Virtual Seeking: Art I haven’t seen in person, but wish I could (Pittsburgh, PA)

I have an enormous backlog of art I’ve seen in person that I need to share with you, my dear Woman Seeking Art readers. I only share the art I like. Believe me, there is a lot of art I see and do not like, which you never will see from me. I follow galleries, artists, museums, and newsfeeds online all the time, so there … Continue reading Virtual Seeking: Art I haven’t seen in person, but wish I could (Pittsburgh, PA)

Ry David Bradley in New York, NY

Across the street from Amanita is The Hole, a gallery I keep my eye on. They have two locations, and they often have good shows. Ry David Bradley’s show Novacene: Portraits of a Machine is exactly the kind of art that must be seen in person to truly appreciate it’s beauty. I had read about the show earlier, and didn’t think it was something that … Continue reading Ry David Bradley in New York, NY

Eva Beresin in New York, NY

Another new gallery space for me this trip was Amanita on Bowery. I had been to their other NYC space on Crosby Street, where I saw the wonderful show The Loneliest Sport last year. Eva Beresin’s show, Aktenkundig (On Record) was full of colorful acrylic paintings, as well as corresponding 3D printed acrylic on resin floor pieces. Resin is my favorite medium, and I asked … Continue reading Eva Beresin in New York, NY

Anders Hamilton in New York, NY

I enjoy going to new galleries. I rang the bell for the fourth floor gallery, took a small elevator, and walked down a narrow hall to the Anders Hamilton show. The gallery was bright white with no windows, and an absolutely lovely gallery attendant. I appreciate nice gallery attendants that say hello, offer information, and know about the art. “In Brief but Tedious, Hamilton presents … Continue reading Anders Hamilton in New York, NY

Robert Colescott in New York, NY

I had fallen head over heels in love with Robert Colescott’s paintings at the New Museum sixty year survey in July. Robert Colescott: Women, at Venus Over Manhattan, one of my favorite galleries, had 30 works that I had not seen before. I know I audibly gasped when I walked in, and possibly commented out loud in front of several pieces. Luckily the gallery attendant … Continue reading Robert Colescott in New York, NY

Anya Paintsil in New York, NY

I had spent the entire day out looking at art, and ended at Welsh and Ghanaian artist Anya Paintsil’s solo exhibition Proof of Their Victories. The gallery on the Lower East Side was absolutely perfect for this tapestry show. The entire body of work was done in 2022, making me question what I had accomplished this past year! “Through striking usage of rug-hooking, embroidery, and … Continue reading Anya Paintsil in New York, NY

Two more galleries in Two Bridges, New York, NY

I entertain myself for hours alone, and always have a good time. I went to the Two Bridges/Chinatown area for specific shows, and popped into many more galleries on my path. Good art, and bad art, along the way. Here are two galleries who had paintings I thought were quickly worth sharing with you my dear WSA readers. Sara Miska at Lyles & King Emanuel … Continue reading Two more galleries in Two Bridges, New York, NY

Shary Boyle in New York, NY

My friend Mariko had told me about Shary Boyle, a highly regarded Canadian artist, when I was going to visit Toronto for the first time a few years ago. SHRINE and Sargent’s Daughters share a gallery space in the Two Bridges neighborhood in New York City. I was thrilled to see Boyle’s show The Forgetting and Jennifer Rochlin’s show, P-22 all in one stop. My … Continue reading Shary Boyle in New York, NY

Jennifer Rochlin in New York, NY

I’ve been paying attention to Jennifer Rochlin’s work for some time now. It is fun for me to easily recognize her work, but to also see it get better and better over time. Her show, P-22, at SHRINE, made me envious of her illustrative skills. Rochlin is using her ceramic pieces as her canvas, and the pieces were really beautiful. “All of Jennifer Rochlin’s ceramic … Continue reading Jennifer Rochlin in New York, NY

Al Freeman Jr. in New York, NY

After being absolutely smitten with the Laurie Simmons show at 56 HENRY, I asked the two people working in the back room if I could take a peak at what was on the wall. It is always good to check out art in the back room of a gallery. I liked these fun pieces by Al Freeman Jr., especially the wall piece. I have one … Continue reading Al Freeman Jr. in New York, NY

Laurie Simmons in New York, NY

I have every neighborhood in NYC figured out in terms of what route I should take when I’m looking for art. I do lots of research, make a plan and head out with my handwritten list in hand. I went to see the Eli Ping and Covey Gong show in what I think of as Chinatown. Neighborhoods have been renamed since back when I lived … Continue reading Laurie Simmons in New York, NY

Eli Ping and Covey Gong in New York, NY

Last time I went to Lubov gallery in Chinatown I had such a hard time figuring out where it was. This trip I knew exactly where to go, and wearing my warm but lightweight coat, and sensible but chic boots, I walked up the four floors to get to the gallery like a regular. I was absolutely thrilled when I heard last month that Lubov … Continue reading Eli Ping and Covey Gong in New York, NY

Lena Henke in New York, NY

I adore seeing art that is imaginative. Lena Henke’s work is in a two person exhibition, Apple Red Cranberry House at Bartolami gallery. In “The Upstairs”, a former loft converted into a gallery, I was met by a room full of vivid multi color sculptures and paintings. I was pleased I made the climb. “The Upstairs” is of course code for climbing some steep stairs! … Continue reading Lena Henke in New York, NY

Kristina Riska in New York, NY

I had seen Scandinavian artist Kristina Riska’s work many times over recent years at Hostler Burrows, as they always have gorgeous ceramic work featured among other contemporary art and furniture. It is always an excellent place to stop by. I was excited to go see Riska’s solo exhibition, Hidden, at the new HB381 location in Tribeca. It was wonderful seeing the work alone. I also … Continue reading Kristina Riska in New York, NY

Carol Saft in New York, NY

I always go into Canada as they generally have an artist I’m interested in. The gallery is also basically in my backyard. They just opened a new small gallery across the street from their larger space, and there was a beautiful painting show, The Cynnie Paintings, with work by Carol Saft. “Carol Saft is an artist, filmmaker, and activist. She was born in Newark, New … Continue reading Carol Saft in New York, NY

Lee Relvas in New York, NY

I should be at Art Basel this week, but at the last minute I canceled my plans. I recently lost my father and decided I needed time to regroup and wander around the city I love. The galleries are quiet, but full of amazing art. It has been exactly what I needed. One of my favorite shows in Tribeca was Lee Relvas’s exhibition “Frisson City” … Continue reading Lee Relvas in New York, NY

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

Graham Marks in New York, NY

I’ve been to Long Island City only a handful of times, to go to the Noguchi Museum and PS1 (which is in Queens, but not too far from each other). My friend Vince told me about a ceramics opening, that he knew I would love. My husband is always game for an art adventure, and knowing that we could end the evening having dinner at … Continue reading Graham Marks 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

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

Viola Frey in Sonoma, CA

I’m starting my blog with one of my favorite artists. Viola Frey’s career retrospective is at the di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art in Sonoma, CA. The exhibition features over 100 pieces and runs though December 29th. The prolific Viola Frey, died in 2002 at the age of 70 in Oakland, CA. She was once a professor at California College of the Arts. Frey worked in sculpture, painting and drawing. Her larger than life colorful clay sculptures… Continue reading Viola Frey in Sonoma, CA