August 2013

"No Coal" by Jean Smith (24 x 24" acrylic on canvas)

“No Coal” by Jean Smith (24 x 24″ acrylic on canvas)

Jean Smith’s paintings from her recently-completed novel The Black Dot Museum of Political Art.

In November, 2012 Mecca Normal went to Florida to record a new album with KRAMER and Rat Bastard at the Laundry Room. During the three days of recording, Mecca Normal performed at Churchill’s in Miami and at Radio Active Records in Fort Lauderdale. On the fourth day, Rat took Jean and Dave to Shorty’s Bar-B-Q.

Jean Smith talks about three series of paintings “by Martin Lewis”, a character in her recently completed novel The Black Dot Museum of Political Art. Take a look at the synopsis or the
press release.

The paintings in the videos above are for sale. Prices include shipping.

Prints available through Saatchi Online.

Rediscovery of Jessica Hopper‘s Chicago Reader review of Mecca Normal 2006 album The Observer, in which Jessica observes that “independent women wind up alone”.