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Between Either and Or: Tim Wilson at Nathalie Karg Gallery

We’ve been mentioning lately how a lot of artists switched their focus to their imminent surroundings in the past year or so, and along with that, we’re growing more fond of the classical trope that is interiors. And while for some this was a purely circumstantial necessity, for others, these traditional scenes were always a framework for the exploration of more contemporary subjects….

Freeze-Frame

Tim Wilson’s small paintings, now at Nathalie Karg Gallery on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, offer a peculiar amalgam of quietude and foreboding, realized with a muted palette that reverberates on many other levels. In keeping with the exhibition’s title, “Between Either and Or”(which I believe misleadingly suggests a metaphorical stasis within Kierkegaard’s open dichotomy), the eighteen panels are reflections on immobility, though they easily…

Children’s Museum of the Arts to launch online video channel for art-loving kids

The CMA’s director Seth Cameron says that the channel will be a way for the museum to reach a wider audience, and to engage museum-going children in a creative way. “It’s a completely new framework, taking all of the things that the museum did previously and repackaging it to adapt for online audiences,” says Cameron. “The idea is that this becomes the inspiration…

Voyages to New York: Vera Iliatova & Nilko Andreas

Voyages to New York: Kevin Moore talks to Artist Vera Iliatova and Guitarist and Composer Nilko Andreas. Iliatova recalls the last days of the Soviet Union and adapting to life in New York in relation to her paintings, which depict teenage girls caught in a maelstrom of nostalgia. Nilko  talks about his musical influences,…

Between Either and Or: Tim Wilson at Nathalie Karg Gallery

We’ve been mentioning lately how a lot of artists switched their focus to their imminent surroundings in the past year or so, and along with that, we’re growing more fond of the classical trope that is interiors. And while for some this was a purely circumstantial necessity, for others, these traditional scenes were always a framework for the exploration of more contemporary subjects….

Jesse Mockrin

Jesse Mockrin’s reworkings of the art historical canon do not only recontextualize it for the current moment–nor do they simply seek to refute this history–her body of work flows along a lineage of painting that is immediately recognizable in its roots while giving new life to its contemporary forms. The point of departure from this descent is precisely where Mockrin’s paintings find their…

Pleated Gnomon is art that should stay in place Commentary by Bill Durham / VKB Art in Public Places Board

It is said that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” A letter in the Islander News on Feb. 25 called for the removal of the Pleated Gnomon sculpture from the Village Green, where it has been displayed since 2016, because it is “rusted.” Pleated Gnomon is a mixed media, site-specific sculpture by artist Jim Drain, who has also created public art pieces for…

Vernissage TV: Jim Drain: I Would Gnaw on My Hand / Greene Naftali Gallery, New York (2007)

I Would Gnaw on My Hand was the title of American artist Jim Drain’s second New York solo exhibition at Greene Naftali Gallery. The show featured four new large-scale sculptures, furniture works, collages, photographs, stained glass, wallpaper, and a curtain dividing the space. All the elements create a brightly colored environment. Greene Naftali Gallery presents the second New York solo exhibition by Jim Drain. On…

Now Is Not The Time: CMA’s 2021 Art Auction

Children’s Museum of the Arts’ 2021 Art Auction and Fundraiser Exhibition, Now is Not the Time, takes place virtually from February 25 to March 11 in partnership with Artsy. Proceeds from the fundraiser exhibition ensure the continuation of CMA’s mission to provide vital access to the arts for children of all backgrounds and abilities from around the globe. The online fundraiser exhibition includes over 40 artists whose work responds in ways both subtle and profound to…