“People watching art” is a Pinterest project by epodium gallery. We will display randomly on the internet found pictures which show people watching art and how they relate to art objects. The (non)structure of the pinboard mirrors the flatness and surface of online distribution and social media communication.
“Like the Histories of ideology and the social before it, the History of depth, of the behind or beyond, too, it seemed, had come to an end—or at least was cut short.”
(Timotheus Vermeulen: The New “Depthiness”)
Perspective, Siberia, 2013
epodium gallery is now presenting the photographs of Louisa Marie Summer.
The series Jennifer’s Family was born out of the encounter of Louisa Marie Summer with the protagonist Jennifer, a 26-year-old first generation Puerto Rican woman, her partner Tompy, and their four children. They live in a small rundown apartment in South Providence, Rhode Island, an urban neighborhood with a large Afro-American and Hispanic population, where many families live below the poverty line. Crime and unemployment are rampant and foreclosure rates among the highest in the United States.
In summer 2013 she was invited to represent Germany at The Russian Moment – 20 World’s Leading Photographers’ Expedition in Russia and to produce a body of work on the occasion of the G20 Leaders Summit on Financial Markets and the World Economy, Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 2013. The resulting project is Waves of Amur.
Kelsey Shwetz presenting at crit
(via whitehot magazine)
By WILLOW GOLDSTEIN, JAN. 2015
There is only standing room left as the first artist begins to delve into her current body of work. Pale legs opened wide appear on the walls, the projector washing out some of their hues, as the captivated audience listens. For eight minutes, the artist tells us where the ideas for the paintings come from, about her artistic process, and real life anecdotes masked in the lexicon of art school. The speaker is artist Kelsey Shwetz, who soon would become the Director of Exhibitions for Bushwick Art Crit Group.
Moving past the media headlines dubbing Bushwick Hipster Heaven and The 7th Coolest Neighborhood in the World, what does being an artist in Bushwick actually mean? As Bushwick Art Crit Group (BACG) founder Christopher Stout will tell you, “It’s not just the fact that Bushwick is where people are making it, it’s that the things that are going on at this point in our history are of crucial importance and are changing the game.” There is real passion here, demonstrated by both the DIY attitude that crams art shows into basements, rooftops, and tiny apartments as well as the work being exhibited at some of the neighborhood’s top galleries.