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 blog...in which he collects other people's blog posts...in 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.)
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.
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):Pictured: Opening reception for She's So Articulate back in 2008.
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.
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.