Remember the days of a really great salad bar? Some romaine, some black olives, carrot shreds, perhaps a cucumber or two, definitely a scoop of ‘bacon bits,’ and a far too healthy portion of ranch dressing? Well, it’s resurfaced.
Last week, the quarterly publication The Journal
opened Salad Days
, a month-and-a-half-long gallery show featuring 50 artists, among them, Richard Kern, Patrick Griffin, and Harmony Korine. The show is curated by the publication’s editor, Michael Nevin (who also contributed a piece) and features friends of The Journal,
many of whom are also OC family - Rob Pruitt, Kathy Lo, Jordan Robin, and more.
Every piece is vastly different, which is part of the idea behind the show - dare I say a salad bar for the art-hungry? Robin’s piece, Ascend
, which came to be during her recent Utah adventure, is rainwater on gauche - a violet melancholy of natural disaster. Says Robin, “Ascend
is about creating a situation for something to happen naturally and watching it happen.”
On the other hand, Lo’s piece At Lillian
is a stunning black and white photograph that features a rainbow prism smack in the center. It offers a psychedelic merging of two perspectives. The works compliment each other harmoniously given the nature of the show: a chaotic spattering of different styles suspended across the walls of The Journal Gallery. Each work carries the artist’s signature and is for sale, should you find yourself in the buying mood.
The show really is a tossed salad of different styles. There’s a little of everything. And with so much, something is bound to be to your liking - kind of like those tubs of oh-so-deliciously sinful dressings beneath the sneeze guard.
The show runs October 21st through December 15th at The Journal Gallery, open between 12pm and 6pm. Check it out!
The Journal Gallery
168 North 1st Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
the journal gallery