Friday, September 28, 2012

Vernissages | Duchamp Brothers and Sister at Francis M. Naumann FIne Art

Vernissages | Chelsea, September 27

Lucas Samaras "XYZ" at The Pace Gallery

"Artists for Obama" limited edition prints at Gemini G.E.L.

Joel Shapiro "Up Down Around" at  Gemini G.E.L.

"WATER! The Water Tank Project" at David Zwirner

Book as Obect: NY Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1

In a time when publishing is dematerializing in electronic multimedia formats the annual NY Art Book Fair reaffirms the value of the book as an object and artwork. A few snapshot from the preview at the MoMA PS1 in Long Island City

Encountering William Kentridge in the staircases
Sun Foot performance

A tribute to Mike Kelley

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

practice | Viewing the River Upside Down

Bringing our yoga individual practice (as our spiritual views) to the outside world can often be challenging. I found that often helps to practice actual hatha yoga in public places with which I feel a special connection, such as the Hudson river waterfront in New York. A Vinyasa flow facing the sunset and leading to a head stand, reinvigorates the energy level, often low by the end of the day; it also offers unusual perception of common places, such as the inverted view of the earth, water and sky.

My Vinyasa sequence

Monday, September 17, 2012

Exhibitions | Hudson: Chris Gallagher at Galerie Gris

Galerie Gris in Hudson, NY, is exhibiting paintings by Chris Gallagher. This exhibition of oil paintings reflects the artist’s longtime interest in invisible information and energy endlessly suspended in the circulation of the cosmos and the scientific observation of distant phenomena. The parallel linear bands of luminous color pulsate from edge to edge on the canvas and register the hand of the artist through the slight imperfections in the brushwork. The bands run vertically, horizontally or diagonally, in some cases possessing a gentle curve. They are built with multiple layers of paint that achieve glowing, vibrating streams that suggest the dizzying blur of technological information.  The striations are densely packed and seem to be part of a boundless field suggesting expansion beyond the edges of the canvas--thereby creating an ongoing intuitive response and capturing something much larger than the canvas itself or, perhaps, something infinitely smaller. The exhibition also includes “Tondos”, circular format paintings that reinforce the astronomical associations and create the illusion of buoyant, slowly rotating spheres.

Elizabeth Davis

Vernissages | Reconstructing Deconstructed Dwelling NYC, September 13

Dwelling —or recreation of dwelling in a "hyper-reality" fashion— was the theme du jour of the Chelsea vernissages of September 13. Which leaves totally uninspired and wondering about the meaning of these extremely expensive installations. With the exception of the somehow pleasing patterns from Andrea Zittel's carpets.

Andrea Zittel's rug pattern at Andrea Rosen

Jonah Freeman JustinLowe "Stray Light Grey"at Marlborough Gallery

Thomas Hirschhorn "Concordia Concordia" at Barbara Gladstone: a recreation of the interior of the shipwreck of the sunk cruise ship "Costa Concordia" from the January 13 2012 disaster