Sunday, May 20, 2007

"spring happening" @ next step studio






Craig Paul Nowak, above/below



Hartmut Austen, Hansapark

Sarah Kate Burgess, jewelry

Sara Blakeman

Cyrus Karimpour, Untitled

left, Matthew Hanna, Rainer Old Growth

Narine Kchikian, Autonomous Process

Gregory Tom, Untitled

Dennis Jones, Fe, Fi, Fo, Fum

18 Comments:

Anonymous crayonner said...

This was a GREAT show!

6:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what did you think of laurne semivan's large abstract photos, Ann?
What else was in the show

8:46 AM  
Anonymous ah said...

this show was really bad; the pictures make it look better than it was in person. the work was small time art fair decorative at best. sara blakeman's stuff was fine, but come on - show some new work! and gilda did her gilda thing, which is respectable enough, but predictable.

and the rest? laughable.

oh, and turning off most of the lights so the DJ party could heat up but you couldn't see half the work? wow, classy!

12:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when was this? first i heard of this show :(

12:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear ah,

If the show was so poor perhaps you preferred it with the lights off. One wonders how you are able to respond at all?

6:03 PM  
Anonymous barbara said...

"gilda did her gilda thing whic is predictable"

what pray tell is predictable about this work? I saw this show, and have never seen these paintings by her before. Last time I saw them her works were very large and not pictures of flowers

6:36 PM  
Anonymous m. said...

oh, anonymous. you get an F in "recognizing sarcasm" as evidenced by your misunderstanding of ah. Please re-read.

11:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh great m. please enlighten me.

12:47 PM  
Anonymous barbara said...

fill me in too, ah

5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sarcasm from Greek σαρκασμός (sarkasmos), 'mockery, sarcasm' is sneering, jesting, or mocking at a person, situation or thing. It is strongly associated with irony, with some definitions classifying it as a type of verbal irony intended to insult or wound[1] — stating the opposite of the intended meaning, e.g. using "that's fantastic" to mean "that's awful". It is used mostly in a humorous manner, and is expressed through vocal intonations such as over-emphasizing the actual statement or particular words. Use of sarcasm is sometimes viewed as an expression of concealed anger[2] or annoyance.

Because it is vocally oriented, sarcasm can be difficult to grasp in written form and is easily misinterpreted. To prevent this some people end sarcastic comments on the Internet with an emoticon, emphasize words with italics, bold, and/or underlining (e.g. That's just great), or surround them with a made-up markup language tag, e.g. *sarcasm*, or *snicker*. Sarcasm is also achievable through written language by using capitalization to emphasize certain words. For example: “Well isn’t THAT just fantastic.”

In the UK and some other countries, writing has adopted the use of (!) (an exclamation mark in parentheses) following speech in which sarcasm or irony is perceptible via the tone of voice, a punctuation mark which is very regularly seen in subtitles.

6:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the def of sarcasm anon. Most appreciated! You and m. must have gotten together to compare notes. Perhaps the next time that you respond you'll find something real and honest to say instead of masking your thoughts in sarcasm.

8:07 PM  
Anonymous barbara said...

I have had it. If you dont want to engage in a dialogue, if all you want to do is play games, then go to another blog. You open up the door then when you are questioned you throw out some half-a**ed, sarcastic, thumb-your-nose- at definition.

Soooo smart. Are you afraid to say what you really think, that you have to couch it in verbiage?

9:51 PM  
Anonymous Janice said...

(!)

4:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks to everyonr that killed this thread, i was just getting ready to start talking crap about craig paul nowak, ( more selfportraits , how innovative , and the spiel that goes with it is just as interesting.) I would feel better if this stuff was recognized for what it is , branding

12:02 PM  
Anonymous another anon said...

I just wonder if he ever gets fatigued with using the same subject matter. From what I understand he is just out of school. The different painting styles are the real subject matter when you get down to it. Couldnt these various styles be hung on different faces?

Its not that I dont like the ones of him but isnt there a fear of getting typecast?

3:19 PM  
Anonymous buttcher said...

the show was a bit all over the place but that is what is great about next step shows. Lots of variety. If it had been just painting or just jewelry it would have been boring. Also this gallery really sells for the artist, which is always a good thing

5:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey y'all,
Perhaps you should read about some real craft fair art!
http://www.anngordonart.com/statement.html

8:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah ah,
What did you mean, "small time art fair, decorative at best?" Perhaps you could inform the rest of us obviously inferior art hicks.

9:09 PM  

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