If you want to see the Gates, be prepared to get up really early or stay up really late. GothamToGo met up with #100GatesProject Director, Natalie Raben and the Commissioner of NYC SBS, Gregg Bishop early in front of the not-yet-open El Nuevo Caridad, on the corner of Second Avenue and 116th Street, to check out 17 of the 50 Gates that make up the #100GatesProject in El Barrio.
A free community event, focusing on government support for Life Science in New York City, will take place on Tuesday, November 21st from 6-8pm. The event will take place at Davis Auditorium of Columbia University, 530 West 120th Street.
Oh how we enjoyed Emmanuel Fremin Gallery’s The Fancy Animal Carnival by the artist Hung Yi, installed all along the Broadway Mall last year in the Garment District. This month, the Gallery will open its doors to Concrete Jungle, a joint exhibition with artists Hung Yi and photographer, Young Sam Kim.
Opening this week at The Whitney Museum of American Art, a comprehensive look at the whimsical work of Los Angeles-based artist, Laura Owens, featuring approximately 60 paintings from the mid-1990s to today.
Mural located at 101 West 14th Street painted by Julien Binford in 1954
Julien Binford (1909-1997) was an American Painter, known for his paintings and murals of rural settings in Virginia, where he lived. In May of 1941, LIFEMagazine featured a four-page article on an art show at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts entitled The Eighth Exhibition of the Work of Virginia Artists in which Binford was one of 85 participating artists, whose average age was under 30.
The historic journey of the House of Louis Vuitton has arrived in New York in the form of the exhibit, Volez, Voguez, Voyagez. Curated by Oliver Saillard, with set designs by Robert Carsen, it is divided into ten chapters – one of which is entirely devoted to the United States and New York City.
Doughba Caranda-Martin in his new East Harlem restaurant, Serengeti Kitchen.
The much anticipated Serengeti Kitchen opened its doors in East Harlem this week, a welcome extension to the beloved Serengeti Tea & Spices which opened on Frederick Douglass Boulevard in West Harlem in 2013.
In addition to the Tricks, Treats, and Parades are the homes spilling over with Halloween enthusiasm. One of the Treats of this Holiday is the six red-brick townhouses that make up the private complex known as Grove Court, set back at 13 Grove Street. Every year, the residents of Grove Court fill the courtyard with pumpkins. Here are two photos we took on two separate years.
A little history of Grove Court can be found in Off the Grid. #SavingPlaces #ThisPlaceMatters
On the left, we have Swoon, classically trained (Pratt), well-known street artist specializing in life-size wheatpaste prints and paper cutouts of figures, often politically movitaved. She gained recognition after a solo show at Deitch’s SoHo gallery in 2005, attracting the attention of The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Her solo show “Submerged Motherlands” at the Brooklyn Museum in 2014 was the museum’s first exhibition dedicated to a living street artist.
On the right, we have Jeffrey Deitch of Coney Art Walls, Wynwood Walls and Art in theStreets exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art in L.A., not to mention the author of several books on the subject, including a monograph on Keith Haring published by Rizzoli, and a partnershipwith the Goldman Group on The Bowery Art Wall. Deitch Projects produced over 250 projects with artists from thirty-three countries ~ an impressive and lengthy list.
Allouche Gallery has opened its doors to an exhibit featuring the works of 29 contemporary national and international artists centered around one theme ~ Stand Still. In this exhibit, entitled STAND STILL: A Still Life Show, each artist approaches this theme in their own unique way. “staying true to their respective signature styles,” some with classical definition, and others far from traditional still-life genre, and as wide and diverse a variety of mediums.
Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Artin New York will open at the Museum of the City of New York on November 10th. Look back on 50 years at an exhibition featuring renderings, models, photographs, and video footage of public artworks by such artists as Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Red Grooms, and Kara Walker.
Marcel Duchamp in the Village ~ 50 Years Later ~ Artist Serkan Ozkaya in conversation with Poet Robert Fitterman, will delve into Duchamp’s final work, including Ozkaya and Fitterman’s recently curated collection of works from twenty-six artists and writers responding to this enigmatic final work in the installation, Serkan Ozkaya: We WillWait. The talk will be hosted by The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, and held on Wednesday, October 25 from 6-8pm at Chess Forum. Space is limited. This is a Free Event. Register here.
The Event will be held at the Chess Forum 219 Thompson Street.
The internationally acclaimed French photographer, Jean-François Rauzier opens the exhibition Jean-François Rauzier: Hyperphotos at Waterhouse & Dodd New York (pop-up location) this week, with his artistic exploration of landscape and architecture in iconic Cities, including our own. Taking place at the tale end of Archtober, the exhibit debuts a selection of new works just completed in Cuba, images of New York City, Chicago, and various spectacular locations in France, to name a few.
The Los Angeles-based sculpture artist Ry Rocklen, known to create around the themes of health and spirituality, presents new work with the exhibit ‘FoodGroup‘ ~ his first exhibition with Team Gallery.
On Monday, October 16th, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture opened its doors to present to the community an extensive, two-year, $22.3 million renovation. The ribbon-cutting was followed by a tour of the renovated spaces, now all open to the public.
Rally to protect this cultural treasure on Sunday, October 22nd at 2pm. Celebrate the historic TinPan Alley at 28th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue, with musical performances and a Tour at 2:30.
Hauser & Wirth Publishers, in association with Morbid Anatomy will present a seven-part series entitled Utopia/Dystopia. First up, Utopia/Dystopia: DystopianAmusements ~ a discussion on the Buddhist Hell Gardens of Thailand, followed by a screening of apocalyptic film shorts, and a talk on death and disaster-themed amusements at Coney Island.
In a new exhibition, the New York Historical Society takes a deep-dive into the causes, progression, and consequences of the Vietnam War. Currently on view, The Vietnam War: 1945-1975 displays more than 300 artifacts, photographs, artworks, documents, films, and interactive digital media from a time in American history that transformed society.
For her first solo museum exhibitionin New York, Toyin Ojih Odutola presents an interconnected series of fictional portraits, chronicling the lives of two aristocratic Nigerian families opening at The Whitney Museum on October 20th.
Here’s your chance to go behind the scenes, celebrating the arts at the 14th annual Garment District Arts Festival. From October 19-21, the Festival will open doors to galleries, studios, workshops and performances. Take a look inside some of the Open Studios of over 70 artists at The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Performance Art on the Plazas presented by Chashama and much more.