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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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