this most recent whirlwind tour, where i airplaned in, attempted to torture all my local loved ones for a few days, threw up an exhibition and airplaned away went so yes. idk, i had fun.this show went down like a drowning child (frantic/glorious), an opening for personal closure, and the scene was taser. 33 new/recent pieces, 2 books. the “there is a wrong time for everything.” show will remain on exhibition at the fell building til the end o’ may.even the reading here (above), with introduction by no other than winterman hisself, felt damn on!gr*8 times flocking bloomington, indiana w/ ms. j. shelley harrison the day before. though i was only able to experience a few hrs of this 13 mile ARThritIS mini-marathon as (knee shy), which began at W. That Rd. (srsly)….it was terrif! look up/look down.
giant thanks to everyone who outed it to make this all work: crab jackson, the winterpeople, j. shelley harrison, hien + fam, wwClaytor, terri fresh (from: gross air–coming all the way down from her space kraft somewhere over chi-ca-go!!), lunch skirt, everyone at the fell gallery, everyone who came out, hung out, old besties and new pals.
Gearing up for an upcoming whirlwind run through the middle-west!
Dialed in this drone strike of new and recent works at the Fell Building… Bloomington, IN… and/or however far the casualty radius expands. Along w/ this action, fellow traveling artist/collaborator j. shelley harrison and i (kneeshy) will be taking the day before to explore/expand new work involving “flocking” and the open-ended, open-entry band Arthritis, in very off-site ways… details forthcoming.
THERE’S A WRONG TIME FOR EVERYTHING
an exhibition by jeremy kennedy
with reading by the artist, introduction by artist j. shelley harrison.
Compiled from four distinct, intertwining series, There’s a Wrong Time For Everything selects 33 pieces of new and recent works completed on paper.
Neon migraines. Masculine vulnerability. The feminine stance. From text-heavy, paint-starved one-liners to paragraph-laden collage, these works exemplify Kennedy’s knack for wry interpretation and genius misunderstandings.
Some years’ worth of careful, cynical, inward, outward, behavioral observations have been slammed up against the artists’ lexicon of humor and absurdity to create his favorite version of the world: where sorority girls and ex-princesses do Rule.
The artists’ heroines, like his jargon, are ruthless. Kennedy’s heroines have not simply been mused upon—-they command his existential dread. With their bratty stares and sassed hips, they also seem to destroy him. Yet there’s something in their stance that the artist trusts, and he allows himself to be held amongst the pain-waves of failed life formulas, invented personalities, love and lack, anxiety.
In the rare image, both text and heroine have disappeared. The thought is finished.
In addition to the collection, two books will be on hand. Anti-Fantasy, an extremely limited edition set of bound giclee prints featuring selected material from the show, as well as There’s a Wrong Time for Everything, an extension of the presented works built with the written word and found imagery.
A short reading by the artist from There’s a Wrong Time for Everything will occur at the opening.
-Rebecca Ramirez (2016)
P.S.- Also, i’m on vacay, right?! (LOL).
The cold thing, the clock thing, and now the spring thing…
On the verge of some super-serious site adjustments. Hopefully.
In the meantime, even if it’s broken, don’t fix it… just put some avocado on it… in the form of new action fromth Table Blue Studio.
Original works, giclee prints, photos, “other”.
“Hot and Ready”, like all the Little Caesars boxes that litter my neighborhood.
So many collabs!!! New sounds, exploring the culinary realm w/ the Industrials at Goatmother, B+W photo weirdness, posting up w/ Crab Jackson, water-jet cutting w/ Ms. J. Shelley Harrison, woodblock printing, finding new and excitingly complicated methods of coast-to-coast collab w/ Mr. Moerchen, absurdist how-to videos, decoder rings, hmm…what else…
Rebel Hands Press is super active, and we’re apparently “jazzed” about it… look for us this summer.
A pile of new sculpture materials just screaming at me from the other room,… things are srsly closing in.
Get vernal, and may Chewbacca be with you.
But first, the summer(y)… Things got a lil’ garbage claw for a bit. Some things got srsly derailed. Sooooo…the last 1/2 of summer was decidedly tired date. Still managed to sprinkle up some work, woks, lotsa soup and salad, sound-making, seeing, sawing, scoring, shooting, screening, and so on and such. Alotta which can be seen here because seasonal site updates. More to come soon!
Aside from finishing off some of that noise, there is plenty on the platter… some 3-D, some 3-dimensionals, funny foods, piano preparations, uhm…books, a big archiving project (as soon as i acquire a new scanner), more collab action, and some other things will happen too.
Big hugs and thanks to everyone who put things together, and helped on some huge wins!
I hope it rains this year.
That’s right! For anyone who missed, or wanted to get another view of some work from our 2 day Feral Dynamics installation with Audim Culver and Ivy Siosi at the Church space, the ex-pats (Elaina and I) are now owling out at Bloomington’s top spot for rad meals…The Owlery!
Up now… til whenever they tear it down!
Big, Huge thanks to Leah, Ryan, and the whole Owlery team for making it possible!
(above photo by: jeremy hogan)
+ and also, sitewide updates on here at table-blue.com ….including photos from Feral Dynamics and some action from the archive!
summer thoughts are go! swim meetings, outdoor builds, bad-ass boston collabs, crab jackson actions, paypal, art challenged cookbook cooking, airplanes, middle east word trades, rong ways, animations, soundtrack soundings, and…the list continues down a taser lined road.
spring was like “that”, and the sights are now squarely set for this:
The Church Collective | 103 N. Adams St. | Bloomington, Indiana
June 6 – 8, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday June 6, 7pm – 11pm
dialed in with drone-like accuracy, this is what we’ve been working towards…more words from the Fort:
FERAL DYNAMICS presents a designed art environment, a lofted fort in the Indiana hills filled with animal investigations and modern obliterations, informed by a line of thought stretching from coast to coast. Many months of e- and tactile trades culminate in a weeklong terrestrial convergence at base camp, where works hang, stretch, and sprawl from floor to ceiling and beyond, the result of 3 overlapping layers of collaborative and solo research, external and internal.
The work of Siosi Design + Build is a study of humanity’s history of primary provisions; primitive weaponry, shelter, and art. The dynamic duo of Audim Culver and Ivy Siosi explore the course of “need and create” through bespoke tools, concentric neons, and incongruous hunting tactics.
The work of Bloomington expat Elaina Morgan takes its cues from the concurrent majesty and mess of her surroundings, chasing freedom in empire’s runoff. Brainscramble and heartache, ritualism and rhythm. perpetual restlessness and flag-waving resistance find form in symbols, crude construction, gut-scrawl, and mixed media pile-ons.
The work of fellow Bloomington expat Jeremy Kennedy peels back layers of paint and pages to reveal core concepts. Ideas and thoughts, complex and basic, float on waves of observations taken internally, and reinterpreted (often humorously) in a series of nearly universal one-liners.
The bows bend and arrows strike screens, splattering hyper-distracted imagery and bent verbiage over recent builds of many shapes and makes. Seeking refuge and skewing the sinister, these wily creatures cheat left, shoot straight, and return to the dirt of their wild roots.
Springtime = Bringtime…like, Table-Blue style, with the bringing of the usual array of updates around the site, so peruse away. I mean, if you want.
A-Side: from that, looking forward to returning to the middle section for some upcoming collab action w/ Ms. Elaina Morgan and Siosi Build+Design, panning for some gold times in the Bay-Bay area with the always taser Justin Clifford Rhody, and fingers x-ed for some well-spent time in points back east…
B-Side(s): that, PRINTS are now available of select original works! This is way new, so if you see something, say something (that means inquire if interested). Also, Table-Blue recently branched over to the tumblr set (tis here, still needs some love), and yes, future Rebel Hands Press matter is working its way to the surface, but at the moment, we’re busy thinking about trees…
Hope you are too. Trees. Grab it hard and do it right.
Transformative Post-Experience Introspective Exploration is possible…when it’s Table-Blue Brand.
Awlright! 2014….So far plagued by vertigo, a broken foot, and reoccurring dreams of a fictional type of big cat (kinda like a mix between a mountain lion and an ocelot, which come in small, medium, and big) called “pahcos”…more on that later.
So far so weird, but things are pretty taser factory. Work is still going strong (like a pahcos), as seen in this belated new year update session!
Yes yes, updates updates, in many sectors on the site. check it check it.
Plus (+), for all the tumblr users out thar, we on it with the brand new http://table-blue.tumblr.com/
Aside from all that, coordinating currently with pals in the icy eastern parts for some exhibition styles in the upcoming warmer months. starting in the midwest, and then…onward.
In other newz- rebel hands press is still keeping it active, more active soon. Audio recordings, nose bleeds, burgeoning west coast action, and now accepting bitcoin.
Here ends this season’s poorly structured sentences, but srsly, still sold on 2014.
Happy post-Thanksgiving / #Thanksgivukkah / Jinglehorse / Drinksgiving / Whatever you do (did) / etc.
Gearing up for our first quarter IPO with a preemptive, seasonal drone strike of updates including, but not limited to, new funny paintings, photos, books, and stuff. Sounds kinda same-y as previous post, but ‘NEW’ is always a keyword here… like the THE TAO OF JON, or that painting about the dude who smokes weed every morning in the parking lot of Walgreen, the ongoing American Shredding series, and so on. because, new.
This year has turned out so many taser factory things, but it’s not over yet. More action forthcoming… Not to mention some high and tidy collab plans in the USA and beyond…
Like Rebel Hands Press getting ill with some fax machines, some shows, a glamour-magazine-husband-hunting project, some sounds, some ???, and so much.
And though the Penny-Pacer blog came to an appropriately disappointing end, in the in-betweens, follow along w/ J. Shelley Harrison and I via our absurdist photo conversations at Still Lunch.
“You know how baller that is to say you got two washer and dryers?!” – Tyler The Creator.
…Someday, I hope.