Tuesday, May 22, 2007
A big long overdue thanks to Jonathan LeVine for hosting the event of the year, Ruas de Sao Paulo, at the Hiro Ballroom. This event which coincided with his gallery exhibition survey of Brazilian Street Art, was a great way to show off the talent that this city has to offer. Foley Gallery artist Alexandre Orion comes from the same generation of street artist and it was so good of LeVine to bring that work to NYC. Long overdue.
Great hanging out with Jonathan and Joyce.
Friday, May 11, 2007
For the third year in a row, I participated in the PowerHouse portfolio review. The event is held in their large Arena headquarters in DUMBO. What a space! This year was incredibly well organized and the morning pastries provided to the reviewers were as good as ever.
I enjoy doing these portfolio review events for several reasons. First, it gives me the opportunity to see at least 12 new artists who work with photography in some fashion. Second, it's a great way to catch up with a whole host of colleagues...thanks to Tom Gitterman for letting me hitch a ride to the event. Third, the pastries.
I was incredibly fortunate this year to meet Kent Rogowski who shared his work with me. His project, BEARS, has just been released by PowerHouse books and I have scheduled an exhibition at the gallery to open June 21. I found the work to be incredibly intriguing and confounding all in the same view. I look forward to the show.
Bonus for me: I sat between Larry Fink and Stephen Frailey during the day. Thankfully, the reviewers are seated alphabetically!