The First session of "Shut Up Already...I'll Look at Your Art!" took place today Feb. 24th 2010 at Winkleman Galley N.Y., NY. A participating project of #class, artists Jenifer Dalton's and William Powhida's exhibition in the form of a think tank at Winkleman Gallery. Art Dealer Edward Winkleman agreed to spend a portion of his time in the gallery during #class viewing images submitted by artist world wide who respond to an open call to submit one image of their art to be viewed by Mr. Winkleman for no less than ten seconds, a volunteer monitor assured that Mr. Winkleman viewed each work for at least ten seconds using a make shift hour glass to keep time, then witnessed Mr. Winlkeman sign a certificate documenting the image was viewed for at least ten seconds, then the monitor signed and dated the certificate then embossed it with an official seal of "Shut Up Already...I'll Look at Your Art!".
Mr. Winkleman spent far more than ten seconds on most images giving each a fair viewing often making comments or thinking out loud, occasionally having quick discussions with William Powhida who had come over from the #class "Workspace" for a quick view. In all Mr. Winkleman spent a little over an hour and viewed around 60 images.
The images viewed by Mr. Winkleman can be viewed on the "Shut Up Already...I'll Look at Your Art!" blog (well that's here, over there on the left) in a slideshow which displays each image for ten seconds. Each subsequent session will be posted.