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Paper-Trail: a selection works 2011-2014 Artist Peter Pitzele

Paper-Trail: a selection works 2011-2014 Artist Peter Pitzele

July 13 to August 10 The Second Avenue Firehouse Bay Shore New York  

Introducing the Art of Jaime Rivera

Introducing the Art of Jaime Rivera

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Divining Alicia

Divining Alicia

Divining Alicia my mind is a cervix I can imagine anything[i]    

Noah’s Arks

Noah’s Arks

In the l960’s we were asked to think about the unthinkable. In those days it was mutual nuclear destruction. People built bomb shelters. There were debates about the morality of defending your family and your survival against those less well prepared. Then came the dawning of the “age of Aquarius,” a period of expansion, relief.(…)

Joyce goes to MOMA

Joyce goes to MOMA

 excerpt from The de Kooning Apocryphah by S.D. Joyce goes to MOMA  riverrun past Adam’s fall and off I went into the scherzo of my scherhazade. Now waking quaking, revenant I gamboled the gamble of the little dutch boy who made the grade. Master of high and low jinx as ever I was, as much(…)

Susan Bird: traveling the in-between

Susan Bird: traveling the in-between

        Peter Pitzele   The very discerning Elaine de Kooning coined the term Abstract Impressionism to describe artists of the New York school in the 50ʼs and 60ʼs whose style drew upon and referred to the natural world. Unlike the more action-oriented artists of the period, these painters—Sam Francis, Philip Guston to(…)

Looking at Contemporaries

Looking at Contemporaries

Approching Janice Sztabnik    A conversation about some paintings by Janice Sztabnik at the Firehouse Gallery Bay Shore, NY September, 2011   Pamela and Avery are old friends who meet monthly at a Museum or Gallery to talk together about works of art. Until now, their explorations have been New York City bound, but Avery,(…)

Looking at de Kooning: 10/17/2011

Looking at de Kooning: 10/17/2011

Sharing a new love can make a man a bore. Or a guide. Or often a bit of both. I am a man with a new love and I want to tug at your sleeve. His name is de Kooning. Unquestionably what I want from “art talk’ is first of all a guide to fresh(…)

Untitled: a prologue to an unwritable play

Untitled: a prologue to an unwritable play

the de Kooning fragments UNTITLED a prologue to an unwritable play   Franz Kline Barkeep Elaine de Kooning Arshille Gorke Moerder  the de Kooning fragments I   1: No point in looking at a de Kooning painting unless 3: you think of Kafka, or 2 (singing) : What shall we do with… 5: that little(…)

Untitled II a duet: Frank O’Hara and Elaine de Kooning

Untitled II a duet: Frank O’Hara and Elaine de Kooning

Untitled ii a duet  Frank O’Hara Elaine de Kooning   Frank: Elaine, I’ve been thinking about what you said once in an artist’s statement about drawing and painting. You said… Elaine: I know perfectly well what I said, Frank: that for me the important thing is that they both end in -ing. Frank: Right, they’re(…)