A look a new photograph by Gregory Crewdson in “Cathedral of the Pines” at Gagosian Gallery, Chelsea “Cathedral of the Pines,” the carefully lit and cinematically constructed photographs by Gregory Crewdson at Gagosian Gallery, Chelsea, is his latest show after a five year hiatus, and seemingly continues where earlier series left off. I suppose it’s
Some good photography by Laura Letinsky, Justine Kurland, Paul Graham; Others Laura Letinsky at Yancey Richardson At Yancey Richardson, Laura Letinsky continues her exploration of still life photography–using fragments from her own still life photographs. Beautifully constructed, its hard to discern the object being photographed vs. what has been cannibalized from a previous print. Using one’s own
Natural Wonderment of the Unnatural Kind Fine art photographer Simen Johan’s show, “Until the Kingdom Comes,” fills the Yossi Milo Gallery in Chelsea with a mythical world of beasts that seem almost possible. Or are they impossible creations? Johan, based in New York but born in Norway and lived in Sweden, mostly constructs the images
The evening started with brief stops at Lombard Freid Gallery (The Propeller Group “Lived, Lives, Will Live!”), vivid dreams of Didier Massard “L’Atlas Imaginaire” at Julie Saul Gallery, Damian Ortega’s playful and hushed alphabet shadows at Gladstone Gallery, Josh Smith’s paintings at Luhring Augustine Gallery (missed William Pope.L “Colored Waiting Room” at Mitchell – Innes & Nash due
Ezra Stoller at Yossi Milo Gallery The evening’s chill did not dissuade hard-core fine art photography enthusiasts from making the frigid Chelsea trek. First stop was Yossi Milo and American architectural photographer Ezra Stoller. What is most striking about many of the black and white vintage photographs is seeing what American once was and once
Chelsea Art Gallery Openings: Contemporary Painting and Sculpture at Haunch of Venison After visiting Laurie Frick’s group show at Westbeth, an artist-friend whom I met at Yaddo, who’s interesting wall piece represented GPS movements through Brooklyn, I headed to the still curiously titled Haunch of Venison on West Twenty-First Street. Two highlights were Patricia Piccinni’s stunningly odd
Fine art photography was on view in Chelsea as the 2013 season starts (many are happy to see 2012 go; lingering remnants of Hurricane Sandy remain in the form of still-dark galleries). Sabine Hornig at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery Starting at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery’s main floor gallery are photo sculptural installations and traditional photographic prints by German artist
Contemporary Fine Art Photography Continues After Hurricane Sandy Three weeks after Hurricane Sandy, contemporary art galleries in Chelsea, New York, still are in the rebuilding stage but this Thursday, art openings went on in a slightly more vibrant way (as opposed to two weeks after the storm where contemporary art galleries were decimated by Sandy).
A stroll through Chelsea any Thursday night should be abuzz with contemporary art openings, but in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the mood was dour. The unmistakable hum of generators filled the empty streets, and ConEd crews continued to restore power two weeks after the storm to the one of most impacted areas of the City.
The evening started with a slightly hushed awe at Thomas Hirschhorn’s “Concordia, Concordia” at Gladstone Gallery in Chelsea, where in a Poseidon Adventure-sque installation filled the gallery, which seemed tilted on its side with various forms of detritus, chairs and ship debris everywhere. Next, Frank Benson, Peter Fischli and David Weiss presented a more ordered affair