I have been excited about an invite I picked up for a show for most of the time I have been hear. An artist called David Krepfle had a show called Tonka Trucks, and in the invite it looks like he has hung the tonka’s on the wall. Although the few mentions of him and this show on line describe the Tonka’s stacked in the same way that I do it.
So get this, The show is at Brooklyn Library, I find my way over there, it's a bit of a mission, and a wee bit confusing. I walk in and ask where the current show is, because all I can see is lame paintings of local streets. I pull out the post card for another look and the invisible 2002 jumps out at me. The show was on 9 years ago..... How did we miss that? Just too excited about the Tonka’s and the July to August dates to look to much closer.
After that miss adventure I went to the Transit museum because it was sort of close. The Transit Museum is in an old Disused Sub-way station in Brooklyn near this huge old fashioned court house. The first level you hit is all displays about the building of the subway, the now defunct Cable cars (Trams), the buses and the artwork in the subway system. Then the next level where the tracks are just has a long line of carriages from all of the different eras. I loved the space age 50’s ones the most myself. There was lots of cool stuff but I got a little board, I think that my love of public transport goes hand in hand with my love of Australian history. Any way there are pics if your on my face book page.
So I decide to go back to New Museum because new shows had started. On the way I saw some guy get beaten up by 3 other guys and a broom stick. That was a little disturbing. Got to New and they were still installing the shows, so there web site was wrong. Decided to go to Greenwich Village but my train didn’t stop at the stop I expected it to so I just called it a day.