En Plein Air on The High Line

 

 

The High Line

This Spring, the High Line will welcome eight international artists to set up their easels and work En Plein Air ~ in an artistic dialogue with the surrounding landscape.

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Evelyne Huet: Dear Humans at Atlantic Gallery in Chelsea

 

 

 

Evelyne Huet, Fly Me Away, 2016 digital print, Disc plexiglass/plexi, edition 1/3, 47″ x 33″

Atlantic Gallery opened its doors to a new solo exhibition by French artist Evelyne Huet entitled Dear Humans, exploring the complexity of human emotions, imagining both their genesis and their evolution ~ with 21 digital paintings, using a unique and thoughtful method.

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Emily Copeland: Lineage at Bernarducci Gallery

 

 

 

Top: Tessa Virtue’s Olympic Skates, 2018, charcoal on Stonehenge paper, 33 x 50 inches

Bernarducci Gallery will open its doors to Lineage, a solo exhibition of work by Canadian artist, Emily Copeland ~ whose artistry favors using vintage flea market finds as her subjects, bringing them to life in charcoal.

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Alice Neel: Freedom at David Zwirner

 

 

 

Image: Alice Neel, Bronx Bacchus, 1929 (detail)

David Zwirner Gallery in Chelsea will open its doors to one of the foremost American figurative painters of the twentieth century, Alice Neel, with the exhibition, Alice Neel: Freedom.

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Andy Dixon: Look at This Stuff Isn’t it Neat At Joshua Liner Gallery

 

 

 

Christie’s (Five Private Collectionsn) (detail), 2019, Acrylic and oil pastel on canvas, 49 x 39 in ~ 124.5 x 99 cm

Joshua Liner Gallery will open its doors to Andy Dixon’s inaugural solo exhibition with the gallery, Look At This Stuff Isn’t It Neat. The Los Angeles based artist “explores themes of decadence, patronage, and the relationship between art and wealth.”  Look at This Stuff Isn’t It Neat opens on February 28, 2019 and will remain on view through March 30, 2019. The artist will attend the opening reception, February 28th from 6-8pm.

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Max Ernst on The High Line

 

 

Max Ernst in the sculpture garden in front of the Zaha Hadid condo building

On the roof of Kasmin Gallery, in the Kasmin Sculpture Garden, we spotted three Max Ernst sculptures placed at random in and around the skylights. The sculpture garden happens to be in tucked in the curve of Zaha Hadid’s first architectural project in New York, on the High Line near 28th Street.

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The Hill Art Foundation to Open in Chelsea on February 9, 2019

 

 

 

Courtesy of The Hill Art Foundation. Photographer Mathew Hermann © Christopher Wool via hillartfoundation.org

The much anticipated Hill Art Foundation will open its doors in Chelsea with the inaugural exhibition, Maybe Maybe Not: Christopher Wool and the Hill Collection,  21 works by Christopher Wool, on February 9th.

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Chelsea Market unveils a Photographic Exhibition by Carl Roodman

 

 

Image courtesy of the photographer, Carl Roodman

Chelsea Market will unveil Carl Roodman: Japan to Indonesia, 1961 to 1963, a photo exhibit, on display throughout the entire concourse of the Market.

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Reka Nyari ‘Ink Stories’ to be Inaugural Exhibition at Expanded Fremin Gallery in Chelsea

 

 

 

Reka Nyari ‘Nursing Madonna’ Image courtesy Fremin Gallery

Fremin Gallery will open its doors in their new, expanded Chelsea space, on February 28th, with the inaugural exhibition, Ink Stories by Reka Nyari.

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Heather Day & Kathryn Macnaughton in Pour ~ at Joshua Liner Gallery

 

 

 

Pour at Joshua Liner Gallery

Pour: Heather Day & Kathryn Macnaughton will open at Joshua Liner Gallery this week. This two-person exhibition features new works on canvas from San Francisco-based Heather Day and Toronto-based Kathryn Macnaughton.

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Finding ‘New York Cool’ at Bernarducci Gallery

 

 

 

Chris Klein, House of Capulet, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 72 inches. Image courtesy Bernarducci Gallery

Bernarducci Gallery opens its doors to New York Cool, a group exhibition of New Precisionist painters. The subjects capture many elements; landscapes, still life, figures, nature, and fantasy with unique and original images.

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Starbucks Reserve Roastery Arrives in the Meatpacking District

 

 

The new

In a City where ‘bigger & better’ is the norm, the new Starbucks Reserve Roastery, next to Chelsea Market, fits right in with its three-level, 23,000 square-feet of very inviting, beautifully designed space.

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Riusuke Fukahori ~ Goldfish Blossoms opens at Joshua Liner Gallery

 

 

Riusuke Fukahori, Hanaoke (detail), 2018
Antique wood sushi oke, epoxy resin, acrylic paint. Image courtesy of the Gallery

Joshua Liner Gallery will open its doors to a solo exhibition featuring 36 works by Riusuke Fukahori entitled Goldfish Blossoms.

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Power: Within and Between Us ~ A Yearlong 2019 Theme at The Rubin Museum of Art

 

 

Power: Within and Between Us, a yearlong 2019 theme ~ the Power of Intention

The Rubin Museum of Art will dedicate its 2019 exhibitions, programs, and experiences to the theme of power, focusing on how visitors can activate the power that exists “within and between us.”  Drawing on a diverse range of sources and perspectives, from contemporary art to scientific theories to Buddhist philosophies, the Rubin Museum will explore secular and religious systems of power as well as personal and collective agency. The timely, year-long exhibition Power: Within and Between Us will begin January 1, 2019.

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Al Loving: Space, Time, Light at Garth Greenan Gallery

 

 

Al Loving, ‘Motion #4’ 1993, Mixed media on paper collage

Garth Greenan Gallery opens its doors to an in-depth look at the work of artist Al Loving from 1977 to 1993 in the exhibition, Al Loving: Space, Time, Light. These years were a period of immense transformation and experimentation for the artist, following his solo show at the Whitney Museum in 1969, and his early critical and commercial success.

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Andrew Schoultz in ‘Full Circle’ at Joshua Liner Gallery

 

 

Solo exhibit, Andrew Schoultz at Joshua Liner Gallery

The artist Andrew Schoultz, in his second solo exhibition at Joshua Liner Gallery, presents ‘Full Circle’ ~ works on paper, paintings, and new mixed media American flags.

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‘Concrete Jungle’ by John ‘CASH’ Matos at JoAnne Artman Gallery

 

 

 

John ‘CASH’ Matos. Pinup Collage (Triptych), Spray Paint on Canvas 36 x 48 in. Image courtesy JoAnne Artman Gallery

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.

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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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‘Endless Summer’ coming to Joanne Artman Gallery

 

 

Endless Summer Danny Galieote
Artist, Danny Galieote, “Summertime Bliss Triptych”  for ‘Endless Summer’. Image courtesy of Joanne Artman Gallery

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.

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The Annual Rubin Museum Block Party Set for June 17th!

 

 

Rubin Museum
Rubin Museum Annual Block Party. All images courtesy of Rubin Museum of Art

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.

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Unusual and Exigent ~ a Look-Back Ten Years

 

 

Nelson Saiers, City Wide Blackout

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.

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A Luta Continua. The Sylvio Perlstein Collection @ Hauser & Wirth New York

 

 

The Elusive (L’Introuvable) — Marcel Mariën, 1937
Glass and Bakelite
17 x 28 x 18 cm / 6 3/4 x 11 x 7 1/8 in. © 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SABAM, Brussels

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.

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Valkyrie Ink by Reka Nyari at Emmanuel Fremin Gallery

 

 

“Not of this World” artist, Reka Nyari. Image courtesy Emmanuel Fremin Gallery

Reka Nyari continues her erotically charged, large-scale grisaille photographs with a new exhibition, Valkyrie Ink, at Emmanuel Fremin Gallery.

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Zhang Enli: The Garden at Hauser & Wirth

 

 

The Gold Arowana, 2017. Image via the artist and Hauser & Wirth

The Garden, an exhibition of new paintings by Zhang Enli is on view at Hauser & Wirth Chelsea.

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Wayne White Opening @ Joshua Liner Gallery

 

 

THEY PLUNDERED OUR ART AND THEN WAITED AND WATCHED FROM THE RIDGE AS WE MADE MORE, 2017 Acrylic on vintage o set lithograph 28 x 52 inches. Image via Joshua Liner Gallery

Wayne White: I Took The Machine Apart But Could Not Put It Back Together will open on February 8th at Joshua Liner Gallery.

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elmuseo@ SVA: May Contain Moving Parts

 

 

Arnaldo Morales, “Long-liner No. 15,” 2015. Photo by Gregory R. Staley

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.

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Gordon Parks: I AM YOU | PART 1

 

 

Gordon Parks: Langston Hughes, Chicago.

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.

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David Zwirner: 25 Years

 

Image: David Zwirner, 43 Green Street, New York, 2001 (during the exhibition Diana Thater: The sky is unfolding under you).

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.

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Ole Marius Joergensen ‘Space Travel Through Norway’ @ Emmanuel Fremin Gallery

 

 

Ole Marius Joergensen ‘Space Travel Through Norway’ Emmanuel Fremin Gallery

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.

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Misha Kahn: Midden Heap at Friedman Benda Gallery

 

 

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.

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Richard Avedon: Nothing Personal at Pace Gallery

 

 

Richard Avedon, Allen Ginsberg, poet,, NYC, December 30, 1963. Vintage gelatin silver print image. ©The Richard Avedon Foundation. Image via PACE

Pace Gallery presents Richard Avedon: Nothing Personal, photographs and archival materials drawn from Avedon’s 1964 collaboration with James Baldwin.

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Elizabeth Catlett: Wake Up in Glory at Burning in Water

 

Elizabeth Catlett. Image via Burning in Water

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”

Concrete Jungle to Open at Emmanuel Fremin November 16

 

 

Artist, Young Sam Kim  ~  Unchanged, 40″ x 41″, edition of 7

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.

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The Historic Julien Binford Murals on West 14th Street got a Visit from Banksy

 

 

 

Image of the murals in the bank lobby, via midcenturymundane.wordpress.com. 101 West 14th Street. This HSBC bank branch, now closed.

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.

Banksy on Instagram
Banksy on Instagram

Below, read the history of the murals, and the great ‘save’ thanks to the efforts of Speaker Corey Johnson and Save Chelsea.

Mural located at 101 West 14th Street painted by Julien Binford in 1954

Update (November 5, 2018) As of this date, the historic murals remain in storage, still in search of 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.

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‘The Heart & Soul of Hotel Chelsea’ ~ Opening at Ilon Art Gallery, Harlem

 

 

photo by Linda Troeller at the Chelsea Hotel. Image via Ilon Art Gallery website.

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.

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Geta Brătescu: The Leaps of Aesop at Hauser & Wirth

 

Earthquake, 1992, Geta Brătescu. Image via Hauser & Wirth

The exhibit Geta Brătescu: The Leaps of Aesop will open at Hauser & Wirth on November 13th.

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Gary Panter ‘Hippie Trip’ at Marlborough Contemporary

Image via Marlborough Contemporary

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.

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Utopia/Dystopia: Dystopian Amusements at Hauser & Wirth

 

 

Buddhist Hell Gardens of Thailand. Image via Hauser & Wirth

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.

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Herman Leonard: The Rhythm of Old New York at Robert Mann Gallery

 

 

Herman Leonard: The Rhythm of Old New York on view at Robert Mann Gallery in Chelsea to October 14

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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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Peter Saul ‘Fake News’ Opening at Mary Boone Gallery in Chelsea

 

 

Peter Saul, Quack-Quack, Trump. Image via maryboonegallery.com  September 9 to October 28, 2017

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Stephen Wilkes: Day to Night at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery

 

 

Day to Night, Kumbh Mela, Haridwar, India, 2016 ~ Stephen Wilkes, Archival C-Print

September 14 to November 11, 2017

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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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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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Hassam’s Allied Flags and Hopper’s City Roofs Bequeathed to The Whitney

Allied Flags, Union League Club (1917), Childe Hassam

City Roofs (1932), Edward Hopper

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