Saturday, February 23, 2008

Last Night at CourtlandtLand

Biz, Tin Kitchen, Cheeky, & Screaming Females played. It was a fun night. Who is this person in the scarf?

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

I cannot wait to move.

"For years, young artists have been settling in Philadelphia in increasing numbers. Lately, the community has reached critical mass.

Hundreds, mostly recent graduates but also some with established careers, have chosen to make their homes and studios here, drawn by the very qualities that have long given the city an inferiority complex: blue-collar grit, block after block of industrial burial grounds, less fury in the grapple for the top rung.

As the immigration has quickened, artists are moving into areas with more poverty and more crime. Places where the landscape features dunes of trash and crumbling brick.

But also where those willing to reach out to neighbors struggling to get by can create an artistic nirvana. Make almost anything they can dream up. And do it in spaces with plenty of light at preposterously low rates for rooms so vast, the artists have to travel by skateboard to get from one end to the other."

Sunday, February 17, 2008

A few things from this week...

I stretched Karl:

I started a new piece (shitty photo, skewed and resized, etc.):

I organized my desk into a workslashart space. Algebra gets dual priority:

Other than that, I've spent quite a long time at the gallery this week, preparing for a new show. I'm questioning that piece, "The Bubble Burst", at the moment and have removed quite a few elements from it. I'm looking for new exhibition opportunities as well. I have work Wednesday-Saturday this week, but I'm looking to go up for openings next week. Oh yeah, school is progressing alright. I'm not crazy about my "American Unions in Politics" class, but love my "Contemporary Jewish Ethnography" one. The rest, "Visual Sociology", "Political Sociology", and "Economic Sociology" all fall somewhere in the middle. RIght now I am sitting in my friend's living room watching "Cape Fear", which is an awesome film.