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Language of the Wall: Istanbul’s first exhibition on graffiti and street art   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
COPE 2, C215, Henry Chalfant, Martha Cooper, Craig Costello (aka KR), EVOL, Funk, FUTURA, Gaia, Herakut, Logan Hicks, Hugh Holland, JonOne, No More Lies, Carlos Mare, MIST, PSYCKOZE, Suiko, Tabone, Tilt, Turbo, Wyne at Pera Museum August 13th, 2014 - October 5th, 2014
Posted 8/20/14
Graffiti and Street Art in a museum setting have a new audience, at the Pera Museum in the Beyoğlu district of Istanbul. Curated by the museum’s Roxane Ayral, “Language of the Wall” is the first exhibition of its kind in Turkey to bring graffiti indoors in an academic setting, taking over three floors of the private museum. For its introduction, Ayral has chosen an impressive roster of international artists as well as familiar locals to educate the Istanbul art connoisseur, including Futura,... [more]
The long abandoned Miami Marine Stadium in Key Biscayne has been a favorite hot spot for local and international street artists since it closed after Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Because of the ever-changing murals, the site has become an unexpected open-air gallery, adding incredible color to the secluded inlet once used for speed boat racing. Recognizing this renewed interest, the city of Miami, along with the Friends of Miami Marine Stadium and the National Trust, are planning to revamp the... [more]
Putting Paint to the Test   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Susan Bee at Accola Griefen Gallery May 23rd, 2013 - June 29th, 2013
Posted 6/25/13
Using scenes from classic cinema as inspiration, Susan Bee’s new body of work puts her medium to the test: with her painterly brushstrokes and jabs competing with the pictorial film stills as the subjects of her paintings. In her solo exhibition, “Criss Cross,” the artist has taken on the impassioned glances and forlorn stares of the silver screen, but removed them from the vintage glamour of chiaroscuro. With purposeful movement and motion evident in her painting, Bee has given each classic... [more]
Special Projects at SCOPE Basel 2013   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
at SCOPE Basel June 10th, 2013 - June 16th, 2013
Posted 6/10/13
Just as the chaos of Frieze week in New York has calmed down, the party is resurrected in Basel, Switzerland. After a big splash at new venue, Skylight at Moynihan Station, SCOPE art fair continues to ride the heels of their rebranding honeymoon by raising the bar in Switzerland. This year, SCOPE plans to wow with a roster of edgy featured projects including a sprawling El Anatsui installation, a museum quality sculpture garden and a metaphysical masterpiece with magnets and neon, which offers... [more]
Shell Game: Beyond the Political Cartoon   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Molly Crabapple at Smart Clothes Gallery April 14th, 2013 - April 23rd, 2013
Posted 4/22/13
Translating politics into art is tricky. One false move, and a poignant statement can become overreaching or worse, preachy—its message trounced by the annoyance of the opposition or apolitical. It is a magic moment when an artist brings politics into art in a manner that is both visually stunning and conceptually provocative, which is the case with Molly Crabapple’s exhibition of new paintings. "Shell Game" does this beautifully. In these works inspired by the birth of Occupy Wall Street,... [more]
With the arrival of Armory Week, last year’s experiment of Armory versus Frieze is rearing its ugly head, and settling itself into reality. The splash that Frieze made last year on the enchanted (Roosevelt) Island of art lured satellite fairs Pulse and NADA to jump ship from March to May, but Scope, Fountain and the Armory’s little sister, VOLTA, remain Armory Week fixtures. To up their game, both Scope and VOLTA have shed their trade-show like skins, and relocated to historic (and more... [more]
This Land is Your Land   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Mark Dean Veca at Cristin Tierney Gallery January 31st, 2013 - March 9th, 2013
Posted 2/11/13
From the Redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters, Mark Dean Veca’s exhibition, “Made for You and Me,” echoes the fractured reality of the American Dream. Using his signature pop culture cartoon references, Veca’s work blends a sense of canned happiness with the grotesque, creating pieces that seem in flagrant contention with themselves. Begun in 2009 amidst the climate of a global recession, this body of work employs the symbols of capitalism that had been used to celebrate American success in... [more]
Beauty From Wreckage   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Isabelle Hayeur at Pierogi January 11th, 2013 - February 10th, 2013
Posted 1/13/13
Last weekend’s Brooklyn-Montreal exchange brought the work of eight Quebecois galleries and institutions to spaces in Williamsburg and DUMBO, creating a dialogue between two North America art hubs. At Pierogi, Canadian photographer and video artist Isabelle Hayeur offers Death in Absentia, a series of evocative photographs that capture the rapid transformations that man and industry have on aquatic landscapes in south Florida. She documents the extreme pollution and makes sense of... [more]
NY: Year in Review   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Posted 12/28/12
2012 brought a new wave of changes in the art world in New York. Established artists delved into new directions in their work (some successful, some less so), museums amped up their retrospectives, Frieze Art Fair challenged the tradition of Armory Week, and interactive experiential art made a huge comeback. Some of our favorite exhibitions spanned from galleries, public art to museums, proving that 2012 was a well rounded success of awesome art to be experienced in the great city of New... [more]
From Mounds to Memory   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Trenton Doyle Hancock at James Cohan Gallery November 8th, 2012 - December 22nd, 2012
Posted 11/29/12
Trenton Doyle Hancock has spent a majority of his career creating works based on a Darger-esque fantastical narrative of his mind--the world of the meat-loving Mounds and their evil counterparts, the Vegans. For his latest show, “ …And Then It All came Back to me” at James Cohan Gallery, the artist has departed from his ten-year narrative focus, and instead decided to delve into the long tradition of creating work based on personal memory. The subject of analyzing the self may induce eye rolls... [more]
Zittel Feel   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Andrea Zittel at Andrea Rosen Gallery September 14th, 2012 - October 27th, 2012
Posted 9/24/12
When thinking about Andrea Zittel’s body of work and her exploration into modular structures, the interplay between spatial relations and day to day living come to mind. Her latest exhibition at Andrea Rosen Gallery continues her dialogue between abstraction and representation -- yet levels out the playing field. By abandoning her previous practice of creating three-dimensional sculptural environments, “Fluid Panel State” takes on Zittel’s exploration of assigning meaning and category to... [more]
Diet presented Christy Gast’s Salton in the Hudson space, which was influenced by and completed inside the location, making it a somewhat site-specific piece without the initial intention of being so. The piece, combined with a screening of Gast’s video Potato Salad Hill, in the video program curated by Grela Orihuela, contributed to the cohesive NADA program. Being in the land of fresh air and swimming holes - without the Hamptons fluff -  in the heat of the New York summer changed the art... [more]
As the well-off head in droves to the Hamptons for summer magic, the arty set are also gearing up to venture out of the enchanted island of Manhattan for a weekend of beachside art installations, events, and hobnobbing at this year’s ArtHamptons. In preparation for the hip Lower East Side gallery workers mixing with the fat wallets of Southampton, the fair has scheduled a slew of events geared toward both the pop-culture hipsters and cultural elite—albeit in entirely separate events. The... [more]
The Period Rooms and reconstructed Schenk House at the Brooklyn Museum invite visitors to glimpse a slice of history -- but only as close as the heavy glass partitions allow. One floor above, The Eastern Oracle appears like a continuation of the historic Schenk House, a rooftop peeking through the rotunda floor. Only this structure is different from the floors below. Rather than staring inside with nose pressed to the glass, Brooklyn artist Heather Hart invites visitors to not only come in,... [more]
Passage of Time, Fragility of Memory   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Adrian Paci, Luisa Rabbia, Superflex, Su-Mei Tse at Peter Blum Gallery April 27th, 2012 - June 30th, 2012
Posted 5/13/12
The current group show at Peter Blum Gallery in Chelsea asks visitors to do something that other shows do not -- to slow down and take their time with the work. “4 Films” showcases recent films by Blum’s best and brightest -- Adrian Paci, Luisa Rabbia, SUPERFLEX and Su-Mei Tse. The gallery has been transformed into a darkened theater, with individual bays to sit and enjoy each film. The nature of the films, which address time, memory and relationships are further confounded by requiring the... [more]
Frieze: The Enchanted Isle of Art?   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
at Frieze New York May 4th, 2012 - May 7th, 2012
Posted 5/1/12
Frieze is entering their first foray into the world of the New York art fair with a splash…a splash that lasts about 20 minutes and comes in the form of their very own fair ferry. Bucking the trend of setting up shop at an armory or around the piers along the perimeter of Manhattan, Frieze New York will be its own destination, creating an immersive experience on its very own island--Randall’s Island. Drawing collectors to the windy waterfront of the West Side Highway is a feat in the chilly... [more]
Cross-Referencing   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Hans & Gieves at Like The Spice Gallery April 20th, 2012 - May 27th, 2012
Posted 4/22/12
Before the advent of the internet, one never would have thought that much of the art world would experience art without seeing it in person.  Hans & Gieves’  latest show, “Cross-Reference” at Like the Spice Gallery fits into this traditional pre-digital mind frame. The mixed media collaborations are betrayed by each row of pixels, their sumptuous texture of paint on photographic paper only truly digestible with the naked eye. Hans & Gieves create their collaborations across state... [more]
Allegorical Assemblages   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Kris Kuksi at Joshua Liner Gallery March 15th, 2012 - April 7th, 2012
Posted 3/17/12
The latest collection of Kris Kuksi’s epic mixed-media assemblages have opened at Chelsea’s Joshua Liner Gallery. Fusing his signature style of Neo-Baroque with space-age futurism, the pieces in Triumph challenge ideologies of religion, mythology, extravagance and worship. For this exhibition, Kuksi has moved beyond his fantastical and elaborate sculptures, bringing photo-realistic painting and large-scale installation into his kingdom. Ranging from concisely small to overwhelmingly... [more]
FOUNTAIN: Movin' on Up   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
at Fountain Art Fair March 9th, 2012 - March 11th, 2012
Posted 3/8/12
The Armory show may be the polished business man of fairs, but New York’s satellite fairs have personalities of their own. Volta is the Armory’s ambitious and brilliant little brother, SCOPE is the party-loving, creative sister, and then there’s Fountain--the nonconformist red-headed step child. For the past six years, Fountain has offered fairgoers an alternative art fair experience during Armory Arts Week, shirking white walls for plywood, and conceptual art for gritty street art and... [more]
SCOPE and Vision   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
at SCOPE New York March 7th, 2012 - March 11th, 2012
Posted 3/5/12
In recent years, SCOPE has gained the reputation of being the “fun” fair, full of performance and experiential programs- as well as booze. Last year they let us watch frat boys drink copious amounts of beer inside a glass room, and drink a few ourselves in the impossibly tiny two person bar, Mandy’s (complete with working beer tap!) This year, the fair is giving itself a makeover, first with a new logo, followed by a new, slightly smaller venue--conveniently located right across from The Armory... [more]
2-D Pushers   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Aude Pariset, Kate Steciw, Letha Wilson at Toomer Labzda January 8th, 2012 - February 26th, 2012
Posted 2/12/12
Photographic imagery as a medium is reimagined through the work of three artists at the Lower East Side’s Toomer Labzda Gallery. Aude Pariset, Kate Steciw and Letha Wilson create a dialogue between their drastically different approaches toward making art by transforming the printed image into a new sculptural medium. Curated by David Harper, the show challenges the somewhat archaic traditions of photography, and uses it as a jumping off point to create an evolved breed of three-dimensional... [more]
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