Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Upcoming at Spencer Brownstone Gallery: Jane South

That's your lot for 2008 at SBG, we will be taking a short break for the Holidays and, thereafter, the installation of a solo exhibition of new work by Jane South.

Jane's exhibition opens on Tuesday January 20th, 6-8pm, and will continue through February 21st. Read more on that here and look forward to seeing you in 2009...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Superlative Tessa Farmer extended through Dec 23rd

Tessa Farmer's show has been picked out by Jerry Saltz as one of the highlights of the year in art. Read the excerpt from his New York Magazine piece 'The Year In Superlatives' above, or follow this link for the full article.

Also, please note Tessa's show will be extended an extra week, through Tuesday December 23rd. More info here.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Anna Galtarossa at the Turino Triennale

For the second Turin Triennale (6 November 2008–1 February 2009) titled '50 Lune di Saturno' (50 Moons of Saturn), exhibition curated by David Birnbaum, Anna Galtarossa created an "Aconcagua" or a "Punk Mountain". A car-sized mountain, decked out in punk gear, which moves around the exhibition space by using sensors to detect walls, people and objects and every 5 minutes or so, the top of the mountain opens up and screams! The work is exhibited at Museo di Castelvecchio, Verona but you can take a look at a short video of it here: http://www.youtube.com/user/diplotaxis.
Another project of Anna's is "Il Mostro di Castelvecchio" (The Monster of Castelvecchio) which makes a nightly walk through the city (Verona, Italy). The Museo di Castelvechio recently started exhibiting contemporary art which led the artist to envision this monster as a welcome or an introduction to the "not-so-scary" world of contemporary art. The monster's hydraulic legs are moved by two people (stationed inside each leg) and led by guides with museum badges. The project was curated by Maria Rosa Sossai, Gabi Scardi and Camilla Berton and you can get a glimpse of it right here: