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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

CHUNG SANG-HWA: EXCAVATIONS, 1964-78

  Chung Sang-Hwa: Excavations, 1964–78 is an exhibition featuring a selection of paintings from a formative era of Chung’s five-decades-long career. Presented on the third floor of the gallery’s landmark building at 909 Madison Avenue, Excavations will include works from a crucial period in which the Korean master was immersed in the international avant-garde milieus of…

KŪKAI: SUN AND MOON

Ippodo Gallery celebrates its brand new location on 32 E 67th Street with a spectacular exhibition of paintings by Ken Matsubara from his “Kūkai’s View ‘Sun and Moon’” series. The concept for this series derives from the Heian period with the renowned Buddhist monk, poet and scholar, Kūkai (774-835), who retreated to the caves of…