Monday, October 22, 2018

'Captain America on the Battlefields of Brooklyn' presented at the Graphic Justice Research Alliance Dscussions Conference, Oct, 20, 2018 at St, Francis College

Thanks to Dr. Nickie Phillips, Ph.D., Associate Professor in St. Francis College's Sociology & Criminal Justice, American Studies program and the Director, Center for Crime & Popular Cultures, her colleagues and St, Francis College for inviting me to discuss and show works from

'Captain America on the Battlefields of Brooklyn'

that was published in Freezeray Poetry's most recent edition [Poetry with a Pop], vol 15

I presented my remarks at the Graphic Justice Research Alliance's 2018 Discussion

GJRP 2018

at St. Francis on Oct. 20th, 2018.

The presenters in the all day conference described the cultural impact of criminality and justice on graphic novels and cartoons and the effect of graphic novels and cartoons on criminality and justice.

I discussed the placement of the statue of 'Capt' on Brooklyn's battlefields from the Revolutionary war..a war that has been effectively erased from public memory and in the context of theories of Nationalism that suggest that national identity is formed, in a significant degree, by fictions and 'historical error'. If you wish to read my comments, I uploaded them on Google Drive

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Madonnas....New and old works from the Anna Pierrepont Series and long ago together in exhibition at J-Collabo for Gowanus Open Studios 10-20/21, 2018

Along with other artists from the Park Slope Winsor Terrace Artist Group

I am proud to participate in my third Gowawus Open Studios

from 12-6 on Saturday, Oct. 20th and 21st, 2018

featuring a large acrylic painting on canvas from the 1990s

Woman Leaning over Walking Infant

combined with recent paintings from the Anna Pierrpont series

that feature similar themes.

The earlier painting appropriates a contemporary motif of motherly love and protection from a no longer extant magazine that in turn appropriates the theme from some of earlier works that I in turn appropriated in 2018.