Artist Adam Stennett discussing his work from the exhibition, Off the Grid, at the Glenn Horowitz Bookseller in East Hampton, New York.
Monday, May 19, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Furthermore, we have initiated an artist outreach program in an effort to assist local artists who would like to attend this event, and if you are interested in sponsoring an artist, please contact Art in General or Art Comments for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Friday, May 09, 2008
In an earlier blog post (click here for video: ac mfa show) covering the recent 2008 Parsons graduate MFA thesis show at the kitchen, AC featured the work of the artist Meghann Snow. Another blog here in New York, the Brooklyn Museum's art blog, also featured Ms. Snow's work along with a great article about several of her pieces. Here's the link: Brooklyn Museum Blog
Thursday, May 08, 2008
written by Peter Duhon in New York
British painter Neal Tait presents his first solo show in New York, The Dressmaker Who Lived on the Outskirts, with the Tanya Bonakdar Gallery. Resisting any palatable logical connexion in his paintings, Tait cleverly provides a compendium of historical, parodic and often ghastly references that become hauntingly evident sometimes only after several viewings. If you're in town, definitely check out the show. 24 Apr 2008 - 7 Jun 2008
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
written by James Stevens in New York
In a recent noteworthy article in the Wall Street Journal,
international art journalist Alexandra Peers surveys the current art
market landscape and the possibility of the current US credit crisis
negatively affecting the current seemingly untouchable art ecosystem
which has seen exponential growth over the last 17 years. A definite
must read for an examination of the various viewpoints regarding the
health of the art market today.
In the article, CEO of Sotheby's William Ruprecht, always reliable for
a bullish view of the market and salient, optimistic viewpoints,
comments that the naysayers of the art world, "are all shooting arrows
at the same target: Will the market go down?" But,
"twenty-million-dollar pictures have been flying around in the past
two weeks," he says.
Perhaps the contrarian contemporary art collector of our time, Eli
Broad, states in the article, "dramatic rise in contemporary art
values in recent years, it is now time for a major downward adjustment
In the auction world at least, the next 10 days are pivotal for
judging the impact of the current credit crisis (here in the US and
Europe) on the global art market. Here's the link to her article:
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Monday, May 05, 2008
Met Representative and Panoramic view of the Celebration Series on the Met Roof.
Saturday, May 03, 2008
Photos by Carly Haffner and text by Don Porcella
Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate in Chicago’s Millenium Park. The 110-ton elliptical sculpture is forged of a seamless series of highly polished stainless steel plates and was installed in July 2004.
Looking up through the middle of Cloud Gate. A visual Vortex is created where the viewer seems farther away than possible. The small group of people in the center circle is the reflection of the viewer and the people around the viewer, looking up.
A fun house mirror effect is created under and around the whole sculpture. Viewer’s delight in seeing themselves reflected and distorted.
Because of it’s highly polished and reflective surface, the viewer becomes the art. Cloud Gate’s adornment is the surrounding environment. Whatever surrounds Cloud Gate defines the sculpture at that moment. In that way it is emblematic of its environment and at the same time ever changing.
The Crown Fountain
The Crown Fountain, Designed by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa. This sculpture is comprised of two towers that empty into a shallow pool. Facing each other, the towers periodically project images of people. The artists took videos of local people to generate the changing faces of the sculpture. The image of the people is projected internally onto the glass brick membrane.
Water periodically sprays out of the mouths of the sculpture.
This creates a whimsical aspect of the sculpture that lightens the somber faces of the people featured as the faces of the sculpture. The cascading water from the top of the fountain distorts the faces and is useful in providing relief from a hot summer day.