ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/show en-us 40 Alexandre Arrechea, Glenda Léon, Adrian Fernández, Adriana Arronte, José Angel Vincench, Reynier Leyva Novo, Carlos Quintana. - Magnan Metz Gallery - March 13th - April 25th <p>Cuban Group Exhibition , Part one of a two part show.</p> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:17:02 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Andrew Gbur - Joe Sheftel Gallery - March 15th - April 12th Sun, 01 Mar 2015 16:30:50 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Igor Eskinja - Scaramouche - March 13th - May 3rd <p>The first U.S. solo exhibition by Croatian artist Igor Eskinja features new works ranging from photography, sculpture to site-specific installation. Eskinja&rsquo;s abstract compositions are characterized by their particular production by way of accumulation; the works&rsquo; ephemeral and fragile state incorporate the very essence of transformation. &nbsp;The title of the exhibition refers to a bond between the poetic dimension (in the works themselves) and the economical context of exchange, abstraction and power.</p> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 21:37:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Christina Kjelsmark, Daniel Kordan, James Balog, Jeff Orlowski - NOoSPHERE - March 3rd - March 27th <p>Scandinavian fine art venture <strong>Nordic Artwork </strong>presents <strong><em>Polar Opposites</em></strong>, a unique exhibition that features artwork from the northern and southern hemispheres that capture the special beauty of the Polar Regions. The photographs by Daniel Kordan of Moscow, and landscape paintings and photographs by Christina Kjelsmark will be interspersed with images from <em>Chasing Ice</em>, an award-winning documentary film by James Balog and Jeff Orlowski.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Nordic Artwork will host a grand opening reception on Tuesday, March 3 from 6:30-9 p.m at NOoSPHERE, an artist-initiated nonprofit venue with a special focus on Norway.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Landscapes in the polar and sub-polar zones both north and south are stunning and harsh. People have been living above 60 degrees north&mdash;the Nordic lands&mdash;for thousands of years, whereas Patagonia has only been inhabited since 1865.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Living in these arduous regions exaggerates one&rsquo;s interaction with nature. The lives of the first inhabitants depended heavily on the climate, and, even to this day, people in these desolate lands are highly aware of shifting weather and wind. People on both ends of the globe are welcoming alternative energy sources, knowing that nature&rsquo;s power is strong and dependable.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;Art communities at both poles are influenced by the striking landscapes. It is a huge challenge to paint these beautiful landscapes, and at the same time, do them justice to show their uniqueness and strength,&rdquo; said Kirsten Wildfang, co-founder of Nordic Artwork. &ldquo;With this exhibition we are trying to show our connectedness despite the thousands of miles separating us. We want to address the concern for climate affecting the people living at the poles, by focusing on their dependence on nature&rsquo;s unpredictability.&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Nordic Artwork</strong> was created by Kirsten Wildfang and Tine Kryger, each a Danish expatriate in New York, as a way for individuals and businesses to collect high-quality Scandinavian art in an easily accessible way. Nordic Artwork currently represents nine artists who have been selected for their craftsmanship and international appeal. They come from a tradition of Scandinavian painters where clean lines, expert painterly technique and a distinctive light has long been known in the work of Vilhelm Hammersh&oslash;j, Edvard Munch and the Skagen painters. Both individual pieces and complete solutions for private and commercial spaces are available in the online gallery at NordicArtwork.com. Visit Nordic Artwork online at <a href="http://www.nordicartwork.com" rel="nofollow">www.nordicartwork.com</a> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/NordicArtwork" rel="nofollow">https://www.facebook.com/NordicArtwork</a></p> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:05:07 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Christina Kjelsmark, Daniel Kordan, Jeff Orlowsk - NOoSPHERE - March 3rd - March 27th <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">NORDIC ARTWORK&nbsp;UNITES THE MOST EXTREME POINTS OF THE EARTH WITH &ldquo;POLAR OPPOSITES,&rdquo; ITS FIRST MULTI-MEDIA ART EXHIBITION&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">March 3&mdash;27, 2015&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">Opening Reception:&nbsp;March 3,&nbsp;6:30-9pm&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">NOoSPHERE&nbsp;Arts&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">251 East Houston Street&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">New York, NY 10002&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607"><img class="WACImage SCX46516607" src="https://word-edit.officeapps.live.com/we/GetImage.ashx?&amp;Fi=SD58BAC402AAF8985C!2145&amp;C=5_810_SN2-SKY-WAC-WSHI&amp;ak=m%3Den%2Dgb&amp;ObjectDataBlobId=%7B963b739f-64ba-5f75-80f7-bc775a9304c6%7D%7B1%7D&amp;usid=b72da884-adae-4788-8cea-9dd279583091&amp;build=16.0.3629.1016&amp;waccluster=DB3B&amp;Word=1&amp;lcSessionId=40B3298C-070D-40BE-BC09-1DFEB74B36DB&amp;lcBackup=true&amp;lcMachineId=1fa2e64ce78f&amp;lcClusterId=DB3B" alt="Image" />NEW YORK CITY&mdash;Scandinavian&nbsp;fine art venture&nbsp;Nordic Artwork&nbsp;presents&nbsp;Polar Opposites, a unique exhibition that features artwork from the northern and southern hemispheres that capture the special beauty of the Polar Regions. The photographs by Daniel&nbsp;Kordan&nbsp;of Moscow, and landscape paintings and photographs by Christina&nbsp;Kjelsmark&nbsp;will be interspersed with images from&nbsp;Chasing Ice, an award-winning documentary film by James&nbsp;Balog&nbsp;and Jeff&nbsp;Orlowski.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">Nordic Artwork will host a grand opening&nbsp;reception&nbsp;on Tuesday, March 3&nbsp;from 6:30-9&nbsp;p.m&nbsp;at&nbsp;NOoSPHERE, an artist-initiated nonprofit venue with a special focus on Norway.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">Landscapes in the polar and sub-polar zones both north and south are stunning and harsh. People have been living above 60 degrees north&mdash;the Nordic lands&mdash;for thousands of years, whereas Patagonia has only been inhabited since 1865.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">Living in these arduous regions exaggerates one&rsquo;s interaction with nature. The lives of the first inhabitants depended heavily on the climate, and, even to this day, people in these desolate lands are highly aware of shifting weather and wind. People on both ends of the globe are welcoming alternative energy sources, knowing that nature&rsquo;s power is strong and dependable.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">&ldquo;Art communities at both poles are influenced by the striking landscapes. It is a huge challenge to paint these beautiful landscapes, and at the same time, do them justice to show their uniqueness and strength,&rdquo; said Kirsten&nbsp;Wildfang, co-founder of Nordic Artwork. &ldquo;With this exhibition we are trying to show our connectedness despite the thousands of miles separating us. We want to address the concern for climate affecting the people living at the poles, by focusing on their dependence on nature&rsquo;s unpredictability.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">Nordic Artwork&nbsp;was created by Kirsten&nbsp;Wildfang&nbsp;and Tine&nbsp;Kryger, each a Danish expatriate&nbsp;in New York, as a way for individuals and businesses to collect high-quality Scandinavian art in an easily accessible way. Nordic Artwork currently represents nine&nbsp;artists&nbsp;who&nbsp;have been selected for their craftsmanship and&nbsp;international appeal. They come from a tradition of Scandinavian painters where clean lines, expert painterly technique and a distinctive light has long been known in the work of&nbsp;Vilhelm&nbsp;Hammersh&oslash;j,&nbsp;Edvard&nbsp;Munch and the&nbsp;Skagen&nbsp;painters. Both individual pieces and complete solutions for private and commercial spaces are available in the online gallery at NordicArtwork.com.&nbsp;Visit Nordic Artwork online at&nbsp;<a class="Hyperlink SCX46516607" href="http://www.nordicartwork.com/" rel="nofollow">www.nordicartwork.com</a>&nbsp;<a class="Hyperlink SCX46516607" href="https://www.facebook.com/NordicArtwork" rel="nofollow">https://www.facebook.com/NordicArtwork</a>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">###&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">Media Contact:&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">Kristen Tate Communications:&nbsp;646-4</p> </div> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:03:24 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list - 3A Gallery - February 27th - February 27th Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:18:01 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Jef Geys - 3A Gallery - March 26th - July 24th Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:16:25 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Monika Bravo - Y Gallery - March 6th - April 6th Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:24:11 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Susan Breen, Margaret Morrison - Woodward Gallery - March 14th - May 9th Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:16:59 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Robin Layton - Winston Wachter Fine Art - March 1st - April 18th Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:13:29 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Group Show - Whitebox Art Center - March 1st - March 12th Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:10:29 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list - Throckmorton Fine Art - March 5th - April 4th Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:03:14 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list James Barker, Spider Martin, Charles Moore - Steven Kasher Gallery - March 5th - April 18th <p style="text-align: justify;">Opening Reception: Thursday, March 5<sup>th</sup>, 6 &ndash; 8 PM.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>To be attended by James Barker, Tracy Martin and Michelle Moore Peel</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Steven Kasher Gallery is proud to present the exhibition <em>Selma March 1965. </em>&nbsp;Featuring over 150 original photographs, the exhibition depicts the three Selma-to-Montgomery marches that rocked the nation and galvanized the Civil Rights Movement in 1965. &ldquo;Never before in New York or any other gallery has the work of photographers <strong>James</strong> <strong>Barker</strong>, <strong>Spider</strong> <strong>Martin</strong> and <strong>Charles</strong> <strong>Moore </strong>been brought together like this,&rdquo; said Steven Kasher. &ldquo;By combining their work, the exhibition captures in a new way the angst, courage and chaos of this seminal moment in American history.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">On March 7<sup>th</sup>, 1965, Alabama state troopers and a local posse viciously attacked civil rights demonstrators in Selma, stopping a planned peaceful march to the state capitol in Montgomery, wounding many innocent marchers. Both filmed and photographed, &ldquo;Bloody Sunday&rdquo; instantly caused nationwide outrage. A few days later, a second march, led by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was turned back. A third, ultimately successful march left Selma on March 21, arriving in Montgomery five days later.&nbsp; By then, President Lyndon B. Johnson, pushed by Dr. King and the horrific images of brutality captured by Martin, Moore and others, had introduced the Voting Rights Act to Congress, which became law later that year.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;Together the images on display present a complex, compelling tableau that is both monumental and intimate, brave and vulnerable,&rdquo; said Kasher. &ldquo;The exhibit is inspiring, but also a chilling reminder that those who fight for social justice do at great risk, with no guarantee that their efforts will be successful &ndash; though sometimes they are, if only partially.&rdquo; Selma March 1965 commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Selma marches as well as the Voting Rights Act they catalyzed. It is the 30th public exhibition that Kasher has organized of photography of the Civil Rights Movement.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Charles Moore </strong>(1931 &ndash; 2010)is the most renowned photographer of the Civil Rights Movement. His Selma pictures were published in two issues of <em>Life, </em>then the most read and shared journal in the U. S., with a wider audience than the television news. His pictures of peaceful demonstrators and brutal police shocked the nation and galvanized Congressional response. Moore&rsquo;s Civil Rights Movement pictures have been published and exhibited widely ever since, especially the ones he took of the Birmingham protests in 1963. Those pictures, of protestors fire-hosed and attacked by police dogs, are the most iconic images of the Civil Rights Movement. They earned Moore renown, but also arrest in Birmingham, and a year&rsquo;s banishment from Alabama, his native state. His earliest pictures in this exhibition document the rise to prominence in Montgomery of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., taken while Moore was chief photographer for<em> The Montgomery Advertiser</em>. Moore&rsquo;s Selma pictures for <em>Life</em> record the brutal attack on the first march, then attacks on civil rights activists in Montgomery, and finally the joyous culmination in Montgomery of the third march.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 1965 <strong>Spider Martin</strong> (1939 &ndash; 2003) was a young staff photographer at <em>The Birmingham News.</em> Spider was sent to cover the Selma events, but the News was reluctant to feature his images. Once the Bloody Sunday violence preempted national television programing and exposed what was happening in Selma, the<em> News</em>&nbsp;had no choice but to prominently publish Spider's pictures, moving them from the back of the paper to the front. The&nbsp;<em>News</em>&nbsp;released Spider from his assignment after Bloody Sunday because "the largely&nbsp;segregationist editors thought if you didn't publish it, much of this would go away." But Spider won out his argument with his editors&nbsp;to stay on, so he&nbsp;covered the Selma activities through Turnaround Tuesday and the third successful march. His photographs traveled all over the world, appearing in such publications as&nbsp;<em>Time, Life, Der Spiegel, Stern, The Saturday Evening&nbsp;Post, Paris Match, </em>and numerous books.&nbsp; Martin&rsquo;s pictures are among the most dramatic and monumental of the events. His prints have never been exhibited in New York previously.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>James Barker</strong> (b. 1936) was a participant observer on the third Selma march. As a staff photographer working at Washington State University he was chosen to join a delegation of three sent by the university to support and witness the march. His images are the only insider ones known to exist &ndash; as opposed to photojournalistic. He captures the fear, weariness, tedium, and organizational details of the third march in a most intimate way. Barker continues to practice as a documentary photographer in his adopted state, Alaska.</p> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:01:22 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Marc Handelman - Sikkema Jenkins & Co - March 12th - April 11th Thu, 26 Feb 2015 06:58:28 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Igor Eskinja - Scaramouche - March 15th - May 3rd Thu, 26 Feb 2015 06:55:43 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list McNair Evans - Sasha Wolf Gallery - February 25th - April 5th <p style="text-align: justify;">In 2010, photographer McNair Evans returned to his childhood home in Laurinburg, North Carolina, to retrace his father&rsquo;s life and legacy after his death nine years earlier. His father&rsquo;s passing had exposed the looming insolvency of their family businesses, ending five generations of family and financial stability. The economic impact on the family was immediate, but the emotional impact lingered with Evans. Seeking to comprehend how the man he admired could have hidden the impending reality from those he loved, Evans delved into his family origins and his father&rsquo;s history to create a multi-layered photographic narrative about love and loss.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Evans used medium and large format cameras to chronicle his father&rsquo;s journey from North Carolina to Princeton, New Jersey, and back again. The overall portrait that emerges is intimate, yet the themes of home, work, love, loss and grief concern us all. We see a name scratched into a mantelpiece, a church hymnal on a dashboard behind a splintered windshield, the exposed contents of an old, care-worn desk and a bedroom at twilight, as a backyard floodlight, installed by the artist&rsquo;s mother to prevent burglaries, shines through a window.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">It is testament to Evans&rsquo; sensibilities as a photographer that his photographs of the unremarkable are never banal. His compositional clarity, mastery of light and shadow, and the unabashed emotion that he injects into his work allow mundane subjects to be transported; pushed beyond the everyday.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">These photographs convey anger, nostalgia and grief, alloyed with gratitude and an acceptance of the gift of clarity gained by making this survey. This work is haunting in its ability to hold these feelings in careful balance. His photograph of playing cards on a table demonstrates this poignant equilibrium: faint condensation mists a window, through which a marvelous slant of morning sunlight illuminates the aftermath of a game of chance, now finished because the player has left the table.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">McNair Evans grew up in a small farming town in North Carolina and became interested in photography while studying cultural anthropology at Davidson College. He continued his education through one-on-one mentorships with highly acclaimed pioneers of new documentary practices, Mike Smith of Johnson City, TN, and Magnum Photographer Alec Soth. Soth went on to nominate Evans for the John Gutmann Foundation Photography Fellowship Award in 2013. McNair&rsquo;s pictures draw parallels between the lives of individuals and universally shared experiences, and they are most recognized for a distinct and metaphoric use of light.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">McNair&rsquo;s photographs have appeared in numerous exhibition settings and editorial publications; they were featured in Harper&rsquo;s Magazine and on the cover of William Faulkner&rsquo;s novel Flags in the Dust, among others. His first monograph, Confessions for a Son, was pre-released on September 20, 2014 at the New York Art Book Fair and has since been featured in The New Yorker, Photo District News, and The Financial Times.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition will open on Wednesday, February 25th with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m.</p> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 06:54:25 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list