fish + braids = fishwithbraids

fish + braids = fishwithbraids
the experience of art thrives at the top of the bell curve in a place of speculation (and not consensus), hypotheses (and not conclusions) and belief (not knowledge).
To stay at the top of the bell curve, as Buergel and Noack might say,
the best art must make us not understand,
which corresponds to a state of sustained curiosity that provokes us to change something about ourselves in an effort to understand.
anthony huberman

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Animal Pharm

Animal Pharm is a recently developed multi-media collection by
Brooklyn based artist and medical professional Lee Johnson.
Lee is actively exploring the intentions for and interactions
among our medical establishment, particularly pharmacotherapeutics,
and the world at large.
This exhibit is intended not as a static body of work but as
an event in progress revealing the dynamic interaction between
medicine and the living world around it. Preserved animal
carcasses and living plants will be subjected to many of the same
medical and pharmacologic interventions as humans.

will be initiated at the opening on June 4th and continue through
the course of the exhibition. As the therapies act on the
components of the exhibit growth and decay will become evident in
the pieces themselves. The work examines the often-overlooked toxic
impact of Western medicine on the environment and the consequences
that it will have on humans.
Also featured is an interrelated body of inorganic works in
mediums such as ceramic, resin, prints, and digital media.
Raw ceramic sculptural work will decay throughout the course of
the exhibition due to the different therapies, while other pieces
serve as fixed expressions of the effects of such treatments.

As the exhibition progresses attendees are encouraged to revisit and
observe the full impact of this process and the implications of
our medical practices.
Are all the medicated equal, or are some more equal than others?

this dusty miller plant has been potted with potting soil and a good dose of aspirin.
This image reflects the plant after 2 days absorbing aspirin
diphenhydramine or
this plant looks as bad as the one on aspirin
resin, glass , ceramic, electronics, wood, nails, syringes, found objectsMolly
preserved ratsemi-rotting mouse with pills

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

creative grove artist market

The artist market at the Grove Street Path Plaza is coming to life!
Endorsed by the City of Jersey City, a weekly venue of artists and artisans displaying their artwork and handmade creations with special art installations will come to the Grove Street Path Plaza, organized by Arts in Action, non profit org. and us,
Fish with Braids Gallery!! I am also part of Arts in Action.
This is a community event, an effort of economic development and a special
outreach for the schools.
We want to feature every week an artist, artisan or art project.
Once a month this "window" is available for the schools. Classroom projects,
art students or teachers.

By Artists for artists

it will become a new lifesource for the district, the new institution
of an "it" scene

The Creative Grove Artist Market will be held
fridays from 2pm - 8pm, starting friday May 22 2009
go to