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Monday, February 16, 2009
Helping Yourself and Helping Others
This weekend I went to a multi solo show art opening in a Brooklyn building that had lofts being offered for sale. The show was organized by Doris Schultz and Anders Knutson. Anders is a marvelous painter of trees among other subjects, who acted as the curator for the exhibitions. There was wine, food, and music, too. Each artist had a nice sized show, with room for big paintings and had their marketing materials; cards, statements, prints, and more set out. Of course, if you can afford to buy a loft in this environment, you can probably afford some art. This example of artists taking control of their own marketplace was very well attended and everyone had a good time. Artists I particularly liked were: Franz Landspersky, Sylvia Maier and Anne Peabody. Snaps to Anders and Doris for making it happen.
Susan Shaw is an internationally exhibited painter and photographer. Private and public collections include the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Shaw is the recipient of two New York State Artist’s Fellowships and 2007/2009 residency fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center.
Kurt Hoss is a freelance photographer capturing the exuberance of
New York City for 35 years. A favorite project has been documenting life in south western Louisiana, culminating in two recent books, Going to Lafayette and Bosco Swamp.
Shaw and Hoss recently received an AVA gold award for video production, as producers of The Mermaid Parade.