“Do It (Outside)” at Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens

Posted by The G on June 4, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Various Artists.

The Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens

The Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens

Recently, the Happy Famous Artists were in town and they turned me on to the Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens.   Gail and I went on an urban adventure to sunny Queens and checked out a really cool exhibit entitled “Do It (Outside).”  [Side note: you can see more photos of this exhibit from Worley Gig, Happy Famous Artists or the official Socrates website by clicking the links above.]

Socrates by David Barry

Socrates by David Barry

A selection of artists (including Robert Ashley, Darren Bader, Nairy Baghramian, John Baldessari, Yto Barrada, Robert Barry, Jerome Bel, Mel Bochner, Minerva Cuevas, Tacita Dean, Elmgreen & Dragset, Tracey Emin, William Forsythe, Paul-Armand Gette, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Douglas Gordon, Konstantin Grcic, Anna Halprin, Cristina Iglesias, Koo Jeong-A, Joan Jonas, Ilya Kabakov, Mike Kelley, Alison Knowles, Suzanne Lacy, Adriana Lara, Bertrand Lavier, Xavier Le Roy, Sol LeWitt, Lucy Lippard, Anibal Lopez, David Lynch, Christian Marclay, Enzo Mari, Paul McCarthy, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, Ernesto Neto, Rivane Neuenschwander, Albert Oehlen, Yoko Ono, Clifford Owens, Lygia Pape, Nicolas Paris, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Cedric Price, Tobias Rehberger, Pedro Reyes, Martha Rosler, Eszter Salamon, Tomas Saraceno, Peter Saville, Kazuyo Sejima, . Shimabuku, Gabriel Sierra, Andreas Slominski, Michael Smith, Nancy Spero, Hugo Suter, Anton Vidokle, Hannah Weinberger, Ai Weiwei, Franz West, Erwin Wurm) have  written out  instructions to be interpreted by other artists, performers, community groups, and the public, as you can see above.

"What Would Tracey Do" by Tracey Emin

“What Would Tracey Do” by Tracey Emin

If you are looking for a fun getaway from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan, take the N train out to Queens and enjoy this beautiful park with nice views of the city and in addition, if sculptures are your thing, you are walking distance from the Noguchi Museum (more to come on that).

David Lynch

David Lynch

Gail For Rent

Gail For Rent

Gail and I had fun interacting with the art on an extremely hot but gorgeous day.

G inside Konstantine Grcic art.

G inside Konstantine Grcic art.

“Do It (Outside)” curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist only runs through July 7, 2013, so don’t miss your chance to see and interact with a lot of great art.

Paul McCarthy

Paul McCarthy

Socrates Sculpture Park is located at 32-01 Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City and is open 365 days a year from 10 am to sunset.

@NYCGOVCUOMO Imagine There’s No Fracking

Posted by The G on December 4, 2012 under Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photo by G.  Poster presumably by Sean Lennon and Yoko Ono.

Imagine There's No Fracking

Imagine There’s No Fracking

New York!  Please repost this, retweet it, put it on your favorite social media sites and spread the word!

I’ve written about the dangers of hydrofracking before and you owe it to yourself to know the facts.  At the very least, please read the following:

Misleading the public under the false claim that gas is a “clean” energy, the oil and gas industry is currently using a toxic and hazardous process for natural gas extraction called hydraulic fracturing (“hydrofracking”).  This process, currently ongoing in 34 states in the USA, is causing irreparable damage to the environment, poisoning humans and animals, making farms, homes and large tracts of land uninhabitable.

#Dontfrackny

 

Music Is All Over by Mr. Brainwash

Posted by The G on January 28, 2012 under Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photo by G. Art by Mr. Brainwash

Music is All Over by Mr. Brainwash

Music is All Over by Mr Brainwash

“Uncursed” by Yoko Ono at Galerie Lelong

Posted by The G on October 31, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photo by G.  Art by Yoko Ono.

Uncursed by Yoko Ono

Uncursed by Yoko Ono at Galerie Lelong in New York. Now showing through December 10, 2011

Yoko Ono’s exhibit “Uncursed” at Galerie Lelong in New York offers blessings for New York as a reminder of our global connectedness and the universality of human experience to “uncurse” ourselves and move on.

“Uncursed” is showing at Galerie Lelong (located at 528 West 26th Street) in

All You Need Is Love by Mr. Brainwash

Posted by The G on March 29, 2011 under Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photo by G.  Art by Mr. Brainwash.

All You Need Is Love by Mr. Brainwash

All I needed was this car to move out of the way so I could get a clear shot, but that was not happening!  Keep Japan in your thoughts during this difficult time!

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