Ben Shahn est né à Kovno (Lithuanie) en 1898. Enfant, son éducation consiste principalement en l’étude de passages de la Bible. Il copie des textes bibliques, ce qui déterminera son intérêt pour la typographique et la calligraphie tout au long de sa vie. Beaucoup de ses compositions utilisent des mots, des noms ou des citations comme éléments formels....
Ben Shahn, 1966. Karsh—Rapho/Photo Researchers
Il a 8 ans lorsque ses parents émigrèrent à Brooklyn, New-York aux Etats-Unis. Adolescent, de 1913 à 1917, il fait son apprentissage de lithographe, métier qu’il exerça pendant les treize années suivantes. De 1919 à 1922, il étudie à l’Université new-yorkaise et est aussi élève de l’Académie nationale de dessin.... http://magalerieaparis.wordpress.com/category/ben-shahn/
Arlette Delevallée, artiste peintre et plasticienne, exposera un ensemble de ses créations lors de son exposition personnelle A Facecious Eye (La malice dans l’oeil) à la gallery Artifact de New-York, du 5 au 23 juin 2013. Le vernissage aura lieu le 5 juin à partir de 18h.
Rendez-vous sur son site pour découvrir son univers : www.a-delevallee.com
La gallery Artifact 84 Orchard St NY, NY 10002 212 475 0448 www.artifactnyc.net
Outside is the Queens you know, with all the amenities and hubbub of contemporary city life. But inside, Forest Hills Gardens is another world. Just through an arched underpass, the community’s expansive entrance plaza, Station Square, unfolds with arcaded sidewalks, a domed tower and what could be some sort of Anglo-German manor house in subtly colored and intricately patterned brickwork. It is a disorienting transition, like stepping into a blurred fantasy of the past.
THIS 175-ACRE COMMUNITY of more than 800 houses and 11 apartment buildings, of churches, parks and storefronts, began in 1909 when the Russell Sage Foundation commissioned the architect Grosvenor Atterbury and the landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. to plan a new town on a plot in Queens. They looked for inspiration to the new British “garden cities,” nostalgic experiments in urban planning intended to be self-sufficient enclaves for working people — even if they did not embrace the egalitarian ideal.
OLMSTED AND ATTERBURY’S DEBT to the past is evident everywhere, in the grand avenues that branch out from Station Square, and in the mullioned windows, Norman-style turrets, and tiled and gabled roofs of the detached homes. But as Peter Pennoyer and Anne Walker write in “The Architecture of Grosvenor Atterbury” (2009), there was modernity as well as imitation here. Atterbury was innovative, creating prefabricated wall slabs to increase the speed (and lower the costs) of construction, particularly when building row houses, like those on Burns Street.
ATTERBURY BUILT 8 MARKWOOD ROAD, the biggest of the properties, in 1920, and its first owner was Philip Gillette Cole. The asymmetrical walled garden and brick, stone and half-timbered facade are the peak of picturesque Gardens style. Other architects designed houses in the Gardens as well, but Atterbury vetted them first.
JULES GRINGOS DESIGNED 239 Greenway South in 1925, a lovely house with open porches, French doors and patios half-hidden behind a bank of hedges. Gringos’s client was John Vincent Lawless Hogan, a man who was both forward thinking (he invented the facsimile machine) and backward looking (he was a founder of the classical music radio station WQXR).
FOR DECADES, FOREST HILLS meant tennis; the West Side Tennis Club played host to the United States National Championship, later the Open, for about 60 years, until 1977. The club’s name dates from its first home, on Central Park West. But 10 acres at the edge of the Gardens offered more elbow room, and in 1914 the club moved into a new, Atterbury-designed clubhouse. The Tudor style was a perfect match for a game Henry VIII helped to popularize.
THE 1923 STADIUM needs repair, but there are 38 courts for members to play on, with surfaces including Har-Tru, red clay, Deco Turf and grass. The club will open its grounds to the public for a carnival on June 30, and this Sunday a flag-raising ceremony marks its 100th year in Forest Hills.
http://www.lehman.cuny.edu/vpadvance/artgallery/gallery/ GALLERY TALKThu., April 11th, 2013
Tues., May 7th, 2013
12.00pm TALK: Cartography and Communication: Telling the Story with Maps By Juliana Maantay, M.U.P., PhD., F.R.G.S. April 23rd, 2013 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Followed by tour of the exhibition with the curators.
FAMILY FOCUS Introduce your family to art with
a guided look at our exhibition
and a hands-on studio activity. Sat., April 27th, 2013
Sat., May 4th, 2013
10:30am – 11:30am
ARTISTS TALKDoug Beube Lisa Corinne Davis Dahlia Elsayed In collaboration with the City and Humanities Program
Thu., May 9th, 2013
TALK: The Architecture and Public Art of Lehman College
By Susan Hoeltzel Wednesday, May 15th, 12.00 – 1.00 pm
The 10th Annual Be Film The Underground Film Festival - Apr 23-27, 2013 BTUFF,continuing its lauded reputation as "the underground film festival" by honoring extraordinary short films and drawing them the exposure and circulation they richly deserve. Recognized by MovieMaker Magazine as one of "25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee" and praised for its "focus on forward-thinking artists," BE FILM has presented more than 1,000 short films from more than 30 countries across the globe and regularly takes full advantage of some of the best screening and social venues in New York City. BE FILM welcomes terrific short-form works across all genres and creative forms, and it is proud to have been the first shorts festival in the world to introduce a "Stereoscopic 3D" category (since 2009) for filmmakers eager to stretch their craft into entirely new dimensions. Several of the festival's official selections have gone on to the highest levels of industry success and have nabbed Academy Awards, BAFTA awards, and Cesar Awards, as well as numerous additional honors. The schedule of films is up on our web site:http://www.befilm.net/schedule.html The programs are ALL EXCELLENT. As usual every night we will present many different categories of short films some including, Narratives, Animations, Specs, Documentaries, Experimental, Musical Videos, and 3D Stereoscopic. Over 18 countries are in competition this year. The screening rooms have limited space so please book your tickets in advance!!! They are all $12 now and $15 at the door if there are any left. This is our 10th anniversary so each night, including the last one we will offer you complimentary drinks :) don't miss out on any of the fun, and buy a PASS for $50 you will have access to all the screenings and the parties. drinks.
The Durst Organization and DFN Gallery Recently Presented BARBARA NESSIM
in the lobby of 733 Third Avenue @ 46th St. New York
InAlready Made, the six works on view are drawn from three distinct bodies of work made in the last decade. Reflecting the unspoken language whispered between lovers, 2003's "Love Letter" series evokes the abstract gestures and glances privately shared in public. "The Model Project," from 2008, investigates style, where every thing old is new again, constantly reinventing what is modern. "Chronicles of Beauty," commissioned in 2010 and installed in the Eventi Hotel, on 6th Avenue at West 30th St., compresses time, questioning the meaning and canon of beauty by looking back 3000 years to Greco-Roman sculpture and layering photographs with modern day elements.
"These works, by celebrated artist Barbara Nessim, exemplify a contemporary approach to image making in the computer age. The digital era has opened the world's visual memory bank to artists everywhere, permitting the creation of complex composite icons of our contemporary world. The technique of collage has acquired new relevance with this technology and allows the use of elements extracted from their original context to become "brushstrokes" in a new and original concept. These pictures have many of the characteristics of cubist art, with fractured jumps in space as photographic non sequiturs abut one another to become another reality... one given cogency by the intent of the artist. Perhaps that is why these images are so captivating and haunting... they make new archetypes for our time by remixing the already recognized ones of the past, much as our brains formulate new ideas using pre-existing language. The future has arrived bringing with it the richness of history."
World-class artistic creators of all disciplines are invited to work at the Hermitage Artist Retreat with a "bank" of six weeks of time and two years to "spend" that time in any increment they choose. Our artists live and work in — and are inspired by — five "Old Florida" buildings that have been lovingly restored into living space and studio space. Fifteen miles of Gulf of Mexico beach stretch north and south and endless miles of aquamarine water reach to the western horizon where the sun sets in glory each and every night. check out for more information http://hermitageartistretreat.org
The Greenfield Prize at the Hermitage Artist Retreat is a groundbreaking partnership between the Philadelphia-based Greenfield Foundation and the Hermitage Artist Retreat. Pursuing the mission "to bring into the world works of art that will have a significant impact on the broader or artistic culture," the prize seeks to identify individuals whose past work and future prospects position them to achieve this lofty and ambitious goal. The $30,000 prize in the form of a commission is awarded annually, and rotates each year among three areas; drama, music, and a "wild card." In the "wild card" years, the prize may be awarded in any field or combination of fields, or themes in an effort to accommodate new forms, fields, technologies, and the blending of traditional disciplines.
The Hermitage Artist Retreat along with the Greenfield Foundation are pleased to announce that Painter Trenton Doyle Hancock is the winner of the $30,000 Greenfield Prize, awarded this year in visual art. Hancock was selected from a small group of finalists that included Nicole Eisenman, Maureen Gallace and Byron Kim. The jury that selected Hancock included Dan Cameron, chief curator of the Orange County Museum of Art; Valerie Cassel Oliver, head curator of Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and James Rondeau, chair and Dittmer curator of the department of contemporary art at The Art Institute of Chicago. The award will be presented to Hancock at the annual Greenfield Prize Dinner on Sunday, April 21, in Sarasota, FL.
We congratulate Trenton and look forward to meeting him in April. The award presentation is the official kick-off for a two-year process in which he will create a new work of art or body of work that eventually will be shared with art lovers across the country and around the world. Bob Greenfield’s vision when he created the Greenfield Prize was to support individual artists in a way that would allow them to work unencumbered by boundaries and create meaningful work that impacts our society. We look forward to doing whatever we can to assist Trenton in fulfilling that goal.
ArtLab78 is an intimate, experimental space that features exhibitions of noted contemporary artists. Inspired by Alfred Stieglitz' 291 Gallery and An American Place, as well as visionary collectors Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and Roy Neuberger, the gallery space is located within a landmark 1909 Beaux Arts building overlooking the East River that was designed by Henry Atterbury Smith.
Note: There is no elevator in the building and access is via stairs. At the entry gate, call 206.818.4708 to reach the gallery attendant, who will buzz you in.
A partir de samedi, le Lycée Français de New York présente une exposition photo du French Heritage Language Program. "Je suis qui je suis" juxtapose autoportraits et correspondances d'élèves immigrés à Mulhouse et à New York.
En mars 2012, la photographe américaine Emilie Schiffer se rend en France, à Mulhouse, pour enseigner à une classe dite d'accueil. Soit une classe spéciale, pendant un an, pour les collégiens qui viennent d'arriver en France et apprennent la langue. Pendant deux semaines, la New-Yorkaise leur inculque les bases de la photographie. "Tel un entraîneur de foot je courais dans tous les sens, je leur balançais des instructions", s'amuse-t-elle. Invitée par Christine Hélot, professeure à l'Université de Strasbourg et à l'origine de ce projet, Emily Schiffer raconte : "Ça a été l'une des meilleures expériences d'enseignement de ma vie. J'étais dans la même situation que les élèves, on traversait les mêmes choses à essayer d'apprendre le français. On connaissait les mêmes frustrations de ne pouvoir s'exprimer pleinement et ça nous a rapprochés." L'expérience a également un volet new-yorkais, sous l'égide du French Heritage Language Program. Des élèves du Bronx, nouvellement arrivés et regroupés dans un établissement avec un programme pédagogique spécifique, se sont appropriés l'appareil avec Emily Schiffer. En parallèle, ils ont correspondu avec les jeunes de Mulhouse. En français, la plupart du temps. "Comment t'es-tu senti quand tu es arrivé dans ton nouveau pays ? Est-ce que ton ancienne maison te manque ? As-tu du mal aussi à trouver tes mots ?" sont des questions que se sont échangés les élèves de 12 à 20 ans. Si Mulhouse et le Bronx ne semblent pas avoir grand chose en commun, les problématiques pour ces jeunes déracinés sont bien les mêmes. "La France comme les Etats-Unis représentaient pour eux une sorte d'eldorado, parfois décevant finalement", analyse Christine Hélot. "D'un côté et de l'autre de l'Atlantique, ils ont en commun de devoir se reconstruire une vie." Pour cette universitaire qui travaille sur les questions de bilinguisme, de plurilinguisme, de migration et d'identité, ce projet pédagogique permet "une recherche pas seulement sur eux mais aussi avec eux", les élèves deviennent "acteurs". "C'est l'occasion de mettre en avant la créativité des élèves", souligne Christine Hélot, qui a coordonné le projet avec l'enseignante Timéa Pickel. Et "la photo donne un moyen d'expression aux élèves qui ne soit pas seulement écrit." Des extraits de leur correspondance complètent par ailleurs la galerie d'autoportraits. Imprimés sur des morceaux de vinyle, les textes inspirés par le poème de Jacques Prévert Je suis comme je suis se fondent ensemble et "ne forment plus qu'une seule voix", commente Emily Schiffer. Exposition inaugurée samedi 13 avril au Lycée Français de New York, 505 East 75th Street. Vernissage de 16h à 17h30. SOURCE http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=5858114974940863857#editor/target=post;postID=3736266052385875106
ElleaimeNY's Blog is the result of the homework Laurence Neron-Bancel does to schedule her visits in cities around the world and during international artfairs, get inspiration for her collages; keep records of artists; an incomplete and arbitrary guide of events in and around Westchester, New York and elsewhere. It is less public than facebook and used as tool for LMCollage and LM Studio, the New artist's residency program just recently launched in Hyeres France If there's an event you'd like considered for inclusion, send your announcement to Laurenceneronbancel@gmail.com
There is no such thing as good painting about nothing.+ I’m not an abstractionist. I’m not interested in the relationship of color or form or anything else. I’m interested only in expressing basic human emotions: tragedy, ecstasy, doom, and so on.Mark ROTHKO