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Saturday
Jan172015

culture files

In sub-freezing temps I find galleries and museums exceptionally heart-warming spots to hide out. In a mini pocket guide of sorts, a few shows that I particularly enjoyed the past couple weeks (if you too are looking for warmth and culture in NYC): heidi howard / david hockney / saira mclaren / a delicate balance / theodore rousseau / madame cezanne / scottish national gallery masterpieces

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Monday
Sep082014

5 NYC art galleries to visit this September

The art world is back from summer holiday and the city has been abuzz with fantastic openings this week. Wandering the gallery openings on the Lower East Side last night was one of those moments where the city feels like a small town, a reunion of sorts. And while a trip to the chelsea galleries is always worthy of an aimless afternoon, these are five shows that I particularly enjoyed. These artists come from diverse backgrounds and experience (emerging and established), and the shows highlight the best of a variety of contemporary styles – from surrealism to abstract, color field to landscape. Perhaps most exciting was to see the ilustrious Hockney reinvent his work by producing a body of iPad prints (The Arival of Spring), resulting in a purely fun and colorful exhibit – true to his painting aesthetic on the surface, but nuanced by his embrace of technology.

[Click the images for the gallery websites]

PS. If you find yourself in New Haven this week, pop into the fabulous Bruce Davidson/ Paul Caponigro photography exhibit at the Yale Center for British Art