Tony Tasset redefines what it means to be "in" the Whitney Biennial with an installation at Hudson River Park that attempts to name the world's artists, about 400,000 of them. There is something powerful about the gesture of naming names, suggesting that there is a distinction between artists and the rest of us, giving Andy Warhol and Michelle Grabner the same treatment. There is also something poignant about this piece. Is something being memorialized here? Some of the Milwaukee artists I found included Shimon Lindemann, Beth Lipman, Tom Bamberger, Dick Blau, Sonja Thomsen , Tara Bogart, Faythe Levine, Roy Staab, Nathaniel Stern, Steve Wetzel, Ken Hanson, Nicholas Frank and others. Tell me if you'd like me to find your name, and I will look if I get a chance to return.
Dear friends, please come celebrate with me at my first Chelsea gallery exhibition, with a group of artists I have been working with over the years. It's a pop-up exhibition at 526 W. 26th (Elga Wimmer). I will be there open beginning Saturday Feb. 1st. The opening reception is Friday Feb. 14th, 6 -8pm. With Joan Bankemper, David Chow, Simon Draper, Joy Garnett, Fariba Hajamadi, Roy Staab, Chrysanne Stathacos and Marion Wilson.
Valentines are a stylized heart; in the very late moment of the bright setting sun I walked on to the snow covered pond on the very east end that is still in the line of the sun. I realize I have to walk in and straight toward the sun and then made the right lob around and walking back to the point. The left side.. can I make it equal in size, I watch with my eye walking around, and then down the center line in the same footsteps. back to photograph ... that is enough for the simplicity of Valentine's Day.