Ancient folks thought of the tree as a type of bridge between the earth and the sky. A tree’s roots dig down deep into the earth and anchor it there, drawing water and nutrients, while the trunk, branches and leaves soar into the air. The tree is sustained by the photosynthesis in the leaves […]
When the English and German Romantic painters created pieces, they began with an aspect of nature which seemed to evoke something meaningful but ineffable, and they then created a super-enriched version of that aspect of nature on paper or canvas. The viewer then engaged the super-enriched nature, which was divorced from nature through artistic creation, […]
The big questions for me, looking at the recent show at Morgan Lehman Gallery, were: Is David Rathman making a social statement about the loss of working-class America and the effect this has had on America’s conception of masculinity, or is he making a more general statement about changing conceptions about ‘manhood’ in America […]
Stopping by the 529 W. 20th street building on a Saturday afternoon gallery-hopping spree (or whenever you drop into Chelsea) is de rigueur. Virtually every gallery there has art worth seeing on a monthly basis. This go-around Kathryn Markel is presenting a show that includes some engaging and provocative city-scape paintings by Lisa Breslow.
Interview with Peter Frank, an art critic for the Huffington Post and formerly for LA Weekly, Village Voice and SoHo Weekly News. Peter has organized exhibitions for Documenta in Kassel, the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid, and New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Mr. Frank, do you remember when you decided to leave New York for Los Angeles?
In 1986 I decided to leave and I […]
The Whitney Museum of American Art is closing its famed location at the corner of 75th Street and Madison Avenue but not to worry. It will relocate to its new digs downtown and will re-open on May 1, 2015. So another era ends and a new chapter will begin.
Last November 19th, AF got to attend […]
Art + Charity = a unique event that brings together the love of the aesthetics by the creative while being able to do something amazing for an organization via purchasing an object of beauty.
Last November 20th, AF attended a special art event staged at the Flatiron location of The Yard. This premiere office space […]
Arte Povera (Poor Art) was a movement begun in Italy in the late 60s. It was partially meant to break down the classification barrier between art and life by using common, everyday items and materials, but there was also a deeper and more radical political edge to this movement. The material that was often used […]
Trekked out to Bushwick last week to view Hrönir: Un-Lost Things curated by Hazel Lee Santino for BFP Creative… BFP Creative housed the show in their temporary storage galleries at Brooklyn Fire Proof. I was lost and disoriented at first, entering through the Brooklyn Fire Proof bar. As I tried to find the gallery space, I thought […]
To celebrate the release of his new CD, IDENTITIES ARE CHANGEABLE, saxophonist and composer Miguel ZENÓN and his quartet have settled in for a week long run at the Village Vanguard (November 18-23).
One cannot imagine a more perfect blend of high energy personnel as this cohesive ensemble comprised of pianist Luis Perdomo, bassist Hans […]
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