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I went to the Navy Yard looking for an artist community and couldn’t find one—at least not the way I normally think of a community. Sure, there are artists, but they’re not all sitting around talking about abstract expressionism and plotting the next big trend that’s going to take the art world by storm. They’re alone, working—sometimes spending eight or ten hours without interacting with another human. From outside, you wouldn’t know where to...
As art curator of the Wythe Hotel, Kimia Ferdowsi Kline curates the works in the permanent collection, arranges rotating exhibits, maintains the hotel’s social media accounts, and organizes openings and other events. A talented painter in her own right, she is represented by Turn Gallery on the Lower East Side and Marrow Gallery in San Francisco, and has a solo show at Wayne State University in Detroit—where she recently completed a residency—on view through...
On a breezy night in September, I was perched on the rooftop terrace of the Ides sipping wine out of a plastic cup and talking with the redheaded doorman of the Wythe Hotel, who also happens to be a painter. Austin Furtak-Cole was off-duty, but he was hanging out at the opening for the new works installed in the rooms on the fifth floor. He had moved to New York from Vermont, where he...

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