Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Only 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
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
Monday, March 03, 2014
The 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
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
is right around the corner and we are very excited to be participating once again. This year, we have a solo booth featuring Mark Mulroney
's new works, including sculptures, drawings, and paintings. As usual, his works are humorous, obscene, and of course (warning) not-safe-for-work.
If you're at the Moving Image fair
, make sure to check out "Dog" by Nam June Paik, which was our group exhibition Hooray for HOLLYwood!
We hope to see you at VOLTA soon!
MARK MULRONEY @ VOLTA NY
82 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10013
Entrance at 76 Mercer Street
Public Hours: March 7 - 9
TAGS: artfair / volta
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Have you seen our two shows yet? If you've come opening night, thank you for trekking all the way in the weather! The weather wasn't that bad but the puddles were an absolute mess. Here's O'Delle's footage of the opening. There's a really good detail shot of Jarrod Beck's work
on the 2:23 mark.
Here are some installation shots of the show, and you can see more on our website here
or on Artsy here
TAGS: exhibition / katiebell
Monday, February 10, 2014
It is once again that point of the month where we say our goodbyes and hellos as we deinstall and install our shows. Due to the massive volumes of the work in both number and size, our good friend Sara Jo Romero from Schroeder Romero has visited us to help Rob deinstall!
Look at them closing the crate for Donna Dennis' Cabin like a boss!
Meanwhile, Katie Bell has been installing at the back space of the gallery with some help from Chuka.
Stay tuned for more install pics!
TAGS: deinstall / install / installation
Friday, February 07, 2014
Valentine's Day is only a week away, but no fear! Mixed Greens has the perfect gift guide that satisfies everyone's needs. Whether you want to find the perfect way to show how much you care, surprise your sweetheart, or send subtle (or maybe not so subtle) cues, we got you covered.
FOR YOUR KINKY, TONGUE-IN-CHEEK LOVER
For you sexually liberated couples who enjoy doing kinky things together, these Kammy Roulners are the perfect gift for you.
I mean, look at the titles - it just doesn't get any better than this. From the top left:
In my day it was impolite...
I think we should stop making love...
Hey honey... whaddya' say we get a blanket...
This is only fun if you're ashamed of your nakedness
Let's try it once more, but this time think...
I believe in agressive sex
Hey honey I bought some flavored condoms...
I want you clean enough to be my mother but filthy enough to be my whore
FOR YOUR ROMANTIC LOVER
If you gear more towards the traditionally romantic, consider Julianne Swartz's "Couple Bubble" photographs. Look closely and there is the reflection of a couple on a boat in the bubble. These photographs make me cry a little.
Howard Fonda's drawings will also remind you of your sensitive and loving partner.
Coke O'Neal's Box Series also includes photographs with adorable couples. Cutest backstory ever: Encarcion Rodriquez and His Wife, Hortencia
was the longest-married couple in the city Coke installed the box.
Susan Graham's delicate bed sculptures make a great gift too, sending all the right romantic and sexy cues.
FOR YOUR ANIMAL-LOVING LOVER
If your sweetheart's favorite activity is finding other people's spirit animals or just loves animals in general, Alessandra Exposito's skull sculptures or Paul Plante's bird drawings will definitely hit the sweet spot of your partner's heart.
FOR YOUR LOVER WITH AN EDGE IN ABSTRACT PAINTING
Do you feel like your lover is artsy with an edge so sharp you can't possibly keep up? These Rob Nadeau abstract paintings are guaranteed to impress.
Or maybe your lover has more of a feminine and soft side. Then Katie Bell's small paintings is the way to go.
FOR YOUR AMBITIOUS, ASPIRING ARTIST/COLLECTOR LOVER
You probably heard him/her debating whether to buy that piece that he/she can't forget. It may sometimes feel compulsive at times, but you can't really say anything because it's art (not trivial, materialistic things like clothes and shoes), and art is a glorious thing. Then get advice from our very own Paige West's book "The Art of Buying Art." If you've fallen for you're lover because he/she is an amazing artist herself, then Heather Bhandari and Jonathan Melber's "ART/WORK" is the best guide of navigating and succeeding in the art world. What is more thoughtful, practical, and substantial than a book present?
If you inquire through us
instead of buying online, you can even get a signed copy!
FOR YOUR $$$$-CONSCIOUS LOVER
If you're still recovering from excessive holiday shopping and the obligatory dinner reservation and flowers is already hurting your wallet major time, you could still give these pieces under $100. It's the thought that counts, right? Leah Tinari's puzzles will show your lover that he/she is the last piece of the puzzle in your heart that was missing all along.
Brice Brown's "Helmet" is also a great gift. These sculptures are souvenirs from his show currently on view in Paris and Mixed Green's PARIS-SCOPE which you can read about here
This should pretty much have covered all the basics, but really, you know your sweetheart best. Happy Valentine's Day and happy arts with hearts! <3
Monday, February 03, 2014
Heather & Rishi went upstate to Syracuse this weekend to visit Mark Mulroney's studio! We can't show you any photos of Mark's recent work BUT we can blog a photo of Rishi holding up Mark like a baby. To see Mark's new work, make sure you stop by our booth in VOLTA NY 2014
TAGS: mulroney / rishi / studiovisit
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
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
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
You 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
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
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!
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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Monday, December 16, 2013
Our exhibition coordinator Nati (first time featured on the blog!!) went to the Mike Kelley retrospective at the MOMA P.S.1 last Sunday. According to her, it's a fabulous show everyone should go see. Without further ado, here are some photos!
Deodorized Central Mass with Satellites, 1991-95
Pay For Your Pleasure, 1988
John Glenn Memorial Detroit River Reclamation Project, 2001
More Love Hours Than Can Ever Be Repaid, 1987
Entry Way (Geneological Chart), 1995
Have you seen the show yet? What did you think? Let us know!!