Miguel Abreu

Regroup show

16 Dec 2007 - 13 Jan 2008

© Hans Bellmer
Les Jeux de la Poupée (the penultimate youth of Kali-Dûrga), 1937/1949
Vintage hand colored gelatin silver print
Print size: 5 3/8 x 5 5/16 inches (13.7 x 13.5 cm

Blake Rayne, Cheyney Thompson, Eileen Quinlan, Gareth James, Hans Bellmer,
Jimmy Raskin, John Miller, Jutta Koether, Karin Schneider, Kerstin Brätsch, Liz
Deschenes, Nicolás Guagnini, Olivier Mosset, R.H. Quaytman, Raha Raissnia,
Reena Spaulings, Robert Linsley, Sam Lewitt, Scott Lyall, Sean Paul, Steven Baldi

Dates: December 16, 2007 – January 13, 2008

I've been thinking of proposing a modest "regroup" show at the gallery to fill the void of our "no show yet” issue following Eileen's exhibition and over the holiday season. This idea – or perhaps non-idea – has to do with inviting gallery artists and friends, mostly from the neighborhood, to bring in a work for a rather short show without an official opening, though maybe a closing party in mid-January. The articulation would begin with leaving one of Eileen's photographs on the wall where it currently hangs. Works that were recently exhibited elsewhere by the other artists would be preferred contributions. For instance, a "single man drawing" from Scott’s Sculpture Center show would be a candidate; Blake would possibly show a painting from his Paris series; Sam, the poster from Turin; Raha could display one of the paintings from her Galerie Xippas exhibition; Hans has no other choice than to allow me to feature his preparatory drawing for Georges Bataille’s Madame Edwarda, etc.
I plan to invite Cheyney, John and Emily, Jutta, Karin, Nicolás, Rebecca, Gareth, Steve, Robert Linsley and a few other people to participate. Of course, the gallery will be closed for a portion of the show's run. And I might add that no particularly grandiose promotional effort will be made. The show will operate primarily on an internal combustion model and as a way to consider one another’s more or less
recent production.

I look forward to your reaction.
All the best,


Tags: Steven Baldi, Hans Bellmer, Kerstin Brätsch, Liz Deschenes, Nicolás Guagnini, Gareth James, Jutta Koether, Sam Lewitt, Scott Lyall, John Miller, Olivier Mosset, Sean Paul, R.H. Quaytman, Eileen Quinlan, Raha Raissnia, Jimmy Raskin, Blake Rayne, Reena Spaulings, Cheyney Thompson