Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
For years I have desired to give accolades to local publications for well written and informative articles. Now I have a forum and I will indulge myself. The Chicago Reader cover story of Thursday, October 23rd not just caught my eye, but entangled my thinking process for the next several months. The intriguing photo held me captive until I read and re-read the story. Not only was this piece thorough and well researched, but the back story had an immense amount of information on the topic as well, thanks to the competent writing of Damien James. He documents twin brothers Trevor and Ryan Oakes inventing a new way to draw. At first I thought this was a gimmick, but the story is so concise and the theories are so well explained, you begin to feel as if you are a part of something huge. And you are. Great chronicles are supposed to make you feel that way. I salute Mr. James for such a historically accurate and engaging piece of reporting.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
After giving it great thought I decided that Lambert Says Art should have a recognized artist of the year. Although many of the featured artists are deserving, one artist's technique, subject matter and final product moved me so much I chose to them high light. May I please have the honor of introducing the Lambert Says Art, Artist of the Year.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
So Alex Ross once again transcended from comic book art into powerful political art and made history. I knew he could do it. He might be one of the most prevalent and most talented artists alive. His classical style and attention to detail combined with his meticulous rendering in water color make him by far one of the most talented painters of all time. He is able to not only capture, but create any image. He has drafted fantasy and blended reality into one realm. Now his images are legend. It is only right that he portrays Obama, because Alex Ross also shares roots form Chicago. This man has been a hero of mine since 1994. It's only right he should hold the limelight being that i also have strong tis to the Windy City. I salute him and our new super president. All the best. More inside with: Quishenta Jones
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
McCain was running around the issues giving his stump speech (more than Obama did)
Obama showed how he can be too professorial and get boring, with his long articulate answers.
I actually fell asleep at the end. Is it November 4th yet???
Thursday, October 2, 2008
These are images from Lotus Keep. The gallery of the Co-Op Image group. Not only do they support the Wall/Mural project, but they have recruited Pearl Dick, the glass diva of Wicker Park to instruct! Pearl Dick people... This is their 5th year and they are having a party. These guys have great events and the art aint bad either. I caught an all star Latino show and it was tight. Their events vary so much you would never know Mike Bangcroft is running them. He is way to quiet to brag anyway. You gotta catch at least one of their parties to know what I'm talking about.
Shadi is a local icon. He opened one of my favorite restaraunts in Chicago; the Sultans Market.I I promoted this place back in the day at the MCA and several hot spots for free, because I truly believed in the food and the ambiance. It has evolved and transformed over the years, but the falafels are still the best I've ever tasted. The price can't be beat and the salad bar is very exotic. There are always people in there. It's a hot spot for health food. What has become more impressive is the decor. It is important to me to have great art in places I acquire food. I want that positive energy to be absorbed into my sustenance. Art is a nutrient for your soul. Take a look at an original Wicker Park treasure. If it wasn't for this place, I would have starved. I am serious. No joke!
Saturday, August 30, 2008
My grandmother finally got her interview for her citizenship. In the interview she was asked "Who was the first President of the United States?" Let me remind you, my grandma doesn't speak a god forsaken lick of English and lived in New York for 11 years. She simply replies "George Washington Bridge!" That was Spictaculous.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
This month I am paying homage to one of the best artists in our era. Here at Lambert Says we salute the greats. Max King Cap should be considered an international treasure. If there were an art olympics he would take gold in three styles. Quishenta Joans gets inside the brilliant mind of Max King Cap. It has a ring to it if you say it often enough. Go to Lambert Says Art for more with the King and I. You can also visit MaxKingCap.com for more...
Monday, August 4, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
This is actually really, really Funny. It's as Funny as a Giant Talking Lamb, but These kind of Things Actually do happen.
They're Chasing Cheese ladies and gentlemen! They're flying down a hill at beyond break neck speeds for nothing but a roll of Cheese. Incredible.