Monday, September 20, 2010

we are all sorry for not posting

I can't believe that no one has thought of this before, but Cory Arcangel (you know I'm a fan) has created a which he collects other people's blog which those other people apologize for not creating blog posts very often.

"Meta" hardly suffices.

A sample: “Sorry I haven’t posted anything in a while … I have been working on my
Megan Fox sim.”

Read and despair
here. (Via c-monster, because she's got all the links to everything.)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

the shape of shows to come

The WCP Fall Arts Guide is out this week, and I have a couple of picks in it--one for The Pre-Raphaelite Lens at the NGA; another for Hide/Seek at the National Portrait Gallery.

Both picks demonstrate that, yes, I can read press releases--and type out my thoughts on them as they occur to me. Seriously, though, I am looking forward to seeing these shows, and will be writing a full length review (or reviews) of both. Remember when I used to do that sort of thing? Yeah, me, too.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

black like andy

Tonight at 6 pm, the Baltimore Museum of Art is the place to be.

DC collector, curator, and all-around arts agitator Henry Thaggert will be giving an expanded version of a talk I first heard him give (and wrote about here) at the Phillips about a year ago (you know, before it burned down):

Was Andy Warhol Black?
The Emergence of Black Figurative Artists in the 1960s
Thursday, September 9, 6 p.m.
Join arts patron and collector Henry L. Thaggert in a conversation about how Andy Warhol's role in Pop Art changed collecting preferences in a way that opened doors for black contemporary artists. Reception follows. Open to the public. Arrive early. Space is limited.

Of course I am
hopelessly biased when it comes to Henry, but, hey, trust me: This will be a smart, thought-provoking talk--definitely worth your time.

Pictured: Opening reception for She's So Articulate back in 2008.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

oh what a difference a floor makes

I'm currently busy installing FALL SOLOS 2010 at AAC...and more excited than you can imagine re: the brand new flooring that's now gracing the entire first floor of our building.

Gone is the dingy greenish-grey office carpeting--stained, scarred, and detested by every sculptor who has come to exhibit here. The difference is huge; you can get a sense of it in the three photos below.

Flooring. Maybe it seems like a superficial change, particularly given the kinds of art projects I'm most interested in...but what you actually see in an art gallery--all of it--is the show. Context, surfaces, and details matter.

I feel like suddenly our gallery is all grown up.