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

Delight Prevails at Patty Horing’s Underdressed, Anna Zorina Gallery

by Bob Clyatt Sheer visual pleasure would have been reason enough to visit Patty Horing’s new show Underdressed at Anna Zorina’s delightful new ground floor space on 24th St in Chelsea.  But there was much more awaiting viewers there in these large figurative canvases and smaller drawings.  Horing brings a novelist’s sensibility to these sensitive contextual portraits, allowing us to enter into a relationship with … Continue reading Delight Prevails at Patty Horing’s Underdressed, Anna Zorina Gallery

I C O N I C: Judy Rifka’s Ionic Ironic at CORE Club through March 29th

The art world is above about the current exhibition on view at the CORE Club New York: iconic American artist Judy Rifka. A legendary member of the Lower East Side arts scene in New York City, Rifka has worked across painting and video, and this current exhibition, Ionic Ironic: Myths from the 80’s, is curated by LatchKey Gallery and features at the CORE Club now … Continue reading I C O N I C: Judy Rifka’s Ionic Ironic at CORE Club through March 29th

Neon Love: Indira Cesarine x Le Board curated by Jenny Mushkin Goldman

Valentine’s day promises to bring vivid red and pink hues to the forefront, and nowhere are these bright inviting tones more welcome than at Le Board for the opening reception of works by Indira Cesarine in Indira Cesarine x NEON. Opening Thursday, February 14 from 5-8 pm, and on view through April 13 at 800b 5th Avenue, the exhibit presents original neon artworks by Cesarine, and … Continue reading Neon Love: Indira Cesarine x Le Board curated by Jenny Mushkin Goldman

Bound/Less: Less Isn’t More at AHA Fine Art Group Exhibit

BOUND/LESS, opening at 222 Bowery on Tuesday, February 12th from 6-8 pm, features a selection of artists presented by Arcilesi|Homberg Fine Art. For one night only, artworks contemplating the many facets of love and its endless scope will be presented, alongside music, wearable art and refreshments on the Bowery right across the street from the New Museum. Works by Vincent Arcilesi, Eileen Coyne, Maria Dimanshtein, … Continue reading Bound/Less: Less Isn’t More at AHA Fine Art Group Exhibit