Gallery Hopping with Grace Moon & Patricia Silva

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Gallery Hopping with Grace Moon & Patricia Silva

Welcome to another beautiful fall season of art. Last week Patricia and I took a quick stroll down 22nd Street and saw Carmen McLeod at CRG, Vik Muniz and Sikkema Jenkins, Martha Wilson at P.P.O.W., and Jordan Kantor at Churner and Churner.

This is Carmen McLeod's first solo show in New York, and she debut a seamless combination of paintings and constructions. Patricia pointed out a few of her favorite pieces including a very adept nod to minimalist 70's neon structuralist Dan Flavin.

Vik Muniz returns with more "junk" turned art. And as Patricia so aptly noted I'm a sucker for art historic reference. Hello? drunk dialing Casper David Fredrick. Or is it Fredrick David Casper? Or David Casper Fredrick? Then P.P.O.W., (hah) we hit Martha Wilson's show, a brilliant and humors take on beauty and decay. Wilson, a 2nd waver, shows the kids why she still kicks ass.

And lastly we stopped into talk to Gallerist Rachel Churner who opened her gallery Churner and Churner just last Spring. She's been getting lots of press notice including this review in the New York Times with the opening of current artist Jordan Kantor.

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Comments [13]

patricia's picture

OH, and by the bye...

The shirt is by Sandra King, a designer I found 6 years ago, when i bought the shirt. And then, never saw SK again. There, mystery solved!

Marcie Bianco's picture

what do you "parenthetically

what do you "parenthetically disagree" with? The question? Or the implicit assertion that change can be seen as a positive, as "difference"?

Grace Moon's picture

That later as it applies to

That later as it applies to my critique. thank you (almost) Doctor Bianco for clarifying.

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Marcie Bianco's picture

hmm...interesting, so, for

hmm...interesting, so, for you, there in an inherent, negative value to "change"? ... Or is it really that you're just fearful of losing your youthful charm and dashing good looks?

Grace Moon's picture

au contraire, I'm just saying

au contraire, I'm just saying that there is bloom and then there is decay. Who said decay is a negative?

you need not flatter me to get your way.

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Marcie Bianco's picture

You're certainly right;

You're certainly right; "decay" doesn't have to be negative, save for when it literally means "a decline in [health, beauty...etc etc]." 

Which is all to say, this is quite a Deleuzian reading from you, la Lune. J'adore.

And, I'll pocket that last comment for the future.

patricia's picture

you all heard me say "nonono" right?

yeah, but I think decay is not equated with beauty. And I fundamentally disagree. Decay might have positive associations as part of some cyclical phase, but it's not associated with beauty. At least, not culturally in the West: youth is considered beauty. And that's very very sad, because of it's just another limitation. And limitations are boring.

Marcie Bianco's picture

Thanks for this, Patricia. I

Thanks for this, Patricia. I "parenthetically agree" and agree in general with everything you just wrote. I just personally wish that "change" was not read as "decay" (negative) but "difference" (positive), in light of your explanation above.

Overall, sweet video!

Grace Moon's picture

Dr. Bianco

you make me feel kinda Deleuzinal...

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Marcie Bianco's picture

that's just bad Moon....just

that's just bad Moon....just bad...but I'm laughing and adoring you for it.

Grace Moon's picture

I hope

patricia shares the copious notes she took during Carmen's talk.

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Marcie Bianco's picture

Like button -- esp Martha

Like button -- esp Martha Wilson. Does change automatically connote decay? Can't it simply be difference?

Grace Moon's picture

I

parenthetically disagree.

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