Well, last night was Second Saturday. Van Brunt was the only place I managed to hit early in the day. I think the show is a nice gathering of the works of Richard Butler, Catherine Welshman, and Scott Daniel Ellison in the particular and odd way each treats narrative and figure in his/her work. I find this presentation of Butler's work more concise and effective that his VB show from last year.
A group of us headed out to Ridgefield CT last night for an artist's mixer at the Aldrich. I hadn't been since befor the addition was finished and it is a remarkable space. There's a great selection of work there right now, from a Kiefer installation to an exhibit of Damien Loeb to a selection of regional artists including Mary Temple and Michael Zansky.
Beacon artist, Charlotte Schulz was there last night. She is scheduled to have an exhibit at the Aldrich in sometime 2008.
Events on today's agenda include a Reading by John Ashbery at 2pm at Dia:Beacon.
I'll be in Peekskill today. Peekskill's annual open studio tour continues until 5pm.
There's a reception at HVCCA for Artist in Residence, Itziar Barrio. Itziar is showing work done while in Peekskill over the last two months. After the reception, the museum is hosting a discussion on spirituality and art in connection with the current exhibit Reverence.