|steve dibenedetto's got a drawing show up at derek eller. the opening is this thursday (10-10) 6-8.
I gotta say, Steve always seems to put the information to good use. Very familliar and a high degree of articulation.
i got that card in the mail today / anex to yat?
Gee, thanks for maintainencing (sp.?) my little activity guys. Looks like we're shooting for after opening thing with Alex Ross (show at Feature same night) at Westside bar, 360 w 23rd in some ill-lookin down stairs rm. with D.J. booth! Not 100% definite so we'll see.--SDB
Wait, are you going to be dj?
dont let it hinge on that jim.
linda call me cell when you know, i s/b free arround 10
I will be going to this tonight w/ my brother and possibly my friend lucy. grabbing a bite inbetween opening and drinx. aw ? linda ? anyone ?
i was planning on getting to the opening around 7/7:30, but if you want to get a bite earlier let me know. i'm leaving the museum at 4 today, but need to go back to brooklyn first.
does anyone have today's times? i was told there is a review of steve's show in today's paper and i'm having trouble searching for it online...must have something to do with the 8 candy bars i ate today...need to lie down. is chocolate composte-able?
The Voice (barely) reviews Steve's show. I don't get much out of Jerry Saltz's criticism, but I suspect that if Terrence McKenna had the art school cache of deconstruction or gender studies JS wouldn't find Steve's paintings so baffling. Typical of the current school of criticism which is mostly interested in finding work that reinforces its own preconceptions of what art ought to be about.
The New Yorker blurb:
Dazzling color pencil drawings that look like illustrations of rapture and pulse with the visual equivalent of reverb. At times the recurring images—octopuses, helicopters, Ferris wheels—suggest black-light posters for alchemists (see Anastasius Kircher's maps of the subterranean earth). But the centrifugal compositions have a formal complexity that takes them beyond the merely psychedelic. The spinning wheels and chopper blades call to mind the halos and angels in Giotto's "Lamentation”.