Another Circle (curated by Amy Smith-Stewart/artist: Jen DeNike)
Elk Studios attends and photographs artist Jen DeNike’s, “Another Circle” - a pop up installation just after Jen’s PopRally “Scrying” performance.
As featured in the NY Times: “In February, [Amy Smith-Stewart], mounted “Another Circle,” which invited art-world insiders to 128th Street to see a video installation by Jen DeNike featuring a ballerina doing an endless pirouette, projected on a wall of a warehouse that used to store furs and beer (guests had to sign waivers to enter the decrepit space). Nothing sold. But that, she insists, was not the point. She just wanted to find a dramatic context to illuminate the work, she said. As Fabienne Stephan, another gallerist, explained, “she still thinks like a curator.”
The floating gallery concept, however, is not without hazard, she acknowledged. By giving up a physical location, Ms. Smith-Stewart risks confusing the city’s gallery-hoppers and deep-pocketed buyers who may not be used to trekking all over the city in the art-world version of a scavenger hunt.”