Art news in New York City.
Do you get excited when you hear the words “nonprofit” and “community” in the same sentence as art? I don’t either. Maybe these words in the context of art have gotten a bum rap but brought together they have never suggested to me edgy, challenging, contemporaneity of the kind I long for, but rather something […]
Joseph Beuys, a subscriber to the idea of artist as shaman, performer of the piece “I Like America and America Likes Me” has a permanent installation outside Dia Chelsea, a converted loft building at 548 West 22nd Street purchased by the Dia Art Foundation in 1987. The piece is called 7000 oaks and is in […]
The Nancy Margolis Gallery opened a solo show of recent work by painter Melodie Provenzano last week where the celebratory mood was palpable amidst gallery goers. Unlike almost every painter I know, Provenzano paints straight through each work until completion, setting up still-life arrangements of various objects and artifacts collected over the years. The still-lifes […]
The NYOC Gallery is pleased to present There Is No Room For Us Here, a group exhibition featuring selected works by Monique Luchetti, Elena Lyakir, and Leah Oates. This exhibit will run from June 26 – August 07, 2015, with an opening reception on Friday, June 26, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
The exhibition’s title, […]
At the height of the economic depression following the 1929 stock market crash, President Herbert Hoover gave a radio broadcast to uplift the spirits of America. He said that 25% of Americans were unemployed. People were hungry, some starving. Farmers were losing their farms to banks, people were living in dire poverty and as President […]
The Latin “sub rosa”, literally under the rose, comes from the ancient custom of hanging or painting a rose on the ceiling as a sign that participants of a group were sworn to secrecy. The subject of this exhibition is roses, in all of their beauty, their long held symbolism of love, faithfulness, and the […]
Thursday May 21st – Sunday June 14th 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday May 21st from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
’60 Americans’ is a response to the ill-gotten gains of flipper based collectors, money corrupted and trend obsessed gallerists, shopping mall (puppy mill/factory) inspired art fairs, nepotism and favoritism of the made men and women of fast track MFA programs in America. This exhibition […]
“Pain makes people raise questions, and those who raise questions become hysteric.” Jeamin Cha
Doosan Gallery is, like many Chelsea galleries, pretty liberal with its free wine on Thursday openings, but on April 16, 2015 there was no wine and the mood was somber. It was the first anniversary of the Sewol tragedy – when a […]
Interviewing Sonya Fu: The Hong Kong Neo-Surrealist Breaks Bread with Some Surrealists — and Some Surreal Inspirations
Here’s the scene: Manhattan. May 26. 8pm. A gleaming edition of Norman Bel Geddes’s “Motor Car No. 8” pulls to the curb in front of 66 East 66th Street. A pink-gloved albino in a chartreuse suit steps swiftly across the sidewalk and opens the rear door of the vehicle. Hong Kong Neo-Surrealist Sonya Fu is […]
Pre-smashed TVs, radical doll parts, fecal matter. . . can’t artists just paint pictures anymore? From abstract to conceptual, from installation to bricolage, from metamodernism to zombie formalism, you can slap a label on anything, maybe even a price tag. . . but is it art?
Taking one of contemporary art’s most pressing questions as its […]