I spent the week-long residency exploring the point where words and images intersect in my work. On Sunday, January 18, Austin Thomas and I led a think tank/salon where we talked about the meaning of Obamart, art blogging and world-making. Both the residency and the salon have provided plenty of raw material for both new articles and new paintings, so thanks everyone for coming out on a snowy Sunday evening to take part in the discussion, and also for stopping by throughout the week to say hello.
Bloggers in attendence included (in no particular order) Matthew Langley, Martin Bromirski, Stephanie Lee Jackson, Barry Hoggard, James Wagner, Gordon Fraser, Paddy Johnson, Carolina Miranda, Hrag Vartanian, Lars Swan, Jacek Maczynski, Adam Simon, Kai, and a few others I didn’t know. If you didn’t get a chance to introduce yourself, please add a link to your blog in the Comments section. Look for a report about the salon discussion in the February issue of The Brooklyn Rail.
Pocket Utopia, located at 1037 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, is a relational exhibition, salon and social space run by artist Austin Thomas. Work by Kay Thomas, Elissa Levy, and Bj�rn Meyer-Ebrecht is on view through February 15.