i will have new work in the upcoming group show MFA Never from february 10th – 27th at Root Division gallery in san francisco. “This juried exhibition creates visibility for artists who have found a life and practice in the visual arts outside of the academic machine.” click here for more information.
because everybody believes that theirs will last a lifetime, the Museum of Broken Relationships opened recently after a spirited and successful world tour, (including a stop at san francisco’s Root Division gallery (back in february 2009)). along the way the future museum accepted donations and personal relics to contribute to their archive and permanent collection, a selection of which can also be found in their new 2oo page book of twisted sentiment and repressed sorrow. i suppose this means that my collection of mixed-tapes i’ve personally amassed over the years finally has a place to rest. sometimes it’s just so hard to let go. and that’s why it’s nice to know that at least now we have somewhere to go to witness the collective failures of anonymous strangers, (<– new name of my autobiography, look for it this spring), and feel better about ourselves. just remember one thing. i’m not laughing at you, i’m laughing with you.
finally! after being forced to see show after show of his through the lens of a computer monitor, Ryan McGinley and his pretty young thangs have finally arrived here in san francisco at Ratio 3 , and surprisingly it looks as though good things do come to those who wait, (and wait, and wait, and wait). the exhibition features photographs reminiscent of both his older, outdoor, atmospheric shots, and his more recent “everybody knows this is nowhere” studio series which recently debut in new york city. of course no matter what motif he chooses to place his subjects in one thing remains constant, absolutely beautiful photographs of absolutely beautiful people. and what better to look at? i mean honestly, just give me something pretty to stare at. (shallow? just think about this next time you take public transportation). along with the opening of his latest show entitled “life adjustment center”, is the release of his new book under the same name. and what a fine book it is indeed! bound in blue cloth with red text on the cover and spine, as well as a slight red stain to the page edges, this book is as finally dressed as a hipster on prom night. you can pick it up here for $45, or watch the sneak peak below again and again as i did. (its almost like his hands are my hands…)