Some more spots on the show at Articulated Gallery:
Although I will say, I’m getting tired of the Frida comparison. I know people mean it as a compliment, but I don’t take it that way because I never cared for her stuff, but there really isn’t much similarity (1400s-1500s mannerist art is my thing more or less). I guess when people associate women + depictions of pain, that’s all they can come up with?
Went to a show at SPACES for the first time in ages. I now want to start a web series where my friends and I get drunk and break down art installation concepts for you. I have several volunteers for this project already. For one piece at the show — which was all video and audio talking about the various American rivers, run-off, and environmental issues — my one friend declared, “the punchline of this whole show is: rivers are dirty!” Yep, you got that right. But hey look, there was a cool video install of Marlene Dietrich with too much plastic surgery talking to us silently through a wall.
planes and cities made of…stuff.
I don’t even know what this was all about. We kept getting shushed throughout a lecture going on in the other room, so we had no chance to ask, we just just got dirty looks from people because we were trying to figure it out.
Something to do with hippies. God damn hippies! We did take some flowers. And then got shushed for giggling about it.
Anyways, then I went to a Groundhog Day race down in some weird town past Akron. There was a restaurant called “Luckity’s”. No, not “Lucky’s” but LUCKITY’S. There was also a diner called “Tasty” next to the trailer park, and lots of drive-thru liquor stores. Well, where ever I was, my husband won 3rd overall and got his picture with the mayor. This winter it hasn’t snowed much at all and my husband joked winter avoided Ohio this year — until we drove down to this damn town.
Well, we got tired of that scene so we drove to get burgers in Akron at The Rail. Yes, my husband will drive to Akron to get a burger, rather than go to any one of the Michael Symon restaurants in Cleveland. “he should concentrate on actually making good food rather than being a PR machine, his places are overrated and too expensive for what it is”, and well — they kind of are. The Rail has an excellent logo, I think…
Happy Ben with his new race shirt…
And nothing says snow storm like getting a Nutella milkshake!