Category Archives: Art I Like

Drawings by Akash

  I became friends with the Bangladeshi artist, Akash, on Facebook a while ago. I’m not sure when or why, but since then, I’ve enjoyed looking at his work and watching his progress. He is a student practicing his craft constantly, an optimist for these […]

Ridgewood in the House: poems by Ama Birch

  Ama Birch got funding to talk to people in Ridgewood, Queens, hear their stories, and then make poems out of what she heard. Ridgewood is where Ama lives, and she knows it like the back of her hand.  This current work is reminiscent of […]

Tim Milk’s Woodcuts

  About a half year ago, I began to notice that Tim Milk was posting some of his work on Facebook, woodcuts that he was doing, profiles, mythic people, beasts, trees and flowers. I was really drawn to them and asked Tim if I could […]

El Perro

  One of my favorite paintings, El Perro (The Dog) as it is called—I think you could call it The Abyss—was never given a title by Goya who painted it on the wall of his home between 1819 and 1823 along with other paintings called […]

Yoshiko Chuma and The School of Hard Knocks in “Hey Women”

On Saturday, October 9, toward evening, in La Plaza Cultural, near the southwest corner of 9th Street and Avenue C, Yoshiko Chuma and The School of Hard Knocks performed a dance piece called “Hey Women” that used the ensemble in solos, duets, trios as well […]

Bina Sharif’s Rage on the Page

  Over the years, I’ve enjoyed watching Bina Sharif work on stage. Her work is thoughtful, and often pulls comedy out of tragedy; she can be very funny like a stand up comic.  On August 1st, Bina posted this on her Facebook page: “This morning […]

Arup Datta, Rickshaws and Bicycles

  Arup Datta during the month of August did a lot of drawings of bicycles, but he began the month with rickshaws. So I’ll start there. Enjoy.           “There are still some hand-pulled rickshaws in central Kolkata streets and lanes! Heavy […]

Some Recent and Not So Recent Art by Dan Freeman

  I just got to look at some art that I hadn’t seen before by Dan Freeman  and am quite taken by it. I thought that I would share some here.   Yellow and Purple Flowers; Apple pencil June 2021   HUH, WTF 1994-2020   […]

Summer Drawings by Arup Datta, Mostly in July

  Arup Datta lives in Kolkata. He is always drawing so at the end of the day he has something to show for it, or even mid-day. or, heck, sometimes in the morning, there he is drawing something charming.             […]

Arup Datta: June drawings: dreams and landscapes

  Here are twenty-two drawings by Arup Datta, an artist friend of mine whose medium is his phone’s screen and a single finger tip for applying a limited choice of colors. Arup posted these on Facebook during the month of June, and I’ve selected from […]

Arup Datta’s finger drawings during the month of May

  I’ve enjoyed Arup Datta ever since we became friends on Facebook. I’m not sure what initially drew us to each other, but I enjoy his drawings very much. He has gone from pen and paper to using his finger. He says: “I use only […]

Poems by Frank O’Hara transcribed by Ted Berrigan coming to us via Ken Angel: The End Of The Far West

  Ken Angel gave me a copy of The End Of The Far West, a collection of poems by Frank O’Hara that Ted Berrigan transcribed and mimeographed in 1974 with front and back cover art by Alice Notley. These poems were not published in Frank […]