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Manual Digital Curated by Beth Waldman at Space 151

Installation view of Manual Digital curated by Beth Waldman at Space 151. (R-C-L) Jamie Martinez, Oleg Lobykin and Beth Waldman.

Planes of light and dark in contrasting colors counteract one another, revealing remarkable complexity in the works on view as part of Manual Digital, an exhibit highlighting eight artists in […]

It’ s Alive! Michael Alan’s Living Installation Strikes Again

Michael Alan, Living Installation at GasserGrunert

Michael Alan is the kind of buoyant, visionary artist that comes around once in a generation. His constant innovation and creative interdisciplinary genius inspires all who meet him. And for […]

Iconic: See Edith Piaf Through Victoria Yu’s Eyes at Dejavu Gallery

Victoria Yu's paintings of Edith Piaf, on view at Dejavu gallery

Victoria Yu lovingly surveys her exhibit at Dejavu gallery, taking in the paintings before answering my question. Her vast portrait series of singer and icon Edith Piaf, completed in just 7 […]

Depth of Field: Photographer Bob Gruen Digs Deep for New York EDITION Hotel

Billiard Room, New York EDITION hotel with Bob Gruen's photos

Monday night rock and roll photographer Bob Gruen showed off the myriad of images he’s amassed over the ages, from days on the Bowery to nights partying with Debbie Harry. Sharing […]

Heavenly: On Cloud Nine at the ArtHamptons Fair

Beau Stanton,  C. Emerson Fine Arts at ArtHamptons (photograph: Jenny Evans)

ArtHamptons may have come and gone, lasting as it did from July 2-5, but I’m still on cloud nine. Recounting the experience is a chance to share the powerful display […]

Who’s Hairy? The Hairy Who in Discussion at Matthew Marks Gallery

Hairy Who at Matthew Marks Gallery (courtesy vimeo)

Sometimes, an artist panel discussion comes along that speaks to everyone, and the exploration of the psychedelic works of the Hairy Who speaks to fans of graphic art, Mad Men […]

ArtHamptons Hosts Artrageous Independence Day Party

ArtHamptons feature Chicago River by Tom Leighton

Celebrate this Independence Day artfully out in the Hamptons, where ArtHamptons is kicking traditional July 4th festivities up a notch with The Artrageous Fourth. An art-driven take on the typical outdoor barbeque, this event […]

Let’s Get Curious: New York Walking Tour Combines Tipples with Trivia

New York Walking Tour: Cocktails & Curiosities walk around NYC

From Sex and the City and Friends to Pop Art and Abstract Expressionism, there are numerous tours of New York City evocative of eras gone by. Another popular NYC pastime? […]

Extra-Terrestrial: Otherworldly art lands at Liberty Science Center’s SPACE PARTY

Preview of Tape Space by Eric Lennartson, Liberty Science Center

Who knew tape could seem so out of this world? Ask anyone who has encountered the work of TapeScape artist Eric Lennartson: by creating amorphous forms out of the everyday material, […]

A Movable Dance: Dances for a Variable Population Wanders Harlem in “10027”

Thursday night kicked off the first of three nights of performance for the dance troupe Dances for a Variable Population’s June 2015 performance of 10027. Part nomadic amble, part celebration […]

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