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July 26th, 2004

devil inside @ 01:32 pm

stateless:
so there's an art exhibit here in southern california featuring a pretty cool (and way too tall, *wink*) painting of macphisto, which you can see here.



Grand Central Art Gallery & Project Room
100 Artists See Satan
July 3 – September 19, 2004


100 Artists See Satan is a survey of contemporary artists and their interpretation and representation of the supreme demon. The exhibition was organized in response to another exhibition, 100 Artists See God, organized by artists/curators John Baldessari and Meg Cranston for Independent Curators Inc. New York. During roughly the same period that 100 Artists See Satan is showing at the Cal State Fullerton Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, 100 Artists See God will be on view at the Laguna Art Museum in Laguna Beach.



Mark Twain once said, “All religions issue Bibles against Satan, and say the most injurious things against him, but we never hear his side.”

While 100 Artists See Satan may not exactly present Satan’s side of things, it does present a wide, albeit inconclusive, range of perspectives; it is intended to be a series of snapshots and ruminations, and it is an essentially visual exercise—there are no artist biographies or artist statements in the catalogue, just images by 100 artists. (Actually 115 artists’ works are included in the catalogue and probably a few more in the exhibition; we attribute this to satanic math and with having an abundance of incredible work that we wanted to include in the exhibition). Some of the artists are famous and some unknown; their approaches to Satan range from humor and absurdity to deadpan seriousness, from blatantly political to esoterically philosophical, from text to symbolic images, from art historical references to pop-culture icons, from overt graphic images to subtle, sometimes poetic gestures, from abstraction to explicit depictions of individuals or imagery, from the found object to the meticulously rendered painting, from drawing to photography to video to music.

Mike McGee, curator

(a few more details here.
 
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From:volare
Date:July 26th, 2004 01:54 pm (UTC)
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Oooo, I remember that pic from somewhere....
Rolling Stone or something?
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From:_acrobat_
Date:July 26th, 2004 02:19 pm (UTC)
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He looks so tall! XD
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From:canadanne
Date:July 26th, 2004 03:18 pm (UTC)
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Oh man, that exhibition sounds *right* up my street!  Too bad I'm not in California. :\

The MacPhisto painting is not *glittery* enough!  But it's nice that someone gave him a thought!
From:purple_irises_
Date:July 26th, 2004 04:21 pm (UTC)
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So, this is showing at the Cal State Fullerton Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana then? Cause that's not more than 15 minutes away from me... I think I will go check it out sometimes. Thanks stateless! :)
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From:stateless
Date:July 26th, 2004 04:36 pm (UTC)
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you're welcome, fellow so. cal-er. :-)


(hey, do you happen to be and/or know any singers? sorry for the randomness, but my band is looking for a (female) bono-inspired singer. there seems to be a shortage in l.a.)
From:purple_irises_
Date:July 26th, 2004 04:41 pm (UTC)
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HOLY SHIT! Are you in EXIT? If so, I sent you guys an email about that a few days ago... I was at the U2 concert when the Exit guitarist played on stage with U2. I was like :o the whole time!
I am a musician as it turns out! Mainly, my instrument is in guitar, but I sing as well! I have performance experience in both too.. And if my talents aren't satisfactory, I know many Bono-influenced singers in this area too. :)
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From:stateless
Date:July 26th, 2004 04:45 pm (UTC)
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!!

yeah, i'm the guitarist, the one who was pulled up on stage! crazy-small world, no?

so you sent affa and email.. i will have her forward it to me. your name's darrelle? *excited*
From:purple_irises_
Date:July 26th, 2004 04:48 pm (UTC)
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And so you are! And there you are in the icon! That's awesome.
My name's Darrelle, yep. Despite this, I am a female. And now that I know who you are... I think I saw you at the Daniel Lanois show. It was a while back, but if you guys were in your normal U2-inspired clothing, then I for sure saw you there.
Very crazy small world.
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From:stateless
Date:July 26th, 2004 04:55 pm (UTC)
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i was wearing a damien rice shirt and affa was wearing an elvis costello shirt that night (i don't normally remember such things, but i happen to have a picture of affa, me, and daniel)... but it's quite possible you saw us anyway. we were right in front of the stage.

i'll have her forward me that email, but feel free to mail me directly with info about yourself if you like. oh, and i can forward you the ad that we've been sending around so if you don't think it applies to you, you can pass it on. stateless @ livejournal.com

:-D
From:purple_irises_
Date:July 26th, 2004 05:02 pm (UTC)
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Awesome. Yeah, send over the ad so I don't go writing an essay about myself for no reason. :/ I'll pass it around anyway cause I know some much better singers who would love to sing Bono-style. :)

Hmm... She never got an email? Let's see.. I sent it to exitmanagement@exit-band.com on July 24th. Anyway, here's what it said:

Hello people of EXIT -
I went to your website and couldn't help notice you're looking for a new lead singer!
Well, I was wondering if you're going to be holding auditions or anything because I would love to try out if you are!
Here's some information about me:
My name is Darrelle and I am 18. Despite my age, I am a long time U2 fan - they are my favorite band, second only to The Beatles. I've been playing guitar for about five years...I have experience in performance, mainly as a guitarist, but have singing performance experience as well. I began to take interest in Exit after I saw U2 at The Staples Center in Nov. 2001 when the guitarist played on stage with the band. That was amazing! If you want to know anything at all, please email me back
You guys rock!
~Darrelle


My email is AllUNeedIsLve@aol.com by the way.
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From:stateless
Date:July 26th, 2004 05:04 pm (UTC)
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am leaving work now, will drop you an email when i get home. :-D
From:purple_irises_
Date:July 26th, 2004 05:06 pm (UTC)
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Awesome! Thank you!
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From:candai
Date:July 26th, 2004 05:56 pm (UTC)
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Would be awesome if everything works out between you guys! :) Have you had the opportunity to see EXIT perform, outside of seeing Courtney onstage?

(From another OC gal who things that stateless is the greatest thing since sliced bread)
From:purple_irises_
Date:July 26th, 2004 05:59 pm (UTC)
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:) I haven't seen them, no...
OC WOOT! Have you thought of maybe being the singer?
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From:stateless
Date:July 26th, 2004 08:38 pm (UTC)
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greatest thing since sliced bread? hee!
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From:stateless
Date:July 26th, 2004 04:57 pm (UTC)
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.. actually, i just asked her and she said she never got an email?
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From:pornrockangel
Date:July 28th, 2004 03:07 pm (UTC)
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hmm, I'm in long beach, I'll have to see if I can make it up there.
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From:digitalelf
Date:July 28th, 2004 10:37 pm (UTC)
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Oh man, I wish I had known about this when I was down in Southern California last week!

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