Art Fag City at The L Magazine: How An Art Blog Became A Gallery

by Paddy Johnson on June 22, 2011 · 2 comments The L Magazine

Michael Dotson, "Studio" at Art Blog Art Blog's Out of Practice show. Curated by NUDASHANK

Two weeks ago I went to see NUDASHANK’s Out of Practice show at Art Blog Art Blog. I loved it. For this reason, I decided to write a profile on the new temporary space for The L Magazine. I discuss their previous, current and upcoming shows. I talk to Art Blog Art Blog founder Joshua Abelow. The teaser below:

Art Blog Art Blog is an unusual name for a temporary exhibition space. Founded by artist Joshua Abelow, and named after his blog, the new gallery is located in painter Ross Bleckner‘s studio in Chelsea. Bleckner spends about half the year working in Sagaponack, so he’s donated his space to Abelow through October 29.

As with most opportunities in the art world, active participation and exchange brought about the free space: Abelow was Bleckner’s studio assistant for six years, and they kept in contact after he left the job, in part through the blog. “I think that’s initially what got Ross’s attention,” Abelow says. The blog consists solely of images he responded to for one reason or another. He named the space after his blog because it already had a well-established following. Also, he points out, “there’s not that many 3D spaces that are called blogs.”

To read the full piece click here.

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