Archive for March, 2012


Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

— I file these pictures in my computer under double vision. They have to do with seeing something twice, or remembering something you can’t quite put your finger on having known in the first place. I like to look at them when I’m feeling stuck, maybe because they all seem to pivot on a point just outside the frame, that no one inside the picture knows about yet.

Lucy Raven is an artist living and working in Oakland, California and New York City.


Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

I was recently shown these photos. They’ve never been published, and I don’t remember having them taken, but that’s me. I’ve paired them with a poem from the ’80s. You know, whatever.

Taylor Mead in Paris circa 1967
Photos: Shunk-Kender © Roy Lichtenstein Foundation

Freedom is the trick word
of the century

Let’s go to Capri this spring
Out of Show-Business into a real love affair.
It’s dangerous
–– this world
I don’t know whether it’s
or bad
or sad.
In my field I’m the best!
And I don’t know what that field is ! !
? ?

Spontaneity is better, but
it’s better not to worry
about it––or, you better
not worry about it––or
your grandmother’s
drawers are hanging on
the line or the lawn
has been trimmed,
or Uncle Henry is going
down on the Mimosa.
And Aunt Hank-O-Hara
is doing
too many genuflexions.
And her hands are
I may do this play
All by Myself.
God Has No Talent!

The Pod People will all
All take over and we can
crawl in and get warm
A Fellini Movie
Mea Fellina
You genius of the Italian
The Fear of Taylor Mead
The Fear of Taylor Mead
The Unequivocal Street
Fear of his…….


Taylor Mead was born in 1924 in Grosse Point, Michigan. He is the author of numerous books of poetry, including TAYLOR MEAD ON AMPHETAMINE AND IN EUROPE (Boss Books, 1968) and, most recently, A SIMPLE COUNTRY GIRL (Bowery Books, 2005). His first venture into film was in Ron Rice’s THE FLOWER THIEF in 1960. Soon after Mead relocated to New York, where he acted on stage and made numerous films, including a starring turn in Warhol’s TARZAN AND JANE REGAINED… SORT OF (1964). Mead was the subject of William A. Kirkley’s 2005 documentary EXCAVATING TAYLOR MEAD, appeared in Jim Jarmusch’s COFFEE AND CIGARETTES (2003), and continues to read at the Bowery Poetry Club every Monday night.


Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Alex Olson for Alex Olson.

As demoed by LeRoy Stevens.

Alex Olson was born in Boston, MA in 1978, and she currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.


Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

December 4, 2011
Week 13, MetLife Stadium
Win 38-35

Passing: A. Rodgers 235 yards
Rushing: A. Rodgers 66 yards
Receiving: G. Jennings 94 yards

The game shall be played upon a rectangular field, 360 feet in length and 160 feet in width. The lines at each end of the field are termed End Lines. Those on each side are termed Sidelines. Goal Lines shall be established in the field 10 yards from and parallel to each end line. The area bounded by goal lines and sidelines is known as the Field of Play. The areas bounded by goal lines, and sidelines are known as the End Zones.

Michelle Grabner was born in Oshkosh Wisconsin in 1962 and lives and works in Oak Park, Illinois and Waupaca County Wisconsin. She is a professor in Painting and Drawing at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and she is a regular contributor to Artforum, Art-Agenda and X-tra. In 2010 Grabner co-edited THE STUDIO READER (University of Chicago Press, 2010). She has exhibited nationally and internationally including Musée d´art Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg; Tate St. Ives, UK; Kunsthalle, Bern; Daimler Contemporary, Berlin; Midway Contemporary, Minneapolis, MN; Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; The Milwaukee Art Museum; Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, Kansas; among others. With her husband Brad Killam, she also runs the artist spaces, The Suburban in Oak Park, IL and The Poor Farm in Northeastern Wisconsin.


Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Simryn Gill was born in Singapore in 1959. She lives in Sydney and spends a few months of every year in Port Dickson in Malaysia, the town where she grew up. She uses many different methods and materials—photography, making objects, collecting things, making assemblages, drawing, writing—in thinking about how we inhabit the places we live in. She also makes artist’s books. Some recent ones are: GARDEN published by Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne (2010); PEARLS published by Raking Leaves, London & Colombo, (2008); GUIDE TO THE MURALS AT TANJONG PAGAR RAILWAY STATION, SINGAPORE, published by Singapore Biennale (2006).