Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Events NYC | March 26

Sun Rises    @  06:46 EDT
Sun Sets      @  19:16 EDT
Solar Noon  @  13:01 EDT

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Vernissages NYC | Exit Art: Every Exit is an Entrance

It should actually be called a finissage, as the vernissage of the last exhibition of Exit Art one of the most influential art not for profit spaces in NYC.
Exit Art is closing in its 30th anniversary, less than year from the passing of Jeanette Ingberman, who co-founded this initially alternative art space with Papo Colo,  in 1982.
 Exit Art  "supported and fostered a vibrant, interdisciplinary artistic community in New York, organizing over 200 exhibitions, events, festivals and programs featuring more than 2,500 artists. Consistently challenging social, political, aesthetic and curatorial norms, Exit Art has organized historical exhibitions; presented the work of young, emerging, under-recognized and mid-career artists; produced experimental theater and performance works; and organized national and international film and video programs. Committed early on to experimenting with the intersections of film, video, performance, music, publications, design and visual art, Exit Art remained steadfast in its mission to provide new possibilities and opportunities for both artists and audiences alike."

The exhibition is visual multimedia documentation of the 30 years activity of Exit Art; a more meaningful title could not have been chosen...

Friday, March 23, 2012

Vernissages NYC | Chelsea, March 22

Psychedelic (reminiscent of Andy Warhol) rock stars photos from Mick Rock at CATM

"Quanta" at Lelong Galerie

"Disco Angola" at David Zwirner

A view of one of theFrank Gehry's blob on Eleventh Avenue

"Grey Pick of the Wave" at Harris Lieberman Gallery

 A quick stroll on the High Line

 Beryl Korot at bitforms

 Vibha Galhotra "Utopia of Difference" @ Jack Shainman Gallery

Total walk length: 12.4km

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Vernissages NYC | Identity, Perception, Illusion: Michelangelo Pistoletto "Work"


Michelangelo Pistoletto, one of the major exponents of Arte Povera, has been working with mirrors since 1961 --- in many media and expressions, from paintings to performances.
Mirrors have a complex semantics, spanning from psychoanalytical readings to explorations of visual perceptions. The exhibition  Lavoro (Italian word for work) includes new work of Pistoletto, where mirrored surfaces become backgrounds for trompe-l'œil imagery of people and tools from the construction work environment. The viewer's identity becomes lost in perceptions of illusionary environments, where the gallery becomes transformed in several construction sites. A double illusion, not only for the 2d representation of trompe-l'œil becoming allusive of three-dimensionality, but also for the places recreated.

Walk total length: 13.5km

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Events NYC, March 20 | VERNAL EQUINOX

Sun Rises    @  06:58 EDT
Sun Sets      @  19:05 EDT
Solar Noon  @  13:03 EDT

Vernal Equinox began today at 1:14 EDT, the time when the tilt of the Earth's axis is in a plane perpendicular to the plane defined by the center of the Sun and the Earth's equator. The term "equinox" is derived from
the Latin "aequus  nox" equal (night), as during the equinoxes night and day have equal length.

Let's celebrate spring in the rebirth of nature and return of light.

Early spring blooming

Walk total length: 8km

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Camminando | Un dimanche après-midi à...the Poughkeepsie Walkway

Paraphrasing the title of Georges Seurat's masterpiece...

An unexpected encounter

walk total length: 5.6km

Events | Occupy Catskill: “Wall Street to Main Street”

At the six month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street beginning, the Hudson Valley town of Catskill host a series of art exhibitions. My pick was the exhibition at the BRICK gallery featuring images relating to the worldwide Occupy movement. The exhibition also included historical photographs and other social commentary from demonstration of civil rights movements.

Vernissages | "Outside Inside" at Thompson Giroux