WINNER 2014 and 2017 GOLDEN WEB

WINNER 2014 and 2017 GOLDEN WEB

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

It is truly the only place to be tomorrow night.  
The much anticipated ATONEMENT Show at GALLERY U   Contemporary Artspace 
reception with the artists is Thursday night from 6-9. 
This show is what Contemporary art is all about
the best emerging artists in the world convene

curated by robbeyond
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Picher, no, not that kind of Pitcher!

 Picher was a city in Ottawa County, Oklahoma, United States. It was formerly a center of lead and zinc mining. The population was 1,640 at the 2000 census. Discoveries of ground contamination and the possibility of a cave-in of mines under the city have prompted all of its population to evacuate.
 n 1913, as the Tri-State district expanded, lead and zinc ore was discovered on Harry Crawfish's claim and mining began. A townsite developed overnight around the new workings and was named Picher in honor of O. S. Picher, owner of Picher Lead Company. Incorporated in 1918, by 1920 Picher had a population of 9,726. Peak population occurred at 14,252 in 1926 followed by a gradual decline paralleling a decrease in mining activity, to 2,553 by 1960.
The Picher area became the most productive lead-zinc mining field in the Tri-State district producing over $20 billion worth of ore between 1917 and 1947. More than fifty percent of the lead and zinc metal used during World War I were produced by the Picher district. At its peak over 14,000 miners worked the mines and another 4,000 worked in mining services. Many of these workers commuted by an extensive trolley system from as far away as Joplin and Carthage, Missouri. Mining ceased in 1967 and water pumping from the mines ceased. The contaminated water from some 14,000 abandoned mine shafts, 70 million tons of mine tailings, and 36 million tons of mill sand and sludge remained as a huge environmental cleanup problem.  The area became part of the Tar Creek Superfund site.

 On April 24, 2006, Reuters reported that Picher had been scheduled to be closed and all residents removed. Due in large part to the removal of large amounts of subsurface material during mining operations, many of the city's structures have been deemed in imminent danger of caving in.

On May 10, 2008, Picher was struck by a tornado. There were eight confirmed deaths, possibly including one child, and many other injuries. Twenty blocks of the city suffered extensive damage with houses and businesses destroyed or flattened. At least 150 others were injured in Picher alone. This was the deadliest tornado in Oklahoma since the South Oklahoma City on May 3, 1999, which killed 36. The federal government also decided that there would be no aid given to rebuild homes.

Emerging Photographer M. Rodgers captures the remains of this broken town. The images are haunting yet peaceful as decay and erosion cover the once thriving city.  Her style is simple, focusing on small focal points and each image displays a small memory hanging on.  I love her ability to target the most interesting details including texture, color and movement in this now still town.  
M. Rodgers images are represented by  

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Here is a new image by my friend 
Jessica Yatrofsky
I am always impressed by her work, there is a soft and subtle innocence combined with a sexy and contempory feel.  
check out more of her work here, you should purchase her work, it is a great investment!

 Here is an Offer From My friend Rod Keenan, Milliner extraordinaire....

Rod Keenan New York Announces their first ever Online Archive Sale

Sale starts April 1st!!


From his millinery studio in the heart of Harlem, Rod Keenan produces men’s hats in innovative and fashion forward styles. Keenan produces his designs in the time-honored couture tradition, combining his modern vision with handcrafted skills which emphasize detailed construction and use of fine and unusual materials.
Keenan studied fashion in Paris at Parsons School of Design before returning to New York where he received his millinery degree from The Fashion Institute of Technology. After honing his skills with apprenticeships at leading milliners Lola Ehrlich, Victoria DiNardo and Woody Shelp, Keenan set up his own studio nine years ago.

Keenan produces two lines each year: straw hats are designed for Spring and felted-fur hats sell in the Fall. Keenan’s hats are available in select stores around the world. Barney’s New York carries the line in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. The men’s hats are also available in Japan, Antwerp, and Miami as well as at Maxfield in Los Angeles, Harvey Nichols and Browns in London.
The stellar list of devoted custom clients includes: Jay Kay of Jamiroquai, Alicia Keys, Elvis Costello, Brad Pitt, Justin Timberlake, Bill Murray, Prince, Sir Elton John, Dennis Rodman, John Leguizamo, Vince Vaughn, Lisa Marie Presley, Maxwell, Cedric the Entertainer, Robin Williams, Danny DeVito and Samuel L. Jackson.

Keenan has never advertised his hats, but his remarkable press exposure and editorial coverage are testaments to the admiration of his followers, as well as to the loyalty of the many stylists who rely upon him. Rod Keenan New York hats have been featured in: Architectural Digest, Details, DNR, Genre, GQ, Harpers Bazaar, Interior Design, Interview, L’uomo Vogue Maxim, The New York Post, The New York Times, Nylon, Paper, People, Rolling Stone, Surface, TV Guide, Us, Vanity Fair, Vibe, Vogue Hommes, W and Wallpaper.
Keenan’s hats have also been worn in numerous films including Charlie’s Angels, Shaft, Mars Attacks and The Fast and the Furious.

NOW $25-$600

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Find your hat size
Simply have a friend take a tape measure, and measure your head where you want the crown of your hat to rest. This is usually about an inch above your the top of your ear, parallel to the floor.  While you can do this yourself, the measure will be more accurate if you have someone do it for you.  Please take note that if you like your hats a bit looser or tighter, then you may want to choose your size accordingly.

XS- 22”
S- 22 1/2”
M- 23”
L- 23 1/3”
XL- 24”

Photo: Noel Sutherland

The most anticipated show at GALLERY U

Gio Black Peter
Ryan Scott

Robert Torres

R. Vita

Stan Sudol


with works by:
Iggy Berlin
Christopher Stribley
Robert Ordonez
Jade Gibson
Robert Langdon
Gerry Visco (Sins from Berlin)
Joe Iurato
Richard Gessner
Beverly Kohn

Monday, March 29, 2010

Kristhian Photography
Here's some new images by a very promising young photographer. I have been watching his development and he seems to just be getting better and better.  His self portrait work is remarkable, he has an amazing sense of style and set up and he is able to create visually stunning works.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Saturday, March 27, 2010

just keeps getting better
If you are a fan of Drasko's like me, you will notice that he just seems to be getting better. Perhaps it's his endless collection of interesting and photographic models or his refined eye for capturing that exact moment. Whatever it is, I never get tired of exploring his work and always get excited when new projects appear.  

Friday, March 26, 2010


Opening Night!
March 27th and every Saturday after
Elevate 390 8th avenue btwn 29/30 OPENING NIGHT (Saturday, March 27th) To celebrate Rich King’s birthday Ken Vulsion and Derek Bobus from San Francisco’s Honey Sound System will whip the PANICROOM into a frenzy while XRIS SMack!, Ricardo Studmuffin and former Scissor Sister drummer Paddy Boom bang it in the BOMBSHELTER.
Also on the premiere bill: Adrian De Berardinis(De Berardinis Salon), Diva Steve, Herra C, Darren Kinoshita AND Cory Koons.
An extra special late night performance from the PIXIE HARLOTS. Plus a herd of go-go/shot boys w/ shot specials through out the night and a late, late happy hour at the bar.
10 – 11 OPEN BAR