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mostly within sipping distance of cultural hub Mama Buzz Cafe, scene of last night’s planning meeting for upcoming Bayennale. Even while Darren Jenkins & Sarah Lockhart are still hard at work renovating their new 21 Grand space at 416-25th Street near Broadway, they are keeping up their usual crazy pace of event presenting. They just deinstalled Absencescape, a nice show of sweet & dark, young & mature paintings by Kelly Correll, Manuel Angeja & Elizabeth Malaska. A couple blocks away, Rock, Paper, Scissors collective opened their corner storefront space at 2778 with a fun show & sale. They feature an art/commerce mix of zines, fine art, comix, clothes, etc. And 33 Grand [actually at 33 Grand] offers paintings by Dave Urban & Marc Apablaza, through June 26th. Apablaza’s meat/organ/engine paintings are disconcerting in a good way, but their heavy copper frames overwhelm & distract.

- [Thursday, May 26th, 2005]

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