This is a fantastic visualization of the American political spectrum created in the fall of 2009. While it is very useful it is very black and white … blue and red … whatever.
- This is too good. In Japan, Jersey Shore‘s title is “Jersey Shore: The New Jersey Life of Macaronia A–holes” http://bit.ly/du0UBW #
- I’m really enjoying @Adnan_Z_Manjal‘s tweets that are criticizing and assessing this season’s fashion collections. #
- I fuckin’ hate lazy artists. Though I love all the others. #
- Where is that? Chelsea? Wall Street? Central Park? NuMu? Your studio? Your own mind? #confused // RT @Powhida: Into the heart of darkness. #
- Maybe I should tweet name of artists who list their studios as open during Greenpoint Open Studios & when I get there they aren’t. #shaming #
- What we need is online civics. Though talking about “civics” to Americans can sometimes be a nightmare. #readyforbacklash #
Tweets from Greenpoint Open Studios 2010
- A work by Dalit Gurevich that mixes mediums #gos2010 http://twitpic.com/2u0s4o #
- Cool painting by Stephen Fox #gos2010 http://twitpic.com/2u0swv #
- I love artists’ palettes. This one by Marcus Romero. #gos2010 http://twitpic.com/2u0zu6 #
- Napoleon riding a unicorn by Majanya Debear #gos2010 http://twitpic.com/2u1358 #
- Just met cool artist, Julie Floersch, who asks hipsters & construction workers for tattered clothes to make art. http://twitpic.com/2u15ft #
- Biomorphic sculpture by Dana Bell #gos2010 http://twitpic.com/2u17fr # [Read more…]
It was a great night in general and in addition to all the participating artists (Sharon Butler, Joy Curtis and Cathy Nan Quinlan) and Storefront Gallery’s owners (Jason Andrew and Deborah Brown) there were tons of art bloggers, local art people, friends, art lovers and my amazing husband, Veken, in the mix. We set up a vodka shot table in the backroom and Sharon Butler was kind enough to paint the sign for the show on the front window — she did an awesome job — so all in all it was a successful night.
For those who may be interested, there are full-color exhibition catalogues available at the gallery for $5. I contributed an essay to the book and each of the artists wrote about their own work and process.
Check out more photos (including Butler’s sign) from the opening here.
Photo credit: Veken Gueyikian
This Friday, August 6, a small show I’ve curated will open at Storefront Gallery in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn (6 – 9 pm). Check out the listing on ArtCat. If you can attend it would be great to see you there (make sure to say hi). Storefront is a tight space but I’m sure we can fit everyone in.
I’m very happy to that I will have the opportunity to show all three of these artists together. Their work is very different but I love the possibility of combining their work and seeing the result of this curatorial effort.
Artist William Powhida has been giving me a hard time about being a “curator” over Twitter, but that’s alright, I actually have no qualms about jumping from criticism and art writing into the world of curation. I think after a decade of writing, reviewing, and thinking about exhibitions (and other efforts in the field of visual arts) I think I can do this. It’s a great opportunity that I have Deborah Brown and Jason Andrew (both of Storefront) to thank for. I also appreciate the artists who have entrusted me with showing their work (yes, they are insane). All that is left to do at this point is hang the show (which happens later this week).
I’m excited to see the work of Sharon Butler, Joy Curtis & Cathy Nan Quinlan together. I hope it will work in person as well as I imagined. We’ll have to wait and see.
The show has a small catalogue with an essay by yours truly and I will post my essay later this week. Until then I am offering five free catalogues (the cover is posted above) to the first five people to email via the CONTACT PAGE or DM me via Twitter.