The DART Board: 12.01.2021

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday December 1, 2021


Wednesday, December 1 online: AIDS Memorial Quilt Panels for David Wojnarowicz | P·P·O·W Viewing Room

In recognition of Day With(out) Art, P·P·O·W is pleased to announce a special presentation of the AIDS Memorial Quilt Panels for artist David Wojnarowicz and his deceased partner Tom Rauffenbart, created and sewn by Anita Vitale, Cynthia Carr, Gracie Mansion, Jean Foos, Judy Glantzman, and Virginia Hourigan. Additional works by David Wojnarowicz will be on view alongside the quilt panels in the gallery's viewing room. Above: Detail of the quilt

Since its inception in 1989, Day With(out) Art has served as an international day of action and mourning. Organized in response to the worsening AIDS crisis and coinciding with the World Health Organization’s second annual World AIDS Day, Visual AIDS organized the first ‘Day Without Art’. More than 800 arts organizations, museums and galleries throughout the U.S., including P·P·O·W, responded to the call for “mourning and action in response to the AIDS crisis” by shrouding artworks and replacing them with information about HIV and safer sex, locking their doors or dimming their lights, and producing exhibitions, programs, readings, memorials, rituals, and performances. Since then, Day With(out) Art has grown into a collaborative project with more than 8,000 participating organizations. P·P·O·W



Continuing through December 5: Art Basel Miami 

Recognized as one of the preeminent international modern and contemporary art fairs, Art Miami will showcase an array of iconic and important art works, dynamic projects and special installations from more than 130 international galleries from November 30 - December 5, 2021. Above: Works by Qualeasha Wood at Kendra Jayne Patrick/ArtBaselMiami; photo © Alex Greenberger, courtesy of ArtNews

Art Miami is the second most attended art fair globally, visited annually by established and budding collectors, curators, museum professionals, members of the press and art world notables. For the fourth year, the fair will be held at the prestigious waterfront location of One Miami Herald Plaza on Biscayne Bay, in the heart of Downtown Miami.
ART MIAMI + ONLINE offers a curated digital exhibition with dedicated acquisition rooms, which will run concurrent with the in-person fairs. Info  Events

For more about Miami Art Week 2021, visit Wallpaper



Continuing through January 22:  Colette Lumiere: Notes on Baroque Living, Colette and Her Living Environment 1972 -1983

The ever-evolving transdisciplinary artist Colette Lumiere, who “died” at the Whitney in 1978 and was reborn as the executor of her estate and a no-wave musician at MoMA PS1 several days later, is the subject of this immersive, media-spanning exhibition at Company NY. Check out a reconstructed portion of the Tunisian-born, New York-based artist’s “Living Environment” (1972-1983), the downtown Manhattan loft that she turned into a “grotto of fantasy” — with herself, a living sculpture, at its center — using ruched satin, light boxes, mirrors, ropes, and more. AboveColette Lumiere: Notes on Baroque Living, Colette and Her Living Environment 1972 -1983(courtesy of the artist and Company Gallery)
Company Gallery, 145 Elizabeth Street, NY, NY info



Opening Thursday, December 2, 6-8pm: White Out, featuring works by Karin Bruckner, Rachel Burgess & Katherin Curci

White Out features mixed-media monotypes on paper by Karin Bruckner, monoprints by Rachel Burgess and photorealistic, charcoal drawings by Katherine Curci The Gallery will host an Artist Reception, featuring live music by NYC-based Jazz band The Shrinks, on Thursday, December 2, 6-8PM. Above: Winter Sky, collograph by Karin Bruckner

The artists selected for White Out characterize Winter in distinct ways. Bruckner’s layering of cool blues and delicate greys refer to Winter’s limited sun and frigid weather, while Burgess’ prints present and re-present the Piscataqua River and surrounding scenes in fleeting January sun or in the moments right before sunrise. Curci’s landscapes offer the silent stillness of winter, and turn leafless trees and half-moons into protagonists.
Susan Eley Fine Art, 46 West 90th Street, NY, NY Info


ChaShaMa Presents: 

Opening Thursday, December 16: Deming King Harriman | The Zodiac Series

The Zodiac Series is a collection of digital collage portraits representing characters of the zodiac horoscope created by artist Deming King Harriman. Originally this series was produced as a tarot card set for the artists’ solo exhibition Birth of a Soul with Deep Space Gallery. The work has gone on to be published in TASCHEN’s ongoing series Library of Esoterica: Astrology.

Deming King Harriman is a mixed media artist based in Brooklyn, NYC. She was raised in Miami Beach and graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in Illustration and a concentration in Book Arts.
ChaShaMa, 549 9th Avenue, NY, NY Info


Closing party, Thursday, December 2

The group exhibition Home Room expands opportunities for artists to explore the evolution of their practice in a post-pandemic environment. The exhibition features installation work, performance art, new media, painting, photography, and more, giving expression to the often unfamiliar, hybridized environment that has become the norm post-March 2020 in New York City and beyond.

Left: Jacki Davis, Mandarin Duck, 2019; courtesy of the artist

Curated by Audra Lambert of ANTE mag+platform, artists whose works are shown include Sato YamamotoJacki DavisRebecca PoarchTom BogaertShana CrawfordLigia Bou
ChaShaMa, 1285 2nd Avenue, NY, NY Info

Note: ChaShaMa’s presentation venues vary from storefront windows and raw industrial spaces, to white box galleries and outdoor spaces. These locations are as diverse as the neighborhoods surrounding them, encouraging artists to think outside the box and to engage their audience in unconventional ways. More




Opening, Tuesday, December 7: SVA Milton, at SVA Gramercy Gallery

School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents “SVA  Milton,” an immersive experience that places the enduring influence of design giant Milton Glaser in a real-world context. 
SVA Gramercy Gallery, 209 East 23rd Street, NY Info.




Wednesday, December 1, 7-8pm/est: Panel Discussion | Devour the Land

Makeda Best, Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography at the Harvard Art Museums; Neta C. Crawford, professor and chair of political science at Boston University and co-director of Costs of War; Abram Lustgarten, reporter for Pro Publica; and Catherine Lutz, Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Family Professor Emerita of Anthropology and International Studies at Brown University and co-director of Costs of War discuss the exhibition currently on view.  Above: © Sim Chi Yin (b. Singapore 1978), Mountain range surrounding the Nevada Test Site, November 2017 On view in Devour the Land: War and American Landscape Photography since 1970. Register