August 2015

"The Best Art In The World"

The Summer Party at The Glass House by Paul Laster - New York

Artists, curators, collectors, and dealers gathered at the Glass House for the annual summer party, which raised $400,000 to support the Glass House programs and preservation projects.   read more...

The Last party. Not! at ACME by Anthony-Haden Guest - New York

ACME hosted a party for the last party in New York City   read more...

Promise Problem at Osmos Address by Dorothy Howard - New York

The exhibition, curated by Anne Luther, visits works by Chris Dorland, Israel Lund, Gerold Miller at Osmos Address, an East Village project space run by editor and curator Cay Sophie Rabinowitz.   read more...

Marcel Odenbach Collage at Anton Kern Gallery by Spencer Everett - New York

In relation to his film work, which often refines the dross of civic participation and the failure of political leadership, German multimedia artist Marcel Odenbach brings us collage work at Anton Kern   read more...

Carol Sears: Recent Linescapes by Megan Abrahams - Los Angeles

This foray into abstraction is a departure for Sears, whose previous focus on figurative work defined her earlier career. Although hints of representational forms can be seen when reading between her lines, the effect is not intentional. At close-range, the graphite lines can still be detected, describing winding impulsive trajectories across the plane of abstract compositions   read more...

A Look Back at the NYC Cavellini Festival by Barbara Winfield - New York

Ask the Cavellini Festival organizer, curator and artist Mark Bloch who his heroes in the art world are   read more...

Chimera: Cordy Ryman Interview by Jill Conner - New York

"I feel like I have a number of modes of making thinking and working on things. Over time my vocabulary seems to expand and more modes strike me as interesting and I feel like, in a sense, I become more comfortable and confident using this language (of painting) in whatever way might strike me without second guessing too much."   read more...

Scott Billings: A Risky Jump by Ariane Noel De Tilly - Vancouver

In 1918, Dziga Vertov made a death-defying leap across rooftops and filmed it with a slow motion camera. Years later, the Soviet filmmaker wrote in his notebook that when he saw the result of that risky jump projected onto a screen, he did not recognize his face, but could recognize his thoughts and emotions.   read more...

David Bowie at Philharmonie de Paris by Joseph Nechvatal - Paris

Bowie at his best is grandiosity reached orbit, as with his Ziggy Stardust. That work was inexpressive of the hype to follow. It reached subversive trajectory, according to English philosopher Simon Critchley in his slight, silly but fun book BOWIE, based on his discovering the glam icon in 1972 at age twelve.   read more...

Julie Heffernan: Pre-Occupations by Megan Abrahams - Los Angeles

Heffernan succeeds in alerting us to the gravity of the impending environmental scenario. Whether she intends to convey a somewhat pessimistic point of view, or to offer the prospect of hope, is less clear.   read more...