• Nicole Klagsbrun and Aperture Gallery Celebrate Archtober

      Thursday, 25 October 2012 19:52

      Barney Kulok was granted access to observe and photograph the construction of the highly anticipated Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park last Fall. The memorial park, designed in 1973 by Louis I. Kahn and situated on the southern tip of Roosevelt Island, was the last design the great modernist architect completed before his death in […]

    • Hugo McCloud: Minus Paintings

      Wednesday, 24 October 2012 20:59

      On a blistering 100-degree afternoon in August, the artist Hugo McCloud and I moved through his Brooklyn studio discussing his recent exhibitions and series of works in progress. Hugo McCloud is a young artist whose approach is simultaneously minimal and conceptual, highly suggestive of an interesting emerging talent. Hugo McCloud, Shacks R Us 2012, Patina […]

    • Space Invaders

      Wednesday, 24 October 2012 19:57

      The Lehman College Art Gallery has been taken over by the artworks of eighteen featured artists in its exhibition Space Invaders. Through structures of the building, both inside and out, works are peering, creeping, growing, and hanging through the floor, ceiling, walls, and even the balcony. Working with a specific location in mind, the unique […]

    • Frieze London 2012: How Many Fairs In One?

      Wednesday, 24 October 2012 19:39

      Crowded. This is maybe the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of an art fair. For sure, that “crowded” became a more real, tangible sensation during Frieze London 2012, whose historical tent in Reagent’s Park, London, became one of many to visit this year. For the first time, the attendees had to […]

    • Feminist and Post-Feminist Art: A Dialogue With The Past

      Tuesday, 23 October 2012 14:40

      With Yayoi Kusama at the Whitney Museum and Cindy Sherman at MoMA, this past year has seated women artists at the forefront of the New York art scene. These impressive retrospectives called attention not only to the force and depth of the artistic creation of women, but also to the woman as subject matter in […]

    • Affirmative Action in the 21st Century?

      Monday, 22 October 2012 17:52

      This past Saturday FLUX Harlem hosted a panel discussion at Art Speaks! Gallery. The talk covered the controversial topic of a post-racial society.  Positing the question: how does the idea of a “post racial” America impact how we currently view the world? Can America ever look past race?  With election day ahead, this theme has […]

    • Gilgo Beach: A Physical Absence

      Thursday, 18 October 2012 19:30

      Over the past fifteen years the “Ocean Parkway Killer” has targeted sex workers along this stretch of roadway, ultimately putting his victims to rest at Gilgo Beach. It is this series of events that Nick Kline examines in his exhibit at Open Source Gallery, Gilgo Beach. In a sterilized, clinical gallery space, in which the […]

    • The Metamorphoses of Eve: Ted Lawson

      Thursday, 18 October 2012 18:58

      Brooklyn-based artist Ted Lawson explores the theme of feminine sexuality with the cold perception of a scientist or a professor of anatomy. The artist seeks to portray the eternal beauty of a feminine “golden age” in bust sculptures such as Entropy, while also investigating the biologic and metabolic character of the female body. He attempts […]

    • Seeing Things In Black & White

      Thursday, 18 October 2012 16:30

      One day in the spring of 2002, I had an epiphany. I told my husband, who is an artist, that I decided to open an art gallery. He said, “What took you so long?”  At the time we were living in lower Manhattan and I was working in the investment banking industry. But art was […]

    • Art Meets Nature at the American Museum of Natural History

      Wednesday, 17 October 2012 16:22

      Less well known are the exquisitely rendered spider drawings of French artist Odilon Redon (1840-1916) which takes on a friendly anthropomorphic view of the spider. In Smiling, an 1881 lithograph described by J.K. Huysmans in his classic novel of decadence A Rebours (1884) – translated Against Nature – a grinning spider, with ten legs rather […]

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