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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Looking for walls to put stuff on.

As the end of the summer rapidly approaches, I'm looking at the start of a new job at the beginning of September; leaving behind contemporary art (for now) for the more old-school environs of a historical society. It's a good move and I'm looking forward to doing something new, but sorry to leave a place where I'm frequently surrounded by innovative new art, working artists and curators...making me realize that I need to really invigorate my curatorial efforts. If I can't rely on my day job to keep me in touch with what's moving art forward at this very moment (and no more trips to Chelsea galleries on my lunch break), I really need to step up staying connected on my own time. I know this is a challenge a lot of independent creative types face here-in fact, I live with one! So, since I didn't make the final cut for that Brooklyn gallery that selected me as a finalist a few months back, I have an exhibition proposal without a home. I'm determined to find a great space for it, and I'm really feeling like I need to work on finding that less conventional space that would love to get their hands on some of the artists who have signed on for this show! Finding a space is truly the hardest part of this process, when you're working outside the parameters of a call for proposals or gallery request-you have to make your own opportunity! I'm determined to find this show a home before the end of the year. So...anybody have a gallery out there?


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