Maybe it was the heat, and right now it's about time because I have to catch the 8:15 am en route to Hudson, New York to install the Portrait pop-up show that opens this weekend, so this will be brief but about looking. Below are views of Adam Simon's PS 122 residency.
the above painting up close (portraits)
more close ups
another one gets specially pulled out for this viewer.
The studio table.
"Steal This Art," a project now not so much about stealing as about desire and attainability, access, specifically public access.
Th other night, I went on a sound tour. Lead by Todd Shalom of Elastic City (what a fabulous concept). It changed my whole outlook, even though the city is loud, when instructed to focus solely on sound, it was if I was walking through a veil of silence with each sound projected like an image in front of me.
I activated the curtains, and pulled back a tone or vibration. I created an echo. Everyone should do this tour or work on isolating, curating their own soundscapes.
The opening of this exhibition coincides with NADA HUDSON, Saturday, July 30th and 31st 2011.
Featuring 21 artists, whose portraits in photography, sculpture, painting, drawing, collage and abstraction present a multifaceted exhibition that relates to the space in it’s new incarnation as a gallery as well as to contemporary ideas of literal and symbolic personal representations.
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See the space below...now imagine a pop-up gallery, I can see it and am seeing portraits.
Beautiful picture of Eileen Cohen, mother of the proprietor .
We'll clear out all the furniture and hang and install art from 18 artists (and counting, it keeps going up as we add more work)
Oil on panel, 16 x 12 inches
Elvis the King 2010
Oil on canvas, 48 x 36 inches
(ya gotta have an Elvis)
The two portraits above are good representations of two ends of this portrait exhibition. I am helping Scot Cohen to put together a pop-up portrait show in Hudson, New York to coincide with NADA Hudson, an upstate New York art fair happening on the weekend of July 30 and 31st. Below is a list of artists and a simple summary of what we decided to guide us. What really propelled us forward with this show idea was that we love art and why not in this space and then the weekend presented itself and now we are excitedly running around. I'll post more in the coming weeks.
Austin Thomas (Scot selected out some of my work too!!)
As mentioned above, the opening of this exhibition coincides with NADA HUDSON, Saturday, July 30th and 31st 2011
Featuring 18 artists, whose portraits in photography, sculpture, painting, drawing, collage and abstraction present a multifaceted exhibition that relates to the space in it’s new incarnation as a gallery as well as to contemporary ideas of literal and symbolic personal representations.