But some point out that the seemingly zeitgeisty shift to LA is nothing new in the art world.
Impasto Imposter Smears Paint Around Lower East Side Gallery
The gallery’s director reportedly threw the culprit out after catching him or her many color-handed.
Paintings That Blur Pixel and Pigment
The title of the current group show at The Hole gallery, Post-Analog Painting, sounds like a term invented by art historians.
Why Are Art Openings on Thursday in NY and Saturday in LA?
LOS ANGELES — The rivalry between New York and Los Angeles runs deep: seasons vs. sunshine, pizza vs. tacos, Biggie vs. Tupac. For the art world, add to that list opening nights.
Past, Present, and Future Feminism
One of the most important tools for helping feminism reach a wide audience in the 1960s and ’70s was the consciousness-raising (CR) group.
Much Ado About NADA
MIAMI BEACH — The New Art Dealers Association (NADA) fair, currently in its 10th year, has established itself as something of a leading face for the “alternative” to the commercial excesses of Art Basel Miami and its orbit.
Between the Sheets: Art and Books at The Hole
One of the most pleasant surprises to pop out of the August doldrums is Summer Reading at The Hole — particularly for the lemonade that the gallery has made out of its lemon of a space.
New Abstraction, 45 Years in the Making
Nothing new under the sun? Does it really matter? “The past,” as William Faulkner wrote, “is never dead. It’s not even past.” The past cannot be ignored, disdained, used up or discarded; it’s the ligand that strings us all together.
The recently deceased Thomas Kinkade may have had barely any effect on the contemporary art world (beyond a thoughtful essay or two), but the influence of the artist I’d call the original painter of light, Claude Monet, has waned little over the past century. And currently two Monet-inspired exhibitions are taking up the same subject of artist’s passion: his gardens at Giverny.
15 New York Art World-ers on Art Controversies Today
With “sensitive to art and its discontents” written into the blogazine’s sub-header, Hyperallergic is no strange to contemporary art controversy, but we decided to ask 11 New York-based artists, critics and curators what they considers the most important and urgent controversy in visual art at the moment.
Fear and Loathing at :)
Drawn by an over-900 people attending Facebook events page and a plug on GAYLETTER two months ago, I wandered into the opening of 🙂 by FriendsWithYou at The Hole and left feeling a mixture of what Dr. Hunter S. Thompson described as “fear and loathing.” Now, a few days before the exhibition’s closing, I revisited 🙂 to see if my opinion of the art would change without the unseasonable near 100 degree heat, crowded gallery and drunkenness. It didn’t.