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
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.
AUSTIN LEE . . also has a piece in the big drawing show at THE JOURNAL GALLERY, in Brooklyn.
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.
inside TAYLOR McKIMEN’S studio . . .
letting in . . . the LIGHT !!
Williamsburg, Brooklyn. April 13, 2016.
TAYLOR McKIMENS . . large Stoic Youth paintings, acrylic on canvas.
TAYLOR McKIMENS . . smaller Stoic Youth canvas, still P-L-E-N-T-Y . . FAR-OUT !!
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 ?!!
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.
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’ – 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
@taylormckimens: Detail from ‘Glory’, approx 5 x 7 ft. – part of Drawing Island
at The Journal Gallery, opening Thurs.
image via Instagram @taylormckimens
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 ?!!
image via Instagram @walterrobinsonstudio
where he thanks JEFFREY DEITCH for the Uniqlo hook-up, in the caption.
go . . . WALTER !!!!!!!!
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 !!”
“what took him – so long !!”
good question !!!!
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 ???
that half page photo by JAKE NAUGHTON for the New York Times – is worth a thousand words !!!
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 !!
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 ?!!
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.
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.
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.
I bet a lot of Simon’s rich, but useless collector pals, are kicking themselves in their sorry fat asses – now.
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.
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
IMAGE: PETER SUTHERLAND
ZONA MACO – FEB 8-12, 2017
ANONYMOUS GALLERY – BOOTH NP14
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
IMAGE VIA Instagram @petersutherland / Mexico City, Mexico
PETER SUTHERLAND – INSTALLATION . . is at center / back.
BRENDAN LYNCH is on the left wall / FLUCT is on the right.
IMAGE VIA Instagram @anonymousgallery
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’ – 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
PETER SUTHERLAND, ‘SAN ARCO’, 2017.
inkjet print on perforated vinyl, 91 x 244 in.
PHOTO: COURTESY MAGENTA PLAINS
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.
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.
CHRIS DORLAND . . one of the three co-directors of MAGENTA PLAINS,
with THATCHER KEATS, ‘Honey Shelf’, 2013, to the right.
detail, THATCHER KEATS, ‘Honey Shelf’ . . Tupelo Honey.
detail, THATCHER KEATS, ‘Honey Shelf’.
RONI SHNEIOR, ‘Cheers’, 2017.
ceramic, paper, glue, epoxy, steel mesh, spray paint, nail polish, beer can, flashlight.
54 x 24 x 12 in.
HEATHER BURSCH, ‘Hinge: Periphery to Mark an Interior’, 2016.
marble, brass, brass leaf, magnets.
installation: dimensions variable.
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.
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.
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.
“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