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CURB YOUR PHARMACEUTICALS

In The Art of mass murders with FDA approval! on July 27, 2012 at 6:31 am

Fred Tomaselli‘s painting of cosmic pill taking.           

A Serious Note   by Aimée Margolis                             

There is an art of putting pharmaceuticals on the market that require proof of desired effect in clinical trials. Solvay Drug Company put out Luvox, with side effects of manic and psychotic reaction. Eric Harris a student at Columbine High School was prescribed by his doctor, Zoloft and then soon after, switched Eric to Luvox, – 8.4 times higher than any other medication to be associated with violence. The combo of this deadly martini interacting together, has never been tested on children. The main tenets of the Hippocratic oath is for the doctor to prescribe regimens for the good of the patients and never do harm to anyone? Eric said he stopped taking Luvox, but they found Luvox in Eric Harris’s system at the time of his suicide.

There are side effects when you take these drugs and there are hazardous side effects when you stop the drug abruptly. It takes a long time to clear your system of the effects of these potent chemicals. Hop-scotching and changing drugs prescriptions with others or sea-sawing and stopping then taking again, will have adverse consequences with the chemistry of some individual’s brains that the drug companies have no clue or maybe don’t care about.

“Guns Don’t Kill People, the NRA Does” – motto of the day

The records of Dylan Kiebold and most young mass murders are sealed to allegedly protect the privacy of a minor, though every private detail of the family is copiously discussed by the media except the link of the possible usage of hazardous effects of pharmaceuticals? The media blames the stresses of todays youth, on bulling, of a lousy school system and parents who are out to lunch, – but these ills have always been present in every generation, and more so during the 30’s and 40’s; – but they did not have mass murders shooting up their schools or movie theaters. What should we do?

FDA should use its leverage to demand full disclosure and investigation of the wide usage of hazardous drug side-effects on the youth in the United States. Guns, an old reoccurring issue – and any big corporation like the National Rifle Association and the Drug Companies, have their mindset of making money and gaining power.

The Drug Companies and the NRA do not care about American’s Constitutional Rights or making America a healthier place to live, but making money and more power to then persuade you to buy more. It’s the Fine Art of fostering fear that keeps our fellow Americans who have normal deer rifles (that shoot one bullet at a time) to then think it’s OK to keep it legal to dispense machine guns that kill many in seconds. Why not? 

Guns are quick and easy. None of these mass murders had a disposition for violence. None killed kittens in their youth. If you read the labels of the FDA approved drugs Prozac, Zoloft, Luvox, Paxil and loads of other selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) you’ll see they do the opposite of what they are prescribed to do. But they are cash cows for the industry and the doctors who deal with these drugs. 

Kip Kinkel of Oregon was taking Prozac when he mass murdered people in Oregon. James Holmes, the recent Colorado Killer of patrons in a movie theater was hooked on pharmaceuticals, he seems he took a cocktail of drugs that altered his mind permanently. Mary Kennedy, though not a mass murderer, was a well educated adult, used anti-depressants when she hung herself. Though not all drugs are bad, but like guns they need to be given responsibly and with full disclosure. FDA and the media have to start doing their jobs; a full disclosure and investigation is the next step.

Sand and Water Series of Photography 2011 by Aimée Margolis

Speaking of Stoned

Here is nature’s version of getting stoned,  but no drug cartel, no terrorists, no illegal substances and no photo shop! A series of continuing work, that relies on drawing on the environment – of sand, water and stones to make a relevant comment on our environment. Just as the story above is on humane nature this group of work is on nature versus human kind.

This is my favorite way of getting stoned, using friends and loved one’s traits to enable me to communicate the fragility of life and the confusion that is taking place in the media and science world. As politics are polarizing people on the issues of our environmental dilemma; it is business as usual, that is the driving force in our world today? But so like the tide – it can change, and big business might make money going truly green. Then I’ll do some art work concerning how green is our economy – in more ways than one. Never Curb your love of art!

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Curbing Spring Fever!

In Where art is never curbed... on April 8, 2011 at 6:06 am

By Guest Blogger Sara Saunders

We can’t curb the Spring and it is finally here. In March we had Art Week, the weather was iffy, but Aimee Margolis performed at Scope NY First View with the special VIP performance of her Edible Art Project. So Yoon Kim videoed the art piece with all the spectators gladly being part of the performance. The Edible Art Video will be in my next blog entry….

The Edible Art was created literally by the artist who baked and etched statements on sugar and ginger cookies with her own hands.  ( no out-sourcing here, Jeff Koons.) These 66 cookies were given out to curators, collectors, and dealers to nurture the art community and to poke them at the same time. With statements they literally ate were-  “Art You”,  “Money vs Talent”,  “Art Confusion”,  “Art Guru”, “Talent or Tawdry”, “Beauty over Death”, and “Confused by Truth”. The art community was ravenous and ate them up but, for the more serious collector they had the option to save the art work and put it on the wall. That was a dilemma for many, to eat or to save the art as the Art Giver, Aimee Margolis  walked slowly through the crowd choosing to give an edible art piece, or a full colored post-card of the work, or a colored slip of paper describing the performance. It was an amazing, original work that was well received from everyone including Florida collector Martin Z Margulies to Peter Surace of Rare Gallery and everyone in between. Check out the performance video>

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 “There was plenty of great art to see at Art Week” Written by Aimée Margolis

Volta, with their beautiful location near the Empire State Building was very well organized with plenty of leaflets to take and remember ones favorite artists. Though a little too tight and structured, the creative spark it once had made it harder to find this year. Something that was cool, was an Israeli artist – Daniel Rozin, who had a great mix of high science and detritus with his Trash Mirror. This piece changed when you got near it with the trash elements moving with your movements making your body silhouetted upon the work. Another piece totally technological looking was a large monitor that repeated hundreds of black lines and every time you moved it would change and make an impression of you. The work made animpression on me and me on the work.

Dan Rozin’s piece with an impression of me in the work.

A Curb of Ideals – A New Year!

In Where art is never curbed... on January 2, 2011 at 9:05 am

Curbing with the Democrats and the Republicans in a new way!

Hello, back again for a new year and new ideas, – I hope you are all well!?  Never to curb our interests, we have an exhibit of Aimée Margolis (me) at the Da Gallery extended until the 27th of January in Chelsea, and also to discuss the closing of the Barnes & Noble Store – “Stand-Up & Shout” Demonstration and much more.

Chunghan Kim and "Girl with Bubbles" (alias Aimée Margolis) at Da Gallery.

The exhibit at the Da Gallery “Giggly, Bubbly Show” on 149 West 24th Street, 6th Floor is going to have a party on the the last day of the exhibit, January 27th at 6 PM. Please come to the exhibit. What makes this group show of interest is that I am identifying myself as a Korean male artist – (alias Chunghan Kim). For the past twenty years I have been doing a series of work called “A New Level of Awareness”, where I have been a Arab male artist, Lesbian, Male HIV artists and now Korean. Why? – By changing my gender, race and nationality, I am addressing the influence of perception of art.  Art – is it a pure form or are race and gender codification rampant in your perception of  the work? This is what I am addressing and redressing in this exhibition.

"A Girl with Bubbles" Photography Installation by Aimée Margolis

"Boycott Century 21"

Sunday, January 2, 2011 is the last day of the 66th street Barnes & Noble, an anchor in the community that will be missed. Being right across from Lincoln Center, it was a cultural magnet for the community. Giving voice to the community’s concerns, “Stand-up & Shout” was a rallying point I organized, to demonstrate how dismayed we all were at this lack of concern and the fat-pockets of Cushman & Wakefield, who could of done something $ , (with the help of the community) to save this much treasured oasis. Instead we are going to get an inappropriate  “Linty” Century 21 clothing store in its space, – like a Pottersville vs Baily mind-set (in the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”– “Boycott Century 21 !”is a rallying cry to kick Cushman & Wakefield in their fat pockets! Maybe C&W will consider the community next time….. Happy New Year!

Bye, Bye Barnes & Noble, we knew you well! - Eric is at the rally.

 

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