GLORIA HOLE

Curated by Richard Munson (Harlen Munsö)
 May 27 – June 20, 2011
 Opening reception:
Saturday May 28, 6-8PM
  Artists Include:Eve Fowler and Math Bass, Cass Bird, Lizzi Bougatsos, Erika Keck, Julia Kent, Terence Koh, Natalya Laskis, Liza Lou, Gloria Maximo, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Olympia Scarry, Aurel Schmidt, Odile Bernard Schröder, Cindy Sherman, Astrid Méry Sinivassin, Agathe Snow 
GLORIA HOLE

NOTED

I often submit to artist calls when I can. Elated to share that Today I got the best feedback from Seattle’s very own art experts, Artist Trust. I maybe, knowingly, didn’t present as an artist and was far too informal. It was my first time submitting to them. Their reply:

I didn’t expect that Artist Trust would dismiss folks as artist tho.   Normal exchanges between organizations and applicants is generally polite. Something like “the blank blank has been awarded to another/other artist.” 

I could care less if my application wasn’t accepted. But, it’s the way their rejection email was formatted that kept me interested. Maybe it’s the new moon in Taurus sparking this curiosity?

NOTED

SADO US

I guess I have been picturing canvases or Lil paint tubes with legs and arms talking. They would tell stories about ya know painterly things. Usually they’re like super happy and enjoying life.

Sadly, that tube of paint has a meticulously curled tail which is gaining in voracity. It’s bright exterior has been left dim and grows less relevant. Inevitably irrelevant, discarded, to be a piece of something that is bigger than anything on Earth. Bigger than that talking paint tube could dream.

So it’s just weird that not everyone enjoys talking materials as much as I. I was just reading about a gay artist who was also creating porn on the sly but it was very focused and he approached the topic as transgressive. It was the most boring thing to ever fall victim to but I read the entire article.

SADO US

POST HINDSIGHT

Not so much writing online anymore. Been bottled up inside and then just entered a place where I was nobody. Nobody I knew or wanted to know and that went on until I got back from Berlin and found out my father passed away. I stopped dating and I drove back to Seattle from Orlando. I guess I cried but I don’t know if it was for the right reason? Life was just like this thing that me and everyone else gets to suffer. I guess by pretending that you’re happy it’s bearable. That’s the secret right?

POST HINDSIGHT

VINE STREET MARKET

Dear Community,

I’m more than happy to present to you a project I’ve been developing for a few years.

Project number 3: Vine Street Market

Named after the street my current studio resides.

I’ve always wanted to create something like this. Only now in our current economy / world health crisis this project has become necessary.

Those of you who have followed my career or have done some research will hopefully agree that these graphics are very much On Brand. Anyone who is here for the first time, welcome. These are for everyone to enjoy.

Project Number Three, Vine Street Market, is now open with three unique tshirt’s designed by yours truly. I hope you enjoy!

TOPY

Dear Gen,

You moved onto the next level just in time. This year has been very tough. I miss you everyday and am grateful for the time we shared. Thank you for gracing this dimension and for the parts of you that you left us with.

Love, Harlen