Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Saturday, June 21; day and night out on the town.

Here are a couple of images of Edie Nadelhaft on view at Pearldaddy through Aug. 3. Edie's piece Blue in Utah adorns the cover of the June issue of Chronogram.

At the end of the day, we made it down to Hermitage for the screening of Nathaniel Dorsky's Hours for Jerome parts 1 & 2. The screening set up outside behind Hermitage and the adjacent silos was very well attended and one of those happenings that make one grateful to live in a community in which folks have the desire and energy to make such an effort. Indeed there are many such folks in this community these days. After the screening most people made their way inside to view the current exhibit of work by and relating to d.a. levy. John and Christian at Hermitage have created a compilation of levy's poems called [can we hold hands out here] in a letterpress edition of 125 for $20. visit their website for more info.

Photographer Richard Falco to give talk at HVCCA, June 29 3pm

HVCCA will be hosting a lecture by Richard Falco entitled "Witness to our Times." Falco will be referencing his 30 years in photojournalism experience as he speaks on the social, cultural and historical value of documentary work. More info on Falco and his talk here.
Students (with Valid ID) - $5.00
Non-Members - $10.00 HVCCA Members - $7.00
Free for HVCCA members at Friend level and above
HVCCA is located at 1701 Main St. in Peekskill, NY.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Dia's new new director announced

The NY Times is reporting that Philippe Vergne will be leaving his position as deputy director of the Walker Art Center to become  the Dia Foundation's new director beginning in Mid September.  Here's a link to Carol Vogel's story.

Here's a release sent out by Dia earlier this evening:
We are pleased to report that Dia's board has appointed Philippe Vergne, deputy director and chief curator of the Walker Art Center, as Dia's next director.  He will begin on September 15, 2008.  
Mr. Vergne brings to Dia his distinguished experience in the field of contemporary art.  He joined the Walker in 1997 and has since organized more than twenty-five international exhibitions, inlcuding How Latitudes Becom Forms: Art in a Global Age, Let's Entertain, Herzog & de Meuron: In Process, and the first retrospective of the work of Chinese artist Huang Yong Ping (2005) and Kara Walker (2007).  In 2006 he co-curated the Whitney Biennial with Chrissie Iles.
During his tenure at the Walker, Mr. Vergne brought significant works to the collection by artists including Doug Aitken, Daniel Buren, Tony Conrad, Dan Graham, Rineke Dijstra, Sheela Gowda, David Hammons, Thomas Hirschhorn, Mr. Huang, Pierre Huyghe, Cameron Jamie, Mike Kelley, Yves Klein, Luc Tuymans, Philippe Parreno, and Ms. Walker, among others.  He is also a frequent lecturer, and has contributed essays and articles to numerous books, catalogues, and major art magazines.
There will be an article about Mr. Vergne's appointment in the arts section of tomorrow's New York Times, and additional information will be available on Dia's website (

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Outdoor film screening tonight at Hermitage, 9pm

Hermitage will be hosting an outdoor screening of Nathaniel Dorsky's Hours for Jerome, Part 1 & 2.
The screening will be taking place behind the silos adjacent to Hermitage, along the tracks at full dark. You are asked to arrive by 9pm.
This film was shot between 1966-1970 and edited over a two year period ending in July 1982. Hours For Jerome (as in a Book of Hours) is an arrangement of images, energies, and illuminations from daily life. These fragments of light revolve around the four seasons. Part One is spring through summer. Part Two is fall and winter.
16mm color. 45 minutes.
We will be screening this film outside Hermitage behind the silos and right alongside the railroad track. The film will begin at full dark, so please arrive by 9 O'clock. This film is a rare treat and has been out of circulation and experimental film programs for some time. Don't miss this opportunity to view this beautiful film by a world renowned film maker working in silent film projected at silent speed projection.
(18 frames per second vs. sound speed at 24 frames per second).

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Second Saturday, Jun 14 revisited

We were at Bard for the opening of the new exhibits at The Hessel Museum, and a bbq afterwards. We returned to Beacon late with just enough time to check in at Go North, Open Space and Van Brunt, after which, we headed over to Will Walker's and Jesse Lebwohl-Steiner's apartment for grilled watermelon and pineapple at the after opening party the pair hosted for Go North's current exhbiting artist, Ketta Ioannidou.

Ladies Ladies Ladies at Go North.

"I love you man. Give Me a hug."
"You're not getting my Bud Light."

Peter Iannarelli's beautiful mess at Van Brunt Gallery.

Dan Weise at Open Space.

cloud . [ the exclusive ] at Open Space.

Portraits by Temre Stanchfield in the window of Fire Lotus.

Goings on outside the City Folk opening at Zahra's.

On the walk home.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Charlotte Schulz exhibiting at Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA

Charlotte Schulz, Forgiving of an inexactness: grievances remain to this day even as Galileo intervenes with a telescope to show us our false metaphors (detail), 2007

Charlotte Schulz is on a jet plane today, heading West. Her destination is Oakland, CA where her exhibit,"An insufficiency in our Screens." will be opening tomorrow at the Mills College Art Museum. This presentation of Charlotte's work at Mills College is curated by Thomas Trummer and it is organized by the Aldrich Art Museum where the exhibit was originally on exhibit for much of the past year. Charlotte's work will be on exhibit at the Mills College Art Museum from June 18 through August 3, 2008.
Glimpses of Charlotte's installation at the Aldrich are included in a recent NY Times article by Ben Gennochio on a sound project at the museum by Halsey Burgund. There are a couple of images here too.

Caution: Slick when Glossy, the art of Greg Slick in print

Brooklyn Art Press has just released a book on the work of Greg Slick. The publication, "Between Scylla and Charybdis: the Art of Greg Slick", has 52 pages full of images of Greg's work and an interview with the artist.

The book is available on (disregard the temporarily out of stock message)

Friday, June 13, 2008

Eye Candy Friday: In the Garden of Eva and Adele

It's Friday the thirteenth, be careful out there.
To soothe the nerves on a of superstitions, here's a moment of Zen provided by Eva & Adele, the Hermaphrodite Twins from the Future. The excerpt below is a preview of the duo's video piece, Watermusic I

Thursday, June 12, 2008

A quickie

I've been underwater out of touch and generally out of town for the last two weeks, and I ain't quite done yet.
Of course, Second Saturday is coming up, and there are openings going on. There's the stencil show at Open Space, Zahra's Studio is proclaiming June National Graffiti Month with City Folk. There' s an artist reception happening for Carla Goldberg at Zuzu's in the old Cthonic space. Fovea Exhibitions is kicking off a monthly summer screening and jazz program.
So yes, there is a lot going on. My head will again be above water by then, and hopefully I'll be around for for everything, if not, I'll catch up soon when I have a chance to breathe more easily next week.
By the way, the CCS Hessel Museum at Bard College is having an opening on the fourteenth as well featuring work by MICHAEL BEUTLER, ESRA ERSEN AND KIRSTINE ROEPSTORFF in the CCS galleries and Bik Vander Pol interacting with the Hessel collection in the museum's galleries.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Iannarelli, Westwater open at Van Brunt Gallery, June 7, 2008

Van Brunt's new exhibit will be opening tomorrow evening with a reception from 6-9pm. New Work by Peter Iannarelli and James Westwater will be on exhibit through July 7.

An item in yesterday's NYTimes Home and Garden Section Highlighted James' Chateau works.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

A trip to New Britain, CT.

I donned long pants and accompanied Ms. Rinnhofer to her opening at the
New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, CT on Sunday. Angelika thrilled the attendees with an impromptu demonstration of how she formulates her portraits with the assistance of volunteer model, Claire Oliver.
Angelika will be giving a gallery talk on June 12 at 6pm during the museum's monthly Art Happy Hour.

Prior to the opening we enjoyed a lovely brunch at the home of NBMAA director Douglas Hyland where we met Lisa Hoke who was taking a respite from her work on her installation in the museum's stairway/project space. Lisa's piece, The Gravity of Color is opening tonight with a reception from 5:30 to 8pm.

Above: some of the thousands of paper and plastic cups that make up Lisa's piece. Below: a view of the work in progress through the scaffolding.