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On August 3, 2007

Pocket Utopia is a place that is ever evolving.  On Friday, August 3, 2007, I wrote about Pocket Utopia as a “social space” about to be built.  Roger Hodge, above stands in the unrenovated space taking pictures on his new iPhone (which had just come out).

Pocket Utopia started on Flushing Avenue in Bushwick at a  former beauty salon and now a “democratic Bushwick drinkery.”  The weather was hotter on that day and I was preparing for the first official show in the space, The Pierogi Show, as I am preparing now for Ellen Letcher’s show, the first official exhibition at the Pocket Utopia over on 22nd Street.  Back then, I didn’t have a designated studio space and therefore was headed to 60 Wall Street and it’s cool air to draw.  My studio was everywhere.

I have just returned from Ellen’s studio, where we have made our final selections for Gaslight, opening at Hansel And Gretel Picture Garden Pocket Utopia on August 20th.

Ellen’s studio.