wood street galleries presents CASINO NIGHT ZONE
electronic music and visuals by :
Aerial View (Thad Kellstadt) : idm (live)
Slinky (Chris Korch) : early 90's electronic music (compact discs)
when an opinion is based upon ignorance, it is NOT valid.
No, it wasnt me. Ive been at wood street for this entire show. But, of course Im going to stick up for my co-workers, and I highly doubt that anyone was purposefully rude to the reviewer or you. However, the reviewers comments were most definitely rude.
We make eight dollars an hour.
There are signs and a big donation box at the front desk and they have been there the entire show. Its curious that you and the reviewer both noted the rudeness of the gallery attendant but completely missed the huge donation box full of money sitting right in front of him.
yes bill, that is all true. but come on, you can't tell me that the reviewer's attack on our gallery attendant wasn't completely ridiculous. surely, there must have been a better way to address the issue.
for everyone else that is reading this :
the curator's house burned down a week before the show opened. do you really think he gave a fck about artist and/or curator statements. i give him credit just for going on with the show and not completely canceling it.
rick bach's pieces showed up unannounced, untitled, and an entire month late. (and probably the day before the review was done) so that is why they lacked labels.
the show is called "hot metal". all of the pieces are metal related works. the theme is obvious. no artist and/or curator statements were necessary.
Well I work for the gallery and Im never grumpy. I always make eye contact and say hello to every person that walks into the gallery (despite the fact that I often get no response back). And Im always more than happy to answer any question that is asked of me. So I dont appreciate you trying to paint us all with the same brush. And regardless, youre there to look at the art, not to win the approval of some gallery attendant who makes just a tiny bit more than the minimum wage. The bottom line is that the reviewers attack on the attendant wasnt funny. It was embarrassing and unprofessional. It sounded like she ran out of things to say about the art but she needed more words to complete her review.
the only works that lack labels are rick bach's, and that's because they didn't show up until a month after the exhibition opened, probably the day before she did her review.
space almost never includes artist and/or curator statements, so that's nothing new. i think the last time space did anything like that was for 'miracles' and the reviewer that time complained that the art should speak for itself.
i'm not sure how "unhelpful" or "useless" the gallery attendant was that day, but maybe they just didn't know the answer to her question. the trust's gallery attendants can't know everything about every work they show at wood street, space, 707, and 709. and if you go to the mattress factory or the warhol, their attendants are either non-existent or only there to make sure you don't get too close to the artwork.
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