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Richard Renaldi, The Big Top, Geneva, Ohio (2012)

New York Roundup – Photos, jazz and mobs on the Highline

(Roberta goes to New York and sees a bunch of good things –the artblog editors) It’s always good to have a list, and between mine, Steve’s and my sister Cate’s, we saw a lot last weekend.  Much of it was good but there were some things we rolled our eyes at, and of course we only scratched the surface of the huge basket of goodies that is New York.  We also met up with friends, Chuck and Iris, saw a play and heard jazz.  Grey Art Gallery Cate’s list brought us to the big show Energy That is All Around, ... More » »

Maren Hassenger performing Senga Nengudi’s "RSVP" at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Nov. 17, 2012

Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art

[Andrea comments on a large exhibition of contemporary performance art by African-American artists, finding both the show’s performances and accompanying catalog well-curated and memorable. For more information on individual artists, please see Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, Valerie Cassel Oliver, ed. (Contemporary Art Museum, Houston; 2013), ISBN 978 -1-933619-38-5 –the artblog editors] In New York, the exhibition Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art was split between the Grey Art Gallery at NYU (from Sept. 10 – Dec. 7, 2013) and the Studio Museum in Harlem, where it remains on view until March 9, 2014. It does a particularly good ... More » »

Rick Prol installing WEEGEE at the Grey Art Gallery in Williamsport, PA.

Rick Prol’s WEEGEE at Grey Art Gallery in Williamsport, PA

Rick Prol’s “Weegee” at the Grey Art Gallery in Williamsport, PA is a throwback to a New York when the world was black and white and crime scenes dominated the news, the streets and the public’s imagination.  The artist whose career surfaced from the rubble of the East Village scene in the 1980s, captured a similar sort of crime world with his own art.  Like Weegee (Arthur Fellig) who roamed New York’s Lower East Side looking for, finding and dramatizing death, Prol is also a legend who scratched the surfaces and came up with something equally unsettling and equally beautiful.  ... More » »

Lil Picard Untitled (c. 1963), assemblage with open metal cigarette box, 5 7/8 x 3 3/8 x 3/4 in.

Lil Picard and others in New York

Some artists fall through the cracks of history, and Lil Picard was one. The exhibition of her work, Lil Picard and Counterculture New York, at the Grey Art Gallery through July 10, 2010 is a revelation. She made feminist art ten years before the subject was acknowledged and created installations and performance art with the help of artists two generations her junior.  She had 15 solo exhibitions in the U.S. and Germany during her lifetime, and her work was included in more than 40 group shows. The exhibition is a poignant reminder of the many omissions from the cannon. Anyone ... More » »