Category Archives: Art I Like

Woodcuts by Francisco Toledo

… Intense, scary, personal, sensual, funny, obscene, off-putting, the work of Francisco Toledo conjures all of those adjectives, and often at the same time, as the observer goes from one moment to the next, back and forth, again and again experiencing them. My attraction was […]

Summer Paintings by Joan Eardley

… I am not sure if these are all really summer paintings, but they all seem to have summer in them. The artist Robert Rhodes introduced me to Joan Eardley; I knew nothing about her—still don’t know a lot—but I find it interesting that she […]

from Nombres de las iguanas por Francisco Toledo

… From Nombres de las iguanas by Francisco Toledo, a book I have of his work without titles, dates, methods or materials, but from 1974 – 2001. Use your imagination; the artist certainly did. Francisco Toledo (1940 – 2019). Descansa en paz. … … … […]

Basil King reads The Green Man Comes to 4th Street, Number 7

… When I was visiting Basil and Martha King recently, BAZ took me upstairs to his studio to see what he has been working on since January, a series called The Green Man Comes to 4th Street, engaging portraits with intense gazes that look at […]

Lines 644-691 from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Book Three with a photo by Stanley Stellar

… When I recently saw the photo by Stanley Stellar of a beautiful painting of a phallic man with a dolphin, I remembered some lines from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, a tale told by the captain of a ship who tries to stop his crew from kidnapping […]

Neddi Heller at Gallery Gaia

… I’ve been a fan of Neddi Heller’s work since I first met her thirty some years ago, and you can enjoy her paintings here on the blog long after the exhibit closes, but there is nothing like seeing her work up close, so I […]

By Robert Rhodes: Night Rain

… I am constantly floored, amazed, inspired and pleased by the output and the quality of the paintings of Robert Rhodes. Living in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, he has the rolling countryside available to him in all of its seasons and all of its weather. It’s been […]

Peter Bushyeager reads Monday May 3

… At the Local Knowledge Reading Series at the Parkside Lounge on May 19th, poets Vyt Bakaitis and Peter Bushyeager were featured. Peter began his reading with a poem, Monday May 3, that I had never heard him read before, but remembered reading myself in […]

Ira Joel Haber: Perspectives

I came across the photographs of Ira Joel Haber on the Internet, got in touch with him, and asked if I could post some of his photos here because I enjoy their perspectives. I am looking forward to exploring his collages and paintings next; perhaps […]

White Faced Lieutenant, a play by Dennis Moritz

… White Faced Lieutenant, a new play by the poet playwright, Dennis Moritz, is a prayer of remembrance dedicated to his father, Wallace Moritz, a radar-bombardier in WWII, who was shot down over Japan and spent five months there in a prisoner of war camp […]

Steve Dalachinsky reads poems for Artaud and Kupferberg

… When Steve Dalachinsky and Yuko Otomo visited a few weeks back, we had a great time talking and recording their poetry too. Here is Steve reading two of Kenny Angel’s (what Steve likes to call “Kenny’s Broadsides”) hand-colored laser prints, two poems Steve wrote, […]

Gordon Parks at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, November 4, 2018 – February 18, 2019

… The Gordon Parks show of photos from the 1940s closed on Monday at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC although I have archived nineteen of the photos here with a link to the National Gallery too. I first heard of Gordon Parks […]