One code of unwritten “etiquette” delivered to me in hushed tones by almost every art-world type immediately upon my arrival in New York was, “Don’t EVER walk into a gallery with your slides—“this was before JPEGs—“you’ll never get a show that way.” Right after completing my MFA, I walked into one of my favorite galleries, Feature Inc., slides in hand. In return, I got mixed reviews and a job offer. Shortly thereafter, I fell for one of the Feature artists, married her, and we had a baby together.
All the predictions were correct! I never did get a show at Feature Inc., only a job, a wife, and a baby, because I brought my slides into a gallery.” —New Paper Monument pamphlet, I Like Your Work. And they’re throwing a party Aug. 1.