I have to be honest: as a child, I wasn’t a big fan of recess. All is well and good when you’re running around the dodge ball court — until someone gets pegged in the face. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always been a big fan of capture the flag, and who doesn’t love a little fresh air, but that shit can be brutal. That’s what the word conjures for me, at least: 100 wild young children running around, consumed by the wild thrill of unmonitored free time. It just always seemed so stressful.
Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR), the first artist-in-residency program exclusively for emerging LGBT contemporary artists in the United States, has announced its very first summer residency program, which is slated to take place August 12 – 26, 2011 in the Cherry Grove community of Fire Island, New York.
If people were complaining that The Independent was a scene with its cooler-than-thou veneer of globalization and slightly aloof exhibitors and audience, than they probably hadn’t seen The Dependent art fair, which was the dictionary definition of “art scene.” For four hours on a Friday night, two floors of the Four Points Sheraton hotel on West 25th St was transformed into an art fair for 16 galleries from near and far. These staples of the downtown scene staged their own hotel room fair as if to seemingly to prove how much they could pack two floors of this non-descript Chelsea hotel.