What is an artist without his muse? Can there be a wellspring to create art if there is no source of inspiration? Is beauty subject to a certain aesthetic or will it translate with a seismic shift of emotion? These are the questions that come to mind at the latest solo exhibition of Julien Levy entitled “Without You […]
Another bright spot in the vicinity of Chinatown is Sohotel Art Space that had an opening reception last October 9th for embrace #ThisIsNotALetter that featured the works of Alex Kelleher. It consisted of photography, sculpture and a picture wall that guests had to interact with by taking selfie’s from a Polaroid camera. Working from the notion of real human connection […]
What if Abbie Hoffman had been cryogenically frozen after his suicide in 1989 and was then brought back to life again now? I’m pretty sure this icon of counter-culture idealism and integrity would simply kill himself again, and Alex Gross’ amazingly engaging and sardonic paintings at Jonathan LeVine Gallery would help explain why. Branding […]
The Bertrand Delacroix Gallery in Chelsea is currently presenting a series of new acrylic paintings by Federico Infante in an exhibition titled The Space Between. Infante’s paintings are very delicate and have a rather foggy quality. He achieves this by using layers of multiple colors to create serene yet powerful palettes. Many of his works […]
Blue Mountain Gallery is currently presenting a series of oil paintings, Along the Bay, by Barbara Segal.
Segal is a native New Yorker who is constantly inspired by the beautiful scenery of the Springs on the eastern end of Long Island, where she has a seasonal home. She effectively captures the peace and tranquility of […]
A Dada-inspired artist, Johannes Baader, once ran into a church in Germany and yelled: “Jesus is a sausage!” I am still trying to absorb this koan-like adage, but perhaps the work of Ian Hughes sheds light on what exactly a ‘Jesus sausage’ might look like. Indeed, we may all be Jesus sausages (or have […]
One night in May 1980, in Gwang-ju, Korea, the city was occupied by the army and martial law was declared. Every possible means of exiting the city was blocked. It was the beginning of a massacre. Hundreds of demonstrators longing for democracy were killed and thousands of innocent citizens were wounded. It was, however, […]
Interview with Ben Hartley, the new US International Managing Director of Auctionata.com.
Ezra Johnson has unveiled his latest collection of paintings, sculptures, animation, and other installations for his debut exhibition titled It’s Under the Thingy at Freight & Volume gallery in Chelsea.
The works in this show bring out Johnson’s dynamic and innovative approach that he delivers to his intriguing creations. He uses a wide […]
Did you ever read The Unbearable Lightness of Being? Kundera suggests that being over-burdened with cares and anxieties is not the worst lot in life. Indeed, not being burdened at all is pure hell, and the paradox is that we all seem to strive for this hell of perfect and unalloyed burdenlessness. I was reminded […]
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The Space Between a Group Exhibition Curated by Diana Buckley at Paul Kolker Collection. November 13-16, 2014 Opening Reception Thursday, November 13 from 6-8 PM
Antonio Petracca, Kim Foster Gallery, October 2014
Julien Levy, Garis & Hahn, October 2014
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