(noun) nonchalant absurdity with a dash of embarrassment.

(verb) to be shark bitten.

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

29 October 2010

Lenny Correa Does His Thing in Berlin.

bumblebee xx.

Taryn Simon: Shark in a Cage

From Taryn Simon's Website:

Great White Shark in Captivity, Million-Gallon Outer Bay
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey, California

In 2004 the Monterey Bay Aquarium (MBA) became the first aquarium in the world to place a great white shark in long-term captivity. It was held there for 198 days. In that time it grew from 5 feet and 62 pounds to 6 feet, 4 1/2 inches and 162 pounds. It developed visible nose injuries from bumping into the glass walls of the Outer Bay and killed two other sharks.
As part of its White Shark Research Project, scientists brought the shark into the MBA after it was caught in a nearby fishing net. The goal of the MBA's White Shark Research Program is to better protect white sharks by gaining insight into their biology, behavior, and involvement in the marine ecosystem. In 2004, the World Wildlife Fund placed Great Whites on the WWF 10 Most Wanted list, a list of the world's most sought after species for marketable souvenirs and food.

See more of this lovely artist's work at www.tarynsimon.com

bumblebee xx.


Hot Glue Hullabaloo Opening

Last night Kenny Scharf, New York City art magnificent, and Dearraindrop, Virginia Beach artist collective, opened their show Hot Glue Hullabaloo at The Hole Gallery in SoHo; in short, a beautiful, chaotic experience for the eyes. Who doesn't love neons, disco balls and art that one can play as instrument? The Cosmic Cavern, a collaboration between Mr. Scharf and Dearraindrop, was by far my favorite: it has as much energy as an orgasmic peak.

Malcolm Stuart of Dearraindrop designed the outfits of directors Kathy Grayson and Meghan Coleman--check the picture--so dope! Check out his phantasmagoria of beautifully rendered Disney-esque hands below.

The Hole Gallery is filled with warm people and lovely art. Take time out of your day to check out this show and the space.

The Hole Gallery
104 Greene Street
New York, NY 10012

bumblebee xx.

28 October 2010

Move! at MoMA PS1: October 30th-31st

Get your Halloween on daytime style at MoMA's PS1. Reid Bingham has a video installation in the show; he will also be one of our artists for our January artmusicmash event (secret location TBA).

Be sure to check it out.

Date: Saturday and Sunday: October 30th and 31st
Time: 12 pm to 6 pm

MoMA PS1 Press Release:

MOVE! is a two-day event merging the worlds of fashion and art through the collaboration of designers and artists, organized by V Magazine's Cecilia Dean and style journalist David Colman. There will be performances and temporary installations presented throughout the building from each of the collaborating designers and artists. Artists and designers include: Kalup Linzy and Diane Von Furstenberg; Rob Pruitt and Marc Jacobs; Terence Koh and Italo Zucchelli (Calvin Klein Collection); Tauba Auerbach and Ohne Titel; Olaf Breuning and Cynthia Rowley; Brody Condon and Rodarte; Rashaad Newsome and Alexander Wang; Dan Colen and Proenza Schouler; David Blaine and Adam Kimmel; Jonah Bokaer and Narciso Rodriguez; CHERYL and American Apparel; and Ryan McNamara and Robert Geller; and TELFAR + Lizzie Fitch, Rhett LaRue, Fatima Al Qadiri, Ryan Trecartin, and Leilah Weinraub.

MOVE! is part of MoMA PS1's Free Space initiative where artists, collectives, and nonprofit arts institutions are invited to make collaborative use of MoMA PS1's gallery space for events, rehearsals, and other live presentations.

This video of Reid's is a couple years old, but I like it.

Meet You on Earth Someday from reid bingham on Vimeo.

bumblebee xx.

27 October 2010

Daniel Hirschmann @ Whitney Studio Party

Last night at the Whitney Studio party Anne Grauso, Joseph Wolf Grazi and I were lucky enough to chat it up with art stars Jeff Koons and Chuck Close (Chuck and I even danced a bit to Quest Love's DJ Set!). Mr. Close asked me about my curatorial ideas and and projects and I told him I've stood in front of his painting at the Met time and again--which may add up to hours if I actually calculated how long. Meeting the people I've studied in my art history classes is great and all, but I must say my favorite part of the night was British artist Daniel Hirschmann's video installation. An amazing artist and a lovely guy. Check out some stills of his work below.

bumblebee xx.

25 October 2010

Kenny Scharf and Dearraindrop @ The Hole Gallery

The Hole Gallery

104 Greene Street

Opening: Thursday, October 28, 2010: 6pm-9pm

Hole Gallery Press Release:

The Hole is excited to announce our fourth exhibition at the 104 Greene Street Gallery: Hot Glue Hullabaloo, a collaboration between downtown art legend Kenny Scharf and Virgina Beach art collective Dearraindrop. Coming together to make paintings, sculpture and a mini blacklight disco, these artists will present a fantastic array of new work and a hot mess of glue gunning action.

Kenny was born in Los Angeles and came to prominence in the 80s interdisciplinary art scene making sparkly, pop-ed and monstrous paintings and installations. With Keith Haring he created the first of his blacklight disco installations, called “cosmic closet” in the closet of their Times Square apartment. That project has grown and morphed into its most recent incarnation, “Cosmic Caver” with Scott Ewalt in Kenny’s Brooklyn building’s basement where he held amazing parties over the past 8months.

Dearraindrop are a Virginia Beach art collective coming from the exiciting art renaissance in Providence, RI at the turn of the last century and coming into prominence five years ago in their breakout solo exhibition at the now-defunct John Connelly presents. Since then they have brought their specific blend of dystopic pop explosion to Galleri Loyal, Deitch Projects, V1 Gallery in Copenhagen, Iconic Gallery in Lisbon, Portugal, The Arken Museum in Denmark, and the Dreamland Artist Club in Coney Island.

Kenny and Dearraindrop spotted each other across a crowded Deitch Art Parade in 2005 and have been collaborating through the mail ever since. They share a love of cartoons, thrift stores and street junk, underground comics and graffiti, customized clothing, technical painting, collaging and hot glue gunning.

For more information visit: www.theholenyc.com

bumblebee xx.

Click Clack Boom @ Mercury Lounge Thursday, 10/28

Come see my friends the Click Clack Boom at Mercury Lounge on Thursday, October 28th.

217 East Houston Street

10:45 pm

bumblebee xx.