[Seen at Altamira Gallery, Islip NY….]

…let’s get this started…

rhymes with orange
by Hilary Price

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I’ll Make it Alright, 2017
Will Martyr, artist
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From the gallery site:

At once recalling Bauhaus, Surrealism, Futurism, David Hockney, Pop Art and Russian Intourist posters of the 1930s, Martyr’s paintings present hyperreal depictions of infinity pools, postcard-perfect mountains and luxury residences. Seductive yet unsettling, they are reminiscent of the glossy and pristine images of architectural, interior design or holiday magazines. Eerily devoid of human presence, the viewer is free to construct their own version of reality and the story behind the setting. With titles such as I’LL MAKE IT ALRIGHT (2017), BEAUTIFUL WIFE (2017), and EVERYTHING IS GOLDEN (2016) the paintings present the same allure of advertising and branding, inviting the viewer into the painting, yearning to experience the hidden interiors depicted.

Guys…you do not clean up your room by piling everything into the corner. Let’s try again and keep indoor trouble to a minimum today, mkay?

Belle and Ninja Kitty waiting for me to leave the room…

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incidental comics, 6/15/2017
by grant snider
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Forget the self-help books, the inspirational lectures and the how-to’s. Stop looking for that magic formula. What brought you here? To this point in time? What made you ever sit at a keyboard, pick up a brush, a camera, a pencil, or a piece of charcoal? What is it that you’re trying to say?

You’ll never be as young as you are at this very moment. Stop waiting. Get it done.

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Parrot, c. 1900
chromolithograph
C. Klein, illustrator
Blue Jay, 1882
chromolithograph
Edwin Sheppard, illustrator
Tricolour-crested Cockatoo, 1840
engraving
Edward Lear, illustrator

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Georgia O’Keeffe painting in her car at Ghost Ranch, N.M.
photo by Ansel Adams

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…let’s stay focused today…

via The New Yorker

Tulip Bowl
David Gleeson, artist
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High Noon, 1949
Edward Hopper
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“Edward Hopper’s figures are often alone, staring out of a window, sitting at a café table or standing on the porch of a New England house looking out at the ocean. High Noon is such a picture: an anonymous woman is seen in the doorway although we have no idea why. Is she waiting for someone? Or simply looking out on the day?”

It’s your day…now…

© Bill Israel

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