At present my work is included in an interesting experiment of art trading at the Boston Center for the Arts in an exhibition called SWAP MEET, curated by my pal Emily Isenberg. In the rear room at the Mills Gallery, a dozen artists were invited to hang work with the prospect in mind of trading them away. Throughout the course of the show, artists initiate trades for one another's work in a bartering style. Eschewing monetary exchange, dollar value, art dealers and non-artist collectors, the artists involved determine their own range of value within this small-scale closed system. For a trade to occur, both artists must reach an agreement that makes them both happy. The proposals are hand-written and filed away in the gallery by unpaid interns. Its worthwhile to remember that interns NEVER get paid, and never will. The role of the unpaid intern in art commerce remains very much the same, even during this fun and clever experiment. Those poor losers!
The show opened on January 21st and closes on February 27th.
clockwise from left, Wayne Stokes, my friend Julia Hechtman, and two by yours truly.
here are two works I'm trying very hard to trade for by Heather Cleary, who I've never met.
Heather, I'll trade one private come-hither boudoir pose for two of your wonderful prints, if you're reading this. Just name the time and place.