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2021 American Nobel Laureates Honored on NYC Parks Monument

 

 

 

2021 American Nobel Laureates honored on NYC Parks Monument. Image credit: NYC Parks/Daniel Avila

2021 American Laureates Joshua D. Angrist and David W.C. MacMillan join celebration in their honor.

NYC Parks Commissioner Sue Donoghue today joined Consul General of Sweden in New York Camilla Mellander, Consul General of Norway in New York Heidi Olufsen, Councilmember Gale Brewer, 2021 Nobel Prize recipients Drs. Joshua D. Angrist and David W.C. MacMillan, Nagisa Manabe and Professor Oscar Schofield on behalf of 2021 Nobel Prize recipient Syukuro Manabe, and students from the Anderson School to unveil eight new Laureateinscriptions adorned to the Nobel Monument at Theodore Roosevelt Park.

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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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‘Günther Uecker: Shields’ to be Final Exhibition in LGDR Madison Ave Gallery Prior to Opening New Flagship on East 64th Street in 2023

 

 

 

On November 15, LGDR will open Shields, an exhibition reflecting on Günther Uecker’s seven- decades-long engagement with nails, paint, and graphite as potent symbolic materials and processual tools. The presentation brings together all nine paintings in the artist’s most recent series Shields (2022), a new and related series of works on paper, and a pivotal but rarely seen sculpture from 1967. Uecker wrote earlier this year that his work “begins where speech fails: in the perception of world and of violence.”

On view through December 23, Shields will be the gallery’s final exhibition at 909 Madison Avenue. In early 2023, LGDR will open its New York flagship at 19 East 64th Street.

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NYC Parks’ Conservation Team Spruce up Veterans Monuments for Veterans Day

 

 

 

The Freedom Square, Queens, Memorial angel figure cleaned and waxed. Image credit: NYC Parks.

NYC Parks’ Citywide Monuments Conservators were hard at work to preserve more than 25 war memorials ahead of Veterans Day. Parks’ bronze sculptures have been cleaned and rewaxed to make them shine in honor of our veterans.

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‘W.E.B. DuBois: Recharging Modern Design’ to Open at Cooper Hewitt in December, 2022

 

 

 

W.E.B. DuBois: Recharging Modern Design image Library of Congress courtesy Cooper Hewitt

At the Paris World Fair of 1900, W.E.B. Du Bois used groundbreaking statistical graphics to document the accomplishments of Black Americans and life inside “the Veil” of systemic oppression. The Library of Congress will lend a selection of these rare data visualizations to Cooper Hewitt’s Recharting Modern Design exhibition, allowing visitors to see them in person for the first time in 120 years. The data graphics of W.E.B. Du Bois will appear in dialogue with decorative objects from the fair, connecting Du Bois’s “color line” to the “whiplash line” of Art Nouveau. What is the enduring power of these graphics today?

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Popping Up on Madison Avenue, Jaeger-LeCoultre ~ The Reverso 1931 Cafe’

 

 

 

The Riverso 1931 Cafe’. Image via Jaeger-LeCoultre

Highlighting its most popular watch, Jaeger-LeCoultre  opened The Reverso 1931 Cafe‘, just a block away from its boutique at 701 Madison Avenue.

The pop-up cafe’ will open at various locations around the world, beginning here in NYC at 729 Madison Avenue on November 2nd, in a space that will include an exhibition of historical and new products.

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‘Robert Colescott: Women’ at Venus Over Manhattan, Great Jones Street in Noho

 

 

 

OlympicEvent, 1972. Acrylic on canvas; 78 1/4 x 58 1/2 in (198.8 x 148.6 cm). Photo: Joshua White/JWPictures.com ~ ~ Pancho Villa, 1971. Acrylic on Egyptian linen; 78 3/4 x 58 3/4 in (199.7 x 149.2 cm). Private Collection.

Venus Over Manhattan  is pleased to present Robert Colescott: Women, an exhibition organized to trace the development of the artist’s depictions of female subjects over the course of his sixty-year career. Serving as a coda to the recent, critically-lauded traveling museum retrospective Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott, this presentation charts the evolution of Colescott’s ambitious practice through some thirty works produced between 1955 and 1996. Organized in close collaboration with The Robert H. Colescott Separate Property Trust, Venus Over Manhattan’s exhibition is the first to trace the development of Colescott’s representations of women through major works from key moments in his career.

Robert Colescott: Women will be on view at Venus Over Manhattan’s downtown location at 55 Great Jones Street from November 15, 2022 through January 14, 2023.

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Peter Saul: Early Works on Paper (1957-1965) at Venus Over Manhattan

 

 

 

Untitled (Kitchen), 1959. Pastel, collage on paper; 13 1/2 x 11 1/4 in (34.3 x 28.6 cm). Hall Collection. Photo: Jeffrey Nintzel, courtesy Hall Art Foundation ~ ~ Untitled, 1960. Pastel one paper; 21 1/4 x 24 1/4 in (54 x 61.6 cm). Hall Collection. Photo: Jeffrey Nintzel, courtesy Hal Art Foundation.

Venus Over Manhattan is pleased to present Peter Saul: Early Works on Paper (1957–1965) the first exhibition to spotlight the colorful, comical, and complex works on paper made during the first decade of the renowned American artist’s career. This focused presentation includes more than forty important and rarely seen works on paper and board, that together illustrate the importance of what Saul termed “small paintings” to the development of the irreverent, no-holds-barred style that has made him an icon of modern and contemporary art.

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Artist Fanny Allié to Unveil 10 New Sculptures in Bella Abzug Park, Hudson Yards

 

 

 

His name is Mamadou’. He is one of 10 sculptures in Bella Abzug Part created by artist Fanny Allié for this site-specific commission as part of the installation, ‘Shadows.’ Image courtesy of the artist.

The Hudson Yards Hell’s Kitchen Alliance (HYHK) today announces Shadows, an installation of ten new site-specific sculptures created by mixed-media artist Fanny Allié for Bella Abzug Park (542 W 36th St., New York, NY 10018) and inspired by the workers who maintain it. Shadows invites people to experience the park—a picturesque public green space surrounded by urban bustle—in a new way, as a place for compelling, free art.

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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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NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Celebrates NYC Marathon on November 6th with Story Map of Landmarks Along the Route

 

 

 

NYPL 9 West 124th Street, a Carnegie Library, Designated in 2021

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is celebrating the upcoming New York City Marathon (Sunday, November 6, 2022) with a story map of landmarks along the route. Released last year for the marathon’s 50th running, the NYC Marathon Landmarks story map highlights a selection of 50 landmarks and historic districts along the route in all five boroughs.

“The New York City Marathon is an awe-inspiring event that unites tens of thousands of athletes running for personal causes and personal bests and over a million spectators cheering them on all the way,” said Landmarks Preservation Commission Chair Sarah Carroll. “With this story map, we want to highlight many of the significant landmarks and historic districts along the way that represent the city’s diverse history and architectural highlights and offer incredible views connecting the runners and crowds to the city around them.”

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NYC Parks to Award $25,000 Grant with Open Call for Emerging Sculpture Artists

 

 

 

NYC Parks invites artists to submit proposals for the Highland Park Art Grant. The winning artist will receive an award of $25,000 to create their proposed artwork for display outdoors in Highland Park, which is on the border of Brooklyn and Queens. The artwork will be installed on the Brooklyn side in summer 2023 and will be on view for up to one year.

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Kevin Quiles Bonilla & Zaq Landsberg Unveil ‘For Centuries, and Still… (anticipated completion) in Harlem Art Park for 5th Anniversary of Hurricane Maria

 

 

 

artists Kevin Quiles Bonilla and Zaq Landsberg created For centuries, and still… (anticipated completion) for Harlem Art Park. In the background, the art installation ‘Growth’ and behind, the historic Harlem courthouse. Photo credit: Zaq Landsberg

Leaning as if falling into the sea, artists Kevin Quiles Bonilla and Zaq Landsberg reimagined a garita from the historic fortresses of Old San Juan, hammered by hurricanes on the fifth anniversary year of Hurricane Maria.

We were on site at the East Harlem Art Park for the installation of For centuries, and still... (anticipated completion).

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

 

 

 

Chris Austin, The Biggest Fish Get That Way By Never Being Caught, 2022; gouache on wood. Image courtesy Harman Projects for the exhibition ‘Chris Austin: In a Silent Way’ on view November 5.

November brings with it a whole lot of Holiday Cheer from the opening of Holiday Markets to the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Tree Lighting at Rockefeller Center. Also on tap are a number of exciting new art exhibitions. Here are a few suggestions for the month of November.

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Canstruction Returns to Brookfield Place for its 30th Year ~ November 3-14, 2022

 

 

 

Our Pride and Joy, 2018 Canstruction

The annual design competition challenges teams of architects, engineers and contractors to build sculptures made entirely out of unopened cans of food. The large-scale sculptures are placed on display and later donated to City Harvest to help provide families with a holiday meal. This annual event will take place from November 2-14.

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A Little Manhattan Magic for Daylight Saving Time ~ November 6

 

 

 

The Wizard of Park Avenue

Manhattan is filled with surprises, located in every direction including ~ up! And that is where we found this beauty ~ designed by McKim, Mead & White, and artist William Zorach. It has been name The Wizard of Park Avenue.

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Chris Austin: In a Silent Way to Open at Harman Projects

 

 

 

Chris Austin, Summer Nights and Carousel Lights, 2022, gouache on wood. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Harman Projects will open its doors to A Silent Way, a solo exhibition by Toronto-based artist Chris Austin. This will be the artist’s first solo presentation with the gallery.

Chris Austin paints surreal landscapes where marine life exists hovering above ground. These formerly sea dwelling animals, no longer relegated to the ocean, float freely through a new and unknown world filled with man-made infrastructure. Whether cautiously exploring on their own, or interacting peacefully with a mysterious raincoat clad child, the creatures appear to move silently and without resistance through their surroundings.

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‘Angel Otero. Swimming Where Time Was’ at Hauser & Wirth in November

 

 

 

Angel Otero, ‘One Hundred Dreams From Now’, Oil paint and oil paint skins collaged on canvas © Angel Otero courtesy of the gallery.

Beginning 10 November, Angel Otero will present his first major solo exhibition with Hauser & Wirth, ‘Swimming Where Time Was.’ Filling the 5th floor of the gallery’s 22nd street location, this new body of work marks a turning point in the artist’s career, revealing a new sensibility that has emerged over the last few years. These vibrant large-scale canvases merge the figurative and abstract sides of Otero’s innovative technical practice, advancing the artist’s exploration of oil paint as a medium and a conduit for self-reflection and analysis. Using his personal history to make sense of the current moment, these new works intensify the artist’s uncanny ability to convey memory and history through materiality.

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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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The Bronx Museum of the Arts Celebrates it’s 50th with a $26 Million Renovation

 

 

 

Render of new Grand Concourse Entrance of The Bronx Museum of the Arts. Courtesy of Marvel

The Bronx Museum of the Arts, the city’s only free contemporary art museum, is pleased to reveal schematic designs for the renovation of its new multi-story entrance and lobby on the corner of Grand Concourse and 165th Street by Marvel, an award-winning architecture, landscape architecture, interiors and urban planning practice. Marking the Museum’s 50th anniversary, the $26 million renovation is supported by city funds––with additional support from the state––and is overseen by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) on behalf of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) and The Bronx Museum, and is slated for completion in 2025. Coinciding with this announcement, the Museum is pleased to share a refresh of its brand identity and website by New York based strategy and design studio Team. It is the first time the Museum’s identity has been redesigned in over two decades.

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Frank Moore: Five Paintings to Open at David Zwirner

 

 

 

Frank Moore, “Painting from Life,” in Frank Moore. Exh. cat. (New York: Sperone Westwater, 1995), n.p.

David Zwirner is pleased to announce Five Paintings, a selection of exceptional works by the late painter Frank Moore (1953–2002) drawn from an important private European collection. For this exhibition, five paintings and four works on paper will be on view at the 34 East 69th Street gallery. Made in the artist’s downtown New York studio and in his upstate home in Deposit, New York, these jewel-like pictures are among the best known that Moore created in his brief lifetime and among the most documented—portraying entire ecosystems within their inventive frames, which serve to extend the artwork’s confines beyond the support.

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Get Ready for the New York Botanical Garden Annual Holiday Train Show + The NYBG Glow, November 19th

 

 

 

See the Battery Maritime Building ~ a recent addition to the collection. Image courtesy NYBG.

NYBG’s Holiday Train Show—a favorite holiday tradition—has been making memories for over 30 years! See model trains zip through an enchanting display of more than 190 replicas of New York landmarks, each delightfully re-created from natural materials such as birch bark, lotus pods, and cinnamon sticks.

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‘Figuratively: Real and Imagined’ to Open at Living with Art in November

 

 

 

 

Artist Stephanie Mulvihill. Image courtesy Connie Lee, Living with Art Salon.

Living with Art Salon will open its doors to the exhibition, ‘Figuratively: Real and Imagined,’ where art explores the figurative work created by four New York-based female artists.

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NYC Parks Shares Progress Update on 10th Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy

 

 

 

Sunset Cove in Broad Channel, Queens. Image courtesy NYC Parks

From coastal park infrastructure upgrades, to monumental boardwalk renovations, to the replacement of 10,000 trees lost in the storm, and the restoration of close to 100 of acres of wetlands, salt marshes and stream corridors, NYC Parks shares progress on more than $1 billion dollars in Federal and City funded resiliency projects designed to strengthen parkland after Superstorm Sandy.

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NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Designates The Lesbian Herstory Archives in Brooklyn as an Individual Historic Landmark

 

 

 

On Tuesday, October 25, 2022, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) held a public hearing on the proposed designation of The Lesbian Herstory Archives at 484 Fourteenth Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The proposed individual landmark is culturally significant as the home since 1991 of the Lesbian Herstory Archives, the nation’s oldest and largest collection of lesbian-related historical material.

On November 22, 2022, LPC voted to approve The Lesbian Herstory Archives, located at 484 Fourteenth Street in Brooklyn, as an Individual Historic Landmark. It is the first individual landmark in Brooklyn designated for its LGBTQ+ associations.

“I am delighted Commission has designated the home of the Lesbian Herstory Archives, an important community space and a nationally important collection of LGBTQ+ historical materials,” said Landmarks Preservation Commission Chair Sarah Carroll. “For over 30 years, the building has been the site of the Archives’ essential role in preserving and telling the stories of a mostly unseen community of women, including many who have contributed to America’s cultural, political, and social history. This designation draws attention to the importance of the Lesbian Herstory Archives to New York City and the country’s history and to LGBTQ+ communities.”

There are 1,400 Individual Landmarks throughout this City.

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Pull Up a Stoop in Williamsburg with Risa Puno’s ‘Open Invitation’ October 25-29

 

 

 

Toast to NYC, Risa Puno in Williamsburg. Image courtesy Maker’s Mark.

Kentuckian-turned-New Yorker Risa Puno is known for her interactive art installations that encourage connection and empathy. In her new installation, the artist created an interactive public artwork inspired by the interconnectedness of urban living, as as well as the city’s iconic brownstone stoops that serve as sites for spontaneous social gatherings ~ a shared stoop, welcoming her fellow New Yorkers to sit, take a break from busy city life, and savor the moment  together.

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Bitter|Sweet, a Series of Ceramic Pottery Pieces Crafted by Artist, Laurie Carretta Scupp

 

 

 

Image courtesy of the artist, Laurie Carretta Scupp

The Garment District Alliance announced the latest in its ongoing series of public art exhibits, showcasing Bitter|Sweet, a series of 32 ceramic pottery pieces crafted by artist Laurie Carretta Scupp.

Created during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in the spring of 2020, BitterISweet presents a series of emotionally connected stories in clay, representing the ‘bittersweet’ moments during isolation. Located in a street-level window at 215 West 38th Street, the free exhibit is accessible to the public through December 4th. The installation is part of the Garment District Space for Public Art program, which showcases artists in unusual locations and over 17 years has produced more than 200 installations, exhibits and performances.

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The Exhibition ‘no existe un mundo poshuracán: Puerto Rican Art in the Wake of Hurricane Maria’ to Open at The Whitney, Coinciding with Fifth Anniversary of Hurricane Maria

 

 

 

Gamaliel Rodríguez, Collapsed Soul, 2020–21. Ink and acrylic on canvas, 84 × 112 in. (213.3 × 284.5 cm). © 2021 Gamaliel Rodríguez. Courtesy the artist and Nathalie Karg Gallery NYC. Photograph by Gamaliel Rodríguez

no existe un mundo poshuracán: Puerto Rican Art in the Wake of Hurricane Maria is organized to coincide with the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Maria—a category 5 storm that hit Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017. The exhibition explores how artists have responded to the transformative years since that event by bringing together more than fifty artworks made over the last five years by an intergenerational group of more than fifteen artists from Puerto Rico and the diaspora. no existe un mundo poshuracán—a verse borrowed from Puerto Rican poet Raquel Salas Rivera—is the first scholarly exhibition focused on Puerto Rican art to be organized by a large U.S. museum in nearly half a century.

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The Inaugural Celebration of Dia de Muertos on the Flatiron Public Plaza November 2nd

 

 

 

On November 2, The Flatiron NoMad Partnership will host an inaugural celebration of Día de Muertos on the Flatiron North Public Plaza, with music, dance, interactive activities, food, and a community altar to honor and celebrate the lives of the departed. The free event will be presented in partnership with neighborhood businesses, including The Division of Continuing Education at the School of Visual Arts, Fotografiska, Poster House, Calpulli Mexican Dance Company, and Mangia 23rd.

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The Photography Exhibition ‘Ann Shelton: i am an old phenomenon’ to Open at Denny Dimin Gallery

 

 

 

Ann Shelton, All the herbalists and I are root diggers (Roots, Root Diggers, Wortcunners, Root Men, Root Maids), 2022-ongoing. Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Bamboo. 44 x 33 in/112 x 84 cm. Edition of 6 + 2 AP’s.

Denny Dimin Gallery will open its doors to Ann Shelton’s third solo exhibition with the gallery, i am an old phenomenon open from November 4 to December 22, 2022. Shelton is recognized as one of New Zealand’s leading photographic artists and will have her first institutional solo exhibition in the United States in 2024.

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‘Naritaka Satoh: Reveal’ to Open at GR gallery in November

 

 

 

Naritaka Satoh courtesy GR gallery

GR gallery will open its doors to “Reveal”,  Naritaka Satoh first solo exhibition in the U.S. and with the gallery. Spreading around the whole gallery space, the show will present fourteen artworks executed with the artist signature technique combining acrylic and pencil on wood panel. Appositely conceived for the event, this new body of works expands Satoh’s visual vocabulary with enhanced subjects, colors and expressions and deepen his discourse on the introspection and duality of the human psyche and the complexity of the hidden symbolism.  His highly unique style juxtaposes hyper realistic, perfectly balanced and controlled, black and white details, with howling and instinctive, abstract-expressionist like, thick acrylic brushstrokes.

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Spectacular Factory: The Holiday Multiverse to Open in the Chelsea Market’s ARTECHOUSE

 

 

 

Spectacular Factory: The Holiday Multiverse. Image courtesy ARTECHOUSE NYC

Artechouse has announced an immersive and enchanting holiday art experience for the whole family – SPECTACULAR FACTORY: The Holiday Multiverse. Open to the public November 19, 2022 – January 8, 2023, Spectacular Factory immerses guests into an imaginative multiverse of holiday villages. Visitors will float among giant swinging jingle bells, crash the party of a thousand nutcrackers, join a thrilling train ride through wreaths, take a spin in the candy cane carousel and more! Located at Chelsea Market, ARTECHOUSE NYC is conveniently situated among scores of vendors offering artisanal food, art, and apparel gifting options for the holidays.

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‘Theaster Gates: Young Lords and Their Traces’ to Open at New Museum

 

 

 

Opening November 10, 2022, the New Museum will present the first American museum survey exhibition devoted to Theaster Gates, encompassing the full range of the artist’s practice across a variety of media creating communal spaces for preservation, remembrance, and exchange. This landmark exhibition will be accompanied by a presentation of newly commissioned works by Vivian CaccuriandMiles Greenberg exploring the relationship between bodies and sound waves.

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The Met to Present ‘Lives of the Gods: Divinity in Maya Art’ on November 21, 2022

 

 

 

Installation view of Lives of the Gods: Divinity in Maya Art, on view November 21, 2022 ~ April 2, 2023. Photo by Richard Lee, courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

In Maya art—one of the greatest artistic traditions of the ancient Americas—the gods are depicted in all stages of life: as infants, as adults at the peak of their maturity and influence, and finally, as they age. The gods could perish, and some were born anew, providing a model of regeneration and resilience. Opening November 21, 2022, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the exhibition Lives of the Gods: Divinity in Maya Art will bring together nearly 100 rarely seen masterpieces and recent discoveries in diverse media—from the monumental to the miniature—that depict episodes in the life cycle of the gods, from the moment of their birth to resplendent transformations as blossoming flowers or fearsome creatures of the night. Created by masters of the Classic period (A.D. 250–900) in the spectacular royal cities in the tropical forests of what is now Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico, these landmark works evoke a world in which the divine, human, and natural realms are interrelated and intertwined. Lenders include major museum collections in Europe, Latin America, and the United States, and many of these works have never been exhibited in the U.S., including new discoveries from Palenque (Mexico) and El Zotz (Guatemala).

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Join Claire Oliver Gallery with the Opening of Judith Schaechter: Make/Believe on October 21st

 

 

 

Judith Schaechter, Here I Come, 2022 , stained glass lightbox, 24×40 in. Image courtesy of the Gallery.

Claire Oliver Gallery is pleased to announce MAKE/BELIEVE a new exhibition by artist Judith Schaechter.  MAKE/BELIEVE  features six new stained glass artworks presented in lightboxes, installed as a debut exhibition in the gallery’s second floor space.  Schaechter employs a centuries-old process of staining and enameling glass and contemporary innovations she has pioneered with engraving and layering panes to produce her epically narrative and brilliantly polychrome artworks.  The works in MAKE/BELIEVE reflect myriad current events over the past few years from the pandemic to the BLM movement in Schaechter’s characteristically elliptical imagery that is deeply narrative while indirect in its references.  For MAKE/BELIEVE, Schaechter has also designed a custom wallpaper that will be installed throughout the exhibition.  MAKE/BELIEVE marks the artist’s eighth solo presentation at the gallery and will be on view October 21 – December 17, 2022.

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Date & Location Set for Holiday House NYC 2022 Designer Showhouse to Benefit Breast Cancer Research

 

 

 

Image via holidayhousenyc on Instagram

Holiday House NYC’s 2022 Designer Showhouse will open with a Gala on Wednesday, November 9th, and open to the public from November 10 ~ December 11, 2022. This year, the Designer Showhouse will take over two penthouse apartments in The Kent, a 30-story luxury residential tower located at  200 East 95th Street, NYC.

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CEO Jonelle Procope Set to Step Down in 2023 as Historic Apollo Theater Moves Forward with $70M Capital Campaign

 

 

 

Jonelle Procope. Photo Nicole Mondestin Photography

Jonelle Procope, President and CEO of the Apollo, announced today that after two decades of leading the iconic cultural and civic non-profit dedicated to providing a platform for Black creativity, she will step down on June 30, 2023. Ms. Procope’s leadership, first as a member of the board and then as president and CEO, has transformed a venue that was in disrepair into an internationally recognized cultural institution, expanding it into the largest African American performing arts presenting organization with one of the most diverse boards and audiences in the country. Throughout her tenure, the Apollo has also served as an anchor for the revitalization of legendary 125th Street in Harlem and as a center for community and national discourse.

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The Exhibition ‘Lucio Fontana: Sculpture’ on view at Hauser & Wirth in November, 2022

 

 

 

Lucio Fontana, Milan, 1963 © Ugo Mulas Heirs. All rights reserved. Photo: Ugh Mulas

Hauser & Wirth New York will stage the second part of a trilogy of exhibitions curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, in collaboration with the Fondazione Lucio Fontana. Dedicated to Fontana’s extraordinary experimentation in sculpture, this tailor-made presentation will take place at the gallery’s uptown location on November 3, 2022, the very same building where in 1961 Fontana’s first solo shows in the United States were held concurrently at the Martha Jackson and David Anderson galleries. These exhibitions, critical to introducing Fontana’s work more deeply to American audiences, followed the artist’s inclusion in the relevant 1949 exhibition ‘Twentieth-Century Italian Art,’ curated by James Thrall Sobey and Alfred H. Barr Jr., at the Museum of Modern Art, where his work remains a highlight of the permanent collection.

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MTA Arts & Design brings Yayoi Kusama + Kiki Smith as Permanent Artworks to New Grand Central Madison Terminal

 

 

 

Yayoi Kusama portrait from ‘Yayoi Kusama: Every Day I Pray for Love’ courtesy David Zwirner Gallery, exhibition in 2019 at Chelsea gallery location.

MTA Arts & Design announced the commissioning of two highly acclaimed artists selected to create permanent artwork for the greatly anticipated Grand Central Madison, a new 700,000-square-foot Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) terminal below Grand Central Terminal, along Madison Avenue between 43 and 48 Streets in Manhattan. The site-specific large-scale installations by Yayoi Kusama and Kiki Smith will be unveiled with the opening of the new terminal later this year.

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Grey Art Gallery expected to Relocate to 18 Cooper Square ~ Opening in 2024 as Grey Art Museum

 

 

 

Adam Fuss, Jim and Joe, 2006. Gelatin silver print, 31 x 39 in. Grey Art Gallery, New York University Art Collection, Gift of Cottrell-Lovett Collection, 2021.5.17 © Adam Fuss

The Grey Art Gallery, New York University’s widely admired fine arts museum, will move to larger quarters at 18 Cooper Square from its current location on Washington Square East. The move is due, in part, to a major gift from Dr. James Cottrell and Mr. Joseph Lovett, which was announced a year ago. Longtime art patrons, social activists, and downtown Manhattan residents, Cottrell and Lovett have already gifted some 40 works from their extensive collection of downtown New York artists. Fourteen works from the Cottrell-Lovett Collection are on view in the Grey’s current exhibition, Mostly New: Selections from the NYU Art Collection. The new Grey Art Museum at 18 Cooper Square will open in February 2024.

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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 ~ Shahzia Sikander: Havah…to breathe, air, life

 

 

 

‘Witness’ on view in Madison Square Park and the Courthouse. Image: The artist Shahzia Sikander’s Instagram

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

Significant new works on the theme of justice by artist Shahzia Sikander are 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.

As the exhibition opens, we must congratulate the artist on being awarded the Pollock Prize for Creativity. The Pollock-Krasner Foundation announced it has awarded the Pollock Prize for Creativity to artist Shahzia Sikander. The $50,000 award honors Sikander’s exhibition Havah…to breathe, air, life, opening today, January 17, at Madison Square Park and the neighboring Courthouse of the Appellate Division, First Department of the Supreme Court of the State of New York.

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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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