Monday, September 30, 2013
Several highlights from this past weekend's Dumbo Arts Festival
A fantastic public project in the street:
in her studio:
One of our favorite video + performance artists, Shana Moulton
at Smack Mellon
And finally, we would like to honor Matthew Deleget
at Minus Space
with the highly cherished Rob Carter Award for exceptional storage organization:
TAGS: arts / award / carter / dumbo / festival / mellon / moulton / rob / shana / smack
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
We were excited to receive a drop off of new sculptures from Mark Mulroney this afternoon at Mixed Greens:
This colorful group will be featured at the Texas Contemporary
in Houston, TX from October 10-13.
Check out this very recent video interview, recently featured in JUXTAPOZ
Sex is Hard to Avoid
, directed by Deanna Sheward
& Luis M. Castañeda
Mulroney talks about the uncanny, the beauty of a cheap joke, bodies and fluids, and cartoonish excess.
TAGS: contemporary / mulroney / sculpture / texas
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
A very very special guest stopped by at Mixed Greens today!!
Pax, Monica's baby boy, slept, smiled, and did many other fun fun things with us. He even wore a matching shirt with Steven.
Monday, September 23, 2013
Several sights for sore eyes on a Monday afternoon:
Alycia from Jae Matthews on Vimeo.
Robert Piernikowski - Siła from karolina glusiec on Vimeo.
Humanbeast—'Baluster' from Matthew Underwood on Vimeo.
Look forward to a weekly guest-curated video playlist here at THE PIT
from your new favorite intern ~*
TAGS: animation / glusiec / matthews / underwood / video / yelb
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Heather, Steven, and I paid Katie Bell a visit at her Sunset Park studio this morning.
Be sure to look out for her work in our booth at:
December 5–8, 2013.
The Ice Palace.
1400 North Miami Avenue. Miami.
Her work is currently on view in the group show Material
at STOREFRONT Bushwick.
(P.S. Look forward to seeing much more of Katie Bell
at Mixed Greens in 2014!)
-Mixed Greens intern, Delaney Allen-Mills
TAGS: artist / katiebell / miami / pulse / studio / visit
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Come and see Sonya Blesofsky, Hans van Meeuwen, and WonJung Choi from 6-8pm tonight. We're very excited for all 3 shows.
Oh... and be sure to root for Heather's husband on Million Second Quiz tonight!
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
SEPTEMBER 5 – OCTOBER 5, 2013
OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 6-8PM
Join us this Thursday, September 12th
, for the opening of Sonya Blesofsky’s
second solo exhibition here at Mixed Greens!
is an exploration of the constant renewal and reconstruction of the temporal architectural structures in New York City. Inspired by a recent discovery that her DUMBO studio’s elevator had begun conversion from freight to passenger elevator, Blesofsky began to observe these alterations and modifications in detail, eventually examining remodeled and restored exteriors/interiors throughout the city. Within this inquiry, Blesofsky developed increased interest in the “visual evidence of a building’s evolution over time.” She writes, “I’m particularly drawn to makeshift architectural alterations and modifications that happen in an as-needed manner, as well as the layering that happens when architectural details fall apart and quick fixes are made around them.”
Through the use of found objects, layered wall drawings, blind embossing, paper sculptures and site-specific architectural interventions, Blesofsky creates a space of her own renovations, manipulating the gallery space into a material archive of its own history and evidence. In the work’s many stages, a truly complex and evolutionary process is presented, reflective of the constant shift and change of the city in which it exists. A microcosm is created in which the viewer is confronted with direct physical representations of time, in all its manifestations; from a column exposed, devoid of its plaster shield, to found baseboards and paint chips, standing alone as cells of an absent whole, to a large graphite drawing of a brick window, slowly peeling from the wall.
Sonya Blesofsky has shown extensively since receiving her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2005. Solo exhibition venues include Diego Rivera Gallery, San Fran- cisco, CA; Plane Space, New York, NY; Gallery Diet, Miami, FL; Cleopatra’s, Brooklyn, NY; and Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA. Group exhibition venues include Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis, MN; SHO Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY; Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY; Transformer Gallery, Washington DC; and Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA. She has been a studio artist at numerous residencies including the Artists Alliance Lower East Side Studio Program, The Museum of Arts and Design, Smack Mellon, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Swarm Gallery, Dieu Donne Papermill, and Plane Space. Blesofsky grew up in Los Angeles County; she currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
- Mixed Greens intern, Delaney Allen-Mills
TAGS: 2013 / blesofsky / exhibition / exhibitions / renovation
Thursday, September 05, 2013
HANS VAN MEEUWEN
SEPTEMBER 5 – NOVEMBER 9, 2013
OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 6-8PM
Projective City is pleased to announce Sense
, an exhibition focused on a singular, surprising, large-scale sculptural work by Hans van Meeuwen. The piece was conceived in direct reference to the gallery’s architecture and the viewer’s gaze.
When van Meeuwen was a teenager in the Netherlands, peepshows were an exciting topic of conversation. He remembers a striptease dancer talking about how she had a good idea of who was behind the peephole. Van Meeuwen was struck by this admission, and thought about both the comfort in supposed anonymity as well as the rush of confrontation. For Sense, van Meeuwen utilizes the voyeuristic nature of Paris-Scope by forcing viewers at Mixed Greens to literally peep through a hole in the wall to view his sculpture.
For years, van Meeuwen has worked to create figurative sculptures of disembodied limbs (tree, human, and animal) that astonish the viewer with their location and scale. Sense is no different. Our perception, our comfort as viewers from a distance, and our own bodily experience are all questioned with a simple look through a tiny viewer.
Hans van Meeuwen was born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, where he studied at the Royal Academy of Art and Design. In 1987, he was a finalist at the very prestigious Prix de Rome prize for emerging artists. Van Meeu- wen has shown extensively in Europe and the United States including solo exhibitions at Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn, Germany; Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche, Osnabrück, Germany; Kunstverein Baden-Baden, Germany; Galerie Deschler, Berlin, Germany; Lokaal 01, Antwerp, Belgium; Christinerose, NYC; Galerie Carla Stützer, Cologne, Germany; ADO Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium; and the Durst Organization in NYC. Residencies include the Fine Art Work Center in Provincetown, MA, and the Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz, NY. His public art has appeared at the Arte Luise Kunsthotel in Berlin, and is on permanent installation in public spaces in Amsterdam, Leeuwarden, Huizen, and Zeist, all in the Netherlands. Van Meeuwen currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
TAGS: hansvanmeeuwen / paris-scope / vanmeeuwen
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
This week has been an exciting one. Sonya Blesofsky is finishing her install, WonJung Choi installed her window installation, and the Paris-Scope to Hans van Meeuwen's show is up and ready to go. But it's also a sad time for us at MG... Courtney has moved to San Francisco. We will miss her greatly! Here's a screen shot of her on the staff page for posterity. Tear.
TAGS: blesofsky / choi
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Last week, Mixed Greens was closed while Sonya and Rob installed. Guess where the rest of us went on our summer vacations!
One of us was in Portland (check out a friend in his Poler
sleep sack) and made a visit to Howard Fonda's studio.
Another was rambling through Walter deMaria's Lightning Field
, where he almost bumped into James Franco
And one was predicting the weather on the Florida coast!