Friday, October 1, 2010

Weekend Update

Airan Kang @ Bruce Wolkowitz Gallery

Wish you could spend some time wandering through the art galleries in NYC? Let me be your guide. I have recently been reviewing a number of the art exhibitions from the new season on NearSay and will continue to do so for the next few weeks. This new website covers the daily happenings in NYC and is written by locals for New Yorkers, visitors, and the just plain curious. Click here to see my posts and to sign up for daily newsletters.

Any time you need a New York fix, just click on the NearSay icon on my sidebar.


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DisCo never dies. The Disintegration Collaboration keeps on keeping on.

The May/June 2010 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors included a feature article and an updated readers challenge recreating the original collaborative project. Click here to see the newest additions to the DisCo family.

Kris Henderson's Erosion Bundle Project, also based on DisCo, is in its last stages. You can see the artwork that the participants created with their decayed bundles here.

Janice Zroback and Alexandra Felgate sponsored a DisCo project on redbubble and you can read more about their project here.

Laura Lein-Svencner introduced DisCo to her class at the LaGrange Art League in Illinois and ultimately the class' artwork were exhibited. See the whole project from start to finish here.

Gary Reef's Lovin Mixed Media site on the NING network sponsored an art bundling challenge based on DisCo. I believe that you need to be a member of his site, however, to see the results.

Theresa Martin, a participant in the original collaboration on The Altered Page, just had her DisCo project published in the Autumn 2010  issue of  Somerset Apprentice. You can see Theresa's creation on her blog here.


Thanks to everybody who shared their thoughts about The Copy Zone. The comments included some fascinating discussion. Leslie Avon Miller went right to the heart of the matter when she said..."Why would anyone try to speak in some else's voice? Nurturing my own unique creative voice is my priority." To that I say...we should all spend the weekend nurturing our own creativity!

See everybody on Sunday for a new edition of StudioScapes.


Lynn Cohen said...

Amen to that last comment.
I wish I could come to NY and tour galleries with you! ;-)
Then you could come to SF and we could do them here!!!!

layers said...

You always have so much to share here.. I am especially interested in NearSay... because my son is an artist in NYC and attending Columbia Univ. graduate program in fine art- this will help me connect to the art scene there.

theresa martin said...

Thanks for the link Seth.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the "plug" to CPS's gallery of Disco projects. Mine comes down Sunday...then the fun begins as to what to do with them next!

Suzanne said...

Thanks for this Seth. Will look forward to reading about the galleries in NY, (maybe I'll discover one just right for an English artist dipping her toes into this artistic life!).

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Nice article and a really impressive bio of you. I would love to visit and join you while viewing various art galleries. What fun, what fun that would be. Of course we'd have to take your camera, since mine sucks! See you tomorrow.

LensVerse said...

Love NY. It's a city that continuously offers something new. From those of us who can only fly there every so often, thank you so much.

Anonymous said...

how fantastic that so many groups and people have continued on with the disco idea -- you are such a genius to have come up with it. i've made it an annual event here, too. love it!!

i <3 leslie! and agree wholeheartedly -- i'm nowhere near as eloquent as her though.

Anonova said...

Thank you for the NearSay link! I live one the west coast of Canada with no prospect of getting close to NYC or its art. A city's art can give such a view into its personalities.

rivergardenstudio said...

All these fantastic projects, the touring of New York, Disintegration, and your great article "The Copy Zone" (which I hadn't seen before). Thank you for all these updates. roxanne

Bill said...

"I like New York in June. How about you?"
"I like a Gershwin tune. How about you?"

Oh my. I haven't even had anything to drink!

Anonymous said...

You're better than a GPS!

William and I will be over at the piano bar waiting for you. After you finish showing all of these people around, come and join us.....

Karin Bartimole said...

I've missed being able to keep up with blogs and connecting lately, but it's very exciting to come here and begin to get caught up - even though with all the great stuff you share it's almost overwhelming!! thanks for all you share and do Seth, it's greatly appreciated,