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

 

Mark your calendars – AGAIN!  TODAY @ 1pm

EFA OPEN HOUSE:

Open Studios, Exhibitions, Printmaking Workshop

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

FREE

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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       What does inspiration look like?….

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photo credit: Veronica Frenning

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photo credit: Twiffy

Not to make light of the disastrous impact the storm had on many but sometimes inspiration is where we least expect it. As I ventured out around town after super storm Sandy there was a beauty to the massive, overturned oaks that I found eerily familiar.

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photo credit: Veronica Frenning

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photo credit: Eric Lease Morgan

I realized the uprooted tree trunks reminded me of artist Leonardo Drew’s prints recently on view at the Pace Prints Gallery in Chelsea. My colleague and friend Veronica Frenning sent me photos when she visited the exhibition in October.

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photo credit: Veronica Frenning

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photo credit: Holmon

Though the exhibit is no longer up you can check out the Pace Prints exhibition description here and  Leonardo Drew’s prints and statement on the gallery’s artist page here.

Either way, you be the judge.  What does inspiration look like to you?