16 October 2009

Awesome Autumn for our Family of Artists


I have plenty I should be doing, so I guess I'll blog instead....very common condition in this day and age, yes. Ok, so we have had a lot of really good things go down lately. To summarize, we have a new studio here in Amsterdam, and both Malia and I have exhibits up at the moment. It has been a nice autumn.



Malia hosted and curated a show for the Ladies Fancywork Society at Wolf and Pack the area mainstay for up and coming hipster art types. Julian at Wolf and Pack was a great host and an overall bad ass transplant from the New York City. The show was a crocheted triumph and we were very lucky and happy to host a few of the Ladies from the group at our flat.


I also have a show up right now at StreetLab which is an awesome awesome space down the street from our new studio. It is a 'string fort' like the installation I made at the 400 a few years ago. Addison helped me with the 'other blocks' component. I could not be much happier with how it turned out and StreetLAB was very happy too. I am curating a show with other artists there next month. Should be great.




More work on display at StreetLab


Ok, now about our new Atelier (studio) is located on the Kinkerstraat and it is in a building with a number of other studios, very much like any of the Andenken locations...so we are very used to the format, only this time we are a sharecropper and not the lords of the building.



I cannot tell you how nice that is for the time being. Somebody else is saddled with the responsibility for keeping everything rolling and we just get to do our thing. It was pretty nasty when we moved in but we've cleaned and painted and put in a second level and new floors etc. We are just about ready to have an opening thing in a month or so.


Lastly, Malia has been learning a little guitar and we are playing a bunch of old Cowboy songs together, so far she has 'Back In The Saddle' , 'Hey Good Lookin', 'My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean' and the Dean Martin title 'Five Foot Two'. Look out for more from the Mather Family Band.

Here is an awesome song by Coconut Records, featuring the sk8boarding of The Gonz.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTzEp4CeWT8

Anyway, that is the update from here in Amsterdam.

2 comments:

Gayle Grace said...

As always, sounds like such fun! Curious, are people buying artwork over there? Is it locals or tourists?

cmamarun said...

The pics and blog are lovely. You seem to have found a beautiful place to call home. It's nice to see and know, as I've wondered about you over the years. I went to Malia's Etsy page too...adorable mittens there. It's all sooo good. Made my day.
Chelsea (Lauer)