THE RESILENCE OF LAURA OWENS

           For more than twenty years, Los Angeles–based artist Laura Owens has pioneered an innovative approach to painting that has made her one of the most influential artists of her generation. Her bold and experimental work challenges traditional assumptions about figuration and abstraction, as well as the relationships among avant-garde art, [...]

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JANARTSNYC

Every January in New York City, more than 45,000 performing arts leaders, artists, and enthusiasts from across the globe converge for JanArtsNYC (formerly, "January In NYC"). A partnership among eleven independent multidisciplinary festivals, indispensable industry convenings and international marketplaces, JanArtsNYC is one of the largest and most influential gatherings of its kind. Featuring more than [...]

DIAMOND STINGILY

                Stingily's work explores various themes of racial identity and feminity, memory and childhood, iconography, surveillance and paranoia as well as freedom. Much of her work is in direct response to her "social and economic background" growing up in West Chicago. Critics have reviewed her first two exhibitions favorably. [...]

ORIGINS & INNOVATIONS — WORKS BY DAVID SMITH AT HAUSER & WIRTH

                Hauser & Wirth is presenting its first New York solo exhibition of work by David Smith (1906 – 1965). Offering a fresh, in-depth examination of his varied career, ‘Origins & Innovations’ brings together the artist’s paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptures of the 1930s alongside examples of his [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

REALIST PAINTER EDWARD HOPPER

  New York Movie, 1939 by Edward Hopper This month marks the 50th anniversary of Edward Hopper's death. State of the Arts NYC wish to share one of his masterpieces.  A movie theater in New York, one of those elaborate mock palaces where Hollywood spirits us for a few hours into another world - in [...]

FEMALE STORIES — FEMALE LEADS — FEMALES DIRECT

Half the world's population is made up of women, yet very few of their stories make it onto the screen. The Athena Film Festival challenges that dynamic by showcasing women stories by other women and directed by women. Many are true stories where women stand up to unfairness. Others fictionalize real life situations to encourage [...]