New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) in Miami, FL

After a one year pandemic based hiatus, I was absolutely thrilled to be in Miami for Art Basel week. I had my time planned carefully as many of the shows required reservations this year. I don’t like to miss out on anything. My first stop after dropping off my luggage was to the Ice Palace Studios where the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) fair has … Continue reading New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) in Miami, FL

Robin F. Williams in New York, NY

I’ve been watching Robin F. Williams since her first show, Rescue Party, at PPOW’s upstairs Chelsea gallery back in 2011. I remember being absolutely gobsmacked. It was one of the first shows where I remember really wishing I could take one home. Her prices have, of course, skyrocketed since then, and there’s a waiting list a mile long. Williams was born in 1984. I didn’t … Continue reading Robin F. Williams in New York, NY

Menoucher Yektai in New York, NY

I recently spent a great afternoon taking my husband to a bunch of East Village galleries. We particularly loved the Menoucher Yektai (1921-2019) exhibition at the two Karma gallery spaces on East 2nd. “With decadent colors, loose brushstrokes, and heavy-handed impasto, Yektai’s paintings fuse Eastern and Western traditions, synthesizing a unique blend of abstraction and figuration that owed as much to Franz Kline as it … Continue reading Menoucher Yektai in New York, NY

Peep Show in New York, NY

I hightailed it uptown yesterday morning to the new Ruby Neri show at Salon 94. It was phenomenal, and I’ll post after my second visit next week. It needs at least two. I might just be Ruby Neri fan #1. In the meantime, as I try to post as quickly as I can, while continuing to see more art, I’ll share this fun exhibition, Peep … Continue reading Peep Show in New York, NY

The Loneliest Sport in New York, NY

The Loneliest Sport group exhibition at Spazio Amanita gallery in Soho has 23 works that exclusively concern the sport of boxing. The gallery opening had live sparing matches. I’m personally not into boxing, but I thought the whole set up was just great. I was thrilled to see a work by Pierre Knop, an artist I’ve been keeping my eye on the past several months. … Continue reading The Loneliest Sport in New York, NY

Adrianne Rubenstein in New York, NY

I enjoyed stopping by to see Adrianne Rubenstein’s exhibition Global Warmth and Global Cooling at Broadway gallery. “The paintings….are full of flowers, stars and food — from otherworldly broccoli to a flat red apple that could have been lifted from Eric Carle’s “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” There’s also a ruby-red goldfish borrowed from Matisse and several references to Mollie Katzen, the cookbook author and artist. … Continue reading Adrianne Rubenstein in New York, NY

Matthew Hansel in New York, NY

I’ve been twice to see Matthew Hansel: Inner Demon Delectatio at The Hole’s Tribeca location. I first saw his work at their Bowery location that I posted about back in May. I totally fell for his weird and fantastical imagery. I am really drawn to the rich colors of these Hieronymous Bosch feeling oil paintings. There are fourteen in the exhibition. “For “Inner Demon Delectatio” … Continue reading Matthew Hansel in New York, NY

Lisa Yuskavage in New York, NY

The Lisa Yuskavage: New Paintings exhibition was among my favorite shows on my recent trip to New York. I loved Yuskavage’s larger color-field works. Photos do not do them justice. They are absolutely extraordinary in person. “In the more than three-meter-long Night Classes at the Department of Painting Drawing and Sculpture (2018–2020), faintly visible subjects were pulled out from the pentimenti of a deep cadmium … Continue reading Lisa Yuskavage in New York, NY

Chitra Ganesh in New York, NY

I adore New York City, and can entertain myself here for hours on end. Wednesday night, I was walking home from visiting a few galleries and came across this incredible window installation at the corner of Wooster and Grand. I think I am starting to think out loud as, at minimum, I heard an audible “wow, Chitra Ganesh!” I was the only person on the … Continue reading Chitra Ganesh in New York, NY

Claude Conover in New York, NY

My friend Kathleen came into the city on Tuesday, as we like nothing more than enjoying an afternoon together looking at art, shopping for whoever needs something (neither of us are shoppers, and it’s just more fun to do together) and ending the evening with drinks and dinner. We met at the High Line Nine gallery space as there was a one week Wright auction … Continue reading Claude Conover in New York, NY

Nick Cave in New York, NY

I’ve been really enjoying my exploration of the MTA Arts and Design installations in the New York City Subway stations. Each year the MTA commissions a handful of artists to create work for their own subway station. I’ve loved (and posted on) stations by Katherine Bradford, Nancy Blum and Sol LeWitt. Still, the newly unveiled installation by Nick Cave is the most ambitious in the … Continue reading Nick Cave in New York, NY

Pamela Council in New York, NY

Today I took the subway up to Times Square to see an installation my friend Mariko Paterson had told me to go check out. She is stuck in Nova Scotia, but always has great NYC suggestions. Times Square’s first fountain, commissioned by Times Square Arts, is covered in 400,000 acrylic nails. “The unusual monument is the work of artist Pamela Council, who is building their … Continue reading Pamela Council in New York, NY

Alake Shilling in New York, NY

Jeffrey Deitch has two galleries in NYC, and the current shows are fun! Alake Shilling: The Hippest Trip in America – By Land, Air and Sea is at the Grand Street location. I went the day as they were just opening. A gallery employee was doing last minute touch up work, gluing purple carpet fibers onto the super fantastic displays in the storefront gallery. “The … Continue reading Alake Shilling in New York, NY

Walker Street in New York, NY

I am beyond thrilled that galleries are taking over the streets of Tribeca again. I decided to spend some time on Walker Street, just a five minute walk from where I stay when I’m in New York City. Galleries there are a bit more spread out than the Chelsea gallery scene, and I honestly prefer it. I’m reminded of the old Tribeca gallery days, from … Continue reading Walker Street in New York, NY

Sol LeWitt in New York, NY

I’m obsessed with the MTA Arts & Design program that, among other things, commissions art for New York City subway stations. I purposely got off the train at Columbus Circle and 59th Street to see the Sol LeWitt installation, then got back on for my intended destination. I’ve been in the station countless times since the work was installed in 2009, but never had stopped … Continue reading Sol LeWitt in New York, NY

Philip Guston in New York, NY

I adored the Philip Guston 1969-1979 show at Hauser & Wirth on 22nd Street in Chelsea. All eighteen works, in the two brightly lit street level rooms with high ceilings, were from private collections and museums. The first room had six canvases made in 1969 and 1970. “Prompted by the violence and civil unrest in America during the late 1960s, Guston explores motifs that harken … Continue reading Philip Guston in New York, NY

Ron Nagle in New York, NY

I am constantly making lists of shows I want to see, and Ron Nagle’s show Handsome Drifter at BAMPFA back in 2020 was on the top of it. For obvious reasons I wasn’t able to get to that one, so I was extra thrilled to see his current show, Necessary Obstacles, at Matthew Marks Gallery in New York. “Ron Nagle is known for his intimately … Continue reading Ron Nagle in New York, NY

Time-Life Building in New York, NY

I worked at LIFE magazine in the late 80’s/early 90s. As I headed up to Rockefeller Center yesterday, I walked into the Time-Life Building to see the lobby artwork that I’d walked by every day for seven years. I was in the production department and worked extremely long hours, so I was generally the last one to leave. I loved walking by the art in … Continue reading Time-Life Building in New York, NY

KAWS at Rockefeller Center in New York, NY

I had to go see the KAWS bronze at Rockefeller Center, before it gets taken down tomorrow. I spent my twenties walking by Rockefeller Center as I worked nearby. I loved watching the ice skaters on the rink during my lunch break. In May I saw the Sanford Biggers sculpture at Rockefeller Center, and was excited to see the replacement. If you missed my blog … Continue reading KAWS at Rockefeller Center in New York, NY

Katherine Bradford at the L train First Avenue station in New York, NY

Having loved Nancy Blum’s work at the 28th Street IRT station in New York City, I decided to look further into the MTA Art & Design program, which brings public art to the NYC subway stations. I learned that one of my favorite artists, Katherine Bradford, recently had five mosaic murals installed at the L train First Avenue station in Manhattan. Yesterday I walked across … Continue reading Katherine Bradford at the L train First Avenue station in New York, NY

Art on Paper in New York, NY

The night after going to the opening of the SPRING/BREAK Art Show I was fortunate to attend the Art on Paper opening at Manhattan’s Pier 36. Everyone was masked, and the aisles were wide. There were 75 galleries, and people I wanted to meet in person. While I have truly enjoyed ZOOM classes, and all the great on line gallery exhibitions and talks, during the … Continue reading Art on Paper in New York, NY

Brian Rochefort in Santa Barbara, CA

I saw Brian Rochefort’s show Absorption by the Sun at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara in the Fall of 2019, right before I began this blog. I’ve been watching Rochefort’s career for years, and he just gets better and better. Today he was the featured guest artist at the 92nd Street Y’s Virtual Clay program, in which I’ve been a dedicated participant since … Continue reading Brian Rochefort in Santa Barbara, CA

Nancy Blum at the 28th Street IRT station in New York, NY

The subway station at 28th Street and Lexington Avenue (6 train) in New York City has recently reopened, after an extensive renovation, with the loveliest mosaic art installation by artist Nancy Blum. “Called Roaming Underfoot, this blossoming glasswork by Nancy Blum was commissioned by MTA Arts & Design, a program that brings public art to the New York City Subway. The site-specific series features seven … Continue reading Nancy Blum at the 28th Street IRT station in New York, NY

SPRING/BREAK Art Show in New York, NY

I’m planning on spending a lot more time in New York City as my kids all live in the vicinity. Fortunately the timing of this visit coincided with the Armory Arts Week which I’ll be attending over the next few days. Last night I went to the SPRING/BREAK Art Show which took over two empty floors in what once was Ralph Lauren’s office space on … Continue reading SPRING/BREAK Art Show in New York, NY

Duke Gardens at Duke University in Durham, NC

After my great visit yesterday to the Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, I had really hoped to see the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. It has unfortunately been closed and doesn’t open until September 9th. It definitely looks well worth a visit if you are in the area. Instead we went to the Duke Gardens, and the weather, … Continue reading Duke Gardens at Duke University in Durham, NC

Ackland Art Museum in Chapel Hill, NC

I’m in Chapel Hill this weekend for a wedding, and spent the day exploring the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Not only was it fun to see college students out and about, but I never miss an art museum at a university. The Ackland Art Museum was a real treat. Drawing Attention was a wonderful exhibition, and I particularly liked how it was arranged. The … Continue reading Ackland Art Museum in Chapel Hill, NC

Ann Agee in New York, NY

Earlier I posted about Erin M. Riley’s show that I had seen at PPOW gallery this past May. I was thrilled to learn that Ann Agee would be having a show at PPOW this summer. Agee’s Madonnas and Hand Warmers was excellent. This article is worth a read, to better understand the show. “The exhibition includes over 100 unique works that form two elaborate series … Continue reading Ann Agee in New York, NY

Elizabeth Neel and the Estate of Ruth Duckworth at Salon 94 in New York, NY

Each of these exhibitions at Salon 94 is worthy of it’s own blog post, but I am combining them as I catch up from my interlude in Minneapolis. I am eager to finally report on some of the truly excellent shows I saw on my last visit to NYC, and wanted to do so before I head back next week. I am in love with … Continue reading Elizabeth Neel and the Estate of Ruth Duckworth at Salon 94 in New York, NY

Minneapolis Institute of Art in Minneapolis, MN

The Minneapolis Institute of Art is a treasure. To get a sense of the vastness and variety of their collection, have a look at two prior blog posts I did on the Portraits from the Kunin Collection, and a special exhibition In the Presence of Our Ancestors. Below are some of the highlights from the rest of the museum. I had to be ruthless in … Continue reading Minneapolis Institute of Art in Minneapolis, MN

Portraits from the Kunin Collection at the Minneapolis Institute of Art in Minneapolis, MN

The Minneapolis Institute of Art is vast, as I mentioned in a blog post earlier this month. My husband returned home from the wedding we attended in Minneapolis with a breakthrough case of COVID. Thankfully, all is well now, and I’m trying to do a bit of catch up. Next up is my favorite room at the museum, Portraits from the Kunin Collection. Frankly, it … Continue reading Portraits from the Kunin Collection at the Minneapolis Institute of Art in Minneapolis, MN

In the Presence of Our Ancestors at the Minneapolis Institute of Art in Minneapolis, MN

The Minneapolis Institute of Art is a must see. It was my second visit and you could honestly spend days there. I’ll break up my visit into several posts in order to share some highlights. Upon entering the museum there was a special exhibition In the Presence of Our Ancestors. I really liked a few of the pieces. “In the Presence of Our Ancestors: Southern … Continue reading In the Presence of Our Ancestors at the Minneapolis Institute of Art in Minneapolis, MN

The Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis, MN

When I was last in Minneapolis, I become so enamored with both a special exhibition and the permanent collection, at the Museum of Russian Art, I knew I had to make time in an already packed weekend, to visit again this trip. “In 1991, Raymond E. Johnson, an art dealer and collector, sponsored the first known retail exhibition of Russian Impressionist paintings in North America. … Continue reading The Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis, MN

Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN

I love the Walker Art Center, and was thrilled to go with some first timers. The permanent collection is absolutely fantastic, and they rotate it regularly, so it is always worth a visit when in Minneapolis. On the rooftop of the Walker Art Center overlooking the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is this striking Sol LeWitt floor. Read more about it here. I have seen a lot … Continue reading Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN

The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden in Minneapolis, MN

I just spent a long weekend at the most wonderful wedding in Minneapolis. Between a full schedule of wedding events, I of course snuck in more than a little art. The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden at the Walker Art Center is fantastic. I visited for the first time in March of 2019 when it was brutally cold outside. Visiting in the summer was truly more enjoyable. … Continue reading The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden in Minneapolis, MN

Magdalene A.N. Odundo DBE at Salon 94 in New York, NY

Salon 94’s new location has a third floor that you access through a back staircase. If you know Magdalene A.N. Odundo DBE’s ceramics, her work basically beckons you. You know it is her work, you always want to get closer, and you only wish you could touch. The forms and surface are like no other. “Considered one of the premier ceramicists working today, Magdalene A. … Continue reading Magdalene A.N. Odundo DBE at Salon 94 in New York, NY

Huma Bhabha at Salon 94 in New York, NY

Until recently, whenever I was in NYC I always stayed on the Lower East Side. I appreciated the proximity to small galleries, the New Museum, and easy access on foot or subway to neighborhoods I like to spend time in. I liked knowing the neighborhood, the people who worked at the hotel, and let’s be honest, being around the corner from Russ and Daughters was … Continue reading Huma Bhabha at Salon 94 in New York, NY

Erin M. Riley in New York, NY

PPOW gallery has always been among my favorites. In January they moved to a new location that I personally find thrilling. Fiber artist Erin M. Riley’s exhibition The Consensual Reality of Healing Fantasies could not have looked better in their airy bright gallery space. “Sourcing wool from shuttered textile mills around the United States, Riley washes, strips and hand-dyes her yarn before weaving on a … Continue reading Erin M. Riley in New York, NY

The Hole Gallery in New York, NY

I have always wanted to visit The Hole gallery in NYC. They have two sites, one on the Bowery and one on Walker. My daughter and I made plans to visit the Bowery location to see a fantastic group exhibition, Nature Morte. The gallery design and excellent curation drew us in, and we ended up staying far longer than we had planned. I love building … Continue reading The Hole Gallery in New York, NY

Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station in New York, NY

Recently, my dear friend Kathleen and I spent a great day together in Manhattan looking for a dress for her to wear to her daughter’s upcoming Labor Day weekend wedding in North Carolina. We were masked, but neither of us had been in a large department store in 18 months. It was a strange feeling to be out and about, let alone to think about … Continue reading Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station in New York, NY

Brooklyn Museum in Brooklyn, NY

I highly recommend going to the Brooklyn Museum to see KAWS: What Party and Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party. As if those two weren’t enough, I thought I’d share a few more images that made my visit really perfect. Wherever I am, I always stop and look at ceramics. I just cannot help myself. This piece photographs poorly, as it is in a glass case, … Continue reading Brooklyn Museum in Brooklyn, NY

Judy Chicago’s “The Dinner Party” in Brooklyn, NY

If you read my blog you are well aware that I am a huge Judy Chicago fan. Today being Chicago’s 82nd birthday, I thought I’d share with you photos from my much awaited visit to see The Dinner Party, which is permanently on view at the Brooklyn Museum. “The Dinner Party, an important icon of 1970s feminist art and a milestone in twentieth-century art, is … Continue reading Judy Chicago’s “The Dinner Party” in Brooklyn, NY