Saturday, March 28, 2009

: time warp: an uncalculated bohemian loft party :

There is actually an unfinished loft that remains in Brooklyn. They have a piano and lots of space for people to listen to music and not spend sixty dollars on a casual night out. They also had cupcakes, probably because it was this gentleman's birthday.

I wish "house parties" like this happened more in New York, but barely anyone has space or time to clean up after losers like us who left our beer bottles around (it was crowded in there!).

Believe it or not, I actually heard some people complaining about the party -- wha?

Anyway, many great outfits in there, but it was so crowded that photos were hard to get. I especially loved this young woman's ensemble . . . these sibling colors are getting along with no rivalry, and her hat -- so early 90s inner city girl, worn very well. It reminds me of the band ESG, even though I have no idea what they looked like. Somehow I imagine them in hats like this.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

: American Dream :

How clever would you be if you went around asking people in Brooklyn what their dream is, had them write it inside a cartoon speech bubble, and then took pictures?

Quite clever, because you'd expose just how broken -- and yet how alive -- the American Dream is.

That's how this girl got on the wall in fake grass in the back"yard" of a gallery in Williamsburg. Her dream is to "be happy." Other honorable mentions include, "To live like a human being," and "my dream was to stay drunk." I wonder why they didn't put that last one up larger-than-life on the wall.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

: so top that! :
graffiti pieces are some of my favorite things. I like this one even though I'm not quite sure what's going on. It could be a woman in labor . . . or squatting to pee into that mail slot? If so, I've really intruded here. I feel like "the voyeur," and I'd insert a Freudian reading of the art here but I don't believe his theories (and I really should be writing about other things right now). So I'll just say, "abject public art -- how ironic, paradoxical, and clever!"