Peggy Roalf

Friday notePad 04.26.2013

By Peggy Roalf   Friday April 26, 2013

Gary Baseman: The Door Is Always Open. Enter the fantastic world of artist, illustrator, animator, and toy designer Gary Baseman in this first major museum exhibition of his life and work, which opened yesterday in Los Angeles. On view through August 18, 2013, this exhibition features paintings, photographs, toys, sketchbooks, and videos. These are presented in a novel gallery setting that evokes Baseman’s childhood home, replete …   Read the full Story >>

The DART Board: 03.18.2021

By Peggy Roalf   Thursday March 18, 2021

Saturday, March 20, Noon-5:00 pm Reception for Susan Wides | and something happens to the light”, a solo exhibition of her recent work at Madelyn Jordon Fine Art, 37 Popham Road, Scarsdale, NY  Info The title of Susan Wides’ new photographs and something happens to the light is a line from a poem Robert Kelly wrote in response to her work:  Sometimes in the …   Read the full Story >>

Susan Wides at Kim Foster Gallery

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday December 13, 2017

Q: This new body of work, currently on view at Kim Foster Gallery, seems like a departure from your previous projects. For example, the built environment—formerly the armature for your photographic explorations of the landscape we view and inhabit—has been left behind. What was your motivation for turning towards Nature alone for this series? A: this: seasons is fueled by, and reflects on, our …   Read the full Story >>

Susan Wides on Top of the Rock

By Peggy Roalf   Tuesday November 26, 2013

Susan Wides, widely known for large-format color landscape photograph in which she plays with a spectrum of visual ambiguities, was recently commissioned by Banana Republic to create an installation for their flagship store at Rockefeller Center, in New York. Her backlighted views from the “Top of the Rock” create an immersive environment in a place crowded with fashionable shoppers who become part of this …   Read the full Story >>

Susan Wides: The Hudson Valley

By Peggy Roalf   Thursday August 18, 2011

Susan Wides has been photographing the Hudson River since the late 1990s: First capturing the estuary’s significance within the New York City archipelago, and later, in the Catskill region of upstate New York. A few years ago, on invitation from the Hudson River Museum, in Yonkers, she began photographing in Westchester County. In the process she has created a series of images that bridge …   Read the full Story >>

The 'T'Space Opens 2024 Season

By Peggy Roalf   Thursday May 30, 2024

  ‘T’ Space is a visionary arts organization with a focus on education, design and ecology, located on a 30-acre woodland site in the Hudson Valley and founded by renowned international architect Steven Holl. Dedicated to the preservation of its naturally forested habitat, ‘T’ Space offers art and architecture exhibitions united with poetry readings and music performances by international and emerging artists with …   Read the full Story >>

The DART Board: 06.19.2024

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday June 19, 2024

  Wednesday, June 19, 6-9pm: Layers of Identity at PS109 Layers of Identity, a site-responsive exhibition in the former school building's lower level, celebrates the idea that human beings are layered, the complexity of our personalities, and individual histories is what makes us interesting. The exhibition explores the layers of societal structures and personal experiences that form how we see ourselves. Above, l-r: Hollie …   Read the full Story >>

The DART Board: 10.12.2022

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday October 12, 2022

Saturday, October 15 is City of Forest Day! Our Fair City is home to more than 7 million trees, hundreds of acres of woodlands, and miles of trials. A healthy urban forest makes for a healthy city, cleaning our air and water, cooling our neighborhoods, providing critical habitat for wildlife, and improving our environment. Presented by Forest for All NYC in partnership with the Parks …   Read the full Story >>

Upstate Art Weekend 2022

By Peggy Roalf   Thursday July 21, 2022

Founded by curator Helen Toomer, co-founder of Marbletown’s Stoneleaf Retreat artist residency, the Upstate Art Weekend launched in 2020 with a roster of 23 venues organizing mainly outdoor exhibits and installations. Back for its third edition, this year’s three-day, self-guided event will include 145 museums, art institutions, galleries, local businesses, and artists. Running from Friday, July 22 to Sunday, July 24, there will be over 100 …   Read the full Story >>

Upstate Art Weekend Escapes

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday August 25, 2021

Labor Day is so late this year that this summer wind-up could begin and end in different seasons. So I was thrilled to see that the Upstate Art Weekend is on once again this year. Organized by Helen Toomer of Stoneleaf Retreat (above), the three-day event, which runs from August 27th to 29th, brings together dozens of art and cultural spaces, outdoors and indoors, for …   Read the full Story >>

The DART Board: 07.17.2024

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday July 17, 2024

   Upstate Art Weekend [UPAW] is one of the miraculous outcomes of the Pandemic lockdown. Founded by art world phenom Helen Toomer in 2000, it has grown from a smattering of 23 participating galleries and institutions to more than 145 this year, running from Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21. The opening celebration of the fifth edition takes place at The School | …   Read the full Story >>

The DART List: Photography in New York

By Peggy Roalf   Monday August 31, 2009

  Meditations on the landscape - of the natural and mental order - feature boldly in New York's fall photography openings. Left to right: 6097 by Todd Hido from A Road Divided, copyright and courtesy the artist; Holkham National Nature Reserve, Norfolk by Simon Roberts, copyright and courtesy the artist; from White Blindness, 2009 by Nina Yuen, copyright the artist, courtesy Lombard-Freid Projects. DOWNTOWN …   Read the full Story >>

The DART Board: 11.14.2017

By Peggy Roalf   Tuesday November 14, 2017

Talks / Screenings / Book Events / and Beyond Tuesday, November 14 You Are Here NYC: Art, Information, and Mapping, panel, 6:30 pm. Pratt Manhattan Center, 144 West 14thStreet, NY, NY Info Pressing On | The Letterpress Film, 6 pm. The Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, NY, NY Info Goddess In the Details: Ellen Lupton: Design Is Story Telling; Paula Scher: Works, …   Read the full Story >>

The DART Board: 01.31.2024

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday January 31, 2024

  Closing Sunday, February 4: Last chance for Frank Webster | Emarkbreen Glaciers  Frank Webster, an artist known for large-scale acrylic landscape paintings that explore ideas of time, distance, and the fragility of the world we inhabit, was awarded an Arctic Circle Residency in 2022. This program brings together international artists of all disciplines, scientists, architects, and educators who collectively explore the high-Arctic Svalbard Archipelago …   Read the full Story >>