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Ann deVere

A printmaker who loves to draw

Member since 2009

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Read in early 2014

BAD BOY

MY LIFE ON AND OFF THE CANVAS

by ERIC FISCHL

AND MICHAEL STONE

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An engaging portrayal of American artist Eric Fischl coming into his own, the memoir basically sheds light on the ebb and flow of a contemporary artistic career and studio practice. I especially enjoyed reading how the chaos of his not knowing unfolds into knowing earlier in his painting. The author(with a little help from his friend Michael Stone) speaks honestly on the emotional residue that informs his work and life. Supposedly, because of the domestic nature in his paintings- albeit a “psychosexual” one, he was referred by his male peers as the feminist amongst them.  Fischl first came to my attention with his 2002 public art installation of ‘tumbling woman’ in NYC. I was profoundly moved by the statue. A brave – emotionally charged gesture responding to the horrific event of 9/11, the sculpture was immediately removed due to a public outcry. Detailed reviews on the book- here and here, and an audio recording you can listen to of the author’s 2013 NY Public library talk on the book here. If in town check out Fischl’s impressive curatorial debut- ‘Disturbing Innocence’at the Flag Art Foundation on exhibit till January 31st. Saw it myself and highly recommend it. It is a show you want to put some time aside to see – a lot of provocative work(over 50 artists) to contemplate.

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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

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

JACK SHAINMAN GALLERY

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. 

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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