October 31, 2012

no more tricks

My heart goes out to everyone who was affected by Hurricane Sandy; photos of New York & the midatlantic, & the Caribbean make the head reel & stomach turn. Wishes for quick recoveries, safety, safe havens, peace & comfort. And today, on Halloween, lots of treats, in the form you need most.

Helpful links for help for artists, galleries, private collections & museums impacted by the hurricane here

To help with NYC cleanup email here

October 26, 2012

happy weekend

here we go again... be safe, everyone...

October 19, 2012


This past weekend we went to Greenfield, Massachusetts for the 4th annual Brick + Mortar International Video Art Festival, an exhibition of contemporary video art installations shown in historic buildings scattered throughout the town. This year's works were chosen by Mass MoCA curator Denise Markonish, the force behind the museum's groundbreaking exhibition Oh, Canada, the largest survey of Canadian art ever shown in the United States.  Markonish spent three years researching & visiting Canadian artists while composing the survey, compiling her resulting film discoveries for this year's video festival.

The films were shown in spaces that are not normally open to the general public, & the varied atmospheres, histories & architecture of each venue added another layer of mystery & discovery to the experience. 

This year selected artists gave live performances, including Johanne Zits, pictured above, performing his piece, Snow Mounds / Enacting the Screen, for three hours on a continuous loop. With the door adjacent to the Polish-American Hall's stage thrown open wide & a fan bringing in the cool night air, Zits, according to the artist's statement for the piece, ... uses movement and interactions along with digital static to subvert the tropes that perpetuate the heroicized "Man-in-nature" construct. The natural environment interacts as a "body" and not a passive participant, prop or backdrop; nor is it venerated and fixed in the realm of the sublime.

photos from last year's festival here

October 12, 2012

happy weekend

fall is upon us. time for cozy picnics, & warming glasses of deep red wine. cheers!

October 10, 2012

just my type











beautiful type & script.

via 1. pargasm // 2. poppytalk // 3. style me pretty // 4. redbubble // 5. unknown  // 6. french laundry // 7. neither snow // 8. moi. (monika z.) // 9. unknown // 10. kathryn sutcliffe //

collecting here

October 5, 2012

happy weekend

Took a week off from blogging to tend to some business & general busy-ness, make travel plans & enjoy the crisp fall weather & bounty. See you next week - enjoy - cheers!