Thursday, December 29, 2011

some images from the opening in November of MoMA PS1's George Kuchar's exhibit PAGAN RHAPSODIES!

This is an image of the first room.. love the red carpet! Then there are two rooms with monitors & headphones, there's also a room for the comics.



 Here I am with Peter Eleey, who curated the exhibit, and Mimi Gross, who is one of George's oldest and dearest friends. It was an emotional day.
Mimi & I.
We miss you George. Bad.

Pagan Rhapsodies is on view at MoMA PS1 through January 15, 2012.
Please go!!!
http://momaps1.org/

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

George Kuchar's I, An Actress included in this years Film Registry!!

Reminds me that my show with George at Mulherin + Pollard in 2010 was entitled Always and Forever, and George reminded me that he had a film  Forever & Always, so that was a fitting title for his show.
Well George, this is really forever. 
I, An Actress was picked by this years Film Registry
to be preserved forever at the Library of Congress!
Amazing.
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Bambi, Charlie Chaplin, Cassavetes, Fritz Lang... Not shabby company George!

What a HUGE achievement!!
We're all so proud of you!


Wishing you were here.


See I, An Actress here at youtube.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The secret is out! ADA artist & recently departed pal George Kuchar is in the 2012 Whitney Biennial!!


Looks as if George is wondering about what this means to be in The Whitney Biennial.. 
actually he was "acting" for me in his San Francisco apartment back in 2009.

I must confess,  I have pangs of sadness and disbelief every time I see a photo of George. I just long to be with him again or at least be able to pick up the phone & hear his voice. I loved how he ended every call, "Bye Now". I don't think this will ever change. 

George knew of the wonderful recognition that was headed his way, the PS1 show, The Whitney, and was sad that he wasn't going to be around to see them.. as he said, "it's a tragedy".  But he was very proud, and happy that all these kudos were in the works. 

George would have absolutely loved the show at PS1 with it's 30 plus films on view, either projected or on monitors in a sit-down setting, as well as all the drawings, paintings and comics that they included. Complete with red carpet!!
If you haven't seen the show go now to PS1 , it's up through January 15. 

I think this is George reading the blog above and thinking, "ooh John, You're getting mushy!"
Yeah, well. Whatcha going to do.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Brian Novatny @ Mulherin + Pollard (Ada's sister gallery in NYC)


now through December 31st at Mulherin + Pollard
187 Chrystie St. NYC






Come see Brian's wonderful paintings & works on paper. 
btw.. these works on paper, are all under $1000. most are between 400 and 600 smackeroos. 
seriously good deal on great art. 
great presents!!
Mulherin + Pollard
187 Chrystie Street
NYC
10002

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Andrew Berardini at Artforum.com's Scene & Heard enjoys George's work at NADA Miami

George Kuchar & I did well together at NADA Miami this year, showing two comic strips that George did in the 1970's with Arcade Comix. We also had a pastel drawing, and one made with Walmart supplies (as George loved to point out) and a 3d photograph. I'm glad we got a mention at Arforum.com.
thanks,
John

also in a bit of video w/ Vernissage.TV's take on NADA. I love it, they've captured our  fantastic stormy view  as well. 



and another in Let's Talk About IT.  and also at ArtObserved.com. 

Thanks to our new pals at  New Art Dealers Alliance! aka NADA. also big ups to the new windy city, Miami.. and special thanks to King Joshy. 


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Jimmy Trotter & Ada Gallery at NADA Miami (Now-Dec.4,2011)



Stop by our booth #516 at NADA Miami, We're showing work by Miami born artist Jimmy Trotter. The installation "Gasoline Rainbow/ Dripping with Ice" has been a hit, as well as Jimmy's drawings. The work above is entitled "Call My Lawyer".