"Let me know if you need anything"

Let me know if you need anything!” “Oh I will…” I said, muttering dammit! as I walked away. Every time I’m bored and looking in a store, these people always find a way to bug me. Can’t I just look and maybe buy something down the line? I’m not ready for a commitment yet.  And if you think being in shoe store is bad, just wait until you go into a gallery, or even worse, an art opening.

These gallerists won’t even ask you if you need help, but instead will offer their ten-minute interpretation of the piece you were thinking of buying. Before it can even be on your wall you’re already sick of the piece. This goes without mentioning the other snobs looking at pieces, or the smelly cheese and uptight receptionists. 

That’s why at Lift Trucks we are trying a new experiment called The Drive By Gallery. It’s a simple focus on art, where you drive (or walk) by to view the art, and don’t have to deal with anything else. It offers the ultimate convenience that we’ve had when ordering burgers and tacos (or liquor if you’re from Wyoming) for decades, but instead allows you to experience great pieces of art.      

A Show About, What

Yes, yes ekphrasis ( the curators know what this means and you don't) was a big hit in terms of over 400 people, cool music and the joining of writers with artists in the dead doldrums of a harsh, cold winter. Although many of us spent the evening being shusshed in the adjoining room where some slightly inebriated artists seemed to be enjoying themselves a little too noisily. Ok. The readings went on for an hour and a half. Ok? This is a long time for all the art folks with the collective attention span of a gnat. But curator Pamela Hart did put together a cool group of writers and poets.


What's the Next Event at Lift Trucks Project?

So far LTP has created 3 memorable events while being open for under one year. LTP is presently looking for visual artists who need a project space in the Metropolitan NY area to execute their concepts. Take a look at our site and proposal submission form to inform the curators at LTP about your idea for the LTP Space. We are looking for artists that can successfully execute an installation and promote viewing and sales.