Gregory Siff at Kaffe 1668, Tribeca

Our buddy Gregory Siff recently had a show at Kaffe 1668 in Tribeca. Show was curated by Jessica Peck.

“Hello. I am a computer screen. Thank you for looking at me. Below you is Gregory Siff’s artwork. What you see here is work done in late 2008, early 2009. The ideas and images found in the works are pieces of his experiences and moments that stick out clearly from his life. The shape of a square and labeling occurences are a system of cataloguing his ups and downs in the cycle of youth into manhood. Leaving and going and returning and dreaming could not be avoided in this collection. I am hungry now and must go eat a pretzel. Enjoy this once in a lifetime experience.”

GO SEE IT LIVE ON VIEW UNTIL LATE FEBRUARY IN TRIBECA at KAFFE 1668,  275 GREENWICH ST.  NY, NY.

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The Daily Routine . . .

This is my usual morning routine, if things went well on my Etsy Store. If I sold anything, I’ll usually head to the Post Office around 9 am. usually 8:30 am, but today I wanted to catch the Inauguration. December was a good month of course due to the holidays, but January. . . oh January.

The walk to the Post Office. That’s how I keep in shape.

I then get my packages ready to mail to folks. Oh yes, Priority Mail costs went up to $4.95 from $4.80.

There’s a envelope of stickers I’m sending to a fellow named Greg, who recently wrote to me that he was getting a tattoo of my art on his chest for his 18th birthday.

I grab some stickers, courtesy of the Post Office. Thanks!

New stickers!!! I think this drawing came out of a night of watching Mad Max Thunder Dome.

I hope the vicious circle continues. . .

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decipher Opening at 31 Rausch St Friday Jan. 23

Just a heads up to any one in San Francisco that this Friday there will be a new opening here at 31 Rausch St. Chad Johnson is doing interesting things with the letter press and type. Remember, they run late!

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recent work by Chad Johnson

opening reception Friday, January 23, 6pm till…
31 Rausch st, between 7th & 8th & Folsom & Howard streets, 2 blocks from Civic center BART.

Chad Johnson is a printer, artist, and bookbinder living in the San Francisco bay area. After receiving an MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 1998, he has focused his art and vocation on typography and letterpress printing. He runs the presses and prepares all the digital files here at the shop.

In addition to his work with One Heart, Chad designs books, journals, and sometimes websites. He exhibits his own artwork and books regionally and nationally and likes to collaborate with other artists to make books and prints.

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My Love for You Interview with Michael C. Hsiung

Here’s an interview I did last year with Meighan from My Love For You. Check it out if you haven’t seen it.

Otherwise, here’s a new drawing I did for a collaboration project I’m finishing up for February. It’s actually not wood, it’s paper sprayed like wood that another artist made for me.

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Godspeed, You Black Emperor

At a time of such a tremendous rush of emotion I am utterly speechless.
In this brief glimpse of our future, at this moment in time as our universe expands I am utterly speechless.
It was only six years ago our protests were beat back, our voices silenced.
It was four years ago we watched you deliver the keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention.
Our jaws dropped because we have been waiting for you sir.

We are counting on you Mr. President.
It is time we take America back.

Dasco

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Mr. T and the New Microwave Informmercial

We really are in a recession . . .

(Daily Photo by Michael C. Hsiung)

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Artists for Israel

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I’ve got opinions. A lot of them.

When I saw the flier for a gallery show about Artists for Israel, the first thing I thought was “Israel. Really?” Art sales to befit a country that has better intelligence, missile defense, security, and military might, of every country with the exception of the United States. Really?

But I like Bombin’ Magazine so I was curious to see what would grace the walls of The Stanton Barrett Gallery.

I arrived outside the gallery on the Lower East Side and was promptly padded down by two dudes working security.
Perhaps they felt I had an uncanny resemblance to this guy…

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As I stood arms out, legs spread in the snow I mentioned to the two of them that I had no bombs, or grenades. They laughed in this weird way that made me think they actually were expecting someone to show up with explosives. When I got inside I bumped into Cahbasmn. Come to find out they didn’t pat him down. This means, I am officially more gangster than Cahbasmn. Take note America.

Here is the almighty Cahbasmn signing the black book…

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All in all a very interesting show. Politics aside I can’t be mad at someone for wanting to stand up, support, and defend their country. Artists for Israel has got cojones. For real folks.

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