Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Gallery Girls

What is this show about exactly? Is it about a rivalry between twenty somethings in the Upper East Side and Brooklyn? Is it about girls that are "middle class" and the ones that are not? Is it about commercial galleries we've never heard of and the date rapists that run them? Is it about drinking too much on the job? Wearing too much black and sheer sleeves? Touching your hair too often while pretending to ignore the cameras that are following you?

What is this show not about, exactly? The exploitation of overeducated labour? Misogyny in the art industry? The absurdity of starting a hybrid clothing boutique and commercial gallery in the Lower East Side for $17,500? That doing demeaning tasks for skeevy gallery owners is an expected and acceptable entry into working in the visual arts? That trust funds and art history degrees go hand in hand with working for free and getting your Mrs.?

Everyday, I am learning new things. Thanks Bravo.