Sunday, October 30, 2005

what's so hideous...

I spent a good part of the morning looking at art blogs and art websites and artist's websites and websites of art museum and magazines. What is so hideous is of course the level of absolutely isolated elitism. Art people are those who exist in a world where the silly and ugly and experimental are considered fun and cute and worthy of consideration. The idea that non-art people could venture into this isolated bubble, where everything looks like it is for sale, where much of the design (ie; the stuff that is not "art" but which supports the art), all of this stuff is borrowed from retailers. Rebecca Smith is some sort of Judith Miller figure, whose lies are excused because she is in touch with the money. Of course this "worthiness of consideration"is a truly, profoundly lazy excuse for not considering anything.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005


seems to be a general lack of it there. But Paul Fusco makes a pretty good stab at it. I could write at endless length about this. Plenty of faces I recognize. How to ever believe that country has a future now ? My heart goes out to all of them, but I will never pay another penny to the creators of such misery and sorrow. And the earth there will only grow more gray.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

lady sweeping up

street festival

Friday, October 21, 2005

the retouched version (i might touch this one up a little bit later)

Same curch from another angle.

Mexico City, October 2005. Perhaps I will reconsider my disdain for the aesthetic capabilities of photography.

Bleaker still - this series might turn out ok after all.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Here's a super oldie, that turned up in San Francisco lately... yes, oil on canvas... actually I painted over top of some sort of mass produced chinese-style print that had been stretched. Was a long time ago, I was so broke. Was speaking with another friend about this piecec who said the air in this painting was totally choked... those were the days... I guess I was about 26 ?

If you happen to have one of these old style log paintings from the mid nineties, please send me a pic. I don't have digis of any of them. I know of a few on the east coast especially... "hellooooo"

Monday, October 17, 2005

Goyo's new friend. Posted by Picasa

This is just cause I love the fact that it is painted on the wall.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

And never saw this one before anywhere. I guess I should've written the artist's name down.

OK, and so I went to the Museo San Carlos where the collection is small and fantastic and very accessible. I'd recognize Ingres, anywhere, right ?

second shot gives some idea of the scale and sheer surface area of the roof.

here is a not so good shot of a similar nearby church. This one is almost entirely roof...


Ok, so the poster/banner type things messed up my shot, but you can see it is a real functioning church. Posted by Picasa

More churches

Check out this interior. More in the churches series coming. Not exactly a contemplative space, I felt like this place was going to crash down at any moment.

Still, there were people in there. Photos of exterior to follow. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Artist's Websites

Please, someone help me to convince them to take them down. They all look like where I would buy shoes. PLEASE... send more links. RC artists expecially sought.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Obviously, could use some retouching. I can't help but think all the wires lend charm to this monstrous city. This is from the church that is closest to my house.

Here's one of the churches in my new neighborhood. This from my first series of fotos on the amazing Concrete Churches of Mexico City !! Hopefully more to follow, it is sort of difficult to photo these on foot from street level, so there is probly a lot more work to be done.