Tag Archive | Armory Show

Thrush Holmes, More at Mike Weiss Gallery

Thrush Holmes More Pink
Cool By Thrush Holmes (All Photos By Gail)

Armory Show weekend passed without us paying it a single visit, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t see some art! Thrush Holmes’ More opened on March 6th as part of the concurrently running, VOLTA Contemporary Art Fair which was happening at various venues all over the city.

Thrush Holmes More Green

Holmes More features many large oil and spray on canvas works of flowers and plants that also incorporate minimal neon tubing accents. The artist’s distinctive “TH” signature can bee seen prominently displayed on all canvases.

Thrush Holmes Black Tree

These paintings are very colorful and reminded me of a more focused version of Basquiat. You can even recognize Basquiat’s iconic Crown symbol in a few of the paintings.

Thrush Holmes More Back Tree

This show was my first exposure to Holmes‘ work, but based on this exhibit I am interested to see what he does next.

Thrush Holmes Pink Neon Zig Zag

Thrush Holmes, More will be on Exhibit Through April 5th, 2014 at Mike Weiss Gallery, Located at 520 West 24th Street in the Chelsea Gallery District.

Brancusi in New York 1913 – 2013 at Paul Kasmin Gallery

Mademoiselle Pogany II
Mademoiselle Pogany II By Constantin Brancusi (All Photos By Gail)

Paul Kasmin Gallery’s current offering is Brancusi in New York 1913 – 2013, an exhibition of significant works from the Estate collection of Romanian-born sculptor Constantin Brancusi. The show celebrates Brancusi’s 100th Anniversary in New York following his debut at the Armory Show in 1913, where Brancusi exhibited five works that directed modern sculpture on a radical new path.

Brancusi Bronze Sculpture

Housed at the 27th Street location of the Kasmin Gallery, Brancusi in New York includes five bronze masterpieces by Brancusi: Head, Mademoiselle Pogany II, The Newborn, Sleeping Muse II and Fish; all presented in a contemporary context as a testament to Brancusi’s continued relevance in today’s art world.

Brancusi The Newborn
The Newborn

Brancusi Sleeping Muse
Sleeping Muse

Fish By Constantin Brancusi
Fish

Brancusi Photo Inspiration

In the  gallery’s rear room, there’s a beautiful collection of black and white photographs  of several pieces you see in the exhibit.  The photos’ monochromatic, matte finishes stand in striking contrast to the highly reflective surfaces of the bronze works.  There are also a pair of inspirational quotes attributed to Brancusi painted directly on the gallery walls. This is a nice touch.

Brancusi Quote Essence

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A fully illustrated catalogue, Brancusi in New York 1913 – 2013, published by Assouline, chronicles the sculptor’s success in New York City and his impact on its artistic social environment. The exhibition was produced in partnership with the Brancusi Estate and is curated by Jérôme Neutres, who is the catalogue’s author.

The Brancusi exhibit will be up into the beginning of January 2o14, so you have a decent amount of time to see it, but with the hectic pace of the holidays nearly upon us, don’t wait too long and risk missing what could be a once in lifetime treat!

Brancusi in New York 1913 – 2013 will be on Exhibit Through January 11, 2014 at the Paul Kasmin Gallery, located at 515 West 27th Street, Chelsea Gallery District, New York.

Brancusi Bronze Sculpture

Brancusi Quote Real Life

Gail Art


“Meat Someone” by Douglas Kolk (Click Image to Enlarge)

Geoffrey took this picture (with his hand) at the recent Armory Art Show. It has my name on it, so he sent it over to me for bloggishness. What a pal. You can see why I love him so very, very much.