Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Four for the Long Hall

Some of the recent drawings I'll have in the Best Case Scenario show opening this Friday at Brooklyn Fire Proof, 119 Ingraham.

early riser




The Long Hall at Brooklyn Fire Proof and the display cases.

Friday, April 11, 2014

lonely place

"Faith is Confidence, not mere Belief;
Hope is Effort, not just Wishes;
and Love is Practice, Not Desire."

(Lori Ellison)

Lori is in the hospital being treated for an infection on her arm. They're giving her antibiotics on IV.

ER art. Lori was still in the ER on the IV and working on this drawing she'd started at home, but that goes well with the pattern on the hospital gown, and the color scheme in the ER. They finally got her a room with a view, and TV, early afternoon. She'll probably be there over the weekend. Yes, its her drawing arm that is infected.

My drawing board on Lori's work table at home. Our loft is now the loneliest place on the planet.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Venus (if you will)


Monday, April 07, 2014

Lori's Art in America

Raphael Rubinstein reviews Lori's show in this month's Art in America.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Invitation to a Best Case Scenario

Please join us for the opening of Best Case Scenario, the inaugural show at Brooklyn Fire Proof’s new “Long Hall” exhibition space.
Participating artists will utilize the 15 permanent exhibition cases fabricated for this unique hallway venue.

Opening Friday April 18th, 6-9 PM.

Brunch events:
Saturday May 10, 1-4 PM.
Sunday May 18, 1-4PM.
$5 brunch available in the café.

Other viewing times by appointment and TBA.

119 Ingraham St 11237

Best Case Scenario:

Nancy Baker
Lauren Collings
Bruce Dow
Dana Kane
Eliot Markell
Norma Markley
Ellie Murphy
Katherine Powers
Jim Prez
Elizabeth Riley
Lawrence Swan
Jeanne Tremel
Joanne Ungar
Cibele Vieira

Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Semiotic Liberation Front

The Semiotic Liberation Orchestra was an actual band inspired by my imaginary band called the Semiotic Liberation Front (with a nod to Charlie Haden's Liberation Orchestra).  Scott and Mark did the music and I read from found texts and my notebooks. The texts were later put into a zine called SLF.

Semiotic Liberation Orchestra, Cleveland Public Theater, 1989
L. Swan, Mark Schaaf, Scott Williams

SLO at CPT, 1991

some pages from SLF1

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Scott, Dan, Perry

I forgot to post these pictures, not so recent and kind of recent.

1961 Revisited

More scraps from my life. In my last semester of art school my roommates and I mounted a show in our apartment. I wrote about these guys and this place last week in my post about Scott Williams:

We invited five other students and called the show Work by Nine.

Dan Brewer, Don Doe, Jennifer Dugan, John Hrehov, Patricia Kaschalk, Charlie Risselada, Lawrence Swan, Scott Williams.

 These Polaroids of our graduation party were taken by my father:

Scott, Perry, Dan, me


                                                                John Hrehov and me

with Julian and Barbara Stanczak

with Allen and Edyth Zimmerman


                                      Diana Kurz was visiting artist, my advisor, and friend.