“Women: Blacklight Paintings & Sculpture” by Ryan McGinness

Posted by The G on July 2, 2012 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Ryan McGinness.

Ryan McGinness

Ryan McGinness

Unfortunately, by the time you read these words, “Women: Blacklight Paintings and Sculptures” by Ryan McGinness at the Charles Bank Gallery in New York will have closed.  The exhibit ran for May and June 2012, and my first and only opportunity to see it was on its final day.  It’s a shame if you missed this exhibit because it was really cool.  The title of the exhibit coupled with these pictures is a slight taste of the show.

Ryan McGinness

Ryan McGinness

Ryan McGinness

Ryan McGinness

“Concept” by Allen Grubesic

Posted by The G on April 17, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Allen Grubesic.

Allen Grubesic

"I'm With Stupid ---->" by Allen Grubesic

Swedish artist Allen Grubesic’s latest exhibition “Concept,” which is now showing at the Charles Bank Gallery in New York, draws inspiration from the barrage of mainstream media we are all exposed to on a daily basis.  Allen Grubesic’s work investigates semiotics, the study of words and signs, which produce meaning and myth out of thin air.

Painting by Allen Grubesic

“Concept” by Allen Grubesic is on display until May 7, 2011 at the Charles Bank Gallery, which is located at 196 Bowery in Manhattan.

Video: “White Nights (Picnic Version)” live by Oh Land

Posted by The G on March 31, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy, G Videos | Be the First to Comment

Photos and video by G.  Art by Eske Kath.

Welcome to Oh Land at Charles Bank Gallery in New York

New York!  You have two final chances to see Danish pop sensation Oh Land perform tracks from her self titled debut album in an art gallery.  At the Charles Bank Gallery, Oh Land and artist Eske Kath have teamed up for a live installation entitled “Welcome to Oh Land.”  Eske Kath designed the cover art for the album and the singer is performing a 4 night residency at the gallery in front of the art.  Backed with a string section, Oh Land is performing “picnic versions” of tracks from her album and it was a very fun experience.  Thanks to A Heart is A Spade for guest list action.  The Charles Bank Gallery is located at 196 Bowery in Manhattan.  Remaining performances are on March 31 and April 1, 2011 at 8:30 PM.  My suggestion is to get there early because the entry line tends to wrap around the block.  If you can’t make it, it’s a pity, but here’s a sample of what you’re missing out on.  Below, see the “picnic version” of Oh Land’s “White Nights.”  Enjoy!

Welcome to Oh Land – NYC Residency and Art Installation

Posted by The G on March 26, 2011 under GNN | Be the First to Comment

Photo by G.

Oh Land

New York!  Save the date.  Pop music sensation Oh Land is mixing her great music with a 4 night residency and art installation at the Charles Bank Gallery in New York. 

Experience Oh Land’s debut album through a unique visual landscape created by artist Eske Kath with a new intimate performance each night by Oh Land. Each night is a free show but space is limited so show up early to guarantee entry.

March 29, March 30, March 31 and April 1
Doors: 8pm
Performance: 8:30pm
Gallery will be open March 29 – April 2 daily 12pm – 7pm

The Charles Bank Gallery is located at 196 Bowery in Manhattan.

Don’t miss it!

New Works by Barnaby Hosking

Posted by The G on February 23, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy, Encounters with G | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Barnaby Hosking.

Barnaby Hosking

"New Works" by Barnaby Hosking. Now showing at Charles Bank Gallery in New York through March 26, 2011.

The Charles Bank Gallery in New York is exhibiting British artist Barnaby Hosking’s first solo exhibit in the United States.  The exhibit entitled “New Works” is very cool.  Barnaby Hosking plays with the traditional boundaries between art and objects. In the above photo, two vivid blue canvases hang on the walls of the Charles Bank Gallery.  As the viewer stops to admire the color, the projection of a bird emerges and flies across the canvases!

Again, you’ll have to see these wonderful works in person as still photos do not capture the brilliance. In the above image, 4 dark canvases are painted and display waterfalls and landscapes.  The top canvas features a body of water projected up on it bringing colorful relief to darkness.

Once again, this photo does not do justice to this 3-D piece that features butterfly wings protruding from the canvas.  When you move closer to the work, you’ll see that a projection fills in the missing portion of the butterfly, casting a shadow on the canvas giving you the complete image.  It’s really cool!

I was fortunate enough to attend the opening night gala reception and I got to meet artist Barnaby Hosking.  He was extremely nice and I was able to tell him how much I enjoyed the exhibit.  See a photo of that moment after the jump.

New Works by Barnaby Hosking is showing at Charles Bank Gallery in New York through March 26, 2011.  Charles Bank Gallery is located at 196 Bowery in Manhattan.

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