Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Alternate View of a Summer Beach Scene, Coney Island, Joyce Dade (c) 2010

For those of you who have been looking forward to the summer, it's almost that time, trips to the beach will be forthcoming.  For this home town gal, the beach at Coney Island is perhaps the greatest part of summer.  It's a photographer's wonderland. 

Last year, I had difficulties with some lifeguards who assured me I could not take any pictures of their bench or of them.  No problem but, they were a little rude and also conceited to think I'd be doing that in the first place. 

I hope this summer goes well and as far as the photography goes, that everyone can just ignore me and do what they do when they splash in the water or walk along the shoreline.  As it is, I try my best to be discrete but I am there to capture what I can and bring it home with me like so many cupie dolls. 

Juxtaposition: Antonio & Game Players, Kaleidescope and Blur Special Effects respectively, Joyce Dade (c) 2010

Summer, Beautiful Summer Night, Oil Painting circa 2001 (c) Joyce Dade

One of my favorite atomic abstraction paintings, "Summer, Beautiful Summer Night." This work appeared in Danny Simmon's, Corridor Gallery and was part of Project Diversity a rather extensive borough wide umbrella of exhibitions that was at the time supported by, Mayor Bloomberg.  Because it is so intensely colorful and bright I thought I would submit it here at, Jadore, for your viewing pleasure. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

I am working on a hybrid, cross-genre memoir that combines essays, art criticism, personal memoir and other ruminations that should be of interest to readers. It's reveals my viewpoint on existential questions and art, my art and special effect photography and different opinion, from an outsider perspective. The excerpt below is part of a discussion of Matisyahu, Jimi Hendrix and, the value I place on their unique brand of genius.

Ultimately Mixed,

A Memoir with Self Analysis & Musings of an Afro-Euro, Italo & Daoist Han Chinese Abstractionist

I believe that Matisyahu Miller is a young performer who will continue to prove and improve himself at the transcendent level pushing his voice and cross-genre vocalisms to new levels of beauty in the years to come. I sense we have a not only a great deal to look forward to from Matisyahu Miller but, a great many wonderful surprises in terms of his contributions.

The caliber of these two huge talents, Hendrix and now, Matisyahu, serves as a role model to me and my creative efforts as a fine artist and special effects photographer. These vocalists exemplify for me, the finest, the artistically bravest and most daring artists whose vocals create something new and hybrid which is uniquely beautiful and innovative.

The themes of love, freedom and faith that Matisyahu sings of go beyond the sentiment of so much of American popular music, including some Rap music when with some Rap musicians we get the material world alright but it's ultimately boring and childish. We hear the same staccato, drumming over and over. We hear the same "shower" lyrics. Worldly interests that rappers sing about are limited to childish ramblings such as, showering girls with Champagne in the VIP room at clubs and, how nice it is to have so much money. Ultimately empty and meaningless lyrics one simply can't get much mileage out of or value of any kind for that matter because there is none. It makes no difference, young or old listeners, it dumbs us down.


Gertrude Stein Collaberations with Nazi Regime & Current Metropolitan Museum Exhibition of the Stein Family Art Holdings

Alan Dershowitz has written a real shocker of an article about Gertrude Stein and her collaborations with the Nazi regime.  I am posting it here because it is in conjunction with a major museum exhibition of the Stein family's fine art, now exhibiting at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  I found the content of the article to be so shocking that, I haven't completely collected my thoughts and feelings on what I have read.  It is an important article and, I wanted to share it with visitors who are familiar with and or interested in Gertrude Stein and some straight forward, like it was telling by Alan Derskowtiz. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Picasso's of Tomorrow

Visitors may find this article of interest, it's short and to the point.  It published with Visual Overture Magazine last year and is here now for your consideration. 

Thinking back to the early days, at the turn of the last century, thinking of Pablo Picasso and how the salons in Paris would not show his work, I thought I'd muse a while. 

The Paris salons were loaded with the work of artists who did not excel Picasso in any way.  However, it was simply a matter of time, for Picasso to emerge as a giant from the shadow of a fully fledged obscurity.  The brief article that follows is offered up for your consideration.  I believe it is timely. 

As the global world of art undergoes many, immense changes at this time, the wise art dealer, collector and artist knows that authentic talent can and will emerge from unseen quarters as it did then, one hundred years ago.  It is in every one's interest to see and advance artists of caliber going forward.
Why was Pablo Picasso's art so unacceptable that the salons would not show his work and, finally, how fortunate would those dealers and galleries have been had they seen the future that was right before them when Picasso's work was first emerging?

It is a puzzling enigma, but somewhere in the asking is the answer. The constructs at that time and, at this time to a certain extent as well, are similar in many ways. The structures of influence, galleries, dealers, curators and the like in the early 20th century - those agents of art failed themselves miserably.

It is in fact the reason so much of Pablo Picasso's early and most influential work are in the private collections and museums of
Russia. The Russians saw the value and the genius and as it is; they have what considered by many to be the lion's share of Picasso's work.

The salon keepers of Picasso's day, one hundred years ago, just did not see the future. Yet, it is the job of collectors and dealers and museums to see the future now; otherwise, we will lose the finest that our living artists today have to offer. It goes beyond "blue chipism" or whatever the jargon of our day offers, it goes to the core of value and vision and an art history that allows for the brightest artists to be seen, collected, exhibited and appreciated going forward.

It is those visionary art collectors and dealers who deserve the credit for seeing genius as it presents itself, and not industry market analysis, statistics of what art sales are like, auction records, and such.

Picasso's first dealer, Ambroise Vollard saw it rightly. He saw the brilliance of the moment and future of a world class master artist who would dominate a century and beyond. A giant in the world of art, Pablo Picasso, the artist who changed the world of culture and art forever.

"In 1901, Ambroise Vollard's gallery hosted Pablo Picasso's first
Paris exhibition..."

What of today's emerging artists will your gallery have the immense pleasure of being the first to host?