Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Spider Szukalski Armpit


A spider in the armpit of the Szukalski sculpture at Cal State Fullerton, after the Greg Escalante Memorial.

LESS ART: GENDER ESSENTIALISM IN "STRANGER THINGS"

All the hype for the second season of the mildly annoying, mildly entertaining Stranger Things reminds me that I never linked to this analysis that I made of the first season...

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I don’t think I can tackle the fine kettle of perverse nostalgiafish that is "Stranger Things". I binge-watched it when it came out, now almost three months ago, and it triggered my wanting to finally get this blog rolling, but it just doesn’t seem worth it -- the fact that several generations of Americans (and beyond) have developed into adults believing in and aping the behavior of a reactionary, fictional 1970s revival of 1950s atomic family values (itself largely a normative construct imposed by TV, Duh!) -- to such a degree that kids today are effectively living in a simulacrum of Stevens Spielberg and King’s bedwetting nightmares and subsequent attempts to shift blame (AKA Art) -- can’t be laid at the feet of one otherwise entertaining genre exercise. Especially one with Wynona....

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

CORE 13: Defining Ourselves


Deveron Richard, "The Wheel of Vowels and Consonants II", 2016

Able ARTS Work presents:
CORE 13: Defining Ourselves
a visual and performing arts exhibition + film festival


CORE 13 gives context to what unifies us through shared dreams, desires, freedoms, fears, threats, - all a part of the human experience. Artists featured in the exhibition challenge assumptions, rewrite stories and propose alternate histories.

Curated by Los Angeles based artist and writer, Doug Harvey

CORE 13 is an inclusive exhibition for ALL artists. Wheelchair accessible. Presented with sign language interpretation, braille and audio description.

Exhibition Dates: October 21 - October 31, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, October 21, 2017 6:00 - 9:00pm

The Liberty Gallery
435 Alamitos Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802

Contact jtriefenbach@ableartswork.org for more information

CORE 13 is supported in part by a grant from The Arts Council for Long Beach and the City of Long Beach, The Bess Hodges Foundation and The Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

Parking Information:
There is ample FREE parking in the lot next to the gallery. Alternately, street parking is available.

Accessibility Information:
CORE is an inclusive exhibition for ALL artists. Wheelchair accessible. Presented w/sign language interpretation, braille & audio description.

Riders w/disabilities, plan your Metro trip https://www.metro.net/riding/riders-disabilities/

Watch Out! Here Come...