My Jean Shin arrived! Jean Shin is a featured artist at New York City’s Mixed Greens contemporary art gallery. Her works are mainly sculptural and she uses everyday objects that we tend to throw away – laundry lint, umbrellas, used lottery tickets – and in this case, rolodex cards. This piece, Carte Blanche II, is a photogravure print of a construction she made.
Heads up. The SFMOMA Artists Gallery is hosting their annual sale of art by contemporary West Coast artists May 5-9th, 2004. The opening reception is Wednesday May 5th, 6-9pm, at Fort Mason, next to Greens. I and a friend bought pieces here last year at the sale that we love and the prices were fabulous. Everything is 50% off.
Last weekend I had the great pleasure of accompanying Paige West and Kelly Stoezel of Mixed Greens to The Armory Show, NYC’s premier contemporary art event. Wandering the aisles was a great way to get exposure to the New York art scene. Many thanks to Kelly especially for guiding me through the melange.
(Paige West, Elise, Kelly Stoetzel)
If you happen to be in NYC and you love art, I recommend a stop at Mixed Greens on 26th St between 11th and 12th avenues. (601 W26th, 11th floor). Mixed Greens is a contemporary art gallery like no other. Mixed Greens has evolved out of founder Paige West’s vision that collecting art should be a fun, inspirational activity, not one in which you have to deal with beyond-cool, snobby and snooty art dealers. Paige has even set up a blog devoted to art collecting – Art Addict – to help take the mystery out of the process. Mixed Greens deals primarily with emerging artists, who, because they are not yet established, can offer their works at more accessible prices, perfect for the new collector.
Stopped by the Scope Art Fair (www.scope-art.com) this last weekend in NYC. Scope is a contemporary art fair that is put on in hotel rooms, each dealer getting or sharing her own room. This year’s New York Scope is at the Gansevoort Hotel which is still being completed. The fair was fun, though a little crowded. Some of the artists made the best use possible of the fact that they were exhibiting in bedrooms as can be seen above. This artist, whose name I never got, made cut-outs of butterflies from aluminum beer cans.