Monday, February 28, 2011

New York City ART Fairs 2011- Map and Information

Courtesy of Cottelson Advisory and Michael Sellinger, Principal of Cottelson Advisors.

Enjoy and don't get lost!!!
You can see the map larger  here:

New York  City ART Fairs 2011

The Armory Show
Pier 94
Twelfth Ave. at 55th St.
3/3-6 (opening 3/2)
198 Exhibitors

The Armory Show-Modern
Pier 92
Twelfth Ave. at 53rd St.
3/3-6 (opening 3/2)
76 Exhibitors
The Art Show

The Park Avenue Armory
Park Ave. at 67th St.
3/2-6 (gala 3/1)
70 Exhibitors

Pier 66
Twelfth Ave. at 26th St.
3/4-6 (preview 3/3)
17 Exhibitors
Dia Center for the Arts
548 W. 22nd St.
3/3-6 (opening 3/4)
40 Exhibitors

Moving Image
216 11th Ave.
3/3-6 (opening 3/3)
28 Exhibitors

Gershwin Hotel
7 E. 27th St.
3/4-6 (vernissage 3/4)
58 Artists

Metropolitan Pavilion
125 W. 18th St.
3/3-6 (preview 3/3)
51 Exhibitors

Red Dot
Korean Art Show
82 Mercer St.
3/3-6 (opening 3/3)
48 Exhibitors
Salon Zürcher
33 Bleecker St.
2/28-3/6 (opening 2/28)
7 Exhibitors

320 West Street
3/4-7 (firstview 3/3)
52 Exhibitors

3/3-6 (preview 3/3)

7 W. 34th St.
3/3-6 (preview 3/3)
83 Exhibitors

Censoring Wojnarowicz- In The Life

Armory Brunch @ Aperture Foundation- 3/5/11

Juven's wolf, from the series Simulacrum, 2008
Camila Rodrigo Graña

Lots to see and go to during Armory Week in NYC. Attention Photography Art Print and Book Collectors lovers. Here is an event that you would not want to miss. 
See you Saturday!

New York, New York
Armory Brunch
Saturday, March 5, 2011
10:00 am–1:00 pm
Aperture Foundation
547 West 27 Street, 4th floor
New York, New York
(212) 505-5555

In honor of the Armory Show, Aperture is pleased to present an all day Armory Brunch. The event will include appearances by Aperture artists, who will be available to sign their books—special offers on Aperture books and limited-editions, and more. Join us to mingle with friends and colleagues in our beautiful gallery located in the heart of Chelsea's art district. Don't miss your opportunity to see the current exhibition and meet some of the artists from, 
reGeneration 2: tomorrow's photographer's today. Refreshments will be served. More details forthcoming.

Michael Waug-Decline and Fall @ Schroeder Romero & Shredder 3/3/11

Michael Waugh, Detail of The Accumulation of Capital (from Luxemburg to Robinson), 2010

You need to go and see this masterpieces drawings in person. They are beautiful, labor intensive and a total feast to the eye.
See you there!

Here is more info about Michael Waugh:

Decline and Fall features large-scale drawings, video documentation of performance works and a new installation that exposes the act of reading as an act of accumulation-as old-fashioned and melancholy in a world dominated by sound-bytes and disposability. As with Waugh's previous multi-disciplinary shows, these disparate forms dovetail with each other through their use of language, text and prodigious amounts of labor. In each of the works on view, the hand of the artist and the personal time it records stands in absurd contrast to the vast ideas explored in the texts, namely the various iterations of cultural collapse.

Central to the exhibition are Waugh's intricate drawings based on his exploration of micrography, a 9th century Jewish calligraphic technique where tiny handwritten words coalesce into representational images-images which in Waugh's case range from portraits of turn of the century rowers, dogs of various breeds, and grand dynamic landscapes. Originally used to illuminate religious works, here Waugh uses secular texts such as Edward Gibbon's The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire and The Accumulation of Capital by Rosa Luxemburg to draw attention to how written language itself has become aestheticized and separated from everyday life. Waugh makes no attempt to summarize or interpret his source texts. By copying them word for word, or reading them verbatim in his performance works, he creates unashamedly monumental works grappling with large, sustained ideas, and his marathon-like labor can barely contain them.

Schroeder Romero & Shredder Logo
531 West 26th Street    New York, NY   
 10001    (212) 630-0722 
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10-6; Saturday 11-6. 
 For more information please contact the gallery at 212-630-0722

ARTmostfierce Affordable Print Pick of the Week-Nate Lowman @ Exhibition A

ARTmostfierce Affordable Print Pick of the Week this week goes to  Paper Airplane by Art star Nate Lowman @ Exhibition A. Attention collectors!!!... this time this is a true limited edition only in two sizes . The smaller 10" x 12" ($200.00) print is a limited edition of 50 signed and numbered by the artist. The larger 20" x 24" ($550.00) is a limited edition of 100 signed and numbered by the artist. Framed!

Since this is Armory Art Fair Week and the money will be flying around Manhattan through the whole week...start early!

Happy Shopping!

The FLAG Art Foundation Presents "Josephine Meckseper" and "Gerhard Richter, Sinbad"

The FLAG Art Foundation Presents "Josephine Meckseper" and "Gerhard Richter, Sinbad"

Gagosian Gallery Presents an Exhibition by Gus Van Sant and James Franco

Gagosian Gallery Presents an Exhibition by Gus Van Sant and James Franco

Garry Winogrand: Women are Beautiful at Foundation Foto Colectania in Barcelona

Garry Winogrand: Women are Beautiful at Foundation Foto Colectania in Barcelona

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sandi Haber Fifield-Between Planting and Picking-3/3-4/16/11 @ Rick Webster Fine Art

Sandi Haber Fifield-Between Planting and Picking solo show opening March 3, 2011, is a good sign and indication that Winter is about to be over and Spring is right around the corner!

Sandi was so kind to send me a signed copy of  her  Between Planting and Picking monograph.

Her solo show will show selected images from a published monograph sharing the same title. The book, with is great imagery, makes me long for the upcoming spring with all its great greenery, earth, domestic and rural settings.

To me, living in such a Concrete Jungle as NYC can be, seeing all this wonderful lush, homey and sunny settings of this book reminded me and brought  me  such great memories  of my childhood while growing up at my Grandparents farm.

I am sure most us are longing for those wonderful sunny days of spring and summer. For now we will have Sandi Haber Fifield's Between Planting and Picking as a reminder of greater things to come... soon!

Don't miss this show and get the book!
See you at the opening!

Courtesy of Rick Wester Fine Art

Red orb and fence post, Beetlebung Farm,September 2009
Courtesy of Rick Wester Fine Art

Queen Anne’s lace and parked truck, Nelsen Family Farm, August 2010Courtesy of Rick Wester Fine Art

Spilled water at the stand, Mermaid Farm,September 2010
Courtesy of Rick Wester Fine Art

Here is more information about the show:

Planting trays and vine triptych, Guy's Eco Garden, Shelton, CT, September 2009 
archival inkjet print
24 x 48 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Rick Webster Fine Art

To celebrate the end of winter and to anticipate spring, Rick Wester Fine Art will present an exhibition of recent color photographs by Sandi Haber Fifield, selected from her upcoming monograph, Between Planting and Picking (Charta, 2011). Beginning in June 2009 through the fall of 2010, Haber Fifield photographed family owned farms spanning New England to the West Coast and the Pacific Northwest. Teeming with the verdant and lush colors of these fertile fields, Haber Fifield made pictures that delicately balance the geographic with the geometric, while using the agricultural landscape to create a complex vocabulary of visual associations. Less documentary and more about her personal vision, she finds a metaphor in the unending cycle of growth and harvest for her own image-making.

For more information and images please 
visit our website or contact us by email.

"New York Sleeps": Christopher Thomas on the 'City That Never Sleeps' (VIDEO)

30 large-scale cityscapes, devoid of people: tranquil, cryptic. Elusive glimpses of 'the city that never sleeps' in a rare state of dormancy. "These photographs have a strong emotional aura, you have a very rich and sensual tonality and a very plastic quality that really changes our perception of architecture," the curator of the collection cuts into our hypnagogic trance.

"How to Sell a Banksy" Official Movie Trailer

And... more highlights -Portfolio Reviews 2/23/11 @ The American Society of Media Photo

The work of  photographer Zach Gross caught me eye last night. His photos possess a true contemporary feel, not committed yet to any type of work series, just wonderful individual photos that stand on its own. We had a conversation about this photo ( first one below) which Zach showed me in Black and White . I asked him if is was originally a color one. Well... here it is as you can see ...great!

Keep an eye on him and his work!
All Photos by Zach Gross

Some more highlights -Portfolio Reviews 2/23/11 @ The American Society of Media Photo

Sheri Lynn Behr- 004 Chinatown

Sheri Lynn Behr-145 LA

Sheri Lynn Behr- No Safe Distance series is portraiture done in your face without permission Paparazzi style, in which YOU become the celebrity. Interesting commentary of how the celebrity culture of face and picture taken affects the most common individuals in!

The result is very cool retro Polaroid 70's portraits with a very nice color palette, interesting facial emotions  and reactions.

Some more highlights -Portfolio Reviews 2/23/11 @ The American Society of Media Photographers NY

Raymond Adams series Autopsy of a House is a great photo series that highlights the downturn of the American Economy reflected in housing and its aftermath.
All Photos -Raymond Adams

Also the New York at Dawn series are very interesting and me being a trained Architect as Raymond also is ...well I was so drawn to them. Coincidentaly Raymond is having a solo show of his series opening@ Greenwich House, March 9, 2011. which, I am planning to attent .

Portfolio Reviews 2/23/11 @ The American Society of Media Photographers NY

It went really well and I had a line down the block of people to see me which was very flattering.
I saw some interesting work and it is always great to encourage and provide guidance.
Two Bridges by  Robert Anthony deRosa

This photograph (above) by Robert Anthony deRosa titled Two Bridges was one of my favorites. A very quintessential NY image. I like it because even though NYC had been photographed through history from every angle ever imagined, this photo is innovative and it provides the kind of urban beauty of what NYC is famously known for.

Monday, February 21, 2011

ARTmostfierce Affordable Print Pick of the Week-Jonathan Torgovnik via Aperture Foundation

Artmostfierce Affordable Print Pick of the Week goes to a selection of two prints from Jonathan Torgovnik specially created for the Aperture Foundation Limited Edition Program. Today being Presidents Day Holiday and celebrating Black History Month what more appropriate that this beautiful two limited edition photographs!

Proceeds from the sale of this print will benefit both Aperture Foundation and Foundation Rwanda

Aperture is pleased to bring you another limited-edition photograph from Jonathan Torgovnik’s Intended Consequences project. Last year we released the portrait of Jean-Paul, and we are happy to release a companion portrait 
Emmanuelle. The sale of both of these prints benefit both the Aperture Foundation and Foundation Rwanda.


Jonathan Torgovnik

$ 850.00


edition size: 25 and 4 artist's proofs
signed and numbered by the artist
image size: 14 x 14 in.
paper size: 16 x 20 in.

And you can have a boy and girl pair by getting Jonathan Torgovnik additional print , Here is the other one:

Jean-Paul, 2006, from the series Intended Consequences

Jonathan Torgovnik

$ 900.00


edition size: 25 
edition size: 25 and 4 artist's proofs
Signed and numbered by the artist
image size: 14 x 14 in.
paper size: 16 x 20 in.
Gorgeous no?
Well now get going and shop!
Happy Presidents Day!

Artist Nigin Beck Uses a Polaroid SX70 Camera for New Series of Photos at Galerie f5,6s

Artist Nigin Beck Uses a Polaroid SX70 Camera for New Series of Photos at Galerie f5,6s

Baltimore Museum of Art Exhibits Never Before Shown Images in "Seeing Now: Photography Since 1960"

Baltimore Museum of Art Exhibits Never Before Shown Images in "Seeing Now: Photography Since 1960"