Category Archives: Exhibitions

Gowanus Open Studios 2013

The weeks before the Gowanus Open Studios found us tooling about town, as most everyone, taking in the fall season shows. We left the compiling of ‘must see’ lists to others. Generally because what we saw was big — big … Continue reading

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A weekend with Curious Matter

We’ve been busy here at Curious Matter –– an exhibition of work by Arthur Bruso in the gallery, Le Bouquiniste, our small & independent press kiosk is back in town, and a special installation from the Department of Reparative History. … Continue reading

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Joey Parlett at Curious Matter

Your last opportunity to see “There’s a Moon in the Sky, It’s Called the Moon!” is this coming Sunday, September 15. The exhibition includes images and objects culled from the Curious Matter archives, and features works from artist Joey Parlett’s … Continue reading

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AIDS in New York: The First Five Years

In a few small rooms tucked in the back of the second floor at the New-York Historical Society the first five years of AIDS in New York are examined. Those years were also my first five in New York. A … Continue reading

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ArtBloc has landed…

Infinite possibilities within a limited space, that’s ArtBloc – two steel shipping containers parked in an otherwise empty, dirt and gravel lot. Adjacent to Hamilton Park in downtown Jersey City, ArtBloc has become home to an on-going series of contemporary art … Continue reading

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National Academy Vs. Morgan Library

Theme for the day: former mansion residences currently serving as museums. First stop: National Academy. Their exhibitions don’t often tempt us. But, we’re fond of its Beaux Arts-style building. We also respect their decorous sense of tradition. When we visit … Continue reading

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Vincent Como at Minus Space

We arrived just as Matthew Deleget, Founder/Director of Minus Space, was opening the gallery on a recent Saturday. Since we were early we had the opportunity to enjoy the ritual of the lighting of the candles. Our Roman Catholic backgrounds … Continue reading

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Relic Hunting: Chelsea

Gordon Matta-Clark, Above and Below, at David Zwirner, April 2 – May 4, 2013; Richard Hughes at Anton Kern Gallery, April 12 – May 18, 2013

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Matthew Jensen at Wave Hill

We like to talk with fellow artists just about as much as anything. And yet, the ‘Artist’s Talk’ often feels like such a dutiful exercise. Fortunately, this past Sunday Wave Hill’s visual art curator, Gabriel de Guzman, was on hand … Continue reading

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Danh Vo and Martin Wong

An installation culled from the collection of objects assembled by artist Martin Wong (1946-1999) was presented in a side gallery at the Guggenheim by artist Danh Vo. We were left most curious about how the vast accumulation would look in … Continue reading

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