Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Images from Second Saturday Sept 13

Part of the crowd at Van Brunt with Richard Butler's lazy eyed diver looking on.

Despite all that was going on, we did not make it to many places on Saturday. We started out at Go North for the group show on abstraction. I've come to understand why any future framers contracted to frame any of Robert Brush's works on paper might want to wear rubber gloves. The selection of the 10 artists in the exhibit was divvied up between the three gallery partners, and it wasn't until all the work arrived that any of them knew what the show was going to look like. Given that randomness, the work is pretty cohesive.

We then stopped in to Van Brunt for the Hudson Valley invitational. I actually didn't make it all the way back to see the third room. I was expecting a show much more densely installed than it is, which is good given the 30 some artists included in the show.
Works by Eleanor White, left, and Gabe Brown on the right.

Folks, including the artist, gathered around Jaanika Peerna's video work at Van Brunt.

Greg Slick and Angelika Rinnhofer flank a painting by Ryan Magyar at Go North.

Abstract Endeavors at Go North.

A sample of the Peace Pals exhibit of postcards lining Main Street's storefront windows.

Milling about outside Van Brunt, we heard of a new apartment gallery that was opening that night. The new joint is called Floor One Gallery. It's located in a cool live/work space at 17 East Main St.- just on the farside of the creek from Main St. Ty Marshall and Derek Bryant recently opened moved to Beacon. It's the kind of DIY, maximizing resources kind of effort that I really respond to. The spirit was good as was the food. Floor One will be open on 2nd Saturdays and by appointment at other times. The joint has a myspace page now with a more extensive website coming soon.

The living room, dining room, kitchen/gallery, Floor One.

Ty Marshall's work at Floor One.

A funny response to Tacita Dean's Merce Cunningham performs STILLNESS (in three movements) to John Cage’s composition 4'33? with Trevor Carlson, New York City, 28 April 2007 which was on view at Dia:Beacon until just recently.

A stunning discovery through the telescope in the back yard of Floor One.

There were so many other things going on on Saturday, but we just didn't make it.....we did catch a glimpse of the Film Flam on the way home, and the long awaited opening of the wine bar next to the old Feel Design space.

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