Monday, January 25, 2010

Art Book Swap at MoMA

Bring in your old art books and swap them out for other books donated by publishers, distributors, galleries and other art world professionals!

Saturday, February 6th 2010


Museum of Modern Art

Cullman Education and Research Building
Enter at 4 West 54th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)

The series of Art Book Swap events was co-created by
Regency Arts Press Ltd. and the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) as a way to raise their visibility and their missions to further awareness and appreciation of the visual arts. No money is made by any organization through the Art Book Swap, and Regency, NADA and MoMA donate their time, efforts and labor to the event for the benefit and enjoyment of the art-loving public. All remaining books are donated to the Prison Readers Encouragement Project for placement in prison libraries in the New York City region.

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Society 6


Society 6 is an online platform for artists, designers and creatives to promote and sell their artwork online. Viewed by individual artists, studios, galleries and curators, Society 6 is a great place to start your own art collection or to view the latest and most emerging art today.


Christian Schwarzwald @ Derek Eller Gallery


January 8 - February 13, 2010

Berlin based artist Christian Schwarzwald's latest show at Derek Eller's Gallery consists of a series of large works on paper which are mounted on partially painted gallery walls, challenging the viewer's experience of pictorial space. Aptly named Boxed, the exhibition toys with the notions of space, of negotiations between two-dimensional planar scapes and three-dimensional interventions. This quality is further enhanced by Schwarzwald's repeated use of the box form which functions both as a space-defining device and as a kind of presentation vitrine for the drawings within, giving new meaning to the ideas of enclosure and of being boxed-in.

Christian has had recent solo exhibitions at Galerie Krinzinger in Vienna and Nina Menocal Gallery in Mexico City, and has also been featured in group shows at Bonner Kunstverein and Kunsthalle Düsseldorf. His drawings are in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York.


For additional work by Brian Hunter go here

X by Y

Jan 23 - Mar 20

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 23, 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Gallery Hours: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Tue–Sat. Free and open to the public

bitforms gallery is pleased to announce a fourth solo exhibition with New York based Daniel Rozin. Known for his longstanding investigation of image creation – be it in response to woven fabric, stone mosaics or today’s pixel – Rozin studies the very nature of modern structure. Taking its name from the Cartesian axes that organize a picture plane, the current exhibit features three sculptures: Rust Mirror (2010), X by Y (2010) and Mirrors Mirror (2008). -Gallery Press Release

Meaning is Overrated

Mark Jenkins currently showing at Carmichael Gallery in LA.

Friday, January 22, 2010


By David Ellis and Roberto Lange

Banksy Film

Sam 3

Hungry Hungry Eat Head

Hungry Hungry Eat Head

A site-specific play experience by Hudson-Powell & Joel Gethin Lewis for the Big Screen Edinburgh, produced by Bren O'Callaghan. Commissioned by City of Edinburgh Council with further development (phase 2) made possible by AND: Abandon Normal Devices Festival of New Cinema and Digital Culture.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


William Powhida

Brooklyn, NY, based William Powhid
a satirizes the art world from the perspective of an insider. He is blatant about dichotomies in society, and the contribution of celebrity worship. Powhida's work supports the belief that Pop culture and the avant-garde have melded.

In this detail from "ABMB Hooverville" (printed in The New York Times), he compares Art Basel Miami Beach, to a Hooverville. It was exhibited at Pulse Art, Miami, a satellite to the destination art fair.

Dan Perjovschi

Dan Perjovschi, Postcards from the World is at Lombard-Freid Projects through February 20th.

Perjovschi captures a multitude of expression with a minimum of line. He sums up poignant social and political commentaries into humorous cartoon-like sketches. Born in an autocratic Romania, now a renowned artist on the international circuit, these postcard sized drawings arranged in grids, are a narrative of his travels.

William Kentridge

Master draftsman William Kentridge uses alter egos Felix Teitlebaum and Soho Eckstein to explore issues of post-apartheid politics in his native South Africa. In this film, the reworking and erasure of charcoal drawings is documented with stop animation. While the characters survey and re-chart abused land, Kentridge defines a figurative role for the artist in society, that of healer.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Mary Miss is an environmental based artist who's sculptures boarder on architecture, landscape design and installation art. In Roshanara's Net (2008) Miss considers the well being of individuals and community improvement by reworking a 17th Century Mughal garden with ayurvedic plants and plaques that caption their usage. The plaques, formed from orange and blue pipe, reference the dwindling art of Indian textile.

Print exhibit

Monday, January 11, 2010



200+ affordable 8 1/2 x 11 Drawings, collages and mixed media works from Williamsburg, Bucharest, Los Angeles, Berlin, Miami, international visual art commissioning project. All proceeds benefit cancer patients and visual artists.

Thursday, January 28, 2010, 6:30–9pm
Jack Shainman Gallery
513 West 20th Street (10th Ave)
Chelsea, NYC
$20 @ door. No tickets in advance necessary.

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Friday, January 8, 2010

Grey Area

Unexpected Beauty

New York City, January 8th, 2009 – For the first time in NYC, artist C. Finley will be wallpapering two dumpsters outside of the New Museum on Bowery and Stanton from 3-6pm. The Wallpapered Dumpster Project is an inquiry into urban waste, free art, and notions of femininity, beauty and domesticity. Inspired by free and accessible art the artist states, “ I like to think of these interventions as polite graffiti.” This ongoing series of urban interventions will continue in Los Angeles and 10 select cities in Europe through 2010. Previous dumpsters have appeared in Rome and around Los Angeles and have remained wallpapered for up to a year, depending on use and environmental factors.

My name is Charles Saachi and I am an artoholic

If you study a great work of art, you'll probably find the artist was a kind of genius. And geniuses are different than you and me. So let's have no talk of temperamental, self absorbed and petulant babies. Being a good artist is the toughest job you could pick, and you have to be a little nuts to take it on. I love them all... Charles Saatchi