Multiplicity @ Mixed Greens!
Wednesday, July 30, 2014Last week proved insanely busy for the Mixed Greens crew as we installed NURTUREart’s group exhibition Multiplicity. Beyond being a tech-heavy show, we were missing beloved art handler Rob Carter, who is out of the office this month on residency in Ithaca.
A week later, the show is installed, the bathroom is repainted, the office is rehung, and we are all still really fabulous people. Multiplicity opened Thursday at Mixed Greens, drawing a large (& very international) turnout. Check out some images from install, the opening, and Jan Pfeiffer’s performance below!
More exciting news on Multiplicity: New York Minute ran up a lovely article applauding NURTUREart, the Brushwick-based gallery that organized Multiplicity. Check it out here; more importantly, check out the show while it’s up this summer! As a series of consecutive exhibitions, art & video installations are installed at Mixed Greens and 3 other galleries across Manhattan and Brooklyn until the end of August.
TAGS: multiplicity / nurtureart
Julianne Swartz Studio Visit
Wednesday, July 16, 2014Yesterday MG trekked up the Hudson (in silver minivan) to artist Julianne Swartz’s studio in Kingston. Julianne’s home studio, which she and her husband built in the woods, was stunningly situated and impeccably laid out.
We got to see an array of Julianne’s recent work, including her stretch drawings, light installations, and sound sculptures. Perhaps best of all, we got a sneak peak at an ambitious photo series she hopes to complete by the end of the summer.
We rounded off the day with a great lunch and a visit to Bard College’s Hessel Museum of Art, which is showing great work by Amy Sillman, Anne Collier, and Jordan Wolfson. Definitely worth a trip to Annandale-on-Hudson, should you find yourself in the area this summer. Stunning art && a lovely day
Artist submissions! + Trends in contemp. artist submissions
Tuesday, July 08, 2014GIANT s/o to all the artists who submitted work to Mixed Greens during the month of June, responding to our open call for submissions. As of today, the 400+ submissions are received && downloaded. Nati, Chuka and summer intern have begun combing through the artists whose last names begin with A-C. Tty in Aug, this is going to take forever.
NYC Grant Opportunities ~~ Artists & Curators
Wednesday, July 02, 2014After a quiet day of downloading artist submissions && fossilizing comfortably inside an air conditioned gallery, I'm writing to pass along two exciting grant opportunities that trickled through the Mixed Greens email network this afternoon.
First, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) has begun accepting artist applications for their 2015 Manhattan Arts Grants. The grants are often geared towards young artists, who can then use them to leverage future funding support from other sources (which is lovely). Mixed Greens artist Rudy Shepherd is doing a residency through LMCC on Governors Island this summer; in the fall, MG artist Mary Temple will complete a residency with LMCC as well.
Second, EFA Project Space in midtown is holding an open call for curatorial proposals--proposals inventing, specifically, the most bizarrely impossible gallery shows imaginable. They will print these 500-word musings (due Sept. 01) to create an exhibition titled The Theoretical Show, demonstrating the creative energy behind curatorial work that isn't curbed by the drab logistics of reality.
Apply! Be happy! && avoid the heat.
TAGS: efaprojectspace / grants / lmcc / marytemple / rudyshepherd
Rob Carter rejects the Rob Carter Award
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
We just spotted Rob building an awesome package around one of Adia Millett's sculptures, looking noteworthy enough for a Rob Carter Packing Award. Yet, Rob Carter REJECTED the award because the packaging doesn't quite live up to his standards. No photos will be posted, sadly, because the packaging doesn't meet the Rob Carter Award Standards. Whomp
TAGS: award / robcarter