I just shipped this off - it was done for afundraising auction for the South Fork Breast Health Coalition - a breast cancer foundation in East Hampton NY. A group of artists were invited to submit birdhouses - they shipped the birdhouses and we did whatever we wanted with them.
My piece "Harsh Winter" has been at the gallery all summer and is in the Birdhouse Auction Preview opening tomorrow and running through the 21st. Proceeds from the auction at the close of the show, on the 22nd, will go toward the Southfork Breast Health Coalition. If you happen to be in the Hamptons head on over - I won\'t be there but about 70 wonderful birdhouses by artists and celebrities from all over the place will be. If you go to the opening, tell the lovely Karyn Mannix who organized it that I sent you.
I was at the grocery store buying Jesus I was standing in line at the store buying Jesus Absolution was the blue light special But the price was still too high The price was still too high The price was remembering A yellow nightie with a smiling red apple I was five years too old for it But it had happy memories It used to have happy memories He was a man of God A friend of Dad's and a Man of god And it was ok because I was nearly a woman I was 14 and I knew it all I knew it all because Well, I was 14 And he was a man Of god Women and priests The keepers of men's secrets So it was ok I was at the grocery store buying Jesus Standing in line at the store buying Jesus Absolution was the blue light special But the price was still too high The price was still too high The price was remembering A darkened theatre and I Making my way to the popcorn Winding out of the seats to go pee And get popcorn His hand was fat and warm His cock was flaccid and hot It was ok he said He was a man of god And I was an innocent Children and priests The keepers of mens' secrets So it was ok I was at the grocery store buying Jesus Standing in line at the store buying Jesus Absolution was the blue light special But the price was still too high The price was still too high The price was remembering Telling the truth and being told it wasn't enough It wasn't enough because the truth Does not set you free No, it does not set you free For once you have told the truth You have to prove it It being truth is not enough Now you have to relive it You have to face it down Face the lying man of god As he says you've got it wrong As he says you're just trying it on How can you ruin his life's work? His reputation For your small truth that Meant nothing Was nothing compared to the work of god Was simply a secret Between you and a man of god Victims and priests Keepers of gods' secrets So it was ok To be standing on the corner Buying Jesus Because Absolution Is still too high
"ARC" will likely not mean much to anyone who isn\'t involved in fine art but they are a somewhat powerful group headed by Fred Ross. He has begun a power play against an artist I am acquainted with named Miles Mathis and Mr. Ross\' method of doing so has crossed the legal line.
this is my current work in progress... 30x40 oil on canvas. this is the first in a series of dolls i planned a year ago but finally got a start on. second detail shot is for color because i use a crappy digital camera. do not adjust your sets - the face is the main part still in progress at right now.
a show of interactive art, video, live music and performance / work showing Nov. 13th - Nov. 27th.
Nov. 13th!! 8pm until 1am - opening reception & performances!
where? at ArtSF, 110 Capp St. (16th & Capp) - SF, CA
Extraordinary Forest (members of Radius, Zmirzlina) Triple Cobra Alonzo Quisano Experiece Stereo Steve
Alex Douglas Bijan Yashar Charlie Canfield Dawn Mauberret Dennis Brumm Doug Rhodes Irwin Swirnoff JohnErick Lawson PK Phillips
and works by
Abraham Stern Andy Maluche Antoine Roldan Athena Valbracht Billy Thomas Charles Gaspar Charlie Canfield Chelsea Heikes Christian Coli Chuck Bierworth Clark Buckner Danielle DeRoberts Don Scales Donna Wood Eric Yeager Erica Shehane Francis Potter Gabriella Marks Georgia K Griffin (a.k.a. gkg) Hanna Bark Ian Elwood James Tantum Jeff Walker Jennifer Morioka Joe Mama Joe Twisty John Collins John Daniel Josh Wilson Julius Dimanlig Justin Williams Kara Andrade Kate Reed Keisuke Kent Manske Kristin Luke Lara Beth Mitchell Liz Walsh Mark Temple Micah Davis-Wheeler Nannette Wylde Natali Tinyaeva Nate Orman Nathalie Fabri Peter Foucault Raymond Difley Regina Clark Sarah O\'Malley Schbvonne Guthrie Suzie Buccholz Tessa Poppe Veronica DeJesus Will Epps Yurik Riegel