Anodyne
Saturday, November 19, 2011
 
STAFF MEMBER: Hey, where should I file this Gregory Crewdson retrospective catalog?

CJB: Mixed paper recycling?
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
 
"Q: How difficult is it to raise money as a contrarian investor?

A: It’s always difficult. We get a forestry asset, and no matter how good the deal is, people look at forestry, and assume nobody makes money there, and they say 'I’m out.' So the business can be solid, the people can be solid, and the reputation can be solid, and it’s still difficult. The cost of capital is always at the wrong end of the curve.

But take the Thurso mill. We paid $1.2-million. The insurance replacement value alone was $851-million. The scrap value is worth more than that. It came with 320 hectares of land on the Ottawa river. Again, the land is worth more than that. People say it’s risky. We don’t think so."
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
 
"Given the increased cash flow resulting from operational growth and the acquisitions indicated and the strong level of cash flow overall, an increasing portion of the Company's cash flow can be returned to shareholders in the future through increased dividends. The Company also intends to repurchase shares as deemed attractive and prudent."
 

Brad Moore, Newland, Westminster, California2008

Euphorbia ingens, represent.

 
Dear young photographer: surreptitiously photographing the Fred Herzog book in PFB's front window is not a bold photoconceptual gesture. Thanks for your attention.
 
The Real and How To Find It: An Interview With Ken Lum

"The Real that exists outside what we can express in terms of language, I’m interested in that limit: When does art become non-art? And then there is the historical question of the relationship between art and life; that is a dialectic that has been in play for many decades. The Real for me comes into play because I am not satisfied with much art. I don’t think art the way it is conventionalized within the art system deals enough with all kinds of experiences. Generally speaking, when art starts shrinking down into the art system it becomes less interesting. That’s why I’ve always been interested in the signifiers of the street, and the relationship of real lives to the form of art. It's art but I want people to think: This is plausible; this could be a real thing."

Tennant/Lowe: The End of the World
Monday, November 14, 2011
 

Christopher Brayshaw, Into Thin Air
CSA Space, Vancouver
24 November 2011 through 31 December 2011

Opening reception Thursday 24 November 2011, 6-9pm

This is actually taking place next week -- the last bits of the show are being printed and framed as I type -- and I'd love to see anyone who's in the neighborhood.

Foreshadowing:

An Excavation: print 11.67” x 8.75” on 14” x 10” sheet; will exhibit grain at printed size

Antique Dealer’s Window: print 13.5” x 18” on 16” x 20” sheet. Please do not alter color/contrast.

Arroyo: print 11.98” x 11.90” on 16” x 20” sheet

Blind: print 8.88” x 9.84” on 10” x 14” sheet

Chocolate Factory Cactus Garden: print 14.00” x 18.67” on 16” x 20” sheet

Coat Suspended From a Tree: print 12.19” x 8.93” on 14” x 10” sheet

Cosmopolitan Book Shop: already printed

A Heterogenity: print 14.43” x 18” on 16” x 20” sheet

In a Conservatory: print 14.08” x 15.57” on 16” x 20” sheet. Please do not correct blown out highlights in sky

La Cienega: already printed

Nooksack Falls: print 12.00” x 8.86” on 14” x 10” sheet

Opuntia ficus-indica: already printed; borrowed from private collection

Purity: print 14.26” x 14.16” on 16” x 20” sheet. Minor or no color/contrast correction; image should retain a “flat,” low-contrast feel

Spare: print 4.5” x 5.12” on 8” x 10” sheet; will exhibit grain at printed size

Surveillance Tower & Palm Tree: already printed

All images are correctly sized at 300+ DPI.

Without Whom Dept.: Helpsy, Rose, Steven Tong, Adam Harrison, Jamie Tolagson, Peter Culley, Evan Lee, Brad Phillips, Susanne Goodison, Fairfield Porter, Sam Harrigan, Keith Freeman, Dorothy Bartoszewski, Sylvia Grace Borda, Claudia Beck, Andrew Gruft, Lee Bacchus, Paul Vassallo, Ron Terada, Kevin Madill, John Latta, Scott McFarland, Jeff Wall.  Thanks, guys.

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