(noun) nonchalant absurdity with a dash of embarrassment.

(verb) to be shark bitten.

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

11 March 2011

Aftermath of the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan

FROM THE NY TIMES: The United States Geological Survey said the earthquake had a magnitude of 8.9, and occurred at about 230 miles northeast of Tokyo and at a revised depth of about 17 miles. The Japanese Meteorological Agency said the quake had a magnitude of 8.8, which would make it among the biggest in a century.

The quake occurred at 2:46 p.m. Tokyo time and hit off Honshu, Japan’s most populous island. The quake was so powerful that buildings in central Tokyo, designed to withstand major earthquakes, swayed.

Photo Credit: NY TIMES: Agence France-Presse — Getty Images/ Kyodo News, via Reuters/Keichi Nakane/Yomiuri Shimbun, via Associated Press

09 March 2011

LNY: texaco

the bee's knees. ♥

Matt Sewell Solo Exhibition at Mighty Tanaka Gallery: Opening: Friday, March 11th: 6 to 9 pm

Mighty Tanaka presents:
Ley Lady Ley
A solo show by Matt Sewell

Imagine a mystical world where your inner child plays freely amongst the flora and fauna. Immerse yourself in a place where people and animals roam freely together through the woodlands and hills. This is the tranquil world of Matt Sewell, as he brings back the dawn of the golden ages. Mighty Tanaka is proud to bring you our latest show, Ley Lady Ley, a solo show by Matt Sewell, as he transforms the gallery into his peaceful and idyllic vision.

Ley Lady Ley represents an era when people connected with Mother Earth and worshiped the land. Men and women joined in a celebration of nature and praying to the deities. Through fertility dances in oak groves and the cycle of life, death and rebirth, the artwork for Ley Lady Ley forges a sacred bond that is all but lost in modern society.

Matt Sewell has gone all out for this event, creating ten brand new works of original art on site for the show. His color pallet is warm and inviting as he takes the viewer on an inspiring journey through another time. Also including a large-scale mural on the gallery walls, his art symbolizes reconnection to the Earth and offerings to the gods.

06 March 2011

Scope Art Fair 2011

Apparently, these are a few of my favorite pieces from Scope because I took the time to take a photo:

Canal and Ludlow

Jerry Saltz on Armory Week 2011

"Well that happened. Art fairs, running around, seeing this, seeing that, wondering why, staying late, feeling good about New York City and art, even if a clusterfuck like this isn't exactly the optimum way to experience art." - Jerry Saltz