Last night Kim and I attended an art reception for local artist Jon Goode. He said his girlfriend surprised him with the show, titled Decades. She had unearthed some of his earlier works (in attic storage) and paired them with ones he has on display in his bookshop near my friend Kim’s hair salon down the road from me in Eastwood.
The result was this inspiring show of colorful mixed-media pieces of various sizes. There was an amazing food spread, a fully stocked bar complete with homemade wine labelled specifically for the show (!!!) and a DJ spinning vinyl.
The last time I had visited Apostrophe’s on Oak Street in Syracuse, New York, it was for Davana Robedee’s exhibit. Now that it is spring, the gallery is very bright in the evening in comparison to Davana’s opening and so, it was a very different vibe. Curator Holly Wilson had originally planned the space to be a showcase for Syracuse University student artists looking for a venue to begin their careers. She is now expanding to include the local Syracuse scene. Artists, like Jon, like me, who can rent the space for one to three week shows for a one-man gig or group showing.
It is a wonderful space and I may take her up on the offer. There is availabilitity this summer. If you are interested, contact Holly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jon’s show runs through next week. Hours of operation are limited, but I believe you can get a private viewing by contacting Holly’s email or galleryapostropheS@gmail.com.