The Mercer Street Medical Case (v1 part 1) 3:40

November 7th, 2011 • Paul H-O

Popular Doctor for New York's Creative Community Gets Booted by Greedy Landlord

My version of Dr. House is real. New documentary at square two is in reality in pre-production, a drama with 27 hours of real-time video about Dr. Daryl Isaacs, the uniquely brilliant and prolific internist, gives me his story of the struggle with the American medical establishment fix - all specialists and no GP's. He demonstrates in check form the insanity of "for profit health insurance' companies", Isaacs' massive patient load, and the surprising facts behind his inclusion in the hit film - SUPERSIZE ME, by then documentary director, Morgan Spurlock.

The Mercer Street Medical Case begins as a New York real estate nightmare, because Daryl Isaacs loses the lease on his medical practice and must move by the end of May. It was April and I began shooting the  more »

GalleryBeat Drive By Shooting - Artist Grace Roselli Unscathed

October 24th, 2011 • Paul H-O

It was a short blast at the busy studio with Grace during the Dumbo Arts Festival. During the tie I was there, about 30 mins, she had about 8 visitors and it was early in the day. GalleryBeat first interviewed Grace back in 1998 during "Voyeur's Delight" organized by Franklin Furnace and Grace co-curated.

She has a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design,  more »

Flesh of the Machine > Artist Sono Osato

October 20th, 2011 • Paul H-O
Uploaded by filmlikefilms on Oct 14, 2011 Sono Osato, artist. This is a short studio visit and taping I did during the 2011 Dumbo Festival in late September. It's fascinating to see the array of old manual typewriters and calculators that are gutted to create buoyant metal core mixed media assemblage, along with new paintings that incorporate some metal elements but conveys her deep involvement with the roots of visual language in a passionate freeform style that I would describe as "beautifully beyond". It's the here and now but the history of how visual language can seem like a slow volcanic eruption. Sono has shown her work extensively on the West Coast and is represented by The Brian Gross Gallery in San Francisco.  more »

GalleryBeat Cooks at The Brooklyn Museum - Webcast on the Way

October 18th, 2011 • Paul H-O
The GalleryBeat Show > photo by Jung Nam Lee
Photo by Jung Nam Lee:

Sponsored by The Brooklyn Museum, Filmlike's Guest of Cindy Sherman, Superfine, Spacial Rehab, Rabbithole Studios, Sixpoint Brewery, ConcreteTV, Rafik Video, Gramercy Flowers and all the contributors to the GB Funderparty.

The live talk show, Cooking with GalleryBeat @ The Brooklyn Museum was a thumbs up success with guest stars Sanford Biggers, Spencer Tunick and wife Kristin Bowler, Ann Carr, Robin Cembalest, and Dr. Daryl Isaacs. It all happened on the museum's October 6 Thursday Night programs that features what is now more diverse than they had ever planned. Dr. Lisa and me brought our hi-lo info/entertainment for the first time to The Rubin Pavilion, all due to Sally Williams of Public Relations, Eugenie Tsai, the Head Curator, and Museum Director Arnold Lehman. Special thanks to Osaro Hemenez of BM AV, Jim Kelly of BM Security, and Marcus Romero of BM PR.

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Cooking with GalleryBeat @ Pierogi 2000 Show #2 with Oliver Wasow

August 29th, 2011 • Paul H-O
CWGB Talk@Piergo 2000 Show #2 -Facebook phenom Oliver Wasow is an acclaimed photography-based artist who also ran one of the best East Village art galleries in the 1980's: C.A.S.H Newhouse. Not only is his work in international collections, it has also graced the covers of Popular Mechanics and Visonaire. We, on the other hand, had noticed that he had garnered a huge following on Fb for his amazingly funny found photographs. He was working on a major book of found photographs. It was quite an interview that began on an easy pace, but like a sentence that scrunches down to tiny letters at the end - you could say that's what happened - he needed an hour and we only had 20 minutes. He was great, but never said a word to me since. I guess we could have added actual images but got sidetracked or I got lazy. Check out his site though, wonderful work. Correction - the gallery is named Pierogi 2000 is now corrected on the headline - sorry!

GalleryBeat with Tracey Emin @ Lehmann Maupin 2009

August 8th, 2011 • Paul H-O
Tracey Emin and me go back a ways - and whatever people think of her work, they talk about it. And that is more important than merely puffing something up and moving on to the next neutered fashion. Ms. Emin has distinguished herself with a courageous exploration of psyche-exhibitionism and personal history that is done so deftly that she is a visible reminder that an artist can still make people pay attention. She's done it, she hasn't a thing to prove. We still don't get along, and she still talks to me anyway. H-O co-hosted by Tamara Weg and cam by Aimee Graham All rights reserved H-O 2010 GBM Photo by Walter Robinson

Piece of Mind Cake

May 17th, 2011 • Paul H-O
Serendipity, cohesion, and conceptual width. Until May 28 at Elga Wimmer PCC 526 West 26th Street #310 New York, NY 10001   ARTISTS:  Gabriel Barcia-Colombo, Melanie Bonajo, T.R. Ericsson, Faith Holland, Yeji Jun, Lisa Levy, Sono Osato, Carrie Mae Rose, Jason Swift, Jil Weinstock What happens when a fresh faced group of twelve F.I.T. graduate student curators spend a year combing the New York art base  more »