Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Gallery Show Open This Week in West Village

Leo Kesting Gallery in the Meat Packing District Presents:
Jonny Fenix - The Show Up
May 29 - June 15, 2008
Opening Night Reception: Thursday May 29th from 7:00 – 10:00 pm
812 Washington St (at the corner of Gansevoort) New York NY 10014

Jonny Fenix, Los Angeles renegade currently hiding out in Portland, Oregon, brings fresh canvas this May to Leo Kesting Gallery for his first solo exhibition at the new Manhattan space. His latest collection entitled, The Show Up, solidifies Fenix’s satirical approach to digesting the contradictions of mass media and the reality they gloss over.

Catholic imagery engages this new collection in a mass of visual dialog. Fenix’s recent painting, “A Note to All Indigenous Peoples Everywhere”, can be viewed as a “reaction to the sanitation and colonization of native people everywhere, being ‘saved’ by the church is a synonym for native cultures introduction to disease, slavery and reform,” explains Fenix.

for more info, go to http://www.leokesting.com

My Favorite Song This Week-"Its Not True" by William Fitzsimmons

Steven, my music guru and good friend, suggested this artist to me a while ago but I'm making this my official favorite song this week. I'm a sucker for acoustic guitar. (PS. It's come to my attention that PC users may not see the youtube quicktime video that should appear above this little blurb. Please let me know if you are not seeing it in this post-thanks!_

Monday, May 26, 2008

Some Random NYC pics...

central park

a parisian on the loose in the lower east side, spreading mad fashion sense

my favorite bar on the lower east side

hyacinth in bodega

Photos by Tricia Chatterton
Sorry for the lack of posts. It's been a busy past couple of weeks for me. I'll leave you with some random NYC photos I took over this fine Memorial Day weekend. Enjoy...

Mad Skills, Yo.

Although I'm well past my clubbing years, I can appreciate some serious skills on the dancefloor when I see them. Some old friends of mine sent me these links this morning and it brought back great memories...thanks, Craig and Nicole (and Craig, I KNOW you can still rock the dancefloor should you so choose to ;)




Monday, May 12, 2008

How Clean Is the Air in Your City?

photo by Tricia Chatterton
On May 1st, The American Lung Association published its "State of the Air" 2008 Report. You can go on their site and check the air quality of your zipcode in grade form. New York City received an "F", of course. Time for me to plan more trips out of town for breathing time.


Sunday, May 11, 2008

David Atlmejd @ Andrea Rosen Gallery in Chelsea

photos by Tricia Chatterton

Creepy. Funny. Surreal. Like stepping into a fantasy land consisting of werewolves with crystal mirrors up their arses, hands groping limbs and mirrored stairways into unknown crevices...

And he's from Montreal (like me!). Go see his show at the Andrea Rosen Gallery (http://www.andrearosengallery.com). David is showing there until June 14th. You have to experience David Atlmejd's work in person. Photos don't do it justice.

Here's a great article about his work...

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Last Day For Tribeca Film Festival

I've been busy at work this past week and then ran off to FL for a break, so I've totally slacked at posting the Tribeca Film Festival goings on...but if you read this blog in time, you can check some fun stuff out today...

The Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair kicks off this morning on Harrison Street (between Greenwich Street and West Street). More than 30 Tribeca eateries, merchants and local organizations will line the streets, while a main stage showcases live performances from several Broadway musicals ("Legally Blonde," "Grease" and "Xanadu"), plus the New American Youth Ballet and the PS 150 Youth Singers. A variety of other local dance troupes, puppeteers and other performance groups will also appear. The street fair is free and open to the public.

For today's and tomorrow's events (it ends tomorrow), see www.tribecafilmfestival.org