The future is more of the same.
Absurdity only takes one generation to be normalized.
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These paintings, for me, embody industrial repetition through the aid of machines. They are endless mazes, not a labyrinth leading to truth. The sun now never sets on Hardt and Negri’s Empire; sprawl is power and environmental catastrophe is ownership.
Photo Essay |
Dawson City League of Lady Wrestlers: Grudge Match in Guggieville
Over 200 people attended Dawson City’s third annual League of Lady Wrestlers event on Saturday, August 1st. Billed as a “Grudge Match in Guggieville”, contestants squared off in a riotously fun atmosphere over the course of six scheduled matches.
Just three days ago I visited Escuela Normal Rural Miguel Hidalgo in Atequiza, Mexico. This is not too far west from yesterday’s shootout in Tanhuato. I felt it was important to publish this series quickly. A different perspective on Mexico at this time is needed, within my realities as a visitor seeing this place for the first time.
Especially thrilling for me was it was not some writer with and interest in arts (nothing wrong with that) but an artist and a writer named Micheal Ernest Sweet. His work has always impressed me and this interest from a very accomplished street photographer based in New York is very encouraging. Generally when artists and children like your work then you are doing something right.
Thanks to Pat Apt for her support, encouragement and providing me the space to exhibit this work.
My first solo photography show opens this week in Ajijic, Mexico. I was lucky enough to be here for this historic village’s version of Mardi Gras.
Compositions exploring the dynamics of crowds in public spaces, centered on ceremony, has been an emerging interest for me. Formal issues relating to classical works, the sociological gaze within a post-colonial framework (in particular D.H. Lawrence’s problematic and revealing Mornings in Mexico) as well as critical interest of Mikhail Bakhtin’s Carnivalesque theories are reflected in this narrative.
If you happen to be in the mountains just south of Guadalajara stop on in and say hi.