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History: Artist-run galleries in NYC in the 1950s and 1960s

Contributed by Sharon Butler / At artist-run galleries, the conversation centers on art rather than commerce. Alternative spaces provide a place for unknown and under-recognized artists to mount exhibitions, for curators to organize their first thematic shows, and for established artists to present experimental projects that their commercial galleries aren’t interested in showing. “Inventing Downtown,” an ambitious […]

Illana Savdie
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Examining queer @ Yale University

Contributed by Rachel Farber / What is a queer perspective? How does queerness meet form? Students at the Yale School of Art,  Loren Britton and Res, began asking these questions after seeing the student-run exhibition ” Video Mixer,” curated by Allyn Hughes & Jody Joyner, in 2015. Their conversation precipitated […]

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Installation view: Drishti, a concentrated gaze

  Gallerist Elizabeth Heskin and artist Patricia Spergel, in collaboration with the NURTUREart Registry of Artists and Curators, have assembled a lively exhibition of contemporary abstraction at the 1285 Ave of the Americas Art Gallery. Aptly titled “Drishti: A Concentrated Gaze” after the yoga practice that brings awareness inward through […]

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Blurring the boundary between painting and photography

For the exhibition “Chemistry: Explorations in Abstract Photography,” curator Karlyn Benson, director of Matteawan Gallery in Beacon, NY, has selected six photographers who push beyond traditional photographic processes in search of new definitions of what a photograph can be. In this exhibition, on display at Garrison Art Center  May 21 […]

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Sense and sensibility at Lennon, Weinberg

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / Though skewed towards this century, the paintings in Lennon Weinberg�s elegantly expansive group show �A Few Days,� from all twenty of the painters the gallery has represented since it opened in 1988, range from 1957 to 2014. In terms of style and school, they are […]

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VERNACULAR: A painterly conversation about abstraction

By Janet Goleas / Shared from the Hamptons Art Hub / The four artists included in “Vernacular”�Eric Brown, Sharon Butler, Andrew Seto and Joyce Robins�at Bushwick�s Theodore:Art, approach abstraction with a shared sense of humility, materiality and ambiguity. Speaking in distinct but related painterly tongues, the works on view connect […]