Saturday, October 18, 2008

Back from NYC! (Day 3 summary)


We started off by visiting USF faculty, Elisabeth Condon's, studio in Brooklyn.

Then it was off to do some more studio visits/artists talks with a photo-realistic painter, Ben Weiner

and Siebren Versteeg, who had interesting multimedia work based on scripting computer code.

We also stopped by The Kitchen to catch some interesting Alix Pearlstein video installations.

The surprise that topped off Saturday was a somewhat unexpected visit to Jeff Koons' studio! He wasn't there, but it was still fascinating to tour the "factory." The picture I have here isn't from our actual visit, but it looks pretty much the same, just different paintings on the wall. We weren't allowed to take photos, so this is the best I could find.

The rest of the day was spent searching for the TKTS booth that is not in Times Square (yes, there are 2 locations), finding it (after it was closed), trying to get back out to Brooklyn for another USF faculty's show, Julie Weitz, only to find that the 2nd train we needed to take was transformed into a magical shuttle bus that was not going to get us there in time. After finding some consolation in french toast, again, I went to bed exhausted!

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