Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

this Saturday February first from 3-6 pm. meet Michael TORLEN @ ARTLAB78


Please join us this Saturday February first  from 3-6 pm and meet Michael Torlen 

Michael Torlen is Professor Emeritus, School of Art+Design, Purchase College, SUNY. 
Carl Little, art critic and author, has said of the artist’s work: “Torlen invites his viewers to explore layers of memory and mediums, and to join him in creating a narrative out of the ‘seamarks’ of life and art.” 

The exhibition will be open to the public in presence of the artist on three consecutive Saturdays February 1, 8, and 15 from 3-6 PM. In Addition, on February 8 there will be a conversation with the artist and Julian Kreimer, painter and critic for Art in America at 4 PM. Seamarks includes paintings, watercolors, monotypes, and editions inspired by his family's history and his experiences as a boy aboard ship with his Norwegian-born father and as a crewmember on a commercial tuna boat.

Mr. Torlen’s work has been reviewed in Art in America and Artforum and appears in Little’s 2006 book, Paintings of Maine. Mr. Torlen’s work is in numerous museums, corporate, and private collections.
More information may be found at www.michaeltorlen.com

For more information or images, a press release is attached and you can contact Laurence Neron-Bancel  by email: laurenceneronbancel@gmail.com 

ARTLAB78   February 1-21 2014
MICHAEL TORLEN
Meet the artist: Saturdays February 1-8-15 
hours: 3-6 pm
516 East 78th Street #3N
New York, NY 10075 
Between York Avenue and the East River
Hours: Saturdays February 1, 8, and 15 from 3-6 PM
Private viewing by appointment: Laurence Neron-Bancel @ (914) 426 61 60 
More infos on: www.artlab78.com

Saturday, January 25, 2014

on view @ DRAWING CENTER SOHO


DRAWING ROOMJan 25, 2014 - Feb 28, 2014

Deborah Grant

Christ You Know It Ain't Easy!!



For the past decade, artist Deborah Grant has interwoven historical accounts and personal experiences with references to contemporary political and social issues in her ongoing series Random Select. Grant culls material from a variety of sources including magazine photographs, comic books, published texts, and art historical reference books which she masterfully translates and brings together via her signature drawing method to create highly personal, non-linear narratives that investigate politics, race, and cultural identity. Grant’sChrist You Know It Ain't Easy!! (the installation takes its title from the Lennon/McCartney song “The Ballad of John and Yoko”) combines painting, drawing, and collage to recount the fictional meeting between African-American folk artist Mary A. Bell and renowned modernist painter Henri Matisse. Mary A. Bell (1873–1941), a deeply devout Catholic domestic servant who produced over a hundred drawings after she had retired from service, never received formal artistic training. Rendered through graphic silhouettes, intricate line drawings, and collaged photographic elements, Grant’s fictionalized narrative provides an alternate account of the legacy of modernist painting, one not told in the history books.

Curated by Claire Gilman.

Image: Deborah Grant, Detail from Thieves In The Night, 2011. Oil, archival ink, flashe paint, enamel and acrylic on birch panel, 72 x 192 x 2 inches. Courtesy the artist and Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles.

Deborah Grant: Christ You Know It Ain’t Easy!!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

new restaurant in NYC/ Lower east side Louie and Chan

Some of you may remember Gregoire...(Cafe noir, Singe vert,..DJ Gusto..)
You can find him most of the time now at LOUIE and CHAN
do not hesitate to say HELLO


check out on facebook the information https://www.facebook.com/louieandchan


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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Press release for the new exhibit opening @ ArtLab78


                                               ArtLab78
01.12.14 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW UPPER EAST SIDE PROJECT SPACE presents:

MICHAEL TORLEN : Selections from Seamarks 
February  1 – 21, 2014
Artist in attendance: Saturdays,February 1-8-15 , 3–6 pm

New York, NY – ArtLab78, is pleased to present  Selections from Seamarks, recent works by Michael Torlen, in February 2014. The exhibition will be open to the public in presence of the artist on three consecutive Saturdays February 1, 8, and 15 from 3-6 PM. In Addition, on February 8 there will be a conversation with the artist and Julian Kreimer, painter and critic for Art in America at 4 PM. Seamarks includes paintings, watercolors, monotypes, and editions inspired by his family's history and his experiences as a boy aboard ship with his Norwegian-born father and as a crewmember on a commercial tuna boat.
Easy To Love ( from Sanger Fra Mor Dancers), 2010, oil and water-based ink monotype with stencil and wood and linoleum blocks, 2010

Michael Torlen is Professor Emeritus, School of Art+Design, Purchase College, SUNY. Mr. Torlen’s work is in numerous museums, corporate, and private collections.
Carl Little, art critic and author, has said of the artist’s work: “Torlen invites his viewers to explore layers of memory and mediums, and to join him in creating a narrative out of the ‘seamarks’ of life and art.” Mr. Torlen’s work has been reviewed in Art in America and Artforum and appears in Little’s 2006 book, Paintings of Maine. 
More information may be found at www.michaeltorlen.com

Intimate in scale, ArtLab78 is a young, experimental project space overlooking the East River that features the work of noted contemporary artists. Inspired by Alfred Stieglitz’ 291 Gallery, as well as the visionary collector Roy Neuberger, the gallery is located in 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. Note: There is no elevator in the building and access is via stairs. At the entry gate, call 914 4266160 and we will buzz you in.
For more information or images, please contact Laurence Neron-Bancel laurenceneronbancel@gmail.com 
ArtLab78
516 East 78th Street #3N, New York, NY 10075 (between York Ave. and the East River)
Hours: Saturdays February 1, 8, and 15 from 3-6 PM
Private viewing by appointment.1 914 4266160

Friday, January 10, 2014

SAVE THE DATES: MICHAEL TORLEN : works on view @ ARTLAB78 February 1-16

check out www.ARTLAB78.com


Save the Dates

THE ARTIST : MICHAEL TORLEN
ON VIEW  February 1st -16thVisualWork
where: 516 east 78th Street
DATES
OPENING Saturday February 1       3-6pm
+ SPECIAL EVENT Saturday February 8       3-6 pm
with a special Q&A with Julian KREIMER  @ 4 pm
+ CLOSING Reception Saturday February 15     3-6 pm
MORE INFOS
Laurence Neron-Bancel email: laurenceneronbancel@gmail.com
Artist’s Website  : www.michaeltorlen.com

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“The contemporary world should buy the work of contemporary artists”
ROY NEUBERGER

Whitney Docent training program OPEN CALL for VOLUNTEERS

http://whitney.org/About/JobPostings


The Whitney Museum is now accepting 

applications for a new docent training 
program which will begin in spring 2014. 

Applicants should be articulate, intelligent,

and motivated people who are willing 

to make a long-term commitment 

to the Whitney community 

and share their enthusiasm 

for art in a serious and thoughtful way.


Whitney docents volunteer their time, and come from a range 
of backgrounds. Current docents include recent college graduates, 
working professionals, retirees, artists, collectors, stay-at-home
parents and college professors. You can be a docent even if you
work during the day as training sessions and tours will be planned
both days and evenings. 
People living near the Whitney’s new location in downtown
Manhattan are particularly encouraged to apply.
Requirements:
  • A minimum commitment to the docent program of two years 
  • after training.Fluency in one or more foreign languages is a plus
  • Expertise in museum education and in modern or American art
  •  history is a plus, but not a prerequisite

For further information or to apply,
email DocentProgram@whitney.org.
Application deadline: January 20, 2014

Thursday, January 9, 2014

message from NALL

Nall Art Association
January 6, 2014
Call to Young Artists
Apprentice applications are currently being reviewed for the 

period of January through April in Fairhope, AL, USA and from
 April through September in France and Monaco. For any young 
artists who would like experience in Alabama or France/Monaco
 as an apprentice please send a resume to Nall at
 artistnall@gmail.com i am always eager to see new works 
and interview young talented artists.!!!