Ballroom Marfa Art Fund


Jonathan Schipper’s Slow Room

5 Dec 2011


Jonathan Schipper, Slow Room, 2011. Courtesy of The New York Times and Pierogi Gallery.

Jonathan Schipper's Slow Room

Jonathan Schipper, Slow Room, 2011.

One of the highlights of Art Basel was seeing our pal Jonathan Schipper, whose piece, The Slow Inevitable Death of American Muscle, is in our current show, AutoBody (you can track the destruction of the cars here). Schipper and his gallery, Pierogi, were in Miami for Seven, the offshoot progressive art fair featuring seven galleries (Pierogi, Hales Gallery, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, BravinLee programs, Postmasters Gallery, P.P.O.W. and Winkleman). Schipper’s piece at the show, Slow Room, 2011, featured an installation and video, in which the tightly strung contents of a living room — couch, coffee table, (player!) piano, mirror, knick-knacks, lamps — all the details of a life — are slowly pulled through a hole in the wall, and thereby destroyed. Loved it. I saw it on Thursday — wish I could have seen the final wrecked state.

On a non-related note: if you’re in Marfa over the holidays, stop by the new Cobra Rock Boot Company, where Logan Caldbeck and Colt Miller craft handmade boots, among other fine goods (be sure to also check out Logan’s photographs hanging on the walls). Just down the street from Ballroom Marfa at 107 South Dean Street, open Wednesday through Sunday, 12 pm to 6 pm.

If he returns in three weeks, 11 regular season games remain

The other half of the in Team Spieth is caddie Michael Greller, a former school teacher, who used to be a bagman at Chambers Bay and was a calming influence for Spieth on a punishing links style layout where danger was ever present.
Jordan Romer is a very brave kid for climbing Mt.
I don’t know.
Much as the proverbial question of ‘how long is a piece of string.
In the end, he decided he couldn’t bear to part with them, and the shoes went to the bank instead.

wonder how I can go out and just mentally be able to cope with it.