Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Wonderful Snowflake Site

Snowflakes for all of you flakes out there...

Exreme Geometry: Sarah Morris@Petzel Gallery

Looking forward to seeing this show of extreme geometric paintings currently on view at Friedrich Petzel Gallery
535 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011
Oon view until March 17, 2007.

Artists Talk: Whitney@Altria

So I went to this 'artists talk' last night at the Whitney Museum @ Altria.
Here are my impressions:
First of all, the show is spectacular: not to be missed. Each artist contributed to the overall effect which gives evidence to a new aesthetic based on obsessive/compulsive construction, found objects, re-purposeing refuse and an idiosyncratic approach combined in thought-provoking and visually stunning ways.
For this, I salute the artists Diana Cooper, Charles Goldman, Jason Rogenes, Jane South and Phoebe Washburn, the curator and all involved.
That said, here are my thoughts on the 'talk'.

1. This is 2007, please don't use a slide projector from last century in a show concerned with technology... please. "Next slide, please...next slide please..."
2. Learn how to speak into a microphone (rehearse, if you have to!).
3. If you plan to show projected images, please place the screen where it can be seen.

This may sound like a rant but this was the most unprofessional event I have attended in recent memory and I had to excuse myself in the middle because:
I couldn't hear the artists speak (faulty microphone? no rehearsal?),
I couldn't see the artists (they could have been on a platform or even in the raised section of the Altria space),
I couldn't see the slides,
and finally, these artists had very little to say other than drop names of grants, residencies, schools and other self-serving trivia that added little at all to the experience of the work on view.

All that being said, the show itself is a gem.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Burgeoning Geometries - Mon February 19, 2007

Planning to see this talk:
As part of The Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria’s Artists on Art series, artists from our current exhibit, Burgeoning Geometries, are scheduled to speak on Monday, February 19 at 6:30pm.

Artists Diana Cooper, Charles Goldman, Jason Rogenes, Jane South and Phoebe Washburn will discuss their work in conjunction with the exhibition, Burgeoning Geometries.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Glitter and Doom: Last Chance

Last Chance (closes on February 19, 2007) to see this exquisite jewel of a show. This exhibit evokes the spirit of Joel Grey in Cabaret and the Weill-Brecht Weimer Republic in all of its' decadence; a mesmerizing detailed depiciton of the demi-monde .

Sonja, 1928
Christian Schad