9. March 2011 13:06
Tony Fitzpatrick is a man who's seemingly everywhere, and this weekend while in New York for the Verge Art Fair, he's getting some nice press from the New York Times style magazine, T (also a familiar name for the artist.)
The magazine gets a few choice quotes from Fitzpatrick, and includes an unmistakeable image of one of his signature collages, featuring one of his favorite subjects, a standing fish. The artist's well-praised play, This Train, showed in Chicago in 2010, first at The 16th Street Theater in Berwyn, and then at Steppenwolf Theater in Lincoln Park. This Train's next stop is a little further from home, in Brooklyn. Now, New York is taking notice.
The article may be found here, but be sure to grab the magazine this weekend. My only question is how did this end up in the style magazine rather than say, the arts section... Though perhaps that's still to come this summer. Let's hope.
14. September 2010 12:22
The fall gallery season kicked off this past Friday, September 10, but since no one, and I mean no one, can get around to see everything in one night, there are still plenty of opportunities to revisit galleries this fall. I stopped into Roy Boyd Gallery to see the latest installation again for myself, without the crowds. The view in the empty gallery is stunning – Firat Erdim’s tall, raw wood pillars create a kind of contemporary, elemental forest. Setting off the entire installation are Mario Trejo’s sweeping layers of paper shingles in the back of the gallery. The installation seems unusual for the gallery, but what really is unusual is the continuation of the show in the gallery’s lower level, a space typically reserved as a showcase for other gallery artists.
Several of Trejo’s works also adorn the gallery’s front walls, exemplifying his technique of using thousands of tiny random marks to create mini-galaxies. Trejo completed a project a couple of years ago called “One Million” – it consisted of at least one million hand drawn, and counted, idiosyncratic circles. The process took him two months of working all day from 6am-7pm; he said that after the first 100,000 circles, it got easier...
MARIO TREJO: New Work
FIRAT ERDIM: Sculpture and Drawings
Exhibition thru Oct 26th
Roy Boyd Gallery
739 North Wells, River North