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So out in front. So avant. Here are the grooms from our 2006 (note, FIVE years ago) Gay Marriage Fingerpuppets. Sadly, now that we really need them, they were sold out long ago. But you can re-enjoy the sparky thrill of it all, here.
Cathy McClure’s bouncey bronze bots are back on parade at Moss. They’re charming, hilarious, and deeply deeply disturbing, as you can see from this little movie. This one is called Bronze Some Pig, obviously.
So…what are we supposed to do exactly? Panic? Not panic? Panic together? Like, all over the world? Get frantic and call each other, with dire warnings? Be afraid, be very afraid? Bloss does not know what to do. And it’s making Bloss anxious.
Once again, Moss has staged an intervention and stopped the world from dying of boredom. Yes, possums, the opening night of Fraternal Twins has once again proven the enduring power of plain old good design, attractive young people and free alcohol. Who could have predicted? They came, they swilled, they left, smiling and secure in their newfound discoveries. The rain held off, and next door Flos was offering live tattoos, and my god, what more could one want from ICFF week? If you weren’t there, if you stayed uptown at the MoMA party, if you thought the crowds would be too much for your tender sensibilities, then admit now you made a big mistake. Here was where you needed to be.
Fraternal Twins is the name of our new and wonderful installation, opening at the gallery on May 14. It’s all about how fraternal twins are the same but also different. It’s this concept of dissonance applied to studio multiples. And in case you get dragged into a discussion about this, you can throw around the word zygosity. It refers to the degree of identicalness between twins.You’ll sound like you almost know what you’re talking about. Another word that might be relevant in this discussion is spooky. As in when identical twins really are so identical that it’s creepy. They would be having a high zygosity. (There, now I’ve used it in a sentence)(You, too, could try this at home). Luckily, fraternal twins while often a bit alike are generally not spooky. I’m relieved to be able to say that since the left twin above is Murray. And that’s Fern, his fraternal twin sister on the right. Aren’t they adorable?
Moss joins just about everybody in celebrating the end of Osama Bin Laden. Manifest evil gets its due.
Because Norman’s heading your way. Norman Hasselriis, that is. Poet, sculptor, publishing executive, and a totally idiosyncratic artist who didn’t start until he was nearly 70, but made up for lost time creating “assemblages” like this one:
Putting found objects together in ways that can freak you out and make you laugh and make you shut up and look — all at the same time. We have a small sampling of a large body of really “out there” work. Plus, we have a collection of photographs of these works, by Dudley Reed, who first introduced us. Here, for instance, is Dudley’s photo of Norman’s work above:
THIS IS THE MAYOR OF WAYNESBORO, PA, AND SOMEONE ELSE, PERHAPS HIS BROTHER OR NURSE, ENJOYING A CHOCOLATE WHICH IS ONE OF THE FIVE THINGS THAT THE WAYNESBORO RECORD HERALD SUGGESTS YOU DO IN MARCH. WE, ON THE OTHER HAND, SUGGEST YOU BUY A LOVELY GIFT FROM MOSS FOR SOMEONE YOU LOVE OR AT LEAST SOMEONE YOU KNOW OR MAYBE EVEN SOMEONE FROM WAYNESBORO, PA. WE HAVE MANY GIFTS WHICH ARE APPROPRIATE FOR IDES OR LAMBS OR LIONS OR ANY OF THE OTHER MOMENTS WE HAVE COME TO ASSOCIATE WITH MARCH. THERE’S ALSO MIDDLEMARCH BUT IT’S DOUBTFUL ANYONE WOULD BUY A GIFT TO CELEBRATE THAT, GIVEN THAT IT WAS WRITTEN BY GEORGE ELIOT, AND WE ALL KNOW ABOUT HER. AND BY THE WAY IF YOU WERE BORN IN MARCH, YOUR BIRTHSTONE IS AQUAMARINE, WHICH, AS GEORGE ELIOT WOULD SAY, IS A FANCY WAY OF SAYING LIGHT GREENY BLUE.
DID THE LIGHTBULB GO OFF? NO, THEN CLICK HERE (DON’T SAY WE NEVER GAVE YOU ANYTHING)!