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20150627184255-helen_invite2-1 KLOMPCHING GALLERY RE-OPENING WITH HELEN SEAR  
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at KLOMPCHING GALLERY June 17th - July 2nd
Posted 6/27/15

NEW YORK PHOTO DIARY, JUNE 24 2015 - Catherine Troiano Last Wednesday, Klompching Gallery re-opened in their new location at 89 Water Street, DUMBO. The gallery has been located in DUMBO since it opened seven years ago, but until recently was one of a number of arts businesses situated on the second floor of 111 Front Street. Two Trees Management, a prominent real estate company in the neighborhood that has been a long-standing proponent of DUMBO arts, enabled the move and Klompching is one of te... [more]

20150528072328-s Will Benedict's Sordid Americana  
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Will Benedict at Bortolami Gallery June 11th - August 1st
Posted 6/29/15

The thematic centerpiece of Paris-based artist Will Benedict’s solo show at Bortolami is The Bed That Eats, a six-minute animated video with music by Michigan-based noise duo Stare Case. The soundtrack opens with electronic scrawl, an aimless bass melody, and occasional shakes of a maraca. The video, meanwhile, portrays an undressed bed, hyperrealistic and monochromatic, in an empty windowless room. When Stare Case vocalist Nate Young’s voice pierces through the hitherto sparse, inst... [more]

20150703191711-kg-177 City, Garden, Whatever: Kim Gordon and the Search for "New Stuff"  
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Kim Gordon at 303 Gallery June 4th - July 24th
Posted 6/19/15

"Let me introduce you," sings Kim Gordon on 2002's "Sympathy for the Strawberry," "since you saw my shadow self / living underneath you." What's underneath the artist's new pieces at 303? Humps of rigid canvas painted with unintelligible words and manicured faux-hedges sit on the gallery floor, while a sparkly crumpled canvas or two hangs on each wall. Indeed, all of the objects create shadows; they look as though they're hiding something, the sole representational piece (a close-up photo of th... [more]

Round 3 Jurors and Showcase Winners Announced  
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6/16/15 Posted 6/16/15

$20,000 in Cash and Exhibition Awards The Round 3 showcase winners have been picked and now it's on to the juried round! Our jurors this round include our ArtSlant Prize 2014 winner, Edra Soto, L.A. Weekly Art Critic, Catherine Wagley and Associate Director of A.I.R. Gallery, Jacqueline Ferrante. They will make their selections this week, the winners of each category will be announced on Monday, June 22nd. Thank you to all who applied! Round 3 Juror Bios Catherine Wagley writes abo... [more]

Under the Radar: Terry Castle | Txema Novelo | Amy Leibrand  
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6/15/15 Posted 6/15/15

Under the Radar ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated artist profiles. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission — from our magazine to our residency and prize. Every week our editors select the best artist profiles from under the radar. Terry Castle — San Francisco, CA Txema Novelo — Mexico City, Mexico Amy Leibrand — Columbus, OH ... [more]

Last Day to Enter Round 3 of the ArtSlant Prize  
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6/12/15 Posted 6/12/15

Round 3 closes today! Click enter Showcase to the right of your ArtSlant profile or go to your Contests tab in your My Page. Don't have a profile yet? Create your free profile today! Just $3 enters one of your works into our site-wide competition. If your work is selected, you become a Showcase Winner and enter Premium Placement ($20). This advances you in the ArtSlant Prize competition to the Juried Round where your work receives a ton of exposure. Premium Placement promotes your work around the ArtSlant website including on the homepage, the artshow, a... [more]

Announcing the Summer 2015 Resident  
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5/29/15 Posted 5/29/15

Georgia Fee Artist | Writer ResidentSummer Term 2015 We are very pleased to announce the selection of Lara Atallah as our 2015 Summer Resident. Thank you to all applicants and a very special thank you to all shortlisted applicants who were interviewed. Lara Atallah is a New York-based artist interested in the role of photographic archives in the construction of historical narratives. In 2013, she started an ongoing project titled Tales of a Non-Country, which looks into... [more]

20150529203438-hvv_glass_soho_diver_620 Well beyond the decorative  
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Hendrik van Vuuren at Brian Kish Gallery June 5th - June 13th
Posted 5/29/15

"As a gallerist, I am looking for work that elicits both an emotional and an intellectual response---Hendrik's works accomplish this by creating an aura of mystery. The imagery is powerful as you explore the depth of his castings and as your viewing moves around the pieces. He clearly has moved well beyond the decorative-"--Tom Riley (www.rileygalleries.com) [more]

EXPO CHICAGO Announces Gallery for Its Fourth Edition  
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5/28/15 Posted 5/28/15

This year's gallery representation includes 15 countries and 40 cities bringing distinguished artists, curators and collectors during September, 17-20, 2015 at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall (600 E. Grand Ave). After three successful years, EXPO CHICAGO, under the leadership of President and Director Tony Karman, releases the 2015 exhibitor list of 140 leading galleries representing 15 countries and 40 cities from around the world. Countries represented at the 2015 exposition in... [more]

20150514163554-jungwoo_ha_marker_on_paper_2015_30 Jung-woo Ha's Evocative Portraits at Able Fine Art NY Gallery - Review by Mary Gregory  
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Jung-woo Ha Solo Exhibition at Able Fine Art NY Gallery May 21st - June 9th
Posted 5/27/15

Jung-woo Ha, "Our Town" 17.9" x 12" Oil marker on paper, 2015 (left) The artist and his work (right) Jung-Woo Ha, Friends, Able Fine Art NY Gallery in Chelsea, installation Jung-woo Ha, the gifted and accomplished award-winning Korean actor and director reveals another side of himself in his current solo exhibition, "Friends," at Able Fine Art NY Gallery in Chelsea. His suite of 23 pen and ink drawings and paintings on paper were all completed in 2015. They are mostly portraits, depicting a wide range of personalities, but, more importa... [more]

Shortlist Announced for Summer 2015 Georgia Fee Residency  
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5/20/15 Posted 5/20/15

Shortlist for the Georgia Fee Artist | Writer ResidencySummer Term 2015 We are pleased to announce our shortlist for the Summer 2015 residency. The candidates will be interviewed this coming week and the selected resident will be announced at the beginning of June. Thank you to everyone who applied, this was an exceptionally competitive round. All applications were considered and discussed at length amongst our panel and even if you did not make it this time, we encourage you to... [more]

Round 2 Juried Winners of the ArtSlant Prize  
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5/18/15 Posted 5/18/15

$20,000 in Cash and Exhibition Awards We are very pleased to announce our 2nd round Juried Winners! Congratulations to our winners! Round 3 is open May 15th - June 12th. Learn more about the ArtSlant Prize Round 2 Juried Winners: ABSTRACT Artist: Helena Parriott Title: Dissociation 15, 2014 Medium: Acrylic on canvas, 10.5 x 8.5 inches ABSTRACT II Artist: Rachel Garrard Title: Follow, 2015 Medium: Ash on Canvas,... [more]

20150508021612-nepal_quake_relief2_500 The Art World Responds to the Nepali Crisis  
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5/8/15 Posted 5/8/15

The devastating earthquake in Nepal has resonated as deeply with many in the arts community especially given the region's rich arts heritage and far-reaching cultural connections to institutions and organizations all over the world. During these times of global sadness, and as people the world around reflect on the crisis and its aftermath, we're reminded of the pivotal role of art as an expression of the inexpressible, uniting people and as an effective way to galvanize masses to action: two w... [more]

20150501161258-15b0abd07e74f51ad0820476bcd4fba2 ArtSlant Prize winner Edra Soto in collaboration with Dan Sullivan at Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York  
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5/1/15 Posted 5/1/15

The former ArtSlant Prize winner Edra Soto and Dan Sullivan bring together ideas of tradition, leisure and collaboration in the instalation work at the Morgan Lehman Gallery, on display May 7th - June 13th, 2015. Edra Soto and Dan Sulliva, DominoDomino, 2014, Domino table with four stools, inlaid corian on jatoba wood 30 x 30 x 30 in The creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qua... [more]

20150427211027-issuescard Artists Explore Complex Issues at Arts Guild New Jersey  
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Luis Alves, Jane Caminos, Steve Cavallo, Patricia Dahlman, Richard Earl, Colleen Gahrmann, Marsha Goldberg, Adel Gorgy, Len Merlo, Maria Mijares, Margaret Murphy, Elizabeth Niesuchouski, Joanne Olivier, Nick Rosal, Joan Sonnenfeld, Judy Wukitsch at Arts Guild New Jersey April 26th - May 22nd
Posted 4/27/15

Adel Gorgy's work in Issues at Arts Guild New Jersey Contemporary art and social activism often swim in the same waters. The connection crosses borders and decades, as creative individuals—in art and literature, performance and song—have given voice, sometimes the only one, to victims of turmoil and iniquities. Issues, an exhibition in which a group of contemporary artists respond to political, social, racial, gender, and economic issues facing the world in recent years opened M... [more]

20150304205420-01marshasolomon_sonatawiththesunsetting_acryliconcanvas_42x50inch Free of Gravity - Review of Marsha Solomon by Nabil Naoum  
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Marsha Solomon at Able Fine Art NY Gallery March 12th - April 1st
Posted 4/27/15

Free of GravityReview of Marsha Solomon by Nabil NaoumMarsha Solomon, Whispering Clouds, Acrylic on Arches Paper, 22 x 30 in. 56 x 76 cm. “Draw your pleasure-paint your pleasure-express your pleasure strongly” wrote Pierre Bonnard. The work of Marsha Solomon, whether abstract, still life with fabrics, metamorphic landscape or glittering plants, are always meditation on the moment. Solomon is a weaver on canvas. Her intimate sensual abstract paintings are carrying the beauty and... [more]


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