Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Last Summer Intern Post ~
An hour into my first day at Mixed Greens, I sustained a mildly traumatic flesh wound whilst preparing our storage space for Naomi Reis’s window installation. Vaguely perplexed and mildly uncomfortable to look down and see an extremely fleshy fissure running through my forearm, I limply mumbled, “I’m going to use the bathroom” as Chuka, Rob, and Nati began circling around me in hurried frenzy.
An hour later, a Swedish doctor lady was gifting me my 13th suture while Nati held my hand. A creepy urgent care TV relayed sterile jeopardy-style questions along the lines of “this nickelodeon band won a 2001 grammy” and I seriously contemplated the scope of my existence.
I left NY Doctors around 1:30 to a text that I couldn’t go home, because I was living with actresses I had met on Craigslist and they were filming a “professional music video” in our living room. So I spent the afternoon in midtown at my sister’s 24th floor office, alternating between swallowing pain tranquilizers and lackadaisically playing Tetris in her firm’s conference room.
The next day I returned to work at Mixed Greens because I was a little confused and couldn’t quite fathom what else to do with myself. Long story short, I spent the day running around the flower district with window artist Naomi Reis
; despite a freshly stitched wound, watching installation and buying beautiful plants constituted one of my favorite days of the summer. When the Adia/Kimberley show opened the next night, I served drinks and sauntered around like a daintily wounded bird and I knew that Mixed Greens was the perfect office to summer in.
My season here was so much fun and I leave extremely grateful to Heather, Steven, Monica, Nati, Chuka, and Rob for all I have learned and seen. Having entered relatively unfamiliar with the domains of buying and selling art, but very interested in conceptual contemporary art, I constantly felt I was either learning new skills or applying my strengths and interests.
As a design student, I return to school with a million ideas and a fresh perspective on art//design//urbanism//the environment. For any students of art, design, art history, etc: the staff at Mixed Greens created a fabulous intern experience that I could not reflect upon more highly.
Ciao, blog readers. xo
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