The DART Board: 11.09.2022

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday November 9, 2022


Thursday, November 10, 8:30-10:00 am: Fanny Allié | Shadows at Bella Abzug Park

The 10 new site-specific sculptures, Shadows, are installed in planting beds within the first block of the park (nearest The Shops at Hudson Yards and where the 7 train entrances are located). They depict ten workers who maintain the park in outline form. Shadows also includes an audio component, accessible with a QR code, in which Allié’s subjects sing songs, whistle, hum, laugh, and share stories about their work.  Photo: Gabby Jones

The workers come from wide-ranging places including Senegal, Togo, Puerto Rico, and across the United States. And yet, they form a close team, caring for one another as well as the park—a bond Allié wishes to highlight. She explains, “Voice is a powerful medium that can carry various emotions and reveal a lot about a person” The installation was commissioned by The Hudson Yards Hell's Kitchen Alliance (HYHK), a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of the diverse population who lives, works and visits the district in collaboration with NYC Parks' Art in the Parks Program.

Bella Abzug Park (Block 1) between West 33rd & West 34th Streets, New York, NY Info



Thursday, November 10: Theaster Gates | Young Lords and Their Traces at New Museum

Theaster Gates’ first American survey exhibition encompasses the full range of his artistic activities, featuring works produced over the past twenty years alongside new site-specific installations. Titled by Gates “Young Lords and Their Traces” in honor of the radical thinkers who shaped his home city of Chicago and America as a whole, Above:Theaster Gates, A Heavenly Chord, 2022.

Gates intertwines explorations of public histories with personal reflections on important individuals from his own life, including the late curator Okwui Enwezor, writer bell hooks, and his father, Theaster Gates Sr. For Gates, collective forms of knowledge are built across objects, images, sounds, movements, and most importantly, through the relationships between people. This survey will comprise a choreography of works including his celebrated tar paintings and ceramic vessels, recent videos, archival collections, and sound installations that work together to memorialize both heroic figures and local histories. 

Continuing through February 5, 2023 at the New Museum. 235 Bowery, New York, NY Info



November 11-13: Art Fair 14C Jersey City at the Armory

The 4th edition of Art Fair 14C will be held November 11-13, 2022 at the Armory in Jersey City. Art Fair 14C was created in 2018 to provide local and area artists and arts organizations with the international art fair experience that is now crucial to making a living in the arts. The annual fair provides a showcase for hundreds of artists from New Jersey, New York and around the world, giving area art lovers exposure to a wide variety of visual artworks, in all media and for all budgets. In just its third year, Art Fair 14C has become the largest and most important visual arts event on the New Jersey calendar. This year’s edition attracted so many exhibitors that It has moved from its original home, MANA Contemporary to the Jersey City Armory at 678 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, NJ ExibitorsTickets Map


Continuing: Ron Gorchov Watercolors 1968-80 at Cheim & Read

These works, which have never been exhibited before, correspond to the development of Gorchov’s signature “shield” and “saddle” canvases, the series of paintings on curved surfaces that he began in 1966. They offer a compact overview of the artist’s formal concerns and varieties of expression — from a simple juxtaposition of pink and green planes to multicolor architectonic structures, and from twinned floating forms to raw slashes, smears, and drips. 

The freewheeling emotional range and openness to accident of these pieces offer a striking contrast to the material austerity and at times doctrinal strictures of Minimalism, which was then dominating the critical conversation. Even the most spare and elemental piece in the exhibition, a linear pencil drawing from 1973, feels warm, loose, and buoyant. A large shield painting is also on view, inside the gallery office.

Through January 14, 2023 at Cheim & Read, 23 East 67th Street, New York, NY Info



Closing November 12:  Nina Chanel Abney | Framily Ties — You Win Some, You Lose Some at Pace Prints

This survey exhibition presents a progression of Nina Chanel Abney’s approach to printmaking, both in scale and complexity, and the emergence of its role as one of her primary creative outlets. Far from taking a duplicative approach to the printing process, Abney embraces its potential for multiplicity and variation, which she uses as a channel to compose original images. 

Three of the bodies of work to be exhibited were created at Pace Prints for a contemporary homage to Matisse, Matisse Alive, at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, where they filled five walls of the museum during the run of the exhibition, from October 2021 to April 2022. Additional works were created specifically for Pace Prints’ new gallery, making use of the expanded space to create ever more ambitious and genre-defying printed works, including a wall-spanning seven-foot-high diptych.

Abney, 38, is known for large-scale paintings with densely layered compositions and fragmented narratives that touch on topics including politics, race, policing, sexuality and celebrity. Her graphic angular figures currently populate two sides of the newly reopened David Geffen Hall, at Lincoln Center. 

Pace Prints, 536 West 22nd Street, New York, NY Info



This just in from the Home Office:
We’re very excited to bring the creative communities back to celebrate the winners in this year’s launch of the AP38 and AI41 books and the IMAA10 video collection. The PARTY is set for Thursday, November 10.

Registration is required. Walk-ins are welcome as capacity will allow and must register and pay at the door. 
A Covid booster shot and mask encouraged. Ticket includes open bar and lite fare. Get tickets here!

If you can’t get to New York for the Party, you can find our books for sale here More on Instagram: @American_Illustration_Winners @American_Photography_Winners

Don’t miss out in this the 28th year of A I-AP hosting this book launch event, where photographers meet illustrators meet photo editors meet art directors meet designers meet curators meet editors meet filmmakers meet animators. 

Feel free to reach out with any question or concerns to Mark@AI-AP.COM

Angel Orensanz Foundation, 172 Norfolk, (off E. Houston), NYC. Map



The DART Sketchbook Update

You can still join the DART 30 Sketchbook Challenge—just make 30 sketchbook drawings, paintings, collages—whatever your hand tells your mind to do, and finish by December 1. Here’s the info:

So the inevitable has finally landed: subscribers and their artist friends are invited to join the DART Sketchbook Challenge. Here are the guidelines [there are no rules here]
• Get a sketchbook [even a stack of paper and a binder clip], and mark-making devices of your choice
• Start anytime in November and count to 30
• Finish anytime before December 1
• Some days work fast and fearlessly—give yourself a time limit—15, 20, 30 minutes—depending on mood and matters

• Some days, take time to quietly work through color or composition ideas
• If you know you'll be super busy—or if you got a late start, it's ok to double up/pay forward
• Be Bold. Be Experimental. Draw like no one is watching. Be fast and messy. Do What You Would Not Do
• Post to Instagram with the tag #DART_sketchbook_challenge
• Post often: this is a collective creativity lab, open for fearless expression

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