Photos by G. Art by Ellsworth Kelly.
Artist Ellsworth Kelly is a few days shy of turning 90 years old! To celebrate, Matthew Marks Galleries in New York are hosting 3 exhibitions of Kelly’s work. The exhibition includes fourteen paintings and two sculptures made in the past two years.
A closer look
The galleries are located at 502 and 522 West 22nd Street and 523 West 24th Street. “Ellsworth Kelly at Ninety” runs through June 29, 2013. Ellsworth Kelly turns 90 on May 31, 2013.
Ellsworth Kelly (at eighty nine) and Geoffrey Dicker
I was fortunate enough to meet Ellsworth Kelly at the opening night reception and he was extremely nice! Thanks again Ellsworth. It was great meeting you. Congratulations on 3 great exhibits and happy birthday in advance!
Photos by G. Art by Dan Colen.
Dan Colen at Oko
If you are a fan of Dan Colen, you should definitely check out his latest exhibit “The Spirits That I Called” at Oko in the East Village in Manhattan. The new oil paintings are a departure from other exhibitions by Colen. A fun fact: this exhibit was inspired by Disney’s “Fantasia.”
Dan Colen at Oko
“The Spirits That I Called” by Dan Colen will be showing at Oko (located at 220 East 10th Street) through June 15, 2013.
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Photos by G. Art by Paul McCarthy.
Paul McCarthy at Hauser and Wirth. Looks just like what you think it looks like.
If you are a fan of artist Paul McCarthy and you live in New York, you’re hitting the mother lode in May and June 2013. Hauser and Wirth have two exhibits currently showing (and one will close and reopen with another in late June) and there additional sculptures and video installations on view. Click on Hauser and Wirth’s website to get a full run down of what is happening and where.
Paul McCarthy at Hauser and Wirth
As you can see from this photo, these sculptures are gargantuan in size and they are filled with McCarthy’s signature subversive imagery. These aren’t the only two sculptures on display however. There are many more on display and they need to be seen in person to really grasp the magnitude of how awesome this exhibit it.
“Sculptures” by Paul McCarthy is on display through June 1, 2013 at Hauser and Wirth’s new space in Chelsea (located at 511 West 18th Street).
As a bonus, this is what you get to look at as you enter Hauser and Wirth in Chelsea.
The entrance to Hauser and Wirth
Photos by G. Art by Tom Molloy.
“Issue” by Tom Molloy
New York! If you get the chance before May 18, 2013, you should definitely head over to Flagg Art Foundation in Chelsea because they are currently showing two great exhibitions. The first (on the 10th floor) is by Hilary Harkness and one floor below is “Issue” by Tom Molloy. Both exhibits require extra viewing time as there is so much detail in both. For me, the highlight of “Issue” is a panel featuring tiny replicas of various people protesting.
Partial View of “Issue” by Tom Molloy
As you look through the multitudes of miniature protestors, you will find yourself forming your own view on many of the things that these people take issue with. Some of the issues include anti-Marijuana, “Lady Gaga Leads Hell,” “Stop the killing in Kashmir,” “Who’s Afraid of Twitter,” “Stop the Religious Bullshit,” “My pension is my pay” and so on.
“Issue” by Tom Molloy
“Issue” by Tom Molloy is on display at Flagg Art (located at 545 9th and 10th Floors) in New York through May 18, 2013.
Photos by G. Art by Hilary Harkness.
When you first gaze upon Hilary Harkness’ paintings which are now showing at Flagg Art in New York, you’ll find there is a lot going on in them. Many compartments, many people, many scenarios. As you take a closer look, you’ll find all sorts of subversive activities going on in her works.
You definitely need to see these paintings in person to fully appreciate the detail and the numerous actions that are happening simultaneously in her paintings. These people are having a party and you are invited… to be a voyeur!
This exhibit reminded me of “Inside Out” by In Sook Kim which has a similar premise, except his art is photo based.
These paintings by Hilary Harkness are on display at Flagg Art (located at 545 9th and 10th Floors) in New York through May 18, 2013.