Friday, December 9, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
It was Drunken Rick Perry to give Christians cheer.
He prayed and he joked and then he got serious
"I'm all for the killing." The crowd went delirious.
"Where's all the white women? I'll give them their choice."
"I'll find them a job if they do as I say."
"Just give me a b-job and get out of my way."
"It is me. It is I and I'm going to preach."
"I know all the right things; I know what to do."
"For I'm the only American who's tried, tested and true."
"Just listen to me. I've come to save the day."
"I'll flip and I'll flop with such cunning and dare,
You won't even notice my Holy Underwear."
"Just look at them all. There's not one you can Trust."
"We must destroy the whole system, go back to the start."
"Adhere to the original and our forefather's first fart."
His wife was in the hospital and he was hitting on guests.
She wasn't quite gone but he was thinking ahead
"Who next should I have in my home, in my bed?"
Ann Coulter was screaming "My new book! It's a Tattler."
"Death to all who doubt me or fall from my grace."
That brought a big smile to old Rick Perry's face.
But he got very lost when drugs began to run out.
John Bonher was there but had little to say.
Repeating "Yes that's my name but don't pronounce it that way."
He heard it was for Christians but he was a Jew.
He went to the Tea Party. He thought it would be nicer.
Their motto: "Believe what we say or step into the slicer."
Dick Chenney, Don Rumsfeld, the Republican hoards.
When only the good people, you know who we mean,
the money people who support and are not seen.
About all of the wonders of Christ their great King.
They brought forth the picture of the Christ they had known
It was Ronald Reagan with a crown on a thrown.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
I used eight small Japanese sweet potatoes-their skin is more reddish but inside they are yellow.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
One large cauliflower-cut into fairly small pieces, a large yellow onion-chopped, 1 quart of vegetarian stock, 1/2 cup of half and half, teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper, 1 ounce of soy sauce, few dabs of hot sauce, 5 or 6 tablespoons of olive oil.
Heat the oil and sweat onions in a soup pot, add salt and pepper. Add the cut cauliflower and saute with the onions and oil till cauliflower softens, about ten minutes. Add the soy and hot sauce and saute another 3-5 minutes. Pour in the stock to cover cauliflower and cover pot with a lid. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Mash up cauliflower in the pot using a hand blender ( a potato masher will do as a substitute) until the texture is rough but no whole chunks remain. Add the half and half, bring almost to a boil then reduce heat and let simmer for an hour or longer. Add additional seasoning to taste.
Pashtida is a crustless quiche. I prepared this particular version for a Halloween eve dinner with the legendary Mario Montez who is in town to speak at MoMA's Jack Smith screening November 13 at 3pm.
It was a particular hit and I've been asked to share my recipe.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
I am thrilled that my expanded cinema performance with Ela Troyano has been included in this exciting festival. We are doing an all new version of I SHOT JACK; TWO.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
See I Shot Jack Two, my show with Ela Troyano on July 27th 9:45 in Wroclaw, Poland and on July 30th at the Kino Arsenal: Sony Center in Berlin, Germany
Friday, May 6, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
I've been asked to introduce four early Jack Smith films at The Barbara Gladstone Gallery on West 24th Street this Saturday at 4pm, hope you can come... and please visit me and Detritus 2 in Brooklyn at 135 Broadway in Williamsburg, Saturday May 14 from noon to six, the entrance to the gallery is directly across the pedestrian exit off the Williamsburg Bridge, on Bedford Street.
Monday, April 25, 2011
“Trash is the material of creators. It exists if you approve or not.” Jack Smith
Uzi Parnes: Detritus 2 – Rauschenholback, 2011, 36” x 36”
Found plywood, found shelf, cardboard, acrylic paint, photos, transfer photos of west side piers on fabric, water pistol parts, metal tape, hinges, feathers, toys, bungee cord, electric lights.
Though I have always used found objects in my constructions—“photo-chandaliers” this Detritus series was inspired by the 2010 Robert Rauschenberg show at the Gagosian Gallery. In particular I was impressed with some of his early work using found materials such as cardboard and wood. The premise for Detritus 1 was “I Can’t Afford To Buy A Rauschenberg So I’ll Try To Make One Myself.” Detritus 2 my Rauschenholback photo-chandalier takes the concept a step further to combine the inspiration of Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol and Haim Steinbach and also create a final resting place for one of the two priapus chandaliers created for my Day Of The Dead Alter For Jack Smith Installation at the Jack Smith/Live Film Festival in Berlin, 2009.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
My newest Photo-Chandalier will be part of the Detritus Show in Williamsburg opening April 23.
It’s happening again! The exhibit “Art of Detritus: Recycling with Imagination" features fine art from cast-off materials created by professional artists from throughout the world. The heart of this exhibit is the message of the three R's: Reduce/Reuse/Recycle & UPCYCLE!
The Show is curated by Vernita N'Cognita
Though I will not be able to make the opening I believe it will be quite a party...
The exhibit will occur April 23 to May 29, 2011 at the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center.