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10 Hours, 12 Galleries, 140 Characters

Last Friday, I challenged myself to visit 12 Los Angeles-area gallery exhibitions in just 10 hours while live-tweeting my micro-reviews on Twitter.  I've posted my Twitter feed here so you can read about my byte-sized impressions—and adventures that ensued along the way.  On Twitter, you're limited to 140 characters per post, so this was quite the challenge indeed.  And with only 10 hours to complete my little social media experiment, I had to be especially efficient.  Disclaimer: these reviews are extremely brief and not for the faint of heart! 

For those of you new to the Twitter-sphere, here's those funny symbols decoded: "@" indicates a gallery's Twitter handle (I targeted galleries with Twitter presences) and "#" denotes a topic to promote interactive discussion amongst fellow Twitter users who use the same #topic (my #topics were more fictional than serious and were created to capture my quirky observations).  Also note, no spaces are allowed in Twitter handles or topics, which is really just part of the fun.  Oh, and if you see a "," that's a photo I attached to my tweet.  I didn't do it very often because doing so took up precious character space in my reviews!  I've attached these photos below their respective tweets in this blog post so you can see them right here without having to visit Twitter.  Also, as a bonus, I'm hyperlinking the 12 galleries' exhibitions (shown in purple, just click) so you can visit them directly and view the work of the great artists I've mentioned.  If you'd like to follow these galleries on Twitter, like I am, you can find their handle after the "@" sign.  You can also follow my future adventures in art and life by searching for me on Twitter at @bronsongirl.  

Ready?  Don't blink because you might miss a review or two—and some really fantastic art!  My tweets are in chronological order of the galleries I visited and here is how I began my day:

10 Hours, 12 Galleries, 140 Characters. I'll be live-tweeting micro-reviews from my iPad and 5-inch heels all day. #earlybirdgetsthewarhol

@RegenProjects studying Catherine Opie's blurred landscapes and striking portraits. Best in show: "Rocco" 2012 pigment print #cupcaketattoo

Bars on windows, pawn shop next door. Urban outdoorsman puts out cig 2 admire Erlea Maneros Zabala's Xeroxes on Paper w/ me. @redlingfineart

Powerful Iwan Baan photos of Torre David bldg. Construction stalled in '93, Venezuela locals moved in. #takebacktheheight @PerryRubenstein

Dimensions of art: "Height precedes width, precedes depth." This maxim + Lichtenstein 5 panel, 9 color screenprint = mind blown. @GeminiGEL

Cubist painter Jacqueline Cedar friended savvy gallery owner Annie on Facebook & is now on exhibition @WhartonEspinosa #itcouldhappentoyou

Cichocki immortalizes the arid desert of The Coachella Valley in "Epicenter" exhibit at @SeeLineGallery #snapcracklepop

Chagall, Damien Hirst, and Keith Haring tea set (ed. of 500). Client "E" your '92 Mao Warhol is ready. #whatareyouwaitingfor @HamiltonSelway

Emmy-winning designer Lynda of @twinart is helping me navigate the rest of my tour and may guest tweet! #myfeetarekillingme

Graffiti artist RETNA covers entire exterior of @KOHNGallery. Also love Eddie Martinez collection inside and his use of a Sharpie marker.

Heather Rasmussen's 2011 "stacks diptych" is playful and has a mid-century modern feel to it @scggallery

I can afford the art at @ArtspaceWare and love Barbara Kolo's ethereal inks/graphites on paper. They also have a bathroom. #Hallelujah

Jasper Knight's paintings = GREAT nail polish color names. "The Hawk With Talent Hides Its Talons" "Raphael Is Cool But Crude" @MKGalleryLA

Shortcuts, jaywalking, parking shenanigans, but finally here at Gallery #12 for Mario Testino exhibit! @PRISMLA

Guest tweet from Lynda @twinart: "luv,luv,luv Mario Testino @PRISMLA-Nosy, Hello, Diamond, Surveillance II, Rush, Balls...BOLD+BEAUTY+BALLS

That's a wrap! I leave u w/ Testino's SULTRY. Show ends 2morrow but #youcanbehisblackandwhitekatemosstonight #iconic


Posted by Jenna Finwall Ryan on 4/1/13

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Thanks for the mention of my work @Artspace Warehouse.

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