Sunday, January 19, 2020

Gordon Smith, 1919-2020

Others will testify to the friendly, curious and relentlessly supportive man he was, so I will only speak here of the trauma, anger & restless dissatisfaction motivating his best, least pleasing pictures, whose cumulative impact on me has crept up gradually with age, like shell shock.
"'You can only get so curious about that subject,' he said, brushing it off. 'It’s just the flow of commerce, and here we are, little helpless creatures while it all whooshes by.'"
Monday, January 13, 2020
I cut up your voice in C-control

(Kim Trainor)
Friday, January 10, 2020

It resembles the world in which the viewer is standing—it’s almost like the world confronting itself, or you [the viewer] confronting another entity, another being. The picture would gather people and they would form new associations--
Thursday, January 09, 2020
Citing ‘Whatever’ Authority: The Ethics of Quotation in the Work of Giorgio Agamben


Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Eucalyptus globulus, Carpenteria CA, 2019-20
Saturday, January 04, 2020

"This field trip examines the geology and natural history of the Coast Ranges in the area of the Ventura, Ojai Valley, Santa Paula, Filmore, Piru and Castic Junction.  The program begins at the Channel Islands National Monument Visitor’s Center.

"Dr. Gregg Wilkerson is a Renaissance Man with interests in economic geology, mining history, antique vehicle restoration, ancient history, and yoga."
Thursday, January 02, 2020
Tar is the Star on the Miracle Mile

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