~JERRY BLACKMAN/SUMMER SESSION
LAST !! WEEK !! to catch the ‘sleeper’ show – of the SUMMER – it runs till AUG 30, 2009 !!
JERRY BLACKMAN – ‘SUMMER SESSION’
JULY 11 – AUG 30, 2009
DAM STUHLTRAGER – BROOKLYN
first off, with a lot of galleries, even the big ones, cutting back on cards to save money – we have to note how great Jerry’s card is – and, on – both sides !!
they are printed on glossy postcard stock – 4 x 6 ins.
JERRY BLACKMAN’S – ANCHOR.
some kind of resin and super hi-tech paint-texture job on the wood simulation parts.
Leah Stuhltrager told me it goes for $8,500.
If I were of – JOHN HALL – pockets – I would snap it up – in a nanosecond.
if I were a little bit of a cheesier collector. like you know who, [fill in the blanks yourself] – [“just because my family has 80+ Picassos doesn’t mean we’re wealthy”] – I’d get them down to $6,000, maybe even less – and promise to come round for more … maybe.
(since I’m only me – I can only roll around on my – ‘called it first’ laurels – and watch everyone else – make the dough – later on, down the road. what else is new.)
another interesting aspect of the show – is the insight provided by the detailed background notes.
from left: KENNY KOMER, JERRY BLACKMAN, and BORIS RASIN.
. . . . the Anchor behind them.
KENNY KOMER, JERRY BLACKMAN and BORIS RASIN.
all three are local NYC boys and, recent COOPER UNION grads, SCULPTURE MAJORS – STUDIO ART BFA PROGRAM.
wood detailing – ANCHOR.
what did we say: just like a BOBBY FLAY THROW- DOWN – minus the food !!
KATE CERIGO – also a local NYC kid & recent grad BFA – SVA – graphic design.
BORIS RASIN and KENNY KOMER – also had break-out shows of their own this summer.
coverage on that – coming up next !!
p.s. Boris and Kenny told me a funny story at the opening. the afternoon of the opening, to celebrate – they took Jerry fishing off of some local NYC waterway. a Long Island bay, I think. you rent a boat with crew for about $40, or was it $40 each, well anyways – Boris was the only one to catch something. he caught a shark !! a baby one. part of the deal is – the crew cooks you lunch with your catch – so they ate shark !! and Boris even got the rest of the fish wrapped up, raw – to take home. I found this ‘fish-tale’ a little hard to believe – – so they whipped out their cellphones and showed me pix !! and, yep it]]there it was – a (small) shark – sure enuff !!
check out: KENNY KOMER & BORIS RASIN/website !!
check out: JERRY BLACKMAN’S website !!
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH