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Weekend Chelsea Art Walk, Part 2

Continuing on with our walking tour of Chelsea (see part 1 from yesterday here), we stopped at Metro Pictures on 24th Street to see “Midnight Madness,” the latest show by painter Gary Simmons. Simmons’ “erasure” style – he uses oil paint, pigment and cold wax to produce ghostly smeared images on textured backgrounds – works perfectly with his current theme: horror-movie houses and old theater marquees. His rendering of the Bates House from Hitchcock’s 1960 classic “Psycho” (pictured above) was particularly effective: huge and looming, […]

Weekend Chelsea Art Walk, Part 1

New York City is currently digging out from yet another snowstorm. But last weekend, the weather in New York was beautiful, and luckily, we took advantage of the brief window of sun to spend the day strolling around Chelsea popping in and out of art galleries. And even more luckily, we saw lots of amazing art – so much so that it was too much to talk about in just one post. So, enjoy part 1 of our virtual Chelsea stroll today, and check back […]
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