Jake McNulty

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- August 15 -

Installation photos of my works Untitled (Thinker), Untitled (Double Heidegger), and Untitled (Four Sartres) from the group show “Quantum Suicide Machine organized by Group 8080.

Photo Credit: Anthony Deng


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- August 2 -

Mel Bochner, Voiceover, 2006-2012, oil on canvas, 36 x 28 in.

Went to see the Mel Bochner show at the Jewish Museum the other week, excellent show, free admission Saturdays.

Mel Bochner, Voiceover, 2006-2012, oil on canvas, 36 x 28 in.

Went to see the Mel Bochner show at the Jewish Museum the other week, excellent show, free admission Saturdays.

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- June 27 -

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- April 19 -

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- April 7 -

persick:

jesuisperdu:

jakemcn:

Visited the James Fuentes section of the re-staging of the Real Estate Show this afternoon, looking forward to visiting the rest.
http://www.jamesfuentes.com/realestate_pr.pdf

i love james fuentes a lot, but isn’t it counterproductive for a gallery with funding to re-staging a show that was initial all about “a real estate crisis in New York City for the non-wealthy?” doesn’t the re-staging put the show back into the white box in the wrong way? “Many of the works form [from?] the original exhibition will be presented, as well documentation and ephemera related to The Real Estate Show.” Even though I would love to see some of the pieces in the initial show in 1980, that ephemera part makes me feel like this re-staging belittles the initial exhibition a bit. thoughts?

The idea is to bring up the issue again, although almost twenty-five years have passed, the rent issue still persists (and is arguably even worse today.) There are also concurrent exhibitions running at Cuchifritos and ABC No Rio on the lower east side, both of which are non-profit spaces dedicated to providing a space for under served artistic communities. And the Cuchifritos show will have new work that addresses the same themes from the original show. Also if you’re going to correct someone’s grammar, might be wise to check your own first. Jus sayin’

I guess I have to re-blog this again in order to reply, but anyway. I agree that sometimes a direct re-staging of an exhibition is unnecessary but I think that this has been done in an interesting way. In addition to the Updated section, its interesting to see the exhibition itself split up between the venues, ABC NO RIO, Cuchifritos, and James Fuentes. The three spaces represent different areas of the art world itself. A squat turned non profit, a pop up / alternative type space, and a mid level gallery space, though one I suppose with plenty of “street cred.” It is interesting to me to see them working together to have this show as more and larger galleries flock to the neighborhood over the past couple years, and I’m sure more in the future. The L.E.S. is long since gentrified, but when you look under the surface of that you still find a lot of resistance to that in the L.E.S. and E.V.
In addition to the historic aspects of the show, which I’ll admit to being a bit of a sucker for, I think a show like this even serves as a reminder to us as artists populating this community (more in the sense of attending and exhibiting in exhibitions in this, or other “new” art neighborhoods,) of the history behind this area, as well as maybe something to give you a space to think about which way to go forward. With the cost of living in this, and most, NYC neighborhoods, the cost of spaces, the tough times in in employment, and the money once again funneling from the top galleries to young up-start art stars, I think is worth it to re-visit an exhibition that encouraged artists and communities themselves to band together and take things in their own hands, to build and create and offer an alternative to the “overculture” (thanks W. Powhida for that word,) that speaks so loudly these days.
It’s quite fitting that the same week that this show opened saw Gagosian open a pop up space just down the block, in a former Chase Bank.
Anyway, I’ll be heading to the ABC NO RIO and Cuchifritos spaces next weekend to finish checking out the show, Winslow give me a ring if you’d like to come check them out in person.

persick:

jesuisperdu:

jakemcn:

Visited the James Fuentes section of the re-staging of the Real Estate Show this afternoon, looking forward to visiting the rest.

http://www.jamesfuentes.com/realestate_pr.pdf

i love james fuentes a lot, but isn’t it counterproductive for a gallery with funding to re-staging a show that was initial all about “a real estate crisis in New York City for the non-wealthy?” doesn’t the re-staging put the show back into the white box in the wrong way? “Many of the works form [from?] the original exhibition will be presented, as well documentation and ephemera related to The Real Estate Show.” Even though I would love to see some of the pieces in the initial show in 1980, that ephemera part makes me feel like this re-staging belittles the initial exhibition a bit. thoughts?

The idea is to bring up the issue again, although almost twenty-five years have passed, the rent issue still persists (and is arguably even worse today.) There are also concurrent exhibitions running at Cuchifritos and ABC No Rio on the lower east side, both of which are non-profit spaces dedicated to providing a space for under served artistic communities. And the Cuchifritos show will have new work that addresses the same themes from the original show. Also if you’re going to correct someone’s grammar, might be wise to check your own first. Jus sayin’

I guess I have to re-blog this again in order to reply, but anyway. I agree that sometimes a direct re-staging of an exhibition is unnecessary but I think that this has been done in an interesting way. In addition to the Updated section, its interesting to see the exhibition itself split up between the venues, ABC NO RIO, Cuchifritos, and James Fuentes. The three spaces represent different areas of the art world itself. A squat turned non profit, a pop up / alternative type space, and a mid level gallery space, though one I suppose with plenty of “street cred.” It is interesting to me to see them working together to have this show as more and larger galleries flock to the neighborhood over the past couple years, and I’m sure more in the future. The L.E.S. is long since gentrified, but when you look under the surface of that you still find a lot of resistance to that in the L.E.S. and E.V.

In addition to the historic aspects of the show, which I’ll admit to being a bit of a sucker for, I think a show like this even serves as a reminder to us as artists populating this community (more in the sense of attending and exhibiting in exhibitions in this, or other “new” art neighborhoods,) of the history behind this area, as well as maybe something to give you a space to think about which way to go forward. With the cost of living in this, and most, NYC neighborhoods, the cost of spaces, the tough times in in employment, and the money once again funneling from the top galleries to young up-start art stars, I think is worth it to re-visit an exhibition that encouraged artists and communities themselves to band together and take things in their own hands, to build and create and offer an alternative to the “overculture” (thanks W. Powhida for that word,) that speaks so loudly these days.

It’s quite fitting that the same week that this show opened saw Gagosian open a pop up space just down the block, in a former Chase Bank.

Anyway, I’ll be heading to the ABC NO RIO and Cuchifritos spaces next weekend to finish checking out the show, Winslow give me a ring if you’d like to come check them out in person.

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- April 5 -

Visited the James Fuentes section of the re-staging of the Real Estate Show this afternoon, looking forward to visiting the rest.

http://www.jamesfuentes.com/realestate_pr.pdf

Visited the James Fuentes section of the re-staging of the Real Estate Show this afternoon, looking forward to visiting the rest.

http://www.jamesfuentes.com/realestate_pr.pdf

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- January 19 -

New work in progress


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