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honest ossifucker...i was framed!

artwork by thomas kinkade...hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiss.
mat gleason (a.k.a. coagula) is curating a show to run at the i-5 gallery this november. i was recently invited to participate in this exhibition..

guidelines for show:
a bankrupted thomas kinkade franchise owner gave me frames intended for kinkade paintings, designed by the artist TK himself to frame the"paintings of light"...i am giving these frames (one each) to selected artists to use in the making of an artwork concerning the subject (which is also the name of the show): SURVIVING KINKADE.

um.....o.k....first off.....HOOOOOOOW could i refuse?!?!?!?!
yah....let's just say......my chop saw is BESiDE herself!!!!


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Aug. 18th, 2006 03:06 am (UTC)
Oh my god. That is AWESOME!!! I am so excited for you, can't wait to hear/see what you do!! I HATE TK. I wrote a paper about him in undergrad about how he isn't an artist. Heehee!!

Oh, good luck with the show!!!!!
Aug. 18th, 2006 06:57 pm (UTC)
oh my...how i would LOVE to read that paper of yours..do you still have it? i'm liking that concept...the systematic breakdown of why this person is, in fact, not who he thinks he is...or at the very least...why his art isn't fit to live.
Aug. 18th, 2006 07:08 pm (UTC)
Oh, man... i don't know if I could put my hands on it...it was back when I was at Wayne State (8 years ago!?) - Started off with the analysis of his style, a technical review of his painting technique, then a discussion of intention, originality and the lines between commercial and fine art...

Funny aside: a friend of mine makes stained glass, I make photographs...so, Andy was hanging one of my friend's stained glass pieces in our window, and we had been talking about art in general...and his brother (who was visiting) starts talking about all the art that his wife has been buying lately....

and wait for it....

...it's all thomas kinkade. Andy and I could BARELY keep a straight face.
Aug. 18th, 2006 03:18 am (UTC)
the kink is dead...
long live the kink!

an offer like that doesn't come around but once in a tastefully {ahem} depicted blue moon!

i do hope you post photos!
Aug. 18th, 2006 05:04 am (UTC)
Re: the kink is dead...
Now this is exciting. I can't wait to see what you do with this one. You know, my favorite thing about Tommy Kinky is that he has COPYRIGHT on the phrase "Painter of Light."
Splutter, sputter. My question is, is Mat gonna invite the grande honoree to the opening?
Aug. 18th, 2006 07:04 pm (UTC)
Re: the kink is dead...
hee heeeeee...."tastefully depicted blue moon' such diplomacy!!!!

i haven't forgotten to write you, btw...(life has grabbed us both by the hair and whon't let GO!!)...i've got a page of an assortment of collages up for sale. lemme know if any of these trip your trigger...i should be able to hold them for a couple weeks. i'll send you payment details when you're ready.


plus, i also post a gob on my journal..but, you already knew THAT! :D
Aug. 18th, 2006 05:14 am (UTC)
Is not Kinkade really Koons wearing religion and a warm fuzzy feeling and hype. Is it art? Everything is art. If someone tells me something is art then I will beleave it.

Aug. 18th, 2006 08:43 pm (UTC)
Re: kinkade
yah....i guess you can just about call ANYthing art..whether it belongs in the toilet or not, THAT'S the question..if it looks and smells like shit...well, then..
Aug. 18th, 2006 05:42 am (UTC)
Ooh, you so lucky!

I hope you post the resulting artwork here.
Aug. 18th, 2006 11:14 am (UTC)
That is great!!!! I can't wait to see what you do.
Aug. 18th, 2006 05:08 pm (UTC)
early november, do it in EARLY november!!!!! coz then i'll probalby still be about to see it :D
Aug. 18th, 2006 08:47 pm (UTC)
show opens november 4th...zat early enough fer ya?
i'd love to see you there!!!!!
Aug. 18th, 2006 08:58 pm (UTC)
oh oh oh oh OH!
this? THIS makes my plan to push off leaving until mid-november absoultely positively DEFINITE! :) :) :)
Aug. 18th, 2006 09:54 pm (UTC)
AAAAAHHHH!!!! joy joy!!!!!!

and what's this i hear about 'pushing off'...did i miss something? no plans on joining an italian convent and becoming the hottest nun on earth, i hope?!?!?! hmm..lemme guess...are you going up to portland, by chance?
Aug. 18th, 2006 10:03 pm (UTC)
hahahah well i AM going up to portland, but the idea was to go after that, to leave sept 25th, but then i ende dup helpign some friends outta a bind, which temporarily influenced my monetary situation heavily, but by november i should be a-ok, so i'm thinking of leaving the 2nd week or so :D
Aug. 18th, 2006 10:26 pm (UTC)
aaaaaahh..i see.
i still think you'd make a hot nun.

btw..i'll be seeing soma in a few days...i'll be sure to pass along a famous kimby hug for YOU!!!

Aug. 18th, 2006 10:49 pm (UTC)
AHHHH!!! please do! you're gonna have a splendid time! you BOTH kickass!!!!!! :) :) :) :) :)
Sep. 1st, 2006 03:27 pm (UTC)
I hope you realize how heartbroken I am that we only got the frame and not the wonderful pastoral Kinkade painting held within.

Of course I would imagine that your chop saw would be salivating at the chance to "modify" said painting.
Sep. 1st, 2006 05:52 pm (UTC)
heh heh...
that saw would gladly keep the neighbors up for just one taste of kinkade!!!!!
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