Gartner Productions hosted a brilliant exhibition titled Artists in Advertising. Granted, they’re not called Creative Directors for nothing, they work at New York’s best and most lucrative advertising agencies by day, and by night they make gorgeous art work. Created and curated by Oritte Bendory, hosted in a gorgeous Soho loft, this show brought together brilliant work by in a variety of media. Stylized drawings by Lee Trice, and colourful abastracted photography Jonathan Flaum, Amazing photo of […]
The Hole Gallery hosted at presentation of Emerald Couture’s Fall Fashion Week, bringing together a fusion of art by Evan Gruzis, fashion by Emerald Couture’s various designers and music by Seamosters and BELL. Exotic Beta is an interesting exhibition featuring ink paintings, and an stunning collaborative installation by designer .
A show featuring predominantly video, film, and sound installation, En-Garde II: omg at Ronald Feldman Gallery, brings a challenging group show of artists who question and challenge the status quo. The exhibition includes the video A Fire in My Belly, by David Wojnarowicz, that had been recently censored by the Smithsonian and created much uproar in the conversation around censorship and religious iconography in the museum space. oh my god, by Sam Van Aken is a wall of stereo speakers […]
Location One is an independent non-profit space dedicated to exhibitions, performance, and artists residency programs meant to encourage experimentation and dialogue around social and political discourse. Sharon Stone in Abuja combines video, photo, and installation in a discussion around Nollywood – Nigeria’s growing film industry. The space is engaging and inviting, pushing a comfort and familiarity with photos by Pieter Hugo, an inviting salon installation by Mickalene Thomas, and video piece by Zina Saro-Wiwa, British-Nigerian film-maker and founder of AfricaLab.
Exhibiting uniquely artists from the Indian Subcontinent, the Aicon Gallery brings forward strong visual aesthetics underlined by socio-political thematics in the current show Reprise. The show presents an extensive range of themes, textures, subject matter. Gorgeous painting made with paint and tea bags and urban landscaped created on a reflective surface shot by paint. The sculptural works of Debanjan Roy, Ruby Chishti, and G.R. Iranna resonnate issues of the human condition in India extending from gender, class and social political […]
Rob Pruit’s super pop show at Gavin Brown Enterprise is a fun must see show. Pruit’s self portrait montages give homage to great artists and personalities including Andy Warhol, Magritte, and many others. Love the silver painted chairs and the piles of tires as sweet bowls.
Black Acid Co-Op at Deitch Project, is a collaborative project by Justin Lowe and Jonah Freeman. Like vitrines of a Museum of Natural History, the labrynth of spaces contrast how mainstream, counter-culture and sub-culture groups are linked and embedded in a hybridized industrial and media based society. The burnt out meth lab, to a Chinatown market, a high society living room, to a shamanic labratory are all conected by gaping holes chiseled out of the walls and rickety stairwells. The […]
Banks Violette show Not Yet Titled at Team Gallery showing drawings and one sculpture (cast motorcycle resin and salt). Violette calls his drawings “film cells from the world’s slowest movie.” Here is Banks Violette with supporters of all ages. ArtJetSet caught up with Agathe Snow who is just back from preparing a show in Paris Jeu de Paume and on her way to Toronto for a show at The Powerplant.
The very lovely director Mlle Nicola Vassel gave us a brilliant tour of the current two extremly different shows at Deitch Project Soho spaces. Ryan McGinness new works are florescent technocoloured silkscreens of icons, interlaced and layered upon each other, echoing the noise of the everyday and technology. McGuinness designs his own icons, ranging from people, to calculators, to arrows, trees, etc.I especially like this green one, the 2D icons layer and grow into a very naturalistic organic feeling techno […]
Team Gallery presents a fun show by Danish born Berlin based Jakob Kolding. Cultural collisions in the contemporary city, we have a melding of architecture, urbanisms, grafitti, skateboarding, electronic music, nature and technology in these printbased mixed media works.
Peter Doig’s first exhibition of new paintings in the United States in nearly ten years is being shown as a joint exhibition at two distinctive New York galleries. During these difficult economic times this artist is cleverly marketing his new work by actively choosing what he shows and where. At Michael Werner’s 77th Street gallery is an intimate austere show that articulates a natural succession of paintings in Doig’s style, contrasted by the paintings at the progressive downtown Gavin Brown’s […]
Obscure / Reveal is the title of collaborative show at Peter Blum Gallery featuring paintings by John Beech complimented by words by Edward Albee. Beech’s overpainted photos are beautiful and nostalgic and Albee hits this delicate insight with his brief yet poigniant words.
Kehinde Wiley at Deitch Project He describes his approach as “interrogating the notion of the master painter, at once critical and complicit.” He makes figurative paintings that “quote historical sources and position young black men within that field of ‘power.’” His “slightly heroic” figures, slightly larger than life size, are depicted in poses of power and spiritual awakening.
Famed British grafitti artist Banksy lands in New York with an obscure exhibition at the West Village Pet Shop and Charcoal Grill. Some of the highlights were Chicken nuggets feeding off of sauce in chicken coups. Typical Banksy rats in the city began popping up all over as well.