Friday, April 10, 2009

Art-Pocalypto 2012 Opens Tonight!

In addition to their individual solo exhibitions, which both open tonight, Jennifer Dalton and William Powhida have collaborated on an installation in the Schroeder Romero project space. All I can say, having seen it last night, is thank G-d our gallery is too small to have a project space ... I have seen the future, and it's freakin' butt ugly ... this piece is so-o-o-o wrong on so many levels... ... I'm still laughing1:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Art-Pocalypto 2012

April 10 - May 23, 2012

Opening Reception: Friday, April 10, 6-8pm

SchroRoWinkleFeuerBooneWildenRosenGosian Gallery is pleased to present “Art-Pocalypto 2012,” organized by guest curators Jennifer Dalton and William Powhida. This exhibition will be on view from April 10 – May 23, 2012. Since the gallery is one of the only outlets for contemporary art related products remaining in New York’s fabled Chelsea art district, we will be exhibiting artworks by whoever we want.

As everyone knows by now, artists have not been able to produce any new art since the crash of 2009 due to shortages of art supplies as well as basic necessities. Dalton and Powhida will therefore be exhibiting 8" x 10" printouts of our very large stable of artists' pre-crash greatest hits which will be laminated on-demand. Make our day and ask if they are archival, that word helps us remember what used to pass for problems back in the day.

This exhibition is organized around the theme of, fuck everyone, we are still here! Conceptual consistency - can you eat that? Can you shit in it and flush it down and make it go away? Can it keep the rain off you when you are sleeping? We didn't think so! So come on over and see how thin everyone's gotten!

Prints will be on sale for the low price of $500,000*. If we are lucky and supplies are available, we hope to be able to print in color. However, if we run out of fuel for the generator, the co-curators will make themselves available on selected Saturday hours to copy images by hand. Since child labor was decriminalized last year, we might even have the kids help out! You'd be surprised what they'll do for a cracker. Actually, by now you probably wouldn't.


And save the date! SchroRoWinkleFeuerBooneWildenRosenGosian Gallery will be exhibiting at ArtBaselMiamiDocumentaSiteSantaFeWhitneyBiennaleVeneziaNadaPulseScope this December. Don't believe the Mayan hype, civilization will go on - it better, we just paid our booth deposit!


Contact:
SchroRoWinkleFeuerBooneWildenRosenGosian Gallery
Phone 212.630.0722


*This is $20 in Spring 2009 dollars.

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1[h/t MAO for the motif].

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6 Comments:

Anonymous Cedric Casp said...

Actually, all inventory of all artists of any gallery could probably fit as JPEGs on a single DVD (or Blue-Ray), that's what I find interesting.

Like I could have the Winkleman DVD (2009 edition).

Or a Catalogue Raisonné of X.

But no: they have to print that on 5 huge volumes and waste more trees. That's what I don't understand.

Cedric Casp

4/10/2009 12:56:00 PM  
Blogger kalm james said...

Sounds like a gas, maybe I'll stop by and add to the apocalyptic spirit, OH THE HORROR!

4/10/2009 02:35:00 PM  
Blogger nathaniel said...

hahaha that's great. wish i could make it - i'd def pay $20 for a few...

4/10/2009 03:48:00 PM  
Blogger zipthwung said...

I'm glad someone else realized how DIRE things are on the materials front.

This show will be a WAKE UP CALL for collectors, and an embarassment of riches for conceptual artists.

JerryRobertaCotterPeterCollingsHickeyBourriard even pre-trashed the show by criticizing photocopyArchitectureJunkRelationalEstheticsSocialSculpture Art.

Younger than Jesus WIser Than God Beautifull Losers will go Helter Skelter into the Super Flat and the Day for Night for Locals Only.

4/10/2009 04:33:00 PM  
Blogger CAP said...

They could have called this show Death of The Collector. The time is ripe.

4/13/2009 12:22:00 AM  
Blogger Bromo Ivory said...

"Make our day and ask if they are archival, that word helps us remember what used to pass for problems back in the day."

Best. Line. Ever.

4/13/2009 09:19:00 AM  

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