sauron oscilloscope

so last night was first friday, or “art crawl”, and after visiting all the numerogically named spaces (1708, gallery 5, art6 gallery, studio 418…seriously, i find this an obnoxious trend) i stumbled into Metro Space gallery. for the event, the gallery was flanked by two 6ft cardboard towers adorned with holographic paper and what appeared to be the eye of sauron…theeyeofsauronwithmountdoominthebackground
stationed between the two towers was nathaniel rappole and friends performing on various odds and ends (a trashcan, pots and pans, some drinking glasses). nate, better known as Gull, was sitting in the corner simultaneously playing the drums and the guitar with a mic strapped to his face with a skull mask…

at his quieter moments, nate would start slow and groggy, but build to a staggering, entrancing resonance akin to Neil Young’s ghostly soundtrack for Dead Man. dig it.
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inside Metro Space hung the work of Amie Cunningham, Ryan Mclennan, Tyler Thomas, and Kelie Bowman, along with Johanna Dery and Christian Newby…who dont have linkable collections of work. this was definitely my favorite collective show of the evening.
do love Kelie’s little guoache and watercolor pieces….floodwatch

floodwatch

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also enjoyed Ron Rege Jr’s solo show at Thanky. i want him to make a coloring book! so i can color in all his pieces with prismacolors!
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daily 3″ UTOPIA drawing

the evening also included a music performance by the artist (involving rainsticks passed out to the audience) as well as a performance by Dear Raindrop…check out their video oscilloscope with audio input…
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more about “Critter and Guitari“, posted with vodpod

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speaking of all this noise, i am not necessarily a fan of the genre. or at least im pretty particular as to what i do enjoy about it. and any way what are we calling this? live electronic trance? whatever…however! one off-shoot of noise im into is noise-core…this loud/angry/squatter punk/metal head/nintendo entertainment system sound. talkin bout sewn leather, who was recently on tour with narwhalz and baltimore’s dj dog dick.

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