Thursday, April 17, 2014
Have you gotten your tickets for the Smack Mellon Kentucky Derby Party yet? If not, you should probably get them really soon because tickets are selling fast! The Smack Mellon Art Auction is the BEST way to watch the Kentucky Derby outside of Louisville. Support Smack Mellon and get an amazing piece of art at the perfect excuse to hear a crazy hat. This year Kim Beck, Sonya Blesofsky, Joan Linder, and Mary Temple donated work. When you buy your ticket, make sure to write "Heather&Monica
" in the comment section of PayPal. It will bring you good karma.
Buy your tickets here
TAGS: artauction / kentuckyderby / smackmellon / tickets
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Breanne Trammell's window installation
is featured on the Sculpture Center blog as part Featured Artist Series. There are more posts on Breanne's works like this one
TAGS: breannetrammell / sculpturecenter / shoutout / trammell
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Our next exhibition - "A Great Piece of Turf" by Kim Beck - includes lots and lots of work on paper. Today Rob basically set up a mini framers work station and framed over two dozen drawings!
First you assemble the frame bars..
and then you attach the work to a backing,
place the backing in the frame and seal it off.
just like that!
TAGS: arthandling / carter / frame / framing / rob / robcarter
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Mixed Greens is at Dallas installing for tomorrow's opening!
This year we are bringing Alex Exposito, Brad Greenwood, Howard Fonda, and Mary Temple. Those of you who are Dallas, please stop by and stay hello!
TAGS: artfair / dallasartfair / install / installation
Friday, April 04, 2014
RR&P: Repetition, Rhythm, and Pattern
is opening TONIGHT at TSA Brooklyn
. Mixed Greens boasts not only one, not only two, but a whopping three connections to the show! The show's curator, Lindsey Landfried, was a former intern at Mixed Greens, and included Kim Beck's work in the group show. Naomi Reis, the assistant director of TSA Brooklyn, will have a window installation
up at Mixed Greens during the summer months. The show looks great, so make sure to go check it out!
Also happening next week is the Dallas Art Fair! All the work has shipped, and we are ready to go. This year we are bringing works of Alessandra Expósito, Howard Fonda, Brad Greenwood, and Mary Temple. We'll come back with more photos of the booth so stay tuned!
See you at the TSA opening tonight x MG
TAGS: artfair / beck / dallas / dallasartfair / kim / kimbeck / tsa
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Mixed Greens is absolutely THRILLed to let you know some exciting news!
First, Donna Dennis has won the Award of Merit Medal for Sculpture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The winners were chosen from the artists who had been invited to participate in the Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts
. Huge, huge, huge congrats to Donna for being so awesome! The Invitational Exhibition
) will be up until April 12, 2014. You can read their press release here
The second news is that Rob Carter is an AMERICAN!!! He swore in today and he is officially a yankee. Look at him all dapper with a certificate in his hands, and a new Howard Fonda painting in the back.
He plans to continue looking dapper all day as he installs our upcoming Howard Fonda solo show. Make sure you come to our opening this Thursday and check the show out!
TAGS: courtney / donnadennis / mark / markmulroney / mulroney / rob / robcarter / volta
Monday, March 17, 2014
MARCH 20, 2014 - MAY 23, 2014
OPENING: THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 6-8pm
Mixed Greens and Projective City are pleased to present an ambitious, site-specific installation by Susan Graham in which an entire wall of the gallery, from floor to ceiling, will be consumed by a giant mandala-like spiral made of porcelain sculptures and sugar objects affixed directly to the wall. There is a simultaneous sense of wonder and danger in the installation, palpable through the viewer’s proximity to such unprotected fragility.
For over a decade, Graham has used strategies of pattern and decoration to poetically depict the eternal struggle between nature and technology. In this installation, Graham will push scale and her materials to limits dictated by time and fragility. Her ability to transform delicate, evocative materials into powerful objects is showcased as she uses porcelain and sugar to sculpt wall-based electrical towers, satellite dishes, flora, and trees with a depth that is both precarious and inviting. Humorous yet foreboding, each vignette will build upon the next to create an overall vortex that leaves an indelible impression.
For this exhibition, Projective City was kind enough to give Graham a full week (and a cot) to install the work on site. The porcelain sculptures that provide the framework for the spiral were made in advance of the installation, but the sugar pieces will be constructed with site-specificity when Graham arrives at Projective City. Over the course of seven full days, Graham will live and breathe the installation as she attaches more sugar whilst residing in the gallery. The resulting installation will be maximally additive, pushing scale, playing with depth, and evoking multivalent narratives. The collection of sugar pieces (made of sugar and egg whites) will represent growth and creation in juxtaposition to the more static porcelain. When the show is over, the sugar will be destroyed while the porcelain towers will remain.
Susan Graham lives and works in New York City. Her solo exhibition venues include Lux Art Institute in Encinitas, CA; Schroeder Romero, NYC; Mixed Greens, NYC; Avram Gallery, Long Island University, Southampton, NY; Holly Solomon Gallery, Chelsea Hotel, NYC; and the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI. Group exhibition venues include Margaret Thatcher Projects, NYC; Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ; Fresno Metropolitan Museum, Fresno, CA; Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY; Neuberger Museum of Art, Yonkers, NY; Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY; Sherman Gallery at Boston University, Boston, MA; Leubsdorf Gallery at Hunter College, NYC; John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI; and the Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, NYC; among many others. She has had residencies at prestigious venues including Smack Mellon and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Awards have included a Pollock-Krasner grant and two Fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Her work can be seen in public collections at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Hessel Art Museum at Bard College. She is represented in New York by Schroeder Romero.
Download Press Release
TAGS: graham / paris-scope / susan / susangraham
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
coming soon! from Mixed Greens on Vimeo.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Only one day remains until VOLTA and concurrent art fairs open in New York City, and we are installing away in SoHo. Here is a sneak peek of Rob and Mark at our booth getting ready.
According to my most recent correspondence with Rob, the booth is now almost completely installed and looking good. We hope to see you soon at the fair!
On the Interwebz, Courtney, Ben, and Letha were spotted looking at art with a serious look on their faces. Can you spot them from this screenshot?
For a better look, here's a close-up. This might be your your 15 minutes of fame.
Meanwhile on Tuesday, Heather went to the opening of the 2014 Invitational Exhibition
at the Academy of Arts and Letters to support Donna Dennis, who was in our Hooray for HOLLYwood!
show. It is beautifully installed outside, so make sure you go see the show when you're uptown.
Stay tuned for more updates when the fair opens tomorrow.
TAGS: courtney / donnadennis / volta
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Jarrod Beck was recently featured in ART HAPS
. He talks about his work and process, including the piece Rifting
in our show Implicit Horizon
. Beyond the visually obvious, such as the tactility and monumental scale, Jarrod provides a closer glimpse into the intentions and ideas behind the works as well as the production process. Definitely worth a read!
TAGS: implicithorizon / jarrodbeck
Monday, March 03, 2014
The Vermont Studio Center
made a video feature our very own Sonya Blesofsky
. Sonya talks about her experience at VCS as well as her studio practice in general. It's a short and sweet video so watch it!
TAGS: blesofsky / center / sonya / sonyablesofsky / studio / vcs / vermontstudiocenter
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
is right around the corner and we are very excited to be participating once again. This year, we have a solo booth featuring Mark Mulroney
's new works, including sculptures, drawings, and paintings. As usual, his works are humorous, obscene, and of course (warning) not-safe-for-work.
If you're at the Moving Image fair
, make sure to check out "Dog" by Nam June Paik, which was our group exhibition Hooray for HOLLYwood!
We hope to see you at VOLTA soon!
MARK MULRONEY @ VOLTA NY
82 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10013
Entrance at 76 Mercer Street
Public Hours: March 7 - 9
TAGS: artfair / mulroney / volta
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Have you seen our two shows yet? If you've come opening night, thank you for trekking all the way in the weather! The weather wasn't that bad but the puddles were an absolute mess. Here's O'Delle's footage of the opening. There's a really good detail shot of Jarrod Beck's work
on the 2:23 mark.
Here are some installation shots of the show, and you can see more on our website here
or on Artsy here
TAGS: exhibition / implicithorizon / katiebell
Monday, February 10, 2014
It is once again that point of the month where we say our goodbyes and hellos as we deinstall and install our shows. Due to the massive volumes of the work in both number and size, our good friend Sara Jo Romero from Schroeder Romero has visited us to help Rob deinstall!
Look at them closing the crate for Donna Dennis' Cabin like a boss!
Meanwhile, Katie Bell has been installing at the back space of the gallery with some help from Chuka.
Stay tuned for more install pics!
TAGS: deinstall / install / installation
Friday, February 07, 2014
Valentine's Day is only a week away, but no fear! Mixed Greens has the perfect gift guide that satisfies everyone's needs. Whether you want to find the perfect way to show how much you care, surprise your sweetheart, or send subtle (or maybe not so subtle) cues, we got you covered.
FOR YOUR KINKY, TONGUE-IN-CHEEK LOVER
For you sexually liberated couples who enjoy doing kinky things together, these Kammy Roulners are the perfect gift for you.
I mean, look at the titles - it just doesn't get any better than this. From the top left:
In my day it was impolite...
I think we should stop making love...
Hey honey... whaddya' say we get a blanket...
This is only fun if you're ashamed of your nakedness
Let's try it once more, but this time think...
I believe in agressive sex
Hey honey I bought some flavored condoms...
I want you clean enough to be my mother but filthy enough to be my whore
FOR YOUR ROMANTIC LOVER
If you gear more towards the traditionally romantic, consider Julianne Swartz's "Couple Bubble" photographs. Look closely and there is the reflection of a couple on a boat in the bubble. These photographs make me cry a little.
Howard Fonda's drawings will also remind you of your sensitive and loving partner.
Coke O'Neal's Box Series also includes photographs with adorable couples. Cutest backstory ever: Encarcion Rodriquez and His Wife, Hortencia
was the longest-married couple in the city Coke installed the box.
Susan Graham's delicate bed sculptures make a great gift too, sending all the right romantic and sexy cues.
FOR YOUR ANIMAL-LOVING LOVER
If your sweetheart's favorite activity is finding other people's spirit animals or just loves animals in general, Alessandra Exposito's skull sculptures or Paul Plante's bird drawings will definitely hit the sweet spot of your partner's heart.
FOR YOUR LOVER WITH AN EDGE IN ABSTRACT PAINTING
Do you feel like your lover is artsy with an edge so sharp you can't possibly keep up? These Rob Nadeau abstract paintings are guaranteed to impress.
Or maybe your lover has more of a feminine and soft side. Then Katie Bell's small paintings is the way to go.
FOR YOUR AMBITIOUS, ASPIRING ARTIST/COLLECTOR LOVER
You probably heard him/her debating whether to buy that piece that he/she can't forget. It may sometimes feel compulsive at times, but you can't really say anything because it's art (not trivial, materialistic things like clothes and shoes), and art is a glorious thing. Then get advice from our very own Paige West's book "The Art of Buying Art." If you've fallen for you're lover because he/she is an amazing artist herself, then Heather Bhandari and Jonathan Melber's "ART/WORK" is the best guide of navigating and succeeding in the art world. What is more thoughtful, practical, and substantial than a book present?
If you inquire through us
instead of buying online, you can even get a signed copy!
FOR YOUR $$$$-CONSCIOUS LOVER
If you're still recovering from excessive holiday shopping and the obligatory dinner reservation and flowers is already hurting your wallet major time, you could still give these pieces under $100. It's the thought that counts, right? Leah Tinari's puzzles will show your lover that he/she is the last piece of the puzzle in your heart that was missing all along.
Brice Brown's "Helmet" is also a great gift. These sculptures are souvenirs from his show currently on view in Paris and Mixed Green's PARIS-SCOPE which you can read about here
This should pretty much have covered all the basics, but really, you know your sweetheart best. Happy Valentine's Day and happy arts with hearts! <3