Sunday, July 4, 2010

Art for Lunch

Surely you've heard the buzz about "Shred," the group exhibition of collage-based works that recently opened at Perry Rubenstein Gallery - it's possibly the hottest show of what's shaping up to be a stellar summer in Chelsea.

Erik Foss, Look Out - image courtesy Perry Rubenstein Gallery

Thursday, you won't want to miss Carlo McCormick - author, curator, critic and champion of the downtown art scene - who curated the exhibition, as he talks about New York art today. Your hostess Molly Barnes awaits you at the Roger Smith Hotel on July 8th & 9th for yet another pair of her always exciting and enlightening Brown Bag Lunches with the most interesting people in the art world.

"Louise Bourgeois was a delight to work with. She was exacting, bossy, opinionated, provoking and at the same time, extremely gentle and caring. She loved art and the art world. Her favorite people were artists. She made her first video with me with trepidation but in the end came to love it. I am glad I made it. She was an artists artist." - Paul Tschinkel

On Friday. Molly's guest will be documentary filmmaker Paul Tschinkel, the creator, producer and director of ART/new york. His presentation, "Powerful Woman," covers his work on films about Louise Bourgeois, Alice Neel, and Kiki Smith.

Each talk begins at 12 Noon sharp - so please arrive a bit early for your complimentary lunch bag and beverages, and to meet an mingle!

The Roger Smith, New York's most dynamic and welcoming art hotel, is located at 501 Lexington Avenue (47th - 48th). See you there...