The name “Zero” was meant “not as an expression of nihilism – or a dada-like gag – but as a word indicating a zone of silence and of pure possibilities for a new beginning … the incommensurable zone in which the old state turns into the new.” Otto Peine. Forged while ruminating on the aftermath […]
Back in 2013, I attended a group art show opening and it was my initial exposure to Garis & Hahn. The art was profound and it made a distinct impression just like the area of the Bowery. It is the demarcating line between the glitz of Chelsea to the West and the grit of the Lower East […]
Biomorphic art first seemed to appear in the early 20th century with folks like Miró, Arp and Tanguy. Basically this is art which is evocative of biological forms without really being meant to point to any particular biological organism or organisms. Biomorphic art is usually used to highlight the absurdity of our bodily needs […]
Artist Cristina Vergano depicts wildlife locked in evolutionary struggles for primacy and reproduction. She freely mixes techniques that span from oil painting to collage, and often paints on unexpected found objects […]
The monstrous as an aesthetic exercise has been approached countless times in the history of art. Nowadays many creators have been seduced into the space of otherness and the abject, as a banner we can lift the embodiments of delusion of Goya in his Black Paintings and The Disasters of War, or visit the work of David Cronenberg in The Fly, Tod Browings with Freaks, the otherness worked by Lynch, Bacon’s deformed faces […]
Everything old is new again. The cyclical nature of taste and fashion seems to operate on this edict but not so in art. Works from the past decades can still be fresh and relevant but contingent upon the sensibilities of the times or its conventions needing a counter intuitive reaction.
Last October 23rd, it was […]
What a pair of shows from Yancey Richardson last October 23rd featuring Bryan Graf for Prismatic Tracks and the Sixteen Collages of Mary Lum. The premise of both shows share a commonality in the premium of image impression. AF came to bounced back and forth on the two gallery rooms. Graf explores the prismatic color realm of his photograms that employ light, mesh […]
New York, New York, October 22, 2014—Diana Buckley, guest curator presents the group exhibition, The Space Between from November 13-16 at the PAUL KOLKER collection. The opening reception is Thursday, November 13 from 6-8 PM. Artists include, Joe Ballweg, Brent Birnbaum, Vince Contarino, Erik Gonzalez, Sarah Han, Jeffrey Kessel, Paul Kolker, Visakh Menon and Serry […]
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If you think you have already seen everything, you should really pay a visit to Erik Jones, Alex Yanes and Hueman in So Far, So Good at Joseph Gross Gallery Chelsea. The carefully elected artists in […]
Berlin based artist, Thomas Scheibitz, in his eight solo show with the gallery presented Studio Imaginaire that opened last October 23rd. The space for processing has transcended from workshop into a neon bright utopia. The immense paintings, relief work and sculptures are paramount to the demonstration of such prowess where shades of Mondrian and if […]
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