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August/September/November 2017

October 2012
         brick, plywood, DVD fragment
                   4″w x 6″h x 2″d

Sold at benefit auction for WBAI November 2017

 

Dove #3

15″ x 16″ x 2-1/2″


Walking Up A Steep Incline While Remaining Perpendicular

Proposal for a residential lobby

 

Explanatory poster for my low voltage

solar power installation powering the pond pump waterfall

at LaPlazaCultural.com

August/September/November 2017

April 2017 new work

about 18″ x 6″ x 2″

 

 

After DuBuffet

7″ x 11″ x 2-1/2″

 

7″ x 5″ x 1.5″

April 2017 new work

December 2016 Gallery Exhibit

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Please join me on my birthday for a reception of this years presentation of my work, December 8th from 6 to 8 pm at Ceres Gallery Exposures show. 547 W 27th St, 2nd floor.

The show is over long live the show!

ceresinviteussrFor a signed postcard rsvp to peacenow9@gmail.com with your email requesting same. Note the country of origin on the stamp above.

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Installation snap shot.

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80's Cast plaster and acrylic 11" x 11" x 1.5" © Before their time, revolutionaries seized power on the island of Grenada with the agenda to build a socialist society. Apparently internicine struggle ended it quickly, but still the U.S. had to invade to make sure no such remnants existed that might dare

80’s
Cast plaster and acrylic
11″ x 11″ x 1.5″
© Before their time, revolutionaries seized power on the island of Grenada with the agenda to build a socialist society. Apparently internecine struggle ended it quickly, but still the U.S. had to invade to make sure no such remnants existed that might dare challenge U.S. capitalist hegemony. What they did wrong? Asked Cuba to help them upgrade their airport!

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The Bishop piece image on a coffee mug. Cool! Right?

form emptiness

Form is Emptiness/Form

years of therapy and activism

Self Portrait, or Years of Therapy   Approximately 14″ x 5″ x 3″

art as a metaphysical endeavor

art as a metaphysical endeavor

or

Homage to Bergson

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This is a reproduction I did of a work by Madame Binh Graphics Collective 1977 to 1983. A group I was loosely associated with. I wore it at the opening as I had decided to show mainly my more political work this year of heightening contradictions. The Bishop coffee mug, and the t-shirt are available for mass reproduction if George Soros wants to fund it.

December 2016 Gallery Exhibit
A few home movies

Solar power & work from 2016

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Seasonally adjustable solar panels designed and built by me, installed on a pair of stanchions built by Pedro and Derrick. This at La Plaza Cultural Community Garden in NYC’s East Village

9th St Ave C  laplazacultural.com

 

form emptiness

Emptiness Is Form

Form, Emptiness

approximately 16″ x 16″ x 2″

This was in my December 2016 Ceres show as was the following

art as a metaphysical endeavor

for Henri Bergson

or Art as a Metaphysical Endeavor

18″ x 18″ x 4″

canvas acrylic wood staples lazy susan HO scale plastic gardener

stamped text:

“the object flies before it”

“flux of duration”

“things in the making”

 

 

Please follow me on Instagram at Peacenow9

for pictures, short clips, and ongoing work.

Also announcements for future showings.

Thanks!

Jonathan Keller

Solar power & work from 2016

35 Year Retrospective

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canceled!

This is the postcard announcement I prepared, that became null and void. There are a limited number left, with a USPS/Zazzle stamp with a photograph I took of the road in Jewett NY washed away from a storm that just arrived and rained in one place for hours. If you would like me to mail one to you, rsvp.

SHOW CANCELED. CERES GALLERY mismanaged their scheduling for Exposures. I got the short end of the stick.

They had approved the week of the 7th, with the reception on the 10th.  The reception next year will be on December 8th, 2016.

This is the most recent piece I did this year which you can see in the mock up, draft of the hanging, below.

 

 

years of therapy and activism

Climate change fires rage

and oceans rise 

racist cops protect capitalism

and wars of empire refusal to wage peace dishonest conspiracies

Continuing threat from nuclear all forms

Poisonous nutrition to exploit and weaken

Voting rights neutered 

Yet children of the earth poised to spread out into the galaxies

After what will be

10,000 years of recuperation from climate 

Change. 

I also completed this one this year, more views of which can be seen on the next page, on the left.

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Shaman stick to expropriate

The expropriators

     From the earth 

     To the outermost reaches of universes

This is our home

      Radiating the possibility of longevity and perseverance 

Made possible by equally sharing burdens and wealth. 

 

 

 

And this is a draft for what would have been the hanging for December 2015, of 35 years of art.

wall draft

 

35 Year Retrospective

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Gorchov Facsimiles December 2014 Ceres Gallery New Work

All work, except indicated, are made from wire mesh, plaster gauze, joint compound, wood & acrylic.

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Red and Blue

13″ x 17″ x 2″

Aura

The Aura of Art Is $

9″ x 11″ x  2″

Wood, photo copy, inked text, glass

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Pink and Red

15″ x 17″ x 4″

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 Blue & Yellow is now Green & Black

17″ x 13 1/2″ x 5 1/2″

Gorchov Facsimiles December 2014 Ceres Gallery New Work

Spring 2014 Urban Cave Gallery show

 

Opening Thursday May 15th  6 to 8 pm

The above is the poster for the show at Hector Quintana’s Urban Cave Gallery.

All the work sold (to friends and acquaintances) for an average of $50.

One item went for a meal and a beer.

Jk

Landscape

World’s Collide

tribute to Sun Ra

private collection

3″ x 14″ x 22″

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Running

Private Collection

3″ x 13″ x 12″

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after Basquiat

Private Collection

2.5″x 12″ x 17″

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Wound

also Private Collection

as all five pieces are now in.

2.5″ x 11″ x 16″

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Fey Object

Private Collection

2.5″ x 14″ x 16″

Spring 2014 Urban Cave Gallery show

2013 Ceres Show

Homage to Great Artists

Go to

http://youtu.be/go0sL2qqvLI

for a video of opening night with a few moments of my work.

About 2/3 into the video.

I sold the “Soutine” and placed the “Russell” and 2nd “Soutine” with friends!

2013 price list Petite Ceresfinished patisserie

8x10 Russel CeresRussell Cover

House CeresSoutine 1

 brillo ceres webimage

2013 Ceres Show
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Rock hung on branch

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Horizontal and slanted vertical

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1 Rock 5 Pics at La Plaza 08-09,10,11-13 and continuing as of this date. The heavy rain this a.m. doesn’t seem to have affected it much.

 

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image with www.shreddedmatter.com tear off’s. Situated near 1 rock 5 pics at La Plaza.

5 pics of 1 rock:  1 frame 381

 

twigs, glue 6" x 20"

twigs, glue
6″ x 20″

 

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12″ x 28″ x 2″

02-2013 twigs, glue 4" x 16"

twigs, glue
4″ x 16″
Private Collection

02-2013 twigs, glue 3" x 8"

twigs, glue
3″ x 8″

Photo study
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This is 3 pics of 1 rock. See at top.

 5 quarry stones

5 quarry stones

9″x 10″ x 1.5″

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Cellar Studio

 

Sticks and Stones

 

October 2012 brick, plywood, detritus, epoxy, silicone 8"w x 6"h x 2"d © All work available for small sums unless otherwise not available.

October 2012
brick, plywood, detritus, epoxy, silicone 8″w x 6″h x 2″d

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X Is
11″ x 11″ x 2″

 

 

2012 brick, plywood, acrylic 5" x 5" x 2.5" private collection © All work available for small sums unless otherwise not available.

2012
brick, plywood, acrylic
5″ x 5″ x 2.5″ private collection

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the graphics on this one is loosely taken from Dove.

2012
brick, plywood, acrylic
5″ x 5″ x 2.5″

October 2012 brick, plywood, DVD fragment 4"w x 6"h x 2"d

October 2012
brick, plywood, DVD fragment
4″w x 6″h x 2″d

October 2012 brick, plywood, DVD fragment 4"w x 6"h x 2"d © All work available for small sums unless otherwise not available.

October 2012
brick, plywood, DVD fragment
4″w x 6″h x 2″d

October 2012 brick, plywood, appropriated resin reproduction 6"w x 11"h x 3"d

October 2012
brick, plywood, appropriated resin reproduction
6″w x 11″h x 3″d

2012 brick, plywood, appropriated resin reproduction Approximately 9" x 6" x 2.5"

Private Collection
The collector has named this piece Willa.

2012 brick, plywood, appropriated resin reproduction Approximately 9" x 6" x 2.5"

2012
brick, plywood, appropriated resin reproduction
Approximately 9″ x 6″ x 2.5″

 

Display from the Urban Cave show.

 

Playing with Bricks

Cover Art – Arthur Dove

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From Arthur Dove’s Ferryboat Wreck 1931.

Grey waves version.

11″ x 6″ x 4.75″

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Private Collection

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Red Streak version.

2012 Quarry stones, aluminum screen, plaster gauze, wood, acrylic paint 10" x 12" x 3" Private Collection

2012 From Dove’s River Bottom 1923
Quarry stones, aluminum screen, plaster gauze, wood, acrylic paint
10″ x 12″ x 3″
Private Collection

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This is an image of the original Arthur Dove painting that I cribbed the previous piece from . I rotated the image for mine. River Bottom 1923.

2012 stones, plywood, acrylic 9" x 6" x 2.5" Destroyed in Hurricane Sandy flood.

2012  Based on Dove’s work
stones, plywood, acrylic
9″ x 6″ x 2.5″ Destroyed in Hurricane Sandy flood.

2012 brick, plywood, acrylic 5" x 5" x 2.5" © All work available for small sums unless otherwise not available.

2012
brick, plywood, acrylic
5″ x 5″ x 2.5″

Cover Art – Arthur Dove

Small Work

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Shredded Matter: some 13.8 billion years and humans are reflecting our universal environment with unprecedented accuracy!

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Dilettante’s Stone

Rock with Shadow

Stone With Real and Ersatz Shadow

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Gun Control!

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The tables have turned! It’s now a stone with magnetic backing. 1″ x 1″x 1/4″

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3 stones
2″ x 1.5″ x 1″
Private Collection

Small Work

Early Political Work

The image above is a recreation of a piece I did for the 1979/80 Real Estate Show on Delancey St.
http://www.abcnorio.org/about/history/res_statement_80.html
The original was a plaster shield like piece, with a hammer and sickle in the center and text around the shape. In this reproduction, which is in the No Rio archives, it is a blow up of a photo with additional ink stamped text.

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Late 70’s. Newsprint scrawl wheat pasted
on an empty store front window near
CBGB’S.
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 Death to the Klan
Stop Killer Cops
Defeat U.S. Imperialism
Wall piece I did  for the inaugural ABC No Rio.
January 1980.
Early 80's Cast plaster and acrylic 11" x 11" x 1.5"

Early 80’s
Cast plaster and acrylic
11″ x 11″ x 1.5″ This is from the Order of Lenin that the USSR used to hand out. I don’t know if Gorbachev got one. I think I have 3 left.

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Stenciled box for the Lenin piece. One left.

Early 80's Cast plaster and acrylic 17" X 2"

Early 80’s
Cast plaster and acrylic
17″ X 2″

80's Cast plaster and acrylic 11" x 11" x 1.5" © Before their time, revolutionaries seized power on the island of Grenada with the agenda to build a socialist society. Apparently internicine struggle ended it quickly, but still the U.S. had to invade to make sure no such remnants existed that might dare

80’s
Cast plaster and acrylic
11″ x 11″ x 1.5″
Before their time, revolutionaries seized power on the island of Grenada with the agenda to build a socialist (equable) society. Apparently internecine struggle ended it quickly, but still the U.S. had to invade to make sure no such remnants existed that might dare challenge U.S. neo-liberal hegemony. And because killing people is part and parcel of the foreign and domestic policy of our Freedom Loving Politicians. Except for Bernie Sanders and a few others.  Long live the Monroe Doctrine! [Tongue firmly set in cheek.]

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Party of Workers and Peasants of the Congo. This was for Serge MuKendi, who I haven’t heard from in years. A revolutionary from the Democratic Republic of Congo. He was part of the struggle against a tyrant that made sure that U.S. and other western nations received the lion’s share of the natural wealth of Africa, at slave wages. He asked me to design a button and some flags, which I did and threw in this bas relief.

 

Early Political Work

Earlier Work

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On a somewhat different note. This is a repro of a sculpture by Joel Shapiro. (4″ x 4″ x 3″)I made 6 or so and sold two at the Times Square show, which came after the ABC No Rio show, which came after the 01/01/80 Real Estate show, a guerrilla action/performance break in of an abandoned property on Delancey St. Google it!

Boxed Sail

Boxed and Glassed in Sail
19″ x 19″ x 5″
Glass, solder, wood, cardboard, newsprint

 

 

IMG_5230Years of Therapy

13″

Earlier Work