1. Donna Cleary’s new installation featured at Ayza Wine and Chocolate Bar

    Donna Cleary’s new installation featured at Ayza Wine and Chocolate Bar

    1A new art installation at a popular West Village wine and dessert bar is catching the eye of many neighborhood residents. Featured on display inside the Ayza Wine and Chocolate Bar’s window is an installation by artist Donna Cleary called Helix.  This intriguing work of art features a giant, spiraled black and yellow tube snaking its way around a mannequin with a brown dress. The tube can be seen…

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  2. Painter Steven Assael Offers Unique Master Workshop

    Painter Steven Assael Offers Unique Master Workshop

    Bride with Cards

    Select Group to Discover the Techniques of Figurative Art 

    NEW YORK, NY July 21st, 2014 — Renowned figurative painter Steven Assael has announced plans to teach an intimate five-day master course in his New York City Studio from August 4th-8th, 2014. An exclusive group of students will have the rare opportunity to learn from the leading figurative artist working today.

    The five-day course will…

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  3. Through Every Leaf - JJ Manford and Max Razdow at Freight + Volume

    Through Every Leaf – JJ Manford and Max Razdow at Freight + Volume

     Through Every Leaf - JJ Manford and Max Razdow at Freight + Volume

     Through Every Leaf - JJ Manford and Max Razdow at Freight + VolumeCharles Burchfield, an amazing American artist from the past, once wrote: “An artist must paint not what he sees in nature, but what is there. To do so he must invent symbols, which, if properly used, make his work seem even more real than what is in front of him.” This echoes, to a great extent, Arthur Dove’s belief (acquired from Henri Bergson) that an élan vital pervades nature and this can…

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  4. Chelsea Art Walk 2014: The Hazy Daze of Summer

    Chelsea Art Walk 2014: The Hazy Daze of Summer

    Performance Art at Mixed Greens Gallery

    Performance Art at Mixed Greens Gallery

    A Botero Piece at Sundaram Tagore Gallery for Chelsea Art Walk 2014

    A Botero Piece at Sundaram Tagore Gallery for Chelsea Art Walk 2014

    Last July 24, 2014, AF came out to join the legions of art denizens lining up the cobble stoned streets and art gallery Mecca of Chelsea for its annual ART WALK. The night delivered on its celebratory frenzy of open galleries, festive spirit and of course, the HOT art on its walls. This is…

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  5. Eric’s Trip at Lisa Cooley’s Gallery

    Eric’s Trip at Lisa Cooley’s Gallery

    Eric’s Trip at Lisa Cooley’s Gallery

    Eric’s Trip at Lisa Cooley’s GallerySeeing summer group exhibitions in New York is like maintaining a steady exercise routine or going to family reunions – necessary but slightly tedious. Most group shows are battle grounds for the conflicting intentions and emotions of everyone involved; hopes, ambitions, insecurities, strategic maneuvers and counter-maneuvers of artists, curators and gallery owners create tensions that may be…

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  6. Japanese artists with diverse careers present digital works at the Pace Gallery

    Japanese artists with diverse careers present digital works at the Pace Gallery

    Ever Blossoming Life (Gold)

    Ever Blossoming Life (Gold)

    A group of Japanese artists known as teamLab are currently presenting a compilation of digital works for the exhibition Ultra Subjective Space at The Pace Gallery.

    Founded in 2001 by Toshiyuki Inoke and several college classmates, teamLab is comprised of individuals strive to find a balance between technology, art, commerce, and creativity. Their talents range from…

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  7. Verisimilitude at the Curator Gallery

    Verisimilitude at the Curator Gallery

    Gina Minichino, Kiss, 2011

    Gina Minichino, Kiss, 2011

    The Curator Gallery, in Chelsea, invites various folks to curate shows on a periodic basis. The gallery was initially underwritten by Ann S. Moore, a retired Chairperson of Time, as her way to contribute to the arts scene in NY. The current show “Verisimilitude” was curated by Ethan Karp, of the now shuttered but immensely influential OK Harris Gallery, and features 6…

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  8. Photo Story: The Second Life of Flowers by Sirikul Pattachote at The Lodge Gallery

    Photo Story: The Second Life of Flowers by Sirikul Pattachote at The Lodge Gallery

    The Life of Flowers by Sirikul Pattachote at The Lodge Gallery

    Opening night for The Second Life of Flowers by Sirikul Pattachote at the Lodge Gallery

    The Second Life of Flowers by Sirikul Pattachote at The Lodge Gallery

    Art by Sirikul Pattachote at The Lodge Gallery

    The Life of Flowers by Sirikul Pattachote at The Lodge Gallery

    (L-R) Artist Sirikul Pattachote and Co-Director of The Lodge Gallery Jason Patrick Voegele

    The Life of Flowers by Sirikul Pattachote at The Lodge Gallery

    Diana Koka admiring the work of Sirikul Pattachote

    After a night of gallery hopping in Chelsea, we headed downtown to The Lodge Gallery for the opening of The Second Life of…

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  9. Constellations: wall ceramics by Sophie Gaucher

    Constellations: wall ceramics by Sophie Gaucher

    Museum Quality Sophie Gaucher Constellations 07.17.14 1

    Museum Quality Sophie Gaucher Constellations 07.17.14 4July 17 2014. The evening saw the opening reception of Sophie Gaucher’s Constellations at Museum Quality, a concept space in Dumbo, New York. Guests arrived to find a locked door and six viewing windows.

    Constellationsis a collection of individual wall ceramics that can be rearranged, referring to masked forms or heads; strangely crude, simultaneously bizarre yet empathic, they are presented…

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  10. The Life of Flowers by Sirikul Pattachote at The Lodge Gallery

    The Life of Flowers by Sirikul Pattachote at The Lodge Gallery

    The Life of Flowers by Sirikul Pattachote at The Lodge Gallery

    The Life of Flowers by Sirikul Pattachote at The Lodge Gallery

    The Life of Flowers by Sirikul Pattachote at The Lodge Gallery

    The Life of Flowers by Sirikul Pattachote at The Lodge Gallery

    After a night of gallery hopping in Chelsea, we headed downtown to The Lodge Gallery for the opening of The Second Life of Flowersby Sirikul Pattachote. She is a Thailand-born New York artist and this is her first solo show with the Gallery. One of the best things about…

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  11. The Life of Flowers by Sirikul Pattachote at The Lodge Gallery

    The Life of Flowers by Sirikul Pattachote at The Lodge Gallery

    The Life of Flowers by Sirikul Pattachote at The Lodge Gallery

    The Life of Flowers by Sirikul Pattachote at The Lodge Gallery

    The Life of Flowers by Sirikul Pattachote at The Lodge Gallery

    The Life of Flowers by Sirikul Pattachote at The Lodge Gallery

    After a night of gallery hopping in Chelsea, we headed downtown to The Lodge Gallery for the opening of The Second Life of Flowersby Sirikul Pattachote. She is a Thailand-born New York artist and this is her first solo show with the Gallery. One of the best things about…

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  12. Studio visit with Tatiana Istomina at Soho20 Gallery

    Studio visit with Tatiana Istomina at Soho20 Gallery

    Studio visit with Tatiana Istomina at Soho20

    The corner of Tatiana’s temporary studio at Soho20 Gallery

    Studio visit with Tatiana Istomina at Soho20

    The new video she is currently working on

    Studio visit with Tatiana Istomina at Soho20

    Six paintings by Tatiana Istomina

    We stopped by Tatiana Istomina‘s temporary studio in Soho20 Gallery for her residency. Below is the artist’s statement and Bio. If you can, stop by this Thursday for Chelsea’s gallery walk. There is a group show opening at Soho20 and you can see Tatiana’s new…

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  13. Bowled Over by Bowry Lane 3

    Bowled Over by Bowry Lane 3

    Color Us Happy to be out on ART NIGHT

    Color Us Happy to be out on ART NIGHT

    Artist George Horner

    Artist George Horner

    The borderline between East Side and West Side is the Bowery. This stretch used to house the legendary CBGB’s (closed), Amato Opera House (closed), the Bowery Mission still remains and the bevy of restaurant supply stores dot the block. The proliferation of new restaurants, high-rise condominiums, the New Museum and the smattering of…

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  14. Getting Into The Mix in South Korea

    Getting Into The Mix in South Korea

    Color Rules in the Art Shows of South Korea

    Color Rules in the Art Shows of South Korea

    Mixing Art with the art crowd in South Korea

    Mixing Art with the art crowd in South Korea

    * AF Editor Note: Deukyun “Sunny” Hwang took pictures for AF in the summer of 2012 till spring 2013. She is also a visual artist in her own right concentrating on film making and finishing her studies to become the next Sofia Coppola or  Spielberg. Recently, she went to South Korea and said wanted to share…

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  15. Steve Ceraso, Transforming Basic Materials

    Steve Ceraso, Transforming Basic Materials

    Amorphic Form 1 (Wave), Iron

    Amorphic Form 1 (Wave), Iron

    Amorphic Form 3 (Claw), Bronze

    Amorphic Form 3 (Claw), Bronze

    In the art world, to utilize the most expensive and sophisticated tools from a local art store does not necessarily produce work with character. This is something achieved by being innovative with what is already available paired with the technical knowledge of the medium. Sculptor Steve Ceraso has mastered multiple types of three…

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