Sunday, October 25, 2009

Bushwicked to PS 1

more Andrew Hurst.

Andrew Hurst continues...

Andrew Hurst.

Carter Davis, also on view at English Kills.

Walking to Rico Gatson's studio.

at Rico's.

along the wall - Rico Gatson.

Round the corner to Norte Maar.

The Otherside: New Paintings by Brooke Moyse

Lens at the floor, PS 1. (Heather Rowe)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Alfred Stieglitz, genius

This morning, I am thinking about the "artist-run" space. Alfred Stieglitz, who after being convinced by Edward Steichen, opened a Gallery 291 in 1905. The first modern art gallery in New York where he showed Marsden Hartley, Arthur Dove, John Marin, Paul Strand, Charles DeMuth, and his wife Georgia O'Keeffe and where he single-handedly pioneered photography as a form of art.

Loren Munk visits Stieglitz's old establishment and the current O'Keeffe show at the Whitney. Check it out.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

This Beat is Sick

Hope this helps you plan your route!

This coming weekend get out and see all the art you never had the time for before! Without the clutter of hundreds of random living rooms diverting your attention, see Bushwick’s most respected spaces at a time more conducive to high culture activities — 6-10pm on Saturday night. This is not to say some of these places aren’t actually living rooms.

Wyckoff Avenue powerhouse Norte Maar presents “This Beat Is Sick: Bushwick Art Spaces Stay Open Late,” sponsored by BushwickBK, in which 10 spaces present work throughout the neighborhood. There is no theme shared among the spaces except that they’ve agreed to stay open until 10pm. Fully expect to bump into art world heavies like Jerry Saltz and Roberta Smith.

Along with Norte Maar, galleries English Kills, Centotto, Factory Fresh, Grace Exhibition Space, Laundromat, Lumenhouse, Privateer, a recent Chelsea refugee called Sugar, and the long-awaited Famous Accountants will be exhibiting their latest offerings.

reposted Bushwick BK. Thanks Jeremy.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


It has been a year since the start of the latest Capitalist crisis. While some are eager to signal economic recovery, there is an underlying issue which goes undiscussed- the crisis of legitimation for the Neoliberal system itself. What have artists done to advance this critique and what can we contribute?

Please join us this Wednesday, October 21st at 6pm at Exit Art for the first of five lively discussions-

The Institute for Aesthetic Research
IAR will host a five week discussion based program bringing together artists, filmmakers, scholars and activists to consider the possibilities for alternative art practices. Through the IAR website and weekly meetings at Exit Art, participants will collaboratively produce a print publication that explores the possibilities of cultural production in contestation, or outside the realm of current economic and political conditions.

The content and distribution system of this publication will be collectively decided and enacted.

To contribute or for more info-

Meetings (all starting at 6pm)
1st meeting- October 21st
Adam Simon (Brooklyn Based Artist; Co-Director, Four Walls; Founder, Fine Art Adoption Network) will discuss alternative strategies of art distribution.

2nd meeting- October 28th
Timothy Murray (Director, Society for the Humanities and Curator, Rose Goldson Archive of New Media Art, Cornell University; Managing Co-Moderator, -empyre- a soft-skinned space) & Renate Ferro (Artist, Visiting Professor of Art, Cornell University; Managing Co-Moderator, -empyre- a soft-skinned space) discuss how politically critical and socially interventionist new media of the 90's and 2000's have been recuperated through advanced strategies of viral marketing on the web.

3rd meeting- November 4th
John Baldacchino (Associate Professor of Art and Art Education, Teachers College, Columbia University) will discuss pedagogy and politics in contemporary art practice.

4th meeting- November 11th
Ethan Spigland (Filmmaker and screenwriter, Professor, New School for Social Research, Professor of Humanities and Media Studies, Pratt Institute.) will screen and discuss “Shallow”, a recent film collaboration with Malcolm Mclaren.

5th meeting- November 18th
David, Daniel and Adam Simon will help in the editing and discussion of the final publication.

IAR is organized by artists Daniel Lichtman and David Baumflek.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Famous Accountants

October 14, 2009 – Famous Accountants is pleased to announce its grand opening reception for the exhibit “Twenty-Three” on October 24, 2009 from 6-10PM in conjunction with Norte Maar’s THIS BEAT IS SICK: Bushwick Art Spaces Stay Open Late. Famous Accountants is a shared work/studio and gallery space in Greater Bushwick run by artists Ellen Letcher and Kevin Regan. Their concept for the space is “gallery as sketchbook.” Their inspiration for opening Famous Accountants is Austin Thomas and her concept of the perch. Thomas ran the recently-closed Pocket Utopia: “a relational exhibition, salon and social space” housed in a renovated storefront space on Flushing Avenue.

The inaugural show, “Twenty-Three” features work by both Letcher and Regan. Over the course of 2 months, the two artists visited the studio separately and together, composing a dialogue of works. The show features a combination of previous pieces as well as site-specific collages, found images, words and objects.

The space will be home to periodic events (including “TV Parties” inspired by a Black Flag song which will featured curated screenings accompanied by beer drinking).
The first TV Party will be held November 8, 2009 from 1-6PM.

Famous Accountants
1673 Gates Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385
Open Sundays from 1-6PM and by appointment.
For information, please email:

THIS BEAT IS SICK: Bushwick Art Spaces Stay Open Late

Presented by J. Andrew + Norte Maar and sponsored by the evening featuring nine art spaces, each entirely unique and individual in their programing, THIS BEAT IS SICK celebrates all that is good and great about the Bushwick art scene which continues to thrive far from the hype and hustle. Saturday, October 24, 6:00-10:00PM.

Participating spaces include: Norte Maar, English Kills, Centotto, Factory Fresh, Grace Exhibition Space, Laundromat, Lumenhouse, Privateer, the new spot called Sugar, and the long awaited debut of Famous Accountants.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

EFA Open Studios, Opening Reception: Thurs., Oct. 15, 6-10 pm

Take my art, please. Available now on the Fine Art Adoption Network (FAAN).

Come visit me at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
2009 Open Studio this week

323 W. 39th St. between 8th and 9th Aves.
New York, NY 10018

Opening Reception: Thurs., Oct. 15, 6-10 pm
Friday, Oct. 16, 6-9 pm
Saturday, Oct. 17, 1-5 pm

Celebrate my 246 Editions print release.

Other studios to stumble to:

Karina Skvirsky #908
Jimbo Blachly #907
Howard Smith #910
Scott Teplin #310
Dorothy Robinson #712
David Storey #712
Jane Kent #702
Jeff Hoppa #709
Mahmoud Hamadani
and many, many other super fabulous artists.

Thank you, art enthusiasts.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Take my art...please!

I just added a bunch of my adoptable artwork to FAAN.

More important FAAN news:

After four years of more than generous support, Art in General, FAAN’s sponsor, can no longer cover the costs of this project. Luckily, those costs are relatively small. Our server costs fifty dollars a month and we need another fifty for upkeep and occasional changes to the site. Please support this project, it will not be able to continue otherwise. All donations are tax deductible. We will acknowledge supporters on the site unless you choose to remain anonymous.

--Adam Simon

Donations can be made through Art in General, a fiscal sponsor of this project, at

Please consider providing a good home to my art.

Friday, October 9, 2009

NuRTUREart benefit - save the date - October 27

Nurture Art Benefit
Buy your $75.00 ticket on Pay Pal, it's easy!!

Monday, October 12th, 7PM
Claire Oliver Gallery
513 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001
Honoring Publisher of The Brooklyn Rail, Artist, Writer, & Independent Curator:

Phong Bui
with an introduction by:
Benjamin La Rocco

Special Thanks:

Claire Oliver Gallery
Printing for Less
Art Forum
Catering by Cowgirl

A special benefit print in collaboration with 20x200.

This is a very affordable limited-edition, archival pigment print by NURTUREart Registry and Bushwick Biennial featured artist Mike Estabrook.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Stumbles #3 (forward, prologue and epilogue)

I've been doing a lot of walking lately, in fact I'm wearing out my shoes. The best art-finds are the ones you stumble upon. Pictured above are Jane South's beautiful installation at Kate's Paper on Spring Street. Also pictured are Mike Estabrook and Ernest Concepcion at Cuchifritos in the Essex Street Market and Daniel Davidson's Double Stuff at Sloan Fine Art.

More pictures from the stumble below, of walking in the rain and of Nancy Friedemann's billowy flowers.

The next "Excuse me, you have art in your teeth," salon will be held at Lady M cake boutique and we will discuss Robert Lazzarini's new work and the Jeff Wall show and then we'll go to Gagosian's new retail outlet where we will shop for books and Ed Ruscha multiples. Date to be announced.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Art Stumble for Cuchifritos

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 beginning at 3:00 pm

Join us for a private studio tour at the Artists Alliance Inc., 107 Suffolk near Rivington St.

image: Jenn Mazza

visit with Paul Clay, Charley Friedman and Jen Mazza

meet artist Nancy Friedemann at the Collette Blanchard Gallery

opening reception for Mike Estabrook and Ernest Concepcion at Cuchifritos in the Essex Street Market.

suggested donation $10.00 + This is a fundraiser.
(All proceeds will go to Cuchifritos' exhibition program)

These tours offer up food for thought, refreshments and refreshing perspectives on the art geography of a particular place.

Art Stumble, is a project by Austin Thomas.