Maykr is an ongoing archive of blog posts dating from 2005 about art and artists around....but not limited to the Beacon, NY area.


Monday, May 23, 2011

Dead Hare Radio Hour Update

My goal in the coming weeks is to catch up a bit on the month plus of posts that have not been posted.

It's good to have goals, no matter how unattainable they may be.

In any case, here's a little catch up with what's been happening on the Dead Hare Radio Hour.

Last week's show, which you can listen to with the player pasted below features conversations with Beacon, NY based artists Kirsten Mosher and Erica Hauser.



Matthew and I visit Kirsten's home to find out all about her work and Erica stopped by Kamp Maykr for the first of a couple of visits about the back to back residencies she's doing this Summer.  Currently, Erica is in Truth or Consequences, NM at the Starry Night Retreat and she's blogging her residency adventures at www.ericahauser.blogspot.com

Coming up this week on the Dead Hare Radio Hour, I ventured up to Kingston, NY to catch the closing reception of the Conversations exhibit at R&F Paints.  You'll hear the conversations I had with Laura Moriarty, Pam Farrell, Lorrie Freddette and Joanne Mattera. 
DHRH airs Tuesdays at 5pm on 91.3 WVKR FM in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Eye Candy Friday: Subliminal Eye F*ck


There is that which is seen and that which is understood. That which is understood of what is seen mayhaps not have ever been part of the mayking of that which is seen in the first place. 
Or not..
Take these unfortunate visual expressions of company brands which may well have unintended understandings of that company embedded in a customer's mind - whether that understanding is the product of the customer's projection, or the mischief of some graphic designer. 

It took me a very long time to figure out what was going on in this example:
I'm a little slow sometimes.
Then you have those understandings, separate from the things that are seen until the right creative visionary can effectively marry the two:
Viktor Hertz has modified logos of some of your favorite brands in such a way as to demonstrate the subtext that may represent a tangential product line of those brands. 

Friday, May 06, 2011

Last weekend to catch Deb Davidovits and Kazumi Tanaka @ HBG

This weekend will be your last chance to catch two exhibits at Hudson Beach glass by Kazumi Tanaka and Deb Davidovits.  Below are images snapped during the opening of the exhibits in April.

Next up @ Hudson Beach Glass: John Gilvey and Jennifer Mackiewicz are curating an exhibit of work by 2011 residents of The Wassaic Project.  This show will open on May 14.

Kazumi Tanaka:






Deb Davidovits: