I rarely eat donuts anymore but I love them! My studio is near a Yum-Yum Donuts and if you follow me on Instagram you will often see Yum-Yum donuts listed as my location.
In 1990, when I was completing my undergraduate degree in sculpture at Kansas City Art Institute I wrote a poem about Winchell’s Donut House. At the time I liked to work in the studio all night and would hang out at a local Winchell’s Donut House for fuel and inspiration. I was on a macrobiotic diet and rarely drank alcohol and did not smoke weed, so caffeine and sugar were my drugs of choice. And cigarettes of course! Back in the day you could smoke cigarettes everywhere!
Smoking with the Homeless @ Winchells
I’ll give you a stern lecture
About making a Lord -n-Savior
Out of a baby
This is an Arabic nation
Christ found the Holy Grail
Married Mary Magdaline
He’s still alive in Tampa, FLA.
The Shriner Capital of the USA
All that Dust
When you make a baby Lord Savior
You lose in the end
When you change the Sabbath
From Saturday to Sunday
You lose in the end
I talk to the Squirrels
I’m gonna get me a big bag of peanuts
And I’m gonna feed the Squirrels
As many peanuts as I can get my hands on
When I get back home
I’m gonna get me
A big NO SMOKING sign
For my house
It will be a
House of Christ
©margie schnibbe 1990
We did not have Winchell’s where I grew up – we had Duncan Donuts. And the Duncan Donuts in Hartsdale, NY. where I had spent many marijuana-infused nights as a teenager is still open. I remembered that it was near the pet cemetery and that’s still there too. Sounds like a day trip the next time I’m back home visiting my mother!
Kansas City Shrine (Front Room), Mixed-Media, Dimensions Variable. 1991
Thanks to requests from friends who were unable to attend my xxx video retrospective at Human Resources, I have put the program online. The Indecent Exposure program guide now contains links to all of the streaming videos. I would like to exhibit this ninety-nine minute video program in NYC in a gallery or not-for-profit space. If anyone has any leads or recommendations please email me.
video still: Mistess Samantha Diet Doctor (1994)
video still: I Had Sex with a Gigolo on Reality TV (2015)
These works (2007-2012) have appeared in my videos, in interviews online and in print, and at an open studio I hosted. During these years I exhibited and sold other works through galleries, but not these particular pieces. One artist friend told me “Put this work away and start over” and eventually that is what I did. All the work was moved in September 2014 and now everything is here with me at the studio and in my shipping container. One day I hope to find a good home for all of this work!
Rock ‘n’ Roll Movers = Fantastic movers! Also super-fun fine art handlers!
At last I have removed all of the .movs from my video page and updated the code and linked pages. Hooray! Now you will be able to play the videos in your browser or via YouTube or Vimeo. Enjoy! Margie Schnibbe Video
video still: Tyler Knight & Adriana Nicole in Honey Bunny (2008)
video still: Page Morgan & Alex Gonz in Honey Bunny (2008)
Shut Up Schnibbe!
I can no longer find free online streaming (not downloadable) good audio books on Hoopla and some other (now) shit app connected to Los Angeles Public Library that used to be good 6 months ago… hmmm maybe it’s called … Overdrive? All these apps want me to download mp3 files and when I hit “download” I either receive an ERROR message or the mp3s show up NOWHERE on my iPhone- not in iTunes, not in iBooks, and no Google search/message board has ever helped me find them. HELLO! if SMART PHONES are COMPUTERS why isn’t there a proper FILE SEARCH FUNCTION on the fucking iPhone?
So for the moment I’ve given up on audio books since I don’t have any extra money and can’t afford to pay for AUDIBLE. Now in the car and at the gym I listen to astrologers, psychics, and tarot card readers on YouTube for free. Perhaps this is good for me since just this week my insurance company cancelled payments to my psychotherapist due to some kind of recent network restructuring. Fuck you College Health IPA aka CHIPA! After 2.5 years seeing a kind, compassionate, generous, gay, older PhD psychotherapist working in West Hollywood I should now just switch to any random therapist on your “APPROVED” list? (And for years my therapist had been “APPROVED” until you recently “DENIED” his re-application for network “APPROVAL” ?)
POOP FUCK FACE, ink on paper 17″ x 11″, 2017.
POOP FUCK FACE to you CHIPA and your fake healthcare. You don’t care about people you only care about money. Now I am ON MY OWN again and this is my best month ever! I am sure of this because my three favorite YouTube astrologers Kelley Rosano, Terence Guardino and Sasha Bonasin have told me so. Thank you YouTube for saving my life. I’m making art everyday. Peace.
Bourgeois Problems. 6″ x 4″. Ink on Paper. 2009.
Vodka, Beer + Sex. 6″ x 4″. Ink on Paper. 2009.
All My Dreams Have Turned to Shit. 60″ x 34″ Felt made from recycled plastic. 2010. Photo taken at Ghebaly Gallery June 2010.