Category Archives: PLANTS

SEEING THROUGH THE MEGAPHONE OF CHILDREN LAUGHING : DUSTY BOYNTON & CHRISTOPHER REIGER AT DENISE BIBRO FINE ART

SUMMER SHOW at Denise Bibro Fine Art presents an array of interesting voices, but two of the strongest stood out to me as coming from Dusty Boynton and Christopher Reiger. Both have harnessed something whimsical and powerful from their earliest experiences of the world, and we are the lucky who get to glimpse into that private space.

Dusty Boynton nods to the moment of realizing the hand you are holding belongs to a stranger with hybrid characters that frolic and linger, flail and posture, tempering the fancy of childhood with the acumen assumed with time.


Dusty Boynton, Small Crowd, 2011/2012. Structured relief, 32 x 33 inches


Dusty Boynton, Rosemary’s Watch, 2011/2012. Structured relief, 50 x 19 inches


Dusty Boynton, Accumulated Loneliness, 2011. Oil and graphite on linen, 66 x 72 inches


Christopher Reiger reactivates that ingenious childhood ability to imagine reality as it unfolds before us with symbol-rich imagery, that is at once grounded in science and history while tethered to mythology and mysticism.


Christopher Reiger, Living, Moving, In The Space Between, 2009. Gouache, watercolor and marker on Arches paper, 15 x 14 7/8 inches


Christopher Reiger, Cost Benefit Analysis, 2008. Pen and sumi ink, gouache, watercolor and marker on Arches paper, 12 x 12 inches


Christopher Reiger, Everywhere Looks The Same #1, 2008. Watercolor, gouache, pen and sumi ink on Arches paper, 12 3/4 x 10 inches


CHRISTOPHER REIGER
Christopher Reiger – charitable sales model

DUSTY BOYNTON
Dusty Boynton at Denise Bibro Fine Arts

DENISE BIBRO FINE ARTS

SUMMER SHOW – July 10 through August 25, 2012 – at Denise Bibro Fine Art, 529 West 20th Street 4W, NYC 10011

LONG ISLAND CITY : OPEN STUDIOS : MAY 19 & 20





On behalf of Be Nice Art Friends, I invite you all to this year’s Long Island City Open Studios (May 19 and 20 12:00-6:00pm). There will be a lot of great artwork and people to see as well as a variety and fun/interesting events.

Artists participating from Be Nice Art Friends include:

43-01 21st street Studio 338B
Joseph Karwacki (JOEY!) : www.josephkarwacki.com
Brandon Friend : www.brandonfriend.com
Jason Douglas Griffin : www.jasondouglasgriffin.com

43-01 21st street Studio 218
Rachel Meuler : www.rachelmeuler.com

40-09 21st street 6th floor
Visakh Menon : www.vmenon.com

We are all very excited for the weekend coming up and we hope to see you there! 🙂

For more information, including a map and list of other events click HERE

Best,
JOEY!

COLLABORATE GALLERY

I’m excited to introduce you to Collaborate Gallery out of Oakland, CA.



‘We believe in the creative power of collaboration, participation, and engagement – where artists from varied backgrounds and disciplines come together to create, and where the community is a part of that experience.’

Collaborate has a fantastic show up right now, MONSTERS, which runs through November 27th. I am honored to have a piece in this exhibit alongside participating artists: Alex Pardee, Andy Batt, Ben Clarkson, Benjamin Billingsley, Buddy Nestor, Chuck Light, Emma Mankin, Eric Shamlin, Gretchen Menn, Joel Zika, Jon Carling, Josh Ellingson, Justin B. Rathke, Kelly Allen, Lisa Wood, Lucien Shapiro, Maeve Grogan, Nicolas Giraud (aka 100taur), Paul Romano, Purebred (Jason Mitchell & Stacey Ransom), Rachel Weiss, Robert Bowen, Rossella Scapini, Scott Wilson, Stephen Reedy, Thomas Ligotti.

Big thanks to Barbara Kyne and Nicole Hills – they’ve been a pleasure to work with and are doing great things over there in Oakland.

You can check out images of the show and info on the gallery at :
Collaborate Gallery
MONSTERS Press

THE PITCHER PLANT : THEY EAT MEAT!








Pitcher plants are carnivorous plants, consuming any living animal that falls into its trap. The plant lures its prey by presenting itself in an array of colors as well as nectar. Once they take the bait, the prey fall into its cavity of which it can’t escape. It is too slippery and difficult for most insects to get out. After it’s been trapped, the insect will drown in the fluid at the bottom of the cavity, being digested slowly. It has been reported some pitcher plants have captured larger prey such as small rodents and birds.

The interesting thing about it’s digestive system is that once a pitcher undergoes indigestion, it’ll remove itself from the rest of the plant, and a new pitcher will grow in it’s place. So that’s how plants go to the bathroom huh?

In the video you will find some beautifully orchestrated scenes of the plant’s growth and development. Truly remarkable. Enjoy!