A2G’s Art Picks for New York in May 2015

Posted by The G on May 12, 2015 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos and words by G.  Art by Various Artists.

Spring has arrived in New York (thank god!) and now that you can leave your dwelling without wearing 10 layers and still freezing your ass off, take yourself on an art adventure!  Here’s a handful of exhibits you should see, According to G.

David Shrigley

David Shrigley

David Shrigley by David Shrigley at Anton Kern Gallery, located at 532 West 20th Street.  Now showing through May 23, 2015.

Beau - Mechanical Shark Week

Beau – Mechanical Shark Week

“Mechanical Shark Week” by BEAU at Ami Li Projects, located at 66 Mott Street in Chinatown through June 3, 2015.

Cecily Brown at Maccarone

Cecily Brown at Maccarone

“The English Garden” by Cecily Brown at Maccarone, located at 98 Morton Street through June 20, 2015.

Ron English Mural Bowery and Houston

Ron English “Baby Hulk” Mural Bowery and Houston

Ron English’s “Baby Hulk” Mural at the corner of Bowery and Houston.  Ongoing (at least until June, 2015) and viewable 24/7.

Closeup of "Baby Hulk" by Ron English

Closeup of “Baby Hulk” by Ron English.  Click to enlarge!

Click on the photo to see all the awesome (and hilarious detail).

Christopher Wool at Luhring Augustine

Christopher Wool at Luhring Augustine (Chelsea exhibit pictured)

Christopher Wool at Luhring Augustine.  Located at 531 West 24th Street in Manhattan and 25 Knickerbocker Ave., Brooklyn.  Through June 20, 2015.

Yayoi Kusama - Give Me Love 5

Yayoi Kusama – Give Me Love

“Give Me Love” by Yayoi Kusama at David Zwirner, located at 519 & 525 West 19th Street through June 13, 2015.

Dan Flavin

Dan Flavin

Brancusi: Pioneer of American Minimalism (Featuring historically significant works by Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Ryman and Frank Stella), at Paul Kasmin Gallery located at 515 West 27th Street until July 10, 2015.

The Luminous Poem by Airan Kang

The Luminous Poem by Airan Kang

“The Luminous Poem” by Airan Kang at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, located at 505 West 24th Street through June 13, 2015.

The Whitney Museum.  Now Located in the Meat Packing District.

The Whitney Museum. Now Located in the Meat Packing District.  Photo by Gail Worley.

The Whitney Museum,  now located at 99 Gansevoort Street in New York.

Happy Spring!

Spring 2015 Tulips

Spring 2015 Tulips

 

10 Art Shows Worth Seeing In Chelsea – March 2014

Posted by The G on March 11, 2014 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Various Artists.

Here are 10 art exhibits worth your time in New York in March 2014:

Sarah Lucas

Sarah Lucas

Sarah Lucas – “Nud Nob” at Gladstone Gallery (located at West 24th Street) through April 26, 2014.

Desire Obtain Cherish

Desire Obtain Cherish

Desire Obtain Cherish – “We Are Known By The Company We Keep” at Unix Gallery – through May 6, 2014.

Gary Taxali

Gary Taxali

Gary Taxali – “Unforget Me” at Jonathan Levine Gallery through March 22, 2014.

How and Nosm

How and Nosm

How and Nosm – “Way Things Are” at Pace Prints through April 5, 2014.

Jim Campbell

Jim Campbell

“New Work” by Jim Campbell at Bryce Wolkowitz – through April 19, 2014

Jordan Wolfson

Jordan Wolfson

Jordan Wolfson at David Zwirner through April 19, 2014.

Julie Opermann

Julie Oppermann

Julie Oppermann – “Palinopsia” at Joshua Liner Gallery through March 29, 2014.

Thrush Holmes

Thrush Holmes

Thrush Holmes – “More” at Mike Weiss Gallery through April 5, 2014.

Kevin Cyr

Kevin Cyr

Kevin Cyr – “Right Place, Right Time” at Jonathan Levine Gallery – through March 22, 2014

Chloe Wise

Chloe Wise

Various Artists – “The Last Brucennial” at 837 Washington Street through April 4, 2014.

 

Must See: “I Who Have Arrived In Heaven” by Yayoi Kusama at David Zwirner

Posted by The G on November 22, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Yayoi Kusama.

Yayoi Kusama at David Zwirner

Yayoi Kusama at David Zwirner

If you live in New York, don’t even think about missing a mind-blowing trio of exhibits by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama entitled “I Who Have Arrived In Heaven.”  The 3 David Zwirner galleries (on 519, 525 and 533 West 19th Street) have paintings, videos and mirrored room installations that will blow your mind.  In the photo above, you walk into a mirrored room (and please note – there will probably be a wait to enter, but it is worth it!) and colorful tentacles hang from the ceiling.  The mirrored room gives the effect that the tentacles go on forever and as the colors change every few moments, it will definitely make your head expand!

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama

27 new large scale (and extremely trippy) paintings are on display and I didn’t even bother to post close ups because you simply must see this exhibit in person.

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama

A video installation in a mirrored room shows a 1 minute video of Kusama performing her song “A Manhattan Suicide Addict” and it looks as if it goes on to infinity (see the video here).

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama

Last but not least, there are also some sculptures on display.

“I Who Have Arrived In Heaven” by Yayoi Kusama at David Zwirner is showing through December 21, 2013.  Do not miss it!

“To Wit” by Raymond Pettibon at David Zwirner

Posted by The G on September 19, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy, Encounters with G | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Raymond Pettibon.

Raymond Pettibon

Raymond Pettibon

When you walk into the David Zwirner gallery in Manhattan and look at “To Wit” by Raymond Pettibon, it will suck you in instantly.  Arranged in chunks of paintings, it appears as if you are walking into a comic book and only when you look closely at the subject matter in the paintings, will you find the subversiveness and wit as the title of the exhibit suggests.  For those unaware of Raymond Pettibon’s art, he designed the iconic Black Flag logo for the band which could help the non-art aficionado understand the DIY and eff you establishment nature and themes in his works.

Partial Gallery View

Partial Gallery View

With works dealing with huge penises, non-lasting erections, calling God a homosexual and lots of commentary on society, so come to the show with an open mind and with your sense of humor!

Raymond Pettibon

Fuck God!  Dude likes dick… by Raymond Pettibon

“To Wit” by Raymond Pettibon is showing at David Zwirner Gallery (at 519 West 19th Street) in Manhattan through October 26, 2013.  For more details, click here.

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Last Chance To See: “Early Work” by Richard Serra

Posted by The G on June 11, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Richard Serra.

Richard Serra - Early Work

Richard Serra – Early Work’

If you’re a fan of Richard Serra, you will definitely want to take a trip to the West 20th Street location of David Zwirner before June 15, 2013 to catch an exhibit featuring many of Serra’s early works.

Richard Serra - Early Work

Richard Serra – Early Work

This exhibit covers the period of 1966 to 1972 and features photos, drawings and sculpture.

Richard Serra - Early Work (Partial Gallery View)

Richard Serra – Early Work (Partial Gallery View)

David Zwirner is located at 537 West 20th Street in Manhattan.

Richard Serra - Early Work

Richard Serra – Early Work

You can see “Early Work” by Richard Serra through June 15, 2013.

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