Tuesday, January 29, 2008

On View @ the Met

In adition to the "classic" which everyone expect to admire at the Met,..here are my recommendations "Be sure to see"

African Section El Anatsui - Biography
El Anatsui was born 1944 in Anyako, Ghana. El earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sculpture and a Postgraduate Diploma in Art Education from the University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. He is Professor of Sculpture at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where he has lectured since 1975. He exhibited at the 1990 Venice Biennale, where he received an honorable mention and was included in the Johannesburg Biennale in 1995 as well as the Gwanju Bienniale, Gwanju, South Korea, 2004. His most recent solo exhibition Gawu has toured Europe, Asia and North America. He is included in the anthology exhibition Africa Remix, which has toured Dusseldorf, London and Paris and will travel to Tokyo and other cities in 2006/7. His work is in numerous public and private collections including: Asele Institute, The British Museum, Centre Pompidou, de Young Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum Kunst Palast, The Newark Museum, Nigeria National Art Gallery, Segataya Museum and the Smithsonian Institution.

American Wing, Mezzanine TARA DONOVAN
Tara Donovan at the Met
November 20, 2007–April 27, 2008
Modern and Contemporary Art, Lila Acheson Wallace Wing, The Gioconda and Joseph King Gallery
Tara Donovan (American, b. 1969) is known for working with commonplace manufactured materials such as tape, Styrofoam cups, or drinking straws to create abstract sculptural installations that often take on a biomorphic feel or resemble topographical landscapes. For a new work conceived specifically for this exhibition, the artist uses Mylar tape to create a wall-mounted installation that encompasses the entire gallery. Through a vast accumulation of webs of metallic loops, laboriously assembled, Donovan transforms the space into a unique phenomenological experience for the viewer. This exhibition is the fourth in an ongoing series featuring the work of contemporary artists.

Edouard Manet au MET et "Wisteria Dining Room"

Édouard Manet (French, 1832–1883)
The Spanish Singer, 1860
Oil on canvas; 58 x 45 in. (147.3 x 114.3 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of William Church Osborn, 1949 (49.58.2)

"The New Galleries for 19th- and Early 20th-Century European Paintings and Sculpture are reopening with renovated rooms and 8,000 square feet of additional gallery space—the Henry J. Heinz II Galleries—to showcase works from 1800 through the early twentieth century. The renovated galleries feature all of the Museum's most loved nineteenth-century paintings, which have been on permanent display in the past, as well as works by Bonnard, Vuillard, Soutine, Matisse, Picasso, and other early modern artists. Among the many additions are a full-room assembly of "The Wisteria Dining Room," a French art nouveau interior designed by Lucien Lévy Dhurmer shortly before World War I that is the only complete example of its kind in the United States;............"

Sunday, January 27, 2008

How do Art, music and meditation affect the brain/


Brainwave: Sacred Science

Entertainment, Education, and Enlightenment
from January through May 2008
details : click on the title

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Vickie Fremont is showing at...Pelham Art Center

Faculty SHOWCASE ..January 18 February 23 , 2008

This is a very good opportunity to see what kind of artists are the teachers of the Pelham Art Center.....It might help you to choose a course rather than another one...
Hours Tuesday-Friday 10-5 pm
Saturdays 10-4pm
Located 5 blocks from Hutchinson Parkway exit 12

Another reason to go : Vickie Fremont is showing
Vickie participe au marche de Noel et a la promenade des artistes organises par le Westchester Accueil.....


Pluriels méconnus !
>> Un rat ? des goûts
>> Un cas ? des colles
>> Un pont ? des râbles
>> Un flagrant ? des lits
>> Une voiture ? des mares
>> Un évier ? des bouchers
>> Un scout ? des brouillards
>> Un bond ? des buts
>> Une dent ? des chaussées
>> Un air ? des confits
>> Un beau ? des cors
>> Un mur ? des crépis
>> Un vrai ? des dalles
>> Un valet ? des curies
>> Une passagère ? des faïences
>> Un drogué ? des foncés
>> Une jolie ? des gaines
>> Un crâne ? des garnis
>> Un frigo ? des givrés
>> Une moue ? des goûters
>> Un brusque ? des luges
>> Un ministre ? des missionnaires
>> Une grosse ? des panses
>> Un propos ? des placés
>> Une cinglante ? des routes
>> Un fâcheux ? des agréments
>> Un patron ? des spots
>> Un délicieux ? des cerfs
>> Une bande ? des cinés
>> Un sirop ? des râbles
>> Un argent ? des tournées
> Il en a oublié un !!!!
> Une bière ? des haltères

Soon at the Museum of the city of New York

""Under New York Skies: Nocturnes by Yvonne Jacquette
Feb 1 through May 4
For 30 years, Yvonne Jacquette (b. 1934) has made night paintings from aerial vantage points of such cities as San Francisco, Chicago, Washington, Hong Kong, and Tokyo—along with bird’s-eye views of Maine and Midwestern farmland—but her images of New York City are without question the most celebrated. Under New York Skies: Nocturnes by Yvonne Jacquette"........read more..by clicking on the title.......

Friday, January 25, 2008

Daniel Buren on self destruction

Daniel Buren, one of France’s best-known contemporary artists, has threatened to destroy one of France’s best-known contemporary artworks—and it’s his own..........read more: click on the title

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


the date for the Neuberger HOUSE TOUR should be June 2nd........
More INFOS ...soon,............

"Il se passe toujours quelque chose au MET..."

Henri Matisse (French, 1869–1954)

Nasturtiums with the Painting "Dance", (1912)

Oil on canvas; H. 75-1/2, W. 45-3/8 in. (191.8 x 115.3 cm)

Bequest of Scofield Thayer, 1982 (1984.433.16)

©1999 Succession H. Matisse, Paris/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

New - Masterpieces of European Painting, 1800–1920, in The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The New Galleries for 19th- and Early 20th-Century European Paintings and Sculpture are reopening with renovated rooms and 8,000 square feet of additional gallery space—the Henry J. Heinz II Galleries—to showcase works from 1800 through the early twentieth century. The renovated galleries feature all of the Museum's most loved nineteenth-century paintings, which have been on permanent display in the past, as well as works by Bonnard, Vuillard, Soutine, Matisse, Picasso, and other early modern artists. Among the many additions are a full-room assembly of "The Wisteria Dining Room," a French art nouveau interior designed by Lucien Lévy Dhurmer shortly before World War I that is the only complete example of its kind in the United States; Henry Lerolle's enormous The Organ Rehearsal (a church interior of 1885); a group of newly accessioned nineteenth-century landscape oil sketches; and a selection of rarely exhibited paintings by an international group of artists.

Fresh from the Jewish Museum

Yes Pissaro in on view at the Jewish Museum and it ends on feb 3rd..AND there a funny and for Children Show with WILLIAM STEIG who illustrate lots of books for Children...Great show Kind of Similar to Saul Steinberg....but still very different..

"""Hailed as the "King of Cartoons," William Steig had a long and acclaimed career as both a brilliant cartoonist and an award-winning, beloved author of children’s literature, including his 1990 picture book Shrek! ("fear" in Yiddish)......read more by clicking on the title...

Monday, January 21, 2008

Guided visit with LMNY : WACK!

WACK!: Art and the Feminist Revolution...
Highlight on "French Culture.Org !!!!!!!!
"The first comprehensive, historical exhibition to examine the international foundations and legacy of feminist art, WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution focuses on the crucial period 1965–80, during which the majority of feminist activism and artmaking occurred internationally.".......read more =Click on the title

save the date: Lecture on La diplomatie culturelle

Thursday, January 31 - 7:00 p.m.


Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy

La Maison Française, New York University , 16 Washington Mews, New York

Click on the title to read more................


NYC Winter Restaurant Week 2008
Jan 21–25 / Jan 28–Feb 1
C'est l'occasion unique de déjeuner et de diner dans les meilleurs restaurants lde NY pour un prix modique. Compter pour une entrée/ plat /dessert:
Prix fixe Déjeuner: $ $24.07 et diner: $35.00 (boissons/ taxes et pourboires non compris).
Trouver la liste des restaurants qui participent à cette expérience www.nycvisit.com ou www.opentable.com

Pace Wildenstein Chelsea shows:

Art Review in "the New York SUN"
Robert Rauschenberg's Runts Get Big Attention
........Click on the title to read more...........

Laurence's Comments: I was less impressed this time than by his previous works, same gallery.....Having said that, being quite a fan,...I wasn't disappointed....

Sunday, January 20, 2008

SHOW: Another Last Year

received on nonsense nyc
...Another Last Year

Group art on time. Another Last Year is a unique look at how artists working in various disciplines address the cyclical nature of cultural progression, as well as the inseparability of anxiety and the passage of time. Offering a glimpse into the minds of 12 artists, Ad Nauseam Lyceum presents a group exhibition investigating the relationship among time, progress, and process. The exhibition will include painting, photography, media, and sculpture by Amy Beecher, Brent Birnbaum, Matt Broach, Janna Coker, Cathleen Cueto, Danielle Durchslag, Scott Goodman, Sayaka Nagata, Anna Ogier-Bloomer, Carolyn Salas, Jake Scharbach, and Eli Stertz. Capturing the nostalgia of both the distant and recent past, each piece offers a glimpse into how these individual artists experience the passing of time with the coming of each new year. Another Last Year is both an examination and literal manifestation of an artistic process.

As part of their Friday Performance Series, Ad Nauseam would like to cordially invite you to tap yer toes to the ill tunes of Jesse Lynn, fierce songstress extraordinaire. Hilarity will ensue the following Friday (1/25) with post-meta-neo-dada performances by David McGee, Laura "Moss" O'Brien, and Mark Lindberg.

Ad Nauseam Lyceum is an artist-run organization committed to showcasing multidisciplinary work by emerging artists in New York. The group aims to give young artists an opportunity to collaborate, present work, and have a creative dialogue outside the traditional art market.

169 Avenue C, at 11th Street, Manhattan
8p; $free
Continues through February 2

Special Event @ NurtureArt Williamsburg..NY

NURTUREart is pleased to announce an exhibition tour led by the artists on Sunday, January 27th at 3pm. Join curators Lauren Schell Dickens and Julie McKim, and the artists of At Arms Length for a conversation about their recent work. Mulled wine will be served!.............read more= click on the title...

Saturday, January 19, 2008

" Fresh News from Stuart Yankell"

Please visit our newly constructed site at www.yankell.com which includes additional works and viewing formats.

Available works can be viewed at: http://www.yankell.com/www.yankell.com/Paintings/Pages/AVAILABLE_WORKS.html

Stuart Yankell
Yankell Fine Arts
105 Birch Avenue
Bala Cynwyd,PA 19004


Friday, January 18, 2008

Mitchell-Innes & Nash Shows ALBERTO BURRI


OCTOBER 26, 2007: NEW YORK – Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to present the first New York exhibition in over 20 years of works by the late Italian artist, Alberto Burri. Featuring some 20 multi-media paintings and select works on paper, the exhibition celebrates Mitchell-Innes & Nash's exclusive representation of the estate of Minsa Burri, the artist’s widow, and will shed fresh light on the scholarship and appreciation of this important Italian Post-War artist...........check on the title to read more...........

Thursday, January 17, 2008


Save the date !

The 4th annual edition of

Focus on French Cinema

will take place on

28-29-30 March 2008

at the Performing Arts Center,
Purchase College NY


Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Autres infos en francais sur Internet

France-Amerique est une autre source d'information en francais........que vous pouvez consulter sur Internet

Info / espace "galerie ecole" french Morning News

Lisez la suite .......CAN : une galerie-école

CAN, un concepte original. CANnabis, une exposition cosmopolite au contenu hétérogène et "colorful". CANnot miss it.


Miriam Schapiro
Mary Cassatt and Me, 1976
Fabric, acrylic, paper on paper
30 x 22

Pattern and Decoration:
An Ideal Vision in American Art, 1975-1985
October 27, 2007 – January 20, 2008

FILM on ART @ Jacob Burns FILM Center

Opening Night, Wed. Jan. 16 at 7:15
Film, Food, Jazz & Live Art
Gary Hustwit. 2007. 80 min. NR. UK.
"One of the most slyly intelligent and quietly captivating documentaries of the year." (Time Out London)
Perhaps the most influential expression of sleek, bold modernism is hidden in plain sight: the 50-year-old typeface called Helvetica. Found everywhere everyday - in ads and logos, on street and subway signs - it’s the ultimate in cool. Not just for font geeks, Hustwit’s thoroughly engaging film interweaves the history of Helvetica with passionate debate from graphic designers on the typeface’s political implications: Do its clean letters, proportions, and spacing inspire confidence, fairness, even perfection - or feed the impulse toward conformity and the corporate mindset?
Q&A: Michael Bierut, who is featured in the film, has won hundreds of awards including graphic design’s highest honor, the AIGA Medal. He’s a partner at the renowned firm Pentagram, as well as an author and founding writer of the Design Observer blog. His work is in the collections of MoMA and the Cooper-Hewitt. He’ll be interviewed by Peter Scherer, a partner at the H Plus design firm and trustee of the Village of Pleasantville.
A Celebration! Join us after the screening for good food, live jazz by Steve, Edie & Friends, and an art happening in which the collaborative group e.y.e (erase your ego) will spontaneously paint a series of canvases on the theme of typefaces. Come watch e.y.e get to work before the film, and stay afterward to party and bid on the finished paintings as we kick off this annual series.
Reception provided by Mrs. Green’s Natural Market.
Tickets: $15 (members), $20 (nonmembers)

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Opening Thursday Jan 31st in STAMFORD

The Loft Artist Association presents

Art Moved :: The Grand Gallery Opening
of LAA’s new lofts @ 845 Canal St.
January 31 - March 2, 2008

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Opening this wednesday White Plains Library

"Patterns" @ White Plains Public Library

OPENING WEDNESDAY January 16th 6-8pm

Friday, January 11, 2008

Last Days for Martin Puryear @ MOMA

Martin Puryear
November 4, 2007–January 14, 2008

Best Show Strolling Chelsea this last tuesday

Results of our walking around Chelsea with Fabienne this last Tuesday:
Click on the title and you will be taken in another world.lots of differents worlds , depending which mask you choose.Bravo to James Cohan Gallery
Definitely voted best Show for that day ....
What else: we saw Morris Louis ( Paull KASMIN) and Donald Judd (Mary Ryan Gallery) 2 almost "classic" artists,
And a Young artist we both liked NICK RAD ( RareArt 521 W 26th St)
And we saw also affordable art being auctionned at Noho Gallery (530 W 25th)..

Thursday, January 10, 2008

News from Leah Oates

I'm sending info on two shows I have work in this winter. Below is an invite for Skipping the Page at the Center for Book Arts opening January 18th ( http://www.centerforbookarts.org/exhibits/archive/showdetail.asp?showID=166 )
and also The Hun Gallery International at 12 West 32nd St, 3rd Floor opening February 1st.

In late February I'm in Ghost Town Planet at Gallery Nava in the Boston area and in The Topography of Nature at The
Arcade Gallery in Chelsea opening in early March..dates and address will follow for Topography...

I send my best and hope that you are enjoying your winter. Happy 2008!


Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Sharon Hayes at the New Museum

"I march in the parade of liberty, but as long as I love you I'm not free"
FROM http://www.lmcc.net/blog/

Generously supported by The Greenwall Foundation

New York-based artist Sharon Hayes works in performance, video, and installation, creating situations that expose dramatic frictions between collective activities and personal actions. With interventions that are inspired by the language of politics and the dramaturgy of theater, Hayes has staged protests, delivered speeches, and organized demonstrations in which crowds and individuals are invited to rethink their roles in the construction of public opinion. Hayes will create a site-specific performance piece for the New Museum, which will have both a live component and a recorded element that will be broadcast in an unusual interstitial space located between galleries. Continuing the artist’s interrogation of the infinitesimal distance that separates the public from the private, this new work will be a reflection on the difference between speaking and listening—a kind of confession combining the idiom of politics, the transmission of secrets, and the language of love.

Performance Schedule

Saturday, December 1, 2007, 12-2 PM, 5-7 PM, 10 PM-12 AM
Sunday, December 2, 2007, 12-2 PM, 4-6 PM
Saturday, December 8, 2007, 12-2 PM
Saturday, December 16, 2007, 12-2 PM
Saturday, January 12, 2008, 12-2 PM

New Museum
235 Bowery
New York, NY 10002

I march in the parade of liberty, but as long as I love you I'm not free is organized by Massimiliano Gioni, Director of Special Exhibitions.

Banner image:
Sharon Hayes
In the Near Future, New York (detail), 2005
Slide installation
Courtesy the artist

Tuesday, January 8, 2008


Curated by Susan Gosin
January 11–February 9, 2008
Reception: Friday, Jan. 11, 6–8 PM