Memorial Day Weekend_the FIREPLACE project GLORIA HOLE A group exhibition curated by Richard Munson. Exhibition dates: May 27, through June 20, 2011. Opening reception: Saturday, May 28, 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

Dear Shaded Viewers,

GLORIA HOLE is a group exhibition curated by Richard Munson featuring the work of Math Bass, Cass BIrd, Lizzi Bougatsos, Eve Fowler, Erika Keck, Julia Kent, Terence Koh, Natalya Laskis, Liza Lou, Gloria Maximo, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Olympia Scarry, Aurel Schmidt, Odile Bernard Schroder, Cindy Sherman, Astrid Mery Sinivassin and Agathe Snow.

THE FIREPLACE PROJECT is a contemporary art gallery/project in East Hampton located in the former Talmage garage at 851 Springs Fireplace Road, in the Springs historic district across from the Pollock-Krasner House.

A few words from Richard Munson, the curator of the exhibition:

"Being an Amateur botanist, I have penetrated some avenues of the vast gardens of Contemporary Art and I have gathered flowers of different species to compose a bouquet which I offer to you.

In compiling this exhibition I have carefully scrutinized seemingly objectionable images for you, the liberal yet virtuous art enthusiast. The method artist find expression may be perplexing to say the least: but, after having paid a legitimate tribute to your susceptibilities, I have without timorous scruples gathered such dazzling gems as could be enjoyed with only mere artful wiles of endangering your sense of morality….."



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.