Amy Crehore in the News

An interview with Amy Crehore appears online in Sadie magazine.  Another interview is on newsstands in Inked, a magazine that caters to men who like pictures of girls who have lots of tattoos.
Black Ball Finale

Black Ball Finale

She talks about her art, about ukuleles, and about “Dreamgirls and Ukes,” her upcoming solo show at Thinkspace gallery in Los Angeles.  If you’re going to be in LA anytime between 13 February and 6 March, you should go.  (Yes, I know the instrument pictured here isn’t a ukulele.)

On her blog, Amy Crehore posted a link to an interview Thinkspace did with her as part of their promotion of the show.  

While I’m at it, I should mention that in the 90s Amy Crehore was in the band The Hokum Scorchers with her friend, ukuleleist Lou Reimuller.  She promises that the Hokum Scorchers will play at Thinkspace opening night.  And in 1981-1985, she and a guy named Tom Campagnoli were behind some really trippy comic books called “Boys and Girls Grow Up.”

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  1. cymast

     /  February 6, 2009

    I’ve noticed Crehore focuses on the girls’ legs. This gives her paintings a coltish quality.

    I like the cat playing with the feathers!

    And um, wow, maybe I can cut a record!

  2. acilius

     /  February 6, 2009

    There’s something kind of eerie about her paintings. They remind me of that thing you posted about a while ago, that we may soon be able to watch other people’s dreams on screens connected to their heads. It isn’t so much a feeling that Crehore is showing us her own dream as it is that she’s hooked up a machine like that to her ukulele and painted the dreams that it was having.

  3. cymast

     /  February 6, 2009

    I don’t know how, but that makes sense.

  4. acilius

     /  February 6, 2009

    Have you ever seen the movie FIVE MILLION YEARS TO EARTH? It’s a British movie from the 60s. They find some dead Martians from the distant past while digging up a new extension for the London Underground. They hook up a dream monitor to somebody’s head and are able to get images of what the Martians were like when they were alive. While you’re watching the movie, that makes sense too, though I don’t know how. Anyway, that’s what Crehore’s paintings feel like to me.

  5. cymast

     /  February 6, 2009

    YES! Love that movie. My fav part is the very end, with the city in ruins, and the 2 remaining characters still and silent. I recall briefly discussing it with you via email a while back. I think the whole movie has a dreamlike quality, and therefore watching it is like having a dream. The dream makes sense only while you’re having the dream.

  6. acilius

     /  February 6, 2009

    Now I remember discussing it, when you brought up your favorite scene you reminded me. I love that scene. I love the whole thing. You’re exactly right about the dreamlike quality of it, while you’ere watching it the movie makes more sense than anything else ever has, talking about it afterward it sounds disjointed.

  7. cymast

     /  February 6, 2009

    Wow, my thoughts exactly.

  8. acilius

     /  February 6, 2009


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