Friday, April 25, 2014

circle story

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

flowers of eden

It's called "I Am Nature," said Lori this morning.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter Mystery Theater 420

new weed of contemplation
Turn on, and fix your eyes, more or less, on the strange suffering christ on the religious candle glowing before you like a flickering holy ghost.
That obnoxious jewish poet, that comic with his stand up routine about sharing the wealth and finding god within -  in the law of the conscience? in a transcendent consciousness? or in a psychotic delusion about a possible just society that fed and sheltered everybody in many mansions and had universal healthcare?
When he and his movement arrived in the city business as usual  stopped. Their revolution came to town and cleansed the temple, liberating its money to fund the general strike. They built a tent city out of palm branches and put on a street festival. Their "community of heaven" may be a nonviolent insurgency but sometimes it is necessary to knock over a few tables, apparently.
Suddenly to the ruling class that curious annual holy day guerrilla theater about an angel of death going door to door murdering the children of the one percent didn't seem so benign and the power structure was shaken to its foundations by panic and verily it came down hard on him with all the considerable resources of its police paranoia apparatus. He always knew they would kill him, but he had to do his routines - his parables - and the crowd loved it and they loved the parties. Superstar. He died like the wretched piece of garbage that he was in this empire and was thrown to the dogs. 
Authorities confirmed, reportedly, anonymously, that his death was witnessed unusually early in the torture game while the police looted his belongings. And the revolution collapsed in despair and the community of their wild god was defeated and their king was dead.
It only took a couple of days before the rumors were spreading about sitings and many of them believe or claim to believe he escaped and lives but is in exile and waits or he lives in the minds of his followers, in their dreams and memories like a new consciousness or post-traumatic mass psychosis. And they continue to celebrate their street eucharist bread and wine parties and lamb bbq and the spirit becomes unhindered.

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