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Possibly the last weekend of decent weather to enjoy looking at art before the winter coats and scarves really come out-  so shall we…
 
 CLOSING TODAY  (& highly recommended)
 
 Chakaia Booker
A fluid space projective space
David Krut Projects
526 W. 26th St., Suite 816
New York, NY 10001
212.225.3094
hours today 10am – 6pm
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Chakaia Booker Untitled, 2014 Woodcut, hand painting, embossing 19.75 x 14in

I don’t know- I can go on and on about this gallery- originally based out of Johannesburg- South Africa, champions of contemporary printmaking in the 21st century and first to showcase El Anatusui before he went and got all famous(you can see him being all famous here and here). Chakaia Booker’s mixed media prints will not disappoint. They were created in collaboration with master printer Phil Sanders, former director of the RBPMW.  You can read more about the exhibit here and more about Chakaia at the gallery here . You can also catch David Krut Projects in action at the 2014 Editions/Artist Books Fair where you can feast your eyes on original linocuts by William Kentridge and other works on paper. They will be at booth #22.  Happening during print week in early November, the whole fair is quite fantastic and is free to the public on the weekend.

 

Print Facets:
Five Centuries of Printmaking
The Curator Gallery
520 W. 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011
212.243.1806
hours today 11am – 6pm 
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Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Female Head, 1915, woodcut, 13.5 X 10.5 in

New new new new new –gallery and therefore, off the beaten path of the usual suspects of gallery hoppers -but I don’t think for long. Open only a few months with just 3 other exhibits under their belts, this salon style print show is a sweet mix of old century masters along side established and lesser known contemporaries.  The show is hung handsomely, moving you nicely into and through the space of a diverse body of varying printmaking techniques and styles. Most of the techniques are traditional with a few serenely stunning digital prints thrown in the mix.  Located  on 23rd street on the southwest corner of the High Line’s underbelly- this is a show not to be missed. If you do go -as you should, make sure to ask about the print bar- a room located off the main space showcasing unframed matted prints.
 
 
EFA OPEN STUDIOS 2014
EFA Studio Program
The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
323 West 39th Street (Btwn 8th & 9th Avenues)
New York NY 10018
212.256.5855
hours today 1pm – 6pm
 
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Beautiful paper cut collages and recent chine colle prints.
Xin Song, Studio 905 
  
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Toyin immerses us in her practice as you witness the innards of her creative process. And please do not touch anything -really people -stop it. 
 Toyin Odutola, Studio 412
 
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Noah did not disappoint with a great studio presentation of new videos with one of the installations accompanied by sound.
Noah Klersfeld, Studio 507
 
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A newbie-  landing in her studio 3 months prior. My photograph does her work no justice- you have to see her intricate collaged paintings(my words not hers) for yourself. They will take your breath away. 
 Maria Berrio, Studio 406
 
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 The Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop(RBPMW) 2014 Member Show. My peeps. Enough said. 
Blackburn 20/20 Gallery, 5th floor
 
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And another artist I believe is new to the studio program who displayed these gorgeous paper cut installations.
 Tai Hwa Goh, Studio 607
 
I took these great shots of the artists’ work from EFA Open Studios’ opening night reception where they were serving up EFA specialty cocktails made with handmade vodkaI suggest you do your best to swing by. Other events in the neighborhood will be happening for the Garment District Arts Festival‘s last day as well.

 

photo credits: David Krut Projects, The Curator Gallery, Ann deVere

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!  

Opening Reception TODAY @ 6pm

EFA OPEN STUDIOS 2014

“Meet the artists. Witness the process. See where art is created.”

6-10pm Thursday, October 23

FREE

323 W. 39th Street (btwn 8th & 9th Ave.)

Still one of my favorite all around good times perusing contemporary art and mingling with the artists who make it. Not much more to say than that – and not because the art is less fabulous- a few favorites have gone but a whole lot to see regardless. And I believe 100% of the studios will be open – thats like 74 studios to peruse with a cocktail or two. So do it and do it now! Also be sure to check out  the RBPMW 2014 Member Show of contemporary printmaking in the Blackburn 20/20 Gallery on the 5th floor. EFA Open Studios is part of the 2014 Garment District Arts Festival running on October 23, 24, 25(Thursday, Friday and Saturday).

photo credits: Ann deVere/ EFA OPEN STUDIOS 2013

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Where:

EFA Studio Program
The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
323 West 39th Street (Btwn 8th & 9th Avenues)
New York NY 10018

Tel: 212-563-5855

http://www.efanyc.org/open-studios/
Map

The studios will also be open Friday October 24th 6-9pm and Saturday October 25th 1-6pm

 

TONIGHT @ 6:30 pm

Dialogues in the Visual Arts:

A Conversation Series

Susan Newmark Fleminger, Program Curator

Moderated by arts professionals with contemporary Brooklyn artists

 Life Cycles:

Women Abstractionists Working in the Arts –

a cross-generational discussion

Chicago State University professor and art historian, Camille Brewer, moderates a cross-generational discussion with artist Sonia Gechtoff and others.

Wednesday, May 28, 6:30 pm

Information Commons Lab

Central Library

10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238

FREE

series link

 

Remember the March tARTreads post where tART artist Clarity Haynes recommended the book Living and Sustaining a Creative Life by Sharon Louden.  You can refresh your memory here. Well  guess who is coming to town(all the way from  Brooklyn) to moderate a discussion in Manhattan but Sharon herself.

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So mark your calendars – AGAIN!  

THE ELIZABETH FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS(EFA)

presents

Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Forum for Discussion

Moderated by Sharon Louden

this Wednesday May 7th 2014 6pm

EFA Project Space 2nd floor

FREE

323 W. 39th Street (btwn 8th & 9th Ave.)

And did you know the book was named one of Hyperallergic’s top art books of 2013 and is already in its fourth printing in five months. Enough said  right – oh but wait if you are not totally convinced to attend check out her about page here on her website.  You can find more details on the forum discussion and panelists line up here.  And if you come early check out RBPMW next door where I am a member.

 
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“what i do as an artist”

Cartoonist Alex Gregory.  Check out this very funny podcast interview with Alex (and Matt Diffee-previous Friday Funnies post) on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes here. Selected from Robert Mankoff’s post of favorite cartoons picked by the readers of the New Yorker MagazineYou can check out the post and cartoons submitted hereImage credit newyorker.com

a post by Ann deVere

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“face-painting”

Cartoonist Matthew Diffee. You can follow him on twitter here. Selected from Robert Mankoff’s post of favorite cartoons picked by the readers from the New Yorker MagazineYou can check out the post and cartoons submitted hereImage credit newyorker.com

a post by Ann deVere

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“somehow, someway”

Cartoonist Gahan Wilson.  Selected from Robert Mankoff’s post of favorite cartoons picked by the readers from the New Yorker MagazineYou can check out the post and cartoons submitted hereImage credit newyorker.com

a post by Ann deVere