Oozing its way into Anna Schwartz's Flinders Lane gallery is the latest liquified musings of Dale Frank. Curiously titled "Date custard tart", it could easily have been The Raspberry Shortcake Massacre. A massive twenty six canvas's in a close frieze hanging surely ramps up the impact.
We discovered this article via Google Alert yesterday, from Artinfo's site.
It is gossiping about the "other" Gavin Brown, no not the footballer, the New York gallerist and his intention to begin exhibiting again, as an artist.
Skip down to the 3rd paragraph to find an amusing reference and link to our very own
We did indeed take the time to visit the gallery of Gavin Brown, last year when we were in New York. It was a cavernous space on Greenwich Street somewhere between Meatpacking and Tribeca full of, well full of not much. Very cerebral. Not as maximalous as our own Gavin Brown.
Gavin Brown, Artist? Dealer’s First Solo Show in Over a Decade Comes to Milwaukee
Gavin Brown has a secret: He’s an artist. The London-born, New York-based gallerist, who represents international art stars like Alex Katz, Elizabeth Peyton, and Rirkrit Tiravanija, is preparing for his first solo show in over a decade at The Green Gallery in Milwaukee. The gallery’s director, John Riepenhoff, confirmed the news to ARTINFO, and said the show would likely take place late this year or in early 2014. (Thanks to Pedro Vélezfor tipping us off on Twitter.)
“Gavin has been friends with The Green Gallery for a while,” Riepenhoff told us in an e-mail. Brown’s eponymous gallery has participated in every Mikwaukee International, an infrequent art fair co-organized by Green Gallery’s founders, as well as the Dark Fair, a nomadic in-the-dark art event also co-organized by The Green Gallery.
“I couldn’t ever quite suspend disbelief,” he told New York Magazine of his “proto-conceptual” art. “I looked at these things, and they felt empty to me. I made a practical decision. I wasn’t selling any art, so I had to make money.” Maybe Brown’s fortunes are turning.
On a blistering summers Sunday we ventured out to the wilds of Bullen and the museum we all affectionately know as Heide. A sprawling estate on the banks of the Yarra river, once home to art patrons and bon vivant's, John and Sunday Reed. Heide is now wonderful collection of museum spaces hosting a parade of fine articles and exhibitions.
With a bit of a revamp recently, the downstairs area of St Kilda foreshore's iconic Stoke House, is now known as "Stoke House Cafe". Well worth a visit, its simple menu is packed full of fun and flavour, which is well presented in the crisp and cool new surrounds.
It is a bit of a scene. So remember to bring your shades.