Friday Night.. Chelsea Art Opening Crawl...
Busy Work Week.. Had to say bye bye to Alan Greenspan today, we miss you already!
But I had some time to hang with JG, one of my only friends who actually goes to art openings for something other than the free beer! It had been a hard week, so we decided to
drink crawl our way through some parties galleries this Friday night in Chelsea.
1st Stop.. A visit with the fun people (Michael, Meg, and Teka) at Sikkema Jenkins & Co..
Their new, Jeff Gauntt, and David Humphrey Exhibition had a big crowd as expected.. the show has some fun new works. Another wise art blogger..summed it up already, and he posted one of the David Humphrey works.. here are 2 others by Jeff.
Also The ever insightful, Ed Winkleman had a nice feature on David Humphrey as his artist of the week back on Jan 9th. Ed also posted several photo's of David's early paintings and sculptures.
I took one photo of "The Heater video"
and there's a really cool Flock of Migrating Birds.. projected on 2 angled walls
in the back-back gallery.
2nd Stop.. We went to the new location and grand opening of
The Casey Kaplan Gallery on West 21st street.
There were several
totally dull boring "interesting" graphic works presented, but the beers were cold...so we hung out and took a second drink look at the art.
But by far my favorite was the Untitled (13 Moon Lamp) hanging in the rear gallery.
It's made of Wire,
13 energy saving lamps. It's a unique piece.
3rd Stop.. We
staggered walked up to 26th street, to the Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery.
A solo video exhibition by Mika Rottenberg... DOUGH.
I had remembered her colorful work from this summer's PS1 Greater NY show.
I couldn't snap a picture cause
I was too drunk to focus the crowd was too deep..
But let's just say.. it's quite the Human Rube Goldberg. Very original. Even JG managed to smile!
I picked this image off their gallery website.. cause
mine were all blurry I just had to include at least one photo.
It's a WOW!!!
I highly recommend not missing this show..
I think I'm still having
nightmares dreams about this one!
OK.. So be sure to check back here tomorrow.. Cause it's the first of the month.. which means time for the next MAO Art Quiz!! And this one, I think will be easy!!