The reemergence of Pocket Utopia — not in Bushwick but on the southernmost lip of Manhattan’s Lower East Side — in partnership with the uptown fine prints and drawings dealer G.C. Boerner, might strike some as an offbeat, even aberrant choice. But having gotten to know Austin somewhat after writing about her solo show at Storefront in 2010, it made sense to me that she wouldn’t attempt to repeat herself.
Image caption: Claude Mellan, “Portrait of the Painter Virginia Vouet, née da Vezzo” (1626). Engraving, 4 5/8 x 3 1/8 inches. (image courtesy Pocket Utopia)