Artists enjoy their most private moments in their studios, where the creative energies flow and the demons emerge in full force. Artist studios--backstage to the galleries, museums and other places of public art displays--are sadly, so little explored by the public.
Suzi, who looks like a runway model, was born in Hawaii right before it became a state in 1960; Jeff was raised in Kansas City, Mo. It was fate that brought them together and sent them to New York City.
LIC's industrial buildings were repurposed for studio space in the 1970s and 1980s, giving the neighborhood an artistic reputation. The P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center dates to 1976 and is now aligned with the Museum of Modern Art.
It turns out being stuck in the city for Labor Day weekend isn't so bad after all. I started Saturday evening at the West Village outpost of Flex Mussels, a mini-chain from Canada's Prince Edward Island.