Good morning everyone,
This is a long one, you’ll see why. And for some housekeeping - Le Dive does not take reservations, we are getting there right at noon when they open so please be as on time as possible! We’ll order snacks for the table, and we’ll figure out drink orders via separate checks or venmo. Right to it, whether you are already out and about, or are on the train en route, or having a coffee prior. Here is your train reading.
I’d argue that the main model of our business is illuminating just how much the art world runs on relationships (social capital) and including the importance of your role, as viewer and/or patron within that. Many of you have heard us underscore that over the years and this event is a perfect example of the model is proving itself— I met Anne-Laure through
And lo’ and behold I met Anne-Laure that day, and a few months later we invited her for a curator salon at HQ. This event tied in both this exhibition we’re going to see at Trotter&Sholer as well Anne-Laure’s presentation at , and Graham’s presentation at (Graham is the director of Swivel.)
And now, this is how we’re meeting the folks behind Trotter&Sholer, including who is the “President” of the gallery (I’m going to ask more about their structure today) and has a freakin’ PhD in Philosophy. You better believe that’s lending itself to her expertise of art in some huge and cool ways. As well as new artists to us, including exhibiting artists
So in some ways this is a “culminating” event of our series with Anne-Laure. But in other ways, it’s only just the beginning because this is how the art world works. The strength of their relationships is what makes them as individuals and their businesses such strong candidates for things like art fairs, or press, or even the way they all work together to build their artists’ CVs with strong exhibitions and partnerships. All of these are important for them to not only survive as businesses and experts but also for establishing and accruing value for their artists’ practices.
And did you know that T&S & Swivel collaborated on an art fair booth at Future Fair in 2021? That’s how we were introduced to
IT’S ALL CONNECTED. So to end, I want to now put so much endless prominence on how important it is that you understand that these presentations, and their strength, are quite literally put on for you. The collector and viewer are the most important part in all of this, you are the fuel of this industry. That’s why we build the Portal, to show all these endless connections. So spend some time clicking on all the links above and below, and see how far you can go.
I’m going to save waxing poetic on the exhibition because Anne-Laure REALLY knows how to give a walkthrough, so for now, peruse the VERY THOROUGH pricelist, take a look at Melanie’s wonderfully affordable Left Hand Prints, and read the press release, all linked below.
We’re SUCH a good crew today, I can’t wait to spend the afternoon with you.
Anicka (& Hillary!)
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A Land of All Possibles
168 Suffolk Street
Curated by Anne-Laure Lematire
Trotter&Sholer is pleased to present A Land of All Possibles, a group exhibition curated by Anne Laure Lemaitre, featuring Amy Bravo, Shyama Golden, Alexa Hatanaka, Melanie Luna, and Beau Bree Rhee. The exhibition includes works from a variety of disciplines focused on ideas surrounding relationship to land.
At the connecting point between culture, origin, experiences and interests exists a special unique place, a personal emotion- al territory we alone can fully map and explore. This land is our core, shaped from the deep matter of our being, from our memories, our legacy, our encounters, our beliefs. Yet, this complex connective tissue which inherently defines us remains an approximation or an abstraction for others, solely able to perceive a fraction of these grounds.
When raised in multiple countries or with diasporic identities, this land becomes a dialect spoken by one, where attitudes, ways of being, of doing, of feeling and perceiving get lost in translation, disjointed and disconnected from a dominant and somewhat homogenous layer of cultural habits, signifiers and values acting as common understanding between all.
A Land of All Possibles investigates how creators raised and/or living in-between multiple contexts, cultures and identities can build a unique space of belonging both metaphorically and subjectively distinctive, yet profoundly anchored in-their-reality.
The artists featured in A Land of All Possibles all have a will to own their complex stories: whether connecting to a hybridiza- tion of their roots, regenerating land as an act of creative care & relation with ecology, belonging and foreignness, speaking of our core human commonality or bringing to life ethereal forms from one world into the next. Each of their practices, filled with idioms and layered knowledge specific to themselves alone transcends an intimate language to touch a broader univer- sal experience. These five artists are uncompromisingly reclaiming space for the many pieces of themselves and unleashing them with reso- lute intent into the world.
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