CLARE ROJAS/IMAGE COURTESY: COMMUNITY OUTREACH
CLARE ROJAS/IMAGE COURTESY: COMMUNITY OUTREACH
LOOKS LIKE PAUL BRIGHT and his COMMUNITY OUTREACH GALLERY, founded in LONDON, ONTARIO – is opening a branch in TORONTO.
KINEKO IVIC and his GREENER PASTURES is going to get some real competition – now !! TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA – finally looks to be really – hooked up !!
see: the whole report/KINEKO IVIC/GREENER PASTURES
THE FIRST – COMMUNITY OUTREACH SHOW in TORONTO – is a GROUP SHOW, titled, ‘HEY YOU GUYYYYS!’
. . . at first, it was billed as a one month – CHRISTMAS SPECIAL TYPE SHOW – but, now according to the website – it seems to be the INAUGURAL SHOW FOR – A – NEW – & – ON/GOING – TORONTO SPACE !!!
the new COMMUNITY OUTREACH outpost is located at:
1658 QUEEN ST. WEST, TORONTO, ONTARIO – HOURS: WED-SAT: NOON-6PM
‘HEY YOU GUYYYYS!’ – features the work of: MATT LEINES, TAYLOR McKIMENS, CLARE ROJAS, ROBERT PIMPLE, ANDREW JEFFREY WRIGHT, ERIC WHITE, MISAKI KAWAI, BEN JONES, and others.
see: more on ‘HEY YOU GUYYYYS!’/on the gallery website
the show opened NOV 3 and runs thru this FRIDAY, NOV 30, 2007 – with a closing party on FRIDAY NOV 30 – featuring DJ JENNY ORENDA and the PHABULOUS PHONECARD. the gallery will be open from noon on that FRI – with the party starting at 8 PM.
TAYLOR McKIMENS, left, with PAUL BRIGHT, of COMMUNITY OUTREACH, in the van. Paul was picking up some of Taylor’s work for a summer show at the original LONDON, ONTARIO – COMMUNITY OUTREACH site.
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH/BROOKLYN, NYC, JUNE 1, 2007
see: PAUL BRIGHT/TAYLOR McKIMENS/4 LARGE WORKS/JUNE 2007
see: CLARE ROJAS & photos of her FALL 2004 exhibit,
‘CLARE ROJAS / TABLE TURNER’, DEITCH PROJECTS, Nov 13, 2004
AMY GARTRELL, ‘A RARE CONVERGENCE’ (1978), 2007, Ink on paper, 23 x 24 ins./IMAGE COURTESY: DANIEL REICH GALLERY
AMY GARTRELL, ‘DOWN IS DOWN’, 2007, Ink on paper, 23 x 24 ins./IMAGE COURTESY: DANIEL REICH GALLERY
AMY GARTRELL – ‘FUNCTION CREEP ‘ – LAST WEEK !!
OCTOBER 29 – NOVEMBER 24, 2007
DANIEL REICH GALLERY – 537A WEST 23RD STREET – CHELSEA – NYC
AMY GARTRELL MIGHT NOT destroy concrete gallery floors, or install fully operational candy factories, but maybe she doesn’t have too !!! don’t worry bout AMY – SHE KICKS HER OWN KIND OF MAGIC into every surface, light source & object; found and man-made – she puts her little mystical paws on.
AMY GARTRELL and DANIEL REICH at the opening of: ‘FUNCTION CREEP’, Oct 20, 2007
DANIEL REICH GALLERY, CHELSEA, NYC
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH
see: more photos from the opening
see: the show’s card
see: a mini STUDIO VISIT – a few weeks – before the show opened
see: AMY GARTRELL DRIFTWOOD/BEVELED GLASS SCULPTURE
see: more pix of the ‘FUNCTION CREEP’ installation and individual artworks/gallery website/click on the STAINED GLASS IMAGE/HOMEPAGE
DANIEL REICH GALLERY
on: the gallery
JENS LEKMAN/COVER ART/’NIGHT FALLS OVER KORTEDALA’/SECRETLY CANADIAN
JENS LEKMAN – HIS NEW ALBUM, ‘NIGHT FALLS OVER KORTEDALA’ – is his newest, hottest album.
It’s out on SECRETLY CANADIAN. It’s getting great reviews.
but, CHECK OUT !! – JENS LEKMAN doing a cover of that famous PAUL SIMON song – ‘YOU CAN CALL ME, AL’, from a recent LIVE CONCERT in DALLAS, TEXAS, (it’s amazing . .)
on: YouTube !!
here’s the original PAUL SIMON/CHEVY CHASE CLIP, on: YouTube !!
visit: PITCHFORK on JENS LEKMAN
visit: the unofficial/fan/posted JENS LEKMAN myspace page
visit: SECRETLY CANADIAN
IMAGE:ANDREW MOON BAIN/’Slave Language’/silkscreen/AD HOC ART
AD HOC ART PRESENTS:
‘SECRETS OF THE WOONASQUATUCKET RIVER’ – ‘SCREENPRINTS FROM PROVIDENCE’
ANDREW MOON BAIN / NEIL BURKE / MAT BRINKMAN /BRIAN CHIPPENDALE /CYBELE COLLINS / JO DERY / JIM DRAIN / LEIF GOLDBERG / KATE GRONNER /KASEY HENNEMAN / JUNGIL HONG / BAPTISTE IBAR / RAPHAEL LYON / JENNY NICHOLS / XANDER MARRO / ARA PETERSON / ANGEL QUINONEZ / ERIN ROSENTHAL / MIKE TAYLOR / PIPPI ZORNOZA
CURATED BY: ANDREW MOON BAIN
NOVEMBER 16 – DECEMBER 2, 2007
AD HOC ART – 49 BOGART ST – UNIT 1G – BUZZER 22 – BROOKLYN – NYC
HOURS: WED-SUN 1-8PM & BY APPOINTMENT
TAKE THE L TRAIN TO MORGAN
‘SECRETS OF THE WOONSQUATUCKET RIVER’ is .. “a collective group show hosting some of the most promising screen printers from the Providence region . . . which seeks to expore a new perspective on screenprinting while representing the blooming art renaissance occuring in Rhode Island..”
PHOTOS FROM THE OPENING POST THIS WEEK !!
AD HOC ART
PHOTOS FROM THE OPENING !!
PETER PAUL CHOCOLATES – EDIBLES BY PAUL McCARTHY – SANTA WITH TREE AND BELL
CHOCOLATE SANTA/IMAGE COURTESY/MACCARONE GALLERY
PAUL McCARTHY – CHOCOLATE SANTA
PETER PAUL FACTORY at MACCARONE GALLERY – 630 GREENWICH ST – WEST VILLAGE – NYC
OPEN FOR BUSINESS FROM NOVEMBER 15TH THROUGH DECEMBER 24TH, 2007
IN COLLABORATION WITH HAUSER & WIRTH, ZURICH LONDON/PETERPAULCHOCOLATES.COM
THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is open to the public seven days a week.
RETAIL/STORE HOURS are: Monday thru Saturday, NOON – 8PM, and Sunday NOON – 6PM.
(note: they only take credit cards.)
FACTORY HOURS – when you can actually watch them make the chocolate Santas,
Tuesday-Saturday 10AM – 6PM.
PAUL McCARTHY at the opening of ‘CHOCOLATE SANTA’, MACCARONE GALLERY,
THURSDAY, NOV 15, 2007 – he is holding a freshly boxed Santa, with the ‘funny looking Christmas tree’ – part of the box’s label, visible on its side.
IWAN WIRTH of HAUSER & WIRTH, ZURICH LONDON, at the PAUL McCARTHY
installation, ‘CHOCOLATE SANTA’ OPENING, MACCARONE GALLERY, Nov 15, 2007
HAUSER & WIRTH collaborated on the exhibit.
MICHELE MACCARONE, (center, checkered jacket) at PAUL McCARTHY – ‘CHOCOLATE SANTA’, which opened last night, THURSDAY, NOV 15, 2007 – at her new West Village space.
a view of the final assembly line – that wraps, and boxes the CHOCOLATE SANTAS into beautiful, custom designed boxes. (supposedly there’s some of that pink, limited edition CHOCOLATE SANTA WALLPAPER available too, or, that might become available, at some point . . .)
There’s also word floating around of a special edition – SILVER VERSION CHOCOLATE SANTA – but that, so far, only one has been made ?
With this exhibit, (her 5th in the new location), and which is in fact, a fully operational, small scale chocolate making and retailing enterprise, carefully designed down to the last drop, including the logos on the workers’ uniforms and the decals placed on the boxes; MICHELE MACCARONE, has finally exploited the full potential of her large, state-of-the-art gallery space. The PAUL McCARTHY ‘CHOCOLATE SANTA’ production is a wonder to behold, from the very first steps of the chocolate being poured into molds, by professional chocoltiers, thru the various steps of the production/assembly line to the rows of finished SANTAS, unwrapped, wrapped in colorful cellophane, and finally boxed, that line the gallery on hi-tech shelving carts. The gallery interior has been (almost) completely re-configured, and in the most ingenious of ways. In fact, what were formerly exhibition walls, were taken down, so that the chocolate making process, can be seen through the gallery’s large storefront windows. Making matters more intense, enchanted, or downright dangerous, depending on your personal spatial navigation skills, such as depth of field or peripheral perceptions – all the wall spaces and corners, between the different production areas, are seamlessly lined with full length mirror surfaces, and steel beams that hold up the temporary wall partitions at the ceiling – are deliberately designed to increase the spatial distortion – in other words, if you get even the least bit carried away, checking out the brightly uniformed candy makers, as they intensely pour molten chocolate into molds – and – you bump smack into a wall, when you thought you were turning a corner, trust me – you wouldn’t be the first !!!
Luckily they didn’t have alcohol at the opening, because tipsy guests – would have had a hard time navigating, but perhaps even more deadly – they had a ‘tasting’ plate. Every time it emptied – a cheerful chocolate baker brought in a new SANTA and cracked it merrily into small chunks to sample.. even if you are not a chocolate lover, – you’d have to say, this is chocolate to die for. I don’t know if this fair to say – but every detail of that bright, fresh and witty installation is matched by a taste of that chocolate – it all leads up to the chocolate and you think, well the idea and the packaging and the (rather notorious) SANTA itself – is the big art deal – but no, the chocolate is the real deal, too. PETER PAUL is really a first rate chocolate shop !! ‘Master Chocolatier’ – PETER P. GREWELING, of the CULINARY INSTITUTE of AMERICA (get it ? PETER PAUL/PETER GREWELING/PAUL McCARTHY) oversees the actual chocolate making, and was said to have formulated a ‘just-so’ custom recipe for the occasion, and, they are using only GUITTARD premium chocolate. And apparently its a pretty good source – California-based GUITTARD, founded in 1868, is the oldest family owned and operated chocolate company in the US. and besides the box – with its custom label – you get a really nice paper shopping bag, with custom ‘CHOCOLATE SANTA’ decals on it, too – to cart away your purchase.
Of course the big ‘joke’ of the night was . . . that yes, that ‘funny-looking’ Christmas tree the Santa is holding, is indeed a … butt plug ! that might be why PAUL McCARTHY is grinning so broadly, in the photo above, as he holds a boxed Santa – with the pertinent part of the label’s design to the camera. and no, my erstwhile imagination is not being carried way – even though the PETER PAUL CHOCOLATES website simply refers to it variously as: ‘CHOCOLATE SANTA’, and ‘SANTA WITH TREE AND BELL’ – at the NYC site, the little factory running at MACCARONE GALLERY – its proudly boxed and clearly labeled them as . . ‘Chocolate Santa with Butt Plug’ – if you don’t believe me, go see for yourself. in fact, here’s a scan of the actual decal that went on the boxes:
and yes, . . I even overheard a well-dressed suit, laughing all the time – relate how he was in conversation, on his cell – when he realized he had just said: “…can’t talk now, I’m chewing on a butt plug !” – go figure !! – that’s the DECEMBER 2007 art world for ya. If you actually managed to escape eating dinner surrounded by a gazillion god-awful DAMIEN HIRST carcasses – then, next thing you know – your’re buying your best friends Chocolate Santas – merrily bearing butt plugs – to munch on. well, they’d sold almost 500 by the end of the first day. and why not, they are exquisite & witty to behold, they’re made from top rate chocolate, you can watch your food being made fresh in front of your face – and, they are boxed for collectors, if you can resist actually eating the little beast.
If you are buying one as a collector’s item, you better buy two – one to eat, and one to keep. or just forget the collecting already, (ok, save the box) and throw yourself into the true spirit of the show. at $100 a pop for a first rate chocolate figurine that stands 10″ high, comes with a pedestal and a designer box – this, isn’t really that overboard, in NYC – you can easily blow $80 – on just 10 teeny tiny chocolates in a mass produced box, at ABC CARPET, any old day. and they are not even made fresh on the spot!
one final note – I can’t resist – it’s really an amazing art world experience in New York City right now – there is so much good art out there, from the biggest Manhattan galleries – to the smallest storefront galleries in Brooklyn. but as someone who depends on it’s liveliness for my livelihood – how’s the future gonna be able to top what is happening in NYC today – that is, on any given day this month, on a casual stroll down a nondescript West Village block bordered by Greenwich and LeRoy – you can walk into the silent, empty and awesome, you could even say – apocalyptic, pit that URS FISCHER dug out of GBE and 2 doors down, enter the bustling candyland factory of PAUL McCARTHY at neighboring MACCARONE!!!! It’s actually kind of mind blowing. no amount of words or photos can convey the actual physical experience of either installation. Both galleries have had their interior formal exhibition spaces ripped up and turned, in one case upside down, and in the other, in way, on its head. The stunning mental shock of the URS FISCHER excavation – has its enchanted moments, too; you have to crouch down and enter thru an Alice-in-Wonderland scaled down doorway – and conversely – the, at-first-impression innocent, very merry and bustling PAUL McCARTHY chocolate factory has at its core, a – shock factor. A not-insignificant , in-your-face, conceptual edge too, which like the URS FISCHER piece is a culturally defining moment – the ‘funny looking’ Christmas tree. Both have their conceptual edges – pointing at you – in-your-face/NYC style – sharp as swords – challenging you, with a big grin !
UP-DATE: TUES/NOV 20, 2007
NOTE: THE URS FISHER show, ‘you’ at Gavin Brown’s enterprise – has been extended thru, DEC 22, 2007.
on second thought: . . the ‘Chocolate Santa with Butt Plug – by Paul McCarthy’ decal might just be going onto the shopping bags – in which case: 1) save the shopping bag, too !! and, 2) does that make McCarthy a ‘get-over artist’, everywhere else, but – here, in NYC ?
it’s a little hard to hedge one’s mass marketing bets – with the internet.
. . . and that’s also, one reason why New York will always be the center of the artworld – at least for the next few generations – New Yorkers would rather have their art, ‘in-your-face’ – and can handle it, as it barrels at them – apparently with great nonchalance, if not total delight – rather than be ‘get-overed’, on.
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH
MORE PHOTOS FROM THE OPENING – TO POST THIS WEEK.
visit: PETER PAUL CHOCOLATES – for more info & they have a really nice animated, revolving image of the ‘Chocolate Santa’ on the home page.
visit: MACCARONE GALLERY
see: first photos from URS FISCHER – ‘you’
see: more pix from the URS FISCHER OPENING/2007-11-06
. . . some selections from the NEW MUSEUM BENEFIT AUCTION, at PHILLIPS de PURY, to take place tonight, NOV 15, 2007 at 6:30PM:
Slimy JW, 2006
Rubber. 2-1/2 x 72 x 13 ins.
This work is initialed ‘JW’ on the snake head and signed and titled ‘Slimy John Waters’ on the underside.
This work is from an edition of five.
SOLD FOR: $6,000
PROVENANCE: Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
Study for Tower of Peace Towers, 2007
Photocollage, acrylic, gouache and resin on wood. 24 x 24 ins.
This work is signed, titled and dated ‘Fred Tomaselli 2007 Study for Tower of Peace Towers’ on the reverse. This work is unique.
SOLD FOR: $150,000
PROVENANCE: Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan Gallery, New York
Listen, Darling, 2007
Wall installation with metal, plastic, neon, glass and gound objects. 55 x 100 x 5-1/2 ins.
SOLD FOR: $350,000
PROVENANCE: Courtesy of the artist and Cheim & Read, New York
Untitled (Nurse), 2006
Acrylic and inkjet on canvas. 60 x 48 ins.
Signed and dated on the reverse.
SOLD FOR: $1,900,000
PROVENANCE: Courtesy of the artist and Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
Bikini (Dots), 2001-2007
Silkscreen on stainless steel with mirror polished edges.
56 x 90 x 1-3/4 ins.
This work is one of four unique versions.
SOLD FOR: $1,050,000
PROVENANCE: Courtesy of the artist
Untitled (three works), 1976/2005
Black and white photographs. Each 10 x 8 ins.
Each work is signed and dated ‘Cindy Sherman 1976/2005’on the reverse and is from an edition of 20.
SOLD FOR: $50,000
PROVENANCE: Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York
Three works (i) Double Raugh Shelving Unit; (ii) Single Strand Shapes: Forward and Backward Motion (Olive and Gold); (iii) A-Z Advanced Technologies: Me Wearing a Flame Fiber Form in front of driveway at A-Z West, (i) (ii) 2006, (iii) 2002
(i) laminated ACX plywood, cardboard boxes with burlap and plaster, carpet, fiber form elements, high density charcoal gray foam, plant, wood, and limes
(ii) crocheted coarse wool
(iii) gouache and pen on paper
(i) (ii) approximate installation dimensions 100 x 164 ins.
(iii) 9 x 12 ins.
SOLD FOR: $60,000
PROVENANCE: Courtesy of the artist and Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
visit: PHILLIPS de PURY & COMPANY
here’s a last photo from the MICHAEL WILLIAMS ‘Cancuned…’ opening –
from left: KEI MORITA and MISAKI KAWAI.
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH, Oct 11, 2007
KEI MORITA is a young artist briefly visiting from Japan, who is staying with Misaki while in NYC. She showed us her ‘Book’ – the handmade – ‘portable portfolio’ – all Japanese artists carry around, to show their work, the more easily. here’s the cover:
Photo: Nancy Smith, Oct 11, 2007
above: we also, caught: KATHERINE BERNHARDT at the MICHAEL WILLIAMS opening, ‘Cancuned and Other Paintings from 2007’. Katherine also shows at CANADA.
KATHERINE BERNHARDT was recently invited to do a real fun gig for CHANEL, here in NYC.
SHE was the ‘guest of honor’ for – the launch party – for the new CHANEL – JMT – watch, . . with artworks by Katherine Bernhardt – ‘inspired by time’ – and – ‘featuring paintings – of KARL LAGERFIELD, COCO CHANEL, watches, constellations, and (her signature) – sexy women paintings’; and a limited edition print – she made, specially for the occasion.
Katherine tells us – the print said in spray paint: ‘Fashion Fades, Style Remains’ – a quote from COCO – and then adds, in her indisputably unique way – “she actually said: ‘fashion fades only style remains the same’ – I am not allowed to reproduce or use any of the images ever again ever! according to their legal department. and the screenprint was not supposed to be made either. oh, and I got to wear the new watch during the opening, but had to take it off after the event – !! – at the uptown store 64th and Madison Avenue, on Oct 19, 2007” – . . . if you don’t like the edge, don’t mess with a NYC artist !!!! esp one who can rap !!
see more of KATHERINE BERNHARDT on: CANADA
COVER IMAGE FREIGHT + VOLUME ISSUE 1/FREIGHT + VOLUME
When you next sashay down 2TH STREET – check out this neat little art book – with the big pictures !!! at: FREIGHT + VOLUME, (542 WEST 24TH STREET) or, order it online. ($15)
FREIGHT + VOLUME – ISSUE 1/WINTER 2007
spotlight: BRENDAN CASS
project: BRIAN BELOTT
with many photos by MARCELO GOMES; and (revealing) short essays (or A & Q’s) by over 11 contributors, including: DONALD BAECHLER, JOE BRADLEY & ANTHONY HADEN-GUEST !!
for more info & a great selection of photos from the book, check out:
FREIGHT + VOLUME/MAGAZINE/ISSUE 1
& hit: the “CLICK TO PREVIEW LINK”
see: photo coverage of: BRENDAN CASS – ‘EUROPA’/BRIAN BELOTT – ‘DEEP DATA’
(scroll down – it’s at the bottom of that report)
the FREIGHT + VOLUME exhibit of: DEC 1, 2005 – JANUARY 6, 2007 – that the book was based on.
check out: BRENDAN CASS/STUDIO VISIT/ 2006-11-18
check out: BRIAN BELOTT/STUDIO VISIT/ 2007-05-22
visit: FREIGHT + VOLUME