Monday, August 26, 2013
So far, the site-specific "renovations" are working! We've successfully exposed the original building columns. Extremely exciting stuff!
Sonya Blesofsky's Renovation opens September 5th, with the opening reception taking place on September 12th, 6-8pm. We'll see you there!
TAGS: blesofsky / installation
Friday, August 23, 2013
Stay Tuned: Sonya Blesofsky's Renovation will open to the public on September 5th, and we'll host an opening reception on Thursday, September 12th. The above photo was taken recently at Blesofsky's studio--she is preparing to install a variety of works on paper, including drawing, embossings, and site-specific architectural interventions.
Some of the research for the exhibition brought Blesofsky to early photographic evidence of the gallery's building: 531-525 West 26th Street!
Be sure to check it out.
Renovation will be on view at Mixed Greens through October 5, 2013.
TAGS: architecture / blesofsky / exhibition / installation
Murmurs & Incantations
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Tickets are selling quickly--be sure to get yours here.
Some early buzz:
TAGS: murmurs / theater
Shark Week Wrap Up: lessons learned
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
My delay in blogging about Shark Week is due to the fact that I'm already in mourning....missing my favorite week of the year...overcome by the fact that I have to wait over 350 days until the next shark week. It's too much to handle.
But today is finally the day to wrap it all up. In addition to reconfirming my absolute fear of Great Whites, I learned the following:
1. Shark Week provides excellent marketing opportunities.
2. Really, I should be more scared of the Bull Shark.
3. Shark Week has the most loyal fans.
4. Shark Week exists in the Art World (Ladyshark Week, that is).
5. In fact, here's a roundup of Shark-related Art!
Rob Carter AWARD!
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
I am THRILLED to present the Rob Carter AWARD for Excellence in Packing & Packaging Design to Chuka for the box shown above.
Awesome job. It is a happy, happy day here at Mixed Greens.
Culture Craver calls Jeila Gueramian's installation a "must see"
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Just in time for Shark Week, Culture Craver draws attention to Jeila Gueramian's underwater scene in the Mixed Greens' windows. Check it out now! On view at 531 West 26th Street (viewable from the street) through August 16th!
TAGS: sharks / windows
Tuesday, August 06, 2013Our current group show presents "what's going on" within the realms of contemporary drawing. Some of the artists such as Sanam Enayati’s work refers to a more conceptual definition of drawing. Sanam recently received her MFA from School of Visual Arts in 2011 after studying fashion design in Italy. Her background in apparel comes through in her use of textiles and hand crocheted elements of her current work. The four pieces being exhibited at Mixed Greens include a video performance, an installation of the performance space and tools, and paintings of memories from the performance. Perhaps one can think of her performance as an act of drawing, process, and research that mediates future work while being able to stand alone as a single piece.
Reading this Tuesday
Tuesday, August 06, 2013Food and art go together naturally. So CSA's and art seem to be a perfect fit.
Excellent interview with Dexter Wimberley, one of the curators of Crossing the Line (which is on view at Mixed Greens through August 16th!).
Of Note: Mary Temple's installation at the Mickey Leland Federal Building in Houston, TX is scheduled to be installed in October!
Ohh jeez. How does this happen accidentally?
And in honor of Shark Week (and how ridiculous it can be....Voodoo Shark, anyone??):
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Heeseop Yoon who is a part of our current exhibit Crossing the Line was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. She is known for her larger than life line drawing installations. Yoon’s concentrated freehand drawings record cluttered spaces, and comment most directly on the (in)accuracy of perception.
Yoon writes, "My work deals with memory and perception within cluttered spaces. I begin by photographing interiors such as basements, workshops, and storage spaces, places where everything is jumbled and time becomes ambiguous without the presence of people. From these photographs I construct a view and then I draw freehand without erasing. As I correct "mistakes" the work results in double or multiple lines, which reflect how my perception has changed over time and makes me question my initial perception. Paradoxically, greater concentration and more lines make the drawn objects less clear. The more I see, the less I believe in the accuracy or reality of the images I draw."
Simple, small items like knickknacks or keys, those things which clutter our daily lives are here depicted on a grandiose scale with care and precision. On one level perhaps Yoon is making the statement that our collection of objects and material goods can be helpful to our lives or just as chaotic and overwhelming as her incredible wall sized representations.
Heeseop Yoon – Crossing the Line from Mixed Greens on Vimeo.
--Mixed Greens intern, Callie Herod