Polar Bear Paint ~ Created by Human Connection Arts to Take Place in February

 

 

 

Human Connection Arts

30+ brave souls will get body painted by a talented group of HCA artists at an indoor studio in Greenwich Village. Then all will march several blocks to Washington Square Park for a quick photo shoot!

-All participants receive signed print of group shot
-Depending on weather, models can wear a robe, etc during the march
-Lunch, snacks and drinks available during the painting
-Return to the studio for a short hang or leave directly from WSP

Polar Bear Paint will take place on February 24th from Noon to 4:00pm. Fill out an application to participate Here. Follow Human Connection Arts & this Event Here.

The Annual Black and White Exhibition Opens at Salmagundi Club

 

 

 

Jeffrey Friedkin (RA 2016): Doyens at night, 2024. Image courtesy of the artist and Salmagundi Club

The Salmagundi Club is proud to announce its historic Annual black and white exhibition. This show is a juried members’ exhibition of black and white or monochromatic sepia drawings, graphics, photographs, paintings, and sculpture by artist members.

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NYC AIDS Memorial Observes ‘World AIDS Day’ December 1, 2023

 

 

 

World AIDS Day Observance, New York City AIDS Memorial, 2022. Photo by Alexander Sargent, Courtesy of the New York City AIDS Memorial © New York City AIDS Memorial, 2022.

Each year, on December 1, the world gathers to remember those lost to and impacted by HIV/AIDS and champion the ongoing fight against the epidemic. To commemorate World AIDS Day, the New York City AIDS Memorial will host its annual, free, and public day of observance featuring programming in collaboration with organizations dedicated to bringing communities together in the fight to end AIDS.

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Day With(out) Art 2023 ~ Everyone I Know Is Sick ~ a Program of Five Videos ~ Grey Art Gallery, NYU on World AIDS Day

 

 

 

Image: Beau Gomez, This Bed I Made, 2023. Video commissioned by Visual AIDS for Everyone I Know Is Sick.Image courtesy Grey Art Gallery

On World AIDS Day, Friday, December 1, 3:00–5:00 pm (EDT)
Auditorium, King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, First Floor Room 113
53 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012. Film screening and panel discussion (in-person).

NYU’s Grey Art Gallery and the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (KJCC) are proud to partner with Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2023 by presenting Everyone I Know Is Sick, a program of five videos generating connections between HIV and other forms of illness and disability.

The program features newly commissioned work by Dorothy Cheung (Hong Kong), Hiura Fernandes & Lili Nascimento  (Brazil), Beau Gomez (Canada/Philippines), Dolissa Medina & Ananias P. Soria (USA), and Kurt Weston (USA).

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White Cube & Gagosian to Host the Screening of ‘ANSELM’ at IFC Center in New York

 

 

 

Anselm © 2023, Road Movies

White Cube and Gagosian will host an exclusive screening of ANSELM at the IFC Center in New York this November. The screening will take place on 28 November, with only a limited number of spaces available.

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Trey Abdella: Under the Skin to Open at Vito Schnabel Gallery in November

 

 

 

Trey Abdella, Live Laugh Love (2023); acrylic, foam, epoxy clay, foam clay, aqua resin, hinges, and magnetic latches on wood; 100 1/8 x 81 7/8 x 20 1/4 inches (254.3 x 208 x 51.4 cm); © Trey Abdella; Photo by Shark Senesac; Courtesy the artist and Vito Schnabel Gallery

Vito Schnabel Gallery is pleased to present Trey Abdella: Under the Skin, the gallery’s debut exhibition with the Virginia-born, New York-based artist.

On view from November 9, 2023, through January 13, 2024, Under the Skinis part of a two-venue presentation, coinciding with the debut of a major installation by the artist at David Lewis Gallery in New York.

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‘Avram Finkelstein: Dedications’ On View at The New York City AIDS Memorial

 

 

 

Avram Finkelstein, Dedications, 2023; Courtesy of the artist, commissioned by the New York City AIDS Memorial; Photography by Celeste Godoy.

Over the past four decades, Avram Finkelstein has been devoted to articulating political and social justice concerns, with a particular focus on the ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic. Finkelstein is widely recognized for his early agitprop postering with the Silence=Death Collective and Gran Fury, of which he was a founding member. His more recent endeavors in drawing and sculpture examine the distinctions between the parallel acts of memory and witnessing.

Let’s visit Avram Finkelstein: Dedications at the NYC AIDS Memorial.

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‘In Common: New Approaches with Romare Bearden’ at Parsons School of Design

 

 

 

Romare Bearden, Baptism, 1976 screen print.

The exhibition In Common: New Approaches With Romare Bearden highlights Romare Bearden’s work as an artist, educator, scholar, songwriter, and social activist. Drawing from the Romare Bearden Foundation collection and other private collections, the exhibition presents a selection of works demonstrating Bearden’s keen exploration of race and racial stereotypes, often taking inspiration from history, literature, the Bible, jazz, and African-American communities. His work is complemented by six leading and emerging contemporary artists—Black Quantum Futurism, Kahlil Robert Irving, Lorraine O’Grady, Hank Willis Thomas, Mickalene Thomas, and Charisse Pearlina Weston—whose visions resonate with those of Bearden and contribute to a multigenerational dialogue on the political agency of art.

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Collective Ribbon: The Interwoven Voices of the Triangle Fire Memorial at NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò

 

 

 

Exhibition ‘Collective Ribbon’ courtesy NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Mmarimo. Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition. The public was invited  to collectively create a 300 foot long ribbon, formed together from individual pieces of fabric, donated by the participants. This ribbon’s patterns and textures will be etched to the steel body of the permanent memorial and the stories of the participants will be archived at the Kheel Center at Cornell University. The images and videos below were taken at FIT on March 16 and 17 2019, when hundreds of volunteers gathered to sew together parts of the ribbon.

An exhibition presented by NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition will be on view from October 9 to December 15th, curated by Richard Joon Yoko and Uri Wegman, Co-designers of the Triangle Fire Memorial.

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‘Sobin Park: Pictograph to Sign’ at Tenri Cultural Institute of New York

 

 

 

Sobin Park, Heaven in Love, 2021. 6M x 230cm, pencil on paper, bronze powder. Image courtesy of the artist.

Tenri Cultural Institute will open its doors to Sobin Park: Pictograph to Sign, an exhibition curated by Dr. Thalia Vrachopoulos that will run from October 18th through November 22nd, 2023, with a reception to be held on October 19th from 6-8pm.

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It’s Time for the Annual Salmagundi Club Fall Auctions

 

 

 

The historic Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Avenue, Greenwich Village

The Salmagundi Club Fall Auctions are once again live and in-person. The historic auctions, along with pledges from patron members, brought in enough money to purchase this beautiful building in 1917. The auctions are, and always have been, an integral part of the club as a fundraising effort. Fall Auction dates have been announced for October 19 and October 26.

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Unveiling of Historic James Jackson Tombstone in Washington Square Park on Anniversary of His Death in 1799

 

 

 

James Jackson Headstone. Image credit NYC Department of Parks and Recreation

On Friday, September 22, 2023, NYC Parks will host live music and lectures for the unveiling of the historic James Jackson tombstone in Washington Square Park. The event will take place at 11am at Park House, 200 Washington Square, with a host of attendee’s including NYC Parks Manhattan Borough Commissioner Anthony Perez and NYC Parks Art & Antiquities Director Jonathan Kuhn, who will join Washington Square Park Administrator William Morrison, City Council Member Christopher Marte, Chair of Community Board 2 Susan Kent, Consul General of the Irish Consulate Helena Nolan, Executive Director of Village Preservation Andrew Berman, New York University faculty member Marion R. Casey, Consultant Archaeologist JoanGeismar, Chair of the Landmarks Preservation Commission Sarah Carroll, Irish singer Guen Donohue, NYU Student singer Clare Martin and members of the community, all honoring the unveiling of the historic James Jackson Tombstone. 

Image credit: NYC Parks

It was On This Day, September 22nd, in 1799, that James Jackson passed away.

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The Long-Awaited Triangle Fire Memorial to be Dedicated on October 11, 2023

 

 

 

Commissioned by the Remember The Triangle Fire Coalition
Designed by Uri Wegman and Richard Joon Yoo.Image courtesy trianglefirememorial.com

Wednesday, October 11: The long-awaited Triangle Fire Memorial, located at the site of the fire in Greenwich Village, New York, will be dedicated. The memorial is one of the very few in America that honors workers, most of whom were women and immigrants, and it is unique in that it tells their story in their own languages, English, Italian, and Yiddish.

Join NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition on October 9th for an Opening Exhibition and Panel Discussion.

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‘Reflections: The Art of Burton Silverman’ to Open at Salmagundi Club in October

 

 

 

Burton Silverman (HON RA 2000): Beachscape, 2023. Image courtesy Salmagundi Club.

Beginning October 2, 2023 until November 3, 2023, the Salmagundi Club will present Reflections: The Art of Burton Silverman, offering a retrospective of one of America’s most accomplished Realist painters and teachers. The exhibition traces Silverman’s prolific career focusing on the last 23 years, highlighting his evolution as an artist into his late 90s.

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Sixteen Artists Consider the Economic Dimensions of Indigenous Sovereignty in ‘The House Edge’ at The 8th Floor in September

 

 

 

Jim Denomie, The Posse, 1995. Oil on canvas, 36×48 in. Courtesy of the artist’s estate and Bockley Gallery.

The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation is pleased to present The House Edge, curated by Caitlin Chaisson. The exhibition features the work of sixteen artists who consider the economic dimensions of Indigenous sovereignty. Though capitalism seeks to define relations between subjects and places, the artists demonstrate how notions of land ownership, property, and consumerism are contested and rewritten through diverse Indigenous practices. Showcasing drawing, painting, print, sculpture, video, and photography, with many works exhibited publicly for the first time, The House Edge will take place at The 8th Floor and run from September 28, 2023 through January 13, 2024. Featured artists include David Bradley, Jim Denomie, Joe Feddersen, Harry Fonseca, G. Peter Jemison, Chaz John, Matthew Kirk, Terran Last Gun, Rachel Martin, Kimowan Metchewais, Nora Naranjo-Morse, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Duane Slick, Bently Spang, Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie, and Nico Williams.

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Revisiting Composer Arthur Russell’s ‘City Park’ at NYC AIDS Memorial on September 30th

 

 

 

Artist image by Christopher Sawyer

The New York City AIDS Memorial announces a free public outdoor concert of City Park, a controversial early work by maverick American composer, cellist, producer, and singer Arthur Russell (1951–1992), which integrates chamber music, electronics, concrete poetry, turntablism, and modern rock. The new, site-specific version at the Memorial, directed by Nick Hallett, features percussionist David Van Tieghem, who participated in the work’s premiere, and Peter Zummo, another primary Russell collaborator, in collaboration with a later generation of musicians invested in Russell’s legacy, including Nat Baldwin, Lea Bertucci, Shawn O’Sullivan, and Alex Waterman (ensemble subject to change).

The live concert will be presented as a part of the Memorial’s Fall Arts & Culture Season and the West Side Cultural Network’s first West Side Fest on September 30, 2023, at 4 PM.

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Brigid Berlin: The Heaviest to Open at Vito Schnabel Gallery in June

 

 

 

Postcard collage from David Whitney to Brigid Berlin, 1970, 6 x 4 1/3 inches (15.24 x 11.01 cm); Collection of Jordan and Kathleen Pike

In the New York art scene of the mid-1960s and early ‘70s, Brigid Berlin achieved the rarest of feats by becoming an essential member of both of the two opposing spheres of the downtown creative classes gathered at Max’s Kansas City, the definitive watering hole of the avant-garde. She was a fixture in the queer délire of the back room, where Andy Warhol held court among his Factory Superstars, drag queens, and other hangers-on. At the same time, Berlin was equally welcomed by “the heavies” in the front of the bar: the mostly male, infamously macho crowd of carousing artists that included Willem de Kooning, John Chamberlain, Larry Rivers, Donald Judd, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Serra, James Rosenquist, and Brice Marden, among others. Berlin not only penetrated these distinct precincts of the clubby art establishment, but conspired with them, occasionally collaborating on artworks, and even going so far as to turn them into muses for her own polymorphic, deeply conceptual oeuvre. Brigid Berlin was one of them: anartist on equal footing, the heaviest of the heavies.

“You don’t call yourself an ‘artist’ – if others want to, that’s up to them.”
— Brigid Berlin

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‘White Balls on Walls’ opens May 26th at Film Forum

 

 

 

The setting is a white conference room in the pristine offices of Amsterdam’s world-famous museum of modern art, the Stedelijk. The museum’s leading curators and administrators (all white), including Director Rein Wolfs, convene to discuss the government’s diversity and inclusion mandate, a new requirement for continued financial support. How does a major cultural institution go about changing course dramatically — to exhibit work by people of color, women, LGBTQ+ artists, and those who suffered under the Netherlands’ 250 years of colonial rule — and also reform the decision-making process?

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Jim Hodges: Craig’s closet to Unveil at NYC AIDS Memorial in June, 2023

 

 

 

Jim Hodges, Craig’s closet, 2023, Granite and bronze, 90 x 57 x 28 1/2 inches (228.6 x 144.8 x 72.4 cm) Installation view: New York City AIDS Memorial Park; Presented by the New York City AIDS Memorial, June 9, 2023-May 31, 2024 © Jim Hodges, Courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery Photography by Daniel Greer

For those of us with the good fortune to have a place to hang our things, a closet is a magical container, a collection of materials, arranged by each of us that at a glance can reveal our values, desires, cares, and even our deepest secrets. Time itself is frozen inside a closet in contrasting meters and timelines, fragmented in things accumulated and arranged in juxtaposed order, stacked and aligned, quickly thrown or casually dropped there to be taken care of later. The scene is set, and the narratives that blossom come alive whenever the doors swing open, giving us a reading, a reminder, an understanding of who we are, where we have been, secrets, and dreams we hold. Boxes concealing our heart’s contours, scribbled messages scratched on folded notes and cards, photos, records, files, all the stuff worth saving for the reason that each thing signifies, all these choices contained in the holding space, the closet.

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The Melt Goes on Forever: The Art & Times of David Hammons Opens at Film Forum

 

 

 

David Hammons. Photo credit: Dawoud Bey

Film Forum will open it’s doors to ‘The Melt Goes On Forever ~ The Art & Times of David Hammons’, a film by Judd Tully and Harold Crooks, on Friday, May 5th.

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‘COSTAS PICADAS: Biomes and Homologies’ to Open at Tenri Cultural Institute in May

 

 

 

Costos Picadas, Biomes and Homologies -BRAIN -2023; print 8×20 on archival paper. Limited edition. Image courtesy of the artist.

Tenri Cultural Institute proudly presents Biomes and Homologies: Costas Picadas. Curated by Dr. Thalia Vrachopoulos, the exhibition will be on view May 5 – May 31, 2023 with an opening reception on Friday May 5, 6-8PM.

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Birthday Suit: an Artful Exploration of Nude Photography at Salmagundi Club

 

 

 

Lynn Bianchi: Woman with Parasol and Illuminated Globe II, 2023. Image courtesy Salmagundi Club

On view at Salmagundi Club, Birthday Suit: An Artful Exploration of Nude Photography. This exhibition highlights the talents of Salmagundi photography members and two specially selected non-member artists, showcasing the beauty and complexities of the human form through the art of nude photography.

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Learn About ‘The Women Writers of the Caffe Cino, 1959-1968’ at Jefferson Market Library, March 16th

 

 

 

 

The Caffe Cino, 31 Cornelia Street. Image courtesy LGBT Historic Sites Project.

On March 16 at 6pm, the Jefferson Market Library and archivist and Caffe Cino actress Magie Dominic will share documentation and stories about the landmark space, Caffe Cino, presenting the first program devoted to the women playwrights who produced their work at the Caffe. This small theater, located at 31 Cornelia Street in Greenwich Village, opened in 1958, and produced plays and theater work until its closing in 1968. Magie Dominic was one of the original performers at the Caffe, and like many, worked in a multiple of capacities. During its 10 year existence, Joe Cino, owner of the Caffe Cino, produced the work of hundreds  of new writers, many of whom went on to win a multitude of awards -including Pulitzers, Tonys, Academy Awards and Obies.

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Salmagundi Club Presents the 2nd Annual Hartley Invitational

 

 

 

Artist, Noah Buchanan, winner of the 150-year anniversary library door competition at Salmagundi, with his artwork titled ‘Symphony’.

The Salmagundi is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Hartley Invitational, on view in the Skylight Gallery from March 6 through April 1, 2023. This exhibition brings together some of the most eminent contemporary realist artists from around the world, with several top artists showcasing their work at Salmagundi for the first time.

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Loss, Longing, Belonging: Shahzia Sikander’s Khorfakkan Series ~ a Discussion at NYU

 

 

 

Image: Shahzia Sikander, The Cypress Despite Its Freedom Is Held Captive to the Garden, 2012–2013, Sharjah, Khorfakkan Cinema, UAE. Courtesy of Shahzia Sikander Studio.

Join NYU Abu Dhabi Institute in New York on March 7th for an exciting dialogue, presented by the Intersectional Feminist/Queer Studies Collective with 19 Washington Square North, and co-sponsored by the Grey Art Gallery.

Alongside the opening of the exhibition of work by Pakistani-American artist Shahzia Sikander at 19WSN, the gallery opens its doors to a dialogue between Sikander and Gayatri Gopinath (Director, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, NYU). Sikander’s photographs, initially taken in 2012, depict the ruin and desolation of a South Asian movie theater and its sole caretaker in Khorfakkan, Sharjah, and speak poignantly to the questions of home, displacement, belonging, and unbelonging that touch the lives of many South Asian migrants in the UAE.

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‘Luminous Elsewheres’ to Open at Westbeth Gallery in Late March, 2023

 

 

 

Westbeth Gallery will host Luminous Elsewheres, an exhibit featuring artists who actively explore visual domains that are evocative, mysterious and unexpected. Eschewing the confines of logic and linearity, Luminous Elsewheres artists are receptors through whom “the echoes and reflections of an irrational elsewhere flow freely and take form.” (Daniela Ferretti) The exhibit will be on view from March 31 through April 28, 2023.

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‘Mostly New: Selections from the NYU Art Collection’ on view at Grey Art Gallery

 

 

 

Installation view of “Mostly New: Selections from the NYU Art Collection” Photo by Nicholas Papananias, courtesy Grey Art Gallery, NYU

Currently on view at Grey Art Gallery at NYU, ‘Mostly New: Selections from the NYU Art Collection‘. The exhibition presents modern and contemporary artworks, the majority of which have entered the New York University Art Collection over the last decade. This exhibition will be on view to June 28, 2023.

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‘Themes and Dreams’ ~ Joan Hall Retrospective to Open at Westbeth Gallery

 

 

 

Boxed Dreams: A New Day, 2020, Mixed Media Assemblage, 11”x 10”

Themes and Dreams, a retrospective of collage and assemblage illustration by New York-based artist Joan Hall, will be on view at the Westbeth Gallery from March 4-24, 2023. Self-curated with input from independent curator Lilly Wei, the exhibition will feature seven distinct bodies of work that explore modernist strategies of fragmentation and re-composition. Produced over a 50-year career, the 100 pieces in the exhibition will be exhibited together for the first time charting the depth and breadth of Hall’s varied interests and talent.

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‘Stefan Bondell: Dark Marks’ to Open at Vito Schnabel Gallery

 

 

 

Stefan Bondell, Justice in Crisis, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 67 x 65 1/2 inches (170.2 x 166.4 cm) © Stefan Bondell; Photo by Argenis Apolinario; Courtesy the artist and Vito Schnabel Gallery

Vito Schnabel Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition Stefan Bondell: Dark Marks, opening at its West Chelsea location on February 2, 2023. This presentation will debut works from the New York poet and artist’s most recent series of paintings – a dramatic series of monumentally scaled works executed in an obsidian palette, with deep, compounded layers of classical and contemporary imagery used to explore the turbulent sociopolitical condition of the United States today. On view through March 18, 2023, Dark Marks is the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery.

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’47 Fifth: up close and personal through photographs’ by Anthony Bellov to Open in January, 2023

 

 

 

‘Stairs Up 2″ Photo credit: Anthony Bellov

Taken during research for his series of talks exploring the architectural details and clues of past use of the Salmagundi Clubhouse, architectural historian (and Club member) Anthony Bellov presents highly personal images of oft-overlooked aspects of the building, exciting and challenging the viewer to explore their own perceptions and assumptions of this unique structure.

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Observing World AIDS Day 2022 at New York City AIDS Memorial Park on December 1st

 

 

 

NYC AIDS Memorial Park at St. Vincent’s Triangle, 76 Greenwich Avenue, NYC

The New York City AIDS Memorial will mark the annual observance of World AIDS Day with an afternoon and evening of free and public programming with partners including Housing Works and Queer Soup Night.

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Ariana Papademetropoulos: Baby Alone in Babylone at Vito Schnabel Gallery in November, 2022

 

 

 

Ariana Papademetropoulos, Phases of Venus, 2022, Oil on canvas, 91 3/4 x 108 1/4 inches (233 x 275 cm), © Ariana Papademetropoulos; Photo by Giorgio Benni; Courtesy the artist and Vito Schnabel Gallery

Vito Schnabel Gallery is pleased to present Ariana Papademetropoulos: Baby Alone in Babylone, an exhibition of new paintings that find the Los Angeles- based artist drawing upon 15th century lore of the mythical unicorn. In her exploration of this theme, Papademetropoulos considers iconography from two celebrated tapestry series of the late Middle Ages:  The Lady and the Unicorn (Musée National du Moyen Âge, Paris), an allegorical fable of the five senses, and The Hunt of the Unicorn (The Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York), a narrative unfolding of the swift, wild horned creature who could only be tamed by a virgin maiden. Constructing her own enigmatical tale in the present day, Papademetropoulos invites viewers to journey between collapsing realities and converging realms, through a sequence of hyperreal, dream-like episodes that coalesce in a story of awakening and transformation.

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Julius’ Bar Building Designated a NYC Individual Landmark

 

 

 

Interior, view along bar, camera facing northeast.
Photograph by Christopher D. Brazee, courtesy of New York State Historic Preservation Office

The Julius’ Bar Building located at 186-188 Waverly Place and 159 West 10th Street,  held public testimony at the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Zoom meeting on November 15, 2022. The iconic building moved forward in its final step, with two of the many speakers in support of Landmarking, Andrew Berman and Randy Wicker, On Tuesday, December 6, 2022, the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously designated the Julius’ Bar Building to be a NYC Individual Landmark. Commissioner Michael Goldblum spoke eloquently about the importance of “holding on to a time in New York‘ when Greenwich Village looked quite different than it does today, and the importance of focusing on the fact that “it’s all about the history.”

Located at West 10th Street and Waverly Place in the Greenwich Village Historic District, the building housing Julius’ Bar is one of the city’s most significant LGBTQ+ history sites. In 1966, three years before the Stonewall Rebellion, members of the Mattachine Society sat at Julius’ bar, ordered drinks, announced they were gay, and were refused service. At a time of rampant discrimination—when few LGBTQ+ people lived openly, and gay New Yorkers were being targeted for arrest in city bars—this courageous act and other events at Julius’ led to major progress in fighting discrimination against LGBTQ+ people and enabling them to gather openly in public places.

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‘Art in Odd Places: 2022 Story’ Along 14th Street September 23-25

 

 

 

Suzanne Joy Clarke, Question Gift (courtesy of the artist)

Art in Odd Places(AiOP) 2022: STORY is scheduled for September 23-25, 2022, curated by Atlanta artist Jessica Elaine Blinkhorn for its seventeenth annual public visual and performance art festival featuring 40+ local, national, and international artists’ projects from the Disabled, Incarcerated, Elder, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and Allied communities taking place along 14th Street in Manhattan, NY – from Avenue C to the Hudson River.

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Landscapes: Studio Works on View at Salmagundi Club in Greenwich Village

 

 

 

Marla Luttrell (NM): Curtain Call, 2022; Oil. 16 x 20 inches (image); 20 x 24 inches (framed). Image courtesy Salmagundi Club

On view from August 29 through September 23, 2022, the Salmagundi Club presents Landscapes: Studio Works, an exhibition showcasing over 50 artworks by both member and non-member artists. This year, the annual landscape exhibition is separated to highlight the practice of en plein air and studio works, with this show featuring the latter.

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Jorge Galindo: Verbena to Open at Vito Schnabel in September, 2022

 

 

 

Jorge Galindo, Elogio del encantamiento, 2022, Oil and glued wallpaper on canvas diptych, overall: 114 1/8 x 157 1/2 inches (290 x 400 cm); © Jorge Galindo; Photo by Arturo Laso; Courtesy the artist and Vito Schnabel Gallery

Vito Schnabel Gallery is pleased to announce its first solo exhibition with noted Spanish artist Jorge Galindo. Debuting a jubilant new suite of monumental flower paintings, Jorge Galindo: Verbena continues the artist’s ongoing exploration of flora and its representation in art across centuries and genres. Titled after the small, wild vervain plant characteristic of the artist’s hometown of Madrid, Galindo’s flowers simultaneously nod to the popular Spanish street celebrations of summer– the verbenas of Spain’s capital city reinvigorate centuries-old traditions through contemporary reinterpretation. These beloved festivities, often associated with a patron saint, draw a bazaar of food and drink and occasion open-air dancing, with music coursing through neighborhoods and infusing the evening’s urban bustle with a gleeful, carnival spirit. Employing a vivacious palette, Galindo’s ebullient new painted bouquets burst through their frames, exploding with color beyond the antique wallpaper borders that surround them.

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Emil. Carlsen: Private Collection to Open at Salmagundi Club in August

 

 

 

SØREN EMILE “EMIL” CARLSEN (1848-1932) [RA 1903-1932] : STILL LIFE WITH FOWL AND COPPER POT, 1885. Oil on canvas; 17 x 33 in. Inscribed at upper left: ‘To My friend Van Boskerck, NY 87’. Note: The dedication was scratched into the dry paint two years later by Carlsen and given as a gift to his friend and fellow artist Robert Ward Van Boskerck [1855-1932] in 1887. Image courtesy Salmagundi Club
Beginning August 1, 2022 and continuing to September 30, 2022, Salmagundi will present Emil. Carlsen. : Private Collections, one of the largest New York exhibition of Danish-American artist Emil Carlsen (1848-1932) in nearly fifty years.  It will feature works drawn from several prominent private collectors of the artist’s works as well as long time dealers.

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Behind the Walls of the Historic Salmagundi Club in Greenwich Village

 

 

 

The Salmagundi Club is one of the oldest art organizations in the United States, beginning as the New York Sketch Club in 1871. The Club was renamed in 1877 in honor of Washington Irving’s publication ‘The Salmagundi Papers‘ and for the famous ‘Salmagundi Stew’ (reference C 16 3), that was often served in the club’s dining room. Its first location was a rental on West 12th Street, where they prospered until purchasing 47 Fifth Avenue in 1917. Past membership has included Louis Comfort Tiffany, Stanford White, William Merritt Chase and Childe Hassam.

With the opening of the exhibition ‘Ghosts of Townhouse Past: Charcoal Drawing by Charles S. Chapman at Salmagundi Club this past May, highlighting the last year of the Club’s first townhouse studio on West 12th Street in 1917, we were reminded of the ghosts of townhouse present, at Salmagundi Club’s current location and permanent home, during the massive renovation in 2013.

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‘Refined Palette” ~ a Selection of 77 Palettes from The Salmagundi Club Collection

 

 

Charles Yardley Turner (1850-1919), Palette #33. Image courtesy Salmagundi Club

On view from April 15 through August 31, 2022, in the Wiggins Bar Gallery, the Salmagundi Club presents Refined Palette. The Club has nearly 150 palettes in its permanent collection, notably the largest group of American artist palettes, and likely the largest remaining collection of its time. Initially the collection began with a gift of over 120 palettes by fellow Salmagundian Henry “Harry” Willson Watrous. For years, these palettes adorned the walls of the library and hallways of the club. Displayed in this exhibition today are a selection of 77 of these palettes by prominent artists including Watrous, Alfred Cornelius Howland, Julian Alden Weir, Walter Florian and George Randolph Barse Jr.

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NYC Parks to Preserve George Segal’s ‘Gay Liberation’ Sculptures as Part of The Monuments Conservation Program

 

 

 

In honor of Pride Month, NYC Parks’ monuments crew will provide annual care for George Segal’s Gay Liberation sculptural group commemorating the Stonewall Riots. The work is part of the 25th season of NYC Parks’ Citywide Monuments Conservation Program.

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Don’t Miss The Immersive Animal-Centric Public Art Exhibit from Astor Place to Ruth Wittenberg Triangle in Greenwich Village from June 10-12

 

 

 

In Plain Sight Image courtesy The Village Alliance and Kristina Libby

Greenwich Village, long a hot-spot for art and architecture, will play host to In Plain Sight, an immersive animal-themed public art exhibit from June 10-12. The exhibit inspired by the unique history of animals in art and architecture in the neighborhood is a celebration of the resilience, courage and creativity of New Yorkers of all walks of life.

“We wanted to create an exhibit that felt joyful, while being interesting for all ages in our community,” shared Rachel Brandon, the Marketing and Events director for the Village Alliance Business Improvement District. “This collaboration with both Kristina Libby and Gillie and Marc brought the opportunity to highlight numerous New York based artists who incorporate animals in their practice.”

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It’s an Art Gallery ~ No No, It’s a Restaurant ~ Just Behind the Basquiat Portrait #1 ~ Shhhh….it’s a secret

 

 

 

Frevo (smoked butter). Image © Mark Grgurich

It’s actually both. While surfing quickly through Twitter, we came to a halt at an image of a woman opening a door inside an art gallery on 8th Street in Greenwich Village – the door being a large photograph of Basquiat! Huh….

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Gillie and Marc Unveil ‘Faces of the Wild’ at Ruth Wittenberg Triangle in Greenwich Village

 

 

 

Photo credit: Cayla Spatz

Adding to the whimsical animal creatures on Park Avenue in Murray Hills, conservationists and sculpture artists Gillie and Marc will unveil ‘Faces of the Wild’ on the Ruth Wittenberg Triangle in Greenwich Village on Friday, April 1st.

This four-month exhibit (through July 31, 2022) will feature nine, six-foot-tall sculptures, representing some of the most endangered animals in the world. Each sculpture will have a QR code that provides more information on the animals and an option to donate to World Wildlife Fund, Gillie and Marc’s charity partner.

“No one will protect what they don’t care about, and no one will care about what they have never experienced” – Sir David Attenborough

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Center for Architecture to present ‘Reset: Towards a New Commons’ with Focus on NYC, SF & Cincinnati

 

 

 

Contemporary American society has become increasingly fragmented, with people separated both physically and socially based on ability, age, income, and belief. This fragmentation is built into the urban fabric of cities, suburbs, and rural areas, which wittingly and unwittingly isolate certain groups from larger communities. A host of colliding crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic, embedded structural racism, and deepening political polarization, have only exacerbated these divisions.

The negative impacts of social estrangement extend, but are not limited to, the isolation of aging populations and people with disabilities. Cities, suburbs, and rural areas wittingly and unwittingly separate certain groups from larger communities through spaces designed according to age, needs, or income. Rather than designing specific spaces for specific needs, Reset: Towards a New Commons considers how spaces may be designed for all, addressing the need for barrier-free environments and practices rooted in Universal Design. The exhibition will explore how architecture can address this while helping to create communities that foster inclusion, cooperation, and mutual assistance in the broadest of terms.

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‘Lalique & Mucha: Drawing Inspiration’ On View at Salmagundi Club

 

 

 

Rene Lalique, Tête de Femme et Pensée Plaque de Pendentif , India ink and gouache. Image courtesy Salmagundi Club

On view from March 1 through April 30, 2022, the Salmagundi Club presents Lalique & Mucha: Drawing Inspiration, an exhibition showcasing the drawings and inspirations of René Lalique and Alphonse Mucha, two of the world’s leading luxury designers. The show features the largest collection of drawings by Lalique outside of France, in dialogue with Mucha’s book of motifs and drawings, Documents Decoratifs (1901). Mucha was a member of the Salmagundi Club from 1922 until his death, and was a friend and competitor to Lalique. Both iconic artists hold an important place in the development of, and influence on, the Art Nouveau movement.

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Salmagundi Club Spring Auction, April 8 & 9, 2022

 

 

 

Artist Jack Garvey, ‘Adirondack Morning’, watercolor, 10.5″ x 14.5″ Image courtesy of the artist and Salmagundi Club

If it’s Spring, you know it’s time for the Salmagundi Auction. This year, over 200 original works of art, including 20 historic works from Salmagundi Club archive collection will be offered.

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Roberta Fineberg: The Universe is Working For You ~ a Pop-up Exhibition at Time Gallery NYC

 

 

 

Roberta Fineberg: Tamed, 2017. 13″ x 19″; pigment print on baryta paper

For Women’s History Month, 2022, multidisciplinary artist, Roberta Fineberg, focuses on the subjects of freedom, serendipity, experimentation, and development of ideas for her photography, works on paper, and an installation for an art pop-up show at Time Gallery on Bleecker Street in NYC from March 8th through March 13th.

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Marinaro Presents ‘Elaine Reichek: Material Girl’

 

 

 

Installation view, Elaine Recheck: Material Girl. Photo: Marinaro

MATERIAL GIRL is a wide-ranging exploration of the relationship between textiles and painting, through nearly fifty works produced over the past four years. Though grounded in Reichek’s signature medium of embroidery, the exhibition also expands spatially to restage the studio itself as a site for artistic production, domestic life, and critical investigation. This exhibition will occupy both gallery spaces. This is Elaine Reichek’s second solo show with the gallery

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Whitney Museum & Dorothy Lichtenstein Announce Donation of Roy Lichtenstein’s West Village Studio as New Home of Independent Study Program

 

 

 

Roy Lichtenstein’s Studio, 741/745 Washington Street. Image via google maps

Dorothy Lichtenstein, widow of Roy Lichtenstein, and Adam D. Weinberg, Alice Pratt Brown Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art, today announced that the Lichtenstein family has promised to donate the late artist’s studio building to the Museum. The Whitney, which since moving downtown in 2015 has been a neighbor of the studio, operating four blocks north on Gansevoort Street, will adapt the space to serve as the first permanent home of its widely influential Independent Study Program, which was founded in 1968.

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Salmagundi Club unveils ‘A Wisp, A Whisper, Fading into the Present: Tonalism Today

 

 

Sharon Pearsall [RA 2007] Reflecting on crows nest bathing dock, 2021; Oil; 17 x 20 inches. $1,950
On view from January 31 through February 25, 2022, the Salmagundi Club presents Tonalism Today, an exhibition of works that feature neutral hues and soft atmospheric effects. For this show, each piece was hand-selected by the Salmagundi Art Committee, from artists within the club, to offer a contemporary look at how artists today are working within the style of Tonalism.

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