1. As easy as Phi - Rachel Garrard at Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert

    As easy as Phi – Rachel Garrard at Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert

    As easy as Phi - Rachel Garrard at Klemens Gasser & Tanja GrunertSo you’ve seen Leonardo’s Vitruvian Man – the naked guy in a circle with his arms and legs spread at a couple different angles – and you’ve read Dan Brown’s novel and you know that the human body follows the ‘golden ratio’ of 1.618 (Phi – the same ratio that pervades nature).  If you haven’t this means, for example, that if you divide the length of your upper arm into the length of your lower…

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  2. Ai Wei Wei at Chambers Fine Art and Francis Naumann Fine Art

    Ai Wei Wei at Chambers Fine Art and Francis Naumann Fine Art

    Ai Wei Wei at Chambers Fine Art and Francis Naumann Fine Art

    Ai Wei Wei at Chambers Fine Art and Francis Naumann Fine ArtChambers Fine Art and Francis Naumann Fine Art have teamed up to present some of Ai Wei Wei’s latest work, along with a good look at how Ai was deeply influenced by the work of Marcel Duchamp. Naumann also presents a thought-provoking essay on his gallery’s web site, asserting that Ai is more artistic than we normally think and that Duchamp was more political than we normally think.

    At…

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  3. Maria Lynch: Time Is Neither Past Nor Present at Spazio 522 curated by Sarah Crown

    Maria Lynch: Time Is Neither Past Nor Present at Spazio 522 curated by Sarah Crown

    Maria Lynch: Time Is Neither Past Nor Present at Spazio 522

    Maria Lynch: Time Is Neither Past Nor Present at Spazio 522

    Maria Lynch: Time Is Neither Past Nor Present at Spazio 522

    Maria Lynch: Time Is Neither Past Nor Present at Spazio 522 After two intense weeks of attending openings to kick-off the Fall 2014 Art Season, AF went back to Chelsea for what seemed like a quiet evening on September 18th. Our first stop was Time is Neither Past Nor Present at Spazio522. Brazilian artist Maria Lynch was showing a single piece of work that tested the boundaries of time and space within painting. The space is perfect for displaying this…

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  4. Electric Ink On My Body and At Ricco Maresca

    Electric Ink On My Body and At Ricco Maresca

    Electric Ink at Ricco Maresca Gallery

    Electric Ink at Ricco Maresca Gallery

    Co-owner Frank Maresca

    Co-owner Frank Maresca

    Electric Ink at Ricco Maresca GalleryOur final stop for the evening was Body Electric curated by Margot Mifflin at Ricco Maresca Gallery. This show is all about vintage tattoo flash and original art by the most influential and innovative tattoo artists today (according to their website). The gallery was jam-packed and the crowd was edgy with intense energy. We liked this show so much that we stayed here the…

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  5. Conflicting Narratives: Series of Eternal War by Samira Abbassy at B2OA Gallery

    Conflicting Narratives: Series of Eternal War by Samira Abbassy at B2OA Gallery

    Conflicting Narratives: Series of Eternal War by Samira Abbassy at B2OA Gallery

    Conflicting Narratives: Series of Eternal War by Samira Abbassy at B2OA GalleryIranian born New York based Samira Abbassy’s solo exhibition Conflicting Narratives: Series of Eternal War at B2OA Gallery, New York, evokes a host of contrarian responses that best sum up her work. The four series of surreal but lyrical, understated yet pungent, paintings on small square panels retell stories of war in the Middle East from prior centuries to the present.

    Using sepia toned oil…

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  6. Brian Calvin paints emptiness at Anton Kern Gallery

    Brian Calvin paints emptiness at Anton Kern Gallery

    Brian Calvin paints emptiness at Anton Kern Gallery

    Brian Calvin paints emptiness at Anton Kern GallerySometimes Brian Calvin paints a slightly open mouth against a plain background.  Sometimes he presents an image of this type of mouth cropped beneath a nose and sometimes we see an entire face with this slightly open mouth. He also presents some images of nearly entire human figures which seem to be in a type of cognitive holding pattern. His focus, in fact, seems to be on a particular…

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  7. Triple Trifecta of People, Places and Things

    Triple Trifecta of People, Places and Things

    Welcome to art night on Wednesday in NOLITA at Rebecca Hossack Gallery

    Welcome to art night on Wednesday in NOLITA at Rebecca Hossack Gallery

    Wednesday night in NOLITA is alive with their art scene

    Wednesday night in NOLITA is alive with their art scene

    It is said in fashionable sets of convention that the art scene is defined by the people (art aficionados), place (the gallery du jour), and things (the artwork itself) whether in one aspect or all three combined that makes it a success. During my three exciting years of…

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  8. All That Glitters is BOLD

    All That Glitters is BOLD

    Definitely not a wall flower with this piece

    Definitely not a wall flower with this piece

    “Wear It Loud” at R|R Gallery

    Art +Jewelry Exhibition—Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

    ‘Art jewelry as fashion statements’ is the motto of this exquisite new flower in the Meatpacking district. Inaugurating this blend between fine art and jewelry fashion, R|R propelled eyes, well acquainted with NY Fashion Week, into exploring the inherent connections…

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  9. Triangulism by Jamie Martinez 24” x 24” C-Print.

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  10. Triangulism by Jamie Martinez 24” x 24” C-Print.

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  11. Triangulism by Jamie Martinez 24” x 24” C-Print.

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  12. Triangulism by Jamie Martinez 24” x 24” C-Print.

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  13. A View From My Heart” features high quality photographs by Oystein Johnsen

    A View From My Heart” features high quality photographs by Oystein Johnsen

    Oystein Johnsen, A view from my heart, The Trygve Lie Gallery

    Oystein Johnsen, A view from my heart, The Trygve Lie Gallery

    Oystein Johnsen, A view from my heart, The Trygve Lie Gallery

    Oystein Johnsen, A view from my heart, The Trygve Lie GalleryThe Trygve Lie Gallery, located on the lower level of the Norwegian Seaman Church in Midtown East, is currently presenting a collection of photographs by Oystein Johnsen. The exhibit, titled A View From My Heart, includes pictures that Johnsen has taken from around his Norwegian homeland, images of models, and captivating stills of water. Animals are also a popular subject of Johnsen’s as one…

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  14. Butterfly Machine: Paul Villinski at Morgan Lehman Gallery

    Butterfly Machine: Paul Villinski at Morgan Lehman Gallery

    Butterfly Machine: Paul Villinski at Morgan Lehman Gallery

    What might be the oldest symbol for the concept of ‘rebirth’?  Well, if you go back to the cave paintings of about 30,000 years ago, the butterfly is depicted among the limited number of types of animals that are represented. So this amazing insect has caught and stimulated the imagination of people from the very beginning. It has become the iconic symbol, world-wide and cross-culturally, of…

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  15. Be a realist. Expect the impossible! Ian Davis at Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects

    Be a realist. Expect the impossible! Ian Davis at Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects

    Be a realist. Expect the impossible! Ian Davis at Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects

    In 2012 an 84 year-old Roman Catholic nun and two male companions cut through three fences at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant at Oak Ridge, Tennessee.  They then waltzed into the very center of the ‘most secure’ nuclear facility in America and conducted an anti-war/anti-nuclear ritual by writing peace slogans on the walls, throwing a little human blood on stuff, stringing up police crime scene…

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