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Burgeoning Art Scene in Harlem: It’s HAWT

There’s a growing art scene going on in central Harlem which is quite exciting. At this year’s Harlem Art Walking Tour 2013 hosted by Casa Frela Gallery, there was an impressive range of participants. There are surprisingly quite a few serious artists, galleries and studios who have chosen to call Harlem central base. There are […]

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Form and Substance: Projection Mapping in Contemporary Art

I recently got to meet the people who are Integrated Visions Productions when I interviewed them for the article in DOTS Magazine, but I haven’t had the opportunity to see their work installed. This Friday is a chance to do just that. Form and Substance: Projection Mapping in Contemporary Art is happening this Friday, May […]

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Join ArtblogNY at the EXPO1: MoMA-VW Opening Cocktail Party This Saturday

Win an invitation to be a guest of ArtblogNY, Volkswagen, and MoMA at the opening event this Saturday. To enter the draw, make a meaningful comment on this blog before Wednesday, May 8. I have 8 pairs of invitations to give away, and will also be attending the cocktail event (it ain’t a New York […]

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Working Women, An Introduction to Contemporary Dance

My partner and I were recently invited by a friend to view an Encore Presentation of Working Women,  a selection of contemporary dance troupe performances at the Joyce Theater. A program of work by female choreographers including Kate Weare, Camille A. Brown, Carolyn Dorfman, and Monica Bill Barnes produced by Gotham Arts Exchange. It was […]

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Matisse Challenged By Painting: Surprise!

“Unbeknownst to many, painting had rarely come easily to Matisse.” This quote, from Rebecca Rabinow for the Metropolitan Museum’s presentation about the show, Matisse in Search of True Painting, reminds me of the story of the emperor who had no clothes. Really, he struggled to create these horrendous works? Amazing. We all agree that he’s […]

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Bernini Terracottas at the Met

Bernini is probably one of my all time favorite sculptors. I want to say that he’s one of my favorite classical sculptors, because there are many other sculptors whose work I also greatly admire and am inspired by. They would fall into categories such as modernist sculptors, contemporary video sculptors, installation artists, etc. But Bernini […]

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Dots Magazine: Featuring New York City

ArtblogNY.com is very excited to report that I will be writing an article for the upcoming issue of DOTS Digital Art Magazine, featuring the New York City contemporary art scene. For those unfamiliar with DOTS, it is an interactive iPad magazine, in the genre of Wired or Wallpaper, and discusses contemporary art internationally. The iPad […]

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Life in a Tenement in the Late 1800s: Have Things Changed Much?

As I sit here waiting for Hurricane Sandy to arrive and bracing for the potential flooding of our basement again, I thought that I would write about my experience living in NYC over the past 15 years and compare it to the stories I heard from the guide at the Tenement Museum on the Lower […]

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The Murder of Crows

A sound installation recently presented at the Park Avenue Armoury, The Murder of the Crows by Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller was one of the most incredible installations I have seen recently. Set in the drill hall of the armory,  a space of 55,000-square-feet, the installation was just a tiny proportion of the space. […]

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Printing Error: Paper Jam at Source

Wade Guyton OS at the Whitney was a huge disappointment, but not for the reasons you think.  I went to see the show today with a friend and former colleague whom I first met when I arrived on the shores of this intense city looking for a job in the art world, and my partner, […]

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