Some people think the most important phrases to learn in a new language are “Please,” “Thank you,” “Direct me to the washroom,” “I am in pain,” and “How much does this cost?”
Those are all very useful, but for me, what I most want to learn to say in any language is “I don’t know.”
Because I never do.
Right now I don’t know how many paintings I’ll have for my May show or how I’ll manage to bring the one on my easel right now to a satisfactory resolution.
I don’t know what the paintings will be “about” (and some one is bound to ask me that-ugh) or what I’ll title my show.
I’m tempted to call it “More Paintings about Rats and Balloons.”
Maybe I’ll resist that urge. Maybe not.
Maybe I just need a good night’s sleep.
I don’t know if that will be possible tonight.
Je ne sais pas.
The Patron Saint of Shock and Shiver.
24″ x 12″, oil and gold leaf on canvas.
May god forgive me for the terrible pun.
Oil on canvas, 6″ x 6″.
Oil on canvas, 8″ x 8″.
Oil on linen, 6″ x 6″.
Dana Cain is curating her first show for CORE New Art Space. For “The Love Show,” she has conceived a full-blown metaphor of a love affair to give the exhibit a life of its own. Each weekend has special events that echo the stages of love- the joys and the pains.
Opening reception this Friday, Feb. 12 from 6 to 10 PM includes valentines signed by the artists for the first 100 attendees, a PDA photo booth and the arrival of Dream Date Phil Bender and his lucky contest winner/date at 8:30 PM.
Ain’t love grand?
Please ignore the annoying all-caps.
I know neither why it happened, nor how to change it.
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Oil on canvas, 14″ x 11″.
okay, an anti-love song, in honor of the fast approaching Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day seems like another holiday co-opted by capitalist enterprises and engineered to make 99% of us feel lonely and somehow inadequate, but what the hell-
I really like this song. If you like it, why not buy it on Amazon or something? Betty Davis is way under-recognized, in my opinion. I wonder if marrying Miles was a help or a hindrance…