Renzo D’Anselmi, my friend and colleague, has a piece in the 2008 juried exhibition at the Bowery Gallery being curated by Jed Perl. The opening will be on Thursday, July 31, from 5-8PM.
Juried Show 2008
530 W 25th St – 4th fl
July 29 – August 16
Chelsea is traditionally dead in the summer, but one show up now worth seeing is Wendy White at Leo Koenig Inc. For her first solo exhibition at the gallery, White shows her debt to Christopher Wool through graffiti-like paintings that present a compositional challenge. Well made and interesting, Autokennel is a cure for the summertime art lacuna.
Leo Koenig Inc.
545 W. 23rd St.
June 20 – August 1
I was recently introduced to the work of Ricardo Lanzarini. Primarily working with ink on paper, his “eccentric cast of characters portrays the frustration of the human condition with a great deal of humor and delicacy”. He is represented in New York by the Josee Bienvenu Gallery.
Josee Bienvenu Gallery
529 W. 20th St.
The 7th Annual Pilsen Together Chamber of Commerce Gala and Silent Auction will take place Friday, July 18th, from 6:30-9:00 PM at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago. Over 40 artists will be participating, as it is part of a full weekend of events organized by the organization and curated by Enrique Ortiz.
Pilsen Together Chamber of Commerce
Silent Auction and Art Festival
National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 W. 19th St.
July 18 – July 20
Has Banksy, the most famous unknown artist of our day, been unmasked? The Mail claims him to be Robin Gunningham, a 34 year old Bristol native.
Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond recently revealed plans for The Tees Valley Giants, a huge public art work to be located in Middlesbrough, Stockton, Redcar, Hartlepool and Darlington. Temenos, the first of the five pieces to be announced, will “fill what is currently a rather bleak landscape between Middlesbrough’s Transporter bridge and the Riverside stadium and, appropriately, at 110m will be as long as a football pitch”. This piece alone will cost around £2.7m, while the whole project will involve a cost close to £15m. Easily the largest art project in the world, Balmond hopes to achieve an awe inspiring new landscape.
The Tees Valley Giants
Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond
This guy is everywhere. He is becoming successful by being a failure.
June 21 – July 18
Matthew Marks Gallery and Greene Naftali Gallery are co-hosting Painting Now and Forever Part II, a “celebratory survey of contemporary painting”. I am unsure of the title, as evidently now and forever roughly translates into every ten years, but nevertheless any show that highlights painters is alright with me.
Painting Now and Forever Part II
Matthew Marks Gallery
Greene Naftali Gallery
July 3 – August 15
I am a big fan of Zefrey Throwell. A recent NYC transplant, he has several interesting projects occurring this summer and fall.
what strange electricity when you read my name
The first major US retrospective of J. M. W. Turner in over forty years will open today at The Met. Featuring nearly 140 paintings and watercolors, the “artist’s extensive iconographic range is represented, from seascapes and topographical views to historical subjects and scenes from his imagination”. It shall prove to be a summer blockbuster.
J. M. W. Turner
1000 Fifth Ave. at 82nd St.
July 1 – September 21