Sullivan Goss : An American Gallery exhibits Erik ReeL’s Rebar 9, featured Continue reading “Contemporary Abstraction”
A man shoots fashion in the street. He looks for something the fashion houses haven’t seen yet. He becomes famous. Late in his life he is invited to speak. He says:
“Beauty is a form of knowledge. If you seek beauty, you will find it.”
After the excesses of the 18th century, many would claim that beauty was a superficial pursuit. But I say:
Just because someone has a superficial idea of beauty does not mean beauty is superficial.
Because that photographer is right. Beauty is a form of knowledge.
Oxnard-born Henry Taylor’s current solo show takes up the first floor of the Blum & Poe space in Culver City, Los Angeles. Best known for his large, thickly-painted, emotionally-charged paintings, often modeled on photographs, but not photorealism in any sense of the word, Taylor in this exhibition also extends Continue reading “Henry Taylor at Blum & Poe”
I recently read Hannah Arendt’s The Human Condition [University of Chicago Press, 1958]. I’ve only been wanting to read this book for about 40 years, finally a short while ago a copy fell into my hands and I said, OK, it’s about time to actually read it.
It’s a quite idiosyncratic, extraordinary, and fascinating book. No other book Continue reading “Hannah Arendt’s Human Condition”
So much fun. Just had my Summer Open Studio with John Lacques [percussion] and Noah Thomas [horn] playing free-form jazz. What a blast.
These guys can really play. Noah can channel Miles on a conch shell. Where else are you going to hear that?
Improvisational music, improvisational painting. A room full of great people grooving it.
At left you can see Laurie Kirby, founder of Fest Forward, channeling Antonioni’s cinematography. She’s not really a movie star, just one of the most kick ass experts on how to run a major music festival on the planet. ’nuff said. See y’all next time.
The Erik ReeL: Full Circle solo show at the Morris Graves Museum of Art in Eureka [see side bar] will open this Saturday. The show has already been up for two weeks.
There is also a music festival going on at the museum this weekend, so there should be lots of interesting things to do.