Marfa Dialogues

Grey Goo Gardens

December 9, 2016 – February 19, 2017


Grey Goo Gardens
December 9, 2016 – February 19, 2017

Opening Reception
Friday, December 9, 2016
6-9pm in the Ballroom Marfa Courtyard


Ballroom Marfa is pleased to announce Grey Goo Gardens, the last of four exhibitions conceived for Arturo Bandini’s year-long installation in Ballroom’s courtyard.

Grey Goo Gardens presents work from Ed Fornieles, Sonja Gerdes, Joel Holmberg, Dwyer Kilcollin, Chanel Von Habsburg-Lothringen, Anna Mayer, Thomas Mcdonell, and Isaac Resnikoff. Nick Fisher, who brews beer inspired by the curatorial premise of each Arturo Bandini show, is traveling to Marfa to serve his latest concoctions at the opening reception for Grey Goo Gardens. Chef Jessica Koslow from Sqirl in Los Angeles will  be providing interpretive Texas snacks and bites from her new cookbook Everything I Want To Eat.  The reception will also feature music from Marfa’s own Hotel Brotherhood.

Arturo Bandini is a collaborative project/gallery by artists Michael Dopp and Isaac Resnikoff. The gallery occupies a small building designed by Joakim Dahlqvist that fluidly transposes interior and exterior space, mirroring Bandini’s promiscuous curatorial sensibility. Ballroom Marfa hosts an exact copy of the original Los Angeles Bandini building, manifesting a second gallery in the landscape of Far West Texas.

    Grey Goo Gardens is made possible by the generous support of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Brown Foundation, Inc., Houston; City of Marfa; National Endowment for the Arts; Pace Art + Technology; Texas Commission on the Arts; Ballroom Marfa Board of Trustees and Ballroom Marfa Members.

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    In-kind support provided by and SAVED Wines.

    Special thanks to Lalo Baeza, Blum & Poe, Joe Cashiola, Ross Cashiola, Vicente Celis, Nick Fisher, Cuca Flores, Jessica Koslow, Minerva Lopez, M+B, Alex Marks, Paula Cooper Gallery, Gory Smelley, and to our friends at the Big Bend Sentinel, the Chinati Foundation, Judd Foundation and Marfa Public Radio.