EXPÓSITO INSTALLATION EXTRAVAGANZA (Cont.)
Monday, August 29, 2011
Part 2 of the Alessandra Expósito installation extravaganza happened pre-Irene. Now we're gearing up for the arrival of Breanne Trammell (she's installing in our windows), and Kim Faler (she's got work in our Functional Shift exhibition). Both of them are driving down through broken tree limbs as I type.
Oy Vey Thursday
Thursday, August 25, 2011
I couldn't agree more with the opening line of the Artinfo article: "First there was an earthquake, then the hurricane, and now... the return of Bravo's "Work of Art: The Next Great Artist"! Harbingers of end-times are aplenty this week, it seems." Bravo's Work of Art is back for Season 2. I suppose this season has a chance of turning the show around--I was glad to see at least a few of the names on the list of participating artists. I'm already positive that Sucklord will receive more attention for his name than anything else.
In some rather ridiculous Thursday reading, a gallerist accuses a SpongeBob animator of hiring his personal band of "martial arts experts" to attack her. Oy vey.
And this latest Damien Hirst story sounds rather, um, painful. Oy.
Wed late night reading
Thursday, August 25, 2011Don't think I wasn't gonna blog today!
"$5Mil 1Terabyte Art Piece"--wowsers.
So that's what's gonna happen with that empty space under the High Line!
Is Art Market Views on a LONG hiatus, or is it just dying a slow death since Lindsay moved over to Art In America? Minimal posting for months...last entry July 25. sad face.
Exposito Installation extravaganza!
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Some pics of the troops as they carefully move Expòsito's newest sculpture into the gallery. Mark your calendars for the opening of Once-Blooming and Button-Eyed, new sculpture by Alessandra Expòsito, Thursday September 8th, 6-8pm at MIXED GREENS.
Earthquake Tuesday and other things I find hard to believe
Tuesday, August 23, 2011Well folks, we felt the earthquake. Did you?
This got me thinking about the thousands upon thousands of artifacts and artworks lost to natural disasters, such as the recent earthquakes in Japan and Haiti.
In other eyebrow-raising news, Scope London cancelled....due to political unrest?? Riiight.
Smolinski at SWARM Gallery!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Installation view of Invasive Horizon at SWARM Gallery
Swarm Gallery is pleased to present Invasive Horizon, a duo exhibition of work on paper by Connecticut-based artist Joseph Smolinski and site-specific installation by Oakland-based artist Colin Christy.
On view August 20 - September 23, 2011
Check it out!
Sharks and other Ridonkulous Friday stuff
Friday, August 19, 2011Not one, but TWO shark attacks...in RUSSIA. Ridonkulous.
One photog's ridonkulous copyright infringement suit against fellow photog, Ryan McGinley, thrown out by judge. Thankfully the judge wasn't as ridonkulous.
This artist had a lot of determination and a LOT of time on his hands, with incredible results. Ridonkulously cool to look at.
Adia Millett at Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Adia Millett's When I Was a Little Boy, 2011
For those of you in the San Francisco area, mark your calendars for the opening of an exhibition of new work by Adia Millett.
The Room Inside (new work by Adia Millett)
Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco
September 1 - October 1, 2011
We hope you'll check it out!
TAGS: exhibition / millett
Nurture Art Benefit--get your tickets!
Thursday, August 11, 2011
It's that time again--time for me to express my love for NURTUREart! Show your love and join us at the annual benefit!
Mark your calendars for the annual benefit:
October 11, 2011
Chelsea Art Museum
556 West 22nd Street, New York, NY
You can buy your tickets in advance here (get a VIP ticket for early entry and a chance to pick out a work of art!!! You can preview the artwork online beginning September 15.) VIP Tickets are $200 until October 1 and $250 after that. Individual entry is $75. NURTUREart is using Google Checkout this year due to a Google Grant (yipeee) meaning that these transactions will be processed for free and 100% of your donations and ticket purchases will go towards funding an incredible organization.
ATTENTION ALL ARTISTS: NURTUREart is hosting an open call for artwork for the Annual Benefit. Find out more information here.
Ai Weiwei on my mind again
Thursday, August 11, 2011BBC posted an article this morning that was heart-wrenching to read, and I'm sad to say, not too far off from what I expected would come to light ever since Ai Weiwei's release from prison. Some of the terrible details of his detention (hooded for 80 days, in a windowless cell with prison guards) can be read here.
It is my hope that the more this story is shared and brought to light, the more we can effect positive change on governments who treat their citizens this way.
Shark Week is flying by
Thursday, August 04, 2011
Streaming by Ustream
Only a few more days left.
its that time again, submissions
Thursday, August 04, 2011
It's that time of year again: submissions...where our team pours over the hundreds of submission packets we've received. This year, at least one artist has submitted work requiring us to use 3-D glasses for viewing. This was a first. Our next submissions deadline is not until January 2012, but you can read about the process here.
IS IT ART?
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Encountered on the streets of London! Is it art?? Apparently you put your objet d'art in the little plastic cube and the robotic man tells you if it is art or not. It's like a cross between the fortune-telling machine in Tom Hanks' Big and Jerry Saltz. LOVE IT. Shout Out to Benjamin for sending this pic our way.
Mass MoCA field trip!
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
Heather and Courtney were busy, busy last week with road trips, one of which was up to North Adams, MA. First stop: Kim Faler's studio (above).
Next stop: Mass MoCA. Katharina Grosse's One Floor Up More Highly. After some super long, strained stares, HDB & CS determined that the enormous "icebergs" were in fact made from huge blocks of styrofoam shaved into shape. coooool.
Dizzy. With. Color. Oy. Read about it here.
On approach to Michael Oatman's All Utopias Fell.
"How did that Airstream get up there?"
"Do you think we're supposed to go inside it?"
"There's no way any human can go inside that. Isn't it balanced on that rig?"
"Yeah, there's no way you're supposed to go inside it."
You're supposed to go inside it.
You will be so thankful that you did.
*continue walking to the brick building (tower), and climb the metal stairs (yes, past the giant boilers, up up up, out across the walkway and through the open door)
Inside you find a living time capsule of a journeyer, a space adventurer, a lone sole who apparently lived inside the flying trailer for a very long time. Canned tomatoes served as sustenance.
The sense of a moment frozen in time is well documented through bookshelves stocked with pre-1976 publications, and 70's Playboys on the wall of the bathroom.
A space/time-traveler's scribbled equations on a chalkboard ceiling. Read more about Matthew Oatman's incredible sculptural installation here.
Tuesday REALLY GREAT reads
Tuesday, August 02, 2011"You Nasty, Rapunzel! A Castle Made of Hair"--this is taking sculpture to the next level of eew.
Sotheby's art handlers LOCKED OUT!
Ever feel like wearing the same outfit as the mother in that Mary Cassatt painting? Well, someone has figured that out for you.
Beautiful video of poured painting in action.