Friday, February 12, 2010

The Stupid is Getting to Me

I think it's really really stupid that Zak Smith wasn't invited to Yale for "Sex Week" considering he IS a Yale graduate and IS an adult performer with a published book on the subject and has been making art about that same subject for years and years.

Probably one of the dumbest things that's happened all month. Including my massive problems with my medical conditions and incredibly over priced basic asthma medication.

Hate.

10 comments:

satine phoenix said...

that IS weird. he should totally have been invited.

bairdduvessa said...

that makes no sense what so ever. but then again the corporate world doesn't make sense anyway, its always about filling their own pockets.
its dumb
its corrupt
and needs to stop
they should celebrate that one of theirs has become and expert on an art form.

Electric Chimera said...

Something else dumb is that i cant seem to friend you.

JoaquĆ­n said...

Hate is healthy.
Hope you get better.

Mandy Morbid said...

@Electric Chimera:

Friend me where? On what? I only have a fan page on Facebook and I've stopped using Myspace because it sucks so hard---you can follow me on Twitter, I respond to most comments sent my way so long as they aren't rude. And my email is pretty obvious.

Sorry. No offense meant.

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Jaylionheart said...

that is fucked up. But how's it going miss morbid?

BoboBegone said...

Wow.. I mean really.. Wow.

That is very stupid on so many levels.

On a side now I read his book and thought it was really good.

Hope your health is on the rise Mandy.

kk said...

I agree that IS so stupid. I'm sure they just overlooked him because he doesn't have boobs.

Mandy Morbid said...

I accidentally erased a comment by @Bob Beck which said "What is his degree in", well Bob, here you go:

ZAK SMITH
Born July 16, 1976 in Syracuse, NY
Lives and works in Los Angeles

EDUCATION:
1999-2001
Yale University, New Haven, CT, MFA

1999
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

1994-1998
Cooper Union, New York, NY, BFA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2010
Fredericks & Freiser, New York, NY (forthcoming)

2008
Fredericks & Freiser, New York, NY, "Midnight in the Empire"

2007
Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL, "Half the Artist's Proceeds from This Show Will Go to Benefit the Victims of God and Capitalism"

Fred, London, UK

2005
Fredericks & Freiser, New York, NY, "Exquisite as Fuck"

2004
Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis, MN,
"Hope You Like It"

2003
Fredericks Freiser Gallery, New York, NY,
"Paintings That Look Good and Were Hard to Make"

2002
Fredericks Freiser Gallery, New York, NY,
"20 Eyes in My Head"

Yale Norfolk Summer Program, Norfolk, CT

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2009
The Butcher’s Daughter, Ferndale, Michigan, "No Vacancy"

HBC, Berlin, Germany, "Lynchmob"

2008
Saatchi Gallery, London, England, "Unreal"

2007
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, "Paper Trail: A Decade of Acquisitions"

2006
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, "New Work: Zak Smith, Tim Gardner, and Marcelino Goncalves"

Fredericks & Freiser, New York, NY, "Sweets & Beauties"

2005
Guild & Greyshkul, New York, NY, "2nd Annual Watercolor Exhibition"

Estrany De La Mota, Barcelona, Spain, "Feeling Strangely Fine"

2004
Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands, "Drawings Only"

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, 2004 Whitney Biennial

Schmidt Center Gallery, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL,
"Me, Myself & I"

Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD, "Moving Outlines"

2002
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA,
"Hello, My Name Is...", (curated by Laura Hoptman and Elizabeth Thomas)

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA,
"Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for a New Generation"
(curated by Barbara Bloemink, catalogue)

2001
Fredericks Freiser Gallery, New York City,
"I See You 2" (curated by Sam Messer and Kiki Smith)


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Progressive Corporation, Mayfield, OH
Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ