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David Nolan Presents: Sculpture After Artschwager

Sculpture After Artschwager
All Photos By Gail

David Nolan Gallery is currently hosting Sculpture after Artschwager – an exhibition which examines the diverse legacy of American artist, Richard Artschwager, who passed away earlier this year at the age of eighty.

Artschwager Exhibit

Geoffrey and I made pass through the show on our recent art crawl and I wanted to post a few of my favorite pieces from the exhibit.

Artschwager Exhibit

Besides Artschwager, the show brings together ten artists including Justin Adian, Dan Colen / Nate Lowman, Martin Kippenberger, Sarah Lucas, Ciprian Muresan, Isabel Nolan, Blair Thurman, John Torreano and Gavin Turk. These are all artists whose work was highly influenced by Artschwager’s themes and formal innovations.

Artschwager Exhibit

Detail from the piece, above.

Artschwager Exhibit

I’m not sure who the artist of this piece above is, but the structure and color reminds of the young street artist, Aakash Nihalani.

Sculpture after Artschwager will be on Exhibit Through October 26th, 2013 at David Nolan Gallery, 527 West 29th Street, In the Chelsea Gallery District

Aakash Nihalani’s Portal at Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Aakash Nihalani Signage
All Photos By Gail

I’ve written about street-turned-fine artist Aakash Nihalani previously on The Gig, when one of his geometric neon sculptures was a featured Pink Thing of The Day.

Aakash Nihalani Black Sculpture

Aakash currently has an exhibit at Jonathan LeVine Gallery called Portal, which showcases over two dozen of his bright fluorescent, geometric paintings and sculptures. This exhibit is a must see!

Aakash Nihalani Multiple Fluorescent Wall Pieces

What I love about this show is that the work has a wide range of appeal, to art lovers and also people who don’t have much experience with art, because the shapes, which vary subtly from piece to piece, are so enchanting and the colors so bold.

Aakash Nihalani Pink Square

Aakash is also a really nice and down to earth guy. We met him at the opening reception this past Saturday and he was happy to pose for photos and sign cards – very cool. I will be looking forward to seeing his work in future shows, and on the streets.


Portal By Aakash Nihalani will be on Exhibit through February 9th, 2013 at Jonathan LeVine Gallery, Located at 529 West 20th Street, 9th Floor, NYC.

Aakash Nihalani Black Spheres

Pink Thing Of The Day: Geometric Balloon Dog Sculpture

Pink Geometric Balloon Dog By Aakash Nihalani
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Street artist Aakash Nihalani often references the work of other fine artists in his colorful, geometric sculptures. Here you can see an obvious homage to Jeff Koons iconic, oversized, painted steel balloon dogs. Love this!