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The Art Guys, Situation Sculpture #4: Designated Natural Area

More wonderfully deadpan quasi-Earth Art from Houston's Art Guys. An ordinary median strip is designated as a "natural area," with documentation photos of flora (patches of dead grass), fauna (bird feathers), artifacts (discarded candy wrappers), and "wayfinding" (spraypainted utility markings).


A previous Situation Sculpture was The Flying Stump (no longer flying).

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April 2nd, 2016 at 9:00 am

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sketch_n6 detail (back)


Forgot about the back tattoo generator from 5-6 years back. It's still online! So I made a couple.
Hat tip Rene Abythe for detail of sketch_n6.

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March 6th, 2016 at 7:18 am

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sketch_n6 (back)


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March 6th, 2016 at 7:18 am

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ptyxolopies event recap



Thanks to Ice and kiptok for the images of the dump screen at the ptyxolopies event at Sunview Luncheonette in Greenpoint (an actual shuttered diner that now serves as a semi-private place for talks and events).
The idea was to have "live onscreen" before a group and talk out loud about dumps and dumping, since that is rarely done.
Some reference was made to notes of previously saved dumps, including a vocal reading of this grass dump. The focus of the evening was visual poetics and how (or whether) dump fit into that. Thanks to dumpers who actively dumped from remote locations from 8-10 pm so we had something to talk about (including toilets, "sideboobs," and special sauce containers). Am guessing there were some dumpers who wanted nothing to do with any heavy handed outside interpretation but "that's what you got."

- tom moody

February 29th, 2016 at 5:36 am

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Hyo Myoung Kim

hyo_myoung_kim_detail currently doing a digital residency at (the online space for London's Gazelli Art House gallery), where I'm scheduled to put work up in March.
You can launch Hyo Myoung Kim's show from the artist page. (I also like Laura Brothers' work).
His is glitched-out 3D painting, some animated and some not. One thing I've noticed is the gallery page resizes images to a standard format, so most of his work would occupy more screen space if it was the true size. The files are also large and load slowly, although animations such as this 19 MB gif are worth the wait. Transparentization of all the layers of these complex tangles of digital vermicelli gives a sensual, time-lapse effect. The seductive qualities would be lost if the file was any smaller.

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January 14th, 2016 at 9:20 am

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"japonisme" pair


left, "Kabuki" drawing made with Linux MyPaint; right, modified Sonny Chiba by WUPREME

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January 2nd, 2016 at 7:35 am

my show at Honey Ramka - gallery press release

Below is the press release for the exhibition of Ana Weider-Blank (main space) and yrs truly (project space):


Honey Ramka is pleased to present Strange Friends, an exhibition by Ana Wieder-Blank. Strange Friends opens Friday, November 20th from 6-9 pm, and runs through Sunday, December 20th. This will be the artist's second solo exhibition at the gallery.

Wieder-Blank's raw, ebullient paintings and ceramics invoke mythic, protofeminist players—Lilith, Leda, La Loba—to enact terrible and heroic flashpoints of legend. Visionary and revisionist, searing and playful, Wieder-Blank "explore(s) the materials and content with a combination of dark humor, joy, and tragedy" to "change, distort, and extend narratives past their ends to create contemporary political allegories."


Also on view in the project space is Original PNGs, featuring work by Tom Moody.

A consummate digital draftsman and blogger, Moody paints polymorphous biomorphs and pens trenchant criticism with polymathic aplomb. Here, Moody's work evokes underground comix styles, graffiti, and modernist painting. Or, as described by the artist, Original PNGs is:

"A series of drawings made with open source paint applications and printed on paper. The software apps, with names like Chibi Paint, Krita, and MyPaint are often used for online fan art. Here I'm treating them as found processes with inherent virtues, limitations, and quirks to be explored. Made with a tablet and stylus, the drawings struggle between inherited notions of artistic dexterity and the default labor-saving functions built into software. In the frictionless world of 1s and 0s, what does it even mean to struggle? 'PNGs' in the title refers to the preferred output file format for these apps. The PNG is a lightly compressed image that can be read in any browser. Here, a collection of 'original PNGs' are preserved for gallery display. A recent animated GIF will also be on view."

Honey Ramka is an exhibition space in Bushwick, Brooklyn @ 56 Bogart Street (first floor). The gallery is open from 1-6 pm, Friday through Sunday (and by appointment). For more information, visit

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November 17th, 2015 at 9:06 am

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tardigrade (ascii version)


ascii version by bamboo (minus background)

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November 8th, 2015 at 7:28 am

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sketch_m2 (ceramic)


based on a frame from a GIF by Rene Abythe

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October 6th, 2015 at 9:16 am

two drawings



line art in top drawing: andrej
both drawings colored in Linux MyPaint

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September 9th, 2015 at 7:33 pm