Thursday, January 17, 2019

Corazon del espantapájaros



Last night, Naufus Rimerez-Figueroa opened Corazon del espantapájaros (Heart of the Scarecrow) at SFU's Audain Gallery. Though noted for his performances, Rimerez-Figueroa's exhibition includes remarkable print series -- one of aquatints, the other of silver-on-black woodcuts -- that relate to a controversial play mounted by students at El teatro d la Universidad Popular de Guatemala in 1975. Pictured up top is the beginning of the first four performances Rimerez-Fiueroa will mount between yesterday and Saturday. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Wil Aballe Projects



I spent time with Maegan Hill-Carroll's very literary Lucretia's Toe exhibition at Will Aballe Projects yesterday. After that, I sat in Wil's office (above) and read Maegan's excellent text, which she recorded and makes available through wireless headphones.

Such elegant writing! If Maegan's earlier Botswana pictures and texts were born from experiences as a young student in that country, Lucretia's Toe owes as much to online and library research.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

if the culture
gets any younger
it will require child care

Monday, January 14, 2019

Stump Grinding



A sign I have never seen before. Could it have been written any differently? SUCKER CUTTING? No, because that's not what this is.

What does stump grinding look like?

Here is Josh from Woodland Mills demonstrating the company's WG24 PTO Stump Grinder:

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Vancouver Cloudline



Outside the VAG after yesterday's panel talk (Dana, Skeena, Naufus, Jeneen, with Glenn and Olivia moderating). Despite what it says in the picture, it was not quite 5 when I took it.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Store Front



Yesterday's walk. East on Kingsway. The 2100 block, north side. What remains of Kimmy's Hair Salon. The view above looks east; the view below looks west.


A beam poking out, once proud, now rotten, sagging. Like the Brain Bug at the end of Starship Troopers (1997). I touched its wrinkled surface -- but felt nothing.