Inside the Mind of an Art Lover

Some people love first edition rare books. Some people squirrel away gems into safes or keep bottles of fine wine in cellars. Whatever your pursuit that gives you pleasure in life, you need to do it with passion. In the sphere of the creatively inclined, therein exists the ART LOVER.  

One of these true blue art […]

By |November 29th, 2015|New York|0 Comments

Interviewing Brent Estabrook: The Popist Plays a Wily Game of Either/Or

“We take life too seriously… live playfully and pursue your true passions… you’ll be happier for it”

So goes the refrain across the splash page of popist Brent Estabrook’s website. In any other hands, the ellipsis-split mantra would be sheer hyperbole. For Estabrook, it amounts to nothing less than words to live by.

Or else.

See it wasn’t […]

By |November 29th, 2015|Interviews|0 Comments

Peter Stauss | The Invisible and the Third Hand

For his third solo exhibition with the Berlin based gallery carlier | gebauer, Stauss presents a series of flarge-scale oil paintings alongside related small-scale bronze sculptures. 

The Invisible and the Third Hand focuses on a single character, who appears throughout the works on view in different permutations: the Dutch master. Although their significance may not seem […]

By |November 28th, 2015|Europe, New York, Reviews and Photo Stories|0 Comments

“Life or Something Like It” at Molly Krom

The six artists featured in “Life or Something Like It” highlight in their drawings and paintings the importance of imagination over facts, desire over need, life over survival. Molly Merson, the gallerist and curator of this show, invites the viewer to reflect on the intersection between art and life, art as a solid ground for […]

By |November 27th, 2015|New York, Reviews and Photo Stories|0 Comments

Miriam Cabessa Does Distinctive Impressions

In the area of Gramercy Park, AF came to a gem of an art gallery that featured the Moroccan born artist, Miriam Cabessa foran*thro*pom*e*try.  And boy did she make quite the impression, which was bold and personal.

The subdued black and white works on wood panel bore the impressions of favorite meaningful objects like books, letters, magazines, and mailing […]

By |November 25th, 2015|New York, Reviews and Photo Stories|0 Comments

“United Through Art for Our Future”: VivArte 2015 Silent and Live Auctions at Phillips New York

Art’s philanthropic opportunity is wide, yet not expended as much as it should be. VivArte however is a model example of an organization that is bridging its network in the New York art world to an international community in need. Last week, VivArte partnered with auction house and gallery Phillips to host both silent and […]

By |November 24th, 2015|New York, Reviews and Photo Stories|0 Comments

Paul Booth’s Second Sight: Helping to Demand a Closer Look

Internationally renowned tattooer and artist Paul Booth is making big waves in the art world again with the opening of his second gallery in Manhattan, Booth Gallery. Booth first came onto the scene in 1998 when he opened Last Rights Tattoo and Art. Booth Gallery, which is located in the same building as his original […]

By |November 24th, 2015|New York, Reviews and Photo Stories|0 Comments

Kathryn Lynch: Bright Lights, Illuminated New York City

Halos of flickering light within dreamy nightscapes greet you at Kathryn Lynch’s new show at SenaSpace Art Gallery in NYC.  At first glance, the fantasy blue moonrise depicting summers on Shelter Island places you immediately in a dreamy state. The calm blue colors of the ocean woven with moonlight is breathtaking and keeps you moving […]

By |November 23rd, 2015|New York, Reviews and Photo Stories|0 Comments

You Can Feel It

With You Can Feel It, assertions are made and verified. This refers to both the works on display and to the field which is created when artists, artistic works and guests meet in a private or private staged space. In cultures of the past, pictorial expression and community rituals quite naturally gave guidance and shape […]

By |November 21st, 2015|Europe, Featured Openings|1 Comment

Michael Meehan: Ice Bather at Jack Geary Contemporary

Michael Meehan’s blue-chip academic background in the arts crystallizes in his pensive and elegant body of paintings. His most recent series is no exception – housed in GEARY Contemporary’s downtown gallery space, Ice Bather is a ten piece repetition of a dreamy bathhouse scene. The image is directly inspired by a memory of Meehan’s of […]

By |November 17th, 2015|New York, Reviews and Photo Stories|0 Comments