Archive for January, 2009
by Suzanne on January 14th, 2009
Hieronymouse by Suzanne G. – click for details/larger view
I realised the other day that I never introduced you to my furry flatmate Hieronymouse.
Hieronymouse is the single most handsome mouseman and I’d definitely go out with him if he was 6ft.
He normally resides under a very posh glass dome wearing exquisite Victorian garments but I felt it was about time to take him out of his ivory tower and take his portrait.
So say “bonjour!” to Hieronymouse the Magnificent. Not all at once please and not too loud because his tiny mouse ears are rather delicate. Thank you.
In other most dreadfully important and urgent WurzelNews®:
i) I’m moving to London tomorrow, i.e. I’ll be off the Interweb ov Doom until I’ve
hacked myself into my neighbour’s WiFi network found a new provider.
iii) RSS/Atom feeds are back up! Mainly because I’m a genius and figured out that it had something to do with the wp-blog-header.php being corrupted and stuff.
v) Press section has been updated. If you have something to say about the WurzelEmpire™, say it in the comments section or by email and my Orthography & Grammar Head Monkey will
censor it spell check it and make it sound magnificent.
vi) And finally, Amazon US informed me that two orders got lost in transit/are unavailable. Since I don’t normally go on amazon.com when I’m drunk, I assume that someone tried to surprise me for Christmas. That’s very, very sweet and incredibly generous of you… whoever you are.. and I’m so very touched! However, if you did order The Upset: Young Contemporary Art or Alchemy & Mysticism for me please get in touch and we’ll sue the hell out of Amazon!
That’s it for now – live long and prosper!
by Suzanne on January 14th, 2009
I’m not really sure which works they chose to exhibit, but I suggest you go visit anyway because Marc‘s art really is quite exceptional – could anyone who plans to attend the show please report back about the works on display? Thankies.
Proxy by Marc Burckhardt, acrylic and oil on wood panel – click on image for details/larger view
Opening reception: Friday, January 16, 2009, 5 – 8 PM
On show: January 16 – February 14, 2009
Address: HCG Gallery, 1130 Dragon Street (off Howell), Dallas, Texas, USA, tel: 214.760.9230
Gallery hours: Tue – Fri: 10 AM – 6 PM, Sat: 11 AM – 4 PM
Leviathan by Marc Burckhardt, acrylic and oil on wood panel – click on image for details/larger view
by Suzanne on January 11th, 2009
© Ericailcane – click on image for details/larger view
Woohooo! Another incredible show not to be missed!
I was going to post this before the actual opening reception yesterday evening, but once again, my database server collapsed. Bugger.
But anyhow, who gives a mutated rat’s ass about opening receptions? They’re full of narcissistic humanoids obstructing the way to the actual artworks or even endanger the art’s safety by getting drunk and stumbling around the gallery space. Distasteful, if you ask me. I try to avoid vernissages whenever possible. Oh, and exclusive previews! Don’t even get me started – narcissism mixed with a feeling of faux social importance. Puke-inducing, to say the least.
So be grateful that you missed yet another opening reception due to my bookmarks being a mess and my server being flaky. Amen.
Revered mainly for his obsessively crosshatched & compulsively etched works on paper, his painstakingly animated short movies are just as ingenius and captivating and probably have the Brothers Quay go mildly green with a faint feeling of distant envy right now. Take a minute or two to watch Il Galeone, Helicobacter Pilory or Cinema Volturno, and I’m sure you’ll understand…
The title of Ericailcane‘s new show alone – Man Is The Bastard – is so utterly true and sad at the same time that you shouldn’t think twice about visiting the gallery and exploring Ericailcane‘s oeuvre in person.
Lepus Timidus by Ericailcane, ink on paper, 2007 – click on image for details/larger view
On show: January 10 -28, 2009
Address: Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1257 N. La Brea Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90038, USA, tel: 323.969.0600
Gallery hours: Tue- Sun: 1 – 7 PM
by Suzanne on January 10th, 2009
Admiral & Luce and Virgil & Ace by Jessica Joslin (detail), mixed media, 2008 – click on image for details/larger view
Aster & Luce (detail) by Jessica Joslin, mixed media, 2008 – click on images for details/larger view
Opening reception: Tonight, Saturday, January 10, 2009, 7 – 10 PM
On show: January 10 – February 7, 2009
Address: Billy Shire Fine Arts, 5790 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, USA, tel: 323-297-0600
Gallery hours: Tue- Sat: 12 PM – 6 PM
Discuss Jessica Joslin here
In other creaturesque news, the praying mantis has only one ear, which is located between its legs. Yup.
by Suzanne on January 8th, 2009
For those who were wondering about the silence here on Wurzeltod™: This is due to Alex and I preparing to move to Bethnal Green, London.
As we all know, moving is hell, but rest assured that I’ll be back here as soon as we’ve settled and have internet access.
All the best to you & a very happy 2009!
Lots of love & (fake vegan) monkey brains,