The Blogger Show (NYC) opens on Saturday night at Agni Gallery. Mad props to John Morris of Digging Pitt Gallery in Pittsburgh for even attempting to pull this off. 35 artists/bloggers from all over the U.S. in four different galleries (1 here, 2 galleries in Pittsburgh, and 1 in Millvale, PA.). Morris (With some help from Susan Constanse) is bringing new meaning to the words generosity and community with his endeavors here. Gratitude in advance.
One thing that I've loved about the art blogosphere since the very beginning has been the way it's been used by artists to work out their shit in public. Sometimes it's boring. Sometimes it's thrilling. It's almost always fascinating. I'm totally jazzed to see what's at the end of all the toil and trouble. Here's a sampling . . .
Artists whose work I've seen in the flesh, and I'm glad this show is giving me a chance to see more of it:
Nancy Baker. Twisted, with savage chops.
Tracy Helgeson. These luscious little things are wildly cheated by the jpeg format. Saw some of her work in Pittsburgh. Very, very nice.
John Morris. Dude did serious damage in a show at D'Amelio Terras in April. Serious damage.
Artists whose work I've never seen beyond the realm of the jpeg, and am curious as hell about:
Sharon Butler. Those backgrounds look yummy.
JT Kirkland. Been watching his stuff online for a couple years now.
Steven LaRose. For real.
Ed Winkleman and Bill Gusky have both said insightful, smart things about The Blogger Show. Go read them.