Tuesday, June 30, 2009

FIAF's Bastille Day, Street Fair on 60th st

Bastille Day on 60th Street

Sunday, July 12, 2009

From 12 to 6pm

between Lexington and Fifth avenues

For more information please send us an email: comitedu14juillet@fiaf.org

Google map: 60th Street from Fifth to Lexington avenues

Presented by
le Comité du 14 juillet

Monday, June 29, 2009

Guess what? I'm now in France....so let's talk about...


Attention, la villa Noailles sera fermée du 8 juin au 4 juillet 2009.

Dimanche 5 juillet de 10h à 19h
La villa Noailles sera fermée les lundi 6 et mardi 7 juillet

A partir du 8 juillet ouvert tous les jours sauf mardi et jours fériés,
10h - 12h30 / 16h - 19h
le vendredi, ouvert uniquement en nocturne
de 16h à 22h (attention fermé le matin)

entrée libre

Bientot le 1er Juillet: Fete nationale..........

- Fête Nationale : 1 juillet, journée anniversaire de l'Indépendance du Burundi vis à vis de la présence belge en 1962.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Special trip to BEACON ...Check out for David Loeb's works

"The title Blakelock refers to Ralph Albert Blakelock, American 19th-century landscape painter."

June 27th - July 27th

Artists' reception:
Saturday, June 27th 6 - 9 pm

137 main street
beacon, new york
845 838 2995
gallery hours: thurs-monday 11 - 6, or by appointment

Also at Hudson Beach Glass across Main Street
& at Moxie Salon, 544 Main Street

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Est il possible de parler de Lyon sans parler cuisine!

Voici egalement une info a la suite de l'article dans LYON PEOPLE
Allez faire un tour sur ce blog

Friday, June 19, 2009

A la suite de l'article de Lyon People...citant ce blog...

A la suite de l'article de Lyon People a propos des lyonnais de New York...le blog est visione et voici du coup des infos sur ce qui se passe a LYON......
En premier, contactee par un autre passione de collages, Denis Gaydier qui m'a fait passer un certain nombre de ses realisations dont voici un exemple:

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Pass the word…
3 GOOD THINGS on one rainy Week-End:
All Week-End open studio
An Art Exhibit Opening
And one good news : Sale prices !

It’s raining? Come and enjoy:
Saturday June 20th and Sunday June 21st 2009 from 9am to 6pm Open Studio at Artist Loft #40
Sale prices, some 80% off Gallery prices on some previous collections.
Plus, starting at 6pm Saturday June 20th Modern Art Exhibit with Opening Reception at Loft #1 and #3
With 7 other artists at same address
52 Webster avenue, NEW ROCHELLE NY 10801

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

On view @ the MET

NEW YORK, NY - The first major New York exhibition in 20 years devoted to Francis Bacon (British, 1909–1992)—one of the most important painters of the 20th century—will be presented at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from May 20 through August 16, 2009. Marking the 100th anniversary of the artist's birth, Francis Bacon: A Centenary Retrospective will bring together the most significant works from each period of the artist's remarkable career. Drawn from public and private collections around the world, this landmark exhibition will consist of some 65 paintings, complemented by never-before-seen works and archival material from the Francis Bacon Estate, which will shed new light on the artist's career and working practices. The Metropolitan Museum is the sole U.S. venue of the exhibition tour.

"Bacon is more compelling than ever: despite the passage of time, his paintings remain fresh, urgent, and mysterious. Never before has this work been more relevant to young artists," noted Gary Tinterow, Engelhard Chairman of the Metropolitan Museum's Department of Nineteenth-Century, Modern, and Contemporary Art. "For these reasons, we are very pleased to be able to present a retrospective spanning his entire career to our viewing public."

Entirely self-taught, Francis Bacon emerged in 1945 as a major force in British painting. He rose to prominence over the subsequent 45 years, securing his reputation as one of the seminal artists of his generation. With a predilection for shocking imagery, Bacon's oeuvre was dominated by emotionally charged depictions of the human body that are among the most powerful images in the history of art.

The exhibition's loosely chronological structure will trace critical themes in Bacon's work and explore his philosophy about mankind and the modern condition with visually arresting examples. The earliest group of works, from the 1940s and '50s, focuses on the animalistic qualities of man, including: paintings of heads with snarling mouths (Head I, 1947–1948, The Metropolitan Museum of Art); images of men as pathetic and alone (Study for a Portrait, 1953, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany); and the human figure portrayed as base and bestial (Figures in a Landscape, 1956, Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery, England). The exhibition also features numerous versions of Bacon's iconic studies (1949–1953) after Diego Velázquez's VePortrait of Innocent X (1650). Mortality is addressed directly in his last works (Triptych, 1991, The Museum of Modern Art, New York).

Metropolitan Museum of Art announces Augustus Saint-Gaudens Exhibition
Art Knowledge News...Posted: 20 Jun 2009 09:49 PM PDT
NEW YORK, NY - Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848–1907) was a French-Irish immigrant who became the greatest American sculptor of his day. From humble roots, through his prodigious talent, he rose in society, eventually counting some of America's most influential people in art and literature, diplomacy and economics, technology and social policy among his friends and clients. The collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art contains nearly four dozen works by the accomplished artist, representing the entire range of his oeuvre, from early cameos to innovative painterly bas-reliefs to character-penetrating portrait busts and statuettes derived from his public monuments.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

LMNY Season 2009/2010

this is a clue for the LMNY programming for next year...
Any Idea?
Do not take your cues from the title as it is: "Infinite Regression" and that has nothing to do with LMNY ...Instead check the labels...
More Info to be posted......

What's doing in Rye, NY.. this summer?

Monday, June 15, 2009

Bravo Pauline

"Beyond the Fray"
Une de nos membres ( ACCUEIl NEW YORK)que vous connaissez bien pour tout le travail
de graphisme qu'elle réalise pour l'ANY, Pauline Galiana,
exposera du 13 juin au 19 juillet parmi 10 autres artistes.

art sites
651 West Main Street (Route 25), Riverhead (Long Island), NY 11901 T: 631- 591-2401

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


In 1980, artist Stan VanDerBeek (1927-1984) recalled a dream he had of the ideal exhibition space: a dark room with “projected images, movies, and stills everywhere,” which he playfully referred to as “amazement park.” Suspended by a wire device, the viewer swings through the space as “images like snowflakes…fly past.” The experience would “reinforce by way of visual metaphors that the whole life experience is about sharing.”

Amazement Park is a yearlong exhibition that combines work by the influential filmmaker and artist with work by his daughter Sara VanDerBeek (b. 1976) and son Johannes VanDerBeek (b. 1982). Taking inspiration from Stan VanDerBeek’s dream exhibition, Amazement Park presents an experimental studio-like space that will change every month. Works by each artist will be on view, from never before seen Stan VanDerBeek drawings from the 1950’s to new photographs and sculpture by Sara and Johannes VanDerBeek. The evolving nature of the project mirrors the spirit of their work, which shares a common interest in re-combination and collage, and ephemeral materials and architectural forms. Over the course of the year, a multi-layered picture of influence and experimentation will emerge.

This project is organized by Malloy Curator of the Tang Museum Ian Berry in collaboration with the artists and supported by the Friends of the Tang.

Monday, June 8, 2009

do not forget tomorrow is the MILE FESTIVAL

TUESDAY JUNE 9TH from 6pmto 9pm....
For example the Neue GALERIE will be open ........

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Closing soon @ the Neue Gallery

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938)
Street, Dresden, 1908/1919
Oil on canvas, 150.5 x 200.4 cm (59¼ x 78 7/8 in.).
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Purchase

“Packs several galleries with saturated colors…an eyeful”
The New York Times
This exhibition, the first major museum show devoted to the Brücke artists ever held in the United States, will close on Monday, June 29. It includes over 100 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by the visionary artists Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Erich Heckel, Hermann Max Pechstein, and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, whose revolutionary work, with its blazing color and striking emotional candor, forms the basis for German Expressionism.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Les Lyonnais de New York vu par LYON PEOPLE

"Juin verra la 50 000 ieme passager emprunter la ligne New-York Lyon depuis le 17 Juillet 2008....."
Une edition speciale "les Lyonnais de New York" du magazine LYON PEOPLE avec en page 49 une liste de bonnes adresses..
Vous apprendrez certainement quelque chose...

Friday, June 5, 2009

Save the date for Pauline Galiana :Reception: Saturday, June 13, 5-7 PM

Beyond the Fray


June 13- July 19, 2009

Co-curated by
Carole Jay + Glynis Berry

Reception: Saturday, June 13, 5-7 PM
Including a performance piece by Andrea Cote. hint: life line; heart line
art sites
651 West Main Street (Route 25), Riverhead, New York 11901 T: 631- 591-2401

Gallery Hours: Thursday –Sunday, 12-5 PM.
For group tour information and additional hours call 631-591-2401

Beyond the Fray displays the work of eleven artists, all who use texture in unexpected ways. From delicate white-on-white constructions to sumptuous layers of paint on collaged pieces, this show demonstrates the range of the visually tactile. Texture creates experiences and reactions. It is intimate, tempting one to touch. It breathes life into the iconic.

CANDYCE BROKAW, who started the Survivor’s Art Foundation in 1997, is an artist uses texture, through pattern and thickly applied tube paint, to give power to her expressive works. Her themes relate visual density to emotional experience, stemming from therapeutic explorations of physical abuse.

ANNETTE CORDS, born in Germany, has shown extensively, here and in Europe. The daughter of a physicist, she has been drawn to fundamentals of science while pulling materials for collages from daily life. She states, “Through the physicality of painting and the application of a process, I explore themes present in our fluid and interconnected world. Looking at the ways technology and biology interact and influence one another, I draw on the reciprocal relationship between the organic and non-organic and let it shape my work.”

ANDREA COTE, a multi-disciplinary artist, has shown her work coast-to-coast, including numerous museums. She was recently awarded the 2009 Studio Immersion Fellowship from the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop. In her work Andrea questions the boundaries that have traditionally divided artistic disciplines, taking on multiple roles using her own body as subject, object, and medium. In these works, texture varies from actual inclusion of hair, to its visual translation, to printing directly from her body. She will also execute a performance piece at the opening. Visitor participation is encouraged.

CUI FEI Growing up in China, Cui witnessed radical, social and cultural change. Using the textures of thorns and tendrils to create implied manuscripts, she turns to nature as the origin of universality. She states, “In response to a continually changing outside world, I seek the underlying essence of our lives, something that is real and permanent, which cannot be altered by social, political, cultural, or geographic conditions.”
PAULINE GALIANA, from France, now lives and works in New York. Galiana describes her work as a kind of “survival kit”. In an act of willful economy, she recasts and recycles pieces from her own work. Her sticker collages record the passing consumption of food, medicine and culture, in an intense and time-consuming way. She helps the ephemeral to survive.
MARIETTA HOFERER, a German-born, U.S.A.- based artist subtly uses tape and light pencil lines to explore possibilities of the grid, with the hints of serendipity. Isabelle Dervaux, curator at the Morgan Library & Museum describes Hoferer’s work, “Marietta Hoferer’s collages made out of clear tape are based on a regular, modular composition of symmetrical patterns arranged into a grid format. Yet, minute differences in the size and texture of the tape affect its reflectivity, producing endless variations in the luminosity of the drawing, whose surface changes constantly under the eyes of the viewer like the surface of water.”
DANIELLE JACQUI’s vibrant drawings and textile collages fill every available space with color and texture as she depicts utopian visions. She can easily spend three years on the same piece of embroidery. Her artistic creations spread to every part of her environment, filling walls, wrapping chairs and encasing whole buildings. A French “l’Artiste Singulier, she is an ardent feminist who has shown extensively in France and is included in the Folk Art Museum and American Visionary Art Museum.
ROSELINE KOENER, a Belgian artist influenced by African art, forms textured collages of fabric and paper that seem fully spontaneous bursts of color and joy. But this expressiveness is rooted in a deep knowledge of art history and archeology, groomed since childhood as a collector’s daughter. With international sensibility and exposure, she focuses on sharing insights, sparking spirituality, and fostering the creative impulse. Her works are visceral; the textures sensual.
PATRICIA LEIGHTON, a Scottish artist now living in the U.S.A., has been creating major site-specific public art commissions in the United States and Europe since the 1980’s. Influenced by the natural formations of the Scottish hills, mountains, and ancient sites, she seeks that same intangible presence in her sculptures. The works are pulled from the past and filled with animistic energy. The pieces in this show reflect the monumentality of their inspiration, but with humbleness of woven textures..
DEBBIE MA, born in the Philippines, is both a graphic and fine artist, whose designs have graced the products of most of the leading cosmetic companies. Ma takes basic shapes and, through the power of her hand, imbues them with variation and strength. After having studied in the Philippines, Parsons School of Design, School of Visual Arts, Barcelona and at the China Institute, her works reflect a respect for the knowledge and skill of the masters, but then take on an abstraction all her own.
The Design Observer, a web publication focused on design and culture, has integrated Richard Devereaux's film on my work -- entitled "Once Out of Chaos" -- on their site. You can find the Observer's article on http://www.designobserver.com They have done a great job of maintaining the visual and aural quality.
Pauline Galiana

Thursday, June 4, 2009

What's going on @ the MET:

Source: Met Website
Metropolitan Museum of Art displays African & Oceanic Art from Barbier-Mueller Museum

NEW YORK, NY.- An exhibition featuring exceptional works of African and Oceanic sculpture selected from the extensive holdings of the Barbier-Mueller Museum in Geneva, one of Europe's preeminent private collections of non-Western art, will be on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art through September 27, 2009. Presenting more than 35 works—most never before seen in the United States—African and Oceanic Art from The Barbier-Mueller Museum, Geneva: A Legacy of Collecting will explore the wide spectrum of artistic creativity from two distinct regional traditions that have profoundly influenced world art.
Sources:Art Knowledge News Posted: 06 Jun 2009 08:17 PM PDT

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


ELLEN called me yesterday: I MADE IT........
Gena as well,...and certainly many others,...
I will update the list as soon as I hear!

C'est la fete...


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

SAVE THE DATE: OPENING June 18, 2009 at 6.30pm

SAVE THE DATE: OPENING June 18, 2009 at 6.30pm at
Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA)
1865 Broadway, 61st street New York
RE… Re-Cycle, Re-Create, Re-Imagine
An Exhibition by Vickie Frémont

The exhibition will be visible, non-stop, to pedestrians of all ages, ethnicities, sexes, and economic levels 24hour/7days from June 18, through September 30, 2009.

The project, which is sponsored by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA), will combine a series of recycling workshops and an art exhibition of puppets representing each African country. MOBIA is delighted to be the site of the exhibition and workshops. Since contemporary theological discourse touches upon the spiritual underpinnings of the ecological movement, namely that we, as stewards of God’s good creation, are morally bound to conserve and preserve our physical world in all its beauty much as we are bound to live reverently with one another, the RE… project is perfectly suited to MOBIA’s mission to explore the artistic and cultural heritage of the Bible in all its manifestations.
This series of events takes place as Africa celebrates fifty years of independence. It aims at expanding knowledge about Africa and deepening the love we share for the continent.
We are also celebrating the 15th anniversary of first all-race democratic elections. In mid-April of this year, South Africa will go to the polls for just the fourth time since the end of Apartheid to elect a new government – a momentous event that confronts both new possibilities and new difficulties for the country. It is the best of times, and yet the most challenging of times for this country , we should put light on South Africa
917 557 6717 : e-mail vickiefremont24@gmail.

Monday, June 1, 2009

MY Final Oral @ the Whitney happened last week!!

I went all the way through the training @ the Whitney for being a docent and had my final Oral last Thursday, May 28th. The results are not out yet but I was happy with the way it went. Of course, there is always room for improvement,..but thanks to all of you helping me ( first my husband and my daughter,..then all of you who came to the Whitney to rehearse or listened to me,cope with my anxiety...)...THANKS..