Thursday, October 9, 2014

Gowanus Open Studios: Take a tour with an all around art world insider

Many great artists have studios here. Take a tour with rapper, artist, and curator Derrick Bernard Harden or Dear Derrick to some, this coming Saturday October 18, 2014.

Gowanus Open Studios Presents ‘GOWANUS, DUHHH’Art Tour with Derrick B. Harden “Dear Derrick” at Gowanus Open Studios

WHO:



WHAT:


Gowanus Open Studios (Host)
Derrick B. Harden “Dear Derrick” (Celebrity Art Curator)

Participating Artists on his tour include: Lawrence Shen; Junko Sugimoto; Tony Geigers; Naoko Sumi; Peter Kato; Joanne McFarland; Alex Nunez; John Whitlock and Jonathan Viner.
For one weekend each year, artists working in the former factories, warehouses and studio buildings in Gowanus invite the public to visit their studios, see their work, and talk about their process.  This year 320 artists are preparing to welcome over 5,000 visitors into their studios.
Join Gowanus Open Studios for an exclusive guided art tour with celebrity Art Curator and Rapper, Derrick B. Harden also known as “Dear Derrick”. Derrick B. Harden “Dear Derrick”, the first art curator/rapper, is a pioneer in bridging the gap he found between NYC’s urban culture and understanding contemporary art and vice versa through his curated shows and music.   This ticketed event will help share the rich story of Gowanus and powerful art community through the eyes of Dear Derrick, a Brooklynite and visionary trend forecaster within developing cultures in the borough as well as the works of Lawrence Shen; Junko Sugimoto; Tony Geigers; Naoko Sumi; Peter Kato; Joanne McFarland; Alex Nunez; John Whitlock and Jonathan Viner.
Gowanus Open Studios is presented by Arts Gowanus, a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization made up of artists and arts organizations working to support each other, strengthen connections to our community, and to ensure the Gowanus neighborhood continues to be a thriving and creative community of art-makers and art-appreciators.
WHERE:
At Find Home Furnishings, 43 9th Street (between Smith and 2nd Ave). Take the F/G Trains to Smith-9th Street. 
WHEN:
Saturday, October 18 and Sunday, October 19 at 1pm  (Art Tours will start promptly. Plan to arrive several minutes early.) Art Tours last approximately two hours.

TICKETS:




For Sale $20 available on http://artsgowanus.org/art-tours

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

PF Pictures Presents

I met Kelly Nyks of PF Pictures recently, and love the work he is doing with film. Watch the trailer for his new upcoming film and google him for more.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Sonia Nassery Cole: Will I Live Tomorrow

Writer, producer, director Sonia Nassery Cole has a new book called Will I Live Tomorrow, about her struggle to make an anti-Taliban film ("Black Tulip") in Afghanistan. Support this beautiful soul who continues to do good work, traveling soon to Syria, and challenging us through challenging herself and some of the most frightening regimes on the planet.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Daft Punk's Electroma: A Bizarrely Beautiful Art Film

Private exhibition for artist Yury Kharchenko

Nicollette Ramirez and Denis Arguedas 
invite you to view
A Private Exhibition of Paintings by 

Yury Kharchenko 

Artist Reception
Thursday January 30th 6 to 8 pm
 
547 W 27th St. Suite 533, NYC

Kay Heymer, Director of Modern Art Department
Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf

Yury Kharchenko's works can make one forget that such a thing as pop art and post modernism ever existed…His pictures are delightful in their texture and their sense of color, stimulating the senses and arousing strong feelings in the viewer.
About the Artist

Yury Kharchenko's works are part of important German museum collections including the Museum Kunstpalast Dusseldorf, the State Collection Dusseldorf, Felix Nussbaum Haus in Osnabruck and the Kunst aus NRW collection in Aachen. His solo exhibitions include the Clara Maria Sels Gallery in Dusseldorf and Mirta Demare Gallery in Rotterdam. In a feature story on a German collector, The New York Times Style Magazine featured Yury's work along side those by Damien Hirst, Sergej Jensen and other contemporary artists.

Yury, 27 years old, was born in Moscow and resides in Berlin.   


This exhibition is accompanied by the catalogue, published by Kerber Verlag, Berlin and D.A.P./Distributed by Art Publishers, Inc, New York. 

Friday, January 10, 2014

The edifying and unifying art of Stan Douglas at David Zwirner

It's always the artists that are on the cutting edge of any developments in art. The gallerists follow along, then the collectors and then the museums last. Stan Douglas at David Zwirner Gallery is one of those artists with his pulse on the times. After being 20 years with the gallery he is still putting out great work. Here pictures don't speak a thousand words so head over there so you can see the film and hear the wonderful musicians:





Monday, January 6, 2014

Fabulous Exhibitions in NYC Right Now

Isa Genzken at MoMA really rocked my world. Having only seen a few works of this artist I hadn't experienced the diversity or "spirit" of the work, so to speak. I decided at the first opportunity I will try to support her by buying one of her works :)

Magritte, one of my eternally favorite artists, was also well represented in MoMA's exhibition which included some well known masterpieces along with other works from private collections.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Balthus: Cats and Girls (why not title it Cats and Cats or Girls and Pussies?!? I wondered) was good, as these sorts of exhibitions go.  New work is always something worth seeing. Two paintings from their private collection that weren't in the current exhibition, but in the galleries for 21st Paintings, were the icing on the cake for me.

The Mountain, 1936–37
Balthus (Balthasar Klossowski)
Oil on canvas; 98 x 144 in
The Met also showed a wonderful installation by William Kentridge and a small but important exhibition of portraits by Julia Margaret Cameron, who in her time photographed the mother of Virginia Woolf.

Julia Jackson (1867)
27.4x20.6 (cm)
Julia Margaret Cameron



Friday, January 3, 2014

I AM (2010) A Film By Tom Shadyac


After watching a phenomenal performance by Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wallstreet, this was a good antidote.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Shantell Martin: An Artist in Black and White

Had a great conversation with Shantell Martin at her studio this past week. Amazing what she's been able to accomplish outside of the gallery system. Bravo!