Sunday, November 8, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Weird Food/Art write up!

Fionn McCabe and Keppie Coutts were mentioned in an article on edible artwork.
There has been a good deal of press about "Home Coming Stories" at Gallery Diet, but this one is the dumbest.

Saturday, July 18, 2009


Oh Nancy show in NYC!

This installment of Oh Nancy will be comprised of three main
components; bands, a guitar battle, and a football team. Here is
the breakdown so far:

1. The type of bands we have been kicking around thus far are
Mahi Mahi and The Toothaches, both of whom are great live.
There will also be other acts involved. If you know of any
amazing acts or bands that would want in on a show like this
please let us know.

2. The guitar battle will take place toward the end of the night
as this is the featured event. The battle will be between Bill Oolie
(the Corn Teams star quarterback) and the Grim Reaper. Both
musicians will perform in costume. While they will start out
solo, as the battle progresses the band will come in and fill out
the sound. Smoke machines will go off, lights will flash and
humble Bill Oolie and death himself will leap about the stage.

3. The other main element of the show is the football team’s
performance. This will happen periodically throughout the
night and serve as the glue that holds this event together.
These performances may be scripted or improvised but should
reinforce some sort of narrative. This could be the lead up to
the battle between Oolie and the Grim Reaper or it could be
something else entirely. We have a football team, so lets do
something amazing with them.

That's the crux of it.
We have a few venues in mind all of which have about a 100
head capacity. The show, which is being co-produced by
artist/performer Natalie LaChall, is tentatively planned for mid
to late September. We plan to make this a mind blowing spectacle.
We will advertise the hell out of it with press releases, flyers,
performances, stickers, sky writing, anything and everything.

Get a hold of us if you are interested in participating!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The undeniable Crunt and Biscuit

Chris Brown and Bradford Hastings come through again with two unbelievable pieces.

Originally written by Nathan Wolfe Coleman for Bob Costas, Chris and Bradford have captured the excitement and awe the crowd must have felt when Bill Oolie threw the first (and only) pass ever to break the sound barrier.

Justice Marosa's Radio Dramas are known the world over for their twisted plotlines and their historical value. Written by Fionn McCabe and Produced and recorded by Chris and Bradford, this episode is one of the best known of the series.

Championship Rings!

Amazing Photographs of the incredible collaboration between artists Allison Layton and Leslie Shershow. These rings capture childlike playfulness while displaying unique and beautiful craftsmen ship. Each ring is one of a kind and sheds light on the individuality of many of the players on the Corn Team.

They are awesome!

Home Coming A Success!

Great turnout on Saturday for the opening reception of Oh Nancy; Home Coming Stories. Here are some photos of the event. We will have documentation of the show itself up shortly to give those of you who couldn't make it an idea of the overall look and feel of the show. Thank you to everyone who did make it!

Arthur Henderson's nine foot tall "Our Beloved Preacher, Our Bright Well".

"Bill Oolie Mosaic" by Keppie Coutts and Fionn McCabe

Gallery Diet owner Nina Johnson talking to fellow Fountainhead resident Chuck Webster.

Show's curator Brian Burkhardt with artists Abby Webster and Allison Layton.

Two guys taking the Oh Nancy Guided Tour and enjoying Nabila Santa-Cristo's enormous painting.

Allison Layton again,.. this time in the project space.

Concrete piece by Nancy's own Nathan Wellman with Abby Webster's "Five Fold Path" just over its shoulder.

There was great interest in the work and hundreds of people came through the space over the span of the 3 hour opening.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Oh Nancy; Home Coming Stories

June 13th - August 1st, 2009

Oh Nancy founded by Nate Wellman and Fionn McCabe
Home Coming Stories curated by Brian Burkhardt

Opening Reception June 13th 2009 7- 10 p.m.

Oh Nancy is a vehicle for artists that provides them with a pre-existing narrative structure into which they can fit their work. By having a constantly open submission process Nate Wellman and Fionn McCabe become instigators of a larger phenomena which has grown to include jewelry makers, photographers, sculptors, conceptual artists, and various other kinds of contemporary thinkers and object makers. The narrative, which includes a classic heroine and battling forces of good and evil is manifested through traditional American characters such as football players, monsters, and blonde damsels in distress. The exhibition at Gallery Diet will bring together all of these media, and the work of over thirty artists.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Peter Moulthrop finds spies in the Alliance!

Sabotage! Not only have these sneaky spies brought
the dreaded worm into the community, they have
defaced the holiest of holy books by putting a hole
in the Corn Alliance Bible!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Joe Keinberger ladies and gentlemen!

"Pig Iron Samson", a mechanical man who helped Edgar
Nash in a "pick up" game against the Hawkmen.
Though outnumbered, they defeated the Hawkmen,
but it rained heavily during the game and little by
little Samson began to rust. By the end of that revered
game he was rusted solid.
"Pig Iron" is remembered as having given his "life" for
the honor of the Corn Team and Nash (his hero).

This piece is part of a mural that had been burnt
down by the disgruntled hawk men (who thought the rules had
been broken, that they had been cheated).

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Corn Team Stadium- architectural model

Darrel Turner and Rebbecca Garcia, hired by the Alliance for
their fantastic skill, reveal their plans to the public for the first time.
Oh glorious!