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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
hours today 10am – 6pm

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
hours today 11am – 6pm 

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


Opening Reception TODAY @ 6pm


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

6-10pm Thursday, October 23


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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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

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


So continuing on this walk down memory lane -remember the EFA post I did back in October for their open studios and I highlighted new EFA studio member Toyin Odutola. You can refresh your memory here. Well Toyin currently has a solo show at Jack Shainman’s NYC Chelsea gallery on 24th street closing at the end of this month.

Like the Sea

May 1 – 31, 2014


524 West 24th Street

(between 10th & 11th Avenue)

New York, NY

Culled from Black Artist News’ original post announcing the exhibition here.

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While in Chelsea you might want to check out Howardena Pindell’s solo exhibit at the Garth Greenan Gallery529 West 20th Street closing today. You can read about the artist and her work on display in Hyperallergic here. And right down the block you can catch Adrian Piper’s The Probable Trust Registry at the Elizabeth Dee Gallery at 545 West 20th Street. A participatory exhibit not to be missed, also closing at the end of this month. 

Suzanne Bennett


Member since 2007

Personal library

“Currently on my nightstand.”

The Secret Life of Puppets

by Victoria Nelson

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“A very interesting (tho dense) book about how art & culture have taken on the key themes of the supernatural and ‘magic’ in the last two decades since the Judeo-Christian culture moved more towards Rationalism and Secular Humanism. It’s about how we now satisfy our human desire for immortality through literature & pop culture and why that is. It’s very well-written.”


Last Chance for Eden

Selected Art Criticism by Christopher Knight (1979-1994)


“Essays by the long-time art critic of the LA Times. He’s a very independent thinker & has a lot of integrity in his writing, in my opinion. He writes well about 70’s & 80’s artists especially.”


The Devil In the White City

by Erik Larson

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“The non-fiction account of the 1892 World’s Fair in Chicago and two men who operated simultaneously in the city at that time: one a brilliant architect and one a sociopathic serial killer who prayed on young innocents who were drawn to the new urban life. Reads like a novel, totally engrossing.”


The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis

by Lydia Davis


“Strange, imaginative & affecting stories in a completely modern & unique style. Smart & surprising.”


Revolutionary Road 

by Richard Yates

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“Forget the movie (which was pretty god-awful), the book is funny & fantastically written and years ahead of it’s time, making it feel relevant. Some of the sentences are like beautifully crafted silverware, they’re so sharp & efficient. It doesn’t exactly have a ‘feminist’ ending, but it’s so honest & raw (and actually has a powerhouse of a female lead) I could overlook it.”


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The Kiss, 2013, oil on canvas. Currently showing in “The Situation”- an exhibition of Bennett’s sitcom paintings at Penn State Harrisburg’s Morrison Gallery through March 29th. Read about her sitcom paintings in a studio visit post I wrote here as part of the blog documenting the chain of studios visits for the 2013 Collectively Assembled: 28 visits, One Show tART exhibition at A@R. You can check out more of Suzanne Bennett’s sitcom paintings here.


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a post by Ann deVere

Mark your calendars – AGAIN!  TODAY @ 1pm


Open Studios, Exhibitions, Printmaking Workshop

TODAY -Saturday, March 8, 2014: 1pm-6pm


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

If you missed the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts(EFA) grand Open Studios 2013 event this past October you can catch up with them again today for their OPEN HOUSE during Armory Arts Week(which ends on Monday March 10th) with access to several exhibitions, 54 open studios (from 74 total in the program)and the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop(RBPMW).

photo credits: Ann deVere/ EFA OPEN STUDIOS 2013

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Clarity Haynes

“I tend to work in oil for paintings & graphite for drawings.”

Member since 2012

Personal library

Read over the holidays

Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 working artists

by Sharon Louden


“It is really practical & geared to professional artists. I recommend it for all artists dedicated to the long haul. It’s about the myriad of different ways to have a career. Though it’s not focused on women artists, many of the contributors are women, and both women & men talk candidly about the challenges of raising families as artists.”

AnnMarie, 2010, oil on canvas. Currently showing in the Brucennial opening tomorrow! – Thursday March 6th from 6-10pm located at 837 Washington Street, NYC. Exhibition up till April 4th. You can check out more of Clarity Haynes’ work here.


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If you are out & about town there is an exquisite exhibition that is closing in Soho today with a panel discussion @ 6pm tonight –

PANEL DISCUSSION: Looking at the Black Male Nude in Art in conjunction with the exhibit Jean-Michel Basquiat Reclining Nude: Photographs by Paige Powell @ SUZANNE GEISS COMPANY- 76 Grand Street -NYC. RSVP required- contact gallery @ 212.625.8130

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