"The artist is always engaged in writing a detailed history of the future..."
Wyndham Lewis lived here (Percy Wyndham Lewis)
New York Run by the Swiss
Hugh Kenner: the impact of travel on literature
Anita Pallenberg: She shared Richards' drug addiction and a warrant for her arrest was what led cops to Keith Richards' hotel room in Toronto where he was arrested for heroin.
( ? ) - Toronto, 1981
Massiv Analog Academy:
CLAIRE FONTAINE ,Kim Gordon,Amy Granat, Wynne Greenwood, K8 Hardy,Samuel Lewitt, Klara Liden,Scott Lyall, Martha Rosler, Emily Sundblad, Kara Walker,Percy Wyndham Lewis & Lee Williams
Lee Williams: Jutta Koether and Emily Sundblad in the style of the rediscovered 1970s
...behind which name stand Jutta Koether and Emily Sundblad.
What drives the fervent use of the alias in contemporary art? - Will Bradley
Hijack our ability to identify them...Mary Hartman Mary Hartman..uh... Reena Spaulings Reena Spaulings
Still Life with Glenn Gould and bananas
An artist of the future
WYNDHAM LEWIS (1882-1957)
Lewis was a British artist, writer and publisher, infamous for his vicious satirical work. His text, "Code of a Herdsman", was written shortly before the first world war. With a subtitle of sorts appended to his text for this exhibition, his text combines the ideological impetus behind Daumal’s novel and the thematic of the pedagogical situation. Plus: Bryan Ferry loves him. (And so do I).
A mysterious persona who emerged recently within the context of Reena Spaulings and Scorched Earth on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. She is the 4th female Lee after Krasner, Bontecou and Lozano, and also an inversion of William Burroughs’ pseudonym William Lee. Her drawings are made with a limited palette of materials and techniques: pencil, felt tip pen, ruler, sometimes matches, can be made by anybody, and often are. Plus: Bryan Ferry loves them. (And so do I).
SCOTT LYALL "...I know my clichés."
Lyall is an artist based in Toronto, Canada. Lyall, a former student of Michael Asher in California, scanned an image from an Asher catalogue, of a piece in which Asher photographed a white section of wall in a gallery and represented it on its walls. 20 years after its publication, the printed page had yellowed with age, and Lyall subjected the scan to 3,600 randomizations of the color shifts in the image. The consequentimage, which appears at first glance to be entirely blank,eventually reveals the indignities of time that Asher’s reproduction had suffered. Plus: Bryan Ferry hates him. (And so do I).
The "In" Crowd - Thirty-plus yrs on
“I have a very strange relationship with this city.” - Keith Richards