Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Andre Sie

a view from the Light & Sie gallery

I just received the news today that Andrew Sie passed away. I met Andrew several years ago when I was doing the Photo SF fair. He introduced me to his good friend Stanley Light from Dallas and we quickly became friends. Stanley acquired some work of Thomas Allen that day. I could never imagine that several years later they would open a gallery together in Dallas, Light & Sie and that they would extend an invitation to Tom to show at there.

When Andrew came into town, I always dined well. He did his restaurant research from his computer in Dallas and then he would take me to the newest restaurant here in New York, always a hot spot. Not from being trendy, but by serving fantastic food. He was a great friend and inspired me here to raise the bar with my own gallery. I will greatly miss him. It is a loss to the community. He was a creative mind and had a keen awareness for talent. A gentle soul and a spirited friend.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


I am a little late with this post. Tonight, we are headed to Daniel Cooney and a quick stop at ATM. From last go around, we had a nice adventure. We started on Wednesday at the Museum of the City of New York for the opening of the Dutch Photography show. Honestly, I got as far as the patio. It was such a RARE beautiful night in our rainy nyc spring and the exhibition hall just too attended. There was plenty of room to meet most of the photo world, all seeming to be in attendence. I was met with the "Dutch Ambassador," Rifko from the Witzenhausen gallery. After, a nice talk with Amy Arbus, I exited stage left and headed to see Mary Stuart. If you haven't already, go see it.

The next day it was quite a scene on our floor. The new addition to the 5th floor, Sputnik gallery from Russia, were having their grand opening. Specializing in Russian photography, they are a welcome addition. A few doors down, Witzenhausen opened with the star from the Museum's Dutch photography show. Amazing work and everyone was very intent on getting as CLOSE as they could. Perhaps this is a little too close!

I then traveled to Daniel Cooney (who has another opening tonight). Dan and fellow artist (and my evening's dinner companion) Carrie Levy were right in the thick of things to begin. Tonight should be a special night there with many of my favorite local photographers on the wall or at least leaning against the wall with glass in hand.

Dolly's well worn boot was dealt a lager wash. But really, who would notice...? Well, she did and I did and the camera quickly reappeared before the suds got all soaked up...in the leather and to the sock.

On the street, a new site and not a mirage (although I was a little wobbly at that point) was the food cart from Le Gamin. Also seen, Naomi Harris and Darren Ching form Klompching Gallery. Alway a good sight and the light was particularly kind that night.

The opening spree ended nicely with guest bartender Lori Nix at ClampArt. Packed as usual, but always worth the squeeze.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Some Like It Hot!

Tom Allen has been in town the last few days to help celebrate the Aperture Foundation's first Some Like it Hot! Party. What a Night. Allen was seen throughout the evening with his brand new flip phone...hoping to post the movie sometime soon!

Foley & Allen on our first cocktail of the evening, but not our last.

Christina Caputo and Thomas Allen

Many attendees including John Cowey, Brian Clamp, Denise Wolff and Gerald Slota.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Wilson & Katz Opening

It has been a few weeks, but thought these photos still have shelf life from our opening for Sarah Wilson and Colby Katz. The exhibition runs until the end of July.

Sarah with Darren Ching.

A visit from fellow NYU alum Hank Willis Thomas joins Colby at the opening.

Sam showing off her freshly minted and originally designed tattoo with fellow dealer Sondra Kitchen.

The two stars for the evening say 'night.