Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Hope Extended. Books Enscribed.

We are very pleased to announce that due to a high degree of interest, we're extending our current exhibition "Your Mom Is Open Source" by Shane Hope for another week. The exhibition will now run through August 7, 2009. For more details see the gallery website.

Also, as a reminder, this Thursday, July 30, 2009, we're hosting a Book Signing Party in the gallery from 6:30 - 8:30, celebrating the publication of How to Start and Run a Commercial Art Gallery. We'll have a few dozen books for sale, but I'm delighted to sign any copy you might already have. (Hell, bring your high school year book...this signing thing is oddly addictive [he thinks now...].)

Speaking of the book, I was struck speechless (no small feat, I'm sure you know) by the truly wonderful review by Matthew Nash, publisher of the fabulous New England-based online arts zine Big Red and Shiny. Here's a snippet:
How To Start And Run A Commercial Art Gallery is incredibly readable and, thankfully, structured in such a way that the different audiences can read it in different ways. For those who need an actual handbook for starting a gallery, it is structured to take one through the process, and breaks down the various steps into understandable and accessible sections. For those looking to understand how a gallery works without actually starting a white cube of their own, Winkleman keeps things moving with stories of the successes and failures of both his own and other galleries, along with interviews, quotes and historical examples that tell a tale of a business that has deep and complicated roots, but is home to a number of unique personalities who are always innovating. He goes out if his way, in almost every chapter, to remind readers that while the art world may have its conventions, there is always someone who might come along and have success by breaking the rules.

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6 Comments:

Anonymous Oriane Stender said...

Ya, I'll speak with your open source mama outside.

Sorry I won't be there for the book party. Congrats! Happy Summer!

Oriane

7/28/2009 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous JL said...

In other New England-related book news, I saw your book displayed rather nicely in the gift shop of the MFA yesterday. I took a couple of poor pictures of it with my cellphone which I meant to upload and post, but I haven't gotten to them yet. It was toward the back of the book area, but placed on the center of the shelf facing out with the other books around it only showing their spines. Looked good.

7/28/2009 01:06:00 PM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

Wow...that's so nice...thanks for sharing JL. You made my day.

7/28/2009 06:10:00 PM  
Anonymous JL said...

My pleasure. Here's the photo.

7/29/2009 09:26:00 AM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

That's lovely, JL...thanks so much!

e_

7/29/2009 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Dylan said...

i'm sorry i missed your book party! i am so glad that you wrote a book on the subject, as i've been casually reading your blog for a few months now, and find it very informative. It will be great to get all of your knowledge and stories into a book, as i have a goal to open my own white cube in the next few years.
i'm looking forward to picking it up!
cheers,
dylan
jerseycitypop.blogspot.com (mural project i've started in jersey city)
www.myspace.com/popsurreal (art show i curated last october with ron english, mark dean veca, and others)

7/31/2009 12:42:00 PM  

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