Thursday, March 26, 2015

Mother & Child : Joseph Nechvatal's Art Tee Shirt

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Joseph Nechvatal
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Joseph Nechvatal, geb. 1951 in Chicago, ist ein postkonzeptueller Künstler der digitalen Kunst – einer der wichtigsten Pioniere der sogenannten Neuen Medien-Kunst.
Gleichzeitig greift er aber auch auf die "alten Medien" (Malerei, Zeichnung und Grafik) zurück. Das phänomenale und unserer Meinung nach zeitgenössische ist, dass seine "Gemälde" durch Computer-Robotik und Software Animation entstehen.

"The basis of the viractual conception is that virtual producing computer technology has be-come a noteworthy means for making and understanding contemporary art. This brings art to a place where one finds the emerging of the computed (the virtual) with the uncomputed corporeal (the actual)."

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


Pop Up Fuck Off, organized by India Roper-Evans and Samuel Brzeksi at Broadway Studios 28 Tooting High Street SW17 ORG in LONDON runs for one day only: 28 March 2015.

The exhibition opens at 3 PM and will run quite late with musical performances and other art works taking us into the evening.

All the details on FaceBook are here: Pop Up Fuck Off.

Artists include:

Elod Beregszaszi, Richard Leppard, Matthew Rose, India Roper-Evans, Flora Deborah, Sophia Simensky, Mita Solanky, Samuel Brzeski, Cecily Bates, Rodrigo Souto, Eden Lazaness, Helena Mae Brzeski, Miriam Gould, Mary Jones, Amelia Prett, Thomas Wells, Millie Easton, Tom Estes, Cheryl Simmons, Sarah Peace, Sarah Miah, Be Inma Berrocal, Carmen Viñuela, Ele de Luis, Simone Strifele, Sean Worrall, Kathryn Madge, Soundboxed Collective, Daniel P Cunningham, Jamie Misselbrook, Elaine Johnson Lauren Cooper Hayley Don Hill, Xiaoqiao Li, Minami Wrigley, Bob Brown, Luke Sebastian Wilde, Robert Marney Arts, Rob Jones, Phillip Hawkey, Nalini Thapen, Sisters From Another Mister, Milda Lembertaite, Emma Barford, Graham Martin, Andrew Stys, Timothy Holt, Aerial Sparks, Julia Maddison, Glenn Fitzy Fitzpatrick, Alejandro Tamagno, Sedicente Feccia, Minesweeper Collective, Desdemona Varon, Gzillion Artist, Vanya Balogh, Susana Sanroman, Silvia Cruz Del Alamo, Vanja Karas, Yumi Yoshinaga,  Sinéid Codd, Russell Hill, Caroline Derveaux-Berté and many more...

My text work, Tuscany, 2005, will be included (God willing the Postal Service delivers them)... The pieces, a triptych, are essentially Bird, Cloud, Sky (in Italian).  Each canvas is 21.0 x 29.7cm, and is gouache on canvas. If you are interested in these works, please contact here: TUSCANY.

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Monday, March 23, 2015


SOFT FIX, 2015 is a soft core porn assemblage work in the American Peep Show booth that is part of the Pressure Washing exhibition at Converge Gallery.  The crucifix, by American artist Matthew Rose, is made from prostitutes' calling cards, and arranged in a grid to form a crucifix.

Reactions to the work thus far have ranged from horrified to mystified to gorgeous to outrageous, John Yogodzinksi, Converge Gallery director told me.  "The idea here is to literally cross up the male gaze with paid liberation," says Matthew Rose, "and examine the contradictions of desire, belief, consumer life and private spiritual life."

For more information: Converge Gallery.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Pressure Washing: An Indiscreet But Satisfying Rapture Exhibition By Matthew Rose : 6 March - 25 April 2015

Matthew Rose Pressure Washing Poster Download (PDF).  Yes, it's Free.

WILLIAMSPORT, PA – Converge Gallery is pleased to present Matthew Rose’s small and intimate exhibition of sometimes erotic, sometimes obscene, indecent, titillating, arousing, risqué, adult works of art rife with bawdy double-entendres and soft-core innuendo. This is the Paris-based American artist’s third solo exhibition at Converge Gallery.

These 100 hand-cut and painted collage works on board and canvas skew towards the suggestive with splashes of surrealist and pop sensibilities.  Along with additional pieces in sealed plastic arranged triple-x magazine-style in a private “American Peep Show” viewing booth, “Pressure Washing” provides a kind of lexica pornographica, a modest pictorial thesaurus of contemporary pleasure. 

Curated by Converge Gallery director, John Yogodzinski, these works target “almost every manner of sexual adventure with a sophistication and deep sense of humor that takes no prisoners,” says Yogodzinski.  “These works offer rewards that will leave viewers and collectors of art and erotica in stitches and possibly chains. Matthew Rose proves again he is one of our leading collage workers, taking the aesthetic of cut and paste, and pushing past the gates armed with fleshy poetry.” 

Kristen Hill, Converge Gallery, assistant director, agrees: “No philistine, Rose produces x-rated koan-like gems with a knowing virtuosity,” she says. “He’s a two-fisted culture warrior outfitted with sharp scissors, hot glue and a quick pair of hands to rifle through the Zeitgeist.”

Matthew’s last exhibition at Converge (2013), The Letters, comprised 333 works each mailed to the gallery.  Some pieces were missives, others fragments from various alphabets, faux books and his award-winning floor-to-ceiling lexicon the “SPECIAL K WORDS.”

Matthew Rose’s collages, text works, prints, drawings and altered books and objects are widely collected both privately and publicly throughout Europe and the US. Currently Matthew Rose’s “Self Improvement Alphabet,” a 26-piece collage installation, is on view at The Cornell Museum, Delray Beach, Florida.  He also conceived and launched the global project A Book About Death. His works have been featured in Axis of Evil (Qualicatica 2004); Masters of Collage (Lark, 2009); Cutting Edges (Gestaten, 2010); and the artist is currently involved in producing two books : Weekend Plans (Burning Boy 2015) and As Is, (Burning Boy 2015) a collection of written and photographic essays about Rose’s 30 years making and exhibiting art. 

“Pressure Washing” will be on view at Converge Gallery March 6 through April 25, 2015, with an opening on Friday 6 March, beginning at 6 pm.  

For all press inquiries, photo requests and a PDF catalog/checklist of the exhibition, please contact John Yogodzinski, director, Converge Gallery : Web: Tel: 1.570.435.7080 Earth: Converge Gallery 140 West 4th Street, Williamsport, PA 17701, USA. 

Download the large format poster of the exhibition (PDF).  Print it at home, office, factory : Pressure Washing : Matthew Rose 2015

Matthew Rose Web site.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

We Are All Homeless : Exhibition Curated by Artist Willie Baronet

Willie Baronet, a Dallas artist and Stan Richards Professor of Creative Advertising at SMU's Meadows School of the Arts, has been buying and collecting signs made by homeless people for more than 20 years.

We are All Homeless brings together nearly 300 signs produced by homeless people at New York University's Kimmel Center for University Life  in New York through 24 January 2015. We are all homeless is a project by Baronet: We Are All Homeless website.

 From Yahoo News: "It's an art installation sure to evoke a spectrum of emotions: from sorrow and surprise to humor and hope. Whatever the feeling, Willie Baronet wants his exhibit at New York University to bring "the issue of homelessness to light in a unique manner to hopefully change people’s hearts and minds on how they view the homeless." Baronet, a Texas artist and advertising professor, drove across the U.S. last July purchasing signs from panhandlers in 24 cities. His "We Are All Homeless" exhibit features 260 signs he acquired as he met with homeless people from Seattle to New York City. The NYU exhibit – his first from the coast-to-coast project – is hosted by HELP USA and will be on display through Jan. 24 in the Kimmel Center for University Life Stovall Family Gallery.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Charlie Hebdo Office : Paris Memorial 12 January 2015

People visit a makeshift memorial near the headquarters of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on January 12, 2015 in Paris (AFP Photo/Bertrand Guay)

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Danielle Voirin's DesCollages : In From The Street @ The Brklyn In Paris

For the past year and a half, Danielle Voirin has been pasting up her photos in the streets of Paris, and often re-photographing them as they deteriorate.  In Le Brykln show, she has included some of those posters (which will be pasted in the street at the end of the show) as well as prints of those posters after other people and the weather has altered them.  Along with that is a selection of her recent cyanotypes, an extension of the same series.    

Opening: Saturday January 10, 2015 at 6 PM
The Brooklyn 58 Rue Quincampoix, 75004 Paris
Connect with Danielle Voirin:

Not Afraid: Paris - 7 January 2015

 What a photo: ": Paris, tonight. (Photo: Thibault Camus/AP) "


Raw Story on Muslim Community condemnation of the attack.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Je Suis Charlie - 7 January 2015 - Paris

A woman held up a placard that translates to "I am Charlie" as she and others gathered at the Place de la Republique in Paris.  Credit Joel Saget/Agence France-Presse / Getty Images.  Image Courtesy: The New York Times. 

Charlie Hebdo : Download Je Suis Charlie.  

Please share. Please be kind to each other.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Victoria's New Secret? Not exactly, Vicky: Zion's Unisex Lingerie!

Born in Chicago, raised in Texas, living and working in Paris, Zion Ama Dio is starting 2015 with underwear.  Specifically lingerie, and not specifically lingerie for men or women.  It's not yet a Victoria's Secret category, but it might be.  Lingerie for all might be a traffic stopping winner.

"Why create lingerie?" recalls Zion. "Well, I can remember a time when I was working as a beauty consultant in the States. Every morning I helped my clients look fabulous that day; we were close and shared birthdays.  So I wanted to not just give them a gift, but make them one.  And so I designed and created these lace lingerie boy shorts!"

The designer then asked his women friends and other male friends what they thought about unisex lingerie – and taking it to the world.  The response was strong enough for Zion to launch a site and a business.  While still developing the business and expanding the lines for both men and women and the all purpose unisex modesl, Zion is out to change the way people dress and underdress, even if you can't see it : Zion's FaceBook Page.

Zion Ama Dio in Paris, France.                  

To get on the list for all sorts of Zion's creations, go here:

Friday, December 19, 2014

Malekeh Nayiny's Traveling Demons at Taymour Grahne Gallery

Malekeh Nayiny, All in Pink, 2007, color photograph mounted to aluminum, 36 1/4h x 23 5/8w in / 92h x 60w cm

Taymour Grahne Gallery is pleased to present Traveling Demons, a solo exhibition by Tehran-born, Paris-based artist Malekeh Nayiny.  Both unnerving and playful, Nayiny creates devilish, sinister creatures reflecting our inner demons we never escape from.  Through one’s transformation from childhood to adulthood, Nayiny’s surprisingly kind and innocuous ‘demons’ accompany us, internally and externally, in a world dominated by superficiality, disillusionment and fear. 

The exhibition opens 10 January 2015 and runs through 20 February 2015. Taymour Grahne Gallery: 157 Hudson Street New York, NY 10013.

Check all out all the demons (slide show) :  Malekey Nayiny.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Look, in the phone booth, it's a bird, it's a plane, it's NYC WiFi!

  A “Superman” phone booth, one of three that will remain on West End Avenue in Manhattan. Credit Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times    

That's right, Jimmy, telephone booths to become free wifi hotspots all over New York City.  Thanks Bill de Blasio.  Great idea!  Read all about it, Lois:



Monday, November 3, 2014

Pot Hole Flower Project : Chicago Artist's Glorious Road Work


From THIS IS COLOSSAL : Artist Jim Bachor (previously) continued his guerilla effort to remedy Chicago’s pothole problem by creating a number of flower mosaics in streets around the city. Bachor installed four mosaics through this fall while the weather cooperated, but as things get wet and cooler we’ll probably see a bit less of his, uhm, street art. I’m not sure if any of these are still around, but he keeps a list of photos and addresses where each piece was installed. Bachor opens a new exhibition of mosiac art at Packer Schopf Gallery titled “Jentaculum” early next month.


Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

Post Card From Paris: Lost For Words - Nuit Blanche, Oct 4, 2014

Download a high resolution PDF of this poster to print at home, office, art museum, or somewhere in the world: LOST FOR WORDS.

If you would like to see a catalog/price list: LOST FOR WORDS CATALOG.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Cairo Dish Painting Initiative

PHOTO: LESLIE MCALLISTER, creator of the Lost Art Project

The Cairo Dish Painting Initiative is a project by writer/artist Jason Stoneking :

From Jason Stoneking's Facebook page on the project


The Cairo Dish-Painting Initiative is a collaborative art project launched by Jason Stoneking for the purpose of helping to beautify the Cairo skyline.

(Arabic below)
The Cairo Dish-Painting Initiative is a project launched by Jason Stoneking, in cooperation with the Artellewa Art Space, as part of his residency there in the fall of 2014. It was inspired by a conversation with Egyptian artist Hany Hommos on his balcony in Cairo, when he said that the endless sea of dirty brown satellite dishes made the skyline depressing to look at. Jason suggested that maybe something could be done about this that would be fun and empowering for the people in the community. So along with the help and support of the entire Artellewa team, Jason and Hany made their way first to the roof of the Artellewa building in the Ard-El-Lewa neighborhood of Cairo, and painted the satellite dishes in bright, day-glow colors. The plan in the coming weeks is to approach several other buildings in the area about painting the dishes on their rooftops. And in time, the hope is that this idea would catch on and spread across Cairo. That the citizens of this vibrant city would help brighten their skyline, and announce to the world that the signals of hope, happiness, and free expression are the ones that they want to receive.

مبادرة تلوين أطباق القاهرة
مشروع أطلقه جيسون ستون كينج بالتعاون مع مساحة فن آرت اللوا على هامش مشاركته في برنامج الاقامة الفنية بآرت اللوا في خريف 2014
استوحى جيسون المشروع عبر محادثة دارت بينه وبين الفنان المصري هاني حمص في شرفة منزله، عبر هاني خلالها عن ضيقه من هذا البحر الممتد من أطباق الاستقبال الصدئة والذي يجعل الأفق يبدو كئيبا، فاقترح جيسون هذه المبادرة التي تجمع ما بين المتعة وتدعيم المجتمع، وبمساعدة فريق عمل آرت اللوا أنطلق جيسون وهاني إلى سطح مبنى آرت اللوا في منطقة أرض اللواء كخطوة أولى، وقاما بتلوين أطباق الاستقبال بألوان ساطعة وبراقة، وتتركز خطة جيسون خلال الأسابيع المقبلة على إعادة التجربة عبر عرض الفكرة على الجيران من قاطني المباني المجاورة في منطقة أرض اللواء، ويأمل أن تنتشر الفكرة والمبادرة عبر أرجاء القاهرة، فبهذه الطريقة يمكن لسكان هذه المدينة النابضة بالحياة أن يضيفوا بريقا إلى أفق مدينتهم ويعلنوا للعالم أن إشارات الأمل والسعادة وحرية التعبير هي الإشارات التي يرغبوا في

Monday, August 4, 2014

Letter From Kiev - Today's Home : Putin Toilet Paper

Amongst the souvenir items, tents and lemonade stands in Kiev's Maidan, the Independence Square where demonstrators were shot and killed last year, are rolls of Vladimir Putin Toilet Paper, probably for sale.  July 6, 2014: From The Economic Times.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Scott Blake's ShopDrop in Omaha Target Store

Scott Blake, an Omaha, Nebraska artist has gently turned shoplifting around and dropped his limited edition, signed and numbered silkscreen printed tee shirts at an Omaha, Nebraska Target store.

The tee shirts are typical of the artist's subversive artwork. Blake created "bar code" art years ago: He's made a bar code portrait of Andy Warhol out of Campbell's Soup Can barcodes. He's done Marilyn Monroe out of DVD bar codes from her films. Scan the barcode and a scene from her film plays.  And he's upgraded his tech portraits with QR codes.  

Blake's Shopdrop tee shirt was purchased (see above) by the artist's friend, Larry Ferguson, for $13.90 and Mr. Ferguson even saved $1 on the purchase.  The shirt comes a signed and dated and numbered tag. The sale will go towards Target's bottom line earnings in the upcoming quarter.  Check out more of Scott Blake's intriguing work here:

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

MH-17 Wreckage Analysis

Piece of wreckage from the Malaysia Airlines jet downed over eastern Ukraine last week shows damage, including shrapnel holes and blistered paint, that is consistent with a hit from a fragmenting warhead, according to consultants with IHS-Jane’s.  

Here's an analysis of the wreckage from the point of view of a ballistic and missile expert looking at the fragments impact on the skin of the airplane. Analysis.

Photo: Noah Sneider (The New York Times).

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Metamorphic at Converge Gallery: 11 July - 2 August 2014

Metamorphosis is the governing process of life: Change. In “Metamorphic” Converge Gallery presents seven artists whose works deftly explore the vast metaphor and process of change using a range of materials reclaimed and re-purposed from their original context.

Cast off, found and everyday objects are married thoughtfully here with post-modern artistic concerns – concerns that dig away at meaning in an oftentimes meaningless world. The results by these international artists offer a fresh and startling perspective on an often stale worldview. 

"Metamorphic" thrusts us into a very contemporary philosophical (and often humorous) dialogue, launching us into a new and challenging visual landscape that upends our experience with our familiarity with these “things we know.” Our awareness is reframed; we are transported to a different if not unique perspective.  Familiarity will never be the same again.

"Metamorphic" is curated by Kasey Lyon, assistant director, Converge Gallery.

Works by Hope Kroll, Matthew Rose, Will Kurtz, Brock Dent, Timothy Allen Miller, Chad Andrews, & Ron Lambert will be on display.

The exhibition opens on Friday, July 11 at 6 PM and will be on view thru Saturday, August 2.

See : Converge Gallery.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Paris Photo: Victor Matussiere Studio In Montparnasse

The vibrant world of Victor Matussiere, young French photographer whose portraits, and photos covering art, fashion, product design, graphic arts, still life and the everyday are quite the buzz.  Victor runs a gorgeous studio in Montparnasse. He's funny and serious and a technical pro. And quite the cook!  See if you can spot him in the kitchen photo above. See more of his sensational work here:  Victor Matussiere Studio.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Joseph Nechvatal's Velvet Love At Galerie Richard, Paris

Joseph Nechvatal. nOiseanusmOs,  2011. Paint on white velvet, 112 x 168 cm.

It is fair to say that Warhol owned Campbell’s Soup cans, Coke bottles and Marilyn the way Pollock owned paint drips, Hopper hotels and lonely diners, and Koons polished steel balloon poodles. It might also be fair to say that Joseph Nechvatal, an American artist who works in both New York and Paris, and takes a post-conceptualist approach to art making, owns a human aperture – the anus.  prOtOcOls nOn (nO rules), Nechvatal’s current Paris exhibition at Galerie Richard, brings together seven large format works of cosmic anal images produced via his homemade computer virus. Nechvatal employs a system of computer-assisted robotic spray guns to paint the final pieces on luscious white velvet canvas.

More:  Joseph Nechvatal's Velvet Love

Galerie Richard
74, rue de Turenne
Paris, France  75003
May 30 – July 19, 2014

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Henri Cartier-Bresson at FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE

Henri Cartier-Bresson, "Courses de chevaux, Thurles, Tipperary County, Munster, Irlande," 1952. © Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos. Courtesy Foundation Henri Cartier-Bresson.

Henri Cartier-Bresson at FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE June 28–September 7, 2014

FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE Recoletos Exhibition Hall
Paseo De Recoletos, 23  28004 Madrid Spain

His genius for composition, extraordinary visual intuition and ability to capture the most elusive and significant instants as they happened made Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908–2004) one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. Throughout a career spent crisscrossing the world, turning his gaze on the great moments of history, he mingled poetry with a powerful sense of testimony.

His work falls into three main periods. During the first, from 1926 to 1935, Cartier-Bresson fraternised with the Surrealists, began working as a photographer and went on his first major trips. The second, from 1936 to 1946, was marked by his political commitment, his work for the Communist press and his experience in films. The third, 1947 to 1970, covered the creation of the cooperative Magnum Photos to the time when he stopped doing photo reports.

This retrospective exhibition of the photographer known as "eye of his time" retraces his career chronologically throughout the selection of vintage prints. It presents his most iconic works as well as the unknown ones.  It aims to give a new focus on his career going beyond the idea of the "decisive moment" that until now has been the key to understand his work. It reveals us that there was not just one but several Cartier-Bressons

FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE Recoletos Exhibition Hall
Paseo De Recoletos, 23  28004 Madrid Spain

Friday, June 6, 2014

Royal Secrets In The Queen's Body Fat : Laura Porter

Laura Porter, American conceptual artist/sculptor, recently exhibited several large-scale sculptures at l'Espace des arts sans frontières, in Paris.  The works, installations of found industrial materials are wonderfully puzzling and demand inquiry.

Here's the artist standing in front of her large work made from a found dental chair and other material.  The results are exotic and haunting.

Installation views of the exhibition are here.

Besides, Royal Secrets, the artist has launched a number of great exhibitions (and great titles) such as: Slack, Pervert's Tailgate, Swamp Meat, Pro Jet, Confectionery, Sourdough, Slax, Manswers for Mobsters, Not Sure, My Day at the Mall.

The artist, right, in front of the shadow of her piece in Paris. 

Her titles for works are intriguing and poetic and the works never cease to thrill.  Porter is pushing the limits of what sculpture and an aesthetic experience can be.  See more of Laura Porter's work here: Laura Porter.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Deconstructing The Sayre Barn: Photographs by Ulf Skogsbergh – Opening, Saturday, 12 June 2014

“Deconstructing the Sayre Barn: Photographs by Ulf Skogsbergh” is a full on installation of photographs that examine the Sayre Barn, part of the Southampton Village Historical Museum.

The opening takes place Saturday, June 14 from 4-6 PM at the Barn at the Rogers Mansion Museum Complex, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, Southampton Village.

"The restoration of the Sayre Barn, is a major project undertaken by the Museum," says Skogsbergh, an internationally known photographer and musician/composer who lives on the East End of Long Island.  "The Barn is reopening to the public with an installation of my large-scale photographs relating to the barn and farm tools, once housed in the barn."

Skogsberg notes that the space is enormous but his photographs which measure up to 13 feet for this exhibition will likely fill it: "Right now I have two 4x13 ft to finish but but I'm showing 32 prints  in all – and most are about 48 x 60 inches - with eight photos 8 ft long or larger."  The artist's enormous super high resolution features are collected widely in Europe, particularly Switzerland.

According to the Museum: "The 1825 Sayre Barn was under reconstruction for one year and will reopen with an exhibit of photographs of the Sayre Barn taken before the barn was dismantled. Mr. Ulf Skogsbergh specializes in highly-detailed, large format photography (20-plus feet in length).  His works are well-known and collected throughout Europe."

The exhibition will remain open through October 18, 2014.

See more. Visit: Ulf Skogsberg web site.

For more information:

Monday, May 19, 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014

Habitatation in Bklyn @ Russell Janis Salon

A new boutique salon has just opened in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  Here writing and art and home wares, privisions, prints and good vibes are all housed in a cool new space.  Address: 29 Manhattan Avenue (on Devoe St) 11211.   Currently Habitation, an art exhibition with: Louise Eastman,
Kathleen Kucka, Janis Stemmermann and Wendy Small.

See the virtual art tour here: Habitation Art Exhibition Virtual Tour.

See everything else here:

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

No Big Macs in Crimea

McDonald’s has closed its restaurants in Crimea, citing logistical problems after the region was annexed by Russia. Credit James Hill for The New York Times.  See the New York Times article: Life in Crimea after Russian Annexation.

Friday, February 28, 2014


SCOPE New York
312 West 33rd Street
New York, NY 10001
Converge Gallery • B03 • 570-447-5778

First View and Press Preview
Thurs | March 6 | 3pm – 6pm

Show Hours
Fri | March 7 | 11am – 8pm
Sat | March 8 | 11am – 8pm
Sun | March 9 | 11am – 7pm

Friday, February 21, 2014

Trey Speegle: Drink Up With Michelle Obama @ The New Museum

From Trey Speegle: "MICHELLE OBAMA VISITS THE NEW MUSEUM (...and signs my painting!) Last month my friend, artist and curator Pierre Bernard Francillon, asked me to participate in WAT-AAH!‘s “Take Back the Streets” exhibit at the New Museum along with 12 other artists like Kenny Scharf, Shepherd Fairey, and Swoon. WAT-AAH! water was started by former ad exec Rose Cameron with the intent to get kids to drink more water in school so...." More here:

Trey will exhibit his work with Converge Gallery at the Scope Art Fair NYC 2014, March 6 - 9.  

Friday, January 31, 2014



From Alan Parson: 45 years ago on this date, The Beatles performed together for the last time on the roof of Apple Records in London. In honor of this I'm sharing with you a rarely seen photo. That's me to the right of the cameraman in the orange shirt and black suit.

Thursday, January 30, 2014


On the hot literary list for 2014: Kim Triedman's The Other Room. The author, graduate of Brown University, goes head first in this heart breaking novel.  This is Triedman's first novel, published by Owl Canyon Press.  Read: Interview with the author from Fiction Writer's Review:  Kim Triedman on The Other Room.  

Buy the book: Literati.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014


The long road to the end of time as we know it. Hurry up and wait.
See your future up close and personal: BBC.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Monday, December 2, 2013


The very brilliant Jim Shaw opens his private collection of Christian, Mormon and Scientology literature, his Ad Reinhardt Art World Comic book and a host of images about the hidden world around us – all captured in 50s, 60s and 70s technicolor. Amazing. All at The Chalet Society, 14 Blvd Raspail 75006 Paris, France.  Photos by: Pierre.

Simon (right) was making silkscreens from Jim Shaw's archive of hiddenness, gorgeous.  Each silkscreen print sells for 20 euros.  Get one or two or 10. Each is stamped and numbered.

The exhibition fills most of the spaces in a fluid display of books and posters and photographs, each smartly placed on the lovingly destroyed walls of The Chalet Society, a former Catholic girls school in the heart of Paris, just off of Blvd St Germain.

The Fiorricci Angels are from a detail from end of painting Ad Reinhardt's witty cartoon portfolio explaining and skewering the art world with clever insights and spot on drawings.  Shaw apparently picked up the 1975 portfolio on sale somewhere.  We should note that a previous post on Store Front Windows we featured Yale University Art Department Head Robert Storr giving a good half-hour yak on this very subject at the David Zwirner Gallery in New York City.

The Hidden World is typical Jim Shaw.  The artist seems to walk through the world picking up anything that seems pure but it is totally extreme.  Shaw's collection is a Good Will of specifics: colorful kids' encyclopedias (like the ones I had as a 60s child), anatomy prints, pictures of Goofus and Gallant and of course tons of Bible Posters. The exhibition also has a do-it-yourself put your name on a log (for only 30 euros, see photo above), a ceramic workshop for children, silkscreen souvenirs, and a promotional card by the art collective The Bells Angels.  The Catalog includes some of Jim Shaw's Didactic Art Collection gems, and the little 3 euro book is a limited edition (only 500).

He has pioneered the curator as artist profile and there's no one better at it.

 See more detail from this totally unexpected exhibition (in French and English) and bear in mind that it was Jim Shaw who launched the phenomenal Thrift Store Paintings show at Metro Pictures in New York way back in the 20th Century.  So ... get on a plane to Paris before The Hidden World closes on 29 December 2013.