Artists Joan Linder and Charley Friedman drew and performed in conjunction last Saturday, May 11th at Mixed Greens. Joan continued her practice of hand-drawing copies of her press release and press materials, while Charley Friedman copied her actions...down to the clothing she chose to wear that day.
Heather and I took the the tiniest commuter plane (scary!) up to Buffalo last weekend. First stop on our adventure was Joan Linder's studio!
Joan is currently in preparation mode for her upcoming solo exhibition at Mixed Greens, opening April 25, 2013.
Next stop on our tour was Hallwalls, Buffalo's prized cultural institution, to check out the opening for the group exhibition Vascular Modes (on view through March 1, 2013).
This was followed by a rather foggy visit to The Pink (above).
The next day included a visit to Dennis Maher's Fargo House. If you're in the Buffalo area, be sure to check out Maher's upcoming exhibition at the Albright-Knox: House of Collective Repair, will be on view from January 26, through May 12, 2013.
And below you'll see some shots from the last studio visit of the day--Kyle Butler:
Steven & Monica are finishing up the last details for our installation/room at the (e)merge Art Fair, opening tomorrow. Mixed Greens is presenting work by Conor Backman! Be sure to check it out. Visitor info can be found here.
Also, click here to read about Joan Linder's participation in the Neo Rio Questa artist residency. We're looking forward to seeing the book she created.
Next time you're on the D train, you might come across some of these lovelies (pictures above). Joan Linder's intricately oversized drawings of weeds are now gracing the 71st Street subway stop as part of the Arts for Transit project. Linder's The Flora of Bensonhurst is permanently installed along the platform.
Just announced yesterday (and ALREADY SPOTTED!) is the return of Poetry In Motion on the NYC subways. And the background image is a detail of Joan Linder's Green Weed (71st Street D Line MTA) left and right, 2011! Yay Joan! You'll be seeing it everywhere soon.
From the MTA's website: "Since 1992, when it first displayed an excerpt from Whitman's "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry," MTA's Poetry in Motion program has brought more than 200 poems or excerpts before the eyes of millions of subway riders and rail commuters, offering each a moment of timelessness in the busy day."
detail from Stacy Fisher's Pink and Gold Wall Sculpture, 2011
In addition to Alessandra Expòsito's Once-Blooming and Button-Eyed opening tonight, we are also celebrating the opening of Functional Shift, featuring work by Kim Faler, Stacy Fisher, and Joan Linder. All three artists in this exhibition use familiar, functional objects to recalibrate the viewer's expectations of the materials and forms that populate our existence.
September 8 - October 8 opening: Tonight September 8, 6-8pm
detail from Joan Linder's Where Death Delights in Helping the Living, 2010