Salad Days 2
July 12 - August 4, 2006 

Opening Reception
July 11, 6 - 8 pm 

A person’s “salad days” are the days of youth, when he or she is “green” (without experience), but fresh and hopeful.... the important connotation of the phrase is the sense of crisp, fresh youth, tossed with abandon and topped with the tangy vinaigrette of boundless optimism.                                                           
The Word Detective, Evan Morris, 1998

In 2004, Artists Space Associate Curator Letha Wilson and then Program Coordinator (Associate Curator in 2006) Jennifer Moon organized the first Salad Days exhibition with the intention to present the work of twelve emerging artists selected by twelve emerging curators, all at a particular moment in their artistic career described as their “salad days.” The 2004 curators were each asked to select one new emerging curator. Organized by Hillary Wiedemann, Gallery Manager, with the guidance of Jennifer Moon, these new curators each selected one artist, beginning the biannual tradition of the Salad Days exhibition. The curators met several times to address conceptual and organizational aspects of the show. Each bring to the table unique perspectives and experience, which are reflected in their choice of artists. The end result is an exhibition that showcases an exciting group of emerging artists and offers them the opportunity to present their work to a broad audience.

Artists: Ronnie Bass, Carla Edwards, Mauricio Guillen, Kosuke Ikeda, Lara Kohl, Philip Maysles, Mamiko Otsubo, Fay Ray, Ania Soliman, Chris Taylor, Amy Westpfahl

Curators: Stacey Allan, Yaelle Amir, Tairone Bastien, Naomi Beckwith, Anna Gray, Matthew Lusk, Anthony Marcellini, Courtney J. Martin, Amie Scally, Elisabeth Schneider, Shinya Watanabe, Hillary Wiedemann

Mamiko Otsubo
Carpool is for Lovers, 2004. 
Installation view from Salad Days ~ Second Course ~, Artists Space, 2006.

Lara Kohl
shooting stars, 2006. 
Installation view from Salad Days ~ Second Course ~,
Artists Space, 2006.

From left:
Philip Maysles
The special problems of participant observation, 2006
Frederick Douglass and John Brown. protagonists, 2005
Michael Stewart meets the Coroner (in death), 2001
White and Black, 2005; The white and the black, 2004.
Installation view from Salad Days ~ Second Course ~, Artists Space, 2006.

Kosuke Ikeda
Erasing Hokusai – One Thousand Pictures of the Ocean: Choshi in Shimosa Province, 2006. 
Installation view from Salad Days ~ Second Course ~, Artists Space, 2006.

Kosuke Ikeda
Erasing Hokusai – Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji: Beneath the Wave off the Coast, 2006. 
Installation view from Salad Days ~ Second Course ~, Artists Space, 2006.

Mauricio Guillen with Anthony Marcellini
Feed Back: + (212) 226-2786, leave a message, we are listening, 2006.
Installation view from Salad Days ~ Second Course ~, Artists Space, 2006.
All photographs unless otherwise stated: Bill Ocrutt.

Fay Ray, Thing Inside Myself, 2006. 
Installation view from Salad Days ~ Second Course ~, Artists Space, 2006.

Amy Westpfahl, Letchworth Village, 2006. 
Installation view from Salad Days ~ Second Course ~, Artists Space, 2006.