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"Here. Here’s simple and happy. That’s what I meant to give you."

Beginners (2010)
Mike Mills

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"The Nile, draining out into the Mediterranean. The bright lights of Cairo announce the opening of the north-flowing river’s delta, with Jerusalem’s answering high beams to the northeast. This 4,258 mile braid of human life, first navigated end-to-end in 2004, is visible in a single glance from space." - Chris Hadfield

Astronaut Chris Hadfield has a new book of photography called “You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes.”


THE DAILY PIC:  This piece by avant-ceramicist Jeff Schwarz is on display at Revision Space in Pittsburgh, and may look at first glance like a patch of old kitchen tiles. It may look that way at second glance, too. What makes it work taking in, and thinking about, is only revealed if you give it a sidelong look in just the right light: Embedded in very shallow relief underneath the tiles’ colored glaze is the barely discernible scrawl “SCHWARZ IS A FAG”.  Those words apparently descend from a similar phrase written by neighborhood toughs on an overpass where Schwarz grew up near Pittsburgh, but they lie just beneath the experience of most men who have embraced the arts. (I sometimes think that the machismo of some of modern art’s more famous mega-men, such as Jackson Pollock, Clement Greenberg, Richard Serra or Bob Hughes, was meant as inoculation against such suggestions of fifi-dom, which means that it was actually cover for cowardice – for their fear of the velvet-clad aesthete flouncing around deep inside them.) By laying the insult down at the very foundation of his decorative tiles–one the oldest and most fundamental genres in the “girly” craft of ceramics, which is one of the oldest and most fundamental of all the arts–Schwarz also lays it down at the base of all of our culture’s creativity. Schwarz isn’t gay, but he and all other artsy males are inevitably “queer”–set off at an angle–to the rest of our very straight culture. (© Jeff Schwarz 2014, courtesy Revision Space)

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Diederik Storms

  1. Ardent, plexiglass, wood, steel, 144 x 135 x 25 cm, 2012
  2. Unperceived, plexiglass, steel, 138 x 24 x 22 cm, 2012
  3. Frailness, plexiglass and oak, 150 x 61 x 61 cm
  4. Diederik Storms in the midst of creating a sculpture.
  5. Intuition, plexiglass, steel, 138 x 24 x 22 cm
  6. Passage, plexiglass, petrified wood (Indonesia) steel, 149 x 68 x 25 cm
  7. Unperceived, plexiglass, steel, 138 x 24 x 22 cm, 2012
  8. Essence, Plexiglass and beech, 55 x 12 x 17 cm, images posted with permission of the artist. 

Next exhibition, Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam October 30th - November 2nd, 2014. Represented by Pien Rademakers.



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Details from Botticelli’s Birth of Venus

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MOON MOSAIC — A gorgeous image of the Moon from Noel Carboni via NASA: “No single exposure can easily capture faint stars along with the subtle colors of the Moon. But this dramatic composite view highlights both. The mosaic digitally stitches together fifteen carefully exposed high resolution images of a bright, gibbous Moon and a representative background star field. The fascinating color differences along the lunar surface are real, though highly exaggerated, corresponding to regions with different chemical compositions.” (NASA)

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Educational tours are one of our most favorite things. Local students explored their way around MASS MoCA’s It’s Only Human, Sol LeWitt, Teresita Fernández, and Darren Waterston exhibitons last week.

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Need to get a tattoo soon. Anybody know a good place to go in Boston?
Also, any advice for a gal getting her first tattoo?

Amy said she trusted me, that I would know the right thing to say on her behalf…

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Jake Gyllenhaal, fuzzy sweater, fuzzy face, perfect.

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