~from BUSHWICK . . to ATLANTA, DAY & NIGHT PROJECTS / OPENS TO-NITE, FRI FEB 16

TWO EXHIBITS . . from BUSHWICK / ‘MIRROR, MIRROR’ & ‘IN TIME OF SILVER RAIN’
GOING TO: DAY & NIGHT PROJECTS / in ATLANTA, GEORGIA !!!!!
OPENS TO-NITE / FRI FEB 17, 2017 / 7-10 PM

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DAY & NIGHT PROJECTS IS PLEASED TO PRESENT:

‘MIRROR, MIRROR: NICHOLAS STEINDORF & RAUL VALVERDE’ – curated by MOUNTAIN, BUSHWICK

‘IN TIME OF SILVER RAIN: MICHI MEKO & SAIGE ROWE’ – curated by SELENA, BUSHWICK

OPENING – FRI FEB 17, 2017 / 7 – 10 PM
the show runs thru MARCH 12, 2017
DAY & NIGHT PROJECTS, 585 WELLS ST. SW, ATLANTA, GEORGIA

MOUNTAIN and SELENA . . are both artist-run spaces in the Bushwock neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.

MOUNTAIN . . introduces Atlanta viewers to New York-based artists, NICHOLAS STEINDORF and RAUL VALVERDE.
“This exhibition is about simulated realities, intangible form, and the reflective nature of abstraction.”

interestingly, although SELENA is a Bushwick-based gallery, they will be curating a show with 2 Georgia-based artists, and I guess there’s some inherent dialogue, just in that.

SELENA . . will pair Georgia artists MICHI MEKO and SAIGE ROWE, in a concurrent show whose title ‘IN TIME OF SILVER RAIN’ “shares the same title as LANGSTON HUGHES’ poem from 1947, which speaks to a time of change when winter is ending and spring is beginning.”

read more:DAY & NIGHT PROJECTS – ‘Mirror, Mirror / In Time of Silver Rain’ . . !!!!!!!!
where you can also find out – a little more about the artists – themselves.




~’DRAWING ISLAND’ . . incl. AUSTIN LEE

AUSTIN LEE . . also has a piece in the big drawing show at THE JOURNAL GALLERY, in Brooklyn.

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AUSTIN LEE . . . DRAWING.
currently on view – in the big survey show: ‘DRAWING ISLAND’, at THE JOURNAL GALLERY.
up thru MARCH 26, 2017.
PHOTO BY @majadjordjevic / MAYA DJORDJEVIC
IMAGE via Instagram @austinlee

thanks to @katecerigo for the shout-out !!

I haven’t seen anything so haunting, since those first early / ghostly paintings . . of what looked to be early Shaker or Amish women by . . VANESSA BEESCROFT.




~TAYLOR McKIMENS . . STUDIO VISIT, B-B-BROOKLYN. APRIL 13, 2016

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inside TAYLOR McKIMEN’S studio . . .
letting in . . . the LIGHT !!
Williamsburg, Brooklyn. April 13, 2016.

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TAYLOR McKIMENS . . large Stoic Youth paintings, acrylic on canvas.

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TAYLOR McKIMENS . . smaller Stoic Youth canvas, still P-L-E-N-T-Y . . FAR-OUT !!

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TAYLOR’S worktable, including a pretty distressed, well maybe just thirsty !! yet happy . . desert / cactus, kind of plant.
Taylor is from the South West, so what do you expect ?!!

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I heard some buzz, that Taylor’s scrappy, 3-D ‘plants-in-a-can’, papier-mache sculptures . . are making a big get-away.
translation: selling off the hook.
this is how – they start out.

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TAYLOR McKIMENS . . signing a real nice full color / good scale zine of his work – for me !!
on . . the wings of magic – meets SKILLS.
go, TAYLOR !!!

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH




~’DRAWING ISLAND’ . . incl. JOE BRADLEY, TAYLOR McKIMENS, SARAH BRAMAN, MELISSA BROWN. LEIF RITCHEY & CARROLL DUNHAM / THE JOURNAL GALLERY, BROOKLYN – OPENS TO-NITE, THURS FEB 15

‘DRAWING ISLAND’ – BIG GROUP SHOW
OPENING TO-NITE / THURS FEB 16 2017 / 6 – 9 PM
the show runs thru MARCH 26, 2017
THE JOURNAL GALLERY, 106 North 1st ST, BROOKLYN

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@taylormckimens: Detail from ‘Glory’, approx 5 x 7 ft. – part of Drawing Island
at The Journal Gallery, opening Thurs.

image via Instagram @taylormckimens




~WALTER ROBINSON . . posters at UNIQLO, cash in !! $34.90 a pop !!

ever hear of micro investing, folks ?
well, this is . . micro art buying !!

WALTER ROBINSON, ‘cash’ posters for sale – only at the UNIQLO store, on Broadway – in SOHO !!
don’t know how many are left, we bought . . 3 !!
$34.90 ea. / run, don’t walk.

it’s an offset print of the original, WALTER ROBINSON, ‘Cash’, 2016 / a limited edition of 30, when first printed.
and god only knows, how much – now ?!!

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image via Instagram @walterrobinsonstudio
where he thanks JEFFREY DEITCH for the Uniqlo hook-up, in the caption.

go . . . WALTER !!!!!!!!




~SIMON CERIGO . . wants to know !! yo, . . WALTER ROBINSON !! what up ?!!

so, even though SIMON is R.I.P. . . .
he did manage to whisper a few little nothings . . in my ear, for Valentine’s Day, yesterday.

this is what – he wants to know:

“IS WALTER a millionaire . . . yet ?
I got a couple of DAN ASHERS . . . to sell him !!”

and,

“what took him – so long !!”

good question !!!!

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WALTER ROBINSON . . large painting, at the right – at the WHITNEY Museum, featured in the New York Times Art section this weekend, headlining a review by Roberta Smith.

who cares what she wrote, and . . more annoyingly, what took her so long ?
more than 3 decades (!!) to get that Walter – was a genius American painter ???
no matter:
that half page photo by JAKE NAUGHTON for the New York Times – is worth a thousand words !!!
gorgeous !!!

left: KATHE BURKHART, ‘Prick’: From the Liz Taylor Series (Suddenly Last Summer), from 1987, reprises a movie scene with Elizabeth Taylor & Montgomery Clift.

lol, and Walter could be a prick, too. if truth be told, ha.
just . . if any hard-core insiders are reading.
ok. ok. people say bad things about me too, & prob well-deserved, I don’t “suffer fools gladly”, and they wonder why I’m . . .”bitter”,
but . . hey, it’s just very funny – if you are in the know !!

right: WALTER ROBINSON, ‘Baron Sinister’, acrylic on child’s bed sheet, from 1986.

PHOTO of the NEW YORK TIMES page: KATE CERIGO, Simon’s (and mine) daughter, who was born in 1986 / and lived through it all, & is just starting to . . . tell-the-tale, from the inside track !!
“Under the Volcano” . . . !!!!
SIMON CERIGO, DAN ASHER, NANCY SMITH.

and apparently . . it’s a tale that needs – to be told !!
I don’t see any of these 80s painters – in that Whitney show !!

but, you know what they say, the longer it takes you to rise up to the top, the more critically acclaimed & important – your spot at the top shines. so, wtf !!
#dontbelievemejustwatch !!

I figure it’s no accident / I’m still around to kick the news up, good and hard.
#fate #destiny #NYCartcrticsaresodumb
the NYC art market is so slow / & can we say: as in, retarded, as well ?!!

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a young SIMON CERIGO, he was just 34, when this photo was taken, in 1986 . .
in his short-lived SIMON CERIGO GALLERY on AVE A, in the East Village, with an early WALTER ROBINSON painting, often referred to as ‘Ape Reporter’. it’s actually titled, by Walter – on the back: ‘DAD’.
Simon was one of the first to buy & exhibit Walter’s work.
archival photo: NANCY SMITH

ps: fashionistas . . note the totally buttoned-up shirt / with no tie.
was the guy on point, or what ?
way too-ahead of his times, no wonder his life feel hard, into . . ‘forget my woes’ partying.

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WALTER ROBINSON, ‘Revenge’, 1982. acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 ins.
this was in our collection, from day one !! meaning the early 80’s.
it still has the original Metro Pictures label – on the back.
we had to sell it, to feed the kiddies / to Simon’s sister, Helene Cerigo Lupatkin, the doctor, lol,
but at least it stayed – in the family.

an absolute gorgeous / early painting, ‘Revenge’ was included in the the big WALTER ROBINSON retrospective, and it was also shown at . . DEITCH PROJECTS, recently.
PHOTO: taken in her home, by HELENE CERIGO LUPATKIN, MD.

so, yeah.
me and Simon owed at least 10, if not more (!!) of Walter’s works, including one on a large white bed sheet, in varying sizes and of different subject matter, from the 80s on.
any time any dough came our way – we bought another.
Simon, was sure they were no-brainers, (and so was I) but no matter how hard he tried to sell them, there were . . no takers. he couldn’t even give them away. yes, it was that bad.
no help from the ‘Times’.

it took the art world . . over 30 years to catch up to – us !!
I just wish Simon was alive – to see this.
#revenge

I bet a lot of Simon’s rich, but useless collector pals, are kicking themselves in their sorry fat asses – now.




~LUKE MURPHY . . CANADA GALLERY, ZONA, MEXICO CITY

LUKE MURPHY, whose ‘RE-SIST’ / animated digital ‘LED – DELI’ BANNER . . .
is at the top of this page . . .

has 3 light boxes at the CANADA booth, ZONA MACO, Mexico City, Mexico – this weekend.

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LUKE MURPHY, 3 animated LED MATRIX LIGHTBOXES – at CANADA BOOTH, ZONA MACO.
yes, that’s a Katherine Bernhard canvas, at the extreme right, wall.
PHOTO: courtesy of LUKE MURPHY




~PETER SUTHERLAND . . ANONYMOUS GALLERY, ZONA, MEXICO CITY

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IMAGE: PETER SUTHERLAND

FLUCT
BRENDAN LYNCH
PETER SUTHERLAND

ZONA MACO – FEB 8-12, 2017
ANONYMOUS GALLERY – BOOTH NP14
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
IMAGE VIA Instagram @petersutherland / Mexico City, Mexico

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PETER SUTHERLAND – INSTALLATION . . is at center / back.
BRENDAN LYNCH is on the left wall / FLUCT is on the right.
IMAGE VIA Instagram @anonymousgallery

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PETER SUTHERLAND INSTALLATION – ANONYMOUS GALLERY, BOOTH NP14 / ZONA MACO, MEXICO
PETER SUTHERLAND: perforated vinyl wall & framed works.
IMAGE VIA Instagram @magentaplains / Mexico City, Mexico




~’THE GARDEN of FORKING PATHS’, incl PETER SUTHERLAND . . MAGENTA PLAINS: LAST DAY

‘THE GARDEN of FORKING PATHS’ – ORGANIZED BY ADAM MARNIE
JAN 8 – FEB 12, 2017
MAGENTA PLAINS, 94 ALLEN ST, BTW DELANCEY & BROOME, LOWER EAST SIDE

TODAY, SUN FEB 12 . . is the LAST DAY to see the show.
the gallery is open from . . 11 am – 6 pm

see more on this exhibit: THE GARDEN of FORKING PATHS/gallery website

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PETER SUTHERLAND, ‘SAN ARCO’, 2017.
inkjet print on perforated vinyl, 91 x 244 in.
PHOTO: COURTESY MAGENTA PLAINS

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if you get to the gallery too late in the day, like after 5 PM as I did, when it’s darker outside in the street / than it is in the gallery . . you can’t see Peter’s storefront window photograph !! so you kind of have to move the door a bit to change the exterior light / to catch a glimpse of it, which is pretty fascinating, in and of it’s own ‘technical’ narrative.

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the shiny metallic vinyl ‘perforations’ become the ‘subject’. it’s just really strange to wonder about the static vs mutated photographic image, properties of light, a multitude of holes, and the . . whole.
it’s an image shifter, depending on the light. & we usually consider photographs so: indelible.

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CHRIS DORLAND . . one of the three co-directors of MAGENTA PLAINS,
with THATCHER KEATS, ‘Honey Shelf’, 2013, to the right.

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detail, THATCHER KEATS, ‘Honey Shelf’ . . Tupelo Honey.

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detail, THATCHER KEATS, ‘Honey Shelf’.

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RONI SHNEIOR, ‘Cheers’, 2017.
ceramic, paper, glue, epoxy, steel mesh, spray paint, nail polish, beer can, flashlight.
54 x 24 x 12 in.

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HEATHER BURSCH, ‘Hinge: Periphery to Mark an Interior’, 2016.
marble, brass, brass leaf, magnets.
installation: dimensions variable.

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detail, RYAN FOERSTER & HANNAH BUONAGURO, ‘and the people sat down to eat and’, 2017.
wood, glass, paint, linoleum, c-prints, duct tape, string, wax, paper, plastic, fabric, wire, polyurethane, tomato plants, bagel.

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EDUARDO ALFONSO, gallery associate at the desk downstairs,
where there are more artworks, interesting original architecture, and . . a selection of magazines and artist zines, including . . the new issue of F.

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PETER SUTHERLAND and MAIA RUTH LEE, ‘WOOZY’ . . in the new F magazine, pg 8.
F . . is a biannual magazine published and edited by ADAM MARNIE.

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH, JAN 20, 2017 – unless otherwise noted.




~NEW VIDEO SCREENING . . GOOD WORK GALLERY, BROOKLYN / TO-NITE / SAT FEB 11 / 7PM / incl NICHOLAS STEINDORF / PHILLIP BIRCH . . + show curated by JERRY BLACKMAN

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“SCREENING EVENT” . . .
VIDEOS BY: PHILLIP BIRCH, NATHANIEL LIEB, MAYA MANVI, MORGAN PEARSE, DEIRDRE SARGENT, NICHOLAS STEINDORF

IN CONJUNCTION WITH:
‘THE SPUTTERING, HUMAN-SHAPED MACHINE’ – curated by JERRY BLACKMAN

SAT FEB 11, 2017 – starts at 7 PM
GOOD WORK GALLERY, 1100 BROADWAY, BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN

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