Just back from the curator's talk at Seven. A nicely sized crowd showed up, which was a little surprising to me, since usually it has been my experience that these curator talks only attract the artists involved. Thanks to all the DC Art News readers who came by and said howdy.
Bailey has a nice photo storyline of the talk here.
He also managed to fall in love in the subway on the way to Seven and on the way back! The two photos below are courtesy of Bailey:
Me outside Warehouse discussing Seven
Me discussing Tim Tate's work
And the below photo courtesy of Mark Cameron Boyd:
Alessandra Torres discusses her installation
After the talk Alessandra and her family took me out to dinner to Lauriol, where I had some excellent Cuban food.
And Bailey also managed to whip out a monster letter to the Washington Post editors taking Jessica Dawson on for her dismissal of Seven.
It's OK; it's her right as a critic.
And yet, a bad review is better than no review at all. Jessica's expected dismissal of the show has nonetheless resulted in one major sale to an important DC collector.
In addition to Jessica's and John Blee's review, there are three separate other reviews being written right now, and hopefully they will be published soon; let's see what some other observers think.