In other news (and on weekends, too)

Quickly now, and in no particular order:

Matt Siegle presents at The Blue Shanty, with work by John Burtle, Young Chung, Ian James, Zac Monday, Meghann McCrory, Brica Wilcox and with a reading by Margaret at 8:30 PM. Friday, April 20 from 7 to 10 PM at 411 Isabel Street, 90065. This is the third part of “Before I move out at the end of the month, art every Friday.” Only one more Friday to go, so plant on attending.

Guard at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg

Roberts and Tilton host a panel this Saturday that includes Katie Grinnan, Farrah Karapetian, Sohrab Mohebbi and Alexandro Segade. Surrounding you at the event will be Farrah’s current exhibition, Representation³. I see that this show is co-curated by Justin Gilanyi. Congratulations all around!

“chapel around this feeble heart, buried in the wilderness, it stands mute testimony to time, to space, to cold; misfit verses, rhymeless meanings; clothed in absence… poetry happens, when time melts and conscious hovers, kissing books in the dark”

(Photo and text by Neerja Yadev, site linked in image)

Open crevasses on Sirmilik Glacier (B37). This view is along the west side of the glacier, about 6 km north of its termination, looking toward Eclipse Sound and Baffin Island in the distance. Vantage point is from atop the glacier's western lateral moraine. (Picture taken in 1978, see 'Shilt's Images' after link.)

“Permanent Incandescence” at Elephant, is curated by Michael Dopp and opens on April 28th.

Permanent Incandescence flyer, image by D. Nemeroff

Antidisestablishmentarianism, semihemidemiquaver, Bababadalgharaghtakamminarronnkonnbronntonnerronntuonnthunntrovarrhounawnskawntoohoohoordenenthurnukacclaim, anticonstitutionnellemen, bedevil, beleaguer,

curator (mid-14c., from L. curator “overseer, manager, guardian,” agent noun from curatus, pp. of curare (see cure). Originally of minors, lunatics, etc.; meaning “officer in charge of a museum, library, etc.” is from 1660’s.), deemster, Daedalus, Diver, ebullioscope, quenelle, Querelle,

cannot, will not,

and not,

The paintings, sculptures, and works of art that appear below (above in this case) are of only the highest quality and deemed to be of exceptional taste.

(Thus saith the author of Nec Spe, Nec Metu – An Art Blog. “Indeed,” say I. Site linked, image information after the jump.)

Vuillard, Young Woman in a Room, Hermitage Museum database linked.

(She was wearing yellow that day, gauzy and not too gold, but sheer enough to see her heart pulsing vibrant blood down into her bare feet. Or was she wearing a nude-colored slip? She was a force of nature, how she clamped the empty spoon, looked at him with such diffident green eyes. Was this love? And if it was, then why had he failed the patient by suggesting, of all things, a halogen lamp in front of a plate-glass window? Wasn’t love supposed to be a curative? Wasn’t it supposed to be an end to all war, a chief hope? The chief hope? The heart of the world must keep beating or else we are all doomed. He kicked a stone down the alley. Saw her form from a distance, casting a shadow onto the undisturbed concrete. Did he need to change the style of facial hair? Grow a mustache? What was the highest degree of perfection man was capable of achieving? Area Sneaks, Harold Abramowitz and Amanda Ackerman, from Man’s Wars And Wickedness: A Book Of Proposed Remedies And Extreme Formulations For Curing Hostility, Rivalry And Ill Will,

Link to Fluxus debris

that which, wherefrom, house, dope, drop, Divine, Devour, devise, dolls,

and furthermore, and yet again,

"I ran down the River, saddled on the Tiger. My mouth filled with venom and my eyes filled with fire." Astro Fleet is linked.

and so on and on into the night…

Work by David Korty, Calvin Marcus, Davida Nemeroff and Mark A. Rodriguez. (Yes, I am still talking about the show next week at Elephant, thank you.)

Mat Gleason is back in the business, this time on Chung King Road at the new Coagula Curatorial, opening its doors this Saturday, April 21 with a solo show by Tim Youd, loosely inspired by Henry Miller (previous bodies of work include works related to Celine and Philip Roth) The show has a weird resonance with the Judith Bernstein show in the same space a year ago when it was the Box.

Speaking of which stellar exhibition space, Leigh Ledare’s show at the new Box location closes this weekend. GO. 805 Traction Avenue, 90013.

Leigh Ledare poster image from the Box.

CalArts Open Studios is this weekend. Sunday, April 22 from 1 to 6 PM.

UCR MFA Thesis exhibition is available for viewing through May 5, that would be Tuesday through Saturday, and the first Sunday of each month, noon to 5 PM.

As a final treat I offer you Long Story Short, the Tumblr image blog of Gilda Davidian. Truly cool. yul c.

“Hey. Hey. HEY! Geoff. (What?) You forgot Abecedarianism in your listage of verbals. Get on that. (Will do.)”

Louis-Félix Amiel-Philippe II dit Philippe-Auguste Roi de France (1165-1223)

Mostly posted at 3:45 AM on April 19, all the Cathar and post punk stuff posted at 9:00 AM on the same day.

Have fun playing this weekend, and please remember to keep your hands inside the car at all times. It’s a roller coaster in the big world.

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