Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Feb 25 in Beacon

On the docket for this coming Saturday....

at 1pm, Steven Evans, Assistant Director for Beacon will be presenting Dia:Beacon's monthly Gallery talk. Steven will be discussing Dan Flavin's work.

from 3-5 at Spire Studios, Jen Sipple and Vivian Altman will be holding a reception andexhibit of their students work.

Later in the evening...the much awaited Fondue Affair at Spire. If you're interested in coming to the fondue fest, email me for details.

Artists' Reception at DBB & Associates in Wappingers Falls

Deborah Bailey Browne CPA and Associates is hosting a reception on Friday, March 3, 5-7:30 pm to celebrate a mixing of business and art.

Artwork by Alexis Elton, Simon Draper, Marnie Hillsley, Matthew Kinney, and myself will be on view.

I'll be posting more info shortly. If you have any questions, please email me at

Marnie Hillsley, Tropoglyphs Series 3

Alexis Elton, Encapsulate

Alexis Elton, Oil Drawings

Simon Draper, Build Where you Go

Marnie Hillsley, Arcadian (left)
Matthew Kinney, Surface I,II,III

Press Release:

Contact: Christopher Albert 914.844.6515
Deborah Bailey Browne 845.297.4927

Deborah Bailey Browne CPA and Associates will be hosting a special reception on Friday, March 3 from 5-7:30 pm to celebrate the practice of good business and good art at the firm’s office in The Executive Park, located at 1207 Route 9, Suite 6D, Wappingers Falls, New York 12590.

Deborah Bailey Browne CPA and Associates is partnering with contemporary artists from the Hudson Valley to present “The Curated Office”, a place where the focused intent of the businessperson, and the driven practice of the artist meet in an active environment.

The reception marks the second in a series of art exhibitions organized by Christopher Albert to demonstrate how contemporary art can function in the workplace, and enhance the experience of being in the space.

The disciplines of business and art have many common traits essential to a successful result. The convergence of these two disciplines in the workplace, when done in a considered manner can create an energized environment that can exercise the rational and philosophical within the inhabitants. A good business is vibrant, alive. The environment where business is conducted should also be alive: that is the curated office.

The installed artwork will feature wall-hung pieces by Christopher Albert, Simon Draper, Alexis Elton, Marnie Hillsley and Matthew S. Kinney.

Deborah Bailey Browne is President of Deborah Bailey Browne, CPA & Associates with an office at Executive Park in Wappingers Falls, NY. She received a Masters in Business Administration degree from Fordham University and a Bachelors of Business Administration from Pace University with Beta Gamma Sigma and Summa Cum Laude honors. Deborah is a Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice in New York State. Her firm is active in nonprofit, employee benefit, for profit and overall general accounting, auditing and tax consulting practice.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Outside at Spire Studios

Artists Linda Stewart, Sara Mussen, Todd Spire, Alexis Elton, and Matt Kinney were playing in the snow last week after the most recent storm.

Matt Kinney polishing of his ziggurat/squirrel perch

Alexis Elton's nearly full house.

Alexis Elton's non ice-house on its semi-permanent site.


Alexis' playhouse cast, Sara Mussen's clock tower, and Matt's formation.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Peekskill Project - call for proposals

The HVCCA's Peekskill Project is an annual event that features artists' site specific projects that are installed through out the city of Peekskill. The Project will take place in September 2006.

Deadline for project proposals is April 15.

Tours will be given for interested artists, by the Project organizer and possibly a town historian, of prospective sites in Peekskill. These informational tours will be held on three upcoming Saturdays at 1pm.

March 11
March 25

The tours are not mandatory, but interested artists must RSVP, ASAP or 914.788.7166

(Metro North's "Hudson Line" goes directly to Peekskill, approx 1 hr from Grand Central)

artist proposals should include:
a Project concept including site information (as well as 2nd and 3rd choices, a CV, and 10 images (slides or CD) or DVD for videos.

For a copy of the full prospectus, please contact: or 914.788.7166

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Video Artists in Dialogue Series, Feb 16 @ HVCCA in Peekskill

HVCCA in Peekskill is hosting an evening of video screenings, discussion, and cocktail reception as part of its Video Artists in Dialogue Series. The next event will be held this Thursday, Feb 16 at 7pm, and will feature:

Takeshi Murata & Jeremy Bailey

Upcoming presentations:

  • March 16, 7:00 PM: Steve Sacks & James Paterson
  • April 13, 7:00 PM: Itziar Barrio – HVCCA Artist-in-Residence
  • June 4, Sunday, 2:00 PM: Cory Arcangel & Paper Rad.

HVCCA opened to the public in June 2004. Founded by the Marc and Livia Straus family, the Center is dedicated to the development and presentation of new art, exhibits and interdisciplinary programs that enrich our understanding of contemporary art, its contexts, and its relationships to societal issues. The Center is committed to the enrichment of Peekskill, a multicultural community that has recreated itself as a major center for art and culture. HVCCA operates a 12,000 square foot exhibition space in Peekskill and is the primary sponsor of the Peekskill Project, an annual, citywide exhibition of site-specific artwork.

The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art 1701 Main Street Peekskill, NY 10566

Admission: members $7.50 non-members $10.00, series price: members $25.00 non-members $35.00. For more information please call 914.788.7166 or check

Friday, February 10, 2006

Second Saturday in Beacon NY

Here's a bit of a rundown on the art happenings in Beacon this Saturday. Links to many of these galleries can be found in the sidebar.


RiverWinds Gallery 172 Main St. 5-8 pm - Robert Louis Ferrucci "American Celebration"
Bannerman Island Gallery @ Castle Keep Realty, 150 Main St. 2-4 pm. -7pm slide show lecture with Thom Johnson.

bau, 161 Main St. 6-9pm. bau 14-Remnants. Today's POJO features a story on this photo exhibit curated by Gary O'Connor and Sabine Meyer.
Para/site 167 Main St. 5-7pm - Curry Mendez "Color Me Bad"
Wild Wood Gallery 442 Main St. 5-9pm. Brian T. Harris "In Transit"
Back Room Gallery 475 Main St. 12-9pm. Mixed Media Group Show
Zahra's Studio 496 Main St. 6-9pm. Tanya Kukucka "Teratogeny"

Other Things:
Van Brunt Gallery, 460 Main St, will be hosting a music and interactive video performance by Ben Neill at 8 pm.

Finally, I, Christopher Albert, have paintings that are hanging in OII Restaurant at 240 Main St. There will be a reception sometime in April, but we'll be hanging out at the bar later on Saturday night. Come by and say hi.

Angelika Rinnhofer at AIPAD

Angelika Rinnhofer's work can be seen this weekend at the AIPAD Photography Show, where Paul Kopeikin Gallery is representing her work. Kopeikin will be back in NYC for the Scope fair in March.

Angelika's work has recently been mentioned in ExpoRevue, and is featured today in the UK online magazine The First Post.

Editor's Note:
In the department of full disclosure, in case you don't know, I should to let you know that Angelika Rinnhofer is my girlfriend. If you scan through the posts over the months, you may find their are more posts on maykr related to her than any other artist. Though it would be easy to conclude that this is an excercise in domestic favoritism or some such thing-- its no such thing. There are two simple reasons that this is not nepotism. First of all, I'm being constantly informed of everything she has got going on - everyday-, and second, she just has so damn much going.
In a similar vein, you may also notice several postings that include Karlos Carcamo - This in no way signifies that he and I are romantically involved....It just so happens that he is consistant in sharing info on his projects.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Take another bau Feb 5 6pm

bau is hosting another musical performance tomorrow night at 6pm. This installment features Lewis R. Greeney on contrabass, and Ben Newsome on saxophone.

NYT review & This Past Thursday in the City

Friday's NY Times featured a review of "Do You Think I'm Disco" at Longwood Gallery in the Bronx which includes an installation by Karlos Carcamo.

We were in the city on Thursday to install Angelika's pieces at Deutsches Haus (which opens tonight with a reception.) Afterward, we headed to the Jersey City Museum for an opening of Surveillance featuring another installation by Karlos.

Angelika Rinnhofer installing her photographs at Deustches Haus at NYU

Detail images of Karlos' text piece at the Jersey City Museum

Dia Director Govan goes to LACMA

The Los Angeles Times reported Friday, that Michael Govan, director of Dia has been named chief executive officer of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Govan, who served as the head of Dia for 11 years, and orchestrated the move to Beacon, was among 26 candidates being considered for the post. On Thursday, in the NY Times, Carol Vogel, alluded to negotiations between LACMA and Govan.

The LA Times states that Govan my enter his new post by early March. If true, that seems like a remarkably quick change over---East Coast to West Coast in Thirty days, and there has not been any time to begin the conversation regarding effect this will have on Dia.

In a completely unrelated story, there are unconfirmed reports that artist, Curry Mendes, was seen dining Friday night at OII restaurant with Jeff Goldblum. Mendes, whose exhibit of work entitled "Color me Bad" opens Feb 11 at Para/site is not know normally to be seen with Hollywood actors.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Karlos Carcamo at Jersey City Museum

Karlos Carcamo will have an installation included at an exhibit opening Feb 2 at the Jersey City Museum. The exhibit, "Surveillence" will be on view from Feb 2 - Aug 20, 2006
Opening Reception: Thurs. Feb 2, 7 - 9 pm

Surveillance hopes to explore various facets of the contemporary blurring of boundaries between public space and private life, between what is visible and invisible, between the observer and the observed.

Karlos Carcamo: Wordin Tyme
1x1@Front Window
Karlos Cárcamo has create a new text-based work for our front window. Playing with historic texts that have been widely translated, the artist has frequently worked with poetic phrases that gradually turn from English to Spanish or vice-versa.

The Jersey City Museum is located at 350 Montgomery Street in Jersey City in the Historic Downtown District, within walking distance of the Grove Street PATH and Jersey Avenue Light Rail stations and a 20 minute comute from midtown Manhattan.

Path Train from 33rd Street and 6th Avenue toward Journal Square. Exit at Grove Street one stop before the last stop, Jounal Square.

For hours and admission, visit the Museum's website.