May 2009 Archives

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On Saturday, May 30th a select group of artists will present Playing Through, an extensive mini golf course (and then some) at Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn (55 33rd Street). From noon to midnight, the 16,000 sqft, 15ft ceilinged industrial space will be transformed into a carnival extravaganza. We are eliminating greens fees and assembling a full food court featuring many local vendors. There will be a cotton candy machine and a popcorn waterfall. The course will have roaming beverage cart service. Nightfall will see the musical stage come to life, with several bands performing. In these tough economic times we're taking care of you with an entire day of free entertainment for everyone on the Brooklyn waterfront.

James and I hope to stop by this on Saturday. It's an interesting group of artists, ranging from recent Hunter MFA graduates to more "established" artists like Rachel Harrison. James and I have written about quite a few of them. I was told by one of the organizers that they wanted to use an event like this to introduce the artists working there to the broader community. I particularly like the fact that they have fliers in English and Spanish!

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Carrie Moyer, Mythic Being (detail), 2008, acrylic on canvas, 50 × 30 inches


Work stuff is not leaving much time for blog posts, so I'm posting images of some of my favorite things seen lately. That definitely includes Carrie Moyer's excellent show of paintings at Canada, up through June 7. Do not miss it.

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Angela Dufresne, Some Like it Hot, 2009, oil on canvas, 40 × 60 inches (via Monya Rowe Gallery)


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Angela Dufresne, Nosforatu Street Scene with Italian Hookers (from Herzog's 'Nosforatu'), 2008, oil on canvas, 84 × 132 inches (via CRG Gallery)


My own photos didn't turn out so well, so here are two images of Angela's work from the gallery websites. I've been following her work for a while, and the latest paintings are my favorite work by her so far. The Monya Rowe show closes June 13, and the CRG show closes July 2.

I love this part of the New York Times review of Reynold Price's latest book.

Mr. Price applies the word "queer" and dislikes "gay" because he thinks the latter hurt homosexual men during the early years of the AIDS crisis. It fit the assumption of bigots, he writes, that "homosexuals were giddy irresponsibles, negligible creatures." Mr. Price quotes a friend who says: "Please donít call me gay. If you need an adjective, call me morose."

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