Monday, September 24, 2007

BOOK LAUNCH PARTY!



KRONOS is proud to present the first book of its "publishing arm" KRONOS Art Gallery Press: "CONTENTS UNDER PRESSURE" by LORRAINE REES!!! Lorraine is a fabulous young poet and this is her first published work, a wonderful collection of 21 poems and 1 short story. We will have a book launch party along with a reading and booksigning by the author on THURSDAY September 27th from 6:30- 8:30pm @ L'Italia Restaurant 23 E. Beverley St. Staunton, VA.

Scenes from RANT 2: NYRFACE!...




Friday, September 21, 2007

Quote of the Month (September)

"If I haven't offended at least one person then I haven't done my job."
--Yoko Ono on her performance art pieces

Thursday, September 20, 2007

RANT 2: NYRFACE! and tazers...

What is RANT 2: NYRFACE!?

1. a scathing and hilarious one-man show written & performed by Kevin Postupack, KRONOS's benevolent dictator and poet laureate of the demimonde
2. politics; guerilla poetry; a skewering of sacred cows
3. an all-out assault on hypocrisy, apathy, and our temporary culture
4. boob juggling


When is it?

THIS FRIDAY September 21st at 8pm @ KRONOS Art Gallery. The performance will be filmed by the legendary director Craig Snodgrass (who made the music videos for "The Sad Lives of the Hollywood Lovers" and "Cake").


Is it for kids?

Warning: Parental Advisory--Strong language, uncomfortable ideas, & boob juggling


Are tazers allowed?

No.


How much?

The performance is being done as a benefit for KRONOS--$5 at the door. PLUS, the brand new issue of SAMIZDAT will be available (including a piece on Paris Hilton--Oh Paris, Paris...why don't you ever return my calls?)


THIS FRIDAY--KRONOS--BE THERE OR BE DAMNED!

RANT 2: NYRFACE

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Reviews for "RANT 2: NYRFACE!"

What the critics have to say about "RANT 2: NYRFACE!" and Kevin Postupack...

"I'm waiting for him in Hell." --Jerry Falwell

"The ravings of a madman!" --Tom Cruise

"Postupack is demented and should get shock treatment ASAP!" --Dr. Phil

"Postupack is the most unfunny, untalented person imaginable and anyone who attends his 'RANT' should have their head examined." --The McDoofie Art Center

"I laughed so hard at his relentless acerbic wit that I had to perform a bowel resection on myself after administering broad spectrum antibiotics and checking for lupus and vasculitis." --Dr. Gregory House

"After seeing 'RANT 2: NYRFACE!' I had him immediately excommunicated, and I also wondered if he might in fact be possessed by Satan." --Pope Benedict XVI

"Lenny Bruce meets 'My Dinner with Andre'." --Stephen Hawking

"I can't comment due to the impending lawsuit." --Oprah Winfrey


FRIDAY September 21st 8pm @ KRONOS!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

RANT 2: NYRFACE preview...

Just some of the topics touched on in

RANT 2: NYRFACE!

the shamelessly rich
feminism
abortion
religion
penises
Oprah
New Agers
George Dubya
Bill Gates
black toilet paper
boob juggling


RANT 2: NYRFACE FRIDAY September 21st 8pm @ KRONOS!!!

Paris Hilton & KRONOS...

Mr. Henry Rocks KRONOS!




Monday, September 10, 2007

Italian Alternative Rocker Comes to KRONOS!

"Mr Henry" (aka Enrico Mangione), an original alternative rock musician from Varese, Italy makes a special appearance @ KRONOS on Wednesday September 12th @ 8pm! His mom somehow discovered our website in Italy and when she told her son he checked us out and loved the gallery and wanted to perform there! His deep gravelly voice has been compared to Tom Waits and his albums have received fabulous reviews in Europe, and now he comes to KRONOS direct from his tour of the east coast of America. His originals are moody and dark and unlike anything you've heard (although he does do a cover of the Sex Pistols "Anarchy in the UK"!). This is greatly exciting, showcasing an up-and-coming international performer, and establishing KRONOS as a venue for cutting edge artists from the world over.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

They STILL Don't Get It!

In 1911, the photographer Alfred Stieglitz invited a young Pablo Picasso to his (Stieglitz's) gallery "291" in New York City. It was to be Picasso's first one-man show. New York critics were outraged, and called the upstart Spaniard's work among other things, "the craziest emanations of a disordered mind, the gibberings of a lunatic!" The works were priced at between twenty and forty dollars, and only one sold to the public--a drawing Picasso made when he was 12. "I was ashamed for America," said Stieglitz," to have to return them all." The entire collection of early Picassos could have been had for $2000. Stieglitz even went so far as to approach the director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, asserting that it would be wonderful to keep all these paintings together in the States. The director responded that "such mad pictures will never mean anything in America" and he politely declined.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

ARTIST LINKS



LESLIE BANTA: www.lesliebanta.com
JOAN BELMAR: www.belmart.net
ROXANA CAPUSAN www.rk2901.deviantart.com
BOO DAVIS/QUILTSRYCHE: www.quiltsryche.com
JAMEY GRIMES: www.jameygrimes.com
CHICO HARKRADER: www.harkraderx.com
JOROKO: www.joroko.com
MARSUPIAL MAN: www.marsupialman.blogspot.com
JOYCE MCCARTEN: www.mccartenart.com
ERIC MCGEHEARTY: www.ericmcgehearty.com
CHRISTINA VARGA: www.vargagallery.com

ARTerati

KRONOS's ANTI-QUILT QUILT SHOW EVIL ROCK OPENING!!!
FRIDAY, AUGUST 29th, 2008!
What other art gallery has openings like this!!! (Word!) Click on link below for a 2 1/2 minute video slideshow...

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(KRONOS KANDIDS--April, May 2008)























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Images from KRONOS's ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY, & The PABLO & THE DREGS--SECRET NINJA DEATH SQUAD concert!!! (April 11th & 12th, 2008)






























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Images from the "WE'RE HERE TO SAVE WYOMING" concert (3/22/08)...






















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On Saturday night February 23rd, 2008 it was like witnessing the reincarnation of Jim Morrison and The Doors as PABLO & THE DREGS rocked a packed house at KRONOS with the audience screaming for more! Performing all originals--heavy rock with intricate rhythms, inspired playing, and passionate vocals--everybody there thought that the band was already famous. They sounded that good! Here are some images of the event!



































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