Hector’s Cafe’ first opened its doors in the Meatpacking District when it was humming with packers and wholesalers moving from slaughterhouse to slaughterhouse, under the elevated, with trains running from West Side Yards south to St. John’s Terminal on West Houston Street. Much of this work began at the crack of dawn, with many of the workers beginning their day at Hector’s Diner.
Apartments, Hotel & Community Facility are coming to West 126th Street, between Morningside Avenue and Amsterdam. The lot, which physically sits next to a historic carriage house at 400 West 126th Street, has already been cleared, permits filed, and construction ready to begin.
While we wait for The Studio Museum in Harlem to complete renovation, the Museum has been busy ‘outside its walls’ in a number of location’s inHarlem. We went to visit the new Studio Museum Harlem 127, a temporary exhibition space located at 429 West 127th Street, to view a current exhibition ~ a beautiful selection of photographs from the Museum collection.
The Garment District Alliance in partnership with Orangenius will have New Yorkers looking up for their new exhibition entitled Art Elevated, an aerial display of the works of artists from around the world, located high up on banners throughout the Garment District.
The annual event, Archtober, will kick-off on October 1st featuring hundred of events, tours and exhibitions organized by more than 60 partners across all five boroughs.
With so many interesting events, talks and tours on their calendar, deciding what to add to your list won’t be easy. Here are a few things that caught our eye, beginning on October 1st with an AIANY Architecture Cruise around Manhattan.
Gallery Night at the Fuller Building will be held on Wednesday, September 12th from 6-8pm featuring six renowned galleries, each presenting new exhibitions. The Fuller Building is located at 41 East 57th Street.
The Brant Foundation will open its new East Village Gallery doors in March 2019 in what was the home/studio of the late artist, Walter De Maria, who passed away in 2013. Inaugural exhibition ~ works by Jean-Michel Basquiat.
On his Instagram, Paul McCartney sends fans a message ~ See you at #EGYPTSTATION this Friday evening. He’s referring, of course, to the release of his seventeenth solo album this Friday, September 7th, in conjunction with a limited-edition Paul McCartney MetroCard ~ only available at the larger vending machines and station booths at Grand Central Terminal.
Madison Square Park will be kicking off its Fall season with the new art installation entitled Full Steam Ahead by artist Arlene Shechet. This installation will consist of a series of sculptures in porcelain, wood, and cast iron installed around and within the emptied circular reflecting pool in the north end of Madison Square Park.
On Tuesday, September 18th at 7 pm, Storefront for Art and Architecture opens its doors to the exhibition, Subculture: Microbial Metrics and the Multi-Species City by Kevin Slavin, Elizabeth Hénaff, and The Living / David Benjamin in collaboration with Evan Eisman Company.
The Audubon Mural Project has been a quest to create public murals of the 314 American birds threatened by climate change, and this month the project added seven new murals PS 192, Jacob Schiff Park Harlem, unveiled by 26 youth apprentices. The murals display climate-threatened birds on the walls of this local playground.
Allouche Gallery explores the use of paper in a new group exhibition entitled, Paper Trail. From drawings and paintings to sculptures and collages, the artists employ unique methods of layering, space, and emphasis.
In the exhibition, Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio at Cooper Hewitt in June, 2015, along with a vast array of Heatherwick’s unique design concepts and projects, New Yorkers got a sneak-peek of Heatherwick’s Hudson River project Pier55. At the time, the project seemed not only far-off in our future, but fraught with problems from financial to environmental.
The project, Pier55, has broken ~ water ~ with an anticipated opening date! We were at that Cooper Hewitt exhibition in 2015, and reviewed our photographs of the images that will be brought to life within this next two years. Below are a few photos from this exhibition ~ architectural models and large-scale renderings for Pier55, a public park and performance space currently being constructed and jetting out 186 feet from the edge of Manhattan into the Hudson River.
This fall at the Rubin Museum of Art, guests from a diverse set of spiritual traditions will discuss the connections between ancient wisdom and the earth’s future with notable personalities including Laurie Anderson, Marina Abramović,Paul Miller (DJ Spooky), Meredith Monk, and Maira Kalman. Tickets for the 2018 Karma schedule go on sale September 7, 2018.
JoAnne Artman Gallery New York is pleased to open its doors to the Fall exhibition, Half Naked, a showing of Ray Turner’s most recent paintings and prints focused on exploring the dichotomies behind the idiom “half-naked” that powerfully echoes our own discomfort when confronted with the illusions of safety behind all social constructs through the viscerally of the painting medium.
We were delighted to read about the opening of Chef Pierre Thiam’s Senegalese restaurant, Teranga, at The Africa Center this September. Not because of a lack of African restaurants in Harlem, but because it’s a sure signal that movement is afoot for a possible opening of the Museum, which has been closed for more than a few years.
Nine stations on the Culver line (F train) in Brooklyn have re-opened with new MTA Arts & Design Projects, in laminated glass and metal, by eight different artists. Using the theme of the multicultural neighborhood surrounding each station, the artists created colorful permanent artworks mimicking the people who stand on these platforms every day. Below are the eight stations and their new, permanent art installations.
The Graffiti Hall of Fame stretches between 106th and 107th Streets, alongside the elevated Metro North train on Park Avenue in El Barrio. Known to Street Artists since 1980, and now a tourist destination, it is rarely open (except by private tour) to the public. But once a year, James Top, Executive Director of this iconic Wall, selects a theme and invites artists for a two-day emersion. This year’s theme ~ The Subway Edition, with artists from the 1980s subway era.
We were there from start (Saturday, August 24th at Noon) to end of day on Sunday, August 25th. The 38th Edition of Graffiti Hall of Fame, El Barrio. Check it out.
Faction Art Projects returns this Fall in a collaboration with the East Los Angeles Gallery, Subliminal Projects, in a bi-coastal exhibition entitled Visual Language. This group exhibition examines the integration of word and images in art and Western Culture, bringing together a broad spectrum of alternative strategies for expressing contemporary everyday experiences.
The exhibition will run simultaneously at both galleries. In each gallery the artworks will work in parallel or collaboratively, while others will juxtapose and subvert ~ offering a strong critical frame through which to view contemporary culture in this period of “fake news” and “alternative facts.”
The exhibition brings together a wide-range of artists, each taking their own road in expressing experiences, transferred onto canvas. Below are some of the artists and artworks that will be on view.
With the Adam Pendleton exhibit coming to an end at Lever House on August 28, 2018, we look forward to September, and the installation of the American artist, Peter Halley on two floors of this iconic building.
The seventh edition of Photoville will take place from September 13-16 and September 20-23, 2018 at Brooklyn Bridge Park, featuring more than 600 artists in 90 photography exhibitions, and outdoor installations + panel discussions, artist lectures, professional development seminars, hands-on workshops, nighttime programming, and Education Day, which brings together hundred of public school students for a unique photo-based field trip. It is free and open to the public. Below are a few highlights of what we can expect.
A few years ago, the National Audubon Society and Gitler & __ Gallery collaborated to create The Audubon Mural Project. The project was inspired by the legacy of the American bird artist and ornithologist, John James Audubon, and the specific birds threatened by a warming climate. The gates were painted by local artists on the pull-down gates of local businesses from 133rd Street to 165th Street.
We were able to capture some of the images (below), and were inspired to re-post when we came across a Google Map of all of the gates in The Audubon Mural Project.
Lygia Pape is one of the most significant Brazilian artists of her generation, having worked in a wide-range of media including sculpture, drawing, engraving, filmmaking and installation. Her work will be on view throughout three-floors of Hauser & Wirth New York’s 69th Street gallery this September.
Jorge Palacios ‘Link’ arrived at Flatiron Plaza North, adjacent to Madison Square Park. The installation is a monumental work created from accoya wood, measuring approximately 13 feet high by 10 feet wide, located across from the Flatiron Building,
The New Beginning for Italian Photography: 1945-1965, an exhibition of Italian postwar photography, will be on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery in September. The exhibition explores how photographers documented daily realities during the two decades after World War II.
We’ll take any reason to visit the historic Old Print Shop. Founded in 1898, it was originally located between 9th and 10th Streets on Fourth Avenue, in back of Wanamaker’s. The Shop moved to its current location at 150 Lexington Avenue in 1925. The rest is history.