat and the earnest strivings of Kara Walker, Leonardo Drew etc..my mind and soul were "fucked" by the whitewash of pre-Spike and Public Enemy "black po-mo" culture..What to do?..why not PAINT THE WHITEWASH ITSELF? Equestrian paintings, Brooks Brother's ads..Ralph Lauren..try it.

Optimal Grip

Projects

1. Music project with Ken Butler- Object: put together a set list of say 12 songs and gig within the area.

2. Gregory de la Haba- Object: collaborate with a fellow artist interested in cultural theory

3. Lisa Levy/ Paul Overacker- Object: documentation of existing artworld scene.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Embodiment- Merleau Ponty, Heidegger ..money

Living in LIC..sitting at my computer typing this..dicking around on FB. Hiding and disclosing as my facade permits. Behind the scenes within the arena..ready to hand, present at hand..the receding and ever accumulating facticity..the problem of optimal grip..Bridgehampton..identity politics in art and a problematic unsure identity..

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Optimal Grip- P Diddy

P Diddy has a home in the E Hampton and is the darling of the Summer Set..he's not a Heideggerian scholar..doesn't think about what he does in the language of academic philosophy. He doesn't "just do it " tho' ..there is method and contingency.

Refinement

of Da-sein's directionality..hunger and desire transmuted from primitive need gratification to the elaborated technological modern economy from jungle abjection to rarefied discourse and gormande indulgences.

Being There

Being there in the situation. The perception of right brain present at hands political economy..goods and services..homes, clothes, cars, beer, sandwiches...contributor strategies intervening in the environment..molding the shape and direction of social transactions..good business resulting in maximization of utility and pleasure..Beverly Hills, East Hamptons, Monaco, success, success..love, money, attention, words and plastic effects..

Monday, August 3, 2009

attn new guests

scroll down to see art..more to come

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Good Life

I have been living in Long Island City for a little more than a year. Before that I was in Bushwick for a few months...I guess I need a relationship to Bohemia..white-ish bohemia mostly but a diversified slant. Why do I consider this good? Why is this lifestyle better than say...Pasadena or Westchester? Well there is more freedom of expression even if said expression is the tedious indulgences of amateurs. There are more personal "liberties", more self destructive drug abuse and alcoholism..(is there) ..fewer children..fewer (white) children, schools (good ones) swimming pools..conformity ... routine...

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

pure art

The rich and educated..who are your audience..don't want to be bogged down with your point of view..you REALLY don't know anything that they don't..they just want something that they can live with day after day...

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Art..The Hamptons

My years in the Hamptons from 1989 to 1993 and beyond were possibly the most significant adult adventure in my life to date. They were my REAL art schooling. I had dropped out of RISD in 1983. I lived with my mom, did est, moved to NoVa with her and was really desperate to get out on my own. I joined the Coast Guard in 1987 and eventually got stationed on dry land in East Moriches Long Island. They gave me a small house in Flanders for a short while and in my mind I fancied myself as Jackson Pollock or Wilhem de Kooning doing these hopelessly amateur slap dash pieces that were derivative of my pedestrian understanding of Larry Rivers, Basquiat, Richard Prince..jeez you name it. Things didn't get rolling until I met a girl, Miranda Gatewood, a photographer who lived in Sag Harbor. She was terrific. She introduced me to Joey Weyand who ran a gallery in So Hampton called "Arts 1" his ambition was to meet Henry Geldzahler and become famous. That's the way it was in the Hamptons. It was so easy to meet power people, you thought that sooner or later they would just get you "in". Joey introduced me to Michael Knigin and so on..I started to connect with the artistic community in the East End..Ruth Vered Gallery, Rene Fotouhi, John Chamberlain, Robert Dash, Ross Bleckner, Larry Rivers etc. My dream to this day is to make it to that level of beingness..the floating cultural elite..I always tried to "think" my way in..reading Sartre "Search for a Method", Scientology books and tapes, Penguin classics..always trying to "decode" access..I felt like the answer was right in front of me but I wasn't seeing the "pattern"...my ticket to the salt box studio in
Sagaponack.