~PEANUT GALLERY/CURATED BY JOE BRADLEY/THE JOURNAL/to-nite !!
PEANUT GALLERY – CURATED BY JOE BRADLEY – OPENS SAT NOV 22 / 6-9 PM
the show runs NOVEMBER 22, 2008 – JANUARY 7, 2009
THE JOURNAL GALLERY – 168 NORTH 1ST ST.- WILLIAMSBURG – BROOKLYN
featuring: RITA ACKERMANN, BRIAN BELOTT, DIKE BLAIR, CHIN, DAN COLEN, ERIN FIERST, JASON FOX, OTIS HOUSTON, EUNICE KIM, NATE LOWMAN, CHRIS MARTIN, KEITH MAYERSON, ELENA PANKOVA, LEIF RITCHEY, BILL SAYLOR, JOSH SMITH, AGATHE SNOW, MICHAEL WILLIAMS & B. WURTZ !!
. . . ” a peanut gallery is an audience that heckles the performer. The term originated in the days of vaudeville as a nickname for the cheapest (and ostensibly rowdiest) seats in the theater; the cheapest snack served at the theater would often be peanuts, which patrons would sometimes throw at the performers on stage to show their disapproval. The phrases “no comments from the peanut gallery” or “quiet in the peanut gallery” are extensions of the name…” (press release)
UP-DATE: TUES DEC 9, 2008 – PIX FROM THE OPENING !!
RITA ACKERMANN and AGATHE SNOW !!
BRIAN BELOTT does his best ‘smooth crooner’ impression.
LEIF RITCHEY, ‘Wishes’, 2008. Fabric, acrylic and stickers on canvas. 25.5 x 24 in. ($3,200)
LEIF RITCHEY and JOE BRADLEY
BRIAN BELOTT, collage.
MICHAEL WILLIAMS, ‘The Freshmaker’, 2008. 30 x 30 in. ($4,000)
ERIN FIERST, 30 x 39.57 in.
MARK SCHUBERT, he shows with MONYA ROWE.
JASON FOX, ‘Untitled’, 2008. 14 x 18 in.
CHRIS MARTIN, ‘James’, price upon request
GABRIEL URIST and TOM HOHMANN of USA IS A MONSTER !!
GABRIEL URIST designs custom jewelry & pendants – this is BIGGIE !! ($500).
see: GABRIEL URIST CUSTOM BLING !!
the other interesting thing about Mr. Urist is that – he is wearing a custom-made hoodie that LEIF RITCHEY made for him.
apparently they were childhood friends back in the day, and TOM HOHMAN, too – in MICHIGAN.
detail of the hood, on the LEIF RITCHEY – hoodie !!
at left, TOOYA !!
RITA ACKERMANN, ‘Bon Bon’, 2008, oil, acrylic and enamel paint on canvas.
30 x 40 in. ($45,000)
CHRISTINE HARDY of art+commerce – photographers’ agents.
beside her: CHRIS MARTIN, ‘Smurfin’. 2007, mixed media. 38 x 48 in.
courtesy of Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery. ($20,000)
PATRICIA RIVERA and MAX FIERST !!
PETE VOGL and JACK RITCHEY
NOAH BREHMER, LEIF RITCHEY & PETE PEZZIMENTI
beside her: KEITH MAYERSON, ‘Miles davis’, 2006, oil on linen. 26 x 34 in.
courtesy DEREK ELLER GALLERY. ($9,000)
COLIN LANGENUS of USA IS A MONSTER
GABRIEL URIST in front of DAN COLEN’S, ‘To be titled’, 2008, chewing gum on canvas. 24 x 30 in.
courtesy PERES PROJECTS
EUNICE KIM’S piece on the wall – it was my favorite !!
RITA ACKERMANN and BOGDAN TESLAR KWAIATOWSKI !!
and, a face from the not so distant past !! JESSICA CIOCCI of PAPER RAD !!
BILL SAYLOR, ‘Untitled’, oil and collage on paper, 24 x 36 in.
courtesy LEO KOENIG. ($3,600)
KATHY LO at right.
DIKE BLAIR, ‘Untitled (Marcelline), 2006.
Gouache and pencil on paper. 10 x 7 in. Courtesy FEATURE. ($2,500)
inside the THE JOURNAL back office – a poster of young TONY SHAFRAZI being arrested, from last year’s
‘WHO’S AFRAID OF JASPER JOHNS?’/URS FISHER & GAVIN BROWN EXHIBIT – has – place of honor !!
URS FISHER/GAVIN BROWN hsow – has a place of homor.
as does a yellow PATRICK GRIFFIN – ‘button’ !!
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH, NOV 22, 2008