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Art Strong Bags, a sponsor of the 2012 Armory show

March 10, 2012

a friend of ours company ART STRONG BAGS is one of the sponsors of the Armory art show on pier 92 & 94 this weekend. Mary Nguyen pictured here

is the company’s president, founder and problem solver who came up with a solution of how to transport and protect art in a very convenient way. despite the aluminum  look it’s a very lightweight way to carry art and it’s green although it looks silver, green in that it’s very tough reusable and doesn’t fill trash heaps.

here is what Mary has to say about this product. artstrong bags are the most durable bags in the marketplace. Created with 5X the protection of normal bags, artstrong bags start with two layers of polyethylene bubbles sandwiched between one layer of fire retardant metallized polyester film and one layer of white polyethylene. Then we use shock-absorbing polyethylene foam that is filled with thousands of air cells that are resilient, anti-lint/dust/static free. The inside is lined with a superbly soft technologically innovative fabric that resists scratches and snags. Finally, our bags are sewn at the edges and reinforced with tough nylon to provide the most secure edges.

Art strong display is located just inside the entrance of pier 92, one doesn’t have to pay and enter the Armory show to see and feel them as they are before ticket entry, so if you want to play with them first hand you can do so

Art Strong display booth

right off the lounge area, heck you can even lounge around looking cool without spending money while people might think you’re an artist if you don’t wear a suit.

or you may find people wandering around the show as we did here at the contemporary ticket booth.

these bags are a great product filling a much needed demand in the art world. so if you’re considering purchasing a piece of art and want to carry it home safe and sound i would suggest you stop by and see what’s offered. after all we can’t be too careful of our loved ones can we?

i wonder who picked out the Art Strong model on their web site, must have been an interesting casting call at least.

oh well it’s nice to have fun and no animals were harmed writing this blog

jene youtt


Emmanuel Fremin Gallery at Scope 2012

March 10, 2012

last night we visited Scope as part of Armory week and visited with Emmanuel Fremin who has a wonderful exhibit in his space. what attracted me the most, well i think of myself as a photographer, was his new association with Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre ” The Ruins of Detroit ” book and C prints. a gotta see, the prints are beautiful.

not to take anything away from the lovely oversized book which i’d love to have on my coffee table or bookshelves. this photographic essay of Detroit and it’s architectural fall from grace due to economic shenanigans is a serious comment on our lives and time. i remember the tragic  loss of New York’s  Pennsylvania Station to developers but this study of an American city Detroit which i first became aware of  in Time magazines coverage.

Time Cover

but the real tragedy is conveyed by the pictures which begin with the Michigan Central train Station.

and you could say ends in a ballroom full with ghost of many memories

do stop by and see the prints and book, but wait there’s more also sculptures by Ted Lawson who works in salt, hard marble and other mediums


That’s right there is still more from another artist working in unique and different mediums Fernando Mastrangelo

This too shall pass ( virgin mary )

made from Gunpowder, 13 rosaries, MDF, hemp, and automotive paint. while another piece in the show is made from

La Salva Mara ( santa muete )

Cremated human ash

the artist creates his work through a variety of materials, including sugar, coffee, corn, gunpowder, human cremated ash, and other controversial materials, Mastrangelo’s large scale sculptures often address social, cultural, and political issues relevant to the contemporary experience.most of the projects function as sculptural tableaus, and combine content, form and materials as a conceptual strategy.

this show along with his chelsea gallery and the selection of artist is one of the reasons i find emmanuel’s choices so interesting. i never know who or what i’ll find at his openings. so stop by Scope this weekend and say hello to this charming fellow.

Emmanuel Fremin

say Fuzzy sent you.

jene youtt

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