HILTON ALS TALKS ON ALICE NEEL

Curated by Hilton Als David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Alice Neel curated by Hilton Als. On view at the gallery’s 525 and 533 West 19th Street spaces, the selection includes works that the artist made during her five decades of living and working in upper Manhattan, first… Continue reading HILTON ALS TALKS ON ALICE NEEL

HILTON ALS ON ALICE NEEL

Hilton Als (born 1960) is an American writer and theater critic who writes for The New Yorkermagazine. Als is a former staff writer for The Village Voice and former editor-at-large at Vibemagazine. Als was born in New York City, with roots in Barbados. His 1996 book The Women focuses on his mother (who raised him in… Continue reading HILTON ALS ON ALICE NEEL

OUTSIDER ART & GEE’S BEND QUILTMAKERS

The genesis of Outsider Art could well be traced to an imagined prehistoric cave wall, to the work of your favorite eccentric visionary (think William Blake), or to the mythic artist-genius dreamed up by Romantic philosophers and poets. Outsider Artists began to emerge as a force to be reckoned with during the early 1920’s, with… Continue reading OUTSIDER ART & GEE’S BEND QUILTMAKERS

AMERICAN FOLK ART COMES STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART

          FOLK ART is the art of the everyday. FOLK ART is rooted in traditions that come from community and culture. FOLK ART expresses cultural identity by conveying shared community values. FOLK ART encompasses a range of utilitarian and decorative media, including cloth, wood, paper, clay, metal and more. If traditional… Continue reading AMERICAN FOLK ART COMES STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART

Zofia Stryjeńska, “Bożki słowiańskie”, 1918 (kolejne teki 1922, 1934)

SLAVIC IDOLS           Paulina Olowska revisits the work of Zofia Stryjeńska—exploring the visionary Polish artist’s notion of ballet as a “wreath of ceremonies,” and designing costumes after her 1918 painting series Bożki słowiańskie (Slavic Deities) that was based on Slavic folklore and mythology. Katy Pyle, Artistic Director of theBallez, will be working… Continue reading Zofia Stryjeńska, “Bożki słowiańskie”, 1918 (kolejne teki 1922, 1934)

UPCOMING 2017 ART FAIRS & BIENNIALS

                        The New Year kicks off with an interesting blend of music & art. The City hosts the APAP conference along with the Prototype Festival which focuses on a hybrid of opera and theater with a modern, contemporary twist. Then we have the NYC… Continue reading UPCOMING 2017 ART FAIRS & BIENNIALS

NEWLY INSPIRED PHOTOGRAPHY

Mami Kosemura is a contemporary artist whose early photographs and animations reference traditional subjects taken from classical European motifs and Japanese. The artist explored the confluence between painting and filmmaking. Her current work pursues a new approach that incorporates various elements of painting, composition and perspective through her painting-like photographs that have a strong sense… Continue reading NEWLY INSPIRED PHOTOGRAPHY