Upstairs Art Fair

A short piece I wrote regarding a small, carefully selected and casually installed art fair in East Hampton.  Including Rental Gallery, Eric Firestone Gallery, half gallery, Halsey McKay Gallery, Harper's Books, James Fuentes, KARMA, Magenta Plains, New Release, Rachel Uffner Gallery, The Fireplace Project, yours mine & ours.  

Paddle8 Sag Harbor Partnership Auction

Sag Harbor Partnership is raising money to purchase and rebuild our local cinema that burned down recently.  I've donated a piece to the  artist charity auction, the best print from night sessions shooting the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove in Kyoto, Japan.   This piece is 36" wide and framed with non-reflective museum glass, 100% of the funds go toward the rebuild. Pony up!

Arashiyama Grove

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James Croak: Earth Works  

"James Croak is a great sculptor who often works with dirt or earth. You can clearly see the material in his work which is dark, poignant and inventive. I wanted to find out what inspired him to create and he told me that and much more. Here’s our cool chat …" 

Know This

My essay on battery density, the achilles heel of the migration from fossil fuels to solar energy, was published in a new book by Edge.org.  Included along with me are essays by Jared Diamond, Steven Pinker, Carlo Rovelli and others.  

James Croak Whitney Biennial review

Political works are always part of the artscape but rarely have a desired effect, with a few notable exceptions. Hans Haacke’s famous works detailing the interplay between museums and corporations culminated in his attempt to exhibit photos of slums owned by Harry Shapolsky et al at the Guggenheim museum. His show was canceled and the curator put on the street, resulting in a boycott of the museum by other artists.

James Croak reviews Tripoli Gallery's "Black and White" for Hamptons Art Hub.

"Artists in the two primary Western art centers activate their work with idea; they tend to paint, sculpt or film with grey tones. Artists outside of these metropoli reach for the rainbow. If you see a color riot thrown on by Earl Scheib with a leaf blower, it was likely done in the boonies.

Color is for separation, not activation. Or as Tripoli Patterson of Tripoli Gallery in Southampton puts it: 'color will not aid or inform.'"