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

The Empowering Artistic Practice of Marguerite Elliot

There is much to uncover in the diverse and precise artistic practice of artist Marguerite Elliot. Her career spans decades of women’s art herstory along the faultlines of second-wave feminism on the West Coast. Elliot’s career incorporates a vibrant interdisciplinary practice as an artist, welder, author, curator and video producer. Previously based in LA, Elliot now lives and works in Marin County in the northern … Continue reading The Empowering Artistic Practice of Marguerite Elliot

Inside/Outside at Plaxall Gallery Reveals the Private Side of Mental Illness

On view through April 7, 2019 at Plaxall Gallery, Inside/Outside documents the struggle that artists enduring mental illness experience every day. From displaying a fragmented sense of self to simplifying the figure down to a minimalist aesthetic, many works on view in the exhibit pay homage to the mind’s sense of self and the existing relationship between the mind and the body. Including artists such … Continue reading Inside/Outside at Plaxall Gallery Reveals the Private Side of Mental Illness

I’m Your Venus at Bee in the Lion Gallery

Contributor: Douglas Turner   Closing April 5th, I’m Your Venus at Bee in the Lion gallery celebrates the mythical figure of Venus in her myriad of forms.  The artistic fascination with the female figure is the primary focus of this most recent show at Bee in the Lion.  Venus is depicted one hundred ways, one hundred times – this may be an exaggeration, but her … Continue reading I’m Your Venus at Bee in the Lion Gallery

Altered States: Artist Evelyne Huet Abstracts Humanity in DEAR HUMANS

Evelyne Huet‘s solo exhibition at Atlantic Gallery, DEAR HUMANS, extracts the pure essence of humanity in a range of mostly abstract compositions. Spanning sombre-colored hues and bright flashes of neon, the digital paintings on view intersperse various references to the human psyche. Linear compositions merge with organic forms to allow the viewer’s subconscious to create spontaneous responses to the overall effect of each artwork. Translating … Continue reading Altered States: Artist Evelyne Huet Abstracts Humanity in DEAR HUMANS

Contemporary Desire: Puppies and Flowers at the Royal Society of American Art

by contributor Daniel Morowitz   Beauty and companionship are two simple human yearnings that have served as remedies for loneliness for as long as desire itself has existed. While we look for these qualities in lovers and partners, by proxy, people have filled the void through various means. In the history of art, symbolism is used to represent this proxy, and code the human experience … Continue reading Contemporary Desire: Puppies and Flowers at the Royal Society of American Art

Augmented Humanism: The Digital Art of Marjan Moghaddam

Artist Marjan Moghaddam is many things, but bored isn’t one of them. A multi-disciplinary artist whose viral sensations, Glitched Goddesses, are propelling the artist toward phenomenal digital art visibility, Moghaddam is that rare artist whose formal stylings and conceptual acumen are equally stunning. Stemming from an #ArtHack Instagram project which the artist initiated in 2016 to disrupt and democratize the exhibition space, her glitch aesthetic permeates … Continue reading Augmented Humanism: The Digital Art of Marjan Moghaddam