Lots of brand newness going on around here...Brian Willmont (who is also part of the ever amazing, experimental publishing/printmaking project Apenest.) recently sent me images of new work he just completed. Which is rad, as the images you see here aren't even up on his site yet. YES. They're so rich I want to eat them. Ok, that's not true and we both know it...but I am digging his new work for sure (no, surprise). I love the vibrancy and depth in his work. The darkness and brightness seem so apt right now. Brian has a three person show with Eric Shaw and Denise Kupferschmidt at 92yTribeca on February 6th.
Cris from Tinlark asked me last year to take part in co-curating the gallery's two year anniversary show Inspired that just opened on Saturday. I was so honored to be included with an amazing group of lady bloggers: Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge, Holly Becker of Decor 8, Joanna Goddard of a Cup of Jo, Erin Loechner (love me some Erin!) of Design for Mankind, Alyssa Thomas of Penguin & Fish and Abbey Hendrickson of Aesthetic Outburst. There is an awesome array of artists (Tanya Aguiñiga, Mike Perry, Bailey Saliwanchik, Rachel Papo, Kime Buzzelli, Martha Rich, Yu-I Chan, Betsy Walton, Marcie Paper, Ivy Jacobsen, Amy Huddleston, Souther Salazar, Anne Hall, and Henrike Stahl ). I can't wait to see more photos. I asked two women that inspire me immensely to be part of the show: Martha Rich and Kime Buzzelli. I will post more pics of the show once I get them, but here are some from the install.
Here is a bit from the email Cris sent over the weekend...I had to share this with you, because the idea is so wonderful and INSPIRING:
"In one of the photos you'll see Souther Salazar's Orange & Blue Balloons (made of lightbulbs!!) on the pillar in front of something we've created so all our guests can take part in the show -- guests will write their wishes, dreams or goals for 2009 on a slip of paper and pin it onto the wall inside the beautiful installation made by my brilliant assistant, artist Katherine Siy."