ArtSlant - Closing soon en-us 40 Brett Bigbee - Alexandre Gallery - October 18th, 2012 - November 17th, 2012 <p>Intense magic realism and a haunting tenderness describe Brett Bigbee’s (American, b. 1954)human-scaled figurative paintings.  Two early paintings from the 1990s are on view – one depicting his wife and frequent model sitting nude on a bold flower patterned sofa.  The second is a self-portrait of the artist holding his infant son.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 00:43:19 +0000 Neil Welliver - Alexandre Gallery - October 18th, 2012 - November 17th, 2012 <p> A selection of woodcut prints using traditional Japanese methods and related drawings and watercolors of the Maine landscape by Neil Welliver (American, 1929 – 2005), best known for his monumental oil paintings of untouched woods of Northern New England.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 00:44:29 +0000 Steve Chellis, Joseph O'Neal, Geoff Henshall, Brandon Fonville, Joe Strasser - Brooklyn Fire Proof / Temporary Storage Gallery - November 15th, 2012 - November 17th, 2012 <p>bluetan collective presents <strong><i>WOODHULL</i></strong>, a group exhibition of paintings, photographs, works on paper and collaborative installation at Brooklyn Fireproof featuring Geoff Henshall, Steve Chellis, Joe Strasser, Joseph O'Neal and Brandon Fonville. Musical performance by SoftSpot. <br /> <br /><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><br /><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><br /><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:24:41 +0000 Richard Prince - Gagosian Gallery - 980 Madison Ave. - October 25th, 2012 - November 17th, 2012 Fri, 26 Oct 2012 03:04:30 +0000 Randall W. L. Mooers - George Billis Gallery- NY - October 16th, 2012 - November 17th, 2012 <p>On the surface my paintings arise from a strong attraction to the natural light of my north facing windows and the forms that I place in its path. I am drawn to the shapes and surface textures of some forms and the reflective qualities of others. The work always begins with an almost obsessive fascination with spatial relationships that extends back to early childhood. The images sometimes represent a personal symbolic narrative and other times simply imply a human presence.</p> Sat, 20 Oct 2012 20:35:42 +0000 Kenny Harris - George Billis Gallery- NY - October 16th, 2012 - November 17th, 2012 <p>The subject of these paintings is a single chateau called Le Quesnoy, which overlooks Mont Saint Michel in Normandy, France.I stayed there fall of ’09, painting plein-air and interiors and taking photos of the chateau. It was quite old and had been in my friend’s family for hundreds of years. The structure and décor had been added on to and redone various times. The nature of the building was an eclectic mixture of different times, aesthetics and technologies. The colors were arresting and unusual. There were paintings all over the house, mostly done by members of the family. My intention with this show is to evoke the feeling of being in this space: it �s bright colors and old details shaped by the indirect light filtering through centuries old windows. I hope the viewer, surrounded by these paintings, can be given an experience of this place. But not just the physical description, rather the state of mind the interiors elicited: a mixture of calmness and visual excitement.</p> Sun, 07 Oct 2012 22:24:40 +0000 Marc Leuthold - George Billis Gallery- NY - October 16th, 2012 - November 17th, 2012 Mon, 05 Nov 2012 23:39:01 +0000 Alexandra Sashneva - InterArt Gallery - October 8th, 2012 - November 17th, 2012 Mon, 05 Nov 2012 01:38:30 +0000 BluDog10003 - Michael Mut Project Space - October 24th, 2012 - November 17th, 2012 <p><b>Re-Tail Blu's </b></p> <p>Artist BluDog10003</p> <p>Oct 24 to Nov 17 Reception Oct 25 6-9pm</p> <p>Michael Mut Gallery is excited about exhibiting NYC's favorite four legged street artist. BluDog10003 is taking a bite out of our culture of consumption and high end labels with his latest solo show, <b>Re-Tail Blu's</b>. Join BluDog10003 on October 24th for the grand opening of his bourgeois-tique at Michael Mut Gallery in the East Village. </p> <p>The high end pop up store will feature recycled and reclaimed items rebranded with his unique BluDog charm. Known for his colorful and provocative street sticker campaigns that take aim at social issues are important to him, BluDog10003 has evolved into a staple of the New York scenery as well as making his mark on cityscapes across the globe. Bludog10003 believes that streets are the public access channel of global marketing.</p> <p></p> <p><b>NYC’s BluDog10003 is a furry, four legged adhesive artist that believes sticker bombing is a much more hygienic form of marking his territory than what his instinct dictates.  </b></p> <p></p> <p>He chooses the street as his gallery because it remains democratic. </p> <p><i>“You put up and if people like it they take pics or poach it. If it sucks they slap over it.</i></p> <p></p> <p><i>More information about the artist visit </i><a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 20:14:10 +0000 Luisa Rabbia - Peter Blum Gallery - September 13th, 2012 - November 17th, 2012 <p>Peter Blum is pleased to announce <em>Coming and Going</em>, an exhibition of new sculpture and drawings by <strong>Luisa Rabbia</strong> opening on September 13, 2012 at Peter Blum Chelsea (526 West 29th Street). This will be her first solo exhibition with Peter Blum Gallery. <strong>An opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 13 from</strong><b><br /> <strong>6 – 8pm.</strong></b>  It will be on view until October 27, 2012</p> <p><br /> <em>Coming and Going</em> is organized around several large sculptures and drawings that explore the passage of time and the interconnectivity that define contemporary life. A multi-media artist, Rabbia integrates porcelain, papier-mâché, silver-point, and pencil drawings with natural materials. In the sculptures created for the exhibition, organic forms intertwine and wrap around pencil drawn portraits. Figures emerge out of tangled roots or vein-like elements made out of wrapped fabric and papier-mâché. The roots envelop, connect, nourish, suffocate, detach and conjoin the figures while wood and stones anchor them firmly to the ground and create a strong dialogue between human and nature. Blue and red play a dominant role in her work further echoing an association with the human vascular system. </p> <p>Concepts of unity and separation are evident throughout. In<em> Dual,</em> 2012, two bodies thrust upward delicately relying on each other for balance. Their connection is tenuous and fragile yet strong enough to allow the sculpture to remain freestanding. <em>Towards,</em> 2012, fills an entire gallery wall with more than 200 tiny portraits on painted porcelain. The installation is meant to be experienced simultaneously as one work made up of highly individualized depictions of people from different cultures and backgrounds.</p> <p>The passage of time and the loss and change that is associated with it is also recurrent in many of her works. Human traces left on sheets depicted in silver-point drawings along with the second-hand clothes incorporated into several of her papier-mâché works are loaded with personal experiences and reinforce our relationship with our surroundings.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Luisa Rabbia</strong> was born in 1970 in Pinerolo (Torino, Italy) and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has been exhibited internationally including solo exhibitions at Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires, Argentina, curated by Beatrice Merz (2010); Fondazione Merz, Torino, Italy, curated by Beatrice Merz (2009); Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venezia, Italy (2009); The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, curated by Pieranna Cavalchini, (2008). Group exhibitions include shows at the MAGA, Museo Arte Gallarate, curated by Francesca Pasini and Angela Vettese (2010), MAXXI Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo, Roma, Italy, curated by Paolo Colombo (2007); and the Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China, curated by Achille Bonito Oliva (2006).</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 02:16:39 +0000 Group Show - Robert Miller Gallery - September 18th, 2012 - November 17th, 2012 <p>Today’s economic climate and the 2012 summer drought recall a time almost a century ago when the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl of the Southwest changed American society. The F.S.A. (Farm Security Administration)<em> </em>sent a number of photographers across the country to document the plight of American farmers and depressed urban areas. Many of these images are famous today for the harsh reality that they documented which in turn spurred a movement of American artists focused on social realism.</p> <p>The F.S.A. was established in 1935 as part of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal programs and was given the mission to support small farmers and restore land and communities damaged by the Depression. The photographers employed under the F.S.A. (which also included Charlotte Brooks, Esther Bubley, Marjory Collins, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Russell Lee, Carl Mydans, Gordon Parks, Arthur Rothstein, Ben Shahn, John Vachon, and Marion Post Wolcott) produced images that greatly impacted how both policy-makers and the general public understood the Depression.</p> <p>Today in 2012, in the midst of a digital era where Americans are bombarded with flashy images and air brushed pictures, we still see a number of photographers who turn their lenses to the ordinary, outcast or misunderstood parts of contemporary culture. These new social realists present an original look at the people, places and objects that make up a significant aspect of contemporary society.</p> <p>This exhibition focuses on F.S.A. photographs in conjunction with contemporary photography that in many ways parallel each other. The common subject matter takes on a variety of forms. Portraits, landscapes and everyday objects all share a unity in a tribute to Realism and American culture.</p> <p>The exhibition includes F.S.A. Photographers Horace Bristol, Jack Delano, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Russell Lee, Marion Post Wolcott, and Arthur Rothstein and contemporary photographers Debbie Grossman, Josh Lehrer, Zoe Strauss, and Emma Wilcox.</p> Sat, 13 Oct 2012 17:06:01 +0000 Bruce Conner - Senior & Shopmaker Gallery - September 20th, 2012 - November 17th, 2012 <p>Senior &amp; Shopmaker Gallery, in collaboration with the Conner Family Trust, is pleased to present <strong><em>Afterimage: The Prints of Bruce Conner</em></strong>, the first exhibition of the artist’s work at the gallery. Conner, who passed away in 2008, was born in McPherson, Kansas in 1933 and moved to San Francisco in the late 1950s where he became a pivotal figure in the Beat scene of poets, writers, artists and performers. Active in all media, including painting, collage and assemblage, sculpture, graphic arts, filmmaking, and photography, Conner brought a radical and iconoclastic approach to art-making, questioning and rejecting ideals of artistic purity, style, and identity, as well as the market-driven dynamic of the art world.</p> <p>     The show, accompanied by an on-line catalogue with an essay by Peter Boswell, will include lithographs Conner produced in 1970-71 to preserve the imagery of his ephemeral felt-tip drawings of the period, as well as later prints based on ink blot drawings and collages.</p> <p>     Linking the artist’s extensive graphic oeuvre to his work in other media is a command of light and shadow that permeates images hovering between fugitive and eternal, fantasy and reality. The retinal effect of his starkly monochromatic drawings of the 1960s and 1970s is achieved through the use of densely woven lines, creating highly complex shifting patterns. Formally rigorous, these maze-like drawings negate external references and dissolve figure/ground boundaries. Often structured by circular mandala forms, they attest to the artist’s deep knowledge of occult and Eastern philosophies. Conner’s immersive felt-tip drawing process took on a performative aspect as the artist spent continuous hours making them, never lifting pen from paper in order to produce a graphically uninterrupted line.</p> <p>     In 1970, concerned about the fugitive nature of his felt tip drawings, Conner initiated the meticulous reproduction of the images at Kaiser Graphics, a commercial printer in Oakland, California. Believing hand-drawn and inked lithography interfered with the precision of his imagery, the artist chose a commercial offset process, flouting print world conventions by using photomechanical rather than fine art printing.  The process, however, allowed him to amend flaws in the original drawings and create improved compositions. This led to the production of some one hundred prints, from small, single sheets to suites of up to twenty-five related panels (titled <em>SET OF THREE, SET OF FOUR</em>, etc.). The sequential relationship between one drawing and another - the unfolding of form to form - is preserved to great effect in the thematic organization of the print portfolios.</p> <p>     In the mid-1970s and continuing sporadically for the rest of his career, Conner produced inkblot drawings of startling variety and innovation: grids of small, calligraphic shapes executed by blotting small puddles of ink between the folds of accordion-pleated sheets of paper. Totemic and enigmatic, these rows of symmetrically arranged patterns read as documents scripted in a mysterious language.</p> <p>     Drawings and prints of later years are credited to “Anonymous” and “Anonymouse”, two of several alter egos invented by Conner to manipulate the idea of artistic identity and authorship. Images inspired by nature, <em>Leaf September 11-December 7, 2001</em>, and <em>Dark Leaf</em>, relate to elegiac drawings the artist made in response to the 9/11 attacks. Other prints relate to film projects or collage pieces, such as <em>BOMBHEAD,</em> originally conceived as a collage and later transferred and produced as an inkjet print. An outlier in the exhibition, the imagery harkens to Conner’s groundbreaking films of the 1970s such as <em>Crossroads</em>, 1976.</p> <p>     Conner’s work has been included in many major group exhibitions, notably the 1961 pioneering show <em>The Art of Assemblage</em> at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Recent exhibitions include <em>Bruce Conner: The 1970s</em> at the Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria in 2010 and <em>Bruce Conner and the Primal Scene of Punk Rock, </em>MCA Denver, Denver, Colorado 2012.  In 2000, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis organized a wide-ranging exhibition of Conner’s work entitled <em>2000 BC: The Bruce Conner Story, Part II</em>, which traveled to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in San Francisco, and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. His work is included in the collections of many museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.</p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 01:43:13 +0000 Raul Marroquin - Witzenhausen Gallery - NY - November 8th, 2012 - November 17th, 2012 <p>Working with video since 1968. One of the pioneers of European video art, his work has been exhibited in ICA London, MOMA New York, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Centre Pompidou Paris, Moderna Museet Stocholm, Museo Reina Sofia Madrid, etc. His single channel works, objects, composites and installations are part of many private and public collections in Europe, the Americas, Australia and the Far East. <br /> <br /> From 1971 to 1978 Marroquin published Fandangos, an artist magazine. This was followed by other initiatives like the Kremlin Mole published in Amsterdam during the 1980s. After a series of experiments with Belgium, British, Dutch and German national television stations, Raul Marroquin began to explore the possibilities of cable in Amsterdam (1977). In 1990 he co-authored Time Based Arts Television, later that year he created De Hoeksteen Live Television with stage actor / director Titus Muizelaar, De Hoeksteen is a political, financial, cultural program transmitted live every last Saturday of the month 23:00 - 03:00 C.E.T.<br /> <br /> He lectures and conducts workshops on a regular basis: Center for Advanced Visual Studies Massachussets Institue of Technology, London School of Economics and Political Sciences, Universidad Nacional &amp; Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota, Rietveld Academie (Amsterdam) Jan van Eijck Akademie (Maastricht) Minerva (Groningen) Aki Enschede in the Netherlands, Alternative Media Studies New York University and others.<br /> Marroquin writes for his own blog and contributes with articles and essays for scientific and special interest publications</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 04:07:35 +0000 Shantell Martin - Black & White Gallery - September 21st, 2012 - November 18th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;">Black &amp; White Gallery/Project Space is very excited to present <strong><em>Continuous Line</em></strong>  - a large-scale, first solo show of works made specifically for the exhibition by the Brooklyn-based, British visual and performance artist <strong>Shantell Martin</strong>. The exhibition’s title refers to the artist’s continuous endeavor to transform her ongoing internal monologue into visual narrative while simultaneously indicating the complimentary relationship between the indoor and outdoor exhibition spaces.<br /> <br /> <strong>Shantell Martin</strong> works in the variety of artistic media: analog drawing on walls, cars, people, shoes, clothes, found or interesting objects and digital drawing using open frame works (coding platform), as well as performance/projection. Increasingly, Martin has been incorporating recurring words and phrases into her work and collaborating with members of her family back in London, starting with her grandmother in <em><span style="color: #666666;" color="#666666"><span style="color: #666666;" color="#666666"><span style="color: #333333;" color="#333333"><span style="color: #666666;" color="#666666"><span style="color: #333333;" color="#333333"><span class="style46">Dear Grandmother Project</span>.</span></span></span></span></span></em><br /> <br /> Martin favors a loose style that suggests free association but, upon closer inspection, seemingly incomplete scenarios reveal precise line and placement of objects. Translated and mapped to the gallery space, her continuous flow of sensations, impressions, images, memories and thoughts will invite the viewers to reevaluate their relationship to their surroundings.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 22:52:40 +0000 Group Show - Causey Contemporary - October 19th, 2012 - November 18th, 2012 <p><i>Purple</i></p> <p>A Group Exhibition by YOUNITY</p> <p>October 19 – November 18, 2012<b></b></p> <p> </p> <p><b>September 2012, Brooklyn, NY</b> — This October, eleven female contemporary artists will explore <i>Purple</i> as a color, word and psychological context in a freestyle exhibition where medium, formal strategies and process intersect to create original content.</p> <p> </p> <p><i>Purple</i> will be on view at Causey Contemporary Gallery, 92 Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, from October 19 - November 18, 2012, with an opening reception from 6pm – 9pm on Friday, October 19<sup>th</sup>. This exhibition is produced by YOUNITY, an international collective of urban female visual artists, designers and craftswomen. The collective collaborates on creative projects, resource networks, mentoring of youth, community building, and the production of art exhibitions that promote women in the arts.</p> <p> </p> <p>Curated by Diana McClure and YOUNITY co-founder Alice Mizrachi, this exhibition features a group of internationally recognizable street, mural, urban and contemporary artists from across the United States and abroad including: Alice Mizrachi, Diana McClure, Gilf!, Lady Pink, Lichiban, Miss Van, Olek, Priscila De Carvalho, Queen Andrea, Ritzy Periwinkle, and Sofia Maldonado.</p> <p> </p> <p>From electric purple, Tyrian purple and Han purple, to purple prose, purple patches and human color psychology, the color purple has been tapped by the musician Prince, the author Alice Walker, the French art publication Purple Journal, and the ancient world, to convey a certain psychological vibration, spiritual energy or visual message.  In this exhibition, each artists’ interpretation of purple aims to unlock new readings on the visceral, intellectual, conceptual, spiritual and pleasurable aspects of the color purple.</p> <p> </p> <p>For further information about <i>Purple</i> or the artists involved, contact the Causey Contemporary, 718 218 8939 or</p> <p> </p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 18:18:04 +0000 Group Show - DACIA GALLERY - November 17th, 2012 - November 18th, 2012 <p>DACIA GALLERY PRESENTS</p> <p>ART SHOW ON BROADWAY</p> <p>Exhibition Date and Reception<br />Saturday, November 17, from 3:00pm to 3:00am</p> <p>Venue<br />623 Broadway, between Houston and Bleecker</p> <p>Dacia Gallery proudly presents Art Show on Broadway, a group show of over 60 exhibiting artists. This eclectic collection of artwork will feature paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, digital art and site-specific installations. The exhibition space is a beautiful venue located on Broadway and Houston, comprised of three exhibition floors with 14,000 square feet for each floor. By taking a fresh and unconventional approach to curating and exhibition design the artists are given total freedom to curate and present their own artwork. In addition, exhibiting artists will be present at the reception where we invite them to share their art, inspiration and meet the admiring public. The reception includes two bars and live performances.</p> <p>EXHIBITION AND ART PARTY<br />Art Show on Broadway will take place on Saturday, November 17, 2012</p> <p>Opening Hours<br />3:00pm to 7:00pm, free to the public</p> <p>7:00-10:00pm, $10 cover<br />10:00pm to 3:00am, $20 cover</p> <p>Additionally, we will have three DJ'S and two bars located on the middle and top floors throughout the night. This will be and art show to remember, come support the artists and have an incredible time of art, music and dancing. At midnight, the bottom two floors will close and everyone can join the artists upstairs for the dance party until 3:00am.</p> <p></p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 20:26:55 +0000