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The DART Board: 10.09.2020

By Peggy Roalf   Friday October 9, 2020


The other day I saw something on Intagram that captures the dilemma: EARTH without ART is EH…..

Here’s what’s upin NYC this weekend:

 

David Salle Monoprints at Pace Prints

The most convincing works tend to be those in which the thinking is inseparable from the doing.–David Salle

Over the course of several months in 2019, David Salle worked at Pace Editions on a series of unique monotypes, a process that mirrors the act of painting by allowing the artist to apply inks directly to a plate before the image is transferred to paper in the press.

To Salle, creating monotypes was immediate and intuitive: painting freehand onto plates, the artist worked as though he was in his own studio, with the added tools of printmaking. With the help of master printers Justin Israels and Sarah Carpenter, Salle was able to explore the possibilities of this medium. He felt that monotypes are much closer to making a painting and then printing a painting.

The exhibition will be on view October 8 — November 7, 2020. If you can’t get to the show, an online gallery is up here

 

 

ART IS THE CURE

How would quarantine be without art? No movies, no series, no music? There were times when the only thing to take us outside was a beautiful image or even a good book.

As Dostoyevsky said, “Beauty will save the world.”

ONE Art Space invites you to see how all the chaos of this harsh pandemic reality has been transformed into beauty by 30 emerging artists, in ART IS THE CURE  exhibition that will take place at the celebrated Tribeca ONE ART SPACE gallery on October 8th – 12th, Following all the protocols of safety and social distance. Featured Artists: Klay-James Enos, Cose TDS, CIMAH, Elena Ilyina, Larry Leventhal, Rosa Fortys, Diana Benigno, TheCarpetArtist, Wendy Tobin, Angelica Jaramillo (Geli Visions), Samone Leona, Emily Dyrek, Casandra’s Photography by Vernel Black, Alexandra Alvarez, Void People, D.G. Noble, MJ Harrattan, Maya Kawachi (Kawachi Illustrations), Ji Na, Mixy Inks, Natalie Minyu Li, Eugen Fomenko (EF), David Bogotá, Brianna Luz, Drawn By Rai, Kayci Chen, Geuryung Lee, Héctor Urdaneta, Shahnaz Rahman, Annie The Mouth Painter, Leia Sands, kÿhXX, Kellywahwatusi, Nathanael Cox,Richard D’Ambrosia, Tong Wang, XiangLong Li, Jesse Clemente, Nyree Sittinprettii, Elilou @she.who.paints, Chantal Kassarjian, Thaís Coelho Plokamakis, Sophocles Plokamakis.

ONE Art Space, 23 Warren Street, NYC  Info

This just in from subscriber Natsuki Takauji In “TWO STRONG” Natsuki Takauji and Zhen Guo tackle the ever present and thorny issues faced by strong, intelligent, revolutionary women living in this male dominated world. Curated by: William Norton @norton_william. 

Born and raised In Tokyo Ms.Takauji spent twelve years attending a strict Catholic school. The daily “ritual” of being a young female in Japan, where the gender inequalities built into the society has led her to create work that interrogates the professed spirituality, ethics, perception and belief systems of modern society. The seductively beautiful intrigue of her oil fountain sculptures speaks of the earth’s pillaging, and how oil’s “gifts” blind our entire society to our eventual self destruction. 

Zhen Guo’s art was forged during the repressive eleven years of China’s Cultural Revolution. Zhen’s art incorporates her romantic vision of the world, but it is a world where love is beset by anxiety and doubt, where there is little to give comfort and security. She has a deep understanding of her 4,000 year cultural heritage which prioritizes social responsibility above the individual and she has blended this with her understanding of modern Western artistic traditions. 

TWO STRONG continues through November first at PeepShow Space (a pop up) at 37 North 15th Street, Williamsburg Brooklyn, on the Gem Street Side. The gallery is open to accept small groups of people at a time from 12-6 pm & small tours can be given on demand by contacting William Norton, creativemyth@hotmail.com

 

This just in from our friends at Photoville You couldn’t ask for a better weekend for island hopping
Explore South Beach and see Encounters and Home Away From Home  Take a brisk walk (or ride your bike) down the fourth-longest boardwalk in the world, stretching over 2.5 miles (4.0 km). When you get to the South Beach Promenade, check out two of our Festival exhibitions curated by our friends at the Alice Austen House: View a personal approach to street photography in Encounters by Olga Ginzburg. And then, get a candid look into the diverse lives of Staten Island residents with Home Away from Home by Stephen Obisanya.

 

 

Bruce Davidson: Outsider on the Inside 

Highlighting intangible memories of metropolitan life, Bruce Davidson: Outsider on the Inside brings together more than a hundred photographs by Magnum Photos member, Bruce Davidson. Ranging from study prints to rare vintage items, the exhibited works showcase Davidson’s singular ability to chronicle unmediated instances of candor and emotion activated by New York urban space.

Throughout his career, Davidson has used his camera to record the stories of communities at the periphery of mainstream society, more often than not hostile to outsiders. In the historic Brooklyn Gang (1959), East 100th Street (1970), Subway (1980) and Central Park (1995) photo-essays, the American photographer demonstrates his readiness to shape behind-the-lens relationships with his subjects into unapologetically honest depictions of human nature.

On view at the Queens Museum through January 17, 2021. New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY Info Above: Bruce Davidson, Central Park, Conservatory Garden Wedding.

 

Saturday at Socrates Sculpture Park 

In its call to action, Monuments Now [covered in DART] Socrates Sculpture Park will open Phase II of Call and Response, with a celebration of works selected from an open call. The 200+ proposals were reviewed by Socrates Director, John Hatfield and Socrates Curator, Jess Wilcox, as well as two Curatorial Advisors—Aime Iglesias-Lukin (Americas Society) and Legacy Russell (Studio Museum in Harlem). The jury selected 10 artists for the 2020 Socrates Annual artist fellowship and the Monuments Now exhibition, which runs through March 2021. The artists are Daniel BejarFontaine CapelDionisio Cortes OrtegaPatrick CostelloBel FalleirosJenny PolakAya Rodriguez-IzumiAndrea SolstadKiyan Williams, and Sandy Williams IVInfo Above: Paul Ramirez Jonas, Eternal Flame; photo by Scott Lynch for Socrates Sculpture Park

Above: Because Once You Enter My House, It Becomes Our House by Jeffrey Gibson; photo by Scott Lynch

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