Unexposed Grand Opening

Jeremy and Brandon Smyth just opened a micro-cinema in Durham NC called Unexposed.

They have used  HEFF (Haverhill Experimental Film Festival) to open people’s eyes to the amazing world of avante Garde independent moving pictures, which are often like moving expressionist art (My paintings that were up at the opening are below).

Now UNX (Unexposed) is a weekly film festival of sorts, and will be followed by THREE UNXs to supplement Bostons HEFF,  in North Carolina each year.  Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh will be the sites, and those will augment the Friday showings at 105 Hood Street Slot #5, near Ponysaurus and the Golden Belt art studios, that they will have in Durham each week.

 

Come on out if you’re within phone message of this BLOG.

And now the art.

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Post 1022 plus one new piece of art.

For those keeping score, I’m up to 1022 posts now.  I blew past 1,000 without fanfare.

 

That’s it for today, nothing special.  23 degrees Farhenheit, on a nice sunny day in Durham.

 

Here’s a new one, better in photo form than the original, as the dang stretcher bars warped while I was outta town for the holidays.

 

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Plenty of leaves used in this one.  60 by 48 inches.

Introducing WangLili

This letter is from Wang Lili a promising writer and chronicler of Contemporary Chinese life.  Join me in championing her cause.  Check out her photos on her site.

 

Currently I need find collectors to buy my photos to support me with my photography. 

15years ago I am migrant. 

10  years ago I am a published novelist 

5 years ago I start photography 

 

Regarding my story, people can go to my site at wanglilinovels.com to see. 

Here are some two links 

One is from the biggest media in china — global times.  

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/934449.shtml?from=singlemessage&isappinstalled=0

 

Another is from popular English media in shanghai 

http://www.smartshanghai.com/articles/community/characters-wang-lili-the-fashion-week-lady?from=singlemessage&isappinstalled=0

 . And here are some of Wang Lilli’s photos.  See the site for more.

The Little HeNan Country Girl

 

The Little HeNan Country Girl

The Little HeNan Country Girl

Street Style from 2016S/S Shanghai Fashion Week

Street Style from 2016S/S Shanghai Fashion Week

Street Style from 2016S/S Shanghai Fashion Week

Street style from 2015 S/S Shanghai Fashion Week

Street style from 2015 S/S Shanghai Fashion Week

Street style from 2015 S/S Shanghai Fashion Week

 Street style from 2015 S/S Shanghai Fashion Week

Street style from 2015 S/S Shanghai Fashion Week

 

 

Available Paintings

These works are available.  contact dougstuber@gmail.com  free shipping!

Opus 2092 One Eyed Monk

Opus 2092 One Eyed Monk

         24 x 30 inches

                 $350

Opus 2090 Taoist Monk in Prayer

Opus 2090 Taoist Monk in Prayer

24 x 30

$300

Opus 2094 Space Car

Opus 2094 Space Car

24 x 30

$300

Opus 2091 Primordial Frog

Opus 2091 Primordial Frog

24 x 30

$300

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#2061 Asteroid

12 x 16

$250

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Opus 2062

48 x 24

$500

IMG_1536

 Opus 1462

16 x 24

$300

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Opus 2029

12 x 16

$200

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Opus 1992

30 x 9

$400

Opus 1996. 2015, Joan's Garage

Opus 1996. 2015, Joan’s Garage

75 x 19

$800

Oopus 1554, 2006, Chapel Hill

Oopus 1554, 2006, Chapel Hill

48 x 49

$800

Opus 2059, 2015, Joan's Garage

Opus 2059, 2015, Joan’s Garage

54 x 34

$1200

Opus 1561, 2006, Chapel Hill

Opus 1561, 2006, Chapel Hill

48 x 48

$800

Opus 2053, Joan's Garage, 2015

Opus 2053, Joan’s Garage, 2015

9 x 30

$200

Opus 1462, 2005 Chapel Hill

Opus 1462, 2005 Chapel Hill

48 x 36

$500

Opus 2008, Dolmen #7, 2015, Joan's Garage

Opus 2008, Dolmen #7, 2015, Joan’s Garage

35 x 48

$500

Opus 1145, 2002, Bald Head Island, NC

Opus 1145, 2002, Bald Head Island, NC

36 x 24  on wood panel

$400

Opus 1514, 2006, Chapel Hill

Opus 1514, 2006, Chapel Hill

36 x 30

$400

Opus 2048, 2015, Joan's Garage

Opus 2048, 2015, Joan’s Garage

24 x 16

$250

Opus 1547, 2006, Chapel Hill

Opus 1547, 2006, Chapel Hill

36 x 30

$400

Opus 2053, Dolmens #10,2015, Joan's Garage

Opus 2053, Dolmens #10,2015, Joan’s Garage

9 x 15

$200

Opus 2051, Dolmen #9, 2015, Joan's Garage

Opus 2051, Dolmen #9, 2015, Joan’s Garage

30 x 15

$250

#2039 Sea Monster

#2039 Sea Monster

16 x 24

$250

# 2090

# 2090

20 x 28

$350

#2038

#2038

24 x20

$200

#2086

#2086

48 x 28

$600

#2085

#2085

24 x 30

$300

#2084

#2084

48 x 36

$500

#2042

#2042

12 x 16

$150

#2080

#2080

30 x 30

$250

Creative Action Network Presents

RECOVERING THE CLASSICS

Tonight from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the Folwer Building,

410 Blackewell Street, across from the DUrham Bulls Ballpark

In the AMERICAN TOBACCO CAMPUS

Durham NC.

A Semi-Formal Event with costumes in the Alice-in-Wonderland theme.

Opus 2014  3/2015     36 x 36    Primordial Reach"

Opus 2014 3/2015 36 x 36 Primordial Reach”

Swiss Family Robinson_Doug Stuber The Secret Garden_Doug Stuber

Opus 2091 Primordial frog

Opus 2091 Primordial frog

Opus 2090 Taoist Monk in Prayer

Opus 2090 Taoist Monk in Prayer

These newly minted book covers will be on display, and available in poster form.

OH it’s gonna be rainy here, but who cares?  You can buy the poster version of these covers at http://www.creativeaction.network

Don’t forget the , between action and network.

Then go to “RECOVERING THE CLASSICS”

http://creativeaction.network/collections/recovering-the-classics

Yours in happyville,

Doug

Artists I know.

The featured art above is by ADAM NARCROSS, AND IS AMONG THE FIRST 20 OR SO PAINTINGS HE EXECUTED AS A SELF TAUGHT ARTIST.

Next let me plug an opening I have on Wednesday in Durham.  Go to:

https://50x50durham.splashthat.com/

Susan and Ben pown this one too. Hello in beantown

Susan and Ben own this one. Hello in beantown

This one was done about 1995.  It has been with them since they moved from Brooklyn to Boston about 8 years ago.

And here’s some art by other artists I’ve come to love.

The ducks fighting

Three ducks fighting

This piece is by Sergei Andreevski.  He’s one of the living masters, and hails from Macedonia.  I got it by sponsoring the No Boundaries Artist Colony back in 1998.

Lucky lucky lucky, as Andreevski put it on the cover of a number of catalogues since then.

Joey Howard, rose window

Joey Howard, rose window

Joey was the proprietor of Trace Gallery in Raleigh, back when freewheeling outrageous art was still seen in public in Raleigh.  His own incorporated found marterial, interesting concepts, and a lot of silicone to bring it all together.  Everyone I know misses Trace Gallery now, as that type of bohemian art scene has dried up around here.  Holy conformity batman.

Anna Podris

Anna Podris

Anna stil has a studio with her husband Keith Norval at Artspace in Raleigh.  Wow her stuff continues to soar from this point, which was over a decade ago.  She araely does watercolors anymore.  Shame that.

OK that’s enough for today.

peace

Doug

Art Plug and hello again

Hello to the dozens or so who may have missed adding my blog to their regular reading role the last few days.

For one, I was busy making book covers.  here they are!

http://creativeaction.network/collections/doug-stuber

Woman catches 300 pound jumping tuna

Woman catches 300 pound jumping tuna

The reason this one got named is that a very attractive woman from Savannah GA, or close to it, had just caught a 300 pound tuna when she wandered into a salad shop (SALADELIA, Durham, NC) and simply “had” to buy this painting.  That was about a decade ago.

It originally hung with the left side as the top, but a keep eye spotted more narrative in this format, and so a painting was born, via re-hanging in another direction.

Isn’t that a great story?  it’s another example of how extreme synchronicity works its magic in our lives.  but it only works to your advantage if you are open to change, and spontaneous.

Now, how’s that for a story?

Note the chops on Stewart Copeland’s drumming.  Short blasts of fills that amaze and dazzle.

Birthday Eve: Three amazing women, one synchronous moment in 1991

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Thistles.  The natural wonder of Scotland.

Here’s a quick story.  I was in love with a woman for at least 11 years who was born on the Scorpio/Libra cusp known as October 22.  She is #2 in this sequence.Before her I was in love with another amazing woman for four years, but made the error of going out to caddy on the LPGA Tour.  Well maybe it worked out for everyone on that one.  In between and continuing as a friendship beyond until now, I met a Russian woman on the International Peace Walk in 1987 in Russia and again in 1989 here in the USA in Philadelphia.

In 1991 the Russian lady visited us in Gainesville, Florida.  I was with Woman #2 then.

The three of us went to the Oaks Mall, and voila lady #1 was shopping there by luck.

All four of us sat (I bet I was the most uncomfortable) for an hour or so chatting, and what makes this story interesting to anyone else is this:

All three were born on October 22.

Wow.

It’s a super significant day for me.  Anyone else out there have such an amazing coincidental day in their lives?

peace,

out,

Doug

Liebster Award: a conversation starter and major ego boost?

I was nominated for a Liebster…again!  Wow this is so amazing.

Drop to the bottom of this blog to see if you were nominated by me.

erospea.wordpress.com  aka Spaginazioni Poetiche aka Dora

is the beautiful woman who nominated me.

The Liebster logo looks like this:

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her questions to me are these:

My questions to nominees (plus Doug’s answers):

  1. What is your view on ‘”intercultural”?

If everyone were intercultural and studied more about each other’s cultures, the world would have a chance of being more peaceful IF, and it’s giant IF, those in control at the top actually gave a hoot about how those regular folks feel. Sadly, there is always an excuse for war, at least in the minds of those representing war profits in their jobs as professional elected officials.  Thus in many governments, but most importantly the big powerful ones (See USA, China, Russia, Japan, and Saudi Arabia first) those making decisions are fully owned subsidiaries of big corporate business.  Democracy cannot, or has not, been able to change this.

2) If I say “gestural language”?

Then I think body language, and at the precise moment someone else is falling in love with you they will say it with their body (their eyes, reaching a hand toward you, etc.) first, mouth and words second.  OK maybe even mouth before words if the attraction is strong enough.  Gestural language is more than ballet or giving someone the finger then, by a long shot.  You can really commune with wild animals if both you and the critter believe in gestures.
3)  Your own reflection on the “nomadism”

I have lived in 16 cities since I was 16 years old.  All of my own volition except two.  Traveling and WORKING in other cultures is a great way to live a full life.  I want to know how Ms. or mister “Jo/Joe on the street” sees the world, what influences them, and why.  Tourist, no.  Live there for a year+, yes.
4) Tell me something about your culture of belonging

My culture is a violent, yet caring, warmongering, yet peace donating, hate yet love kinda place.  Some of the great benefactors of the world came from the USA, after they made money by underpaying workers and raping the environment.  Such potential, often wasted on spending zillions on foreign wars.
5) What is your thought on “religion”?

I think spirituality is worth seeking out and getting better at.  it’s nice to try to commune with “the Creator,” but most religions falter when fundamentalists take over.  Hence, “which is worse, a fundamentalist Christian or a fundamentalist Muslim?”  Answer:  they are equally despicable, and are leading their legions down the path to continual war…not a path found in the books of either religion.  Dang war hounds.


6) If I tell you “childhood”?

Childhood is to be supported and encouraged throughout everyone’s lives.  Especially the lives of children.  Education is important, but so is walking around and learning things from nature on your own.  It’s hard to be functioning at a high level if your parents did all the chores for you so you could study or practice music ONLY.  If we allow our children some time to learn about how things work THEMSELVES, they will be able to learn anything they put their minds too.  Keep them away from electronics and out in the field.


7) Do you have a dream?

My dream is that one day my art or music actually is recognized by someone other than myself.  To that extent, even when I was playing music in bar bands, there have ALWAYS been people who supported my creativity.  That’s the miracle you have to believe in to keep going.  You won’t always get in the New Yorker or the Whitney Biennale, but if someone ever asks for a copy of the poem you just read, or buys or accepts as a gift your art, or cheers for the song you just played, dance you just danced, speech you delivered with panache…then soak it in and keep it rolling.  Teaching is like a continual boost of your ideas, if in the right school.  My dream is to sit at a simple meal or tea and talk to people I agree with: learn something from those I disagree with.


8) What role do you think the “Art” can play in society in relation to the your local context and in a broader view?

Art, like anything, is in the eye of the beholder.  The world has thousands of protests artists, musicians, poets, novelists, but it depends who sees it, hears it, takes it in and is influenced by it.  In some cultures art is quite important, in others people make art almost in a vacuum.  In the end, the universe takes care of artists…I don’t know how, but it works.  As a society, any given culture would be wise to listen to its artists, to support them, as without creativity, many become a burden on society.  is it better to support an artists who only paints or sculpts or dances, and is dirt poor because they spend their whole lives with their craft, refusing to wait on tables?  or is it better to watch someone become dejected because THEY ARE NOT FOLLOWING THEIR DREAMS, and then commit a crime, or do harm to themselves?  Easy answer here:  support who you can in their dreams because that puts you on the path of realizing your own.


9) What is your idea about “sexuality”?

I think sex is great.  Those who deny it are missing out on God’s gift.  The Native Americans who walked my space in upstate New York years ago, were naturalists in their spirituality.  To them, at least as far as I know, making love was the highest homage to the Creator.  Easy to understand:  it’s because making love (at least the traditional forms of sex) meant that you were joining the Creator in the miracle of life (or at least a chance of making a new life) and thus, if you love, and love your life, and love your mate’s life, producing a child is a way of spreading the love.  The Creator surely smiles on love making.  If you and your mate can’t spread the love via making a baby, you ARE however spreading the love amongst yourselves, and helping your mate to be at peace in the world, and helping society by being in love and showing others how good your love is.  Thus, sexuality, when coupled with love, is just about the best thing you can do in private that helps the public good.  If lucky, you find a partner who loves sex as much and as often as you do.


10) There is a place where you love to go when you want to feel peace and well-being?

Outside.  In the Woods.  I used to paint outside, I still write outside.  I can also be in pure bliss at my sons’s baseball game, or being a part of a crowd at a rock concert.Specifically, Canandaigua, New York, the lake, the hills, the creeks. It’s usually not where I go, but with whom I go.

Doug & Jim

And here are my nominees.  If you don’t want to play along, that’s fine.

soulspeak2013.wordpress.com

poetella.wordpress.com

toastandteatogether.wordpress.com

cristianmihai.wordpress.com

meandthe30dayproject.wordpress.com

nikkiskies.wordpress.com

lijiun.wordpress.com

patcegan.wordpress.com

thoughtcatalog.wordpress.com

momentarylapseofsanity.wordpress.com

AND YOUR QUESTIONS

  1. Can better communication save the world?
  2. Are all cultures equal, just different?  Or are some cultures stronger/better/more reasonable than others, and why?
  3. Name a philosophy/philosopher you agree with and why
  4. Don’t think long:  What is your favorite movie?
  5. If you could give one 30 minute speech that would create universal harmony among humans, what would the title be?  Or, write us the whole speech.
  6. Did you ever fall in love at first sight?  If so, explain, if not, what are the parameters that need to fall into place in order for you to fall in love?
  7. Your favorite flavor of ice cream.
  8. The teacher you remember most from grades 1-8, and why
  9. What do you want your children or your friends to remember most about you?
  10. Is it possible to rise above expectations, both cultural and familial, and make a unique life that is a positive light? If you’ve done that or are in the process, let us know how.

Art Music Poetry #97

Kicevo Opus 1686 or soIMG_3884

Kicevo, 2010.

Experiment on printed paper.

I rarely comment on the music I put up here.  This one deserves a little explanation.  It turns out I have fallen in love and I hope I do fall in love again.  And I did fall in love a few times and had it not returned, you know what I mean?  So the next time someone falls in love with me, it better be the one I love from afar, the one who already loves me, the one who will never let me go.

What can I do about geography?  Circumstances do not ALWAYS make things work out.  But, not for the same reasons Mr. Waits settles for more drink and not falling in love, and then he falls for the woman who is no longer in the room, at the end, rang a bell with me here today.

Combine that song with this one, the first on Closing TIme, the one the Eagles brought forward for him, and you have a chance to feel really lonely about the loves that are so far away.  Don’t do that, just go give a hug to that one who matters, if you’re lucky enough to be with the EXACT RIGHT ONE.

“Excuse me

are you from New York?

I thought I saw you

there in May

or June.” “No Shanghai

but I visited

Manhattan in June, maybe

you did see me there.”

This is how

the opening lines

are played in

his head, but chess is

simple compared to

size, culture

generation gap.

He’s up, the ruse is

a refill at Foster’s in

Chapel Hill two days

after a

home loss too…

But dude boy

is not about to lose this

one, no; cup

in hand he weaves through

tables, stops, pelvis

eye level

as she peers over laptop.

“Yes,” she says,

“Excuse me, are you

from New York?”

“No, but…”

Art Music Poetry #95

This one is in Cypress owned by Ferridun, the singer.

This one is in Cypress owned by Ferridun, the singer.

Blatant fouls
distract virtuous
life. Even autumn
colors can’t pull us
together.

The penalty for
not thinking
is another round
of corruption, worldwide wage
slavery.

A girl in
an engineer’s cap
wraps an afghan on
her grandmother, gets
I-Pad news.

Hip swerving golfer
prances through
a coffee shop with
fully clothed three hybrid: a
sponsor’s gift.

Lifestyles, so
incongruent, mingle while
Wall Street adds
A hundred to the
Dow: record profits

magnify
obvious bias bestowed,
via GATT,
to owners of the
means of production.

Art Music Poetry #96

Kicevo Colony, Opus 1688, 48 x 48 inches

Kicevo Colony, Opus 1688, 48 x 36 inches

Jesus is a Liberal

Jesus Christ would not be proud
To see religion in this state. (Virginia that is.)
TV evangelists preach a canon of intolerance.
Jesus never expected people to hate in his name.

Building amusement parks in homage to God
Makes as much sense as waging war for Christ.
A god who attracts such diverse attentions
Is not a nice god or even a holy god.

He must be the god of money, or,
The god of land acquisition, or, perhaps
Even the god of death. Now that should
Set bells ringing in your bible-belt ears.

The god of death destroys life and love,
The god of death is worshipped in Lynchburg.

This Poem first appeared in “the Muse,” Edited by Ilya Kaminsky, 1997, Rochester, NY

Barry Chapter One Part 2

#1992

#1992

So I caught a ride down Elmwood Avenue from John’s office (appropriately 118 steps from Canon’s, John’s favorite watering hole, a place that also served a divine Welsh rarebit and steaks).  The couple who picked me up was young.

“Where you headed young man?” he askd as the car made it through intersections heading east-south-east past the “State Hospital” which is a catch-all for the mentally ill, eternally homeless or basket cases, known as “lifers.”