Friday, September 29, 2017

Throwblast Tuesback Fur!

Here's one from back in the day -- 2000something? Erik Knutzen and myself under the aegis of the CCCP-SCC* presenting a program of  found social studies cinema as part of a "back to high school" (ironical since I never went in the first place!) performative interactive installation at Cleveland High in Reseda as part of Christine Louise Mills (then Berry)'s Smart Gals' Are You Interested? initiative.

*Coalition for Cinematic Conservation and Preservation - Southern California Chapter

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Oṃ maṇi padme VROOM Splat!

Just successfully completed Traffic School (Glendale speed trap) -- here was one of their safety tips!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Down in the Park After Dark

MA with young adult Irish Wolfhound Georgie Girl, Donna Arcaro with Nigelesque Greyhound Picasso.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

RIP Greg Escalante

I was very saddened to hear that Greg Escalante, founder of Juxtapoz, Copro-whatevs Gallery, and the Gregorio Escalante Gallery in Chinatown killed himself. I had just seen him during Cathy Ward's opening at The Good Luck Gallery and he seemed OK. Not bubbly, but OK.

Greg meant a lot to me, he was a big supporter of my writing and curatorial efforts -- he hooked me up with two of my major curating projects -- Aspects of Mel's Hole at the GCAC, and Heart & Torch, the Rick Griffin retrospective at the Laguna Art Museum, which we collaborated on.

The pictures above & below (shot by Cathy Ward) shows me & Greg at the GEG last year(?), in a spontaneous reminiscence about Mel's Hole (I'm also wearing one of the Rick Griffin tee shirts produced for our show). Later we talked about doing some more shows together. Guess that won't happen on this plane...

Saturday, September 2, 2017

New favorite cinematic moment...

"Yeah, Tommy. Captain Wubba's gonna save Planet Xenon!"

(Experienced on HBO in the Motel 6 in Ventura, where we went to escape the L.A. heat wave!)