Niki de Saint Phalle Structures for Life

Niki de Saint Phalle (born Catherine-Marie-Agnès Fal de Saint Phalle, 29 October 1930 – 21 May 2002) was a French-American sculptor, painter and filmmaker. Widely noted as one of the few female monumental sculptor Saint Phalle was also known for her social commitment and work. She had a difficult and traumatic childhood and a multiply-disrupted education, which she wrote about…

Drawing Inspiration at the Forum Gallery

Forum Gallery presents Drawing Inspiration, an exhibition of works on paper by twenty-seven artists who approach drawing from uniquely different perspectives. The exhibition opens on Thursday, March 25 and will be on view through Saturday, April 24, 2021. Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009), whose artistic vision was largely expressed in works on paper, commented: “I love the…

Photography by Sebastiao Salgado

Sebastião Salgado is a Brazilian photojournalist whose black-and-white prints capture natural environments and the people who inhabit them. He uses his images as a means of promoting preservation, as is the focus of his project GENESIS (2004–2011). Salgado’s documentation of unblemished landscapes, wildlife, and indigenous communities demonstrate how urgently the need is to protect these…

Shona McAndrew

CHART is pleased to present Haven, an exhibition of new works by Shona McAndrew. Occupying both floors of the gallery, McAndrew will debut nine new paintings and seven new watercolors. With this body of work, McAndrew explores the significance for a woman to create her own safe haven and to invite someone to share that…

Blending Abstract and Calligraphy Toko Shinoda

Toko Shinoda, one of the foremost Japanese artists of the 20th century, whose work married the ancient serenity of calligraphy with the modernist urgency of Abstract Expressionism, died on Monday at a hospital in Tokyo. She was 107. Her death was announced by Allison Tolman, her gallerist in the United States. A painter and printmaker,…

CARAVALHO PARK GALLERY IN BROOKLYN

CARVALHO PARK announces the first exhibition of Paris-based artist, designer and architect, Garance Vallée, in the United States. Portrait de Famille, a solo exhibition, features a suite of paintings, drawings and sculptures – of Vallée’s distinct and indelible language – opening on February 13. Portrait de Famille, will be on view at Carvalho Park in…

ANIMATION FIRST 2021

Animation First is the only film festival in the US dedicated to the unparalleled legacy and enduring ingenuity of France’s animation studios and schools. Today, France is Europe’s largest producer and the world’s third-largest exporter of animated film. Since its early beginnings in the late 19th century when Émile Reynaud projected his Pantomimes Lumineuses at…

IN-BETWEEN – The New Series in search of the Light

Manika Nagare was born in Osaka, Japan in 1975 and raised in Kagawa, Japan. Through her multicolored and multi-layered oil painting, she seeks to explore and visualize a realm of sensations evoked from ephemeral moments and events in both the human and natural world.  Her practice also includes numerous public art projects, for which she…

APAP Conference starts today

APAP Announces Programming Highlights for APAP|NYC+ 2021, 64th Annual Performing Arts Conference and First-Ever Held Entirely Online, January 8-12, 2021 Dr. Anthony Fauci, Yo-Yo Ma, and Other Luminaries to Tackle Issues Key in the Industry’s Recovery: Health, Advocacy, Anti-Racism, and the Climate Crisis The Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) has important programming highlights for…

Jackie Saccoccio — Abstract gestural painter

Jackie Saccoccio (December 16, 1963 – December 4, 2020) was an American abstract painter who focused on gestural abstraction creating spontaneous abstract works with a focus on bright colors, large canvases, and deliberately introduced randomness. Her works have been displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and the…

Onishi Gallery Show–Four Elements in Japanese Arts: Earth, Air, Fire and Water

Onishi Gallery is proud to present Four Elements in Japanese Arts: Earth, Air, Fire and Water – a stunning exhibitiThe on that showcases the technical mastery of Contemporary Japanese metalwork artists. For generations upon generations, Japanese people have appreciated and incorporated natural elements into their everyday lives. They have adorned the interiors of their homes with natural…

The Brooklyn Museum awards second annual UOVO Prize to Baseera Khan

The Brooklyn Museum awarded Baseera Khan the second annual UOVO Prize, which recognizes the work of emerging Brooklyn-based artists. Khan’s work concentrates on performance, Islamic cultural and religious ephemera, sculpture, collage, and video, and addresses issues of surveillance, otherness, and the body. As the awardee, Khan will receive a solo exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, a…

HIGHER PICTURES GALLERY MOVES TO DUMBO

Higher Pictures Generation presents an exhibition of new work by Gina Osterloh in their new space at 16 Main Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn. This is the artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. Osterloh’s photographs explore the relationship between vision, the perception of difference, and selfhood. In response, her work pushes against the camera’s readiness to…

Who is Raven Half-moon —

Raven Halfmoon (Caddo Nation) is from Norman, Oklahoma. She attended the University of Arkansas where she earned a double Bachelors Degree in ceramics/painting and cultural anthropology. Her work has been featured in multiple exhibitions throughout the U.S. as well as internationally. Raven is currently based in Helena, MT where she is a artist in residence at…

TRUMP REVOLUTION — THE END OF TRUTH

The exhibitions are curated by the Bronx Documentary Center’s Founder and Executive Director Michael Kamber, and Exhibition Coordinator, Cynthia Rivera. The exhibition website was designed by Exhibition Coordinator, Cynthia Rivera.       In America today, the very notion of truth is under assault. Citizens vigorously disagree about matters of scientific evidence; about the very existence…

NEW SHOW AT FOXY PRODUCTION

Figura considers the ever-changing function of the figure in art. Beyond the resemblance of a person in real life, the figure’s role, across time and cultures, has constantly evolved through socio-political, philosophical, and religious influences. Literary critic Erich Auerbach’s “Figura” (1938) investigates the history of the figure’s definitions and contours: from Ancient Greece to Rome,…

PERFECT BODIES BY BOSCO SODI AT PIONEER WORKS

Through December 20, 2020. Sited on a once teeming commercial concrete parking lot two blocks south of Pioneer Works, Perfect Bodies speaks to, in artist Bosco Sodi’s words, “silence, contemplation and the passing of time—the small things in life and our relationship with the earth.” The installation consists of large-scale clay spheres made from local…

THROUGH HER EYES – IN MEMORY OF LAURA DE SANTILLANA

Laura de SANTILLANA was born, according to her words in a glass factory. Paolo Venini’s grand-child, Anna Venini and Ludovico Diaz de Santillana’s daughter, this Venetian was born in the famous Venini factory in Murano, Italy. Laura de Santillana moved to New York after finishing classical studies at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. She…

ADFF 2020

The Architecture & Design Film Festival, celebrates the unique creative spirit that drives architecture and design. With a curated selection of films, events and panel discussions, ADFF creates an opportunity to entertain, engage and educate all types of people who are excited about architecture and design. With well-attended screenings, legendary panelists, vibrant discussions and events…

AMY SILLMAN

The splendor of Sillman’s new show at the Gladstone gallery lies in its restlessness. Working primarily in oil and acrylic on paper, canvas, and linen, the painter’s fecund imagination finds its expression, first, in a number of abstract images made up of bold dark lines that suggest Sillman’s interest in collage, less in terms of…

TAKE A LOOK AT JESSE KRIMES

Jesse Krimes is an interdisciplinary artist based in Philadelphia. After graduating from Millersville University with a Bachelor of Arts in 2008, he was indicted on non-violent drug charges, confined to a violent offender unit for a year, and completed the remaining five years of his sentence in both medium and maximum-security federal prisons. Since returning…

AMERICAN ARTIST THORNTON DIAL

David Lewis Gallery is pleased to present ​Thornton Dial: Dial World​, a two-part exhibition celebrating the legacy and brilliance of Thornton Dial. Each exhibition is named after a work by the artist. Dial World, Part I: The Tiger that Flew Over New York City takes place on 88 Eldridge Street, and presents eight major assemblages…

MARK DI SUERVO AND LEONARD CONTINO AT PAULA COOPER GALLERY

Lifelong friends, di Suvero and Contino first met in 1960 at the Rusk Institute in New York City where both were patients. In 1959 at the age of nineteen, Contino was severely injured in a diving accident. Paralyzed from the shoulders down, he retained some mobility in his arms and hands and needed to use…

Awol Erizku: Mystic Parallax

The FLAG Art Foundation is pleased to present Mystic Parallax, a solo exhibition by multidisciplinary artist Awol Erizku, on view  through November 14, 2020, on the 9th floor. Erizku engages an Afrocentric perspective in a new body of photo-based works, sculpture, drawings made from incense smoke and ash, and a series of short films, which act as…

Tishan Hsu: Liquid Circuit

Tishan Hsu: Liquid Circuit is the New York-based artist’s first museum survey exhibition in the United States. The exhibition traces Hsu’s key ideas and demonstrates how they clearly resonate in the works of younger artists coming of age today. In the mid-1980s Hsu began a series of works that considered the implications of the accelerated…

Steven Holl, Obolin

“The presence of light is the most fundamental connecting force of the universe.” Steven Holl, Parallax, 2000 Obolin celebrates the scientific and psychological effects of light and space. The sculpture was named by Holl’s four-year-old daughter Io Helene, who, when asked what Obolin means, replied: “it means anything you want it to mean.” Fabricated from…

COLORFUL REOPENING AT LISSON GALLERY IN NYC

Lisson Gallery reopened its New York galleries with an exhibition of 17 of its artists, exploring chromatic themes in their work as well as the aesthetics and emotions related to color – towards an attempt at perceptual recalibration. This group exhibition looks at re-setting and re-establishing our habits of looking at art, focusing on the…

Liu Xiaodong: Spring in New York

Liu Xiaodong, the usually itinerant Chinese painter, has been situated in New York City under lockdown since the middle of February, unable to travel back to his home in Beijing. From a small New York apartment, the artist has made a series of watercolour paintings documenting the changing landscape of the city over the past…

RICHARD LONG AT LISSON GALLERY

For his first exhibition at Lisson Gallery in New York, Richard Long presents a selection of works which illustrate the four key facets of his practice — sculpture, photography, text work and mud works — and their symbolic significance. Renowned for his travels and ability to transform a journey into a work of art, Long…

PABLO PICASSO’S ANTI-WAR WORK GUERNICA

The Spanish Civil War broke out in July, 1936, after a group of conservative military tried to overthrow the progressive government of the Popular Front, elected in February of the same year. Expecting an easy coup, the military rebels were surprised to encounter massive popular resistance, especially in the large urban centers. In a matter…

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…

ARTE POVERA PIONEER DIES

This post is to honor a great Italian figure who recently died.  His life deserves special recognition. The source of this post is from Art News Germano Celant, curator and critic who worked tirelessly to shape the history of Italian contemporary art, has died at 80. La Reppublica, a prominent Italian publication, reported that he…

OTTO PIENE: ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Otto Piene (1928-2014) was born in Laasphe, Westphalia, Germany and lived and worked in Düsseldorf, Cambridge and Groton, Massachusetts. Piene was one of the founding members of the ZERO group (1957-1966) along with Heinz Mack, and later Günther Uecker. From 1948 to 1953, he attended the Blocherer Art School and studied painting at the Academy…

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…

JR: CHRONICLES

Over the past two decades, JR has expanded the meaning of public art through his ambitious projects that give visibility and agency to a broad spectrum of people around the world. Showcasing murals, photographs, videos, films, dioramas, and archival materials, JR: Chronicles is the first major exhibition in North America of works by the French-born artist. Working…

STATE OF THE ARTS NYC SPOTLIGHTS JOAN MIRVISS AT THE WINTER SHOW 2020

  State of the Arts NYC has been a long time fan of Joan Mirviss Gallery located on the Upper Ease Side. Joan Mirviss is the “Queen” of Japanese contemporary ceramics. She carefully and meticulously selects works by living legends and up and coming artists. The Winter Show is open through February 2nd at the…

OUR PICKS FOR THE ATHENA FILM FESTIVAL 2020

The Athena Film Festival at Barnard College in New York City, is a weekend of inspiring films that tell the extraordinary stories of fierce and fearless women leaders. Over the last ten years, the festival has welcomed more than 35,000 people from all over the world to 200+ screenings of narratives, documentaries, and shorts that…

PROMENADE BY SOUTH KOREAN ARTIST LEE BAE

Perrotin New York presents Promenade, an exhibition from Korean artist Lee Bae, based in Paris, France and Cheongdo, South Korea. For his first solo presentation with Perrotin New York, the artist has created a physically immersive environment that expands upon his ongoing aesthetic and material experiments with charcoal. This concise collection of drawings, paintings, and…

SKARSTEDT ON 64TH STREET

    Skarstedt was founded in 1994 by Per Skarstedt to mount historical exhibitions by Contemporary European and American artists. Skarstedt’s 79th Street location opened in New York in 2008, establishing the gallery’s program, focused on concepts such as representation, authorship, identity, and sexual politics across a wide-range of media. Skarstedt’s unique relationship with artists allows it…

RICHARD SERRA — REVERSE CURVE

Weight is a value for me—not that it is any more compelling than lightness, but I simply know more about weight than about lightness and therefore I have more to say about it, more to say about the balancing of weight, the diminishing of weight, the addition and subtraction of weight, the concentration of weight,…

LOUISIANA SUITE

Kasmin presented an exhibition of seminal work by Keith Sonnier at the gallery’s flagship space in Chelsea, New York, on view till January 11, 2020. Large-scale works from the ongoing series Ba-O-Ba, which the artist began in 1969, utilize large panes of glass and Sonnier’s signature neon tubing in an abstract composition that forms a confluence…