Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Two Items of Note

Here are two good things you should know about:

1. The Peeksville Project. Bambino and I spent a splendidly sunny afternoon touring the 3rd annual Peeksville Project, just a short train ride up the Hudson, last Sunday. This very ambitious city-wide collection of site-specific installations, group exhibitions, performances and other events has precedents in the art world (the Brewster Project [full disclosure: which I participated in as a co-curator the first year] being one), but for scale and consistency of high quality of work, you really must make the trip. Here's more info:

Peekskill Project 2006
111 Artists . 16 Curators . 1 City
September 16 Through October 7

While there, don't miss the two excellent exhibitions at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, as well as the exhibition across the street in the old factory (it has a few gems for installations you won't want to miss). Photos from our visit are below.

2. Dieu Donné Papermill's 7th Annual Benefit Auction

As I've noted before, the first gallery I worked with specialized in works on paper, so I've always had a soft spot in my heart for Soho's
Dieu Donné Papermill. Artist friends who've participated in their residency or Workspace Program rave about their commitment to pushing the boundaries and helping them realize their vision, and besides, there's something spiritually refreshing about being around all that great handmade paper.

In a few weeks (October 4, 7-11 PM), they're having their auction benefit (another full disclosure: our artist Rosemarie Fiore is among those whose work is available in the live auction) at The Gallery at Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street New York, NY. Reserve your tickets now and treat yourself with some great new art! You can
learn more here.


Anonymous David said...

Those pictures are making me miss the east coast.

9/19/2006 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Wayne Coe said...

Dear David,

I enjoyed your introduction and promo for the Peekskill project, of which I'm a participant artist. My work was on Division Street in a large 7' x 7' window and featured (5) 225% sized Model boxes ("U.S. Occupation," "Human Pyramid," "I.E.D.," "Rescue and Betrayal of Jessica Lynch" and "Guantanamo Guard Dog").

Over the weekend, the store owner took umbridge with my art and removed the model boxes from the window and placed them in an unknown location. Tony Luib, a fellow artist participant in the Peekskill project, alerted me of this anti-art action.

I'd be happy to send you a JPEG which Trong Nguyen, the generous curator, sent me of the project when it was "up."


Wayne Coe
Censored LA artist

9/19/2006 04:53:00 PM  
Anonymous David said...

Wayne, I assume your note is meant for someone other than me. I haven't ever been to Peekskill. My only contribution to the project was saying how much I liked Edward's and Bambino's photos.
:) David

9/19/2006 06:03:00 PM  

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