Friday, July 20, 2012

Joshua Vrysen and I are currently working on an installation together that will be
up in the Victory Theater in Holyoke, MA this coming September.  Last Sunday
we went inside the space for the second time.  The following images are details
from inside the building that we are mulling over.  Below these images are links
to news about the theater, videos, and blogs with better overall images of the space.

Currently funds are being raised to renovate the theater and plans are for it to reopen
 in 2014.  Volunteers have been working periodically to prepare the building
for renovations.  


2nd floor balcony seating. This is where our installation will be.

-phone cubby used by the house manager

Web Research:

-After the Final Curtain - Photography, interviews, and writing by  Matt Lambros documenting abandoned theaters.  He has an interview with Kathy McKean, Managing Director of MIFA Victory Theater. (side note: on his website under "Abandoned" he has amazing photos of outlets and abandoned state hospitals including Danvers and Hudson River State Hospital.)

-May 17,  2012 article from masslive

-February 25, 2010 article from The Valley Advocate

-Videos including a 2 part planned renovations tour video featuring MIFA's artistic director Donald T. Sanders and a video featuring Holyoke High School students and the murals they painted for outside of the theater.

-Artist Chris Nelson's installation Trio was located in the second floor lobby of the Victory Theater last year.  He has curated the show and is working on a new piece for September.

- Rob's pictures from 2010 (the silk fabric on the walls had been made in Holyoke)

- Cinema Treasures

-Urban Ghosts

-The Kingston Lounge

Monday, July 16, 2012

 07.02.2012 night light

07.02.2012 night light

07.14.2012 art bike gang line


07.14.2012 things get left behind


so solid please go and see..........

I Am Not the Me You Think I Am

Works by Alicia Renadette
July 10 - 31, 2012
ECA+ Gallery
43 Main Street, Easthampton, MA. 
Gallery Hours are Tuesday- Saturday, 12-6 p.m. 

"It is difficult for me to reconcile the disparity of the need to be desired and the guilt and shame felt in the process of making myself desirable. I take part in a society that silently agrees to gloss over layers of degradation so that we may comfortably bask in decadence and convenience." - Alicia Renadette

Friday, July 13, 2012

07.04.2012 curtain


06.30.2012 rug in progress

07.06.2012 oven

07.07.2012 Diana

07.07.2012 second attempt at staghorn sumac-ade (it is refreshing)

07.05.2012 staghorn sumac

07.09.2012 you'll see later........maybe



07.05.2012 (I was trying to be funny....)



I recently read that I was born on "The Day of Restless Drive" and that my humor is questionable to most people...... sounds about right.


Color of the Night

Works by Ashley Brown Durand and Justin Brown Durand are up until July 29, 2012 at Flying Object in Hadley, MA.

I like that in Ashley's statement she says "The sentiment is genuine."  When I look at her banners I know this to be true.

I like that in Justin's statement it says "He imagines a world populated by grotesque humanoids that act out his darkest and most romantic visions."



Andy Sturdevant

Christine Sun Kim

Ina Grau 

Pallettenpavillon - Matthias Loebermann