Early in the evening on a brisk Thursday, four members of a small Pennsylvania gallery are chatting in a tiny gallery space in Chelsea. Not as gallery-goers, but as presenters. The gallery in question is Converge Gallery, run by Casey Gleghorn. They are in Chelsea for a pop-up exhibition for one of their artists, Jeremiah Johnson, which runs for one week.
Arts and Architecture
Mickalene Thomas is showing five works at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston until April 7th 2013, all in one massive room. Her pieces are on wood and painted with acrylics and enamel and rhinestones, with all of her mediums on a large scale of six to eight feet tall, and none of them existing in the exact same dimensions. Her style is deconstructivist; each portrait an image, but each portrait separated into shards of spaces.
Back In 1983, Jean-Michel Basquiat was a darling of the art world, and gallery owner Larry Gagosian took notice. He put Basquiat up in a Venice studio and prepared to show his work that year out on the West Coast. This sparked a relationship between the two men that survives long after the life of the artist ended.