~15 WARREN . .
when did this show open, again ?
Sat, Dec 28, 2013 ?!!!
well they sure nailed it, and not just on the ‘LIGHT’.
check those ‘tubes’ running down the sides of the window.
that’s so, v-e-r-y fine.
but, BOTH IMAGES . .
made good . . . TEXT – WISE.
it’s one thing . . to have pure information graphics, headline your show.
it’s another to . . d-e-l-i-v-e-r.
TRI stands for TRIBECA.
TRI . . there are 3 curators behind this show.
TRI, TWIN and SINGLE are word plays . .
in this lit-up ‘tag’ board of a street game / art show . . is the shortest way I can put it.
but mostly, TRI stands for TRIBECA, where the WORLD TRADE CENTER TOWERS . . were rooted.
and where these kids grew up.
this was a huge pile of evil, strife & destruction to witness.
and, it’s not . . o-v-e-r. they def nailed: IRAQ.
IRAQ . . in the news !!
as for . . WORLD OF SUITS, THE ART WORLD.
they nailed that, too.
in the news . . .
yeah, even in the art world . . there is such a thing as:
WRONG $$$$ = KISS OF DEATH.
when I first termed the walls in this exhibit, ‘rainbow’ . .
I just meant, NOT . . GOD DAMN WHITE !!
it’s always like a high, as in rainbow . . to see art flung out upon an aging & raw New York City structure.
something in them ole bones . . that resonates and owns this town – from way back.
but still, the welcome brunch to the Armory !!
that’s hysterical. about as vacuous as you can get re: bragging rights . .
if you want to know why the scene, the art market . . sucks so much, as it moves upward – this is a good start.
there was more energy in this mere moment, at 15 WARREN . . than you could squeeze out of the entire Armory, even if you ran a hundred thousand trucks, over it.
on second thought . . actually.
that’s just . . not fair.
it’s the whole damn scene from the WHITNEY BIENNIAL . . on down.
15 WARREN CURATOR SEAN VEGEZZI said it so well, in the PRESS RELEASE.
the very last line, something like . . .
watch out, NYC ART WORLD . . . your ‘obit’ . . is so about to be writ.
I do prefer to walk around, like some friggin’ damn HOBBIT on a mission.
finding what looks like, rainbows . . on old wooden walls.
‘digital camera’ = ‘golden ring’ ?
definite, overload on the sensory radar.
and yeah x 1,000, for all the entrancement, poetry . . don’t you worry.
I know only ALL too well that ‘Precious’ . . costs,
and Gollum . . is just around the corner.
that being said,
do I really . .
have to tell you what this artwork is all about ?
what this TRI-BECA CREW, is all about ?
can’t we just leave it at, sweet and . . TOUGH.
they are just kids, who grew up in the reality & shadow of the biggest terror attack on US soil.
TRIBECA, is their specific ‘hood’.
their childhood home, their defining ‘turf’.
this brief creative explosion, this ”show’ in a gentrifying building . . in a rapidly changing downtown landscape.
they have a lot they want to say, and their three curators, SEAN VEGEZZI, ABELINE COHEN, and ANDREW KASS – gave them some super great directives.
jump starting the New Year, being one of them.
don’t mess with them.
oh god, next thing you know the HORTS will be inviting them to a ‘brunch’ !!
I guess the measuring cup says: it’s ok . . ok to ‘be’ CRACK. ACE. SMART.
it’s just not ok . . to do it.
after a certain amount of time / measurement, it does catch up to ya.
and then you are HURT. damaged goods.
funny how HURT and HORT .. rhyme.
or at least find themselves in the same paragraph.
it’s like what they say about math or science .. there’s a real beauty in the way things unfold.
the way things .. break down.
may you never find yourself on the . . . ‘HURT’ WALL.
the ‘HORT’ WALL ?
sweet and TOUGH.
my ‘Precious’ !!
MORE PIX, to follow.
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH