this little holiday card from Salomon Contemporary came with an exhibition announcement:

The Beacon” @ Salomon Contemporary
10 January - 16 February 2013 
Meghan Boody, Joe Bradley, Phillip Estlund,
John Gordon Gauld, April Gornik, Alexis Rockman,
Michelle Stuart, Spencer Tunick and Lawrence Weiner
(image: John Gordon Gauld, In a Dark Time, the Eye Begins to See, 2006)

Opening Reception: Thursday 10 January, 6 - 8PM

Take a tour of artist Meghan Boody’s “tripped-out Tribeca wonderland” - via New York Magazine. It contains no less than two secret rooms. Here is one of them:

Boody in her shrunken sanctuary. The grass-cloth wallpaper and bed fabrics are from Brunschwig & Fils. The porcelain figurines were all found at flea markets.

To get into this tiny nook, one must climb “up a set of stairs hidden behind a door that’s been camouflaged in wallpaper from Sonia’s Place”. Oh, and did I mention the coffee table in this house is a cage which contains a silicone female doll and live white mice? I compel you to take the tour. Meanwhile, I’m going to figure out how me & this rad lady can become bff and have playdates.


Down the Rabbit Hole!

New York Magazine’s profile of Meghan Boody’s apartment as a “seven-room fantasy lair that is equal parts Alice in Wonderland and Being John Malkovich is spot on! The Tribeca loft, a rental that she now owns, is like mix of Alice in Wonderland, overgrown English garden, and Casablanca. It features Boody’s own artwork and was transformed by the artist’s own aesthetic and the help of architect David Hotson and artist-contractor Randy Polumbo. 

Group Show at Tracey Williams Ltd.

Chick Lit: Revised Summer Reading

Alice Attie, Erica Baum, Barbara Bloom, Meghan Boody, Anna Craycroft, Simryn Gill, Ann Hamilton, Jane Hammond, Anya Kielar, Denise Kupferschmidt, Marcia Kure, Gina Magid, Liz Markus, Jessica Mein, Jackie Mock, Alyssa Pheobus Mumtaz, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Elaine Reichek, Jessica Rohrer, Kay Rosen, Valeska Soares, Jasmin Sian, Molly Springfield, Astrid Svangren, Suzanne Treister, Sara VanDerBeek

27 June – 9 August 2013

Opening: 27 June, New York

Tracy Williams, Ltd.
521 West 23 Street
New York, NY 10011

Down the rabbit hole to artist Meghan Boody’s tripped-out Tribeca wonderland. Meghan is a creative force, not just making art, but turning life into art itself. My friend Mary Shanahan recently described this as a “creative’s world” - surrounding yourself with constant inspiration, living your creativity. As the former CD for Town & Country she would look for the presence of such a world and it would often make the difference between a stylist and a creative.

Here is a closeup of the girl I took at Meghan’s recent opening in NYC.


Saturday, August 24, 2013

The temperature dropped a little last night. Actually had to pull an extra wool blanket onto the army cot around 4am. A bit after sunrise I pulled on a hoodie and went outside to make coffee. It was still cool so I strolled up the hill with my blue enamel mug so I could get out of the shade and catch some sun on my face. Lots of wild turkeys around the past few days. Hopefully they eat baby ticks.

Before too long Julia Lee from the gallery arrived to pick up the paintings so they could be properly photographed. I gave her some instructions on how to best attach the works on paper to the wall for photography. I was a little obsessive. I am usually present when my work is being shot and after Monday it will be going to the framer so there won’t be another chance to shoot it. I’m sure will be fine. Julia left with the paintings and I went back to an emptier shack.

The rest of the day I let myself decompress. I started to let some of the word-based and artifact related ideas I have in the back of my head seep into the forefront. It will be fun to see what comes of it.

I had a father and two sons come down the path around 4pm to see what this survival shack was all about. One of the sons was named Adam, which was cool. I gave them the tour of the shack. I could see their minds working. One of the sons recognized and pointed out the potato gun. They were smart and very nice.

My friends, artists Randy Polumbo and Meghan Boody were planning a visit. When the sun started to set and twilight approached I thought they weren’t going to make it today. About five minutes later they walked over the hill. We had a great visit. Randy has a shared interest in off the grid living, re-engineering things and the magic of humanure.

After they left I made some couscous, listened to NPR on the radio for a while and went to bed.