ROY DEFOREST VENUS OVER MANHATTAN

Roy De Forest’s freewheeling vision, treasured for its combination of dots, dogs, and fantastical voyages, made him a pillar of Northern California’s artistic community for more than fifty years. Born in 1930 to migrant farmers in North Platte, Nebraska, De Forest and his family fled the dust bowl for Washington State, where he grew up [...]

VINTAGE NEW YORK

State of the Arts NYC selected some vintage photographs of NYC to share. Experiencing a crisis, will prompt folks to look at the past. These urbanscapes hopefully will gives a moment to pause and reflect on our city and where we wish to go moving forward. Below we describe the photos from George P. Hall [...]

The Breath of Clay: The Life of Koichiro Isezaki’s Contemporary Bizen

  I am not an artist that thinks about the definition of tradition while making [my art]. We are tradition, we are a part of it. It’s not in the past. We live and continue through it.” - Koichiro Isezaki Bizen is characterized by significant hardness due to high temperature firing, its earthen-like, reddish-brown color, [...]

MIRA DANCY, FRANCE-LISE MCGURN & CLARE WOODS

Connected through an interest in figurative representation, the exhibition brings together three artists who present the body in unconventional ways, each exploring contemporary issues surrounding gender, sexuality, society and politics, as well as addressing the long and problematic history of the male gaze. The submissive female subject typically depicted reclining, seated or kneeling, is one [...]

USELESS FLOWERS EXHIBITION

Fisher Parrish Gallery is presenting Useless Flowers, a two-person exhibition of paintings and sculptural works by New York artists Caitlin MacBride and Sam Stewart. The form of a bonnet is a point of common connection for MacBride’s oil paintings and Stewart’s sculptural lamps. In Useless Flowers, each artist focused on bonnets worn by the Shakers, a [...]

MEN ARE DIFFERENT, THOUGH THEY LOOK ALIKE

Perrotin in the Lowwer East Side just opened Amadoda Akafani, Afana Ngeentshebe Zodwa (men are different, though they look alike), an exhibition of 28 new paintings by Cape Town based artist Cinga Samson, marking the artist’s first solo exhibition at Perrotin. Cinga Samson was born in Cape Town in 1986, and grew up between the [...]

JOAN MITCHELL AND GRACE HARTIGAN AT TIBER PRESS

Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art is presenting  an exhibit of silkscreen prints by Joan Mitchell and Grace Hartigan during their time at the Tiber Press in the late 1950’s. On view are some rare proofs by Joan Mitchell and prints by Grace Hartigan from “Salute”, a collaboration between the artist and poet James Schuyler. Also on [...]

EDITH HALPERT

Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art featured approximately 100 works of American modern and folk art that passed through Halpert's Downtown Gallery. Highlights from Halpert’s acclaimed personal collection, reassembled for the first time since its landmark sale in 1973, was on view. Edith Gregoryevna Fivoosiovitch (1900–1970) was born to a Jewish family in [...]

I LOST MY BODY

Based on Guillaume Laurant's novel Happy Hand, I Lost My Body is the first animated film to win the Nespresso Grand Prize awarded by the jury of the International Critics Week at the Cannes Film Festival. A beautiful, haunting film that uplifts the human spirit at the end. State of the Arts NYC has supported [...]

MEXICAN MURALISM

  IDENTITY AND REVOLUTION is on view at Throckmorton Fine Art in New York  through February 29, 2020. In a revolt against dictator Porfirio Diaz, the demand for agrarian reform signaled a new age in Mexican society. As Civil War raged in Mexico from 1910-1920, the people of Mexico expressed their belief that the land [...]