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Sunday, July 20, 2014

What's up with the blatant sexism in gallery representation?

Looks like not even the art world is free from pervasive underpayment and under-appreciation of women in the workforce.

Hebron says that when she was in Miami last December for the art fairs, she spoke to about 200 galleries about the issue in person. "The responses were really interesting," she recalls. "Most of the time they claimed they didn't know what their gender ratio was. Or they would say things like, 'We have mostly men, but our most important artist is a female.' Someone else told me that they didn't want to add women artists just to fill a quota." The most creative response, she says, came from a Swiss gallery: "They said to me, 'We don't have very many women, but we have a gay artist. Does that count?' I couldn't believe it."

Friday, July 18, 2014

Fergie's Beer Garden supports the Arts. Drink up!

Always willing to try something different in his role of arts-patron-masquerading-as-a-pub-owner, Fergus Carey has opened a beer garden next to Fergie's Pub that creates a new pipeline of support for local theater company BRAT Productions. Never has supporting the arts tasted so good!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Google Street Art

Hat tip to Colossal:
"Google’s Street View, made possible by their custom-designed panoramic camera, has become the eyes of streets large and small in almost every major city. So it makes perfect sense that they’re now pointing their panoramic lenses to the walls around the world by adding street art to their portfolio. Earlier this week Google announced the launch of their Street Art Project, a new initiative to document and preserve the often transient nature of street art. The project launched with over 5,000 high resolution images including work that no longer exists, like the 5Pointz murals in Long Island City or the walls of the Tour Paris 13. (via Laughing Squid)"