RENA BRANSTEN - PAULE ANGLIM - 5 CLAUDE
LEVI'S STORE - ANTHONY MEIER - UNSPEAKABLE PROJECTS
(with assistance from RWM)
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Rena Bransten Gallery: Hung Liu - Happy and Gay.
Comment by AB: Hung Liu, painting in the style of Maoist propagandists, recalls her childhood in China by creating contemporary versions of images similar to those she would see in the books she read when she was young. The exhibit is a heartfelt and effective reflection from both personal and political perspectives on the monumental transitions she has experienced between what once was and where she is now. One of the better shows I've seen in a while; go see.
Art by Hung Liu at Rena Bransten Gallery.
Art by Hung Liu.
Hung Liu discusses her art at Rena Bransten Gallery.
Memory-sourced art by Hung Liu.
Vintage Chinese children's books in above image closer.
Hung Liu art at Rena Bransten Gallery.
Side view of art by Hung Liu in above image closer.
Heroic proletariat art by Hung Liu at Rena Bransten Gallery.
Etched art by Hung Liu.
Circumstance - Hung Liu art show at Rena Bransten Gallery.
Gallery Paule Anglim: Carolee Schneemann - Remains to Be Seen; Gay Outlaw - New Work.
Comment by AB: The main gallery features a 40-year retrospective sampling of the work of Carolee Schneemann including performance, video, photography and painting, and transiting a range of topics from abstract expressionism to sexuality. In the side gallery, Gay Outlaw shows multicolor pate de verre sculptures (works made primarily of crushed fired glass) and mixed media works on paper that present realistic images in dissociate ways. Stop on by.
Art by Carolee Schneemann at Gallery Paule Anglim.
Photographs of performance art by Carolee Schneemann.
Video art by Carolee Schneemann at Gallery Paule Anglim.
Carolee Schneemann (right) with John Roloff at Gallery Paule Anglim.
Art by Carolee Schneemann.
Carolee Schneemann art at Gallery Paule Anglim.
Pate de verre art by Gay Outlaw at Gallery Paule Anglim.
Art by Gay Outlaw in above image closer.
Gay Outlaw explains her art at Gallery Paule Anglim.
Art on paper by Gay Outlaw.
Pate de verre art by Gay Outlaw at Gallery Paule Anglim.
Demographics - Carolee Schneemann & Gay Outlaw art show at Paule Anglim.
5 Claude Lane: Evan Holm & Jason Michael Aumann - Time Machine.
Review by RWM: Evan Holm plays music from records submerged just beneath the surface of water. Who knows, maybe time travel is next. For now this one is a new one. On the walls, nice photographic fade outs by Jason Michael Aumann evoke memory and the past. Their subjects could have been friends or relatives. One can be with them again here in a way.
Comment by AB: Saunter on by. Good art on both counts.
Sand dune dining table art by Evan Holm at (kinda like it).
Art by Evan Holm in above image closer.
Underwater turntable installation by Evan Holm at .
Evan Holm repositions the needle on his underwater turntable art.
Art by Evan Holm at .
Art by Jason Michael Aumann.
Jason Michael Aumann and his art in above image closer at .
Art by Jason Michael Aumann art closer.
Jason Michael Aumann art above from the side at .
Jason Michael Aumann art.
Levi's - Union Square: The Biker - Oil & Leather, 21 Hand-Painted Leather Jackets; The Bikeriders - Books, Photos and Clips from Danny Lyon's Archive.
Artists: Ben Lamb, Chris Bianchi, Chris Davie, Daniel Jackson, Etienne Memon, Harry Malt, Mario Desa, Nick Colella, Nick Jones, Nille Salvation, Paul O'Neill, Helloyves, Yuko Kondo, more.
Comment by AB: An homage to American bikers in the form of hand-painted black motorcycle jackets from the Levi's Vintage Clothing collection combined with an exhibit of Danny Lyon photographs, film clips, documents, memorabilia, and various printings of his classic photo essay, "The Bikeriders." Exhibition or otherwise, the Levi's store on Union Square is always worth a visit.
Hand-painted black leather jackets at the Levi's Store, Union Square.
Painted motorcycle jackets by Etienne Memon & Harry Malt.
Painted leather by Daniel Jackson & Harry Malt at the Levi's Store.
Black leather jacket art by Ben Lamb & Chris Bianchi.
Motorcycle jacket art by Nick Colella at the Levi's Store.
Danny Lyon Bikeriders exhibit at the Levi's Store, Union Square.
Vintage Danny Lyon motorcycle photography.
From the top floor of the Levi's Store, Union Square, looking down.
Anthony Meier Fine Arts: Rosana Castrillo Diaz - Solo Show.
Comment by AB: Sumptuously seductive opalescent mica on rice paper "sculptures" by Rosana Castrillo Diaz, intricately crimped and encased in plexiglas, are certain to wow with their gossamer luxuriance. Also on display are equally ethereal works comprised of silk, linen or cotton on paper. The most delicate ephemeralities preserved for the ages. Like it.
Art by Rosana Castrillo Diaz at Anthony Meier Fine Arts.
Pinkie cam detail of Rosana Castrillo Diaz in above image.
Rosana Castrillo Diaz paper sculpture at Anthony Meier Fine Arts (like it).
Fabric on paper art by Rosana Castrillo Diaz at Anthony Meier Fine Arts.
Pinkie cam detail of Rosana Castrillo Diaz art in above image.
Long view - Rosana Castrillo Diaz art show at Anthony Meier Fine Arts.
Unspeakable Projects: Ida Rödén - Reported Missing.
Comment by AB: I'm straddling the fence on this one. Ida Rödén's art and installation have to do with missing people-- those close friends, family members and relatives who we take for granted and who are with us everyday, but then suddenly one day vanish from our lives without a trace. Rödén explores this calamity by collaging faces and features of actual missing people into group portraits, composite missing person posters, and even ersatz magazine articles. The art's adept, well conceived, presented with reverence, and definitely fodder for contemplation, but I can't help but think that if the families of these individuals knew what their missing ones' faces were being used for (or if certain police departments became aware that people were being instructed to contact them after seeing the faces on these fictitious posters) that they'd be anywhere near the vicinity of pleased.
Missing person art by Ida Rödén at Unspeakable Projects.
Art by Ida Rödén in above image closer.
Composite missing person portraits by Ida Rödén at Unspeakable Projects.
Composite portraits by Ida Rödén closer.
Faux missing person magazine articles by Ida Rödén at Unspeakable Projects.
Participatory art by Ida Rödén at Unspeakable Projects.
Statistical sample - Ida Rödén art show at Unspeakable Projects.
Ida Rödén art on the garage door out front at Unspeakable Projects.