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Ten Creative Ways to Express Yourself Through Art

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Creativity is a crucial part of our lives, allowing us to express ourselves in unique and innovative ways. By embracing your creative potential, you get the opportunity to build on existing ideas while creating something entirely new. Continue reading Ten Creative Ways to Express Yourself Through Art

Instagram Photo of The Week: Gail at the Louis Vuitton 200 Trunks Exhibit

I spent a couple  of very fun and visually stimulating hours yesterday at the Louis Vuitton: 200 Trunks, 200 Visionaries exhibit, which is staged across three floors at the former location of Barneys on Madison Avenue and 61st Street. Admission is free and you can reserve your timed entry at This Link! This experience  is very highly recommended by me!

In case you’re curious, the trunk featured in this room, by photographer Francesca Sorrenti, is below.

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Modern Art Monday Presents: Jasper Johns, Field Painting

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Jasper Johns’ Field Painting (196364) is one of many works the artist has made throughout his career that suggest tactile as well as visual interactions. Sometimes, as in the case of the hinged letters in this canvas and the dangling strings of his later Catenary series, the appended objects actually marked the painted surface.

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Dress Up My Lindsay By Marika Thunder at Public Access Gallery

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Long-haul New Yorker’s (and East Villagers like me, especially) constantly bemoan the fact that Manhattan is becoming increasingly gentrified. The innumerable local-business closures caused by the pandemic have only exacerbated the loss of historical identity in an area that was once arguably the coolest neighborhood in NYC.  When the legendary Rock & Roll boutique Trash & Vaudeville was forced to relocate from St. Mark’s Place after four decades in the same location, it really felt like nothing is sacred. It is a small conciliation then that a new contemporary art gallery, Public Access, opened this past September in the downstairs storefront  formerly occupied by Trash. I recently had the chance to check out the gallery’s current exhibit, a solo show of paintings by artist Marika Thunder entitled Dress Up My Lindsay. The series has an interesting autobiographical backstory for the painter.

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Modern Art Monday Presents: Jacques Villegle, 122 Rue Du Temple

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122 Rue Du Temple is the Paris address from which artist Jacques Villegle detached many of the movie posters and political notices that he used to make this work in 1968. After tearing fragments of the original images, he pasted these passages of color, text, and image into a chance composition. Many of the fliers used here announced the city’s May 1968 student and worker demonstrations, and the artist considered the people who had posted them to be his collaborators, understanding their use of advertising billboards as a precursor for his process.

Photographed in the Museum of Modern Art in NYC