Saturday, March 31, 2012

Monet's Gardens, In NY


Have you seen Monet's gardens? They're in New York! This week, I profiled Kathy Grayson, owner of The Hole, for The Observer about this show, for which artists E.V. Day and Kembra Pfahler created the Giverny gardens at The Hole replete with real and fake grass, a bamboo grove, water lilies (de rigueur!), a Japanese bridge, a pond, and misty pond atmosphere. By all appearances, it looks like Grayson is giving Jeffrey Deitch a run for his money. You can watch how the whole show came together on her blog...

Friday, March 16, 2012

A Week of Clifford Owens

Clifford Owens: Anthology (Kara Walker Detail). Image courtesy On Stellar Rays.

At the start of Armory week, I interviewed Clifford Owens about his plans for his last performance of his residency at MoMA PS1. My report on that interview, and the unexpected turn of events following it, are reported in the following pieces for the Observer.

Clifford Owens and Kara Walker: An Epilogue with RoseLee Goldberg

'You Know You Want it Baby': Clifford Owens is Joined by Kara Walker in His Last Performance
Kara Walker Withdraws Involvement from Clifford Owens Performance
Will Clifford Owens Force a Sex Act on an Audience Member at MoMA PS1 on Sunday?