Sunday, April 13, 2008

Lots of Things Like This

I've been postponing my trek to see the Biennial. I'm a bit daunted by its scope and doubtful of the show's overall entertainment value. I decided to head down to the apexart gallery in Tribeca on Saturday, as an alternative. I'm glad I did! The writer, Dave Eggers, curated an exhibit called Lots of Things Like This. The show consists of some wonderfully irreverant, yet highly observant drawings from a wide variety of artists (Jean-Michel Basquiat, Marcel Duchamp, etc...). Eggers used only the following qualifiers, as he selected the pieces in the show:

1. An image
2. Some words (usually referring to the image)
3. A sense of humor

I found a series of drawings from Bulgarian artist, Nedko Solakov, to be particularly memorable. He uses words and images with equal measure to produce his art. His black and white drawings were made specifically for the show, which were insightful, sometimes poignant, amusing, and truthful.

The show ends on May 10.

Lots of Things Like This
organized by Dave Eggers
April 2 - May 10, 2008
291 Church Street
(between Walker and White)
New York, NY 10013 USA
212 431 5270
Open Tue-Sat 11AM to 6PM
Free admission to all programs and events.

Check it!!!

Friday, April 11, 2008


I'm ashamed to admit that I let out an excited gasp, when I read the headline on my black-berry, uh...during a meeting. Couldn't wait to see the promo for GOSSIP GIRL! Clearly, I have unresolved issues from my adolescence.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Handsome Furs - Snakes on a Ladder

The Canadian rock duo, Handsome Furs, put on an entertaining show at the Bowery Ballroom last night. I was skeptical before the performance, because their sound is synth heavy and machine driven. Luckily, the hubby and wife team had such amazing chemistry on stage. She works the drum machine and synthesizer with style. He sings lead vocals and handles guitar. This track, Snakes on a Ladder (wasn't taken from last night), is my fave. I have a penchant for music that you can slit your wrists to... Opening act, Violens, was a treat. I could tell that they loved music and their influences were evident in the songwriting. At the end of the night, the first few rows of the audience were sprayed with Red Bull and vodka. Canucks DO have edge!!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Prom Night (2008) - When One Door Opens... [LOL]

Read about this stunt and saw the displays at Showest (the big movie exhibitor tradeshow in Las Vegas). Really simple, but it would make me squeal.