Category Archives: Art I Like

Joanne Wang: Calligraphic Nature

… I was talking to Joanne Wang the other day and mentioned how much I enjoyed seeing her show last year in October. “That was in August,” she informed me. I wondered about my memory, but I don’t think of her work at a certain […]

Fifteen Autumn Paintings by Charles Burchfield

… Perhaps some of these paintings are not of the autumn, but even if the end of summer or the beginning of winter—each suggests simply by its colors the metamorphic season, here arranged chronologically from 1915 – 1965. Enjoy. … … … … … … […]

Shipping Muse: Drawings by Neddi Heller: GAIA Gallery, November 2015

… Neddi Heller had a show in Brooklyn at the GAIA Gallery called Shipping Muse in November 2015, a show inspired by drawings she did down at the Brooklyn waterfront. She asked me if I would participate in a poetry reading she was organizing one […]

Oaxaca Masks

… The masks are from Oaxaca, Mexico. I collected them over the years. The song is Grito written by Alvaro Carillo and sung by Dueto Pinotepa, all from Oaxaca. … … I love Oaxaca. One day I would like some of my ashes spread there. […]

The Psychedelic Paintings of Ching Ho Cheng, 1970 – 1973

… I can’t imagine anyone not liking Ching Ho Cheng’s psychedelic paintings. They are exciting and capture the hallucinogenic times of the late 60s and the early 70s when vision was everything, and in your face, and now. Henry Geldzahler said that these paintings revealed […]

BERNADETTE MAYER’S MEMORY, A DISCUSSION @CANADA, 333 Broome Street, September 23, 2017

… I attended (and recorded) the panel discussion of Bernadette Mayer’s Memory, a work of art she did in July 1971 that included shooting a roll of film everyday and writing everyday as well recording what was going on around her. She worked like crazy […]

Robert Rhodes: Night Diary: Nocturnal Paintings

… I have some happy news. On October 2, new paintings by Robert Rhodes will be featured at Radiance, 9 West Grant Street, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. They are night paintings and will be up for the autumn including fourteen oils on wood with more added […]

Prints, Ching Ho Cheng, 1970s

… I met the artist Ching Ho Cheng through my friend Patricia Kelly when we moved to New York City in 1979. Patti and Ching had met in Paris years before when they both lived at La Ruche, the artist residence in Montparnasse. He was […]

Three NYC Postcards by Patricia Kelly, 1980

… Patricia Kelly and I moved from Philadelphia to Manhattan in August 1979. We stayed with our friend Marcia in a huge space she shared with several others near Houston and the Bowery. Marcia, at the time a lunchtime waitress, had a hard time waking […]

Tompkins Square late 80s: Bandshell and Totems

… I am going to post a series of photos taken during the 1980s by my friend and fellow East Village resident, Don Trammel. This is the first of the series. Don put the Vimeo together and all of the photos are his shot from […]

Drawings by Arup Datta

… Arup and I are friends on Facebook. How that happened I don’t know, but it was Kismet because the other day I saw one of Arup’s sketches and really enjoyed it, then I looked and found more. I think Arup’s work is wonderfully poetic […]

Christine Stoddard reads Thirty Pounds in Three Months

… I heard Christine read Thirty Pounds in Three Months in May when I went uptown to Hudson Gardens for a reading of poets who had contributed to Transition: Poems in the Aftermath, which was their reactions in words about the November 2016 election. The […]