A SPAN OF YIDDISH THEATER IN NYC

        New York’s Yiddish Theater tells the uniquely American and quintessentially New York story of the overcrowded and tenement filled Lower East Side’s evolution as an incubator of cultural activity that gave rise to a theater district rivaling Broadway itself. The exhibition will take viewers on a journey spanning over a century – from…

URBAN DESIGN HAS A NEW ADVOCATE

     Justin Garrett Moore (Image via ioby.org) Originally printed from The Architects Newspaper by AUDREY WACHS (@GRIDWACHS) • April 14, 2016 Justin Garrett Moore, senior urban designer at the Department of City Planning, is the new Executive Director of the Public Design Commission (PDC). The PDC is an overseer of design in the public realm: The commission…

THE NEW YORK YOU NEVER KNEW

Nathan Kensinger is a photographer, filmmaker and curator based in Brooklyn, New York. His work explores hidden urban landscapes, off-limits industrial structures, unnatural waterways, environmental disaster zones and other liminal spaces. He has been documenting New York City’s changing waterfront for the past decade, in an ongoing series of photo essays, films and public art…

CUBA BOUND & MORE

BEFORE THE SHOW has become a hit for State of the Arts NYC. Just an hour before we have conversation, refreshments and if weather permitting, a rooftop experience with guests, staff and friends. This week we had Axel Tosca, Lezi Zita, Justin Kalifowitz and Sandra Levinson.     Our show theme was Cuba Bound and…

ARCHITECTURALLY INSPIRED JEWELRY DESIGN

Hleziphansi Zita was born and raised in NYC. She is the daughter of exiled South African parents. Following in her artistic father’s footsteps, the self- taught jewelry designer and artist is the founder of Nandi Naya. Her handcrafted minimalist sculptural jewelry can be found in a number of boutiques across the U.S including The Drive…

FIGURATIVE NUDES

                 Born 1958 USA, Fred Hatt is an artist working in figurative drawing, painting, experimental video, photography, body art, and performance, while exploring light, movement, energy, and the emergence of beauty from chaos. According to the artist, ” For me what is important is not conceptual or iconographic content, but…

DESIGN BY NATURE

        BKLYN DESIGNS is an internationally renowned, juried exhibition of the best furniture, lighting and home accessories made or designed in Brooklyn. In addition to the inspiring products on display, the show features design talks and hands-on seminars, as well as off-site exhibits and events. Attendees include: designers, architects, builders, developers, store buyers,…

EDGAR DEGAS: A STRANGE NEW BEAUTY

   Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas was a French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings. He is especially identified with the subject of dance; more than half of his works depict dancers. He is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism, although he rejected the term, preferring to be called a realist. He was a…

TAISAN TANAKA

Taisan Tanaka is  a contemporary Japanese artist. He works in solely black and orange calligraphic ink that often have circular figures that the artist describes as gentle but can strongly effect the viewer’ heart. Japanese calligraphy (書道 shodō) is a form of calligraphy, or artistic writing, of the Japanese language. For a long time, the…

JEFFREY LEDER IN LIC & PAINT HEADS

The gallery’s mission is to create a space for artists, collectors, collaborators and the general art community to interact in an accessible and welcoming environment. Our focus is contemporary art, created by talented emerging and mid-career artists. Jeffrey Leder saw an opportunity to bring together all of his varied relationships under this inclusive philosophy. Leder…

NEW EXHIBITION AT MET BREUR

          MEET THE CURATOR BEHIND Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible At the Princeton University Art Museum, MS. KELLY BAUM organized numerous exhibitions, among them Nobody’s Property: Art, Land, Space, 2000–2010 (2010); Doug Aitken: migration (empire) (2010); Felix Gonzalez-Torres: “Untitled” (2013); and the critically acclaimed New Jersey as Non-Site (2013), for which she received a Warhol Curatorial Research Fellowship. She added over 100 works…

HAVE TEA WITH ME

         The artist Michele Brody has turned the simple joy of tea into interactive, performance art. Bronx-based artist Michele Brody presents CommuniTea, a performance series featuring a shared tea service during which participants share loose-leaf tea with the artist and relate their stories, memories, thoughts, poems, and reflections, to be transcribed onto repurposed…