Marisa Sage

ARTS|Not Fair

ARTS|Not Fair

It's Armory Week and as the Art Elite descend upon NYC for a maelström of VIP after parties and back room dealings I am installing my contribution to Like the Spice's inaugural mini-fair, ARTS|Not Fair.

Offering an alternative to the usual suspects of Armory Week, ARTS|Not Fair dares to question: "What do you do at art fairs? Try to steal a pass, struggle to find the lounge, squeeze into the V.I.P. room and maybe, maybe manage to find a couple pieces of art that don’t make you want to roll your eyes. And then it’s off to the after-party for handshakes and fun and it’s all forgotten until Miami. Doesn’t it leave you wanting something a little more intimate? Something different?"

ARTS|Not Fair opens this Friday, March 9th with a Press Preview from 4-6pm, followed by a VIP Preview event from 6-9pm.

The Opening Reception (open to the public) will be on Saturday, March 10th, from 6-10pm. The opening party will feature special performances and panels in conjunction with Brooklyn Armory Night.

Regular Show hours: Saturday, March 10th, 12-7pm and Sunday, March 11th, 12 – 7pm.

Once the fairs close and leave town, ARTS|Not Fair will be extended through April 1st, 2012.

Studio Visit

Yesterday I had my first studio visit in the new space with Like the Spice director, Marisa Sage. We went over plans for my upcoming solo show, talked about my work process and discussed the story behind each of my new paintings. During her visit, I realized how insulated my work process has been since moving out of NYC - it's not often that I get a chance to really delve into the why's and wherefore's of my work; most of the time I just dig my feet in and plow forward. Explaining my motives opened up a better understanding of how this new work evolved and what truly lies at its core. The moral of the story: talk about your work. The more you say it out loud and more people ask questions, the better you'll understand it yourself. Mark your calendars - the opening reception will be Friday, September 9th, 2011!

Below are a few images taken by Marisa from yesterday's meeting...

Dana, preparatory sketch and painting in progress.

Sample compositions.