Monday, February 28, 2011

Calendar | February

Vernissages, NYC, February 24

Performance: Maria Petschnig "Erolastika" at On Stellar Rays, 133 Orchard street, 7pm

Dr. Lakra at The Drawing Center (Drawing Room), 3 Wooster street, 6-8pm

Frederick Sommer "Choice and chance, structure art and nature" at Bruce Silverstein Gallery (20), 529 W 20 street, 6-8pm

"In a Perfect World..." curated by James Elaine at Meulensteen, 511 W 22 street, 6-8pm

Sarah Anne Johnson "Arctic Wonderland" at Julie Saul Gallery, 535 W 22 street, 6-8pm

Jaq Chartier and Adam Chapman at Morgan Lehman Gallery, 535 W 22 street, floor 6, 6-8pm

Victoria Sambunaris "The Border" at Yancey Richardson Gallery, 535 W 22 street, floor 3, 6-8pm

Tomory Dodge at CRG Gallery, 548 W 22 street, 6-8pm

Zevs "Liquidated Version" gallery's inaugural exhibition at De Buck Gallery, 511 W 25 street, 5-9pm

Lecture, Artists, Mathematicians and the Brain, @ The CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, 6:30pm, RSVP needed

Vernissages, NYC, February 17

Barnaby Hosking @ Charles Bank Gallery, 196 Bowery, 6-9pm

Lee Wells "Action for Freedom" @ Rooster Gallery Contemporary Art, 190 Orchard street, 6-8pm

Book launch: Mark Seliger "Listen" @ Clic Bookstore & Gallery, 255 Centre street, 6-8pm

Screening: "Kinz + Tillou Fine Art Presents: YORGO ALEXOPOULOS " @ Open House, 201 Mulberry street, 6-9:30pm

"Drawn from Photography" @ The Drawing Center, 35 Wooster street, 6-8pm

Marcel Dzama "Behind Every Curtain" @ David Zwirner, 525 W 19 street, 6-8pm

"Minor Cropping May Occur" selected diaries 1962-2011 @ Lombard-Freid Projects, 518 West 19th , 6-8pm

Chuck Webster "My Small Adventures" @ ZieherSmith, 516 W 20 street, 6-8pm

Jonas Wood @ Anton Kern, 532 W 20 street, 6-8pm

Wei Dong "New Paintings" @ Nicholas Robinson Gallery, 535 W 20 street, 6-8pm

Lecture: "After Reasonable Research" @ Printed Matter, Inc., 195 Tenth avenue, @ w 22 street, 6:30-7:30pm

Heimo Zoebernig @ Friedrich Petzel Gallery, 537 W 22 street, 6-8pm

William Steiger "Manufactory" @ Margaret Thatcher Projects, 539 W 23 street, 6-8pm

"Cabaret" curated by Matthew Weinstein @ Galeria Ramis Barquet, 532 W 24 street, 6-8pm

Shinichi Maruyama "Gardens" @ Bruce Silverstein Gallery, 535 W 24 street, 6-8pm

Seung Ae Lee "The Monstrum" @ Doosan Gallery, 531 W 25 street, 6-8pm

Donald Judd "Works in Granite, Cor-ten, Plywood, and Enamel on Aluminum" @ The Pace Gallery, 534 W 25 street, 6-8pm

Pat Steir "Winter Paintings" @ Cheim & Read, 547 W 25 street, 6-8pm

Herb Jackson "Firestorm In The Teahouse" @ Claire Oliver, 513 W 26 street, 6-8pm

Titus Kaphar "Classical Disruption" @ Friedman Benda Gallery, 515 W 26 street, 6-8pm

Ronald Bladen "Large Scale Sculpture" @ Loretta Howard Gallery, 525 W 26 street, 6-8pm

Coke Wisdom O'Neal "Blue Nude" @ Mixed Greens, 531 W 26 street, 6-8pm

"The February Show" curated by Heather Hart, Jun Lee @ Ogilvy Art (The Chocolate Factory), 636 11th avenue, b/w 46th and 47th streets, 6-9pm

Jerome Bost "Parisian Cityscapes" @ Gallery Sakiko, 155 W 68 street, suite 1127, 6-8pm

Vernissages, NYC, February 11

Book launch: Anna Klingmann "Interrogation 03:" Brandscapes: Architecture in the Experience Economy @ Storefront for Art and Architecture, Kenmare street, 7pm

Ellsworth Kelly "Reliefs 2009-2010" @ Matthew Marks Gallery, 523 W 24 street, 6-8pm

Tara Donovan "Drawings (Pins)" @ The Pace Gallery, 510 W 25 street, 6-8pm

Krzysztof Wodiczko "...OUT OF HERE: The Veterans Project, 2009" @ Galerie Lelong, 528 W 26 street, 6-8pm

Alyson Shotz "Wavelength" @ Derek Eller Gallery, 615 W 27 street, 6-8pm

Janet Biggs "The Arctic Trilogy" @ Winkleman Gallery, 621 W 27 street, 6-8pm

Vernissages, NYC, February 10

Helen Mayer Harrison, Newton Harrison "Sierra Nevada: An Adaptation" @ Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, 31 Mercer street, 5-8pm

Philip-Lorca diCorcia "Eleven" @ David Zwirner, 525 W 19 street, 6-8pm

Robert & Shana Parkenharrison "The Architects Brother" @ Jack Shainman Gallery, 513 W 20 street, 6-8pm

Jacques Roch "Escalades" @ Kim Foster Gallery, 529 W 20 street, 6-8pm

Jason Meadows, Liz Larner @ Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, 521 W 21 street, 6-8pm

Geoffrey Farmer @ Casey Kaplan, 525 W 21 street, 6-8pm

Jerry Jofen, May Wilson, Salvatore Meo "Rough" @ Pavel Zoubok Gallery, 533 W 23 street, 6-8pm

Olivier Mosset @ Leo Koenig Inc., 545 W 23 street, 6-8pm

Trey Speegle "It's Not About You" @ Benrimon Contemporary, 514 W 24 street, 5-9pm

Josh Smith @ Luhring Augustine Gallery, 531 W 24 street, 6-8pm

Agnes Martin, Bruce Nauman, Dan Flavin, Eva Hesse, Gego, Mary Heilmann, Robert Irwin, Robert Morris, Robert Smithson, Teresita Fernandez "The Parallax View" curated by Manual E. Gonzalez @ Lehmann Maupin,540 W 26 street, 6-8pm

Bureau of Inverse Technology, Cory Arcangel, I/o/d, Jodi, Kerry Tribe, Nam June Paik, Sterling Ruby "Highways Connect and Divide" @ Foxy Production, 623 W 27 street, 6-8pm

Alice Maher "Godchildren of Enantios" @ David Nolan Gallery, 527 W 29 street, 6-8pm

Jim Dine @ The Pace Gallery, 32 E 57 street, 6-8pm

Met Museum Guards "SW!PE Magazine, Volume 2: Exhibition + Launch" curated by Carlos Delgado, Christopher D. Boynton, Jack Laughner, Jason Eskenazi, Peter J Hoffmeister @ 25CPW, 25 Central Park West, 6-9pm

Laurie Anderson "Refiguring the Spiritual" @ Columbia (Miller Theatre), 2960 Broadway, 6:30pm

Vernissages, NYC, February 5

Bang Geul Han, Hee Jung Cho, Yoon Cho "People as Places as People" @ Crossing Art Gallery, Queens, 136-17 39th avenue, 3-6pm

Clark Russell, Grover Watts, Jeremy McDaniel, Joe Strasser, Joseph O'Neal "Imaginary Arms" curated by Jason R. Jensen, Max Demetrio @ Arch Collective NYC

Brooklyn, Bushwick: 18 Wyckoff avenue, 6-10pm,

Kyle Jenkins "Sunken Treasure" @ Minus Space, 98 4th street, 3-6pm

Adrien Broom, Hans de Castellane, Jillian Maslow, Ronald Gehrmann "Gallery Evolution Party" @ de Castellane Gallery, 525 Atlantic avenue, 7-9pm,

"Framing Our History: Black History Month" Target First Saturdays @ Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, 5-11pm

"Decidedly Ambivalent" curated by Anna Mogilevsky, Lisa di Donato @ Work Gallery, 65 Union street, 6-10pm

Maria Petschnig "Erolastika" @ On Stellar Rays

Chinatown/LES: 133 Orchard street, 6-8pm

Agnieszka Brzezanska "Sound Waves, Light Waves, Dance Waves" @ Clifton Benevento, 515 Broadway, 3-7pm

Francesco Vezzoli "Sacrilegio" @ Gagosian Gallery, 522 W 21 street, 6-8pm

Beatrice Caracciolo "Cercare nella Terra" @ Paula Cooper Gallery, 465 W 23 street, 5-7pm

Screening: Marie Losier "Notes from the Underground: The Films of Marie Losier" @ Camera Club of New York, 336 W 37 street, 6:30-8:30pm

Vernissages, NYC, February 3

In Conversation: Thomas Keenan and Eyal Weizman Tomorrow, @ Artist Space, 38 Greene Street, 7pm

Fluxus Happening “Mapping Maciunas” and “Exercise”, Stendhal Gallery, 545 W20 Street, 6pm

Malcolm Moran "Mixed Media: A Bird Rested Upon His Thoughts" curated by Joe Elliott @ 571 Projects, 551 W 21 street, 6-9pm

Robin Williams "Rescue Party" @ P.P.O.W, 535 W. 22nd street, 6-8pm

Romare Bearden "Idea to Realization" @ DC Moore, 535 West 22nd st, 2, 6-8pm

Robert Kushner "Wildflower Convocation" @ DC Moore, 535 West 22nd st 6-8pm

Michael Benson "Beyond" @ Hasted Kraeutler, 537 W 24 street, 6-8pm

James Rieck "Enter the Dragon" @ Lyons Wier Gallery, 542 West 24th st, 6-8pm

Fran Shalom, Garry Mitchell, Henry Wolyniec, Jackie Meier, Jacob Ouillette, Julian Stanczak, Sheldon Berlyn, Vincent Falsetta "Abstraction" @ Nancy Margolis Gallery, 523 W 25 street, 6-8pm

Group Show "See You on the Flip Side!" @ AC [Institute Direct Chapel], 547 W 27 street, suite 610, 6-8pm

Oscar de las Flores "subcutaneous encounters" @ Mulherin Pollard Projects, 317 Tenth avenue, 6-8pm

Los Carpinteros "Rumba Muerta" @ Sean Kelly Gallery, 528 W 29 street, 6-8pm

Jim Campbell "4 Works" @ Hosfelt Gallery, 531 W 36 street, 6-8pm

Geraldine Neuwirth "A Spiritual Journey" curated by Serina Manqueros @ Wendt Gallery, 41 E 57 Street, 6-8pm

Arturo Herrera, "Les Noces", @ Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue, 7-9pm

Monday, February 21, 2011

Camminando | Sun Farm: Coyotes, while Snow Becomes Ice

A quite memorable weekend.
For several reasons --- the initial financial crunch turned into environmental concern and enjoyment of the beauty of wilderness combined with the cardiovascular fitness in the hike in the snow--- we did not have the driveway plowed throughout this very snowy winter season.
And a 800 feet long hike in deep snow has been the "walking meditation" of the most recent weekends.
But last night the hike became almost an adventure: the snow changed into ice made the walk extremely slow. While the day was turning into darkness and there were still several hundred feet to go in the single digit temperature, I started hearing the howling sound of coyotes. Finally the house appeared and the adventure ended.
Unfortunately I was not prompt enough to record the frightening sound ---in spite of my video camera and phone--- before it disappeared in the moonless night.

It was a very similar sound to what you hear now, courtesy of

Camminando | Hudson River: Golden Ice

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Camminando | Miami, Dancing with Fire under the Full Moon

A spontaneous performance by Brazilian artists paying homage to the Full Moon in South Beach, recorded by Irene Sperber.

Photo Credit: Irene Sperber

Friday, February 18, 2011

Vernissages NYC | Chelsea, February 17

Pat Steir "Winter Paintings" @ Cheim & Read

Marcel Dzama "Behind Every Curtain" @ David Zwirner

Hiraki Sawa "O" @ James Cohan

Donald Judd @ The Pace Gallery

The Moon @ the Upper West Side

Exhibitions | Philadelphia, Project Basho ONWARD '11

Project Basho ONWARD '11 exhibition
by Elizabeth Davis

Seventy images are featured in this current show at Project Basho in Philadelphia.
Two photos received juror awards: New York Sandy Alpert for the silver print New York Morning and Mary Beth Meehan for the inkjet print Ashleigh's Bouquet. The two winners will be traveling to Tokyo, along with the show, after the showing in Philadelphia.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Camminando | Sun Farm, white sun

Recording the last appearance of the white sun in an obsessive white landscape of Sun Farm.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Poetry | THE HOURS by Gavin Keeney


Romantic rites of passion,
Romantic rights of way
And crossings,
Are temporal affairs
Of heart versus world,
Blood versus stone,
And full, as all cups are full,
Of purposeless beauty --
All cups that are holy,
Or on the way
To the divine.

Both draught and draft,
Candle and mirror,
De La Tour and Poussin --
Image cancels image,
Toward dark revelation,
Sword and sphere,
Cataclysm and composure,
Spirit out of spirit born,
Worlds turned upside-down
Forming worlds.

A new Romantic spirit comes
From levelled fields,
Dark currents and
Dark rivers, cities, forests;
All turns to smoke and ash,
To corresponding tableau,
Returning life in holy measure,
Vision re-naturalized,
All temporal earth torn open,
And all theurgic urges turned,
Toward the transfiguration
Of the "Earth".

Horses cross fields,
Charcoal burners
Inhabit the woods,
The sky fills with hawks --
Vision returns on wings,
Time closes upon itself,
Revels end in worlds
Opening on worlds,
The paradigmatic
Hour upon hour.

The signature of Time
Is the hour (the tone),
Sound and step, at once,
Tower and view,
River and current,
Wind and wood and snow;
Or the signature of life
Is time (hour by hour),
From horizon to horizon,
From ear to eye.

GK (02/14/11)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Vernissages NYC | Ellsworth Kelly "Reliefs 2009-2010"

Matthew Marks gallery presented the latest work of Ellswork Kelly, the celebrated artist and one of the most remarkable abstract artists .

The eighty-seven years old artist, who currently works and resides in Spencertown (NY) was present at the show opening.

February 12- April 16
522 West 22nd Street and 524 West 24 Street
for more information visit

Vernissages NYC | Soho , "Sierra Nevada: An Adaptation" @ Ronald Feldman

Sierra Nevada: An Adaptation

Finally the art world pays attention to the environment.

The exhibition, realized in collaboration with the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art, opened yesterday at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts.

The multi-media installation addresses the effects of global warming on the Sierra Nevada, the mountain chain covering 28,000 square miles. The project, Sierra Nevada: An Adaptation, is commissioned by the Center for Art + Environment (CA+E) at the Nevada Museum of Art, which has contributed to development of the project for fifty years.

The largest piece of the installation is a forty-foot aerial image enhanced with drawing and text laying on the floor, where the viewer can “walk” on the mountain range. The exhibition also includes wall panels of watershed maps, photographs, and text presenting narrative and Socratic questioning, in the effort to encourage public discourse.

The exhibition at the Feldman Gallery is the premiere showing of Sierra Nevada: An Adaptation, which will travel to the Nevada Museum of Art’s Art + Environment Conference in September 2011. The Nevada-based Desert Research Institute (DRI) has generated imagery for much of the mapwork.

February 10 - March 26
Ronald Feldman Fine Arts
31 Mercer Street
for more information visit and The Center for Art +Environment

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Vernissages NYC | Chelsea, February 10

Geoffrey Farmer @ Casey Kaplan

Jason Meadows at Tanya Bonakdar

Liz Larner @ Tanya Bonakdar

Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison @ Jack Shainman

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Camminando | Brooklyn, Gowanus Canal

photo credit: Daniela Bertol

Last Saturday my walkabouts took me to a quite fascinating mix of industrial archeology and art practices: the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn.

The misty evening coupled with the remains of the snow added to ghost like atmosphere of the canal. Located in the western border of Long Island, the canal was once a busy commercial water transportation hub.
The canal was built from local tidal wetlands and fresh water streams faced several environmental problems and is undergoing environmental cleanup in conjunction with waterfront development plans.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Camminando | Brooklyn, Gowanus Canal and Art

Several not-profit art and cultural associations dwell in the abandoned industrial building surrounding the Gowanus Canal.

Proteus Gowanus is a non-profit interdisciplinary gallery and reading room.

The gallery presents exhibits of art, artifacts and books and hosts events that revolve around a year long theme linking the arts to other disciplines and to the community.

Proteus also displays exhibits about the Gowanus Canal history, including maps and specimens.

This year theme for Proteus exhibits is "Paradise".

For more information visit Proteus Gowanus web site

Another not-profit space is Cabinet, which publishes the homonymous quarterly magazine of art and culture. Cabinets also hosts the exhibition "An Exchange with Sol LeWitt"

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Vernissages | Chelsea and Red Hook, February 5

My picks for the evening are cross-disciplinary, cross-media and cross-boroughs:

Decidedly Ambivalent @ Work Gallery

"Cercare nella Terra", Beatrice Caracciolo @ Paula Cooper Gallery

And yes, I did stop by at the very popular Francesco Vezzoli "Sacrilegio" at reaction: what's the point?