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May 28, 2011

SocFace01.jpgInstallation view of Social FACEworking

This is the east coast show going on simultaneous to the west coast show, in NY. Press release below along with pictures of how the painting looks installed, up, in the show. Well....sort of. I shipped it rolled, not stretched. In an ideal world, it would be stretched on 3 inch stretcher bars so that the water would appear to be splashing out of the wall at you and that white canvas “frame” would not be there. But! In spite of appearances...I’m not yet raking in the big bucks. So, had to ship it rolled. C’est la vie!


Social Faceworking Show
Group Exhibit Featuring work by artists from around the country
including Seattle Artists Kate Vrijmoet, Robert Hargrave and Chris Crites
Curated by Nip Rogers
Public Reception: Friday, May 20, 5-9 p.m.
When: May 20 - June 18, 2011
Hours: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Fenimore Gallery, Proctors Theatre, 432 State Street, Schenectady, NY
Contact: Nip Rogers – 814-577-1821 or nip@uplink.net
Images: I cannot of course come back. Not to this. Never. Oil on Canvas 72” x 96”


Social Faceworking Shows provide a gallery space featuring artists who have been connected primarily through social networking media.

The exhibit will include original artwork by forty artists total; many local to Schenectady, but including artists also from Seattle, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and across the United States.  Each artist will display one piece of their choosing, which will be accompanied by a portrait done by Nip Rogers.

With the advent of social networking, it has become easier for artists to come together and share work and inspiration online.  Nip Rogers imagined a gallery filled with these connections as a way to give a wider audience the chance to see a variegated population of artists all in one place.  He began a “Portraits of Other Artists” project, in which he created portraits of the artists he had met through social networking.


“This show has already accomplished half of what I set out to do, even before the opening.” Rogers says, “Most of the artists have made connections with the other artists and each have become familiar with the others’ styles. Now I am excited to share those connections, not only in cyber space, but also in a gallery space; not only between artists, but between artists and the public.”

This juxtaposition of portrait and work will give the viewer a new lens with which to see the art, and contemplate the idea of “face” which permeates so much of our social sphere today.


The exhibit will offer an intimate, family-oriented art experience.  Social Faceworking is interested in expanding and duplicating this show in other geographical areas. 

(Seattle) Vrijmoet received her MFA from Syracuse University. Her work has been shown in dozens of exhibitions around the country. More of her work can be seen on www.katevrijmoet.com The 2011 Social Faceworking Group Exhibit will be on view at Proctors Theatre through June 18, 2011. There will be a public reception on Friday, May 20.


Category: Show

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