Katie Bell @ BAM
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
If you were planning to go to BAM anytime soon, you should go check out Katie Bell's piece. If you didn't have plans to visit BAM, you should make one right now -- go watch a movie or a play -- and see Katie's piece.
Katie has been installing for the past few days, and looking at the pictures, it seems like the installation was just smooth sailin'.
Katie often makes these models or maquettes of her bigger wall sculptures since they have to be dissembled while in storage. I think they are so so so fun and precious and great.
Here are the finished installation shots. I promise photos don't do her work justice so make sure you see it in person. The piece will be up until June. And don't forget Katie's solo exhibition at Mixed Greens is also RAPIDLY approaching!!
* All images are taken from Katie's blog.
Postcards from the Edge starts TONIGHT!
Friday, January 24, 2014
For those of you who'd enjoy the warmer by a whopping 10 degrees (it's still cold though brrr) make sure you go to the Postcards from the Edge exhibition at Visual AIDS! If you don't know what this event is, it is an annual exhibition hosted by Visual AIDS where hundreds and hundreds of postcard-sized art is shown and sold for benefit. It is super fun and SUPER SUPER INTENSE AND COMPETITIVE so you better get there on time.
Tonight is the preview and you can start buying from tomorrow. You can get more information here.
A Friend in Need
Wednesday, January 22, 2014You may have heard, but the artist Ron Baron and his family has been involved in a tragic car accident recently. The accident killed his 5-year-old daughter Naomi and paralyzed his 14-year-old daughter Ruby. I urge you to read Ruby's blog STILL RAD IN REHAB where she writes about her ups and downs and the emotional roller coaster ride after the incident. Her spirit and resilience are truly inspiring.
That being said, Ron Baron and his family need special accommodations -- from a wheelchair accessible home to a handicap accessible car -- so that they can welcome Ruby after she is discharged from rehab. Their insurance will not cover their expenses, so Baron's friends set up a fund specifically for Ron&Irit's immediate needs for Ruby's care. You can click here (http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/ruby-s-return/124710) donate. You can also visit their Facebook page here.
All the artists you ever wanted
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Have you seen Hooray for HOLLYwood! yet?? We've been getting some good reviews so make sure to stop by soon! Also, don't forget we have collaborated with Pavel Zoubok Gallery upstairs, so the show goes on two floors. Here's the list of artists that are in the show -- it's really all you could ever ask for!
Nicholas Africano, Laurie Anderson, Jared Bark, Robert Barry, Ed Baynard, John Bowman*, Christo, Arch Connelly, Brad Davis*, Donna Dennis, Suzan Etkin*, Tina Girouard*, Susan Graham, Mary Heilmann*, Lisa Hoke*, Douglas Huebler, Peter Hutchinson, Julia Jacquette*, Valerie Jaudon*, Elisa Jimenez, Christopher Knowles, Joseph Kosuth, Robert Kushner, Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, Jean Lowe*, Kim MacConnel*, Robert Mapplethorpe, Virgil Marti, Gordon Matta-Clark, Melissa Meyer*, David McDermott & Peter McGough, Nabil Nahas*, Richard Nonas, Nam June Paik, Izhar Patkin*, Judy Pfaff*, Barbara Pollack*, Jon Rappleye, Mimmo Rotella, George Schneeman*, Alexis Smith*, Ned Smyth, Andy Warhol, William Wegman, Rob Wynne*, Robert Zakanitch*, Joe Zucker*
BOLD = Mixed Greens
* = Pavel Zoubok Gallery
no demarcation = appears in both galleries
installing Hooray for Hollywood!
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
our photographer Etienne brought an intense set up with black curtains to make sure there are no reflections in the photographs!
Suzan Etkin brought in these beauuutiful logs yesterday. I think I gasped when I opened them. And they're even more beautiful when they are assembled.
These are the Holly Solomon portraits laid out. So many artists made her portraits it's kind of amazing!
We are also setting up a Donna Dennis cabin. SUPER excited.
This show opens THIS THURSDAY so make sure you stop by!
Paris-SCOPE: Brice Brown
Thursday, January 02, 2014
"I LOOKED DOWN, I REALIZED I HAD A BODY"
JANUARY 9 – MARCH 15 2014
OPENING: THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 6-8pm
Mixed Greens and Projective City are pleased to present an ambitious, site-specific installation by Brice Brown. Imagine being obsessed with a particular object’s beauty. So entirely consumed, in fact, with the power and glory of the object’s image that you eventually feel compelled to destroy it and liberate yourself from the crippling control of its perfection.
Brice Brown’s immersive installation, I looked down, I realized I had a body, explores this all-consuming obsession and its tragic consequences. It takes inspiration from Yukio Mishima’s book, The Temple of the Golden Pavilion, a fictionalized recounting of the tragic burning of the Kinkaku-ji temple in Kyoto in 1950 by a crazed Buddhist acolyte. However—as indicated by the show’s title—Brown’s installation contemplates an alternative conclusion, replacing the desire to destroy with the desire to wholly consume, to negate by ultimately becoming the object itself. In Mishima’s book, obsession is rooted in a desire to abolish personal ugliness; in Brown’s installation, obsession is rooted in a desire to transcend the banality of life and self-mythologize by asserting control over one’s physical self.
The exhibition consists of a large, 24k gold suit of armor based on the dimensions of the artist’s own body. Held aloft by a museum-style stand in the middle of the gallery space, it appears to hover just slightly above the floor: large, terrifying, domineering, at once alien and familiar. Equal parts narcissistic, melancholic, and perversely sexual, this golden suit is as much an impotent cage as it is a spectacular object, hinting at the pervasive futility underlying the quest for mortal release. On the gallery walls surrounding this golden structure are three large-scale works: illuminated and etched mirrors depicting stylized landscape motifs; a luxurious field of hand-applied gold leaf; and a site-specific pigment print wall covering. Each of these works reflects light back and forth, creating a murky, luminous, and physically pungent environment in which the viewer confronts the glory and menace of the golden suit of armor.
In conjunction with the exhibition, Brown has created a limited edition replica of the large helmet from the golden suit of armor. Like a talisman, or charm, this small item can be carried around and obsessed over, acting as a constant reminder of the power and control an object can have over us.
Brown’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and has been written about in The New York Times, TimeOut New York, artnet.com, artforum.com, ARTnews, and Art in America, among others. His work is in the permanent collections of the Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD; Yale University, New Haven, CT; and Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.
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