YAYOI KUSAMA WOWS NEW YORK CITY

                  David Zwirner is pleased to present two major concurrent exhibitions of recent work by Yayoi Kusama on view across three gallery spaces in New York: Festival of Life at 525 and 533 West 19th Street in Chelsea and Infinity Nets at the recently opened space on [...]

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ARTISAN FAIR FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Founded in 2003, Renegade Craft Fair was the first event of its kind. Gradually developing in cities across the country, the fair now presents in Austin, Portland, Seattle, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami, Boston, Detroit and across the ocean in London. Championing the global-indie makers movement. There will be three opportunities for [...]

FEMINIST ART

                Michele Pred was selected along with nineteen other artists for a special exhibition organized by Arts Westchester called, Give Us The Vote. The inspiration was the centennial anniversary for the women's right to vote in NYS. State of the Arts NYC wanted to spotlight one of the [...]

THE ANNUAL JEWELRY & WATCH SHOW

The New York City Jewelry & Watch Show returned to Chelsea in Manhattan at the Metropolitan Pavilion for its third edition. Over 90 distinguished dealers will exhibit a lavish array of antique and estate jewelry, vintage time pieces and fabulous modern collections. Below is a sampling of items that were available for purchase to the [...]

SALON ART + DESIGN FAIR OPENS THURSDAY

              Every November The Salon Art + Design welcomes the world's finest international galleries exhibiting historical, modern and contemporary furniture, groundbreaking design and late 19th through 21st century art. Visitors will find designs by the great 20th century masters, as well as creative works by today's most innovative young [...]

Gary Hume

                 Matthew Marks Gallery opens today with Gary Hume: Mum at their Chelsea location on 522 West 22nd Street. The show features thirteen recent paintings, each on aluminum or paper. This is Hume’s first exhibition of new work in New York in four years. This body of work focuses on [...]

EXHIBITIONS HONOR THE RIGHT TO VOTE FOR WOMEN

November 6, 2017 marks 100 years that women in NYS had the right to vote and participate in our democratic process. There are a number of exhibitions and programs celebrating the important milestone. The New York State Education Department and the Office of Cultural Education will present a large-scale exhibi­tion and companion catalog titled,Votes for [...]

Recent Closings: Nicolas Party at Karma

                    These are non-narrative, non-Surrealist, non-Symbolist pictures. Shadows may fall in multiple and contradictory directions; identical fruits may flatten or fatten on a single plain; horizons may terminate with a hard line of color or a slow fade. Each painting is the sum of Party’s active [...]

A GLIMPSE OF LOUISE FISHMAN

                          Cheim & Read presented another exhibition of new paintings by Louise Fishman. It opened on September 7th and ran through October 28th, accompanied by a catalogue with an essay by Aruna D’Souza. This was the artist’s eighth solo exhibition at the gallery. [...]

OUTSIDER ARTIST MARTIN RAMIREZ

     Martín Ramírez…A Journey October 26 – December 2, 2017 Since Martín Ramírez’s work was first exhibited in 1952, he has been admired for his ability to construct a very singular visual language. His sophisticated compositions combine organic elements drawn from nature, representational conventions of topographic maps, and geometric and architectural forms with an [...]

NEW WORKS BY JEFF SONHOUSE

Tilton Gallery presented Masked Reduction, an exhibition of new works by Jeff Sonhouse, from September 14th through October 28th, 2017.  This was the artist’s fourth solo exhibition with the gallery. Sonhouse’s subject is the African American male within Western culture. In Masked Reduction, he continues his focus on the figure, more specifically, the African American [...]

SONIA SANCHEZ AND SAM POLLARD PRESENTS JONATHAN OLSHEFSKI’s QUEST

    Synopsis: Filmed with vérité intimacy for over a decade, QUEST is the moving portrait of a family in North Philadelphia. Christopher “Quest” Rainey, along with his wife Christine’a, aka “Ma Quest,” open the door to their home music studio, which serves as a creative sanctuary from the strife that grips their neighborhood. Over [...]

ARTIST SCENE IN GOWANUS

                                  The Gowanus Open Studios aka GOS is an amazing art exhibit and so much more. It is an important opportunity for the Gowanus community to rally around the artists and creativity and energy that makes this area so [...]

AFTER DARKNESS AT ASIA SOCIETY

                The title of the exhibition originates in the phrase “after darkness comes the light” from the writings of Raden Adjeng Kartini, the daughter of the Regent of Jepara in Java and an icon and champion of women’s emancipation in Indonesia. The words of Kartini echo the desire [...]

CARO & OLITSKI: 1965–1968

                 Caro & Olitski: 1965 – 1968, Painted Sculptures and The Bennington Sprays, an exhibition that celebrates the dialogue, exchange of ideas and lasting friendship between British sculptor, Sir Anthony Caro and American painter, Jules Olitski. The exhibition will feature painted steel sculptures by Caro and never-before exhibited [...]

5X5 PARTICIPATORY PROVOCATIONS

                            “5x5 Participatory Provocations” at the Center for Architecture in New York City spotlights 25 young architects engaged with controversial issues in an imagined future, producing physical expressions or provocations. Each team responds to one of five prompts, contemplating the future of [...]

CONSTRUCTIVISM ART DEFINED

            This work is extremely elegant. The scale and relationship it has to the wall and floor really activates the work. Need to come and see… Since the early 1980s, Russell Maltz has been intensively engaged with the original parameters of Constructivist art, continually developing its legacy in his own [...]

CROSS COUNTY COLLABORATIONS AT NATIONAL SAWDUST IN WILLIAMSBURG

  Founded in March 2016, THE REVOLUTION is an emerging performance series, highlighting Brooklyn & Harlem based artists + musicians that not only represent the core of independent pop culture but who currently stand in the breeding ground of evolution within their genre. This local musical movement empowers community, change, and activism through performance and [...]

6TH ANNUAL MORNINGSIDE LIGHTS

                                    The 6th annual MORNINGSIDE LIGHTS, presented by the Arts Initiative and Miller Theatre at Columbia University, kicked off on Saturday, September 16 with the theme The Secret Gardens, inspired by Harlem's many community green spaces. Free lantern-building workshops were [...]

SURREALISMO OJOS DE MEXICO

                                Throckmorton Fine Artis pleased to announce the exhibit, Surrealismo Ojos de Mexico (Surrealism in Mexican Photography) featuring forty photographs by celebrated artists—foreign and national—which, according to gallery founder Spencer Throckmorton, “Demonstrate the enduring influence of Surrealism on photography in Mexico.  [...]

ART AND CHINA AFTER 1989: THEATER OF THE WORLD

Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World is a major exhibition of contemporary art from China spanning 1989 to 2008, arguably the most transformative period of modern Chinese and recent world history. The largest show of this subject ever mounted in North America, it offers an interpretative survey of Chinese experimental art framed [...]

DREAMS OF KINGS — A JADE SUIT FOR ETERNITY, TREASURES OF HAN DYNASTY

In 201 BCE, the first emperor of the Han Dynasty knighted his younger brother as the first king of the Chu Kingdom, which was centered in Peng Cheng, today’s Xuzhou, in northern Jiangsu Province. Ruling under the emperor’s protection, and given special exemption from imperial taxes, elites in this Kingdom enjoyed a lavish lifestyle. Twelve [...]

LOVING VINCENT, THE FILM

Loving Vincent is the world's first fully painted feature film produced by Oscar-winning studios Breakthru Films and Trademark Films. This biographical , animated film tells the story of painter Vincent van Gogh. The film was written and directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman. It is also being produced by Hugh Welchman and Sean Bobbitt of BreakThru Films and Ivan [...]

POSTERS AND PATRIOTISM

                     The Museum of the City of New York presents Posters and Patriotism: Selling World War I in New York, a visual exploration of the United States’ participation in the Great War as told by the outpouring of posters, flyers, magazine art, sheet music covers, and other [...]

THE OPERA — WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED

In a production that combines spoken word, contemporary dance, video projection, classical music, R&B and jazz singing with a brooding, often joyful score, the creative team’s original story depicts five North Philadelphia teens on the run. Comprising a 15-year-old African-American girl and her self-selected “family” of four brothers – a black-identified white boy and three [...]

YOUNG ARCHITECT PROGRAM

            Lumen, an immersive, interactive installation by Jenny Sabin Studio, has been on view in MoMA PS1’s courtyard during this summer. Winner of The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1’s annual Young Architects Program, this year’s structure evolves over the course of the day, with responsive textiles that display [...]

DREAM IS DESTINY

                      “This film is not just about Richard Linklater and his films but the spirit and need of independent filmmakers and films, emphatically saying to all: just do it! Go and make your film!” said Louis Black Slacker. Indie filmmaker. Oscar nominee. Writer, director, producer, [...]

CONCEPTUAL ARTIST TERRY ADKINS

                  To his sculpture, Mr. Adkins sought to bring the fleeting impermanence of music, creating haunting assemblages of found objects — wood, cloth, coat hangers, spare parts from junkyards — that evoked vanished histories. NYTIMES TERRY ROGER ADKINS was born in Washington on May 9, 1953, into [...]

A REVIEW OF AMERICAN PROTEST AT THE WHITNEY

  An Incomplete History of Protest looks at how artists from the 1940s to the present have confronted the political and social issues of their day. Whether making art as a form of activism, criticism, instruction, or inspiration, the featured artists see their work as essential to challenging established thought and creating a more equitable culture. [...]

TEXTILES PUSHES BOUNDARIES

Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom -- Walter Benjamin Today the world of art and design is confronted with a debilitating lack of knowledge concerning textiles. Architects, artists and industrial designers as well as fashion designers no longer know the materials they work with each day of their careers. At a time [...]

NARI WARD’S G.O.A.T., again

          This is the first time in the park's 30-year history that the entire five-acre space has been handed over to a single artist, and Ward makes excellent use of the opportunity. There are six main components to the show, including the title track (if you will) G.O.A.T.S, 2017, for which [...]

SILENT FILMMAKER LOIS WEBER

               Lois Weber was the leading female director-screenwriter in early Hollywood. She began her career alongside her husband, Phillips Smalley, after the two had worked together in the theatre. They began working in motion pictures around 1907, often billed under the collective title “The Smalleys.” In their early years at [...]

THE BEAUTY SURROUNDING RAIL

                In light of the problems with our subway system, State of the Arts NYC thought it would be good to see why New Yorkers care so much about our subways including our elected officials The official start of construction for the City Hall Station took place on [...]

WE WANTED A REVOLUTION: BLACK RADICAL WOMEN 1965-85

               Focusing on the work of black women artists, We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 examines the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic priorities of women of color during the emergence of second-wave feminism. It is the first exhibition to highlight the voices and experiences of women of color—distinct [...]

THE LEGACY OF HELIO OITICICA

               Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium is the first full-scale U.S. retrospective in two decades of the Brazilian artist’s work. One of the most original artists of the twentieth century, Oiticica (1937—1980) made art that awakens us to our bodies, our senses, our feelings about being in the world: [...]

AFRO-LATINO: A DEEPLY ROOTED IDENTITY AMONG U.S. HISPANICS

BY GUSTAVO LÓPEZ AND ANA GONZALEZ-BARRERA Identity for U.S. Hispanics is multidimensional and multifaceted. For example, many Hispanics tie their identity to their ancestral countries of origin – Mexico, Cuba, Peru or the Dominican Republic. They may also look to their indigenous roots. Among the many ways Hispanics see their identity is their racial background. Afro-Latinos are one of these Latino [...]

COLOR ME ALL OVER

             Born in the Dominican Republican, Vicky Steckel and her family moved to New York City in the summer of 1980. As a young woman, Vicky immediately realized the potential New York City had to foster her artistic passions and talent for makeup.  She landed her first job as a freelance [...]

IRVING PENN CENTENNIAL

      Catch the centennial exhibition of Irving Penn before it closes Thursday at the Pace/MacGill gallery in Midtown. Photographer Irving Penn (American, 1917–2009) is celebrated for his compelling portraits, scenes, and still lifes, in genres ranging from fashion to travel photography. Born in Plainfield, New Jersey, Penn studied painting and design at the [...]

GLASS WORKS AT THE NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN

                   ARTIST BIO Born in 1941 in Tacoma, Washington, Dale Chihuly was introduced to glass while studying interior design at the University of Washington. After graduating in 1965, Chihuly enrolled in the first glass program in the country, at the University of Wisconsin. He continued his studies [...]

IN SOLIDARITY WITH BRITISH ARTIST KHADIJA SAYE

          Khadijah Saye DWELLING: In this space we breathe In London, the British artist Khadija Saye and her mother are missing from the horrific blaze at the Grenfell Tower. State of the Arts NYC sends our prayers to the family and hope Ms. Saye and her mother will be found safely. [...]

NEW GENERATION OF STILL PHOTOGRAPHY

ARTIST BIO Bas Meeuws is a young photographer who is injecting the traditional Dutch genre of the flower piece with new élan. He composes his work the way the old masters did, flower by flower in luxury and splendour. The result is a layered photography that transcends time. Meeuws was born in 1974 in Heerlen, [...]

CHA CHA’S HOUSE OF ILL REPUTE

Lower East Side Dina Pisani began studying the craft of millinery in 1994 under the tutelage of the highly regarded milliner, Anne Allbrizzio. After completing the millinery program at FIT she began designing for private clients. She later started collaborating with the East Village designer Mark Montano. With Mark she could stretch her talents and [...]

JONAH BOKAER AT THE GLASS HOUSE

The Glass House, built between 1949 and 1995 by architect Philip Johnson,designed by Philip Johnson as his own residence, and "universally viewed as having been derived from" the Farnsworth House design, according to Alice T. Friedman. Johnson curated an exhibit of Mies van der Rohe work at the Museum of Modern Art in 1947, featuring [...]