Thursday, February 28, 2013

About ARTLAB78

ARTLAB78 is a new experimental exhibition space in NYC where invited artists are given the opportunity to show their work in an intimate setting to a selected audience composed of clients, critics, journalists, designer, and friends. ARTLAB78 will be 
  • a gallery space, as the work is for sale
  • a meeting place for the artist and audience, and
  • a center for dialogue. 
It will also serve as a short-term residence for an artist, if the artist is not living in New York City.  ARTLAB78 draws its inspiration from 
  • Alfred Stieglitz's galleries: 291, "Intimate Gallery, and " An American Place; 
  • Roy Neuberger and patrons like him who decided to help living artists; and 
  • Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney who trusted her own taste and provided exhibition opportunities for artists. 
It is located within a landmark Beaux Arts building designed by Henry Atterbury Smith that opened in 1909 as the Shively Sanitary Tenements, under the sponsorship of Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt.Laurence and Franck Neron-Bancel curate all exhibitions. Contact information:

Wednesday, February 27, 2013


born in ROMA but living in NEW JERSEY! we got to know her...
the connection?
seen at the Salmagundi Club!...
Isabella Pizzano was born in Rome, Italy, where she earned a B.A. in Fine Arts specializing in clay sculpture. While residing in N.J. she exhibited her sculptures in numerous national and international shows such as the prestigious competition of "Artistic Ceramics" in Faenza, Italy. As a gallery owner in N.J. she presented many talented artists working with different media as well as providing consulting services to many corporations and private collectors. For the past twelve years she participated in multiple workshops under national renowned teachers in multimedia. She then started to develop her own compositions. Today her work is mostly abstract expressionism and she likes to experiment with different techniques, mostly water media, inks, and collages, using rare and archival papers. In China, Isabella experienced a cultural art exchange with local artists as well as conducting several workshops and demonstrations of Western Art Techniques.


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

ever visited the Salmagundi Club , NYC?

History of the Salmagundi Club
About The Salmagundi Club
Founded in 1871, the Salmagundi Club is one of the oldest art organizations in the United States. Housed in an historic brownstone mansion in Greenwich Village, New York City, the Club offers programs including art classes, exhibitions, painting demonstrations, and art auctions throughout the year for members and the general public.
The Salmagundi facilities include three galleries, a library, an elegant period parlor, and a restaurant and bar with vintage pool tables. All facilities are available for special events and private rentals.
The Club owns a collection of over 1,500 works of art spanning its 140 year history and has a membership of nearly 850 artists and patrons. Its members have included important American artists such as Thomas Moran, William Merritt Chase, Louis Comfort Tiffany, N.C. Wyeth and Childe Hassam. Today the Club builds on this legacy by providing a center for the resurgence of representational art in America.
The Salmagundi Club is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


Monday, February 25, 2013

Seen @ LUMAS SOHO Matthew Cusick

LUMAS New York - SoHo
362 West Broadway, New York NY 10013

Ocean's Eleven
Opening ReceptionFebruary 28th, 2013, 6 – 8 pm
Exhibition dates

March 1st – March 17th, 2013
Matthew Cusick

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Meet the ITALY: Francesco ZERO

bientot des nouvelles en direct....
Soon some live news!...

Lower East SIde the date

Save the date !
You are invited to our grand Re-Opening at our gallery space on the Lower East Side
When:  Friday March 1st, 2013 from 6:30 - 8 pm
Where: 83 Orchard street, New York, NY 10002

The Muriel Guépin Gallery is pleased to present "Legacy", a new show featuring the artworks of Anne Geoffroy and Isabel Brito-Farre.

Anne Geoffroy's painstakingly rendered drawings and sculptures evoke her lost childhood, and suggest a cumbersome family legacy laden with secrets. In search of an identity, Geoffrey questions how and what we transmit to future generations. She refers to some of her drawings as "les Fantômes," or the ghosts, and to some of her sculptures as "les Héritières," the heiresses. These pieces have a haunted quality, and carry the weight of her own past and that of her family.
Isabel Brito-Farre, a native Spanish artist who lived in New York but recently moved back to Spain, makes stitched drawings of Americana. When she first came to the United States, she had never seen a hot dog machine or hanging traffic lights; she had never experienced a laundromat or the American flag. She felt as though she would never completely fit in or understand American culture, and created the word "Anostalgia," or "sans nostalgia," to describe this feeling. To her surprise, Brito-Farre has grown to feel as though some of the objects she depicts in her "Anostalgia" series are now part of her, too.

The show will be on view until April 14, 2013

Anne Geoffroy- Dortoir

March 1 - April 14, 2013                 

Anne Geoffroy- Heritieres
Anne Geoffroy - lit
Isabel Brito-Farre- Coffee filter

March 1 - April 14, 2013                                                                      

Isabel Brito-Farre-Light isabel Brito-Farre- Flag
Our new address
Muriel Guépin Gallery
83 Orchard street
New York, NY 10002
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Sunday: 12 - 6 pm

le 8 mars a ROME.... "PARLONS D"ELLE "

en vue de la journee de la femme le 8 MARS


ou plutot a moi Rome!
Don't be surprised if the next posts get an ITALIAN flavor..I'm on the road..starting with ROME

Saturday, February 23, 2013

SEA Restaurant in Brooklyn

Un peu decus,,...
bonne ambiance
des plats bcp trop epices....mais bon marche,..


114 N 6th street

Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY 11211
1 718 384 8850

Focus on French Cinema 2013

Opening Night Gala
March 8, 2013   
Red Carpet Reception & Silent Auction Preview 6:30pm
Premiere Screening of Thérèse Desqueyroux 7pm
Gala Dinner & Silent Auction Following the Film

Following the Opening Night film, sip champagne donated by FFC 
Gala sponsor Perrier-Jouët, along with invited dignitaries, guests and
 friends at our OPENING NIGHT GALA designed by Winston Flowers. 
A feast of French cuisine will be presented by Les Maîtres Cuisiniers de France 
and L'Académie Culinaire de France. Stop by the "Silent Auction" and 
bid on everything from luxurious ski resort packages and yacht cruises 
to a weekend at the breathtaking Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island.
 Fabulous French wines and fashion, fine art and Restaurant gift certificates 
will be available for Opening Night guests to bid on. 10% of the net proceeds 
of the event will benefit Action Against Hunger.

Friday, February 22, 2013

save the date: Affordable Art Fair in NYC

Affordable Art Fair NYCMetropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street
(between 6th and 7th Avenues)

Wednesday   April 3  7pm–10pm   Private Preview Party
ThursdayApril 411am–8pm 
FridayApril 511am–8pm 
   6pm–8pm   Free Admission Hours
SaturdayApril 611am–8pm 
SundayApril 711am–5pm 

For more information
Call212 255 2003

Thursday, February 21, 2013

save the date Promenade des artistes 2013

a l'initiative du Westchester Accueil......
Reservez votre vendredi 3  et samedi 4 MAI pour visiter les differents artistes a
Larchmont ou Mamaroneck
more info

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

in Harlem..A building called THERESA HOTEL

ever wondering what it was...
or what it had been?
READ on wikipedia...

The Hotel Theresa was a vibrant center of black life in HarlemNew York City, in the mid-20th century. The hotel sits at the intersection of Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and West 125th Street (Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard). The hotel was built by German-born stockbroker Gustavus Sidenberg (1843–1915), whose wife's name was Theresa,[2] and designed by the firm of Buchman and Fox in a neo-Renaissance style. It opened in 1913 and was from then, until the construction of the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building across the street in 1973, the tallest building in Harlem. It has a striking white terracotta facade and was known as the "Waldorf Astoria of Harlem." In its early years the hotel accepted only white guests, but in 1940 the hotel administration decided to end its racial segregation policy.[2]
Louis ArmstrongSugar Ray RobinsonLena HorneJosephine BakerDorothy DandridgeDuke EllingtonMuhammad AliDinah WashingtonRay CharlesLittle Richard, and Jimi Hendrix all stayed in the hotel or lived there for a time. Fidel Castro and his entourage, while in New York for the 1960 opening session of the United Nations, stayed at the Hotel Theresa after storming out of the midtown Hotel Shelburne because of that hotel manager's "unacceptable cash" demands.[3] Castro's entourage rented 80 rooms at the Theresa for $800 per day.[4]
The hotel profited from the refusal of prestigious hotels elsewhere in the city to accept black guests. As a result, black businessmen, performers, and athletes were thrown under the same roof.
After leaving the Nation of IslamMalcolm X maintained his competing Organization of Afro-American Unity at the hotel and hosted meetings there. He met Cassius Clay in the hotel on various occasions.
Bill Clinton's commerce secretary, Ron Brown, grew up in the hotel, where his father worked as manager. U.S. Congressman Charles Rangel (D-Harlem) once worked there as a desk clerk.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Michael Torlen's works on view @ Fisher Hall Gallery - Horace Mann School and more news

Hi All,

I have some events coming up that I thought you might be interested in:
Michael Torlen Seamarks: 2006-2012, a solo exhibition of watercolors, monotypes, and graphic work selected from Songs for My Father and Sanger Fra Mor
Fisher Hall Gallery at Horace Mann School, 231 West 246th Street, Riverdale, NY 10471.
(The school is accessible by subway, #1 train, Van Cortlandt Park 242nd Street stop and by car near the Henry Hudson Parkway, 246th Street exit)

February 12 - 28, 2013

• Opening reception, Tuesday, February 12, 12:00 - 2:30 pm
• Artist talk, Wednesday, February 20, 12:45 - 3:00 pm

Solidary/Solitary: Artists at Work, an exhibition of my recent work and that of seven other artists whom I have led in a critique group for the past six years. Miranda Arts Project Space, 6 North Pearl Street, Port Chester, NY 10573 914.318.7178
February 16 - March 16, 2013

• Reception and gallery talk, Saturday, February 16, 5:00 pm
Art @ The Mariner, a solo exhibition of a selection of my marine and landscape paintings and works on paper in the recently completed luxury residency, The Mariner, 21 Willett Avenue, Port Chester, NY, 10573. This exhibition is the first in a series of six-month exhibitions showcasing the work of an artist, sponsored by ArtsWestchester and hosted by The Mariner.

• Opening reception, Wednesday, February 20, 6:00 pm

Views from the Shore, a group exhibition of photographs, prints, and paintings in which I have two monotypes and a watercolor, an exhibition in conjunction with From Shore to Shore: Boat Builders and Boatyards of Westchester and Long Island now on view through March 9 at the Arts Exchange, 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY914.428.4220

Lastly, as many of you know, I wrote an article about Richard Artschwager’s sculpture that was recently on view in his retrospective at the Whitney Museum. “EYEWITNESS: Reflections on Richard Artschwager’s Untitled, 1971” was published in the Brooklyn Rail’s, December-January online edition. <<> >

I hope to see those of you in the area.
All the best,

Saturday, February 16, 2013

repere grace a Saint Yrieix la Perche!...

a blog titled 


check it out
On m'écrit :

Je vous les fais toutes, comme ça on n'en parle plus !

***"Le pape démissionne..."***

- C'est sa femme qui va être contente : elle va le voir plus souvent.

- Pour venir se marier en France

- Pour s'inscrire à la Pope Académy

- Il va devoir pointer à Pope Emploi

- C'est pape-ossible !!!

- En pleine semaine sainte ? Encore un travailleur qui salope le boulot !

- Il a réussi à raccourir son préavis ?

- Et Pie quoi encore ?!

- Il s'en vat'y quand ?

- On nous aurait pape ôté ?

- Ils n'ont pas prévu une sous-pape de sécurité ?

- Il a démissionné... benoîtement...

- Et je finis tout de même par Prévert, même s'il faudrait modifier les
paroles de sa chanson. Un peu de culture, que diable ! : "Le pape est
mort, un nouveau pape est appelé à régner. Araignée ! Quel drôle de nom !
Pourquoi pas libellule ou papillon ?"

Friday, February 15, 2013

save the date Saturday, February 16 @ Miranda Arts Space

Join us for our upcoming exhibition Solidary/Solitary: the Artist at Work
Saturday, February 16
Gallery Talk- 5pm
Reception- 6-8pm.
Check out the exhibitions page for more info.


Press review ..continues: "SUCCESSFULL and SCHIZOPHRENIC"



Successful and Schizophrenic

Angie Wang

THIRTY years ago, I was given a diagnosis of schizophrenia. My prognosis was “grave”: I would never live independently, hold a job, find a loving partner, get married. My home would be a board-and-care facility, my days spent watching TV in a day room with other people debilitated by mental illness. I would work at menial jobs when my symptoms were quiet. Following my last psychiatric hospitalization at the age of 28, I was encouraged by a doctor to work as a cashier making change. If I could handle that, I was told, we would reassess my ability to hold a more demanding position, perhaps even something full-time.

Very happy it 's almost the end of February,


January Is the Cruelest Month


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BY late January many of us residing in northern latitudes aren’t sleeping well, overeat and are looking forward to the long sunlit days of July. Some people even get clinically depressed: a recent study revealed that some 10 percent of New Hampshire residents suffer from seasonal affective disorder. For too many people, this might seem like just a quirk of their personalities, or worse, a shortcoming. But the cause for our malaise lies in the working of our genes, organs — and, ultimately, in the chemical structure of moon rocks, like the ones returned by the Apollo space program.
Our perception of time defines the ways we interact with the planet and with one another. Humanity’s increasing need to communicate and trade has led to an ever-finer parsing of the moments of our lives with each passing year. Our need to segment a day into milliseconds — as with high-frequency stock trades — would probably have shocked our ancestors as much as a jet plane landing in the ancient African savanna.
But some clocks have not changed with technology, human interchange or commerce. Virtually every part of us — all our organs, tissues and cells — are set to a rhythm of day and night. Kidneys slow down at night. That’s a wonderful trait if you want to minimize trips outside of bed. The human liver works slowest in the morning hours, meaning the cheapest dates would be at breakfast.
How do these biological rhythms come about? We carry more than two trillion clocks inside of us. Our cellular clocks reside in the molecular machinery of DNA, which makes proteins that interact with one another and with DNA itself. Some combinations of these biological factors form a kind of molecular pendulum that swings back and forth between high and low levels of protein and gene activity, tuned to a virtual 24-hour day.
Our genetic clocks are set to the sun by our brains and our eyes. Light entering our eyes triggers a signal that ends in a tiny patch of cells in the brain. This brain region then emits hormones that coordinate the clocks in the different cells of the body. Mess with this system and things go awry really fast.
Jet lag, sleeping disorders and mood changes are just the tip of the iceberg: our susceptibility to different cancers may be an outcome of having DNA clocks. Workers on graveyard shifts, exposed to artificial light during the night, have a greater propensity for a range of diseases. In addition, a recent study revealed that exposure to sunlight late in the day has a greater potential to cause skin cancers.
The reason is found inside the clocks: the error-checking apparatus for DNA inside skin cells operates most slowly in the early evening. As errors in our DNA accumulate, so do the mutations that can produce cancer.
Daily cycles are one of the most fundamental properties of life on earth. Examples abound, even in some of the disorders we suffer. In cases of advanced sleep phase syndrome, individuals typically fall asleep in the early evening, only to rise very early in the morning. People with A.S.P.S. have a very hard time changing this behavior, because the syndrome derives from a genetic mutation that causes a biochemical change to a part of their cellular clocks.
A version of this syndrome is seen in other animals: some mutant hamsters, even fruit flies, have rest and activity cycles that are shifted significantly earlier than normal. Genetic analysis of each of these mutants reveals the stunning fact that similar genetic and biochemical mechanisms are associated with the clock disorder in each species. Indeed, the more we look, the more we find clocks in living things as different as algae and people.
Our clocks tie us not only to other creatures, but also to the formation of the solar system itself. The spinning of the earth and rotation of the moon form a backbeat that thumps inside the chemistry of our cells. The Apollo missions returned more than 840 pounds of moon rock and soil samples. Analysis of minerals inside reveals that they have a chemical signature similar to those of Earth’s crust and are in this respect unique among other bodies of the solar system.
The current theory that accounts for all the evidence is that a Mars-size asteroid hit the Earth over four billion years ago. The mélange of Earth’s crust and asteroid debris ejected into space, ultimately congealing as the moon and tilting the primordial Earth.
With that great cataclysm came our seasons, months and the duration of days. Our internal timepieces, and some of the maladies we suffer, lie as artifacts of this moment in our planet’s history.
Carl Sagan famously reveled in the fact that “we are starstuff,” because the elements that compose us are derived from the birth of stars and the explosion of supernovae. These events are only the beginning of our deep connections to the universe. Written inside of us is the birth of the solar system and workings of the planet itself.

Neil Shubin is the associate dean of biological sciences at the University of Chicago and the author of “The Universe Within: Discovering the Common History of Rocks, Planets, and People.”

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:
Correction: February 3, 2013
The Gray Matter feature last Sunday, about the evolution of our biological rhythms, incorrectly quoted a remark by the astronomer Carl Sagan. For the 1980 public-television series “Cosmos,” he wrote, “We are starstuff” — not “stardust.” (“We are stardust” is a lyric from Joni Mitchell’s 1969 song “Woodstock.”)
Source NYTIMES JAN 27th 2013