Julianne Swartz Studio Visit
Wednesday, July 16, 2014Yesterday MG trekked up the Hudson (in silver minivan) to artist Julianne Swartz’s studio in Kingston. Julianne’s home studio, which she and her husband built in the woods, was stunningly situated and impeccably laid out.
We got to see an array of Julianne’s recent work, including her stretch drawings, light installations, and sound sculptures. Perhaps best of all, we got a sneak peak at an ambitious photo series she hopes to complete by the end of the summer.
We rounded off the day with a great lunch and a visit to Bard College’s Hessel Museum of Art, which is showing great work by Amy Sillman, Anne Collier, and Jordan Wolfson. Definitely worth a trip to Annandale-on-Hudson, should you find yourself in the area this summer. Stunning art && a lovely day
Artist submissions! + Trends in contemp. artist submissions
Tuesday, July 08, 2014GIANT s/o to all the artists who submitted work to Mixed Greens during the month of June, responding to our open call for submissions. As of today, the 400+ submissions are received && downloaded. Nati, Chuka and summer intern have begun combing through the artists whose last names begin with A-C. Tty in Aug, this is going to take forever.
NYC Grant Opportunities ~~ Artists & Curators
Wednesday, July 02, 2014After a quiet day of downloading artist submissions && fossilizing comfortably inside an air conditioned gallery, I'm writing to pass along two exciting grant opportunities that trickled through the Mixed Greens email network this afternoon.
First, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) has begun accepting artist applications for their 2015 Manhattan Arts Grants. The grants are often geared towards young artists, who can then use them to leverage future funding support from other sources (which is lovely). Mixed Greens artist Rudy Shepherd is doing a residency through LMCC on Governors Island this summer; in the fall, MG artist Mary Temple will complete a residency with LMCC as well.
Second, EFA Project Space in midtown is holding an open call for curatorial proposals--proposals inventing, specifically, the most bizarrely impossible gallery shows imaginable. They will print these 500-word musings (due Sept. 01) to create an exhibition titled The Theoretical Show, demonstrating the creative energy behind curatorial work that isn't curbed by the drab logistics of reality.
Apply! Be happy! && avoid the heat.
TAGS: efaprojectspace / grants / lmcc / marytemple / rudyshepherd
Rob Carter rejects the Rob Carter Award
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
We just spotted Rob building an awesome package around one of Adia Millett's sculptures, looking noteworthy enough for a Rob Carter Packing Award. Yet, Rob Carter REJECTED the award because the packaging doesn't quite live up to his standards. No photos will be posted, sadly, because the packaging doesn't meet the Rob Carter Award Standards. Whomp
TAGS: award / robcarter
Install Day @@ Mixed Greens
Monday, June 30, 2014A month after ushering in the summer weather and giving us some food for thought, Kimberley and Adia’s fantastic June shows are officially off the Mixed Greens walls. This made today an install day, as the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts hung their MFA show, On Being Solid.
Studio Visit with Rudy Shepherd
Tuesday, June 24, 2014Last week the MG crew went to Governor's Island to go on a studio visit with Rudy Shepherd. He has a studio at Governor's Island as part of the LMCC residency program, and he has made a lot of new exciting work for his upcoming solo exhibition in September. There were many small portraits - he makes them as a daily practice - as well as some larger work on paper. It's a fun trek to go out to the island on a nice sunny day, and you can even check out his studio in person during the summer open studios. Also make sure to see his "Black Rock Negative Energy Absorber" at First Street Park. It will be up for the entire summer.
TAGS: governorsisland / rudyshepherd / studiovisit
Naomi Reis Studio Visit
Wednesday, June 18, 2014Yesterday we snagged an opportunity to visit window artist Naomi Reis’s studio in Crown Heights, making an afternoon of it as Chuka took charge filming her MG video. Naomi’s studio (and disposition) was awesome and we can’t wait to see the next body of work she produces (and Chuka’s final video product). Check out more of Naomi’s work here and some images of her studio below! She totally rules.
Mixed Greens artists across the w w web
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Early this week ARTnews ran a story on 10 cool trends in contemporary ceramic art, giving a swell shout out to Mixed Greens artist Rudy Shepherd! The deliberately accessible article deconstructs some of the trends in ceramic styles that are prolifically filling contemporary galleries. Check it out~~
Moreover: BL!SSS Mag just posted a rad interview with MG artist Leah Tinari, regarding painting//life in the East Village//restaurant biz. Check out the interview and some of her paintings!
UPDATES FROM PAFA
Tuesday, June 10, 2014Alexandra Sutton, one of the five artists exhibiting in the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts MFA exhibition at Mixed Greens, sent us images of her thesis show in Philadelphia this weekend. The exhibition, titled On Being Solid, opens July 1st and thematically regards matter//materiality//alchemy & transformation. More of Alexandra’s work, which she is currently moving out of Philly and towards Mixed Greens, is visible here—thanks AJ and we are so excited to host the PAFA MFAs!
From the MG summer intern~~
Wednesday, June 04, 2014Super new to the Chelsea//gallery scene, I trekked out yesterday under ominously dark skies in search of aesthetics, inspiration, and a cup of coffee. Where I ended up—Bryce Wolkowitz gallery, 24th st—felt refreshingly relevant to my architecture background while dramatically overwhelming to my casually aloof, Tuesday afternoon disposition.
Bryce Wolkowitz is showing a super massive installation and sculpture series titled Viewpoints by British Artist Robert Currie, consisting of strands of nylon painted black to create imagery, space, and distorted perspective. I don’t know whether it was a reflection of the artist’s purpose, the inherent flaws of human perception, or perhaps my bodily dehydration, but the experience left me somewhat dizzy (albeit very aesthetically satiated).
Super mod, super Brit. From the perspective of an architecture student, probably an experience I will speak of in nonchalant tones during a crit next fall as a means of leaking pretention and coyly distracting my professors.
It had me wishing, if only for an instant, I still perceived the world as a 14-year-old boy fascinated by all tricks of perception and objects of grandiose scale//magnitude. That said—completely worth checking out for the incredible attention to detail and innovative means of projecting architectural imagery.
Paris-SCOPE: Sandra Aubry and Sébastien Bourg
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Sandra Aubry and Sébastien Bourg
"I Like America and America Likes Me. A Revival"
May 29, 2014 - August 29, 2014
Opening: Thursday, May 29, 6-8pm
Conservation Report: 101SSPC
This installation gathers the vestige of the Joseph Beuys performance “I like America and America likes me,” held at the René Block Gallery in New York City from May 23 - 25, 1974. For the exhibition, Beuys flew to New York and, wrapped in felt, was transported by ambulance directly to a small room in the back of the gallery. There, he spent three days in the presence of an apparently wild coyote, wrapping himself in felt, leaning on a shepherd’s cane, lying on some straw, mumbling to the animal, and moving around a stack of newspapers. The coyote, meanwhile, shredded papers and blankets, toyed with the artist, and stared eagerly through the gallery window, eventually allowing himself to be hugged by the self-proclaimed shaman just before Beuys’ departure in the same way he arrived. Thus the only contact Beuys had with “America” during his visit was in the form of this wild (but quite friendly) dog. Following this performance, a conservation protocol was established, preserving all the elements originally involved. This protocol has been organized in tight collaboration with the ad-hoc scientific team.
Conservation treatment performed:
An exhibition room similar to the original one was restored in every detail to transpose the original installation, arranged as the artist Joseph Beuys had left it. The installation has been sealed, and public access forbidden. Obviously the issue of feeding the remaining live aesthetic object was very quickly raised. It was decided, based on sound conservation principles, to prohibit any foreign elements to enter the work, including food for the aforementioned live element. Consequently, the animal attempted to ingest what was within its reach, including, at times, itself. However, the animal was not always capable of digestion, and through regurgitation released rejected balls of newspaper, hay, claws, and matted hair. The evolutionary logic of the work demanded a hermetic environment, and the team has prevented any intervention. A veterinary team has certified as to the permanent, suspended animation of the animal (see Doc CR101SSPC-B). The body was left in space to allow the decomposition process to take place unhindered. The piece has subsequently been kept rigorously intact in the state originally available to the public. 40 years later, Parisian artists Sandra Aubry and Sébastien Bourg have obtained permission to make the preserved space visible through the peephole technology provided by Projective City’s Paris-Scope. This will in no way compromise the integrity of the conservation.
Sandra Aubry and Sébastien Bourg are a Paris-based creative partnership, and have been working together since 2004. Their work has been exhibited throughout Europe, and very widely throughout France, where they are represented by Galerie de Roussan in Paris. This exhibition with Projective City and Mixed Greens coincides with another major solo show in Paris, entitled “A Bitter Sweet Legacy” at the Galerie de Roussan.
This is Mixed Greens’ twelfth installment of Paris-Scope—a series of peculiar, collaborative exhibitions that give visitors to Mixed Greens a glimpse into Paris-based Projective City’s newest gallery space. Operating as a kind of alchemical experiment into the possibilities of “action at a distance,” viewers are able to peer into (but obviously not enter) the space both thousands of miles away and inches from their grasp—to mystically be both HERE and THERE simultaneously. The Paris-Scope series allows artists unprecedented control over the gallery space, and focuses on ambitious solo installations. For more information, go to Projective City.
With the support of La ville de Paris
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Another Installation week @MG
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Another installation week is almost done at Mixed Greens! This week's deinstall & install was more hectic than usual to make up for Memorial Day, but things are coming along. Kimberley's show is hung and Adia's is almost there too. Tomorrow we have a BIG opening with Kimberley Hart and Adia Millett's solo exhibitions, Naomi Reis' window installation, and a new Paris-scope by Sandra Aubry and Sébastian Bourg. See you tomorrow at 6-8!
TAGS: install / opening
Belated Shoutout to Delaney
Friday, May 23, 2014Our gallery assistant Delaney's thesis show just opened last Tuesday at Milk Gallery! The piece is consisted of a inkjet printer mounted on the wall spitting out printed photos that Delaney took. Viewers are allowed and encouraged to scavenge through the printed photographs and take one as a souvenir. Congratulations on the awesome piece Delaney!! Check out more of her work here.
TAGS: intern / newschool / thesis
Window updates from Naomi Reis
Wednesday, May 21, 2014New window installations by Naomi Reis will be up May 29th. Naomi sent us some progress photos of the work, and we are super excited to see them completed at our window space! Check out more of her work on her website here.
TAGS: naomireis / windows
Rudy's Black Rock Negative Energy Absorber Project Breaks Ground!
Monday, May 12, 2014We just got an email from Rudy Shepherd's indiegogo project that installation is finally happening. He will be posting the installation process over the next two weeks, and don't forget to go say hi if you're in the neighborhood. You are also invited to the Opening/Induction Ceremony on Tuesday, May 27th from 6-8 pm at First Street Green Park (2nd ave. & Houston st.). Hope to see you there!
TAGS: energyabsorber / rudyshepherd