New York City Art

You can find New York City Art in museums. But you can also find it in other places. Look around you on the streets. Go into galleries. We always find things that catch our eye. On our Fall 2018 trip to New York City, we found a lot of interesting art.

School of Visual Arts

When walking along the upper east side in New York City, we went by numerous display cases with work from the School of Visual Arts. Most cases included at least one variation on women’s shoes (including one made like a jigsaw puzzle one of M&Ms and another pair of “Milk and Cookie” shoes whose transparent heel contains a glass of milk and the body consisting of Oreo-like figures. Other items include an ophthalmic vision tester with typewriter typebars sticking out. And to go with the shoes, perhaps a purse made of dice? What fun

Shoes 01Shoes 03Shoes 02Purse 01 - Dice

Gagosian Gallery

Gagosian Gallery was fully devoted to “Never Remember, an exhibition by Nate Lowman that consisted of more than a dozen, large U.S. maps, each of which consisted of handcut versions of each state. While he put each together in the correct design, they were stretched, sewed and painted differently (with a couple hung upside down). Although state borders remain the same through the country’s history, the map is intended to represent dramatic changes in their relative role in the national economy and especially politics, and the ways in which political groupings of states change over time.

Lowman - Never Remember

Chelsea Galleries

We always try to stroll down Chelsea street galleries. Unfortunately, our timing was poor this trip. Roughly half the galleries were in the process of installing their autumn exhibitions. Many of these galleries were closed and some of those that were open had only small exhibits in place. Even so, we did find a number of artists and works that we found to be of interest. Among these were:

  • Berry Campbell Gallery’s exhibit of Susan Vesey’s lovely, stylized, impressionist paintings of various horizons, all portrayed in gauzy, muted colors;

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  • Tina Kim Gallery’s partially installed sculptures by Gimhongsok titled Dwarf, Dust and Doubt. Although we could only see those of his works in the front gallery, we were amused by the fanciful ways in which the artist used granite slabs to portray a dwarf in many different poses, from serious to playful;

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  • Marlborough Contemporary Gallery’s exhibit of Red Groom’s wide range of fun, humorous, vividly painted images, sculptures, dioramas, videos and room-sized installations that portray the hidden, and sometimes not-so-hidden absurdities of life that the artist conceived over his 60+-year career;

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  • Gallery Henoch’s “Daydream Believer” paintings in which Gary Ruddell portrays the type of idyllic scenes in which people are balanced or semi-levitated in ways that are only possible in dreams;

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  • Miles McEnery Gallery’s exhibit of paintings by Annie Lapin which uses a generally random technique to apply color and images to a canvas as a means of exploring the intersection of accident and intention to ultimate meaning;

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  • Lyons Wier Gallery’s display of New England landscapes by Cobi Moules, who intersperses multiple images of himself, all identically attired, in different parts of the image to reveal a narrative of exploring nature;

Artwork by Cobi Moules

Elizabeth Osborne

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