Tag: painting

  • Subtle Subversions

    Subtle Subversions

    My first exposure to Microscope Gallery came in 2014 when I attended the exhibit Kissing Point by Peggy Ahwesh. You can read my review of that show here. A lot has changed in the intervening years, including the location of the gallery, that moved from its space in Bushwick to its new home at 525…

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  • Pity The Nation

    Lawrence Ferlinghetti was 101 years old when he died last Monday. He was born in Yonkers but is considered a San Franciscan since he made that city his home for the last 7 decades of his life. His father died of a heart attack before he was born and his mother was committed to a…

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  • Needing, Wanting, Acquiring, and Letting Go

    We start with nothing, in a pool of blood, gasping for air. We need. We need to breathe, to drink, to eat, to move, to learn, and to retain that knowledge. We need things like shelter and clothing, and makes life more enjoyable if those things are comfortable, and stylish, and if they enhance our…

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  • Peace on Earth

    There was a time in human history when torture and even murder were offered up as forms of popular entertainment. As hard as it might be to believe, with so many violent acts being amplified by media attention, we are living is an age that is more peaceful than any in human history. The belief…

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  • If my desire is a dog

    If my desire is a dog I keep it on a leash Or locked up in a rusty cage That barely holds the beast These are the lengths I go to To try and find some peace I’ve taught the beast a few tricks Like how to fetch and beg And balance cold beer on…

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