1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Wendy White Pays Tribute to Spain at East Harlem Project Space

    Wendy White Pays Tribute to Spain at East Harlem Project Space

    Limones (after Ouka Leele), 2014

    Limones (after Ouka Leele), 2014

    Barça 86, 2014

    Barça 86, 2014

    A project space in East Harlem is currently featuring a show by Wendy White titled Madrid Me Mata.

    For this show, White presents work that pays tribute to the Galeria Moriarty in Madrid, and Spanish culture in general. These include mostly large-scale paintings hung on a wall in a circular frame with text painted on the front.

    These works evoke the…

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  12. Rockaway! Explorations

    Patti Smith_Resilience of the Dreamer-4Patti Smith Rockaway! was envisioned  by Patti Smith and MoMA PS1’s Director, Klaus Biesenbach, both Rockaway residents.  Their collaboration was in response to the issues following the devastation that resulted from Superstorm Sandy. The festival is sponsored by the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC) to celebrate the reopening of Fort Tilden and recognize the ongoing recovery of the Rockaway…

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  13. Hank Blaustein’s Gift for Design and Keen Observations are Evident in Latest Show

    Hank Blaustein’s Gift for Design and Keen Observations are Evident in Latest Show

    Hank Blaustein's Gift for Design and Keen Observations are Evident in Latest Show

    Hank Blaustein’s Gift for Design and Keen Observations are Evident in Latest Show

    A series of sketches and watercolor paintings by Hank Blaustein are currently on view in Chelsea. The exhibition, Drawn to Life: A Sketchbook Diary, features eloquent and detailed works by Blaustein who has been drawing his observations of the world around him, from the moment he could hold a pencil.

    Blaustein’s…

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  14. ASC Projects, “Pipe Dreams, Wishful Thinking, Grand Gestures and Dirty Lies.”

    ASC Projects, “Pipe Dreams, Wishful Thinking, Grand Gestures and Dirty Lies.”

    ASC Projects, "Pipe Dreams, Wishful Thinking, Grand Gestures and Dirty Lies."

    Opening night at ASC Projects, “Pipe Dreams, Wishful Thinking, Grand Gestures and Dirty Lies.”

    ASC Projects, "Pipe Dreams, Wishful Thinking, Grand Gestures and Dirty Lies."

    One of the best pieces in the show

    The current exhibition at ASC Projects exemplifies the difficulty of writing about a group show involving visual art. On the one hand it can feel dictatorial to employ a conceit that purports to make sense of the entire exhibition, and then set about (as another writer…

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  15. Drawn Together: The Merging of Graffiti & Art Gallery

    Drawn Together: The Merging of Graffiti & Art Gallery

    AF Editor in Chief Oscar Laluyan with Maureen Chung of gallery nine5

    AF Editor in Chief Oscar Laluyan with Maureen Chung of gallery nine5

    The News is that Street Art has invaded the Gallery

    The News is that Street Art has invaded the Gallery

    *graffiti (noun) : pictures or words painted or drawn on a wall, building, etc.:  unauthorized writing or drawing on a public surface (* – source is Merriam Webster Dictionary online) 

    Since prehistoric times, man has made markings or drawings on cave walls that served as…

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