Takedown Portraits

Takedown Portraits
wrestling takedown

Thursday, May 16, 2019

John Bernd 19 June 2019


                    (John Bernd, 1981-4?)

An experiment:
What's lost and found when
A life is
Seen portrayed,
     -Exhibitionist:
     -Painting action which
     -Conveyed moves
     -Of dancer;
Improvisation:
Chair, bones, vibrated,
Threnody
Fancier,
     -Impresario:
     -Head, arms, gyrated,
     -Seat of pants
     -Hegemon;
Monologist torch
Sang love, parried with
Death, clung to
Survival,
     -Vivisectionist
     -Deboned conjoined twins,
     -Life/Art, of
     -Artifice;
Somnambulist: a
Meditation on
Directions
Freed movement,
     -Perambulator:
     -Inculcation of
     -Linear
     -Narrative;
Horticulturist:
Propagated a
Personal
Landscape's view,
     -Caricaturist
     -Not, attempted an
     -Authentic
     -Perspective;
Parenthetical
Collaborator
Pulled inside,
Pushed away,
     -Serendipitous
     -Chalk marked, preemptor
     -Of lockdown
     -Strategy;
Ceremonial,
Paired, relinquished selves,...



     -mockup...

   


Calisthenics


Revivalist...
Effigy...

Extortionist:
Inhibitionist:
Exorcist:
Illusionist:
Revivalist:
Spiritualist:









'Surviving love and death'
'Somethings for Some People'
'A Personal Landscape'
'Jump/Maniac on Tour'
'Be Good to Me'
'Meditation on the Dance'
Open Movement (they will learn to move
by moving, learn to free their movement
by moving freely)
Experimental
Storytelling
Autobiographical
Collaborative
Monologue
Tap dancing
Singing
Opinionated, vocal, stubborn
'Live Boys'
'Two on the Loose'
Muscle sculpted
to the bone

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Unknown 27 May 2019




                     (Unknown, ~1981-3)


Forgotten face chose
Favourite plaid shirt,
Fresh from the
Wash and fold,
     -Usual features,
     -Centered view, Peter,
     -Duncan, Jim,
     -Staring off;
Showered just before,
Dabbed cologne, brushed teeth,
Changed from jeans
To khakis,
     -Took a stab at head,
     -Neck lines, retouching
     -Pristine face
     -Deflowered;
Unfolded village
Track lines, subway stops,
Sheridan
Square, West 4th,
     -Reoriented
     -Collar, uprooted
     -Placket, stripes
     -Decoupled;
Debated sneakers,
Shoes, perfect weather
To walk through
The village,
     -Walked around paper
     -Excising limbs, trunk:
     -Circumvent
     -Pedestal;
A Gotham Book Mart
Reading happenstance,
Backed against
An artist,
     -Cradled recumbent
     -'Til smart look preppy,
     -Loosened up,
     -Propped on chair;
Scooched down to retrieve
Dropped book, unprepared
When standing
Unbalanced,
     -Back bolstered hinted
     -Resemblance, tore off
     -A scribbled
     -Phone number;
Dissembled turn on
At invitation
To pose in
Studio,
     -Stammered message on
     -Machine replayed an
     -Out-of-breath
     -Neophyte;
Triple checked details
On voicemail, night,
Address, (his
'Look forward...'),
     -Arts scenes afforded
     -Fresh models, friends' friends,
     -Bar tricks, the
     -More mature;
Legendary cool
Cavorted in stride
Jazzed village
Regulars,
     -Hedged consequences
     -With brewed regulars,
     -Company
     -Of yes-men;
Backpacker's dopp kit
Contingencies weighed,
Ballast from
Indulgence,
     -Crayoned dispersal
     -Made catalyst for
     -Decisions
     -On the fly;
Industrial fan
Deep fried, screen door sweets,
Wedged, oak door
Barbecue,
     -Turpentine soaked boar,
     -Oiled rags deprived air,
     -Acrylic
     -Reckonings;
Convoluted pitch,
Caribbean skank
Music, slam
Of cab door,
     -Drunk serenaded
     -Boys, dealer cajoled,
     -'Smoke, X, K,'
     -Whoosh in pipes;
Cheeks flushed, sweat rolled from
Armpits, soaked waistband,
Fingers, left
Sticky, wiped,
     -Prickly heat nettled,
     -Confinement staved off
     -Gallerist
     -Effacement;
Philtrum salt licked, skies
Menaced, replete with
Metallic
Downpourings,
     -Acidic, caffeine
     -Fix, penance for sweet,
     -Distilled malt
     -On the rocks;
On the block, tissues
Mopped pedantic gaze
Ivy League
Placarded,
     -Facile discarded,
     -Facial studied hard
     -With velvet
     -Wherewithal;
Descended to sub
Chamber, surveyed for
Jamesian
Fracture lines,
     -Features, abstracted
     -Marks, spatially placed:
     -Eyes; nose; mouth;
     -Sees; breathes; talks;
Worked casually
From across the room,
Looked up and
Registered,
     -Accredited hand,
     -Struck, carried the line,
     -Or borrowed
     -Suggested;
Felt ingested whole,
Concerned about the
End product,
Aftertaste,
     -Comprehended through
     -Artist's altered state
     -What sought to
     -Be derived;
Buried secrets which
Worry inflicted
As lines drawn
Around eyes,
     -Furrowed inroads, and
     -Sandpapered surface
     -Figured in
     -Assertions;
Spared lacerations,
When digging beneath
Progressed toward
A portrait,
     -Scratched saturations
     -Sent fireworks of
     -Blues and greens
     -Into ground.

27 May 2019






 
   




 
   









Monday, February 18, 2019

Richie 19 March 2019


                          (Richie, 1982)

Richie, latchkey spawned
On Uncle Charlie's
Downtown so primed
Toilet seat,
     -Serviette holder,
     -Approached from under
     -Ware, supplied
     -His asset;
Virtual mascot,
Voice heralded each
Regular's
Arrival;
     -Drawn, pictorial
     -Facet, jacketed
     -Shoulders, Puck
     -Derived head;
Break-up survivor,
Bar constellations
Blanketed
By exes,
     -Glare remonstrated,
     -Consternation trounced
     -Once focus
     -Turned aside;
Monster cormed crocus
Inseminated,
Telescoped
Conjunction,
     -Markings conjectured
     -Untamed sacrilege
     -Which rebuffed
     -Yarmulke;
One-trick pony fluffed,
Flicking dharma of
Potty mouth
Tongue and lips,
     -Lyrical glamour,
     -Backbench cut away,
     -Unwoven
     -To remnants;
Grecian heritage,
Youngest of brethren
Catered ass
Consequence,
     -Faded Hessian flared,
     -Collar angles plied
     -His virile
     -Posturing;
Performance fostered
Predisposition
To assume
Position,
     -Interpretation
     -Composed crucible
     -Inured to...
     -Artifacts;
Sordid tales, deep hole
Fed- happy hours-
Downing 'til
Drowning in,
     -Wet rat, graffiti
     -Tagged, neon signalled,
     -Cheated on
     -Encasement;
Tag team promised a
Confetti parade,
Not shredded
Underwear,
     -Credence upended
     -Left vulnerable
     -To misread
     -Agendas;
Pissed off, publicly
Wedgied then pantsed, it
Brought out worst
Tendencies,
     -Obliquely ledgered
     -Gullible, rubbing
     -Strengthened as
     -Survivor.

19 March 2019

   




   


   







   
 



   
   

















     

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Chris 5 April 2018


                                 (Chris)



                           (Chris, 1983)


Paid to play, have sex-
'Perform'- filmed release
Money shot,
Sign me up,
     -Artist's charm, come to
     -My studio so
     -I can paint
     -Your portrait;
Met director, filled
Out application,
Got naked,
Photographed,
     -Draw horizontal,
     -Delve with bare fingers
     -Breathing musk,
     -Pillar's brine;
Had to get hard, he
Measured it, length, width,
Asked about
Positions,
     -Pressured assertions
     -Fluids, plied within,
     -Chink embraced
     -Or betrayed;
Shared how strategic
Partnerings pump sales,
Who tops, who
Gives it up,
     -Coin flip, flip-flop, plunge,
     -Viscosity thins
     -Perception's
     -Clarity;
So 'Chris,' pizza boy,
Bike messenger, a
Plumber's son,
Deliver,
     -Fervid believers
     -Artfully engaged
     -In parterre
     -Rendering;
Blue balls abstinence
At filling station
Imposed by
Attendant,
     -Blessed Fleets™ installed,
     -Imodium ™ prized
     -By wafer
     -Agnostic;
Food, curbed at midnight,
Swirls, cinnamon, whole
Bean, deep fried,
For others,
     -Cinderellas weaned
     -On outsized nipples
     -Slide unfurled,
     -Slippered, tight;
Worked out, showered, flat
To ministrations
Of stylist's
Scissors, creams,
     -Flat, sensoring flung
     -Around, pulled apart,
     -For held up,
     -Scrutinized;
Exhibitionists,
Crew gawps, camera
Clicks, cocks out,
Crudely stroked,
     -Unit utilized
     -As capstone owner's
     -Pawn, queening
     -Future play;
Exhilaration
Wilts, withering heat,
Foisted lens,
Lights, anus,
     -Sweat equity poured
     -Mopped religiously
     -By fluffers
     -On bent knees;
Sets, reps, muscles worked
On, trainer spots lifts,
Equipment
Spritzed, and wiped,
     -Artist instills flow
     -To line: accidents;
     -Dead ends, and
     -Diversions;
Eruptions walked back,
Spark offs- 'Only you
Can prevent'-
Cauterized,
     -Corruptions bled through,
     -Coffee stain, finger
     -Smudge, crayon,
     -Pencil marks;
Offensive lockdown,
Lookouts staged, sound checked,
Actors in
Positions,
     -Chair faced out amid
     -Angled canvasses,
     -Stacked paint cans,
     -Clear bottles;
Coke-bottle lenses
Splotched, bottom suctions
Length in slaps
Reddened cheeks,
     -Red suffused backwoods
     -Shoulders crown, syphons
     -Liminal
     -Sapling doubts;
Sublime contractions,
Shackled, unshackled,
Vision blurs
With the arcs,
     -OLO-growth's bulbous knots
     -Ring around groaning
     -Barks at bends
     -Of stripling.

5 April 2018










Ken Kosillian and Jim Kessling 6 December 2017


                        (Ken Kosillian?)




                      (Ken Kosillian, 1982)



                      (Jim Kessling, 1982)



                     (Jim Kessling, 1982)


Eyes stare unblinking,
Inscrutable, thoughts
Revolve in
Cylinder,
     -Burial shovel
     -Scrapes recalcitrant
     -Crust, working
     -At edges;
Nape warms, shirt's collar
Hedges, throat's downward
Visible
V first play,
     -Clay embedded rock
     -Impedes inroads, each
     -Squelch marking
     -Inch achieved;
Dabs, brushed strokes perceived,
Canvas flat rustles,
Fluids slosh,
Rhythmic thrum,
     -Seismic discharge, scorned
     -Sediment, levered,
     -Leaving jigged
     -Impressions;
Chest compressions pegged
To tight scrutiny,
Given out,
Taken in,
     -Indentured routine,
     -Disentangling a
     -Face off with
     -Long held roots;
Compelled engagement,
Equivalent for
Adam in
Adamah,
     -Ground aggregate raked,
     -Mineral, earth tones
     -Suspended
     -Across field;
Close apprehended,
Flat circumstance of
Reluctant
Cake batter,
     -Submerged transcendence
     -Shouldered, smooth defaced
     -With wrinkled
     -Outpouring;
Wide-screen replicate,
A lisp redacted
When keeper
Sent on break,
     -Scale leaps, restraining
     -Stanchions, rope toppled,
     -Clarity
     -In lightness;
Full cape to mansion
Transmogrified the
Idea
Of shelter,
     -Beethoven delving
     -Silence composes
     -Thunderous
     -Symphony;
Tympanic cadence,
Steady buzz going
Down massaged
The message,
     -Surreal Socratic
     -Dialogue holds that
     -Corydon
     -Herds contrails;
Mono lithe, mythos
Antidote, shirt thrown
On, fingers
Run through hair,
     -Butt rode chair, barber
     -Ruffled top, shook out
     -Drape, the boy's
     -Eyes twinkled.

9 November 2017

Shirt off kilter, fence
Post neck lines base of
Flower pot
Spider plant,
     -Checkpoint misaligns
     -Feather, visor pops
     -Cv in
     -Ghost's retreat;
Locked up in masked guise,
Scatching at sutured
Lines for blood
Coursing through,
     -Musk shatters under
     -Detachment pressure
     -Embedding
     -Particles;
Muttered critique broke
Spell, compelling a
Strategic
Scoping out,
     -Clairvoyent, tacking
     -Port, resurrected
     -Sail which caught
     -Winds blown past;
Clear-sighted, in close
Quarters, jackhammer
Heart rattles
Comportment,
     -Thoughts sewn fast, eyes knot
     -Buoy below deck
     -Crow's nest kept
     -Debunking;
Rethinking allowed
Virile conveyance
Once harbored
Now floated,
     -What sunk, when yellows,
     -Blue washed, flushed in reds,
     -Evincing
     -Engagement.

6 December 2017
 

   



   

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Craig Emerson and Harvey Donegan 1 October 2017

       
                   (Craig Emerson, 1981) 



                  (Harvey Donegan, 1981) 


Decades' creased concerns
Sloughed,thinned hair troubles
Brushed back, seat's 
Perspective,
     -Climber scales terrain,
     -Pores tackled often,
     -Shapes, angles,
     -Anecdotes;
Rote aphorisms
Skim, 'We are happy
To serve you,'
Brims poison,
     -Lid popped, straight, charcoal
     -Slid back and forth to
     -Here and now
     -I accept;
I admit to herd
Mentality, crown 
Royal glass,
Sipper lips,
     -Smoking cured, whiskered
     -Lisp: 'Not a problem,'
     -Whispered, parched
     -Recital;
Pitched revival called
Out, two-stepped on first
Name basis
Partakers,
     -Side-stepped naysayers
     -Co-dependent on
     -Horse betting
     -Tea readers;
Purchased western boots,
Grew mustache, blew straw
Men lurching,
Questioned booze,
     -Broke down, stopped cold, black
     -Drained off, rappelled strafed
     -Cheeks, furrows
     -Beneath eyes;
I am... we will... said 
Over collection
Box, spare change
Passed around,
     -Unraveled discards
     -Salvaged, balled up in
     -Pocket of
     -Choir robe;
Penance, sopranos
Paired, dereliction
Baritone
Soloist,
     -A traditional
     -Recitatif round,
     -Mace, female
     -Disciples;
Pipes, acapella
Brevis, vita purged,
Choir sings
Merci dirge,
     -Organ surged, lyre
     -Plucks from descending
     -Scale, heartstrings
     -Tugged ring bells;
Fling quelled, need blunted,
Hugged, taken in by
Group package
Travelers,
     -Fragile passengers,
     -Seats bumped, connections,
     -Lodging, meals
     -Uncertain;
Curtain, yanked past, healed,
Sun, confronted, washed
Across, held
Out promise,
     -Premise emboldened,
     -Skirted forehead, cheeks,
     -Chin, instilled
     -Sereneness.

7 September 2017

Vantage collector,
Chinese, Italian
Back turned, trick,
Bric-a-brac,
     -Profiled, spout protrudes
     -Harvey's mick kettle,
     -Polished black
     -Rendering;
Won't pretend, complaints
Admonished: work, tout
Sweet tea with
Southern drawl,
     -Source red sauced tank tops,
     -Playground demolished
     -Point guards, cleats
     -Chain link hooked;
Rook's trinkets, gleaned mounds,
Acquisition forged
Unrestrained,
Arraiment,
     -Deshabille claimant,
     -Gorge on pick-up game,
     -Center skin,
     -Shooting guard;
Thumbs rubbed, polishing,
Nose inhaled, newsprint,
Soil, suitcase,
Persimmon,
     -Frisson of brute force,
     -Foes drubbed, co's high five,
     -Trains bend, shriek,
     -Curse invoked;
Purser's vowels leak, stall
Seller's sighs, frantic
Birds squawk, trucks
Stalled honking,
     -Jock's balls crushed, mid-thigh
     -Gym shorts cut tight, cracks
     -Gawked diving
     -For missed shots;
Hot pots, missed fire
Peppers, sweet chillies,
Sesame
Crispy bites,
     -Tested means, Chris's,
     -Bills, meat tasting leads
     -To hungers,
     -Skewered entree;
Imbued quandary
Of dipping sauces,
Tongue chasing
Heat ends burned,
     -Lick numbing glazes,
     -Deep breaths, in and out,
     -Learn to Pace
     -Turn tables;
Unstable dim sum
Dishes tipping course
Of travels
Hand-to-mouth,
     -Discourse summation:
     -Dimmed lighting, countless
     -Hands and mouths
     -Ravaging;
Salvaged potentate
Of urban drab, brand
Earned squab, male
Birth control,
     -Bowled, maidenhair fronds,
     -Regal girth, stamping
     -Base metal
     -Currency;
Frequently clamping
Two woodens, mine and
Another's
Together,
     -Brotherhood sampling
     -Has line snaking down
     -The block in
     -All weather.

1 October 2017


     







    





Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Peter Legierse 18 February 2019

                   
                   (Peter Legierse, 1981)



Handed over to
Take a seat, back straight,
Looking at
Anything,
     -Croquied boyfriend's find
     -Envisioning mine,
     -Outstretched neck
     -Carried head;
Chair's wood hard, basement's
Ceiling low, white, square
Panels, packed:
Art; paint; foil;
     -Extended shoulders,
     -Collar, ears, head's dome,
     -Eyebrows, eyes,
     -Nose, mouth lines;
Scratching soldiered on
In storage squalor,
Unrestrained
Eyeballing,
     -Tactile red and blue
     -T-shirt stripes spelled out
     -Unalligned
     -Casual;
Water tongued under
Door, followed by mop
Sounds, knock, mop
Head, handle,
     -Dollop thinned allowed
     -Appropriation,
     -Unquenched, a
     -Prurience;
Spirited defense
Launched: 'No flood, small leak,'
Calloused hands
Made a bowl,
     -Ferreted out strokes
     -Curls merited in
     -Tangible
     -Disclosure;
Two women moseyed
Pushing laundry carts,
Spanglish soaked
Through marled shoes,
     -Black sculpted, careened
     -Tan, crenellated
     -Face, plumage
     -Ensnarement;
Doomsday work boots thumped
Overhead, dragging
Toppled trove
In paused spurts,
     -Supple cartilage,
     -Inflexible bone,
     -Saddled with
     -Prominence;
Pipes rattled, plaster
Jostled, recumbent
Objet d'art
Slammed in place,
     -Red lips wormed under
     -Nostrils, smirk carved cheeks
     -Parodied
     -Docile seal;
Marauders hammered,
Drilled release from studs
Relics of
Possession,
     -Drama's retentive
     -Oeufs en cocotte, fixed
     -Ovals served
     -Pivoted;
Rustlers bivouacked
For bovine herding,
Muscled what
Not lassoed,
     -Brushed on parcels fused,
     -Lemon triad grazed,
     -Recalling
     -Sea green ground;
Drawing beckoned a
Complete absorption,
Segued to
Resemblance,
     -Fecund gnawing where
     -Ellipsis stopped short,
     -Conviction
     -Continued;
Ground floor studio
Begrudgingly scaled,
Modified
By four walls,
     -Cliff's Notes concision
     -Figured life's span for
     -Commissioned
     -Coterie;
Knob jiggled, handheld,
Notarized floorplans
Waltzed in, tapped,
Pipes followed,
     -Configuration
     -Assimilated
     -On mental
     -Sketchpad sheet;
Index motioned up
Down, knuckles knocked on
Plaster, valve
Bled in pail,
     -Likenesses clustered,
     -Each buckle popped a
     -Labyrinth to
     -Patronise;
Model, discharged from
Post, wrested visage
Ownership,
Cajoled grin,
     -When told, extracted
     -Vernissage, drying
     -On easel,
     -Self-effaced.

18 February 2019