Tuesday, December 03, 2013
It is way too quiet in Chelsea today -- it seems everybody is down at Miami for the art fairs!
Mixed Greens is also at Miami installing for PULSE.
Can you guess what piece this priming is for?
Mary Temple's assistant working on the The Shape of Light
(left) and Katie Bell's Bound Arrangement
More progress! You can see Howard Fonda's drawings too.
Make sure to check the blog for more Miami updates!
Also, a quick SHOUTOUT
to Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze! Artspace wrote an article about a show she curated at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts. You can read the article here
TAGS: artfair / install / miami / pulse
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
PULSE Miami staff picked up Breanne's Nails Across America
trailer yesterday afternoon. The art fair is so soon now!! Make sure to stop by Mixed Greens' booth at the fair and Breanne's trailer at Miami. More info to come!
Monday, November 25, 2013
Last weekend, Mixed Greens had some very special guests visiting the gallery. Brad's family stopped by to get a closer look at the show. #adorbz
We also recently went on a studio visit with the lovely Maria Walker
! She had some amazing pieces to show us during the visit.
^ Maria talking about her inspirations for the two small paintings
^ Inventory painting
^ reminds me of animal hides!
We also got to take a look at the "painting room," where paintings by Maria, her husband, and friends are hung salon style!
Maria will be in our upcoming February group show, so make sure to keep an eye out!
TAGS: bradgreenwood / mariawalker / studiovisit
Thursday, November 14, 2013
TRAVIS LEROY SOUTHWORTH
"A FANCY MACHINE IS THE PERFECT CENTERPIECE"
NOVEMBER 14, 2013 - JANUARY 4, 2014
OPENING: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 6-8pm
During a six-month residency in Basel, Switzerland, Travis Leroy Southworth spent much of his time investigating the Large Hadron Collider run by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Having completed the residency, he approached Projective City with a proposal for his most ambitious project to date. Inspired by the power of the CERN particle detectors to produce tens of petabytes of data per year, Southworth believed it possible to produce a slightly smaller scale, Do-It-Yourself version of the hadron collider, to enable his own experiments on the invisible particles that compose us. The project promised to further Southworth’s ongoing artistic investigations into the cosmic forces that continually mold us, and his presentation of the self in relation to the universe.
Nevertheless, even a smaller version promised to be much larger than his domestic arrangements could accommodate, so he approached Projective City about using the large gallery space in Paris as a workshop in which to build his hi-tech machine. We were initially overjoyed by the possibility of bringing such a worthwhile scientific project into the context of an art gallery, but if we had known the extent of the project we might not have been so eager.
In order to install a bank of superconductive magnets, Southworth demolished much of the east wall of the gallery while the staff vacationed in New York, initiating what will likely be protracted litigation between the building managers and the gallery. The gallery in Paris remains closed pending further legal action and is unavailable for French visitors. However, the Paris-Scope viewer was largely undamaged, and New Yorkers can still avail themselves of this unique opportunity to see the results of art and science colliding. Though this might mean the end of the Projective City gallery space in Paris, we feel Southworth’s accomplishment should be celebrated as best as possible under the circumstances, as it so clearly embodies the qualities of passionate inquiry, curiosity, and purity of heart we hope to foster.
Brooklyn-based Travis Leroy Southworth holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has exhibited his work at The Drawing Center (NYC), Martha Otero Gallery (Los Angeles), Mixed Greens Gallery (solo project, NYC), Thomas Robertello Gallery (Chicago), Arthouse at the Jones Center (Austin), and the Center for Curatorial Studies at the Hessel Museum of Art (New York). He was awarded a 2010 Fellowship in Photography from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and has participated in the Artist in the Marketplace (AIM 29) Program at The Bronx Museum of Art.
Download Press Release
TAGS: paris-scope / travis / travisleroysouthworth
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
It's a busy day today at Mixed Greens!
Brad Greenwood's Unauthorized Biographies
opens this Thursday, November 14th, 6-8pm.
TAGS: bradgreenwood / installation / mg
Monday, November 04, 2013
Mixed Greens had lots and lots of guests coming in this week! Here's the scoop on what happened.
Alex Exposito dropped in last Wednesday to show us some of her new work and say hi.
Conor Backman talked to a group from VCU about his show last Friday.
We also had a studio visit with Naomi Reis
, a Brooklyn based artist who makes collaged compositions of botanical gardens with ink on mylar. She also runs the TSA Gallery
So much paint! #everyartistsdream
Naomi and Heather!
TAGS: conorbackman / exposito / naomireis / studiovisits
Thursday, October 31, 2013
I hope you have a costume as cool as this baby's!
Friday, October 25, 2013
above: rear shot of Rob Carter packing away Kimberly Hart's Cord Wood
below: Rob Carter exhilarated because he loves his job
special guest: Conor Backman's steel sculpture Petrified x Blank Page
chilling on the island
TAGS: carter / rob / robcarter
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Y'all know what this means... Conor Backman's interview video is soon to come!!!
Friday, October 18, 2013
Cats. Sharks. This video's got everything. Happy Friday Fun Day, Mixed Greeners!
your secret SF admirer
TAGS: funday / sharks
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Today's list of great things happening at Mixed Greens:
-Last night we hit 1,000 Twitter followers! Hooray!
-Today, our current show (Conor Backman's Diorama
) was featured on the front page of the Artsy iPhone app!
-It is National Pasta Day, so go get your spaghetti on!
TAGS: 1000followers / conorbackman / diorama / mg / pasta / socialmedia / twitter
Monday, October 14, 2013
Have you already seen Conor Backman's Diorama
already? Seen the show twice already? Looking for other exciting art things you can go to? Then you're in hands my friend. This list is definitely for you.
1) Julianne Swartz's retrospective "How Deep is Your" at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Our very own Julianne Swartz's retrospective, previously at the deCordova, is now at SMoCA! If you're in Arizona, make sure to stop by. Read about the exhibition here
2) NURTUREart 2013 Benefit
If you love art, food and wine, and art people, this is the event for you. On Monday October 28th, NUTUREart's Annual Benefit will be held at the Bernarducci Meisel Gallery. Ticket prices go up on the 15th, so make sure you snag a ticket before then! You can check out the donated art here
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Hey all, check out this great little promotional video our intern Alessandra Hoshor made for us! Conor Backman's Diorama
opens tonight from 6–8, see you all there!
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
It's that time of the month again! #Installation
As of yesterday, Sonya's work is down but do not shed a tear. Conor is currently installing away his first solo exhibition with Mixed Greens. *fanfare*
Here's the obligatory artist-installing-the-show photo.
Here is our intern Delaney rocking a jump suit while painting the walls white. I think her rocking a jumpsuit deserves a hashtag nod.
The show is looking great so far. Here's a sneak peak of the show.
Meanwhile in the state of Texas, Steven is also installing away! He is currently down in Houston for the Texas Contemporary Art Fair 2013. Steven sent some photos of the installation process, and it seems like he wanted us to play a round of Spot the Difference.
So that is all for today readers. Don't forget to come to our opening on Thursday 6-8pm
and if you're down in Houston please say hello to Steven!
Monday, October 07, 2013
Everything inevitably comes to an end, Sonya's most recent show Renovations
being no exception. Rob is currently patching away the walls and columns while Sonya is taking down the paper sculptures.
If you haven't seen the show (shame on you), make sure to read the fantastic review of the show written by Darren Jones. You can read the article here
Meanwhile, we have received Conor Backman's new work today morning! Stay tuned for more photos of our staff and the artist installing tomorrow!
TAGS: blesofsky / deinstall / renovation / rob