Peggy Roalf

Marco Palli: New Herd of Thoughts

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday February 20, 2019

  Marco Palli; from  The New Herd of Thoughts, closing Thursday at The New York Studio School Last spring I met the sculptor Marco Palli at his MFA thesis exhibition at The New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture. Installed in the historic Chester French Studio, this group of towering "figures" made of rusting steel, together with several that reclined …   Read the full Story >>

Works in Public at Riverside Park

By Peggy Roalf   Thursday November 2, 2023

  The Art Students League of New York in partnership with NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program and the Riverside Park Conservancy will unveil two new large-scale artworks next week by League artists Marco Palli (above) and Sophie Kahn (below) as part of the 2023 Works in Public program. The sculptures will be unveiled at Riverside Park at 145th Street in a public ceremony …   Read the full Story >>

The DART Board: 06.27.2019

By Peggy Roalf   Thursday June 27, 2019

  Continuing LMCC presents: Ernesto Pujol's The Listening School and The Listeners, Sarah Michelson's june2019/\, Jennifer Monson's ditch, Carol Becker and Mark Epstein's The Agitated Now, and The Sound of Silence, presented by Rooftop Films. River To River closes with Drag Queen Story Hour and Workshop on the Street in celebration of WorldPride NYC. Various venues. InfoAll LMCC events are free and all are welcome to attend. Top: …   Read the full Story >>

A Conversation with Marco Palli, V.2

By Peggy Roalf   Thursday February 6, 2020

Marco Palli, a New York-based sculptor from Venezuela, opened an exhibition of new work at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture (NYSS) last week. The show honors the Larry Einbender Travel Award, which sponsored his anthropological research in Europe last fall. As a friend and colleague who often writes on the subject, he graciously agreed to meet in the gallery …   Read the full Story >>

Epic Abstraction at The Met

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday December 26, 2018

Epic Abstraction: Pollock to Herrera, which opened at The Metropolitan Museum of Art last week, is a collection-based survey of painting, sculpture, assemblage, and drawing from the 1940s into the 21st century. The show, which was recently trashed by two prominent New York critics, casts a spell on viewers through the stunning effects achieved in the first two galleries, which honor the heady …   Read the full Story >>

The DART Board: 09.02.2020

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday September 2, 2020

Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center returns to Rockefeller Center—opening this week and continuing through October 2, 2020. Loring Randolph, Director of Frieze NY, says“So much has changed since our planned opening of this year’s Frieze Sculpture on the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, April 22nd, but what has not waivered is Frieze and Rockefeller Center’s commitment to putting the art of our time in the …   Read the full Story >>

The DART Board: 02.06.2019

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday February 6, 2019

Deborah Brown, this week at Burning in Water Talks / Book Events / Screenings / and Beyond Continuing Teresita Fernández: Island Universe. Ford Foundation, 310 East 43rd Street, NY, NY Info February 5-April 7 Exposure | Alberta’s Photo Festival. Exhibitions and special events throughout the month at Calgary’s historic Pioneer Building. Info February 6-28 BRIC Biennial Vol. iii: South Brooklyn Edition, featurig 19 …   Read the full Story >>

The DART Board: 01.29.2020

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday January 29, 2020

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s holdings of art from sub-Saharan Africa, the Pacific Islands, and the Americas are integral to the museum’s legacy. When it acquired the former Museum of Primitive Arts, in 1974 (founded by former Governor of New York, Nelson A. Rockefeller) and further established the Michael C. Rockefeller Wing, where the arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas are on view, …   Read the full Story >>

The DART Board: 02.05.2020

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday February 5, 2020

Yamamoto Masao, Itteki, at Yancey Richardson Gallery through February 8 Talks / Book Events / Screenings / and Beyond Wednesday, February 5 Nancy Spero | Active Histories, in conversation with Christopher Lyon, 6:30 pm. New York Studio School, 8 West 8th Street, NY, NY Info Yonia Fain’s Map of Refugee Modernism, gallery tour, bilingual Yiddish-English poetry reading, film screening and conversation, 6:30 pm. The James …   Read the full Story >>

A Conversation with Marco Palli

By Peggy Roalf   Friday November 30, 2018

Marco Palli, a New York-based artist who hails from Venezuela, recently completed a major sculpture commission in Malaga, Spain, which will open to the public next summer. He is currently engaged in an independent studies program at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture, where he received his MFA in June. Following the NYSS Open Studios, two weeks ago, we sat down …   Read the full Story >>

The DART Board: 06.19.2019

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday June 19, 2019

Editor's note: This week’s “Over the Fold” feature,  Object Form: Thomas Stavovy, is adapted from an exhibition review by sculptor Marco Palli. The Box | Thomas Stavovy, the current artist in residency in the Dumbo Sculpture Studio and Gallery of the New York Studio School (NYSS), recently opened his doors for The Dumbo Open Studios. This exhibition (which continues through June …   Read the full Story >>

The DART Board: 01.22.2020

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday January 22, 2020

Luc Tuymans, Me, 2011; talk at The Morgan Library & Museum Thursday Talks / Book Events / Screenings / and Beyond Wednesday, January 22 Xiao Quan | In China When It all Began; moderator: Michael Halsband,  6:30 pm. China Institute in America, 40 Rector Street, NY, NY Info January Town Hall | Photograph, with Arian Allensworth and Jehan Jillani, 6:30 pm. Asian American …   Read the full Story >>

The DART Board: Who Made Love?

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday July 17, 2019

Editor's note: This week’s DART Board feature is by sculptor Marco Palli, who also writes on the subject. Who Made LOVE? by Marco Palli There are many versions of “LOVE” around the world, but this particular kind of “LOVE” has been in the making since 1966. The first LOVE sculpture was fabricated out of Cor-Ten steel in 1970 and is currently located at …   Read the full Story >>

The DART Board: 02.14.2019

By Peggy Roalf   Thursday February 14, 2019

Marco Palli, from the series, The New Herd of Thoughts, opening Friday, February 15, at The New York Studio School, in Greenwich Village Talks / Book Events / Screenings / and Beyond Friday, February 15 Early Italian Drawings at the Morgan | Rhoda Eitel-Porter, Edidtor of Print Quarterly, 6:30 pm. The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue, NY, NY Info Tuesday, February …   Read the full Story >>

The DART Board: 08.19.20

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday August 19, 2020

Art lovers who have been waiting for the live museum experience for months can now begin to make plans. Governor Cuomo announced last week that cultural institutions can re-open on August 24th, with strict protocols in place. That means plans are necessary, with advance timed  tickets required in order to maintain social distancing mandates. Above: Epic Abstraction at The Met; photo by Marco Palli …   Read the full Story >>

The DART Board: Isamu Noguchi

By Peggy Roalf   Monday December 30, 2019

Anniversaries are probably celebrated more by publishers than by lovers—so as a book-lover I’m taking this opportunity to end the year by celebrating a book that came into my hands a few weeks ago.  The book, Isamu Noguchi: A Sculptor’s World (Steidl 2018) has actually been following me all year, beginning with the preview of  Epic Abstraction at The Met on December 10, …   Read the full Story >>

2018 MFA Thesis Exhibitions Around Town

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday May 2, 2018

Even as the latest round of art fairs converges on New York City this week, there are still opportunities to check out more of the 2018 MFA thesis exhibitions opening, and continuing around town.  Closing Saturday, May 5 Hunter College 2018 MFA Thesis Exhibition | 9 artists, 11am-6 pm. 201 Hudson Street, NY, NY Info Continuing NYU MFA 2018 Thesis Exhibition part 2 | …   Read the full Story >>

A Conversation with Vernita Nemec

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday May 5, 2021

Climate change, environmental degradation, and sustainability are among the most significant topics today and have become important subjects in contemporary art. Artist, activist and curator Vernita Nemec, Director of Viridian Artists, recently curated the online exhibition, "Up-Cycling Detritus" for Sculptors Alliance, Inc. As it turns out, detritus has been the main subject of her art and activism since her formative years as …   Read the full Story >>

The DART Board: 04.28.2021

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday April 28, 2021

The New York Botanical Garden recently opened Kusama: Cosmic Nature, the first-ever comprehensive exploration of Yayoi Kusama’s fascination with the natural world throughout the Garden. The exhibition, related programs, and accompanying publication reveal Kusama’s lifelong fascination with the natural world and its countless manifestations beginning in her childhood spent in the greenhouses and fields of her family’s seed nursery in Matsumoto, Japan.  Viewers …   Read the full Story >>

The DART Board: 11.08.2023

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday November 8, 2023

   Thursday, November 9, 7-11pm: The Party at Angel Orensanz  News from the Home Office: It's a book launch, exhibition and video salon-screening with open bar! AI-AP’s annual event is set for Thursday, November 9th, 2023 at the Angel Orensanz Foundation, just off East Houston on New York's Lower East Side Join the creative community and celebrate with the winners in American Photography 39, American Illustration 42 and …   Read the full Story >>

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