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James Rieck “Rapture” at Lyons Wier Gallery

 

 

James Rieck ‘Freedom with Flair’ Image via Lyons Wier Gallery.  October 5 to November 4, 2017

The  Pittsburgh-born, Baltimore-based artist, James Rieck, is returning to the Lyons Wier Gallery with his solo exhibit, Rapture.

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Tyrone Mitchell: Dreams, Discourse & Speculation. A Selection of Works at Atelier212 Gallery in Brooklyn

 

 

Image via Tyrone Mitchell, Sculptor on Facebook

“Tyrone Mitchell: Dreams, Discourse & Speculation. A Selection of Works” at Atelier212 Gallery, Brooklyn for a limited engagement

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#EducationIsNotACrime Celebrates Dizzy’s 100th in Harlem

 

 

The organization Education is Not A Crime has created campaigns through art in New York City over the years in an effort to bring the plight of those banned from teaching or studying in Iranian universities to the World. Once again, #NotACrime and the curator and producer of this project, Street Art Anarchy, have arrived in Harlem.

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The Public Art Initiative Presents the ~ #WhiteParkArtWall

 

 

Artists from L-R, Jeremy Vega @BadGarcia; Giannina Gutierrez @artbygia; and Ralph Serrano @ARTeoMuerto ~ The White Park Mural, East Harlem

Save the Date ~ October 15th from 3-5pm, Opening Reception for the Art Wall in White Park.

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Living in America: Frank Lloyd Wright, Harlem & Modern Housing

 

 

Schell Lewis, perspective drawing, 1935; Horace Ginsbern Papers, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York

September 8 to December 17, 2017

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An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections From The Whitney’s Collection, 1940-2017

 

 

Carol Summers (1925-2016), Kill for Peace, 1967, from ARTISTS AND WRITERS PROTEST AGAINST THE WAR IN VIET NAM, 1967. Screenprint and photo-screenprint with punctures on board, 23 3/8 × 19 1/4 in. (59.4 × 48.9 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from the Print Committee 2006.50.14 © Alexander Ethan Summers

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The Affordable Art Fair 2017 ~ New York

 

 

Artist Carl Karen Bain at Spence Gallery. Image via Spencegallery.com

Above image, artist Carl Karen Bain, at Spence Gallery, Booth 1.16 at The Affordable Art Fair, September 13 – 17.  Also find this artist during Fashion Week ~ picture this image, repeated as a skirt ~ at T.N.T. concept Store, a one-day pop-up, September 13th at 385 Tompkins Avenue in Brooklyn. You can also follow the artist here.

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Victoria Theatre on 125th in Harlem Breaks Ground

 

 

Loew’s Victoria Theatre, 233 West 125th Street. Image via nycago.org

Designed by architect Thomas W. Lamb, the structure was said to be one of the largest, and most beautiful theaters in the New York area.  Built in 1917 at a cost of $250,000, it had a seating capacity of over 2,400 and it is located on the same block as the historic Apollo Theater.

Scheduled to open in the Spring of 2019, the Victoria Theatre will be the new home for Jazzmobile, The Classical Theater of Harlem, Apollo Theater Foundation, Harlem Arts Alliance and two community performance spaces, along with The Harlem Renaissance Hotel by Marriott, and rental apartments.

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Emmanuel Fremin Gallery Presents ~ Drew Tal: East of the Sun

 

 

 

All Images courtesy of Emmanuel Fremin Gallery

September 21 to November 4, 2017

No.3 Live Events Presents The No.3 Lounge at Emmanuel Fremin Gallery on Thursday, September 28th, 6-9pm. RSVP at contact@number3mag.com

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Allouche Gallery Present ‘Paul Insect ~ Reflective Minds

 

 

Artist, Paul Insect.  All image courtesy of Allouche Gallery

Allouche Gallery will open its doors to the new exhibit, Paul Insect: Reflective Minds.

September 7 to October 8, 2017

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Harlem Arts Festival Presents “Spiritual Connections” Exhibition at Harlem Properties

 

 

Image via Harlem Arts Festival (HAF)

Harlem Arts Festival has established a new partnership with Harlem Properties, utilizing its gallery space to showcase local artists and establish a creative hub for its roster of multi-disciplinary acclaimed artists.  To officially begin its partnership, Harlem Arts Festival has announced its latest exhibition entitled “Spiritual Connections”, an exhibition that will be the first in a series of exhibitions taking place throughout the year at the gallery. This collective of work explores subcultures hidden among mainstream cultural traditions through photography and art.

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Borinquen Gallo: Like a Jungle Orchid for a Lovestruck Bee at Burning in Water

 

 

All images via Burning in Water

Borinquen Gallo: Like a Jungle Orchid for a Lovestruck Bee will open at Burning in Water, with an Opening Reception on September 7 from 6:00-9:00pm.  The exhibit is a colorful and creative re-use of a mix of street materials like yellow and red caution tape, blue tarps, garbage bags and even hub caps, to name a few.

September 7 to November 18, 2017

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Brooklyn Photographs at BRIC

 

 

Sergio Purell, courtesy of the artist and ARt3 Gallery, Brooklyn via bricartsmedia.org

Eleven photographers come together to celebrate Brooklyn from the late 1960s to present day. Walk through a childhood in Williamsburg in the 1960s, Halloween in the 1970s, and Bushwick street life in the 1980s. Turning a page, the exhibit will also address gentrifying landscapes, examining the importance of photography as documentation, and reflecting on the continuous changes in these neighborhoods.

September 7 to October 29, 2017

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Quin Arts at The Quin Hotel on 57th Street

 

 



The Quin lobby 15-foot Video Wall, featuring interactive compositions created by Artists-in-Residence + other creative partners

Have you walked through the lobby of The Quin this month?  In addition to the hotel’s permanent collection, distributed throughout, the lobby and drawing room are  exhibiting  Soren Solkaer: Heart Beat City  which runs from top to bottom, enveloping the large, comfortable space in color. The Danish photographer, Solkaer, who is known for his distinctive portraits of musicians, currently has two seperate exhibits at The Quin.  In addition to Soren Solkaer: Heart Beat City, the exhibit SURFACE, taken from his fine art photography book by the same name, is also on view.  Below are a few photos of Quin Arts current exhibits, and several other pieces done by Artists-in-Residence, now part of a permanent collection.  I do believe we caught the curator, DK Johnston, on the couch to the right.

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Five Beehives Take Up Residence in Madison Square Park & Six Beehives Now Living at The Hilton

 

 

What’s This?  Five new bee hives in Madison Square Park

Madison Square Park is now home to five new Bee Hives! The newest members of the Madison Square Park garden don’t yet appear on the website, and most park-goers aren’t yet aware of their presence.  But if you look closely along the east and west sides of the park, you will find the open-faced wooden structures.  We were fortunate to get a tour of each of the hives by park employee, Marvin Burgos.

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Here it is …. The Hate Map

 

 

The Southern Poverty Law Center has been tracking hate groups since 1971, and as part of its mission, SPLC has identified 917 hate groups in our United States. This includes neo-Nazis, anti-government militias, radical Christians and anti LGBT groups.  The Hate Map might surprise you.

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The International Center of Photography Presents ~ Generation Wealth

 

 

Jackie and friends with Versace handbags at a private opening at Versace store in Beverly Hill, 2007. Photo: Lauren Greenfield. Image via ICP

Money…money…money….M O N E Y  How does it influence you?  The exhibit Generation Wealth by Lauren Greenfield examines “the pervasive influence of money, status, and celebrity in America and abroad” at the International Center of Photography.  This is the first major retrospective of Greenfield’s work, and will feature nearly 200 photographs, interviews, and documentary film footage investigating this “elusive promise of happiness.”

September 20 to January 7, 2018

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Framing Community: Magnum Photos, 1947 – Present

 

 

Werner Bischof. a Magnum Photos meeting in Paris. From L-R, Robert Papa – Maria Eisner – Alberto Mondador (Epoca) – Ernst Haas – (standing) George Rodger – Joan Bush – David Seymour – Leonard Spooner (illustrated) Werner Bischof, France, 1950. Image via magnum photos.com

Continuing the celebration of Magnum Photos 70th Anniversary, the exhibit Framing Community, Magnum Photos, 1947-Present explores the history of this iconic photo agency and its community of photographers, who, for 70 years, have had their cameras pointed at the World. Organized into four thematic sections: Longing for Community, Shifting Community, Contested Territories, and Displaced Community, the exhibition includes works by photographers Bruno Barbey, René Burri, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bruce Davidson, Bieke Depoorter, Carl de Keyzer, Paul Fusco, Jim Goldberg, Thomas Hoepker, Josef Koudelka, Susan Meiselas, Alessandra Sanguinetti, David Seymour, Alec Soth, Larry Towels, Peter van Agtmael and Alex Webb.

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Delirious: Art at the Limits of Reason, 1950-1980 at The Met Breuer

 

 

Image: Anna Maria Maiolino, In-Out (Antropofagia) [In-Out (Antropophagy)], from Fotopoemação [Photopoemaction] series, 1973/74. Black and white analog photograph (Photo: Max Nauenberg). Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth © Anna Maria Maiolino
Delirious: Art at the Limits of Reason, 1950-1980 is just what the doctor ordered for September at Met Breuer, and is as pertinent in today’s climate of turmoil as it was in the years covered by this exhibit.  Delirious will include about 100 works of art by 62 diverse artists, that will take the viewer in four directions  ~  Vertigo, Excess, Nonsense, and Twisted, exploring the depths of imagination of both the artist and viewer.

September 13 to January 14, 2018

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