~THE SUM AND ALL PARTS
THE SUM AND ALL PARTS – CURATED BY JENNY BORLAND & BEAU RUTLEDGE
featuring work by: PAUL BRANCA, GORDON FAYLOR, RYAN FOERSTER, JAIME GECKER, KENNY KOMER, BORIS RASIN, DAVID ROTHENBERG, RYAN ROWLETT, KIRBY SALVADOR, LANYA SYNDER, LeROY STEVENS, HEIDI TURPIN.
the show ran: JUNE 18 – JULY 26, 2009.
at a vacant storefrontish space in BROOKLYN, near McCARREN PARK and MATCHLESS.
THE SUM AND ALL PARTS – was the best show – in an independent alternative venue – SUMMER of 2009.
Its young independent curators, JENNY BORLAND and BEAU RUTLEDGE put a very potent group in action.
The opening, a big party, at the beginning of the summer – was kind of eerie, and special, too.
First up, it was a somewhat coolish and rainy night – not enough to keep you sidelined, but a drizzle that turned you wet – as you made your way to the space – which was far from mass transit, and led you through what felt like a vacant no man’s land. At one point you could intersect with the huge ghostly spooky McCARREN PARK playing fields. but you could also just as easily wander into local fav dive band bar MATCHLESS for some of the best MAC & CHEESE around – $4 bucks – buys you a pretty good portion.
Second, it was the first chance to see some new work by KENNY KOMER and BORIS RASIN, in a while, but what made it so special – was that their piece ‘ECONOMICS 101’ – totally rocked !! the spirit of the summer, and also we got to see some of their individual works. never knew Boris was a ‘realist’ painter !! never knew Kenny was an abstract ‘fielder’ !!
check out: KENNY KOMER/BORIS RASIN/website !!
PHOTOS FROM – THE OPENING – JUST POSTED !!
check out: THE SUM AND ALL PARTS/2009-09-02 !!