Closing Party: Pat McCarthy’s NikNak’s City Cart @ ENTRANCE

While remaining on view through August 11, Thursday August 8 marks the closing celebration for artist Pat McCarthy’s NikNak’s City Cart at ENTRANCE gallery, 48 Ludlow St.  From 6 pm on, the artist will be celebrating this body of work – influenced by Gordon Matta-Clark and the Rivington School – at ENTRANCE gallery, created in homage to the recent loss of his dachsund, Nik Nak … Continue reading Closing Party: Pat McCarthy’s NikNak’s City Cart @ ENTRANCE

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“Topsy-Turvy” Featuring Artist Jeff Way Shakes Things Up Lesley Heller Gallery

Artist Jeff Way’s series of multi-process artworks on view in “Topsy Turvy” at Lesley Hellery Gallery proves to be  that rare exhibition where each work possesses a unique yet harmonious vantage point onto a recurring theme. Marking an ingenious turn of creative processes combined with a speculative approach to composition and figuration, Way’s “Topsy Turvy” series – created between 2006-2016 – offer an alternative viewpoint … Continue reading “Topsy-Turvy” Featuring Artist Jeff Way Shakes Things Up Lesley Heller Gallery

There is No Room for Colonizer, White Savior Mentality in Art Criticism – or Anywhere

This opinion piece represents the views of the Editors at ANTE. Mag. It was written as a direct response to the Whitehot Mag article, “Kill Your Darlings: The End of the White Male Ally” which in turn was a response to the NY Times’ “The Dominance of the White Male Critic” -Ed.s, ANTE. Mag   There is nowhere to begin this article. There is nowhere … Continue reading There is No Room for Colonizer, White Savior Mentality in Art Criticism – or Anywhere

Kind of Green Gestures Toward Solving the Climate Emergency

Lights illuminate a pastoral hillside, carving a serpentine path across a hill in Santa Rosa, CA. Seventy-two lights gently embrace the night air, each a memorial to a soul who had lost their lives trying to escape human trafficking on that expanse rising northward from Mexico and points south – seeking an escape toward the United States. Titled “The River of Migration”, this site-specific piece by … Continue reading Kind of Green Gestures Toward Solving the Climate Emergency

A Feast for the Senses: Drink Me, Taste Me – An Exhibition of Curious Things

Curiouser and Curiouser. –Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll “Does domestic bliss equal artistic death?” This is the question that our heroine, Alice – a painter – asks in a full-length musical production, “Painted Alice,” for which the exhibit Drink Me, Taste Me – An Exhibition of Curious Things serves as a stage. The exhibition, on view at Plaxall gallery April 11-May 12, serves as a … Continue reading A Feast for the Senses: Drink Me, Taste Me – An Exhibition of Curious Things

Countdown to Truth: Delano Dunn’s Phantom Paradise at Lesley Heller Gallery

Everyone’s coming-of-age story leans on moments of lost innocence. In Delano Dunn‘s exhibition “Phantom Paradise,” on view at Lesley Heller gallery from April 17-May 19, the delicate escapism of childhood – represented in the artist’s allusion to paint by numbers – brings forth themes which emerged during the artist’s childhood when the realities of the Rodney King riots enveloping his Los Angeles neighborhood set in. … Continue reading Countdown to Truth: Delano Dunn’s Phantom Paradise at Lesley Heller Gallery

Hurrah! For the Future of Public, Interactive Art

On view through May 22nd at the NYCxDESIGN Design Pavilion in Times Square, a public art initiative stands out from the pack. Created through a partnership between students at the Strzeminski Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź, Poland and the Brooklyn-based Pratt Institute, the project – “Hurrah!” – marks a creative, innovative approach to US-Polish relations through public participation. “Hurrah!” consists of large-scale vertical tubes … Continue reading Hurrah! For the Future of Public, Interactive Art

Immersive, Experimental Performance Openings at The Ear, Brooklyn

Exciting performance art takes the floor at The Ear (255 Boerum Street, #1- Brooklyn) on May 17th and 18th. Featuring performances by Sierra Ortega, Muyassar Kurdi, Vyczie Dorado, Amanda Hunt & IV Castellanos, Máiréad Delaney, Arantxa Araujo, Sara Meghdari & Oya Damla, and Jazz Coker with installation work by David Ian Bellows/Griess, something fascinating emerges for everyone at this Spring open weekend.   The Ear’s … Continue reading Immersive, Experimental Performance Openings at The Ear, Brooklyn

Frieze Recap 2019: Don’t Miss These Booths at Frieze New York!

by Katie Hector   Spring has arrived, and Frieze New York assumes its annual presentation under the iconic white tent on Randall’s Island. As per usual, Frieze presents an opportunity for galleries to expose their pre-eminent artists to a diverse audience comprised of collectors, institutions, and art enthusiasts alike, who flock from all over the world to attend the five-day event. This year’s fair is … Continue reading Frieze Recap 2019: Don’t Miss These Booths at Frieze New York!

Fauna of Mirrors Reflects a Nuanced Approach to Nature

Fauna of Mirrors, a site-responsive exhibition curated by Etty Yaniv currently on view at the LIU Downtown Brooklyn campus, opened to the public on March 14, 2019 and remains on view through May 17th. The enticing exhibition features works by Charlotte Becket, Samuelle Green, Tamara Kostianovsky, Jessica Lagunas, Christina Massey, Lina Puerta, and Kathleen Vance. These works are housed in a glass enclosure on the … Continue reading Fauna of Mirrors Reflects a Nuanced Approach to Nature