Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mark Seliger

Merce Cunningham

Cindy Sherman

Woody Allen

Ralph Lauren

Chris Martin of Coldplay

Sonic Youth

Chuck Close

Phillip Glass

Mikhail Baryshnikov

Salma Hayek

Bill Irwin

Matthew Barney

Jeff Koons

Richard Serra

Keith Richards


Sourcing medieval texts to contemporary pop music
not only trying to find the missing link
but translate it into the unspeakable
poetry of symbols. Employing Life's rhythms
dynamics, metre, narrative, music
Notations on a journey
Pilgram/ Fool
knowldege of growth
drab outskirts unfold
evening covers
I thought these things on... (Broadway?)
nudging the horizon
treading Golgothas
Dust and Glory (Death of a Hero)
Forgottten Image 1953
Displaced Love, Dispersed Secret
David and Me
Cross and Crescent
Chansons de Geste (Songs of Deeds)
Finding Forever too soon, In a Moment

Rory Burke

"Imagination (phantasia) made them," Appollonios answered, "a far wiser artist than mimesis, for mimesis will represent only what the eyes can see, but imagination will represent what they cannot... When you entertain the notion of Zeus you must, I suppose, envisage him along with heaven and seasons and stars, as Pheidias tried to do..."
Life of Apollonios of Tyana -Philostratos
Rory Burke's sculptures call attention to the dismembering and assemblage processes of thought and distend logic into a compendium focus. The observational faculties of our nervous constitution are acknowledged as severe in dimensional construction and to this we can understand our phrenological system with regard to its constituents lateral to the whole. The complexity of our mind simply ordered, methodically made manifest to suggest by observation and contemplation we obtain the reconfiguration of intelligence and wisdom. See 'Finite Space' at Thomas Masters Gallery.

Monday, April 25, 2011

The Sandlot

My work is starting to shine a light through the tunnel. I've always believed art to be "for people" and the big question for me has been what do I have to say to them... Through a TON of introspection and analysis of my life and the world around me, paying out my nose with relationships and creature comforts, I've found what I've been looking for... I found the human condition. I've found what it is that levels the playing field. Sketches coming soon!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Tere Pastoiza at Bell Studio

Tere Pastoiza's delicate pencilwork is a special experience. They are specimans of a woman's world and reach towards intimate revelations of her insecure balance in being of this world. The one-wheeled support, brings to mind the fact that a bicycle can fall only two ways-- right or left; whereas a unicycle can fall in 360 directions. She awakens, she presents herself. They are tender like new skin. A certain nervousness is being concealed, but that's okay. Ms. Pastoiza's figures are set without an environment, so that you are forced to focus completely on the girl. The drawing/object however, is mounted with pins in a shadowbox harkening a butterfly collection, further extending the delicacy of the images. Treat yourself to Tere Pastoiza's pieces at Bell Studio 3428 N. Southport in Chicago.
Thanks to Ashleigh Martinez for the photos.

Pieter Bruegel

Hermetic Museum I