“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

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