Friday is Fun Day: the Cody Rae Way
Thursday, June 30, 2011Although tomorrow is technically Friday Fun Day, Courtney is half way across the world and I thought I would post a day early. I couldn't resist.
There's a new collector in town and it's not your typical art lover. Barbie will now be showing off her new-found interest (is it love?) for the arts through fashion...naturally.
The Barbie Museum Collection will feature only the very best for the very best, wearing dresses featuring famous paintings. See who she is collecting/wearing here.
On a slightly more jiggly note, the Jello Takes New York competition looked for the most creative way of using Jello (is this a new art medium?). From molds of Obama to full summer picnic spreads, they have it all here.
<3 the intern.
Translating Ai Weiwei's Bail
Tuesday, June 28, 2011High-profile artist and activist Ai Weiwei has been released by the Chinese government on “qubao houshen”. Common [mis]translation: bail. In China what does being out on bail really mean? It’s a face-saving measure. Having most likely come to a compromise privately with Ai, public authorities are trying to end the controversial case with a one-year probation. Lucky guy is off the hook—unless he leaves the confines of Beijing of course. Read more here.
The neighborhood: what's up West Chelsea
Thursday, June 23, 2011Since the (temporary?) shuttering of Pepe Giallo, I got to wondering what else was up in the neighborhood? Here is some reading about the 'hood:
Poppy's closes. Now it's the Highline Gourmet Deli. (hmm, real original)
Gorgeous spread of a West Chelsea apartment/loft.
Chelsea Muse luxury building has studios starting at $2,499. Here's a description of West Chelsea I never thought I'd see: "Perhaps the best amenity of all is living in such an artistic and exciting neighborhood of New York City with an incredibly diverse selection of activities, dining, and shopping."
MG *hearts* Humble Arts
Thursday, June 23, 2011
We *heart* Humble Arts Foundation, and hope you do to. To show your love, please donate ($12 donation will make a major difference, but obviously any amount is welcome and very generous!)
support support support!
Cabin Fever, opening July 14th!
Thursday, June 23, 2011
above: still from Megan Cump's Swamp. Image courtesy of the artist.
opening Thursday, July 14th
@ Mixed Greens
Featuring Alex Arzt, Susan Bricker, Mike Calway-Fagen, Megan Cump, Jonathan Ehrenberg, Megan Foster, KK Kozik, Tyler Matthew Oyer, Josh Peters, Abraham Storer, and Ilene Sunshine.
mark your calendars.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
SHOUT OUT to Joseph ("Joey"???) Lawrence for emailing The Pit with some improved Shark Facts:
"Not only can sharks not stop suddenly. They can not stop at all. To stay alive, sharks must swim continually to keep a flow of water going through their gills. They don't actually have true "gills" like other fish. By the way sharks are not considered fish either because they lack a true skeleton. Their skeleton is made up of cartilage. How do I know this? Must have studied sharks at some time in grade school."
We love shark snobs around here. Sharks are pretty cool. How do I know this? Must have watched Shark Week for 25 years.
on NOOOOO....Pepe Giallo closed??
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Oh NOOOOO--this one is not a victim of the recession. Apparently Pepe Giallo is closed for reasons of health and MENTAL HYGIENE???
HDB's detective works seems to show that the neighborhood italian spot received a "C" rating back in November 2010. The "Closed" notice above is dated June 20, 2011. oh dearrry me.
MoMA, MoCA, MONA??
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
We've all heard of a museum without a venue (NJMoCA)...what about a museum without art? Watch the hilarious video above. I, for one, can't wait to visit the ideas.
Look for the clues on the High Line!
Monday, June 20, 2011
Look for the heart shaped icons on or around various High Line water fountains and elevators. You might just experience an unexpected surprise by Julianne Swartz!
TAGS: news / swartz
Monday reading and Shark Week countdown
Monday, June 20, 2011
I believe we're only 41 days out from SHARK WEEK 2011. I can hardly wait! In case you missed this story back in May, National Geographic's Shark Men caught Apache (and released him safe and sound). Apache is the largest Great White to ever be caught!
In non-shark news, Jerry Saltz thinks today's young artists are recycling old favorites. Been there, done that??
TAGS: news / sharks
Thursday, June 16, 2011
above: LoVid's The Other Side of Ground, site-specific window installation at Mixed Greens, 531 West 26th Street, NYC!
Join us TONIGHT to celebrate the opening of Small Crowd, RISD MFA Painting 2011, as well as LoVid's window installation The Other Side of Ground.
See you there!
Shark Week countdown
Wednesday, June 15, 2011We're approximately 1.5 months out from the launch of SHARK WEEK 2011.
Let's get prepared for the terror fest with some shark facts:
1. Sharks cannot swim backwards or stop suddenly.
2. White sharks are 'hot-blooded'.
3. Sharks have tastebuds.
4. A large Great White can eat ten tons of meat in a year.
early Fun Day
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
"This may be the one and only time that quinoa is mentioned in a rap." -Rob Carter
RISD "Small Crowd" install!
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
RISD MFA 2011 Painting grads are currently installing Small Crowd at Mixed Greens. Join us this Thursday, June 16th, 6pm for the opening reception!
High Line Monday
Monday, June 13, 2011It's a beautiful Monday morning. Let's take a look at some of the oddities I spied on the High Line this morning:
Hmm, what's in the window of that apartment building?
Oh, it's a car. There are cars parked right up to the windows of that apartment building.
Looks like a lovely shot of the windows on 26th street, and some street action happening below.
Wait just a minute--what's up with that car?
Wow, that apartment looks extremely close to the High Line. Almost close enough for me to peer into their kitchen. Oh wait, I am.
Oh dear, another rather public apartment.
The driftwood "fence" was one resident's way of dealing with the new audience.
Thursday, June 09, 2011NADA teams up with Art Cologne. Good idea or Bad Idea?
Brush up on your Dante via Yale's online classes.
Facebook has introduced facial recognition. Well, Ben was right--it is definitely run by the CIA.
Mmmmmm, ice cream sandwiches.....mmmmmmm....
Share a Secret
Thursday, June 09, 2011
Mary Temple needs you to share a secret. Someone ELSE'S secret. You can participate by clicking on this link, and filling out the form.
This site-specific sound piece will be included in the upcoming (opening June 11th!) exhibition, Wall Works, at The deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum.
Hear Julianne Swartz's work on the High Line!
Wednesday, June 08, 2011Read here (and hear!) Julianne Swartz's sound installations on the newly opened High Line!
I just paused for a drink at the northern-most water fountain, and the soothing digitized voice told me, "you deserve to relax". So I marched down the stairs to The Lot and picked up a slushie Arnold Palmer at Kelvin Natural Slush Co., because relaxation was in order.
Rob Carter: Artist Talk, Video Screening, Q&A
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Image above: Courtesy of The L Magazine
Rob Carter: Artist Talk, Video Screening, and Q&A
Recess @ Kidd Yellin
133 Imlay Street
Brooklyn, New York
Tuesday, June 14 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Photographer and video artist, Rob Carter, will give an audio visual presentation of his work at the Red Hook outpost of Recess Activities, in collaboration with Kidd Yellin. He will discuss the evolvement of his work and screen several animations, including some new unseen projects.
Rob Carter uses stop-motion animation, time-lapse video and sound effects to spotlight political and iconic structures, especially sports stadia, skyscrapers, and churches. Cut photographic images and living plants are used to reengineer histories - morphing and recontextualizing architecture, urban development, and cultural traditions.
Rob Carter is a 2010 Artist Fellowship recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). This presentation is co‐sponsored by Artists & Audiences Exchange, a NYFA public program, funded with leadership support from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).
All Shook Up
Tuesday, June 07, 2011I'm all shook up over the following:
The Lot opening at the Northern Terminus of the High Line.
Bienniale Snafus. I love lists.
Tomorrow is Meredith Viera's last day on the TODAY show
It was Wiener's wiener.
The Getty loses its Aphrodite. (also I suppose this is a good thing for Italy)
Apple is discontinuing the MobileMe account I just recently paid for. Wish they would've given a heads-up on iCloud earlier.
SHARK WEEK IS BACK
Monday, June 06, 2011
Mark your calendars. SHARK WEEK IS BACK. July 31st. 9pm. Discovery Channel.
Monday reading and why the High Line will change my life
Monday, June 06, 2011
Photo above: Courtesy of the High Line. Photo by Barry Munger.
Section 2 of the High Line opens this Wednesday, June 8th. This will mean a change in my route to work--I'm going to try a daily nature-filled walk from 14th to 26th. What a treat!
In other reading:
Is Jerry Saltz embarrassed to be an American?
Sharon Butler coins the terms "The New Casualists" over at the Brooklyn Rail.
Tyler Green talks about the MET increasing their suggested ticket price. (But his childhood visit to the MET story makes it a worthy-read)
Justin Timberlake on golfing. Yes, you read that correctly. Not quite on the topic of art, and yet very much about an artist clearing his mind.
A 4 year old is exhibiting at Agora Gallery in Chelsea. Good thing? Bad thing?
Friday links! news! open studios!
Friday, June 03, 2011Humble Arts Foundation has announced a new photography grant: the Spring/Summer 2011 New Photography Grant. The $1,000 grant award will provide funding to one photographer to support project related costs.
Deadline: Friday, July 1, 2011, 11:59, PST Click here for more info and submission guidelines.
Gentle reminder that this weekend is Bushwick Open Studios. Click here for info on the many events (and a handy dandy map). In addition to open studios there are a number of exhibits and art related events, including Curbs and Stoops "Active Space". Check it out. And don't let the L-train-outage stop you (you can also click the main info link above for other train directions)
June 3 -5, all over Bushwick
Art Forum Berlin is apparently DUNZO. (uh...any word on reimbursement for application fees???)
Paddy Johnson's posting photos from the Biennale.
Like us on FACEBOOK!
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Yup, we've joined the masses. You can now follow our news, links, artists' projects, art fair updates, and pretty much everything that we're up to on our Mixed Greens Gallery Facebook page.
Feel free to link to it, share it, like it!
United States Artists
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
You have exactly 51 days to contribute to Stas Orlovski's project, Nocturne, on United States Artists. This organization operates as sort of a supremo-Kickstarter-for-recognized-artists. The mission: "To invest in America's finest artists and illuminate the value of artists to society." What an awesome concept!!
TAGS: news / orlovski