This past January I had the opportunity to speak with artist Juanli Carrión about his recent project, Outer Seed Shadow #01. (Check out our interview here.) He described to me that Outer Seed Shadow #01 was to be a Manhattan-shaped community garden, where native plants from various countries could represent the rich diversity of the New […]
Don’t let his laid-back attitude fool you: Brooklyn-based photographer and filmmaker Drew Innis’s love for surfing is abundant. The most evident proof of this passion is perhaps his website, Indoek, which has, as of late, morphed into full-fledged online magazine covering design, fashion and of course, surf. Stylish and smart (and with wicked mixtapes readers […]
The Harmony Hotel is hosting its first ever Video Contest asking, “Where do you find harmony?” Share your original video showing us where you find harmony (anywhere in the world) for an opportunity to win a free stay at the award-winning Harmony Hotel. Submissions are open now through April 14th. Here’s what you need to […]
The first thing you notice about Brooklyn surfer Todd Stewart is his infectious energy. Professionally, he runs a production and editing company called Picture Farm Productions, which also doubles as a gallery. When Sandy hit in late 2012, Stewart was one of the first one the ground, using his gallery space as an informal drop […]
This week’s Central Creatives post features Juanli Carrión, an artist in New York City whose current project, the Outer Seed Shadow, investigates the diversity of migrant communities and the immigrant experience in New York City through the plants that are native to their countries. Read more about his exciting work below. Name: Juanli Carrión Where […]
If you are in NYC this week, stop by Longhouse Projects to see the Takashi Homma show. It has been extended through October 31st. The exhibit, called New Waves 2000-2013, is a study of (and meditation on) waves from around the world. If you aren’t in New York, you can purchase the catalog here. […]
Here’s a favorite work from an excellent show of Anne Truitt’s sculptures, paintings, and drawings from the 1970s, many of which are exhibited for the first time in nearly forty years. The show is on view at Matthew Marks until October 26, 2013. From the gallery: Six wood sculptures covered in bands of rich color are on view. […]
From NY Magazine’s Intel blog: It’s been almost exactly a year since Hurricane Sandy hit New York and New Jersey, leaving its path scarred. In the days that followed — as the long, still-unfinished rebuilding process began — this magazine worked tirelessly to document both the devastation and the communities that instantly sprung up to provide hope […]
What’s the most frightening part of being a New York surfer in ‘off season’? Taking a chance on water that’s untested for harmful bacteria. During the summer months, when beaches are protected by the city, the waters are tested regularly and notices are posted on days when the ocean is deemed dangerous (luckily these posts […]
Today marks the opening of the 51st New York Film Festival, brought to us by the Film Society at Lincoln Center. Apart from the incredible and diverse talent throughout the next few weeks of screenings, this weekend also marks the opening of Convergence, a two day program devoted to the most exciting immersive storytelling projects being […]
The annual DUMBO Arts Festival kicks off tomorrow where you can see the piece above entitled, “Who’s Chelsea Manning?”. The work by artist Kyle Goen created 1,600 transparent colored flags, in reference to the 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue White House address, to make up the installation. “The piece will appear, from afar, as a mammoth pixelated […]
Matt Connors’s show at Karma‘s knock-out space on Great Jones Street is on view until October 5.
Fitzroy Gallery screen Gravity and Grace, with an introduction by Jim Fletcher on Wednesday, September 25 at 7pm. Gravity and Grace are two college students in New Zealand turning tricks with wealthy tourists for titillation and profit. When the pair meet a group of average-yet-slightly-pathetic suburbanites joined in an apocalyptic cult, Gravity remains skeptical, […]
German photographer Martin Klimas loves to play. I came across his remarkable photos of high speed flower explosions after reading about a former work of his featuring photographs of shattered ceramic figures. For the flower series, Klimas first soaked them in liquid nitrogen before blasting them with an airgun. The result is a burst of […]
The Bali-based artist Ashley Bickteron has a show opening this week in New York at lived in New York in the 1980s, and made work that was then classified (perhaps unjustly) as “Neo-Geo.” By 1993, he left the US and traveled around the world, mostly surfing and finally landing in Bali. For more on Bickerton […]
Last weekend the Whitney unveiled a 3D installation diorama of Edward Hopper’s iconic “Nighthawk’s” painting outside New York’s Flatiron building. Though Gothamist was quick to point out that the actual diner never existed, Hopper himself said that the locale “was suggested by a restaurant on Greenwich Avenue where two streets meet.” Check out Whitney curator Carter Foster’s […]
The Gramsci Monument is closing on September 15. Writing in the New Yorker, Peter Schjeldahl called it “this year’s most captivating new art work.” To that I’d add that it’s also this year’s most debated art work. Be sure to see it before it closes to make your own decisions. Details here and here.
For those of you who don’t know, William Finnegan is the author of one of the best pieces of surf literature out there. The piece, Playing Doc’s Games, which appeared in The New Yorker (broken into two installments because if its size) follows the small pod of Bay Area surfers surfing spots like Mavericks in the early 90’s. […]
Art is a completed pass. You don’t just throw it out into the world—someone has to catch it.—James Turrell The Turrell exhibit at the Guggenheim in NYC closes in less than a month on September 25th. Don’t miss it.
Throughout August you can find a gorgeous metal dome floating mysteriously on the Bronx River. Designed and made by husband and wife team Amanda Schachter and Alexander Levi of SLO Architecture, the structure was created entirely from recycled plastic bottles and discarded umbrellas collected from the streets of New York City. They describe their piece as “performance […]
On Sunday Lava Girl will hold the second of their women-focused summer surf workshops. Titled “Surfitecture,” the workshop will cover the fundamentals of surfboard design and function, sustainable shaping and body surfing presented by David Murphy from Imaginary Surf Co.. and Mike Becker from Natures Shapes; ding repair by J Scott Klossner, followed by […]
MoMa’s newest exhibit Soundings: A Contemporary Score will open tomorrow, featuring a number of field recordings and site specific audio clips from around the world. Read more below from MoMA’s site: MoMA’s first major exhibition of sound art presents work by 16 of the most innovative contemporary artists working with sound. While these artists approach sound […]
Twice a month the during one of their 8×10 Portrait Weekends. Check out their blog to read about a previous event they held for Mother’s Day and the gorgeous photos that emerged. Next Portrait Weekend: August 9th and 10th, 12-4pm RVSP@THEIMPOSSIBLEPROJECT.COM $40 for one, $60 for two Impossible Project NYC Space 425 Broadway New York […]
The Whitney takes the prize for the most cooling and indeed refreshing show this summer: Robert Irwin’s recreation of his site-specific 1977 piece for the museum. Roberta Smith aptly describes the show in a recent NYT review: “Scrim Veil — Black Rectangle — Natural Light, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York” is an installation piece […]