Friday, February 24, 2006

Irvine move

By the way, it's official; the most fair gallerina Heather Russell of Irvine Contemporary not only bought some terrific artwork at WallSnatchers' opening last night, but also announced that the move of Irvine Contemporary to the fomer Fusebox space is now official.

Wallsnatchers Photos

More on Wallsnatchers later (the opening was packed!), but for now some photos:
View of WallSnatcher's crowd

Opening night crowd

Kim Ward and Chawky Frenn
WPA/C's Kim Ward and GMU's Chawky Frenn

Kelly Towles
Curator Kelly Towles (with glasses)

Krensky and Silverthorne
Ubercollector Steve Krensky and Photographer/Blogger Alexandra Silverthorne

Whitney Biennial Scoop

Anon Female Artist seems to have an insider story about the potential (actually highly visible) conflict of interests with one of the Whitney Biennial's curators and his choice of artists.

According to AFA: "Philippe Vergne is co-curator of the 2006 Whitney Biennial. His partner, Sylvia Chivaratanond, is Partner and Director at Perry Rubenstein Gallery. Six artists who are represented by or have been in recent exhibitions at Rubenstein were chosen to participate in this year’s Biennial."

Read the whole story here.

This story ought to make the front page of every newspaper's art section.

Keep Your Eye On

Keep an eye on emerging artist and emerging curator Lisa McCarty.

The work of Lisa McCarty is currently featured in "Figured Out" - a George Mason University Art & Visual Technology Department Women's Invitational show that is being held at PG Community College's Marlboro Gallery through March 9, 2006.

The opening reception is Friday Feb 24 from 6 to 8 pm - see Lisa's senior project here.

You might also recall that Lisa's work was featured in Strictly Painting 5 at the McLean Project for the Arts.

Lisa McCarty will be also the first participating apprentice curator in DCAC's new curatorial initiative funded by the Warhol Foundation. Lisa is apprenticed to seasoned curator JW Mahoney. Their curatorial effort "Hystoria" runs at DCAC from March 3 through March 26 and features the work of Geoff Bell, Julee Holcombe, Betsy Packard, Jeffery Smith, and Champneys Taylor.