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Dona Nelson, Okie Dokie, 2008; String Beings, 2013 (curated by Michelle Grabner)

Showing: Whitney Biennial 2014

The 2014 Whitney Biennial, the final to be housed at the Whitney Museum of American Art’s 945 Madison Avenue location before the museum moves downtown to its new building in Sping 2015, is an assortment of juxtapositions, of massive and miniature, subtle and blatant, high and low. Three different curators—Michelle Grabner (responsible for Dona Nelson’s work seen above), Stuart Comer, Anthony Elms—curated each of the three floors, giving the designated spaces their own voices and trajectories. Below are some highlights of what captivated, intrigued, and generally caught […]
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Previews: Ai Yamaguchi – “Shinchishirin” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Last we heard from Ai Yamaguchi, it was 2012 and she was exhibiting her work in Hong Kong (covered). Come May 8th, the Japanese painter will again be in the spotlight with her first exhibition with the Joshua Liner Gallery and her first New York solo show since 2002. Entitled Shinchishirin, the title is a combination of words taken from ancient Japanese poems that collectively expresses” how the seeds of your heart get planted into the ground and grow into a forest of poetry.” Her depictions […]
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Benefits: Konbit Shelter x Guilds – “Haiti Report”

Tomorrow, the 30th of April, Konbit Shelter and Guilds are organizing a benefit, celebration, and progress report dedicated to the children and families of Komye, Haiti at Tribeca Grand in NYC. The representatives of two organizations will share their experiences, as well as tell stories about their projects in quake-torn Haiti from 2010 until now. A small group of US artists and builders, led by Caledonia Curry, aka Swoon (interviewed), formed Konbit Shelter back in 2010, right after the devastating earthquake that stroke Haiti. They began […]
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Armory Week ’14: ADAA Art Show

During Armory Week, one can view some of the most prestigious paintings and storied names in art at the ADAA Art Show. Held annually at the Park Avenue Armory (featured), this smaller fair showcases some significant artistic gems by hosting some of the most elite galleries out there. Taking a quick stroll around is not really an option as almost every booth features neck breaking artwork from older, as well as newer generation notables, such as Rothko, Haring, Condo, Turrell, Calder, Finch, Lewitt, Auerbach, Lichenstein, […]
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Openings: Swoon – “Submerged Motherlands” @ Brooklyn Museum

It’s been a long time coming and finally Swoon (interviewed) unveiled her massive installation at the Brooklyn Museum. Entitled Submerged Motherlands, this exhibition ties together many themes by the talented and dedicated artist from Red Hook. As previewed in her extensive installation preparation (here), Swoon created a site specific visual environment for all to enjoy. Taking advantage of the grand 72 foot rotunda of the museum, Swoon puts nature at the center with an awe inspiring 70 foot tree sculpture, adorned with reaching roots and a sweeping […]
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Showing: Ryan Schneider – “Ritual for Letting Go” @ Two Rams

A relatively new and fresh gallery in the Lower East Side of NYC, Two Rams (headed by Tali Wertheimer and Brandon Coburn), currently has a show by the young and talented painter Ryan Schneider. The exhibition, Ritual for Letting Go, features large-scale paintings that combine elements of painting and drawing with creative techniques such as layering pigment and paints and scratching in the compositions. The show explores interests and themes such as spirituality, magic, and the mysteries of the night and the truths that the […]
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Armory Week ’14: Scope

One of the satellite fairs we make a point to catch during Armory Week is Scope. Hosting a variety of genres, the event featured a diverse mix of street art, low brow and emerging contemporary art working together as gallerists brought work from artists which you may be familiar with here on AM. One surprise caught at the fair was the appearance of a freight truck door allegedly tagged by Banksy during his high profile artist residency in New York City. It was interesting to catch the trend […]
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Streets: Nick Walker (New York)

After traveling to Japan, UK-based artist Nick Walker (interviewed) returned to New York City for a residency that will lead him up to a showing in the Big Apple (more on that soon). To warm up, Mr. Walker worked down in the Lower East Side area of Manhattan and created a complicated mural featuring some of his most iconic imagery. With the process taking place over two days, Walker finished a beautiful montage giving us a glimpse of the wildness going on in the mind of […]
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Openings: Pryce Lee – “Single Shot” @ Anonymous Gallery (Pop Up)

One of the coolest exhibitions that opened up during Armory Week was put on by Anonymous Gallery, who hosted a pop-up exhibition by the red hot Pryce Lee. Entitled Single Shot, this series of fifteen individually composed art pieces explores the instance where a life is changed by a single bullet. Through the use of a mirrored sculpture, Pryce literally reflects the viewer and transport them to a world where violence has the side effect of creating innocent bystanders all around the world. The main piece features […]
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Openings: Michael Kagan – “Thunder in the Distance” @ Joshua Liner

We recently had the pleasure of visiting the painting studios of Brooklyn based artist Michael Kagan as he was preparing for his show at Joshua Liner Gallery. As it turns out, the final product was even more pleasing than we would have hoped. Entitled Thunder in the Distance, this exhibition focused on space travel and its various key components which make this seemingly impossible task of existing (temporarily) in space possible. Using inspiring brush and paint techniques, Kagan brings to life a subject that is constantly in the […]