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Western Exhibitions posted some gorgeous shots of the show I co-curated. So proud of the artists & my collaborators!

Western Exhibitions posted some gorgeous shots of the show I co-curated. So proud of the artists & my collaborators!

She was helped along, she says, by having synesthesia—the conflation of one sense with another. She first noticed this phenomenon, at the age of eleven, while playing the Prelude in F-sharp Major from Bach’s “Well-Tempered Clavier”; she has described seeing a “shapeless stain … between orange and red.” Afterward, she was surprised to learn that this wasn’t normal. Seeing music as colors helped her memorize scores and made playing the piano feel even more visceral. Even today, when she plays, especially in concert, colors can come unbidden, each connected to a particular key. C minor is black. D minor is blue. E-flat major, the key of the Mozart aria, is “very bright—something similar to sunlight … and sometimes switching to green.



CARMEN , by SCONDO , at OXBOW

CARMEN , by SCONDO , at OXBOW

SAY FEAR’S A MAN’S BEST FRIEND

SAY FEAR’S A MAN’S BEST FRIEND

(sketch for sculpture)

(sketch for sculpture)

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EW SCULPTURE, NEW SHOW:: this Friday 7/20 @ Ebersmoore
"EBERSMOORE is pleased to announce its upcoming group exhibition entitled “My Idea of Fun” curated by Michael Rea. Artists include Chris Naka, Matthew Hebert, Kate Ruggeri, Kassie Teng, Zach Meyer, Ethan Gill and John Phillip Abbott. The opening reception is Friday, July 20, 2012 6 to 9pm and will run through August 31, 2012. 
My Idea of Fun: My Idea of Fun, is a title I stole from a Will Self Novel. While I could make comparisons between this show and the novel, I prefer to discuss this show and its artists in regards to the actual idea of fun. The amusement I have viewing work by this group of artists, the entertainment each artist evokes in his or her work/practice, and hopefully the pleasure you will have in viewing the show. Fun is a subjective experience, and by no means universal. What I find to be enjoyable is indulgent, as it is to each of the artist represented in this show. Somehow there is a shared experience in this jubilance. The expression of fun becomes a proclamation or a designation of honesty. Even our most guilty pleasures and displeasures warrant recognition once they become cathartic. It is this moment of honesty that is collectively shared within this selection of work.” 

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EW SCULPTURE, NEW SHOW:: this Friday 7/20 @ Ebersmoore

"EBERSMOORE is pleased to announce its upcoming group exhibition entitled “My Idea of Fun” curated by Michael Rea. Artists include Chris Naka, Matthew Hebert, Kate Ruggeri, Kassie Teng, Zach Meyer, Ethan Gill and John Phillip Abbott. The opening reception is Friday, July 20, 2012 6 to 9pm and will run through August 31, 2012. 




My Idea of Fun: 

My Idea of Fun, is a title I stole from a Will Self Novel. While I could make comparisons between this show and the novel, I prefer to discuss this show and its artists in regards to the actual idea of fun. The amusement I have viewing work by this group of artists, the entertainment each artist evokes in his or her work/practice, and hopefully the pleasure you will have in viewing the show. 

Fun is a subjective experience, and by no means universal. What I find to be enjoyable is indulgent, as it is to each of the artist represented in this show. Somehow there is a shared experience in this jubilance. The expression of fun becomes a proclamation or a designation of honesty. Even our most guilty pleasures and displeasures warrant recognition once they become cathartic. It is this moment of honesty that is collectively shared within this selection of work.” 

"Line-of-Site", the show I curated with Alicia Chester & Karolina Gnatowski opens tomorrow night (7/7) at Western Exhibitions.
The Quarterly Site #11: Line-of-Site exhibition hosted by Western Exhibitions uses the term men as an inceptive concept. For this installment of the Quarterly Site Series, Twelve Galleries Project invites three women to curate an exhibition. Rather than reversing the dynamic of the male gaze upon women or the audience upon artwork, the curators complicate and expand these expected lines-of-sight to encompass collaborative relationships between artists. Whereas a “line-of-sight” is the imaginary line between an observer’s eye and a distant point, a “line-of-site” is the trajectory from an artillery piece to its target, denoting a physical rather than visual connection. Thusly, Quarterly Site #11: Line-of-Site pairs artist duos Sarah Belknap & Joseph Belknapand Christalena Hughmanick & Sarah Jones. Each collaborative uses physical objects and performances to publicly display and mediate personal relationships.
More on the Twelve Galleries Project

"Line-of-Site", the show I curated with Alicia Chester & Karolina Gnatowski opens tomorrow night (7/7) at Western Exhibitions.

The Quarterly Site #11: Line-of-Site exhibition hosted by Western Exhibitions uses the term men as an inceptive concept. For this installment of the Quarterly Site SeriesTwelve Galleries Project invites three women to curate an exhibition. Rather than reversing the dynamic of the male gaze upon women or the audience upon artwork, the curators complicate and expand these expected lines-of-sight to encompass collaborative relationships between artists. Whereas a “line-of-sight” is the imaginary line between an observer’s eye and a distant point, a “line-of-site” is the trajectory from an artillery piece to its target, denoting a physical rather than visual connection. Thusly, Quarterly Site #11: Line-of-Site pairs artist duos Sarah Belknap & Joseph Belknapand Christalena Hughmanick & Sarah Jones. Each collaborative uses physical objects and performances to publicly display and mediate personal relationships.

More on the Twelve Galleries Project

CFV birthday picnic in chinatown XOXOXO

CFV birthday picnic in chinatown XOXOXO

Blondie’s “Rapture” (featuring Fab Five Freddie and Jean-Michel Basquiat as the “DJ”). The first record containing rap to reach number one on the U.S. pop charts.

"Later on that summer, it aired on the very first day of a new cable venture, one devoted entirely to playing promotional clips of rock songs, called Music Television".

Blondie’s “Rapture” (featuring Fab Five Freddie and Jean-Michel Basquiat as the “DJ”). The first record containing rap to reach number one on the U.S. pop charts.

"Later on that summer, it aired on the very first day of a new cable venture, one devoted entirely to playing promotional clips of rock songs, called Music Television".

Robert Rauschenberg

Robert Rauschenberg