Saturday, October 13, 2007

I'm so tired!!!!!!

So I only got maybe one day off this past week b/c we just took down Jim Turock's show and hung Dawn Clements show. I volunteered to help just to get a better understanding of what goes into hanging a show. It was quite labor intensive and busy b/c the daily maintinance and buisness of the gallery was still going on. So the opening was last night and thye had me running around the full length of Manhattan to pick up and drop of pieces that had been sold or were on loan for other shows, this took almost three hours by subway b/c my first stop was on Canal St while the other stop was on the farthest east side of 86th St. After that I helped clean up the gallery and then we recieved what seemed to be a 500lb shipment from LA. It was a gigantic crate of sculptures from one of their artists whom had just had a show out there; needless to say it took four grown men to muscle this crate into the gallery. By this time it was time to close up shop and prepare for the opening. I got picked to do bartending and I worked for tips. Made a sizable amount of money for those BUSY three hours. At around 10pm Joe started to gather his friends to occompany him to his appartment upstairs for an after party and I stayed downstairs to clean and lock up. After that I was invited upstairs to the party where I got to meet Jane Fine, John O'conner, and Darina Karpov. It was quite a night. I was at the gallery from 10:00am until 11:00pm and I was exhausted and was back there today at noon. It's been great though, several of the artists have even expressed interest in coming to my open studio which is an amazing thing in itself. Tomorrow I start assisting Joe in his studio which should be alot of fun; I'm a littl;e nervous but I'm sure I will settle into it just fine. I appologize for no reviews of shows or articles I've just been so super busy with the gallery this week that I haven't been able to find the time. I will do it soon though. Maybe tomorrow I will review Dawn Clement's show and have excerpts from here interview in the Brooklyn Rail. Until then............

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Another New Piece

Check it out another cut out piece completed. Each one of these pieces takes about 15 to 20 exacto blades a helluva lot of sanding and close to three days of work to complete. Well worth the time spent. Also I just finished helping Pierogi hang Dawn Clement's show. She is a large format artist who mainly works in pen and ink and watercolor. Here pieces, often times take up 20ft or more the largest one in the gallery at the moment covers the expanse of almost two walls. Dawn is a wonderful artist to work with. I've visited her studio twice in preperation for this exhibition and she has been nothing short of delightful. If you haven't seen her work find her website or check out her page on perogi's website.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

What a week

Hello all,

So I've been really busy this week with the gallery and my own work. The gallery is switching out shows this week and to get the full experience of my internship I voluntered to help out with taking the show down preping the space and helping install the next show. I'm really excited that their letting me help out and it's great experience. I'm also getting ready to assist an artist with his work to help him get ready for several shows coming up. This is going to be a tremendous opportunity and I can't wait to start. All in all I'm exhausted and going on very little sleep but I don;t think I would trade it for anything. The opportuntiy to do the things that I have been a part of don't come along to often so I am trying to take advantage of every possible moment. Hope all is well where ever you may be and until next time.........


Monday, October 8, 2007


Hey here's another new piece. Its all cut out. Hope you like let me know what you guys think. It's rough not havin formal crits with fellow artists.