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Jack Levine:
Card Players, 1940, gouache, 17 x 22"

ACA Galleries Presents
JACK LEVINE AND HYMAN BLOOM: AGAINST THE GRAIN
SEPTEMBER 18 through OCTOBER 25, 2014
ACA Galleries

ACA Galleries is now the exclusive agent for
the estates of Hyman Bloom and Jack Levine.

ACA Galleries is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition JACK LEVINE and HYMAN BLOOM: AGAINST THE GRAIN on view September 18 through October 25, 2014. The exhibition will feature a survey of paintings and works on paper from the 1930s to 1990s from the artists' estates and private collections.

Jack Levine (1915-2010) and Hyman Bloom (1913-2009) were close friends who each became a master of a new American realism that blended abstraction and realism. As Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe, of a similar age and background, they arrived at their socially conscious art through shared experiences but through different routes of development.

But “realism” did not mean “traditional”. The genie of modernism could not be put back into the bottle. Instead, these socially conscious artists created a new realist language; an edgy aesthetic that brought realism and modernist abstract elements into a restless but electrifying visual alliance.


ACA Galleries | 529 W 20th St, New York, NY
New York, NY 10011


Affordable Art Fair
Thursday, September 25
Private View 7pm – 10pm
Friday, September 2611am – 8pm*
Saturday, September 27 11am – 8pm
Sunday, September 2811am – 8pm
Monday, September 2911am – 6pm
Thursday, September 25-29th, 2014
The Tunnel 269 11th Ave NY NY

Our concept is simple, yet unique: an inspiring and friendly atmosphere in which you can find thousands of original paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs all under one roof, ranging from $100-$10,000, with more than half priced under $5,000. The work of young, emerging artists hangs alongside some of the biggest household names, while our Recent Graduates Exhibition provides a chance to snap up work by a future art world star.

*Free Admission Hours: Friday, September 26, 6pm-8pm ONLY
Tickets
General Admission Online $15/day
At the door $20/day
Students/Seniors At the door $10/day*
*Valid ID required

The Tunnel| 269 11th Avenue (between 27th and 28th Streets)

 



Agora Gallery
Artwork that Inspires and Energizes at Agora This Fall
Tuesday September 16 11a.m. – Tuesday October 7 @ 6 p.m.
Agora Gallery


Agora Gallery is kicking off the fall season with art that is guaranteed to get you into the right frame of mind. Take a cultural journey by engaging with contemporary Latin American art featured in Masters of the Imagination: The Latin American Fine Art Exhibition. The works featured within will leave you feeling as though you had received a new and exciting perspective on the world, without ever leaving New York. The artists whose works are presented in Enigmatic Realms concentrate on the full complexity of life and the numerous details that we so often ignore in our daily existence. They conduct this comprehensive examination with invigorating insight and imagination. In Realms of Figuration the audience is invited to take a look into immersive scenes, each seeming to draw the viewer in with a persuasive sense of reality and integrity.

Entrance is free and art lovers are warmly encouraged to attend.
www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/9_18_2014.aspx.

Agora Gallery | 530 West 25th St.


Amsterdam Whitney Gallery September Exhibition
August 29 - September 30, 2014 Tuesday to Saturday 11am-5pm
Amsterdam Whitney Gallery

Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, 511 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York City, is proud to show in its August 29 - September 30, 2014 Exhibition leading Contemporary Master Artists whose work explores the abstract, figurative and natural worlds, exalting the realm of the aesthetic through brilliant coloration and dazzling form. This special exhibition offers a magical tribute which will enchant the senses of both art acquisitiors and art aficionados alike with its incandescent renewal and regeneration of the visual realm as they define the cultural pulse of the modern art world. Illuminating with symphonic synchronicity, they translate abstract thoughts and familiar scenes into a unique perspective, orchestrated by a bravura of brushstrokes accompanied by kaleidoscopic hues. Pulsating with dynamic synergy and expressive artistic creativity, these artists render a visual lexicon of sophisticated, eclectic and often joyful representations of the world as they shine the spotlight on a unique, universal artistic language, creating dazzling panoramas of visual delight that are infused with a divine creative spirit.

Free Admission. For more information please visit www.amsterdamwhitneygallery.com or call 212 255 9050

Amsterdam Whitney Gallery | 511 West 25th Street, New York, NY, 10001


THE BRONX ARTIST DOCUMENTARY PROJECT
The First Visual Record of Contemporary Artists in the Bronx
Opening Reception: Saturday September 13th – 6PM
Runs, September 13 - October 8, 2014
Andrew Freedman Home, 1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York

For the first time ever, visual artists who work in the Bronx are being documented in a series of photographs as part of the Bronx Artist Documentary Project.

Conceived of by a group of Bronx artists, and with photographic expertise and curatorial guidance provided by the Bronx Documentary Center, the Bronx Artist Documentary Project is a borough-wide collaboration involving 110 visual artists who work in a variety of styles: from classical painters to graffiti artists, sculpture to printmaking, found object collage, textile arts
and art dolls.

The Project has been designated an official Bronx Centennial Event, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Bronx County.

In a juried process that began in 2013, 30 photographers were selected to photograph 80 visual artists at work in their Bronx studios or at other venues. An exhibition of this photographic series will be presented at the Andrew Freedman Home, 1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York, from September 13 through October 8, 2014.

www.BronxArtistDocProject.org

Andrew Freedman Home | 1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York


Untitled Project:The Crystal Land by Conrad Bakker

The Crystal Land by Conrad Bakker
Station Independent Projects, NYC
Opening Reception: September 7, 5-9 pm
Part of the LES Opening Night: Art & Fashion event on September 7th from 4-8pm:
September 7-October 5th, 2014
Gallery Hours: Thursday to Sunday, Noon-6pm and by appointment
Station Independent Projects, NYC

Canadian born and Illinois based artist Conrad Bakker's newest work: Untitled Project: The Crystal Land is an installation of sculpture as well as paintings of specific minerals listed in the famous Robert Smithson text The Crystal Land published in the May 1966 issue of Harper's Bazaar.

Bakker's paintings are based on online auction photographs, specifically images of rocks and minerals in the hands of their owners. These highly constructed pictures of tangible commodities engage an open model of Smithson's site/nonsite dialectic to reveal shifting matters of concern between rock collecting and the global mining industry, geologic time and material properties, and internet economies and hand labor.

http://lowereastside.org/special-events/opening-night/
www.stationindependent.com
info@stationindependent.com
917.698.2012

Station Independent Projects | 164 Suffolk Street | New York | NY | 10002
F to Delancey Street or JMZ to Essex Street
Between Stanton and East Houston


 

Front Room is Proud to Present:
Sean Hemmerle
Brutal Legacy
Sept 5th-Oct 5th, 2014
Reception: Friday, Sept 5th, 7-9
Fri–Sun 1-6 & by appointment
Front Room Gallery


Front Room Gallery is proud to present Brutal Legacy, a solo exhibition of photographs by Brooklyn based artist Sean Hemmerle. In this recent series of photographs, Hemmerle shows images of an imperiled Brutalist masterwork, The Orange County Government Center in Goshen, NY.

For the past three years, Hemmerle and designer William Watson have collaborated to produce an archive of photographs and research about Paul Rudolph's extraordinary Government Center. At this critical juncture, their project aims to understand the structure through the materials and disposition that will bring about its preservation, or its demise, and to illuminate the moment at which a building and an architectural style face proscription.

The Orange County Government Center has been the focus of an ongoing public debate concerning the viability and relevance of Brutalist architecture. Built in 1967, the Center opened in 1971, at a time of civic optimism, but the building was quickly beset by recessions, political reversals, and negligent maintenance, leaving it damaged and unpopular. Forty years later, local politicians, who considered the complex an economic and visual burden, forced the building’s evacuation and continue to lobby for its full or partial demolition.

The Orange County Government Center is an important example of Paul Rudolph’s sculptural, multi-leveled Brutalist designs, which play with concepts of volume, texture and light; this building is considered one of his finest remaining structures. This series of photographs by Sean Hemmerle embraces the often illusive, experiential quality of the architectural components that make up this unique design.

Front Room Gallery | 147 Roebling St, Brooklyn, NY 11211


Tom Fruin
Color Study
Exhibition Dates: September 4th – October 18th
(Opening Reception: September 4th 6-8pm)
Mike Weiss Gallery


Mike Weiss Gallery is pleased to present Color Study, an exhibition featuring new works by Brooklyn- based artist Tom Fruin. This exhibition marks the first time Fruin’s sculptures, usually seen against the backdrop of the city, will appear in the gallery context here in New York. Fruin takes on recognizably urban objects (houses, billboards, flags, and watertowers) by elevating their forms to an emblematic status and architectural scale.

Open to the public
http://www.mikeweissgallery.com
212 691 6899


Mike Weiss Gallery | 520 W. 24th And 10th Ave



The Lesson, 2014, 16 x 20, Silkscreen and embroidery thread on canvas

Kent Henricksen
Disharmony in Blue and Gold
September 5 - October 5, 2014
Opening Reception, Friday, September 5, 7pm - 9pm
The Lodge Gallery

The sky is falling- or so it would appear in Kent Henricksen’s upcoming exhibition, Disharmony in Blue and Gold, at The Lodge Gallery from September 5 through October 5, 2014.

Known for creating fraught environments that are both inviting and menacing, Henricksen’s work is the combination of opposing forces- the past and present, horror and absurdity, the comic and the tragic, high and low culture. The exhibition presents an immersive installation within midnight blue gallery walls glimmering with thousands of hand stenciled gold dots reminiscent of a mythic celestial heaven. Dark blue canvases hang directly on the stenciled walls where images of discord prevail. Throughout the gallery stoneware face jugs are ominously impaled upon golden stakes that seemingly thrust upwards from the floor.

Race and gender, power and conflict, these are just some of the transcultural archetypes Henricksen explores by manipulating images that are sourced from biblical illustrations, newspapers, old master prints and esoteric Hindu symbolism of the Trimurti (the creator, the preserver and the destroyer). The thread and ink of his canvases are imbued with a complex ambiguity that pushes the images beyond any definitive cultural context. Juxtaposing illustrations of historical events with familiar contemporary images, Henricksen’s work invites you to step into a shamanistic world of non-linear narrative and mythic time. Each canvas is a silkscreened fable in gold ink and meticulously hand embroidered thread.
Henricksen explains, “Combining eastern ideas with western images- the large canvases are symbolic labyrinths of the cosmos. The western images loosely represent the Hindu Trimurti- with a creator, a destroyer and a maintainer. They are representations of a troubled world with disturbing human behavior- destroying the unknown, protecting or creating the familiar, and maintaining the balance of disturbance”

The Lodge Gallery, founded by Keith Schweitzer and Jason Patrick Voegele, is located at 131 Chrystie Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. It is the exhibition venue of Republic Worldwide and serves as both an art space and a gathering place for hearty discourse and experimentation.


The Lodge Gallery | 131 Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10002
www.thelodgegallery.com
917.478.7513

 



Keunmin Lee - Solidifying In The Frame
September 7, 7-8:30pm
On View September 7 through November 30, 2014.
Shin Gallery


Shin Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Keunmin Lee's solo exhibition. This will be Keunmin’s first solo show in the United States. The exhibition will be on view at Shin Gallery from September 7 through November 30, 2014.


For more information please visit our website, http://www.shin-gallery.com.


Shin Gallery | 322 Grand St, New York, NY 10002


 

Documentary Film Screenings @ ACA Galleries
Jack Levine: Feast of Pure Reason
October 1: 6 to 9 pm
Hyman Bloom: The Beauty of All Things
October 15 : 6 to 9 pm
ACA Galleries

Jack Levine, though deeply influenced by the grandeur of Titian and Velazquez, also admired the harsh drama of the German Expressionists. In the 1930s, Levine united these influences into grand but scathing portrayals of America’s corrupt political and economic power brokers.

Though the Social Realism Levine practiced in the ’30s remained the foundation of his oeuvre throughout his career, he expanded his vision into more spiritual realms. In these late works, Levine returned to his Jewish roots, using biblical themes as the basis for his penetrating observations of the human condition.

Hyman Bloom’s work evolved into socially aware realism. Originally influenced by America’s early twentieth century avant-garde, Bloom became one of New York’s mid-century abstract painters and was even credited by Jackson Pollock and Willem deKooning as the first genuine Abstract Expressionist. His work moved away from pure abstraction into a mystical realism.

Unlike his former Abstract Expressionist compatriots who were seeking the secrets of the subconscious, Bloom, through the strength of aggressive line and color, was after “the nature of being,” the mystical essence of life. It was through his spirituality that Bloom found his kinship with humanity and its struggles.

ACA Galleries | 529 W 20th St, New York, NY
New York, NY 10011




Exposed: A History of Lingerie
Fashion & Textile History Gallery
Tuesday-Friday, noon-8 pm
Saturday, 10 am-5 pm
Closed Sunday, Monday, and legal holidays
June 3 – November 15, 2014
Museum at FIT

As the final barrier to the nude body, lingerie is simultaneously modest and erotic—and it remains a subject of enduring fascination. The design of lingerie enhances its allure: it strategically reveals, conceals, and highlights the wearer’s form. As French lingerie designer Chantal Thomass observed, “The essence and attitude of lingerie is all in suggestion.”

Exposed: A History of Lingerie traces developments in intimate apparel from the 18th century to the present. There are two types of lingerie, hard and soft. Hard lingerie includes corsets, bustles, and structured bras, while soft lingerie consists of unstructured garments, such as slips, nightgowns, and panties. As the relationship between dress and the body has been redefined over time, so too have the function and appearance of lingerie.

Exposed: A History of Lingerie is organized by Colleen Hill, associate curator The Museum at FIT. A book to accompany the exhibition will be available in fall 2014 from Yale University Press, and will feature over 70 full-color photos of objects featured in the exhibition.

Visit the online exhibition and read the blog for special insights and excerpts from the book. Thursday, November 6, join curator Colleen Hill for a conversation with Poupie and Patricia Cadolle about their family-run business, founded in Paris in 1889. Learn more and register today.

Admission to the Museum is free.

The Museum at FIT | Seventh Avenue at 27 Street
New York City 10001-5992
Information: 212 217.4558


The Fall 2014 NARS
Open Studios
September 20, 3-9PM
Gallery Hours
Monday - Friday: 12 - 5pm and by appointment
Nars Foundation

The NARS Foundation invites you down to Sunset Park to experience artists in their natural habitat: the studio. The Fall 2014 NARS Open Studios offers an opportunity to foster engagement between artist and community. Artists open their doors to expose an otherwise private workspace, gaining feedback and exposure for their work. Neighbors and visitors, in turn, get access to the creative process happening right next door and a glimpse into spaces that they might not otherwise see.

Participating Artists:
Niamul Bari, Jennifer Grimyser, Ronald Hall, Noël St. John Harnden, Chaegang Jeon, Rachel Klinghoffer, Sandra Lapage, Cristian I. Mejia, Tracy Miller, Amanda Millet-Sorsa, Kristine Moran, Carolina Paz, Carlos Pileggi, Mark John Smith, Brian Stinemetz, Kate Stone, Karolina Sulich, Masaki Takizawa, Lindsay Hanna Taylor, Claudia Weber, Matt Whitman, and Halley Zien.

The NARS Foundation will be hosting Open Studios on Saturday, September 20, 3-9pm. We are also pleased to announce that our neighbors, chashama at the Brooklyn Army Terminal, will be hosting Open Studios as well, with a Free Water Taxi running between Wall Street, DUMBO, and Sunset Park.

NARS will operate a Free Shuttle Bus between the two studios running every fifteen minutes.


NARS programs are made possible in part through the generous support from
Materials for the Arts, Con Edison and with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, administrated by the Brooklyn Arts Council.

PLEASE NOTE: R train is not running between Manhattan and Brooklyn. For alternate service to NARS Foundation, take the B/D/N/Q/2/3/4/5 to Atlantic Ave/Barclay Center and transfer to the R train to 45th St.
For further information, contact us at info@narsfoundation.org or 718-768-2765.

NARS Foundation | 201 46th Street 4th floor, Brooklyn, NY 11220
http://www.narsfoundation.org/

 


Julie Béna:
T&T Consortium:
You’re already elsewhere
Wednesday, September 17–Saturday, October 18, 2014
Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 16, 6–8pm
FIAF Gallery

Curated by Flora Katz

“Julie Béna is … one of the leading artists of her generation.”
—Le Quotidien de l’Art

As part of the 2014 edition of the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)’s acclaimed fall arts festival Crossing the Line, FIAF is thrilled to present T&T Consortium: You’re already elsewhere by Julie Béna, on view at the FIAF Gallery from September 17 through October 18.

One of the most celebrated young artists working in France today, Béna blends fairy tales, fables, and classical theater with popular culture to create fictional worlds that exist somewhere between utopia and heterotopia, at the threshold of science fiction and reality. The artist, who grew up in a traveling theater troupe, integrates elements of performance into her work, playfully probing the boundaries of the exhibition space and spawning unexpected drama from the seemingly banal.

Fascinated by artificial décor, corporations, and transitional, standardized spaces like airports and waiting rooms, Béna utilizes the familiar visual vocabulary of travel to create a vivid, mesmerizing interactive environment. In this site-specific installation of sculptures, sound, images, and videos, the artist employs visual cues both fantastical and familiar, inspiring visitors to imagine their own destinations.


FIAF Gallery, 22 East 60th Street (between Park and Madison Avenues)
Admission: Free and open to the public
Information: fiaf.org | 646 388 6608
Transportation: Subway – 4, 5, 6, N, R and Q to 59th Street & Lexington Avenue;
F to 63rd Street & Lexington Avenue
Bus - M1, M2, M3, M4, Q31 to 59th Street; M5 to 58th Street



The Museum of Modern Art

For more information about MoMA, log onto: www.moma.org

The Museum of Modern Art |11 West 53 Street,
Between Fifth and Sixth avenues
New York, NY 10019-5497
(212) 708-9400


 

 



New York Art Residency & Studios (NARS) Foundation
2014 NARS Foundation 3rd Annual
Juried Solo Exhibition
Preventative Measures
Reilly Sinanan
Gallery Hours:
Monday - Friday: 12 - 5pm and by appointment
September 12 - October 10, 2014
Opening Receiption September 12, 6-9pm Artist Talk 7pm
Nars Foundation

An individual’s personal history is a minefield fraught with untested pathways. How do you formulate a language to delve into that field in order to articulate your beliefs? What if, as a result, you realize that you are an unbeliever?
In reflection of these questions, the NARS Foundation is delighted to announce its third annual Juried Solo Exhibition, Preventative Measures, featuring a multifaceted installation by artist Reilly Sinanan. Sinanan was selected by Eric Shiner, Director, The Andy Warhol Museum. Reflecting on his work, Shiner states:

Conflict, it seems, is part of the human condition, fully inescapable despite all that we do to find some semblance of peace, of harmony. Each time we open a newspaper or turn on CNN, we are visually confronted with the next big disaster, the latest shooting or the war of the day. I selected Reilly Sinanan as my top choice because of his unabashed decision to highlight his personal inner conflict with society and religion and his ability to ultimately turn these histories and experiences into a fully-formed, provocative and engaging installation.

NARS programs are made possible in part through the generous support from
Materials for the Arts, Con Edison and with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, administrated by the Brooklyn Arts Council.

PLEASE NOTE: R train is not running between Manhattan and Brooklyn. For alternate service to NARS Foundation, take the B/D/N/Q/2/3/4/5 to Atlantic Ave/Barclay Center and transfer to the R train to 45th St.
For further information, contact us at info@narsfoundation.org
or 718-768-2765.

NARS Foundation | 201 46th Street. 4th Fl.
Brooklyn, NY 11220

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(detail), 2014, Acrylic, gold leaf & oil stick on canvas, 60 x 48 in.

Fahamu Pecou
"Pursuit of Happiness"
September 5th - October 4th, 2014
Tues - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Opening Reception Friday, September 5th 6-8pm
Lyons Weir Gallery

Featuring music by DJ TopClass

Meet The Artist Saturday, September 6th 2-4pm
Q & A moderated by Michael Lyons Wier at 3pm

Fahamu Pecou's latest series explores the notions of Michel Foucault's theory of subjectivation (the construction of the individual) through the lens of hip-hop and Black masculinity and comments on contemporary society's attempt to validate itself in the eyes of others by outward displays of affluence and influence. Using satire, through both language and image, Pecou offers the viewer a critical glimpse into the insecurities being played out in hip-hop music, visual culture and American popular culture at large and illustrates our ongoing quest in the "pursuit of happiness."

Lyons Wier Gallery | 542 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011
Tel: +1 212 242 6220 / gallery@lyonswiergallery.com
www.lyonswiergallery.com


Traci Talasco, “Rub Me the Wrong Way”
Opening Reception: Friday, September 26, 2014, 6-9pm
DUMBO Arts Festival Hours:
Saturday, September 27, 12-9pm
Sunday, September 28, 12-6pm
BAC Gallery

Traci Talasco transforms BAC Gallery into an interactive, domestic environment created entirely out of sandpaper. Rub Me the Wrong Way humorously represents how women have become worn out by their absurd attempts to fit “ideal” standards, juggling their home and work life. This immersive, tactile installation includes floral wallpaper, wainscoting, molding and a tile patterned floor all made from various grades of sandpaper. Gallery visitors will be able to walk through the space listening to the scratching sounds their steps generate, eventually wearing down the sandpaper floor to create a visual map of pedestrian traffic. Visit www.brooklynartscouncil.org/documents/2398 for more info.

BAC Gallery | 111 Front Street, Suite 218


 











 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 
   

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