Seattle Art Fair in Seattle, WA

Excuse my absence. While I have not posted in some time, I have seen a ton of art. My kids, who are always my first priority in life, have kept me busy with a final year of rowing, two graduations, and an upcoming wedding. I will have plenty of time after the wedding to catch you up on some amazing art I’ve seen. In the … Continue reading Seattle Art Fair in Seattle, WA

Marilyn Minter in New York, NY

A few weeks ago I was at Salon 94, now called LGDR. It’s a tough name change for me, not unlike Whole Foods as I still call them Fresh Fields. Anyway, I was asking the gallery attendant when the next exhibition would be and he told me there would be an opening on April 12th for a new Marilyn Minter exhibition. I promptly put the … Continue reading Marilyn Minter in New York, NY

Rachel Whiteread in New York, NY

I am trying to figure out the best way to share what I’m seeing. Since I just showed you the amazing paper mache work of Franz West, let’s go to a show I just saw by Rachel Whiteread. I love everything Rachel Whiteread and am thrilled there is a show of her work a mere five minute walk from me in New York. I’ve been … Continue reading Rachel Whiteread in New York, NY

Franz West in New York, NY

I knew I was going to love this show, and I was right. The 7 paper mache, foam, gauze, cardboard wood, steel, acrylic paint works by Franz West made me feel as if I walked into a dream. Echolalia from 2010 had not been shown in more than ten years. All seven pieces are on wheels, so they can easily be moved around. The piece … Continue reading Franz West in New York, NY

Jakob Jorgensen in New York, NY

I am back in New York City for awhile, and there are so many new and exciting shows. I was eager to see the large steel sculptures in Jakob Jorgensen: Take Root. I love sculpture from industrial material, and knew this work would be up my alley. “Take Root, a solo exhibition of monumental steel sculptures by Danish artist and designer Jakob Jørgensen (b. 1977). … Continue reading Jakob Jorgensen in New York, NY

Elisabeth Kley in New York, NY

I took the red eye to NYC last night, slept a few hours and I got right on track with the time change. It was an incredible afternoon of bright blue skies, and Spring-like weather. I spent time with a dear friend and then headed to some gallery openings by myself. Elisabeth Kley: A Seat in the Boat of the Sun was at one of … Continue reading Elisabeth Kley in New York, NY

Rose B. Simpson in New York, NY

Jack Shainman Gallery is currently presenting Rose B. Simpson: Road Less Traveled. The ceramic and mixed-media sculpture is quite personal to Simpson. You can read more about her here. It kind of kills me to not share every detail of every image, but I am definitely getting more posts to you! You can look at all the information on the work I shared here. I … Continue reading Rose B. Simpson in New York, NY

Kevin Umana and Kim Dingle in New York, NY

I always stop by Sperone Westwater when I’m on the Bowery. The gallery is beautiful. I admit I never know the artists they exhibit before I walk in, but I always come out learning something new. In the show Kevin Umana: Wayfinding, I was interested in the process of how Umana merged glazed ceramics with painting on a canvas. It was quite lovely, and I … Continue reading Kevin Umana and Kim Dingle in New York, NY

Jake Clark in New York, NY

Jake Clark: Canal Street at albertz benda was definitely worth a visit. His ceramic work is immediately recognizable to anyone who knows ceramics, and it always makes me smile. All the pieces are glazed earthenware, from 2022. “Canal Street offers a fresh look at New York from the perspective of a native Australian as Clark retraces the fabric of the city’s cultural and epicurean landscape … Continue reading Jake Clark in New York, NY

Masaoma Yasunago in New York, NY

Masaoma Yasunago: Looking Afar at Lisson Gallery was a joy to see. The gravel display was perfect for the work. “For his first exhibition in New York, the sculptor Masaomi Yasunaga presents a large body of new, experimental ceramic works. The gallery space features over 50 avant-garde vessel forms, including his largest to date, displayed on beds of gravel and flanked by structures fastened to … Continue reading Masaoma Yasunago in New York, NY

Group show at Jason Jacques Gallery in New York, NY

It is rare for me, but I liked something about every piece in the beautifully curated group show, POLLEN ON A WEST WIND, at Jason Jacques Gallery in Chelsea. The show was curated by the talented Tony Marsh, and he knows his ceramics. I’m sorry to learn the gallery will be closing it’s Chelsea location at the end of the month, yet secretly hoping they … Continue reading Group show at Jason Jacques Gallery in New York, NY

Betty Woodman in New York, NY

If you are a Woman Seeking Art reader, you already know that I adore Betty Woodman. My heart skips a beat when I see her ceramic work. I love, love, love her work. Her pillow pitcher design is in my top five favorite pieces of ceramics. I liked the show, Betty Woodman: Conversations on the Shore at David Kordansky in Chelsea, so much I saw … Continue reading Betty Woodman in New York, NY

John Shea in New York, NY

I adore the new HB381 gallery and try to never miss a show. I’ve been following John Shea’s ceramic work for years, and think this was his best show yet. I adore the shapes and color palette which looks terrific in large scale. The spray application of oil-based enamel creates layers of off- kilter colors which really appeal to me. The surfaces are dreamy. Click … Continue reading John Shea in New York, NY

Bari Ziperstein in New York, NY

Since I was in Kansas City this past week I missed NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) in Cincinnati. I started looking through all the ceramic shows I’ve seen in recent months, and thought I’d take the opportunity to catch up on sharing them with you, my dear readers. I’m going to ask you to do some work. I’ll share photos I’ve … Continue reading Bari Ziperstein in New York, NY

My Way: A Gathering in New York, NY

I was really quite taken with My Way: A Gathering, a group exhibition at Nicelle Beauchene Gallery in Tribeca. I have some friends who are quilt makers and really appreciate the art form. You can read about the show here. I loved this fringe, and now wish I also received the paper version, not just the digital version, of the New York Times! If you … Continue reading My Way: A Gathering in New York, NY

Jeff Williams in New York, NY

Let’s switch things up a bit and move away from paintings for awhile. I think Duane Street is the cutest street in Tribeca, and always peak into the Jack Hanley Gallery when there. Living Things, a solo exhibition by Jeff Williams, really drew me in. You can read the press release here. My favorite pieces in the show were Dead Head 1 and Dead Head … Continue reading Jeff Williams in New York, NY

Ania Hobson in New York, NY

I find it so exciting to be back at art openings, and have been trying to get to as many as I can. Somehow all the ones I’ve been eager to attend in NYC have been on heavy rain nights. After years of ridicule for not wearing, or owning, Gortex in Seattle, I have several perfect waterproof coats that I can wear right into a … Continue reading Ania Hobson in New York, NY

Miyoko Ito in New York, NY

I thought this show of work by Miyoko Ito, at Matthew Marks in Chelsea, was fantastic. There were sixteen paintings, and three lithographs, spanning the course of her four decade career (1948-1983). I’m really attracted to the texture and rich color palette of her abstract paintings. Read about Ito here. “Although Ito’s paintings remain distinctly abstract, the imagery often evokes landscapes, interiors, and the human … Continue reading Miyoko Ito in New York, NY

Harold Cousins in New York, NY

I really enjoyed Harold Cousins: Forms of Empty Space, at the Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, my never miss Chelsea gallery. They always have good shows, and enjoy talking about their artists. “Comprising thirty metal sculptures executed between 1951 and 1975 as well as a group of related works on paper, the presentation is the gallery’s first exhibition dedicated to Harold Cousins (1916–1992) since taking on representation … Continue reading Harold Cousins in New York, NY

Martha Edelheit in New York, NY

Martha Edelheit: Naked City, Paintings from 1965-1980 was an incredible introduction to me of a painter I had never heard of. The show is gorgeous. Edelheit is 91 years old, largely self-taught, and my current new art crush. I would hang any of the paintings in my home. “Eric Firestone Gallery is pleased to announce Martha Edelheit: Naked City, Paintings from 1965–80. Opening on January … Continue reading Martha Edelheit in New York, NY

Polly Apfelbaum, Gregg Moore, Sean Donovan and Viktor Boullet in New York, NY

It was a very rainy and cold night, but I wanted to go to the Polly Apfelbaum opening at 56 HENRY. I adored their Laurie Simmons show and now have them on my regular radar. As you know, I organize my gallery viewing by neighborhood. My first stop was Lubov, a gallery I’m always paying attention to. I’m usually winded by the time I climb … Continue reading Polly Apfelbaum, Gregg Moore, Sean Donovan and Viktor Boullet in New York, NY

Katherine Bernhardt in New York, NY

I surprised myself at how much I loved this show, “I’m Bart Simpson, who the hell are you?” I’ve never been a diehard Simpsons fan, but you didn’t need to be. It was an entire show of butts, neon colors, and some pretty fabulous mushrooms. “The secret of the paintings is that Bernhardt allows paint to do what paint does: puddle and swirl, cover and … Continue reading Katherine Bernhardt in New York, NY

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

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

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