Sunday, November 2, 2008

Open Studios

For those of you in New York, or in the area, the artists in my building will be having OPEN STUDIOS next Saturday, November 8 from noon to 8PM. 

You are all welcome to come and see my work (a lot of it unfinished at the moment) and the work of a lot of the outstanding artists in my building.  They range from obscure cranks like myself to genuine stars like Inka Essenhigh.  All of them are worth a visit.  You can find out more here.

The studios are at 107 Suffolk Street on the corner of Suffolk and Rivington in The Lower East Side, across the corner from Streit's Matzoh factory.  The closest subway stop (very close) is the Delancey/ Essex station for the F train and for the J,M, & Z trains.  

I promise, I will take a shovel and try to clean up my studio before Saturday.


Grandmère Mimi said...

I wish I could be there, Counterlight. One day, I'll fly in.

Have you ever heard of a New York street artist named Jonathan Swindell? He hangs out near the Met. If you know of him, I'll tell you why I ask.

Counterlight said...

The name is familiar, but I can't quite place it.
Why do you ask?

Grandmère Mimi said...

Some years ago, I won a signed and numbered print named "Two Hunters" at a silent auction. I was the only bidder, so I got it for $40. It's a picture of two black(?) men on horseback, in hunting pinks, waiting to begin a fox hunt. There are several hunting dogs in the lower part of the picture. The subjects are elongated, in the style of Modigliani.

I believe Swindell is black, for on the back of the picture, it says he drew his influence from the Harlem Renaissance.

The picture intrigued me, because of the subject, which seemed an odd choice for a black artist (Virginia fox hunting?) and just because I liked it.

Counterlight said...

Very curious.
Is the painting small and painted in bright flat colors?
If so, I may have seen this guy peddling his work in the subway.

MissMiaux said...

I also bought a painting from jonathan swindell in 1997. He was on the sidewalk in front of Central Park. It's titled "mother and son". I love this piece and would really like to find him but there's absolutely nothing on the internet... until I found this blog.

I live in Oregon. Any suggestions?

Thanks, pamela