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the eye cringes and the heart sinks

Post #320 • July 12, 2004, 2:39 PM • 12 Comments

Due to circumstances beyond my control, I am not going to be smarter than this today. I'm with Mario Naves. Thank you for your patronage.

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oldpro

July 13, 2004, 12:15 AM

I'm not sure just how an eye goes about cringing, but, aside from the horse and rider problem, if there is one, the drawing pictured is pretty inert and does not seem to give away much understanding of what happens when you recover a thin water-based wash.

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ware

July 13, 2004, 1:32 AM

New paintings by George Bethea will be shown at MIUAD. Opening reception Friday,16th at 7:00 pm. See you there!

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Jack

July 13, 2004, 1:52 AM

The Bethea show is at 1501 Biscayne Blvd.

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scurd

July 13, 2004, 3:29 AM

Lacking a bit of informationWare, I hope your not the gallery director. The Bethea show is this Friday, July 16th at Miami International University of Art and Design at 1501 Biscayne Boulevard from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M.

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Swordfish

July 13, 2004, 3:40 AM

The bethea show is 4 to 8 pm. this friday not 4 to 7pm duuuuuuuuuu

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oldpro

July 13, 2004, 5:03 AM

Well, I guess at least we can assume there will be a BETHEA show, everybody. Hard to tell when exactly.

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Momoko

July 13, 2004, 8:35 PM

While I was at Dorsch on Friday I didnt hear any comment from anyone on the works by Robin Griffiths, but some men commented on my feet; my feet being pretty and cute. So it wasnt all that bad after all.

It seems that I got there just to get upset with my own soap opera that started in front of Dorsch even before I went into the gallery, producing some profanity later on. Besides, I was so upset (and drunk) that I said it wrong; I said **ck you instead of **ck off. Okay, my English is **cked up, but at least I didnt say **ck me by mistake so I am not so embarrassed after all.

The show can be described as a garage sale on a damn hot day, but what was the message there, anyway? Go to Salvation Army Stores more often and find art in junks might have been one of the messages, but I think the message went into toilet with the wine I consumed on that night. In any event, I need Alexander Calder or something visually more appealing to detoxify myself. Is there any Calder in Miami?

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oldpro

July 13, 2004, 8:55 PM

Don't drop one of those Griffiths sculptures on those pretty feet, Momoko.

As far as I know there is no Calder on display at a public museum in Miami. (If i am wrong someone please say so). Most of our museums are either new or never got around to buying the good stuff in the old days, so we don't have much to look at here, and probably never will.

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Franklin

July 13, 2004, 10:55 PM

Hold your horses, kids. Dorsch Gallery piece arrives shortly...

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Jack

July 14, 2004, 12:18 AM

Momoko, as far as I know, the only significant Calders in Miami are in private hands (the Bramans). I don't know how one would arrange to see them, but I expect it can be done, at least with the right connections. Glad to hear some foot fetishist redeemed the evening for you.

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Momoko

July 14, 2004, 5:29 AM

Thank you for the information on Calder in Miami (or Calder not in Miami). I've seen some Calder's in Chicago and also in Tokyo and other cities in Japan long time ago.

I don't know how you say it in English, but it probably is called "kinetic art." I like Calder's kinetic art. One must see it moving with subtle wind that you cannot even feel. With careful engineering (design), even heavy materials can catch the subtle wind.

I also like the one that stands outdoor. The direction and intensity of wind change, and the shape of the kinetic art alters in irregular manner such that each time you look at it, the shape is different. I find it sophisticated.

In case someone doesn't know Calder, here is a link.
Calder's Work

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oldpro

July 14, 2004, 6:01 AM

Subtle wind? Let's get some Calders here and see if they work with hot air.

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