Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you, my dear readers, a wonderful Thanksgiving! I have been anxiously waiting to share my two perfect Thanksgiving art finds which I saw in person recently. One at the gorgeous Meret Oppenheim show that I saw when it opened at the Museum of Modern Art. It is an extensive and thrilling show, that I’ll be posting about soon. The other one is by one … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!

Fernanda Gomes in New York, NY

I first learned of Brazilian artist Fernanda Gomes (b. 1960) through an amazing series of talks I was obsessed with during the height of the pandemic. The talks were half hour lunchtime tours, in 2020 and 2021, through The Warehouse in Dallas which highlighted work within the incredible Rochofsky Collection. I attended all of them, and if I missed one, I watched the recording. You … Continue reading Fernanda Gomes in New York, NY

Ursula von Rydingsvard in New York, NY and Princeton, NJ

I always go to art shows my daughter tells me to see. Even if she can’t see them, I go and report back. They are consistently that extra notch above cool. The thing about galleries in NYC is that shows open and close at different times. Museums are easy as shows are up for a long chunk of time, but you can’t go to Chelsea … Continue reading Ursula von Rydingsvard in New York, NY and Princeton, NJ

Tau Lewis in Venice, Italy and New York, NY

I have always wanted to go to the Venice Biennale, and though it was a complicated and emotional trip as my father had recently died, I am happy I finally made it. Art makes me happy. I promise to catch up on my backlog and start writing about the Biennale soon. Along with the country pavilions, there are two incredible exhibition sites. At the Arsenale … Continue reading Tau Lewis in Venice, Italy and New York, NY

Mona Kowalska in New York, NY

Kerry Schuss is a small gallery that always shows interesting artists. One of my favorite shows in 2021, Alice Mackler, was at the gallery. This time, I went to see Mona Kowalska’s show Mignolo. It was clever and so different than what I have been seeing lately, that it really made me smile. “Born in Warsaw, Mona Kowalska emigrated to Baltimore with her mother at … Continue reading Mona Kowalska in New York, NY

Elizabeth Neel, Susumu Kamijo and Ginny Sims in New York, NY

I was walking between art shows on Avenue A in the East Village and passed an art book shop, Mast Books, that I adore. I immediately recognized the Susumu Kamijo painting in the window, and then spotted an Elizabeth Neel painting in the back. I was intrigued though with the small ceramic figures scattered throughout the bookstore. One had to be Alice Neel, (who is … Continue reading Elizabeth Neel, Susumu Kamijo and Ginny Sims in New York, NY

The ADAA Art Show at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, NY

I was in town during the Art Dealers Association of America’s annual fair, the Art Show. I love shows at the Park Avenue Armory. The space is grand, and I always feel just a slight bit elegant walking up the stairs and into the entry of the beautiful lobby. It takes me just minutes to feel invisible and underdressed. The crowd at any Armory event … Continue reading The ADAA Art Show at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, NY

Kamrooz Aram in New York, NY

Kamrooz Aram’s show Elusive Ornament, at Peter Blum Gallery in Soho, was one stop on my long list of shows I was interested in seeing. I’m so glad I stopped by. A “quiet exhibition, beautifully composed and rigorous, in which Aram continues his interrogation of the assumed distinctions between painting and its oriental “other,” revealing that instability is in fact at the core of these … Continue reading Kamrooz Aram in New York, NY

Do Ho Suh in New York, NY

While there was lots to see by Do Ho Suh at Lehman Maupin gallery in Chelsea, including a beautiful film in the basement, I adored the installation, Jet Lag, in the back gallery. The 400 pieces were replicas of objects from his past and present. The color palette was odd, and perfect. “Each sculpture is precisely measured and modeled after a household object that has … Continue reading Do Ho Suh in New York, NY

Beatriz Milhazes in New York, NY

Beatriz Milhazes: Mistura Sagrada, at Pace Gallery in Chelsea spotlighted ten large-scale acrylic paintings created in 2021 and 2022. I often think of my good friend Carol, when seeing such vibrant paintings. I’ve been taking ceramics courses from her for about eight years, and know what she likes. I’ll be expecting her to use Milhazes’ work as inspiration in one of her upcoming Surface Design … Continue reading Beatriz Milhazes in New York, NY

Alex Katz at the Guggenheim in New York,NY

Alex Katz: Gathering, a retrospective at the Guggenheim, is the first retrospective of his work since the Whitney’s in 1986. I have always liked Alex Katz. I love his devotion to his wife Ada, who he has painted well over 200 times. At 95 Katz is still painting. I was up for a few hours in the middle of the night before I went to … Continue reading Alex Katz at the Guggenheim in New York,NY

Eun-Ha Paek at HB381 in New York, NY

At the height of the pandemic I immersed myself in a full time schedule of Zoom courses. I was thrilled to learn through hands-on ceramic courses, as well as art history courses and lectures. I was in my home studio, thrilled to be soaking up anything and everything interesting I could learn. One course at Greenwich House Pottery in New York City was called Alternative … Continue reading Eun-Ha Paek at HB381 in New York, NY

IFPDA Print Fair 2022 in New York, NY

It was a first for me to go the to IFPDA Print Fair at the Javits Center. The windows in the upper level space made for a beautiful venue, albeit hard to photograph as it was a wonderful bright sunny day. There were 76 in-person exhibitors at this art fair dedicated to prints and printmaking from new editions to old masters. I am showing you … Continue reading IFPDA Print Fair 2022 in New York, NY

William T. Williams in New York, NY

William T. Williams (b. 1942) had a wonderful show at the Michael Rosenfeld Gallery in Chelsea, one of the galleries I always pay attention to. William T. Williams: Tension to the Edge, a Selection of Paintings and Works on Paper, 1968-70 was special. “The centerpiece of the exhibition is a stunning selection of five wall-sized paintings, four of which have not been seen since 1969; … Continue reading William T. Williams in New York, NY

Vince Palacios at Galerie Gabriel et Guillaume in New York

Vince Palacios’ show Haptic Memory is currently on view at Galerie Gabriel et Guillaume, a collective design gallery in New York City. The gallery is in a gorgeous two story apartment in The Steinway Building right on 57th Street. The building has the old NYC elegance that I personally adore. The mixture of furniture and art in the gallery, as well as amazing light, was … Continue reading Vince Palacios at Galerie Gabriel et Guillaume in New York

“Stuff” in New York, NY

After running quickly to see “Informal Get Together” at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, I walked one block south and ran into Pace Gallery to see STUFF, a group exhibition of 50 artists organized by Arlene Shechet. Below are some highlights. The groupings and display were really lovely. I adored the black and white backdrop for this show. Seeing the Sandback piece reminded me of the amazing … Continue reading “Stuff” in New York, NY

“Informal Get Together” in New York, NY

I was on a quick NYC visit getting my youngest off for his senior year of college, and walked up to Chelsea to see a show I really needed to see before it closed. I have seen so many good shows at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, and was thrilled there was a show featuring work by Jessica Stockholder and Arlene Shechet. If you read my blog, … Continue reading “Informal Get Together” in New York, NY

“Summer At Its Best” in New York, NY

There have been several good summer themed art shows in New York, but Summer At Its Best at the Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, was my favorite. With all my wandering around galleries in New York, I have a few that I try to stop into on every visit. Michael Rosenfeld Gallery has museum quality exhibitions, and the staff could not be nicer. I love seeing what … Continue reading “Summer At Its Best” in New York, NY

Painting in the Dark in New York, NY

When I’m in NYC, I never miss a chance to go to James Cohan, my neighborhood gallery. I like their expanded upstairs space which is next door to their original Walker Street location. I always visit both. Kathy Butterly, who is among my favorite contemporary ceramic artists, curated a show for James Cohan, with Glenn Adamson, called Painting in the Dark. This curatorial essay by … Continue reading Painting in the Dark in New York, NY

Portia Munson in New York, NY

I first fell for Portia Munson at Art Basel in 2019. Her piece, The Garden, from 1996, was absolutely phenomenal. It’s one of those art installations that I’ll never forget. You can read my blog post here. My heart skipped a beat when I found out one of my favorite galleries P.P.O.W. was having a show of Munson’s work. Bound Angel did not disappoint. The … Continue reading Portia Munson in New York, NY

Seattle Art Fair in Seattle, WA

It was really fun to be at an art fair in Seattle last night. Most of us were masked, but you could tell everyone was smiling. My two favorite booths were Stoney Road Press (Dublin, Ireland) and John Natsoulas Gallery (Davis, California). Perhaps I am partial as I know both of the galleries quite well, but I truly thought they did a great job of … Continue reading Seattle Art Fair in Seattle, WA

Marius Bercea in New York, NY

Next door to Ramiken gallery was Romanian artist Marius Bercea’s show Blue Silk. I love portraits and the show at the Francois Ghebaly gallery was right up my alley. “Across the exhibition, Bercea’s subjects quietly and solemnly enact the rituals of interior life. Each figure, cloistered in his corner of the domestic labyrinth, appears petrified in moments of respite or pensive focus. Gestures are inward … Continue reading Marius Bercea in New York, NY

Lukas Quietzsch in New York, NY

I’ve been keeping my eye on Ramiken gallery since seeing the phenomenal Eli Ping show last winter. I thought Lukas Quietzch’s exhibition Parallel Warning in Simple Arrangements was well worth a visit. There were seven paintings by this young Berlin based artist. The three below were my favorite. “The surfaces are primed in a swirling pattern with a chalky mixture. Next, colors are applied with … Continue reading Lukas Quietzsch in New York, NY

Ana Benaroya in New York, NY

Ana Benaroya: Swept Away, at Venus Over Manhattan’s new gallery space on Great Jones Street, was across from the Jay Milder show. Two great shows that could not have been more different. I loved both. Women’s bodies and their relationship to water is Benaroya’s central theme. The show included seven paintings and seven works on paper. “Ana Benaroya’s paintings depict substantial women whose extravagant musculatures … Continue reading Ana Benaroya in New York, NY

Michael Raedecker in New York, NY

Michael Raedecker’s show, now, at GRIMM gallery was absolutely fantastic. I don’t necessarily connect to gallery press releases as I often find them too wordy, and over the top, but GRIMM’s was spot on. “From a distance, the flat and rectangular objects that Raedecker has produced have the appearance of the things we once called paintings. In the studio he has engineered a mechanism of … Continue reading Michael Raedecker in New York, NY

Andre Cadere in New York, NY

I enjoyed the Andre Cadere: 1965- 1978 exhibition at Ortuzar Projects so much that I saw it twice. I had seen Cadere’s iconic wooden bar work many times before, but did not know much about him. I went purposely to see the bars, and really liked his other work as well. “The first major exhibition of Cadere’s artwork in New York since PS1 Contemporary Art … Continue reading Andre Cadere in New York, NY

Future Retrieval in New York, NY

Guy Michael Davis and Katie Parker are the collaborative team known as Future Retrieval. Their exhibition, Crystal-Walled Seas, at Denny Dimin Gallery in Tribeca, was a total thrill for me to stumble upon. I adored the exhibition. “Since 2008, Guy Michael Davis and Katie Parker have been collaborating together under the name Future Retrieval, mining archives and museums to digitally collect and make objects that … Continue reading Future Retrieval in New York, NY

Mungo Thomson in New York, NY

I wish I hadn’t seen Mungo Thomson’s exhibition Time Life so close to the closing date, as I definitely would have gone back. Time Life is a series of seven short stop-motion videos from how-to-guides, production manuals, photo books and encyclopedias. The title is borrowed from the now defunct Time Life Books imprint. It’s riveting to watch. I was particularly fond of the knot tying … Continue reading Mungo Thomson in New York, NY

Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery inaugural opening in New York,NY

I just returned from the inaugural opening of the newly relocated Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery. Tribeca was full of fabulous galleries when I was living in NYC in my twenties, so am ecstatic so many are migrating back. The new gallery space is similar, albeit larger, to the layout of their past Ludlow Street gallery. They always have good artists, and exhibitions. It was a … Continue reading Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery inaugural opening in New York,NY

Shio Kusaka in New York, NY

David Zwirner has galleries all over Manhattan, and the world, allowing him the space to truly highlight an artist’s work. The singular installation, one light year, of Shio Kusaka’s ceramic work was breathtaking. I was the only visitor in the gallery, the light was beautiful, and as a ceramicist myself, I could not look at the pieces enough. I attempted to capture the work from … Continue reading Shio Kusaka in New York, NY

Walid Raad in New York, NY

Lebanese-born and New York- based artist Walid Raad’s waterfall installation, at Paula Cooper Gallery, is a perfect example of why I love seeking art. I had seen images of Raad’s work before going to the exhibition, We have never been so populated, but seeing the installation in person was better than I expected. Visiting my son in Ithaca over the past years, I have become … Continue reading Walid Raad in New York, NY

Mia Westerlund Roosen in New York, NY

I absolutely love resin. Don’t tell anyone, but resin is perhaps my favorite art medium. I first saw it used extensively back in 2003 in Matthew Barney’s Cremaster Cycle exhibition at the Guggenheim. That show is still a top ten, all-time, art experience for me. I walked into Betty Cunningham’s gallery, and fell in love with Mia Westerlund Roosen’s work. I had not heard of … Continue reading Mia Westerlund Roosen in New York, NY

Jess Johnson, Susan Te Kahurangi King and Gary Panter in New York,NY

I happened upon New Zealand artist Jess Johnson’s solo show at the Jack Hanley Gallery. The gallery is on one of the most charming streets in Tribeca, and the art was quite special. “Set in monumental architectures of ancient and futuristic times, Jess Johnson’s drawings are inhabited by genderless humanoids, worm-like creatures, and bat-faced hybrids. Patterns, symbols, mazes, grids, and distant vanishing points draw the … Continue reading Jess Johnson, Susan Te Kahurangi King and Gary Panter in New York,NY

The Whitney Biennial in New York, NY

I’ve been going to the Whitney Biennial for as long as I can remember, and enjoyed my time there on Sunday. It’s always interesting in some way and I’m never sure what to expect. The Biennial began as an annual exhibition in 1932, and as a biennial in 1973. Originally an exhibition of work by young and lesser known artists, it has evolved over time. … Continue reading The Whitney Biennial in New York, NY

Kathy Butterly in New York, NY

I truly love Kathy Butterly’s ceramic work. I arranged the timing of a trip to NYC specifically to be at her most recent opening, Color in Forming, at the James Cohan Gallery on Walker Street. The opening was a full house (exciting in itself), and Kathy was there too! I introduced myself, being all fangirl and all, but I’m sure I was just one among … Continue reading Kathy Butterly in New York, NY