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

The Virtual is Visceral in “Speculative Cultures” at the New School’s Kellen Gallery

Ancient and contemporary collide in the spectacular “Speculative Cultures: A Virtual Reality Exhibition”, on view through April 14th at the Anna-Maria and Stephen Keller gallery at the New School (2 W. 13th Street, New York, NY). Curated by Tina Sauerlaender (DE), Peggy Schoenegge (DE), and Erandy Vergara (MX/CA), “Speculative Cultures” examines the physical remains and objects that embody the weight of cultures immemorial, ranging from … Continue reading The Virtual is Visceral in “Speculative Cultures” at the New School’s Kellen Gallery

Bold Tones Define “Self Alive” at The Yard South Williamsburg

“To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom.”  In an era of dissonance, “Self Alive” brings the wisdom of self-awareness to bear, playing witness to a whirlwind of textures and hues. Featuring the work of artists Katie Hector, Tomo Mori and Jean Rim, “Self Alive” remains on view through Spring 2019 at The Yard, South Williamsburg. Drawing from themes of self-expression, “Self Alive” explores the beauty … Continue reading Bold Tones Define “Self Alive” at The Yard South Williamsburg

Irreverent Gestures: The Work of Ivan Lardschneider

Ivan Lardschneider isn’t afraid to play with toys. Imbuing his work with references to playthings and just a hint of pre-pubescent immaturity, Lardschneider’s pointed yet playful approach proves remarkably efficacious: a concise survey incorporating the objects from our youth. The emotions and nostalgia these objects portend frame a potent look into the human psyche as found through the artist’s oeuvre. His sculptures, simple in form … Continue reading Irreverent Gestures: The Work of Ivan Lardschneider

Fresh Approaches Feature At Spring/Break 2019

Every year during Armory Fair week, a refreshing breeze traipses down the avenues, blowing past the piers from its irreverent, unsanctimonious perch. This breath of fresh air originates at Spring/Break Art Show, where emerging gallerists, independent curators and contemporary artists present installations and exhibitions centered around a proposed theme. This year’s theme, FACT AND FICTION, goes as far as to feature artist residencies and nonprofits … Continue reading Fresh Approaches Feature At Spring/Break 2019