In conjunction with “Open for Business”, Brian and Patrica will interview René de Guzman live in public at Triple Base Gallery on Thursday, July 10th at 5:00 PM. The raw interview will then be posted to the site as that week’s show.
René de Guzman is the senior curator of art at the Oakland Museum of California. Previously, he was the director of visual arts at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA).
UPDATE: The interview will be held at 5:00 PM, not 6:00 PM as previously listed.
See you there!
Bad at Sports is participating in “Open for Business” at Triple Base Gallery from July 10th – 13th. The west coast team will be there with stickers, custom BAS Audio CDs, MP3s and more schwag. Come by and barter for the goodies. Check out lowdown from Triple Base after the jump…
Outside the Loop Radio which reportedly broadcasts from it’s (for our benefit) 100-watt artsy-fartsy radio station took time to interview Richard and DMac and ask about the birth and direction of Bad at Sports. If you want to listen to the entire episode click here for the direct link.
Duncan & Richard appear at 6 min 20 seconds into the show. Richard geeks out over audio tech, Duncan tells the back story with eloquence. They both have a jaw drop moment when the hosts ask how you could get hate mail doing a art audio program.
Check it out.
The first exhibition of paintings by Ciaran Murphy at Kavi Gupta gallery features twelve paintings on canvas, all small or medium in size. They’re painted in a style that’s become all the rage of late– that low key, often monochromatic rendering of disparate objects and interiors, you know the one. The one Luc Tuymans made famous; the one that brought back small painting from the bombastic Eighties. We’ve all learned to appreciate a little meditative, personally scaled rumination on delicate palettes and sensitive brushwork. I know I have.
Ciaran’s paintings do just what this brand of painting aims to do. Well, some of them. The idea is really lovely; what at first seems simply under-described, gives way to a transcendent moment of reverie. That by flinging off all sorts of extra baggage, the paintings may, if done well, describe ever so much more than the ones that contain excessive information. In the case of this exhibition, the effect is achieved so well in a few of the works. “Frozen Tree” is a superb painting. Barely breathing through the flat gray field of color is a vibrant, odd fleshy tone of under painting. The fallen tree and its exposed root clump are rendered just enough, and not too much. The root clump, like an explosion on the otherwise quiet composition, makes the work a succinct beauty. “Storm Damage” and “Circular Cloud Formation” achieve the same thing- calligraphic gestures doled out in minimum, and with confidence. Like a good haiku, if I dare say.
HEY Friends! Just a quick HELLO! and an announcement that I have posted photos online of my solo exhibition,
Green Lantern Gallery in Chicago.
1511 N Milwaukee. (Sat – Wicker Park) til June 28th.
If you are in town and need a break, go visit the space and say hi to Caroline from me.
Cheers friends, and I look forward to seeing you all in LA for July – October. Stuart Keeler and I will be attending the RAID Projects residency and plan to whip up some fantastic projects. Also, read about our project at Gallery 400 in the current issue of Sculpture Magazine.