Back-to-school at Pocket U-niversity

On August 4th at Pocket Utopia, artist-curator-writer Sarah Schmerler and galler-artist Austin Thomas convened �Session One,” the first of several conclaves dedicated to collaborative learning in which “the gallery serves as the hardware, the art market serves as the software, and the artists provide the content.”

An exhibition of the participants’ work opens at Pocket Utopia, Sunday, Septmeber 8, 6-8 pm. Artists include Nathan Anspaugh, Danielle Dimston, Aimee Hertog, Bara Jichova, Laurel Lueders, Krista Svalbonas, Shaw Osha, Joey Parlett and Debra Ramsay, with a window installation by Sara Russell Dewey. See you there.

Image above: Debra Ramsay, Yellow Trail Spring with Gray, 2013,  acrylic on Rives BFK, 30 � 48 inches. “I used the Virtual Paint Mixer application (designed by Golden Artist Colors) to arrive at the formulas to create the 18 unique colors that documented my spring walk,” Ramsay says. “These 18 colors are the palette I will use until I return to New Berlin to collect the next season�s photographic data to complete a year long investigation of time through color change.” Sounds Like a pretty interesting idea.

“Session One,” curated by Sarah Schmerler and Austin Thomas. Pocket Utopia, LES, New York, NY. Through October 13, 2013. 


  1. Thank you for this. It was a superb object lesson, as well as an idea — and I hope that people will come out and see it, not simply think about it in the abstract, and give us their comments. Will gallery sit to enable that! -ss

  2. I am enjoying thinking about it in the abstract.

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