Monday, December 30, 2013

Abstract Joe's Temper #1


Now that it's back from that show in Walnut I guess I won't spoil any surprises by posting the widescreen version of Abstract Joe's Temper #1, acrylic & silver enamel on paper, about what? 5 X 14 ft? Something like that. Painted this last summer. Joe's Temper is a comic-strip advertisement for toilet paper from a late 1930s True Confessions magazine, which I've used as source material for a wide range of activities (painting, audio art, performance, curation, publishing, etc.) over the last 3 decades. These round clusters of marks consist of individual lines traced from the JT strip. Check out the original after the jump, and the big JT painting I did in Vegas in the Spring. I've regularly chopped Joe, his Wife, and The Doctor into pieces pretty much from the get-go, but this is the first time I've totally pulverized them!


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve Whippet Pageant


Here's for what passes for winter in LA -- the deciduous trees start to denude themselves around the solstice! We took the whippets - L-R Chloe, Nigel & Portfolio - to the Little League field for to chase the ball, which they did. The long gold light was super awesome. Thank you, Jesus!









Monday, December 23, 2013

"Christmas Oh Christmas" by the Keith Walsh Experience




One Man Band The Keith Walsh Experience debuting a new folk-rock Christmas number on Doug Harvey's Less Art Radio Zine, KCHUNG AM 1630, Dec 22 2013

Keith Walsh Experience on DH'sLARZ


Keith Walsh's interview went excellent! The DJ after me didn't show up, so we got to stretch out and fill up 2 hours, though I was actually going to get him to play a couple more live numbers. He nevertheless managed to debut a newly-composed Christmas Song (Christmas Oh Christmas)and a preview of his forthcoming album (Starship SSDD). I'll try and get a playlist together, with some links, after I do the same for Jim Shaw's show! I'm also going to try and edit together a Less Art Radio Zine Cassette Zine for KCHUNG's merch table at the LA Book Fair, so keep an ear peeled. In the meantime, here's the link to the KWE show: Doug Harvey's Less Art Radio Zine with Keith Walsh.

And don't forget to check out the KWE live in a Battle of the One Man Bands (VS Reverend Beat-Man from Bern Switzerland and Becky Lee from Arizona) Saturday December 28, 2013, 9 PM at Café Nela 1906 Cypress Ave. LA 90065 Only $9!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Keith Walsh on Doug Harvey's Less Art Radio Zine


The guest for the Dec 22nd 2013 broadcast of Doug Harvey's Less Art Radio Zine is Keith Walsh, one of the most underrated visual artists in LA, and the sole member of The Keith Walsh Experience. If you're unfamiliar with his visual art, check it out here: www.keithwalsh.net and on his facebook page.


As OMB KWE (One-Man-Band Keith Walsh Experience), Walsh straddles the equally underground cultures of OMBrother/sisterhood (which stretches back at least to the 13th century) and DIY music production, with an enormous self-released catalog ranging from unaltered live-in-studio OMB performances to layered lo-fi chamber shmootz to more "conventional" multitracked recordings made with an antiquated Fostex cassette 4-track.


Walsh's recordings and performances are also remarkable for the strength of his songwriting -- not a hallmark of OMB culture (Hasil Adkins notwithstanding) which often leans heavily on the novelty aspect of virtuosic multitasking by rendering faithful covers of familiar music with a busker-pragmatic patina of zaniness.


You can count the covers in the KWE repertoire on one hand, but not the wide range of stylistic references that surface in his music - from Iggy, Bowie, and Suicide to Johns Cale, Lydon, and Fahey -- with dashes of Beefheart, Sun Ra, and Metallica to keep things spicy. Grounded by Keith's ear for a hook and rock & roll heart, this array of influences are brought to bear on weirdly jaunty instrumentals (Walsh also cites lounge-Führer Bert Kaempfert as a major inspiration) and well-constructed lyrics that are literate, poetic, and catchy.


Keith Walsh is one of those artists that beg the question "If he's so great why aren't I famous?" -- both his visual art and musical endeavors leave me with a distinct "Was that as good as I thought it was?" melon-twist every time. (Answer: Yes).

In advance of the KWE's appearance at the Battle of the One Man Bands at Café Nela on Dec 28th, Keith and I will be talking about his art and music, sampling tracks from KWE's extensive discography, exploring his influences and current listening habits, and debuting a brand new Christmas carol composed especially for this broadcast!



Tune into Doug Harvey's Less Art Radio Zine live alternate Sundays at 12 noon on KCHUNG in LA’s Chinatown district at 1630 AM or online at www.kchungradio.org - if you miss the broadcast, shows can be accessed through the KCHUNG archive.

Battle of the One Man Bands at Café Nela 1906 Cypress Ave. LA 90065 
9 PM Saturday December 28, 2013
KWE VS Reverend Beat-Man from Bern Switzerland and Becky Lee from Arizona
$9

IMAGES: Keith Walsh's announcement for LARZ; KW Meditational Stones (Celebrities) 2003-2004; KW Astral Body Compound Space/Threshold of Movement 2010; OMB zany style; KW In the Order of Appearance 2005; Battle of the One Man Bands flier.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Jim Shaw & Lari Pittman


Just wanted to urge everyone in LA to make sure they see these two shows before they close on Saturday -- both are spectacular, museum-scaled exhibits from local legends at the peak of their powers, and both include insanely oversized paintings that really need to be experienced in person.


At Blum & Poe, Jim Shaw's giant Mississippi River Mural -- a tattered American landscape scene filtered through a grid of iffy B&W mythological cartoon figures -- is one of his theatrical backdrop adjustments. It includes a sculptural stigmata element, which from a certain angle (see fig 1) reveals a droll reference to Duchamp's Étant donnés.


Lari Pittman's Flying Carpet with a Waning Moon Over a Violent Nation -- a blurry American landscape scene (Native American genocide?) filtered through the portholes of a sinking ship -- is one of three 30-ft wide canvases in his show at Regen Projects. The fourth element in the main gallery is one of the best pieces of the show -- so don't let the big boys stop you from examining the twelve-pack Set Arrangements of Ballet Mécanique for a Fossilized Nation (After Léger), a virtuosically designed set of desaturated Post-Futurist postcards (or calendar pages!).


IMAGES: Jim Shaw Mississippi River Mural 2013 Acrylic on muslin with aqua resin, foam, acrylic and metal rod Mural: approximately 230 x 480 inches Sculpture: 49 1/2 x 27 1/2 x 65 inches (Stigmata donnés detail photo by DH); Lari Pittman Flying Carpet with a Waning Moon Over a Violent Nation 2013 Cel-vinyl, spray enamel on canvas over wood panel 108 x 360 3/8 inches (274.3 x 915.4 cm), Set Arrangements of Ballet Mécanique for a Fossilized Nation (After Léger) 2013 Cel-vinyl and spray enamel on gessoed paper 18 1/8 x 22 1/8 x 1 3/4 inches (46 x 56.2 x 4.4 cm) 12 Drawings

Blum & Poe
2727 S. La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034

Regen Projects
6750 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90038


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Rapid-fire XMAS Live Radio Audio Collage Friday Night!


I'll be doing a half-hour XMAS music mashup on KCHUNG on Friday at 7 PM (as part of a 3-hour DJ relay) drawing from my extensive collection of Outsider, experimental, and just plain rockin' holiday music. Along with classic fragments of BJ Snowden, Joseph Spence, David Hasselhoff, Rodd Keith, The Shaggs, Stompin' Tom Conners, and Wesley Willis, I'll be trying to squeeze in a bit of Suicide, XTC, The Ramones, Sonic Youth, and Snoop Dogg, plus meta-collages from Tom Recchion, Michael Waterman, Merzbow, Rick Potts, Corporal Blossom and Mitchell Brown. And much much more! 101 fringe holiday classics in 1/2 hour!! Your Ultimate Value!!! Let's get this party on and over with!!!!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Less Art Radio Zine with Jim Shaw


Well, that went pretty well. Apart from forgetting my cellular telephone, giving everyone the wrong URL and shutting the whole radio station down at the end of my shift. Oh, and I also forgot to get any photos of Jim and me talking and playing records. I did get some awesome shots of the smoking lounge and points beyond though, as seen above.

Fortunately the recordings were all saved before the crash, and the mp3s are now available for DL on the KCHUNG archive. You can navigate from the kchung front page, or go directly to Saturday's page at http://www.kchungradio.org/archive/index.php?path=2013-12-08/

Or I suppose you can just click and save (PC: R click, save target/file as; MAC control+click, save link as) http://www.kchungradio.org/archive/2013-12-08/Doug_Harvey%27s_Less_Art_Radio_Zine-12-08-2013.mp3 or just click it if you want to listen without saving the file. So many options!

I'll get the playlist up in a couple of days, some amazing rare stuff in there... I think I'm going to have to work on my dynamic broadcast personality a little too.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Doug Harvey's Less Art Radio Zine


Beginning Sunday, December 8th 2013 at 12 Noon, LA artist/critic/curator Doug Harvey will be hosting a biweekly hour-long radio show on pirate station KCHUNG. An audio version of his long-running (but intermittent) ‘zine LESS ART, Doug Harvey's Less Art Radio Zine will feature a weekly guest artist with a body of sound art and/or a really interesting record collection, as well as whatever remarkable audio documents demand to be shared. (This date also marks the expansion of KCHUNG’s original programming schedule to Sunday mornings -- adding a dozen new programs to its already extensive battery of DIY DJs.)

Harvey’s premiere guest will be legendary LA artist Jim Shaw, who currently has a major solo exhibit up at Blum & Poe in Culver City, as well as The Hidden World at The Chalet Soiety in Paris -- a show culled from his vast collection of fringe religious/spiritual didactic materials. Shaw may play some recordings from his extensive collection of religious LPs, or his enormous and eclectic music collection in general, but the focus will be on his own musical endeavors – ranging from Destroy All Monsters, the experimental noise band he formed as an undergraduate at the University of Michigan in 1973 with Mike Kelley, Niagara, and Cary Loren, to his current project producing an epic prog-rock musical based on the tenets of his invented 19th-century visionary American religion Oism. Jim will join Doug live in the studio to spin examples from his various musical phases, discuss his inspirations, and possibly perform live.

Artists interested in being guests on Doug Harvey's Less Art Radio Zine, or submitting materials to be broadcast (we are particularly interested in documentation of local phenomena – including artists’ recordings and field recordings of live art music, sound sculptures, etc.) are invited to make contact via facebook message or gmail. Guests should preferably have a concurrent exhibit or event to cross-promote.

Tune into KCHUNG in LA’s Chinatown district at 1630 AM or online at www.kchungradio.org - if you miss the broadcast, shows can be accessed through the KCHUNG archive.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Tom Go Bye-Bye


I only ate there once, and it was pretty bad, but I was always reassured that a place as greasy as Tom's Burgers could hold the line at an intersection as theoretically chichi as Sunset & Silverlake. Unfortunately, the old hole has been reamed out and is currently being transubstantiated into a woodfire pizza boutique or something. Weirdly, the one thing they left untouched so far is the old signage. This is its shadow.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Christian Cummings (b 1979) at Chin's Push


Chin's Push is pleased to present ANTI-URGES & STARGATE, a solo exhibition of new works by Christian Cummings.
"Christian Herman Cummings is a conceptual artist based in Los Angeles. His work explores the relationship between socially defined 'static' subjectivity and ‘actual self’ - or in his words, between our impostor and our intruder. Calling his art prosthetic for a self that isn’t there, Cummings is an ironist who uses topsy turvy logics, nontraditional authorship, and daydreamy psychical introspection as primary modes of expression."
                                                     -- Miriam Hanks-Todd

ANTI-URGES & STARGATE is on view by appointment until December 6th.
Opening Reception is on November 15th, 6pm - 9pm.
4917 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042
For Appointment: 626.375.6466







Tuesday, November 19, 2013

MCRH on KCHUNG at HAMMER


I am the host DJ for this performance/broadcast this Saturday...

Mannlicher Carcano Radio Hour on KCHUNG at The Hammer Museum
Saturday November 23rd 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
The Hammer Museum Lindbrook Terrace, 10899 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90024
Free admission, $3 validated parking under the museum

Dateline Los Angeles: Mere coincidence? The Mannlicher Carcano Radio Hour, now in its 15th year of improvised live multi-city audio collage based experimental radio broadcasts, have been “randomly” scheduled to participate in the KCHUNG Radio residency at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles on the very day in between the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK and the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Lee Harvey Oswald.

Mannlicher Carcano – whose name derives from the rifle allegedly used by LHO to shoot JFK - is an improvisational audio collage group that coalesced in the late-1980’s out of a number of new music, sound art, and post-punk experiments, and has been performing and recording regularly for 25 years -- in spite of not living in the same city for the last 20. Their output has regularly addressed the JFK assassination and its cultural fallout.

For the November 23rd performance in The Hammer courtyard, Los Angeles MCRH anchors Really Happening and Kenneth Friendliness (and whatever other local adjunct members show up) will perform live turntable-plus radio art, drawing heavily on thematic material related to the JFK assassination, including rare radio interviews of Oswald on William Stuckey’s Latin Listening Post program on WDSU New Orleans 3 months before the assassinations.

This performance will be broadcast live on KCHUNG’s Hammer radio frequency, and transmitted via the internet to MCRH HQ in St. John’s Newfoundland, where it will be mixed with signals from Montreal, Guelph, Ontario, and possibly other cities, and rebroadcast over the airwaves and internet. That internet feed will then be picked up and reintegrated into the mix of the Hammer broadcast. We’re through the looking glass here, people!

The Mannlicher Carcano Radio Hour can be heard regularly on CHMR-FM 93.5 Campus and Community Radio in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and can also be accessed on the net at www.mun.ca/chmr every Saturday from 11:30am – 1:30pm PST. More information and download links for recent programs and studio recordings are all available atwww.mannlichercarcano.blogspot.com

For more on the KCHUNG Hammer residency visit http://hammer.ucla.edu/residencies/detail/residency_id/34

For more on KCHUNG visit http://www.kchungradio.org/

Saturday, November 16, 2013

New 'Joe's Temper' Painting in Walnut


I wasn't sure what to expect when I went for the panel discussion and reception for Sense & Sensibility II at MtSAC (that's Mount San Antonio College) Art Gallery in Walnut last week, but was flattered to see that my big weeping gladiator sniffing a flower painting plus a really big previously unexhibited Joe's Temper abstract painting on paper had been installed in the front gallery by the entrance. I didn't think they'd have room for the JT piece, but now that I know it's up, I'll plug the show again -- in case any Joe's Temper fans were unaware. I'll just put a detail up for now, to encourage you to visit the show, which has many other fine works of art, though very few are based on the Joe's Temper advertisement to the best of my knowledge. Walnut's about 20 minutes east of downtown LA on the 10. Here's a map. The show's up through December 12.

Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Tuesday nights, 5 to 7:30 p.m.
For more information, call the Art Gallery at (909) 274-4328 or visit the gallery’s website at www.mtsac.edu/artgallery.

Friday, November 15, 2013

BORING THEN. BORING NOW


For some reason former Work of Art celebrity panelist Jerry Saltz seems to be obsessed with my disinterest in Christopher Wool's paintings -- last week, his New York Magazine review of Wool's Guggenheim retrospective hinged on a fairly unanimous LA critical dismissal of a similar exhibit 15 years ago at MOCA, plus a later dig from yours truly in an unrelated review.

Normally I'm flattered when people quote me, but this is a rehash and further garbling of a 2004 Village Voice article, where Saltz made the assumption that my lack of enthusiasm for Wool was a matter of jumping on some kind of Dave Hickey/Christopher Knight bandwagon. In truth, I arrived at my assessment of the Wool MOCA show completely independently of Dave and Chris, and probably wrote my review first - Art issues just had a slower turnaround. Not that I didn't pretty much agree with their respective perspectives.

In Saltz's recent revival of this teapot-tempest that never was, the rehashed quotes are summarized as indicating that "these guys don’t like that Wool’s art isn’t “beautiful” in traditional painterly ways and isn’t dryly conceptual or pop." WTF? Wool's work is nothing if not exactly that - dryly, derivatively conceptual, palely pop-inflected decorator crap for one-percenters who like to imagine they would have been on the barricades in May 1968, if only they hadn't been on probation already at boarding school.

In case anyone wants a less distorted and less soundbite-sized understanding of my take on Wool, you can read my original review of the MOCA show here, and the review of The Undiscovered Country painting survey show at the Hammer hereThe Undiscovered Country didn't include Wool's work, but the review refers to him with the bon mot "schtick-crippled" (which Saltz seems to find particularly inflammatory), and contains a more general rant about lousy painters which you might enjoy.

If I was writing now, I'd probably be less mean, but I haven't changed my opinion about Wool. He certainly hasn't done anything different enough in the subsequent decade and a half to warrant reconsideration. This is honestly the most thought I've given to the guy since 1998. There's nothing rewarding there to look at or think about, and there never was. There's no West Coast rivalry or "anti-intellectual" conspiracy here -- I guess it's just easier to make out the emperor's new clothes from a distance.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Greg Curnoe 1936 -1992


21 years ago today, Greg Curnoe was killed by a truck while riding his bicycle outside London, Ontario. He remains a great inspiration. Check out these videos, then go dig his art and the music of the Nihilist Spasm Band.




Image: Using up old coloured ink March 22 1987 watercolour, stamp pad ink on paper 48 X 76 inches

PS: It's funny this should have come to mind just before this little Chris Wool thing -- some people have misinterpreted my disinterest in Wool as reflecting a prejudice against text in visual art -- I can't think of a better rebuttal than my endless enthusiasm the aesthetically and conceptually rich and risky text-based work of Greg Curnoe.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Prosthetic Enthusiasms and the Meta-historical Bauhoroque



"In retrospect, Machine Project—the Echo Park storefront operating for the last decade as a rapid-fire curatorial clearinghouse for founder/director Mark Allen’s tireless curiosity—would seem to have been one of the most influential artistic endeavors of the new millennium. Bridging the faux-institutional critique of the Museum of Jurassic Technology and Center for Land Use Interpretation with the collaborative rhizomatics of Generation Occupy, MP has been both a model for a host of subsequent networking nodes, and one of the busiest neural clusters in the increasingly web-like cultural underground...


Machine’s latest project is essentially a video zine documenting a representative sampling of typical MP happenings from 2010–12. These range from an opera starring dogs to a guy singing “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” through a megaphone while climbing a hill in San Francisco; from a relational aesthetics museum residency for houseplants to a drag tableaux-vivant reenactment of scenes from the Marlene Dietrich western Destry Rides Again; from the perverse harnessing of the kinetics of an aerobics workout to churn butter to a workshop on how to escape from the trunk of a car “so that the next time you’re kidnapped it doesn’t have to ruin the rest of your day.”...


An equal but opposite dummy institution is the Boston Visionary Cell, though I’m not sure it ever involved anyone but founding artist Paul Laffoley. Which is fine, because the guy could probably fill two dummy institutions. Since the late ’60s, Laffoley’s information-dense paintings have successfully straddled hermetic mysticism, paranormal phenomena (including alien contact), fringe physics, and utopic architecture and engineering, not to mention some badass graphic design. Articulating an ornately modernist didacticism—while predicated on a radically reimagined psycho-spiritual function for art—his exquisite charts defy easy assimilation by the mainstream art world, as well as the lowbrow and outsider...


When I first encountered Laffoley’s work, I wasn’t clear about his sincerity—could this be merely an elaborate but superficial appropriation of the vocabulary of expanded consciousness and paranoid conspiracy cognition? The newly published Premonitions of the Bauharoque dispels any such concerns, delivering a mother lode of Laffoley’s writings dating back to 1972. .."

Read the rest of Prosthetic Enthusiasms and Perverse Harnessings here, or in the November 2013 hard copy of artillery magazine.

Images: Machine Projects, I Left My Heart; Cabeza Debacle (not included on DVD). Paul Laffoley, The Kali-Yuga: The End of the Universe at 424826 A.D. (1965); The Zodiac Wheel (1967)

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Austen City Limits


I'm on the panel at 3 (not sure where) and have work in the show (not sure what) and it isn't actually as far as it sounds -- in good traffic, 20 minutes from the Free Republic of Edendale...

Mt. SAC Art Gallery to Feature “Sense & Sensibility II” Exhibit

WALNUT, Calif.–––The Mt. San Antonio College Art Gallery will present the second of a two-part exhibit, featuring the works of noted art professionals, “Sense & Sensibility II.” This month-long exhibit will run Nov. 7 through Dec. 12 at the campus Art Gallery and is free and open to the public.

A long time in the making, “Sense & Sensibility II” will showcase the work of curators, critics, dealers, consultants, exhibition designers, teachers, and others employed in the local art industry. Participating artists are Michael Arata, Leslie Brown, Jonathan Burke, Delia Cabral, Andi Campognone, Dino Dinco, Mat Gleason, Doug Harvey, Tulsa Kinney, Juri Koll, Jared Linge, Perin Mahler, Andrea Harris McGee, John David O'Brien, Eric Stoner, Richard Turner, Fonje DeVre, and Suzanne Walsh.

Artist Panel: Sunday, November 10; 3:00-4:00 pm
Artist Reception: Sunday, November 10; 4:00-6:00 p.m

Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Tuesday nights, 5 to 7:30 p.m.
For more information, call the Art Gallery at (909) 274-4328 or visit the gallery’s website at www.mtsac.edu/artgallery.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tracts Please!


Forget the bob-bons and caramel apples - today's youth has a sweet tooth for Chicks! Jack Chick's gospel tracts that is! Even if you are not personally redeemed, why not forego the sugar-coated Satanism this year and give the kids what they really crave? From the most widely published and read comic book author in history!


Visit the Jack Chick website for free downloadable versions of the new Halloween title SPOOKY as well as old favorites like The Devil's Night, The Little Ghost, and Boo! PLUS testimonials, links to informative articles on the history of Halloween, and a list of suggested Halloween Chick Tract usage ideas, including: Let Trick-or-Treaters pick from a tray stocked with different Chick tracts; Leave tracts in the candy section of stores; Go house to house saying, "Trick or Tract," then hand the person a Chick tract; and Hit the streets, shouting, "Free comic books!" You'll be swarmed with requests!



Thursday, October 24, 2013

PVD Playlist



As requested, here is the playlist from my KCHUNG Poli-Vinyl DougH DJ set at the Hammer last night - so much I didn't get to work in, but at least I got to broadcast Steve Earle's F the CC! The show should be up on the KCHUNG archive sooner or later, I'll let you know...

Fela Kuti - Yellow Fever
Party Boys - Jim Jones
Robert Wyatt - The Internationale
Eddie Cochran - C'mon Everybody
Todd Rundgren – Johnee Jingo
Chumbawamba - Jacob's Ladder (Not In My Name)
Steve Earle - The Revolution Starts Now
Stereolab - Ping Pong
Jimmy Carter Says Yes – Gene Marshall
Bryan Ferry - A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
Firesign Theatre - Everything You Know Is Wrong (Medicine Show)
Chumbawamba - Everything You Know Is Wrong
Lesley Gore – You Don’t Own Me
Fela Kuti - J.J.D. (Johhny Just Drop) (Part 2) (excerpt)
Announcements

Judy Collins - Marat/Sade
Smog - When the Power Goes Out
Terry Allen - Advice To Children
Bonzo Dog Band - No Matter Who You Vote For The Government Always Gets In
Molotov - Frijolero
Brownie McGhee - Black, Brown & White
The Last Poets - Wake Up, Niggers
Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five – The Message
Chumbawamba – Timebomb (Live Jimmy Echo version)
Steve Earle - F The CC
Bob Ostertag, Fred Frith, Phil Minton - Voice of America part 1 (excerpt)



Wednesday, October 23, 2013

It's a Movement! Ha ha.

"I use print and digital media to identify citizens eligible for canonization. I use the most common material produced by humans to form representational icons following the path of Piero Manzoni."
                                             - Michael Arata

The latest dispatch from Arataland shows Michael Arata continuing to push buttons and boundaries -- particularly with his new series of "Saint" photos, which depict the artiste's morning bowel movements sculpted to resemble figures and adorned with handmade paper-doll cutout clothes, eyes, etc. I kid you not! It's up at Garboushian Gallery through Saturday October 26 - and kudos to the gallery for mounting such a risque body of work, especially deep in the heart of Beverly. Here's a review in whitehot magazine by Eve Wood.



Garboushian Gallery
427 North Camden Drive
Beverly Hills Ca 90210

HOURS Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm
Or By Appointment.

TEL 310.274.5205