Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Video Pt 2: Adam Stennett

Artist Adam Stennett discussing his work from the exhibition, Off the Grid, at the Glenn Horowitz Bookseller in East Hampton, New York.


video


Add to Google Reader or HomepageAdd to My AOL

Monday, May 19, 2008

Video Pt 1: Adam Stennett

Artist Adam Stennett discussing his work from the exhibition, Off the Grid, at the Glenn Horowitz Bookseller in East Hampton, New York.


video


Add to Google Reader or HomepageAdd to My AOL

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

June 14 Summer Party: Art in General @ 100 Lafayette

Art Comments is delighted to invite all of our friends to a wonderful party which serves as a fund-raiser for an international non-profit organization which has been in existence for over 25 years, Art in General, an entity that supports artists through artist-in-residence programs, compelling commissions, and important contemporary exhibitions. The party is being held at a historic night-club venue in Manhattan, NY and will feature 2 site-specific, curated performances, along with 2 hours of music by 2 different DJs.

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 info@artcomments.com.

Video Pt 1: Who's Afraid of Jasper Johns?

A show conceived by Urs Fischer and Gavin Brown


video

May 9 - July 12, 2008
Tony Shafrazi Gallery
544 West 26th St.
New York, NY 10001
212 274 9300



Add to Google Reader or HomepageAdd to My AOL

Monday, May 12, 2008

Who's Afraid of Jasper Johns?

A show conceived by Urs Fischer and Gavin Brown




May 9 - July 12, 2008
Tony Shafrazi Gallery
544 West 26th St.
New York, NY 10001
212 274 9300

Friday, May 09, 2008

MFA PARSONS SHOW: 2008 Thesis Show

Featured Artist: Meghann Show
written by James Stevens in New York

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

Neal Tait at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery


Gallery Review: The Dressmaker Who Lived on the Outskirts
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

Day of Reckoning for Art World Looming?

MOMENT OF TRUTH FOR AUCTION HOUSES?
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 values."

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:
<href ="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121002756855268963.html?mod=hpp_us_personal_journal">Art
Sales Boom</a>

Armory 2008 Highlights: Julian Opie

Julian Opie video and photo from the Armory Show 2008:

photo by james stevens


video
video of art by james stevens

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Video Footage, Dr Scott Draves discussing his open source art

Exclusive video footage from AC:

Scott Draves, a.k.a "Spot" discussing his work titled 
Dreams in High Fidelity at a private vip art salon in soho Manhattan.

video

Monday, May 05, 2008

Video Footage: Jeff Koons Speech at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Video of Jeff Koons speaking on the Roof at the Met video
Met Representative and Panoramic view of the Celebration Series on the Met Roof.
video

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Chicago’s Millenium Park - Cloud Gate and The Crown Fountain

Chicago’s Millenium Park features two incredible pieces of public art that are worth seeing in person - Cloud Gate and The Crown Fountain. (www.millenniumpark.org/artandarchitecture/).
Photos by Carly Haffner and text by Don Porcella

Cloud Gate



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.

Jeff Koons on the Roof in New York

Jeff Koons on view at the Metropolitan Museum