From the blinding fabulousness of the Art Stars below to the burgeoning vision of the emerging artist above
l love New York. I hate New York. I live in New York and I love to leave New York, at least once a month. I've been back in New York for a week now but it was not until last night that my mind , or to be more precise : the unconscious processes of my mind , reconciled themselves to being back in New York. I had come home from MDC exhausted but my best friend , artist Jayson Keeling rang up asking if I wanted to pop by his studio fora quick tutorial on using my new Lumix. Jayson's studio is walking distance from my flat in a space provided by the LMCC program . The studio was situated on an abandoned floor of a massive office tower on Church Street. From the windows of the office you could look down into the lobby of a building that boasted a big Koons red heart while the electronic aphorisms of Jenny Holzer swirled all around the layered panes of glass. Jayson's current work included one piece that included glitter words on mirrors. From the blinding fabulousness of the Art Stars below to the burgeoning vision of the emerging artist above all was ablaze with refracted light. I looked at the glitter/mirrors again. It was so glamorous and brash and New World. So gauche....full of everything that I feared and never want in my house...glitter on glass evoking parties and abandon and narcissistic solipsism. I wanted to buy that piece because of my attraction/repulsion. It cost $3,500. I'm going to work hard on some side gig so I can afford it, even if by installment. On my way back home I came across a walkway with bands of light embedded into the concrete. I found it to be so beautiful. Public art work or superior city planning, I know not which. I did the Micheal Jackson walk from " Billie Jean" across it just for fun. And then stopped to take in the expanse of all that glittering night glass before me. I snapped what I saw and went home to sleep happy in the thought that it is the artists who are going to save New York.