Saturday, October 1, 2016

Lecture by Dana Schutz at Cleveland Museum of Art on Oct. 1st

"Presentation" (2005) by Dana Schutz. Oil on canvas; 120 x 168 inches
OHIO---Dana Schutz, world-renowned contemporary painter and graduate of The Cleveland Institute of Art, will be giving an engaging lecture about her work and the state of painting today. Schutz’s luscious and beguiling paintings have captivated viewers for the past 15 years; don’t miss the opportunity to hear from the artist herself. Free; reservations required. Reserve tickets at (216) 421-7350 or at [link]

Elizabeth Dee Gallery Is Ready to Take On Harlem

By Robin Pogrebin
"GOD IS MAN MADE" (2015) by John Giorno. Screenprint and enamel linen. Inspired by his atheistic poem of same name, Giorno is a devoted Tibetan Buddhist
NEW YORK---It’s too soon to declare Chelsea over. Elizabeth Dee Gallery is among those establishing new turf. In January, Ms. Dee closed her gallery on West 20th Street after 15 years, in preparation for a move to Harlem, where she has significantly increased her space — to 12,000 square feet from about 2,500 — and where she has lived for the last four years. We caught up with Ms. Dee this week, just days before her new two-story space, on Fifth Avenue between 125th and 126th Streets — the original home of the Studio Museum in Harlem. The inaugural show, appropriately called “First Exhibition,” offers an introduction to the gallery by featuring several of Ms. Dee’s longtime artists, like Carl Ostendarp, Miranda Lichtenstein and John Giorno. [link]

Friday, September 30, 2016

García Román in The Christa Project at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine

NEW YORK---During Holy Week of 1984, Edwina Sandys’ Christa was displayed in the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine as part of a small exhibition on the feminine divine. Conversations about the politics of identity have changed tremendously since the 1980s. In turn, the Cathedral is thrilled to display Christa once again, alongside works by 21 other contemporary artists including Kara Walker and García Román, all exploring the language, symbolism, art, and ritual associated with the historic concept of the Christ image and the divine as manifested in every person—across all genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and abilities.