Saturday, June 25, 2011

NYC passes marriage equality and already my family is pressuring me to get married...

I was in bed last night at 9:30, exhausted from the previous night's Gay Pride week revelry and I got a text from one of my nieces at 10:30 saying "This was a great day for America" thenm when I woke up this morning there was an email from my brother saying he was looking forward to having a new brother in law as is my Mom...and sure I'm joking in the headline there, I love me some borscht belt humour, but actually I gotta say there has been all this outpouring of love towards me from my family. I spent 2 1/2 hours on the phone with my mom last week where she was telling me all about how much my dad loved me. This was prompted by me relating to my mom that I never saw my parents really liking each other and all I remember from my dad was disapproval and criticism of my choice to move to New York and be an artist...and now my nieces, my brother, my mom, all these people telling me how much they love's awesome!

For a long time I didn't much care for my family, I really didn't want too much family in my life and I didn't share much with them out of a fear that they would disapprove, but I find that more I open up to them, the more they welcome me with open arms, it took a long time to get to this spot and, yeah I wish I had gotten here sooner, but everything happens as it is meant to happen, I truly believe that.

Dyke March

I've always enjoyed this event. In this age of greater acceptance in general of gay people it's still great to come across this spirit of absolute queerdom, this "No, we are REALLY DIFFERENT" kind of attitude, it will always appeal to the punk in me.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Stan VanDerBeek at Camh

Check out this mesmerizing movie by the incredible Stan Vanderbeek. If you happen to be in Houston before July 10 you can check out the first museum retrospective of his work at the contemporary museum there organized by the awesome Bill Arning and João Ribas, Curator, MIT List Visual Arts Center.

More information on Camh here

A review of the show can be found here

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Michael jackson - Behind the mask

Check out this fan- made video here, my friend Bubi appears on the right at 2:12

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Cory Arcangel On Lady Gaga

I love the way this guy thinks, check out his just opened exhibition at the Whitney, you can read his piece on Gaga and eurodisco here

Kenny Scharf Mural

Part of the reason I love New York so much is that it's full of surprises, there's always something new being built, someone new moving to town and something new going up on the walls. I love this Kenny Scharf Mural that just appeared on Houston and Bowery and I saw him shopping at the Essex Street market in my neighborhood so I guess he's a neighbor too.

Rupert Goldsworthy

I stopped by my friend Rupert Goldsworthy's studio the other day and that's what got me thinking about Tadanoori Yookoo. Rupert said he thought I would like this particular painting and he's right, for some reason, I do.


Another One Bites The Dust..

I haven't turned mine on in a year and a half, soon it will be on the sidewalk with all the others.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Tadanori Yokoo

For some reason his work is looking really good to me these days. It's probably from my four month stay in japan.