Let’s be real: life is just one big beta test. Maybe someday someone will learn how to work out the racking kinks. Then again: a life without determining ups and downs would be dull (at best), which is why we turn to Swiss artist Sarah Haug, whose work, like that of gonzo artists before her, is influenced by her own lived-in moments.
Her/their forthcoming debut album, secret princess, is the upshot of ten-plus years of personal growth, trials, errors and successes. In collaboration with Community Records and her/their own intuition and, NOVA ONE, whose hair is a muted peach bob against Raskin’s azalea-pink do, sings about love and loss in oscillating 60s-pop tones: hazy, dream-like and calmative.
It’s hot. Sticky. It’s August in Brooklyn and the sounds and smells hang on each other in the humidity like a reverberating smog. Great day to sprawl out on the beach, actually. Ward Roberts sits across from me, his latest published series, “Flotsam,” a stunning peach-toned coffee table book, open in front of me.
Positive body image, cooperative artwork and green, leafy flora: these are the ingredients for a great America .It was over a decade ago that Isaac Nichols co-hatched Group Partner with communal, shop-local intent.