When we were speaking with the What Have You Got to Say? 2006 curatorial team this summer, one thing they mentioned was the desire to have WHYGTS? be more than a singular art show, but rather to be a format, something that could be reproduced in other venues.
It looks like that process has started sooner than we imagined it would. A version of WHYGTS? will be hitting Manhattan's Atlantic Gallery next month.
Pamela Talese, the Atlantic Gallery's director, is bringing "a new, smaller edition of WHYGTS? to the gallery, which will include some work never before seen addressing issues of National Security, Hurricane Katrina, Immigration, Oil Dependency, the War in Iraq, and the mistakes made on both sides of the aisle and other fiascos," according to a statement.
Artists included in the Big Apple version: Aileen Bassis, Beth Bentley, John Coburn, William Coronado, Deborah Crowell, David Dziemian, Rebecca Feranec, Eileen Ferrara, Norm Francoeur, Tina Garcia, Zachary Green, Cheryl Gross, Kayt Hester Lent, Michael Kabbash, Carmen Kolodzey, Tina Krause, Wendy Lewis, Laurel Lueders, Angela Mark, Luisa Pinzon, William Stamos, Viva Stowell, Amanda Thackray and Kelly Murphy, Jeramy Turner, Ernest Shukara Walker, Joseph Blaine Whisenhunt, and Aaron Zimmerman.
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Opening reception: Jan. 9, 5-8pm (show will be up through Feb. 10)