Two SUPER exciting announcements
Wednesday, March 19, 2014Mixed Greens is absolutely THRILLed to let you know some exciting news!
First, Donna Dennis has won the Award of Merit Medal for Sculpture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The winners were chosen from the artists who had been invited to participate in the Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts. Huge, huge, huge congrats to Donna for being so awesome! The Invitational Exhibition (blogged here) will be up until April 12, 2014. You can read their press release here.
The second news is that Rob Carter is an AMERICAN!!! He swore in today and he is officially a yankee. Look at him all dapper with a certificate in his hands, and a new Howard Fonda painting in the back.
He plans to continue looking dapper all day as he installs our upcoming Howard Fonda solo show. Make sure you come to our opening this Thursday and check the show out!
TAGS: courtney / donnadennis / mark / markmulroney / mulroney / rob / robcarter / volta
Paris-SCOPE: Susan Graham
Monday, March 17, 2014
MARCH 20, 2014 - MAY 23, 2014
OPENING: THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 6-8pm
Mixed Greens and Projective City are pleased to present an ambitious, site-specific installation by Susan Graham in which an entire wall of the gallery, from floor to ceiling, will be consumed by a giant mandala-like spiral made of porcelain sculptures and sugar objects affixed directly to the wall. There is a simultaneous sense of wonder and danger in the installation, palpable through the viewer’s proximity to such unprotected fragility.
For over a decade, Graham has used strategies of pattern and decoration to poetically depict the eternal struggle between nature and technology. In this installation, Graham will push scale and her materials to limits dictated by time and fragility. Her ability to transform delicate, evocative materials into powerful objects is showcased as she uses porcelain and sugar to sculpt wall-based electrical towers, satellite dishes, flora, and trees with a depth that is both precarious and inviting. Humorous yet foreboding, each vignette will build upon the next to create an overall vortex that leaves an indelible impression.
For this exhibition, Projective City was kind enough to give Graham a full week (and a cot) to install the work on site. The porcelain sculptures that provide the framework for the spiral were made in advance of the installation, but the sugar pieces will be constructed with site-specificity when Graham arrives at Projective City. Over the course of seven full days, Graham will live and breathe the installation as she attaches more sugar whilst residing in the gallery. The resulting installation will be maximally additive, pushing scale, playing with depth, and evoking multivalent narratives. The collection of sugar pieces (made of sugar and egg whites) will represent growth and creation in juxtaposition to the more static porcelain. When the show is over, the sugar will be destroyed while the porcelain towers will remain.
Susan Graham lives and works in New York City. Her solo exhibition venues include Lux Art Institute in Encinitas, CA; Schroeder Romero, NYC; Mixed Greens, NYC; Avram Gallery, Long Island University, Southampton, NY; Holly Solomon Gallery, Chelsea Hotel, NYC; and the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI. Group exhibition venues include Margaret Thatcher Projects, NYC; Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ; Fresno Metropolitan Museum, Fresno, CA; Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY; Neuberger Museum of Art, Yonkers, NY; Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY; Sherman Gallery at Boston University, Boston, MA; Leubsdorf Gallery at Hunter College, NYC; John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI; and the Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, NYC; among many others. She has had residencies at prestigious venues including Smack Mellon and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Awards have included a Pollock-Krasner grant and two Fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Her work can be seen in public collections at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Hessel Art Museum at Bard College. She is represented in New York by Schroeder Romero.
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TAGS: graham / paris-scope / susan / susangraham
Katie Video Coming Soon!
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
coming soon! from Mixed Greens on Vimeo.
VOLTA updates and more
Wednesday, March 05, 2014Only one day remains until VOLTA and concurrent art fairs open in New York City, and we are installing away in SoHo. Here is a sneak peek of Rob and Mark at our booth getting ready.
According to my most recent correspondence with Rob, the booth is now almost completely installed and looking good. We hope to see you soon at the fair!
On the Interwebz, Courtney, Ben, and Letha were spotted looking at art with a serious look on their faces. Can you spot them from this screenshot?
For a better look, here's a close-up. This might be your your 15 minutes of fame.
Meanwhile on Tuesday, Heather went to the opening of the 2014 Invitational Exhibition at the Academy of Arts and Letters to support Donna Dennis, who was in our Hooray for HOLLYwood! show. It is beautifully installed outside, so make sure you go see the show when you're uptown.
Stay tuned for more updates when the fair opens tomorrow.
TAGS: courtney / donnadennis / volta
Jarrod Beck on ART HAPS
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Jarrod Beck was recently featured in ART HAPS. He talks about his work and process, including the piece Rifting in our show Implicit Horizon. Beyond the visually obvious, such as the tactility and monumental scale, Jarrod provides a closer glimpse into the intentions and ideas behind the works as well as the production process. Definitely worth a read!
TAGS: implicithorizon / jarrodbeck
Sonya Blesofsky @Vermont Studio Center
Monday, March 03, 2014The Vermont Studio Center made a video feature our very own Sonya Blesofsky. Sonya talks about her experience at VCS as well as her studio practice in general. It's a short and sweet video so watch it!
TAGS: blesofsky / center / sonya / sonyablesofsky / studio / vcs / vermontstudiocenter