Friday, May 8, 2009

Bad Business Practices.

Dang, what were these fools in Glendale, CA. thinking?

I was driving down Colorado Blvd. yesterday when I noticed this salaciously-named business - Mamas Carpet. I don't know about you, but that brings anything but custom floor coverings to my mind. I could just be a pervert, but I don't think so, given that every other person I've mentioned this to reacts the same way I did - with abject horror.

Monday, May 4, 2009

A Trip to the Factory.

Oh, Uncle Andy - you've outdone yourself this time. You've combined two pop culture icons into one! Good timing, too, what with that new movie coming out and all.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Good Times in Brooklyn.

I was perambulating Smith Street in Cobble Hill earlier today when I came across this inviting, yet puzzling, sign:

"Whether" what? Whether the cook has diabetes? Whether there are or aren't any muffins? I just don't understand. 

Or, could it simply be whether or not the person who created this sign knows how to spell?

(Meanwhile, FUCK trout season.)

Friday, May 1, 2009

Art in the Village.

Greenwich Village. Bongos, coffeehouses, beat poets, jazz.  

The area is known as the birthplace of many an influential artist in almost every genre.  Which is why I was not surprised to find this important piece hanging in a major gallery nestled in the heart of the Village's vital art scene.

Change Is Immobile and I am Permanent (Paint on Board, 1997)

DelRay Shaggits, Art Critic for Modern City Life, explains the artist's importance in this recent essay:
Born in 1926, Fiordal Doorke began exhibiting in 1952 and continues to this day. He is one of the important protagonists of L'Art Informel and his work is inspired by the desire of the postwar generation to create a universal human language through art, a path to peace, a way to overcome frontiers after the horrors of war. Doorke's work is greatly influenced by jazz, and especially by dance.
Of this piece, he stated:
Doorke's marks articulate matter on a surface so that it becomes an objective correlative of sensations such as, say, looking without focusing, looking fixedly, looking out of windows, looking into darkness, seeing things grow, seeing them sicken, seeing the passing of a day, feeling threatened, feeling nothing, feeling elated, feeling tears prick the back of one's eyes.
Do you agree with his theories?