Monday, September 23, 2013

Wodzianski and (e)merge

In the last two years, many have noted that (e)merge has somewhat carved out a niche for itself in the area of performance art. And there is some very strong merit in this assessment - after all, who can forget Andrew Wodzianski’s exhausting performance while re-enacting the shipwreck scene from Moby Dick and floating in the Skyline Hotel's pool atop a coffin for two days?

Wodzianski is back for 2013 (e)merge, this time doing “Self Portrait as Jack Torrance.” In this endurance-based performance, “the artist replicates the obsession of Stephen King’s protagonist/antagonist in The Shining. Repetitively typing a prescriptive proverb inside the hotel lobby, the artist, acting as Jack Torrance, is condemned to artistic failure.”

Andrew Wodzianski at (e)merge art fair doing Jack Torrance from Stephen King's The Shining

To help with the performance there's a Kickstarter campaign going on - Check it out and contribute here and check out Andrew's performance next week at the (e)merge art fair -- October 3-6 at the Skyline Hotel.

Celebrating Norm Parish

Millennium Arts Salon - In cooperation with many Arts organizations will join in celebrating the life of Norman Parish on Saturday Afternoon, November 2, 2013.
Norman Parish and the Parish Gallery of Georgetown has meant so much to so many: visual artists from around the world...the book signings and artist talks...the photography community...the collectors...the celebrities...the Art Dealers Association...his many, many gallerist friends...All of us have benefited from that signature smile, that stentorian voice, that wonderful jazz, and that conviviality that was so much of the experience fostered by Norm Parish and his widow Gwen through 22 years, 170 exhibitions, and countless special events at the Gallery. 

Let's celebrate Norm's life, and gather to recommit ourselves to embracing each other in the community of art fans and patrons so beautifully fostered at the Gallery.

As details firm, look to this space for details on venue and time.  Those of you who wish to support this celebration, please write back to with your expressions of interest.