Thursday, March 18, 2010

Session Four

The fourth session of "Shut Up Already...I'll Look at Your Art!" took place Tuesday March 16th 2010 at Winkleman Galley N.Y., NY. though technically no #class activities were officially scheduled for Tuesday Winkleman Gallery was open, Ed was doing the daily business a gallery needs to do, so a fourth session of "Shut Up Already...I'll Look at Your Art!" was staged. Artist Laura Gilbert volunteered to be the monitor, and took her duties very seriously, assuring each image was viewed by Mr. Winkleman for at least ten seconds, and signing and dating each certificate. The images were projected on a screen to give viewers of the live stream a chance to see the images, Ed decided to keep the laptop in front of him so he could better see subtle nuances that were washed out in the projection.

The atmosphere was quiet at Winkleman Gallery with most of the chalk boards of #class erased prepared for the upcoming events of the final days, the workspace was still, a drawing in progress sat on a table awaiting the return of artists Jenifer Dalton and William Powhida #class co creators. Art world play by play reporter Alan Lupiani stopped by to do a report, and sat quietly through the 94 images reviewed by Mr. Winkleman, opting to wait until the session was over as to not disturb the concentration of Mr. Winkleman. Mr. Winkleman thought outloud occasionally commenting, and complying with a text piece "Nevertheless" an image submitted by Sirgyl Karlanasse which reads

Consider Turning
180° Away From
This Piece And
Looking In That
Direction For 10
Sec., And You Will
See What I mean

Mr. Winkleman again spent much more than the required ten seconds on many of the images, and spent a little over an hour and viewed around 94 images.

The latest 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, and the images from Sessions 1 & 2 & 3 with work title and artist info can be viewed in the Sessions section on this blog.

Images from the Session are posted HERE

A report by Alan Lupiani, and his interview with Ed are forth coming a link wikk be posted when available.

Although the session was streamed live, I forgot to ask to have it recorded, however most of the session was videotaped and that will be posted somewhere sometime soon.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.
session four participant,

Julia said...

I don't know how to feel now that I've seen my image in session 4. It is an uncanny experience actually. I feel unmoored! It isn't bad, just odd. I have been watching at a remove for so long, even though I recognized some of the other artists... I think uncanny really is the word- it's the anonymous sea of images with the familiar suddenly appearing.

thanks for a great opportunity.
julia schwartz

alana blograd said...

thanks for the opportunity, edward. your projects are a real inspiration to all artists.
alana bograd