It’s the last week of “New Dominion” and I am giving away a signed, matted, mounted 8×10 artist proof to the first person to have a conversation in the gallery @ Mixed Greens today. Going, Going, Gone – The show closes this Friday July 17th.
DO OVER – GIVE AWAY! @mixedgreensnyc is on summer hours so not open on Sat..- Signed, matted, mounted 8X10 Artist Proof (14X16 Archival Matte) to the first person to have a face to face conversation @mixedgreensnyc on Tuesday. Closing Week – See it now! Closes Friday 7/17. #freeicewatertour #freeicewater #newdominion #mixedgreensgallery #vcu_ica #freeicewaternyc
Interdisciplinary media artist John D. Freyer also thinks about interpersonal relationships. Freyer’s “Free Ice Water” (2015) is an ongoing seven-step participatory art project that invites gallery-goers to partake in one-on-one conversations during visits. Before beginning, participants are instructed to fill a mason jar (provided by the artist) to the brim with ice water (also provided by the artist). Upon conclusion of the conversation, both parties take a drink from the jar, refill it, and then seal the jar which is then displayed on a shelf in the gallery. Originally conceived as a method to discuss the often taboo subjects of addiction, mental health, and recovery, the project uses relational aesthetics as a means of centering human relationships. Within the context of this show, participants are encouraged per Freyer’s instruction booklet, to “have a real conversation” on any topic in order to generate intimate, vulnerable moments of introspection.