Friday, April 18, 2008
No you didn't!: Fleisher/Ollman makes a bad call.
Before Love Explosion at Fleisher/Ollman there was "Help Yourself to Roses" at Space1026.
But yes they did!!!!!!!!! I found this passage on Fleisher/Ollman's press release about Alex Da Corte's exhibition, Love Explosion, opening there tonight (6-8):
"Love Explosion is Alex Da Corte's first full-scale show in Philadelphia following recent solo exhibitions at Parisian Laundry in Montreal and the Stonefox Artspace in New York. He graduated from the University of the Arts in 2005. Jack Sloss first showed at Fleisher/Ollman in 2005's Meatball invitational and From Time To Time in 2006, following his relocation to Philadelphia from Chicago in 2005, where he had shown at the Chicago Cultural Center and Donald Young Gallery among many others."
Excuse me? What was his show at Space 1026 if not full-scale?
And before that he had a "full-scale" show at Black Floor!
For Alex's December 2005 exhibition at Black Floor Gallery he covered the entire wall with prints to make a wall-paper, had an army of ceramic figures (made with help from Nick Lenker), several paintings, and this horse. Black Floor was larger then the space Alex will fill at Fleisher/Ollman. . .
Plus! Both of those were solo exhibitions! Love Explosion is a two person show with Jack Sloss. I understand that this show at F/O will undoubtedly get Alex more attention then either of his earlier full-scale solo exhibitions. . .but you don't have to lie about it.