The constellation of my heart

Today is Katemas - the internationally celebrated birthday of master artist Kate Bush. In honor, I'm launching a KB fan page complete with an archive of hundreds of images and a special mix for this very special day.

Download and listen to the mix here.




Kate Bush Night @ Sweet Paradise

Sweet Paradise asked me to throw some parties...

Kate Bush Party @ Sweet Paradise
14 Orchard
New York, NY 10002

Kate Bush, cheap drinks, Hounds of Love, etc.
Hosted by Friends of Waradise*

We're trying this on for size Sunday night 4/19 starting at 8PM. What better excuse to have them open the bar on a Sunday than Kate Bush? Sway Schmay. Wet your appetite here.

*Tim Ridlen and I are working on some further excitements not too far down the road. Stay tuned...


Nepotistically Yours, MWNM

Today is be MWNM's last. Join us. 
Nepotistically Yours
Sunday March 29, 2009 4pm - until late

Erik Lindman, Bless Tive, Maximilian Schubert, Wyatt Arden Kahn, Natalie Labriola, Alana Celii, Grant Willing, Justin Warsh, and Scott Keightley

4PM One plus One: a screening of recent works by Chelsea Knight and Tim Ridlen
7PM MIRROR SITE: a screening of netart and evening of performance by Daniel Chew and Jonathan Rafman
A reception will follow MIRROR SITE at approximately 8:30pm to celebrate the closing of the gallery.

Read the press release here.


tridlen on art21

Artist and friend
Tim Ridlen is guest blogging for Art21 these days. Today he posted a thoughtful piece on the potential of juicing limited resources and flowering within boundaries as young artists living in [New York] trying times - Strength in Limitations. And what better of an endeavor to offer up as an example than MWNM...

Read the piece here.

Tim's work will be screened along with Chelsea Knight's this Sunday at MWNM / 17 Orchard. More details to come.


MWNM | The Box Game

Tonight at MWNM––The Box Game with Lukas Geronimas and David Horvitz

Saturday February 28 / 7-9PM / BYOB

Artists Lukas Geronimas and David Horvitz have created a transportable game-cum-installation entitled The Box Game. During the month of March, the duo will tour various venues throughout the United States and Canada to ask their audiences "What's in the box?" Both artists are currently pursuing their MFA degrees at Bard College.

More information on The Box Game and affiliated projects may be found here.




MWNM is pleased to announce the opening of 93 DAYS. 93 days is the span of time partners Karen Archey and Alice Wells were given to transform the storefront of 17 Orchard into an alternative exhibition space. The conditions that made this project possible are elucidated through an ongoing, self reflexive archive. The archive is an encompassing installation that serves to question the relevance of the increasingly popular alternative exhibition space and the problematic, constructed identity of the young artist and art professional. Other collaborators include Jon Rafman, William Bryan Purcell, Tim Ridlen and Bret Schneider.

The conclusion of MWNM is contingent upon the lease of its storefront, elucidating the relationship MWNM bears to the economy and real estate market, as well as personal variables that determine its longevity. 93 DAYS materialized as a solution to the obstacle of maintaining an exhibition space that is given an unpredictable duration. The archive will open Sunday, February 8th from 6 – 9, and run through March 1st with the possibility of extension.


MWNM: New Mourning

New Mourning

Jason Simon, Melanie Schiff, Jack Strange, SLEEP, Jason Lazarus, Nataliya Slinko, Haseeb Ahmeb, Jonathan Rafman, Chris Collins, and Bret Schneider.

November 23 - December 20, 2008
Opening Reception: Sunday November 23 from 6-9PM

Press Release here.

17 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002
F to East Broadway
Wednesday - Sunday 12-6PM or by appointment

MWNM is Alice Wells––director, Karen Archey––curatorial, and Caroline Askew––design.


MW: In Process

This Friday Meet Waradise is Andres Laracuente + Julia Weist.

In Process is a temporary installation of incomplete, project-based works by Andres Laracuente and Julia Weist. The pieces on view are enriched by a shared notion of sculpture as an open process in which a work may be simultaneously unfinished and whole. Both artists are also invested in themes of transparency: Laracuente's piece is a receptive object and Weist's project is a documentary collection.

download full press release here

Friday November 21, 2008
6 - 9PM

Meet Waradise
17 Orchard Street

Andres Laracuente is a New York based artist working with video/film, performance and sculpture. He has presented works internationally at venues including White Box in New York, MIT in Cambridge, Projet Midi in Brussels, the National Gallery of Arts, Albania, and Yukiko Kawase in Paris.

Julia Weist is a New York based artist working primarily with sculpture and installation. By the age of 23, Julia Weist's experimental romance novel, Sexy Librarian, had been independently published by Ellen Lupton, Curator of Design at the Cooper Hewitt and was in the collection the of the MoMA Library, the Brooklyn Museum library, the Getty Institute, and the New York Public Library. Weist was educated at the Cooper Union School of Art and is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including the NYAEA Artist Welfare Fund Prize. Her work has been featured in several recently published books and catalogs including "Indie Publishing" (Princeton Architectural Press) and "The Bruce High Quality Foundation & Other Ideas" (I.C. Editions). Weist has recently exhibited in New York City at Sara Meltzer Gallery, Oliver Kamm Gallery, The Kantor/Feuer Window, Autoversion LTD Gallery, The Center for Book Arts, The CSV Center, Anthology Film Archives, as well as international venues such as Galerie Nuke in Paris and the Copenhagen Quadrennial.