Thursday, July 29
8:30pm - 10:00pm
Red Room (425 E 31st, Baltimore)
Come watch two films "Overstimulated" and "I Was A Male Yvonne De Carlo" by underground filmmaker, pioneering performance artist, photographer, record collector, super star Jack Smith AND snacks and other films featuring the likes of Andy Warhol and Bela Lugosi.
"This short film, restored in 1995, stars Jerry Sims and the late filmmaker, Bob Fleischner. It is an early filmic exploration of the 'aesthetic of delirium' which Smith developed in his later films.
- J. T. Plaster Foundation
I WAS A MALE YVONNE DE CARLO (1968)
"Shot mainly during the late '60s and edited a decade or more later, I WAS A MALE YVONNE DE CARLO is one of several films and slide shows that feature the filmmaker as a mock celebrity...Smith waits under the visible movie lights, drumming the fingers. A fan presents him with a black and white glamour shot (Smith in profile, posed with a sinuously curved dagger) to autograph as the Warhol Superstar Ondine, dressed entirely in black leather, snaps his picture. Violence erupts as the nurse takes out a whip to discipline the star's fans. When a female creature pulls out the same dagger depicted in the glamour shot, Smith jumps up and shakes the weapon from her hand. The action is post-scripted with footage of a steam shovel patrolling the rubble where the Broadway Central hotel once stood." -- J. Hoberman
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Wham City's Crossovers at MICA's Pinkard gallery is a show of individual and collaborative works by members of the collective. A survey of media, humor, projects and aesthetics that the group has become known for, the show presented the spectrum, rather than everyone's best work (which is not to say it was bad!). Check out some of the pieces from the exhibition:
Joshua Kelberman, this is awesome in person too
Showbeast and Important Comics in 3D !
Collaboration between Sarah Milinski and Jared Paolini. I really liked these.
Collaboration between Allen Cordell and Jimmy Joe Roche
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Xavier and Alana in front of Andrew Liang's drawings
Drawing Out @ the Hexagon, curated by Lexie Macchi
On View through August 14. Go check out this show of impressive local drawing!
Sarah Jablecki. AWESOME.
New work by Xavier Schipani
Monique admiring Xavier's work
Phu by Alex's work
There was also this cool installation by Suzanne Van Rest in the back room of the Hexagon.
The Sondheim Semi-finalist show was...weird. Really, really inconsistent, and not particularly interesting. Sure, its just a survey of the artists who were selected without any curatorial thread, but: work was separated, not grouped by artist, there was too much work for the space, nothing could really breathe, and some of it was just not good.... Our favorites were Kim Manfredi, Melissa Webb, Shaun Flynn, Dawn Gavin, Sebastian Martorana, and Evan LaLonde.
There is lots of drawing in this drawing
Alzaruba's piece was kind of scary
Ok, what happened here? Bob Nickas...why didn't you put your foot down?
Maggie Michael working in graphite and some antiquated something, who does she think she is? Molly Springfield? I want paintings! They're good!
A subtle Cory Oberndorfer painting
Did the dude in the shirt make that thing?