Monday, October 26, 2009

P. Shrinermacher


Daily Operation participated in ABCyz 2009 and featured the work of P. Shrinermacher. The show will be open by appointment until Nov. 7. ABCyz is a collaborative art exhibition of NYC-based contemporary art collectives, curatorial groups and art publishers, each of which was formed in the last four years. A group show of group shows, ABCyz is a salon-style exhibition of independent out-of-pocket exhibitions, recession-style creative processes and guerilla promotions.

In the late 80s and early 90s, artist Lance Rutledge sent anonymous letters, paintings, and art objects to various NY gallerists. Yours, P. Shrinermacher centered around the works that Rutledge sent to dealers Pat Hearn and Colin de Land under the P. Shrinermacher moniker. See more Lance Rutledge here. There was also an opening night reading by Erik den Breejen. See an except of that below.

For a little background, I asked Lance to describe the impetus behind this experiment:

During a five-year period between 1989 and 1994 I sent a long series of letters and "sign" paintings, as well as various other artifacts to both Colin de Land and Pat Hearn under the pseudonym, P. Shrinermacher. In an earlier period I had been an artist of American Fine Art Gallery. Through the grapevine I learned that they quite enjoyed receiving the letters. At the end of that five-year stretch, I unintentionally revealed my identity to Colin, at which point the letters stopped. I was a touch sad that my correspondence had come to an end & he was quite surprised that I was the person behind this fictitious character. I never thought that I would be the one to reveal my identity. But in retrospect it might have been appropriate. L.R. 2009

















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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

This Weekend: ABCyz 2009 and The Real World

!Friday Night @ Silvershed, 119 West 25th St., PH, NYCABCyz 2009 is a collaborative art exhibition of NYC-based contemporary art collectives, curatorial groups and art publishers, each of which was formed in the last four years. A group show of group shows, ABCyz is a salon-style exhibition of independent out-of-pocket exhibitions, recession-style creative processes and guerilla promotions. MORE HERE.

My project, Daily Operation, presents Yours, P. Shrinermacher for ABCyz 2009... In the late 80s and early 90s, the artist Lance Rutledge sent anonymous letters, paintings, and art objects to various NY gallerists. Yours, P. Shrinermacher centers around the works that Rutledge sent to dealers Pat Hearn and Colin de Land under the P. Shrinermacher moniker. There will also be a opening night performance by Erik den Breejen.

other groups of note...
(the deli storeroom) presents Use Your Illusion II and features the work of Patrick Brennan, Sherri Caudell Brennan, Ned Colclough, Jesse Hamerman, and J.D. Walsh. HKJB features Kris Chatterson. KCLOG features Vince Contarino and Tamara Zahaykevick. Also look out for the The Dirty Dirty and many many others.

ABCyz 2009 @ Silvershed, 119 West 25th Street, PH, NY NY
Opening Reception: Friday, October 23, 8:00-11:00 pm Exhibition Hours: October 24 – October 25, 12:00-7:00 pm A section of the show will be open until November 7, by appointment.


!Sunday night @
(the deli storeroom) 131 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn

**** THE REAL WORLD **** @ NADEEM Deli*Grocery (the deli storeroom) w/Sarah Dornner, Christopher Kurtz, Liz Linden and Carrie Pollack. The opening is from 6:00pm - 9:00pm and the exhibition will continue through 11/1 by appointment.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Studio: Gianna Commito










Here are a few new works from Gianna's really productive summer. Check out my previous posts/interview with her here and her blog here.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Studio: Stacy Fisher


Some recent works by Stacy Fisher. Also see my previous post/interview with her here and her website here.