Tuesday, November 26, 2013
PULSE Miami staff picked up Breanne's Nails Across America
trailer yesterday afternoon. The art fair is so soon now!! Make sure to stop by Mixed Greens' booth at the fair and Breanne's trailer at Miami. More info to come!
Monday, November 25, 2013
Last weekend, Mixed Greens had some very special guests visiting the gallery. Brad's family stopped by to get a closer look at the show. #adorbz
We also recently went on a studio visit with the lovely Maria Walker
! She had some amazing pieces to show us during the visit.
^ Maria talking about her inspirations for the two small paintings
^ Inventory painting
^ reminds me of animal hides!
We also got to take a look at the "painting room," where paintings by Maria, her husband, and friends are hung salon style!
Maria will be in our upcoming February group show, so make sure to keep an eye out!
TAGS: bradgreenwood / mariawalker / studiovisit
Thursday, November 14, 2013
TRAVIS LEROY SOUTHWORTH
"A FANCY MACHINE IS THE PERFECT CENTERPIECE"
NOVEMBER 14, 2013 - JANUARY 4, 2014
OPENING: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 6-8pm
During a six-month residency in Basel, Switzerland, Travis Leroy Southworth spent much of his time investigating the Large Hadron Collider run by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Having completed the residency, he approached Projective City with a proposal for his most ambitious project to date. Inspired by the power of the CERN particle detectors to produce tens of petabytes of data per year, Southworth believed it possible to produce a slightly smaller scale, Do-It-Yourself version of the hadron collider, to enable his own experiments on the invisible particles that compose us. The project promised to further Southworth’s ongoing artistic investigations into the cosmic forces that continually mold us, and his presentation of the self in relation to the universe.
Nevertheless, even a smaller version promised to be much larger than his domestic arrangements could accommodate, so he approached Projective City about using the large gallery space in Paris as a workshop in which to build his hi-tech machine. We were initially overjoyed by the possibility of bringing such a worthwhile scientific project into the context of an art gallery, but if we had known the extent of the project we might not have been so eager.
In order to install a bank of superconductive magnets, Southworth demolished much of the east wall of the gallery while the staff vacationed in New York, initiating what will likely be protracted litigation between the building managers and the gallery. The gallery in Paris remains closed pending further legal action and is unavailable for French visitors. However, the Paris-Scope viewer was largely undamaged, and New Yorkers can still avail themselves of this unique opportunity to see the results of art and science colliding. Though this might mean the end of the Projective City gallery space in Paris, we feel Southworth’s accomplishment should be celebrated as best as possible under the circumstances, as it so clearly embodies the qualities of passionate inquiry, curiosity, and purity of heart we hope to foster.
Brooklyn-based Travis Leroy Southworth holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has exhibited his work at The Drawing Center (NYC), Martha Otero Gallery (Los Angeles), Mixed Greens Gallery (solo project, NYC), Thomas Robertello Gallery (Chicago), Arthouse at the Jones Center (Austin), and the Center for Curatorial Studies at the Hessel Museum of Art (New York). He was awarded a 2010 Fellowship in Photography from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and has participated in the Artist in the Marketplace (AIM 29) Program at The Bronx Museum of Art.
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TAGS: paris-scope / travis / travisleroysouthworth
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
It's a busy day today at Mixed Greens!
Brad Greenwood's Unauthorized Biographies
opens this Thursday, November 14th, 6-8pm.
TAGS: bradgreenwood / installation / mg
Monday, November 04, 2013
Mixed Greens had lots and lots of guests coming in this week! Here's the scoop on what happened.
Alex Exposito dropped in last Wednesday to show us some of her new work and say hi.
Conor Backman talked to a group from VCU about his show last Friday.
We also had a studio visit with Naomi Reis
, a Brooklyn based artist who makes collaged compositions of botanical gardens with ink on mylar. She also runs the TSA Gallery
So much paint! #everyartistsdream
Naomi and Heather!
TAGS: conorbackman / exposito / naomireis / studiovisits