Monday, July 30, 2012


viva Midi FESTIVAL @ villa Noailles
read more http://midi-festival.com/

Dimanche 29 juillet 2012 / Villa NOAILLES / French Riviera
L’itinéraire de François Marry est de ceux qui (re)donnent la foi. S’il découvre au milieu des années 2000 les joies émancipatrices de l’activisme DIY au sein de la communauté musicale de Bristol (Crescent, Movietone), le jeune homme s’épuise à force de trafiquer avec ferveur mais sans le sou ses comptines lo-fi dans l’ombre d’un micro-label branlant. Il retourne donc se réfugier dans sa région charentaise à la recherche d’un second souffle. Qu’il va trouver. Et qui le porte encore aujourd’hui. Plongé dans l’effervescence d’une scène locale florissante, le musicien y puise l’inspiration ailée et y dégote les acolytes idoines qui vont donner un éclat nouveau aux compositions de Fránçois & The Atlas Mountains. Les deux derniers albums en date du groupe – le recueilli Plaine Inondable (2009) suivi de l’épanoui E Volo Love(2011) –sublime ainsi une pop ouverte à tous les vents, redevable autant à l’émotion brute des filières indie les plus sensibles (Sarah Records, K Records) qu’aux sonorités et aux rythmiques d’autres continents (cf. l’ouverture d’esprit ou les rééditions des labels Crammed Discs et Sublime Frequencies), sans pour autant mépriser l’ascendance nationale (l’admiré Dominique A, les devanciers de Gamine). Une signature sur le prestigieux label international Domino finit de faire la nique à l’habituelle « chanson française », habituellement si rance et si petite d’esprit, et de porter haut les aspirations chamarrées d’un groupe qui a la lourde tâche de clôturer le MIDI-Festival 2012 dans l’enceinte de la Villa Noailles. On prédit une prestation mémorable, tant le décor est idéal, car voué à l’horizon.
www.francoisandtheatlasmountains.com

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

" A Cut Above: 12 Paper Masters"


I'm leaving for France soon but i would have gone If i would have known,,..



Hina Aoyama, Papillon II, 2012. Courtesy of the artist and Christopher Henry Gallery.



http://www.artlog.com/2012/426-making-the-cut?utm_source=MadMimi&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Art+in+NYC%3A+Museum+Parties%2C+Music%2C+Food%2C+Theater%2C+Dates%2C+and+Day+Trips&utm_campaign=Art+in+NYC%3A+Museum+Parties%2C+Music%2C+Food%2C+Theater%2C+Dates%2C+and+Day+Trips&utm_term=Making+the+Cut_3A+Paper+Art#.T_LaY45vR5h

thanks Papermag



Macy's 4th of July Fireworks at Hudson River, 7/4, 9 p.m.
For all of us who still get that thrill out of seeing a beautiful display of fireworks -- and don't we all? -- there's still no beating the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks. Folks on rooftops and high-up apartments will want to face the Hudson River and let the beautiful pyrotechnic show take over the sky.  Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney will be the night's (human) entertainment. The best part? It's completely and totally free for everyone. [via Macy's]  

source http://www.papermag.com/2012/07/papermags_guide_to_july_4th_in.php

Monday, July 2, 2012

CHOICE TABLES The Dubai Melting Pot Is in the Kitchen, Too

http://travel.nytimes.com/2009/04/12/travel/12choice.html?pagewanted=all

If you wonder why this post..an article published in 2009!!!!
... Yes, I'm planning to travel to DUBAI in the next 6 month...
and in the process of cleaning my studio,,, I'm going through the piles of newspaper i kept!

Take the time to read it

read the entire article finishing with: 


I’ll lie on my deathbed regretting that I didn’t work harder and say everything I had to say, but I think what I’ll really wish is that I could have one more beer with Chris, another long talk with Megan, one last good hard laugh with Boyd. 
Life is too short to be busy.

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/30/the-busy-trap/?utm_source=PolicyMic+Newsletter&utm_campaign=e78e109bdc-New_Newsletter2_29_2012&utm_medium=email

Illustration by Brecht Vandenbroucke



ABOUT Jean Frances Follett (1917 - 1991)

Jean Follett was one of the earliest artists to use "junk sculpture" in the fifties. A student of Hans Hofmann, she began to apply paint so thickly that her pictures looked like reliefs. She embedded "found" objects pieces of wood, metal, string, and heavier objects into black-and-white reliefs. With these she created surrealistic figure fetishes and machine-people such as "Lady With the Open-Door Stomach" (1956), and "Many Headed Creature" (1958). She was closely associated with Richard Stankiewicz.........


http://www.askart.com/askart/f/jean_frances_follett/jean_frances_follett.aspx


Born:  Saint Paul (Ramsey county, Minnesota, United States)
http://www.getty.edu/vow/ULANFullDisplay?find=follett&role=&nation=&subjectid=500060631


took part in Hans Hofmann and his students: MoMA exhibition 1963-1965
source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Hofmann

Sunday, July 1, 2012

MICHEL GERARD ON VIEW IN A SUMMER GROUP SHOW

OPENING JULY 5TH 


http://vickydavid.com/exhibitions-33_summer-group-show.htm
SUMMER GROUP SHOW



Jun 30, 2012 - Sep 14, 2012 | Vicky David Gallery SUMMER GROUP SHOW