Artomatic has opened! Lots and lots of inneresting stuff. We started off by watching our friend Bink perform-- including our wedding song. He was great as always-- come see his second Artomatic date if you missed the opening night show! And buy his CD!
We all walked around quite a bit, and by the time we left I was totally beat. Phil actually made it through all the floors. I actually saw the 9th floor, and sort of saw the 8th and 7th, and then was too pooped to really go on. But I did see lots of friends that I haven't see for a good long while, so it was a good night. We saw friend Anita, who has some lovely metallic prints up on the 9th floor. Her son Ben is in the space next to hers.
Our friend Erin Antognoli is also up on 9, with a really well put together display. Our friend the Reverand Pat Padua (he officiated at our wedding) is also on 9 (which is clearly where the cool kids hang out) has some really great pieces. Go see Salvatore Ferro's work, also on 9-- he's gone in a new direction with his work. Our friend Brett Davis is on the 6th floor, and is pushing the boundaries of what photography is with these pieces.
Dear friends Rebecca and Eric, of Antomatic fame, has brought the bugs back, this time with a great bee sound installation. Also on, yes, the 9th floor. She also had the most fabulous dress in the place, and they were very generous in hosting us for the night and plying us with middle of the night popcorn. Thanks guys!
We also met up with Todd Gardner, who has a whole bunch of new work that I like very much. In years past he has shown pieces from a large portrait series that he has been working on for quite a while (I sat for one), which I liked a lot, but it was really interesting to see the new work, and also good to see him. He is next to one of several bondage themed spaces. Ah, Artomatic.
Jared Davis' space. I do always like his work....