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Interested in Art, but don’t know where to stART?

Here are just a few online resources dedicated to bringing quality images and information from the cannon of art history (via the world wide web) to users like YOU! Take a look, and let me knowhow you feel about these new ways of interacting with visual art work.

WikiPaintings: From Wikipedia comes a media-specific site to navigate the complete history of painting (also, it looks like wikiArt was taken). They hope to expand the platform to cover all of art history “from cave artworks to the new talents of today.” In order to keep quality with breadth they began with painting. It functions like other Wiki pages – editable, and will grow with their user base and time.

Art Project: An informal way to peruse some of the world’s finest galleries from the comfort of your computer without any snooty-pants academics telling you not to touch or step back. You can zoom WAY in to see the quality of paints and search around by artist, location, or media type. Just don’t let this keep you from visiting in-person sometime. Focused on contemporary art, this beta/members only database primarily consists of artists who are currently represented by commercial galleries, and the list is growing each day! Though this is for the more advanced or specialized user, I believe this will become more public soon, as it is not only backed by the creator of twitter, someone from Pandora, but also Larry Gagosian of Gagosian and Marc Glimcher of Pace Gallery.

Trans Transport – 2 of 2 (aka, my new work ‘hood)

Above is my new commute as captured by CrowJonah. And below is my work space…

Each morning, I have been riding my bike over this bridge…

From this street…

…To this building…

It is an exciting new locale, on the Bowery…

There are a lot of old buildings in a spattering of styles because China Town, Little Italy, the Bowery District, they all merge here.

Today I saw a guest of this hotel look frantically over the balcony off his room, and dump the contents of a coffee cup onto the sidewalk, from, like, the 4th floor!!! Contents below. Looks like some cigarettes and a bit of coffee, I hope.

It is also the Restaurant Needs, and Lighting District. There are many many specialty hardware stores, but it took me asking around a bit to find one that would copy my office key…

Check out the tin ceiling in this hardware shop!

Oh, yeah, there are also random subway vents here – shooting out of the ground with less disguise/consideration than in some other neighborhoods

I guess that’s about it for now. See you soon!

Trans Transport – 1 of 2 (aka, my old commute)

I try to be a global citizen in small ways. Maybe I don’t travel as much as some people, but I have gained my share of stamps in the ol’ passport. More importantly, though, I have made many friends in far away cities. This Photo essay is one, of two, shot for a friend who is visiting me soon. She is one whom I like to share mundane moments with from time to time, though we live far apart, as a method of globe-shrinking.

This first grouping of photos is from the last day of my recent, yet former, commute from my new home to my old office. (Confused?) Once I got back from my honey moon, after moving myself into the new place, I had the task to also move my office! Fortunately it was a joy, as it resulted in a more convenient commute for me to a neighborhood with sites that were new and diverting! (More on that coming soon!)

For Immediate Release


Dates: March 8 – 30, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday March 8, 6-9p
Curated by: Bonnie K Mancini
Artists Include: Abdi Farah, Ali Aschman, Avneet Pannu, Christina Long, Dan Callis, Dan Morgan, David Carpenter, Emily Weiss, Jake Saunders, Jennifer Mills, Jess Poplawski, John McCormick, John Silvis, Josh Dihle, Joshua Cave, Joyce Lee, Kate Mangold, Kathryn Drury, Kristina Paabus, Lacey Richter, Liza Cucco, Nicholas Steindorf, Reid Strelow, Robin Kang, Sommer Starks, Stephanie Carpenter, and Zach Klein.
Hours: Tues & Wed from 4:30-6, or by Appointment
Location: IAM Gallery 38 W. 39th, 3rd Floor, NYC


EX: Creative Collaboration honors and breaks surrealist conventions, bringing a diverse
collection of artists together, conversing through corpses.


New York, New York, February 1, 2012 — Wunderkammer Company is proud to announce
“EX: Collaborative Creation”, an exhibit curated by Bonnie K Mancini. Ex will open March 8th at International Artist Movement (IAM)’s gallery space, and will continue through March 30, 2012.

As part of their mission to revitalize communities through contemporary art, Wunderkammer Company is interested in the innovation inherent to the collaborative process. To facilitate this, EX takes the Surrealist tradition of the Exquisite Corpse and creates an indirect collaboration between artist, curator, and administrator. Inspired by The Exquisite Corpse parlor game, which was originally intended to provoke further creativity by removing sole authorship and pre-conceptions of form, EX will produce a vivid experience for its viewers, and facilitate new connections between the artists in disparate communities.

For the duration of its stay at IAM there will be several corresponding events in celebration of Surrealist ideas and collaborative processes: A lecture by Daniel Swartz of Wunderkammer Company, a viewing of Jean Cocteau’s Beauty and the Beast, and a colloquium with Lucy Collins and Tove Hermanson on the influence of Surrealism on Fashion. “EX: Creative Collaboration” will also travel to Chicago, IL, and Fort Wayne, IN throughout 2012.

Bonnie K Mancini would like to offer a special thanks to IAM for the use of their space, and specifically to Meaghan Ritchey for her overwhelming support.


Contact: Daniel Swartz, cell: 260-417-8846,
or  Bonnie K Mancini,

The Place To Be: Five Performances on the Roof!


Thursday, June 30 · 8:00pm – 11:00pm

Matt’s Place – Rooftop/Balcony Space
165 Havemeyer St. #2c
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

CURATED by bonniekate
HOSTED by Matt Miller

The Acts:

10p – Natty Green performing w/ Pony of Good Tidings

9:30 – Sarah Painter – Actress

915 – Lea Fulton – Dance performer

9p – Elizabeth Dishman
– Choreographer

815p – Emily Frembge
n – Singer

~ Bring a beer, and blanket or something to sit on. ~

Nights in Shining Amour

“Platonic Conception”, a brief introductory on three contemporary views of mimesis, will be hosted by Silvis Studio, an alternative space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, containing the works of Bonnie K. Mancini, Daniel Morgan Bengston, and Sam McCune. Please join them at 338 Berry Street, 2nd Floor (between South 5th & South 4th), on April 7, 2011 from 6-8pm.

Bonnie K. Mancini’s work deals with the subjective nature of relational psychology directly. By employing genograms, Mancini tracks her personal relationships and constructs tailored pictorial representations of them. Genograms were popularized in the mid-eighties and are now used in psychology, social work, genetic research, and education. By making public a coded primer of her relationships, Mancini toys with concepts of the the voyeuristic gaze through an abstracted medium, much the same way that people interact with each other via more traditional forms of communication. Contained within Mancini’s installation of genograms is the syntax for her ability to relate to others, and a need for expressing these relationships through a sublime experience.

Daniel Bengston Morgan works with the idiosyncrasies of modernism, translated through the physical forms of idealized constructs like the icosahedron, Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic domes, and visualizations of atmospheric effects. Morgan uses this visual language of science, and discriminates the wanton hope of the high modern era from the utopian visions that are many times applied to it. In deference to Platonic thought, this “humanization” allows the idealized forms to be consubstantiated with the physical work, while never fully overlapping.

Samuel McCune explores the world by making. This tangibility and authority allows his work to carry a variety of subjects while still containing a signature quality. McCune weaves information, symbology, and materials into intricate, sacramental networks. Each of these networks must then be read like a research paper, referencing, extrapolating, and inferring great deals of data through a single form, which may then contain addenda for further perusal. This pursuance of “packing” a form with as much data as it can hold is an incredibly old struggle, connecting most major philosophical concerns in Western thought.

Platonic Conception will be on view from April 7-10 and will viewed by appointment. Please contact Daniel Swartz., #260-417-8846.

Thank you Crow and Ira for the photos!