Several months ago I wandered into ClampArt on a Saturday afternoon and saw that the gallery was primarily filled with large homo-erotic oil paintings attributed to Bruce Sargeant (1898 – 1938). There was also a nicely sized collection of his apparent mentor, Hippolyte Alexander Michallon (1849 – 1930). Sargeant’s work seemed more interesting to [...]
When Michelle Grabner curated the Whitney Biennial a line was drawn, a declaration that there is a clear role of ceramics in the contemporary “high“ art discourse. So let the battle begin. Who is to use this material now as an “artist”? What is the material’s overall purpose in and out of an art context? [...]
My name is Tasha Lewis and I want to share with you the story of my global collaborative street art project Swarm The World. For the past two and a half years I have been working full time as a visual artist. In my sculpture and installation art, I create new hand-made versions of [...]
Into each life of an artist, some paint must fall. But depending on the intent, does it fall accidentally or deliberately to enforce the old or define the new? These are the push-pull dynamics explored in the latest show of Christopher Le Brun at Friedman Benda for his opening of New Paintings last September 11th.
I walked into the [...]
There is a new frontier in this part of Chelsea as the newly launched Joseph Gross Gallery (taking over the majority of the space that was ArtNow NY) featured the amazing technical based fine art of Ted Lawson for his show The Map Is Not The Territory, which opened last September 11th. AF came to a very rich [...]
David Benjamin Sherry is the new Ansel Adams on a Kool-Aid trip as his mono-color photographs testified super saturated majestic views for his show that opened last Sept. 11th at Danziger Gallery. AF came and immersed ourselves into the Western and Southwestern mountain views that were spectacular and the color treatment gave it that brevity as any [...]
With the FALL art season in full swing, I almost forgot that it coincided with New York Fashion Week for Spring 2015. If there were a miracle mash up where both art and fashion can happen in one event, it would be sheer heaven. My prayers got answered last weekend when a friend of mine [...]
Why did New York City become one of the centers of the world banking system? It started with shipping. Before Wall Street there was South Street, and this is where the ‘rise’ of New York City began. New York Harbor is, actually, the deepest harbor in the western hemisphere and it was easier to [...]
After a couple of days of attending openings for this new season, we stopped by The Lodge Gallery to see Kent Henricksen’s Disharmony in Blue and Gold. This show is captivating, manipulating and controlling all at the same time. The first thing you see as you walk in are a large number of golden stakes [...]
The Klein Sun Gallery in Chelsea is currently presenting several new painted sculptures, photographs, and lightboxes by Liu Bolin for his exhibition titled A Colorful World?
The works in this show reflect the many colorful advertisements, and consumer goods that mask our understanding of oppression and justice in today’s world.
One notable work in this [...]
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Rachel Lee Hovnanian, Leila Heller Gallery, September 2014
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