Friday, February 26, 2010

Brucennial 2010:Miseducation

Opening February 25, 6PM –2AM. On view at 350 West Broadway, between Broome and Grand Streets, SoHo, with projects also on view at Recess at 41 Grand Street. February 26 - April 12. A programme of the Bruce High Quality Foundation.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

RE-Creation II

Coinciding with the Armory Art Fair and in collaboration with Carmichael Gallery, Ogilvy & Mather New York will host Re-Creation II, a global exploration of emerging art, from March 5th through July 2010.

The exhibit will be held at the new Ogilvy & Mather headquarters on New York City’s West Side. Re-Creation II will showcase some of the most important emerging contemporary street artists from around the world.

Large-scale murals, installations and original canvas, sculpture and mixed media works will be on display from Will Barras, Simon Birch, Boxi, Ethos, Mark Jenkins, Labrona, Aakash Nihalani, Nina Pandolfo and WK Interact. Many of these artists, who are based in the UK, Hong Kong, Germany, Brazil, the US and Canada, have never shown in New York before, and have never shown together.

Ogilvy & Mather will transform six floors and the lobby space of its new headquarters in The Chocolate Factory into a museum-quality exhibition space. As viewers ascend each floor, they can experience the upward momentum of the artwork. Re-Creation II is the second exhibit to be hosted by Ogilvy & Mather in its new space. It follows the inaugural Re-Creation exhibit, which featured the work of 12 emerging artists who use recycled materials to create unique forms of art. That exhibit will also be viewable through the end of March.

Carmichael Gallery is one of the world’s leading establishments for discovering and launching the careers of the best in emerging international talent. The annual program of the Los Angeles-based gallery consists of a series of solo and group exhibitions that document the progress of these artists. Carmichael Gallery is located at 5795 Washington Boulevard, Culver City CA. For more information, visit

The opening reception of the exhibit will be held on Friday, March 5 from 7:00 pm to 10:00pm with several of the artists in attendance at Ogilvy & Mather. The exhibition will run through July 31, 2010.

Ogilvy & Mather
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010


2010 Artists

David Adamo Richard Aldrich
Michael Asher
Joe Bun Keo
Tauba Auerbach
Nina Berman
Huma Bhabha
Josh Brand
The Bruce High Quality Foundation
James Casebere
Edgar Cleijne and Ellen Gallagher
Dawn Clements
George Condo
Sarah Crowner
Verne Dawson
Julia Fish
Roland Flexner
Suzan Frecon
Maureen Gallace
Theaster Gates
Kate Gilmore
Hannah Greely
Jesse Aron Green
Robert Grosvenor
Sharon Hayes
Thomas Houseago
Alex Hubbard
Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Jeffrey Inaba
Martin Kersels
Jim Lutes
Babette Mangolte
Curtis Mann
Ari Marcopoulos
Daniel McDonald
Josephine Meckseper
Rashaad Newsome
Kelly Nipper
Lorraine O’Grady
R.H. Quaytman
Charles Ray
Emily Roysdon
Aki Sasamoto
Aurel Schmidt
Scott Short
Stephanie Sinclair
Ania Soliman
Storm Tharp
Tam Tran
Kerry Tribe
Piotr UklaƄski
Lesley Vance
Marianne Vitale
Erika Vogt
Pae White
Robert Williams

Marina Abramovic will be at the Phaidon store tonight to sign copies of her new monograph. Phaidon Soho, 100 Wooster Street 6:30 - 8 pm.
A retrospective of her performances Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present will be at MoMA March 14 - May 31, along with a new, original work which will be the longest duration of time she has performed a single performance.

Friday, February 19, 2010

every day i am.

every day i am. i get up. i eat. i go out.
sometimes i feel well. sometimes i have a flu. sometimes i'm tired. sometimes i'm happy.
and around me is the world.
wars. riots. presidents and prime ministers.
newspapers. the internet. news. advertisments.
and other people.
which i know well. and which i meet the first time.
sometimes it's hot. sometimes it rains.
strikes. accidents. disasters. spilt tea. a lost key.-Peter Fuss

More info on Peter Fuss' work click here

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Working with Will

Working on Exhbition #2 at Ogilvy opening March 5th during the Armory show. First up is Will Barras. Here are few samples of his work.

Here are a few teaser shots of his work from day 1

For additional info on Will click here


Needle Cushion: 1000
1000 needles, cotton fabric, silk thread, sawdust 6"x3"x3"

Reflexive Zip
Zippers, thread, elastic cord, metal snaps, plastic tubing, wire, spring cord ends, adhesive

Tape Systems No3
Embossing tape, drinking straws, vinyl resin, acrylic dowels, adhesive

Iron-quick aluminum coated fabric, zippers, thread, rubber bumpers, wood, aerosol paint, metal hardware, adhesive

Pods I
1000 plastic baggies and plastic thread
size variable, individual pod: 5.5"x13"x13"

Once stripped of their "usefulness", I ask, "how do these objects or materials grow, now that they have lost their original function?". I imagine that the resulting components have their own bodies and though accumulation are intent upon working together to grow an even larger body. As in nature, where specific mathematical principles provide structure while allowing countless variations, I create strict boundaries that insure a pattern, but within which the outcome is ultimately unknown.... Kristina Lewis artist statement. For additional information on the artist click here

The Beat

Six Bushwick art spaces are open late this Friday, February, 19, for Back The Beat, featuring new art.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Life of Kareem Black

Kareem Black, a dear friend of mine, is a New York based portrait shooter and director that was born in Philly. In 1996 Kareem attended SVA on scholarship. After graduating Kareem began to shoot almost immediately for publication like the Fader and Vibe magazine. Kareem has won numerous awards for his work including being featured as one of the PDN 30. Along with his commercial work Kareem keeps occupied with a variety of personal projects including a series of portraits documenting some of the East Village's more interesting characters. Kareem also loves sushi, steak, karaoke, Star Trek and beer.
Check out his life and get to know him here.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Ice House Detroit

Ice House Detroit is an architectural installation and social change project currently taking place in Detroit. Photographer Gregory Holm and architect Matthew Radune are using one of 20,000 abandoned houses and freezing it in solid ice, referencing the contemporary urban conditions in the city and beyond.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Contemplating the Void

Ascension (Red), 2009
Anish Kapoor

Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum
Feb 12-Apr 28, 2010
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Since its opening in 1959, the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed Guggenheim building has served as an inspiration for invention, challenging artists and architects to react to its eccentric, organic design. The central void of the rotunda has elicited many unique responses over the years, which have been manifested in both site-specific solo shows and memorable exhibition designs. For the building’s 50th anniversary, the Guggenheim Museum invited more than two hundred artists, architects, and designers to imagine their dream interventions in the space for the exhibition Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum.

Organized by Nancy Spector, Chief Curator, and David van der Leer, Assistant Curator for Architecture and Design, the exhibition will feature renderings of these visionary projects in a salon-style installation that will emphasize the rich and diverse range of the proposals received.

For more information, click here

Open Your Heart by Mia Doi Todd. Directed by Michel Gondry.

The Room of Sublime Wallpaper (II)

The Room of Sublime Wallpaper (II)
15 Wooster Street
Closes Saturday, Feb 20, 2010
Opening hours: Sat-Sun, 12-6pm

Ellen Harvey is a British born artist who currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She has exhibited extensively in the U.S and internationally and was most recently included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial.

Previously seen at the NADA Art Fair with Stephan Stoyanov's Gallery, The Room of Sublime Wallpaper (II) is one of Ellen's latest installations and can be viewed at APF LAB till February 20th, 2010.

Looking into the room, the viewer sees a room wallpapered in newspaper containing a salon-style hanging of glowing landscape paintings that seem to move as the viewer approaches them. It is only upon entering the room that it becomes apparent that the “paintings” are in fact angled mirrors reflecting the hidden painted walls of the room and the illusion is shattered by the intrusion of the viewer’s reflection. The most luxurious (hand-painted) and the poorest (newspaper) forms of wallpaper are juxtaposed much as the escapist fantasy of art’s reach for the sublime is disrupted by the alternately dire and ridiculous “news” of our time.

For more information about the artist and her body of work, click here