Monday, October 31, 2011

A Handful Of Dust

 A Handful Of Dust as just posted their latest issue with several photographs and drawings of mine. You can view the issue at this link. Its a PDF

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Notebook drawings 1980

Installation of my paintings on paper at Ohio State University 1984

When I was a visiting artist at OSU in 1984 they asked me to exhibit some of my art, I decided on a whole wall of my paintings on paper.

Low Landscape 1971

I've been scanning lots of old slides of my art that I haven't seen in years. This is one of them. The colors are somewhat off, but still think it looks good, and I figure its more important to document them and not worry too much about the colors or the quality of the slides.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The end of October Notebook Page. Collage, ink, pastel and paint on notebook paper

Collages on found paper. 2002. 37" x 17"

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Late October Notebook drawing. Collage and paint on notebook paper

Monday, October 24, 2011

No Orchids For Miss Blandish. 1948

This is one sick puppy of a movie; it’s like something that you scrape off the bottom of your shoe before you enter a friend’s house that has white wall-to-wall carpeting. So why didn’t I like it more than I did. Well for one thing the direction by St. John Leigh Clowes (he never directed another film) is wooden and stagy. He directs his actors as if they were cardboard cut out figures in a children’s play theatre, moving them about without them showing much emotion from one claustrophobic set to another. He also fills the movie with way too many second rate musical numbers (a lot of the action takes place in the nightclub “Grisson’s” run by Ma Grisson) that stretch out and interrupt the flow and action of the narrative. The story is based on a novel by James Hadley Chase and was quite a shocking read back in 1939. The plots concerns a rich spoiled heiress who on her wedding night is the victim of a robbery and kidnapping (her new hubby is murdered in front of her eyes) by a pair of cheap gangsters and is then removed from their clutches by Slim Grisson another gangster who wants in on the ransom. Jack La Rue Somewhat too old and not very slim and who played a similar role in the earlier pre code film “The Story Of Temple Drake” plays Slim. Eventually and unbelievably the unlikely duo fall in love and plan to run off  but fate enters the film and everything ends on a very unhappy note with lots of dead bodies lying about.  The movie is set in New York City but since the film was made in Great Britain the cast struggle with their American accents or just give up and speak in their normal tongue, thus causing no end of confusion as to just where are we in London or New York?  Linden Travers plays the Heiress Miss Blandish and she’s not bad, however the rest of the cast leaves much to be desired.  Ma Grisson is played by the strange, plump and very butch Lillie Molnar who wears the same dress through much of the film and slaps around anyone who gets in her way. The film’s violence and sexual innuendos caused much controversary and held up its American release for a few years, and the film still met up with more problems here when the distributors changed the title to “The Snatch.” Yikes.  Later remade in 1971 by Robert Aldrich as The Grissom Gang.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Retrospective Rutgers University Art Gallery, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1980

Some Recent Photographs

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Some more notebook drawings from 1978

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Notebook drawings from 1978

Thursday, October 13, 2011

October Notebook collage. 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Early Sculptures.

 Untitled. 1992. paper and mixed. 9 1/2" x 4 1/4" x 5"
 Burnt floor pieces 1969-1970. mixed various sizes
Memorandum. 1974.Mixed. 24 1/2" x 10" x 9 1/2"

In My Studio 1971

Monday, October 10, 2011

Diane Cilento 1933-2011

Monday, October 03, 2011

Early October Collage 2011

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Mungbeing magazine

Mungbeing Magazine has just post 8 of my photographs for their costume issue. You can view them and the entire issue at this link.
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