Wednesday, August 20, 2014
In spring 2001 I was in a show in Belgium curated by Jimi Dams called "Not A Lear" Jimi chose a piece tangentially related to Amanda Lear and when the show came to NYC my piece was broken in transit so the curator choose a new piece that I was to deliver to the gallery the day of the opening, tuesday Sept 11.
Amanda Lear will be forever associated with 9/11 in my mind so to mark the 10th anniversary of this experience, I spent much of 9/11/11 with a camera on a tripod in a dark room. The lens was focused on the spot between 2 speakers and Amanda Lear's "I am a photograph" was playing....everytime the song began I opened the shutter and when the song ended the shutter closed...
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
In my first NYC solo show I exhibited photographs of ethereal experiences. These 8 photographs are of various scents floating in they air. From top to bottom they are..... Eau Sauvage, Fahrenheit, Egoiste, Turqouise, Patou, Grey Flannel, Angel, Sublime . All Silver gelatin prints 14 x 11 inches. If you'd like to see more of my experiential photos of scent and sound along with some renderings of these in needlepoint check out my Flikr album here
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Erik Hanson made the decision when he was 8 years old to move to New York and pursue a career as an artist. With 7 NYC solo shows under his belt and inclusion in group shows from MoMA/PS1 in NYC to Museum Boijman’s Van Beuningen in Rotterdam he has begun to live out his dream. Hanson was recently mentioned in People magazine as an artistic inspiration to George W. Bush. As a contributor to “Living and Sustaining a Creative Life” Hanson spoke on a panel at Strand Bookstore in March on his multifaceted career as an artist. In the past year Hanson performed in Rainer Ganahl’s “Comme des Marxist” at White Columns, NYC and Ron Athey’s “Gifts of the Spirit" at Participant Inc, NYC…A lifelong Roxy music fan, Hanson reports that when he heard Bryan Ferry singing “Love is the Drug” as a high school student in Minneapolis, it was as if he were receiving a personal message from an alternate plane of existence, he promptly went out and bought tickets to see the iconic band at the equally iconic Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis and so lost his rock concert virginity to Roxy Music…..there’s NOTHING….more than this…..!
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Two Older works, from 1995...Checkin' You out and The Look of love ...... silver gelatin prints 7 inches square . These were made by focusing a camera lens on the spot between 2 speakers where the sound was optimum and leaving the shutter open for the duration of the song.....each around 2 minutes, fifty seconds....