spreadin' the word: Aether Apparel will be at the Chelsea Flea this weekend.
Come stop by the Drive-In Studios at 443 W. 18th Street ( between 8th and 9th Avenue) and check out tons of great brands, handpicked by Michael Williams of A Continuous Lean and Randy Goldberg of Kempt.
Get some of your holiday shopping done and try on some of our brand new winter gear. Hope to see you there!
Friday 3:00pm - 9:00 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
You'll probably bump into all of the Mixed Greeners there because we're pretty obsessed with winter gear.
Z Behl and Paul Korzan are proud to present FLOODED ART PARTY, a celebration of Sandy-transformed art works, on Saturday, December 1st from 6pm – midnight.
Since the storm, artists have lost their studios, their archives, and their minds. In the spirit of ruin, we'll be displaying art altered by Hurricane Sandy and hosting a dance party to raise funds for the artists affected.
Featuring Artwork by: Z BEHL * RACHEL BULLOCK * ANTONIO BILOTTA * AMELIE CHABANNES * JOEY FRANK *
JOHN GAULD * KENAN JUSKA * BEN KEATING * CHARLOTTE KIDD * PAUL KORZAN *
Bar is generously provided by Reyka Vodka and Smuttynose Brewing Company. Sausages by Der Kommisar.
FLOODED ART PARTY
133 IMLAY STREET in RED HOOK
DECEMBER 1st, 6pm-midnight
“In the wake of the terrible storm, material overflowed from buildings into the streets. My studio was lost. I found much of my work underwater. Relegating my art to the world of trash felt wrong or at least too painful, too abrupt. As I emptied my space, I took photographs, not to document my losses, but to create pictures of my losses. It was easier to transform my pieces into new work than to accept the loss of old work. Every artist has a unique relationship to authorship, control, and closure. I wondered if I was the only one struggling with throwing things away or if others felt compelled by the spontaneous beauty of destruction to keep their ruined work. Let’s stand in awe of Sandy's impact, considering the peculiar artistic decisions of a storm's hand.”
I googled "prepping for Miami" and was ASTOUNDED that this lovely assemblage from a 2010 posting on The Pit came up 1st in the Google image search. LOVE.
We are nearly there, folks. It's almost Miami Art Fair week. For some of you, I imagine this prep time involves juice cleansing, spray tanning and stock liquidating. For the rest of us, it involves reading. And for everyone, some serious list-making.
Mixed Greens is presenting new work by Mark Mulroney in our booth at PULSE (booth D-201). I'm still waiting for both Art Fag City and Boyd Level to put out their super handy Miami maps/lists. In the meantime, be sure to add the PULSE Art Fair (@ the Ice Palace) to your list of "must sees". We hope to see you there!
WHAT I'M READING UP ON:
Jerry Saltz ordering a faux Richter @ NYMAG. How much you wanna bet some sort of station will be set up on Collins where you can order your own...
The Art Loss Register. Do you think ALR will have some sort of booth at Basel? to advertise it's services?
Bob Dylan's latest show at Gagosian (Capital New York). But "this time, without the controversy." So the controversy will be no controversy? Intriguing.
Detail from Feldschuh's Large Hadron Collider, 2012
We are preparing for our newest window installation to go up today: Jonathan Feldschuh is installing his large-scale drawing in our West 26th Street windows. His expressionist renderings of the Large Hadron Collider are an interpretive vision of the famed particle accelerator during a particle explosion.
Large Hadron Collider provides viewers with a literal window into the invisible: a celestial event on a human scale.
At last night's NurtureARt Benefit (which was fabulous, as always), I was saddened to hear more first-hand accounts of water-logged studios. Chelsea is very thankfully on the mend, but I want to make sure that our friends in Red Hook, DUMBO and the Rockaways are not forgotten 'cause it is still very clearly a mess over there.
HDB and I ventured up to the Bronx last Friday to check out Space Invaders, guest curated by Karin Bravin at Lehman College. While a majority of the installation-based works were situated within the campus's Art Gallery space, a few others are waiting for you to stumble upon them around the college grounds. In the photo above we are looking through Carol Salmanson's Plexiglas "column", Hercules Lite, to the exhibition space beyond.
A few highlights after the jump. Hit "read more" below!
Tomorrow is your LAST CHANCE to check out Smolinski's hauntingly relevant exhibition Night for Day. The exhibition uses drawing and sculpture to explore climate change and a shift in the natural order. Eerily well timed, considering Chelsea was under water only a week ago.
Night for Day, on view today until 6pm, and tomorrow 11am-6pm. @ MIXED GREENS
Mixed Greens was spared by Hurricane Sandy, but some of our close friends and neighbors were not so lucky. While some of the galleries on 24th street seem to be pretty far along in their rebuilding process, I know that the smaller galleries on W 27th Street are still without power and are hurting. So if you're looking to help out, please don't forget 27th Street! They might just need your help the most.
If you're keeping up on the news in our neighborhood, I recommend reading Jerry Saltz's posts over at NYMAG. Here's his latest.
Fingers crossed that the whole neighborhood will be back to normal very, very soon. And to those of you who reached out to us, we appreciate your concern! We are bewildered by the destruction around us, and are feeling so so thankful to have come away from the ordeal unscathed.