|Rin left me an entry for Knees Are Weird scrawled on a chunk of wood, before he left for massachusetts. It’s fucking awesome. Forgive me for showing it before any of the other entries, since he is my best friend. I’ll be picking out a couple other entries and showing them soon, just to show some of the variety of the work I’ve been getting, and to hopefully encourage more people to submit.
It dares me to try and scan it, so I did. There’s a high res 15×30 300dpi print file in your mail inbox rin.
If you’re still working on your entries, there is plenty of time. I expect huge ass paintings.
Monday, March 31, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Desoto Row, April 11th.
Details are here.
Saturday, March 29, 2008
|I just updated my website. It’s mostly written pieces.
Let me talk for a second about my friend Dana. She takes dirty gritty images of kids doing whatever. Maybe a lot of people do this, but she’s good at it. I remember being in a class with her and she got a lot of shit for her stuff. Even while terry richardson etc are out there making millions, people in my art school class would tell her they looked like snapshots, they were gross, etc, or more often simply didn’t say anything, just stared uncomprehending.
(c) Dana Lauren Goldstein
But she loved it. She loved doing it. She moved to new york and kept on loving doing it. And oh, hey, what’s this? Saatchi is showing her work?
Do what you love motherfuckers. Even if no one else gets it, do what you love and push it and push it and bring it to the insane levels and keep on loving it.
I love writing crap. I’m not even sure if it’s good, but it represents me, in a way. My crap is now up online. And I love it.
Friday, March 28, 2008
|These are from over break when I visited my great aunt Miriam in jersey. She has a couple of my prints in her house, hung proudly in the dining room. If that wasn’t flattering enough, in the entrance way is an original Miro, and the rest of the house is absolutely stacked with amazing art. Her and her late husband george used to be serious art collectors. I think there is a picasso in there somewhere. She told me the picture of my mother, which I had given her a 20×20 print of, was her favorite piece of art in her house. That was probably the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me about my work.
Everyone say Mmmmyspace!
I’m looking forward to visiting her soon. Here are a couple more rolleis.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
|I’ll be seeing beth this weekend. Suhweet. I’m super glad we’re best friends. We’ve got some quirky stuff planned for april. I’ll post some more pictures of beth from over winter break tomorrow.|
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
|Big website update. Changed navigation and added a lot of new stuff. I’ll be updating the resume tomorrow. I’ve been really busy with a couple projects I can’t really tell you about. Ok, bed time.
Edit: If you’re in New Jersey, make plans to check out this show (information copy pasted from an email.) I’m in it, as well as amazing people from all over the world.
Some good news: we got our first big mention in the press today, in the Star-Leger, New Jersey’s leading newspaper. I’ve yet to get my hands ona printed copy but I’m told it looks great and that we’re front page news! You can read the online version of the article here. I will also scan and post the print version (complete with photos) on iheartphotograph.com sometime in the next few days.
Also, we’ve added some exciting programming and a closing reception to the list of events for the exhibition. Please come and help us spread the word:
April 6, 3:00-5:00 pm: Opening Reception
For those of you planning to come out for the show, directions to the Pierro Gallery can be found here.For those of you in New York City, I want to point out that the galleryis just a 30-minute train ride from Penn Station to South Orange.Trains leave frequently and the gallery is only a 5-minute walk fromthe train station. You can find complete New Jersey Transit scheduleinfo here.
Monday, March 24, 2008
|I’m writing this list both for my blog, some friends, and my Experimental Film and Installation Design class. I’ve been asked by several people what blogs and sites I visit to do with the art world, and it’s a very valid question. I’m constantly working, but I’m constantly consuming. It’s hard to list a single influence since I consume so much on a daily basis. At least 40 livejournal posts skimmed, all the upcoming list of bogs read, several forums visited, and the odd random link in an email. It would be impossible to list everything, but here are some places I like to start if you’re interested in internet, particularly on photography, and art. Like all blogs, the categories blur all the time, but I tried to sort them a bit.
Photoblogs – Primarily on art or the industry
Photoblogs – Primarily on the individual artist and their work
Photoblogs – Academic and Industry Blogs
Work – Often updated photo or multi-disciplinary artwork
Misc – Shit I check daily that’s in my blog folder
I respect every single one of these people for you know, blogging. What blogs do you guys read all the time?
On video, I’ve selected a bunch of videos in my favorites. It’s not all genius, but take a look at the Youtube POOP, the stock actor’s response to a political ad (from the Hilary Clinton campaign), Showbeast, Willow Don’t Cry, Freezes, and Peitin – Ice cube videos. This is the future, kids.
Another place I’ve seen some cool discussion was at this site www.artreview.com which I think is sort of new. The featured some of my work there and I spent a couple days posting in a thread on “What is Art.” Most of the posters were painters, I think, and many of them never went to art school and have very little connection to the “art world,” they simply create, sell, and survive off their art. I think much of the discussion is rehashed, the kind of things I know I’ve talked about in my art classes, but it’s great to see it worked out through people who haven’t had it pushed down their throats, and see that many of them come to the same conclusions as those of us who are just so damn classically trained.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
|It feels like fear in your chest but it isn’t.
I get so excited. I can’t sleep. It won’t go away until I do something, until I produce, until I save, and cage it in an idea, a paragraph, an image, a wall, a gallery. It stalks and turns and twists and shivers and drives me from under my ribcage.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
|This is the best fucking blog right here. This blog right here. I’m not even kidding. I’ve been laughing at it for hours now. Sorry if you’ve seen it before, but seriously. best.
Blender has set a new standard in committee-think with their composite Britney cover.
Not only do they put the poor tart’s head on an uncredited model’s body(which is probably, sadly, in her portfolio), they puss out by flagging the image as a composite. To pile insult upon injury, the tragic and desperate use of the word ‘truthiness’ is an exercise in pathos.
As if this wasn’t enough pussing out, the composition suggests that hitting rock bottom means smoking cigarettes and drinking diet Red Bull. Hello? It’s Brit-ney Spe-ars.
I’m not sure where I found it though, which is odd. It was some point this morning while I was reading one of the many other photoblogs I’ve been reading lately… mostly on blogger. I’m actually in the progress of cloning this journal over to blogger. I’m going to try to update them simultaneously.
I’ve actually been really excited about internet lately, which is nice. It’s great wanting to update, and it helps me work off some of my twitchy directionless drive to produce. Dust spotting images just doesn’t scratch that itch, and that’s mostly what I have to do right now, in terms of actual work. I feel like I mention this almost every day, haha.
|My mom, in my grandparent’s apartment in the bronx. These are from over winter break as well. There are a few more under the cut.|