Painters/Painting Panel Tonight at apexart!

April 28, 2010 · Print This Article

Dike Blair. Untitled, 1990, gouache, pencil, and spray paint on paper, 9 x 12 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Feature Inc., New York.

Tonight – Wednesday April 28th at 6pm Bad at Sports’ own Tom Sanford moderates a multi-generational panel on painting. The discussion takes place at apexart in New York and is the second live event presented in conjunction with the exhibition Don’t Piss on Me and Tell Me It’s Raining, organized by Bad at Sports. Full details below….

Moderated by Tom Sanford, painter and Bad at Sports correspondent

Kamrooz Aram
Dike Blair
Holly Coulis
David Humphrey
Deborah Kass

These “Painters of Painting,” representing various generations of New
York painters, are all prominent voices among their cohort who enlist
a wide variety of approaches to the medium. They will discuss the
current concerns in painting as well as painting’s enduring relevance
as a humanistic and idiosyncratic antidote to the prevailing corporate
culture of consensus and commodification.

In conjunction with the exhibition Don’t Piss on Me and Tell Me it’s
Raining curated by Bad at Sports & will be recorded for podcast on an
upcoming edition of the Bad at Sports Podcast (AKA the Amanda Browder

Kamrooz Aram was born in Shiraz, Iran, in 1978, and received his MFA
from Columbia University in 2003. Aram’s works bring together
traditional, modern and contemporary cultural references to create
images reflecting the complexity of contemporary life. His work has
been shown in museums and galleries around the world and featured and
reviewed in numerous publications. In spring 2010 his work will be
featured in the group exhibition Self-Consciousness in Berlin at
VeneKlasen Werner, co-curated by Peter Doig and Hilton Als. Aram lives
and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Dike Blair is a painter and sculptor who lives and works in NYC and
Hortonville, NY. He teaches painting at RISD and has contributed
articles to a number of magazines.

Holly Coulis lives and works in Brooklyn. She was born in Canada and
received her MFA in Boston. Her work can be seen at Cherry and Martin
Gallery in LA.

David Humphrey is a New York artist represented by Sikkema Jenkins &
Co. An anthology of his art writing, Blind Handshake, was released by
Periscope Publishing this year.

Deborah Kass’ paintings examine the intersection of art history,
popular culture and the self. She received her BFA in Painting at
Carnegie-Mellon University, studied at the Whitney Museum Independent
Study Program, and the Art Students’ League. Her work is in museum
collections throughout the U.S. and numerous public and private
collections and has been shown nationally and internationally. She is
a Senior Critic in the Yale University MFA Painting Program and is
represented by Vincent Fremont and the Paul Kasmin Gallery.

ArtReview Reports on BaS NYC Gallery Show

April 27, 2010 · Print This Article

Chris Bors of ArtReview reports in on the Bad at Sports gallery show “Don’t Piss on Me and Tell Me It’s Raining” which has been up at Apexart Gallery in NYC since April 7th & will continue till May 22nd. In the review Mr. Bors comments on the relationship of the Art world to the internet & blogging especially. Pointing out Richard Flood’s recent statement at the Portland (Oregon) Art Museum about bloggers being prairie dogs; popping up one after another with no communication between themselves & no (editorial) oversight. A statement that one can debate the merits of but also one that Bad at Sports for over five years has been working to prove false.

In the review Mr. Bors recounts the history of Bad at Sports, the artists it has been lucky enough to work with over the years and the work they donated to be part of the gallery show. While also commenting on one piece in particular saying:

The liveliest work on view, however, is in apexart’s window, where a monitor shows animated credits listing Bad at Sports’s contributors. Created by B@S member Christopher Hudgens in the style of designer and filmmaker Saul Bass, well known for his masterful film titles, the retro graphics, limited animation and jazz soundtrack mesh seamlessly, while managing to get in a dig at Flood for good measure.

Bad at Sports would like to thank Mr. Bors for coming out to see the show and taking the time to review it. More so we want to thank every artist that was involved in the opening which in reality is nothing but an extention of the generous giving of time, ideas & energy those same people have shared with us for over 250 hours of interviews, talks, laughs & drinking since Bad at Sports first aired in 2005.

apexart Recap | Opening Reception

April 16, 2010 · Print This Article

This is the second and final apexart recap. Next week I will be posting about some of the things I saw while not installing the show.  For this photo series we bring you a slew of opening night photos and some post party action at the Nancy Whisky. We had a stellar turn out. Really, I was shocked! And got a chance to see old friends, make some new ones, and meet some NYC bloggers.

A final note: A huge thank you to apexart ( Julian Gilbert-Davis, Cybele Maylone, and Steven Rand) for inviting us to partake in this experience and helping us put this thing together. We really had no idea what we were going to exhibit but it came together and we are all very pleased. Also, thank you to all the artists that contributed, obviously we could not have done it without you! Let’s see where else this takes us.

Don’t Piss on Me and Tell Me it’s Raining
Curated by Bad at Sports

April 7 – May 22, 2010

291 Church Street
New York, NY 10013 USA
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hours: tue – sat 11 – 6 pm
free admission to all programs and events

Artinfo Reports on Carlo McCormick’s Conversation with Jeffrey Deitch

April 12, 2010 · Print This Article reports on the conversation between Carlo McCormick and Jeffrey Deitch that took place at apexart last week: In a Farewell Address, Jeffrey Deitch Voices Ambivalence. Written by Andrew Russeth, the post appeared a day after the talk took place. Two corrections: Bad at Sports isn’t a ‘curatorial’ collective, and the photograph posted alongside the article was taken by Bad at Sports’ Meg Onli (and originally posted on our Twitter page), but was not credited thusly. But these are minor quibbles – anyone who can attend a talk, grab the best quotes, synthesize information and produce a well-written writeup in a matter of hours has our respect. Oh and hey!!– on the podcast this week, you can listen to the McCormick/Deitch conversation for yourself, in full. So have at it!

Carlo McCormick and Jeffrey Deitch in conversation at apexart. Photo: Meg Onli/Bad at Sports

Jeffrey Deitch and Carlo McCormick at apexart tonight

April 8, 2010 · Print This Article

In conjunction with the exhibition Don’t Piss on Me and Tell Me it’s Raining apexart presents a conversation between Jeffrey Deitch and Carlo McCormick. On the eve of Mr. Deitch’s departure from New York, he’ll discuss his time and legacy as “one of the most visible, dynamic and controversial players in the New York art world.” Full details on the talk below, straight from the source. Keep your eyes on our website for the broadcast of this conversation on an upcoming episode of Bad at Sports’ podcast.

Carlo McCormick is a leading New York art writer and a champion of “the downtown scene.” He is the author of numerous books, monographs and catalogues on contemporary art and artists, and has lectured and taught extensively at universities and colleges around the United States. His writing has appeared in Aperture, Art in America, Art News, Artforum, Camera Austria, High Times, Spin, Tokion, Vice and countless other magazines. He has curated shows for the Bronx Museum of Art, New York University, the Queens Museum of Art and the Woodstock Center for Photography. McCormick is Senior Editor of PAPER magazine.

Jeffrey Deitch has been a paragon of taste and a fierce proponent of contemporary art and its emergence both in New York City and the world at large. Deitch is a dealer in modern and contemporary art and an art advisor to private and institutional art collectors. He is also an art writer and exhibition organizer, having contributed to Arts, Art in America, Artforum, and numerous other publications, and served as the first American Editor of Flash Art. He received an Art Critic’s Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1979. Deitch’s first important curatorial project was Lives, a 1975 exhibition about artists who used their own lives as an art medium. It was presented in a vacant office building in Tribeca. His most ambitious exhibition was Post Human, which opened at the FAE Musée d’Art Contemporain in Lausanne in June 1992, and travelled to the Castello di Rivoli in Torino, the Deste Foundation in Athens, the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg, and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Prior to opening his own art advisory firm in 1988, Mr. Deitch was a Vice President of Citibank where he spent nine years developing and managing the bank’s art advisory and art finance businesses. Before joining Citibank, he was the Assistant Director of the John Weber Gallery in New York and then the Curator of the De Cordova Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts. After a long career in New York, he will start as Director of the Los Angeles MOCA in June 2010.

Please join us.

All events are free and open to the public.
apexart‘s exhibitions and public programs are supported in part by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Edith C. Blum Foundation, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., The William Talbott Hillman Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.

291 Church Street, NYC, 10013
t. 212 431 5270