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FIRST THURSDAY - 02.04.16
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John Berggruen Gallery: Material Considerations.
Artists: Diana Al-Hadid, Tauba Auerbach, Mary Corse, Matthew Feyld, Michelle Grabner, James Hugonin, Julian Lethbridge, Liza Lou, Robert Mangold, Sarah Morris, Anthony Pearson, Sterling Ruby, Sean Scully, and Richard Serra.
Comment by AB: Exquisite selection of works in traditional, non-traditional and just plain unique mediums. This show's definitely worth seeing.
Glossy house paint art by Sarah Morris at John Berggruen gallery.
Remarkable bead "paintings" by Liza Lou.
Pinkie cam detail of bead art in above image.
Woven canvas strip art by Tauba Auerbach (love it).
Pinkie cam detail of art in above image.
Wild mixed-media art by Diana Al-Hadid.
Detail of art in above image.
More traditional art by Richard Serra at John Berggruen Gallery.
Robert Koch Gallery: Tamas Dezso - Notes for an Epilogue.
Comment by AB: Tamas Dezso captures the strangely romantic anguish of the environment, isolation and inhabitants of Romanian communities that have been long since abandoned by progressive society. You can practically imagine yourself there. Recommended viewing.
Photograph by Tamas Dezso at Robert Koch Gallery.
Tamas Dezso photography.
Photographs of Romania by Tamas Dezso.
Ambiance - Tamas Dezso photography show at Robert Koch Gallery.
Gregory Lind Gallery: Zach Bruder - Plant in Repair.
Comment by AB:
The basic idea - Zach Bruder art show at Gregory Lind Gallery.
Above image closer - cabins in the woods - art by Zach Bruder.
Art in top image closer.
Zach Bruder art describes a unique and mysterious environment.
The McLoughlin Gallery: LuxPop - Bruce Makowsky and Devon Almarinez.
Comment by AB: A distressingly crass assessment of glamour, stardom, pop culture, acquisition and status, which I suppose is the point. While I appreciate the craftsmanship, I'm relieved to bid it adieu.
Luxury brand sculpture by Bruce Makowsky at The McLoughlin Gallery.
Bruce Makowsky art.
Leica camera sculpture measures about 3 feet across - Bruce Makowsky art.
Frenzied montage by Devon Almarinez.
Devon Almarinez homage of sorts includes shell casings and crime scene tape.
Art by Devon Almarinez.
Playing field - Bruce Makowsky & Devon Almarinez at The McLoughlin Gallery.
Dolby Chadwick Gallery: John DiPaolo.
Comment by AB: Action packed abstractions are certain to invigorate.
Art by John DiPaolo at Dolby Chadwick Gallery.
John DiPaolo art.
Energetic abstract art by John DiPaolo.
Demographics - John DiPaolo art show at Dolby Chadwick Gallery.
Sandra Lee Gallery: Mystery Train - Gregg Chadwick.
Comment by AB: Dreamy dynamic portrayals recall the heyday of rail travel and the nostalgia it evokes.
Art by Gregg Chadwick at Sandra Lee Gallery.
Gregg Chadwick art recalls the great trains.
Art by Gregg Chadwick.
Headcount - Gregg Chadwick art show at Sandra Lee Gallery.
Jenkins Johnson Gallery: Gordon Parks - Higher Ground.
Comment by AB: Gordon Parks documents the African American experience in from prominent personalities and history-making events to the segregated days of the Deep South. See this show.
The March on Washington, 1963 - photograph by Gordon Parks.
Malcom X (left) - Gordon Parks photographs at Jenkins Johnson Gallery.
Muhammad Ali (left) - photograph by Gordon Parks.
Segregation days in the Deep South photographed by Gordon Parks.
Gordon Parks photography.
Long view - Gordon Parks photography show at Jenkins Johnson Gallery.
Hashimoto Contemporary: Jeffrey Cheung, Anna Valdez - Meat & Potatoes.
Channeling Matisse - Anna Valdez art at Hashimoto Contemporary.
Pinkie cam detail of art in above image - lotsa work here.
Anna Valdez art.
Channeling Saul Steinberg - art by Jeffrey Cheung.
Top half of Jeffrey Cheung art at Hashimoto Contemporary.
Spoke Art Gallery: Wakefulness - Alex Garant.
Comment by AB: It's a pretty good trick, but frankly it's wearing a little thin. As the great David Essex once said, "And where do we go from here?"
Alex Garant art up close at Spoke Art Gallery.
Art by Alex Garant.
Alex Garant art.
Fan base - Alex Garant art show at Spoke Art Gallery.
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