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3A Gallery 

Paul McMahon selfportraits, 2015

EXTENDED THRU JANUARY 10

 release:

 

 

PERFORMANCE 12/22@3A

WORLD PEACE HAPPENS ONE HEART AT A TIME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Me playing in ‘Me’ and singing for lovely audience which included childhood hero Dan Graham (right). Linda Mary Montano, also Me, was ready to Skype in but I blew the download.

photos lou pollock

http://artfcity.com/2015/11/02/this-weeks-must-see-art-events-none-of-them-are-poverty-themed-raves/

“44″  September 11 until October 31,

Paul McMahon at 321 Gallery

extended until November 21. 

44 art works from 44 years

excellent photos of the entire show by Daniel Terna are up online at 321 Gallery

YOUSONGSOYOUNG, an edition of four CDs released at 44 on 911. 3 of the 5 songs can be heard HERE

THANKS JOHN CHIAVERINA!

 

 

blogposts about 44:

Paul McMahon on Art Viewer: http://artviewer.org/paul-mcmahon-at-321-gallery/  This is excellent work by a site which narrowcasts Daniel Terna’s sumptuous photography but also presents vertically what was horizontal, which was cool and they also curated the works I tink, rather nicely.

Paul McMahon mentioned on Art F City:
http://artfcity.com/2015/10/29/thursday-links-have-a-nice-day/     This is well-written and pleasant reading for me for one. Big Ups to Art Fag City and Michael Anthony Farley

Closing Celebration for Two Shows

Wednesday November 18 at 6:

’44’ by Paul McMahon

and

GETHENS by LL, LLC   by Lia Lowenthal

321 Gallery | 321 Washington Avenue | Garden Level

| Brooklyn NY | 11205

| studio@321gallery.org

| both shows closed on November 21

 

 

the mothership rides again

november 2015; stay tuned

: postings imminent as of 11/4/15

 

My venerable cousin Dan Richter at MoMA, one time wrangler of the common house fly…

 

I’M PLAYING ON THE GREEN IN WOODSTOCK ON INTERDEPENDENCE DAY JULY 4 AT 4

been busy will update       MAYBE     lol

Gigs, Mothership B&B, brother’s book, Bart Thrall show

upcoming solo singer/songwriter and Rock’n'Roll Therapist appearances: 

Wednesday July 16 at the Woodstock Farm Festival (farmers market) 5-7 PM at Mowers Field in downtown Woodstock.

Sunday July 20 Rosendale Street Festival noon at the Creekside Stage

Sunday August 10 at ecofest, details coming

Thursday August 14 ‘Moccasins on the Ground’ benefit Colony Cafe Woodstock

Sunday August 17 Bethel Reunion concert at Roy’s farm in Bethel, NY 4:30 pm

May 17 2 pm Rock’n'Roll Therapist at ‘A Particular Type of Solitude’ Elizabeth St. park, NYC

April 27, Freight and Volume, Black Lake CD release event

March 26 --  Benefit concert for World Peace and Prayer Day with Liam ó Maonlaí, Amy Helm, Daniel Littleton and Friends 

I’ll do a song as a guest on this stellar bill.

Old Dutch Church, Kingston, New York in Kingston, New York

April 4, Colony Cafe 8 pm. The Rock’n'Roll Therapist will perform on a bill with 9 songwriters

333 Singersongwriter Showcase 

April 27, Freight and Volume , NYC on a bill for the release of SOLAR POWER by Blacklake, with other bands. Details to follow.

 

MIRACLES:

I’ve lived at 6 Hillcrest Ave in Woodstock since All Saints Day 1996. The building was for sale and there were some people who want it and wanted all of us who live here now to leave. It was making me sad to think of leaving. My girls who are twelve came here from the hospital and we like it here. I meditated in the morning and fervently wished that our lives could continue on more or less just the same because we have a good life here. I was $100,000 short of being able to buy it myself. I sent out a call to my list that I wanted them to pledge to buy art or music or other things from me and if I got $100,000 worth of pledges I would hold them to it and buy the house. I watched in awe as my friends started sending pledges. I felt so loved. After an hour or two I was up to a couplathree thousand in pledges and an old friend emailed, “You need $100,000 to buy your house? I can front that.” And she meant it and we’re doing it and my prayer is answered to the letter, because things can now go on just the same as they were going as it appears that we can stay and except for the beautiful gift nothing much really changes.

So I say thank you and thank you and thank you and thank you great mysterious principle of causality, for this wonderful and beautiful universe which appears and disappears.

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events coming and going:

Sunday October 27 at 3 PM Art-Life Institute 185 Abeel St. Kingston

Performing Linda Montano’s Archive before it goes to Fales Library at NYU

GIGS WITH CHIMI: FRIDAY SEPT 13 @ 7  @ HARMONY CAFE IN WOODSTOCK  

&

THURSDAY SEPT 19 A@ 9 @ MARKETMARKET CAFE IN ROSENDALE

THIS WAS REALLY FUN!

SPOTTY DOG HUDSON AUGUST 16

WITH CHIMI and REZZAK VINCI

ONLY LOVE IS       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rC8gYqBnCEE  

OLD PROJECTS by Chimi     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-zdpXK0yAY

august 10; opened at BETHEL WOODS in a group show of area artists HUES OF THE HUDSON curated by Lindsey Jardine

Colony Cafe  July 12  with Sylvia Bullett, Clear Light Orchestra

PAUL McMAHON @ MarketMarket in Rosendale Saturday July 6 at 10. singing new songs, and songs from current CD HYMN TO HER.  joined by CHIMI and BART THRALL  

 Big Fun at BSP last Thursday June 27 opening for Mike and Ruthy and Paleface. Linda Mary Montano, as usual, was a better ‘me’ than me and Stanton Warren (Venture Lift) proved a cool hand on the baby guitar.

Played the night before June 26@62 Warren St; Carriage Trade (gallery) in NYC, Linda skyped in and we made a pop-up art show of cheap art works from $2-22 of mine, bff babymama, both daughters and friend Lindsey Jardine and hung with John Baldessari at Jack Goldstein show at the Jewish Museum.

AWESOME GIGS AT COSM DECEMBER 18 AND MARCH 11

I’ve known Alex and Allyson most of my life and COSM is just mindboggling. There was a powerful and at times mischievous spirit in the room. I liked it, will do it again March 11. I am so happy when I get a chance to sing for you.

DOODLEBUTTONS!

 

OMG! I recently noticed that the video my pal E Winter put up for ARAPAHO MAIDEN was picked up and is being hosted online by NME, Britain’s venerable music industry rag. I googled NME and Paul McMahon so I could get a link for this page and to my surprise found 3 other videos of mine being hosted by NME and one of them was this video for TURTLES that I NEVER SAW BEFORE!!!!! Whoever did it THANKS! There’s more I haven’t looked at yet. ENJOY! I am.

A BUNCH OF NEW YOUTUBES WERE UPLOADED TO MY ACCOUNT, INCLUDING SOME OLD ROCK’N'ROLL PSYCHIATRIST, AND MUSIC VIDEOS WITH CINDY SHERMAN AND MYLAR, ALTHOUGH NOT AT THE SAME TIME …YET

Paul McMahon Performances

SUNDAY MARCH 10,1-4  AT COSM

a double-feature at the ARt Church:

with my old pal ISAAC ABRAMS, who will show his art and talk about it while the audience draws and paints. Then I will sing, simultaneously impersonated by legendary performance artist Linda Mary Montano, at the newish home of my old pals Alex and Allyson Grey in Wappingers

(picture below)


 SATURDAY MARCH 23, 6 PM

AT THE GOLDEN NOTEBOOK,

Signing Project Inc. Revisited, which records an obscure but seminal series of shows mounted by McMahon at the advent of the Pictures Generation movement, if it was a movement.  

in honor of saint valentine

Imogen Holloway Gallery Proudly Presents

“BECOMING LOVE”

with Linda Mary Montano and Paul McMahon

Saturday, February 9, 2013  6-9pm

81 Partition St., Saugerties, NY
Media Requests: Gallery Director Diane Dwyer  diane@ihgallery.com  tel: 347-387-3212

IHGallery is proud to present the performance “Becoming Love” by Linda Mary Montano and Paul McMahon on Saturday, February 9th. Perched in the gallery window, on view for passersby as well as friends of the gallery, McMahon will sing his powerful love songs while Montano lip-synchs alongside him, practicing his persona, inside the gallery. Renowned performance artist and Saugerties native, Montano has been performing as others (Persona Practice) since 1975, most recently as Mother Theresa of Calcutta. When she realized how much she looked like artist and musician Paul McMahon of Woodstock, and that they shared a desire to explore song as an expression of love and a healing balm, they began performing together simultaneously as Paul. McMahon, amongst other things, is an accomplished musician who writes love songs specifically designed to heal. Guests are invited to bring a snack to share and wear something red.


wednesday january 23rd at 7:30

SOMETIMES…works of art

SHOW SOLD OUT!

DAN GRAHAM CAFE    November 28, 2012

“Paul McMahon is a great entertainer!”         Dan Graham

THURSDAY JAN 19

AT THE EMERSON RESORT AND SPA

WITH DOUG YOEL and SHANA FALANA

A GREAT SHOW! WONDERFUL FANS CAME OUT IN A BLIZZARD -FROM ALBANY!!!

FINALLY! 40 years after they began a three year run in Cambridge Massachusetts, the story of an hitherto unknown shoestring operation that could be regarded as the nursery of the Pictures Generation as it suckled contentedly on the ample breast of Conceptual and Performance Art. Published by Churner and Churner on the occasion of an exhibition of the same name from July 2012. The 72 page black and white book is available from them for $8. Edited by Ian Wallace, Paul McMahon’s text is supplemented by visuals from the shows, many courtesy of the Project Inc. Archive at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard.

 CURRENT ALBUM

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 …IS A LOVE SONG TO THE GODDESS IN ALL OF US

For more information click on the picture.

The Great SHAMSI RUHE

bring it on down

This song was recorded by Dean Jones and Warren Perrins sometime around 1997 at No Parking Studios in Rosendale. Doug Ruhe set it up and paid for it and Jamal Ruhe produced it. It features great Rosendale musicians Terry Hampton on drums and Kenny McGloin on lead guitar. Pooj Ruhe is on bass I think. I am on rhythm guitar and backup vocal. A few years later Shamsi was talking with a record company and needed to play them the recording and my cassette was the only one she could find. I was so broke I couldn’t make a copy. Later I found out the original master tape was lost. No one had another copy and it was impossible to retrieve mine from the record company. Only recently did I finally find another cassette copy of this beautiful performance of my song. I’m thankful to Doug Ruhe and the whole Ruhe family for their support over these many years. It has mattered a great deal to me.

THE MOTHERSHIP IS OUT OF COMMISSION AT THIS TIME. PAUL MCMAHON HAS KICKED HIMSELF UPSTAIRS AND IS WORKING ON ALL THESE OTHER PROJECTS. WOODSTOCK IS PICKING UP THE SLACK. IF YOU HAVE A MOTHERSHIP AND ARE LOOKING FOR A NICE HOME FOR IT I’LL TELL YOU WHO TO CALL <3

on vacation after doing this:

July 2-7, 2012

Project Inc. Revisited, Churner and Churner

Performances, Film Screenings, Catalog

HARMONY CAFE IN WOODSTOCK TUESDAY JUNE 5 AT 8

MARCEL DUCHAMP IS ALIVE AND WELL …AND MAKING CROP CIRCLES

*GREAT REVIEW OF CURRENT CD HYMN TO HER

*A POLKA DOT PAINTING REPRODUCED IN THE GALLERIST

*RAN INTO AN OLD FRIEND AT A REUNION NOT LONG AGO

*ROCK’N'ROLL THERAPIST ON THE ROUNDTABLE AT WDST 100.1 FM WITH DOUG GRUNTHER 1/08/12

PLAYED AT COSM 12/18, 3/11 IT WAS FRABULOSTIC

HAPPY DECEMBER 10TH DAY!

ART INSTALLATION:

‘PRE-OCCUPIED’

NOV 26-DEC 23
ROOS ARTS
449 MAIN ST. ROSENDALE

Sunday October 30, 7 pm,  Rosendale Theatre

I appeared in “Difficult Comedy for Hard Times” show with Mikhail Horowitz & Gilles Malkine with special guest Foamola. Strange day, power outage at theatre ended just in time for the show.

Took my daughters on Wednesday Oct 12, 2012; My uncle Will Barnet, who turned 100 the previous May is still painting and having a flurry of shows, including a retrospective at the National Academy in NYC, where he had an extremely informative conversation with curator Bruce Weber at 6:45 pm.

Fri. Oct 14, 6-9 pm

THE POTATO REVOLUTION:

Cult of Potato 2011

An Exhibition of Contemporary Potato Art

With several works by Paul McMahon, including POTATO JOKES, Pocketbooks 1984

organized by Potatoist Jeffrey Allen Price October 7 – November 20, 2011

WAH Center (Williamsburg Art & Historical Center) • 135 Broadway, Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY 11211 USA(718) 486-7372 or (718) 486-6012 • wahcenter@earthlink.net

Friday October 21 and 28 at the Mothership 8 PM  -by donation

Swamiji Bhima Sen, disciple of Sivananda, who graced the Mothership last Friday night with stories of his experiences with Sivananda, Durgananda and Neem Karoli Baba, will return to lead a guided meditation. On Friday October 28 he will be back to talk about various topics and take questions from the audience.

Sunday October 30, 7 PM Rosendale Theatre

The Rock’n'Roll Therapist will make an appearance in DIFFICULT COMEDY FOR HARD TIMES with Mikhail Horowitz and Gilles Malkine, special guest Foamola

FLOOD! We were spared as was my ex Amanda Jo Williams, but check out her backyard in Pennsylvania.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17 11am-4pm

west 19th st between 10th and 11th

The ROCK’N'ROLL THERAPIST at the Kitchen’s Block Party

The ROCK’N'ROLL THERAPIST makes up songs about problems audience members are having. So far they have all been successfully treated, so don’t give him a problem you don’t want to lose.

Press: http://www.observer.com/2011/09/hey-kids-solve-your-problems-with-rock-roll/

9/9 Went to Martha Wilson’s boffo party at Ruth Hardinger’s following her excellent show at PPOW.

Spreading the love…

Fashionista friends Gro and Wayne have had babies within days of each other! Good work Dean and Eric!

Spreading the love…

Singing songs and making them up at the redemptive 9/11/11 opening of Michelle Dawson’s Body Art Studio at 55 Main St., Chester, NY  Sunday at 4:30

Spreading the love…

Meet and Greet at the Mothership at 8 pm Monday 9/12.
Calvin Pompana, a Dakota man from Winnipeg who is a Sundance Chief will be here. This wonderful elder held a sacred ceremony at Bella Salerno’s on Tuesday night 9/6 that really helped me out of my Irene hangover blues. He will speak about the Unity Ride he is a big part of. A group of 38 Canadian Native riders is headed in our direction this fall. They plan to ride to the UN to commemorate the largest mass execution in American History when 38 Santee Sioux men were hanged in Mancata, MN in 1862. They will have 7 wild horses with them.

Spreading the love…

Just listened to a collection Wharton Tiers has EQ’d of A BAND recordings from 78/79, including a session at 135 Grand St. produced by Mark Bingham and several live performances in clubs. Could an A BAND album finally be in the works after all these years?

Spreading the love…

Floating on cloud of bliss after playing at Ananda Ashram, Panini Annex, Thursday night 8/18/11 for the Yoga Teachers Training class. A big old goodvibe there.

Woodstock & Rosendale, Last Weekend

by Sparrow July 26, 2011

My friend Charlie comes up from New Jersey to visit me every summer, and we go on a music tour of Ulster County. Last Friday we saw Paul McMahon play at the Rosendale Café. His tickling puns, leaps of faith, double entendres, visionary cries, self-deprecating asides, avowals of love — plus fine fingerpicking — spun the late-night crowd.

2 bumperstickers of mine were licensed by Warner Bros. for Zach Galifianakis’ bedroom wall in THE HANGOVER PART 2!

The archives of my series of shows at Project Inc., Cambridge, MA; 1972-75 were acquired by the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard Collage in 2010.


Matt Mullican wall in INDIAN SUMMER, September 1974; a group show with James Welling, David Salle, Robert C. Morgan and Paul McMahon. Preceding Artists Space’s PICTURES show by 3 years it was the first group exhibition to announce the emergence of a new sensibility.

OVER 30 PIECES OF MINE SHOWN AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM

As an early member of the group of postconceptual artists connected with CalArts, NSCAD and Hallwalls, I dropped out of the art scene sometime in the 80s and was heard from only sporadically until my inclusion in the Metropolitan’s 2009 survey of THE PICTURES GENERATION 1974-1984.

Unexpected acclaim for local Mail Carrier

Photo: Eileen Travell

photo: Patrick McMullan

As the last minute sub for the show’s curator, Douglas Eklund, I was asked to accept the award on behalf of the Metropolitan for Best Museum Group Show of the Year in Rob Pruitt’s First Annual Art Awards at the Guggenheim Museum.


I gave Tony Clifton a joke which he said he would use.

http://artforum.com/diary/id=24021  tony crowd

Stuff from the 70s-80s has been bubbling up. Like this still of me from Out of Hand in an article about Ericka Beckman’s films.

My photo from the Live! Show in 1983 in the Village Voice

Rock’n'Roll Psychiatrist is 9 minutes into the Live! Show video                Elementary Rock’n'Roll, at Max’s

135 Grand St. was the loft I shared with Nancy Chunn (Radloff). A Band was my band (with Wharton Tiers) and The Static was Daily Life minus moi.

Surprisingly enough I showed up on Milk Studio’s Tiny Vices blog at Wayne’s 2011 show:


Review of Chris Burden’s Match Missile performance at Pomona in 1972 went online in 2010 in East of Borneo.

BFF babymom Amanda Jo Williams made this music video for BIRDCAGE

Following the Metropolitan show I’ve been in several shows in and out of NYC:

STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN

PAUL McMAHON, MATT MULLICAN, JAMES WELLING     1970-75

SUSAN INGLETT GALLERY           SUMMER 2010

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PRECONCEIVED ICONOGRAPHY

MUSEUM 52

APRIL 2010

OTHER RECENT GROUP SHOWS:

CALLICOON FINE ARTS OPENING SHOW, FALL 2009

ROOS ARTS; MADE IN ROSENDALE, SUMMER 2010

photo: Sharon Gannon