Unlikely 2.0

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Editors' Notes

Maria Damon and Michelle Greenblatt
Jim Leftwich and Michelle Greenblatt
Sheila E. Murphy and Michelle Greenblatt

A Visual Conversation on Michelle Greenblatt's ASHES AND SEEDS with Stephen Harrison, Monika Mori | MOO, Jonathan Penton and Michelle Greenblatt

Letters for Michelle: with work by Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, Jeffrey Side, Larry Goodell, mark hartenbach, Charles J. Butler, Alexandria Bryan and Brian Kovich

Visual Poetry by Reed Altemus
Poetry by Glen Armstrong
Poetry by Lana Bella
A Eulogic Poem by John M. Bennett
Elegic Poetry by John M. Bennett
Poetry by Wendy Taylor Carlisle
A Eulogy by Vincent A. Cellucci
Poetry by Vincent A. Cellucci
Poetry by Joel Chace
A Spoken Word Poem and Visual Art by K.R. Copeland
A Eulogy by Alan Fyfe
Poetry by Win Harms
Poetry by Carolyn Hembree
Poetry by Cindy Hochman
A Eulogy by Steffen Horstmann
A Eulogic Poem by Dylan Krieger
An Elegic Poem by Dylan Krieger
Visual Art by Donna Kuhn
Poetry by Louise Landes Levi
Poetry by Jim Lineberger
Poetry by Dennis Mahagin
Poetry by Peter Marra
A Eulogy by Frankie Metro
A Song by Alexis Moon and Jonathan Penton
Poetry by Jay Passer
A Eulogy by Jonathan Penton
Visual Poetry by Anne Elezabeth Pluto and Bryson Dean-Gauthier
Visual Art by Marthe Reed
A Eulogy by Gabriel Ricard
Poetry by Alison Ross
A Short Movie by Bernd Sauermann
Poetry by Christopher Shipman
A Spoken Word Poem by Larissa Shmailo
A Eulogic Poem by Jay Sizemore
Elegic Poetry by Jay Sizemore
Poetry by Felino A. Soriano
Visual Art by Jamie Stoneman
Poetry by Ray Succre
Poetry by Yuriy Tarnawsky
A Song by Marc Vincenz

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Simon CoatesSimon Coates is an English artist originally from London and now relocated to Dubai. The images and objects he creates balance the freedom of action and/or abstract expressionism with an academic approach to both his work's themes and their execution.

A fascination with viscera and primal manifestation run throughout the work, imbuing them with added dimensions of disquiet and disconcertion. In terms of reference points, there are those that have noted Francis Bacon, Velasquez and Goya influences in Coates' paintings, although real references include the Viennese Actionist Hermann Nitsch, cartoonist Gerald Scarfe and painter Robert Lenkiewicz. Check out his web site at SimonCoates.com.

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Alex Nodopaka
2011-05-20 12:25:09

Dear Simon,

I like that catty one... it's got something meow about it. I think you should make a theme/series out of it.

In re artistic influences, if it weren't for God's on me I wouldn't ask His help but I'd ask Him to play Russian Roulette with a fully loaded Nagan/revolver... and let Him aim at Himself first.

When you get to climb the Dubai skyscraper scratch God's ass. Well, that's my visceral response... lol

Alex Nodopaka
2011-07-02 08:26:23

The last 2 posts by cdinldo & cqqbddid are very important for the future of ARS.

They show that even ET nincompoops understands art. Art is a universal language... xxx_ccn&+&&=$#_+*** lol

2011-07-03 12:20:03

Alex just loves the spambots more than he loves me...

Alex Nodopaka
2011-07-03 13:38:13

Djonathan, lovving u dozent kompair to ecstazzing 4 u.... Happy Birthday & Independence!!!