Gregory Crewdson at Gagosian Gallery, Chelsea, “Cathedral of the Pines”: Crystallizes Film, Photography, Painting

01 Feb
Gregory Crewdson at Gagosian Gallery, Chelsea, “Cathedral of the Pines”: Crystallizes Film, Photography, Painting

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

10 Nov
Something is Wrong with This Picture: Theater Informing Photography at Recent Chelsea Gallery Openings

Recent Chelsea Photography Exhibitions: Theater, Staging, Production Orit Raff at Julie Saul Gallery As I am in photo printing mode–color correcting a new portfolio of work–I’m apt to look closely at photographic prints (“pixel peeping”) to see others at their craft. But when at Julie Saul Gallery, seeing Orit Raff’s show, on closer inspection, I

08 Sep
And So It Starts: The Chelsea Art Season Gallery Openings Begins with Strong Photography Shows

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

24 Oct
Simen Johan: Until the Kingdom Comes at Yossi Milo Gallery

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

13 Sep
Chelsea Gallery Openings Fall 2013: Philip-Lorca diCorcia at David Zwirner

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

16 May
Tom Wood at Thomas Erben Gallery: Chelsea Photography Opening

The carefully considered streetwise color photographs by Tom Wood at Thomas Erben Gallery straddle both documentary and conceptual photography worlds. At first glance, they appear to be a cousin to another British photographer, Martin Parr, who also around the same time was capturing similar subjects, and was traversing similar photographic territory. But Tom Wood’s work, which is less

18 Apr
Chelsea Contemporary Art Openings, New York, April

Strolling through the slightly rainy streets of Chelsea tonight, I came across photographs at Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert in my first opening of the evening in a show called Engines of War. The images in the show focus on the themes of preparing for and conducting war.  Some artists range from documentary photographers such as Eugene Richards, Teun Voeten,

24 Jan
Contemporary Fine Art Photography Chelsea Openings: Ezra Stoller at Yossi Milo, Michael Benson at Hasted Kraeutler Gallery, Zwelethu Mthethwa at Jack Shainman Gallery

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

17 Jan
Chelsea Art Gallery Openings: Contemporary Painting and Sculpture at Haunch of Venison; Fine Art Photography At ClampArt

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

10 Jan
2013 Fine Art Photography: Chelsea Openings at Tanya Bonakdar, Julie Saul Gallery

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