Monday, January 31, 2011

Interview with KiptonART Featured Artist Chrissy Lloyd

At what age did you know you were an artist? What was the first work of art you created?
I guess I knew when I was a very little kid... wasn't everybody an artist as a child? Life gets a little more complicated as we live it, and most people stop practicing art when finger painting isn't a requirement anymore. I can't remember what the first work of art I made was, but I do remember spending an awful lot of time making fruits out of rolled string and a refrigerator from a perfume box for my Barbie.
As a KiptonART Rising Winner, what do you hope will happen for you this year?
First of all, it's an honor to be chosen and I am extremely grateful for the recognition and the opportunity. I am hoping to have more exposure to potential collectors this year, and I'd love to be a part of more shows. Read more of Chrissy Lloyd's interview in KiptonART Magazine

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Weekend Art Picks, New York

George Condo: Mental States

30 years of this great American painter's work is on display in a retrospective occupying two floors of the New Museum. George Condo, along with his contemporaries Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Julian Schnabel, reestablished the importance of painting int he 1980s. he combines the technical virtuosity of the old masters with an active imagination to create twisted characters and dizzying abstractions.

George Condo, The Insane Queen, 2006. Oil on canvas, 20" x 16". Collection Per Skarstedt  
© George Condo 2010

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Weekend Art Picks, New York

Objects of Devotion and Desire

Hunter College Art History Professor Cynthia Hahn curated this exhibition investigating "how religious and spiritual issues of engagement might be important to understanding art today." Medieval reliquaries are juxtaposed with contemporary art, which like the religious objects of the past, persuade viewers and ask for a response. Objects of Devotion and Desire is organized in five themes (Vision/Senses, Body/Death, Fragment/Composite, Photo/Index, Memory/Time/Ritual), each breaking down different ways in which we interact with art. Read more...

Jeffrey Mongrain, Januarius and Dr. Hirsch, 2010. Plexiglas, hand-blown glass, metal, blood, and gold left. Courtesy of Loveed Fine Arts, New York City, and the Perimeter Gallery, Chicago. Image Courtesy of the artist. Photograph by Cathy Carver (work pictured in progress).

Friday, January 28, 2011

Weekend Art Picks, New York

Original Autochromes in Stieglitz, Steichen, Stand

The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be displaying five original autochromes by Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Steichen. The dye used to print autochromes is so delicate and sensitive to light, that any exhibition of these photos causes quick and irreversible damage. Therefore, these rare images will only be on view for a few short days ending Sunday, January 30th. Read more...

Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe, 1918. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Georgia O'Keeffe, through the generosity of The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation and Jennifer and Joseph Duke, 1997.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

KiptonART Artist Sarah Dueth interviewed by Saatchi Magazine

Image courtesy Saatchi Online Magazine
Recently KiptonART Artist SARAH DUETH was interviewed by Christopher R. Weingarten at Saatchi Online Magazine. Dueth's Girls series is the feature of the interview with a special peek inside her working studio. Read the article. View Sarah Dueth's KiptonART portfolio

Sarah Dueth, Untitled Head, 29" x 24",Oil on Canvas. Price available Upon Request

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

HOMESICK work by Michael Porten

Homesick will be open through March 11th at P.J.S. Exhibitions located at 258 W. 14th Street. For more information visit

Monday, January 24, 2011

Designer Elene Cassis Gets Jerseylicious

Designer Elene Cassis is set to make an appearance on the popular Style Network show Jerseylicious. The recent Fashion Group International Women's Ready-to-Wear finalist will feature clothes from her chic Spring 2011 Collection on the last two episodes of the show's season. Read more...

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Weekend Art Picks, New York

Large swaths of faux fur impregnated with costume gems cover the walls of Le Poisson Rouge. In the exhibition Spoils by Kate Casanova luxury and kitsch meet in her investigation of beauty and it's existence within nature and industry. These trophy pelts are like deer heads boasting of a successful hunt, but their dripping paint and beaded altered state create a less recognizable image. Read more...

Spoils poster. Courtesy of Le Poisson Rouge

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Weekend Art Picks, New York

     Skirting the Apocalypse

Jose Luis Farina paints ghastly scenes of the "End of Days" in beautiful watercolor. Skirting the Apocalypse is the artist's first solo show since 2004 and its theme picks up where "The Beasts of Chaos" left off. Skeletal figures cower in fear, huddled masses gather in floating pods, and half-insect creatures ravage the pages. Read more...

Jose Luis Farinas, The Wind Is My World, 2011. Fine brush and watercolor on paper. Courtesy of Miyako Yoshinaga Art Prospects.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Weekend Art Picks, New York

reGeneration 2

Eighty young photographers are currently showcased at the Aperture Gallery, New York. reGeneration2--and it's accompanying book--explores how a new generation of photographers, fully entrenched in the digital age, operate. Whether the artists labored in the darkroom or on Photoshop, the resulting images investigate how this group of young photographers view the world. Read more...

A photograph by Shimin Song. Courtesy of the Aperture Gallery.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

"About Paint" at Carl Berg

ABOUT PAINT is opening at the Carl Berg Gallery in West Hollywood tonight with a special reception from 5-8pm. This group show will be up through March 4, 2011. Carl Berg Gallery is located at the PACIFIC DESIGN CENTER 8687 Melrose Avenue B266, West Hollywood, CA 90069. 

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

KiptonART Featured Artist Ysabel Lemay

KiptonART Interviews Featured Artist Ysabel Lemay

At what age did you know you were an artist? What was the first work of art you created?
I was five. At pre-school everyday I used to spend the first two hours painting. It was by far the best hours of the days. We were given large sheets and buckets of gouache paints. To this day, I still remember the scent of the paint and the joy I experienced creating those paintings.

As a KiptonART Rising Winner, what do you hope will happen for you this year?
I hope this year's association with KiptonART will bring forth an increase in visibility within the contemporary art scene, especially with New York as well as public awareness which is essential for the growth of my art career at this point.
Read Lemay's interview in KiptonART Magazine

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

"By Chance, a Video Show" opening at 80WSE Gallery

80WSE Gallery presents By Chance, a Video Show opening January 25, with a special reception from 6-8pm. The exhibition features works by "six artists, six lines crossing at one point, at this time, at this place. Like the detective in Jorge Borges 'Death and the Compass' curator and director Peter Campus looks for the meaning in these coincidences." Artists featured include: Alejandro Cesarco, Seoungho Cho, Nayda Collazo-Llorens, Jaime Davidovich, Beryl Korot and Jason Varone. 80WSE Gallery is located at 80 Washington Square East, New York, New York.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Jeri Eisenberg at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts

 Jeri Eisenberg, Towards the Overlook, 2008. 36" x 24", Archival pigment ink on Japanese Rice Paper. Courtesy of Kathryn Markel Fine Art.

Jeri Eisenberg: A Sojourn in Seasons opens this Thursday, January 20th at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts. The exhibition will run through Saturday, February 26th. Kathryn Market Fine Arts is located at 529 W 20th Street 6W. New York, NY 10011. For more information, visit

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Weekend Art Picks, New York

Tracey Moffat, Plantations and Others

Australian artist Tracey Moffat presents work from her photography series Plantations and Others, as well as the last piece in her Montages video series. Issues of race, class and colonialism are opened up for discussion in the 12 diptychs that make up Plantations. Read more...

Tracey Moffat, Plantation (Diptych No. 1), 2009. Digital print with archival pigments, watercolor paint and archival glue on handmade Chautara Lokta paper, 18" x 20". Courtesy of Tyler Rollins Fine Art.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Weekend Art Picks, New York

Sharon Ellis, Paintings

The Greenberg Van Doren Gallery presents six paintings by Los Angeles Artist Sharon Ellis. In these vibrant landscapes, Ellis uses deep hues, dramatic lighting, and the luster of paint to depict the pulsing energy of nature. In Gardenia Dream, through a blur of branches the night sky is lit up with a dozen firefly-like stars sharply contracted with a black earth growing glowing flowers. Read more...

Sharon Ellis, Gardenia Dream, 2007. 38" x 30" alkyd on canvas. Courtesy of Greenberg Van Doren Gallery.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Weekend Art Picks, New York

Las Rutas de la Pasion, Mexico 1960's - 1970's

This exhibit, highlighting the work of Mexican photographer Antonio Caballero, captures dramatic narratives from hi archive of "fotonovelas". Similar to graphic novels, fotonovelas were popular in Italy, Spain and Latin America from the 1940's through the 1980's. Caballero was introduced to this style of photography in 1963 and soon afterwards fully committed himself to the process he likened to the creation of film. In his role as producer, adapter, director and photographer, Caballero produced 500 fotonovelas in a five year span. Read more...

Antonio Caballero, Malena Soto, fotonovela para la revista "Capricho", 1970. Printed in 2007 Silver Gelatin Print. Courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins and Co.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

January White Sale Curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody

Opening Reception TONIGHT from 6 - 8pm
On view January 13 - February 12, 2011
Loretta Howard Gallery - 525 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001  212-695-0164

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011

Christopher Eamon curated solo presentation of Alexandre Singh

Sprueth Magers in Berlin presents a solo exhibition of New York based artist Alexandre Singh. Singh's work derives at once from traditions in literature, performance, photo-conceptualism and object-based installation art. New York based curator Christopher Eamon, a friend of KiptonART, curated this show which opens this Friday, January 14th. Congratulations to both Christopher and Alexandre!

"Galaxy and Cosmos" now extended at the Jason McCoy Gallery

Galaxy and Cosmos now extended through January 31st at the Jason McCoy Gallery.
This group exhibition presents a selection of modern and contemporary paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, showcasing artists known for consistently pushing traditional boundaries "in search of new spheres". Among the artists are Lee Bontecou, Alexander Calder, Viji Celmins, Bernard Childs, Michael Goldberg and many more. For more information, visit

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Weekend Art Picks, New York

From the Land of Pleasant Living at Benrimon Contemporary

In Amanda Burnham's first solo show with Benrimon Contemporary she creates a drawing installation accompanied by related works on paper. In constructing her urban landscapes she starts with sketches made on site and then edits, manipulates, and assembles fragments into a final representation of a place. Read more...

Amanda Burnham, Willy's Parkway, 2007. 9" x 12", Watercolor on paper. Courtesy of Benrimon Contemporary

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Weekend Art Picks, New York

All That Glitters at the Nancy Hoffman Gallery

In this exhibition a group of artists were given free range to interpret the oft' quoted line. Some artists approached the term in a literal sense by using actual glitter, playing with reflective surfaces. Dusk Diamond Kite Parade by Timothy Cummings features a young body dressed in harlequin costume with his polka dot dressed dog holding glitter covered kites. Read more...

Colette Calascione, Nymph, 2010. 22" x 18", oil on panel. Courtesy of Nancy Hoffman Gallery

Friday, January 7, 2011

Weekend Art Picks, New York

The Spanish National Photography Prize: Connections and Confrontations

The Aperture Gallery and Spanish Ministry of Culture present this group exhibition highlighting the history of Spanish photography and artistic identity over the past 60 years. This weekend is your LAST chance view over 65 works by 15 recipients of the Spanish Ministry of Culture's esteemed Spanish National Photography Prize.  Read more...

Joan, Colom, La Calle, Courtesy of Aperture Gallery

Pamela Pecchio in conversation with Jeff Whetsone

This Saturday, join PAMELA PECCHIO and JEFF WHETSONE as they speak about Pecchio's current exhibition, On Longing, Distance and Heavy Metal currently up at Daniel Cooney Fine Art.
Saturday, January 8th at 4pm. Daniel Cooney Fine Art is located at 511 West 25th Street, #506, New York, NY 10001. For more information, email

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Take a Peek, New Art on KiptonART

Eric Klemm, Untitled #4 BC Project. 26" x 36", Photography. $8,000

Sara Louise Petty, The Bearded Lady. 20" x 16", Photography. Price Available Upon Request

Eric Klemm, Untitled #802 from Metamorphosis. 26" x 36", Photography. $8,000

School of Visual Arts' MFA Program in Documentary Filmmaking

The School of Visual Arts' MFA program in documentary filmmaking offers a well-rounded study of non-fiction filmmaking. Early Decision Application Deadline is January 15, 2011. For more information: 212-592-2919 or

Monday, January 3, 2011

Blinky Palermo exhibition closing soon at LACMA

In the final weeks of his retrospective at LACMA, take this opportunity to view the in-depth examination of post-war abstract painter, Blinky Palermo's work. It surveys the four principal groups of work, created after he graduated from Joseph Beuys's class at the Dusseldorf Art Academy in 1964 - The Objects; Cloth Pictures; documentation of in situ Wall Paintings and Drawings; and examples of his late Metal Pictures. For more information, visit

Above, Blinky Palermo, Komposition mit 8 roten Rechtecken (Composition with 8 Red Rectangles), 1964. Oil and graphite on canvas. Collection Olga Lina and Stella Liza Knoebel. Courtesy of Below, Blinky Palermo, Mirror Object, 1973. Painted wood and mirror. Marieluise Hessel Collection, Hessel Museum of Art, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Courtesy of

Sunday, January 2, 2011

"Our Future is in the Air"

This exhibition, which accompanies Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand, surveys the range of uses to which photography was put to use in the 1910s. The title "Our Future Is in the Air" is taken from a military aviation pamphlet that figures prominently in a 1912 Cubist tabletop still life by Picasso; "It suggests the twinned sense of exhilarating optimism and lingering dread that accompanied the dissolution of the old order".

"Our Future is in the Air": Photographs from the 1910s will be on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art through April 10, 2011 in the Howard Gilman Gallery. For more information, visit

Morton Schamberg. View of Rooftops, 1917. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987. Image courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.