Thursday, February 28, 2008
I've probably written that statement like 10 or 15 times before on here.
And it probably sounds like a line from High Fidelity. It's not.
This record is one of the most important records of my life reminding me of a time I always want to travel back to. The lyrics cover topics all over the board and kinda fit in to some of the abstract methods or obtuse responses that constantly describe me. It's a record that can make you feel happy and sad at the same.
That's kinda how I feel right now for a couple various reasons...
I know sometimes I like to hide behind the guise of Meik! and all the other characters.
It's fun. I'm not going to lie.
But some times you just have to take off that wig and fake mustache.
Fittingly in the same week I shaved my head.
I'll get back to funny and fake stories soon.
Let's just have a big group hug at Mercury on Thursday night.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Is Garlic poising something that is real?
Don't even ask it was a long tuesday Morning for me.
I was hot and cold back and forth from Midnight to 6am.
Fear not I made it to the couch with some OJ and meds to sleep.
And I made to my city with all the gear to take some photos.
Made it Stanton to shoot In Cadeo at Practice, in the Halls, on the stairs, by a map and of course in the basement of some deli.
I think I shot 2 rolls of film and like 499 digital photos.
Of course I left my tripod at the space so we had to briefly interrupt mattison to get.
Had a late night snack with Jared and showed karen all my rad haircuts from Monday.
Walked by Angels waved to Dagger and J-sills but I was so tired I couldn't even turn around and just jumped in to a cab on Ave A.
Oh well some of the Members of Mother Taco may be at Crocodile Lounge tomorrow night.
Some beers, pizza and Trivia. We're usually in the top 3 even if it's our B team.
Time for cake or for sleep.....
Monday, February 25, 2008
Hey there. Just saying hellow.
This is Gerald "Vroom Vroom" Meik!.
The official NASCAR and outdoors correspondant for Meik!.
I gotta get these city boys in to shape.
Cause they cannot hunt in the gear they have going on.
Black on black and gray on gray.
Come on guys ad a little mustache or an orange hunting shirt.
Here's my guide to help you cheer for #20 or help root for Dale Jr.
You need a mustache to start.
This is my passort photo and also used on my hunting and fishing license
I love to tell campfire stories
I wear flannel cause it makes me feel warm and loved.
I see all you ladies at the colorado cafe...yeeeeehawwwwwww!!!!
But i can be serious too
If you're taking a lady out to watch Talladega suprise with some art when you get home.
Who said Warhol could fish?
And here's a secret ladies love fudgie the whale....
Now this was clark before his make over.
He said hey Gerald I love the movie Fifth Element can you help me out
Next get that razor trimming up that side of yours of yours
Oh wait that doesn't look right
At some point this is where Clark Punched Gerald.....
Things calmed down after some punches and money.
We eventually got back to work.
The Mad Max
The essence of beauty
Alright Victim #2, I mean helper number 2. Raul from IT
Raul is big so we're not gonna make any jokes.
We've got two chances and if that doesn't work we're buzzing it off..
Comb over and gel
new look Raul....
It's part 80's surfer film meets you know, ummmmm
Not goood, not good he's mad, Raul's mad......
Uh oh he's mad we're running off to our SUV/fish boat trailer.
This is not good. See you at the next NASCAR race and send in your questions and suggestions...This has been Gerald you Outdoor man for kids at Meik!!!!! Yeeeeeeeeeehawwwwwwwww!
Yeah the title says it all.
I shaved off the beard again early today.
Well then I was playing around with my macro lens.
Great for closeup and checking out my nose pores.
Say it with me kids, Biore!!!!!!!
And some how the clippers got near my forehead.
I've been working on some more looks this week.
My bangs got a little long so I pulled a dumb and dumber.
I think you hear me knocking Sears 1987 Catalog
No Country for Ol' Meik!
also this wholepost might just dissappear tomorrow.
Also please don't try this at home
So let's make it a contest.
The current look alter-ego we're calling Meiko!.
Send in your suggestions before 1pm Monday 2-25-08
Here's some of Tomorrow's possible cuts.
2. Flat top
3. High Fade
4. Tony Hawk.
But if you got something creative let us know.
Maybe we'll even send you an 8x10 with your suggestion.
Side note I plan to shave this all off before leaving the house.
In just a couple strokes it could turn in to a wicked mullet.
Other wise I'll see ya with a clean and shiny head on Thursday
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Amy Poehler is amazing when she plays male characters especially young boys.
If you see any funny photos of me, well.
Let's just say I reenacted a scene from Dumb and Dumber today.
I'll tell you later today or after the oscars.
till then I need some chips and dip...
But in that reckless really fast paced kinda way.
Especially their songs "Give me Strenth" or "Brand New Day"
Like I'm gonna land a fakie heel to manual to 180 shuvit.
I had that trick on lock at the HAMILTON PARK...
After that random intro I just wanted to briefly recap the eve.
The Tara McPherson gallery was insane tonight.
I didn't take any photos because the gallery got really crowded.
I didn't want an reenactment of fisheyelens gate. Ask Jared about that.
If I had a couple grand to throw around I know what I would have picked up some pieces.
The balloons and plants sculptures were insane.
It was almost like a trasncendental experience in the Dr. Seuss esque room with balloons and skull flowers being transformed from images to become 3D structures.
Unicorn Seahorse girl minus the heart is still probably my favorite.
I'm probably the last person in the world that should be talking about art.
I know that there is stuff that I appreciate and am very jealous of the techniques used.
Fact: 1. I can't draw people. 2 I have shaky hands. 3. Art for me is a side project.
But for many of the people that I appreciate it is their life or job.
It's a different set of pretenses between some kid splattering as compared someones business plan. it's weird and totally confusing to me since I'm an outsider.
It's kinda like when I keep reading about Basquiat I wonder what it would have been like to know him. But then I think of all the people we know through Meik! right now and it's pretty darn inspiring. Thanks inspirers. Hmmm that's not grammatical..
Oh well I leave you with with the line that Imogen Heap gave me a little while and I sang while strolling through LES or Soho.
"Say goodnight and goooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!"
To see the detail in the pencil drawings and portraits especially of the girl in the elements series. Wow. Double wow...
oh and SNL is back. Hip hip hoooray. I missed amy poehler so much.....
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Totally forgot to post but I'm running to the bus right now.
Come on out tonight if you can make it.
February 23 - March 22, 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 23, 7pm – 9pm
Jonathan Levine Gallery
529 West 20th Street, 9E New York, NY 10011 ph:212-243-3822
NEW YORK, NY — Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to announce Lost
Constellations, a solo exhibition of new works by Tara McPherson. For
the artist's first solo show at the gallery, Lost Constellations
features a new series of oil paintings and resin-cast sculptures,
incorporated into a site-specific installation. The sculptures are a
new experience for the artist, who has never before worked in this
medium, three-dimensionally in full-scale proportions.
The painted portraits in Lost Constellations depict adventurous
super-heroines from an alternate universe, crossing dimensional planes
of time and space. McPherson considers the idea of parallel existence
through the use of multiple views or angles on a subject, inspired by
the Einstein cross (a phenomenon caused by gravitational lensing)
while her series of bodily transfigurations convey principles on the
physical manifestation of thought. A reoccurring cast of female
characters appear in various states of action—fighting battles and
growing toward self-discovery. Using her signature bold and graphic
style, Tara's imagery explores love, loss and loneliness through
variations on strength, vulnerability and female empowerment. Concepts
of non-verbal communication and the evolution of spoken language are
explored as well, along with an interpretation on the circle of
life—represented through transitional properties of water particles:
gas, liquid and solid.
One of the first women to gain recognition in a genre (and greater Art
world) dominated by Male artists, Tara McPherson is a role model for
younger female artists in the movement. A multi-faceted artist, she
has successful careers in both Fine Art and Illustration. Her process
remains the same in commissioned illustrations as in her personal
work. Tara only does what she enjoys, never compromising her talent or
individual sense of creative expression. Fine Art allows McPherson to
develop a deeper, more intimate narrative for her subjects. Through
layers of paint and symbolism, ideas that take pages of storyboard to
convey in illustration projects can be condensed into a singular panel
for one of her original pieces of artwork.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Born in San Francisco, and raised in Los Angeles, Tara McPherson is a
painter, poster artist and freelance illustrator based out of New York
City. She received her BFA from Art Center College of Design in
Pasadena, CA with honors in Illustration and a minor in Fine Art.
While in college, she interned at Rough Draft Studios, working on Matt
Groening's animated series Futurama. Creating art about people and
their odd ways, her characters exude an idealized innocence with a
glimpse of hard earned wisdom in their eyes. Recalling many issues
from childhood and good old life experience, she creates images that
are thought provoking and seductive. People and their relationships
are a central theme throughout her body of work. Tara exhibits her
paintings and prints in fine art galleries all over the world. Her
first monograph Lonely Heart: The Art of Tara McPherson was published
by Dark Horse Press, in 2006.
Friday, February 22, 2008
Does anybody remember the 2 bands that played before Major General on Tuesday at Death by Audio.
If I did I wouldn't be asking but my note pad disentegrated.
If so please do let me know.
I took a bunch of photos of both groups.
It was like an episode of Quantum Leap. Not really I guess.
But I did find out you can use a camera bag as a bevy cooler.
The first group I have posted had a The Moldy Peaches vibe meets a little Matt and Kim. You gotta love some accordion and some bow and saw.
I have that same hat, I shoulda worn it...instead i have no ears now
These guys should have been at Arch DL IV
Thursday, February 21, 2008
So let's just babble for a little.
I wanted to go to NME night tonight at the Annex.
But I was running a ton of errands and gotta be up early tomorrow.
So I kinda bailed on that but it should be fun and it's going on right now.
Last night I had this crazy dream about this imaginary festival.
It may be real but it was a total dream.
I went to sleep and all the sudden I'm on a plane to UK.
I'm carrying all this camera gear and showing up to see all these bands.
I think I was there to see all these bands and probably do a story.
Flash to I'm looking out my cottage window and I see 5 gigantic stages. Banners everywhere for this festival being called the Camden Festival. I walk outside with a Pint of Guinness in hand and see Oasis mid set. It was so in depth that at one point I went to sleep inside my dream and woke up for day 2. Yeah imagine me really waking in real life totally confuse when my phone rang. But back to the fantasy.
It got really weird at some point when I realized I had this magic golden ticket badge that got me backstage. Secret passages, miraculous conversations with bands I know, met, never met, or do not even exist. I would compare to a lot of the photos from the Brits. I still think the Arctic Monkeys in hunting gear from early 1940's is pretty amazing and funny....I realize I should have written this about 10 hours ago when this was fresh on my brain. So if you're ever with us at a Camden Festival in England in the near future and we start freaking out it's just because things in a dream we had a while ago are coming true.
That's all for that.
Friday I'm still working on the schedule.
I may be shooting photos.
I may be involved in a 24 hour race of amazingness.
We'll just have to wait and see.
Definitely if you have time go to the Delancey or Mercury Lounge tomorrow for the shows. Both have great bands on the bills such as Man in Gray and Kinetic.
P.S. I may have a badass new Flash for my camera tomorrow....