Iceberg ~ A Titanic Exhibit Arrives in the Garment District

 

 

On the heals of the colorful installation, Candy Nation by Laurence Jenkell, the Garment District Alliance kicks-off the New Year with the installation, Iceberg.

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Urban Agriculture Harlem Style ~ Harlem Grown

 

 

 

Harlem Grown Impact Farm

While ’tis the season to be singing ~ let it snow…let it snow…let it snow, many of the kids in Harlem are singing ~ let it grow….let it grow…let it grow ~ and they’ve been doing this at Harlem Grown since its founding in 2011 by (the amazing) Tony Hillery.

Come along as we take a tour of the program’s new farm on 127th Street between Lenox Avenue and Fifth Avenue in Harlem.

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Looking Back at ‘A Monument to the 500 Years of the Cultural Reversal of America’ by the artist Jorge Luis Rodriguez

 

 

 

The exhibition ‘A Monument to the 500 Years of the Cultural Reversal of America’ by the artist Jorge Luis Rodriguez at Center for Puerto Rican Studies in East Harlem in 2014

In anticipation of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture’s upcoming event, Open Archive: The Slave Ship, we reached back in our archives to an exhibition on this very subject which opened at The Center for Puerto Rican Studies East Harlem in 2016. The exhibition was a compilation of decades of artwork by Jorge Luis Rodrigues, entitled ARTchives: Method and Documentation ~ and part of this exhibition included an exhibit entitled A Monument to the 500 Years of the Cultural Reversal of America, which was a small-scale exhibition of his original sculpture of a Galleon ~ a slave ship, including ceramic slaves placed in the hold of the vessel. Bringing the original sculpture down to scale, the Galleon was painted on the wall of the library, with 50 of the original 126 ceramic slaves beneath.

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57 Art Installations, Exhibits & Events to Add to Your List in January, 2019

 

 

Fritz Ascher, Female Nude, 1916, White gouache over graphite, watercolor, and black ink on paper, 17 3/8 x 12 1/4 in. Private collection, Photo: Malcolm Varon. (c) Bianca Stock ~ Image courtesy Grey Art Gallery/NYU.

Kicking-off the New Year with installations, events and exhibits reflecting the diversity of New York ~ celebrating music, dance, art, and photography ~ a comic book festival, an art fair, a dog museum opening, and a host of exciting exhibits from 2018 still on view. Here are 57 suggestions to add to your list this January, 2019.

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El Barrio’s People’s Church Off the Landmark Calendar ~ but on the Calendar at The Museum of the City of New York & Maysles Cinema + the Plight of Disappearing Churches

 

 

 

1st Spanish United Methodist Church in El Barrio

On the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission agenda in December, 2018, was a discussion on the 1st Spanish United Methodist Church becoming an Individual Landmark. Also known as The People’s Church, the discussion is not for its architectural merit, but for its historic cultural significance, located in the heart of El Barrio, associated with the Young Lords occupation in 1969 and 1970. On Tuesday, December 12, 2018, it was determined that the history of the Young Lords still divides the community, and both the Church and the local Council Member would like more time to allow for more community dialogue.  The 1st Spanish United Methodist Church will be removed from the calendar, per time limits established by Section 25-303(1) of the Landmarks Law, and can be considered for designation at a future date.

A chance to learn more about that time in history will be available at a screening of the film, Made in Harlem: Class of ’68, co-presented by the Museum of the City of New York and Maysles Cinema, on March 14, 2019.

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62 Art Installations, Exhibits and Events Not to Miss in December 2018

 

 

Rolf’s German Restaurant

Oh baby it’s cold outside ~ but there are a lot of installations, exhibits and events to warm your heart, with the first part of our list devoted to some suggestions for the Holiday Season. Here are 62 installations, exhibits and events for the month of December, 2018 to add to your list, including current installations, some of which will be on view through October, 2019.

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Thumb Box Exhibition & Sale at The Salmagundi Club

 

 

‘Dinner’ by artist Richard Lithgow

Small works priced to sell, the popular annual Thumb Box Exhibition and Sale will be on view from December 3, 2018 to January 1, 2019 at The Salmagundi Club in Greenwich Village.

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64 Art Installations, Exhibits & Events Not to Miss in November, 2018

 

 

Artist Anyone Konst. “Free Peddler”. Image via socratessculpturepark.org

As we move deeper into Fall, nature presents its own glorious exhibit of colorful foliage in every size and shape. Outdoor art installations that unveiled earlier in the year will be seen through our seasonal lens, many of them still on view through winter, and into 2019. November will bring us indoors, warming our hearts and filling our souls with thoughtful and colorful works of art. Here are 64 art installations, exhibits and events to add to your list in November.

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It’s Time for the Annual Canstruction Competition at Brookfield Place

 

 

Canstruction 2015

Celebrating its 16th anniversary, and 11 years at Brookfield Place New York, the non-profit organization Canstruction will bring together top architectural and engineering firms for an over-night ‘Canstruction Competition’ within the first two floors of Brookfield Place.

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‘Happy’ By Studio Cadena will arrive at Flatiron Public Plaza in November

 

 

‘Happy’ by Studio Cadena for the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership

As part of the 23 Days of Flatiron Cheer for December, Flatiron Partnership and Van Alen Institute announced the winner of the 5th Annual Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition ~ ‘Happy‘ by Studio Cadena, to be unveiled on the Plaza November 19, 2018.

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Mapping the Unprecedented Impact of Human Intervention on Earth ~ Edward Burtynsky: Anthropocene at Howard Greenberg Gallery + Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery

 

 

 

Log Booms #1, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, 2016 at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, NYC. © Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Metivier Gallery, Toronto / Greenberg Gallery and Wolkowitz Gallery, New York

A two-gallery exhibitions of landmark work from photographer Edward Burtynsky’s series Anthropocene, which maps the unprecedented impact of human intervention on Earth, will be on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery and Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery this November in New York.

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Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today ~ at Wallach Gallery

 

 

Frédéric Bazille, Young Woman with Peonies, French, 1841 – 1870, 1870, oil on canvas, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon. Image via Wallach Gallery, Columbia University

The Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University and the Musée d’Orsay partner to present an exhibition entitled Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today in New York and Le Modèle noir, de Géricault à Matisse in Paris.

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Aura Satz: Listen, Recalibrate at Fridman Gallery

 

 

Aura Satz, Flickering Between the Bullet and the Hole, 2016. Framed lenticular prints 39.37 x 39.37 in. Image via fridmangallery.com

In her second exhibition with Fridman Gallery, Aura Satz focuses on voices of female electronic music pioneers, and on sound signals as symbols of communication and disobedience. Included are a series of drawings, two sound sculptures, and a 16mm film.

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Intimate Immensity: Alberto Giacometti Sculptures, 1935-1945 at Luxembourg & Dayan New York

 

 

Photo: Eli Lotar; Alberto Giacometti Estate/Licensed by VAGA and ARS, New York, NY, 2018. Courtesy Luxembourg & Dayan

Luxembourg & Dayan is pleased to announce ‘Intimate Immensity: Alberto Giacometti Sculptures, 1935-1945,’ the first United States exhibition dedicated exclusively to the artist’s cycle of very small human figures created in France and Switzerland during the Second World War.

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It’s a Party ~ Garment District Arts Festival Oct. 18-20

 

 

It’s party time!

The Garment District Alliance is proud to present the 15th Annual Garment District Arts Festival, a district-wide celebration of the artists, performers, galleries and theaters that contribute to the creative energy that fuels this neighborhood. Join the Garment District Alliance for an Opening Reception on Broadway ~ and a Light Hug and photo by artist Vicki DaSilva!

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Lisa Wright: In The Eyes of Each to open at FACTION Art Projects

 

 

Lisa Wright, Silken, oil on canvas, 40 x 30cm, 2017-18. Image courtesy FACTION Art Projects

On the heals of the exhibition, Visual Language, FACTION Art Projects presents a solo show of paintings by the award-winning British artist Lisa Wright in November.

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Two New Art Installations Arriving in Marcus Garvey Park ~ October 21st

 

 

Kim Dacres, Daniel A. Matthews and Jose’ Carlos Casado in their studios. Image courtesy Public Art Initiative

On the heals of the installation, Atlas: The Third Millennium, the Public Art Initiative will be installing two new sculptures in Marcus Garvey Park, with an unveiling and Opening Reception on Sunday, October 21.

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Egon Schiele: In Search of the Perfect Line at Galerie St. Etienne

 

 

 

Self Portrait with Brown Background, 1912. Gouache, watercolor, and pencil on paper. Signed and dated, lower left. Kallir Family Foundation. Image courtesy Galerie St. Etienne.

The exhibition Egon Schiele: In Search of the Perfect Line will mark the 100th anniversary of Schiele’s death in 1918 with nearly 50 watercolors and drawings, including several iconic self-portraits, at Galerie St. Etienne in November.

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2018 American Masters Exhibition & Sale arriving at The Salmagundi Club

 

 

artist John Trainer, Sounds of Broadway, 2013, oil on linen, 24×36 inches. Image courtesy Salmagundi Club

Each year, The Salmagundi Club holds a spectacular exhibition with some of today’s best-known artists. The 2018 American Masters Exhibition & Sale will celebrate the recent $1.5 million renovation and restoration of the Club’s Upper Gallery space in their historic townhouse in Greenwich Village with a Gala and sale on Friday, October 12th from 6-8pm.

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Ron English returns to Allouche Gallery with Delusionville

 

 

 

Ron English ~ Pink Temper Tot Mousemask Murphy, oil on canvas, 52 x 60″. Image courtesy Allouche Gallery

Ron English: Delusionville, new paintings and sculptures, will open at Allouche Gallery on Thursday, October 11th. In this exhibition, English returns to the Gallery with an aggressive reinterpretation of pop culture.  Prepare to be mesmerized by the spectacle of chaos!

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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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Beloved Greenwich Village, Waverly Diner, Files for Bankruptcy Protection

 

 

Waverly Diner painted by AFineLyne
Waverly Diner in watercolor

The beloved Greenwich Village, Waverly Diner, filed for bankruptcy protection last week.

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