Oh wow! Whirlwind just won't stop, and I'm so okay with it!
Got some last minute news yesterday that my self-portrait was accepted into YOURSELF, an exhibit of self-portraits at Local Project Art Space. Luckily, I have some time off towards the end of this week, so I'm planning a trip to Long Island City, NY, where the LP Gallery is, so I can drop off the piece in time for the show.
The opening is November 20th, at 6 pm.
Local Project Gallery is located at:
11-27 44th Rd.
Long Island City, Queens, NY 11101
While in NY, I'm going to try and plan a trip to PACE Gallery to see their show Matta in the 1950s and 1960s. The work of Roberto Matta has been a growing influence my own creative process ever since I first learned of his work in an art history class where we studied contemporary art since 1940. I remember just being completely enamored with his ability to create an abstract space, his bold, acidic colors, and his use of line and shape.
However, it's guna be hard – there's a lot to do and see, and I'm guna have to really make an itinerary and look at a map to make the most of my visit. I definitely want to see the Matta show, but at another one of the PACE galleries, they're having a Rauschenberg show (of course one's on the East side, and the other on the West). There's the Alberto Burri show at the Guggenheim that I've been told I need to see - that it's an exemplary use of the space, and just some work you really need to see in person. And then of course, there's the MoMA and their show of Picasso Sculptures. I know I can't do it all, and the Guggenheim being closed on Thursday really messes with me, bc that's when I was shooting for, but I suppose I can do Friday...