Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Something other than art....

While I am a nervous wreck and excited ball of goo about the shows this week, I have to say I'm even more excited at going home to the Northwest for a few days afterwards.

Its harvest season in wine country and I'm headed home after the show in New York to cook dinner for hungry harvesters at Waving Tree Winery (aka my best friend's winery.) Kimiko's Nebbiolo just got a mention as one of the best 100 wines in the Northwest, which is pretty stiff competition. It should be a great weekend to catch up with friends, get creative in something other than my studio, relax and enjoy a glass or two of that Nebbiolo!

I can't wait to wake up to the sound of the wind in the trees and deer in the pasture and art filled house from all of our friends. Good times. I'll see if I can sneak a few pics of the wide open spaces, unfortunately, I can't capture the fresh air that goes along with it.

Show updates for this week.

Hey all!

The New York show of Meat after Meat Joy opens in just a few days on Thursday night at Daneyal Mahmood Gallery! There will be some special pieces the night of the opening only. If you can make it for the opening, I highly encourage it. Also the essay for the catalog that will be available is now posted. It is a great essay which I think talks about the diverse amount of work eloquently. You can read it here...http://www.daneyalmahmood.com/meataftermeatjoy_text.html

Also, if you are in DC on Friday night, you can purchase my work in the Civilians for Obama fund raiser! See info below for full details.



Civilian Art Projects

406 7th Street NW, Third Floor,
Washington, DC 20004
p. 202.347.0022 / f. 202-280-1086

Please join Civilian Art Projects, DJs Will Eastman (Blisspop) and Jonathan Ackerman (the Moon Goons, Minneapolis) and over 40 artists from across the USA (and London!) as we dance, raise a drink, and work to get Barack Obama into the White House.
$25 at the door gets you in the door and one complimentary drink.All artwork is for sale at $500 (and below) with the majority of the proceeds going to the campaign.This show is ONE NIGHT ONLY so get there early!!

List of participating artists:

Deborah M. Carroll Anzinger
Matthew Best
Megan Blafas
Lisa Blas
Judy Byron
Lynn Cazabon
Natalie Cheung
Billy Colbert
Jeffry Cudlin
Kate Damon & John Beebe
Mary Early*
Steve Frost
Ana Elisa Fuentes
Lee Gainer
Victoria F. Gaitán
Pat Goslee
Jason Matthews Gottlieb
Pat Graham
Jeremy Haik
Jason Horowitz**
Mike Iacavone
David Ibata
Amanda Kleinman
Brian Knight
Joseph Lamour
Kate MacDonnell
Andrew McDermott
Kate McGraw
Sean Quinn
Rick Reinhard
Rachele Riley
Brady Robinson
Marc Roman
Melanie Standage
Sanjay Suchak
John Ulaszek***
Rachel Waldron
Jenny Walton
Joshua Yospyn

* Courtesy of HEMPHILL

**Courtesy of Curator's Office

*** Courtesy of Ten Miles Square

Duncan Phillips Lecture with Christo and Jeanne-Claude

FYI for those interested


The Phillips Collection

Center for the Study of Modern Art

Duncan Phillips Lecture

Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Two Works in Progress

Thursday, October 16, 5:45 pm


The artists highlight their upcoming works of art: Over the River, Project for the Arkansas River, State of Colorado; and The Mastaba, Project for the United Arab Emirates.  The Arkansas River project involves assembling and suspending 5.9 miles of fabric panels horizontally above a 40-mile stretch of the Arkansas River. The Mastaba will be larger than the great pyramid at Giza and will comprise 410,000 steel oil barrels, stacked on their sides and painted in bright colors for a mosaic-like effect in changing light. Following the lecture, Christo and Jeanne-Claude will sign copies of their book, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Over the River, Project for the Arkansas River, State of Colorado


Presented in the Sant Auditorium; included in museum admission.

Over the River catalogue will be available for purchase in the museum shop

Click here for more information (PDF)


Center for the Study of Modern Art lectures and symposia are funded by

The Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston.


The Duncan Phillips Lecture is sponsored by Sotheby's


1600 Twenty-first Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009

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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

My work will part of this fund raiser! Come check it out!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Jenny Walton in Meat After Meat Joy, New York - Reception 16 October 5:30-8:30pm

This show opens Thursday, October 16th. For those who will be in the New York Area in the next month, please stop by and check out the show! I hope I can see many of you at the opening!



Tamara Kostianovsky, Elegy,
clothing, meat hook, chain, 2008

Betty Hirst, Head II, Meat, 2008

Zhang Huan,
New York, Performance Whitney Biennial, 2002

Meat After Meat Joy, curated by Heide Hatry

16 October - 15 November

opening reception:

Thursday 16 October, 5:30 - 8:30 PM

Sheffy Bleier, Lauren Bockow, Adam Brandejs, Tania Bruguera, Nezaket Ekici,
Anthony Fisher, Betty Hirst, Zhang Huan, Tamara Kostianovsky, Simone Racheli, David Raymond, Dieter Roth, Carolee Schneemann, Stephen j Shanabrook, Jana Sterbak, Jenny Walton, Pina Yolacan

If the flesh disturbs you, then the reality behind the issue would disturb you far more if we opened our eyes long enough to see it. We live in a culture disconnected from what it is doing to itself and others, we choose to ignore rather than deal with the reality we have created for ourselves.

- Adam Brandejs

Meat After Meat Joy brings together the work of contemporary artists who use meat in their work (raw meat, the concept of meat, its symbolism and viscera) in order to investigate the paradoxical relationship meat has to the body. Meat combines flesh, skin, muscle, organs, blood - each with its own relationship to the body, yet meat's only reference to the body is as a once-upon-a-time living biological thing. By putting these artists together, the exhibition seeks to investigate the uncanny effect meat as a medium is for artist and viewer. This is not a show about meat as spectacle but about meat as signification, precisely because meat does not signify (a body) but its very annihilation...read more

- Heide Hatry

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