Sunday, July 26, 2009

MoMA visit

We went to the MoMA today to check out some of the current exhibits. There's been a lot brewing there over these past months. There's an interesting exhibit on the New York punk and post punk scene called Looking at Music: Side 2. They've got some nice listening stations in the exhibit as well as some videos and a bunch of memorabilia. I saw the "Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight" music video among others. Wow, remember that tune? Another interesting exhibit by Roman Ondak allows the viewer to participate. Your name and the date you visited gets recorded on the wall of a room at your height. One of most notable exhibit's is by Song Dong. He meticulously lays out all of the belongings of his mother's house. I've included a number of photos from the various exhibits here.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Renegade Cabaret at the High Line

I forgot to post this last week, but last Friday we went down to the High Line again ('cause we love it so much) and got a chance to check out the Renegade Cabaret, which I would definitely recommend. Make sure to check their schedule and time your next trip to the High Line so you can see it. Don't forget to donate!

Stereoscopic Red Camera rig

An early look at the prototype ...just in case you're into that sort of thing ;-)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Haunch of Venison

I went to a very interesting art opening at a super swanky gallery tonight, high above midtown, called Haunch of Venison
that a friend of ours is associate director of. The show is called 'The Figure and Dr Freud' and is actually pretty interesting. There's definitely something for everyone here. They have works by 31 artists, spanning this past century. So, there's people from the canon like Picasso, Giacometti, Chuck Close, Maplethorpe, Arbus, etc. as well as newer folks like Patricia Piccinini (I love her work)
and Robert Lazzarini (this is the same 'skull' photographed from two different angles)
and Richard Butler. Butler has two works, one of which I'm showing below. It's quite traditional in composition, but actually totally tweaked and interesting. The photo below really doesn't do it justice at all, so check it out in person. Well, the piece really interested me and I was trying to figure out what I knew of this artist when suddenly I see Psychedelic Furs frontman, Richard Butler walk by and I realize 'oh that Richard Butler.' At any rate, I got to talking with him and he's quite nice and definitely a talented painter.
There are a number of other good pieces that are worth seeing, so if you're around between now and August 22, be sure to check it out:
Haunch of Venison New york, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, 20th Floor. 212-259-0000

July 4th weekend in Greenport, NY

We were lucky enough to be offered free accommodations in Greenport last weekend, which is in the North Fork of Long Island (thanks S&R). So, of course we had to say yes to a break from the constant noise of the highway construction project going on outside our window each morning. Here are some photos of Greenport, Shelter Island, and Orient Point. We did a really good job finding vacant areas in which to hang out. It's been super stressful for us lately, so this really helped us relax a tiny bit.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

New Music video for SOUR

Magico and Masa finished up that music video that they did for SOUR that I was in. Take a look. I think it came our very nicely. They have credits for the video on the you tube site. (If you look closely, you can see me in 4 sections.)