Tuesday, March 31, 2015


GO AND DISCOVER THE NEW Cooper Hewitt Museum and play with the pen...when you come back @ home check out objets ...and you learn more
bu accessing your "collecteion"
check out for exemple...my inspirationmay come from the following object

Monday, March 30, 2015

RDV Jeudi 2 avril à 20 heures, à la mairie de Saint-Hilaire-les-Places,


0204 Une artiste à découvrir

Jeudi 2 avril à 20 heures, à la mairie de Saint-Hilaire-les-Places, l'artiste Laurence Neron-Bancel échangera avec les habitants de la commune, en vue de préparer l'exposition de ses 'uvres prévue au mois de juillet en l'église romane de Saint-Hilaire-les-Places.
Cette artiste, qui présente ses collages construits à partir de superpositions, est installée à New York et revient régulièrement sur la région.
Avant de pouvoir apprécier son exposition dès cet été, elle acceptera lors de cette réunion publique du 2 avril de répondre aux questions et d'expliquer la démarche de l'esprit nécessaire pour apprécier ses créations à leur juste valeur.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Kristina JURICK
« Pour moi être artiste c’est un chemin de vie, une façon de percevoir et de traduire ces choses qui nous apportent la joie, la douleur ou l’étonnement…»

 Invitée d’honneur du salon 2010, artiste allemande, animera un stage les 20, 21 et 22 juillet 2015  avec pour thème « Introduire des personnages pour faire un tableau plus vivant » le prix du stage est de 180 € (versement de 90 € à l’inscription)

more information @ 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Mail art call : Jacques Prévert in words and images

Mail art call : Jacques Prévert in words and images




Monday, March 23, 2015

Soon to be shown in Boston...

Mary Frank, Sky, 2009-2011
Archival pigment print on bamboo paper, 16 x 21 1/4 inches
Edition of 9. Image courtesy of DC Moore Gallery

Sunday, March 15, 2015


and also read

5 Must-See Places In Morocco


Menknes: Located in the north of Morocco, Meknes is a
Fez: The old city of Fez has one overwhelming and awe-inspiring attraction, 

Merzouga: Don't be alarmed if you've never heard of this remote Moroccan gem,
Ouarzazate: Have you ever wondered where Hollywood gets some o
Marrakech: No trip to Morocco is complete without tackling the city 

Friday, March 13, 2015

and also...OPEN STUDIOS

Open Studios
April 25-26, 12-4pm

at the historic Ernest Simons Building
in Port Chester, 
home of MAPSpace
25 artists and galleries
MAPSpace will host a special project with the Clay Art Center.
See info HERE
 stay tuned for details...

Thursday, March 12, 2015

save the date

liminal: lou hicks & teresa waterman
closing reception with the artists
Saturday April 4, 2-4pm
at mapspace

Hicks and Waterman employ an intuitive and introspective vision to explore a threshold of visual perception. They record the peripheral, interstitial spaces, glimpses caught at a glance, more sensation than fully there. Their abstract works on paper are spare and minimal yet pulse with sensuality, capturing an ephemeral materiality in the subtleties of our everyday environments.
more info:
MAPSpace: located at 6 North Pearl Street, 4th floor,
1 block from Metro-North train Port Chester station, Stamford Local on New Haven Line. 24 driving miles from Manhattan. Metered street & municipal parking available. 
Please note- no public parking in the building lot-tenants only. 
Contact us for more info. 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Not Familiar with Brett Randell and/or Kickstarter..Here is a good way to learn about both..

A message from my friend Kathy
:" Brett is doing a kickstarter to help raise money to make a new cd and video. It would be greatly appreciated if you could donate whatever you can to make this a reality. Watch the video! I thank you so much, in advance, for your participation."

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Armory Show 2015 In the Category American Female Artist....?

and the winner is .....ABIGAIL DEVILLE
@ gallery MICHEL REIN ArmoryShow 2015 Pier 94 Booth 755
check it out
Abigail DeVille: Future Generation Prize Exhibition, The 55th Venice Biennial, Palazzo Contarini Polignac, Venice, 2013

ARMORY SHOW 2015: in the woman artist category : lots of winners...

too many...
But if I had only one to keep:
maybe because I met her..
check out: % LEILA HELLER GALLERY  Armory Show Pier 94 ..booth 733

Friday, March 6, 2015

Armory Show 2015...and the winner is..in the category GALLERIST

Alexander Hahn from the gallery Aanant and Zoo

For his capacity to explain ..talk about the artist shown on his booth..

Brrrr, Amerika (Brrrr, America), 2005
Map, pigment and mirror on paper, 48 x 35 cm

Vlado Martek

Born 1951 in Zagreb, HR
Lives and works in Zagreb, HR

The base of Martek's artistic praxis consists of writing, poetry, and language. By vocation, he is a multimedia conceptual artist, poet and writer, and his oeuvre includes actions, agitations, ambiances, murals, graffiti, texts on his own art, prints, artpostcards, sculptures, poetic objects, paintings, art books and staged photography. Since the 1970s he has worked across different media in order to renegotiate and find new forms of language. Through his work, he offers analytical, critical, ironic and humorous comments on societal structures and constructs. Typically he engages in linguistic subversion, oscillating between the visual arts, poetry and his own artforms of pre- and post-poetry. Solo

MY WINNERS @ the ARMORY SHOW 2015: let's start by the category MALE ARTIST .. ELIAS SIME..seen @ JAMES COHAN GALLERY booth # 809...wait for his show next September...meanwhile:


Elias Sime

ELIAS SIME (sculptor) was born and raised in Cherqos, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia. As a child, he made toys with found objects for himself and his friends in his neighborhood. When he was a teenager, he started repairing or reconstructing the furniture in his family house and carved out designs on the wooden front door of the living room. Recognizing his talent, his father encouraged him to study art. In 1990 he graduated from the Addis Ababa University School of Fine Art and Design in graphics art. Soon after he graduated, he completely abandoned graphics art and began making collages.
One of Sime’s favorite things to do is collecting anything he finds interesting to apply in his art. Most of his works are made from collections of old items gathered from around the city, particularly in Chid Tera or Menyalesh Tera in Merkato. Merkato is the largest open market in Africa. In Chid Tera, everything that one can imagine and beyond is available. Nothing is trash. His collection includes rusted metal, buttons, keys, yarns, dolls, bottle caps, horns, scraps of clothes, and anything that he can incorporate in his art. For Sime, the material he chooses and his composition go hand in hand.
One of Sime’s unique characteristics is his relationship with his neighbors, particularly with the children and the elders. Currently, he is in the midst of finishing a house that he designed and constructed with his hands. The house is made from mud, straw, stones, wood, and mosaic. Since 2001, he has been traveling with Meskerem Assegued, an anthropologist and curator, through many rural villages of Ethiopia to research ancient rituals that are still in practice. Since then, most of his art has been influenced as a result of these findings, including the thrones he constructs. His work has been shown in several galleries in Addis Abeba, particularly in Zoma Contemporary Art Center, and internationally in the 2004 Dak’Art Biennale in Dakar Senegal; Peter Sellars’ New Crowned Hope Festival in Vienna, Austria; The Studio Museum of Harlem, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York, and in the Santa Monica Museum of Art in Santa Monica, California.