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New York City Art – Art Colony: You Blew It

Posted Tuesday, May 20th, 2008 at 4:15 pm by Greg in Cultural Bees. More in 10011

These past few days were really fun, filled with lots of things to do and see here in New York. And you blew it.

Don’t feel bad, I didn’t see most of it anyway. International Contemporary Furniture Fair? Read about that on the new Interwebs. Creativity Now Conference? More like ‘Creativity Last Week Conference’! The New York Photo Festival? Yeah, got pretty close to seeing it but didn’t. I’m not Superman. I just love money. Are those even the same thing? I don’t think so. Regardless, I didn’t kill that man.

Here are some things that look like they would help make you feel better about missing those other great things. And if you did go to those events that I somehow missed while I was shooting around on my jetpack, watch your back. Because if you’re bragging about it, I’ll drop my soda on you from way up high with my jetpack. Take that, you smug jerk.

Jason Polan Draws Every Person In New York

I don’t think that this is really an event but it definitely counts as an interactive art project. The artist Jason Polan is on an epic quest to draw every person in New York City. Right now there seems to be a slant towards celebrities (even as crude drawings they’re more beautiful than most of us will ever be). It’s a cute little project and if you’re interested in getting drawn you can help him and recommend a time and a place that he might come and sketch you. I requested that he draw me, but it was too beautiful of a drawing and his pencil melted before it could be finished. So sad. I’m like the King Midas of faces.

Every Person In New York

Walton Ford Watercolors

For me there are few things more enjoyable than a warm glass of cognac, a smoking jacket, and a quail for me to eat live. Ah the simple things in life. The only thing that’s better than that? Well the incredibly detailed watercolors by Walton Ford. The emotion and intricacy is pretty fascinating. Usually with painting if you make bold statements you lose the fine art aspect of it, and then if you get super focused on the little things about a paint you lose the gravitas. Ford manages to keep this balance in a way that few artists can.

Walton Ford
Paul Kasmin Gallery
293 Tenth Avenue
May 8th-July 3rd

Roy McMakin: For

I’m not a huge furniture freak, to be honest with you. I’m a bigger fan of holding hands on the beach and loving you, girl. But a well designed piece of furniture is definitely something that I can appreciate as much as your fine body. And that’s what Roy McMakin has going on right now (furniture, not the fine body). For those that love this stuff it’s a great pairing of old and new styles of furniture – mixing colors, styles, and materials in a visual juxtaposition. For those that aren’t into that kind of stuff, keep your opinions to yourself.

Roy McMakin: For
Matthew Marks Gallery
523 West 24th Street
May 3rd – June 21st

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