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GEO LOCO – THE REIMAGINED LANDSCAPE – GROUP SHOW

October 30th, 2011 • Paul H-O
Geo-Loco-temp1

Here's the card. The line-up. The locator map. Curated by Henry Sanchez and including Phil (Brainpan) Beuhler, Carla (RunningDear) Gannis, Eve Andrea Laramee, Eto Otitigbe, then around the block to Curator Sanchez. Mash that landscape, boys and girls! Now if the L rain is running on Saturday the 5th... The equivalent of a good review is 'preview', and I say do the preview, so do it.

Sotheby's - Art Auction Action Against It's Art Handlers = STILL LOCKED OUT

October 30th, 2011 • Paul H-O

While many in the hoch-kunst elite and it's hopefuls would rather turn a blind eye (the other is tone deaf) to the union-busting attempts at the lower wage scale employees of Sotheby's - the online art zine HYPERALLERGIC seems pretty busy looking at the not pretty picture of big ticket art, and producing content on it's discontents. I'm liking it. I recommend it, even if one of it's sponsors is part of the problem.

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 »

Odd Nerdum Thrown in Joint for Tax Jam

August 23rd, 2011 • Paul H-O
From Artinfodotcom via News from Norway August 19, 2011

Odd Nerdrum, the Norwegian artist sentenced to two years in jail for tax evasion, won’t be allowed to keep painting in prison. He’s appealing his sentence, but if it stands, the 67-year-old Nerdrum will have to leave his brushes and easels behind.

Newspaper Aftenposten reported that the Justice Ministry has stressed that convicted prisoners aren’t allowed to continue their business activities while held in custody. For someone like Nerdrum, who has lived off income from sales of his artwork, his passion for painting will thus conflict with regulations governing prison terms.

It’s different for other convicts, who have been allowed to paint, read or conduct approved hobbies as a means of passing the time in jail. Aftenposten noted that convicted robber Johnny Thendrup, for example, sentenced to 13 years in prison for the commando-style NOKAS heist in 2004, took up his old hobby of painting while his case was pending. He has since continued to paint while incarcerated at the Ila prison for high-risk criminals outside Oslo.  more »

B. Wurtz Studio Interview Part 1 from 02/2000

August 9th, 2011 • Paul H-O
The mysterious artist B. Wurtz. Mr. Wurtz has been represented by the Feature Inc. gallery since it's inception in Chicago, and has now been in New York City since the early 1990's. Interviewed by Paul H-O All Rights Reserved Paul H-O 2000

1986: The One Time I Produced an Artist's Book

June 9th, 2011 • Paul H-O
 The Man Nobody Killed by David Hammons

David Hammons, The Man Nobody Killed screened spray paint on corrugated cardboard, 8.5"X11", 1986


By Paul H-O

How was I to know David Hammons would become huge? I did not. I never thought about it. I'd met Mr. Hammons at the Horseshoe Bar (or Vazacs) at 7th St. and Ave. B in 1984 or '85 through artist Cynthia Kuebel when she was living on Clinton St. near Delancey. I'd only moved to New York in September of '84 because I'd curated a traveling group multi-media exhibition I named SF/SF (San Francisco Science Fiction) and it was the the season opener at PS 1's Clocktower after being at the S.F. Arts Commission Gallery.   It was a post-art-punk installation of metal mechanical sculpture, some paintings, and some photographs my partner and 2nd co-curator Jo Babcock and I had driven in a rented U-Haul 24 foot truck. Once I got to NY after that trip from San Francisco, I had just enough personal belongings in that truck to live in New York.

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Concrete TV Sample 13

May 11th, 2011 • Paul H-O
Concrete TV is a NYC-based public access show by Ron Rocheleau that combines sex, violence and art. STARK RAVING MANIAC WORK OF BRILLIANCE.  For more information -www.concretetv.com Ron Rocheleau has also been firmly at work with GalleryBeat on and off since the 1990's when we were both Public Access producers. Ron's lurid hypervision of a digital schizophrenia began before this could be done on a computer, so he hasn't bothered to get one at all. I think that is the sign of the artist, at least the compulsory type that works more like a writer, and doesn't draw on everything that doesn't move. He talks a lot. He makes me nuts. He also makes moving pictures into deep streams of neurological wonder. The new box set will put you away for good. H-O