Aether Apparel POP-UP shop this weekend
Friday, November 30, 2012
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.
Flooded Art Show (to benefit artists) this Saturday!
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
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 *
JEROME LAGARRIGUE * MOLLY MCIVER * AZIKIWE MOHAMMED * COKE WISDOM O’NEAL
* SCOTT PFAFFMAN * RAY SMITH * DUSTIN YELLIN
Music by: DJ’s Chances with Wolves / Michael Leviton / Bene Coopersmith
Live set by: THE WOES
FLOODED ART PARTY is free, though we'll be collecting donations.
Join our Facebook Event for more info and updates.
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.”
It's that time again (prepping for Miami)
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
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.
That Art Fair on the Yacht: SeaFair. SeaSick.
ArtFagCity keeps us on top of What Adam Lindemann is doing in Miami this year. Because this year (unlike last year) he's probably going. For reals.
TAGS: artfairs / miami
Mazzalupo on Artinfo, Sonya's fan, and more SHOUT OUTS this Friday
Friday, November 16, 2012SHOUT OUT to Artinfo for their "One Line Review" of Christina Mazzalupo's Prognosis: Doom.
SHOUT OUT to Sonya Blesofsky's fan!
For you early holiday shoppers, I'm shouting out to the NYMag pop-culture gift guide.
And lastly, a little Gangnam (Ai Wei Wei) Style as a fun tribute to Friday Fun Day!
TAGS: fridayfunday / shoutout
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Annnnddd, the drawings are going up!
TAGS: installation / mazzalupo
Installation: Christina Mazzalupo's "Prognosis: DOOM"
Tuesday, November 13, 2012In progress shots of Christina Mazzalupo at work on her site-specific wall drawing. Join us this Thursday, November 15th, 6-8pm at Mixed Greens for the opening reception!
TAGS: installation / mazzalupo
Opening this Thursday: Jonathan Feldschuh in our windows!
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
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.
In progress in the studio!
TAGS: installation / window
Monday, November 12, 2012
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.
Art Fag City is donating part of their benefit ticket sales to aid the heavily damaged Smack Mellon in DUMBO.
Last night The Hole held an auction benefiting Dustin Yellin's Red Hook space The Intercourse.
A reminder of what Chelsea looked like last week:
24th street (Metro Pictures)
Space Invaders @ Lehman College
Monday, November 12, 2012
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!
Artists addressing climate change
Friday, November 09, 2012Just wanted to point out this timely article by Andrew Russeth over at The Observer.
Paris-Scope: Louise J. Berg
Friday, November 09, 2012
Paris-Scope: In collaboration with Projective City
Louise J. Berg
The Reenchantment of Disenchantment Bay
November 15, 2012—February 9, 2013
Opening: Thursday, November 15, 6-8pm
Last Days to see Joseph Smolinski's
Friday, November 09, 2012
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
TAGS: exhibitions / smolinski
More reading about Chelsea's recovery from Sandy
Wednesday, November 07, 2012There's lots to read about the wallop Sandy packed for Chelsea, and fortunately even more to read about the recovery efforts:
After Sandy, Galleries Struggle to Navigate Dizzying Insurance System @ Artinfo
How Hurricane Sandy Rocked the Art Galleries in Chelsea @ Daily Beast
Where Creations Faced Destruction @ NYTimes
Chelsea After Sandy: MoMA Talk Sheds Light On Restoration Process As Galleries Recover @ Huffington Post
Chelsea Galleries Begin Recovery Work @ GalleristNY
AND, if you are an artist seeking assistance, please check out the following sources:
American Institute for Conservation
AIC's Find a Conservator Service
Craft Emergency Relief Fund
Connecting to Collections
New York Foundation for the Arts
Wet Recovery Resources
So lucky, so thankful
Tuesday, November 06, 2012Mixed 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.