Paintings by Neil Conrad
6Dec/09

surge

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Went to my friend, Steven Corsano's opening at OK Harris.  he's been a great inspiration to me in the year or so that I've known him.  the stuff they're showing is from his august on Long Island.  deep secure connection to his experience.

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finishing up with november (like it's not already over) and I've dated oct.

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of all the things that came out of the holiday weekend, my fave is this slim little drawing.  dancing  chocolate circus characters, wind up wild beasts.  I did some monoprints that are choice but they don't look so great in a photo.

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about choked on some chinese pepper oil

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I'm looking for another piece and this is the closest thing.  not it.

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this really has nothing to do with truffaut but just want to mention how much I love his movies.

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getting off the rainbow curve

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after days of leaving off the sumi ink,  I looked thru the 400 or so paintings of aug/sept/july.   it brought on an outburst of hyper-activity, the need to make some drawings

flea circus

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I turned this one around a couple of times.  the visible peach.  see thru.  Saw a Mirò sculpture in about '70 at the Walker (first time I saw 'Lunar Bird') he'd had a pit enlarged to a six foot monument.  Killer!  nothing whimsical about that.

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the point of this post is to post... not to just delete everything and start over.

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the point of painting them was to post.  well.  I don't think so!

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i was thinking never to show this one ...  cry me a river.

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why should anything be excluded given a desire to communicate?

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this looked like it needed to be revised until I  saw it on the screen.  not so unclear as I thought.  but really pretty nebulous. that's not contradictory.

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no one forced me to paint this.  no one forced me to post it.  If someone did I've have to learn you about it.  trying to explain any of this is not just a challenge, it just plane sounds really silly.

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got a nose full of bad perfume, I think I learn the most from my nose...