Friday, April 29, 2011

road trip | Bridges and Tunnel of Chesapeake Bay: Water Power

A very powerful series of perceptions arises from travelling through the bridges and tunnel of Chesapeake Bay, above and under the Atlantic ocean: disappearing and reemerging in the water, with no land in the horizon...

Excerpts from the conceptual multimedia project
“Axes Mundi: Perceptions and Understanding of Places as Intersections of Space, Time and Culture"

architecture | Miami’s Architectural Rarity

The Miami Marine Stadium is one of South Florida’s hidden gems that got too close to the wrecking ball for the comfort of an historically-minded group of people now formed into the Friends of Miami Marine Stadium.
Unused since the devastating Hurricane Andrew in 1992. The unique structure is still sound and the “Friends” hard work recently was successful in acquiring designation status as an architectural masterpiece by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and World Monuments Fund. There is still along way to go on the project, but May 2nd will host a dinner to announce the winner of the Floating Stage Competition design.
In the heyday there was stage bobbing in Biscayne Bay at the foot of this Stadium which buoyed performances by the likes of Jimmy Buffet and Mitch Miller presentation for the awards dinner will be by Frank E. Sanchis III, Director of United States Programs for the World Monuments Fund.
Originally designed for powerboat races, Miami Marine Stadium was built in 1963by a young Cuban Architect, Hidalgo Candela. The 6500 seat façade is completely poured concrete with a massive cantilevered folded-plate roof. In the shape of Circus Maximus, its hyperbolic paraboloid roof hovers over the gorgeous Biscayne Bay framing views of downtown Miami awaiting its new life as one of Miami’s premiere sports and entertainment venues.
Over the years it has become a palette for aerosole artists, morphing its derelict flanks into still another explosion of creativity.
Irene Sperber

Photos by Irene Sperber

Vernissages | NYC, Chelsea April 29

Raymon Pettibon, Scott Campbell, Steven Parrino "Blankness is Not a Void" at Marc Jancou Contemporary

Florian Maier-Aichen at 303 Gallery

Events | Celebrating National Poetry Month : Venice of the Mind

We almost at the end of April : we celebrate the end of 2011 "National Poetry Month"with visual poetry a collaboration between a poet and video artist.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

calendar | April

Vernissages, NYC, April 29

Book launch: "Activity Book Launch" @ Artists Space, 38 Greene street, 7-9pm

Florian Maier-Aichen @ 303 Gallery, 547 W 21 street, 6-8pm

Screening: "Red & Mimi & Mike & George: Two Films by the Kuchar Brothers" @ Churner and Churner, 205 Tenth avenue, 7pm

Raymon Pettibon, Scott Campbell, Steven Parrino "Blankness is Not a Void" @ Marc Jancou Contemporary, 524 W 24 street, 6-9pm

Stephen Westfall "Seraphim" paintings and works on paper @ Lennon, Weinberg, 514 W 25 street, 6-8pm

Vernissages, NYC, April 28

Donald Lokuta "In Plato’s Cave: Photographs by Donald Lokuta" @ hpgrp gallery, 2-36 Little west 12 street, floor 2, 6-8pm

Michael Alan "Collapsible Anatomy" @ Gasser Grunert, 24 19th street, Tenth avenue, 6-8pm

Tim Knowles "Recorded Delivery" @ bitforms gallery, 529 W 20 street, floor 2, 6-8:30pm

Diane Samuels "A Noiseless patient spider" @ Kim Foster Gallery, 529 W 20 street, 6-8pm

Candy Jernigan, Carl Andre, Catherine Opie, Charles Gaines, Dan Graham, Douglas Huebler, Francis Alÿs, Hans Haacke, John Baldessari, Lawrence Weiner, Sam Durant, Sol LeWitt, Stanley Brouwn, Walid Raad "Locations" @ Paula Cooper Gallery, 521 W 21 street, 6-8pm

Eli Ping @ Susan Inglett Gallery, 522 W 24 street, 6-8pm

Gina Ruggeri @ Nancy Margolis Gallery, 523 W 25 street, 6-8pm

John Henry "Poetic Builder" @ Flomenhaft Gallery, 547 W 27 street, floor 2, 6-8pm

Willem de Kooning "The Figure: Movement and Gesture" @ The Pace Gallery, 32 E 57 street, 6-8pm

GALLERY NIGHT ON 57TH STREET: extended hours to 8pm

Vernissages, NYC, April 14

David Nyzio "Smoke and Mirrors" @ Postmasters Gallery, 459 W 19 street, 6-8pm

Rene Pierre Allain "Steel Bars" @ Ricco/Maresca Gallery, 529 W 20 street, 6-8pm

"Picasso and Marie-Thérèse: L'amour fou" @ Gagosian Gallery, 522 W 21 street, 6-8pm

Jeff Whetstone "Seducing Birds, Snakes, Men" @ Julie Saul Gallery, 535 W 22 street, 6-8pm

Debbie Grossman "My Pie Town" @ Julie Saul Gallery, 535 W 22 street, 6-8pm

Thierry Alet "Amistad: New Work by Thierry Alet" @ StandPipe Gallery, 150 W 25 street, 6-8pm

Xaviera Simmons, Amy Granat "Wilderness" @ Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, 526 W 26 street, #213, 6-8pm

Peter Blake "World Tour" @ Mary Ryan Gallery, 527 W 26 street, 6-8pm

Ron Kent "Organic Compositions", Wendt Gallery, 41 E 57 street, 6-8pm

Munoz Vera @ Forum Gallery, 730 Fifth avenue, 5:30-7:30pm

Vernissages, NYC, April 13

Idris Khan "The Devil's Wall" at Yvon Lambert Gallery, 550 W 21 street, 6-8pm

Events, NYC, April 12

Panel, "What Does the Brain Do? Questioning Perception, Consciousness, and Free Will", 20 Cooper Square, NYU Journalism 7th Floor, 6-8pm RSVP here

Vernissages, NYC, April 7

Morgan Fisher "New Work: Photographs and Works on Paper" at Bortolami, 520 W 20 street, 6-8pm

Thomas Lowe "They think it's all over" at Horton Gallery, 504 W 22 street, 6-8pm

Vadis Turner "Burial Party" at Lyons Wier Gallery, 542 West 24th st, 6-8pm

Yuki Onodera at Yossi Milo Gallery, 525 W 25 street, 6-8pm

Ruud van Empel "Wonder" at Stefan Stux Gallery, 530 W 25 street, 6-8pm

Elizabeth Murray at The Pace Gallery, 534 W 25 street, 6-8pm

Stephanie Lempert "Reconstructed Reliquaries" at Claire Oliver, 513 W 26 street, 6-8pm

Nyoman Masriadi and Liam Everett at Paul Kasmin Gallery, 293 Tenth avenue, 6-8pm

Tom Doyle "Space Embraced" at Bold Hype, 547 W 27 street, 6-8pm

Miya Ando, Seung Wook Sim "Metamorphosis of Imaginations" curated by Sylvia Kim at ArtGate Gallery, 520 west 27, Suite 101, 6-8pm

Hikari Shimoda "me, as in the beast coat" at Foley Gallery, 548 W 28 street, floor 2, 6-8pm

Bozidar Brazda, Caroline Snow "The Feral Child Has No Use For Art" at Martos Gallery, 540 W 29 street, 6-8pm

Sunday, April 24, 2011

road trip | Sun Rising on the Atlantic Ocean at Tybee Island, Easter

Excerpts from the conceptual multimedia project
“Axes Mundi: Perceptions and Understanding of Places as Intersections of Space, Time and Culture"

road trip | Sun Setting on the Savannah River

Excerpts from the conceptual multimedia project
“Axes Mundi: Perceptions and Understanding of Places as Intersections of Space, Time and Culture"

Saturday, April 23, 2011