Monday, April 20, 2009

Regrouping: Art Market at FIT

Regrouping: art world professionals examine the art market
Wednesday, April 22
Symposium: 7:00-8:30pm
Katie Murphy Auditorium, FIT
7th Avenue at 27th Street (d building)

This sounded like it might be interesting:
Following years of wild expansion and commercial vitality, the last six months in the art world - as in all business sectors - have seen rocky auction and art fair sales, abrupt gallery closures and publicly expressed dealer woe.

Our panel, moderated by FIT adjunct faculty member, independent art consultant and co-founder of NADA, Sheri Pasquarella, will attempt to assess where things stand and what the long-term picture might look like.

The selected panelists are Paul Morris, co-founder of the Armory Show, Lowell Pettit, art advisor, Walter Robinson, critic and editor of Artnet, Yvonne Garcia, director of development of the Bronx Museum, and Florence Lynch, curaatoe and director of Florence Lynch Gallery.

FIT on 7th Avenue

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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

John Waters's at Marianne Boesky

John Waters's exhibition "Rear Projection" at Marianne Boesky Gallery from April 3rd through May 2, 2009. The exhibition consists of thirty-six photographs and four sculptures and runs concurrently with his film "Rear Projection" which will be on view at Gagosian Gallery in Los Angeles from April 11 – May 23, 2009.

This was a nice exhibition, worth a second visit when maybe I can take some better photographs than those supplied by the gallery which are rediculously small.

John Waters
Installation View, 2009

John Waters
Installation View, 2009

John Waters
Control 2009
Fiberglass, silicone, urethane, acrylic, human and synthetic hair, fabric and wood.
approximately 48 x 30 x 30 inches
Edition of 5

Espèces d’espaces at Yvon Lambert

An exhibition of note: Espèces d’espaces at Yvon Lambert:

A group exhibition featuring works by Robert Barry, Louise Bourgeois, Michael Brown, Stefan Brüggemann, André Cadere, Carter, Enrico Castellani, Liam Gillick, Jenny Holzer, Roni Horn, Bethan Huws, On Kawara, Zilvinas Kempinas, Anselm Kiefer, Louise Lawler, Zoe Leonard, Jill Magid, Brice Marden, Jonathan Monk, Roman Opalka, Christian Vetter, Ian Wallace and Lawrence Weiner.
The exhibition runs from March 28, 2009 through May 16, 2009.

Visit the Yvon Lambert Gallery New York for more pictures.

Espèces d’espaces
Installation view 2009

Espèces d’espaces
Installation view 2009

Robert Barry
Steel Disc Suspended 1/8 Inch Above Floor(#3) 1967
Steel and nylon string
Installation dimensions variable:
Steel disc: 3 inches in diameter x 5/8 inches high

Alan d'Archangelo at Michell-Innes & Nash

Mitchell-Innes & Nash has a very nice exhibition of seldom seen works by the POP artist Alan d'Archangelo (1930-1998) The exhibition runs from April 2 – May 2, 2009.

This is an exhibition which helps to expand the narrow confines imposed by ideas of a "signature style" It was clear from the works exhibited that there is more to d'Archangelo's work than a centerline. An important exhibition which should not be missed.

Mitchell-Innes & Nash has a good set of images from the exhibition on their website.

Alan d'Archangelo
Place of Assination 1965-1967
Acrylic and collage on canvas, metal road sign, cut plastic and objects
99 1/2 x 189 inches
262.7 x 400.1 cm.

The image above gives a better idea of how this piece situates itself in space.