Ellen Pearlman reviews “Old Becomes the New: New York Contemporary Native American Art Movement and The New York School” on HYPERALLERGIC blog
I grew up in a house full of art with my sisters Maryann and Kathleen and my dad. We would spend days helping our dad on art projects like helping paint large door size folk art paintings, and freezing as we painted the Bingo sign for our local church. Art was always around and I never thought anything of it until I got older and realized our family was a bit different. My mom is gone now and curating the Mom Show is a little bit of art I can share with the world and to help other people with... [more]
2013 NYC Mom Show by Erik Leavitt Farhana Akhter, Luis Alves, Al Benkin, Joe Billera, Sari Cecilia, Ava Day, Ray DiCecco, Leila Elias, Adrián Jesús Falcón, Kristin Gambell, dion hitchings, John C. Kuchera, Kathleen Kuchera, Maryann Kuchera, Ray Phoenix Lopez, Ben Louria, Liz Marotti, Abigail Medina, Sara Morsey, Danny Olda, Mani C. Price, Rene Garcia Ramon, Rogelio Ronco, Robert Ross, James R. Stover, Monica Tavarez, Nikki Witness, Hans Wolf at chashama 461
May 4th - May 12th
American Artist and American Heart by Erik Leavitt The 2013 NYC Mom Show, “A traveling exhibit of fine art as a tribute to Moms everywhere,” will kick off its journey this May at 461 Gallery, the Chashama venue space in Harlem. “The Basic idea is a day of friends, family and the public to enjoy, engage and discuss all things relating to mom and beyond, ” says creator and curator John C. Kuchera. “At the end of the day it’s all about the little smile I get as I think about my mom.”... [more]
“Timeless. On the contrary, inside time. And beyond. It rains this light rain of words. Significant. Blunt. Stirring, most of all. /
And then the images, evoked, drawn, painted. Strokes and shadows. Black. Intensity, liberty. And love. Thank you Stefano.”
Marco Mathieu, Writer and Journalist, "La Repubblica", Milan [more]
Jim Naughten: Conflict and Costume – William Meyers
April 5, 2013
The emphasis in Jim Naughten's 2012 photos of the Herero people of Namibia is on their clothing, which is adopted from that of their former colonial occupiers and has elements relating to their own pastoral heritage. Their land was claimed by Germany from 1884 until the end of World War I; when they rebelled, the Germans waged a war of extermination against them. As many as 85% of the Herero were killed; some in combat, m... [more]
by Ami Kealoha in Culture on 23 February 2006
Brooklyn-based artist Jacob Williams' day-glo psychedelia already looks like a trip through a Disneyland ride on drugs, which makes Tim Regan's recent video piece (created to announce the opening reception for Williams' solo installation "Nightmare of the Haunted Buddha") a natural fit.
Set to a dramatic Psycho-esque soundtrack, the animation sets Williams' mountains, wild-haired women, and panthers in motion, which nicely establishes... [more]
Barry GrosePaintingLives and works in: New YorkWebsite: www.barrygrose.comTo Purchase Contact: Barry Grose
While largely a self-taught painter, Barry Grose studied briefly at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and also holds a Master's Degree from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor's degree from the State University of New York.
Grose has most recently exhibited at the Aesthetic Eye Gallery in Chicago; Airstream Studios in Rochester, New Hampshire; the Anatomically C... [more]
Elizabeth Sowell-ZakPaintingLives and works in: New York and New JerseyWebsite: www.artslant.com/elizabeth-sowell-zakTo Purchase Contact: Elizabeth Sowell-Zak
Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Elizabeth Sowell-Zak was influenced early on by the illustrative style of her paternal grandfather who worked with Walt Disney. Elizabeth acquired an appreciation for social and political commentary from the comedic perspective of cartoons and comics of the Sunday newspaper. Through her studies at Montclair State University, Sowell-Zak ea... [more]
Shirzad Khusrokhan Painting
Lives & Works in: New York Website: artbyshirzad.com To Purchase Contact: Shirzad Khusrokhan
Shirzad Khusrokhan was born in Bombay and grew up creating images emblazoned with the wildly bright colors and fantastic imagery of his native India.
Shirzad's paintings tend to be diverse due to a process that he has honed over the course of many years; an improvisation on canvas with no pre-conceived direction is almost always the first step. The resulting image te... [more]
FROM THE VERNISSAGE FLOOR: Armory Week in 48 Hours
By Charlie Schultz
In the last forty-eight hours I’ve walked through six fairs, looked over the presentations of more than 350 galleries, and seen the work of more than 1000 artists. If pressed to put an adjective to the experience, I’d choose enthusiastic, because when you attend these sorts of events in the first few days of the run everyone is pretty hopeful. Everyone smiles, and if you can keep your tradeshow cynicism at... [more]
ARMORY WEEK ARTISTS IN FOCUS
Graphene and Glitter: Shane Hope's Molecular Realities, by Collin Sundt.
Shane Hope makes invisible worlds visible. Leaders in the world of digital art have called his work “the warmest use of digital technology out there.” This week the New York artist’s uniquely fabricated sculptures, digital paintings, and holographic prints will be the feature of Ed Winkleman’s booth at the Armory Show.
If one could wield a brush on a molecular level, the outcome may rese... [more]
UPPING THE ANTE: ARMORY ARTS WEEK 2013
An overview of Armory Week fairs, with Lori Zimmer.
With the arrival of Armory Week, last year’s experiment of Armory versus Frieze is rearing its ugly head, and settling itself into reality. The splash that Frieze made last year on the enchanted (Roosevelt) Island of art lured satellite fairs Pulse and NADA to jump ship from March to May, but Scope, Fountain and the Armory’s little sister, VOLTA, remain Armory Week fixtures. To up their game, bo... [more]
BRITISH JOURNAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY
"Hereros – Jim Naughten"
London-based photographer Jim Naughten first came across the Herero tribe and their eclectic sense of fashion several years ago while travellingin southern Africa. The images he captured on that trip were published in Marie Claire, which funded an exhibition that in turn landed him a major global advertising campaign. Yet Naughten knew he needed to return to Namibia to continue photographing. “I always had it in the ba... [more]
Photo District News by klompching Jim Naughten at KLOMPCHING GALLERY
March 14th - May 4th
PHOTO DISTRICT NEWS – Exposures Section (February, 2013 issue)
For his new book, Jim Naughten created typological photographs of Namibia’s He rero people, whose military and civilian clothes are symbols of their historic struggle against colonialism. By Conor Risch
Many nations and cultures remember military heroes, great victories, and fallen soldiers through statues and monuments. On national holidays, war veterans don old uniforms and medals, or wear clothing decorated with patches... [more]