Sunday, October 17, 2010

Liz Hickok in the NYC, and in Vegas

Please, don't forget about Liz Hickok's next two appearances-

New York City: You Are Here → Mapping the Psychogeography of New York City

September 24 – November 6, 2010

Pratt Manhattan Gallery

144 West 14th Street, 2nd Floor

Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 11 am to 6 pm

Artists: Kim Baranowski, Ingrid Burrington, Dahlia Elsayed, Jane Hammond, Hand Drawn Map Association, Liz Hickok, Maira Kalman and Rick Meyerowitz, Nina Katchadourian, Daniela Kostova and Olivia Robinson, Miranda Maher, Bill Rankin, Liz Scranton, Asma Ahmed Shikoh, Robbin Ami Silverberg, Jeff Sisson, and Nicola Twilley.

Las Vegas: Off the Strip, New Genres Festival

October 17-21, 2010

Contemporary Art Center, Las Vegas, Nevada,

Her video will be part of a screening at the Sci-Fi Center on Friday, October 15th, 7:30 pm

Sci-fi Center, Commercial Center: 900 E. Karen AvenueLas Vegas, NV 89109

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Katherine Tomlinson's anthology "Just Another Day In Paradise" is here!

Life in the big city is not for the faint of heart. Shadows lurk in sunlight; blood spills on floors; hope and dread are just two sides of a neon sign; and loneliness is a paper cut on the heart, an invisible wound that eventually kills. In these stories, Katherine Tomlinson explores the dark heart of urban living. It is what it is...Just Another Day in Paradise.

Information on this outstanding anthology and a sample of the first ten pages are right here at

Friday, October 1, 2010

The October Flash Frenzy has begun!

Thirty-one days.

Thirty-one stories.

Thirty-one illustrations.

This will be an October to remember. Starting today, October 1st, Dark Valentine Magazine will post a new story a day. The frenzy begins with a real chiller, “Animal Lover” by Kat Parrish. It's illustrated by Mark Satchwill, and the frenzy will end with a Lovecraftian tale by Barbara Emrys, also illustrated by Mark Satchwill. You won’t want to miss a single story.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Liz Hickok Takes On Manhattan!

It was inevitable and it certain has been a long time coming. Liz Hickok has captured Manhattan-

As usual, I will let her tell it because not only does she have a way with art, but also with words-

Hello friends and supporters,

I wanted to let you know about three upcoming shows and events happening across the country.

In New York I will be constructing a jellied model of the skyline of Lower Manhattan, including the Statue of Liberty. It will be the largest sculpture I've ever made.

For Fall Open Studios, in San Francisco, I will have on view a smaller version of the New York sculpture.

My new piece about suburban Las Vegas in Jell-O is in a video screening in Las Vegas.

I hope to see you at one of these events. If you know people who will be interested to hear about any of these shows, please pass this along.

New York:

You Are Here → Mapping the Psychogeography of New York CitySeptember 24 – November 6, 2010

Pratt Manhattan Gallery

144 West 14th Street, 2nd Floor

Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Public Reception: 6–8 p.m. Thursday, September 23

Pratt Manhattan Gallery will present “You Are Here → Mapping the Psychogeography of New York City,” an exhibition of work by a selection of contemporary artists that will map the emotional terrain of the world’s most famous and influential urban center, New York City, and explore the effect of the city’s powerful moods on those who live and work here. “You Are Here” is guest-curated by Katharine Harmon, author of The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography (Princeton Architectural Press, 2009) and You Are Here: Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination (Princeton Architectural Press, 2003).

Artists: Kim Baranowski, Ingrid Burrington, Dahlia Elsayed, Jane Hammond, Hand Drawn Map Association (Kristofer Harzinski, Janine Nichols, Shane Watt, Rob Servo, Tony Dowler, Will Haughery, Yumi Roth, Gowri Savoor, Krista Shaffer, Kees Touw, Dean Valadez, Kris Harzinski), Liz Hickok, Maira Kalman and Rick Meyerowitz, Nina Katchadourian, Daniela Kostova and Olivia Robinson, Miranda Maher, Bill Rankin, Liz Scranton, Asma Ahmed Shikoh, Robbin Ami Silverberg, Jeff Sisson, and Nicola Twilley.

San Francisco:

Fall Open Studios

Sunday, October 10th, 11-6pm, with a Preview night on Friday, October 9th, 7-10pm

1890 Bryant Street, Studio 211, San Francisco, CA

Las Vegas:

Off the Strip, New Genres FestivalOctober 17th-21st, 2010

Contemporary Art Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

My video will be part of a screening at the Sci-Fi Center on Friday, October 15th, 7:30 pm

Sci-fi Center, Commercial Center: 900 E. Karen Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89109


Liz Hickok

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Five & Ten

I said no more memes, but it is the Princess that asks.


(1) Turn on your MP3 player/iPod.
(2) Go to SHUFFLE songs mode.
(3) Write down the first TEN songs that come up--song title and artist--NO editing/cheating, please (even if letting the world know you listen to crap "Weekend in New England" will humiliate you).
(4) Choose FIVE people to be tagged. It is generally considered to be in good taste to tag the person who tagged you, since there should be new songs appearing with Shuffle every time.

1. Robin Trower "No Time"
2. Dwight Yoakam "Honky Tonk Man (LP Version)"
3. CSS "Rat Is Dead (it came with my smartphone)"
4. The Family Stand "Ghetto Heaven"
5. Herb Albert "Rise"

6. Blind Faith "Can't Find My Home"
7. Dwight Yoakam "Please, Please Baby (LP Version)"
8. Mountain "Mississippi Queen"
9. Kinski "Punching Goodbye Out Front (also came with the phone and a brilliant song title)"
10. Dwight Yoakam "I Sang Dixie (LP Version)"

All the Dwight Yoakam songs come from "Just Lookin' For A Hit," which is the only full LP that I have on my phone's MP3 player.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Pizza in a cone?

Do you remember in "The Jerk" when they had "pizza in a cup?"

Well, I guess somebody to took that to its next natural progression, with a "Pizzacone." Ah, only in Manhattan.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Here comes The Real L Word

Oh man, if you don't already have Showtime? This will definitely make you want to subscribe, because they are bringing "The Real L Word."

Executive producer of "The L Word," Ilene Chaiken has teamed-up with Magical Elves ("Top Chef" and "Last Comic Standing") to bring us, "The Real L Word," and it's premiering June 20th on Showtime. Follow a group of six lesbians in their daily lives at work and play in Los Angeles, and you'll quickly learn that real life is even more compelling than fiction.

Friday, June 11, 2010

The Premiere Issue of Dark Valentine is here!

Though you wouldn't know it from this blog because I don't mention it here, I am a writer and an author. I am proud to be involved with a new magazine that specializes in dark fiction, and its name is Dark Valentine Magazine.

The cover illustration is by Joanne Renaud, and novelist Elizabeth Zelvin kicks things off with her story, "The Silkie." My friend, editor and author Katherine Tomlinson has a yarn called "Automancer."

My fellow authors from the Premiere Issue of Needle Magazine, Sandra Seamans, Paul D. Brazill and Chad Rohrbacher also make this issue a must-read, with their amazing story-telling talents.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Ray-Ray as Sybil

This one is self-explanatory, clickety-click it to make bigger-

Courtesy of Food Network Humor.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Mario, don't eat that cheese!

Eat Me Daily had a nice little feature on a food/art exhibition at The Brooklyn Museum.

I showed this picture to The Missus and she said, "What's in there, Polaroid cameras and Ken dolls?"

"Mario Batali catching on his cracker melting cheese from molded heads hanging from the ceiling." Uh, hells (sic) no. That's just not sanitary, Ginger. So, just what was in the pinata?

Apparently, "(Hostess) Snowballs, Yodels and pink balloons." Here is Part 2 of the feature, with more detail about the exhibitions and their creators.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Spring is here, and so is Liz Hickok!

Ah, Spring is here, and like the warmth that thaws us out, Liz Hickock has another show.

Image from

What sayeth, San Francisco's greatest artist in residence?

Hello all!

Spring has finally arrived! And here’s the perfect excuse to get out into the fabulous spring sunshine. If you happen to be in the San Francisco area this weekend, this is your formal invitation to Spring Open Studios. All the info is below. This is a great opportunity to explore the Mission District– home to the largest concentration of working artists in the city as well as great restaurants and cafes, galleries and vibrant nightlife. We have over 30 artists participating in our building alone, making it well worth a visit.

If you won’t be in the area, you might be interested in one of my current or upcoming exhibitions happening across the country. My recent exhibitions in Houston and Seattle were a lot of fun, and have led to more exhibitions to come. I'll keep you updated as they get closer.

Spring Open Studios in the Mission

When: THIS Friday April 23rd 6-9 pm (Wine and cheese reception)

Saturday and Sunday April 24th + 25th 11 am-6 pm (Open to the Public...invite friends!!)

Where: 1890 Bryant Street, Studio 211 (Cross street: Mariposa) San Francisco, CAVisit for the catalog of participating artists, cool coupons from our local business fans, and a map.

Current Show:I am in a group show called You Art What You Eat at MASS MoCA, an amazing museum in North Adams, Massachusetts. It will be open through Labor Day weekend.

Upcoming show:Emo-Mapping New York, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, NY, NY September 23–November 6, 2010

Thanks so much!

Liz Hickok

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Yo, "peep sushi?"

"Peep sushi?"

Apparently so.

And of course, don't forget this rule-

1. There is no wasabi. Same goes for ginger. Peeps are sassy enough on their own. (We tried smashing up a green Peep for a wasabi-esque condiment, but decided against this.)

Or this one-

5. Don't let silent Peeps screams deter you from your task. You're a professional.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

I love

The Daily Fork has good stuff and great content. If not every day, than at least five to six times a week. Restaurant reviews, food and gourmet news. All served with a good, heaping spoonful of humor.

This week they had a link to the most disturbing food print ads from the 70's, from The Houston Press.

Looking at this "Raisin Pudding Pie" ad. Seeing how cults reached their peak back in the 70's, was this all a coincidence? Sure, come on out to the ranch. Forget about your troubles, and have some pie. Forget about the world...literally, and sign over all your worldly possessions to us. Mwa-ha-ha-ha-ha-hah! Oh crap, did I just say all that out loud?

You know, I am one of the few people who just absolutely loves German food, but German pizza? Some things are just crimes against nature. Most of the pictures in these ads look like Dr. Monkey Monkerstein's culinary horrors!

A hamburger dress? Seriously? Insert your own entendre.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Marcel, SyFy, coincidence?

From Eat Me Daily-

Seems like you can't have a cable network without a food show these days. Syfy has announced a new reality lineup which includes a show called Marcel's Quantum Kitchen, starring Top Chef season 2 runner-up Marcel Vigneron. The show will feature Vigneron's new catering company as they take on wacky theme parties such as a fairytale graduation and a goth-rock fashion show. It seems that the only reason this show fits the science fiction genre is that Vigneron is a molecular gastronomist, but we'll wait to see it before we pass judgment.

Hmm, on the SyFy Channel? Why on the SyFy Channel?

Hell if I know, Elliot.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Why am I always the last to find out?

Why don't some of my best friends tell me these things?*