Highlights from New York

A full week of art fairs, galleries, and exhibitions in New York turned up all kinds of interesting work.  Following are a few highlights…

Mitch Epstein American Elm, Central Park, New York 2011, 2011 Gelatin silver print, selenium toned. Courtesy: Sikkema Jenkins Gallery


Yuh-Shioh Wong Tree Shadows, 2011. Acrylic and aqua oil on canvas. Courtesy: Thomas Erben


Not Vital Piz Nair, 2011 coal, stainless steel. Courtesy: Sperone Westwater

Allison Gildersleeve, The Day Needs Fixing, 2012, oil and alkyd on canvas. Courtesy: Asya Geisberg Gallery


Piet van den Boog. Mike Weiss Gallery

Joshua Neustein, Untitled, 2006. Carbon paper. Courtesy: Untitled Gallery


Whiting Tennis Hybrid, 2011 acrylic and collage on canvas. Courtesy: Derek Eller Gallery


Tomory Dodge, Deep Math, 2012. oil on canvas. Courtesy: CRG Gallery


James Busby, Side Car 2003 - 2012 Gesso, graphite & oil on canvas & cedar. Stefan Stux Gallery


Haegue Yang, Trustworthy..., 2012. collage, security envelopes. installation at Green Naftali.


Liz Deschenes, Untitled, 2012. silver toned photogram mounted on Dibond. Courtesy Miguel Abreu Gallery



To Do List: March

San Francisco has a long standing history of artist-run non-profit art spaces.  This month we recommend checking out a few of the most established ones that foster the emerging art scene.   

Through March 10th, Adriane Colburn’s Of Darkness at The Luggage Store Gallery, 1007 Market Street.    Twenty-five years ago The Luggage Store, also known as the 509 Cultural Center, started as a volunteer collective.  Today they continue to organize exhibitions, performing arts events, arts education and public art programs.  For their current media installation, artist Adriane Colburn uses her travels with scientists who study climate change in remote terrains to create elaborate cut-paper pieces, wood sculpture, digital images and video. The works in Of Darkness are part map, part science fiction and part psychedelic jungle.  Adriane’s video piece can been seen March 1 – 8th as part of the Luggage Store Projection Space:  International Women’s Day along with videos by artists Fatemah Abdoolcarim, Taraneh Hemami and Mail Order Brides/M.O.B.

part of Adriane Colburn's "Of Darkness" installation. source: www.luggagestoregallery.org

views of Adriane Colburn's paper cut pieces. source: www.artbusiness.com


Saturday March 31st, Silver Era, Southern Exposure’s Annual Art Auction, 6-11pm, 3030 20th Street.  Southern Exposure is a non profit visual arts organization that supports emerging artists and youth in a dynamic environment in which they can develop and present new work and ideas.  For almost 40 years this organization has been exhibiting emerging artists, and their annual art auction is a great way to support their programming.

Ongoing to October 2012, Manifest Destiny!, Hotel Des Arts, 447 Bush Street.  Next time you’re walking down Bush Street by Le Central, be sure to look 40 feet up in the air to see a new public art project sponsored by Southern Exposure’s Off-Site program.  The project is a temporary rustic cabin that has been attached to the side of Hotel Des Arts, directly above the restaurant Le Central.  Built in a 19th Century architectural style with reclaimed 100 year-old barn boards, the dwelling is meant to be an homage to the romantic spirit of the western myth.  For more photos of the construction and installation of the piece visit www.designboom.com.

SoEx Off-Site public art project Manifest Destiny! by Mark Reigelman and Jenny Chapman. Photo by Cesar Rubio Photography

Evening view of Manifest Destiny! Photo by Cesar Rubio Photography


Ongoing to March 24, In Other Words exhibition at Intersection for the Arts, 925 Mission Street.  For almost 50 years, Intersection for the Arts has initiated ground-breaking programming by presenting new work in the performing, literary, visual and interdisciplinary arts in the Bay Area.  This group exhibition looks at language and its capacity to clarify and confuse, convene and separate, inspire and discourage.  In conjunction with the exhibit they are sponsoring a word game night In Other Words:  Balderdash on March 21st and they will close the exhibit with an Artist Talk on March 24th at 2pm.

Meryl Pataky's shadow instalation. Photo source: www.artbusiness.com


Annie Vought's cut paper piece. Photo source: www.artbusiness.com


Pieces by Emanuela Harris-Sintamarian. Photo source: www.artbusiness.com


New York Art Fairs, March 7 -11.  Next week will be the opening of several art fairs in New York.  If you plan to be there visit The Armory Show, ADAA: The Art Show, Scope Art Show, and Volta Art Fair among others.  Artsource will be there all week, so let us know if you need more information or passes.


September Gallery Shows In New York

Some highlights for me were:


Cave bases these “soundsuits” on his body, each suit is so imaginative and exuberant,
but is also embedded with social relevance and a kind of poignancy.
There is a concurrent show at Jack Shainman Gallery.

Nick Cave at Mary Boone

Nick Cave at Mary Boone

Tabaimo at James Cohen is a great show.
From Cohen’s press release:
 “Tabaimo’s work offers an unblinking look at contemporary Japanese society as a mirror in which to view herself and other members of her generation caught in the crossfire of these societal shifts. Her works capture the anxiety that is a constant reality in a land whose terra firma is less than stable, while their tone remains abstract and detached. Recurring motifs, including cityscapes, interior spaces, hands, brains, hair, insects, plants and water, hover between the elegantly rendered and the disturbingly surreal.”

Tabaimo, danDAN (video Still), 2009

TABAIMO, BLOW, (Video Still), 2009


Very nice works on paper.  She works by layering pigment on a light colored ground,
the subjects of the work are contained in the unpainted portions.

Jutta Haeckel, Altitude, 2011, oil on paper



Really nice painting and works on paper, well worth the trip uptown.

Eva Lundsager, The Orange Line Stays, 2011, oil on linen



Karl Handel’s show at Harris Lieberman, entitled “Questions for My Father”  is
both moving and interesting.  David Byrne’s “Tight Spot”, a globe wedged under the High Line at
25th street, is compelling.                                                                                      tw

Notes from New York

Artsource spent last week in New York attending art fairs, galleries, private collections and museum shows. Here are a few things we liked:

IMG_0511                                  The Armory Show, Pier 94


AS 9392 Mother sm   Amy Sillman Mother, 2009 oil on canvas, 51 x 45″

Well-established painter Amy Sillman will have a solo show in New York in April.


10.Schoener Goetterfunken(2009)Brothers fly from your seats Brueder, fliegt von euren Sitzen-1   Sebastiaan Bremer Schoener Goetter X, 2010  acrylic and inks on C print, 10 x 10″

A wonderful visit to Sebastiaan Bremer’s studio…this new series of works – hand-painted family photographs. Joyful, beautifully crafted.  Sebastiaan is working on some from this series in much larger scale as well as other larger scale works referencing Brazil.


MO-019-07 Halting Site, N11, Co. Wexford_lr                                  Mairead O’hEocha Halting site, N11, Co. Wexford, 2007  oil on canvas

What a find…first show in the US.  Mairead’s entire show sold out.  Extraordinarily beautiful paintings, small and still affordable. 

Baie du Mont Saint-Michel I, 2009   Sze Tsung Leong Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, 2009  chromogenic color print 14 x 24 and 28 x 48

Truly a global artist; Leong was born in Mexico City to British and Malaysian parents. By way of LA and Berkeley, he lives and works today in New York. Images from all over the world focusing on where earth and sky meet – some very urban other’s more landscape driven.  Displayed in a group, all of Leong’s images share the same horizon line.  Leong is one of a very few artists who still use film…and to boot, he even prints them himself. 


Tegeder_2010em_Mobile 3   Danielle Tegeder Untitled (Wire Mobile), 2010  copper, stainless steel, stained glass and ceramic

From her solo exhibition at the Volta fair, Tegeder whose works on paper we have always loved is now working in sculpture. Her “Library of Abstract Sound” she combined abstract drawings, sculpture (new for her) and video in an exploration of sound and form.


RC1028_Rebecca Chamberlain        Rebecca Chamberlain, Main Stairs: Lescaze Townhouse, MoMA 1933-37, 2010 litho ink on vintage tracing cloth

A contemporary approach to ’30s New York architecture…these works have a filmic, dreamy quality.



Weeds II-hires   Claire Sherman Weeds II, 2008  oil on canvas

Love Claire’s paintings and works on paper.  She’s a painter who loves paint – consistently excellent work. Young, underexposed and still affordable.


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Dutch-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson’s show at Tanya Bonakdar.
Eliasson experiments with modes of perception…here the viewer
becomes part of the piece…part of the creative process.  Watercolor
drawings – Eliasson uses circles and ellipses to suggest virtual space
and movement…



GUPTS41505    Subodh Gupta Untitled, 2008  oil on canvas

International superstar Subodh Gupta – large scale paintings.  A different interpretation of the curry pot. Majestic in person.