… in the news, CAT MAZZA … is highlighted in a recent article by MARTHA SCHWENDENER,
(The New York Times, THE ARTS section, PAGE B9, SATURDAY, January 27, 2007)
as one of the more dynamic artists included in the new ‘Radical Lace & Subversive Knitting’ exhibit
at the Museum of Arts & Design. to quote:
” … The works most in keeping with the show’s politically charged title are more interactive
and collective, or more related to performance. For example Cat Mazza’s collectively
crocheted “Nike Blanket Petition”, a campaign against sweatshop practices represented
here in a series of photographs, will be sent to Nike’s corporate headquarters.”
Museum of Arts & Design is the new name for what was formerly called the
American Craft Museum. The show was organized by David Revere McFadden, the
museum’s chief curator. The New York Times article wasn’t exactly enamored of the
scope of the show vis a vis the potential or promise of its title … “So many more artists
might have been included whose work explores the social aspects of knitting and lace
or who more radically recast these forms: Simon Perotin, of the punk-doily creations;
the artisans in the Church of Craft; Ms. Zittel; Ms. Auerbach; Mr. Drain; and so on.”
above, CAT MAZZA, with a sample of her work, (of corporate logos),
(handmade on a KNITPRO machine), in the ‘ART&*@WORK’ group exhibit of SPRING 2005.
‘ART*/^@WORK’ (aka ‘ART over WORK’) was curated by TALI HINKIS of LoVid and co-produced with ELANA LANGER.
Photos: Nancy Smith, NYC, May 31, 2005
more photos of Cat Mazza’s work (and the other artists!) in the ‘ART^#!WORK’ show
TOM MOODY was also featured in the show.
TOM MOODY’s WEBLOG
‘Radical Lace & Subversive Knitting’ runs from Jan 25 – June 17, 2007
Museum of Arts & Design
IF YOU happen to be in SPAIN this weekend, you can catch the last few days of:
FUTURE ELF by MEGAN WHITMARSH.
The show runs from Dec 15 – Jan 31, 2007 and showcases this Los Angeles based artist’s
hand-embroidered canvases, drawings and paintings.
MERCADO, Calle Rec 37-39 08003 Barcelona
… coming & going: PETER ELEEY leaves CREATIVE TIME and NYC to become the
Visual Arts Curator at the WALKER ART CENTER, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Peter Eleey joined CREATIVE TIME as a Project Director in 2002, and has led their program planning since 2004,
organizing a diverse range of artworks, performances and events, including:
Cai Guo-Qiang’s Light Cycle (2003), a pyrotechnics display for Central Park,
Jenny Holzer’s first xenon projections in the United States, For New York City (2004),
and among the many others, even a project with Zhang Huan.
In addition, he curated multi-artist projects and exhibitions such as:
The Plain of Heaven (2005), Strange Powers (2006), co-curated with Laura Hoptman, and most recently organized Doug Aitken’s sleepwalkers , a joint commission of Creative Time and the Museum of Modern Art, which he co-curated with Klaus Biesenbach, and which just opened Jan 16, 2007.
One big favorite, which had a wide influence on the art scene in NYC – was the Peter Eleey curated DREAMLAND ARTIST CLUB (2004) – with STEVE POWERS and 2 dozen other artists, who designed & hand painted ‘old school’ carnival signs at CONEY ISLAND.
here he is in front of the STEVE POWERS -“DREAMLAND ARTIST CLUBHOUSE”
part of the 2nd (and last) DREAMLAND ARTIST CLUB (2005), which was curated by Alexa Coyne.
Coney Island, NYC, June 18, 2005
(Photo: Nancy Smith)
more photos of the ‘DREAMLAND ARTIST CLUB 2005’
which includes signs from the PETER ELEEY curated ‘DREAMLAND ARTIST CLUB 2004’, as well.
WALKER ART CENTER
SCOTT REEDER with his wife, ELYSIA BOROWY-REEDER, Director of Marketing and Communications,
MILWAUKEE ART MUSEUM at the opening of a show of his new work,
mostly very quirky, very against-the-grain, and very unusual, small paintings.
kind of the “anti-luminous” show – in a good way – Scott’s paintings are hard to put into words – they come at you from a depth that’s hard to verbalize … they’re opaque color field paintings with subjects, that are also extremely abstracted. the more you look at them, the more “luminous” they get, in an ironic way, … maybe the better word is they are “anti-translucent”?
The show’s up until this SATURDAY, JAN 27 – at DANIEL REICH.
SCOTT REEDER, ‘Still Life w/ Grenades’, 2006, oil on linen, 16 x 22 ins
SCOTT REEDER, ‘Eye vs. Brain’, 2006, oil on linen, 22 x 26 ins
Scott’s brother, TYSON REEDER, was also at the opening, pictured here with ELYSIA.
Tyson is relocating to NYC – from Milwaukee, sometime very soon.
photos from Tyson’s recent show, also at DANIEL REICH, (scroll down – they’re at the bottom of that report) ..
also, at the Scott Reeder opening, JOHN RIEPENHOFF. Tyson Reeder & John Riepenhoff,
along with NICHOLAS FRANK, were the creative minds & founders of the 1st MILWAUKEE INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR.
more photos from the SCOTT REEDER opening
2 more photos: ‘DYNAMITE VASE’ (scroll down that report to bottom)
DANIEL REICH GALLERY
NYC look out!!! .. the word on the street is: FRANKIE MARTIN is also leaving MILWAUKEE for New York City ..
she’ll be staying at the same house in Green Point, BROOKLYN – that Tyson is heading to, storied home to
many parties – and much art making, and long time home to downtown luminaries such as: MELISSA BROWN,
water nymph MARIE LORENZ, MICHAEL WILLIAMS (who work is currently red-hot) & ANDY HERSHEY,
among others, including many wild nights with DEARRAINDROP when they
are in town.
more photos from the Glass House performance, Nov 12, 2004
PENELOPE CRUZ & FRANKIE MARTIN on the same page – with a link to more photos from Frankie’s show:
‘ONE MINUTE RAVE’ at CANADA, March 11, 2005
first photos of FRANKIE on artnet at LITTLE CAKES: from May 8, 2004
above 2 photos taken at the GLASS HOUSE, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Nov 12, 2004.
(Photos: Nancy Smith)
… JUST IN FRANKIE MARTIN HAS A SHOW AT CANADA – opens THURS FEB 16, 2007 !!! .. more info to follow.
(up date: FEB 9, 2007)
…talking about LEO KOENIG .. (the current TONY MATELLI show just posted on the artlovers home page)
the performance group, GELITIN, whom his gallery represents, just made the NEW YORK POST !
an image of their site specific – 200 ft tall PINK BUNNY – circled above – is featured in an article, just published,
in the PULSE section, pg 37. ( THE NEW YORK POST – TUESDAY JANUARY 23, 2007) (nypost.com):
“ABOVE & BEYOND” – “… sightseeing by satellite to unearth the wacky, wonderful”
the article begins …”The introduction of Google Earth in 2005 uncovered … all this and more,
using satellite imaging to take us where few have been ..
“It also inspired JAMES TURNBULL and his friends to found googlesightseeing.com …
“With the introduction of a best-of book, “Off the Map: The Most Amazing Sights on Earth as Seen by Satellite”
(Carroll & Graf), Turnbull shared with the POST some of his favs and GELITIN’S
PINK BUNNY made the cut !
the text with the photo states: “THE RABBIT – On the top of Colletto Fava Mountain in
Piemonte, Italy, is an unusual sight – a giant 200-foot-tall pink rabbit, with its woolen guts
spilling out onto the mountainside.
“The bunny is the work of GELITIN, a group of artists from Vienna, who explain: ‘It’s supposed
to make you feel small, like Gulliver. You walk around it, and you can’t help but smile.’ It also
(unintentionally) mirrors the pattern of the local access road. The rabbit is expected to stay there
until 2025, and hikers are encouraged to climb onto it for a better view.”
PHOTO: copyright 2006 DigitalGlobe, via Eurimage
more on: GELITIN, in artlovers , including a link to photos of their critically acclaimed NOV 2005 exhibit,
‘TANTAMOUNTER 24/7’ at LEO KOENIG GALLERY.
Little Miss Sunshine, in what is being called .. “the biggest upset” so far, was named
BEST FILM OF THE YEAR by the Producers Guild of America.
FOX SEARCHLIGHT bought the indie production at SUNDANCE, last year,
for $10.5 million, a Sundance record.
Little Miss Sunshine was highlighted on the artlovers home page
the week of JAN 16, 2007
you can read JAN ALBERT’S review – in her TOP TEN PICKS of 2006
ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ INARRITU attends the JULIAN SCHNABEL opening –
‘NEW INDIAN PAINTINGS and SELECTED SCULPTURE’ at PaceWildenstein, Oct 16, 2003
(His film, ’21 Grams’ had recently opened)
more photos from the opening – scroll down to 3rd row.
‘BABEL’ just won the BEST FILM, DRAMA award at the GOLDEN GLOBES last night.
DASH SNOW opens ‘Silence of The Only True Friend That Shall Never Betray You’,
on Sept 7, 2006, at RIVINGTON ARMS.
DASH SNOW with DAN COLEN at the RIVINGTON ARMS opening.
in case you are brain dead, everybody is talking about the article in NEW YORK MAGAZINE:
‘Chasing Dash Snow’ by ARIEL LEVY, with Photos by CASS BIRD
DASH at a recent DEITCH PROJECTS/DEBBIE HARRY CBGB BENEFIT
TO SEE AN early photo of DASH SNOW, go to:
DASH SNOW, Nov 17, 2005, & scroll down to 11th row
above PHOTO BY: RYAN McGINLEY – first appeared on the tinyvices website & was posted on the artlovers home page
RYAN McGINLEY opened a show of his new MORRISSEY tour PHOTOS – ‘Irregular Regulars’ –
at TEAM on January 4th.
The show runs from January 4 – February 10, 2007
photos from the opening
early photo of RYAN McGINLEY with DAKOTA, scroll down to 5th row.