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Erin has just introduced me to Amy Sedaris. I have a little girl-crush on Amy now. Fowl Newyorker at its best. Lovely Nut.

Gene Wilder, Betty, 1997, watercolor, 9 x 11 1/2,” Collection of Gene and Karen Wilder

Friday Morning

have been writing some exhibition proposals.
It's pretty tricky to explain being playful.It's embarassing really, perhaps I should use emotiocons in proposals, so they can get my tone of voice?
Mucking about, has been hard to say. But hope I can work out how to do it. Proposals are floppy anyway, pitching something in the future. Gee wizz.

Cooolio to see the speech2012 blog spot has some new posts, funny spat between Tao an Michael at the moment, about Tao performance at Gertrude St, would like to hear from Immogen, but maybe that isn't the point?

Face book has been fun, but now everyone is on there and it's like real life again!

any hoot. Cherrio.

'Rolf' 2007

'stupid as a painter, after those guys' 2007

'art v's the ecosystem' 2006

'no more objects, thanks but none' 2007

'Sunday Reed is Organic' 2006

'patronising inside-outness, are you getting it, I'm helping you' 2007.

Free Association, Tracey.

so saw Tracey Emin on Dame Edna last night - and she talked about her column. So here is the link. I like how she talks about being 80.
It's nice chatty writing reminds me a bit of Anna, and Jess's writing for 'funny ha ha', how making are you don't have to get over it and peps can't tell you to. Hope I got it right Jess!! The pic of Tracey with the flag is from Art and the one below, a lego Emin bed is from the Liverpool museum website.
So that's enough name dropping for now - but just one more below in Elvis looking at my work at First Draft. The opening of clip art was nice. I think it's a good show, the work of Soda Jerk and Sam Smith was great and I love Elvis' 'please stand by'. Went to arts project the next day and saw a set up for a Beuys re -do. Heard a Venice report. They slammed Emin! But described a great Sarah Lucas work not in the Bienallie but at the same time. then went to Peloton to find Giles Ryder on with 'some kind of electric' - It's pretty 'free' work! A really nice space.

Jess Johnson's FUNNY HA HA at The Narrows. It's great. The works slides around together gently. Themed shows can be difficult, by Funny Ha Ha is not, its very comfortable, it's very open. You are included. Jess's drawings gather momentum as they gather and get larger. They are unframed and accessible. The show has lines and flat spaces, it does not model in 3D. It's breathy. And then there is a sculpture in the corner, just out to the centre. Placed well. What Jess has written for the show does not strain itself to justify, or force the show, its affectionate to their creative bond. Jess writes so swell.

I think The Narrows is my favourite space in town. The concept of an independent work for a poster print run come invitation generously funded be Warren Taylor is 'project' and exciting.

Octopus at Gertrude Street is a better show that I have seen there. Some times I just think what are you up to Gertrude? Whatever Gertrude. Geoff Newton's 'Music for Eyes' is one of the funniest things I have ever clapped ears on. His wood chip challenge is a nutcase. His exaggeration of 'that' pole, his admission to that pole being there is so gorgeous. He bothered to deal with it. Others have tried on failed. the framed pics on food pics are unshackled, the photos rough, the straight up snap shot, like you get developed at the chemist, not a retro Polaroid not a jumbo print lush cause you can. I think these free associate, stuff liked put together, this is art with out words at its better.

P.s. sorry but I don't really like Ashley Crawford's email address. crawDADA ! What was he thinking. but I guess email addresses can haunt you from the past hey. from how you were then.


Final One_s Conversation With the World Ending

Final The Cyclic Nature of Things

The Seduction of Stuff

Untitled 5

above is the work of Helen Shelley. Slippery Muddy Beautiful-Not So Beautiful. Shelley ups the anti each time, she doesn't sit on her hands. Swoon. I believe the top three are oil on canvas and 'Untitles 5' arylic on canvas, with fake tatoos.