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Steve Chmilar, Brad Pasutti, Horst Loewel, Haren Vakil: Surrealism Art Show October 15, 2011

Steve Chmilar is showing his work along with Brad Pasutti (love), Horst Loewel and Haren Vakil.

What: Art of the delightfully Absurd
Where: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
When: Saturday, October 15, 2011 | 2:00-4:00pm

In the historic Massey Gallery. Artists in attendance.

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New York City Squirrels, Tony Bennett, Nick Cave, Noah Becker w/ Jim D’Amato, Salomon Contemporary, +++ all during UN week New York 2011.

Our trip to New York City started out with a bang; an exhilarating cab ride w/ a mid-trip, hit-and-run accident involving another car. It sounds terrible, but as a result of this fast paced, and irresponsible driving maneuver, I immediately fell in love with NYC. I’m not sure if there was any extra chaos since our visit coincided with UN week in NYC, but it’s really only a holiday if Obama is in town.

Central Park Squirrel, NYC. Ready to mess you up | 2011

Central Park Squirrel, NYC | Ready to Mess You Up | 2011

People always ask what I like about a city. In particular, I like the way New York City smells. This is a broad overarching description, but let’s remember I paint squirrels in fancy costumes. A highly developed sense of smell is a trait shared by both myself and my primary source material (mine developed by nosing whisky rather than by sniffing out nuts :-) .

New York City smells like busyness. People are doing stuff. It also reeks of art, culture, fashion, parties, entertainment, and music. It’s a mash-up of world culture, beliefs, customs and traditions, and the holds the highest standard of deviation in everything. It’s a city on speed, and it beats with people who are ambitious and hopeful.

It took me all of about four hours to get irritated with slow moving tourists and then I just started to steal cabs from everyone. What a glorious place.

On our second night in NYC we experienced the next wham bam ride. We  had tickets to see Tony Bennett at the Metropolitan Opera House and he wowed the crowd with an introduction by Bill Clinton, and surprise duet performances with Aretha Franklin, Sir Elton John, Alejandro Sanz. His superb four-piece jazz quartet – Less Musiker (piano), Gray Sargent (guitar), Harold Jones (drums), and Marshall Wood Bass). Also in the audience were Hillary Clinton, Robert DeNiro, Richard Gere, Mario Cuomo, Katie Couric and many more.

Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956), The Green Bridge II (Grüne Brücke II), 1916. Oil on canvas, 49 3/8 × 39 1/2 in. (125.4 × 100.3 cm). North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh; gift of Mrs. Ferdinand Möller © Lyonel Feininger Family, LLC./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956), The Green Bridge II (Grüne Brücke II), 1916. Oil on canvas, 49 3/8 × 39 1/2 in. (125.4 × 100.3 cm). North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

Highlights of the trip included:

Whitney Museum
Highlights: Lyonel Feininger and Whitney’s Founding Collection
Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956) Along with his work as a leading practitioner of German Expressionism and the Bauhaus, I enjoyed his early work as a cartoonist and illustrator for the Chicago Sunday Tribune.
Highlights: Fragonard, Bruegel, Boucher

Pieter Bruegel the Elder  (active 1551 - 1569)  The Three Soldiers, 1568

Pieter Bruegel the Elder (active 1551 – 1569) The Three Soldiers, 1568

Vasily Kandinsky, Decisive Rose (Entscheidendes Rosa), March 1932. Oil on canvas, 81 x 100 cm. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Founding Collection 49.1178

Vasily Kandinsky, Decisive Rose (Entscheidendes Rosa), March 1932. Oil on canvas, 81 x 100 cm. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Founding Collection 49.1178

MoMA
http://www.moma.org/explore/exhibitions

Highlights:

Max Ernst French, born Germany, 1891-1976 Woman, Old Man and Flower 1923-24 Oil on canvas

Max Ernst French, born Germany, 1891-1976 Woman, Old Man and Flower 1923-24 Oil on canvas

Hannah Wilke American, 1940-1993 S.O.S – Starification Object Series 1974-82 Gelatin silver prints with chewing gum sculptures

Hannah Wilke American, 1940-1993 S.O.S – Starification Object Series 1974-82 Gelatin silver prints with chewing gum sculptures

General Idea Canada, active 1969-1994 AA Bronson (Canadian, born 1946) Felix Partz (Canadian, 1945-1994) Jorge Zontal (Canadian, born Italy, 1944-1994) AIDS Wallpaper 1988 Screenprinted wallpaper Bruce Nauman American, born 1941 Punch and Judy II Birth & Life & Sex & Death

General Idea Canada, active 1969-1994 AA Bronson (Canadian, born 1946) Felix Partz (Canadian, 1945-1994) Jorge Zontal (Canadian, born Italy, 1944-1994) AIDS Wallpaper 1988 Screenprinted wallpaper Bruce Nauman American, born 1941 Punch and Judy II Birth & Life & Sex & Death

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Balthus Lelia Caetani 1935 Metropolitan Museum of Art

Balthus Lelia Caetani 1935 Metropolitan Museum of Art

Manuel Osorio Manrique de Zuñiga (1784–1792), possibly 1790s Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828) Oil on canvas

Manuel Osorio Manrique de Zuñiga (1784–1792), possibly 1790s Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828) Oil on canvas

The Banquet of the Starved, 1915 James Ensor (Belgian, 1860–1949) Oil on canvas

The Banquet of the Starved, 1915 James Ensor (Belgian, 1860–1949) Oil on canvas

Faustine Léo (1832–1865) Henri Lehmann  (French, Kiel 1814–1882 Paris)

Faustine Léo (1832–1865) Henri Lehmann (French, Kiel 1814–1882 Paris)

Nueu Galerie

Adele Bloch-Bauer I 1907 Oil, silver, and gold on canvas

Adele Bloch-Bauer I 1907 Oil, silver, and gold on canvas

NICK CAVE Ever-After September 8 – October 8, 2011 In collaboration with Mary Boone Gallery

NICK CAVE Ever-After September 8 – October 8, 2011 In collaboration with Mary Boone Gallery

LittleJohn Contemporary (David Kroll Paintings)

David Kroll

David Kroll

Joshua Liner Gallery (Tomokazu Matsuyama, East Meets West)

Tomokazu Matsuyama

Tomokazu Matsuyama – East Meets West

Michael Leavitt

Michael Leavitt – The Art Army Royalty

Signed Ltd. Edition Book with velvet hard cover | 1/10 | yup I bought it!

Signed Ltd. Edition Book with velvet hard cover | 1/10 | yup I bought it!

Dylan Egon - Home of the Brave

Dylan Egon – Home of the Brave

Brian M. Viveros - Returning Art to the Unclean

Brian M. Viveros – Returning Art to the Unclean

Laurie Lipton - Carnival of Death

Laurie Lipton – Carnival of Death

Michael Combs: Be All You Can't Be

Michael Combs: Be All You Can’t Be

Claire Oliver Gallery (Andy Denzler: Dissonance and Contemplation, and selected works including Trevor Gurthrie Chandelier)

Andy Denzler: Dissonance and Contemplation

Andy Denzler: Dissonance and Contemplation

Trevor Guthrie

Trevor Guthrie

The show included a painting titled Self Portrait by Noah Becker, an artist whose work I adore and collect. It was pretty cool to see one of his paintings at this show in Chelsea, NYC. I would be remiss if I also didn’t mention meeting another artist, Joe Heaps Nelson. He and his art are pretty cool too. Check it.
(Michael Alan, Jean-Pierre Arboleda, Noah Becker, Alana Bograd, dNASAb, Jim D’Amato, Ewellna, Mark Garro, Jenny Morgan, Jeremy Willis, Justin Wood.

It was a short trip, but we managed to pack in more and more art than this blog post can handle, a couple of other things we did included the Broadway play Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre and we met up with a fellow Malt Maniac, Peter Silver, during rehearsal with his big band at the Union building for New York City Musicians. We headed back to his place and opened a bottle of Linkwood 1971. A great tip from him led us to see Coltrane Revisited at Birdland Jazz Club (he knows Steve Kuhn (pianist) and Tom Harrell (trumpet player).

And last but not least the video you’ve been waiting for – the New York Squirrel Charmer. I had no nuts to feed them with either. Only a little sweet talking and finger clicking, but it seemed to get some NYC squirrel love.

QR Code Artist website – Geisha Girl Squirrel getting out there!

I found a great website called QR Code Artist which is dedicated to art that uses QR codes inserted or used in some manner. I submitted Geisha Girl Squirrel, and the author of the blog Jim Dhaem wrote a a great write up. He knows his use of QR Codes!  Check out the website link. See the movement that is stretching outside of the traditional marketing arenas and the visual communications industry, and into fine art!

QR Code Artist blog post and article about Geisha Girl Squirrel & QR Code

QR Code Artist blog post and article about Geisha Girl Squirrel & QR Code

Geisha Girl Squirrel (and code or QR code, or secret code)

by  on Sep.10, 2011, under QR Code Art

Geisha Girl Squirrel & QR Code painting, Pop Surrealism

Very intriguing oil painting by Carollyne Yardleyof Victoria, BC. In September 2010, Carollyne launched her new business as a visual artist, and began to remove the mask of technology to emerge as her true self, standing with her hands on her hips, yelling and laughing at the squirrels in her yard.

“I view art and design as a process of thinking, creating, problem-solving, and communicating,” says Carollyne.

She cites a wide, eclectic range of influences that inspire her work—not just Dali, Mark Ryden, Todd Schorr, Pop Surrealism, Raphael, Ingres and Norman Rockwell, but also Lucille Ball, Elaine from Seinfeld, Wonder Woman, Elvis Presley, and helicopter rides.

She seems to have some rather civilized squirrels living in her backyard!

The hand painted QR Code points to www.Carollyne.com. I would have liked to see the QR Code have additional data added to it (?d=1), even if that data is not yet being used. This would allow for tracking and/or redirection to other pages on her site in the future. The URL with the data would be  www.carollyne.com/?d=1. Anything after the ‘?’ in a URL is called the “Querystring”, which allows web programmers to read the data contained in the Querystirng. If the page is not programmed to read the data it is ignored;  in the future;  the page could be programmed to know that a QR Code scan with “d=1″ is from the Geisha Girl Squirrel painting and track the number of hits or redirect the page to her latest work or a page specified by the purchaser of the artwork.

Geisha Girl Squirrel & QR Code painting, Pop Surrealism

I completed this one today called, Geisha Girl Squirrel (and code or QR code, or secret code), and a photo of the frame she’s going in.

Geisha Girl Squirrel + QR Code | 2011 | Oil on Board | Carollyne Yardley

Geisha Girl Squirrel + QR Code | 2011 | Oil on Board | Carollyne Yardley

Geisha Girl Squirrel and QR Code | Oil on Board | 2011 | Carollyne Yardley

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