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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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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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.

 

NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy, 1932-1960 at Grey Art Gallery/NYU

 

 

Piergiorgio Branzi, Piazza Grande in Burano, Venice, 1957 © Piergiorgio Branzi

Grey Art Gallery/NYU will open its doors to an exhibition portraying life in Italy through the lens of photographers before, during and after World War II in NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy, 1932-1960.

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It’s a VIP Tour ~ of the Historic Salmagundi Club on June 10th

 

 

Salmagundi Club Library
Upstairs in The Salmagundi Club Library with unique mug collection above mantle

The Salmagundi Club of New York will be offering a rare opportunity to explore the landmarked building and view its historic art collection with a VIP Tour on June 10th.

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~ in Smalls Jazz Club ~

 

 

 

Smalls Jazz Club
Joel Frahm on Sax, Ari Hoenig on Drums ~ in Smalls Jazz Club

If you love Jazz, you’ve been to Smalls Jazz Club in Greenwich Village.  Below are a few photos taken at the Club over the years by Ben Lieberman, photographer and lover of jazz.

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An Artist Focuses on Endangered Animals ~ Sonny: To the Bone

 

 

We caught up with South African street artist, Sonny, on Eighth Street and Sixth Avenue in Greenwich Village this week, finishing a mural as part of a worldwide mural tour, and prelude to his gallery exhibit this month.

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I met God and She is….

 

 

Show curator, Joakim von Ditmar and Destinee Ross. Image of Opening Reception courtesy of the curator

…..Woman in the Art(s) ~ An exploration of agency & representation.

It is, in fact, “only 27 percent of the 590 major museum exhibitions from 2007 to 2013 that were devoted to female artists. Only five women were among the top 100 artists by cumulative auction value between 2011 and 2016. And just a third of gallery representation in the U.S. is female and Women of Color are at the bottom of this hierarchy.”

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Stephen Posen ~ Threads: Paintings from the 1960s and 70s at Vito Schnabel Projects NYC

 

 

 

Vito Schnabel Projects
Stephen Posen Threads: Paintings from the 1960s and 70s courtesy of Vito Schnabel Projects

Threads: Paintings from the 1960s and 70s features a selection of the work of artist, Stephen Posen, never before publicly shown. This exhibition, presented by Vito Schnabel Projects, is the first significant presentation to revisit Posen’s “breakthrough shaped canvases and related paintings since his debut” at SoHo gallery OK Harris, and Robert Miller, nearly five decades ago.

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New Exhibit ‘Social Housing’ at Center for Architecture Displays the Best of European Affordable Housing

 

 

Photo credit: Erik Bardin

Affordable housing in New York City is a daily headline, with a growing homeless population and aging housing. How do other countries address this issue? The current exhibit, Social Housing ~ New European Projects, at the Center for Architecture displays their best efforts.

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#TheWorldLetter ~ Add Your Thoughts in Washington Square Park

 

 

#TheWorldLetter Project originally started as a one-time street installation in May of 2017 as a Love Letter to the World.  But then something interesting happened.  The World began to write a Love Letter to the World.  And so it continues on most days in Washington Square Park, weather permitting.

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The Salmagundi Club Celebrates 100 Years

 

 

The Salmagundi Club is celebrating 100 years, and to commemorate this milestone, the club will pay homage to the building and its membership activities with a visual tribute to Greenwich Village with the exhibit, Greenwich Village: People, Places, and Things, and the exhibit, The Salmagundi Show, both opened on Tuesday, February 20th.

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Jefferson Market Library Celebrates 50 Years!

 

 

The Jefferson Market Library is celebrating 50 years of writing on the Reading Room walls, and in celebration of its 50th year, JML Manager, Frank Colierius and artist Mark John Smith have joined forces to create #JML50!

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The Biggest ‘Little Art” Show of the Year at The Salmagundi Club

 

 

Alan Richards, “Counter Service”, Photo Image Composite, 9×12, $400

Save the Date, December 4th, for the 109th Annual Thumb-Box Exhibition and Sale at The Salmagundi Club in Greenwich Village.

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

 

 

 

Banksy on Instagram

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

……continuing to paint the town, Banksy at  ~  The Bowery Wall

The Bowery Wall, on corner of Houston Street, is a 70-foot protest mural displaying the plight of Turkish artist, Zehra Dogan, who was sentenced by a Turkish court to two years and nine months in prison for – painting a picture.

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 (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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Steven Laxton: Free to Be Me to Open at The Center

 

 

Images courtesy of photographer, Steven Laxton

Brooklyn-based photographer, Steven Laxton has partnered with The LGBT Community Center and Immigration Equality (the nation’s leading LGBTQ immigrant rights organization) on a photography and essay exhibit entitled Free to Be Me at The Center, opening on Tuesday, November 14.

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Halloween at Grove Court in Greenwich Village

 

 

Photographed in 2011, AFineLyne

In addition to the Tricks, Treats, and Parades are the homes spilling over with Halloween enthusiasm. One of the Treats of this Holiday is the six red-brick townhouses that make up the private complex known as Grove Court, set back at 13 Grove Street. Every year, the residents of Grove Court fill the courtyard with pumpkins. Here are two photos we took on two separate years.

A little history  of Grove Court can be found in Off the Grid. #SavingPlaces #ThisPlaceMatters

Photographed in 2010, AFineLyne

The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation to host ‘Marcel Duchamp in the Village ~ 50 Years Later’ on October 25th

 

 

Marcel Duchamp and Raoul de Roussy de Sales playing chess, 1925. Man Ray. Image via Pinterest.

Serkan Ozkaya: We Will Wait explores a secret body of work by Marcel Duchamp hidden in his studio at 80 East 11th Street, Suite 403.  This recreation/installation will be on view from October 21 to November 25, 2017 at Postmasters Gallery, 54 Franklin Street, NYC.  Read more about Duchamp’s fascinating final art piece, Etant donnes on thoughtgallsry.org.

In addition:

Marcel Duchamp in the Village ~ 50 Years Later  ~ Artist Serkan Ozkaya in conversation with Poet Robert Fitterman, will delve into Duchamp’s final work, including Ozkaya and Fitterman’s recently curated collection of works from twenty-six artists and writers responding to this enigmatic final work in the installation, Serkan Ozkaya: We Will Wait. The talk will be hosted by The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, and held on Wednesday, October 25 from 6-8pm at Chess Forum. Space is limited. This is a Free Event. Register here.

The Event will be held at the Chess Forum 219 Thompson Street.

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The Salmagundi Club ~ Celebrating 100 Years on Fifth Avenue

 

 

Join the Celebration with the Centennial Fundraising Weekend and “Mystery Palette” Sale, November 3-4.  Opening Gala, Friday, November is open to the public (tickets on sale now).

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A Working Model of the World ~ at The New School

 

 

Model of a Model of the Spread of Ignorance, Ian Burns. Image courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne. Photo: Ian Burns Image via workingmodeloftheworld.com

The exhibition ‘A Working Model of the World’ opened today at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center of The New School.

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Cherry Lane Theatre presents The Bench: A Homeless Love Story

 

 

Cherry Lane Theatre will be presenting the timely play, The Bench: A Homeless Love Story ~ true stories based on the lives of real people.

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Matt Umanov Guitars Closing After 50 Years

 

 

“After fifty-three years of having been in the business of helping so many guitar (and all the other fretted instruments) players have the tools with which to make music, forty-eight of those years at my store here in Greenwich Village, in the great City of New York, it is finally time for me to close this chapter of my life, relax some, travel some, play with the grandkids, all that kind of thing, though I wouldn’t quite call it “retirement”

  Thank you for 50 Years ~ Rock On

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Louis Comfort Tiffany Centennial Lecture at the Salmagundi Club

 

 

 

Take a close look at one of The Salmagundi Club’s most famous members, Louis Comfort Tiffany on Tuesday, October 10th.

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5X5 Participatory Provocations at AIA New York, Center for Architecture

 

 

Image via Center For Architecture Facebook Page

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National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic at The Salmagundi Club

Artist Steve Wilda, “The Chosen One” acrylic painting, 2016

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Photo From the Archives

 

 

 

This Friday’s Photo From the Archives is of the Spike Wilner Trio . Kicking off the Holiday weekend at Small’s Jazz Club on West 10th Street, Image via Ben Lieberman.

State of Exception, The Undocumented Migrants Project on view at Parsons School of Design

Installation of backpacks left behind by unauthorized border crossers along the U.S. – Mexico border (2012)

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150th Anniversary Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society at The Salmagundi Club

American Watercolor Society exhibit continues in the lower level gallery

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