Thursday, July 26, 2012
We hoofed it down to Richmond, Virginia to visit Conor Backman's studio. It was a long haul but well worth the trip!
The food was incredible, and so are Conor's plans for the design of our room in the upcoming (e)merge Art Fair, which is to take place October 4-7 in Washington, D.C. Below is just a sample of his talent; our room at the fair will feature some of his newest works, decking the space out in signature Backman style.
To learn more about the 2012 (e)merge fair, visit their site: http://www.emergeartfair.com/about/
Friday, July 20, 2012
Just a little reminder for all of you out there that we are rapidly approaching Shark Week 2012
. I will unfortunately still be out of the country, so I'm counting on the fans to catch me up on "Air Jaws" and "I Survived" episodes when I return to NYC. You can follow the "Unofficial Official Countdown
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Thursday, July 19, 2012
Inventory is no joke for Rob....
but our interns seem to find it funny.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Be excited because installation is almost done.
Also, don't forget tomorrow's opening reception!
Monday, July 09, 2012
Today, at long last, my dream has come true- I got to paint on the walls of Mixed Greens. Finally my painting skills are being recognized... my work will grace the walls of this lovely gallery space for weeks to come.
And okay, so I roller-painted the walls white. BUT I still painted on the walls. Gotta walk before you crawl.
We're painting the walls in preparation for our highly anticipated new exhibition, Post-Op, which opens this Thursday. Make sure to come by to see my personal contribution (the immaculate white walls)... and the artwork on display too.
Rebecca Ward (above) also worked hard in order to complete her tape installation for the opening. Ward will be showing along with the likes of Rachel Beach, Peter Demos, Andrew Falkowski, Emilio Gomariz, Jay Shinn, Suzanne Song, and Ken Weathersby in the Post-Op exhibition. See you Thursday!
Saturday, July 07, 2012
With love, from Roma
Friday, July 06, 2012
My guilty pleasure has always been reality television (don't judge because I know you watch it too). I delight in knowing what the ex-ex-girlfriend of that rapper who made that one song is up to, and I'm the first to download her debut single for my iPod. I delight in the drama between housewives at their Botox for Chihuahuas Fundraiser Benefit parties, and I'm the first to start cheering when a mobster's wife makes a death threat. This being said, you had better believe that when Bravo's Gallery Girls
premieres August 13th, I'll be ready and waiting on my living room couch. The show follows seven women, all living and working for art galleries in NYC. I'll be curious to see how their lives are conveyed for television, as well as to compare their experiences with my own.
My only question is.... why didn't they ask me to be on the show?
Thursday, July 05, 2012
The MoMA PS1 in Long Island City recently opened its newest installation of architectural brilliance, Wendy
. This blue beauty was created by the winners of Young Architects Program's annual competition, HWKN (Mattias Hollwich and Marc Kushner, New York). The structure stands 70 feet tall and is a sophisticated system of scaffolds, nylon, and internal machinery which work to spout forth blasts of cool mist, water, and air currents. I went to see Wendy
for myself and found that visitors are free to move about, around, and even walk beneath the piece. Additionally, if the summer heat so moves them, guests may put themselves in the way of Wendy
's water shooter, which periodically showers a section of the courtyard.
I'll be back at PS1 this Saturday, this time dressed properly for sampling the water works and also to enjoy PS1's first day of Warm Up, where DJ Todd Terry will be spinning party guests into the night. Come find me; I'll be the girl happily stationed beneath Wendy
's gracious rains.