Let the Mermaids Flirt With Me ~ Christopher Myers at Fort Gansevoort Gallery

 

 

Image courtesy Fort Gansevoort Gallery

Maping the dreams of migrants, artist Christopher Myers presents three bodies of work on three floors of Fort Gansevoort Gallery, entitled Let the Mermaids Flirt With Me.

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Andy Warhol’s ‘Shadows’ Returns to NYC

 

 

Andy Warhol, Shadows, 1978-79, detail view. @Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo Bill Jacobson Studio, New York. Image via diaart.org

Andy Warhol’s Shadows (1978-79) will return to New York City in October, marking a homecoming for the monumental work that was first presented by Dia in the city in 1979.

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Van Cleef & Arpels + L’ÉCOLE = a NYC Jewelry Immersion

 

 

Image via L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts

L’ÉCOLE School of Jewelry Arts, with support of Van Cleef & Arpels, will return to New York this month with a series of classes, exhibitions, and evening conversations immersing the public in the art of jewelry.

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Al Diaz/SAMO @ Same Old Gallery ~ East Village Home of Basquiat

 

 

57 Great Jones Street, home/studio of Jean-Michel Basquiat and current exhibition of Al Diaz/SAMO

57 Great Jones, once owned by Andy Warhol, was the home and studio of Jean-Michel Basquiat. This month, the ground-floor space has been converted to a temporary gallery, inspired by the late artist ~ with an opening exhibition by Basquiat’s friend Al Diaz, also known as #SAMO, in honor of the 30th anniversary of the Basquiat’s passing.

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Everything is Connected: Art and Conspiracy at MET Breuer

 

 

At MET Breuer

Conspiracy!  Fake News!

In the exhibition, Everything is Connected: Art and Conspiracy, MET Breuer reaches back in time and traces the simultaneous development of two kinds of art about conspiracy. Works based on historical research, and investigative reporting and ‘plunging down the rabbit hole’ works where facts and fantasy freely intermingle – a state of being that is all too familiar these days. The exhibition Everything is Connected: Art and Conspiracy is the first major exhibit to tackle this perennially provocative topic.

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Zuccotti Park Celebrates 7th Anniversary of Occupy Wall Street with a Rose by Isa Genzken

 

 

Rose III by German artist Isa Genzken

It’s been seven years since Zuccotti Park was filled with the protest movement known as Occupy Wall Street, which began on September 17, 2011.  In remembrance of the event, Brookfield Properties installed the artwork, Rose III, blooming in the northwest corner of the Park.

Interspersed among the current installation, Rose III, are images taken during Occupy Wall Street in 2011.

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New York City Yarn Crawl 2018 ~ September 28-30th

 

 

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Yarnistas throughout the five boroughs are getting ready to celebrate their love of the fiber arts with the annual New York City Yarn Crawl.  On the list are a dozen shops in Manhattan and Brooklyn taking part in this annual three-day event for knitters, crocheters, spinners, dyers, felters and fiber lovers.

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2018 Open House New York Weekend ~ October 12-14

 

 

The Montauk Club

The 2018 Open House New York Weekend will take place from October 12-14, 2018. The full list of participating sites has been released ~ and reservations will begin on September 28 ($5 fee per guest for each reservation reserved).

It’s time to plan your weekend!

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Open Space Dialogues: Parks & Transportation ~ October 9th

 

New Yorkers for Parks acts as technical assistance providers, providing in-depth data on open space across the city, and offers advocacy support for communities undergoing rezoning. Since the data is limited, the search is on for all aspects of parks and open space that aren’t already captured.

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Lamb~scaping at the Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Mulberry Street

 

 

It’s billed as a Vacation, but the annual selection of the ‘winners’ for this vacation are actually eating and fertilizing the grass in and around the cemetery every September. Come and meet Houston, Prince and Spring.

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Moving Forward with La Marqueta Renovation Project in El Barrio

 

 

 

La Marqueta Conceptual Image

The historic La Marqueta open-air events and retail space located under the Park Avenue viaduct at 115th Street will be getting a well-needed makeover.

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Tribeca Art + Culture Night ~ September 26th

 

 


Tribeca Art+Culture Night is a downtown arts festival that celebrates culture at large in Tribeca and takes place in 30+ Lower Manhattan venues. Now in its third year, it will take place on September 26, 2018.

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Kenny Scharf + Malia Scharf = the Scharftees Pop-Up at Allouche Gallery!

 

 

 


Love wearable art? Get ready for Scharftees ~ when Kenny Starf and his daughter, Malia will hold a pop-up at Allouche Gallery from October 25-27.

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Adopt a Pot 2018 in Jefferson Market Garden

In support of the Jefferson Market Garden, Greenwich House Pottery donated pots, vases, sculpture, dishes & more ~ all on sale in the Jefferson Market Garden on Saturday and Sunday, September 22nd and 23rd.

Jefferson Market Garden is located at Greenwich Avenue and 10th Street.

 

Odyssey: Jack Whitten at MET Breuer

 

 

Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture 1963-2017, now on view at MET Breuer, is an exhibition of Whitten’s sculptures, first created in New York and later at his summer home on Crete. Included in the exhibition are forty sculptures and eighteen of the artist’s lusciously layered paintings.

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American Society of Botanical Artists at Wave Hill for Annual Exhibition

 

 

Lucy Martin, Valley Oak with Oak Galls and Lichen, Quercus lobata; Oak galls generated by wasps of the Cynipidae family; Teloschistes chrysophthalmus, Evernia prunastri, Usnea sp., Xanthoria parietina, Flavopunctelia flaventior, Flavoparmelia caperata, gouache on paper, 23 x 17 inches. Courtesy of the artist. Image via Wave Hill.

Wave Hill, in partnership with the American Society of Botanical Artists, are collaboratively celebrating the tradition and contemporary practice of botanical art with the 21st Annual International exhibition ~ and what a beautiful time of year to visit Wave Hill.

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A Visit to the Meatpacking District ~ Hector’s Cafe’ & Diner

 

 

Hector’s Cafe & Diner, 44 Little West 12th Street in the Meatpacking District

Hector’s Cafe’ first opened its doors in the Meatpacking District when it was humming with packers and wholesalers moving from slaughterhouse to slaughterhouse, under the elevated, with trains running from West Side Yards south to St. John’s Terminal on West Houston Street. Much of this work began at the crack of dawn, with many of the workers beginning their day at Hector’s Diner.

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Celebrating the Municipal Art Society at 125 as we move ‘Toward a Livable City’

 

 

 

Image via mas.org

Toward a Livable City is presented on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the Municipal Art Society (MAS), exploring the organization’s profound impact on the metropolis we live in today.

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Hotel Coming to 412 West 126th Street

 

 

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Apartments, Hotel & Community Facility are coming to West 126th Street, between Morningside Avenue and Amsterdam. The lot, which physically sits next to a historic carriage house at 400 West 126th Street, has already been cleared, permits filed, and construction ready to begin.

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Studio Museum 127 Pops-Up inHarlem

 

 

Studio Museum in Harlem Pop-Up located at 429 West 127th Street

While we wait for The Studio Museum in Harlem to complete renovation, the Museum has been busy ‘outside its walls’ in a number of location’s inHarlem.  We went to visit the new Studio Museum Harlem 127, a temporary exhibition space located at 429 West 127th Street, to view a current exhibition ~ a beautiful selection of photographs from the Museum collection.

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The Garment District Alliance Unveils ‘Art Elevated: Look Up’!

 

 

Art Elevated three Grand Prize Winners!

The Garment District Alliance in partnership with Orangenius will have New Yorkers looking up for their new exhibition entitled Art Elevated, an aerial display of the works of artists from around the world, located high up on banners throughout the Garment District.

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Get Ready for Archtober 2018 + Open House New York

 

 

 

The Shed (May 2017)

The annual event, Archtober, will kick-off on October 1st featuring hundred of events, tours and exhibitions organized by more than 60 partners across all five boroughs.

With so many interesting events, talks and tours on their calendar, deciding what to add to your list won’t be easy. Here are a few things that caught our eye, beginning on October 1st with an AIANY Architecture Cruise around Manhattan.

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September 12th from 6-8pm is Gallery Night at The Fuller Building

 

 

Nino Migliori, Gente dell’Emilia, 1959. Image courtesy of Keith de Lellis Gallery

Gallery Night at the Fuller Building will be held on Wednesday, September 12th from 6-8pm featuring six renowned galleries, each presenting new exhibitions. The Fuller Building is located at 41 East 57th Street.

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Harlem’s Chef JJ to Open ‘Field Trip’ on Lenox Avenue

 

 

 

Image via #chefjj on Instagram

Famed Harlem Celeb Chef JJ Johnson will open his new restaurant, Field Trip, in Harlem later this Fall, focusing on a “fast-casual grain concept’ with patrons choosing their own rice or barley bowls.

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The Brant Foundation to Open Art Gallery in the East Village

 

 

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The Brant Foundation will open its new East Village Gallery doors in March 2019 in what was the home/studio of the late artist, Walter De Maria, who passed away in 2013.  Inaugural exhibition ~ works by Jean-Michel Basquiat.

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Limited-Edition #EGYPTSTATION MetroCards

 

 

Image via Paul McCartney Instagram

On his Instagram, Paul McCartney sends fans a message ~  See you at #EGYPTSTATION this Friday evening. He’s referring, of course, to the release of his seventeenth solo album this Friday, September 7th, in conjunction with a limited-edition Paul McCartney MetroCard ~ only available at the larger vending machines and station booths at Grand Central Terminal.

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Arlene Shechet: Full Steam Ahead in Madison Square Park

 

 

Image via Madison Square Park

Madison Square Park will be kicking off its Fall season with the new art installation entitled Full Steam Ahead by artist Arlene Shechet. This installation will consist of a series of sculptures in porcelain, wood, and cast iron installed around and within the emptied circular reflecting pool in the north end of Madison Square Park.

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Subculture: Microbial Metrics and the Multi-Species City at Storefront for Art & Architecture

 

 

Subculture: Microbial Metrics and the Multi-Species City. Kevin Slavin, Elizabeth Hénaff, and The Living / David Benjamin with Evan Eisman Company. Commissioned by Storefront for Art and Architecture, 2018.

On Tuesday, September 18th at 7 pm, Storefront for Art and Architecture opens its doors to the exhibition, Subculture: Microbial Metrics and the Multi-Species City by Kevin Slavin, Elizabeth Hénaff, and The Living / David Benjamin in collaboration with Evan Eisman Company.

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The Audubon Sculpture Project ~ Bringing Birds to Broadway

 

 

On the Broadway Mall, at the entrance to the West Side Arts Coalition, at Broadway & 96th Street

The National Audubon Society, Gitler &___ , NYC Audubon and the Broadway Mall Association have a very special installation scheduled for April, 2019.  The Project will Kick-Off with a Party on January 11th at The American Academy of Arts & Letters.  Here is a sneak-peek of what we might expect to see along the Broadway Malls from 67th Street to 168th Street, and the Kickstarter Campaign that will make this happen.

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Audubon Mural Project Flies into Jacob Schiff Park in Harlem

 

 

The mural, Migrations, on the south wall of the gymnasium at Jacob Schiff School Campus. Image via Creative Art Works

The Audubon Mural Project has been a quest to create public murals of the 314 American birds threatened by climate change, and this month the project added seven new murals PS 192, Jacob Schiff Park Harlem, unveiled by 26 youth apprentices. The murals display climate-threatened birds on the walls of this local playground.

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Paper Trail ~ a Group Show ~ Opens at Allouche Gallery

 

 

Sebastian Wahl, Mandala His 2005.  All images courtesy of Allouche Gallery

Allouche Gallery explores the use of paper in a new group exhibition entitled, Paper Trail. From drawings and paintings to sculptures and collages, the artists employ unique methods of layering, space, and emphasis.

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Kenseth Armstead: Washington 20/20/20 unveiled in Union Square Park

 

 

Artist, Kenseth Armstead, Washington 20/20/20 in Union Square Park. Image via NYC Parks Department

Presented in collaboration with NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program and the Union Square Partnership, the sculpture ~ Washington 20/20/20 ~ by artist, Kenseth Armstead, was composed as a companion to the first sculpture on New York City parkland, the George Washington Statue in Union Square.

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NYC’s Pier55 Begins to Rise in the Hudson River

 

 

 

Heatherwick Design Studio exhibition at Cooper Hewitt, 2014 entitled, Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio

In the exhibition, Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio at Cooper Hewitt in June, 2015, along with a vast array of Heatherwick’s unique design concepts and projects, New Yorkers got a sneak-peek of Heatherwick’s Hudson River  project Pier55.  At the time, the project seemed not only far-off in our future, but fraught with problems from financial to environmental.

The project, Pier55, has broken ~ water ~ with an anticipated opening date! We were at that Cooper Hewitt exhibition in 2015, and reviewed our photographs of the images that will be brought to life within this next two years. Below are a few photos from this exhibition ~ architectural models and large-scale renderings for Pier55, a public park and performance space currently being constructed and jetting out 186 feet from the edge of Manhattan into the Hudson River.

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47 Art Installations, Exhibits and Events Not to Miss in NYC ~ September 2018

 

 

Benny Andrews, Soul of a Nation. Image courtesy Brooklyn Museum

It may be Fall, but the 47+ art exhibits, installations and events to add to your list in September are still hot…hot…hot

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The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Annouces Fall 2018 Season

 

 

Little Man, Little Man, by James Baldwin. Image courtesy of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will kick-off its Fall 2018 Season this September with The Queer Black Voice in Fashion on Wednesday, September 5th as part of Talks at the Schomburg during New York Fashion 2018 (September 6-14).

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Simone Leigh ~ a Solo Exhibition at Luhring Augustine

 

 

 

Simone Leigh, 100 (Face Jug Series), 2018; Salt-fired stoneware; 27 1/2 x 16 x 16 inches; (69.8 x 40.6 x 40.6 cm)  © Simone Leigh; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.

Luhring Augustine will open its doors to the solo exhibition of recent works by Simone Leigh.

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‘Karma’ ~ Ancient Wisdom Meets the Future at The Rubin Museum of Art

 

 

The Series, Karma at The Rubin Museum of Art

This fall at the Rubin Museum of Art, guests from a diverse set of spiritual traditions will discuss the connections between ancient wisdom and the earth’s future with notable personalities including Laurie Anderson, Marina Abramović, Paul Miller (DJ Spooky), Meredith Monk, and Maira Kalman. Tickets for the 2018 Karma schedule go on sale September 7, 2018.

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Ray Turner: Half Naked ~ Fall Exhibition at JoAnne Artman Gallery NYC

 

 

Ray Turner, ‘Mary, Gillette, Catherine (Triptych); oil on canvas; 50 x 40 inches, each. Image courtesy JoAnne Artman Gallery New York

JoAnne Artman Gallery New York is pleased to open its doors to the Fall exhibition, Half Naked, a showing of Ray Turner’s most recent paintings and prints focused on exploring the dichotomies behind the idiom “half-naked” that powerfully echoes our own discomfort when confronted with the illusions of safety behind all social constructs through the viscerally of the painting medium.

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West African Restaurant ‘Teranga’ to Open at The Africa Center ~ One Museum Mile ~ Harlem

 

 

The Africa Center, 1280 Fifth Avenue at 110th Street

We were delighted to read about the opening of Chef Pierre Thiam’s Senegalese restaurant, Teranga, at The Africa Center this September.  Not because of a lack of African restaurants in Harlem, but because it’s a sure signal that movement is afoot for a possible opening of the Museum, which has been closed for more than a few years.

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MTA Arts & Design installs New, Permanent Artwork along Brooklyn’s Culver Line (F Train)

 

 

Artist Andrea Belag, “Brooklyn Transitions” Image via MTA Arts & Design

Nine stations on the Culver line (F train) in Brooklyn have re-opened with new MTA Arts & Design Projects, in laminated glass and metal, by eight different artists. Using the theme of the multicultural neighborhood surrounding each station, the artists created colorful permanent artworks mimicking the people who stand on these platforms every day. Below are the eight stations and their new, permanent art installations.

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‘Towards a New [Hypo]Thesis’ at The Cooper Union

 

 

TOWARDS A NEW [HYPO]THESIS ~ OilScapes: Re-Mapping the Power Politics. Image courtesy of The Cooper Union
The Master of Architecture II Graduate exhibition, Towards a New [Hypo]Thesis, 2017-18 Thesis Exhibition will open at The Cooper Union on September 11.

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The Graffiti Hall of Fame ~ 38th Edition ~ El Barrio

 

 

Sunday, August 26, 2018

The Graffiti Hall of Fame stretches between 106th and 107th Streets, alongside the elevated Metro North train on Park Avenue in El Barrio. Known to Street Artists since 1980,  and now a tourist destination, it is rarely open (except by private tour) to the public. But once a year, James Top, Executive Director of this iconic Wall, selects a theme and invites artists for a two-day emersion. This year’s theme ~ The Subway Edition, with artists from the 1980s subway era.

We were there from start (Saturday, August 24th at Noon) to end of day on Sunday, August 25th.  The 38th Edition of Graffiti Hall of Fame, El Barrio. Check it out.

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Mother, Bethel, Harlem, USA to open at Hunter East Harlem Gallery

 

 

Thomas Allen Harris: Mother Bethel Harlem USA

Mother, Bethel, Harlem, USA is a collaboration between artist and filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris and students from Hunter College’s IMA MFA program, centered around Harris’s interdisciplinary project, Digital Diaspora Family Reunion (DDFR).

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Looking Inside Fab Lab ~ Columbia University

 

 

The New York City Panorama woodshed by the Fab Lab. Photo by Josh Jordan. Image via news.columbia.edu

It began in the 1970s, run by students from the Graduate School of Architecture at Columbia University.

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Visual Language to open at Faction Art Projects ~ Harlem

 

 

Umar Rashid, In Klingon, 2017. Image courtesy Faction Art Projects

Faction Art Projects returns this Fall in a collaboration with the East Los Angeles Gallery, Subliminal Projects, in a bi-coastal exhibition entitled Visual Language. This group exhibition examines the integration of word and images in art and Western Culture, bringing together a broad spectrum of alternative strategies for expressing contemporary everyday experiences.

The exhibition will run simultaneously at both galleries. In each gallery the artworks will work in parallel or collaboratively, while others will juxtapose and subvert ~ offering a strong critical frame through which to view contemporary culture in this period of “fake news” and “alternative facts.”

The exhibition brings together a wide-range of artists, each taking their own road in expressing experiences, transferred onto canvas. Below are some of the artists and artworks that will be on view.

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The Artist JR ~ on Great Jones & Bowery

 

 

 

On the heals of JR: Horizontal at Perrotin Gallery in the Lower East Side, we spotted JR’s new piece on the corner of Great Jones and Bowery in Noho.

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Artist, Peter Halley Arriving at Lever House ~ Park Avenue

 

 

Image via PeterHalley.com ~ 2016 The Schirn Ring, Schrin Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany

With the Adam Pendleton exhibit coming to an end at Lever House on August 28, 2018, we look forward to September, and the installation of the American artist, Peter Halley on two floors of this iconic building.

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