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“Form is the Graveyard of Conciousness” – Frank Haines opening at Lisa Cooley

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Occultist artist Frank Haines debuts an installation of new paintings, sculptures, and situations tonight at the Lisa Cooley, located at 54 Orchard Street in Chinatown. Most of tonight’s work was made in the gallery space, utilizing a wide range of formlessness and abstraction. With heavy Theosophical influence, the exhibition invokes themes of duality, including one energetic sculpture of two two-tone dangling equilateral triangles. Also well known for his experimental music as one half of the duo Blanko and Noiry, Haines is offering attendees of tonight’s show first crack at a cassette tape limited to 500 of never-before heard music he created while studying in Austria.

If Haines’ style reminds you of Kenneth Anger, you’re not alone. Haines will present a new performance entitled Blood Transfusion for a Ghost at the Anger exhibition at PS1 June 20th.

The show runs from tonight to July 3rd. More of Haines’ art is featured here and here.

Written by editor@arthurmag.com

May 29th, 2009 at 2:56 pm

“Form is the Graveyard of Conciousness” – Frank Haines opening at Lisa Cooley

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fh-poster-2009-low
Occultist artist Frank Haines debuts an installation of new paintings, sculptures, and situations tonight at the Lisa Cooley, located at 54 Orchard Street in Chinatown. Most of tonight’s work was made in the gallery space, utilizing a wide range of formlessness and abstraction. With heavy Theosophical influence, the exhibition invokes themes of duality, including one energetic sculpture of two two-tone dangling equilateral triangles. Also well known for his experimental music as one half of the duo Blanko and Noiry, Haines is offering attendees of tonight’s show first crack at a cassette tape limited to 500 of never-before heard music he created while studying in Austria.

If Haines’ style reminds you of Kenneth Anger, you’re not alone. Haines will present a new performance entitled Blood Transfusion for a Ghost at the Anger exhibition at PS1 June 20th.

The show runs from tonight to July 3rd. More of Haines’ art is featured here and here.

Written by editor@arthurmag.com

May 29th, 2009 at 2:56 pm

Today’s Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — IOAN CULIANU

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May 21– IOAN CULIANU
Martyred Romanian historian of religion, philosopher, magic.

MAY 21, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Feast of the Triple Scoop.

ALSO ON MAY 21 IN HISTORY…
1471 — German artist Albrecht Dürer born, Nuremberg, Germany.
1690 — John Eliot, “Apostle to the Indians,” dies.
1844 — “Douanier” Henri Rousseau born, Lavalle, Mayenne, France.
1886— Universologist Stephen Pearl Andrews dies, New York City.
1904 — Jazz musician “Fats” Waller born, New York, New York.
1926 — Black Mountain, Beat poet Robert Creeley born, Arlington, Mass.
1935 — Hull House founder, social activist Jane Addams dies, Chicago, Illinois.
1956 — First aerial test of H-Bomb makes Bikini Atoll unlivable.
1991 — Romanian religious historian Ioan Culianu assassinated, Chicago, Illinois

Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective

MAY 21 —

Runes for Freyja, by Sayre Vickers

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Above: “Cherry double-beveled crossgrain ’tile’ style runes with light oil finish. Cream pyramid-shaped bag with a cherry button closure. This set was inspired by the Goddess Freyja.”

About the artist:

Hi, I’m Sayre Vickers. I’m the person behind Seven Sapphires. I am a Chicago-based artist, permaculturist, bicyclist, activist, and witch.

My work ranges from more traditional studio-centered approaches like ceramics or pen & ink on paper, to functional fabric arts, to site-specific installations including rooftop greenhouses made from dumpstered windows.

My projects are unified by a mindful honoring of connection and relationship:

To the Earth: I work sustainably whenever possible. This means that I almost exclusively use recycled/reused/reclaimed/dumpstered/scavenged materials. I also work to minimize non-renewable energy use and ‘waste’.

To People: Much of my work is by commission, so throughout the design and making there is the connection of intention from my hands to a specific person.

To Place: My spaces/installations are specific to the place they are built and ideally stem from locally available materials.

To Spirit: Many of the items I create can be put to spiritual uses - from meditation stools, to bowls for water meditation, to runes for divination, to vessels that can hold offerings.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, would like to hear more about my work, or just want to say hi.”

More info:
http://sevensapphires.net/about.html

Written by editor@arthurmag.com

May 2nd, 2009 at 10:23 am

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