New York based artist Davide Balliano’s first solo exhibition at Tina Kim Gallery features an array of paintings and sculptures. He is known for his linear geometric black and white paintings in hypnotic patterns and monumental sculptures. Featured image: Untitled_0194, 2021 plaster, gesso and varnish on Belgian linen
Forrest Kirk: Blind Tiger exhibition at Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach showcased paintings that represent the findings of Kirk’s exhaustive research into the secret and obscured histories of Palm Beach. A predominantly Black settlement called The Styx, was part of Palm Beach in the late 19th century which included a network of speakeasies disguised as legal… Continue reading Blind Tiger
Frank Holliday developed a Neo-Abstract Expressionist style based on strong brushstrokes and heavy pouring and smearing. His works doesn’t overwhelm the viewer but allows you to drift with the colors and movement in the paintings to another place both relaxing and satisfying. The “SEE/SAW” exhibition by Mucciaccia Gallery, included 28 works showcasing Holliday’s use of… Continue reading Frank Holliday – SEE/SAW
Warren Isensee’s geometric paintings in his recent exhibition at Miles McEnery Gallery in NY has assorted shapes and colors that are both dazzling and alluring. The viewer is very nearly hypnotized with the oscillating and symmetrical patterns while the colors quietly soothe the senses. Featured image: Skin and Bones, 2020 oil on canvas
Nancy Callan’s elegant glass pieces are represented in the permanent collections of museums around the world, in addition she has taught advanced glassblowing techniques to some of the post pre-eminent glass centers internationally. Her first solo exhibition of her most recent work Dialogues, was presented by Heller Gallery, NY that featured works deeply informed by… Continue reading Dialogues
John Russell – Well, 2021 digital print on vinyl. Bridget Donahue Gallery, NY. “And all the Saved in paradiseCan look down on the Suffering Through the glass floor of heaven,As part of their rewardFor being virtuousIn their lives.And all the people in HellCan look upAnd see the Righteous looking down at themAnd laughing.” Vinyl print… Continue reading Well
Visionary artist and photographer Gordon Parks (1912-2006) was witness to the life and turmoil of Black Americans that continues to influence American culture to this day. Jack Shainman Gallery, NY in collaboration with the Gordon Parks Foundation mounted the ‘Half and the Whole’ exhibition, featuring photographs that span from 1942–1970. Many of those images are… Continue reading Gordon Parks: Half And The Whole
‘All my work is about doing as little as possible and making the fewest possible arbitrary decisions.’–François Morellet François Morellet (1926 – 2016), was a self-taught painter, sculptor, and installation artist. The artist’s inaugural exhibition with Hauser & Wirth, New York ‘François Morellet. In Coherent,’ includes abstract geometric pieces and neon works developed over a… Continue reading François Morellet – In Coherent
Marveling at the latest iteration of Tom Friedman’s Looking Up sculpture, this one in Rockefeller Center, NY with Luhring Augustine New York and Stephen Friedman Gallery London. Always great to see public art even during heavy snow in NYC.
Most of us will be happy to see 2020 go as it has been an exceedingly difficult and dangerous year here and around the world. Many of our normal routines have been upended to something different including New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square, NY. There were not the massive crowds of past years, but… Continue reading Goodbye 2020!