It just occurred to me that I neglected to post information on the current exhibit up on kork in Poughkeepsie.
Marc Willhite's Tableaux will be on view through the end of February. Here is the press release I penned for Marc's project:
Coming up in March on the kork board: Peter Iannarelli.Basking in the glow of its newly recognized influence on the Accounting industry*, kork is mostly** pleased to welcome Marc Willhite's installation "Tableaux" which will be on view through February 27, 2009. The organizing principle of kork is to provide artists with the broadest possible opportunity to explore their visual impulses to the fullest degree, unhindered by curatorial oversight and with only one stipulation: the resulting work must fit within the footprint of the 24 inch x 36 inch bulletin board/gallery space. Now, with Willhite's project (the third to date), that singular condition has already gone out the window. Apparently unable to restrain himself to the proscribed parameters, the artist's installation incorporates a floor to ceiling photocopy of a lace curtain, creating an environment on which the bulletin board floats - and even drifts. Through the duration of the exhibit, the position of the bulletin board will change, being placed at different points around the field of pixelated lace.Located inside the offices of Bailey Browne CPA & Associates, kork is a wholly sovereign conceptual entity; not unlike the nation of Lesotho, nestled quaintly within the borders of South Africa. Willhite's incursion into non-kork real estate manages to fix one's eye on the solidly bland-beige form of the kork space, the texture of which is equally bland compared with that of the lace working depicted in the surrounding photocopy. The mildness of the board is amplified to a nearly oppressive level. The artist's response to the installation is apt, "Bailey Browne CPA & Associates is located at 80 Washington Ave Ste 202, Poughkeepsie, NY. For additional information, contact Christopher Albert at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://korkd.blogspot.
com/to view previous kork projects. Visitors are welcome to view the kork project space and other work on view during business hours, Monday-Friday.*It is unknown whether the presence of kork (Poughkeepsie, NY's most provocative new art venue) in the offices of Bailey Browne CPA & Associates was actually considered as a factor which contributed to Careercast.com's
ranking of Accountant as one of the top ten best jobs in America today. Regardless, the creative minds behind the bulletin board gallery/project space will waste no time in spinning this moment of synchronicity to our advantage.** kork enthusiastically the embraces the impulses of our artists, even when it is forced to question, then violate the laws of its own nature. Rules and laws exist for our own benefit. they protect us. Adherence to rules is a virtue. We are located in an accounting firm after all.