AF: I am intrigued as to when your interest within the arts began and how this interest blossomed?

KH: I have always been living inside of my own head, inside of my own imagination.  Even as a child, the outlet of expression was very valuable to me.  I used to draw patterns with rulers, loved finger […]

By |December 2nd, 2013|Interviews, New York, Studio Visits|1 Comment

“Suddenly, There: Discovery of the Find” Group show at Garis & Hahn Gallery

I headed out to the Bowery to see “Suddenly, There: Discovery of the Find” at Garis & Hahn Gallery this past Tuesday. The incessant drizzle of rain, propelled me, and then suddenly, I was there. Art greeted me as I walked over the floor of the gallery. Careful not to step on artist/curator, Tamas Veszi’s video […]

By |December 2nd, 2013|New York|0 Comments


Through a partnership between the DOT’s Urban Art Program, landlord Two Trees Management, the Dumbo BID, and Jonathan LeVine Gallery, the area below the BQE near York Street in DUMBO has been graced by eight colorful murals. Artists include CAM, MOMO, Stefan Sagmeister and Yuko Shizimu, as well as,  DALeast, Eltono, Shepard Fairey and Faith47 who are presented by the Wooster Collective.
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By |December 1st, 2013|New York, Street Art|2 Comments

Opening night at Artion Gallery

Last Tuesday November 19th Artion Gallery finally opened downtown after being a victim of Hurricane Sandy over a year ago. The name of the inaugural group show is Salon Des Refusés, which is French for “Exhibition of Rejects,” and originally refers to the Salon des Refuses of 1863 which showed work by artists who had been rejected by the Paris Salon. […]

By |November 26th, 2013|New York|0 Comments

William Bradley: Tall Order and In Full Color

“I’m no good of being noble, but it doesn’t take much to see that the problem of three little people don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.” – Rick from Casablanca (1942)

That memorable quote from a classic movie can easily translate to what people say of the art world that it don’t […]

By |November 26th, 2013|New York|0 Comments

PICTURE THIS: Every Which Way on Sunday by Damian Stamer

If you build it, they will come. But how about if you wreck it or rather let it fall apart, will they still come? Of course they will and last November 21st that AF came to see the latest works of Damian Stamer for his show, Sundays. Fifty shades of grayscale-tinged oil on panel pieces seemed to be an […]

By |November 26th, 2013|New York|0 Comments

PICTURE THIS: Masks On at P.P.O.W. for Dotty Attie

The fascination and mystique of the masked figure can be heroic, mysterious, ominous or ridiculous. AF wanted to unmask and get to the reveal at the ninth solo exhibition of the artist, Dotty Attie, for the opening reception of her show The Lone Ranger last November 21st. The multi-panel works in the signature black, white, grey and flesh […]

By |November 26th, 2013|New York|0 Comments

AF Recommends Saad Qureshi at Aicon Gallery

There is a growing trend and the winds seem to be rising in the east, well, Middle East. A cadre of young and fresh talent from the Crescent Moon and Star have begun emerging into making bold marks in the world of contemporary art. On a recent day stroll around the Bowery area, I came […]

By |November 26th, 2013|New York|0 Comments

“Losing Our Figures” a solo show by Cojo at Le Salon d’Art

After hitting a couple of openings in Chelsea, the AF team headed to the Lower East Side to see Cojo’s “Losing Our Figures” opening at Le Salon d’Art featuring 13 works on canvas & 45 works on paper. We arrived kind of late but the opening was still in full effect. The crowd was fun and festive as everyone […]

By |November 21st, 2013|New York|2 Comments

An Approximation of Emotions by Nicola Hicks

It is said that humans at times convey animalistic traits based on certain emotions. We are creatures of complexity and British sculptor Nicola Hicks presented her series of work that explore this subject with her solo show at FLOWERS New York. AF attended the opening last November 16th then perused the textured and emotive three-dimensional wonders created by […]

By |November 20th, 2013|New York|0 Comments