~ALEKSANDRA MIR/Printed Matter/opening SEPT 20
IMAGE – ALEKSANDRA MIR/COURTESY PRINTED MATTER
‘ALEKSANDRA MIR: A RETROSPECTIVE of PRINTED MATTER’
SEPTEMBER 20 – NOVEMBER 8, 2007
OPENING RECEPTION: THURS SEPT 20, 2007 (5-7PM)
at PRINTED MATTER – 195 TENTH AVENUE – www.printedmatter.org
This retrospective exhibit will present a survey of the artist’s publications, multiples, posters, invitation cards, etc – selected by Aleksandra herself.
For the occasion, PRINTED MATTER is publishing MIR’S book, ‘LA: A GEOGRAPHY OF MODERN ART’ with photography by JUSTIN BEAL.
“Independent publishing has been an integral part of her work and this exhibit will provide overview of that activity” – PRESS RELEASE, PINTED MATTER
Aleksandra Mir (b. 1967, Lubin, Poland) is currently based in Palermo, Sicily.
You can see more of her work at her website: www.aleksandramir.info.
ALEKSANDRA MIR, (at left, in the red dress) at the recent opening of her exhibit: ‘Aleksandra Mir – NEWS ROOM – 1986-2000’ – MARY BOONE GALLERY, 541 WEST 24 STREET, Chelsea. SAT SEPT 15, 2007
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH
ALEKSANDRA MIR, also currently has a show up at MARY BOONE GALLERY on WEST 24TH STREET. It opened this past weekend. It is really dynamic, and has a lot of energy – from 2 sources.
1. the drawings themselves are very alive, mostly edgey, bold black outlines, (they are all: all black & white drawings, by the way – no color!) – drawn with SHARPIE (marker) outlines – with some crosshatch and a few sparse but quirky/lively details. very cartooney in spirit .. . themed to specific TABLOID COVERS !!! yet with only TEXTS – strangely no images – not even crude abbreviated ones – of the tabloid cover photos – …
2. she has a crew of young student/artists working on them, LIVE !!! SHARPIES in hand, and with specific instructions to crosshatch this, or super BOLD outline that. ALEKSANDRA does the outlines.
(not sure if the live crew is there during weekdays – or only on Sat – check with gallery.)
& DON’T MISS CHECKING out ALEKSANDRA’S headquarters/live desk/studio in the back room !! SHE MIGHT EVEN BE THERE WORKING LIVE – or, if not – you can still get real close up to her working process.
UP-DATE: FRI SEPT 21
WORD IS ALEKSANDRA MIR is in the gallery each & every day, all day long – working on the project – with her young crew of about 16 artist/assistants, also there each day as well.
UP-DATE: TUES SEPT 25
MARY BOONE DIRECTOR – RON WARREN tells us … ” . . . and they will continue this regimen, for the entire length of the show – they are functioning as a ‘Newsroom’, producing new works every day, and the actual installation, the pieces on the walls, change every few days as well” – it’s rumored the show has been extended to a 2 month run ?
UP-DATE: MON OCT 8
that’s just a rumor – the show will close as scheduled – SAT OCT 27 – is the last day.
you can get more info at the MARY BOONE GALLERY website.
‘ALEKSANDRA MIR – NEWS ROOM 1986-2000’
SEPT 15 – OCT 27, 2007
MARY BOONE GALLERY – 541 WEST 24TH STREET
PHOTOS FROM THE OPENING WILL POST IN A COUPLE OF DAYS.