a Bed, a Chair, a Chest of Drawers, a Lamp, a Table, and a Window

Garth Greenan Gallery, West 20th Street, New York

Another installation that left me cold, although I couldn’t resist the opportunity of this illusive self portrait.

Perfect Pie

Hales Gallery, 20th St and Eleventh Avenue, New York

Last weekend we went down to the Zwirner Galleries to see Hilton Als’ exhibition on James Baldwin, long a hero of mine for The Fire Next Time and Go Tell It on The Mountain. Watching old YouTube videos of him in debates or on talk shows is another good way to see his rhetorical brilliance displayed and enjoy watching his white interlocutors squirm. Unfortunately we went down on the last afternoon and the place was packed (with old white people) making it almost impossible to appreciate the exhibit. In particular it was hard to get to the tiny explanatory placards here and there to understand the context, so we abandoned it and went into a number of other Chelsea galleries.

I confess to a certain Philistinism when it comes to this kind of work (Richard Slee’s Perfect Pie at Hales Gallery).

Still Life with Portrait

Governor's Island, New York
Governor’s Island, New York

from:

“Tattered and Torn Part 2”

costumes de-accessioned from Museums
Presented by Empire Historic Arts
Nolan Park, 20A

 

I removed an electric outlet that was spoiling the ambiance but not much I can do about the electric candlesticks!