New Exhibition at RxArt Front Space

RxArt is pleased to present a new exhibition in its front space located at 208 Forsyth St. Left to right: Lawrence Weiner Catch as Catch Can, 2009 ink on paper 10 x 15 inches 12 ¾ x 18 ½ inches frame Jason Middlebrook Traveling Seeds Untitled, 2009 screen printing on digital print edition 3/10 40 x… Read more »

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Paul Insect “2033”

If you are in New York City this holiday season make sure to see Paul Insect’s “2033” exhibition, up at Allouche Gallery located in Soho until January 11th. Paul Insect  Meteor Nights, 2014 This exhibition features a series of works on canvas and paper, mostly all of them vibrant in color and sharp-edged. In the… Read more »

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Ray Johnson’s unseen work

Don’t miss Ray Johnson’s exhibition at Karma Gallery (39 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012)! The show is a collection of previously unseen work by Ray Johnson (b.1927 – 1995).  With a sly use of puns, codes, inside jokes and wit, Johnson creates complex and multi-layered portraits of himself and of other subjects. A… Read more »

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In a Different Vein

If you will be in Long Island over the next month, make sure to see Jason Middlebrook’s, Every Tree is a Map, up at Silas Marder Gallery in Bridgehampton until September 14! From left: Black Lines on Black Birch (2014); Many Types of Woodgrain (2012); and Inspired by a Diner in Nyack (2013). Photo courtesy of Hamptons-Magazine.com… Read more »

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Artists Curating Artists

When artists curate works by other artists, it creates a dialogue between artistic sensibilities. Often we are unsure if the artists personally know (or knew) each other, if they were influenced by each other, or if their collaboration was the result of a stimulating first encounter. And we start to look for clues—the visual and… Read more »

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The Morgan’s Technicolor Dreamcoat

Last weekend, while everyone was flocking to Central Park or decamping to the nearest beach, I found myself happy to be inside, in midtown Manhattan, admiring Spencer Finch’s installation, A Certain Slant of Light, in the atrium of the Morgan Library. Finch (American, b. 1962) applied 365 colored film gels to the windows and to… Read more »

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Kara Walker’s Public Art Installation at Domino Sugar Factory

Kara Walker’s installation at Domino Sugar Factory, fully titled “A Subtlety or the Marvelous Sugar Baby an Homage to the unpaid and overworked Artisans who have refined our Sweet tastes from the cane fields to the Kitchens of the New World on the Occasion of the demolition of the Domino Sugar Refining Plant,” will activate… Read more »

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James Clifford’s “Museums as Contact Zones”

The way that museums operate is always in line with political and social happenings of the moment…the move from excluding cultures in exhibitions, or imperialist display to our fervent desire to see and experience tribal, primitive identities, manifested through inclusion and differentiation is an example of that. This desire emerges with deindustrialization, a time when… Read more »

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Kelley Walker Opens at Paula Cooper

Last Saturday Paula Cooper unveiled Kelley Walker’s solo show revealing his new vibrant body of work that captivates viewers through its combination of popular culture, art, advertising and politics. A work that consists of 190 silkscreen and acrylic ink panels takes over the entire back room and brightens the space. The assemblage of panels, some… Read more »

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Mike Kelley Fills PS1 Down to the Boiler Room

“Art is some sort of interesting area where dysfunction is allowed,” said Mike Kelley in an interview by John Miller in 1992. Dysfunction dominates MoMA PS1’s immense retrospective of Kelley’s work from the 1970’s until his tragic suicide in 2012. First let me say how well the space of an empty public school turned art… Read more »

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JR’s Inside Out Project

JR finds grand concepts in humble gestures. The French-born artist travels the world, transforming busy streets from New York to Brazil to India into his own gallery walls. His large-scale black and white images are as global as they are local, aspiring to great notions of unity and acceptance with not much more than “people,… Read more »

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Office Discussion: Rineke Dijkstra

The topic of discussion this evening in the RxArt office contemplated how children relate to artwork. Unlike adults, whose defenses and filters barricade their ability to freely express their emotional condition, children are not afraid to expose exactly what is going on in their mind while viewing art. Watch this work by Rineke Dijkstra (2009) (click… Read more »

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Convince With Presence Art Basel Miami Beach

Art is always in motion, and sometimes it takes events such as Art Basel, which showed in Miami Beach in the first week of December, to tellingly reveal the varying and enterprising nature of the artworld. Todd Levin, Director of the Levin Art Group, noted, “What should have functioned as an exhibition that gets a… Read more »

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Staff Pick: Kylin OBrien – Amo Legomandala

This post has been updated to include the time-lapse video:     amo legomandala 2013 from Kylin on Vimeo. I wish that after writing this post, I could encourage readers to head to Feature Inc. to witness Kylin O’Brien’s ethereal creation, Amo Legomandala, but alas, the experience lasted for just three days and now lives… Read more »

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Basquiat at Gagosian Gallery

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s comical, vigorous, and tortured spirit reigns at the Gagosian Gallery. The artwork spans Basquiat’s brief but remarkable career, featuring over fifty works from public and private collections and producing an exhibition that simulates an emotional roller coaster. Rousing highs are found in works such as “Eyes and Eggs,” made on a large white… Read more »

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Rineke Dijkstra at the Guggenheim

“Maybe she’s all people brought together in one human…” These words from a dazed Liverpuddlian boy sizing up the central figure of Picasso’s Weeping Woman, which is situated just behind the camera and out of the frame in Rineke Dijkstra’s twelve minute, continuously looping 3 channel HD video, The Weeping Woman, 2009. The student (one… Read more »

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Tom Sachs’ Space Program: Mars

Mars has come to Manhattan! Yes, you read that correctly–Manhattan is currently home to a four-week mission to Mars led by the Tom Sachs Space Program. Using everyday materials such as plywood, duct tape, and screws, Sachs and his NASA crew transformed the Park Avenue Armory into his own idea of the Red Planet. In… Read more »

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Art in FLUX Harlem

On Friday, RxArt took a trip uptown to check out STREET, a pop-up exhibition curated by former RxArt intern Erin Goldberger.  Located in a vacant retail space on a quiet street in Harlem, the exhibition showcases photography, painting, and sculpture. STREET is part of Art in FLUX Harlem, a movement of Harlem artists appearing in… Read more »

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LittleCollector To Host Tour of Tom Sachs’ Space Program: Mars

On Saturday, June 16, LittleCollector will be hosting a tour of Tom Sachs’ latest installation at the Park Avenue Armory, “Space Program: Mars.”  Kids ages 5-10 are invited to participate in an interactive tour of the exhibition and learn what it takes to become an astronaut on a mission to Mars. For more information, visit… Read more »

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Keith Haring at the Brooklyn Museum

Last week, RxArt enjoyed a private tour of Keith Haring: 1978-1982, currently on view at the Brooklyn Museum. Hosted by Artnet, the tour was led by Gracie Mansion, one of the first art dealers to set up shop on the Lower East side in the 1980’s and currently the Senior Specialist in Modern and Contemporary… Read more »

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SNAPS: Ian Bradley and Ryan McGinley at The Hole

WHO: Ian Bradley and Ryan McGinley WHAT: Hanging outside the opening for iO Tillett Wright WHERE: The Hole When: May 30

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Holton Rower at The Hole

Holton Rower’s first solo exhibition in New York opened at The Hole on April 28th. A stark contrast to the bare white walls, Holton’s psychedelic pour paintings erupt from the walls in a wild array of colors. Rower creates these paintings by pouring doctored paint onto plywood. Though the process seems simplistic, it yields beautiful and unexpected results: paintings that… Read more »

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Frieze Art Fair

RxArt took a field trip out to Randall’s Island for the New York Frieze Art Fair. With 180 participating galleries, a sculpture park, and a D.A.P book shop, there was a lot to see. Though we missed Mark Ruffalo and Gavin Brown cooking up sausages on the opening day, we had a great time strolling… Read more »

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Ryan McGinley at Team Gallery

On Wednesday evening Ryan McGinley showcased his newest work, Animals and Grids, at both Team Gallery locations. Animals featured nude studio portraits of friends and models with their animal of choice, leading to humorous, beautiful, occasionally painful, and generally unpredictable results. Grids, a much more emotional and intimate-feeling body of work, focuses on close-up portraits… Read more »

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Staff Pick: Thomas Kovachevich at Show Room

With New York’s unpredictable weather swings, it seems only fitting that the work currently on view at Show Room makes use of the seasonable effects.  Thomas Kovachevich’s show, Alpenglow, is breathtakingly beautiful in its simplicity.  The long, narrow entranceway is lined with monotone, nearly geometrical shapes obscured by a layer of cotton parchment.  Because of… Read more »

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Staff Pick: KAWS: DOWN TIME at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta

I was happy to be in Atlanta recently, in time to see Brian Donnelly’s (better know as KAWS) solo show at the High Museum of Art (on view until May 20th). Entering the museum plaza, I was greeted by the familiar sight of KAWS’ “Passing Through” Companion, which stood in front of The Standard New… Read more »

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Staff Pick: Cindy Sherman Retrospective at MoMA

On Sunday I went up to MoMA to see the highly-anticipated Cindy Sherman retrospective. A master of disguise, Cindy Sherman has assumed a multitude of roles throughout her career, both in front of the camera—as a housewife, aristocrat or clown—and behind it—as a photographer, stylist, and art director. From her groundbreaking series “Untitled Film Stills”… Read more »

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Andre Saraiva: Love Letters

Saturday night artist André Saraiva opened ‘Love Letters’, his first-ever solo exhibition in New York. The playful and charming show includes graffitied french mailboxes and a series watercolor love notes. Incorporating quotes by Jacques Prévert and Henry Miller and painting scenes of everyday life, André invites the viewer into his world. See more below the… Read more »

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Keith Haring at Pace Prints

Keith Haring, often called “the Michelangelo of the New York City subway,”  was formative in changing the face of New York City by legitimizing graffiti as an art form. Pace Print’s exhibition of Haring’s prints and small-scale multiples focuses on prints created between 1983 and 1990 and feature his iconic graphic figures – dogs, dancers, and figures –… Read more »

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Frieze Art Fair Part 2

Part two of our coverage of Frieze Art Fair! See Part one here. Niki de St Phalle Ugo Rondinone at Galerie Eva Presenhuber Endgame by Mark Wallinger Jacob Kassay at ICA London Enoc Perez at Fagionato Fine Arts

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