Parties & Openings
April 22 – E. Chatham
Habitat For Humanity Brunch
April 14 – Pittsfield
Susan Merrill Exhibit Opening
April 7 – Ghent
Ghent Playhouse Gala
Dia:Beacon Sparkles in the Sunlight
DIA:Beacon normally specializes in exhibitions of large-scale pieces that are suited to its expansive, skylit galleries—all 240,000 square feet of them. But there is one current exhibition that bucks that venerable institution’s tendency to think big: Koo Jeong A’s Constellation Congress: A Reality Upgrade & End Alone, a sculpture consisting of 5,000 tiny rhinestones apparently scattered (actually, quite carefully angled) on a grassy 2-acre expanse of lawn that can be viewed by museum visitors only through the floor-to-ceiling windows in one of the galleries. When the light is right, that lawn sparkles plenty. At night or on a cloudy day, one must take it on faith that the piece even exists. Its uniquely ephemeral nature was the topic of exhibition curator Yasmil Raymond’s gallery talk on Saturday, April 2. (The installation continues through May 2.) Fortunately, the sun—and therefore the piece—shone. Afterward, suitably dazzled members, including Sangdok Baak, above with his daughter Jiah Baak, who informed RI that she is a princess, gathered for a reception in a gallery containing Gerhart Richter’s Six Gray Mirrors.
Kirsten Mosher, Kaija Korpijaakko, exhibition curator Yasmil Raymond, and Lee Balter; Melissa McGill, Aryeh Siegel and Irina Siegel
Katie Schnur and Jeanne Dreskin; Dia:Beacon public affairs associate Nicki Sebastian, Carin Jean White, Kathleen Anderson
Nell Tivnan and artist Bart Gulley; Hildegard Kron and Edward Tivnan
Cara Chan and Deniz Ozuygur; painters Colette Robbins and Micah Ganske
Kathy Introne and Gary Introne; Mabel Wilson, Chris Crolle, and Michael Cranfill of Studio Artists & Architects in Weston, CT.