Read about Petra Collins and her new show, opening tonight at Capricious 88.
Photo by Jody Rogac
Huf x Stones Throw
Memories of good times.
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Jake Sumner investigates the elusive Nigerian musician William Onyeabor in his new short documentary “Fantastic Man.”
I remember long drives during the summer when I was kid growing up in Nigeria listening to this dude. so crazy.
I first learned about Bodega over three years ago when they were only on their third exhibition—a solo presentation of Nicholas Gottlund, an interdisciplinary artist who runs an exquisite press, Gottlund Verlag, between Los Angeles (where he now lives) and Eastern Pennsylvania (where he started it). The following month, one of my best friends and favorite painters, Michael Kennedy Costa, was asked to participate in a group exhibition there. When Michael came back from the opening in Philadelphia, I remember him telling me that the space and the folks who ran it were incredibly charming.
I finally met Elyse Derosia and Eric Veit, the co-owners of Bodega, in October of 2012 when I was in Philadelphia to give a poetry reading across town. I felt fortunate that the reading was taking place during the run of “Floor Routine,” a group show featuring three of my friends—Ethan Cook, John Roebas, and Maria Walker. It was an insightful introduction to the space, as well as the owners’ ideas for the space, as the works and how they were arranged felt as if they were meant for the space and the other way around, which is a rare feat for a gallery to achieve.
In March of 2013, I came back to give another reading—this time at Bodega. Like Michael and everyone else I’ve spoken with who has worked with them, I too have been charmed by Elyse and Eric. They are warm and inviting like small town B & B owners, yet whip-smart and ambitious, which is why I have no doubt they are going to prove to be an invaluable addition to the always-thriving downtown New York art scene. Over the course of their time in Philadelphia, they were regularly exhibiting artists who have come to be some of the hottest names in contemporary art. Some of the folks on this lengthy and varied list of rising stars include Joshua Abelow, Sebastian Black, Lucas Blalock, Elaine Cameron-Weir, Paul Cowan, Alex Da Corte, Sam Falls, Andrea Longacre-White, Ben Schumacher, Travess Smalley, Stewart Uoo, and Artie Vierkant.
The lineup for their first New York show confirms that they plan to stay on the upward curve. They will be officially opening their new space on March 9th (6-9 pm) at 167 Rivington St., Lower Level East, New York, NY 10002 with a group exhibition, featuring Tomer Aluf, Sam Anderson, Tova Carlin, Rochelle Goldberg, Carlos Reyes, and Chloe Seibert. The exhibition will run until April 13th…
Deborah Treisman remembers Mavis Gallant: http://nyr.kr/1jHHXqT
“There’s an unapologetic tone to most of Gallant’s stories, as well as to the stories about her. She didn’t apologize for wanting to write at a time when women, Canadian women, as Alice Munro has documented, were not expected to put themselves forward or to speak out. She didn’t apologize for leaving Canada—and leaving her homeland forever in a quandary about the extent to which it could claim her.”
Photograph: Louis Monier/Gamma-Rapho/Getty
"In 1957, Gallant recorded a dream in her diary: “This is a comic dream. I dream that people keep dying in my apartment and I keep shoving them in a trunk. I keep going about to friends saying plaintively, ‘What is one supposed to do with a lot of cadavers?’ ” We all know what she did with those cadavers—the people she had met or dreamed up, assessed, dissected, described, and, with a sometimes exacting eye, loved. Her particular science was both autopsy and resurrection."
Since the beginning, Kawakubo’s COMME des GARÇONS has been equal parts puritan and pioneer – heralding the power of blacked-out, design-oriented, intellectually stimulating clothing decades before fashion was ever considered a conversation starter. Her designs have been deemed both “brilliant” and “unwearable,” often at the same time. Yet little of her latest Dover Street Market endeavor could be possible without the strategic support of her husband, CEO and long-time collaborator Adrian Joffe.