Tuesday, December 26, 2006
"Cyclops" showing nightly 6:00 pm until Midnight.
"Best Of" open Tuesdays through Saturdays 11am -5pm.
TAG is located at 2903 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Posted by Katherine Kean at 1:05 PM
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Awesome idea....kudos to Xerox.
Try this from Xerox.
If you go to this web site, www.letssaythanks.com,
you can pick out a thank-you card, Xerox will print it,
and it will be sent to a soldier who is currently serving in Iraq.
You can't pick out who gets it, but it will go to some member
of the armed services.
It is FREE and it only takes a second.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if the soldiers received a bunch of these?
Whether you are for or against the war, our guys and gals
over there need to know we are behind them...
Posted by Katherine Kean at 1:25 PM
Thursday, November 23, 2006
It was a cold day by my L.A. standards when taking this shot on Canyon Road during a recent trip to Santa Fe. Some people don't realize how cold it can get there, because they consider it the desert. It's up high, about 7000' I think, and that makes a contribution to the climate.
Posted by Katherine Kean at 9:55 PM
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Friday, November 10, 2006
As we know,
There are known knowns.
There are things we know we know.
We also know
There are known unknowns.
That is to say
We know there are some things
We do not know.
But there are also unknown unknowns,
The ones we don't know
We don't know.
Donald Rumsfeld —Feb. 12, 2002, Department of Defense news briefing
From the Collected Poetry of Donald Rumsfeld, Slate Magazine
He who knows not, and knows not that he knows not
Is a Fool, shun him.
He who knows not, and knows that he knows not
Is a Student, teach him.
He who knows, and knows not that he knows
Is Asleep, Wake him.
He who knows, and knows that he knows
Is a Wise Man, follow him.
Attributions:, Persian Proverb Confucius
Castaneda divides the supersensible world into the unknown and unknowable. The unknown can in principle be known and interaction with it, difficult and frightening as it may be, can be enriching and ultimately invigorating. Cultivating the virtues of the warrior prepares one to face the unknown. Interaction with the unknowable is simply ill-advised and opens the door to dangerous psychic phenomena such as possession.
"There are 4 kinds of knowledge:
the known, the unknown, the unknowable,
and the "who gives a shit to know about it"
Don Juan Matus
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Friday, November 03, 2006
Saturday, October 28, 2006
Monday, October 23, 2006
We couldn't ask for better weather for LACMA's Art and Museum Council's Wet Paint event on Sunday, at Roxbury Park in Beverly Hills. I had even more fun than I expected and the day went by in the blink of an eye. I enjoy watching people and at this event enjoyed watching the people watching the artists and every now and then turned around to find people watching me. I appreciate all the feedback and encouragement, as well as the jokes and wisecracks! I am happy to have some new collectors-thank you, your support and enthusiasm are welcomed. It was great meeting some of the other artists. Plein Aire painter Laurie Hendricks was painting next to me and her approach to working and her energy were a refreshing breath of air. My only regret of the day is that I didn't get enough time to see what all the other artists were up to. I have this shot of myself painting, thanks to Cassandra Tondro, one of the participating artists. You can see more images of the event on her blog today.
Saturday, October 21, 2006
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Here's the message:
"A cosmic trigger event is occurring on October 17, 2006. This is one of many trigger events to come between now and 2013.
An ultraviolet pulse beam radiating from higher dimensions in Universe-2, will cross paths with the Earth for approximately 17 hours from 10:17 a.m. on October 17 to 1:17 a.m. on October 18. The peak time will at 5:10 p.m. on October 17 regardless of time zone.
This beam resonates within our heart and soul. The effect of this special event is that every thought and emotion, no matter if it is positive or negative, will be amplified intensely one-million fold during this
Our thoughts and intentions effect change on a normal day. Imagine millions of us coming together from all over the world to share this special energy
event focused on spreading loving intentions for ourselves, our planet and all its inhabitants."
Good luck with it, think of what you love and what brings you joy. I will, and while I'm doing that I'll call a tow truck.
More information here and here .
Posted by Katherine Kean at 9:52 AM
Sunday, October 15, 2006
The "Wet Paint" show, presented by the LACMA Art Museum Council, is coming up this Sunday, October 22, from 10:00am - 4:00pm at Roxbury Park in Beverly Hills. I will be one of 50 artists working on our paintings live in the park.
Admission is free, and a portion of the purchase of work goes to support acquisitions and exhibitions at LACMA.
Roxbury Park is located at the corner of Roxbury Drive and Olympic Blvd. in Beverly Hills. There is a small parking lot at the back of the park, and street parking on all of the surrounding streets.
Hope to see you there!
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Monday, October 09, 2006
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Friday, September 29, 2006
I got a chance to see these two shows, both at Bergamot Station. Sarah Perry, Caught From Below, sculptures that are compelling, mysterious and very finely done. This one, "Twister" appears to be made from tiny bones. At Hunsaker/Schlesinger until October 28.
And Works On Paper, at Patrick Painter, includes a Jim Shaw that I could take home, but I couldn't, already sold. It was ink on paper, large, of an egg shape hovering near the top with energetic lines swirling. It was gorgeous. Works On Paper runs through October 14th.
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
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Monday, September 18, 2006
I've reluctantly placed an order for the next best thing.
Monday, September 11, 2006
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Saturday, September 09, 2006
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Friday, September 08, 2006
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
These are the two pieces selected as part of the California Open Exhibition at TAG. Below are a few words from Laddie John Dill's Statement concerning his jury process.
As an artist looking at the submissions for the show, I considered if those pieces appeared to be part of an entire body of work rather than a one-shot deal. In general, I wanted to see that the artist had really investigated the possibilities for that body of work. I selected work that I thought would allow the viewer to get into the process of making the piece—to view those choices that had concerned the artist in producing their work of art.
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Friday, August 11, 2006
1- Go to www.Google.com
2- Type in Failure
3- Look at the first listing and laugh at what comes up first
4- Tell other people before the people at Google fix it
And so I did, and had a laugh.
Here is a Google Blog Entry that explains what happened.
Posted by Katherine Kean at 8:50 PM
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Monday, July 31, 2006
The Exhibit runs from August 15th through September 2, 2006
Tag Gallery is located at 2903 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404.
Sunday, July 30, 2006
From the article:
"This new perspective of human biology does not view the body as just a mechanical device, but rather incorporates the role of a mind and spirit. This breakthrough in biology is fundamental in all healing for it recognizes that when we change our perception or beliefs we send totally different messages to our cells and reprogram their expression. The new-biology reveals why people can have spontaneous remissions or recover from injuries deemed to be permanent disabilities."
Posted by Katherine Kean at 8:46 AM
Monday, July 24, 2006
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Sunday, July 23, 2006
Electronic signs on California freeways that usually carry traffic information beamed a different message Saturday: "Conserve Energy."
Maybe we can arrange for a water fountain display to spell out "Save Water".
Posted by Katherine Kean at 9:40 AM
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Monday, July 10, 2006
Paradise Ranch is a cage free, home environment boarding facility where I take my dog to stay when I travel and yesterday they celebrated their 10 year anniversary with a party. The slogon for Paradise Ranch is "A resort so exclusive it doesn't accept people", so there was no way I was going to miss the chance to see perhaps a little bit of what my dog experiences when he stays there and as I suspected I had a lot of fun!
Posted by Katherine Kean at 11:02 AM
Thursday, July 06, 2006
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
I took the Sierra Club hike up to Mount Hollywood to see the fireworks last night. It's a 1600 foot climb and took about an hour and a half. When we got to the top there were already about 30 horses, and of course, the people that rode up on them. The peak is about 500 feet above the Observatory and gives a 360 degree view of Los Angeles. When the fireworks started I didn't know where to look, there were bursts of color and light in every direction. I finally settled on watching a display that was probably in Burbank or Studio City until the elaborate Rose Bowl pyrotechnics started. Then they turned off the lights at Dodger Stadium and those explosions looked pretty good too. Then it was time to hike back down and quickly (what, me move quickly?) because they close the park at 10pm. I didn't make it in time, the north gate was closed, but luckily they left the south gate ajar.
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Later on, after an outstanding hike, which included rare views and even rarer quiet
I was invited to a dip in a pool, which was a very welcome treat.
If I count the dream that I had early this morning, I actually went into the water three times. I dreamed I was in the bluest water imaginable. It was a blue that was so rich and so intense and alive, more saturated and electric than any blue I have ever before seen. It makes me wonder how it is possible to see in a dream a blue that is "bluer" than what can be perceived with the eyes.
Posted by Katherine Kean at 1:31 PM
Thursday, June 29, 2006
I just got back from a trip up the coast to Big Sur. I attended one of Linda's workshops, stayed at the Big Sur Lodge, met some really cool people, and explored areas of the Point Lobos State Reserve in great detail. I can barely describe how beautiful it was. The weather was outstanding-cool and foggy most of the time. The day I left Los Angeles it was hot and humid, which is an unusual combination for these parts. As I was packing I was unable to make the mental adjustment for a different climate, other than to include a jacket and one t-shirt with sleeves, short sleeves. Everything else I brought was thin and strappy. Even so the change was welcome and refreshing.
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Friday, June 16, 2006
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Sunday, June 11, 2006
The Secret of Conscious Creation. It's a good introduction to anyone unfamiliar with the law of attraction.
Posted by Katherine Kean at 12:52 PM
Friday, June 02, 2006
Sunday, May 28, 2006
Sunday, May 21, 2006
There were over 50 well chosen, recent landscape paintings in this exhibition. Among them work by Dennis Doheny, Douglas Ball, Cathey Cadieux, David Gallup, Gerald Brommer, Steve Mirich, Frank Serrano, and Dan Pinkham.
All of this is at The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University in Malibu through September 3rd.
Posted by Katherine Kean at 9:14 AM
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Friday, May 05, 2006
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Sunday, April 09, 2006
I went to Linda Nochlin's lecture at the Getty "How Landscape Means, Courbet and His Territory". She discussed how Courbet's landscapes could be interpreted as self portraits, or covert political statements, or in some cases, and not all are in agreement about this, some feel that there was a stage where some of his work was meaningless. She states, "Once a painting is out in the world its meaning is up for grabs." I find that an interesting thought and of course any individual finds meaning as a work of art is perceived through their subjective filters. I also find it interesting how these perceptions shift over time.
I found the lecture to be very entertaining in several ways. At one point a cell phone went off while Linda Nochlin was speaking - it turned out to be hers. That was good for a laugh. It might have been even funnier had she answered it.
Posted by Katherine Kean at 8:44 AM
Thursday, March 30, 2006
Monday, March 27, 2006
Thursday, March 23, 2006
I found some interesting writing on this, including 10 principles of art from The Science of Art, by V.S. Ramachandran, written with William Hirstein. This science seems to explore the idea that there are universals in art that cross cultural and/or religious boundaries.
I haven't read all the material but it has me wondering, what about the new? What about culture? Didn't Gombrich already cover much of this? And so on.
Also, the Getty Research Institute will be having a lecture about neuroaesthetics in the near future.
Posted by Katherine Kean at 11:50 AM
Monday, March 20, 2006
I'm glad that the daylight hours are increasing-more painting!
Posted by Katherine Kean at 10:11 AM
Thursday, March 16, 2006
On the way up there were plenty of wild mustard flowers growing along the trail. I like to eat them, they taste like little, tender, spicy broccolli. We also saw a hawk of impressive size, an alligator lizard tail, and a drummer under a tree with a full drum set.
Posted by Katherine Kean at 9:17 AM
Saturday, March 11, 2006
Thursday, March 09, 2006
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
I am having artistic chaos. Everything in my studio is nearly finished, although I will probably add finishing touches for quite awhile. I have been playing with some new ideas and I am at that point where nothing will take form. Ideas are swinging wildly from one extreme to another and what moved me yesterday is lukewarm today.
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
I recently heard about a new tax amendment that has been proposed that would allow living artists to deduct the full value (based on appraisal) of donated work. I actually hadn't been aware that this wasn't already the case. As it is now, only the cost of the materials can be deducted on donated work. This change seems like a good idea to me. Art-Exchange.com has an online petition for signing in support of passing the new law.
"Whereas, works of art are valuable to the United States and its citizens;
Whereas, museums and other institutions that promote art are worthy of support;
Whereas, the most direct support that an artist can give a museum is a donation of artwork;
Whereas, the value of art far exceeds the costs of the input materials;
We the undersigned support the provision for allowing donated artwork to be deducted at full value for tax purposes."
I feel a priceless ad coming on....
Posted by Katherine Kean at 9:20 AM
Saturday, March 04, 2006
I had several dreams. In one of them I was struggling to get a party dress on over my head and in the same dream I had a present that was gift wrapped, but I didn't think the color of the wrapping paper was right so I was smearing jelly on it to alter the color. I was annoyed because it was taking so long.
Thursday, March 02, 2006
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Sunday, February 26, 2006
Thursday, February 23, 2006
It's like a high wire act-not identifying with a position allows the infinite adjustments required to stay balanced.
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Sunday, February 19, 2006
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Monday, February 06, 2006
I have yet to view the entire demonstration, but so far it is very well done.
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
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Thursday, January 19, 2006
Sunday, January 15, 2006
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
And from his speech: "Now I propose that we use part of this money (the increase in education funding) so that children once again can have art, music and physical education in our schools," said Governor Schwarzenegger.
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