Please join me: upcoming events in April, May, and June

Hello readers,

I have a few events coming up and I want to make sure everyone is invited.

First: A plug for the Art F City 10th Anniversary Benefit Party and Auction, which takes place on April 13 at Lightbox. Buy your tickets here.
I’m on the organizing committee and I hope to see you all out
supporting independent blogging! Laurie Anderson is the honored guest,
and vaudevillian rockers known as the Elephant Room will perform magic.
If you can’t make it, I hope you’ll consider bidding on some of the art
at Paddle8.


Second: The Review Panel
On Friday, April 17 at 6:30 pm I’ll be joining David
Cohen, John Yau, and Noah Dillon to discuss the New Museum’s Triennial
and the Invitational at the American Academy of Arts and Letters for The Review Panel, a popular critics� forum at the National Academy Museum. I have no idea what will happen–should be fun.

From the press release:
two shows are a contrast of medium proclivity: while new technologies
predominate at the Triennial, an international survey of early-career
artists filling all floors of the New Museum�s Bowery headquarters, the
Invitational has a bias towards painting and artists of all career
stages. The Triennial has been curated by Lauren Cornell of the New
Museum and artist Ryan Trecartin while the Invitational is selected by a
committee of academicians.
Yau, the eminent poet and respected critic, has been a regular guest of
The Review Panel. Our other two speakers are newcomers: Sharon Butler
is the veteran blogger at Two Coats of Paint, while Noah Dillon has been
Associate Editor at artcritical.com since last summer.
Free and open to the public.
Time: 6:30 pm
The National Academy Museum
1083 5th Avenue at 89th Street
New York, NY

To make a reservation, please call 212-369-4880 x 201
UPDATE(May 5): Check out artist Dennis Hollingsworth’s illustrated notes of The Review Panel here.

And this:
Recommended reading and Improvised Showboat:

You may have read the recent post about the Internet and how it has affected abstract painting. These ideas will be teased out in a curated one-night group exhibition with Improvised Showboat. The exhibition will be on Saturday, May 2 at Two Coats HQ, 55 Washington Street #321 in DUMBO. Save the date–details to come. UPDATE (May5): Read about the event here.


Finally: Upcoming

I’ve been invited to mount a solo show at Matteawan Gallery in Beacon, NY, not far from DIA Art Foundation. The opening is Saturday, May 9, so save the date. I’m planning a Two Coats of Paint road trip to Beacon–details to come.

In June, look for my work at Theodore:Art in Bushwick. Stephanie has invited me to participate in a 3-person show, which I’m happy to say, will be up during Bushwick Open Studios.

That’s it. Happy spring everyone. (Spring’s here, right?)

xoxo Sharon

[Image at top: Looking at some of my small paintings in the new studio at 55 Washington Street.]


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