Inside “The Intern Show” Opening Night Bash

Art interns who have toiled for artists throughout the city all summer finally got to showcase their own work in an exhibit that opened last night with much fanfare at NoLita gallery Art Since the Summer of '69.

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Art interns finally got to showcase their own work in an exhibit called The Intern Show that opened last night at NoLita gallery Art Since the Summer of '69. Morgan Pearse (Olaf Breuning) Morgan, who is going into her last year at the School of Visual Arts, calls herself a performing artist. She made a crown out of ice, but after an hour it was already halfway melted. “I wanted it to melt,” she said. “It's affecting space. People's shoes are getting wet.”
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Leah Meltzer (Olaf Breuning) . Leah's 3D sculpture of a wooden frame and candelabra wrapped in rope and lace is entitled “Visions of Excess.” “I'm from New Orleans so I spent a lot of time going into [homes destroyed by Katrina],” said the 23-year-old intern. “I'm very interested in the aesthetic of really decrepit, f---ed things. ... Those images are burnt in the back of my head."
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Monica Bernal (Olaf Breuning). Monica used to be a biology student but switched to art because she felt her creativity was stifled. “I love bio, but studying from textbooks was no a way for me to fully enjoy it,” said the second-year Parsons student.
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Ingrid Moe (Art Since the Summer of '69) Twenty-six -ear-old Ingrid's “treasure box,” is a delicate structure that features photographs of her grandfather from his own intern days. The lucky duck just got a job at the Norwegian Consulate and her grandfather had also interned there a two generations ago: “He is also 26 in this picture. ... History is repeating itself!”
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A close-up of Ingrid's work.
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Max Teicher (Gagosian). Max is a tricky one. He placed two photos on top of one another -- one of a toddler and one of Marilyn Monroe -- and labeled them both as the iconic celeb at different ages. But the toddler isn't really Marilyn. “For a brief moment, you're kind of tricked. ... You believe it because you're told that,” he said. Max attends Sarah Lawrence and has interned at Gagosian for two years. He sees himself as an art dealer one day.
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Ginny Benson (PS1) Ginny graduated from Sarah Lawrence in May and is focused on illustration and graphic art. “I try a lot to think about women and form and the body,” she said. Her piece is influenced by Japanese Myth and identity.
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Guests spilled out into the hallway and enjoyed beer and cupcakes.
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A small but cozy gallery. Co-director Hanne Mugaas is center.
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The birthday boy Jacob Berenzin, host and curator of the show.
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