Wednesday, September 28, 2011

woman and skeleton

one of my favorite paintings...

Albert York, Woman and Skeleton, 1968

Oil on canvas mounted on masonite

12 x 11 inches

Monday, September 26, 2011

darling dust

by C. K. Williams

Face powder, gunpowder, talcum of anthrax,
shavings of steel, crematoria ash, chips
of crumbling poetry paper—all these in my lockbox,
and dust, tanks, tempests, temples of dust.

Saw-, silk-, chalk-dust and chaff,
the dust the drool of a bull swinging its head
as it dreams its death
slobs out on; dust even from the scoured,

scraped littoral of the Aegean,
troops streaming screaming across it
at those who that day, that age or forever
would be foe, worthy of being dust for.

Last, hovering dust of the harvest, brief
as the half-instant hitch in the flight
of the hawk, as the poplets of light
through the leaves of the bronzing maples.

Animal dust, mineral, mental, all hoarded
not in the jar of sexy Pandora, not
in the ark where the dust of the holy aspiring
to congeal as glorious mud-thing still writhes—

just this leathery, crackled, obsolete box,
heart-sized or brain, rusted lock shattered,
hinge howling with glee to be lifted again . . .
Face powder, gunpowder, dust, darling dust.

Sunday, September 25, 2011


photos taken with the sepia camera app on my phone

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

building small things

(image sources here)

alexandra bircken

alexandra bircken: think of me at kimmerich
so excited to come across new work by this artist- i've been a fan for a long time!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

handmade houses

i'm dreaming of someday leaving the city and building something new...

Friday, September 2, 2011


ever after

OFF Space is pleased to announce the opening of its new exhibit:

Ever After
Sunday September 18 at the Chapel of The Chimes in Oakland.

Please join us to experience the first exhibition of visual art in the Julia Morgan designed chapel and columbarium, Voted Best of the Bay’s, "Best Place to Spend Eternity".

Most stories end with happily ever after --but the stories being told by artists in this show are using Ever After as a starting point.
 Poignancy, playfulness, and sharp insights into the nature of the eternal are the common threads used to weave a series of site specific mini-installations through chapel niches. From the minimal to the Baroque, artists use these unique spaces to reflect upon notions of ritual, remembrance, loss and celebration with critical alacrity and humor.

Ever After features 15 installations by artists:
Glenna Cole Allee, Rachel Dawson, Victoria Heilweil, Elyse Hochstadt, Karrie Hovey, Phil King, Marya Krogstad, Yuki Maruyama, Emmanuelle Namont Kouznetsov, Jessica Pezalla, Maggie Simpson Adams, Luther Thie, Linda Trunzo, Andrew Witrak, Kathrine Worel.

Ever After
Exhibition Dates: September 18 - November 13, 2011

Reception for the artists: Sunday September 18 from 5-8pm
Location: Chapel Of the Chimes
, 4499 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611
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