Swoon: The Road by Walking Presented by The Heliotrope Foundation & The Dean Collection

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 […]

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

It’s Safe to Say, The Winds Away at SELECT Art Fair

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 […]

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

Provenzano’s Celestial Still-Lifes at Nancy Margolis Gallery

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 […]

By |May 22nd, 2015|New York|0 Comments

Tam Van Tran at Susanne Vielmetter Projects

Stepping into Tam Van Tran’s show at Susanne Vielmetter in Los Angeles, one may be forgiven for wondering if they have not, in fact, stumbled into a group show. After all, the front gallery is full of large, bombastic abstract canvases in garish colors while a perambulation to the back gallery yields the discovery of […]

Featured Opening at NYOC gallery: There Is No Room For Us Here

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, […]

By |May 18th, 2015|New York|0 Comments

Artists of the WPA at Bill Hodges Gallery

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 […]

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

JOAN SNYDER: Sub Rosa at Franklin Parrasch Gallery

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 […]

By |May 13th, 2015|New York, Reviews and Photo Stories|0 Comments

Featured Opening: 60 Americans at Elga Wimmer PCC

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 […]

By |May 12th, 2015|New York|0 Comments

‘hysterics’ – Videos by Jeamin Cha at Doosan Gallery

“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 […]

By |May 11th, 2015|New York, Reviews and Photo Stories|0 Comments

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 […]

By |May 10th, 2015|Interviews, New York|1 Comment