Thursday, June 03, 2010
It Takes A Train.
Look. I'm heading out of town for the weekend, but for those of you staying here, let me plan yours. It's simple. Get thee to Paterson, NJ to check out the downright locomotive powers of curator Olympia Lambert who pulled together the massive Escape From New York group show. Installations, sculpture, video, performance and (YES!) painting fill a gorgeous behemoth of a building that once housed a silk factory. In other words, there's something for everyone, and much of it quite damn good. Standouts include Robert Schatz, Nicholas Fraser, Christopher Saunders, Thomas Lendvai, Micah Ganske, Kate Gilmore, Alison Blickle, William Powhida, Bruce High Quality Foundation, and Jen Dalton (Loser or Pig, YO?!?! Choose one NOW!) It takes a lot to laugh, it takes a train to get to NJ. Get on it.
An Xiao in performance (2nd shot w/ Thomas Lendvai in bkgd)