Winter is Here…

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Idea and proposal for a new work.

What can I say? Everything we have worked towards/for and achieved is on the line. img_0751

This says it all. 

Anyway, we shall see and as this shit show continues to disrupt our lives…stay tuned.

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I QUOTE GAME OF THRONES

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President Cheeto…

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I went to a diorama party last night. the above image absolutely nailed it. In case it’s unclear, Trump is portrayed as a Cheeto. Special thanks to Anthony & Liam for throwing the party and giving us an evening of solidarity.

This is the news we received while making our dioramas. Trump continues to thin out our rights. Last nights refugee fiasco at our airports, is just one way he has chosen to hurt screw us. The amount of anxiety he is causing is disgusting.

Interesting news from ArtFCity. Here is another article (ArtFCity) that I found worth mentioning. This has been a concern of mine for years…quality.

Needless to say all this really sucks. Is it 2020 yet? I’m ready to vote again. Let’s not forget the Congressional election in 2018.

May I also say thank you to everyone who is protesting and speaking out against this monster.

Stay tuned, more shit is going to hit the fan.

 

 

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NYC…The Rally

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It was a great day. The weather held up. I came into town with a few women from JC. A woman who flew in from Nebraska took pictures with us and gave us a big hug. We were her first fellow marchers she actually met and talked to.

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We finally got to where we were going or somewhat close. I was supposed to meet a few other people but unfortunately my phone died. Everyone was so happy to be in a sea of like minded people. And when I say sea, there were thousands. Thousands carrying signs, wearing pink pussy hats, men, women, children, LGBT, black, hispanic, muslin, jews, christians, people in wheel chairs and many more (I apologize if I have forgotten anyone.) We all came together and marched along side each other. The police were great. There was no violence. We couldn’t get near the speakers but that was OK. We had each other. Some in costume, some carrying signs. People brought their children so some day they can say, “I was there.”

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It was a beautiful day. I would guess there had to be at least 1-2 million of us. So many in fact that we spilled over to the other avenues and streets. No violence just peace and getting our point across. There were so many people posting we even crashed the internet.

Found this on Artsy. A few artists to follow.

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Above from the show Unnatural Election, curated by Andrea Arroyo

Demonstrations were held all over the world. The Trump inauguration had approximately 250,000 people. When you see the news photos it looked very sparse. When compared to the amount of people who attended The Women’s March in Washington and other areas , it’s hard to believe this guy actually won anything let alone the presidency.

I personally would like to thank all of our brothers and sisters for coming out and being counted yesterday.

Post selfies here: #womensmarchnyc

Stay tuned…

 

 

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The Realist, Hyperallergic…

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Above: The Alt-Reich

http://www.villagevoice.com/arts/seven-decades-of-satiric-cartoons-brighten-these-dark-times-9547239?utm_source=Newsletters&utm_medium=email

Had to blog this! Special thanks to the Village Voice, R. C. Baker, Fantagraphics and Paul Krassner. Great article worth reading. Think about this on Friday while the so called Alt-Right gloat over their victory.

I’m linking Hyperallergic’s link to events and closings in protest to the inauguration.

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UNNATURAL ELECTION: Artists Respond to the 2016 US Presidential Election…

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Artist: Andrea Arroyo

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Artist: Cheryl Gross

“Unnatural Election: Artists Respond to the 2016 US Presidential Election”is an art project that gathers responses from around the world.

The project is curated independently by Andrea Arroyo and everyone is invited to participate (artists of all disciplines and non-artists too!)

Why? Because we need creativity to change the world!

Please follow the project on  Facebook    Twitter  &  Instagram

ART EXHIBITION, OPENING ON JANUARY 19th, 6-8pm.

Exhibit on view through May 2017.

Kimmel Galleries, New York University

60 Washington Square South, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10012

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Eventbrite  

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This is an artist-driven, independent project.

GUIDELINES (English/Spanish/French) on the “PARTICIPATE” tab.

CONTACT: unnaturalelection@gmail.com

Great reviews from Manhattan Times News, ViceVersa Magazine, Lacy & Larken Frontier Fund

OK! Needless to say just about everyone I know is extremely upset with the results of the election. Most people view it as an end to out democracy as we know it. For those who deny this, well think again. Trump has not even been sworn into office and he has already fired all of our ambassadors. He is busy with his cronyism. Sticking the wealthiest, least experienced white men in positions of authority, leaving us vulnerable on every level. When people talk about impeachment, think about who we are left with…Mike Pence? This person wants to administer electro shock treatment to LGBTQ teens.

This show is extremely important and deserves attention. What gets me is the fact that we have come so far and now we are fast tracking into a very dark period of time. I never thought I would live to see Gay Marriage become legal in my life time. Hopefully this as well as birth control will not go away.

Let us all stay tuned…the next 4 years should be a very rocky road.screen-shot-2017-01-15-at-1-11-01-pm

Artwork: SchutzstaffelTrump

Artist: Jen Brown

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The Elimination Of Elephants…

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Despite the way we as a species treat animals, people love elephants. I won’t go into the ways we abuse them or animals as a whole because we know all this. And yet as a result of our atrocious behavior, we have eliminated another one of our American institutions, Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. They say since they are no longer allowed to incorporate elephants in their show, attendance has been down. I suppose this isn’t the sole reason for “The Greatest Show On Earth’ to close, but who wants to go to a circus and nor see elephants? Personally I haven’t been to the circus for many years. Actually I never cared for it. I found it perverse and abusive, but that’s me. So along with the Carnegie Deli, another bit of our culture is about to sail into history.

Speaking of which, ABC NO Rio the art punk haven of the 80’s-90’s is about to have some kind of face lift (?.) Many years ago I curated a show called Where Are The Woman. One of the venues was ABC NO Rio. Upon given the keys I was told not to open the door for anyone. The city was trying to get in and the people who ran the space had locked them out. It was all very guerrilla and gangsta at the time. The neighborhood was less than safe so I had no problem locking the doors and not answering. The place was smelly, dirty and very LES at the time. Not so much anymore. So when I read that this too will change, it broke my heart. Gone are the days when you didn’t walk past Second Avenue for fear of getting killed or worse.

And just when I decided to start come to terms with gentrification and Condo Cancer, Trump wins the election.

On a more positive note during the Whitney Biennial my work along with 500 others will be part of a digital display at the museum. This was a call out from DEPTFARE/OCCUPY MUSEUMS, (emerged from Occupy Wall Street) and I have to say although physically I did not get my work in, this is still very cool. Special thanks!!

Unnatural Election: Artists Respond to the 2016 US Presidential Election is another show, again digital. Makes it easy since I didn’t have to deliver the work. The opening is this coming Thursday so if you are in town, stop by. Again many thanks to Andrea Arroyo for putting this together.

Other stuff:

Been posting a lot on Nuime.com.

My review last week on Moving Poems.

Over the next few weeks/months will be reformatting Greeting From Karpland. Stay tuned for that one. I’ll be blogging a lot about it on the other site (above link.)

 

 

 

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