Before I left for my trip I received a pleasant email from Marisa Sage, Owner/Director of Like the Spice Gallery, inviting me to the gallery to see the current exhibition The World We Live In, The Worlds We Create. The email was so inviting that I made a point to check out the space and I'm glad I did.
Diana Puntar, LIVED LIVE EVIL DEVIL, 2008
Plywood, synthetic wood, phosphorescent paint, reflective glass bead, lawn ornament.
Upon entering the gallery I was warmly greeted by two gallery employees, who were kind enough to introduce me to Marisa. Marisa was equally friendly and excited to share with me the numerous events happening at the gallery. After having a tour of the gallery it became evident to me how Like the Spice Gallery has remained successful amidst such a difficult economic climate where many galleries have been forced to close their doors. Kudos to everyone at Like the Spice Gallery for your kindness, warmth and energy, not to mention the terrific artwork. Keep up the great work and best wishes in your continued success!
Below are a few images of the current show The World We Live In, The Worlds We Create.
Jessica Stoller, Untitled, 2010
Porcelain, slip, china paint, 5"x 6"x 8"
Matthew Northridge, Alone on a Wide, Wide Sea, 2007
Wood, acetate, twin tack, map segments, 10" x 10" x 15"
R. Justin Stewart, System of Knowing 07, 2009
Teflon o-rings, zip ties, pencil and ink on paper, wood, paint
Jessica Stoller, Untitled, 2010
Porcelain, china paint, decal, 12" x 5.25 "x 4"
Langdon Graves, Weak but Complex, 2010
Fabric, vinyl, steel, plastic, wood, and paint, 80" x 24" x 24"
Langdon Graves, Weak but Complex, 2010 (detail)
Thanks again to Marisa and staff for an pleasant gallery experience and if you happen to be in NY, I highly recommend visiting Like the Spice Gallery.
Like the Spice Gallery
The World We Live In, The Worlds We Create
March 12th - April 11th 2010
Also on April 9th is a preview of
Greg Haberny - The Homeless Boys Social Club
Installation view at The Venice Biennale 2005
Fountain in painted fibre glass with glass eyes, clothing and human hair
170 x 170 x 200 cm
The work exists in two unique versions
Installation view at Gl. Strand, Copenhagen 2007
This is Not an Apple
steel and shadow
John R. Neeson
oil on board, shelf
12" x 10" (30CM x 25CM)
March 25 to May 1, 2010 at AC Institute [Direct Chapel] 547 West 27th Street, 5th & 6th floors, New York.
Artists presenting responses: -
Billy Apple, Peter Burke, Jon Campbell, Ross Coulter, Holly Crawford, Penelope Davis, Kate Daw, Kim Donaldson, Janenne Eaton, Steve Ellis, Andrew Erdos, Juan Ford, Sue Ford, Clark V. Fox, Timothy Gaewsky, Martin Gantman, Michael Georgetti, Elizabeth Gower, Denise Green, Hao Guo & Thea Rechner, Jayne Holsinger, Natasha Johns-Messenger, Kate Just, Larry Kagan, Billy Tjampijinpa Kenda, Sardi Klein, Richard Kostelanetz, Kevin Laverty, Deven Marriner, Ben Matthews, Rob McKenzie & Kain Picken, My Dog Sighs, John R. Neeson, Yoko Ono, Mary Lou Pavlovic, Amy Pivak, Paul Ross, Andreas Söderberg, Spoonbill, Charles Tashiro, Brie Trenerry, Nico Vassilakis, Dan Waber, Cara Wood-Ginder, Max Yawney, Anne Zahalka.
Cardboard, plastic, mirror, spray-paint, acrylic, metal, textile ribbons, light ropes, mirror foil, colour print on paper, MDF and casters
219 x 205 x 165 cm
Installation view, Hauser & Wirth London, Piccadilly, 2008
Aluminum plate, mirror foil, spray-paint, tape, colour print on paper
194 x 138.5 cm
White Horses, 2008
MDF, mirror foil, tape, spray-paint, colour print on paper
98.8 x 79.7 x 2 cm
Found object sculpture producing live video and audio
188 x 44 cm
Mork Loaf - 80°N, 2009
Preserved toast, salvaged walnut, TV, DVD player, 45 min video o
130 x 83 cm
Fan, pants, microcontroller, found objects, TV, DVD player, 7 mi
180 x 200 cm