Monday, November 5, 2012

New Blog!

As promised - a new blog, and with a new name.  Click the link below to come and see:

The Castle will be left standing as an archive.  I'm turning comments off, though - I don't have time to patrol the daily bombing of generic Viagra comments.  See you at Tumblr!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

A Link, Followed By A Short Break

Mark Stone just posted a characteristically incisive review of George Hofmann's solo show at Show Room, which has been extended through October 21.  See it if you can, because it's wonderful.

I've been threatening to find a new platform for No Hassle at the Castle for a while now, but this time it's real - has made some more "improvements" which make posting clunkier and less flexible than ever.  Besides that, I think the templates are looking a little dated.

I haven't settled on a host yet, so No Hassle will be silent for a little bit - I'll put up one more post here with the new address.  I'm fairly sure the Old Hassle will remain live as an archive.  From what little research I've done, there isn't a really good way to migrate the old posts to a new host.

Any tips from fellow bloggers are welcome, either as comments or by e-mailing me directly.  Right now the leading contenders are Tumblr because of the easy Facebook tie-in, and Wordpress because of its flexibility.  But I'm not tied to either if someone has a great suggestion.

Stay tuned for details!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

George Hofmann Gallery Talk at Show Room, 10/4

George Hofmann will be giving a gallery talk tomorrow, 10/4, at Show Room at 170 Suffolk St. in Manhattan.  he will be discussing the works in his current solo exhibition at the gallery, to be followed by a Q and A. The talk will begin at 2:00 pm.

Click here to read a nice review of the show posted by Piri Halasz on her blog, From the Mayor's Doorstep.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

The 2012 Jockey Club Gold Cup

Out at Belmont yesterday, Flat Out took down the Grade I Jockey Club Gold Cup for the second year in a row! What a finish!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Pratt Faculty Show, Tuesday, 9/18

If you're in Brooklyn on the early side this Tuesday, stop in at the Pratt Foundation Faculty show. Lava Man #2 (above) will be there, and so will I.

The Rubelle and Norman Schaffler Gallery is located in the Chemistry Building at Pratt, 200 Willoughby Ave., in Brooklyn. The nearest subway stop Clinton-Washington on the G. The opening is from 4:00-6:00 pm and will hang until Dec. 21.

Monday, September 10, 2012

George Hofmann at Show Room, 9/9/12

Special thanks to Dan Hill for the photographs.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

George Hofmann at Show Room Opens Tomorrow

It would be a good idea for you to come to see George Hofmann's exhibition of paintings and works on paper at Show Room, opening tomorrow night from 6:00 to 8:00. The glitterati will all be in attendance - why would anyone want to miss it?

I got a preview of the show today, and it looks marvelous - Codex Major #1 (shown above) along with others from that terrific series are included.

Show Room is located at 170 Suffolk St. on the lower east side of Manhattan.

Thursday, September 6, 2012