The DART Board: 05.16.2019

By Peggy Roalf   Thursday May 16, 2019

As a young photographer juggling artistic work with commercial assignments, John Goodman always had color slide film loaded in a camera. Beginning in the 1970s and through the late 1980s, he photographed on the streets of Boston, finding fleeting moments of connection at diners, shops and gas stations. He printed a few images, but packed most of his slides in a cabinet and only discovered them twenty-five years later, in 2009, when moving studios. Goodman, who would become known for his gritty series on New York’s Times Square and Boston’s Combat Zone, revisits this early work for the first time in not recent color, at the Addison Gallery of American Art. A former student of Aperture editor Minor White, Goodman made images that, for curator Allison Kemmerer, are “piercing and often moving views of what it is to be human. ”Text adapted from Aperture magazine #234, “Earth”, Spring 2019. Info
John Goodman: not recent colorcontinues through July 31stat the Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA. Info
John will be giving a talk about the exhibition on Sunday, May 19, at 2:00 pm. InfoThe. Ed. note: John Goodman is a longtime subscriber and friend of DART: Design Arts Daily. His book, The Times Square Gym (Evan Publishing 1996)with an essay by Pete Hamill, was published by Mark Heflin, Director, AI-AP. Photos above and below: copyright © and courtesy of the photographer.


What not to miss in New York

Friday, May 17

Whitney Biennial. Money, power, class and culture are the dominant themes that permeate the 2019 edition of the museum’s current take on contemporary art. As the museum continues to be embroiled in a funding controversy info, the curators of the exhibition, Jane Panetta and Rujeko Hockley, have taken a clear-eyed view of how the current political dilemma has weighed in on the 75 artists represented—half of whom are women and more than half are people of color. Writing for Hyperallergic, Zachary Small says, “Artists predominantly strike an elegiac tone throughout the exhibition, indicating that we have collectively reached the fourth stage of the grief cycle (depression) after spending the last few years vacillating between anger and bargaining with the reality of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential election win…. Affect failure is itself another unarticulated theme of this biennial. Artists consider how an architecture of apathy in American society has emboldened this country’s worst habits: racism, nationalism, and exceptionalism to name just a few”. More

Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street, NY, NY Info See my Instagram take on the exhibition here


Friday, May 17

Elaine Reichek | Sight Unseen, 6-8 pm. Marinaro, 1 Oliver Street, NY, NY Info

Walter Smith | Legend; Andrea Magnani | La Terrasse, 6-9 pm. Intertstate Projects, 66 Knickerbocker Avenue, Brooklyn, NY Info

Sunday, May 19

Nash Glynn | The Future is Fiction, 7-9 pm. Participant Inc., 253 E. Houston Street, NY, NY Info

Monday, May 20

Creative Time Summit 2019 begins: Speaking Truth | Media and Technology, 7 pm. Hosted by New Lab, 19 Morris Avenue #building 128, Brooklyn, NY Info

Tuesday May 21

Bellwethers | The Culture of Controversy: Manifesto, 6:30 pm. The first in a series of three programs in which a prominent group of writers, cultural critics, and artists will respond to a cultural “bellwether” and offer their interpretations. “From those written by the Futurists to the Surrealists, the Black Panthers to the Unabomber, the manifesto remains a charismatic genre that persists despite the waning of utopic politics and unified avant-garde movements. This session invites contributors to engage with this form and its myriad applications as: a call to action, theatrical exercise, prescriptive fiction, or a platform for extremist philosophizing or paradoxical pontification. “
The Drawing Center, 35 Wooster Street, NY, NY Info



Helen Frankenthaler, Japanese Maple, 2005 (detail), at Pace Prints 


Helen Frankenthaler | Woodcuts, 1998-2009.Pace Prints, 32 East 57thStreet, NY, NY Info

Casey Ruble | Red Summer: a look at, and away from, America’s deadliest year of interracial violence through a re-rendering of forty-seven objects from that year in the collection of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. Foley Gallery, 59 Orchard Street, NY, NY Info


End of Year and 2019 MFA Thesis Exhibitions

Through May 39: 2019 MFA Thesis Exhibition. New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, 8 West 8thStreet, NY, NYInfo

Thursday, May 16

MFA Thesis Exhibition | New York Academy of Art, 5-7 pm. 111 Franklin Street, NY, NY Info

Monday, May 20

Cooper Union School of Art Student Exhibition, 5-9 pm. Foundation Building, 7 East 7t Street and 41 Cooper Square, NY, NY Info