Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Good-Bye Blog World

After a year of having this blog, I've decided to close down operations. I just don't see the point of having a blog anymore. Perhaps, I'm having a mid-life crisis, LOL (I'm turning 30 in a month.) I'll leave you with an original poem I wrote a couple of months ago. It's part of an ongoing series I am writing based on mythologies from around the world. Though, I admit there is a heavy emphasis on ancient Greek and Roman myths. I hope to one day publish these poems with the title, One Minute Mythologies. But perhaps, you will see me again in another blog form. Perhaps, I will be reborn as One Minutes Mythologies, an electronic poetry book.


I am one acquainted with the night
the locomotive stance
the wayward glance
I am one acquainted with the night
the animal chance
the black on black dance,
I am one who softly appears
to swiftly disappear
swiftly and softly
behind a smile and a tear,
I am one acquainted with the night
Biting and singing
Luring and fingering
The wayward stance
The black on black chance,
Is this death or just blind romance?

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

An Alternative to Christmas Leftovers

I usually celebrate Christmas on its eve. So, this looks intriguing.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Dance Your Way into 5 Minutes of Fame

The Oakland, CA based AXIS Dance Company will be visiting Miami next week to perform at the upcoming WinterFest Dance Festival, which runs from December 27 to January 3rd. AXIS, which integrates dancers with and without physical disabilities, will be holding open auditions on December 28. And here's the best part: anyone can audition. No dancing experience is necessary.

The performance will take place on January 3rd at 7 p.m. at the Colony Theater, located at 1040 Lincoln RD, Miami Beach, FL 33139.

Here's a glimpse of AXIS in action:

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Post Art Basel 2009: Better Late than Never?

Though I did a lot of pre-Basel blog posting, I opted not to share any of my experiences during the multitude of events because there was simply too much to write about. To properly cover everything I saw and experienced, I needed to clone myself five different times. I also felt that posting an endless array of pictures from the different fairs was a disservice to my readers because, without giving the images a proper context, they easily slip into meaningless abstractions.

Having said that, I do want to share one thing that was a welcomed and delightful surprise. One of the many satellite Art Basel fairs I attended - the Red Dot Art Fair - displayed the artwork of one of my favorite photographers, Fan Ho. I discovered him about a year ago and instantly became fascinated with his dreamy landscapes and portraits.

The gallery at the fair that held his body of work was the Palo Alto, CA based Modernbook Gallery. And though they were selling his images for more than what I could afford, they were also selling a book that provided an overview on his photography. I bought the book. I love it. It's beautiful and is laid out in a thoughtful way; gently weaving each image side by side until a narrative forms.

Here are a couple of Fan Ho images:

Monday, December 14, 2009

It's Monday !?!?!

Cindy Sherman
Untitled Film Stills

Friday, December 11, 2009

Hello Friday

These images are from the 1966 Czech film, Daises (Sedmikrásky). If you haven't seen this movie, you absolutely must! It feels like an acid trip from beginning to end and dives into feminist issues, using humor as a catalyst for an examination on how women are portrayed in a patriarchal world. The director, Věra Chytilová, was part of the Czech New Wave film movement and one of the few women to play a prominent role in it.

The basic plot is simple enough: two girls decide on one random day that, since the world is bad, then they will be bad too. From then on, they go on wild adventures through gluttony, excessive drinking and sex.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Some of Us Are Purchasing Art at Art Basel

My new art print purchased for $75.00 dollars from Black Maria Gallery (LA based) at the Aqua Art Fair. The artist is D. Shenya Leeo. Alas, the photograph does not do the print justice. But photos are never truly able to capture all nuances of art.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Art Basel Preview #8

Calling all comic book nerds, people with a sense of humor, tattoo artists, adults who suffer from a Peter Pan complex or anyone who appreciates what is commonly referred to as lowbrow art or pop surrealism:

Between December 3rd and the 6th, Multiversal - an art fair with over 150 artists - rolls into town. The show will highlight local South Florida artists and heavy weight hitters in the pop surrealism community. In addition, the fair will have an an area solely focused on female produced art and well known artists such as Tara McPherson and kaNO will be doing live painting - whether on a canvas, wall or human body - during the show.

The event is free of charge. It will be held at the American Legion Building located at 6445 NE 7th Ave in the Miami Modern District. Inside the fair, there will be a bar with finger food and beer.