• Armory Arts Week 2012: NY Arts Preview

      Wednesday, 29 February 2012 16:30

      Armory Arts Weeks kicks off soon. And so NY Arts has put together a little preview of what to look for. Volta and Armory have a Nordic focus going on which is a big touchstone for many galleries this year. Most notable is Sanja Iveković, who stands outs as a must see. Presenting at Volta […]

    • In Conversation: Emily Auchincloss Interviews Alisha Kerlin

      Monday, 27 February 2012 17:40

      Alisha Kerlin’s paintings have the ability to get past the mind’s usual categories of rational beliefs or humming discursiveness to resonate in a place that’s hard to name.  Solitaire games, measuring tapes and dangling carrots are recurrent images, but an equal player in her work is her glowing, murky backgrounds, which often question or even […]

    • 30 Artists To Watch in 2012: Part III

      Thursday, 23 February 2012 22:47

          As we close our last chapter for 30 Artists To Watch, we realize that you’ve been waiting, perhaps feverishly for what would come out.  This last post does not disappoint.  Our featured artists are exciting because they are re-orienting the way we see.  This is no easy task.  And their attention to formal/surface […]

    • In Conversation: Jason Stopa Interviews Mamma Andersson

      Thursday, 23 February 2012 17:25

      “I think that poetry is the foundation of all artistic creation. It is the opposite of political and pragmatic thinking.” Karin Mamma Andersson is one of Scandinavia’s leading contemporary artists. In her paintings she pairs contemporary approaches to form and content with a specifically Nordic, romantic-expressive tradition. Her exhibit Dog Days is on view from […]

    • Destined Encounter: New Works By Sang Yong Lee

      Tuesday, 21 February 2012 18:12

      Shrouded in the illusion of cultural globalization, we have become acculturated to other places in the world as they enter our virtual world. Artists call up diverse images, providing fresh stimuli and recognizing the unknown in their environments. Through duality and ambiguity, artists provide emotional awakening, through which people can mutually confirm their identities, and […]

    • Re-Imagine Art Festival at the Ukrainian Institute of America

      Monday, 20 February 2012 17:42

      Trying to find one’s place between the walls of the past and the future, the artists have created a body of compelling, emotionally charged works. On the ground floor was an installation by Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos made of steel, cotton and mirror serving as a metaphor to re-imagine the self, while the dance of Inka Juslin […]

    • In Conversation: Nicola Tyson Interviews Angela Dufresne

      Friday, 17 February 2012 17:34

      “In art, as in painting and music, it is not a matter of reproducing or inventing forms, but of capturing forces. For this reason, no art is figurative.” That’s what Gilles Deleuze claims in The Logic of Sensation. Agreed? Abstract painting, as a distinct investigation, could be been as a set of moves by now, […]

    • The Flowering of Art on the Lido di Venezia

      Thursday, 16 February 2012 17:16

      Several show-stopping and intellectually-challenging works welcomed viewers to the Lungomare G. Marconi, the section of the exhibition most arrayed with art. In city terms, this part of the exhibition runs some 5 or 6 city blocks. First to catch our eye, and especially hypnotic, when lit up at night, was Chinese artist Feng Feng’s stunning […]

    • Matta: A Centennial Celebration

      Wednesday, 15 February 2012 15:51

      Until his death at age 91, Matta continued to plumb the depth of mind expansion, encompassing a territory from the origin of life in the oceans—Mar de Madres (1989)—to the outer reaches of the galaxy. In an essay in the catalogue accompanying the show, Justin Spring explains the working technique: ”Just as in a dream […]

    • Who Are You in Bed With for V-Day?

      Tuesday, 14 February 2012 15:40

      Inspired by John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s famous 1969 Bed-In, Occupy Wall Street supporters #RevPlay launch their newest campaign-game, urging people everywhere to ask Who Are You in Bed With?  On February 14th, we reclaim Valentine’s Day as an invitation for peaceful revolution: love over money, staging a Bed-Out in the public square, open to […]