Monday, March 30, 2009


Exhibition at Queens College.
Feb 9- June 9, 2009

405 Klapper Hall
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11367
Phone: 718.997.4747
Fax: 718.997.4734

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Open Studios Post Card V2: More Color

Hey All,
I tried out a new image, with more color and character(s). I located the image online and had received permission from the photographer Steve Baldwin (he is trying to get me a high resolution version fro printing as we speak). I can almost here the wild cackle of our feathered friends now....

Comments pls.

p.s. I'm liking this one.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Queens College Open Studios March 27, 2009

Tonight 6-11pm.
The Master of Fine Arts program at CUNY Queens College is pleased to announce their Spring 2009 MFA Open Studios event. For one evening, FRIDAY, MARCH 27th 2009, 6:00pm - 11:00pm, approximately 20 current graduate art students will open their studios to the public to share works in progress and converse with visitors in an informal setting.
Free and open to the public
For more information, call 917-885-3492, email: or visit

Monday, March 23, 2009

Press thing


Brooklyn College Master of Fine Arts Open Studios

4.24.09 6-10pm
4.25.09 12-6pm

I am a night painter, so when I come into the studio the next morning the delirium is over. I come into the studio very fearfully, I creep in to see what happened the night before. And the feeling is one of, "My God, did I do that?".
-Philip Guston

America's oldest M.F.A. program is holding its Spring Open Studios.
Twelve first year and eleven second year Masters candidates open their workspaces to the public, showing finished works and ideas in progress, fleeting successes and unmitigated disasters. What better time to support the arts than now, at the brink of our Nation's demise?

Artists: Dominik Wyka | Jacob Zurilla | Emily Bicht | Mark Bump | Juan Ortega | Lars Rassmusen | Susanne Cranston | Antonio Serna | Paul Gagner | David King | JungHwa O'Connell | Luiza Kurzyna | Nathaniel Lieb | Marina Pavlutskaya | Jeff Frederick | Erin Zelley | David Loncle | David Friedman | Matthew Wilson | Elias Melad | Emet Sosna | Sara Reiss | Maria Tasigiannis | Zane Wilson

Take either the 2 or the 5 train
to Flatbush/Brooklyn College.
For more information contact us at
or call 718.951.5588 ext. 5181

Edit as you will guys. Make sure I spelled your name right and didn't forget anybody.
Also I don't know that we've decided on these times. We should decide on the time before we tell people to come.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Spring Open Studios 2009

Hey All,
Here is the Brooklyn College Open Studios card. Let me know what you all think.

Regarding Dates and times, I'm sort of for having it 2 weeks after spring break, May 1 and May 2, Instead of the week right after spring break. Also, I noticed a few people concerned about the Saturday hours.. I'm thinking maybe we should have it earlier 12-6 (instead of 2-8)? More brunch-style, bagels and coffee emphasis, plus the early light is nice!

Please comment and let us all know what you think.

Matthew will email/post the press release soon too so be on the look out.

Things remaining: Paul is gonna help us get the budget for the printing. I'll be in contact with him.


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

It's Alive!! Brooklyn Art MFA's Brain...

... well -sort of. I put up a mind map of potentials for the Brooklyn College Art MFA program. Seem like there are many potentials out there but they always fleeting. One way to catch them or start to is put them down and then work them out, slowly. So this is a start, have a look, explore. If you feel like getting in there and adding/arranging stuff let me know and I will send out an invite to share/edit the map. (but email me first, you have to be invited- as a matter of fact I should just invite everyone as soon as I have some time.)

The brain lives here without a frame, bookmark it:
Brooklyn Art MFA: Resource

P.S. It's great for spatial thinkers.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Wrong Angles

Interesting article plus multimedia in the New York Times last month about a show of the Ceausescu Collection in Romania's Bucharest’s National Museum of Contemporary Art. The paintings were all hung at angles or low to the ground to so the show is not interpreted as a tribute.

Romania Shrugs Off Reminder of Its Past (article)
From the Ceausescu Collection

(repost from Bureaux)

** Oh, yeah, in case you don't remember the Ceausescu's... watch this clip of artist Harun Farocki's Videograms of A Revolution on you tube:

the Black Heart Gang

The Black Heart Gang (South Africa)

italian artist blu....

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Dan Graham and his other peciliarities...

Oh yeah, so if the reading about Dan Graham in Versteeg's History Workshop didn't clarify some of his intentions these links to other tangential work by Dan Graham won't help either. For some weird reason he is sort of famous for this video called "Rock My Religion", it's about rock and Shaker culture, bits of it are dry, or you got to be in the mood, here is a preview version of that video on youtube:

The entire video is available on Ubu Web is here, it's an hour long:
...apparently he made a film about the hard core band Minor Threat (ubu link)

If you are curious what's he like now, like how his personality developed, here is a Tate Short video of him discussing some paintings of John Martin:

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

WANTED: Art Gallery Templates/Plug-ins

Last night in Keith's MP1 class I mentioned a free flash image gallery that you can add to your site- I just checked -but I noticed they charge now....

...I'm starting a post for those types of resources. So anyone can reply with their finds and comments if you have used one and/or are using one already.