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Armory Week 2017 Review: SPRING/BREAK

image-9985SPRING/BREAK is in a new space this year occupying the 22nd and 23rd floors of an unused office space floating high above Times Square. Curators were given free reign to fill the space and it looks like an invasive species has taken over Corporate America. There's a cacophony of art spilling ...

Armory Week 2017 Review: Art on Paper

image-9982Art on Paper was a real charm of a show - which is good because it is off the beaten path - located on Pier 36 on the East River by Chinatown. The parking lot was so crowded with Uber drivers, I thought they sponsored a parade. On the plus ...

Armory Week 2017 Review: Scope

image-9979Scope is in a new venue this year - the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea - which you may know as the home of the Affordable Art Fair. It's a smaller space and packed with booths. Much of the work was focused on technical prowess with figurative paintings and portraiture being ...

Sigmar Polke at MOMA

Sigmar Polke was a wise-guy trickster, creating art with a subversive charm. Constantly exploring, he favored showing the ways and means of his process over refinement and polish. His work is covered with drips and smears. The painting 'Moderne Kunst' reads like a lackadaisical version of Bauhaus precision, taunting with not ...

Nick Cave ‘Heard NY’ at Grand Central

image-7904 Nick Cave's new work, 'Heard NY', brings a performance of charming immediacy and wonder to the cavernous halls of Grand Central Station. Normally crowded with hurried commuters, Cave has filled the 42nd Street entrance with costumed dancers enacting 'Crossings', occurring daily at 11am and 2pm. The piece begins with dancers ...

Venus Over Manhattan Gallery Inaugural Exhibit

Adam Lindemann's new gallery, Venus Over Manhattan, takes its name from the sculpture on the building's facade at 980 Madison. Featuring two nudes - a female hovering over a reclined male - it is romantic and nostalgic. The inaugural exhibition is titled 'A rebours' translated as 'against the grain' from the ...

John Chamberlain at the Guggenheim Museum

image-6389John Chamberlain's twisted metal sculptures line the Guggenheim's spiraling rotunda like spikes on a cactus. Made from automotive scrap, the prefab shapes are folded, bent, twisted, and riveted into hulking forms. The sculptures look heavy, dense and brutish, beholden to gravity. Recognizable shapes appear in the tangled masses, betraying their ...

Pulse Art Fair New York

A plywood facsimile of a city street dominates the entrance to this year's Pulse Art Fair. 'City Surface' by Lead Pencil Studio recreates objects from a typical city street in plywood, reproducing the hobbled-together clutter of an urban environment that functions through an unlikely combination of elements. This piece is ...

Review: Total Styrene Benefit at Participant Inc.

image-4785Total Styrene Benefit Participant Inc. By Quinn Dukes Styrofoam and summer heat are typically not linked points of personal interest but The Total Styrene Benefit invitation shifted my bias with promise of performance, a recycling laboratory and homemade lemonade. In 2009, New York-based artist, Lizzie Scott, pioneered the Styrene Fantastic (now referred to ...