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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Derek Weisberg in New York, NY

During the past year and a half, I have taken more classes online than I can count. One of the first was taught by Derek Weisberg through Greenwich House Pottery in New York City. I ended up taking every ceramic history course he offered on line, despite them almost always starting at 7 AM Pacific Time (for me). I was genuinely bummed when his classes … Continue reading Derek Weisberg in New York, NY

Alice Mackler in New York, NY

I was fortunate to get to see Alice Mackler’s recent show at Kerry Schuss Gallery in New York. “Alice Mackler’s fifth solo exhibition at Kerry Schuss Gallery features nine ceramic sculptures along with a small selection of paintings all created during the last two years. With her new sculptures Mackler continues to focus on the theme that has animated her work for more than over … Continue reading Alice Mackler in New York, NY

Light switch covers at NADA House 2021 on Governors Island, NY

My daughter and I had such a good time discovering the light switch covers at the NADA Houses. While we definitely missed some, below you will find photos of most of the ones we did see. The artist run, curatorial collective, Turn Onz – Detroit, was behind the idea of adorning the switch covers with art. You can read more about Turn Onz and the … Continue reading Light switch covers at NADA House 2021 on Governors Island, NY

NADA House 2021 on Governors Island, NY

The purpose of my trip to Governors Island was to see NADA House 2021. I’ve been attending NADA (New Art Dealers Alliance) shows at Art Basel in Miami for years and really believe in what they are doing. At a NADA show, I always find new artists to keep my eye on, and their venues are always cool. “The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is … Continue reading NADA House 2021 on Governors Island, NY

Elisabeth Kley in New York, NY

As I walked into the Katherine Bradford show at Canada gallery, I noticed these amazing planters in the window. I thought I recognized them, and it turned out that I was right. The planters were by Elisabeth Kley! I had never seen her work in person, but loved the virtual talk I attended back in October of 2020. Besides the planters in the window, there … Continue reading Elisabeth Kley in New York, NY

“Shapes from Out of Nowhere” in New York, NY

Shapes from Out of Nowhere: Ceramics from the Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was another show I was longing to see. The exhibition consists of over 75 works, from a collection of 125 modern and contemporary ceramics that Ellison donated to the Metropolitan Museum of Art on their 150th anniversary. I felt like I was walking into a party … Continue reading “Shapes from Out of Nowhere” in New York, NY

A Week in Images (Quarantine Learning Report #7)

I never truly understood the KAWS phenomenon. My friend Jayson, with whose art opinion I almost always agree, kept telling me about how Brian Donnelly (KAWS) is the guy to watch. I listened to an interview with Donnelly last year, but I still didn’t quite get it. I’ve paid attention to the prices KAWS’ work has been selling for, and the hype surrounding him. Well, … Continue reading A Week in Images (Quarantine Learning Report #7)

A Week in Images (Quarantine Learning Report #6)

What a week! I have watched and participated in so many online classes and lectures the past year, yet somehow I still continue to find programs that I did not know about until now. Last week I came across a talk with Sheila Hicks. Little did I know this was Friedman Benda’s 100th Design in Dialogue talk! Design in Dialogue is an absolute treasure trove … Continue reading A Week in Images (Quarantine Learning Report #6)

A Week in Images (Quarantine Learning Report #5)

As I await my second vaccine, I see a light at the end of the tunnel. I have planned a trip to NYC in May to see my daughter, friends and family. I have a long list of art to see as well. This week, I once again saw so many amazing art related things on line. I’m only sharing some, as it takes a … Continue reading A Week in Images (Quarantine Learning Report #5)

A Week in Images (Quarantine Learning Report #4)

I sign up for, and attend, a lot of lectures and classes. Sometimes there will be one I look forward to even more than the rest. The Everson Museum hosted their 11th annual ceramics lecture this past week, and I simply could not wait. Grayson Perry was the featured artist, and while I could not imagine liking Perry more than I already did, his talk … Continue reading A Week in Images (Quarantine Learning Report #4)

A Week in Images (Quarantine Learning Report #3)

This week I watched another Norton Lecture, the second of six virtual presentations by Laurie Anderson, recipient of the Charles Eliot Norton Professorship in Poetry at Harvard. I have to admit to having been totally mesmerized by her hour-long presentation. I just kept thinking wow, some people are just so talented and brilliant. Laurie also happens to be a close friend of my dear friend … Continue reading A Week in Images (Quarantine Learning Report #3)

More from the Seattle Art Museum in Seattle, WA

I have been carefully and diligently sheltering in place this past year, so going out to a museum Sunday was a big deal for me. The Seattle Art Museum is a mid-sized museum and they have some wonderful pieces in their permanent collection. Seeing most of the work again was like getting back together with long lost friends, and a few new pieces felt like … Continue reading More from the Seattle Art Museum in Seattle, WA

A Week in Images (Quarantine Learning Report #2)

Here are a few highlights from the past week of learning and discovery. Last Monday evening I attended a Zoom lecture with Maira Kalman. While I already knew her paintings and illustrations are charming, it was hearing Kalman talk about her work and life that made me want to be her new best friend. She is sharp and talented. If you don’t know about Kalman, … Continue reading A Week in Images (Quarantine Learning Report #2)

A Week in Images (Quarantine Learning Report #1)

Since the beginning of quarantine, I have been attending a bunch of terrific online lectures from all across the country. In just the past month or so I’ve had the pleasure of hearing live talks by a list of artists that includes Theaster Gates, Edmund de Waal, Peter Pincus, Syd Carpenter, Ghada Amer, Kathy Butterly, LaToya Ruby Frazier, and Glenn Ligon (with Hilton Als) to name just a few. Continue reading A Week in Images (Quarantine Learning Report #1)