ArtSlant - Openings & events http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/show en-us 40 Saul Leiter - Howard Greenberg Gallery - September 18th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>The exhibition coincides with the publication of&nbsp;<em>SAUL LEITER: Early Black and White</em>, a two- volume monograph published by Steidl / Howard Greenberg Library, a new imprint at Steidl.</p> <p>Leiter made an enormous and unique contribution to photography with a highly prolific period in New York City in the 1940s and 50s. His abstracted forms and radically innovative compositions have a painterly quality that stands out among the work of his New York School contemporaries. Leiter&rsquo;s earliest black and white photographs show an extraordinary affinity for the medium. His distinctive imagery stems from his profound and touching response to the dynamic street life of New York City.</p> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 00:43:22 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Mira Friedlaender - Recess Activities, Inc. - September 18th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>On September 2, 2014, Mira Friedlaender will begin work on Half of What&rsquo;s There as part of Recess&rsquo;s signature program, Session. Session invites artists to use Recess&rsquo;s public space as studio, exhibition venue and grounds for experimentation.</p> <p>Over the course of her Session, the artist will unpack, document, and inventory the life&rsquo;s work of Bilge Civelekoglu Friedlaender.</p> <p>Bilge came to New York at the age of 24 to become an artist. A Turkish &eacute;migr&eacute; active from the 1970s-1990s, she produced non-objective work in the form of works with paper, installations, and sculpture. She was also Mira&rsquo;s mother.</p> <p>When Bilge died, her gallery did not continue representation, and so her life&rsquo;s output has remained in storage, undisturbed, for years. Bringing these works from storage to Recess to be unpacked, Mira will take on the role of artist, art handler and registrar. Each week of the Session she will present a new installation of excavated works. She will display her mother&rsquo;s work alongside the materials that have housed and informed it: storage bins, packing supplies, and a selection of original ephemera.</p> <p>As she sorts these materials, Mira&rsquo;s labor will become a public performance that draws attention to the epic archives that represent the fate of most artworks. Throughout the Session she will respond to the formal components of the evolving installation as well as her mother&rsquo;s work by creating new works in video, on paper and with reconstituted stored materials.</p> <p>In a series of conversations with art industry workers she will further excavate ideas of value, legacy, presentation and labor. Reframing the installation, deinstallation, and storage processes as the center of artistic activity, Mira will present the hidden economy of art removed from the market.</p> <p>About the Artist:</p> <p>Mira Friedlaender is a Brooklyn &ndash; based multidisciplinary artist who puts creative struggle at the center of her projects. She received a BA from Tufts University, BFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and her MFA from NYU. She has exhibited her work locally and internationally and has been a Visiting Artist at the American Center, Dhaka, Bangladesh and at Dulcinea Independent Art Space, Istanbul, Turkey.<br />She has always been a fan of packing materials.</p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:56:17 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Group Show - The Drawing Center - September 18th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>This group exhibition features sixteen artists who engage in sewing, knitting, and weaving to create a wide-range of works that activate the expressive and conceptual potential of line and illuminate affinities between the mediums of textile and drawing. Multi-generational in scope,<em>Thread Lines</em>&nbsp;brings together those pioneers who&mdash;challenging entrenched modernist hierarchies&mdash;first unraveled the distinction between textile and art with a new wave of contemporary practitioners who have inherited and expanded upon their groundbreaking gestures.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 00:45:16 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Xanti Schawinsky - The Drawing Center - September 18th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>First generation Bauhaus artist Alexander &lsquo;Xanti&rsquo; Schawinsky&rsquo;s prolific oeuvre encompasses a range of social and political investigations. Schawinsky spent a lifetime relocating&mdash;from Switzerland to Germany to Italy to the United States&mdash;and, in the process, developed his central themes, which include the nature of identity, the responsibility of the individual, and the repercussions of machine warfare. His Bauhaus training is manifested in his work&rsquo;s complex interpretation of the interrelationship among art, craft, and design, and his practice comprised a number of artistic realms, including avant-garde theater, experimental photography, the Bauhaus Jazz band, mechanical music and dance, and graphic design.&nbsp;<br /><br />The Drawing Center&rsquo;s exhibition will focus on Schawinsky&rsquo;s work on paper from the 1940s, particularly the Head Series and Faces of War. These works, including several &ldquo;<em>War Heads</em>&rdquo; and &ldquo;<em>Theme and Variation on a Face: Walter Gropius</em>,&rdquo; break from the utopian optimism of the early Bauhaus and its later iterations in the United States. Schawinsky&rsquo;s 1940s series reveal the existential struggle of an artist informed by Bauhaus idealism coping with the devastation of war. His "faces of war" are man/machine hybrids, at once disturbingly robotic and representative of the threat of human self-destruction. These images have been interpreted as depicting either an aggressive enemy or a powerful avenger; perhaps, they bespeak an identity that encompasses both.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 00:48:38 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Valdir Cruz - Throckmorton Fine Art - September 18th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p><strong>For interviews and high resolution images</strong></p> <p><strong>Please contact Susan Bishopric</strong></p> <p><strong>THE BISHOPRIC AGENCY</strong></p> <p><strong>212 289 2227 <a href="mailto:susan@susanpr.com" rel="nofollow">susan@susanpr.com</a></strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>Guarapuava</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>VALDIR CRUZ</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>at</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>Throckmorton Fine Art</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>September 18 &ndash; November 1</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>&ldquo;Over many years Valdir Cruz and his master printer, Leonard Bergson, have developed a proprietary printing process by which to create exquisite large-format pigment on paper artworks. The emotional nuances and exceptional quality of these original prints catapults them into a niche all their own.&rdquo; </strong></p> <p><strong>&ndash; <em>Spencer Throckmorton</em> </strong></p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>NEW YORK June 9 2014 - </strong><strong>Throckmorton Fine Art (www.throckmorton-nyc.com) </strong></p> <p><strong>announces an exhibition of photographs by Guggenheim Award winning Brazilian</strong></p> <p><strong>photographer Valdir Cruz (born 1954 -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ) at its New York gallery from September 18 to November 1, 2014.</strong></p> <p><strong>&ldquo;Guarapuava&rdquo; is Throckmorton Fine Art&rsquo;s sixth solo exhibition of works by the documentary-photographer, Valdir Cruz, and one that is the culmination of a thirty-year project. </strong></p> <p><strong>Spencer Throckmorton says, &ldquo;Cruz&rsquo;s exquisite photographic essay on &lsquo;Guarapuava,&rsquo; the photographer&rsquo;s hometown, bears out Tolstoy&rsquo;s observation that to be universal one only needs to talk about his own village. With unremitting devotion, Cruz has chronicled the lives and lifestyles of this ephemeral and evocative place. The images are the result of his close investigation of its people and landscapes.&rdquo; </strong></p> <p><strong>Among highlights &ndash; &ldquo;Guarapuava&rdquo; showcases a photograph entitled, &ldquo;Gypsy Woman I.&rdquo; It is not merely a portrait; it is a confrontation. As though her unkempt hair, her</strong></p> <p><strong>shirt of asymmetric wildflowers and her pose of apparent control were not enough, what grabs the viewer&rsquo;s attention is her perturbing gaze. </strong></p> <p><strong>In &ldquo;Tropeada I&rdquo; the photographer immortalizes an extinct way of life as</strong></p> <p><strong>gauchos and cattle recede into the horizon. The distinctive landscapes and magnificent waterfalls of the region complement this body of work.</strong></p> <p><strong>Although Throckmorton Fine Art is known for its silver, platinum, and vintage prints, this exhibition is a collection of large-format pigment on paper. Over the course of twelve years, Cruz and his master printer, Leonard Bergson, have developed a proprietary printing process by which to create exquisite original artworks. The exceptional quality of these prints catapults them into a niche of their own. </strong></p> <p><strong>&ldquo;Hands&rdquo; beautifully represents the absolute wide range of black and gray tones&mdash;from delicate charcoal shades to pitch darkness&mdash;resulting in a striking composition. It is also a visual and cultural commentary of a solitary gesture that models human complexity.</strong></p> <p><strong>Spencer Throckmorton adds that, &ldquo;The photographs that comprise this body of work are his most collected; they have been acquired by The Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the New York Public Library, the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Museu de Arte de S&atilde;o Paulo, and other institutions and private collections.&rdquo;</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Valdir Cruz says, &ldquo;I have a great appreciation for Spencer Throckmorton and Kraige Block.&nbsp; They have given me opportunities in my life because they believe in my work and welcome the chance to show it. Spencer is a gentleman and a good listener.&nbsp; He is also a very strong man and very generous.&nbsp; He knows his trade so well; I have never met anybody like him.&rdquo;</strong></p> <p><strong>Cruz was born in Guarapuava, in the Southern State of Paran&aacute;, in 1954. Although Cruz has lived in the United States for more than thirty years, much of his work in photography has focused on the people and landscape of Brazil. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1996 for </strong><strong><em>Faces of the Rainforest</em></strong><strong>, a project documenting the life</strong></p> <p><strong>of indigenous people in the Brazilian rainforest from 1995 to 2000. Cruz shares his time between his studios in New York City and S&atilde;o Paulo.</strong></p> <p><strong>VALDIR CRUZ</strong></p> <p><strong>It has been said that Cruz&rsquo;s interest in photography began when he first viewed some of George Stone&rsquo;s photographs in National Geographic magazines in the 1970s. &ldquo;Stone was a master teacher and it is thanks to him that I became a photographer.&rdquo; &nbsp;Cruz adds that it was George Tice who helped him become a good printer. At the Germain School he studied photography, but he gained technical skills from George Tice at the New School for Social Research, in New York. He later collaborated with Tice in the authorized production of two important Edward Steichen portfolios, <em>Juxtapositions</em> (1986) and <em>Blue Skies </em>(1987) before focusing largely on his own works.&nbsp; Valdir Cruz developed a deep understanding of how 20<sup>th</sup> century photographers such as Edward Steichen and Horst P. Horst expressed their creativity in photography. He says, &ldquo;Mr Horst was not only a great photographer, but a gentleman.&nbsp; I remember the 80&rsquo;s with affection.&nbsp; Those were years of learning and growing tremendously in my vision -&nbsp; and photography &ndash; and in my life!&nbsp; Those were the years dedicated to New York City&hellip;and learning photography.&rdquo;&nbsp; Valdir Cruz&rsquo;s work has been the subject of more than fifty solo exhibitions.</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>THROCKMORTON FINE ART</strong></p> <p><strong>For 25 years Throckmorton Fine Art has specialized in vintage and contemporary photography of the Americas with a primary focus on Latin American talents.&nbsp; The gallery&rsquo;s founder, Spencer Throckmorton, has also pursued a long held interest in Chinese Jades and Pre-Columbian Art and Throckmorton has staged important exhibitions and published numerous publications on these subjects.&nbsp; Throckmorton Fine Art is a featured exhibitor at the world&rsquo;s leading art fairs.&nbsp; Spencer Throckmorton and Kraige Block are also recognized for their extraordinary photography collection including strong works of museum quality by luminaries such as Tina Modotti, Manual Alvarez Bravo, Edward Weston and Martin Chambi, among many talents they have supported in the past quarter century.&nbsp; </strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>VALDIR CRUZ publications include:</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong></strong><strong><em>Bonito: Confins do Novo Mundo </em></strong><strong>(Rio de Janeiro: Capivara Editora, 2010), sponsored by BNP Paribas.</strong></p> <p><strong></strong><strong><em>Ra&iacute;zes: &Aacute;rvores na paisagem do Estado de S&atilde;o Paulo </em></strong><strong>(S&atilde;o Paulo: Imprensa Oficial, 2010).</strong></p> <p><strong></strong><strong><em>O caminho das &aacute;guas </em></strong><strong>(S&atilde;o Paulo: Cosac &amp; Naify, 2007); with a sponsorship by the Stickel Foundation.</strong></p> <p><strong></strong><strong><em>Carnaval, Salvador, Bahia 1995&ndash;2005 </em></strong><strong>(New York: Throckmorton Fine Art, 2005).</strong></p> <p><strong></strong><strong><em>Faces da Floresta: Os Yanomami </em></strong><strong>(S&atilde;o Paulo: Cosac &amp; Naify, 2004).</strong></p> <p><strong></strong><strong><em>Faces of the Rainforest</em></strong><strong>: </strong><strong><em>The Yanomami </em></strong><strong>(New York: powerHouse, 2002); with the support of a publication</strong></p> <p><strong>subvention awarded by the Guggenheim Foundation in 2000,</strong></p> <p><strong></strong><strong><em>Faces of the Rainforest </em></strong><strong>(New York: Throckmorton Fine Art, 1997);</strong></p> <p><strong></strong><strong><em>Catedral Basilica de Nossa Senhora da Luz dos Pinhais </em></strong><strong>(New York: Brave Wolf Publishing, 1996); with the support</strong></p> <p><strong>of Associa&ccedil;&atilde;o Cultural Avelino A. Vieira &ndash; Banco Bamerindus</strong></p> <p><strong>Book available: </strong><strong><em>Guarapuava</em></strong><strong>: Interview by Anne Wilkes Tucker, Essay by Rubens Fernandes Junior: $75</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong><em>IF YOU GO</em></strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>&ldquo;Guarapuava&rdquo;</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong><em>VALDIR CRUZ</em></strong></p> <p><strong>at </strong><strong>Throckmorton Fine Art</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>September 18th &ndash; November 1st, 2014</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Throckmorton Fine Art</strong></p> <p><strong>145 E. 57th Street, 3rd fl. New York, NY 10022</strong></p> <p><strong>T. 212. 223. 1059 F. 212. 223. 1937</strong></p> <p><strong>Info@throckmorton-nyc.com <a href="http://www.throckmorton-nyc.com" rel="nofollow">www.throckmorton-nyc.com</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Tuesday &ndash; Saturday 11 am to 5 pm</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Please contact Susan Bishopric for High resolution images of the attached </strong></p> <p><strong>VALDIR CRUZ images, and interviews&hellip;</strong></p> <p><strong>THE BISHOPRIC AGENCY 212 289 2227 <a href="mailto:susan@susanpr.com" rel="nofollow">susan@susanpr.com</a> </strong></p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:55:53 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Valdir Cruz - Throckmorton Fine Art - September 18th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p><strong>For interviews and high resolution images</strong></p> <p><strong>Please contact Susan Bishopric</strong></p> <p><strong>THE BISHOPRIC AGENCY</strong></p> <p><strong>212 289 2227 <a href="mailto:susan@susanpr.com" rel="nofollow">susan@susanpr.com</a></strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>Guarapuava</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>VALDIR CRUZ</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>at</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>Throckmorton Fine Art</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>September 18 &ndash; November 1</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>&ldquo;Over many years Valdir Cruz and his master printer, Leonard Bergson, have developed a proprietary printing process by which to create exquisite large-format pigment on paper artworks. The emotional nuances and exceptional quality of these original prints catapults them into a niche all their own.&rdquo; </strong></p> <p><strong>&ndash; <em>Spencer Throckmorton</em> </strong></p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>NEW YORK June 9 2014 - </strong><strong>Throckmorton Fine Art (www.throckmorton-nyc.com) </strong></p> <p><strong>announces an exhibition of photographs by Guggenheim Award winning Brazilian</strong></p> <p><strong>photographer Valdir Cruz (born 1954 -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ) at its New York gallery from September 18 to November 1, 2014.</strong></p> <p><strong>&ldquo;Guarapuava&rdquo; is Throckmorton Fine Art&rsquo;s sixth solo exhibition of works by the documentary-photographer, Valdir Cruz, and one that is the culmination of a thirty-year project. </strong></p> <p><strong>Spencer Throckmorton says, &ldquo;Cruz&rsquo;s exquisite photographic essay on &lsquo;Guarapuava,&rsquo; the photographer&rsquo;s hometown, bears out Tolstoy&rsquo;s observation that to be universal one only needs to talk about his own village. With unremitting devotion, Cruz has chronicled the lives and lifestyles of this ephemeral and evocative place. The images are the result of his close investigation of its people and landscapes.&rdquo; </strong></p> <p><strong>Among highlights &ndash; &ldquo;Guarapuava&rdquo; showcases a photograph entitled, &ldquo;Gypsy Woman I.&rdquo; It is not merely a portrait; it is a confrontation. As though her unkempt hair, her</strong></p> <p><strong>shirt of asymmetric wildflowers and her pose of apparent control were not enough, what grabs the viewer&rsquo;s attention is her perturbing gaze. </strong></p> <p><strong>In &ldquo;Tropeada I&rdquo; the photographer immortalizes an extinct way of life as</strong></p> <p><strong>gauchos and cattle recede into the horizon. The distinctive landscapes and magnificent waterfalls of the region complement this body of work.</strong></p> <p><strong>Although Throckmorton Fine Art is known for its silver, platinum, and vintage prints, this exhibition is a collection of large-format pigment on paper. Over the course of twelve years, Cruz and his master printer, Leonard Bergson, have developed a proprietary printing process by which to create exquisite original artworks. The exceptional quality of these prints catapults them into a niche of their own. </strong></p> <p><strong>&ldquo;Hands&rdquo; beautifully represents the absolute wide range of black and gray tones&mdash;from delicate charcoal shades to pitch darkness&mdash;resulting in a striking composition. It is also a visual and cultural commentary of a solitary gesture that models human complexity.</strong></p> <p><strong>Spencer Throckmorton adds that, &ldquo;The photographs that comprise this body of work are his most collected; they have been acquired by The Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the New York Public Library, the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Museu de Arte de S&atilde;o Paulo, and other institutions and private collections.&rdquo;</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Valdir Cruz says, &ldquo;I have a great appreciation for Spencer Throckmorton and Kraige Block.&nbsp; They have given me opportunities in my life because they believe in my work and welcome the chance to show it. Spencer is a gentleman and a good listener.&nbsp; He is also a very strong man and very generous.&nbsp; He knows his trade so well; I have never met anybody like him.&rdquo;</strong></p> <p><strong>Cruz was born in Guarapuava, in the Southern State of Paran&aacute;, in 1954. Although Cruz has lived in the United States for more than thirty years, much of his work in photography has focused on the people and landscape of Brazil. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1996 for </strong><strong><em>Faces of the Rainforest</em></strong><strong>, a project documenting the life</strong></p> <p><strong>of indigenous people in the Brazilian rainforest from 1995 to 2000. Cruz shares his time between his studios in New York City and S&atilde;o Paulo.</strong></p> <p><strong>VALDIR CRUZ</strong></p> <p><strong>It has been said that Cruz&rsquo;s interest in photography began when he first viewed some of George Stone&rsquo;s photographs in National Geographic magazines in the 1970s. &ldquo;Stone was a master teacher and it is thanks to him that I became a photographer.&rdquo; &nbsp;Cruz adds that it was George Tice who helped him become a good printer. At the Germain School he studied photography, but he gained technical skills from George Tice at the New School for Social Research, in New York. He later collaborated with Tice in the authorized production of two important Edward Steichen portfolios, <em>Juxtapositions</em> (1986) and <em>Blue Skies </em>(1987) before focusing largely on his own works.&nbsp; Valdir Cruz developed a deep understanding of how 20<sup>th</sup> century photographers such as Edward Steichen and Horst P. Horst expressed their creativity in photography. He says, &ldquo;Mr Horst was not only a great photographer, but a gentleman.&nbsp; I remember the 80&rsquo;s with affection.&nbsp; Those were years of learning and growing tremendously in my vision -&nbsp; and photography &ndash; and in my life!&nbsp; Those were the years dedicated to New York City&hellip;and learning photography.&rdquo;&nbsp; Valdir Cruz&rsquo;s work has been the subject of more than fifty solo exhibitions.</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>THROCKMORTON FINE ART</strong></p> <p><strong>For 25 years Throckmorton Fine Art has specialized in vintage and contemporary photography of the Americas with a primary focus on Latin American talents.&nbsp; The gallery&rsquo;s founder, Spencer Throckmorton, has also pursued a long held interest in Chinese Jades and Pre-Columbian Art and Throckmorton has staged important exhibitions and published numerous publications on these subjects.&nbsp; Throckmorton Fine Art is a featured exhibitor at the world&rsquo;s leading art fairs.&nbsp; Spencer Throckmorton and Kraige Block are also recognized for their extraordinary photography collection including strong works of museum quality by luminaries such as Tina Modotti, Manual Alvarez Bravo, Edward Weston and Martin Chambi, among many talents they have supported in the past quarter century.&nbsp; </strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>VALDIR CRUZ publications include:</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong></strong><strong><em>Bonito: Confins do Novo Mundo </em></strong><strong>(Rio de Janeiro: Capivara Editora, 2010), sponsored by BNP Paribas.</strong></p> <p><strong></strong><strong><em>Ra&iacute;zes: &Aacute;rvores na paisagem do Estado de S&atilde;o Paulo </em></strong><strong>(S&atilde;o Paulo: Imprensa Oficial, 2010).</strong></p> <p><strong></strong><strong><em>O caminho das &aacute;guas </em></strong><strong>(S&atilde;o Paulo: Cosac &amp; Naify, 2007); with a sponsorship by the Stickel Foundation.</strong></p> <p><strong></strong><strong><em>Carnaval, Salvador, Bahia 1995&ndash;2005 </em></strong><strong>(New York: Throckmorton Fine Art, 2005).</strong></p> <p><strong></strong><strong><em>Faces da Floresta: Os Yanomami </em></strong><strong>(S&atilde;o Paulo: Cosac &amp; Naify, 2004).</strong></p> <p><strong></strong><strong><em>Faces of the Rainforest</em></strong><strong>: </strong><strong><em>The Yanomami </em></strong><strong>(New York: powerHouse, 2002); with the support of a publication</strong></p> <p><strong>subvention awarded by the Guggenheim Foundation in 2000,</strong></p> <p><strong></strong><strong><em>Faces of the Rainforest </em></strong><strong>(New York: Throckmorton Fine Art, 1997);</strong></p> <p><strong></strong><strong><em>Catedral Basilica de Nossa Senhora da Luz dos Pinhais </em></strong><strong>(New York: Brave Wolf Publishing, 1996); with the support</strong></p> <p><strong>of Associa&ccedil;&atilde;o Cultural Avelino A. Vieira &ndash; Banco Bamerindus</strong></p> <p><strong>Book available: </strong><strong><em>Guarapuava</em></strong><strong>: Interview by Anne Wilkes Tucker, Essay by Rubens Fernandes Junior: $75</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong><em>IF YOU GO</em></strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>&ldquo;Guarapuava&rdquo;</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong><em>VALDIR CRUZ</em></strong></p> <p><strong>at </strong><strong>Throckmorton Fine Art</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>September 18th &ndash; November 1st, 2014</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Throckmorton Fine Art</strong></p> <p><strong>145 E. 57th Street, 3rd fl. New York, NY 10022</strong></p> <p><strong>T. 212. 223. 1059 F. 212. 223. 1937</strong></p> <p><strong>Info@throckmorton-nyc.com <a href="http://www.throckmorton-nyc.com" rel="nofollow">www.throckmorton-nyc.com</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Tuesday &ndash; Saturday 11 am to 5 pm</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Please contact Susan Bishopric for High resolution images of the attached </strong></p> <p><strong>VALDIR CRUZ images, and interviews&hellip;</strong></p> <p><strong>THE BISHOPRIC AGENCY 212 289 2227 <a href="mailto:susan@susanpr.com" rel="nofollow">susan@susanpr.com</a> </strong></p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:57:45 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Group Show - BRIC Arts | Media House - September 19th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>In fall 2014 BRIC will launch a major new initiative, the&nbsp;<em>BRIC Biennial</em>. These exhibitions will present the work of emerging and mid-career visual artists working across artistic media, with each edition focusing on different areas of Brooklyn. The first&nbsp;<em>Biennial</em>&nbsp;this fall will survey artists based in downtown Brooklyn and adjacent neighborhoods, a fitting focus given the location of BRIC House in downtown Brooklyn at the edge of Fort Greene, traditionally, an important cultural center in Brooklyn. This exhibition series intends to demonstrate the rich wealth of talent to be found throughout Brooklyn.</p> <p>Among the artists to be featured in the&nbsp;<em>BRIC Biennial: Volume I, Downtown Edition<em>,&nbsp;</em>&nbsp;</em>are&nbsp;ruby onyinyechi amanze, whose large-scale works on paper have been influenced greatly by her cultural hybridity, as well as by textile design, photography, print-making and architecture.Scherezade Garcia, known for working with found objects, will create a major installation from copies of the&nbsp;<em>Village Voice&nbsp;</em>upon which she will reproduce an image of the sea.&nbsp;Jenna Spevack, an artist whose social art practice is based in sustainable design, has created an audio installation that takes place in a reclaimed wood outhouse in the gallery.&nbsp;Vince Contarino&rsquo;s paintings simultaneously embrace a graphic language in tandem with the gesture and materiality of abstraction.</p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:35:07 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Alice Attie - Howard Greenberg Gallery - September 19th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sun, 14 Sep 2014 00:46:38 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list - International Center of Photography (ICP) - September 19th 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM <div class="dateAreaSmall"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; color: #525552;"><em>Genesis</em>&nbsp;is the third long-term series on global issues by world-renowned photographer Sebasti&atilde;o Salgado (born Brazil, 1944), following&nbsp;<em>Workers</em>(1993) and&nbsp;<em>Migrations</em>&nbsp;(2000). The result of an eight-year worldwide survey, the exhibition draws together more than 200 spectacular black-and-white photographs of wildlife, landscapes, seascapes, and indigenous peoples&mdash;raising public awareness about the pressing issues of environment and climate change. ICP is proud to be the first American venue of this momentous exhibition, which is curated by L&eacute;lia Wanick Salgado.</span></div> <div class="shortDescription"> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; color: #525552;">September 19, 2014&ndash;January 11, 2015</span></p> </div> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 22:28:33 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list - International Center of Photography (ICP) - September 19th 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <div class="event-location">School at ICP, Shooting Studio, 1114 Avenue of the Americas</div> <div class="event-date-info">Friday, September 19, 7:00pm</div> <div class="eventDetails"> <p><strong><a href="http://icp.ticketleap.com/icp-talks-james-balog/" target="_blank">Purchase tickets</a><br />$15 General Admission<br />$10 Students &amp; ICP Members</strong></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px;">Founded in 2007 by photographer James Balog, the Extreme Ice Survey (EIS) is an innovative, long-term project to reveal the impact of climate change on the Earth's polar and alpine landscapes. EIS imagery preserves a visual legacy of the changing landscape.</span></p> <p>For three decades,&nbsp;<strong>James Balog</strong>&nbsp;has been a leader in photographing and interpreting the natural environment. He has been honored with many awards, including the Heinz Award, the Missouri School of Journalism's Honor Medal for Distinguished Service, and the American Geophysical Union Presidential Citation for Science and Society. The Extreme Ice Survey, the most wide-ranging, ground-based photographic study of glaciers ever conducted, is featured in the highly acclaimed documentary<em>Chasing Ice</em>&nbsp;(2012). Balog has produced eight photo books based on his research, most recently&nbsp;<em>ICE: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers</em>(2012).</p> <p>This event is part of the Fall 2014 programming series&nbsp;<strong>ICP Talks: Climate Change</strong>. For a complete listing of series events, click&nbsp;<a href="http://www.icp.org/museum/exhibitions/icp-talks">here</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 02:23:24 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list - International Center of Photography (ICP) - September 20th 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM <div class="event-location">The Great Hall, The Foundation Building, Cooper Union, 7 East 7th Street</div> <div class="event-date-info">Saturday, September 20, 3:00pm</div> <div class="eventDetails"> <p><strong><a href="http://icp.ticketleap.com/icp-talks-sebastiao-salgado/" target="_blank">Purchase tickets</a><br />$15 General Admission<br />$10 Students &amp; ICP Members</strong></p> <p>World-renowned photographer Sebasti&atilde;o Salgado recounts his epic eight-year journey across the globe to document the last pristine areas of the planet. The resulting photographs, collected in the project&nbsp;<em>Genesis</em>, show us what will be lost if we do not mobilize now to preserve the environment.</p> <p>Initially an economist, Sebasti&atilde;o Salgado (born Brazil, 1944) began his photographic career in Paris in 1973. He worked with the Sygma, Gamma, and Magnum photo agencies until 1994, when he and his wife, L&eacute;lia Wanick Salgado, founded Amazonas images, dedicated exclusively to his photographic work. He has traveled in more than 100 countries for his photography projects, which, after being published in the press, are mostly presented in books&mdash;for example,&nbsp;<em>Genesis</em>&nbsp;(2013),&nbsp;<em>Africa</em>&nbsp;(2007),&nbsp;<em>Migrations</em>&nbsp;(2000), and<em>Workers</em>&nbsp;(1993).</p> <p>Since 1990, Sebasti&atilde;o and L&eacute;lia have been working to reclaim the environment of a small part of the Atlantic Forest in Brazil by giving a plot of land they owned back to nature. In 1998, they made the area into a natural reserve and created the Instituto Terra, whose aims are reforestation and environmental education. In 2012, Sebasti&atilde;o and L&eacute;lia received an award from UNESCO for their work with Instituto Terra, and the "Personalidade Ambiental" first prize awarded by WWF Brazil. Salgado is a UNICEF goodwill ambassador and an honorary member of the Academy of Arts and Science in the United States.</p> <p>ICP has a long history with Salgado. We first presented his work in 1988 in a small exhibition of images of Brazilian gold miners. Since then, we have showcased his first two long-term projects,&nbsp;<em>Workers</em>(1993) and&nbsp;<em>Migrations</em>&nbsp;(2000), each of which illuminates pressing social issues.&nbsp;<em>Genesis</em>&nbsp;is Salgado's third long-term series.</p> <p>This event is part of the Fall 2014 programming series&nbsp;<strong>ICP Talks: Climate Change</strong>. For a complete listing of series events, click&nbsp;<a href="http://www.icp.org/museum/exhibitions/icp-talks">here</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> Sun, 07 Sep 2014 16:12:37 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Martin McMurray - Jeff Bailey Gallery - September 20th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Mon, 08 Sep 2014 23:18:27 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Fernando Carpaneda, Frank Russo, Moses Jaen - MF Gallery - September 20th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">MF Gallery is proud to present a new art show by Fernando Carpaneda, Frank Russo and Moses Jaen. The art in this show deals with the grittiness of society, as seen through the eyes of Punk Rock, Horror and Psychedelia. Each artist will be presenting some new paintings and sculptures depicting humans, monsters, and everything in between.<br /> <br /> Fernando Carpaneda was one of the first Brazilian artists to exhibit homoerotic works in Brazil. Beggars, pop stars, sex workers, punks and outcasts of all kinds are the object of his attention and look. He portrays them in clay sculptures and acrylic paintings. Using DNA as artistic material- be it his own hair or that of his models- he blends it with wood, fabric, cement, stencil and canvases while preparing his sculptures and paintings. Early in 2000, Carpaneda started a series of sculptures portraying scenes of explicit sex, pop stars and rent boys as a form of re-reading the aspirations of Greek and Roman statuary.<br /> <br /> Frank Russo is a Brooklyn born artist who has been drawing comic books since the age of nine. His art fuses a life-long love for trash culture and fast music with a wide variety of styles and media such as comics, paintings, toys, props and costumes. Aliens, Monsters, Robots, Skeletons, Hideous Beasts, Witches and Grizzly Ghouls are all subjects of his psychedelic and sometimes brightly colored artworks.<br /> <br /> Moses Jaen is a self-taught sculptor who uses a range of materials from Bondo to wax to create his world. His vision takes a humorous approach to twisted realistic gore. Jaen studied cartooning at the School of Visual Arts and currently resides in Queens, NY. Influenced by a long list of comic book artists growing up, much of his inspiration was also derived from "behind the scenes" features. As much as he loved the movie, he was always more fascinated by observing how the creatures and FX were brought to life. In addition to his sculptures, Jaen will be exhibiting some new watercolor paintings.<br /> <br /> Meet the artists, and take home an original piece of Underground Art at the Opening Party on Saturday September 20th from 7 to 10 pm. MF Gallery is located at 213 Bond Street in the Gowanus area of Brooklyn, NY. Take the F or G train to Bergen. The A or C to Hoyt/ Scermehorn, or the R to Union. Admission is free and open to all ages. <strong>After opening night, the show will be open by appointment only.</strong> The art can also be viewed and purchased online at: <a href="http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fmfgallery.net%2FFFM%2FFernando-Frank-Moses.html&amp;h=IAQGfl6ke&amp;enc=AZP1lvygcgfEhLhsDBcsgzm_VIYP2_5MMOfF1tgxTWubm-VU3euViZILeqUjPJ8GYyw&amp;s=1" rel="nofollow nofollow" target="_blank">http://mfgallery.net/FFM/Fernando-Frank-Moses.html</a><br /> <br /> Contact Martina Secondo Russo (at 917-446-8681 or info@MFgallery.net) for appointments to see the show, for more information, or for press inquiries.</p> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 08:30:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list - Queens Museum of Art - September 21st 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p>Over a fourteen month period,&nbsp;<em>Behind the Curtain: Collecting the New York Fairs</em>will reveal little known artifacts and souvenirs drawn from national and regional private collections, as well as the museum&rsquo;s own. Loans from the 1939-40 fair include a Kan-O-Seat signed by Billy Rose, George Burns &amp; Gracie Allen, Rudy Valle, Abbott &amp; Costello, J. Edgar Hoover and others, the guest book from the British Pavilion with the signatures of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of England, and a member&rsquo;s badge from the Society of American Magicians (who also performed at the 1964 fair). From 1964-65, a newly restored Cushman 3-wheeled Scooter joins a baby brontosaurus from the family that resided in GM&rsquo;s Futurama, Mold-a-rama machines that produced plastic vacuum-formed Unispheres and the only known Picturephone from the Bell System Pavilion. Recent acquisitions from the museum&rsquo;s collection include two marvelous photo albums from the 1939 fair, a Boy Scout jacket and ephemera preserved from a boy&rsquo;s week working at the 1964 Boy Scouts of America pavilion, and original blueprints of the proposed Willets Point Boulevard subway station addition and the proposed World&rsquo;s Fair district map, 1936.</p> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 21:26:17 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list - International Center of Photography (ICP) - September 22nd 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM <p style="text-align: left;"><a style="font-size: 12px;" href="http://icp.ticketleap.com/icp-talks-peter-demenocal">RSVP for this free event.</a><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><span style="color: #525552;">Against the backdrop of Sebasti&atilde;o Salgado's photographs, Peter deMenocal, a climate scientist&nbsp;at the</span> <a href="http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/">Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory</a><span style="color: #525552;"> specializing in paleoceanography and marine&nbsp;geology, delivers a primer on the work of climate scientists and how their findings illuminate our&nbsp;understanding of climate change.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; color: #525552;">Peter deMenocal uses ancient sediments collected from the deep sea to examine changes in&nbsp;Earth's climate over timescales ranging from centuries to millions of years. Analyses of these&nbsp;sediments reveal how and why past climates changed&mdash;valuable information that is used to&nbsp;understand how climate may change in the future. DeMenocal is a professor at Columbia</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; color: #525552;">University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, where he leads the Center for Climate and Life,&nbsp;a new initiative that addresses the near-term impacts of climate change on secure access to food,&nbsp;water, shelter, and energy. He was awarded the Lenfest Columbia Distinguished Faculty award&nbsp;in 2008, the Distinguished Brooksian award in 2013, and is a Fellow of the American Geophysical&nbsp;Union.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; color: #525552;">This event is part of the Fall 2014 programming series ICP Talks: Climate Change. For a&nbsp;complete listing of series events, click <a href="http://www.icp.org/museum/exhibitions/icp-talks">here</a>.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; color: #525552;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 00:38:54 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list - The Metropolitan Museum of Art - September 22nd 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM <p>At its height in the eighth to seventh century&nbsp;b.c., the Assyrian Empire was the dominant power of the ancient Near East and the largest empire the world had yet seen, reaching from Assyria (present-day northern Iraq) to the Mediterranean. As Assyria expanded, the Phoenician city-states of the Levant&mdash;precariously located along the edge of Assyrian territory&mdash;were compelled to expand and strengthen their maritime trade networks to the west. The mercantile connections they established along the northern coast of Africa and the southern coast of Europe to the Strait of Gibraltar and beyond, to the Atlantic, became conduits for raw materials, luxury goods, images, and ideas between the Near East and the Mediterranean.</p> <p>This landmark exhibition will trace&mdash;through some 260 works of art on loan from major collections in Western Europe, the Caucasus, the Middle East, North Africa, and the United States&mdash;the deep roots of interaction between the ancient Near East and the lands along the shores of the Mediterranean and their impact on the artistic traditions that developed in the region. Parallels will also be drawn between works in the exhibition and those in the Metropolitan Museum's permanent collection of ancient Near Eastern art.</p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:00:56 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list