Nina Bovasso


Painter said...

Nina Bovasso @
Bravin Lee
526 West 26th Street, Suite 211
New York, New York 10001

closeuup said...

I love the idea of Botanizing on the Asphalt--its something i live for. Which is why I'm surprised at her interpretation of it. This is too Campbells soup for me. I thought her past work was more gritty city and generative. But hey bloom on...

Cooky Blaha said...



zipthwung said...

I think its a critique of the vogue for animated vines and floral motifs in broadcast and video.
If not, the parallel is striking and should not be missed.

In the same way Misaki "not strange enough" Kawai is a critique of kawai+i and Japanese culture in general through the lens of an insider - and not "South Park" as someone erroneously and egregiously tried to posit.

One wonders why people insist on quoting Goethe, the fey German twit, when one could quote Frank Herbert, who needn't be translated into english from the German, and who's Sturm und drang is as much and ur-text as any.

"The primordial plant would be the most wonderful creation of the world, for which nature itself should envy me. With this model and the key that it contains, one could invent an infinite number of plants, ones that despite their imaginary existence could possibly be real, thus which are not solely literary and painterly shadows and illusions, but which possess an inner truth and necessity. This same principle would be applicable to every other aspect of life as well."
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,

zipthwung said...


So anywyas, what ever happened to Whitley Streiber?

zipthwung said...

1) fractal


The victorians invented paisley, BTW

zipthwung said...

i mean the victorian arabs

zipthwung said...

my theory is that the Arabic patterning or "arabesque" motif is a sort of psychological guilt transference thing akin to stockholm syndrome. That and a natural love of pattern. So banal.

closeuup said...

What do you despise? By this are you truly known. -Frank Herbert

zipthwung said...


is a many splendoured thing.

I hate hope.
-Harpers harpie.

closeuup said...

Valentines Day 2007 - "That's What She Said"

There are people that say what you wanna hear
Even on a raining day they'll tell you the sky is clear
When you really really love someone
Am I right when I say that you want them near?
And if you can't even tell them things that they wanna hear

Always, forever
All things she said
Never say never
Those simple lies that she fed
I will never leave you
All the love I thought she had
But can you blame me, no
Cuz that's what she said
That's what she said
She told me we'd see forever
That's what she said, she said, yeah

And there are people that say what they really mean
She said she'd always be there
She said she'd always care
But just when you think that you can
Trust that someone you love
Tell me why, or do you know
How stars can fall from above?


Cuz you made promises
That you couldn't keep
But you're not hurting yourself
You're only hurting me (you're only hurting me)
Why would you say things that you really didn't mean? (you really mean)
Oh how can I make you see
Just what you did to me?
Oh, you said how much you really cared
Just when I thought I was in love
Girl, how could you dare?
If I were you I could not lie even once
To the face of the one
That I love so much

closeuup said...

The thing I loved about the British "The Office" was that it wasn't American

zipthwung said...

So here it goes
The story of my life so I've been told
Get on follow boy or you'll be left out in the cold
But I dont give a damn
'Cause I know who I am
And you don't gotta understand
'Cause I can't change for no man

I chose to go along the road less traveled

I chose to go the road less traveled yeah

I play the American Game
But I don't play the same
I got my hat tipped down
I got my peace sign out
And I'm not gonna change

So here I am
Generation X now I'm happy as hell
'Cause I'm rockin' in here
On American soil, mmmm put it back

Because of you my friends
I can live my life and I can be
Free to be me
It's such a feeling to
Not have to give a damn
'Cause I know who I am
And ya'll don't gotta understand
'Cause I don't change for no man

'Cause I chose, to go along that road less traveled
I chose to go along the road less traveled


I don't give a damn
'Cause I know who I am
But I don't play the same

I play the American Game
But I dont play the same

[Chorus x2]

I play the American Game

closeuup said...

that's what SHE said


Tidy Bowl ? Its time to get messy I mean really messy.This feels like design?

zipthwung said...
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zipthwung said...

folk art
Theres a show of seventies disenfranchised types going around. Got to give people hope or they start trouble.

I love the fad for knitting going around. my sister in law gave me a scarf. What a bitch.

closeuup said...

well, i mean does this give you hope?

Cooky Blaha said...


beadelog said...

No matter what you say
I don't play that way.
art is art and design's
design's design and tea and
water goddamn mary anne I don't
brew tea and water in the same
fucking pot.

zipthwung said...

the big difference is...this is just and experience or an experiment...

closeuup said...

so when walking to work this morning i saw that someone had literized the asphalt --they scratched in "weed=happy". not refering to this little weed in this picture--but--
i was thinking how this picture wants you to be happy, but the method that it offers doesnt work. at least not for me. cookies collage is more to the point. i like the conceptual art scarf because it makes me laugh and laughing makes you free, so they say.

closeuup said...

waterboarding always reminds me of the enema scene in the farewell symphony by edmund white

closeuup said...

sometimes people torture you with their niceness

sometimes its about how much can you take

i just want to be a better weed

zipthwung said...

i want better weed

rainbowandskull said...

Beautiful/Decay mentioned PainterNYC and Nina Bovasso.
Congrats Nina on a great show.