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Gillian Christy installed the “Indoor, Outdoor” Exhibition at Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. The show will be on exhibit May 1- August 29, 2009. She will have work in the Mayer Gallery and several public artworks around the art center. If you are in the area, Wednesday July 8, 12 noon -1 pm there will be a Lunch and Learn Lecture and discussion of her work led by Hank Foreman, Director and Chief Curator.
One of the amazing advantages of living in Providence is that at noon on a Sunday one can decide to go to the beach and in less then an hour be sitting by the ocean. This past Sunday I was reminded of this geographic amenity when I went down to Newport. The photo above was taken by my talented friend Stephanie Ewens. The painting is of friends on the rocks, enjoying the sun. Summer is almost here, what amenities are within reach of your city?
Jen Corace’s new show Clementine has made me appreciate how significant precedent can effect one’s art. This particular piece is clearly a modern image yet it is built from a historic precedent that gives great complexity to the image. Even in the simplest of projects precedent can give truth to a form.
Here is Jen’s website.
Gillian Christy and I spent several fridged hours mining the Chelsea gallery scene in NYC. I am disappointed with the quality of the work as a whole. I fear beauty and craft have truly become unbecoming to the art aficionados of our time. We did happen upon several unique exhibits at Yvon Lambert, Paula Cooper and, of course, Gargosian Gallery.
This past weekend I was part of the… expert… team that relocated American Dreams by Gillian Christy from the Arsenal Center for the Arts to South County, Rhode Island. It was amazing seeing this sculpture move from a urban to forest setting in a matter of hours. Luke Randall was kind enough to give this sculpture a home for several months before it makes a move again to Boone, NC for Gillian’s upcoming show starting May 1st.