“Do It (Outside)” at Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens

Posted by The G on June 4, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Various Artists.

The Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens

The Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens

Recently, the Happy Famous Artists were in town and they turned me on to the Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens.   Gail and I went on an urban adventure to sunny Queens and checked out a really cool exhibit entitled “Do It (Outside).”  [Side note: you can see more photos of this exhibit from Worley Gig, Happy Famous Artists or the official Socrates website by clicking the links above.]

Socrates by David Barry

Socrates by David Barry

A selection of artists (including Robert Ashley, Darren Bader, Nairy Baghramian, John Baldessari, Yto Barrada, Robert Barry, Jerome Bel, Mel Bochner, Minerva Cuevas, Tacita Dean, Elmgreen & Dragset, Tracey Emin, William Forsythe, Paul-Armand Gette, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Douglas Gordon, Konstantin Grcic, Anna Halprin, Cristina Iglesias, Koo Jeong-A, Joan Jonas, Ilya Kabakov, Mike Kelley, Alison Knowles, Suzanne Lacy, Adriana Lara, Bertrand Lavier, Xavier Le Roy, Sol LeWitt, Lucy Lippard, Anibal Lopez, David Lynch, Christian Marclay, Enzo Mari, Paul McCarthy, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, Ernesto Neto, Rivane Neuenschwander, Albert Oehlen, Yoko Ono, Clifford Owens, Lygia Pape, Nicolas Paris, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Cedric Price, Tobias Rehberger, Pedro Reyes, Martha Rosler, Eszter Salamon, Tomas Saraceno, Peter Saville, Kazuyo Sejima, . Shimabuku, Gabriel Sierra, Andreas Slominski, Michael Smith, Nancy Spero, Hugo Suter, Anton Vidokle, Hannah Weinberger, Ai Weiwei, Franz West, Erwin Wurm) have  written out  instructions to be interpreted by other artists, performers, community groups, and the public, as you can see above.

"What Would Tracey Do" by Tracey Emin

“What Would Tracey Do” by Tracey Emin

If you are looking for a fun getaway from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan, take the N train out to Queens and enjoy this beautiful park with nice views of the city and in addition, if sculptures are your thing, you are walking distance from the Noguchi Museum (more to come on that).

David Lynch

David Lynch

Gail For Rent

Gail For Rent

Gail and I had fun interacting with the art on an extremely hot but gorgeous day.

G inside Konstantine Grcic art.

G inside Konstantine Grcic art.

“Do It (Outside)” curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist only runs through July 7, 2013, so don’t miss your chance to see and interact with a lot of great art.

Paul McCarthy

Paul McCarthy

Socrates Sculpture Park is located at 32-01 Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City and is open 365 days a year from 10 am to sunset.

Item at Mitchell-Innes and Nash

Posted by The G on July 20, 2010 under Artsy Fartsy | 2 Comments to Read

Photos by G.

Rashid Johnson - Time Flies

Mitchell-Innes and Nash in New York has a hot new exhibit called “Item,” and though the connotation of the word might make you think of ordinary items, this exhibit is filled with items that are extraordinary.  As you can see above in Rashid Johnson’s mixed media piece “Time Flies,” he has recreated a part of a bathroom with some special items in it such as a plant and an Al Green record (most likely to get you in the mood).  The exhibit features work from Erica Baum, Mel Borchner, Carol Bove, Mathew Cerletty, Liz Deschenes, Wayne Gonzales, Rashid Johnson, Giorgio Morandi, Allen Ruppersberg, Stephen Shore, Michael Smith and Roger White.  There are a few more awesome images from “Item” after the jump.  “Item” runs through August 13, 2010 at Mitchell-Innes and Nash located at 534 West 26th Street in New York.

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