Throughout his almost four decade career, John ‘CRASH‘ Matos’ work has engaged with urban environments on a huge scale – ranging from his early murals on the sides of NYC subway trains in the 70’s, to more recent projects such as a large mural commission at Miami’s Hard Rock Football Stadium. This November, a new body of work will be on view, continuing the conversation around the scope, scale, and environment, through a continued exploration of the spray paint medium, in the exhibition Concrete Jungle at JoAnne Artman Gallery.
Luhring Augustine will open its doors to the solo exhibition of recent works by Simone Leigh.
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.
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.
Kicking-off Memorial Day weekend with memories of summer’s past, and a new exhibit, ‘Endless Summer‘ by the artist Danny Galieote, opening at Joanne Artman Gallery on June 14th.
Save the Date ~ June 17th, for The Annual Rubin Museum Block Party, with this years theme, We Make the Future ~ a day of family art-making, performances, and free admission to the Museum.
For all those who dream of turning the pages back ten years, the exhibit ‘Unusual and Exigent‘ is a reminder ~ a deep dive ~ into the 2008 financial crisis by an artist, math Ph.D. and former hedge fund manager, Nelson Saiers.
A Luta Continua. The Sylvio Perlstein Collection will open on April 26th. The exhibition ‘traces the course of twentieth-century art from Dada and Surealism to Abstration, Land Art, Conceptural Art, Minimal Art, Pop Art, Op Art, Arte Povera, Nouveau Réalisme, and Contemporary Art,’ with more than 360 works by 250 artists. Prepare to be overwhelmed.
Reka Nyari continues her erotically charged, large-scale grisaille photographs with a new exhibition, Valkyrie Ink, at Emmanuel Fremin Gallery.
Wayne White: I Took The Machine Apart But Could Not Put It Back Together will open on February 8th at Joshua Liner Gallery.
The School of Visual Arts 2018 winter programming launches with its second iteration, “elmuseo@SVA: May Contain Moving Parts,” an exhibition representing the coming together of two New York Institutions, El Museo del Barrio and the School of Visual Arts.
Save the Dates: Opening on January 13th, Opening Reception on January 18th, Arnaldo Morales activates his kinetic work + Q&A on January 25th, and all participating artists in a panel discussion on February 1st.
Jack Shainman Gallery in collaboration with the Gordon Parks Foundation, will present a solo exhibition entitled, Gordon Parks: I Am You | Part 1 to open on January 11th.
Celebrating 25 Years, the David Zwirner Gallery will throw open its doors on all of its galleries to present a special exhibition, highlighting the artists who have shaped the gallery’s program since its founding in 1993.
Emmanuel Fremin Gallery will open its door for the New Year with an invitation to embark on a photographic road trip through the country of Norway through the lens of Norwegian photographer Ole Marius Joergensen.
Misha Kahn: Midden Heap is a fantastical recreation and reassemble of the artist’s finds while scavenging the trash mounds in Dead Horse Bay, the Rockaway.
Pace Gallery presents Richard Avedon: Nothing Personal, photographs and archival materials drawn from Avedon’s 1964 collaboration with James Baldwin.
Burning in Water is pleased to present Wake Up in Glory, a solo exhibition of prints and sculptures by the esteemed Elizabeth Catlett. Continue reading “Elizabeth Catlett: Wake Up in Glory at Burning in Water”
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.
The mysterious, and much loved street artist, Banksy paid a visit to 101 West 14th Street – announcing his presence on his Instagram account. Preservationists familiar with the building recognized it right away as the original home of the historic Julien Binford murals located at 101 West 14th Street. Banksy’s latest addition ~ a rat painted on the clock atop the entrance to the former bank building. But less than a week later, the building owners removed Banksy’s clock. It will be placed in storage ~ future as yet undetermined.
Below, read the history of the murals, and the great ‘save’ thanks to the efforts of Speaker Corey Johnson and Save Chelsea.
Update (November 5, 2018) As of this date, the historic murals remain in storage, with no offer for a permanent home.
Update (February 28, 2018) Breaking News from Chelsea Now ~ Google NYC and Jamestown announced today that they will team up to help preserve the murals. According to Chelsea Now, efforts by Save Chelsea, a preservation group, and Speaker Corey Johnson “bore fruit”:
“The effort bore fruit: Jamestown said it recently bought the mural from the developer, Gemini Rosemont, for $50,000, Michael Phillips, president of Jamestown, told Chelsea Now in a phone interview.”
Now ~ to find a home for the mural, with the hope of keeping it in the neighborhood. Under consideration, the Senior Center at Hudson Guild. Two other locations are also being considered. Stay tuned for updates, and read the history of the Julien Binford mural below.
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, LIFE Magazine 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.
We are looking forward to what’s up next up at Ilon Art Gallery ~ The Heart and Soul of Hotel Chelsea: photographs by Linda Troeller, opening on November 10th.
The exhibit Geta Brătescu: The Leaps of Aesop will open at Hauser & Wirth on November 13th.
Having spent several years in California in the 1960s, I couldn’t resist…..Gary Panter ‘HIPPIE TRIP’ on view at Marlborough Contemporary to November 11.
Hauser & Wirth Publishers, in association with Morbid Anatomy will present a seven-part series entitled Utopia/Dystopia. First up, Utopia/Dystopia: Dystopian Amusements ~ 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.
Celebrating Fall Events at Rubin Museum of Art
The Pittsburgh-born, Baltimore-based artist, James Rieck, is returning to the Lyons Wier Gallery with his solo exhibit, Rapture.
September 14 to November 11, 2017
September 12 to October 28, 2017
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Allied Flags, Union League Club (1917), Childe Hassam
City Roofs (1932), Edward Hopper
Freshly Painted Wild Style Wall in Riverside Park, NYC, 1983, Martha Cooper. Image via Steven Kasher Gallery