On Monday, March 21, Hyperallergic editor Hrag Vartanian will join renowned critic and curator Karen Wilkin for a lively conversation about the work of six important artists — Susanna Heller, Ted Partin, William Powhida, Sean Scully, Robert Taplin and Summer Wheat.

The event is a fundraiser for the Triangle Arts Association, which is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support emerging and mid-career international and national visual artists, encouraging dialogue and experimentation through workshops, residencies and exhibition opportunities.

Beacon restaurant

If you are in the New York area, please join us for a special evening of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and a lively conversation with Karen and Hrag as they discuss art, art works and “what they like.”

Tickets are $150 and the event will take place at the midtown Manhattan restaurant, Beacon.

You can RSVP on Facebook and BUY TICKETS HERE.

What: “We Know What We Like: Karen Wilkin & Hrag Vartanian on Six Current Artists” fundraiser
Where: Beacon, 25 West 56th Street, Manhattan
When: Monday, March 21, 6-8pm


Ted Partin, “Bedford Stuyvesant IV” (2006)

Susanna Heller is a Brooklyn-based, Canadian-born painter who exhibits her expressive, dramatic urban landscapes internationally. She is particularly interested in derelict zones, industrial wastelands, and the neglected corners of our environment.

Ted Partin graduated from Yale in 2004 and was selected as one of the “50 Photographers of Tomorrow” in William Ewing’s reGeneration exhibition. Last year, he had his first solo museum show at the Museum Haus Esters in Germany.

William Powhida is a visual artist, critic and social media maven whose work explores the artist’s place in the art market and many of the contradictions and hidden networks that govern our ideas of success and failure.

Sean Scully is an Irish-born American painter and printmaker who has twice been named a Turner Prize nominee. His work is collected in major museums worldwide.

Robert Taplin is a sculptor working in New Haven, Connecticut, who has exhibited throughout the US. He has executed public commissions for the New York MTA Arts in Transit and the State of Connecticut Percent for Art program.

Summer Wheat is a Brooklyn-based painter whose canvases combine a diverse array of influences hailing from classic art history, folk art, music and everything in between. She was a Triangle resident in 2010.


Karen Wilkin is a New York-based critic and curator and the author of many books, including monographs on Stuart Davis, David Smith, Anthony Caro, Kenneth Noland, Helen Frankenthaler and Hans Hofmann.

Hrag Vartanian is a Brooklyn-based critic and editor. He co-founded the art blogazine Hyperallergic and contributes to numerous publications.

Veken Gueyikian

Veken Gueyikian is publisher of Hyperallergic.