~2012 BRUCENNIAL – OPENING NITE PIX !!
PIX – FROM THE OPENING NITE – BRUCENNIAL 2012 – FEB 29, 2012
A LARGE GROUP SHOW – GOING HEAD-to-HEAD with the WHITNEY BIENNIAL – PRESENTED BY THE BRUCE HIGH QUALITY FOUNDATION & VITO SCHNABEL
in a pop-up space at 159 BLEECKER ST – in GREENWICH VILLAGE
the show runs thru APRIL 20, 2012 / HRS: WED-SUN 12-6 PM
despite being white, classy, and yummy, bye the way !! – the Terrence Koh cake had a ‘stormy’ & short-lived – opening night story, all its own – maybe, O.K. yes !! – we’ll get around to that – next post . . .
RAINGER PINNEY’s newest piece had people coming to the ‘basement’ and hanging around. it was a time-delayed on-site streaming camera – with the black & white image stream projected onto a semi-transparent scrim. it had an ambiance all its own.
HILDE COTTON stands beside surely one of the smallest pieces in the show, that digitally animated spinning prism of light, just to the right. you know, like the spinning icon when your computer starts to freeze. subtly placed as it is, at pretty much eye level, right into the wall, with no frame, no fuss – it’s certainly intriguing !! esp for it’s title, which I later found out was: ‘spinning beach ball of death’ !! the inset, animated ‘infinity’ piece, including its concept – is by REVEL WOODARD.
good question: do death and infinity – rhyme ? and what’s a ‘rainbow’ colored beach ball, got to do with it anyway. . . that’s the irony of it all. ain’t life a mystery, even on the smallest bio-sphere.
JENNY, you might remember her from the DANIEL REICH GALLERY days, where she worked, and DEREK WEISBERG.
DEREK has a show up of his cutting edge porcelain ‘portraits’, called ‘Porcelain Promises’ – that just opened at GREENWICH HOUSE POTTERY, and which is most def worth a stroll by.
plus you can also get an idea of how huge the event venue was, it was in fact multi-storied.
ERIN JONES, HEIDI HAHN, and JERRY BLACKMAN. Heidi has work in the show. JERRY BLACKMAN is in a small group show of abstract work – that just coincidently opened last night in the old DANIEL REICH gallery space – now: J. CACCIOLA GALLERY, on 23rd st.
in fact it had once been a theater, from the looks of it.. . in this way historic district of blues and jazz clubs. this was at the start of the night. half hour later the lines formed and squirreled down the block – and a lot of people who couldn’t do the 30 min plus wait left. but then, just like the night’s soft rain – things lightened up and entry was easy to gain, once again.
I guess the big question is: what about 2014 ?
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH, NYC. FEB 29, 2012