On a crisp Fall day I went to the Loeb Art Center on the campus of Vassar College. It was wonderful to see such a prestigious collection with artists from the art historical canon. My favorite pieces on view were from Louise Nevelson, Elaine de Kooning, Goergia O’Keefe and Kara Walker. More information on the art center can be found here.
Barbara Chase-Riboud “Malcolm X: Complete”
Phenomenal works by Barbara Chase-Riboud, that honor slain human rights leader Malcolm X, are on view through November 4th at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery. More information can be found here.
Community Action Day: I Am Present
Community Action Day: I am Present
May 21, 2017 (3-5pm)
It will be a day to reflect, heal and act in support of our community. This day of action will bring together an amazing group of women artists that, with you, and other community members will bring action and attention to the many cases of missing black and brown girls in the Bronx and adjacent cities. We will use creativity to heal, express ourselves and be present with each other. We will have tables filled with art materials for artists and community members to work together. We will also have a table for children to create.
The Action Day will be videotaped to have an online resource for spreading the message and awareness in regards to our missing girls. Come be part of a collective wall of words and be part of this wonderful thoughtful day.
ABOUT THE EXHIBIT: “Hombres de Arcilla” (Men of Clay) showcases Alberto Villalobos’ collection of 43 hand-made clay masks. These masks honor the memory of the 43 disappeared students from Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico. About his work, Villalobos says “for me, clay represents the fragility of life, yet the resilience of the human spirit. I hope that by giving faces to the disappeared, their memory may live on.”
Photo Credit: Barbara Reeley Graphic design: Meagan Van Ahn
Ground Control at Art Basel
The exhibition Ground Control, organized by Nicholas Baume, Director and Chief Curator of Public Art Fund, featured outdoor and site-specific works in Collins Park for the Public sector of Art Basel. From November 30th to December 4th the works were produced in collaboration with The Bass Museum of Art and supported by MGM Resorts Arts and Culture. Challenging some of the norms for public sculpture the works invite visitors to engage in innovative ways, as some sculptures shape shift with interaction. Favorites from the exhibition are below!
Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose
Hi-Fructose magazine turned 10 years old this year. At MOCA they marked the 10th anniversary by featuring the works of 51 artists who were featured between its pages. The exhibition entitled Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose features works by artists in a variety of media, such as installation, painting, photography, sculpture and ceramics. Below are a few of my favorists: