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Perhaps you've heard that the typically hyperactive art scene in our fine town slows down a bit over the summer, especially during the month of August. It's true, it does. Quite significantly, actually. One must spend a certain extended amount of time at one's summer home in the Hamptons, after all. Right? Right. Anyway, while it's very true that art matters do slow down a fair measure, a related truth is that there are still...
Founded in the early 1970s by a group of 20 artists hoping to further their own careers and those of female artists in general by sharing their resources and working collectively, SOHO20, a true NYC institution, has by now informed and affected nearly half a century of art history by injecting it with a whole lot of what was once much more direly lacking: her side of the story, or Herstory. SOHO20’s decades of exhibitions...
The brainchild of creative agents and political cognoscenti Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman, For Freedoms has been heralded as the first artist-run super PAC, an intriguing and very timely organization aimed at not merely endorsing or promoting political candidates, but also at spreading awareness about some of the many less-than-apparent facets of the democratic process in the US. The super PAC has been headquartered at Jack Shainman Gallery for the past few weeks, where...
A number of noteworthy exhibits opened in and around Bushwick in recent weeks. At Victori+Mo, Langdon Graves has transformed the entire gallery into a somewhat blindingly pink, personal-phantasm-filled, glorified domestic diorama of sorts—just in from Florida, perhaps, and the year 1982—in which an amusingly spectral narrative can be built out of a handful of carefully inserted, minutely devilish details. Microscope Gallery, whose programming is devoted primarily to film, photography and video, have lined their...