David Safhay: Extrapolating Nature

David Safhay’s first NYC solo show, Extrapolating Nature, was a one of a kind, pop-up art show in Lower Manhattan, hosted by the non-profit organization, Imagination in Space. From across the street, the all glass gallery storefront with David’s striking work behind the windows stood out like a waterfall mirage in the Sahara dessert. Yet, […]

By |June 4th, 2015|New York|0 Comments

Hwang Young-Sung: Beyond the Grid at Gallery Shchukin

Hwang Young-Sung was born in the early 1940s in Korea and, consequently, suffered through part of the Japanese occupation and the entire Korean War – during which he became an orphan. He was born in Gwangju, in the province that engendered South Korea’s Nobel Peace Prize winning president Kim Dae-Jung, who seemed to embody that […]

By |June 3rd, 2015|New York|0 Comments

Rob Pruitt – Brant Foundation

Rob Pruitt celebrated his 50th Birthday with a solo exhibition which opened on Mother’s Day at Brant Foundation Art Study Center in Greenwich, Connecticut.  Ok, so Pruitt, born in 1964, is really 51, but that little bit of artifice really just sets the stage for the rest of the show which is full of irony, […]

By |June 3rd, 2015|New York, Reviews and Photo Stories|0 Comments

Robert C. Jackson’s Take on the Fall of Humanity at Gallery Henoch

Gallery Henoch is one of the premier galleries, if not THE premier gallery, in New York City, for super-realism. It has another one of its amazing group shows up these days until June 20th and it should not be missed. Some folks have a misconception about super-realism and believe that super-realist artists are only interested […]

By |June 1st, 2015|New York, Reviews and Photo Stories|0 Comments

Featured Opening: Thread Song by Rick Begneaud at Woodward Gallery

During the mid eighties, Rick Begneaud toured as a chef for the Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan. Traveling extensively, he appropriated not only the tastes, but the textiles and small elements from villages throughout the world to embody those locations from a different perspective.

Begneaud’s self-developed technique has been influenced through a close relationship with his […]

By |May 30th, 2015|New York|2 Comments

60 Americans : An Alternative Perspective on Contemporary Art

On May 21, 2015 ’60 Americans’ opened in the Chelsea Arts District at the Elga Wimmer Gallery on a unseasonably hot and humid day in New York City. A massive crowd of art professionals and enthusiasts entered the gallery that displayed the works of 60 American artists, providing an alternative perspective and discourse on the current climate of the American contemporary art scene [...]
By |May 29th, 2015|New York|0 Comments

Raw Process Presents: A Night of Reverie with Live Art and Music

Raw Process has achieved a tangible aesthetic that reaches beyond the timeworn buzz phrase “live painting.” In partnership with Blick Arts and Art Boho, Reverie, the collective’s two-year anniversary event, represented a culmination of that aesthetic from trial and error to on-trend success.

On a balmy Saturday night on May 23, 2015 at Santo Party House […]

By |May 28th, 2015|New York|0 Comments

The Revival of Playing Cards as Art

Playing cards are among the world’s oldest gaming devices. They are also the most versatile and most common as well.  The number of games that use playing cards numbers in the thousands and over a hundred million decks of cards are sold each year.

The earliest playing cards date back to the 6th century in both […]

By |May 28th, 2015|New York|0 Comments

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will return to the Lincoln Center in June

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will return to the Lincoln Center in June for a two-week, 15 performance engagement. They will be performing Matthew Rushing’s Odetta, which is about American folk and blues musician Odetta Homes, and Hofesh Shecter’s Uprising, a study of institutional violence against black males through dance. Other highlights from the show include […]

By |May 28th, 2015|New York|0 Comments

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