Tuesday, May 31, 2011


One of two shows I will be in opening this Friday:

June 3-5, 2011

ARCH Production & Design NYC studio

63 Woodward Avenue, Suite 2410
Brooklyn, NY

Opening reception: Friday, June 3rd, 6-10 pm

Closing party (featuring performance by Happy Lives with guests Andriana Santiago and Paulie Connor):Sunday, June 5th, 7-10 pm

On the occasion of Bushwick Open StudiosARCH Production & Design NYC teams up with curator Claudia Eve Beauchesne to present A+, a multi-disciplinary exhibition of works by ARCH members and other Brooklyn-based artists.

Bushwick’s large studio spaces and diverse creative community inspire an expansive conception of art. Media mix freely and eclectic influences fuse into new forms. Art, design and architecture bleed into one another. A+ is a celebration of the formal experiments emerging from that milieu.

The selected artists revisit ideas that originated in the mid-twentieth century, using them as springboards for investigations into the untapped potential of familiar concepts and materials. Allusions to dome culture, inflatable architecture, minimalism, kitsch, the surf and skate subcultures, abstract expressionism, mid-century modern design and obsolete technology are infused with a contemporary sensibility. A+ draws from the recent past to reflect the preoccupations of artists working in and around Bushwick today.

Participating Artists:

Dan Baker

Ivin Ballen
Evan Collier
Zak Goodman
Jack Henry
Ian Horn
Pierre Le Hors
Julian Lorber
Meghan Petras
Thomas Robinson
Andriana Santiago
Brian Keith Sharrock
Brooke Taylor


June 3 - 6 to 10 pm
June 4 - 12 to 7 pm
June 5 - 12 to 10 pm (performances start at 8 pm)

Katy Krantz

Untitled Grouping

Untitled (Wheel Form)

Untitled Grouping


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

This Friday!

HKJB is pleased to present . . .

Control Alt Delete 

Benjamin King
Brion Nuda Rosh
Ernesto Burgos
Halsey Hathaway
Graham Collins
Jay Henderson
Lauren Luloff
Matt Jones
Maria Walker
Paul DeMuro
Stacy Fisher
Rob Nadeau
Vince Contarino
Tisch Abelow
Wayne Adams

840 Broadway (at Park Street), 3rd Floor
Bushwick, Brooklyn, 11206

J, M to Flushing Ave.
G to Flushing Ave.

One Night Only
Friday, May 27th, 2011
7:00-10:00 PM



Dianna Molzan

Dianna Molzan (b. 1972), Untitled, 2009. Oil on canvas on fir, 24 × 20 in. (61 × 50.8 cm). Collection of Charlotte and Bill Ford; courtesy Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles. © Dianna Molzan; photograph by Brian Forrest

at the Whitney

I will be in this show! Stop by!

Improbable Self: Notes From the Void 

Opening Reception: Friday, June 3rd, 7-10pm 
The Ice Machine + Swift, 9pm  

Meghan Petras, Untitled, dyed and cut fabric with rope 
36” x 32”, 2010 

Inna Babaeva, Martin Bromirski, Catherine Czacki, JJ Garfinkel, Nathan Gwynne, Jason Hoelscher, JR 
Larson, Frank Lentini, Christina Leung, David Malek, Jeffrey Scott Mathews, Japeth Mennes, Oliver 
Michaels, Matt Miller, John L. Moore, Meghan Petras, Sasha Rudensky, Carolyn Salas, David Scanavino. 
St. Cecilia Gallery, (3rd Floor) 21 Monitor St, Brooklyn, NY 
Opening: Friday, June 3, 7-10 
Open June 4, 5 & 11, 12-5 

Art Book Club Presents Improbable Self: Notes From the Void, curated by Fran Holstrom, featuring 
artworks selected from 19 artists, and a musical duo, whose work suggests the dislocation of self, out-of- 
body experience, duplicity, reflection & distortion.  

Conceived in two parts, the first group of artworks depict a centralized figure that is barely there, 
seemingly caught in the process of disappearing. Degradation of the singular, unique original epitomizes 
our fear of death, or worse, the slow slippage of selfhood into obscurity, the unknown--the void.  Almost 
as a cure for this, intermingled with the above, are artworks that present a solid twin, a replacement or 
stand-in; such redundancy insures protection and survival.  

Although the outward appearances of works in the show are visibly different - and delivered by a range of 
motivations - there is a deep, playful and brooding force connecting the artists. Inna Babaeva’s tipped 
bucket oozes ectoplasm forever caught in stasis, and Meghan Petras’ coyly draped painting is freed from 
the skeleton of a stretcher. Meanwhile, Oliver Michaels’ digital dissections leave only clues to a 
photograph’s original content, and Jason Hoelscher mockingly takes the reigns by rewriting Guy Debord’s 
seminal text with a lisp. Materially and conceptually Notes from the Void puts a spotlight on the grim 
poetics of a generation.  

The theme of this show was inspired by Bruce Nauman’s model for observing oneself as an impossible 
double, from a distance, once removed as if in a state of dislocation. Almost as if haunted by this vision, 
Nauman points to our continual quest for a secure, more fully-realized and understood self.  

art book club presents is the first curatorial 
project tackled as a collective and features three 
floors of contemporary art, live performances 
plus a mixer and artists’ talks. Each project has a 
unique vision and therefore, a unique press 
release. For more information visit our website 
at: https://artbookclub.wordpress.com. 


Monday, May 23, 2011

Friday, May 13, 2011

Generation X - Ready, Steady, Go

Opening Friday- John O'Connor




What is Toronto???
Gallery 1+2
Opening Reception Friday 13, May 7-9 pm
13 May- 12 June, 2011

177 N. 9th St. Brooklyn

Ned Colclough

more here

Opening Friday- Gold Records



Ron Amstutz, Erik den Breejen, Patrick Brennan, Ned Colclough, Stacy Fisher, Jaime Gecker, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Christopher Knowles, Max Schumann, J.D. Walsh, Wendy White

508 W. 26th St. 11th Fl., NYC
Opening: Friday, May 13, 6-9 PM
Closes: Saturday, May 28
Open Hours: Wed-Sat 12-6 and by appointment

ART BLOG ART BLOG is extremely pleased to announce the opening of "Gold Records", curated by Jon Lutz of Daily Operation. This show is the first in a series of exhibitions ART BLOG ART BLOG will present at a temporary location in Chelsea, NY on the 11th floor of 508 West 26th St. An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 13th from 6-9 p.m. The exhibition runs through Saturday, May 28th. Open hours will be Wednesdays - Saturdays from 1-6 p.m. and by appointment. 

“Gold Records” takes its lead from a selection of the artists whose works and interviews can be found on my former blog, The Old Gold. Though it manifests itself in very different ways, these artists have in common a type of retrospective interpretation of cultural developments from the 60’s on. Art history, television, consumer culture, pop music, design, news, and advertisements are integrated to the point where they are recognizable, but not ultimately decipherable. As a result, many of the works have a record-keeping aspect that is turned into a “record-recreation”. The sources are effectual placeholders for the time and circumstances of the original but the end result is a new, fragmented narrative with a definitive and original sound.