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Frank Stella, Shape As Form at Paul Kasmin Gallery

Flin Flon 1970, Sinjerli III 1967
L: Flin Flon 1970, R: Sinjerli III, 1967 (All Photos By Gail)

You have just one more week to catch Frank Stella: Shape as Form, a solo exhibition of career-spanning works by the artist, on view at Paul Kasmin Gallery‘s Tenth Avenue space.The exhibition articulates Stella’s groundbreaking fusion between painting and sculpture.

The title of the exhibition is taken from Michael Fried’s essay published in ARTFORUM in November of 1966, which recognized the historic step Stella took with his Irregular Polygon paintings and “the very closeness of their relation to advanced sculpture.”

Beginning with the Protractor series of the 1960s through the Bali series of the early 2000s, Stella’s course between two and three dimensions has had a profound impact on generations of artists.

Sinjerli III 1967

The exhibition begins chronologically with Sinjerli III, 1967, a Protractor painting employing the compositional element Fans, which was one of three devices developed at this time (along with Interlaces and Rainbows). Though strictly two-dimensional in structure, Sinjerli can be visually interpreted as being either recessive or protruding, optically challenging the limitations of the flat surface.

Flin Flon 1970

The same is true in Flin Flon, 1970, from the series of the same name, in which Stella uses a layered series of “interlaces” to create architectural reference points and illusionistic depth.  These works are evident of Stella’s systematic approach to creating variations of paintings according to pre-determined criteria, which grew in complexity with every passing series.

Eskimo Curlew
Eskimo Curlew,

Stella’s evolution into the third dimension — from the visual realm to the physical — would progress rapidly through the 1970s and 1980s in the form of the series Exotic Birds, represented in the exhibition by Eskimo Curlew, 1977, and the Circuits, seen here in Mosport 4.75X, 1982.


La Scienza della Fiacca
La Scienza della Fiacca

From 19841987, Stella’s hybridization of painting and sculpture would reach a dramatic crescendo in the Cones and Pillars series. Included in this exhibition is La Scienza della Fiacca 3.5X, 1984, a masterwork that was illustrated in the monograph from the artist’s 1987 mid-career retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art, NY and last exhibited at the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart in 1989.

Stella Wall Sculpture

In the Cones and Pillars, the fundamental physical constructs of what traditionally constituted a painting had been expanded, effectively broadening the definition of the medium.

Frank Stella, Shape As Form will be on Exhibit Through October 10th, 2015 at Paul Kasmin Gallery, Located on the Southwest Corner of 27th Street and Tenth Avenue in the Chelse Gallery District.


Frank Stella Signage

Metal Wall Sculpture

3D Print Mosaic Bust of Benjamin Franklin

Ben Franklin
Photo By Gail

I think this is my favorite photo I took at the 3D Print Show: a fantastically detailed bust of Ben Franklin. Look at the startling realism around his eyes — amazing! I also love how this was done with a variety of different colored filaments to create a mosaic cubist motif that’s just mind-blowing.

Charles Clary at Nancy Margolis Gallery

Charles Clary Art
“Wow, Look at the Colors!” (All Photos By Gail)

The Charles Clary exhibit at Nancy Margolis has been up since December, but the opening reception wasn’t until January 9th. So I don’t feel too out of it that I had my first chance to stop by this past week on the way to Cheim and Read, and could not resist snapping few photos of his colorful and delicately structured artworks for the blog.

Charles Clary Art at Nancy Margolis Gallery
Close up of Form Seen in the Above Photo, Far Left

This is the first exhibition for Clary ( a Tennessee native) with Nancy Margolis Gallery.  These intriguing constructions are created from towers of layered, brightly colored paper. The sculptures, precise and labor-intensive, reveal a phenomenal color sensibility and an original expression distinctly his own.

Charles Clary Art at Nancy Margolis Gallery

Exact cuts and layered stacks of thin paper make up his geometric volumes of variegated textures and sinewy shapes. Forms are reminiscent of microbial colonies, sound waves, fractals and topographical landscapes. The collected sculptures in the photo directly above remind me of chunks of driftwood on the beach.

Charles Clary Art at Nancy Margolis Gallery

A palette of rainbow like colors playfully invite viewers to venture into the vivid creative world of Clary’s sculptures, ever-expanding, pulsing, and surreal.

Charles Clary Art at Nancy Margolis Gallery

I really enjoyed photographing these sculptures, which are even more vibrantly colorful in person. Check them out before the exhibit closes in just under 2 weeks.

Sculptures By  Charles Clary will be on Exhibit through February 1st, 2014 at Nancy Margolis Gallery, Located at 523 W 25th St. New York NY 10001. Gallery Hours are Tuesday – Saturday 10: 00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Charles Clary Art at Nancy Margolis Gallery

Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer: All You Need for a Colorful Summer!

Maybelline Color Show Nail Polish Ad

One of my favorite things about summer is  wearing my sandals as often as possible so I can rock a pedicure featuring the most vibrant Hot Pink nail color I can find. If you were fortunate enough to get a peek inside my bathroom cabinet, you would see a shelf stocked with various shades of pink, purple, magenta and fuchsia shades of nail color in sparkly and mat finishes —  because even though I like to dwell in the pink domain, I do like to change it up. Pink. Nail Polish. I am all about it.

Now, you are probably not going to even believe that this is even possible, but earlier this week I was invited to a party thrown by (Smart. Beautiful.) Maybelline to announce / celebrate the launch of their new line of Nail Lacquer called Color Show, that not only included free food and alcohol, but also free manicures! Color Show! Inspired by the colors and textures of the runway, Color Show comes in about a gazillion shades of the spectrum, from creamy to shimmery to glittery, but most importantly lots of shades of pink!

Color Show Crushed Candy Nail Lacquer

“Crushed Candy”

For my complimentary manicure (which included a hand massageomg) I chose a lacquer shade called Crushed Candy, which is a glittery, sparkly Hot Pink Fuchsia that looks so fantastic on my nails I simply cannot stop looking at my hands. Seriously, I am looking at them right now! Two coats covered my nails with a bright pink coat of shiny awesomeness, but then I put an extra coat on because I wanted to add a little extra on the tips of my nails, which is a good hint to extend a manicure when you use your hands as much as I do. As of right now my manicure is just over 36 hours old and I don’t have a single chip despite the fact that I type on a computer keyboard all day long.

Maybelline gave everyone at the party the super cool gift of a small make up case filled with 32 generous sample shades of Color Show. Please enjoy the anticipation of the gradual reveal!

Color Show Box Of Colors

There it is on the bed…

Color Show Box From Top

This is so exciting!

Color Show Box Opened with Card

Look at all of these colors!

Color Show Nail Lacquer By Maybelline

It’s Like Christmas! And these aren’t even all the colors!

Color Show Lacquer Array

These gorgeous colors are going to tempt me to stray from the pink, I can feel it. Thanks, Maybelline!