“If You’re Accidentally Not Included, Don’t Worry About It” Curated by Peter Saul
Oct 31 – Dec 22, 2014
Artists selected by Peter Saul are:
Polly Apfelbaum – Luis Cruz Azaceta – Gina Beavers – Brian Belott – Steve DiBenedetto – Regina Bogat – Michael Dotson – Mark Greenwold – Eric Hibit – Judith Hudson – Irena Jurek – Austin Lee – Judith Linhares – Taylor McKimens – Erik Parker – Peter Saul – Sally Saul – Chelsea Seltzer – Karl Wirsum
After the succes of the exhibition previously shown in April 2014 in their studio in NY City, the Zurchers and Peter Saul have decided to show in Paris:
This is my first attempt to curate a group show. Even in 19 years of art teaching, I can’t remember ever selecting a group of pictures for any reason. So why now?
I agreed to curate the show. Outside of two artists who were already shown in the gallery – Brian Belott and Taylor McKimens (whom I was interested in) – the other artists in this show are friends of mine. They’re either friends I’ve had for years, or they’re people I just met once for a few minutes and seemed friendly enough. My great embarrassment is that I couldn’t remember the names of all my artist friends fast enough. I ran out of time and space. There are at least 12 to 15 people who should be here if they want to. If there’s ever a next time, I’ll ask you all first.
I’ve got definite criteria for good looking, long lasting, important art, but nobody I know agrees with it. For this show, if I had to choose between 2 images, I chose the one that was more pictorial, sensational, illusionistic, glamorous, humanistic, funny, sexual, quarrelsome, violent, ugly, etc. etc. In case none of these applied, I chose the one I thought was more unusual to look at. The only absolute was to choose small works, so that more and more could fit in.”