Alright, I rarely do this, but I have been traveling so much lately (hi from London by the way!) that I've been more absent from blogland than I'd like. So here's a quick list of August-oriented things I've been meaning to post about. Wish I had time to do a one-off for each, but better succinct than never, ey?
Guillermo del Toro retrospective opened at LACMA yesterday. Up through Nov 27th.
"The Keeper" show explores the idea of collecting at the New Museum, NYC. They have a few Hilma af Klint pieces as part of it to boot. Up through Sept 25th.
Spartanburg Art Museum in South Carolina is currently showing "Pacts and Invocation: Magic and Ritual in Contemporary Art," up through August 28th.
"Equilibrium Rites," a bee magick and ecology art project spearheaded by Meesha Goldberg, opens at Hive Gallery, LA on Saturday Aug 6th, alongside group shows "Honey and Venom" and "Cosmic Union." All shows up through August 27th.
Speaking of bees, the divine Carrie Ann Baade painted this ridiculously glorious portrait of me for SF's Modern Eden Gallery. It is easily one of the strangest and most delightful things that has ever happened to me. You can check it out in person if you so desire, as it will be hanging there for a while. (Or you can, you know, buy it for me. Just sayin).
Wishing I could get up to the Hudson Valley for "The Sound Behind You II," a mystical landscape and nature show featuring many of my favorite artists including Jesse Bransford, Kari Adelaide, Max Razdow, and Juliet Jacobson. Show is up for one weekend only, August 13th and 14th.
Last shows ever up now at Seattle's trailblazing pop surrealist gallery Roq La Rue, and RIP to the current location of Brooklyn's beloved Stephen Romano Gallery. Both Kirsten Anderson and Stephen Romano will re-emerge armed with even more weird and wondrous schemes, no doubt.
I can't stop buying work by Rebecca Artemisa.
Just finished reading the newly released trade of comics series, Monstress, and holy moly is it a stunner.
Yes, Stranger Things really is the best best BEST.
Still anxiously awaiting a release date for Hope Sandoval's new album, but this new Massive Attack track featuring her is at least *something*.
That's all for now. Hope you're having a splendid summer, truly.