April 2015

"The Best Art In The World"

Guy Patton: Working with New Rules - London

Presented at VITRINE, Guy Patton's first solo exhibition explored his rigorous appreciation of paint as his medium, embracing spontaneity, process and collisions of colour through a series of large-scale acrylic paintings.   read more...

Davidoff Expands its Art Initiative by Paul Laster - New York

Supporting contemporary art in the Caribbean, the Davidoff Art Initiative recently inaugurated it newly constructed artist residency in the Dominican Republic, where it produces most of its best cigars.   read more...

Hope Kroll: The True Story of a Mad Scientist and Her Tiny Scissors by Deianira Tolema - New York

Hope Kroll was born in Skokie, Illinois and moved out to California when she was 21 years old. She was first enrolled in art school at the age of seven, when she was trained in oil painting.   read more...

Casper Brindle and the Expressive Power of Color by Gregory de la Haba - New York

CHROMA is Casper Brindle's third solo exhibit at William Turner Gallery sold out the night before his public reception.   read more...

The opening of Matt Ducklo: Tomorrow is a Long Time at Launch F18 photos by Michael Anderson - New York

Launch F18 Gallery moves to a ground floor Lower East Side space and Whitehot was there.   read more...

The Art of Hung Liu: Spanning cultures, Transcending Dogma by Megan Abrahams - Los Angeles

Spanning cultures, transcending dogma, and circumventing time, this important selection of recent work by Hung Liu is rich with history, symbolism, dramatic narrative, and the lustre of oil paint applied by an eloquent hand.   read more...

The Invented Narratives of Andrew Sendor at Sperone Westwater by Cassie Cummins - New York

Francis Gray is shown sitting at table with a pair of mysterious, gloved hands. Then, in the bottom left portion of the frame, there is a zoomed-in depiction of the same image, showing only her hands with the gloved hands. This move calls to mind a sort of storyboarding, as the sequential nature of the images signifies a narrative landscape.   read more...

March 2015: January/February Art Market Report by Shireen Lohrasbe - New York

Regarding the actual talent, the top living artists earned over $100 million individually   read more...

Good Therapy: Wrap Around 6, Curated by Renée Riccardo by Katy Diamond Hamer - New York

After deciding to expand into a private practice, Shapiro invited Riccardo to curate shows in his office in exchange for therapy sessions. This agreement is a win-win situation for artist and therapist. Anyone who ventures regularly to the office of a therapist will know that the same paintings or photographs can become monotonous. On this arrangement Riccardo states, "My approach to doing the shows at Lee's office are an extension of my gallery ARENA   read more...

Out at the Armory Arts Week by Paul Laster - New York

Looking back at Armory Arts Week, we offer a glimpse of art world players making the rounds in New York.   read more...