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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


Art That Sheds A New Light on Life at Agora
Tuesday November 4 11a.m. – Tuesday November 25 6 p.m.
Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery has a series of shows this November which are designed to bring a sense of light and life as the days begin to get shorter and darker. The dreamlike yet psychologically compelling creations of Anna Rita Alatan, also known as ARA, are featured in a solo exhibition that melds the real with the imagination. The works in Illumination: an Exhibition of Fine Art Photography demonstrate the tremendous potential of photography as a medium, both digital and analog, in images that cannot fail to capture the eye and engage the heart. The Kaleidoscope of the Mind features artwork imbued with the essence of imagination and an appreciation of the power of experience, the work combines the two for an unforgettable viewing. In the ground-level space, Francine Gravel’s paintings draw from Medieval, Mexican, and Egyptian art as they weave a unique tapestry of mythology and dreams.

Entrance is free and art lovers are warmly encouraged to attend.

www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/11_6_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


Brooklyn Waterfront Artists’ Coalition Fall Art Show
September27 @ 2:00 pm - October 26 @ 6:00 pm
BWAC Gallery 499 Van Brunt St. Red Hook Brooklyn N. Y.

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists' Coalition asked their 200+ members to create new and imaginative works for the upcoming show "Imagine This" accompanied by narratives explaining the creative process. Accompanying this show is the international juried "Smart Device Show" exploring creativity and imagination through the emerging technologies of smart phones. 200 works will be displayed on large screens. The Ground Floor gallery as well will be completely transformed by the dozen giant site specific installations, some with sound or video, some interactive. A separate photography section explores the new directions photography has taken.

Admission is free. Call BWAC at 518 596 2506/7 or visit our website at bwac.org. Weekends: September 27-October 26th

BWAC’s Iconic Gallery | 499 Van Brunt St. Red Hook Brooklyn NY.

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Corina Reynolds presents “Northwestern Expansion”
October 11 – November 1, 2014
Opening hours: Thursday 11am-2pm, Friday and Saturday 2pm-6pm
Opening Reception: October 11, 7-9pm
Open Source Gallery.

When explorers in the 1400's patiently waited through harsh winters with their ships sometimes frozen in place during their search for the Northwest Passage, they were making progress while waiting. The occupants of a waiting room are not explorers, per say, but they are making progress towards a goal while in a state of pause—every second they get closer to their destination.

“Northwestern Expansion” is an immersive installation examining the act of waiting in pursuit of one’s goals. Reynolds recreates a waiting room and executive office from the Northwestern section of the Jacob K. Javits Federal Building in Manhattan, which is home to the Social Security Administration, New York City Immigration, and many other government offices. In her installation, Open Source’s main gallery becomes a container that holds a “core sample” of the Javits building’s 31st floor. Reynolds uses the search for the Northwest Passage, a northern trade route from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, as well as traditional waiting rooms as a metaphor for the waiting we do daily. These acts of waiting in office buildings, like the icy search for the Northwest Passage, are motivated by money, prestige, and exchange. Through carefully controlled light, surface, space, and typical waiting room furnishings such as vinyl flooring, industrial carpeting, service counters, and office chairs, Reynolds puts the viewer in intermission, evoking the experience of waiting and allowing individuals to examine their own ambitions.

Corina Reynolds is an artist who works with installation, video, and performance. Her immersive works invite the viewer to experience the hierarchies present every day in society. She earned her BFA from San Diego State University her MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and in 2012 co-founded Small Editions, an artist book studio and press in Brooklyn. In 2011, Reynolds was an artist-in-residence at the Wassaic Project in New York. From 2011-2013, she taught courses in bookbinding and artist book publication at the Interlochen Center for the Arts. Reynolds has exhibited across the U.S. in New York, Michigan, Iowa, and California.

Open Source Gallery | 306 17th St. Brooklyn, NY 11215
Closest trains: R Train: Prospect Ave, F/G Train: 15th Street - Prospect Park opensourcegallery.org
contact@opensourcegallery.org
(646) 279-3969



Front Room 15 Anniversary
Opening Friday October 10, 7-9
Outdoor Art Festival Saturday October 11, 1-6
Open Fri - Sun, 1 pm to 6 pm & by appointment
October 10th-November 2
The Front Room


Featuring:
Amanda Alic, Sasha Bezzubov, Thomas Broadbent, Gregory Curry, Ethan Crenson, Lisa Dilillo, Mark Esper, Peter Fox, Amy Hill, Sascha Mallon, Stephen Mallon, Mark Masyga, Sean Hemmerle, Kim Holleman, David Kramer, Jesse Lambert, Allan Packer, Walker Pickering, Emily Roz, Sante Scardillo, Philip Simmons, Mark Stilwell, Jeremy Slater, Patricia Smith, Rodger Stephens, Miho Suzuki, Joanne Ungar, Julia Whitney Barnes, Edie Winograde, Monika Wuhrer and more.

The Front Room Gallery is proud to announce FR:15, Front Room's Fifteenth Anniversary exhibition. We are thrilled to say that we have had over 117 exhibitions since we opened in Williamsburg at 147 Roebling Street on October 9th, 1999. This exhibition will feature some of our stalwarts that have been with us from the beginning such as Amanda Alic, Ethan Crenson, Sean Hemmerle, and Edie Winograde, as well as our current stable of artists who have shaped Front Room throughout the years and artists that have shown at Front Room in the past 15 years whose works we have always admired.

We have seen good and bad changes in Williamsburg in the last 6.66% of a century, and we are still happy to be here on Roebling Street right in the middle of the craziness. In 1999 none of us had cell phones, most artists sent their submissions in the form of slides, Chelsea was just getting started, LES and Bushwick didn't exist as art scenes and the idea of art fairs was just getting started. Since then Front Room and it's talented roster of artists has been involved in many art fairs and exchanges with museums and galleries throughout the world, and has received critical acclaim from renowned publications in print to hip young blogs online. We thank everyone for their continued support and look forward to a grand future.

In conjunction with our 15th Anniversary we are celebrating with an outdoor arts festival on the block of Hope Street, between Roebling and Havemeyer, adjacent to the gallery. Join us Saturday October 11th from 1-6PM for an afternoon of music, performance and video installations, featuring works from local artists.

The Front Room | 147 Roebling Street
info@frontroom.org
www.frontroom.org


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




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


 

Madness, curated by Lori Field
Opening reception October 10, 7pm to 9pm
The Lodge Gallery


The Lodge Gallery is pleased to present Madness, a group exhibition curated by visual artist Lori Field. Comprised of almost two dozen works, the show brings together an exceptional collection of artists who question the nature of madness and it’s place in contemporary culture. Artists include: Allison Sommers, Ben Coover, Chris Crites, Chris Hipkiss, Dawn Black, Hanna von Goeler, Hiroshi Kumagai, John O’Reilly, Judith Supine, Judy Rifka / Daniel Dibble, Kymia Nawabi, Lori Field, Matt Rota, Sharmistha Kar, Sibylle Peretti, Sokol Andrew, Stephen J M Palmer, Winston Chmielinski, Zoë Field
For more information visit www.thelodgegallery.com
Or call 917. 478. 7513

The Lodge Gallery | 131 Chrystie St. (between Delancey and Broome)


 

October Exhibition
October 3 - November 4, 2014
Tuesdays-Saturdays 11am to 5pm
Amsterdam Whitney Gallery

Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, 511 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York City, is proud to show in its October 3 - November 4, 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 “Halloween Masquerade” 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 Admissions. For more information please visit www.amsterdamwhitneygallery.com.


Amsterdam Whitney Gallery | 511 West 25th Street, Suite 406, New York, NY, 10001


 

World-Famous Chinese Fingerprint Artist to Show in NYC
Thursday October 16 11a.m. – Tuesday October 30 6 p.m.
Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery inaugurates its new ground-level gallery space by welcoming Chinese Fingerprint drawing artist Zhang Baohua to exhibit his immersive visual works, created using only fingerprint and palm. Baohua’s works have been publicized at more than 900 newspapers and magazines. Impossible to duplicate, fingerprint drawing is reputed as concise, elegant, plain and sincere. Baohua’s portfolio ranges from flowers and animals, to landscapes and portraits. These extraordinary one-of-a-kind pieces are the perfect collection with which to reign in a new, promising era at Agora Gallery. The opening reception, taking place October 16th from 6pm - 8pm will include a speech and live performance by the artist.

Entrance is free and art lovers are warmly encouraged to attend.
www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Zhang_Baohua.aspx.

Agora Gallery | 530 West 25th St.


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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