In MemoriamPierogi's Berry
At 3:45 in the afternoon on Thursday, January 22, one of the most celebrated dogs in the Williamsburg art scene passed away. Berry was an important figure at Pierogi gallery since the day, almost 12 years ago, when Pierogi owner Joe Amrhein found a lonely Berry wandering Berry Street, thus the name. In some sense, Berry was an assistant director of the gallery—in many art publications Berry was side by side with Joe in the photos, and when the gallery was extremely busy Berry entertained artists, collectors, press, and all who were waiting to talk with Joe. Furthermore, like a good assistant, Berry never missed an opening and could always be found at Pierogi after-parties waiting patiently at the table for food to fall.
With a heavy heart, we bid farewell. Berry is now in the land of a thousand fire hydrants, where every day is an opening with an after-party where food magically falls off of everyone’s plate.
Logan Berry with Kathleen RooneyBy Kathleen Rooney
NOV 2021 | Books
The publisher calls it a textualized slasherbrought to you in moldy technicolor splendorsure to fuel your nightmares for years to come, and every page of
Run-Off Sugar Crystal Lake delivers on that threatening promise. Berry and I corresponded over email in late summer of 2021, one of the hottest on record, and a time during which (like most of recorded history and like slasher movies themselves) human beings were inflicting astonishing violence upon one another with no signs of stopping.
Van Eyck to Mondrian: 300 Years of Collecting in DresdenBy Robert C. Morgan
FEB 2022 | ArtSeen
The recent exhibition, Van Eyck to Mondrian: 300 Years of Collecting in Dresden, follows in the spirit of this change, although it is drawn from the brilliant depositories of the Kupferstich-Kabinett in Dresden. These collections are largely focused on drawings produced during the Northern Renaissance and Baroque period, although they also include more recent works.
Aubrey Beardsley, 150 Years YoungBy Ann McCoy
OCT 2022 | ArtSeen
The exhibition title, Aubrey Beardsley, 150 Years Young, refers to Beardsleys (18721898) birth 150 years ago, and the freshness of his work today. He was a consumptive who died at the tragically early age of twenty-five, and here we see the scope of his early genius.
Richard Kraft’s It Is What It Is: All the Cards Issued to Donald Trump, January 2017 - January 2021By Leah Ollman
DEC 21-JAN 22 | Art Books
This five-volume set is a real-time diary thats a dazzling testament to its subjects basic incomprehensibility. Kraft made a daily practice of reckoning with the unfolding, unnatural disaster, answering the relentless chaos of the Trump years with a methodical, conceptual program.