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Michael Goedhuis to Open Yang Yanping's LOTUS HEAVEN Exhibition, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - July 16, 2014

An exhibition entitled Lotus Heaven, following her 2013 major retrospective exhibition at The Art Museum of Beijing Fine Art Academy, of 20 paintings by Yang Yanping -- the leading woman artist of her generation and a pioneer in the field of Chinese contemporary ink painting. The exhibition's opening is set for Sunday, 2nd November 2014, 18:00 - 21:00 and runs 30th October - 8th November 2014 at 66 St James's Place, London SW1A 1NE. Scroll down for a sneak peek at some of the artwork! (more...)

BWW Reviews: DEGENERATE ART Reconstructs Art History at Its Most Tragic
by Patrick Kennedy - July 16, 2014

With DEGENERATE ART, the Neue Galerie revisits an infamous 1937 exhibition, posing Nazi official artists against vilified German modernists. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Nassau County Museum of Art's STILL LIFE: 1970s PHOTOREALISM Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - July 09, 2014

STILL LIFE: 1970s Photorealism will be on view at the Nassau County Museum of Art, July 19 to November 9, 2014, featuring works by Audrey Flack, Ralph Goings, Duane Hanson, Malcolm Morley, Ben Schonzeit, Idelle Weber and more. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the exhibition! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Lots of Versatility, and a Dash of Controversy, in SIGMAR POLKE: ALIBIS
by Patrick Kennedy - June 30, 2014

In a major retrospective, the Museum of Modern Art examines the career of Sigmar Polke, a German artist who worked in breathtakingly different mediums and styles. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - 'TOMORROW'S WORLD' New York World's Fairs Exhibition Opens Tomorrow at Central Park
by BWW News Desk - June 25, 2014

Tomorrow's World: The New York World's Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park opens to the public on June 26 at the Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, and will be on view weekdays through August 27. Organized by Jonathan Kuhn, Parks Director of Art & Antiquities, and Jennifer Lantzas, Parks' Public Art Coordinator, the show is mounted on the occasion of the 75th and 50th anniversaries of the New York World's Fairs of 1939-40 and 1964-65. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the artwork! (more...)

Photo Flash: Gallery Henoch Presents Chris Armstrong's WHITE WASH and Daniel Greene's SHERIDAN SQUARE- CHRISTOPHER STREET
by BWW News Desk - June 24, 2014

Chris Armstrong's new painting, White Wash, proves that Armstrong is the master of the crashing wave. White Wash captures the wild energy of these crashing ocean waves, transmitting the felt sensation of ocean mist on the face on a bright, windy day. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MARK ROTHKO: THE WATERCOLORS Reveals the Delicate Side of a High-Drama Artist
by Patrick Kennedy - June 19, 2014

A new show at Pace Gallery finds Mark Rothko, one of the leading lights of Abstract Expressionsim, combining rigorous techniques, well-chosen influences, and bursts of originality all his own. (more...)

Photo Flash: Philanthropist & Jewelry Designer Joan Hornig Receives NECO Ellis Island Medal of Honor for Humanitarian Works
by BWW News Desk - June 04, 2014

On Saturday, May 10th, 2014, jewelry designer and philanthropist Joan Hornig, five time Heavyweight Champion of the World Evander Holyfield, hit reality series So You Think You Can Dance creator & celebrity judge Nigel Lythgoe, FOX Business Network Anchor and Global Markets Editor Maria Bartiromo, U.S. Representative Ed Royce, Fashion Designer Elie Tahari, Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr. Commander - U.S. Pacific Fleet, Secretary of State Senior Advisor and Former United States Ambassador to Italy David Thorne, National Guard Bureau Chief, General Frank J. Grass, USA, TV host and humanitarian Yue-Sai Kan, Grucci Fireworks, Felix Grucci, Tim Zagat, co-Founder, co-Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Zagat Survey and more than 100 other distinguished Americans gathered to receive the Ellis Island Medals of Honor. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ivan Toth Depeña's Public Art Installation, COLOR FIELD
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

“Color Field,” a new, permanent public art installation by artist Ivan Toth Depeña was installed May 17, 2014 at the Federal Center Station in Lakewood, Colorado, the third largest city in the Denver Metro area. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at PS/MS 89's Spring Arts Festival at The Williamsbridge School in The Bronx
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Public School/ Middle School (P.S./M.S.) 89 in the Northeast section of the Bronx will celebrate the arts in a big way during an evening of theater, music, dance and visual art on Friday June 6, 2014 at the school located at 980 Mace Avenue (between Williamsbridge Road and Colden Avenue) from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The evening's program will feature a gallery presentation of students' fine art and graphic design work, performances from talented vocalists as well as dramatic presentations, including an excerpt from 'High School Musical'. Joining the school for the festivities will be New York State Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj, a supporter of the arts in schools. Scroll down for a sneak peek at some of the artwork! (more...)

Photo Flash: Gallery Henoch's Spotlight on GARY RUDDELL
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

One of the wonderful things about mounting the current Spring Group Show at Gallery Henoch is having the opportunity to showcase the breadth of new work by our talented artists. This week we're highlighting Gary Ruddell's two new paintings, First Study for Leap of Faith, and First Study for Portrait of Marriage. Ruddell's narrative-driven paintings capture scenes reminiscent of a distant memory. Pulled out of the context of time and specific location, Ruddell's subjects are explorers in a dream-like landscape on the verge of a great discovery. Discover these striking paintings for yourself when you stop by the gallery. (more...)

Photo Flash: Usdan Work HOPE Wins First Prize at Holocaust Museum
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

'Hope,' a multi-panelled artwork created by three classes of visual art students at Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, was awarded a First Prize in the 2014 student art competition at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center in Glen Cove, Long Island. The work was designed and built during the summer of 2013 at the renowned summer arts day camp, which is also an agency of the UJA-Federation of New York. It was conceived as a visual metaphor for the chronology of events that precipitated the Holocaust and its aftermath. The Usdan winning prize, in the Multi-Media/Still category, was awarded at the Center on Sunday. May 18. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Photo Flash: Linda Lavin and Husband Steve Bakunas at FACES & PLACES Art Exhibit in SoHo
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Highly acclaimed actress, Linda Lavin, known widely for her hit '80s sitcom 'Alice' followed by her 'later life success' in a string of acclaimed Broadway performances, said just three weeks ago that she's determined to have her artist husband Steve Bakunas exhibit his lifelong anthology of portrait and landscape paintings, of which she's his favorite subject. Just last week, she got her wish when Bakunas hosted a private viewing of his body of work for the downtown art scene in the SoHo loft office of Nancy Trent. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Jewish Museum Revisits Post-Modern Breakthroughs with OTHER PRIMARY STRUCTURES
by Patrick Kennedy - May 05, 2014

An 'exhibition about an exhibition,' OTHER PRIMARY STRUCTURES both puts a new spin on a defining moment in modern sculpture and achieves entertaining experiences all its own. (more...)

BWW Reviews: GAUGUIN: METAMORPHOSES Celebrates Mastery Across Art Forms
by Patrick Kennedy - April 22, 2014

With its retrospective of Paul Gauguin's paintings, sculptures, prints, and wood carvings, the Museum of Modern Art provides an evenhanded yet enchanting view of a major modern innovator. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MAGRITTE: THE MYSTERY OF THE ORDINARY, 1926-1938 at The Art Institute of Chicago
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

René Magritte, the playful and provocative Belgian Surrealist who set out to create works that would 'challenge the real world' by making 'everyday objects shriek out loud,' is the focus of a major exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago: Magritte, The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938. The show opens June 24, 2014 and runs through October 13, 2014 in Regenstein Hall. A collaborative effort between three museums, the exhibition will make its final stop at the Art Institute following its premiere at The Museum of Modern Art in New York on September 28, 2013 and its current run at the Menil Collection, Houston. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Eric Zener's Solo Show at Gallery Henoch, Thru 5/17
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

Eric Zener's recent paintings will be exhibited at Gallery Henoch from April 24- May 17, 2014. An opening reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, April 26th, from 6-8pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Parrish Art Museum's Annual Spring Fling
by BWW News Desk - April 10, 2014

Over 350 guests flocked to Watermill for The Parrish Art Museum's annual Spring Fling community party, fundraiser and networking event this Saturday. Perhaps it's cabin fever or simply the thought that summer is a coming, the annual fete draws a crowd of local business professionals that relish the opportunity to greet old friends, share a cocktail with new ones and hit the dance floor all while knowing the importance of the event in raising funds for the Parrish Educational programs. (more...)

BWW Reviews: STRIKING RESEMBLANCE Brings Honest, Insigtful Portraiture to the Zimmerli Museum
by Patrick Kennedy - April 08, 2014

The genre-specific exhibition STRIKING RESEMBLANCE focuses on a difficult artform--the portrait--and reveals moments of enjoyment and enlightenment. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Fashion Institute's ELEGANCE IN AN AGE OF CRISIS Mixes Restraint and Ravishment
by Patrick Kennedy - April 04, 2014

In a new showcase, the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology focuses on the high-end dressmaking and tailoring that defined 1930s style. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside The Watermill Center's REFLECTIONS: ART & BEAUTY Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - April 03, 2014

The worlds of art, fashion, design, theater and media came together for “Reflections: Art & Beauty” a one-night- only exhibition of significant contemporary art works to benefit Robert Wilson's internationally acclaimed arts incubator The Watermill Center. Hosted by Sherle Wagner International, the premier source, world-wide, for luxury bath hardware, and bath accessories and the recently launched Fairweather Magazine dedicated to following La Dolce Vita world-wide, the Vernissage drew over 400 guests to the gorgeous showroom. A magnificent sculpture in painted and chromed steel, “Rev. E. Piscapalian Study” by the renowned John Chamberlain towered over attendees as they arrived and were greeted by Evan Geoffroy, CEO, Sherle Wagner, Alexandra Fairweather and Eric Goodman, co-founders Fairweather Magazine and Pinki Patel of The Watermill Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum's Five Exhibitions by Emerging and International Artists
by BWW News Desk - March 31, 2014

Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum presents five new curated exhibitions showcasing contemporary work by emerging and internationally recognized artists.Exhibitions will be celebrated at a free reception, Friday, May 9, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. in the museum courtyard. The reception will feature musical entertainment by Bluesman Mike and The Blues Review Band, light refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artists. Scroll down for a sneak peek at some of the art! (more...)

Photo Flash: Student Photography on Display at IN FOCUS, a 2014 Usdan Center Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - March 21, 2014

Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts (, the nationally acclaimed summer arts day camp once again named a 'Best Camp for 2013' by TimeOutNY/Kids, will present In Focus, a month-long exhibit of student photography now through Friday, April 4th, 2014 in the lobby gallery of 430 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022. Scroll down to check out some photos of students with their photography! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Spring Brings Outsider Art Fair to New York, May 8-11
by BWW News Desk - March 18, 2014

For twenty-one years, the Outsider Art Fair has been the world's foremost annual show of Outsider, Self-Taught, and Folk Art. And for twenty-one years, the Outsider Art Fair took place in winter. In 2014, for the first time, the Fair will take place in the spring, from May 8 - 11 at Chelsea's Center 548, the former home of the Dia Art Foundation, located at 548 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011. These dates coincide with the New York edition of Britain's Frieze Art Fair. (more...)

Photo Flash: Winners Announced for 'Mercer County Artists 2014' Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - March 17, 2014

The local arts community had a chance to meet, greet and enjoy the diverse, colorful and often poignant works of fellow artists at an Awards Reception for “Mercer County Artists 2014” on March 13. The exhibit is on display at the Gallery at Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road in West Windsor, through April 3. It features 96 works by 75 artists and includes oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings, as well as mixed media collages and sculptures in clay, found art, and recycled materials. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

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