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Monday, June 22, 2009

Film Night @ TAM

The first Art House/Art Garden film night, which I will note, did not happen in our garden this time, went off splendidly on Friday. Lee Lynch and Doug Harvey brought their killer installation and film and performance of "Ned's Draw" which really made the crowd go wild. It was funny, interactive, and included a lot of interesting objects that provoked many audience questions. The movie was a true account of an old California legend about the last remnents of natives that held out in Northern California, an ambiguously gay bounty hunter, and the servant Ned who eventually shoots him.
"Passing", which Doug brought, by English artists Eric Wright & Cathy Ward, was visually haunting 8mm footage of Vegas and other Western outposts, and the narration by L.M. Kit Carson added to the tone of the piece.
And Spencer Douglas and Gustavo Herrera (pictured above) gave a small introduction before screening their stop motion piece, "Buffalo Mierde" which was also a definate crowd pleaser. Our next installment will be held, this time in our sculpture garden, on July 17th. More details to come.


  1. sounds fun!

    digging those ceramic sculptures....

    all the best!
    david john

  2. Hey Ryan

    Thanks again, nice pix. Just wanted to share some of Eric & Cathy's other work - maybe you could put these up front and on the TAM blog.

  3. Thanks to you too Doug. It was fun and I'm glad I got to see it live and loud.