Saturday, February 20, 2010

G. O. :

stages of life, 1956
George Ortman
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journey of a young man, 1957
George Ortman
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studio shot-- recent works, 2010
George Ortman
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studio shot, work in progress, 2010
George Ortman
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Michele and I recently visited George Ortman in his New York studio. He showed us his impressive recent and ongoing series of constructions. The pyramidal and other forms are both enclosing and being surrounded by proliferating skeletal or scaffolding-like structures. Lots of ideas are in play, but as far as pyramids are concerned he said he's thinking more about the ones in Mexico.

NYTimes / Roberta Smith review, Ortman's '06 NY show at Mitchell Algus Gallery

Brooklyn Rail / Jim Long review, of '06 Algus Gallery show

George Ortman 2010 interview at Geoform

George Ortman @ Geoform

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The ocg process:

176 (ocg), process, 2010
Ken Weathersby
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Another you:

fb profile, 2010
Ken Weathersby

"The face itself is a redundancy. It is itself in redundancy with the redundancies of significance or frequency, and those of resonance or subjectivity. The face constructs the wall that the signifier needs in order to bounce off of; it constitutes the wall of the signifier, the frame or screen. The face digs the hole that subjectification needs in order to break through; it constitutes the black hole of subjectivity as consciousness or passion, the camera, the third eye."
--Deleuze-Guattari A Thousand Plateaus "Year Zero: Faciality"

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

KPG 3:

all images: see you there / Miyuki Tsushima at Kent Place Gallery
friday, february 12 - friday march 12, 2010
reception Friday, March 5, 6 - 8 pm
Kent Place Gallery 42 Norwood Ave. Summit, NJ

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Miyuki, working with Hiroyuki Nakamura installing her show at Kent Place Gallery. (Hiroyuki is a very interesting artist too-- he shows at Thierry Goldberg in NY).

Kent Place / full press release

Monday, February 8, 2010

KPG 2:

crying (contemporary caveperson)
Miyuki Tsushima
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