This Artcell was a pretty exciting one! We had a fabulous group pop up art show with The Vicious Circle at the former Alvarez Gallery in Stamford, CT. Thank you to all who came out to show us your support!!
The hanging was lots of fun too. There was some type of Santa pub crawl going on, so very amusing to say the least. Across from us, Paul Anthony, long time friend and artist, hung is amazing photography. ( below is one of my favs by Paul)
Here is work by Will Hart <3 who draws with words!!
You can find Will @Willhartart on Instagram
and Paul Anthony @omgwhatajerk
1923 hours we are sitting in the backyard working on a cell drawing. Clearly we didnt express what each thoughtit would be. Kelly is autodrawing and I am writing it down as we go. The highway behind us is quite loud. Tomorrow we will work at beach. The stamford bridge project is closing the highway so we wont go to yale Gallery this time.
I like the polarity of Miro's fork and sneaker painting as well as a painting by Phyllis Diller. I want to do strong polarities like them.
2352 hours We are working in the aqua room. Kelly was sketching and fell asleep. I have a dvd of only lovers left alive for tomorrow to watch. It may rain some but we are going to Todds Point to draw. India was with a friend for dinner, so Wendy joined us for a cheese party, then some "automatic writing" in the new cell sketch book. Kelly was very excited to manage it while we ate cheese. We both drew on the first artcell sketch. Kelly started it by autodrawing Audrey Munsen.
an abhorrent deconstructivist- to inspire disqust from analysis; to visually breakdown to the very essence of matter and see beyond in order to confirm there is nothing.
what is the relation between seeing beyond, and desconstructionism with regard to cubism?
deconstructivism versus deconstructionism (oxymoron?); matter, meaning, time (travel), seeing beyond....
what if the narrative is drawn out as normal (autodrawn surrealism) then layered with a PUZZLE amidst chutes and bladders, and the steps and stages of puzzle/riddle exposes clues to the real story of the piece? what about a ciruitry with innerlayed words, telling a longer story.
2019-04-20 greenwich 1733hours
a chevaux de frise is a barrier constructed in water or on land to obstruct enemy troops. i think it is called punji sticks if stuck in a hole as a death trap.
2019-04-21 greenwich 1534 hours
started a takeover on a red painting that had a vague outline of a female form. i wrote a working title on it; deconstruction of wards folly. it will keep the female form, and a plain or horizon line is added. she will be see through and not all ther at all, amongst the clouds and the sand. in the surrounding air will be the "cubed" portions of the reinforced concrete structure which made up the home of my aunt winnie ward. this idea template will house/couch a cubist rendering of a puzzle/narrative, possibly political, unknown today. i am getting an electronics kit to better learn the language of electricity and controlling it. this additional narrative layer will provide us with a deeper storyline context/capacity.
Art Cell 48 Maine 2019-03-30 saturday 1722hours
Kelly wanted the joy of life series so I brought them up today. They filled my car. I stopped by to see Kerry Perkins in New Hampshire. Her parents were there too. It was a rare and good visit. I brought a full carload of finished paintings, three foot size, per Kelly request.
Kelly fixed Bladder A, and pushed billy rubin further to completion.
1915 hours. Just had steaks, and california truffle tremor cheese on bread. I am working on a 2012 painting called captain henrys. Kelly is working on burger girl. We are planning on doing an art cell at kerrys house and have a group sculpture activity for them to participate by saran wrapping each other and then taping the forms, then cutting off the forms in order to reassemble as sculptures.
2014hours In Bladder A Kelly made tiny dots as the ring on planet uranus. Rather than just a proverbial ring, she made its shape composed if tiny dots, just like in reality.
2204hours Kelly was tired and has remnants of flu and went to bed.
2257hours Nope. Kelly is up and painting again. little do I know...
Sunday March 31st 0708hours day two
When we autodraw together on the same piece at the start of that piece, this must be the time when each of our egos dissolve and we become one entity for art. I think this occurs when conditions are met.
Kelly worked on one of the concrete boards and I worked on captain henrys. I added to billy rubin (spocking).
What role and how deeply impacted is each day made by ego.
We resolved the flower issue. They will be purely narrative and devoid of representation.
We plan to see the Miro exhibit at moma and also visit yale gallery this summer, and get Kelly into the water at todds point.
It does boil down to navigation of self. To mind ones ego. The test is to do just that when in each daily grind... and attempt to perfect that in order to receive art cell, collaborative pizza being.
I like Duchamp pursuing the idea of the idea (regarding art).
We talk about spawning as narrative(flowers, fish, jellyfish and people).
2019-04-03 greenwich aqua room 1930hours
I have been looking online for meaning to ego and its removal or atleast complete recognition of it.
I found another Hugo painting hidden in my bad carpentry. Its another Hugo at Captian Henrys Diner.
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2019-02-08 00650hours greenwich
another art cell tomorrow in maine. good scheduling permitted this treat. cell 47 will ride on the coat tails of last weekend. i hope to add to billy rubin
2019-02-09 cell 47 1557hours maine
we look at finished old stuff and kelly is also working to finish the seaorse painting. it will be called bread and circuses three. the completed "employees must wash hands" from our neo calssicism cell (take over painting) is bread and circuses two.
sunday february 10th 0627hours. we were tired and not fully recuperated from last weekend cell 46. i fell asleep for three hours then we talked a while then ended work session at 0100 hours this morning with a netflix show called bordertown, badly dubbed.
kelly worked consistently upon the 9.5 cheeks, europa, megusta and the seahorse. i focused on billy rubin and on some cheese (old take over). we will have steak and eggs for breakfast.
kelly and i have about 95 art works that need completing. we will do this and the embark on many new pieces. I like concrete. there are four of them.
artcell 46 maine 2019-02-02/04
> drove up interstate 95 yesterday at 0545 hours and arrived around noon. busy thinking along route. thoughts of
artcell, ideas and themes of marine snow, flowers, physics and time travel. i thought of our artcell and friendship and
varying levels of communication. we do very well together as two artists from art school. we painted and talked till
0200 this morning, sunday the third of february.
> i brought with me three boxes of paintings. some of them for us to work on, and some that are completed so kelly can
hang them locally in galleries. since i have been sorting all the art in greenwich studio (over 30 years of it), i
declared everything to be under morgen berrien. signing paitings left over from the nineties as such feels right.
> we painted on numerous pieces that appear to be near completion. billy rubin is fun to work on. kelly has been
working very hard on numerous paintings. it left me breathless as she sent me photos on my phone of her work. i spent equal time cleaning and sorting our greenwich space.
> we have all day today to paint, cook, laugh and live as artists.
> one new painting (theoretical at this time) is a concrete number five in a trilogy entitled an ascetic trajectory combover of incontenent marine snow. the comb points to arshille gorkys great work the liver is the cocks comb.
> kelly and i completed a few paintings, and several others are near done. we are planning a painting embedded with tree bark in plaster, but will hold off a while before starting it. we are more interested in completing our current works before starting new pieces.
> we finished four paintings.
> monday february 4th maine 0845 hours
> packing up after a very good cell.
"Adoration of Spanish Moss and Pepperoni Flowers With Alice Feeders" is a mutli-narrative piece abundant with symbolisms,comparisons between humans and flora, and our appreciation for the complexities of nature. Carl's initial inspiration for this work was the hair of a beautiful woman at his office who wore it in a clip one day. It moved and flowed like undersea flora.
We auto drew this piece while listening to "Alice's Restaurant" by Arlo Guthrie.
(Below are pics of the beginning stages.)
"A Universal Yogurt And Dipper Kays Arbiter For Colossus' Precausal Narcissism /Or Johnny Lamb Dots Two" is a narrative about how we are all just flowers and atoms in the universe, as well as thoughts on predeterminism, ego, sense of self, and societal and self judgement. (Beginning stages below)
"Ursa Minor Cathartic Foreskin Pizza" is about our pizza and the flora within all our bodies. (Pizza is a symbolic reference to our collaboration; the fusion of 2 artists, creating as one, becoming a completely new 3rd entity.)
Beginning stages of Ursa Minor
The key to many of our narrative works is in that we explore land, air, sea, space, and time all intertwined with efforts to visualize that which is both seen and resides between things unseen beyond the doors of perception. Miles Davis said his music was about the time and space between musical notes.
There are moments of clarity, with a shocking sense of ones tiny place in the universe and in time. The presence of flesh is merely and only just that.... presence.