~PETER HUTCHINSON .. PIX FROM THE OPENING .. PART II
PETER HUTCHINSON: THE LOGIC OF MOUNTAINS
1963-2013: A 50-Year Survey of Constructions, Collages, Books and Film
opened THURS, MARCH 7, 2013
the show runs thru APRIL 13, 2013
FREIGHT+VOLUME – 530 W. 24th ST – CHELSEA, NYC
MORE PIX – FROM THE OPENING:
the buzz circulating about ERIK, was that the booth solely dedicated to his color field ‘text’ paintings, that F+V presented at the untitled fair – at the recent Miami Basel art fair weekend 2012 – was a pretty big success. duh. I’m a pretty big fan of his work – so, great news.
they have a great (super, really !!) selection of his work: featured on the FREIGHT+VOLUME website
CRAIG POOR MONTEITH … had an interesting story line.
He works uptown at the long established GRAHAM & SONS GALLERY, which just happens to represent the estate of his late great grandfather, ceramist HENRY VARNUM POOR, 1888-1970. and, yes of that .. STANDARD & POOR !! turns out his great grandfather was a close friend of EDWARD HOPPER, yes that EDWARD HOPPER, and in fact was one of the few friends to attend Hopper’s funeral, in Turo on Cape Cod. apparently he, HOPPER – was a bit of a misanthrope.
wow, HENRY VARUM POOR was really quite the talent, and talk about SKILLS – quite the craftsman !! turns out he is considered to be one of America’s finest painters, and is also well known as a muralist, craftsman, and architect, as well as ceramist. He co-founded the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture .. and most impressive, he designed his now-famous studio and home, ‘Crow House’ on South Mountain Road in New City, New York.
art world videographer, LOREN MONK aka JAMES KALM. two sides of the same coin. we reminisced about Simon, the late great SIMON CERIGO – and lamented .. the loss of his colorful, but accurate take on the art scene. as well as holding .. in that big round noggin, an immense oral history on the scene – going way back to the 80s.
nobody went to more openings, did the footwork like Simon. Loren told me he had caught a nice cameo of Simon .. way back in the SPRING of 2009 – at the ERIK PARKER, ‘CRISIS CREATION’ – PAUL KASMIN opening.
1. the intro .. JAMES KALM: here’s SIMON CERIGO .. “he’s a professional art critic .. he won’t talk unless you pay him ..” haha I can hear the laughter breaking out .. across the computer world all the way to the desk of Charlie Finch, and all.
not that he didn’t have the goods.
ever try to invoice a collector, or even an art reporter for that matter ? in this town of tightwads at best, outright crooks – at worst.
2. his true love of art .. and his knowledge. this nite it went, roughly: yes I have known ERIK PARKER for 10 years now, from when he first scribbled on RIRKRIT’S apartment/installation at GAVIN BROWN’S Passerby, when he was still a student, still in school. (at COLUMBIA, where Tiravanija teaches).
I can even add a little color to that: .. and yeah, Erik Parker bitched heavy that Gavin wouldn’t pay him even one thin measly dime when the entire construction was promptly sold. Parker went on to swear .. up and down 15th St – that that was gonna be the last time he was going to scribble his stuff .. on somebody else’s wall. actually he was right, his scribble was quite the ‘star’ .. he had ‘dirty listed’ galleries – and named names !!
a real first. though pretty commonplace, now.
3. his, Simon’s legendary – it seems, (well if you read any of the media obits, you know !!) love of the marijudwanna !! since we are, after-all talking all things: earthy, flowery and organic !!
not to forget: ‘narrative’ !!
yep, he would tell you exactly when & where .. he had smoked the smoke with the artists at hand.
4. dude, he gave a shout-out to artlovers !!
watch: ERIK PARKER ‘CRISIS CREATION’ – by JAMES KALM / YouTube, posted MARCH 2009
SIMON pops up .. about 7 minutes into the 10 minute take.
we’ll give the last word … to photographer JEFFREY SHAGAWAT, and actress, the lovely MIZUO PECK.
to .. life.
behind them, PETER HUTCHINSON, ‘The Logic of Mountains’, 2010.
Photo collage with text.
80 x 120 in.
ONE LAST SET OF PHOTOS – TO POST WED of THIS WEEK . . or, something like that.
between the ghosts, and turning the clock ahead .. I got a little blogger ‘jet lag’.
you know: time. in all its layers, and dimensions.
day to day: it’s just one big … time collage ?
ALL PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH
EXCEPT – PHOTO OF SIMON CERIGO: WHICH IS A YOUTUBE / SCREENGRAB VIA JAMES KALM
thank you, JAMES.