KEHINDE WILEY’S NEW EXHIBITION AT SEAN KELLY GALLERY

              Portait images: Nick Cage, Mickalene Thomas, Rashid Johnson, Sanford Biggers, Derrick Adams, Hank Willis Thomas Sean Kelly is delighted to present Trickster, an exhibition of monumental new paintings by Kehinde Wiley. A departure from Wiley’s practice of painting anonymous sitters, these portraits include a select group of extraordinary [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

A STITCH IN TIME: GHOST VARIATIONS INSTALLATION AT C.G. BOERNER GALLERY

The Cuban-born artists Alain Guerra (b. 1968) and Neraldo de la Paz (b. 1955) have been working collaboratively under the name Guerra de la Paz since 1996. Guerra de la Paz (GdlP) is a collaboration between Miami-based, Cuban-born artists Alain Guerra and Neraldo de la Paz. Over the past two decades, GdlP has transformed the [...]

COLOR SPEAKS ALL LANGUAGES

Blackness in Abstraction, an exhibition curated by Adrienne Edwards traces the persistent presence of the color black in art, with a particular emphasis on monochromes, from the 1940s to today. The curator of this exhibition is Adrienne Edwards, who currently serves as a curator and head of programming at Performa and is in the process [...]