ethan chan

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2024  from rags to riches...
            seconds
            get yourself a lawyer...
            hungry man...
            anthem            
            johanna’s not here
            (thomas series)
            pure evil

2023  meanwhile...
            white light/white heat
            liquid ecstasy...
            for wile e.
            leashed steam...
            family dinner
            love letters
            wild, west
            selections from the...

2022  china, revisited
            steer/madonna
            hail to the king
            tea for masochists

2021   fighting the loneliness
            american pie
            not your country
    
2020  the saint, the villain...
            stolen bike
            low velocity             
            just like a woman

2019   she was trying...
            why don’t you just...
            fat man & little boy
            american reformation
            made in china
            19 transactions
            sign language


other stuff (that i love)

artist-friends (that i love)

(click their photos to see their work)


gracie moon



CONCEPT / INSTALLATION / RACE / IDENTITY

zach dobbins


SCULPTURE / INSTALLATION / FEAR / SAFETY






max lofano



SCULPTURE / INSTALLATION / FOUND OBJECTS

jim skalman


PAINTING / INSTALLATION / LANDSCAPE






helena westra



SCULPTURE / CERAMICS / LAND ART

lael corbin


SCULPTURE / PERFORMANCE / PHOTOGRAPHY




the art giants (that i love)



MIKE KELLEY, KANDORS


TIM HAWKINSON, TAGALONG



NICHOLAS GALANIN, AMERICAN PRAYER RUG



DAVID BYRNE, PLAYING THE BUILDING



JACOB HOLDT, THE STRONGHOLD OF HATE



TOM FRIEDMAN, HOT BALLS



SARAH SZE, HIDDEN RELIEF



LINA LAPELYTE, SUN & SEA



MUNGO THOMSON, THE AMERICAN DESERT



JEFFREY VALLANCE, BLINKY THE FRIENDLY CHICKEN



JOHN BALDESSARI, TIPS FOR ARTISTS WHO WANT TO SELL



XU BING, TOBACCO PROJECT III



LEE MATERAZZI, CLUTTER



ZHANG HUAN, MY NEW YORK



CHRIS BURDEN, YOU’LL NEVER SEE MY FACE IN KANSAS CITY



CHRISTIAN MARCLAY, GUITAR DRAG



MARK DION, DEPARTMENT OF TROPICAL RESEARCH





albums (that i love)
(i love music so much!!!!)


highway 61 revisited, bob dylan



PURELY POETIC, THE PINNACLE OF ART


led zeppelin ii, led zeppelin



THE QUINTESSENTIAL BLUES-ROCK ALBUM




get behind me satan
, white stripes



A 2000’S GARAGE ROCK EXPLOSION




born to run
, bruce springsteen



THE FINEST TALES OF THE WORKING CLASS




remain in the light, talking heads



AFRICAN POLYRHYTHM MEETS FUNK & MELODY


be the cowboy, mitski



ONE OF THE EARLIEST FORMATIONS OF MY UNDERSTANDING OF FEMININE BEAUTY


ants from up there
black country, new road



A DRAMATIC NARRATIVE EQUAL PARTS 
POST-PUNK, ROCK, ORCHESTRA, NOISE & JAZZ


fishing for fishies
king gizzard & the lizard wizard



THE PSYCHEDELIC ELECTRIC BOOGIE EPIC ON HUMANS DESTROYING THE OCEAN




in rainbows, radiohead



SONIC ART-ROCK ON THE THEMES OF LOVE, LOSS & DESPERATION

second helping, lynyrd skynyrd



GOOD OL’ SWAMP SOUNDS OF THE SOUTH




in dreams
, roy orbison



DARK EMOTIONAL BALLADS SET TO 
A VOICE OF GOLD



summerteeth
, wilco



A GORGEOUS ALTERNATIVE COUNTRY HARMONY OF DESPAIR & SADNESS 





moons (that i love)
(because moons are pretty...)


titan (orbiting saturn)



HAS A UNIQUE NITROGEN ATMOSPHERE THAT COLORS THE PLANET (VERY BEAUTIFUL) & HAS RIVERS & SEAS LIKE EARTH (PRETTY NEAT)


‘our moon’ (orbiting earth)



SMALL & BARREN COMPARED TO OTHER MOONS, BUT WE LANDED HERE (PRETTY NEAT AND HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT, I GUESS)





callisto (orbiting jupiter)



VERY SPARKLY DUE TO DEEP CRATERS & HIGH MOUNTAINS WITH ICE-WATER PEAKS
(ALSO A VERY BEAUTIFUL MOON)


enceladus (orbiting saturn)



IS MOSTLY ICE, BUT HAS COOL OCEANS THAT JET WATER ALL THE WAY INTO SATURN FROM A DISTANCE (FASCINATING!)





ganymede (orbiting jupiter)



THE LARGEST MOON IN OUR SOLAR SYSTEM, BIGGER THAN SOME PLANETS (THAT’S PRETTY COOL)



hyperion (orbiting saturn)



COOL ROCK FORMATION GIANT ENOUGH & IN ORBIT TO BE A MOON (PROBABLY THE BEST LOOKING 
NON-SPHERICAL MOON)





cereal (that i love)
(the cornerstone of every nutritious american breakfast)



MY FAVORITE CEREAL, JUST LIKE LUCKY CHARMS BUT THE BLAND PIECES ARE CHOCOLATEY




MY UNPOPULAR PICK FOR THE BEST FRUIT CEREAL, SHAPES AND COLORS MAKE MY BRAIN HAPPY






STANDS THE TEST OF TIME, AS IT’S THE ONLY CEREAL THAT TASTES GOOD SOGGY 




LITERALLY CANDY FOR BREAKFAST,
DO NOT EAT TO START YOUR DAY






THE “GOOD THINGS IN THE MIDDLE” ARE JUST SUGAR, SO THEY’RE JUST CHERIOS BUT BETTER




ALSO PRETTY MUCH CANDY FOR BREAKFAST, SOMEHOW BETTER THAN ACTUAL OREOS