Fund for Park Avenue to Unveil Jorge Otero-Pailos ‘Analogue Sites’ April 1st

 

 

 

Jorge Otero-Pailos, Analogue Sites at 67th Street. Image courtesy Otero-Pailos Studio. Photography: Simon Cherry

 Analogue Sites, a public art exhibition exploring the intersection of art, architecture, and cultural diplomacy by artist and preservation architect Jorge Otero-Pailos, debuts on April 1 on New York’s Park Avenue. Comprising three monumental steel sculptures wrought from fencing that surrounded the former U.S. Embassy in Oslo and inspired by the historical significance of Cold War-era embassies as places of cultural exchange, Analogue Sites highlights the role of American modern art and architecture in cultural diplomacy and advocates for the preservation of these modernist masterpieces at this critical moment of their decommissioning. On view through October 31, 2024, Analogue Sites is installed along Park Avenue at East 53rd, 66th, and 67th Streets to respond to and engage with iconic modernist landmarks including the Seagram Building, the Lever House, and the historic Park Avenue Armory. 

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Fund for Park Avenue to Unveil ‘Betsabeé Romero: Traces in Order to Remember’ in March, 2024

 

 

 

Betsabeé Romero, Rubber and Feathered Snakes on 83rd Street. Image courtesy of the artist and Fund for Park Avenue

Fund for Park Avenue will unveil artworks by two artists along the Park Avenue median. Betsabeé Romero: Traces in Order to Remember, is a series of five sculptures between 80th and 84th Streets, on view in mid-March, 2024. This installation will run concurrently with Jorge Otero-Pailos: Analogue Sites.

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‘Costas Picadas: Universe/Metaverse’ Inaugural Exhibition at Donopoulos International Fine Arts New York

 

 

 

Costas Picadas: Blossoming Anatomy-Brain, 2023. Edition 1/7, after 3D sculpture, 40 x 60 inches. Image courtesy Donopoulos International Fine Arts.

Donopoulos International Fine Arts inaugurates their new New York Gallery on November 15 with Costas Picadas: Universe / Metaverse. The exhibition is curated by Thalia Vrachopoulos. There will be an opening reception at the gallery on November 15 from 6-8 pm.

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Step Into MoMA’s Sculpture Garden to View ‘YOU ARE HERE*’ ~ Contemporary Art in the Garden

 

 

 

Pierre Huyghe’s Untilled (Liegender Frauenakt) (2012), a sculpture incorporating a live bee colony.

A new installation enlivens the Sculpture Garden with contemporary art that breaks convention. Nearly all of the works on view were made in the last 20 years. Highlights include Wangechi Mutu’s Mama Ray (2020), a half-woman, half-manta ray figure that references mythologies of the Black Atlantic, where many enslaved Black people lost their lives; Jimmie Durham’s YOU ARE HERE*(2020), a poetic rendering of Midtown Manhattan that gives the exhibition its name; Nairy Baghramian’s Reclining (Pauline) (2023), a resolutely abstract work, completed just this spring, with seemingly supple forms that evoke the softness of the human body;

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Charles Ray: Adam and Eve arrives at Two Manhattan West

 

 

 

Charles Ray, Adam and Eve, 2023. Image by Timothy Schenck. Adam and Eve, 2023 are made of Stainless Steel and measure 103 1/2 x 83 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches.

For almost fifty years Charles Ray has been making art that engages the mind and the eye. His earliest works often included his own performing body. More recently he has focused on his work’s relationship to the long history of sculpture. This can be seen not only in his engagement with the fundamental elements of the medium — space, mass, texture — but also in his adoption of historical themes, including the equestrian portrait, the reclining nude, and the relief.

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‘Bruce Davidson: The Way Back’ to Open at Howard Greenberg Gallery in June

 

 

 

Bruce Davidson, Washington, D.C., 1963. Image © Bruce Davidson, Courtesy of Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

Bruce Davidson: The Way Back will be on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery from June 22 through September 16, 2023. Selected by the acclaimed photographer from his vast archive, the exhibition will present previously unpublished work dating from 1957-1977. The photographs represent the arc of Davidson’s versatile career with individual images that were overlooked at the time. Some are from Davidson’s most well-known series—East 100th Street, a look at one Harlem block in 1966-68; Brooklyn Gang, which followed a group of teenagers in the summer of 1959; Time of Change, his Civilrights photographs from 1961-65; and Subway, a look at life on the trains from 1977. Other works, in the streets of New York, the markets of Mexico, or the wilds of Yosemite, stand apart from those series though remain characterized by a creative practice rooted in humanism. The works in the exhibition are drawn from a new book, Bruce Davidson: The Way Back, to be published by Steidl in 2023.

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Exploring ‘Melanie Brock: Afterimage’ at The Blanc Art Space

 

 

 

Melanie Brock, Periphery; 36 x 60 in.

Melanie Brock, originally from Indiana, moved to Brooklyn last year to be at the center of the contemporary art world. Her work, mostly abstract painting, explores the relationship and effects of the built environment on a city’s inhabitants, and equally on how human presence affects our surroundings. Having moved from a small town to a busy and crowded city, she is acutely aware of the impact this change has had on her relationship to her environs; the city has become the lens through which she interprets and develops her layered and highly personal paintings. Each piece is created from observations and memories of an often-fleeting moment embedded as form, its energy manifest as color and motion.  

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Hippo Ballerina & Friends Pirouette Over to One Dag Hammarskjöld Through March, 2024

 

 

 

Bjørn Okholm Skaarup, Hippo Ballerina, Hippo Ballerina, pirouette, and Rhino Harlequin, pirouette at their new destination at One Dag Hammarskjöld. Images courtesy Cavalier Galleries

Last year, New Yorkers in and around Pershing Square were treated to the whimsical outdoor sculpture installations created by Danish artist Bjørn Okholm Skaarup affectionately named Hippo Ballerina, Hippo Ballerina, pirouette, and Rhino Harlequin, pirouette.

Now, a smaller version of Hippo Ballerina has been installed at One Dag Hammarskjöld alongside her friends, Hippo Ballerina, pirouette and Rhino Harlequin, pirouette.

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‘Nell Breyer: Where Lines Converge’ on view at Historic Central Synagogue

 

 

 

‘Where Lines Converge’~ Nell Breyer © 2022 at Central Synagogue

As part of Central Synagogue’s ‘Get Inspired. Get Connected. Get Shabbat’ initiative, the Synagogue has opened its sanctuary to a new site-specific installation, Where Lines Converge, created by Brooklyn-based artist Nell Breyer. The temporary installation adds a new, visual dimension to a place of prayer, offering a unique opportunity for individual, communal, and spiritual reflection.

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The Photographic Exhibition ‘Anthony Barboza: Moments of Humanity to Open at Keith de Lellis Gallery

 

 

 

Anthony Barboza (African-American, b. 1944), Liberty – Pensacola, Florida (Composite with American Flag), 1966

The exhibition Anthony Barboza: Moments of Humanity will open at Keith de Lellis Gallery on November 22nd, highlighting Barbara’s ability to use the camera as a tool for establishing an empowering narrative of hope for the Black Community in America during a historic time of inequality and adversity.

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We Fancy: A Legacy of LGBTQIA+ Artists at The Art Students League

 

 

 

Doug Safranek, Free Time, 2014; Egg tempera on panel, 25 x 36 in. courtesy ACA Galleries, New York © Doug Safrnek

The Art Students League is proud to announce We Fancy, an exhibition that examines the work and legacy of over 30 LGBTQIA+ artists who have studied or taught at the League throughout its history and have played a unique role in laying the foundation for the acceptance and popularization of queer aesthetics. The exhibition includes works by well-known League artists including Judith Godwin, Deborah Kass, Robert Rauschenberg, Emilio Sanchez, Chitra Ganesh, and Cy Twombly, as well as work by artists including Bernard Perlin, William Behnken, Doug Safranek, Dominique Medici, and Coco Dolle. The exhibition will also feature a new commissioned work by Chicago-based Ajmal Millar who will create a site-specific installation at the League. We Fancy is organized by Guest Curator, Eric Shiner and is on view at the League’s Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery October 27–November 27, 2022.

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Did You Know There’s a Yayoi Kusama Bronze Pumpkin on 42nd Street?

 

 

 

Since this is the month for pumpkins, we thought we would take a look at one of our favorite pumpkins by renowned artist Yayoi Kusama. You don’t have to wait for the next Kusama exhibition to view her work. New Yorkers can take a walk over to the Sky building on West 42nd Street to view Yayoi Kusama’s Bronze Pumpkin at its entrance.

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Keith de Lellis Gallery Presents ‘Industrial Architecture in Photography: An Homage to Bernd and Hilla Becher”

 

 

 

Gordon Coster, Grain Elevators, 1940. Image courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery.

Keith de Lellis Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition on the subject of photographic images of industrial buildings and structures by American and European photographers in the twentieth century. Inspired by The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Bernd & Hilla Becher exhibition now on view at the museum through November 6, Industrial Architecture in Photography pays homage to the renowned husband and wife team Bernd and Hilla Becher. The prolific contemporary German artist duo focused on photographing and preserving a visual record of the industrial architecture of Western Europe and North America by methodically recording blast furnaces, water towers, grain elevators and other buildings with meticulous precision.

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Sacred Pause, Sacred Fertilizer to Open at Nevelson Chapel

 

 

 

During the COVID-19 pandemic crisis (and social justice movements which ignited during the same period), humankind faced a torrent of emotions ~ sadness, grief, rage, fear, anxiety, and constant uncertainty. Nineteen female-identifying artists offer witness, through personal statements and artworks produced during this historic period, on what was awakened in their practice (and within) when they ceded to what presented in the pause.

Sacred Pause, Sacred Fertilizer features artworks produced since March 2020, drawn from a diverse body of 19 North American women artists.

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Jenny Holzer Lights Up Rockefeller Center in Tribute to PEN America’s 100 Years Defending Free Expression

 

 

 

Speech Itself by Jenny Holzer at Rockefeller Center courtesy Rockefeller Center

On five nights in September, the renowned artist Jenny Holzer will celebrate PEN America’s century-long defense of the written word and the fundamental rights that make free expression possible with a powerful new series of light projections that will illuminate three buildings in Manhattan’s iconic Rockefeller Center.

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Foster + Partners and Epstein to Design Port Authority’s Midtown Bus Terminal

 

 

 

The new Port Authority Bus Terminal rendering courtesy of The Port Authority NY NJ

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced the selection of an architectural joint-venture to assist in developing the agency’s vision for a reimagined, state-of-the-art Midtown Bus Terminal. The new terminal replacement project will have expanded capacity to accommodate commuter bus growth through 2050 and also accommodate intercity buses that now pick up and drop off on the streets surrounding today’s outdated terminal. The proposed project will also provide new off-street capacity for buses waiting their turn to pick up and drop off, as well as capacity for storing buses between the morning and evening rush periods.

Updated renderings by New York YIMBY June 1, 2024

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Our Selves: Photographs by Women Artists from Helen Kornblum at MoMA

 

 

 

Installation view of Our Selves: Photographs by Women Artists from Helen Kornblum, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, April 16, 2022 – October 2, 2022. © 2022 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Robert Gerhardt

Our Selves brings images that span more than one hundred years of photography into dialogue with each other. All of them were made by women artists who have responded to asymmetrical systems of power and have reframed gender and subjectivity in the process. Modernist artists in the first half of the twentieth century interrogated the politics of the gaze and explored new forms of address in portraiture, documentary images, and advertising; contemporary artists have highlighted the intersections of women’s rights, diasporic histories, and Indigenous sovereignty through oblique fabulation, queer language, and performative actions.

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Acts of Faith: Catholicism in Mid-20th Century Italian Photography to Open at Keith de Lellis Gallery

 

 

 

Vittorio Ronconi, Mitico Solidarietà, Romagnola (Mythical Solidarity, Romagna), c. 1960. Image courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery

Keith de Lellis Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition of prominent Italian photographers who poetically document the heart of Catholic life in Italy during the mid-twentieth century, a time when the sanctity of religion was deeply intertwined with daily life. Italy is the home of Vatican City, the eminent holy city for Catholics which has served as the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church since the fourth century and remains the largest Christian church in the world today.

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Sarah Meyohas Presents ‘Dawn Chorus’ & ‘Speculations’ at Top of the Rock

 

 

 

Sarah Meyohas: Dawn Chorus. Image via Dawn Chorus Trailer on Vimeo

Experience Dawn Chorus and Speculations by artist Sarah Meyohas in an immersive and interactive art installation at Top of the Rock from July 15 –September 12, 2022.

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Queer Maximalism x Machine Dazzle at Museum of Arts and Design in September, 2022

 

 

 

Machine Dazzle for Heliotropisms performance still, 2019; Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX; Photo: Natasha Bowdoin
Image dimensions: 4800px x 3200px

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) will present Queer Maximalism x Machine Dazzle, the first solo exhibition dedicated to the genre-defying artist Matthew Flower (US, b. 1972), better known as Machine Dazzle. A provocateur commanding an expanding repertoire of stagecraft, design, performance, and music, Machine Dazzle is a virtuoso practitioner of queer maximalism’s aesthetic language of gay liberation.

On view from September 10, 2022 through February 19, 2023, the exhibition brings together more than 80 of the artist’s creations for stage, spectacles, and street theater, alongside a variety of environments, ephemera, material samples, photography, and video.

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Ford Foundation Gallery NYC will Reopen its Gallery in June with the Exhibition ‘everything slackens in a wreck’

 

 

 

Kelly Sinnapah Mary, Notebook of No Return: Memories, 2022. Acrylic on canvas. Photo: Sebastian Bach

The Ford Foundation Gallery has announced the reopening of its gallery to an in-person exhibition on June 1, presenting everything slackens in a wreck, curated by Andil Gosine. The metaphor of wreckage evokes colonialism and the destruction left in its wake, but it also echoes what the exhibition’s curator calls the “wrecking work” of marginalized peoples who answer this destruction with art that invents its own subversive forms of order, rendering alternate visions of existence, and co-existence, imaginable, and therefore possible. Featuring the work of four artists with a shared diasporic heritage, everything slackens in a wreck is the first show to appear in the Ford Foundation Gallery space since its closure in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Camera is Cruel: Lisette Model, Diane Arbus, Nan Goldin at Austrian Cultural Forum New York

 

 

 

The Camera is Cruel. Image credit: © 2022 Estate of Lisette Model, courtesy Lebon, Paris/Keitelman, Brussels. Installation photos © David Plakke

The Austrian Cultural Forum New York will open its doors to ‘The Camera is Cruel: Lisette Model, Diane Arbus, Nan Goldin.’ Curated by Dr. Gerald Matt, the exhibition, previously shown at FLATZ Museum in Dornbim (2018) and the WestLicht Museum for Photography in Vienna (2019), brings together a selection of key works in an exclusive joint presentation of the work of three iconic photographers. The exhibition is on view April 8 ~ June 15, 2022, with Opening Reception on Thursday, April 7th.

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‘Nadav Kander: The Thread’ to Open at Howard Greenberg Gallery

 

 

 

Nanjing X, Jiangsu Province, from the series Yangtze – The Long River, 2007. Chromogenic print; printed 2022. Image size: 38 x 48 3/8 inches. Paper size: 48 1/4 x 58 3/4 inches

An exhibition of photographs by the renowned London-based artist Nadav Kander will be on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery from April 21 through June 10, 2022. Nadav Kander: The Thread, the Prix Pictet-winning photographer’s first exhibition with Howard Greenberg Gallery, will present evocative landscapes and penetrating portraits from the 1990s-2020s that evoke the interconnectedness of humanity. The exhibition title, inspired by the poem “The Way It Is” by William Stafford, refers to this common thread.

“There’s a thread you follow. It goes among/things that change. But it doesn’t change.  People wonder about what you are pursuing./You have to explain about the thread.” from “The Way It Is” by William Stafford

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That’s LIFE: Vintage Photographs From America’s Weekly Picture Magazine at Keith de Lellis Gallery

 

 

 

Keith de Lellis Gallery presents a selection of over fifty photographs assigned by the editors for the pages of Life Magazine, one of the most renowned picture magazines in the world. Published weekly from 1936 to 1972, the magazine chronicled in image and word every historical event both big and small that impacted the lives of Americans north, south, east and west. Life revolutionized how readers experienced these historical events by pioneering the photo-essay, where narratives are told through the power of pictures while words take on a less significant role. This exhibition captures the wide-ranging themes published in Life Magazine including politics, war and race to popular culture, major sporting events and everyday moments that were at the heart of American culture in the twentieth century.

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Artist Jim Rennert Unveils Three Sculptures on Sixth Avenue and West 47th Street, NYC

 

 

 

Jim Rennert: Timing. This sculpture is over 12.5 feet tall. Image courtesy of the artist.

Three new sculptures created by artist Jim Rennert arrived on Sixth Avenue and West 47th Street. The sculptures represent the meeting point between the business world and the everyday lives of ordinary people. The three works – Timing, Inner Dialogue and Commute, embody three ideas key to the fast-paced life of New York City, for both locals and visitors.

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Art on the Ave NYC in Midtown East with the Exhibition ‘Intersections’

 

 

Kelsey-Marie Mohammed at 875 Third Avenue, NYC

Art on the Ave NYC, the public arts program originating on the Upper West Side by founders Barbara Anderson and Jackie Graham, is a community-based initiative, supporting local artists with a view towards revitalization of our neighborhoods.

We’ve been following the initiative up and down Manhattan, from the Upper West Side and the West Village, to Downtown and its current neighborhood ~ Midtown East, with the exhibition ‘Intersections’.

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‘George Rickey: Monumental Sculpture on Park Avenue’ Arrived!

 

 

 

George Rickey , Conical Segments Gyratory Gyratory II, Park Avenue at 54th Street

Kasmin, The George Rickey Foundation, Inc., and The George Rickey Estate, LLC., are pleased to announce a host of upcoming events celebrating the life and work of groundbreaking sculptor George Rickey.

A major public exhibition of his work along the central median on Park Avenue between 52nd and 56th Streets will open concurrently with an exhibition of large-scale works at the Kasmin Sculpture Garden in Chelsea, and will also coincide with the publication of the first biography of the artist.

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Redevelopment of Grand Hyatt New York to Include Public Art with Public Art Fund + Lord Cultural Resources

 

 

 

Illustration ~ Arts programming on 175 Park Avenue’s Graybar Terrace. Image credit: James Corner Field Operations. The artwork shown for illustrative purposes is “The Roses” by Will Ryman.

TF Cornerstone and RXR Realty – lead partners in the redevelopment of the Grand Hyatt New York – today announced that Public Art Fund and Lord Cultural Resources will spearhead the development of a cultural program to bring public art installations, community events, and programming to 175 Park Avenue. In the coming months, both organizations will host meetings and workshops with community stakeholders to collect feedback that will help shape the vision for how 175 Park Avenue can facilitate a rich arts and cultural experience in the heart of East Midtown.

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A View inside the Restoration of Louise Nevelson Chapel of The Good Shepherd at St. Peter’s Church and Nevelson at Noon

 

 

 

Nevelson Chapel. Image via nevelsonchapel.org

The Nevelson Chapel is finally open to the public. With a slight variation ~ entry is generally 8am to 4pm Sunday through Friday.

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