News: 11/16/2011  

J Noland : Thank You For Being A Friend

San Diego artist J Noland isn’t messing around.

Known for his eccentricity and propensity to take things to the extreme, Noland’s work embodies a spirit of grandiosity and strangeness unique unto himself. Some may remember him as the fast talking guy smoking in the giant teepee at the Endless Summer exhibition at Habitat House. So it should come as no surprise that starting Thursday, Noland will take it upon himself to watch The Golden Girls series in its entirety while reclining in a La - Z - Boy chair at Helmuth Projects downtown.

The inspiration comes from a quote in a interview with artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres who said, “I don’t want to make art just for people who can read Frederic Jameson sitting upright in a Mackintosh chair. I want to make art for people who watch The Golden Girls and sit in a big brown La-Z-Boy chair.” Noland will do just that while, “investigating the passivity of television, representative forms/functions of friendship, and the ‘average’ against the backdrop of situational comedy and ground-breaking comfort technology.”  Thank You For Being A Friend runs November 17-21st at Helmuth Projects. You can sign up to watch an episode with him here.

Helmuth Projects is located at 920 E Street at the Library Lofts. Opening reception is Thursday Novemeber 17 from 6-10pm.

Tags: Art, Angella d'Avignon, helmuth projects, j noland, golden girls, thank you for being a friend


Now that's the J I know and love!!! Sending you some virtual popcorn to add to your viewing pleasure!!! Lol
Inez made this post on 11/17/2011 at 4:50 am
My in-laws are in town, so I don't have a free spot for watching, but I thought I'd drop Jack by for 1/2 hour???
Liz made this post on 11/17/2011 at 11:48 am

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