Tuesday, January 23, 2007

"Mad Cow" Panel/Talks at NURTUREart

Christopher Reiger
"a retching"
Watercolor, gouache, marker, and sumi ink on Arches paper
42 x 42 inches

All's quiet on the HH front this week. I'm preparing a presentation for the NURTUREart panel this Sunday, January 28th (details and link below).

A relatively hermitic person, I'm comfortable writing and painting, activities that require plentiful solitude, but I'm a fish out of water when front-and-center in a public setting. The pre-talk jitters have adversely affected my preparation and, uncertainty prevailing, I keep reworking my talk. Initially it was to be a comparison of the contemporary socio-political climate to that of Bosch's day - the decades preceding Luther's Protestant Reformation in Europe. Even though I still believe that subject would make for a very interesting discussion, I soon realized that it would take much longer than the allotted 20 minutes. So now I'm just going to talk about some of my work, and it's relevance to the "Mad Cow" theme.

Anyway, if you're looking for something to do on Sunday, come to NURTUREart and heckle me. Kate Clark, Purdy Eaton, and I will be delivering 20 minute talks focusing on our work, ideas and processes. Afterwards all of the New York based artists included in "Mad Cow" will join in the fray.

NURTUREart Non-Profit brings its unique collaborative approach to supporting emerging artists and curators to a stunning new home in East Williamsburg’s hotbed of grassroots creative activity. "MAD COW, Absurdity and Anxiety in Contemporary Culture" is the inaugural exhibition at NURTUREart Gallery’s new space at 910 Grand Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. See this earlier post for map and more detail.

Artists Panel Discussion
Sunday, January 28, 2007 at 4 p.m.
Moderated by curator Joelle Jensen


Tom Andersen said...


Don't just write your talk; rehearse it as well. A lot, if you need to. People wouldn't show up for the thing if they weren't interested in hearing you, so relax.

reverb said...

...hell o
Im just checking The Beholder page and found you
so here I am

I liked several of your paints


Hungry Hyaena said...


Thanks. I did rehearse it (mostly for timing) and I think it went well, all in all.


Thanks for dropping by. Hopefully some new work will be up on the website before too long, depending on when I get the my act together for another shoot.

Recon said...

chris that painting is amazing!