NYC Parks & Randall’s Island Park Alliance Celebrate $4.3 Million in Funding for Pathway & Shoreline Improvements

 

 

Randalls Island

NYC Parks Acting Commissioner Liam Kavanagh and Randall’s Island Park Alliance (RIPA) President Deborah Maher today announced funding for multi-use pathway repairs and living shoreline restoration at Randall’s Island Park. The $4.3 million project, funded by a $3.72 million grant from NYS Department of State and $660,000 from RIPA, will address erosion, stabilize the shoreline, and improve the park’s coastal resiliency along a half-mile stretch of the park’s Water’s Edge Pathway. 

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Celebrating Lunar New Year 2022 in NYC ~ The Year of the Tiger

 

 

Best Chinatown USA Lunar New Year Parade 2018

Tuesday, February 1st is the first day of the 15 day Lunar New Year celebration. Events will take place throughout our five boroughs. Here are a few suggestions for the 2022 NYC Lunar New Year ~ The Year of the Tiger.

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‘African/American: Making the Nation’s Table’ to Open at The Africa Center in Harlem

 

 

 

The Africa Center and Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) will kick-off Black History Month  with the opening of African/American: Making the Nation’s Table. This exhibition will highlight the many ways African culture has influenced African American Cuisine, and how those traditions have blended to create the foundation for American food.

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Rosemary Ollison: The Great Connection at Shrine Gallery NYC

 

 

 

Rosemary Allison: The Great Connection Installation view courtesy of the artist

Inside Rosemary Ollison’s home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, an intricate art environment has evolved over the course of 30 years. She has obsessively filled her space with homemade rugs and window treatments, textile constructions and quilts made with leather, denim and a wide assortment of other found materials, and stacks of drawings documenting her life. Her exuberant self-made world is a tribute to the hardships she has overcome, the power she feels as a Black woman, and her unwavering devotion to God.

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‘Leon Kossoff: A Life in Painting’ at Mitchell-Innes & Nash from January 13 to March 5, 2022

 

 

 

Install photo credit: Leon Kossoff, Installation view of A Life in Painting at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, 2022 © Leon Kossoff Estate. Courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York

Mitchell-Innes & Nash will open their doors to Leon Kossoff: A Life in Painting, a major touring exhibition of paintings by the British artist Leon Kossoff (1926-2019), curated by Andrea Rose. The exhibition, which includes sixteen paintings that span the breadth of the artist’s career and represent his most celebrated subjects, has been organized in concert with the publication of Leon Kossoff: Catalogue Raisonné of the Oil Paintings.

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2022 Gordon Parks Foundation Fellows Bisa Butler, Andre D. Wagner, and Nicole R. Fleetwood Join Network of Creatives Advancing Park’s Vision for Social Change

 

 

 

Left to right: Bisa Butler, Photo by Gioncarlo Valentine; Andre D. Wagner, Photo by Ike Edeani; Nicole R. Fleetwood

The Gordon Parks Foundation has named its 2022 fellowship recipients: Artists Bisa Butler and Andre D. Wagner, and author and curator Nicole R. Fleetwood as the inaugural Genevieve Young Fellow in Writing. Established in 2017, the fellowship program champions individuals who share the foundation’s devotion to advancing Parks’s vision for social change through the arts and humanities. This year expands on previous art fellowships with the launch of the Genevieve Young Fellowship in Writing, established in honor of the legendary book editor, who was also Gordon Parks’s former wife, estate executor, and instrumental member of the foundation’s board until her passing in 2020. Each recipient will receive $25,000 to support new or ongoing projects that explore themes of representation and social justice.

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The Black Index at Hunter College Art Galleries

 

 

 

Hunter College Art Galleries will open its doors to the traveling group exhibition The Black Index featuring the work of Dennis Delgado, Alicia Henry, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Titus Kaphar, Whitfield Lovell, and Lava Thomas. The artists included in The Black Index build upon the tradition of Black self-representation as an antidote to colonialist images. Using drawing, performance, printmaking, sculpture, and digital technology to transform the recorded image, these artists question our reliance on photography as a privileged source for documentary objectivity and understanding. Their works offer an alternative practice—a Black index—that still serves as a finding aid for information about Black subjects, but also challenges viewers’ desire for classification.

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NUDE: Through the female perspective At Fotografiska NY

 

 

Viki Kollerova, Where I Grow (2019-2020)

30 female-identifying artists from 20 different countries diversely explore the female gaze in this exhibition centered on the naked body in contemporary photography.

NUDE is a collection of images that portray the body through beautiful, disruptive, and experimental lenses, seeking to subvert the historically predominant male gaze and celebrate the human form.

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A Contemporary Black Matriarchal Lineage in Printmaking to Open at Claire Oliver Gallery

 

 

Ann Johnson, Octoroon (Constance), intaglio, found objects, 10 x 11 x 10 in, 2021

In perfect timing for Black History Month, Claire Oliver Gallery will open its doors to the New York debut exhibition A Contemporary Black Matriarchal Lineage in Printmaking features 21 works by nine contemporary Black women printmakers.  Curated by two artists, founder of Texas-based nonprofit Black Women of Print, Tanekeya Word and member Delita Martin, the exhibition explores the depth and breadth of printmaking through the lens of Black women and their myriad narratives.

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Flushing Town Hall Celebrates the Lunar New Year with the Exhibition ‘Reconcile: Begin Anew’ + Music and Film

 

 

 

Lunar New Year Exhibition ‘Reconcile: Begin Anew’ at Flushing Town Hall

Since March, 2020, our daily life has drastically changed. During this time defined by lockdowns, quarantines and new safety mandates, we look for ways to adjust to new realities and restore the balance to our daily life. We seek the familiar, whether it’s nature/landscape, memories of the past, cherished items, repetitive shapes or colors, one’s cultural origins, any symbol that represents our spirit, or simply any way we can find a meaning to celebrate a day, like the Lunar New Year.

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‘Jen Lewin: The Pool’ Transforms the Brooklyn Creative Complex in Industry City

 

 

 

Credit: The Pool by artist Jen Lewin, photo by Alex Koch

The Collision ProjectIndustry City’s campus-wide arts initiative hosting emerging and established contemporary artists across disciplines and mediums—has announced the arrival of two new works to its campus: The Pool, a large-scale interactive installation by artist Jen Lewin, and an untitled set of five permanent sculptures by CHIAOZZA. These works add to more than a dozen existing public art pieces at the 6 million-square-foot creative complex, further solidifying the campus as a vibrant destination for art and design.

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ARTECHOUSE at Chelsea Market kicks-off 2022 with the installation ‘Trust’

 

 

 

ARTEHOUSE at Chelsea Market ‘Trust’

ARTECHOUSE will kick off the 2022 season at its New York City location with a brand new commission titled TRUST, in partnership with acclaimed Italian studio fuse*.

Open to the public from January 31 to May 30, 2022, TRUST is a unique data-driven immersive exhibition that explores and interprets the multiple meanings and implications of the concept of trust, generating distinctive real-time data experiences throughout the run of the exhibition. On a broad level, through data examination it observes how historical events have influenced trust and considers how this can evolve in the future. More specifically, it further uses the data points to examine how the presence or absence of trust can shift the perception of our individual realities.

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‘David Byrne: How I Learned About Non-Rational Logic’ to Open at Pace Gallery

 

 

 

Pace Gallery is pleased to present a selection of drawings created by the artist and musician David Byrne over the last 20 years. On view at 540 West 25th Street in New York from January 13 to February 19, 2022, David Byrne: How I Learned About Non-Rational Logic will include works from the artist’s dingbats series of drawings made during the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of his tree drawings from the early 2000s, and a selection of his drawings of chairs from 2004–07. In addition, Phaidon will release a book of the artist’s dingbats drawings on February 16, 2022. The drawings in Pace’s presentation shed light on Byrne’s distinct formal style and expansive visual arts practice.

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Public Art Fund Unveils ‘Global Positioning’ A Three-City Exhibition of Artworks

 

 

 

Public Art Fund expands on its use of the JCDecaux bus shelters as canvas with an ambitious new three-city exhibition, Global Positioning ~ new artworks by 20 international artists that reveals our fundamental shared humanity across the boundaries of geography, culture, language, history, and politics. Coming together from 17 countries across six continents, these creative voices span disparate regions including the Amazon rainforest in Colombia; the desert lands of the Indulkana Community in Central Australia; Yangon, Myanmar, where the military has seized control through a coup; and the West African port city of Accra, Ghana. The exhibition debuts on January 26 on 320 JCDecaux bus shelters throughout New York City, Chicago, and Boston.

Public Art Fund will also be hosting an upcoming virtual panel talk with three of the artists in the exhibition, Myriam Boulos (Beirut, Lebanon), Nolan Oswald Dennis (Johannesburg, South Africa), and Denisse Ariana Pérez (Barcelona, Spain), on January 31st at 1:30pm ET on Zoom. In conversation with PAF’s Artistic & Executive Director Nicholas Baume, they’ll discuss the impact of public art throughout the pandemic, and how art can reveal our shared humanity across various boundaries.

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The 145th Annual Black & White Exhibition at Salmagundi Club

 

 

 

(from 2021) Gary Tucker, The Slurry Kings

The historic Salmagundi club will open its doors to the 145th Annual Black & White Exhibition. The show of black and white or monochromatic sepia drawings, graphics, photographs, paintings, and sculptures is a juried members’ exhibition.

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Solo Exhibition by Artist Suchitra Mattei: Herself as Another at Hollis Taggart

 

 

 

Suchitra Mattai, Herself as another, 2022; Acrylic, gouache, cord, trim, earrings, and family necklace, 66 x 72 in. (167.6 x 182.9 cm)

Hollis Taggart will open its door to artist Suchitra Matta’s first solo exhibition, Herself as Another. Mattai’s multidisciplinary practice explores, unravels, and re-imagines commonly understood and entrenched histories and cultural perceptions. With her newest work, Mattai brings her incisive critique to an examination of the way society “others” populations that it deems different, placing particular focus on the experiences of immigrants and those dealing with mental illness. Through more than a dozen mix-media paintings, fiber sculptures, and installations, Mattai grapples with the fears and mythologies that drive people to ostracize and the impacts those actions have on the “other.” Herself as Another follows Mattai’s breakout New York presentation in Hollis Taggart’s two-person show, History Reclaimed in 2020, and the artist formally joining the gallery in January 2021. The exhibition will remain on view through March 12, 2022, at the gallery’s primary location in Chelsea at 521 W. 26th Street.

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NYC Parks Celebrates Black Leaders in the Arsenal Gallery for Black History Month

 

 

 

Photo credit: Daniel Avila/NYC Parks

In celebration of Black History Month, NYC Parks is pleased to announce the exhibition, “The NYC Parks Renaming Project: Celebrating Black Leaders,” now on view at the Arsenal Gallery in Central Park. The show highlights some of the parks and park features that the agency has recently renamed to honor the Black experience in New York City. This exhibition is presented by NYC Parks’ Art & Antiquities and Ebony Society and will be on view through February 28, 2022.

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Hilton Als Curates ‘Toni Morrison’s Black Book’ at David Zwirner Gallery

 

 

 

Dwight Carter. Contact sheet of studio photographs of Toni Morrison, 1973 (detail). © Dwight Carter

David Zwirner is pleased to announce a group exhibition curated by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author, critic, and curator Hilton Als. On view at the gallery’s West 19th Street spaces, the exhibition will focus on the enormous output and cultural significance of Toni Morrison (1931–2019), and, as Als notes, “will add visual components that italicize the beauty and audacity of her work.” Included will be selected archival materials as well as work by artists Garrett Bradley, Beverly Buchanan, Robert Gober, Gwen Knight, Kerry James Marshall, Julie Mehretu, Irving Penn, Walter Price, Martin Puryear, Amy Sillman, Bob Thompson, and James Van Der Zee, among others, some of which have been commissioned for the exhibition and were made in direct response to Morrison’s writings.

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Step Inside The Schinasi Mansion ~ The Last Detached Single-Family Home in Manhattan

 

 

 

Schinasi Mansion, 351 Riverside Drive. Photo credit @evanjosephphoto

The Schinasi Mansion, located at 351 Riverside Drive, is the last remaining detached single-family home in Manhattan used as a residence. Built in 1907, the 12,000 square-foot, neo-French-Renaissance style structure was designed by William Tuthill – the architect who designed Carnegie Hall. It was commissioned by the Turkish tobacco baron, Morris Schinasi. Schinasi, who lived there until his death in 1928.

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Lifeguards Wanted for NYC Parks! Qualifying Tests Begin this Month

 

 

 

photo credit: NYC Parks

Being a lifeguard is a rewarding and challenging job that requires split-second decision making and develops valuable skills that can last a lifetime. NYC Parks is looking for New Yorkers who have the physical and the mental discipline to become part of our team for Summer 2022. Qualifying tests begin January 31, through February 19; sign up online today to take a qualifying test!

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Celebrate Groundhog Day with Friends of Duane Park

 

 

 

Groundhog Day in Duane Park. Image via Friends of Duane Park

If you’re looking to find out if we will have an extended winter or early spring, head to Tribeca and celebrate this year’s findings with Friends of Duane Park. This annual event will take place on Wednesday, February 2nd from 4-6pm.

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Kris Rumman: Till Human Voices Wake Us, And We Drown ~ at Urban Glass, Brooklyn

 

 

 

Body-Building, 2021. Glass and stained sycamore branch with flexible adhesive and zippers

Till Human Voices Wake Us, And We Drown, a solo exhibition of work by  Palestinian-American interdisciplinary artist Kris Rumman, will be on view at UrbanGlass from January 19 – April 8, 2022. Curated  by Zeljka Himbele, the exhibition inaugurates UrbanGlass’ Curator-at-Large program, which will give an invited curator the opportunity to develop innovative concepts and public programs for 4 annual exhibitions presented in UrbanGlass’ Robert Lehman Gallery. The program’s goal is to address critical cultural issues and to contribute to the contemporary art and design dialogue through the material of glass.

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Barak Chamo + Materials for the Arts exhibit ‘Everything & Nothing at All at ChaShaMa 14th Street

 

 

 

Image courtesy of Barak Chamo

What do you think would happen if you dropped a self-described media artist/creative technologist into a free and open environment to consider technology as a canvas. Meet Barak Chamo – current Artist-in-Residence at Materials for the Arts. In his new exhibition, Everything and Nothing at All, presented by Materials for the Arts at ChaShama 14th Street, the artist attempts to embody the challenges of living in an invisibly despotic digital age.

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Marinaro Inaugurates New Gallery Space in Noho with Kathleen Herlihy-Paoli: Intermission

 

 

 

Image: Kathleen Herlihy-Paoli Roe, Row, Row!, 2021 Oil on canvas with beads 20 x 20 inches (50.8 x 50.8 cm

Marinaro will inaugurate its new Gallery One space at 678 Broadway with a solo exhibition by Missoula-based artist Kathleen Herlihy-Paoli. This body of work continues Herlihy-Paoli’s ongoing series exploring environmental, social, and political issues that permeate contemporary society. The artist is known for her frequent use of curtains and the theater set in her paintings, incorporating them as a vehicle to place her subjects center stage both physically and metaphorically.

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Hugh Hayden: Brier Patch On View in Madison Square Park

 

 

 

Hugh Hayden: Brier Patch in Madison Square Park. Image via NYC Parks Department

Surrealist sculptor Hugh Hayden subverts the classroom in a new commission for Madison Square Park entitled ‘Brier Patch‘. The installation will span across four separate lawns and feature a total of one-hundred wooden elementary school-style desks.

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Soho Photo Gallery Celebrates 50th with Looking Back: Soho Photo’s First 50 Years

 

 

 

© Thom O’Connor, An Unknown Departure Delay, 2017. Image courtesy of the gallery.

This year, Soho Photo Gallery, is celebrating its 50th anniversary as one of Americas’s oldest, most respected member-run photography galleries.

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Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day in NYC on January 17, 2022

 

 

 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in West Potomac Park, Washington, D.C.

Monday, January 17, 2022 we will observe the national holiday, Martin Luther King Jr, Day. How will you reflect on the meaning of that day? Here are a few suggestions.

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Brooklyn Public Library in Partnership with The Lenape Center presents the Exhibition ‘Lenapehoking’

 

 

 

Image: Bandolier Bag, 2014, Joe Baker. Fabric, wool, glass beads, 24 inches L, 7inch- wide strap: Bag is 8 1/4inches H, 9″ W, Courtesy of the artist.

Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) and The Lenape Center announced today Lenapehoking, the first-ever Lenape-curated exhibition in New York featuring masterworks by Lenape artists past and present. The new exhibition, opening January 20 and on view through April 30 at Greenpoint Library and Environmental Education Center, includes never-before-seen beaded bandolier bags from the 1800s, a newly created turkey feather cape, culinary tapestries from a seed rematriation project in the Hudson Valley, and more.

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NYC Parks’ Greenthumb Continues Support for Community Gardens

 

 

Madison Hill. Photo credit: NYC Parks

As New Yorkers start the New Year, NYC Parks’ GreenThumb is taking a look back at another successful community gardening season with a review of 2021. Over the past year, GreenThumb added three new gardens to its portfolio and completed significant upgrades and renovations at 24 community gardens across four boroughs, which included 10 projects installing ADA pathways, increasing accessibility by 1,000 linear feet; and eight renovations in partnership with NYCHA. The three new gardens include Sweetgum Garden in the Highbridge section of the Bronx;  and two soon to be named gardens in Bushwick, Brooklyn, and Ridgewood, Queens.

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A Female Gaze: Seven Decades of Women Street Photographers at Howard Greenberg Gallery

 

 

 

Jodi Bieber Father and son trapeze act, Market Theatre Precinct, Newtown, c.2012; Archival pigment print; Image size: 12 7/8 x 19 3/8 inches; 14 3/8 x 20 7/8 inches © Jodi Bieber

Street photography—the thoroughly unpredictable and often magical framing of a moment—was embraced early in the 20th century by women photographers. A new exhibition at Howard Greenberg Gallery will survey more than seven decades of work by 12 women photographers. A Female Gaze will be on view from January 19 through April 2, 2022 in the gallery’s new space on the 8th floor of the Fuller Building at 41 East 57th Street.

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Faith Ringgold: American People to Open at New Museum in February, 2022

 

 

 


Image (above): Faith Ringgold, American People Series #18: The Flag Is Bleeding, 1967. Oil on canvas, 72 x 96 in. (182.9 x 243.8 cm). National Gallery of Art, Washington, Patrons’ Permanent Fund and Gift of Glenstone Foundation (2021.28.1). © Faith Ringgold / ARS, NY and DACS, London, courtesy ACA Galleries, New York 2021

From February 17 to June 5, 2022, the New Museum will present the first full retrospective in New York of the art of Faith Ringgold (b. 1930, New York, NY). Bringing together over sixty years of work, “Faith Ringgold: American People”provides the most comprehensive assessment to date of Ringgold’s impactful vision. Her role as an artist, author, educator, and organizer has made her a key figure whose work links the multi-disciplinary achievements of the Harlem Renaissance to the political art of young Black artists working today. During the 1960s, Ringgold created some of the most indelible art of the Civil Rights era by melding her own unique style of figurative painting with a bold, transformative approach to the language of protest. In subsequent decades, she challenged accepted hierarchies of art and craft through her experimental quilt paintings and undertook a deeply studied reimagining of art history to produce narratives that bear witness to the historical sacrifices and achievements of Black Americans.

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Paper Unbound: The Drawn Menagerie at Christopher Bishop Fine Art

 

 

Nicholas Huet, A White Dwarf Spitz, 1820; watercolor and bodycolour on vellum; 8 59/127 x 12 51/127 inches. Image courtesy of the gallery

Paper Unbound: The Drawn Menagerie, an exhibition of more than three centuries of works on paper featuring animals, will be on view at Christopher Bishop Fine Art in New York City from January 21 – February 19, 2022. The show will be presented as part of Master Drawings New York, which runs from January 21 – 29, 2022.

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A Look-Back at DAZE: The City is My Muse at The Museum of the City of New York in 2015

 

 

 

The City Is My Muse: DAZE 2015

As we look forward to Chris ‘Daze’ Ellis’ solo exhibition #GiveItAllYouGot at P·P·O·W Gallery, we thought it a good time to reach back into our archives and take a second look at the Chris ‘Daze’ Ellis solo exhibition, The City is My Muse at the Museum of the City of New York in 2015.

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Get Ready for the 10th Annual Black Comic Book Festival ~ a Virtual Event

 

 

 

Celebrating the rich tradition of Black comics, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture opens its virtual doors to the 10th Annual Black Comic Book Festival January 13-15th.

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Chris DAZE Ellis: Give it All You Got opening at P·P·O·W Gallery

 

 

 

‘Chris ‘DAZE’ Ellis, Is this seat token?’, 2020; acrylic and spray paint on canvas; 51 x 53 in.; 129.5 x 134.6cm

P·P·O·W Gallery will open its doors to Chris ‘Daze’ Ellis’s second solo exhibition with the gallery entitled ‘Give It All You Got’. Born in 1962 in New York City, Daze began his career as part of the second of graffiti writers, painting New York City subway cars in 1976 while attending The High School of Art and Design.

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Kicking-Off the New Year at NAMA ~ The New Amsterdam Musical Association in Harlem

 

 

 

Founded in 1904, the New Amsterdam Musical Association (NAMA) is the oldest African-American musical organization in the country. It was founded at a time when the musicians union didn’t admit minority musicians, and the law stated that one had to be in the union in order to perform in New York City!

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The Illuminating Circles, ‘Passage,’ Transforms Broadway in the Garment District into a Glowing Tunnel

 

 

 

Photo credit: Alexandre Ayer / @DiversityPics for the Garment District Alliance

The Garment District Alliance has unveiled Passage, an interactive art installation comprised of 20 circles of light that form a pedestrian tunnel on Broadway. As visitors walk through the exhibition, each circle emits light and sounds, creating a transformative, playful experience in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Located on Broadway in the Garment District between 39th and 40th Streets,Passage is free and will be available to the public through February 13th.

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Belgium Artist, Didier Engels: KAAIEN to Open at Fremin Gallery

 

 

 

Didier Engels. Image courtesy of the gallery

Fremin Gallery will open its doors to KAAIEN, the first New York exhibition for Belgium artist Didier Engels. After a career of more than 30 years in the research of textures (20 years as textile stylist and 10 years as interior design architect), Didier Engels has shifted toward photography. As a self-taught Belgian photographer, he started his photographic work ‘Dry Dock’ and ‘Kaaien’ in January, 2015.

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Kiyomi Quinn Taylor: Half Life Opens at Ki Smith Gallery in the East Village

 

 

 

Kiyomi Quinn Taylor: Half Life installation view. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Ki Smith Gallery is pleased to present Half Life, the gallery’s first exhibition across both spaces with multimedia artist Kiyomi Quinn Taylor. With a staunch belief in both a life after death and the presence of the deceased in our lived realities, Taylor presents her audience with a world that is both fantastical and autobiographical; one built on memory, a rich family history, dreams, and fables.

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Garmenting: Costume As Contemporary Art to Open at Museum of Arts and Design in March, 2022

 

 

 

A young Yu, DMZ Performance(performance still), 2020. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Matthew Yu, Image dimensions: 6720px x 4480px

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) will present Garmenting: Costume as Contemporary Art, the first global survey exhibition dedicated to the use of clothing as a medium of visual art. On view March 12 to August 14, 2022, the exhibition examines work by thirty-five international contemporary artists, from established names to emerging voices, several of whom will be exhibiting for the first time in the United States. By either making or altering clothing for expressive purposes, these artists create garments, sculpture, installation, and performance art that transforms dress into a critical tool for exploring issues of subjectivity, identity, and difference.

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The Back Room: Winter Solstice opens at JoAnne Artman Gallery

 

 

 

Brooke Shaden,, The World Above. Photo on Velvet Fine Art Peper; 20 x 20 inches. Image courtesy of the gallery.

JoAnne Artman Gallery is pleased to present, The Back Room: Winter Solstice, a group exhibition that celebrates the seduction and drama of entering a gallery’s private, back room. An exploration into past and upcoming shows, the works in The Back Room celebrates the art world’s unique ritual of inviting preferred patrons to view the gallery’s exclusive inventory. Including works by America Martin, Brooke Shaden, Carla Talopp, Jada + Jon, Jenna Krypell, and Swan Scalabre, all artists hold distinctive sensibilities in subject matter and concept, yet are linked through an expressive formal approach.

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The Art Students League + ChaShaMa presents ‘Searchlight’ at One Brooklyn Bridge Park

 

 

 

Web Banner Option B Miho Hiranouchi, Being., 2021 Watercolor, charcoal, pastel, oil ink, 22 x 48 in.  Image courtesy of the artist

 The Art Students League’s Exhibition Outreach program presents its first student exhibition of 2022, in partnership with ChaShaMa and featuring 25 artists exploring themes of mystery, magic, and light. Titled Searchlight, the exhibition is organized by guest Curator Samuel Rowlett, a League alumnus, and is on view at One Brooklyn Bridge Park January 6–March 10, 2022. The exhibition plays in a range of shadowed depths and colorful surfaces, taking viewers from the small, quiet space of a computer screen to the vast landscape of an entire world. A glowing thread weaves its way through each work on view; it runs through a cloud-covered sun in winter and chases a pair of friends ambling through a forest. Light, and the ways in which it can be filtered and interpreted, appears before us in steel thorns, in driftwood textured with beeswax, and in rich abstractions. What is this guiding light in search of? Where will it take us?

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Likkle Tings on View at New York Studio School

 

 

 

Installation view ‘Likkle Tings, curated by Curtis Talwst Santiago courtesy New York Studio School

The New York Studio School presents Likkle Tings, an exhibition curated by Curtis Talwst Santiago, on view December 9, 2021 – January 23, 2022. Likkle Tings looks at contemporary artists engaged with small-scale works as a major and serious aspect of their practice. The exhibition title is derived from the Caribbean slang for Little Things. Including works by Lyndon J Barrois, Sr, Emma Bonnemaison, Susan Cianciolo, Christina Kenton, Maria Koubourli, Christian Quin Newell, Jill Orlov, Patrice Robinson, Anthony Santiago, Curtis Talwst Santiago and Alexander Richard Wilson.

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Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in January, 2022

 

 

Hana Yilma Godine, Hair salon in Addis Ababa #2, 2021, Fabric and oil on canvas, 60in x 80in at Fridman Gallery

Closing the door on 2021, New Yorkers will step into 2022 grateful to be living in the City that never sleeps ~ a city that never stops creating, educating and inspiring. Here are a few suggestions to brighten your days in January, 2022.

Happy New Year!

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10-Story Mixed-Use Building to Rise at 1638 Park Ave at 116th Street in East Harlem

 

 

 

Empty lot at 1638 Park Avenue and 116th Street.. Image via Google Maps.

Yimby gave a glimpse into the future of the empty lot located on the corner of Park Avenue and 116th Street, announcing that permits have been filed for a ten-story mixed-use building with affordable housing at 1638 Park Avenue. The lot is one block west of the 116 Street subway station, serviced by the 6 train. Bernard McNamee, Managing Director of Affect Property Group is listed as the owner behind the applications. Marin Architects is listed as the architect of record.

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El Museo del Barrio’s 45th Annual Three Kings Day (Hybrid) Celebration!

 

 

 

Three Kings Day Poster Illustration by artist Daniel DelValle. Image via El Museo del Barrio.

The 45th Annual Three Kings Day will be celebrated virtually, with some in-person programs in El Barrio this year, with the fitting theme: Samos el Cambio: Protecting the Environment for Future Generations, honoring the work of those who call on us to sustainably steward our environment, and help foster cultural transformation through community empowerment and artistic expression. The Event also takes into consideration the health and safety of the community by celebrating on-line, and presenting a series of activities spread out over several weeks.

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NYC Parks Department Warns ~ Don’t Venture Out Onto the Ice in Parks

 

 

Wollman Rink. Image courtesy NYC Parks Department

As temperatures continue to drop, NYC Parks urges parkgoers to exercise caution while near lakes, ponds, and rivers in New York City’s parks this winter. New Yorkers are reminded to follow ice safety guidelines and to stay off water bodies that appear frozen – they are likely not, and venturing onto them is extremely dangerous.  

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Susan Rostow: Sense of Place at Atlantic Gallery

 

 

 

Susan Rostow. Image via Atlantic Gallery

Atlantic Gallery will open its doors to Brooklyn-based artist, Susan Rostow with her exhibition Sense of Place. Susan Rostow’s sculptures resemble archeological artifacts with biomorphic traits, prompting us to probe into their origin and meaning. Peppered throughout the gallery space, the visceral and mysterious smaller scale sculptures titled Naiads, allude to the nymphs from Greek mythology who protect and reside over rivers and marshes. In the background along the walls these hybrid creatures form a comical procession. Going about their business, each projects a distinct gesture–a bulbous loner in orange hues by a tall pale figure with a protruding belly, a pair pausing to engage in a vivid conversation or perhaps an argument. In the front, duos or extended groups of mixed-scale sculptures hint at Rostow’s background as a prolific book artist. Here the sculptures reference spliced or carved book spines in myriad playful ways. They metamorphize into volumes of organic forms resembling abstracted human figures, imaginary animals, or both–all painted with rich colors ranging from earth tones to reds and vibrant yellows to algae greens—evoking natural matter.

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The New Bend to Open at Hauser & Wirth 22nd Street in February, 2022

 

 

 

‘The Richt to (My) Life, Dawn Williams Boyd, 2017; Mixed media, 91.4 x 121.19/36 x 48 © Dawn Williams Boyd; Courtesy of Fort Gansevoort, New York. Photo: Ron Witherspoon

Curated by Legacy Russell, Executive Director & Chief Curator of The Kitchen, ‘The New Bend’ brings together 12 contemporary artists working in the raced, classed, and gendered traditions of quilting and textile practice – Anthony Akinbola, Eddie R. Aparicio, Dawn Williams Boyd, Diedrick Brackens, Tuesday Smillie, Tomashi Jackson, Genesis Jerez, Basil Kinkaid, Eric Mack, Sojourner Truth Parsons, Qualeasha Wood, and Zadie Xa. Their unique visual vernacular exists in tender dialogue with, and in homage to, the contributions of the Gee’s Bend Alabama quilters – Black American women in collective cooperation and creative economic production – and their enduring legacy as a radical meeting place, a prompt, and as intergenerational inspiration. This exhibition acknowledges the work of Gee’s Bend quilters such as Sarah Benning (b. 1933), Missouri Pettway (1902-1981), Lizzie Major (1922-2011), Sally Bennett Jones (1944-1988), Mary Lee Bendolph (b.1935), and so many more, as central to expanded histories of abstraction and modernism.

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Hana Yilma Godine: A Hair Salon in Addis Ababa at Fridman Gallery + Uffner Gallery NYC

 

 

 

Hana Yilma Godine, Hair salon in Addis Ababa #3, 2021, Fabric and oil on canvas, 60in x 80in

Fridman Gallery and Rachel Uffner Gallery are honored to announce A Hair Salon in Addis Ababa, a solo exhibition by Ethiopian painter Hana Yilma Godine spanning the two galleries.

Each gallery will present Godine’s new paintings portraying female protagonists in domestic and public spaces of their own making, drawing on everyday scenes of her home town of Addis Ababa: preparing for wedding celebrations, interacting in hair salons, resting in their living rooms. In a patriarchal society torn apart by a brutal civil war, Godine presents a parallel dimension where women are safe from violence and free to express themselves independently of social restrictions.

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