Karl Weiming Lu – Recent Paintings – Andre Zarre Gallery

Karl Weiming Lu was a member of the first generation of Chinese artists, after the end of the Cultural Revolution, to seriously begin experimenting in the visual arts. This movement is usually cited as having begun in some of China’s larger cities around the year 1985 but it only lasted a few short years as […]

By |May 27th, 2015|New York|0 Comments

From East to West: A Bi-Coastal Dialogue at Zener Schon Contemporary Art

It seems possible we don’t think about lines and geometry enough these days.  And, why don’t we?  We are all subject to them, right?  Log on to the internet, click a thumbs up on Facebook, and sure enough you and your opinion have been logged, categorized, and “filed” away as data.  Apply for a credit […]

By |May 24th, 2015|Reviews and Photo Stories|0 Comments

Zhao Zhao: Constellations II at Chambers Fine Art

The term highbrow isn’t used much anymore but the term used to indicate someone of immense intelligence with the highest cultural standards. The English novelist Alan Patrick Herbert once quipped, “A highbrow is the type of person who looks at a sausage and thinks of Picasso.” Zhao Zhao, a Chinese artist from Beijing, does something […]

By |May 23rd, 2015|New York|0 Comments

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