Monday, June 30, 2014
A month after ushering in the summer weather and giving us some food for thought, Kimberley and Adia’s fantastic June shows
are officially off the Mixed Greens walls. This made today an install day, as the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts hung their MFA show, On Being Solid
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Yesterday we snagged an opportunity to visit window artist Naomi Reis’s studio in Crown Heights, making an afternoon of it as Chuka took charge filming her MG video. Naomi’s studio (and disposition) was awesome and we can’t wait to see the next body of work she produces (and Chuka’s final video product
). Check out more of Naomi’s work here
and some images of her studio below! She totally rules.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Early this week ARTnews ran a story on 10 cool trends in contemporary ceramic art
, giving a swell shout out to Mixed Greens artist Rudy Shepherd! The deliberately accessible article deconstructs some of the trends in ceramic styles that are prolifically filling contemporary galleries. Check it out~~
Moreover: BL!SSS Mag just posted a rad interview with MG artist Leah Tinari, regarding painting//life in the East Village//restaurant biz. Check out the interview
and some of her paintings
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Alexandra Sutton, one of the five artists exhibiting in the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts MFA exhibition at Mixed Greens, sent us images of her thesis show in Philadelphia this weekend. The exhibition, titled On Being Solid, opens July 1st and thematically regards matter//materiality//alchemy & transformation. More of Alexandra’s work, which she is currently moving out of Philly and towards Mixed Greens, is visible here
—thanks AJ and we are so excited to host the PAFA MFAs!
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Super new to the Chelsea//gallery scene, I trekked out yesterday under ominously dark skies in search of aesthetics, inspiration, and a cup of coffee. Where I ended up—Bryce Wolkowitz gallery, 24th st—felt refreshingly relevant to my architecture background while dramatically overwhelming to my casually aloof, Tuesday afternoon disposition.
Bryce Wolkowitz is showing a super massive installation and sculpture series titled Viewpoints by British Artist Robert Currie
, consisting of strands of nylon painted black to create imagery, space, and distorted perspective. I don’t know whether it was a reflection of the artist’s purpose, the inherent flaws of human perception, or perhaps my bodily dehydration, but the experience left me somewhat dizzy (albeit very aesthetically satiated).
Super mod, super Brit. From the perspective of an architecture student, probably an experience I will speak of in nonchalant tones during a crit next fall as a means of leaking pretention and coyly distracting my professors.
It had me wishing, if only for an instant, I still perceived the world as a 14-year-old boy fascinated by all tricks of perception and objects of grandiose scale//magnitude. That said—completely worth checking out for the incredible attention to detail and innovative means of projecting architectural imagery.