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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


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


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


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


 



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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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


MUSEUM STARTER KIT:
Open With Care
On-view through September 6, 2014
Las Galerías
El Museo


El Museo del Barrio, now celebrating its 45th anniversary, El Museo reimagines its beginnings with an exhibition that explores the unusual founding of El Museo and solicits community participation to invent new museums-creating unorthodox museums of the moment. The exhibition is designed to grow and change over time.

Admission: Suggested

El Museo del Barrio | 1230 Fifth Avenue | New York | NY | 10029


 

 



 

 

 

 

 
   

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