Friday, August 31, 2012

Textures

As I mentioned, I'm reading this great book called Midnight Movies and have just arrived at the chapter about David Lynch's Eraserhead. Almost everything Mr. Lynch says is worthy of quotation, but especially his observations on textures: "I'm obsessed with textures. We're surrounded with so much vinyl that I find myself constantly in pursuit of other textures."

Think about it.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Gallery Girls



What is this show about exactly? Is it about a rivalry between twenty somethings in the Upper East Side and Brooklyn? Is it about girls that are "middle class" and the ones that are not? Is it about commercial galleries we've never heard of and the date rapists that run them? Is it about drinking too much on the job? Wearing too much black and sheer sleeves? Touching your hair too often while pretending to ignore the cameras that are following you?

What is this show not about, exactly? The exploitation of overeducated labour? Misogyny in the art industry? The absurdity of starting a hybrid clothing boutique and commercial gallery in the Lower East Side for $17,500? That doing demeaning tasks for skeevy gallery owners is an expected and acceptable entry into working in the visual arts? That trust funds and art history degrees go hand in hand with working for free and getting your Mrs.?

Everyday, I am learning new things. Thanks Bravo.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Fall Style

Paul and Linda McCartney: setting the bar high since the 1970s


Saturday, August 25, 2012

The End of Summer

Summer's wrapping up. I'll be spending the final days...

1) Wearing white jeans and white shoes:



2) Petting horses (if I see any):




3) Lying on the grass in parks near baseball diamonds . . .




4)  . . . while finishing this great book (the chapter about John Waters is particularly fantastic):


5) Riding home along the tracks, looking for roadside blackberries.