~SUSANNE M. WINTERLING/curates
‘A Member of the Wedding’ – ‘a curatorial project by Susanne M. Winterling’
JULY 18 – AUGUST 29, 2008
DANIEL REICH GALLERY – 537 West 23d rd ST – CHELSEA – NYC
note: gallery is on summer hours – MON-FRI 11am-6pm
talking about BERLIN !! ……
BERLIN-based SUSANNE M. WINTERLING has presented a curatorial project featuring the work of guest artists – who range from bases as diverse as Canada to Norway. The project … “attempts to conjure the social networks .. in which artworks are created” – sorry, no disrespect – but, what’s that all about – ? – certainly don’t see it in the work, as presented. ” ‘A Member of the Wedding’ assembles artworks possessing an enigmatic silence, which upon closer inspection yield specific stories and dramas” (press release) – comes a little closer to the truth – but, to my mind – really reflects the soul & mind of the curator herself – projected upon – the individual artists – she has gathered together. In fact, none of these artists can hold a candle to MS. WINTERLING’S own work – and, I personally would much rather see one work of hers – than this entire assemblage. A cruel comparison: Paulette Phillips ‘Homewrecker’ screened here – pales in all ways – thematically & visually – to – MS. WINTERLING’S own videos. An even crueller comparison: NADIRA HUSAIN’S clay pot, titled ‘La Bouche dans la Tasse’ – to any little thing ceramic by Sterling Ruby !!
That being said – the show is presented in the gallery with skill – and offers a nice mental stroll or respite from the summer’s heat and drama. With special mention to KAUCYILA BROOKE, ENDRE AALRUST and DAG NORDBRENDAN – for the best pieces – which just happen to be photographic & archival in medium & nature.
. . . for a better foot-forward-substance-ready BERLIN product – recently presented to the New York City stage – thank Daniel Reich – for offering up the following 2 shows, and check them, out !!
see: BIRGIT MEGERLE/FEB 10 2007
and, see: SUSANNE M. WINTERLING’S debut solo NYC show – of last summer, ‘i’ll be your mirror but i will dissolve’ – AUG 13, 2007
oh no, come to think of it – I hope she didn’t mean that literally !!! SUSANNE – come back !!
DANIEL REICH and SUSANNE M. WINTERLING at the opening of Susanne’s curatorial project –
‘A Member of the Wedding’, which took place on July 22nd, 2008
the show runs through AUGUST 29th, 2008
SUSANNE M. WINTERLING – “baby, come back … to me”
SUSANNE M. WINTERLING – curates – ‘A Member of the Wedding’ – a cornerstone piece: ‘The Boy Mechanic/Cologne’ by KAUCYILA BROOKE
center: KAUCYILA BROOKE, ‘The Boy Mechanic’, 2008, poster
black & white photos by ENDRE AALRUST
ENDRE AALRUST also showed a sculptural piece – ‘Untitled (Martha Stewart)’, 2006
head by ENDRE AALRUST
NADIRA HUSAIN, ‘La Bouche dans la Tasse’, 2008, ceramic
frame from: ‘Homewrecker’, by PAULETTE PHILLIPS
PAULETTE PHILLIPS’ ‘Homewrecker’ took on a more interesting life – when it accidentally screened on the passing guests !!
PAULETTE PHILLIPS – relates that their initial, and all (?) correspondence was via Internet solely.
approaching – a more interesting piece by PAULETTE PHILLIPS, ‘Untitled (ghost)’, 2004, chiffon, magnet, bracket, transformer and metal bracket.
close-up, ‘Untitled (ghost)’ by PAULETTE PHILLIPS
a really intriguing photo by DAG NORDBRENDEN, ‘Legend in My Living Room #1’ , 2006, c-print. of all the artists presented here – I’d like to see more of his work !!
young designer, MARGUERITE MacPHAIL, recently graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design, GEORGIA. on the wall, the photo by DAG NORDBRENDEN
from left: CARLOS PARREIRA, MARGUERITE MacPHAIL, and BRENDAN LYNCH – young art fans at the opening. guess we have to take this opportunity – to say farewell – and, all the best – to CARLOS, who has worked at the Daniel Reich Gallery for awhile now, as he has returned to his home base, Portugal. we already miss you.
AMIR MOGHARABI and, TERESA SAPLYS. Teresa is currently an intern at COHAN AND LESLIE GALLERY. AMIR MOGHARABI is the founding editor of a new art journal – FARIMANI !!
– a collection of works by artists, critical theorists, and musicians – which had its debut launch this past MARCH 1, 2008 at PRINTED MATTER. “Showcasing a diverse selection of work from artists, musicians and theorists, FARIMANI assumes the design of a book, while attempting to align its contents with the architecture of a curated space..” – PRINTED MATTER press release.
AMIR MOGHARABI lives and works in BROOKLYN – and is currently enrolled in the Critical Studies graduate program in Columbia University’s Art History department. He is already known for his art essays – most recently – his musings on the SEAN RASPET exhibit, ‘The Ones We Work For’, DANIEL REICH GALLERY, 2008.
FARIMANI is published by HA HA PRESS, the 1st & current issue is 224 pages, and retails for $25. It is available at PRINTED MATTER, and at the DANIEL REICH GALLERY, as well as other venues. check out, the website !!
see: FARIMANI !!
… artwork by SEAN RASPET. cruising FARIMANI, edited by AMIR MOGHARABI
. . . more pix from the SUSANNE M. WINTERLING opening post this week – including pix of – AMY GARTRELL & PATERSON BECKWITH !!