A monumental painting by Chris Ofili opens the Frieze Fair with an image of this multidimensional eros. The erotic feminine — a group of Aphrodites (incredibly ubiquitous across painting history) — is portrayed as part of an ascending mountain, which is also a fountain that flows back down into the cup of a masculine figure […]
Jordan Belson work, as installed at the Matthew Mark Gallery Having lost transcendence in the West, we have turned to the East, yearning to overcome the ails of staunch capitalism and individualism. It is possible to pinpoint three peak moments in the last several centuries-1890s, 1960s, and today-which have been marked by the infusion of […]
The Revival Of Psyche’s Beauty: Wiseman’s Interior, Richter’s Transcendence, and The Hyperreal Hudson Yards
April, 27, New York City: Chelsea and the new construction in the Hudson Yards, a strange renaissance of contemporary culture and art is flourishing. This past April, Kasmin, presented by David Wiseman , which emphasizes the beautification of the interior. Just up the block, The Shed , a new $ 475 million center for the arts, hosts […]
Manet, “Olympia” as installed at the Musée d’Orsay The “Black Models” show at the Orsay Museum in Paris reveals the Western neglect of the female archetypal, which accounts for racial and gender subjugation and ultimately disregards for the planet itself. Through this view of the show, we poignantly discover a cultural progression, but also a […]
Installation of Marc Horowitz paintings at the Johannes Vogt Gallery. Image courtesy of the gallery. Sophisticated Play Marc Horowitz, “Nothing on the Other Side of the Slash,” March 30. Vogt Gallery, 958 Madison Ave, Manhattan With the release of a child, Horowitz not only blitzes and blisses out the eye, but evokes the subversive implications […]
The Italian artist Francesco Clemente has been a fixture of the art world since the 1980's. An extensive exhibition of his work at the Brant Foundation in Greenwich, CT, begins with an emphasis on his prominence in the New York City scene.
From October 2018 to April 2019 The Guggenheim Museum in New York is exhibiting the monumental works of Hilma af Klint. The solo exhibition, “Paintings from the Future,” has been used as a body of work, including large format paintings, as well as exquisite pastels and watercolors. One notable gallery room – which has become […]