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Saturday, September 5, 2009

My Husband, My Dentist & Ghandi: Responsibility

My husband says that people like to complain, criticize, discuss and analyze things they cannot change because that is much easier than giddy-ing up and changing and making a difference where you actually can. I think he is right. Change starts with each of us.
My dentist likes to talk about taking ownership of one's teeth & health. That's the same concept. Good dental hygiene starts with me. Change starts with me. I am responsible for myself.
Gandhi put it best: Be the change you want to see in the world.
I am trying to really take this idea to heart. I'll let you know how it goes.

Shur & Shireman: Asia

Gorgeous Hong Kong print by my friend Jon Shireman for sale @ etsy.com:

©Jon Shireman

©Emily Shur

And Wall Space is currently offering an atmospheric Japan print by Emily Shur (yes, another friend) . And while you are at www.wallspaceseattle.com take a moment to check out the work of Liz Kuball and Lane Collins as well (Lane, I am still pining for a print of Franklin!).
Liz's work is also available at 20x200 right now. I love how Liz captures the Cali vibe and that citrus tree Liz photographed coincidentally reminds me of the gorgeous lemon tree leaning over into Emily's backyard.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Old Skool Wine Store

While we are on the topic of Old New York Stores, when you walk into Zeeman's in the Village, it is like you have traveled back to the 70's.

B& S Zeeman Inc.

Wines and Liquors
47 University Place
Downtown NYC

The store has been on the block since the 30's and their selection is very good. Their prices cannot compete with Astor Wines but what small store can? Zeeman's offers delivery service.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

New York Nostalgia

A must for any New Yorkophile:
Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York by husband and wife team (love that) James & Karla Murray
Currently at view at Clic 255 Centre Street, New York - through September 27, 2009.
Panel Discussion: September 22 - 6:30 p.m.

How Cool Are Bisons?!

After seeing these, I am now obsessed with the idea of photographing bisons. Oh dear.

found via kottke.org --courtesy Museum of Animal Perspectives

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tuesday This & That (Fall Edition)

The weather is cooling, the NYU students are back and the galleries are awaking from their summer slumber. Fall is here. And here are some things to see:

Photographs by Kehinde Wiley at Deitch Projects (76 Grand Street -- opens September 3, 2009). I always really like the exuberant style of Kehinde Wiley's paintings. I could make some self-deprecating joke here about why photograph when you can paint? But I suspect there is an additional level of observation in these photographs that will be a pleasure to explore.

My love affair with (the work of) Sally Mann continues. Ms. Mann first gave gave us a glimpse at Proud Flesh in the documentary What Remains and it seems that she tapped into similar energy for this body of work than she did during the making of Immediate Family.
Aperture is also publishing a monograph of the work. (tx, Joerg)

At last Amy Stein's Domesticated will be shown solo in NYC at ClampArt -- opens September 10, 2009. Amy rocks.

My countryman Juergen Teller will be in conversation with NYT critic Cathy Horyn at SVA September 12, 7 PM. My advice is to get there early if you want to get in. Mr. Teller's work will also be on view at Lehman Maupin starting September 10, 2009 -- the exhibit is titled Paradis.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Jane Goddall

Jane Goodall © Emily Shur

I have always been fond of the "Three Ape Ladies" AKA "Leakey's Angeles": Dian Fosey, Jane Goodall & Biruté Galdikas .
Jane Goodall will be speaking this Wedesday & Thursday in New York.

Jane Goodall Reading
92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10128
nr. 92nd St.
for more info call: 212-415-5500
9/02/09 -- 8pm