Saturday, March 24, 2007
Bopped on over to the Lisa Kereszi opening on Thursday at YRG. A big turnout as I expected, but what did surprised me was the selection of work. A selection of newer (2006) and older (2002) work of very stark interior and exterior environments, it's Kereszi at her most distilled. Stop by, let me know what you think.
Another show not to miss is Ben Donaldson at Jen Bekman Gallery in SoHo. Ben has covered a lot of territory in his career in addition to turning me onto the camera I use for most of these shots - CASIO Exilim. The show he has up now is one of my favorite slices from the pie of his career. Photographs of individuals while under hypnosis. Yes, it's as good as it sounds.
Monday, March 12, 2007
It started innocently enough at Yancey Richardson Gallery, my alma mater. Bart Michiels and I met up to contemplate the new work of Helen van Meene. Great show, see it before it closes on March 17th.
We met up with Jessica Backhaus and Pepper and a nice volley of conversation ensued.
Vinegar looked on from his perch...
On to Trestle on 24th and 10th Avenue. I really like this place for a good glass of wine and conversation. I met the photographer Maura Sullivan there for a little bit of both. Things were going along just fine when in came trouble...Gerald Slota!
Actually, it's fun trouble. Before long, I was wearing a kimono and the hostess, Sara, was rearranging my flowers very delicately. Sara had such patience with us, thank you Sara. Not only did Gerald take this photo, you can see the real Slota work at the George Eastman House right now.