THE WOART WEEKLY!
Here's what you may have missed on the blog and Instagram account this week!
This week’s overall theme was shows that you could actually go see right now in NYC, but also very installation and pattern based. I had done a studio visit with light artist and painter Carol Salmanson and was inspired to share a lot of work using light and technology in interesting and unique ways. Most of these shows are up for about a month, so you have plenty of time to go see them!
The work is a continuation of a collaboration project between Sharon Louden and Hrag Vartanian that began at the Sharpe Walentas Studios last year of which I also got to go see. I was able to make the opening and experience the space within the fun atmosphere of celebration but I personally am looking forward to going back when no one is around too.
I’m not usually the biggest realistic figurative art fan, but there are certainly exceptions, and the way that Amy Sherald paints the fabrics in her work really draws me in and attracts me to her work. The energy around her work and show is contagious too, like you can actually feel the buzz. I am so excited to see where she goes next with her work, she’s already made history, and I’m sure will continue to do so!
I love the way Alyse Rosner’s drawings feel like almost like a pattern or textile without actually being one. They’re all so unique and diverse in their style of mark, creating wonderful texture and variation within a relatively limited medium. When I came to visit her opening one of my favorite pieces had already sold, and I would not be surprised if they all did!
Sarah Sze has an incredible immersive installation up at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery right now mingling light, sound, film, objects and painting together. I missed her opening due to other obligations, but I’m sure it was packed and I wasn’t missed. This is one of those shows you can visit multiple times and getting something new out of it each time.
Also in Chelsea, the seemingly magical balancing act of the sculptures of Annie Morris at Timothy Taylor Gallery. I hadn’t known her wall work before this show which is equally beautiful but there is something really fun and mysterious about her sculptures, and displayed this way like a whimsical forest of sorts that you get to enter. Very fun show.
I went to visit the pop-up exhibit at Arcadia Earth, which is all Climate Change focused, and combines the use of an app that you either tour the show with your phone or ipad, or as in my case, can borrow one from them as the app wasn’t supported on my phone. You meander room to room engaging with the Art and message through the app and was so happy to see so many artists I both knew and were new to in the show! It you go, it is “selfie central” you’ll have to dodge mini-photoshoots happening everywhere, but when you actually get to see the work, it is very well crafted, thought out and executed. And bonus, every ticket purchased plants a tree!