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John CRASH Matos: Shape of Things to Come to Open at JoAnne Artman Gallery in November

 

 

 

Installation view, John CRASH Matos: Shape of Things to Come courtesy of JoAnne Artman Gallery

JoAnne Artman Gallery will present SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME, featuring works by John “CRASH” Matos. In a playful evolution of color and form, CRASH’s recent works are spray painted on custom-made, shaped canvases. Emphasizing silhouette and the external form, he presents new dynamic compositions that meld the versatility of his canvas medium with the layered depth of sculpture. Wrapping around the edges as if spilling on to the wall, vibrant pigment and decisive lines are barely contained to the planes of each painted surface. An allusion to stylistic progression as well as the contoured canvases, SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME delivers immersive works with steadily unfolding narratives.

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Firehouse: The Photography of Jill Freedman at NYC Fire Museum in Soho & a 35th Anniversary Celebration of the FDNY Museum on Spring Street, November 3rd

 

 

 

Firehouse: The Photography of Jill Freedman at NYC Fire Museum

The New York City Fire Museum is presenting an exhibition showcasing award-winning photographer Jill Freedman’s moving collection of photographs documenting New York City firefighters on the job in the ‘70s. Firehouse: The Photography of Jill Freedman is open now through April 2, 2023.

The exhibition features a number of images contained in Freedman’s book, Firehouse, which was released in 1977 and garnered rave reviews highlighting their honesty and grit that captured the danger, tragedy, heroism, and camaraderie of being a firefighter in New York City.

Save the Date, November 3rd from 6-9pm for ‘A Night at the FDNY Museum’ celebrating the 35th anniversary along with this new exhibition.

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It’s Time for the 2022 Annual Madison Avenue Fall Gallery Walk ~ Saturday, October 22nd

 

 

 

Alexander Berrggruen, Gabriel Mills, BLAZE, 2022, Oil on wood panel, framed, 24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm). © the artist. Courtesy of the artist and alexander Berrggruen, NY. Photo: Bryan Toro

It’s time for The Annual Madison Avenue Fall Gallery Walk with over 50 Madison Avenue Galleries welcoming the public with exhibitions, curator talks and tours.

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LGDR Presents ‘From Body to Horizon’ ~ an Exhibition of Queer Artists Depicting the Landscape of Their Own Lives

 

 

 

David Hockney, Double East Yorkshire, 1998 Oil on canvas, in two-parts overall 60 x 152 inches (1524 x3861 cm) © David Hockney, courtesy LGDR

LGDR is pleased to present From Body to Horizon, an exhibition of paintings by queer artists who have developed specific approaches to color through depictions of the interior and exterior landscapes of their own lives. Occupying the first floor of the gallery’s 909 Madison Avenue location, the show will feature works by Etel Adnan, David Hockney, Kudzanai-Violet Hwami, and Doron Langberg. Pushing beyond the conventions of naturalism, each of these four artists has developed a signature approach to color as a language—a means for reflecting upon topographies both figural and panoramic, domestic and picturesque, intimate and universal. From Body to Horizon will open on October 20.

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‘Reuben Sinha: Breathing Without Fear’ to be Installed in Marcus Garvey Park in East Harlem

 

 

 

The artist Reuben Sinha with his sculpture, Breathing Without Fear’ in Marcus Garvey Park

Heads-up for all who love watching the installation of outdoor art sculptures ~ on the heals of the deinstallation of  ‘Thomas J. Price: Witness,’ last week, Breathing Without Fear by Art Lives Here artist-member Reuben Sinha will be installed on Sunday, October 16th from 1:00 ~ 4:00pm as a celebration of public art in Marcus Garvey Park. The new temporary sculpture will be located on the east-side oval lawn at Madison Avenue and 123rd Street in East Harlem.

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Spray Painterly 2, Curated by Stickymonger, Opening at Allouche Gallery in Soho

 

 

 

UFO907, Legends of the Game – LDLR “As Above So Below, Everyone Is Safe Here,” 2022 Aerosol, acrylic, oil bar and graphite on shaped canvas, 92 x 71 inches. Image courtesy of the Gallery.

Continuing to advance the notion of spray paint as a fine art medium, Brooklyn-based artist Stickymonger will curate the second in a series of exhibitions exploring the beauty, range and messaging of spray paint as an art form. Spray Painterly 2 will open at Allouche Gallery on October 13th.

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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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The Little Red Lighthouse Festival Returns October 8th!

 

 

 

Little Red Lighthouse in Fort Washington Park. Image credit: NYC Parks

For the first time since 2019, The Little Red Lighthouse Festival returns to picturesque Fort Washington Park on the Hudson River, with free activities that highlight the tiny beacon’s history and preservation. The annual festival features readings of the eponymous children’s book, fishing clinics, live music, food and art vendors, NYC Parks Urban Park Ranger presentations, and free activities for all ages!

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Shahzia Sikander Raises New Symbols of Justice in Madison Sq Park & Atop Neighboring Courthouse, Unveiling in January 2023

 

 

 

Shahzia Sikander, Drawings for Witness at Madison Square Park and NOW. Collection the artist, courtesy Sean Kelly Gallery

Opening January 2023, Havah…to breathe, air, life Merges Sikander’s Explorations into Sculpture and Video in an Exhibition That Reconsiders Traditional Representations of Power

This winter, significant new works on the theme of justice by artist Shahzia Sikander will be featured in a major multimedia exhibition at Madison Square Park. Presented simultaneously in the park and at the adjacent Courthouse of the Appellate Division, First Department of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, the exhibition Havah…to breathe, air, life features two new large-scale sculptures—one within the park that can be transformed through augmented reality and another atop the Courthouse rooftop, the first female figure to adorn one of its ten plinths. Additionally, a recent video animation by Sikander will be on view in the park, visually intertwining the distinct elements. The exhibition is a culmination of Sikander’s exploration of female representation in monuments and marks her first major, site-specific outdoor exhibition in sculptural form. Havah…to breathe, air, lifeis co-commissioned by Madison Square Park Conservancy and Public Art of the University of Houston System (Public Art UHS). The exhibition will be on view in New York from January 17 through June 4, 2023, before traveling to Houston.

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Chelsea Market Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with exhibition ‘Every Color’

 

 

 

‘Every Color’ installation view courtesy Chelsea Mark

Chelsea Market’s latest exhibit has tapped some of the most talented artists in the Latin-X community.  “Every Color” represents the Hispanic lineage that represents every hue, whether it is on canvas or in life. Seven artists have been chosen to represent their artistic discipline in relation to the Latin-X community.

Curated by Zaire Baptiste, this exhibit embodies the ethos of what Chelsea Market is, a melting pot for cultures, food and experiences; a destination for international and domestic tourists; as well as a food hall with a diverse culinary selection, many of which are Hispanic based.

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54th Boerum Hill House Tour Returns on Sunday, October 23rd

 

 

 

The 54th Boerum Hill House Tour will take place on Sunday, October 23rd from 1:00 ~ 5:00pm. Five residences, two community facilities, one hotel and a church will be featured on this year’s tour.

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Kinship: Dusti Bongé and Betty Parsons to open at Hollis Taggart’s expanded flagship location in Chelsea

 

 

 

Dusti Bongé, Betty Parsons. Courtesy Hollis Tagart

The exhibition captures the significance of network and relationship-building among women within the art ecosystem at midcentury, with Parsons leveraging her own success as a gallerist to bring forward Bongé’s innovative vision and work.

Hollis Taggart will present Kinship: Dusti Bongé and Betty Parsons, an expansive exhibition on the illustrious but lesser-known career of artist Dusti Bongé and her devoted friendship with legendary gallerist and artist Betty Parsons. On view from October 13 to November 12, 2022, the exhibition is the first to examine Bongé’s close personal and professional ties with Parsons and the ways in which their relationship shaped Bongé’s career. The show also marks the official opening of Hollis Taggart’s expanded flagship location in Chelsea, which nearly triples the gallery’s size. Now occupying the ground and second floors at 521 W. 26th Street, the gallery boasts more than 6,800 square feet of exhibition, private viewing, and storage space.

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Fall in Love with Autumn: Join NYC Parks for Fall Foliage Fun!

 

 

 

Clove Lakes Park. Image courtesy NYC Parks

Fall in love with New York City’s parks all over again! With the season’s crisp, cool weather and gorgeously colored leaves making an entrance, today NYC Parks announced the return of its #FallForNYC initiative, with its fifth annual fall photo campaign, Leaf ID guide, suggestions for the most scenic spots to leaf peep, and fun events across the five boroughs to get New Yorkers in the autumn spirit.

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Susumu Kamijo: Jack & Venus at Venus Over Manhattan on Great Jones Street + Jack Hanley Gallery, TriBeCa

 

 

 

Susumu Kamijo, The Two (2022), Acrylic, flashe vinyl paint, pastel pencil on canvas, 55 x 66 in (139.7 x 167.6 cm) All images of works by Susumu Kamijo: courtesy the artist and Venus Over Manhattan, New York

Beginning October 12th, Venus Over Manhattan will debut Jack & Venus, an exhibition of new paintings by New York-based Japanese artist Susumu Kamijo, at the gallery’s 55 Great Jones Street. This presentation comprises one part of a two-venue show: Jack Hanley Gallery will simultaneously open an exhibition under the same title in its TriBeCa space. Kamijo is critically admired for graphic compositions featuring abstracted poodles as vehicles for an ongoing exploration of pattern, color, and sur- face. With the works in Jack & Venus, the artist has incorporated new components—birds and foliage—expanding his deceptively charming visual vocabulary. The group of eleven vivacious paintings on view at Venus have been executed in a horizontal format— another shift in Kamijo’s approach—and with the artist’s delightfully expressionistic brushwork.

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Addressing the Gwangiu Massacre, Blood & Tears: Portrayals of Gwangiu’s Democratic Struggle on view at Shiva Gallery/John Jay College of Criminal Justice

 

 

 

Gallery view courtesy Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery at John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Forty-two years after the May 18, 1980 Gwangju Uprising in South Korea when thousands of demonstrators were killed and wounded by government troops, the exhibition, Blood and Tears: Portrayals of Gwangju’s Democratic Struggle, continues unfolding fading truths and historical distortions. Blood and Tears explores the history of Gwangju, which had a leading role in the fight for democratic freedom and human rights and subsequently became a hub for internationally recognized contemporary art. The exhibition is curated by Thalia Vrachopoulos, professor of art history at John Jay College and independent curator Soojung Hyun. There will be a symposium on October 12, followed by a closing reception on October 21 featuring a performance by the artist Hong Joo. 

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Art Lives Here Presents ‘Look This Way’ opening at JVS Project Space

 

 

 

Jose Soto, Terminalia: Sculptures of Light. Image courtesy of the artist and Living With Art.

Art Lives Here is thrilled to be back at JVS Project Space presenting a new exhibition featuring three collaborating artist members. Look This Way is an exhibition that takes photography beyond its expected boundaries with sculptures and assemblages that create an unexpected dialogue. In a culture inundated with images, the artists are exploring how visual art informs our perception of essentially everything. Look This Way opening on Saturday, October 8th.

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Photography Exhibition, Linda Troeller: Self Power | Self Play to Open at Museum of Sex

 

 

 

Linda Troller, Floating, 2017. Image courtesy of the Museum

The Museum of Sex is pleased to announce Self Power | Self Play: 50 years of Erotic Portraiture by Linda Troeller. For half a century, artist Linda Troeller (b. 1949) has used the camera as a tool for sensual empowerment. The first museum retrospective of Troeller’s work in New York City, Self Power | Self Play will feature over sixty erotic photographs on loan from the artist’s studio and Bryn Mawr College Special Collections which highlight her radical and playful photographic practice. The museum will host a private opening reception on the evening of Monday, October 17th and the exhibition will be open to the public on Wednesday, October 19th.

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Get Ready for Halloween 2022 in NYC

 

 

 

From picking your pumpkin to ghost tours, there’s something for everyone at any age throughout all five boroughs. Here are a few suggestions.

Happy Halloween!

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Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the October 2022 GothamToGo Art Roundup

 

 

 

Pull out your sweaters and get ready for some of our favorite annual events like Atlantic Antic,  the annual Village Parade and all the Halloween and Fall Foliage events. It’s time for Archtober and Open House New York, along with several major art exhibitions. Here are a few suggestion.

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David Geffen Hall to Open on October 8, 2022

 

 

 

East Elevation ~ The reimaginationn of David Geffen Hall will welcome all who visit with generosity, warmth and fun. Vivid colors, patterns and textures that mirror the spirit and vibrancy of performance will enrich its public spaces.

The much anticipated, newly renovated David Geffen Hall opens to the public on October 8, 2022 ~ home of the New York Philharmonic and new welcoming cultural home for New York. Completed two years early with a transformative design by Diamond Schmitt Architects and Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, the project represents a statement of faith in New York and its artistic community, while delivering jobs and economic development at a crucial time for the city’s rebound.

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Boundless: 10 Years of Seeding Black Comic Futures at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

 

 

 

Installation view for ‘Boundless’ courtesy of The Schomburg. Photo credit: Jonathan Blanc/NYPL

Boundless: 10 Years of Seeding Black Comic Futures, an ongoing exhibition, celebrates the tenth anniversary of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture’s Black Comic Book Festival,  through photographs, memorabilia, creator highlights, comic book reading stations, and clips from past festival programs.

In addition, join The Schomburg on Wednesday, September 28th from 5:00 to 9:00pm for an after-hours preview and a movie screening of ‘Milestone Generations‘ ~ a film chronicling one of the largest Black comic book publishers in the country (partially filmed within the Schomburg Center). This is a free event ~ Register Here.

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El Museo del Barrio Announces Exciting Fall 2022 Lineup with Three Exhibitions

 

 

 

Image courtesy El Museo del Barrio

El Museo del Barrio is proud to announce the opening of three new exhibitions this fall: Juan Francisco Elso: Por América, and Reynier Leyva Novo: Methuselah, and DOMESTICANX. On view in Las Galerías and Room 110, the exhibitions offer new, contemporary revisions on canonical figures and theories from Latinx, Caribbean, and Latin American art history. Juan Francisco Elso: Por América explores the legacy and de-colonial reverberations of the late Cuban artist Juan Francisco Elso (1956-1988), whose work is presented alongside a multigenerational cohort of more than 30 artists from across the Americas. Commissioned in relation to the Elso exhibition,  Reynier Leyva Novo: Methuselah is a digital artwork that explores the epic journey of a monarch butterfly from a poignant, and timely transnational perspective. Concurrently, DOMESTICANX brings together the work of seven intergenerational Latinx artists to expand on artist and critic Amalia Mesa-Bains’s theory of domesticana, first originated in the 1990s.

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JoAnne Artman Gallery presents America Martin in ‘Unframed’

 

 

 

America Martin. Image courtesy of the Gallery

JoAnne Artman Gallery is pleased to present, Unframed, an exhibition of new work rooted in America Martin’s investigation of the human experience. Featuring a selection of unframed pieces, Unframed explores both the literal boundaries and conceptual confines that Martin’s practice defies. Bursting with life, form, and color, Martin seeks to expand upon themes of self-exploration and transcending limitations. From paintings that inherently do not require framing, to works on paper that have not yet been framed, this exhibition invites the viewer to engage with Martin’s art in an organic, visceral way.

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Get Ready for New York City’s Architecture & Design Month ~ Archtober 2022

 

 

 

Wave Hill

On land and sea, Archtober is New York City’s Architecture and Design Month ~ an annual festival of architecture activities, programs, and exhibitions taking place during the month of October. The Event now has more than 100 partners including the annual Open House New York Weekend.

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Inspired by Climate Week, ‘Repopulations: New Horizons’ Opens at Last Frontier in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

 

 

 

Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow’s “Am I Pretty Now?” by Jósa Goodlife

REPOPULATIONS: New Horizons is the second iteration of the Climate Week-inspired exhibition series REPOPULATIONS which focuses on environmentally-themed subjects and takes place yearly during the summer and early fall months. Curated by Daniela Holban, this exhibition is part of the larger NOoSPHERE Arts’ WE ARE NATURE Series: art events that make full use of the unique stage setting of the Kingsland Wildflowers bird sanctuary at Broadway Stages in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, to engage a diverse audience in environmental efforts through art.

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The John Coltrane Festival ~ a Day Filled With Fun on Jazz Appreciation Day at The Richard Rodgers Amphitheatre in Marcus Garvey Park September 24th

 

 

 

Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem

On Saturday, September 24, 2022, 1:00pm – 7:00 pm at Marcus Garvey Park | Richard Rodgers Amphitheatre, in Harlem, iconic saxophone players Bill Saxton, Alvin Flythe, Todd Herbert, Sweet Lee Odom, Patience Higgins, TK Blue and John S. Mannan join three rhythm sections to play the music of John Coltrane from the Miles Davis/Monk Era thru the Impulse Record years of Trane’s performances. Doors Open at 1:00 pm performances begin with The Reggie Workman Group at 1:30pm. Enter at 5th Ave @ W. 124th Street.

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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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The Garment District’s Kaufman Arcade presents Ambrus Gero: Masks in Rave

 

 

 

Ambrus Gero, Muslim woman with Hula Hoop. Image courtesy Garment District Alliance

The Garment District Alliance (GDA) announced the latest in its ongoing series of public art exhibits, featuring 12 paintings titled Masks in Rave by artist Ambrus Gero. Located inside the Kaufman Arcade building on 139 W 35th Street, the free exhibit is accessible to the public through November 23rd. Masks in Rave is part of the Garment District Space for Public Art program, which showcases artists in unusual locations throughout the year and over 17 years it has produced more than 200 installations, exhibits and performances.

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Frida Kahlo, The Immersive Biography, Coming to Brooklyn in October

 

 

 

Frida Kahlo, an immersive biography, will open its doors on October 27th, located at 261 Water Street in Brooklyn. The exhibition will take viewers on a journey through the life of one of the most influential artists of all time. Tickets go on sale September 23 at 10am.

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Publicolor paints 11,000 sq-ft Mural in Hudson Square entitled ‘Fractured Spectrum: Colors in Motion

 

 

 

Image via Publicolor on Facebook

Hudson Square Properties, a joint venture of Trinity Church Wall Street, Norges Bank Investment Management, and Hines, today announced the completion of a portfolio-wide initiative in which volunteers painted an 11,000-square-foot mural in Hudson Square in partnership with Publicolor, UPS, and the Hudson Square BID. One of the largest outdoor murals in New York City, ”Fractured Spectrum: Colors in Motion” encompasses 34 loading dock gates, transforming the previously muted Greenwich Street corridor from West Houston to Spring Street into a unique, engaging, and colorful art installation spanning four city blocks.

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Art for Hope ~ ART 2030 ~ Speaks to United Nations General Assembly about Climate Catastrophe + Future of our Planet on World Peace Day

 

 

 

Adopted from the work ‘The Great Silence’ Allora & Calzadilla’s video work is a direct message to the United Nations. Examining extinction from its very core, the work urges policymakers to let more sensitivity and planetary care into the decision-making

Today, coinciding with the High-level General Debate at the United Nations General Assembly and World Peace Day, Art for Hope will begin sharing all the remarkable and thought-provoking messages that is directed straight to world leaders and decision makers. With new videos every week from today until COP27, #ArtforHope will explore the multitude of voices, hopes, and actions of the sector.

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‘In a Time of Panthers: Early Photographs’ ~ Book Signing for Jeffrey Henson Scales at Claire Oliver Gallery on September 28th

 

 

 

Image courtesy Claire Oliver Gallery

Few photographers had the insider access Oakland native Jeffrey Henson Scales did around the Black Panther Party in the late 1960s. Capturing intimate portraits and protest images of the organization and its leaders in a time of societal upheaval, Scales’s archive lay dormant and forgotten for 40 some years. Then in 2018, when his mother died and the contents of the family home were sorted, the negatives were discovered.

Join Jeffrey Henson Scales for a celebration of his book and book signing of “In A Time of Panthers”, early photographs by Jeffrey Henson Scales, to be held on September 28th at Claire Oliver Gallery.

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NYC Parks & Socrates Sculpture Park to Break Ground on $5.7 Million New Facility ~ ‘The Cubes’

 

 

 

Renderings of The Cubes at Socrates Sculpture Park, courtesy LOT-EK

Socrates Sculpture Park is excited to break ground for “The Cubes,” a new 2,640 square-foot, two-story building that will become a permanent home for Socrates Sculpture Park, designed by the innovative architecture studio LOT-EK. Multi-functional by design, the space will provide new facilities for the park’s administrative offices, arts education and community work, creating opportunities for year-round public programming. Constructed from up cycled shipping containers, the building’s origin, materials, and design invokes Socrates Sculpture Park’s founding principles of creative reclamation, adaptable re-use, and honoring the neighborhood’s industrial roots.

NYC Parks Commissioner Sue Donoghue will join Socrates Sculpture Park Executive Director Tamsin Dillon, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner Laurie Cumbo, Socrates Sculpture Park Board Member Stuart Match Suna, City Council Member Julie Won, Assemblymember Catherine Nolan, Community Board 1 Chair Marie Torniali, and members of the community to officially break ground on “The Cubes.” 

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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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Tom Sachs: Spaceships to Open at Acquavella Galleries

 

 

 

Tom Sachs, Generation Ship, (2019-2021), Makita charger, tennis balls, steel hardware, White brand mop bucket, mixed media  7.5 H x 20 W x 22 D inches, Credit: Genevieve Hanson

Acquavella Galleries will be opening its doors to the third exhibition with New York-based artist Tom Sachs. Titled Spaceships, this group of new and recent sculptures and paintings will be on view at Acquavella New York, opening on October 7.

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Marianne Boesky Gallery Presents Danielle ‘Mckinney: Golden Hour’ in Fall, 2022

 

 

 

Image Caption: Danielle Mckinney, Dream Catcher, 2021. Acrylic on canvas. 24 x 18 in. (61 x 45.7 cm.). Courtesy of the artist, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York and Aspen, and Night Gallery, Los Angeles. © Danielle Mckinney.

Marianne Boesky Gallery is pleased to present Golden Hour, Danielle Mckinney’s first one-person exhibition at the gallery’s New York space. In the new works on view, Mckinney expands and deepens her exploration into female subjecthood. The show’s title, Golden Hour reflects the mood and aesthetic sensibility of her paintings––the soft, resonant light of a particular time of day that often inspires self-reflection and signals the beginning of a period of relaxation. Emotionally as much as physically, Golden Hour marks the transition from the external world of work and play to the internal world of rest and solitude.

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Photographer Baldwin Lee, a Solo Exhibition at Howard Greenberg Gallery

 

 

 

Baldwin Lee, DeFuniak Springs, Florida, 1984

In 1983, Baldwin Lee left his home in Knoxville, Tennessee, and set off on a road trip through the American South. He did not know what his subject would be, but during the trip, he found himself drawn to photographing Black Americans at home, at work and at play, in the street and amid nature. Over the next seven years, he made numerous road trips to the South to continue his work.

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Bishop to Bethesda & 72nd! The 21st Annual Chess-In-TheParks Rapid Open Returning to Central Park on September 17th!

 

 

 

20th Annual Chess-in-the-Park at Bethesda Fountain, Central Park. Image credit: NYC Parks/Daniel Avila

It’s back! Chess-In-The-Parks Rapid Open is in its 21st year. Bishop to Bethesda & 72nd! will take place on the Bethesda Terrace in Central Park on Saturday, September 17th at 11:00am.

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Little Amal Walks Arrives in NYC to Visit All Five Boroughs

 

 

 

Image via walkwithamal.org

Bringing attention to displaced people everywhere, Little Amal Walks NYC, in partnership with St. Ann’s Warehouse, will visit each of our five Boroughs ~ meeting all New Yorkers including civic leaders, community groups.

The giant puppet named Little Amal, imaging a 10-year-old Syrian refugee girl, has traveled over 5,500 miles, brings with her a message of hope and solidarity for displaced people everywhere.

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Frick Madison to Present Major Fall Exhibition ‘The Eveillard Gift’ in October, 2022

 

 

 

Élisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun Head of a Woman, 1784 Pastel on faded blue paper
12 x 9 7/8 inches. Promised Gift from the Collection of Elizabeth and Jean-Marie Eveillard Photo: Joseph Coscia Jr.. Image courtesy Frick Madison.

The major fall exhibition at Frick Madison (the temporary home of The Frick Collection during renovation of its historic buildings) presents the largest and most significant promised gift of drawings and pastels in the institution’s history. Assembled by Elizabeth “Betty” and Jean-Marie Eveillard, avid collectors of drawings and pastels, the exhibition includes European works ranging in date from the end of the fifteenth century to the twentieth century and representing artists working in France, Britain, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands. The twenty-six works include some of the couple’s finest acquisitions: eighteen drawings, five pastels, two prints, and one oil sketch. Along with preparatory figurative sketches and independent studies and portraits are two vivid landscape scenes. Artists represented come from the same schools that attracted Henry Clay Frick as a collector, many of whom are represented in the permanent collection: François Boucher, Edgar Degas, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, Thomas Lawrence, and Jean-François Millet. The gift also introduces to the museum’s holdings works by artists not previously represented, including Gustave Caillebotte, Maurice Quentin de La Tour, Jan Lievens, John Singer Sargent, and Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun.

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Julius’ Bar Building Moves Toward Final Step as an Individual Landmark After November 15th NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Testimony

 

 

 

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, now being considered as a NYC Individual Landmark, will move forward in its final step, with a vote to take place in the near future. Two of the many speakers in support of Landmarking were Andrew Berman and Randy Wicker,

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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Bringing Attention to Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, Compère Collective Presents Alexandra Jamieson’s ‘Our Stories: Patterns & What We Inherit’

 

 

 

Alex Jamieson, Alex Nude Back in front of Painting. Image courtesy of the artist

Compère Collective will open its doors to Our Stories: Patterns & What We Inherit, an art exhibition by Alexandra Jamieson. For her first solo show, Alexandra Jamieson found inspiration in trauma healing therapies like EMDR, as well as scientific research into epigenetic inheritance, and the basic building blocks of human life, nucleotides. Patterns of healing, epigenetic trauma, and intergenerational expressions of hope, addiction, mental health crises, and loss are explored in this robust series of watercolors and mixed-media paintings. Her exhibition will be opening in September to honor Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

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UFO907 ~ How Do You Spell New York? to Open at Allouche Gallery in New Mercer Street Location

 

 

 

UFO907, Street Meat 6, 2022, Aerosol and acrylic on shaped wood panel 31 x 1 x 42.5 inches

Allouche Gallery is thrilled to present UFO907’s highly anticipated Solo show, How Do You Spell New York? at their new SoHo location on Mercer Street. UFO presents a new body of shaped canvas works inspired from his beloved New York City.

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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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The Whimsical World of ‘Miss Van: Evanescent Splendor’ Opens at Harman Projects

 

 

 

Miss Van, Jardin Secret. Image courtesy Harman Project

Harman Projects opened its doors to Evanescent Splendor, a solo exhibition by Barcelona-based artist Miss Van. The exhibition will be Van’s debut solo exhibition with Harman Projects.

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Reynier Leyva Novo: Methuselah to Open at El Museo del Barrio

 

 

 

Reynier Leyva Novo, Methuselah. Image courtesy El Museo del Barrio

El Museo del Barrio is pleased to present Reynier Leyva Novo: Methuselah, from October 27, 2022 to March 26, 2023. Conceived by the Cuban-born and Houston based artist Reynier Levya Novo, the digital artwork virtually reproduces the 5000-kilometer transnational migratory journey of a single monarch butterfly, tracking its travel from southern Canada across the United States to Mexico. Embodied through the life of a virtual avatar, the epic journey is hosted and reproduced in real time on a specially designed, open-access, dedicated website. Commissioned by El Museo del Barrio with the support of VIA Art Fund, the in-person mixed-reality presentation at El Museo debuts in conjunction with the upcoming Fall exhibition, Juan Francisco Elso: Por América.

RSVP for the Public Program & Virtual Project Launch on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 7:00pm Here.

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‘Just Above Midtown: 1974 to the Present’ to Open at MoMA in October, 2022

 

 

 

Flier for Just Above Midtown Gallery. c. 1985. Collection Linda Goode Bryant, New York

They say if you remember the 60s & 70s in NYC, you weren’t really there. With that it mind, The Museum of Modern Art will refresh our memories with the exhibition, Just Above Midtown: 1974 to the Present, on view from October 9, 2022, through February 18, 2023.

It will be the first museum exhibition to focus exclusively on Just Above Midtown (JAM), an art gallery and self-described laboratory for artists, located at 50 West 57th Street, with a focus on African Americans and people of color, which was led by Linda Goode Bryant from 1974 until 1986.

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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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‘Flores de mi Pais’ to Open at Central Park’s Arsenal Gallery in September for Hispanic Heritage Month

 

 

 

Artist, Jorge Luis Rodriguez, La Flor de Quisqueya, 2015; painted steel; 29″H x 31″W x 5″D. Image courtesy of the artist.

Central Park’s Arsenal Gallery will open its doors to the group exhibition Las Flores de mi Pais (Flowers of my Country) for Hispanic Heritage Month, beginning September 15, 2022. NYC Parks spans over 30,000 acres and is home to a biodiversity as rich and varied as the Latin American diaspora. In its first gallery exhibition, NYC Parks’ Latino Society, aims to represent the diverse communities that make up this great city.

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Artery Global + Leading Conservation Organizations to bring a Jaguar Parade to NYC in September!

 

 

 

Jaguar Parade

On September 7, 2022, dozens of jaguar sculptures painted by well-known  artists will be exhibited in iconic locations throughout New York City such as United Nations Headquarters, World Trade Center, 9/11 Memorial, Central Park Zoo, The High Line, JFK Airport, La Guardia Airport, and others.

An open-air art exhibition of forty jaguar sculptures designed by global artists, will take over the streets of New York City on September 7 through October 5 to convene stakeholders and advance an urgent message; it’s time to act. 

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