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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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