(noun) nonchalant absurdity with a dash of embarrassment.

(verb) to be shark bitten.

(adverb) in a manner that is nonchalantly absurd and embarrassing.

09 October 2010


Last night I found myself in an abandoned school in NoLITa to peep RE:FORM SCHOOL, a large scale group exhibition, curated with the intent to raise money for educational reform. Walking through what used to be classrooms, cafeterias, and hallways I found the likes of many great artists. To name a few---Shepard Fairey, SWOON, Mark Ecko, and my favorite of the night, Derek Gores' piece: a famous photograph of astronauts in space replicated through collage and made from the recycled work of students. Ariel managed to jam the paper shredder made from an old school desk and Anne Grauso and I were lucky enough to meet one of the artists, Greg Betza ( I didn't catch a photo of his work). Naturally an event of this scale led to a successful turn out: I saw Rosie Perez (who lost her signature accent due to voice lessons [le sigh]) and Joshua Liner, too. One person who was supposed to be present and did not see was Joel Klein, Chancellor of NYC Public Schools; maybe it was for the better--not really a fan of this man to begin with.

For more info on the exhibition, which runs October 9th to the 11th, at 233 Mott Street check out their website : Re:Form School

bumblebee xx.

Ron English Comic Con Party Tonight!

bumblebee xx.

06 October 2010


"Pioneers are the first to see it and the last to be seen." --MARE 139

Last night Carlos MARE 139 Rodriguez exhibited his sculptural works that span the decades at the opening of "Freestyler Archityper: A Structural Intervention" at Raw Space Gallery on 11th Avenue in Chelsea. The artist's proves his oeuvre expands beyond writing on the sides of subways cars and on the streets of NYC. MARE 139, a graffiti pioneer in the early NYC street art scene, presents his sculptural skills in the said exhibition. Incorporating the wild style elements of arrows we see the fusion of his graffiti roots and sculptural precision in his installation pieces. Just a night of rubbing shoulders with Fab 5 Freddy and some great street artists from NYC's heyday. Thanks for the invite Mel.

Also peep Mel D. Cole's photos from the night @ VILLAGESLUM

bumblebee xx.

04 October 2010

RAIN @ Volume Black---October 2nd.

Thanks to everyone who came out to RAIN, an art installation by Joseph Wolf Grazi, on Saturday at Volume Black Gallery. Special thanks to Adam Berman and Volume Black, the band, Asa Ransom, and Anton Glamb. Here are some of Mike Shane's photos from the night.

Many thanks to Anne Grauso, Sarah Powers, and the ladies at the Project.

bumblebee xx.