ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Jordan Casteel - Sargent's Daughters - August 13th - September 14th <p>Sargent&rsquo;s Daughters is pleased to present Jordan Casteel&rsquo;s first solo exhibition, &ldquo;Visible Man&rdquo; opening on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014. &nbsp;The exhibition presents a new series of paintings, collages and prints.</p> <p>Casteel&rsquo;s subject in this series is black men, all of whom are unclothed, both literally and metaphorically. &nbsp;Drawing on a long line of art historical portraiture, Casteel&rsquo;s nudes confront the viewer with an unprotected gaze. &nbsp;They are surrounded by objects of domesticity: photographs, clothes, and furnishings. &nbsp;Often they are encompassed by the winding tapestry of prints on the surrounding upholstery. &nbsp;Casteel&rsquo;s preoccupation with paint lends a fluid thickness to her works. &nbsp;The love of paint is apparent in each stroke. &nbsp;The collage works and print works recall the bright colors and thick lines of Jacob Lawrence, Nancy Spero and the blocky beauty of Matisse.</p> <p>In her painting Yahya, the subject is stretched out on the floor in front of a floral couch, his arm encased in a cast. &nbsp;Though it would seem logical to assume we are looking at him from above, the actual perspective is shifted and we appear to be below him. &nbsp;Yahya regards us cooly, eyes unflinching as Olympia. &nbsp;</p> <p>The contrast of popular images of black men and the humanity of actual individual black men is highlighted by Casteel&rsquo;s inclusion of personal objects and the setting of the subjects at home, most often in repose and relaxed. &nbsp;This pose was chosen by Casteel as one at odds with the usual portrayal of black men, and it is consequently exciting to shift our own perception. &nbsp;In addition to her placement of the subjects, Casteel often experiments with color. Is, Casteel seems to ask, a black man a black man no matter the color?</p> <p>Jordan Casteel was born in 1989 in Denver, CO. She recently completed her MFA at Yale in New Haven, CT. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 01:15:14 +0000 Peter Fischli, David Weiss, Katharina Fritsch, Martin Honert, Gary Hume - Matthew Marks Gallery - 24th St. - July 10th - August 14th <p>Peter Fischli David Weiss, Katharina Fritsch, Gary Hume&nbsp;will be on view at Matthew Marks Gallery, 523 West 24th Street, from July 10 to August 15, 2014, Monday through Friday, 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.</p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:56:06 +0000 - Josee Bienvenu Gallery - August 7th - September 6th Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:38:09 +0000 Michael Britto, Francelle Jones, Kerwin Williamson, Gustavo Azrael Torres, Floor Grootenhuis - FiveMyles - August 10th - August 24th <p>Unframed presents particular visions of our daily environment through photographs, drawings, and a sculpture that stand on their own - without frames or pedestals.</p> <h3>ARTIST:</h3> <p><strong>Michael Britto:&nbsp;</strong>Having spent 30 years shooting film and becoming a master printer, I learned to crop&nbsp;my images in the camera. It is a great pleasure to catch a child at a particular moment of&nbsp;enjoyment and to be able to present what my eye and the camera see without hesitation&nbsp;and without further editing.</p> <p><strong>Floor Grootenhuis:&nbsp;</strong>Next time you get a bagel to go perhaps you can discover&nbsp;who made your paper bag? Often the maker(s) name(s) are&nbsp;stamped on the bottom of the bag with the bag&rsquo;s birth date.&nbsp;This work marks an invisible collaboration; both with&nbsp;the bag maker, the collectors and myself - a three-part&nbsp;symbiosis coming together in a new man made organic form.&nbsp;In this age where electronic devices are replacing intimacy&nbsp;and face-to-face connections, my commitment is to bring the&nbsp;natural, physical and everyday world back into the human&nbsp;experience. The process is the piece and the experience is&nbsp;in the participation.</p> <p><strong>Francelle Jones</strong>:&nbsp;I went to see a reggae artist named Luciano in prospect park and he was singing a song called "Remember when we were Kings and Queens". Well I downloaded the song and as I was riding my bike it finally hit me. Some people look at my images and see poverty in some of the faces. They see the down trodden, but I look and see kings and queens. I also think it is a good time especially with everything that is happening in the neighborhood that we are reminded that we are all powerful and beautiful!</p> <p><strong>Gustavo Azrael Torres:&nbsp;</strong>Born and raised in Jersey City, NJ, I have been creating art since the age of three. For me, art has been more of a creative outlet, it has helped me overcome traumatic events in my life such as being bullied, and staying in unhealthy relationships. My pieces are like journal entries, inspired by personal experiences in my life.</p> <p><strong>Kerwin Williamson:</strong>&nbsp;I&nbsp;started pursuing fine-art more intensely in 2001 while still working on my first comic/graphic novel (Land of the rising sun). By 2006, I began working in film-photography [black&amp;white]. The urban setting of Brooklyn &amp; Manhattan was my first subject, then I moved into digital &amp; photographing, art &amp; music events by 2011. My current project [Rise Of The Young Ones] focuses on "Modern architecture", aspects of urban change, the historic-social causes for it, and implications. The way I see it, art encompasses everything; the way we live, dress, eat, think, feel, and interact with each other. Art is the reason, art is the way.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:50:37 +0000 Patricia Heal - Robin Rice Gallery - September 17th - October 26th <p>In her ninth solo show at the Robin Rice Gallery, veteran artist Patricia Heal documents her visual narrative of their enchanted home in upstate New York. Hidden within untouched forests lies Peabrook, a babbling brook running through the property. The classic architecture of the house is offset by uniquely quirky interiors designed by the English-born Patricia and her husband, Anthony Cotsifas, which generate an otherworldly existence within the estate. &ldquo;Peabrook is my Neverland,&rdquo; Heal states, in reference to J.M. Barrie&rsquo;s <em>Peter Pan</em>. &ldquo;It is a fictional place often described as a metaphor for eternal childhood.&rdquo; Heal hopes that, with just a visit to the gallery and a little imagination, you, too, can see Peabrook.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Her use of the large format, now-extinct Polaroid film for her black and white photographs, and the warm soft colors found in many of the other pieces of the collection, contribute to the sense of antiquity and fantasy surrounding Peabrook. The whimsical subject matter, including mythical creatures and extensive taxidermy, complete the &ldquo;magical&rdquo; representation of Heal&rsquo;s home that she strove to depict. The simply framed 4&rdquo; x 5&rdquo;, 5&rdquo; x 7&rdquo; and 8&rdquo; x 10&rdquo; photographs sit within large mattes, in keeping with the classical quality of her images. &ldquo;I really wanted to work in film again, and this project seemed the right one to do it with,&rdquo; says Heal, who lists Sarah Moon and Andr&eacute; Kertesz as artistic inspirations.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The dark and mysterious invitational image, &ldquo;Willow&rdquo;, depicts a portrait of a hooded woman, her downward gaze partially obstructed by the soft branches of a fern from the surrounding garden.</p> <p>The earth-toned image contains the unpredictable streaked effect of developed instant film.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In another image, entitled &ldquo;Sitting Room&rdquo;, we see a positive image of a film negative. Most notable is the hanging rhinoceros head towering impressively over two antique sitting chairs. The rhinoceros head is an art piece made of resin; Heal says that she does not condone hunting, and collects taxidermy as homage to the animals. Taxidermy can found throughout her home, including a raven standing alert upon one of the aforementioned chairs in her living room.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Patricia Heal was born in England, where she studied art and theater. After receiving her degree in photography, she moved to New York City. Currently, Heal works for leading editorial and commercial clients, and shares a studio with her husband, fellow photographer Anthony Cotsifas, and their bulldog, Moses. She has received numerous awards, including the Society of Publication Designers Award for Photography, the Communication Arts Photography Award, a Nikon/PDN Award, the IPA Lucie Fine Art Award, and a Fuji Film Promotion Award. In her previous show, Patricia focused on the wild ponies of Dartmoor and their habitat. After it was shown at the Robin Rice Gallery, her show was then exhibited in England at Stone Theatre in London and Bangwallop in Salcombe, Devon.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>To view all of the images exhibited, please direct yourself to <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 22:37:46 +0000 James Brooks, Alan Shields, Manny Farber, Al Held - Van Doren Waxter Gallery - July 28th - August 29th Sat, 26 Jul 2014 23:40:41 +0000 Tiong Ang, Guglielmo Achille Cavellini, Carlo Ferraris, Greg Kwiatek, Walter Robinson - LYNCH THAM - July 28th - August 21st <p><em>The Season in Review</em>&nbsp;summarizes our recent exhibitions with works by the following artists: Tiong Ang, Guglielmo Achille Cavellini, Carlo Ferraris, Greg Kwiatek, and Walter Robinson.&nbsp;<br /><br />RECENT PRESS:<br /><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">W Magazine</a><br /><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York Magazine</a><br /><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art<em>space</em></a><br /><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The New Yorker</a><br /><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">artnet News</a><br /><br />Gallery summer hours: Monday through Thursday, 10am to 6pm.<br /><br />We will be closed from 22&nbsp;August to 9 September 2014. We re-open&nbsp;on 10 September 2014 with an exhibition by leading&nbsp;Portuguese artist Pedro Calapez.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 20:07:42 +0000 - Guild Hall - August 2nd 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM <p>Since 1946, Guild Hall has proudly hosted the annual Clothesline Art Sale, a community event that showcases original works by East End artists. Nearly 400 artists enter the sale each year, with their work attracting thousands of art lovers looking for the next&nbsp;de Kooning, Prince, or Sherman. Works range in price from $50 to $2,000, with all proceeds split 50/50 between the artist and Guild Hall. Proceeds from the sale benefit Guild Hall of East Hampton.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:12:18 +0000 Tom Hammick - Flowers Gallery NY - September 11th - October 11th <p>Flowers is pleased to announce the New York solo debut of British artist Tom Hammick titled, <em>Hypnagogic</em>. The show, comprised of paintings and prints, will run from September 11th until October 11th 2014, with a reception for the artist on Thursday, September 11th, from 6-8pm.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:22:54 +0000 - Gallery 69 - August 1st 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:15:18 +0000 Group Show - Jonathan LeVine Gallery - 557C West 23rd - August 6th - August 23rd Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:45:07 +0000 Group Show - Jonathan LeVine Gallery - 529 W. 20th - August 6th - August 23rd Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:42:03 +0000 Filippino Lippi, Vittore Carpaccio, Jose Guadalupe Posada, Pablo Picasso, Hugues Sambin, Sebastiano Conca - The Metropolitan Museum of Art - July 15th - September 29th <p>The summer rotation in the Robert Wood Johnson Jr. Gallery focuses on a selection of drawings and prints from southern Europe and Mexico and covers over 450 years of art in different media.</p> <p>The earliest works on view are drawings by two great artists of the Italian Renaissance: Filippino Lippi (Italian, ca. 1457&ndash;1504) and Vittore Carpaccio (Italian, 1460/66?&ndash;1525/26). They were close contemporaries and represent the two major artistic centers of fifteenth-century Italy: Florence and Venice, respectively. Filippino Lippi, the illegitimate son of the great painter Fra Filippo Lippi&nbsp;(Italian, ca. 1406&ndash;1469), was a brilliant muralist and easel-painter active in Florence and Rome. Filippino's virtuosity as a draftsman is especially evident in his quick expressive sketches and meditated life studies in the difficult technique of metalpoint; many of his highly inventive compositions were also recorded by engravers of his time, as seen in the present selection. Carpaccio was a prolific draftsman, unlike most Venetian Renaissance artists of his generation, and used drawings for a variety of purposes. Some of his drawings in the Museum's collection can be firmly connected to extant paintings by him, and others served as models for consultation in the workshop.</p> <p>The rotation also features several new acquisitions of the&nbsp;Department of Drawings and Prints. A rare, circular architectural print by the French Renaissance artist Hugues Sambin (French, ca. 1520&ndash;1601)&nbsp;forms the central focus of a selection of works on paper exploring the interest in Classical architecture in France during the sixteenth century. The monumental circular drawing of&nbsp;<em>Venus at the Forge of Vulcan</em>of the early eighteenth century is one of Sebastiano Conca's most accomplished extant works, and it is shown here with a group of exuberant compositional studies and figural drawings by Italian Baroque painters. On display nearby is the French nineteenth-century design for a mural by the artist Paul Chenavard (French, 1808&ndash;1895). This heretofore unidentified project represents the so-called&nbsp;<em>Gigantomachy</em>, or the battle of the Olympian Gods against the Giants, and is paired with other drawings and prints showing scenes of divine omnipotence.</p> <p>A separate group of drawings and prints focuses on Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881&ndash;1973). Picasso was a prolific printmaker who throughout his long career explored different printmaking techniques. His subjects embody a perpetual conversation, both between his own works and those of his predecessors and colleagues. In this selection from the Museum's collection, six works from his oeuvre are contrasted with prints and drawings by other artists. The comparisons highlight his connection to artistic traditions as well as his own very distinct contributions to art history.</p> <p>In part contemporary to Picasso's work, a large section of the rotation is dedicated to twentieth-century Mexican prints. Emerging from the political climate of the Mexican Revolution (1910&ndash;1920), the spirited prints and posters address political themes inspired by the unstable climate of the first half of the twentieth century, whereas others celebrate Mexican traditions and culture such as Jos&eacute; Guadalupe Posada's skeletons relating to the Day of the Dead.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:14:51 +0000 Kelvin De Leon, Delphine Diallo, Heather Hart, Albert Vecerka - Studio Museum in Harlem - July 17th - October 26th <p>Harlem Postcards is an ongoing project that invites contemporary artists of diverse backgrounds to reflect on Harlem as a site of cultural activity, political vitality, visual stimuli, artistic contemplation and creative production. Representing intimate and dynamic perspectives of Harlem, the images reflect the idiosyncratic visions of contemporary artists from a wide range of backgrounds and locations. Each photograph has been reproduced as a limited edition postcard available free to visitors.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:44:17 +0000 Group Show - Studio Museum in Harlem - July 17th - October 26th <p><em>Expanding the Walls: Making Connections Between Photography, History and Community</em>&nbsp;is an annual, eight-month residency in which New York&ndash;area high school students explore the history and techniques of photography. Through experimentation, gallery visits and workshops led by contemporary artists, the students build community as each explores and defines his or her art practice. Since the program&rsquo;s founding in 2001, the James VanDerZee (1886&ndash;1983) archives&mdash;housed at The Studio Museum in Harlem&mdash;have been the primary catalyst for the students&rsquo; critical reflections on the representation of culture and community. VanDerZee, the iconic chronicler of Harlem during its renaissance period, documented landscapes and social groups, and cultivated a thriving studio practice that represented an emergent black middle class. Now in its fourteenth year, the program and exhibition continue to be impassioned considerations of VanDerZee&rsquo;s timeless themes, and testaments to the Studio Museum&rsquo;s commitment to young, emerging artists.</p> <p>The title for this exhibition,&nbsp;<em>Vantage Point</em>, is a term that describes a position or place that affords a wide or advantageous perspective.&nbsp;<em>Vantage Point</em>&nbsp;presents the students&rsquo; perspectives and awareness of complex power dynamics, definitions of community, internal conflicts and victories. Like VanDerZee, the young artists meticulously construct works that range from realistic echoes of lived experiences to projected narratives that deliberately push perceived societal boundaries. Atzimba Xoyalta&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>The Thinker</em>&nbsp;(2014), for example, is an intimate snapshot, photojournalistic in approach, illustrating the self-discovery of youth, while an untitled work by Gabriella Rosen uses the language of film noir to recast everyday people as superheroes. From these diverse vantage points students both collapse and expand the notions of lived and imagined experiences.</p> <p>Through their engagement with contemporary artists and museum professionals, excursions throughout New York and discussion groups focusing on the impact of art on society, students discover techniques to present their ideas to an intergenerational audience. For this exhibition,&nbsp;<em>Expanding the Walls</em>&nbsp;participants have selected VanDerZee photographs, displayed alongside their own, that resonate with the same sense of performance and production present in their works.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:39:59 +0000 Dawit L. Petros, Leslie Hewitt, Terry Adkins - Studio Museum in Harlem - July 17th - March 8th, 2015 <p><em>Under Another Name</em>&nbsp;borrows its title from a line that appears in Ren&eacute;e Green&rsquo;s letterpress print&nbsp;<em>William Morris</em>. In it, she cites William Morris, a 19th century English artist, writer, textile designer and socialist. In his novel&nbsp;<em>A Dream of John Ball</em>&nbsp;(1888), which Green quotes, he writes: &ldquo;I men fight and lose the battle, and the thing that they fought for comes about in spite of their defeat, and when it comes turns out not to be what they meant, and other men have to fight for what they meant under another name&hellip;&rdquo;</p> <p><em>Under Another Name</em>&nbsp;considers work in multiple media, focusing on the relationship of various genres and media to one another. Here, ephemeral sculptures are captured as photographs; letterpress prints invoke the aesthetics of video; performances are recorded as drawings; sound is captured in objects; and photographs are abstracted into paintings. Rather than privileging one medium over another, the exhibition looks at their interdependence and what happens when a work is understood through the context of a new medium.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:33:32 +0000