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Gallery Round Up: November/December

Uptown, downtown, and in between -- here are some of my favorites currently on view at New York galleries. I want to add that the Sam Gilliam show at Mnuchin Gallery is staggeringly beautiful. I'm usually in and out of galleries in a few minutes, but I couldn't tear myself away from these. Definitely worth a visit if you're on the Upper East Side! 

 Sam Gilliam at Mnuchin Gallery

Sam Gilliam at Mnuchin Gallery

  Garth Weiser  at Casey Kaplan Gallery

Garth Weiser at Casey Kaplan Gallery

 Alison Elizabeth Taylor at James Cohan Gallery

Alison Elizabeth Taylor at James Cohan Gallery

Chelsea Galleries: November/December

Paid my last visit of the year to Chelsea yesterday (how can that be possible?), and here are a few favorites on view until the galleries close for Christmas! 

 Cecily Brown at Paula Cooper Gallery

Cecily Brown at Paula Cooper Gallery

  Florian Maier-Aichen  at 303 Gallery

Florian Maier-Aichen at 303 Gallery

 Gary Hume at Matthew Marks Gallery

Gary Hume at Matthew Marks Gallery

Lower East Side Galleries: October/November

Here's my round up of must sees on the Lower East Side this month and next! 

 Tom Sachs at Sperone Westwater Gallery

Tom Sachs at Sperone Westwater Gallery

 Holly Coulis at Klaus Gallery 

Holly Coulis at Klaus Gallery 

 Sojourner Truth Parsons at Downs & Ross Gallery

Sojourner Truth Parsons at Downs & Ross Gallery

 Melanie Willhide at Elizabeth Houston Gallery

Melanie Willhide at Elizabeth Houston Gallery

Tuesday Under Ten: JM Rizzi

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: I am so into the black and white line portraits that are part of JM Rizzi's current show at Chesterfield Gallery. A little bit street art, a little bit Picasso; these large ink on canvas pieces feel fresh and bold to me. If you're interested in taking a look in person, please let me know! 

 JM Rizzi, Enzo, 2017

JM Rizzi, Enzo, 2017

 JM Rizzi, Through Rose Colored Glasses, 2017

JM Rizzi, Through Rose Colored Glasses, 2017

Tuesday Under Ten: Daniel Heidkamp

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: The Daniel Heidkamp show at Pace Prints in Chelsea is super fun! Showing skylines and city scenes, each form is carefully composed from fluorescent paper cut outs, and most of the work in the exhibition is in the under $10,000 category. Love it! 

 Daniel Heidkamp, Dawn Watcher, 2017

Daniel Heidkamp, Dawn Watcher, 2017

 Daniel Heidkamp: Paper Cuts, Installation Shot, Pace Prints

Daniel Heidkamp: Paper Cuts, Installation Shot, Pace Prints

 Daniel Heidkamp: Paper Cuts, Installation Shot, Pace Prints

Daniel Heidkamp: Paper Cuts, Installation Shot, Pace Prints

Chelsea Galleries: September / October Shows

Here are my five favorites currently on view in Chelsea! 

 Ad Reinhardt at David Zwirner Gallery

Ad Reinhardt at David Zwirner Gallery

 Nathalie Boutté at Yossi Milo Gallery

Nathalie Boutté at Yossi Milo Gallery

 Lisa Oppenheim at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

Lisa Oppenheim at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

 Ruth Asawa at David Zwirner Gallery

Ruth Asawa at David Zwirner Gallery

 Leon Polk Smith at Lisson Gallery

Leon Polk Smith at Lisson Gallery

Favorite of the Week: Myoung Ho Lee

A gorgeous show of photography by Myoung Ho Lee opened at Yossi Milo Gallery on Thursday evening. He's only produced a handful of work over the past decade and this is a rare opportunity to see them all in the same space! 

 Myoung Ho Lee, Tree... #2, 2011

Myoung Ho Lee, Tree... #2, 2011

 Myoung Ho Lee, Tree #2, 2006

Myoung Ho Lee, Tree #2, 2006

Weekend Agenda: What's Up New York

Lawrence Van Hagen has taken over an entire three story building in Chelsea to put on a fantastic pop-up gallery open through Saturday at 132 Tenth Avenue. What's Up New York includes work by both established and emerging artists, including these favorites of mine! 

 Johnny Abrahams, Untitled IX, 2017

Johnny Abrahams, Untitled IX, 2017

 Lee Bae, Issu du Feu, 2001

Lee Bae, Issu du Feu, 2001

 Katherine Bradford, Swimming Pool, Long, 2017

Katherine Bradford, Swimming Pool, Long, 2017

 Maximilian Magnus, Untitled, 2017

Maximilian Magnus, Untitled, 2017

 Eddie Martinez, Cowboy Town Study #3, 2017

Eddie Martinez, Cowboy Town Study #3, 2017

 Anthony Pearson, Untitled (Etched Plaster), 2016

Anthony Pearson, Untitled (Etched Plaster), 2016

Favorite of the Week: Todd Bienvenu

There is so much strong figural work on view right now, and I'm loving it! A lot of Outsider Art feel with a dash of something historical. So many of these painters really have it going on. One of my favorites was the Todd Bienvenu show at Yours, Mine & Ours Gallery. I found these scenes so relatable, I could almost feel what the painted figures were touching. 

 Todd Bienvenu

Todd Bienvenu

 Todd Bienvenu

Todd Bienvenu

 Todd Bienvenu, Water Sports, Installation view at Yours, Mine, & Ours

Todd Bienvenu, Water Sports, Installation view at Yours, Mine, & Ours

Favorite of the Week: Bernard Buffet

I have been so haunted by the Bernard Buffet show at Venus Over Manhattan on view through the end of this month. It's the first major presentation of his work in New York in thirty years, and I wasn't super familiar with him before I saw the exhibition. At points during his lifetime (1928 - 1999), however, Buffet was a major star, and there has been recent renewed interest in his work. I love his creepy, uncanny imagery and thick, thick paint. These are captivating pieces that demand a long look! 

 Bernard Buffet, La mort 11, 1999

Bernard Buffet, La mort 11, 1999

 Bernard Buffet, La mort 4, 1999

Bernard Buffet, La mort 4, 1999

 Bernard Buffet, Ceropitheque, 1997

Bernard Buffet, Ceropitheque, 1997

Favorite of the Week: Keltie Ferris

I adore the Keltie Ferris show that is on view at Mitchell-Innes & Nash uptown through May 6. I love the bright colors and innovative process, and I can't get over how good these pieces look on the wall. Plus, since they are at a reasonable price point, a whole row of them isn't out of the question. Keltie makes these pieces by coating her body with oil and pressing herself onto the paper. She then creates the image by applying pigment powder to the oil. A little bit Warhol; a little bit Yves Klein -- the result is fantastic. 

 Keltie Ferris: M\A\R\C\H, Installation view 

Keltie Ferris: M\A\R\C\H, Installation view 

 Keltie Ferris, Joan/Jonie, 2017

Keltie Ferris, Joan/Jonie, 2017

 Keltie Ferris, Second Narcissus, 2017

Keltie Ferris, Second Narcissus, 2017

 Keltie Ferris, sLaSh, 2017

Keltie Ferris, sLaSh, 2017

Tuesday under Ten: Meghann Riepenhoff

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: The Meghann Riepenhoff show at Yossi Milo Gallery is stunning and all but the largest pieces are priced under $10,000. Her work is technically photography since she's using a photo-sensitive paper and an exposure, but she's working without a camera or film.  Using a cyanotype emulsion (a nineteenth-century photographic technique), Riepenhoff employs uncontrollable natural elements -- including rain, ocean, and sediment -- on Bainbridge Island near Seattle to create beautiful, flowing organic forms. I can't get over these! If you'd like to see the show in person, please get in touch!

 Meghann Riepenhoff,   Ecotone #32 (Bainbridge Island, WA 10.11.16, Draped with Sun Showers and Drizzle) ,  2016

Meghann Riepenhoff, Ecotone #32 (Bainbridge Island, WA 10.11.16, Draped with Sun Showers and Drizzle)2016

 Meghann Riepenhoff, Installation view

Meghann Riepenhoff, Installation view

 Meghann Riepenhoff, Installation view

Meghann Riepenhoff, Installation view

 Meghann Riepenhoff, Installation view

Meghann Riepenhoff, Installation view

Favorite of the Week: Jane Corrigan

I braved the storm last Thursday to visit Lower East Side galleries, and my very favorite work that I saw was a capsule show of new paintings by Jane Corrigan at the newly minted Marinaro Gallery. Showing scenes from everyday life, this work recalls Old Master Paintings for me. A group of the smaller work would look so great framed up on someone's wall! 

 Jane Corrigan, Installation view, Marinaro Gallery

Jane Corrigan, Installation view, Marinaro Gallery

 Jane Corrigan, Installation view, Marinaro Gallery

Jane Corrigan, Installation view, Marinaro Gallery

 Jane Corrigan, Installation view, Marinaro Gallery

Jane Corrigan, Installation view, Marinaro Gallery

Weekend Agenda: Chelsea Gallery Walk

There is a zero percent chance of rain on Saturday, and I have spring fever! One of my favorite activities is walking around Chelsea, checking out the latest gallery shows. I totally recommend it! Here's a few to catch. 

 Meghan Riepenhoff: Littoral Drift at Yossi Milo Gallery, Installation view (Open through April 29)

Meghan Riepenhoff: Littoral Drift at Yossi Milo Gallery, Installation view (Open through April 29)

 Yoshitomo Nara: Thinker at Pace Gallery (Open through April 29)

Yoshitomo Nara: Thinker at Pace Gallery (Open through April 29)

 Les Lalanne at Paul Kasmin Gallery (Open through April 22)

Les Lalanne at Paul Kasmin Gallery (Open through April 22)

Favorite of the Week: David Benjamin Sherry

I was so excited to open the New York Times Magazine this weekend and see gorgeous photographs by David Benjamin Sherry! He's a fantastic artist, and one of my favorites to place in client homes. Sherry produces his super-saturated color landscapes with traditional, analog photography techniques, and his imagery also sometimes recalls the work of earlier photographers like Ansel Adams. In other instances, he captures a zoomed in picture in which the natural forms dissolve into abstraction. For me, his awesome, colorful palette may be the primary draw -- they dazzle on a white wall. 

 New York Times Magazine, March 26, 2017

New York Times Magazine, March 26, 2017

 David Benjamin Sherry, Waves of Ocean Acidification, Capital Reef, Utah (For Minor White), 2014

David Benjamin Sherry, Waves of Ocean Acidification, Capital Reef, Utah (For Minor White), 2014

 David Benjamin Sherry, Rocky Hill, Big Bend, Texas, 2013

David Benjamin Sherry, Rocky Hill, Big Bend, Texas, 2013

 David Benjamin Sherry, Lunar Synthesis, Oregon, 2014

David Benjamin Sherry, Lunar Synthesis, Oregon, 2014

 David Benjamin Sherry, Installation shot, Salon94

David Benjamin Sherry, Installation shot, Salon94

 David Benjamin Sherry, Installation shot, Salon94

David Benjamin Sherry, Installation shot, Salon94

Tuesday Under Ten: Halsey Hathaway

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: there is a great show of new Halsey Hathaway paintings at Kristen Lorello Gallery! The overlapping shapes are a lesson in color theory (blue + pink = purple, etc.), and the play of light, color, and geometry means there is so much to explore in these pieces. I'm a huge fan! If you would like to visit the gallery with me to see them in person, please get in touch! As a bonus, they are beautifully paired with Julia Kunin's ceramic sculptures that have the most gorgeous metallic Hungarian glazes! 

 Halsey Hathaway, Untitled, 2016

Halsey Hathaway, Untitled, 2016

 Halsey Hathaway, Untitled, 2016

Halsey Hathaway, Untitled, 2016

 Halsey Hathaway and Julia Kunin, Installation shot, Kristen Lorello Gallery

Halsey Hathaway and Julia Kunin, Installation shot, Kristen Lorello Gallery

 Halsey Hathaway and Julia Kunin, Installation shot, Kristen Lorello Gallery

Halsey Hathaway and Julia Kunin, Installation shot, Kristen Lorello Gallery

Weekend Agenda: Uptown Gallery Walk

There are some great gallery shows right now in the elegant Upper East Side galleries. What better to do on a Saturday than have a stroll and take in some art. Galleries are free to enter, the exhibits are bite size, and you get fresh air and legs stretched in between. It's really my absolute favorite activity!

STOP ONE: Tadaaki Kuwayama & Rakuko Naito at Barbara Mathes Gallery (22 E 80) I often feel like art made out of little worked pieces of paper is fussy and fit only for Etsy, but Rakuko Naito's sculptural masterpieces are complex and lovely. They invite close viewing and hold the eye. 

 Rakuko Naito, Installation view, Barbara Mathes Gallery (February 16 – April 21, 2017)

Rakuko Naito, Installation view, Barbara Mathes Gallery (February 16 – April 21, 2017)

STOP TWO: Andy Warhol: Self Portraits (Fright Wigs) at Skartstedt (20 E 79) Skarstedt is showing a great group of Warhol's self portraits. One of the things I love about seeing a set of his work like this is that you can compare both the little differences among them and how an aspect like color can change the mood between identical compositions. 

 Andy Warhol: Self Portraits (Fright Wigs), Installation view, Skartstedt Gallery (February 23 - April 22, 2017)

Andy Warhol: Self Portraits (Fright Wigs), Installation view, Skartstedt Gallery (February 23 - April 22, 2017)

STOP THREE: Damian Loeb: Sgr A* at Acquavella Gallery (18 E 79) Like the first show, I could easily imagine views of the nighttime sky to be ticky-tacky, but Loeb's canvases are anything but. His masterful handling of paint and really magnificent skyscapes are hypnotizing and transporting. This show is simply gorgeous! 

 Damian Loeb: Sgr A*, Installation view, Acquavella Gallery (March 3 - April 6, 2017)

Damian Loeb: Sgr A*, Installation view, Acquavella Gallery (March 3 - April 6, 2017)

Favorite of the Week: Channing Hansen

I made it to Lower and Upper East Side galleries last week, so picking a favorite this morning is particularly difficult! However, Channing Hansen's knitted pieces at CRG Gallery really blew me away. Not only are these pieces gorgeous -- and I'm impressed that they seem to draw on a 1970s fiber art tradition without looking at all dated -- but the artist's process is interesting, as well. First, he undertakes producing the wool from sheep to skein. Second, although the imagery appears abstract, the patterning is actually defined by an algorithm created by the artist based on his own DNA. How cool! 

 Channing Hansen, RFLP:3:29535987, 2016

Channing Hansen, RFLP:3:29535987, 2016

 Channing Hansen, RFLP:3:29535987, 2016 (detail)

Channing Hansen, RFLP:3:29535987, 2016 (detail)

Favorite of the Week: Davide Balliano

The Davide Balliano show that opened at Tina Kim Gallery on Thursday is fantastic. Balliano uses the arch of Classical architecture as a key form in his compositions to reference one of the basic elements of shelter. His interest is both archaeological and metaphysical. If you would like to visit this show with me, please get in touch! 

 Davide Balliano, Installation view, Tina Kim Gallery

Davide Balliano, Installation view, Tina Kim Gallery