Sam Van Aken appears courtesy Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York.
"In conjunction with UB Art Gallery's exhibition Precious Cargo, guest curator Paul Sargent presents Time Machine: a multi-media performance by Bill Brown and Sabine Gruffat. Hacking a variety of interfaces and collapsing digital/analog signals, the artists will guide us through a parallel universe."
incl. Amanda Besl, Bruce Bitmead, Lily Booth, Oreen Cohen, Dorothy Fitzgerald, Timothy Frerichs, Brian Kavanaugh, David Merkel, Kate Parzych, Gary Sczerbaniewicz, Kathleen Sherin, Catherine Schuman Miller
@ Hallwalls Thurs, May 27, 7pm
Food Matters: A Monthly Film Series—King Corn
"Documentary film has become a powerful medium when exploring controversial topics or making a point about a particular subject. In recent years filmmakers concerned with the state of our food supply in this country have done well exploring, exposing, and initiating dialogue on this critical subject. The Lexington Cooperative Market and Edible Buffalo magazine have joined forces to present Food Matters, a monthly four-film series. The films selected for the series are some of the most critically acclaimed on the topic of food production, food supply, and the overall state of our food economy."
Squeaky Wheel BFLO PUNK
Used Without Permission:
Copyright, Fair Use, and the Visual Arts
"In the age of the internet visual artists are uniquely positioned at the forefront of these kind of copyright issues. Work once created for a small audience in now "beamed" out to the entire world, with that comes great opportunity, but also a greater risk that you may find yourself on the wrong end of a lawsuit from someone you have never met. Most recently artist found out what can happen... using a protected image to create his now infamous Barrack Obama "Hope" poster, Fairey found himself battling Associated Press in court in a very serious case of copyright infringement. Hosted by Photographer Michael Mulley's Queen City Gallery this one night discussion will take place Tuesday May 25, 2010 at 6pm in the conference room at the Market Arcade (617 Main Street) It will feature Buffalo- based intellectual property lawyer Steven Fox. Mr Fox, an artist himself he has had years of experience working with copyright issues for artists'. The night will feature a short talk and then what we hope will be a lively discussion with an extensive Q&A. Artist's can submit images of their work, that they may have copyright question on for possible discussion to . There is a $5.00 admission for and $10.00 for ones that aren't...which will go toward defraying the cost of hosting the event."
DEADLINE JULY 5
Nice to see John Marriott up to his old public art tricks...
"Nor can Obama’s repeated paeans to civility move the needle much. Try as he does to set a civil example — as have most recent American presidents and vice presidents of both parties with the conspicuous exception of Dick Cheney — no political figure can ever be a credible leader of a civility crusade. An American politician preaching restraint in partisan battle inevitably comes off like a liquor distiller lending its imprimatur to a public-service campaign against drunken driving."
"That figure was a record for the artist at auction, and well above the painting’s high $15 million estimate. Before the sale, many had speculated that it would set a record for a work by a living artist."
"At first sight, the monumental artwork being installed at the Park Avenue Armory suggests nothing so much as a crane claw, the frustrating arcade game in which a player tries to pull a stuffed animal from a pile of many, and to hold on to it, with a grapple controlled by a joystick."
"Jeanne-Claude proudly boasted that she and her husband never took a dime of nonprofit money. What they did do, however, was expertly manipulate the very same people who head these nonprofit foundations into participating in the Christos’ own for-profit schemes!"
"Folk music, particularly collegiate folk, was surging in popularity, and the Highwaymen, as they called themselves, gathered momentum, with robust voices, acoustic guitars, a banjo and other instruments."
"Considered an icon by some local residents and an eyesore by others, Spindle became a widely recognized piece of roadside art. It was featured in guidebooks and made a cameo appearance in the 1992 film Wayne’s World."
“Paperback publishers have been known to buy one of his paintings for use as a cover, then commission a writer to turn out a novel to go with it,” The New York Times reported in 1977, the same year that a collection of his drawings, “The Fantastic Art of Frank Frazetta,” sold more than 300,000 copies.
“Her work has changed the perception of not only Warhol’s films and video but every aspect of Warhol’s art,” said Donna De Salvo, chief curator at the Whitney. “It has helped people understand this material and this period, which forms the basis for so much contemporary work.”
"She might have become a major movie star, but she was born 50 years too early: she languished at MGM for years because of her race, although she was so light-skinned that when she was a child other black children had taunted her, accusing her of having a 'white daddy.'"
"They were former waitresses, farmers’ daughters and office workers who had dreamt of becoming part of Ziegfeld’s own grand dream of “glorifying the American girl” (preferably with exact measurements of 36-26-38) in splendiferous spectacles."
Something I listened to this week...
Delores breezed along the surface of her life like a flat stone forever skipping along smooth water, rippling reality sporadically but oblivious to it consistently, until she finally lost momentum, sank, and due to an over-dose of fluoride as a child which caused her to suffer from chornic apathy, doomed herself to lie forever on the floor of her life as useless as an appendix and as lonely as a five hundred pound barbell in a steroid-free fitness center.
— Winning Sentense, 1990 Bulwer-Lytton bad fiction contest