Monday, October 12, 2015
To my friends outside of Canada, today is Thanksgiving. After reviewing hundreds of seconds of YouTube videos, I have decided to feature the Hiller Family. Unlike most of the holiday home movies that I have seen, the Hillers begin not with their possessions, but with that great symbol of thanks -- the turkey.
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Lists. I am all for lists. Each item a breath, a footstep, followed by another; but also the spaces between them, the exhalation, the back foot rising...
A few years ago the writer Aislinn Hunter surprised me with her gift of Lists: To-dos, Illustrated Inventories, Collected Thoughts, and Other Artists' Enumerations from the Smithsonian Archives of American Art (2010) by Lisa Kirwin. Great bathroom reading, but also a great resource.
Atop this post is a poem by Charles Green Shaw (1892-1974). Entitled "The Bohemian Dinner", it too is a list, but in its listing (also) manages to convey what it is to set out for the night, only to return at the end of it.
Happy Thanksgiving, Aislinn! Enjoy your turkey dinner!
Friday, October 9, 2015
The above painting by Bracken Hanuse Corlett was included in God Save the Queen, a September 2013 group exhibition at the UNITT/PITT. God Save the Queen also included works by Byron Steele and Nigel Z. Chris Bose was the curator.
At some point during the exhibition, Bracken's painting went missing, and is presumed stolen. Any information as to its whereabouts can be sent here.