post new york city

February 21st, 2008

Been a few huge days in NYC. We have a little apartment up on the upper west side. We are on the twelfth floor and the view over the Manhattan skyline is amazing. Near the museum of Natural history, Central park. The artists, Bobby Previte and Andrea Kleine who own it, are doing a Mcdowell Colony residency upstate. Our days and nights have been long. Pablo’s is jetlagged – we have been up a few times a night, as he is still on London timings.

early morning, NYC

Caught up with artist Justine Cooper out at Brooklyn the other day. Was great to meet with her. She has son, two years now. Talked about work, working with a baby, etc. Her work seems to be going well. I just think she is more efficient with time. Great artist. Yesterday I met briefly with Barbara London, video curator at MOMA. Left her with a couple of DVD’s. We then made our way to Eyebeam and met with Amanda Mcdonald Crowley. fantastic space, seems like there is a lot of interesting stuff going on. vibrant. experimental. They have an open lab – all open source – creative commons – sharing. Rapid prototyping machine and a bit of gear to make a few things. Met with Zach Lieberman, one of the fellows there. Working on a range of tools so that other artists can create work. Great project, and amazing talent. Walked through the production space. Met with a few of the residents. They take about ten fellows a year. Very interesting center. Lots like an inspirational place to create work. Would be great to get involved with it. Seems the fellow program is a lot more open, experimental and not project driven.

We did all the Chelsea galleries – the shirin nishat at the barbara gladstone gallery was beautiful as always. The Mary Boone had a Luis Gispert exhibition – looked like the film was shot on 70 mm. beautifully produced and pretty dark – about a child’s
nightmares/coming of age. Quite surreal.


chelsea, yesterday

Ended up at that diner on 10th Avenue and ran into artist Elio Caccavale who had some working opening last night at the Design and the Elastic Mind exhibition at the Moma. We went to the opening last night. Was a great night – packed. Pablo was definitley the youngest guest there. Met a few artist, actors, and all sorts. We were about to head down to the after party near the bowery but better judgement held out. The early starts with Pablo had to be prepared for. I met elio years ago at a conference in Oxford we both talked at called Tomorrows People. Elio has offered to our us through the MOMA exhibition today before it opens to the public.


last night , MOMA


central park on Monday – 12 degrees. was lovely


pablo getting ready for a big day out

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