This past weekend I went to an “apartment show” here in New York. I was expecting the younger crowd, and of course, cheap beer instead of wine, a slightly later and over exuberant crowd, but I’ve got to pull out the Chicago street cred when I say that New York does not know how to run an apartment gallery like the Second City. Chicago has a long standing reputation of succesful alternatives to commercial gallery spaces, but they are in no way a sideshow to the main event.
What I saw here in New York is clearly respectable in the Tom Marioni sense, but I’ve got to stand my ground. Some things are better left to the midwest.