Pop by NYC’s of Chilean photographer Loreto Caceres NY-area surf photos. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two great surf and art events will take place this week just blocks from each other in Brooklyn. The first is SMASH Fest, a surf film festival and group photo show which will take place this Thursday and Friday. Get more info here (including info on their special event Saturday in Rockaway) and purchase […]
I’d be remiss not to mention here the best summer group show I’ve ever seen: “The Cat Show” at interviewed the curator, Rhonda Lieberman, in early June, and since then there’s been a ton of great press on the show. You can also keep up with more details on the show via Twitter. Postscript: Check […]
For a good many of us just itching to get out of the city on a hot weekend, once July 4th has passed we feel ready to get excited about the Wassaic Arts Festival. Each year the a nearby field. The Festival is accessible by taking the Metro North to Wassaic and walking to the […]
Nice story in the NYT today about an artist who describes himself as an “architect for the contemporary bird”. XAM is the name he uses to preserve his anonymity (he agreed to be interviewed only on the condition that we use it, too). He has been hanging street art for three years now in the […]
After John Beattie suffered a stroke one winter morning, he was convinced he’d never surf again. For the life-long surfer (he learned when we was 13), the thought of a life without waves was a real loss. In order to process the loss (and celebrate the surfers he saw in the water), he picked up […]
Looking for an inspiring and fresh take on the lecture series? Tina Roth Eisenberg, whose popular design blog Year in 2005. Past lecture titles include, Seeking out Criticism, Pleasure.Flow.Meaning, and Don’t Be The Best. The lectures are free by RSVP and tickets tend to sell out the mornings they become available. Follow your city’s CreativeMorning twitter […]
It seemed like everywhere I went this weekend people were talking about this exhibit (Turrell’s first one in New York since 1980). The piece will be up until September 25th and was such a major undertaking, that it would be worth a look just to see how he transformed the famed rotunda.
New York City has long offered its inhabitants the opportunity to transform common spaces into something new. I’ve seen a shared apartment turned into a salon, read how a water-tower hosts a secret nightclub, and just last week a group of artists in Greenpoint showed their site-specific work within an old medical office for a […]
Jesse Pearson, a longtime editor at Vice magazine, has a new project, called Apology. As he puts it, “Apology is a new magazine that contains literature, interviews, essays, reportage, humor, photography, and art. In other words: pretty much everything. It’s a general interest magazine for people whose general interests aren’t general. It’s a sophisticated alternative […]
“Albert York: A Loan Exhibition” at Davis & Langdale Company is certainly one of the best shows I’ve seen this year. Presentations of canvases by this painter’s painter are rare and tend to be coveted by admirers—including collectors Lauren Bacall and Jackie Onassis. For a standout read on York, see Calvin Tomkins’s 1995 essay from the New […]
This year the New York Review of Books, one of the world’s most esteemed English-language journals of literature and politics, turns fifty. To mark the occasion, there have been celebrations in New York and a series of remembrances and essays published online. Sample the latter by clicking here, where you’ll find pieces by (and audio […]
Ginia Bellafante profiles an exemplary New York exhibition—on view until June 14—in the NYT: “Jane Freilicher: Painter Among Poets,” an exhibition at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery in Midtown . . . places Ms. Freilicher’s work in the context of her exalted status among the poets of free online pokie machine games the New York School […]
New Yorkers, kick off your summer with two fun summer events.Â This weekend in Montauk, head to Sole East for thisÂ fundraiser BBQ, catered by the Backyard Restaurant, with complimentary beer, courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery. Â Proceeds from ticket sales benefit Waves For Water’s Hurricane Sandy Relief Initiative. After sundown, a special outdoor screening of surf […]
Check out this mysterious, oceanic-ish installation at Swiss Institute in SoHo; it’s on view until June 23 and not to be missed. From SI: The enigmatic body of work by Swiss artist Reto Pulfer (b. 1981, lives in Berlin) might be said to occur at the intersection of architectural space and performance. In his first solo-exhibition in […]
The Whitney, which is opening their new space near the Highline in 2015, has just unveiled their new graphic identity and it’s a fun one! Created by the design studio Experimental Jet Set, the graphic relies on what the museum describes as a “responsive W” that process here on their website; it’s a fascinating read). […]
Artists Space‘s elegant retrospective of the too-little-known Cuban artistÂ Zilia SÃ¡nchez is mesmerizing. From AS: Her paintings have regularly taken on a modular character, comprised of two or more abutting parts. This seriality has become a cornerstone of SÃ¡nchezâ??s work: she continues to rework and add to paintings begun as early as the 1970s, considering each […]
The esteemed literary publisher New Directions has revived its series of poetry pamphlets, and the first four contributions look stellar: Eliot Weinberger, Lydia Davis, Susan Howe, and others are involved. A bit more on the series: New Directions is happy to announce the publication of a new series of Poetry Pamphlets, a reincarnated version of the […]
Former pro-surfer Jon Rose and the team from Waves for Water (along with the many, many volunteers from New York) have managed to make some great progress over the past six months. Fundraisers have been held. Houses have been dug out. Supplies and other materials have been handed out. Here is a little video […]
Ever since the Donnell Library branch closed in 2008, the neighborhood surrounding West 53rd street has missed its beloved reading room. Today the New York Public Library will officially unveil the The Donnell Library Center’s replacement, a center redesigned to fit at the base of a high-rise hotel. Architect Enrique Norten and his firm TEN Arquitectos imagined […]
The rain room is coming! Apparently this interactive installation- a constantly raining room which reacts to viewers within the space by magically shielding them from wet drops – was a hit in London. I can’t wait to see it in New York. Opens May 12th and runs through July 28th. Read more below and here […]
Harmony Blog contributor Arthur Ou has a solo exhibition opening this Sunday, April 28, from 6-9 PM at, this show departs from his recent photographic seascapes and gestural alchemical interventions by transposing the sensibilities of both into an engagement with painting. The show runs until June 9—don’t miss it!
MEG CRANSTON EMERALD CITY NADA NYC Pier 36 | Basketball City | Booth 514 MAY 10 – 12, 2013 Fitzroy Gallery and Newman Popiashvili Gallery are pleased to announce Emerald City, a solo booth at NADA NYC with Los Angeles-based artist Meg Cranston. High fashion beams industrial perfection and this year’s lodestar is emerald, the official […]
Erika Larsen knew she wanted to photograph the reindeer herders who live as nomads throughout northern Scandinavia and Russia, known as the Sámi. In order to truly immerse herself in their culture, Larsen initially worked as a housekeeper for a Sámi family. She cleaned bathrooms and learned to cook reindeer while earning the trust and […]