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Stephen Maine at 490 Atlantic Gallery

Stephen Maine at 490 Atlantic

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Peter Passuntino’s “Explosive Color”

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On view until March 7th Located at shny, 116 Suffolk Street (Btwn Rivington & Delancey)

Peter Passuntino is an artist’s artist. He’s been producing artwork for over 50 years and doesn’t quit, not only continuing the trajectory of his personal work but also further pushing the boundaries he set out to push when he helped write a manifesto for the art movement Rhino Horn. Not to be missed most?  A … Continue reading »

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One Week Only — ‘Residual Images’ in the East Village

Image courtesy of Michael Redpath

 

Image courtesy of Michael Redpath

“On the afternoon of September 11th 2001, Michael Redpath, a FDNY firefighter with Ladder 169 in Brighton Beach, was dispatched to the ruins of the World Trade Center. ‘The first thing that struck me was the silence,’ said Redpath. ‘Everything was covered with this ash. Everything was white. It was almost like a silent black and white movie.’ Starting just hours after the collapse … Continue reading »

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#NerdAlert — Lectures

Horace Vernet , Bertel Thorvaldsen with the Bust of Horace Vernet, 1833, oil on canvas, 38 x 29 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art.

Horace Vernet , Bertel Thorvaldsen with the Bust of Horace Vernet, 1833, oil on canvas, 38 x 29 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art.

 

Kathleen MacQueen, presented by the SVA MFA Fine Arts Department. Free and open to the public. Wednesday, October 23, 7:00pm (136 West 21st Street, Room 418F)

A few preoccupations of note:

Photojournalism and the representation of suffering.

Presentation of artworks within … Continue reading »

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Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: ENTER HERE at Film Forum November 13, 2013

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Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: ENTER HERE, a new documentary film about Russia’s most celebrated artists – major figures on the international art scene – will have its U.S. theatrical premiere at Film Forum in New York City on November 13, 2013, for a two-week engagement. The documentary debuted in September at the Moscow Biennale, which runs through October 20, 2013.

Directed by Amei Wallach, known for her acclaimed film Louise … Continue reading »

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Simon Hantaï, Go Figure/Ground

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Simon Hontaï. Meun, 1968, Oil on Canvas, 86 x 71 inches

Paul Rodgers/9W Gallery features folded abstract paintings by Simon Hontaï, a Paris-based artist who died in 2008. Originally from Hungary, Hontaï was inspired by the gestural colors seen throughout the canvases of Jackson Pollock. However rather than standing over the canvas to be “in” the painting, as Pollock had done, Hontaï sought to fold the canvas before covering in … Continue reading »

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More Sources, More Art Criticism

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©Anne Russinof   Undertow, Oil on Canvas, 16 x 12 inches

Art criticism was thought to be on the wane as hard copy publications continue to fold, but the genre continues to shift with change as evidenced in two art blogs: Gallery Travels: Seen Around Town by Anne Russinof and Studio Critical by Valerie Brennan. Both writers are artists who are keen to capture what is showing throughout local galleries and … Continue reading »

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