Archive for the 'Art' Category

27
Nov
19

The 42nd Occasional Doo Dah Parade

The 42nd Doo Dah Parade on Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena California on Novemebr 24, 2019.

On November 24th, a glorious Sunday in East Pasadena, folks gathered with expectations in street clothes and ludicrous costumes. They were standing or setting in anticipation of the 42nd running of The Pasadena Occasional Doo Dah Parade. These people were a mixture of participants, spectators, young, old and most specifically counter-culture in nature ready for a day of shenanigans and mischief.

The lure of the Occasional Doo Dah Parade is partially the irreverent unexpected combined with a spark of color, oddly innovative creativity, the mockery, and satire of the soon approaching Rose Bowl Parade. So much like other parades, there is a Queen that presides over the Parade and the day’s events. This year Queen Jesselynn Desmond held court over all the zany insanity.

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Royalty from previous years (Doo Dah Queens and Kings) set at the judges’ table mildly judging or simply being amused as the cavalcade of carnivalesque participants pass by. The parade proved to be one of the most entertaining in recent memory. If you can imagine it you can be it at the Doo Hah Parade. After the parade, there were more celebrations and after-parties to send everyone off in fine fashion for Sunday with another year of Doo Dah as a glorious memory made.

There is a photo gallery here for your enjoyment but if you want to get the full effect of all 189 images for the parade please follow this link to my Flickr Doo Dah Parade Album. They are big beautiful pictures in radian color!

06
Sep
19

Douglas Tausik Ryder’s ‘Body Language’ opens at Jason Vass Gallery

Photo of “Reclining Nude” courtesy of Taisik Ryder

Douglas Tausik Ryder exhibition ‘Body Language’ will be appearing at the Jason Vass Gallery on Saturday, September 7th. Taisik Ryder‘s work is a conversation that evokes and integrates both biomorphic and the geometric applications to his creations. His wooden sculptures are products of his interest in the organic form but are mastered through a digital process using a very specific industrial technology. All these pieces are manufactured utilizing digital technology known as geometric code “G-code” is a CAD/CAM language and this fabrication process utilizing G-Code drive the industrial CNC (computer numerical control) machine/tool that makes his art is located in his studio rather than offsite. By doing so he is able to guide the process on a more skillful and intimate exalting the primitive. Unlike other artists who farms the process out Ryder constructs these pieces in his studio. Additionally, every one of his creations is detailed and hand-finished in the studio. Taisik Ryder’s work consisting of wooden sculptures alludes to abstract organic forms some echo the sensuality of the feminine and others reveal the primitive.  G-code allows Ryder to harnesses digital process to create these fluidly abstract biologically and organically informed pieces that seamlessly announces his art in intriguing familiarity that’s pleasing to the eye. Tausik Ryder’s “Body Language” will be on view at Jason Vass Galler (1452 E. Sixth Street, Los Angeles). The opening reception is September 7th from 5 to 8 p.m.

 





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