Goins Ons this Weekend

You got the design district gaunlet tonight (Friday) with Conduit Gallery, Marty Walker, Craighead Green, and maybe Holly Johnson — they usually have an opening the same night but their website isn’t up to date and I don’t feel like calling. And maybe the fun-factor highlight is Martin Coyne’s (Wayne’s wife) pictures of the Flaming Lips at Conduit (see image above).

Then Saturday you got Patternage curated by Mary Benedicto at the Continental Lofts as part of the Pigeon Stone Project. Their website is also out of date, but I’m being more generous at seeking out the info since I’ve got a piece in this show. It’s 7pm-10pm and they’ll have free beer, I believe.

2 Comments so far

  1. Brian (unregistered) on June 26th, 2006 @ 10:55 am

    The show at conduit was good. The cut paper pieces, by Michael Velliquette, in the project room hung with the heavyweights, the definite must see of that show.

    The only other stop that I made was at Marty Walker, and I felt a real disconnect with the work on the walls. The statement about the show and the work that I saw really didn’t sync up.

    Here is an excerpt on how the artist views their work, The artist sees this work as “a skater’s half-pipe” between the body and space, where she navigates and re-approaches the erotic nature of space through drawing. In doing so, she draws forms that are ‘self-reminiscent’ without relying on the image of the figure.

    I am just not sold on this one, however Jay Shinn’s sculptures were a welcome site, and should be seen.

  2. Paul (unregistered) on June 26th, 2006 @ 11:33 am

    yeah, the stuff in the project room is generally great. The flaming lips pics were kinda fun to see, but technically and formally they were about a zero (although they were priced a lot lower than most Conduit stuff). And I was hoping to see FL pics of them from the late 80’s or so.

    I forgot two other shows Friday (sorry): the OH6 trunk show in a parking lot a little ways down from Craighead Green, which was cool. Live music and Plush, MFA and others selling their wares out of the back of their cars and trucks.

    And the Contemporary had something going on too, but I didn’t go because I didn’t feel like being hassled for $10 to get into their opening. My friend called a while back and ask if the $10 was required or if it was just a “suggested donation”, and they said it’s not required. But they sure make it out like it’s an admission fee when you walk in the door.

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