Connect with us

Art

Events In January

Published

on

January gives you a chance to catch up on what you missed. If you still need to get your Christmas in Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio at MoMA is still on display until January 8th. Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio is a sweeping love letter to—and a towering achievement in—the craft of stop-motion animation.

The Origami Holiday Tree at the American Museum of Natural History is inspired by the theme “Beautiful Bugs.” The tree features specially created models inspired by the upcoming insectarium opening in Winter 2023 as part of the museum’s new Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and InnovationSome of the pieces decorating the greenery include long-legged grasshoppers, brilliantly colored butterflies and iridescent beetles, as well as those depicting iconic museum exhibits like the Blue Whale and Tyrannosaurus rex. You can see the tree with musuem admission through January 9th.

The Rockefeller Plaza tree is up until the second week of January!

GingerBread Lane at Essex Market is open through Sunday, January 15.

ONEDERLAND a mountaintop-inspiredcozy chalet lounge, gingerbread cafe and fun photo opp on the 100th floor of One World Trade Center runs through January 8th.

Titanic. The Exhibition at 526 6th Avenue by 14th Street is open until the end of January.

The new exhibit at New-York Historical Society Museum & Library all about Jewish deli’s. Pastrami sandwiches, knishes, bagels, pickles and babka are featured in “I’ll Have What She’s Having: The Jewish Deli,” It’s on view through April 2nd.

And don’t forget you can still ice skate all winter long.

1/1: Polar Bear Plunge. Time to brave the freezing waters of Coney Island, for a tradition that dates back 120 years! The Polar Bear Club New Year’s Day Plunge welcomes thousands of brave souls from NY to Paris and everywhere in between to check off one of the “coolest” events on their bucket-list. A great way for everyone to get involved in supporting our local non-profit organizations, every dollar donated helps makes a difference!

1/5: Three Kings Day-Parade. The parade features real camels, many colorful dolls and music through Harlem.

1/12 – 18: NYC Winter Jazzfest. The music marathon that takes place has become recognized as a crucial, unique New York nightlife offering, giving audiences full access to all participating venues from early evening, deep into the wee wee hours. Winter Jazzfest is an unparalleled experience for educated consumers of jazz, experimental sound and global creative impulses. In 2020, that meant welcoming 17,000 deeply engaged audience members.

1/15: globalFEST.Head to Lincoln Center for the 20th Festival! For twenty years the cultural catalysts at globalFEST have been opening minds and hearts to unexpected musical discoveries through their annual festival in what NPR Music calls “a thrill ride” with artists like Angelique Kidjo, Red Baraat, Tanya Tagaq and DakhaBrakha. globalFEST’s beloved, annual multi-stage event comes to David Geffen Hall giving audiences an opportunity to travel around the world through the venue’s unique spaces to celebrate the wonders of a world brimming with music that’s both innovative and deeply rooted. The New York Times has called the festival, “a joyful and often raucous celebration of diversity and culture’s uncanny knack for slipping through borders and stretching out roots underneath walls.”

1/16: Martin Luther King Day in NYC. Nearly one-fourth of NYC is African American, representing the largest Black population outside of an African city anywhere in the world. Accordingly, New York City’s culture is enriched by Black influences, and Black heritage can be found all around the city. One great way to mark the holiday is with a gospel performance at Sony Hall. The Harlem Gospel Choir is the most renowned gospel choir in America. You can see them live for a Martin Luther King Jr. Day Matinee on Monday, January 16th. Expect a concert full of “sounds that are unfettered, joyous, and inspirational.”

1/17 – 2/12: NYC Broadway Week 2023. This a great time to save BIG on the best of Broadway. Get two-for-one tickets to some of the City’s hottest Broadway shows.

1/17 – 2/12: NYC Winter Restaurant Week 2023. Over 380 participating restaurants.

You will be able to choose between a lunch and dinner option or a two/three-course meal at a reduced price. For NYC Restaurant Week, restaurants will offer three pricing options

  • for lunch ($30),
  • dinner ($45)
  • or $60 for both.

1/19 – 11/1: Richard Avedon: MURALS. The murals are society portraits. In them, Avedon assembles giants of the late twentieth century—members of Andy Warhol’s Factory, architects of the Vietnam war, and demonstrators against that war. At The Met.

1/22: Chinese New Year Parade. The parade goes down Mott and Canal Street. It then makes its way down East Broadway and head towards Manhattan Bridge, and ends at Sara D. Roosevelt Park. During the parade, there will also be smaller activities going on all around Chinatown.

1/26 -4/16: Beyond the Light: Identity and Place in Nineteenth-Century Danish Art. The exhibition features approximately 100 works from The Met collection, SMK – The National Gallery of Denmark, and several American collections, and highlights such artists as Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, Christen Købke, Constantin Hansen, Martinus Rørbye, and Vilhelm Hammershøi as well as lesser-known figures like Anton Melbye, Johan Thomas Lundbye, Peter Christian Skovgaard, and Heinrich Gustav Ferdinand Holm, among others. At The Met.

Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

Art

16 Year Old Artist Henri Reed’s Debut Exhibition at Lux Contemporary

Published

on

Lux Contemporary, the newest Chelsea gallery adjacent to Rolls Royce New York, will launch “Henri’s World,” a new solo exhibition by 16-year-old LA-based emerging artist, Henri Reed, on view from Friday, April 19th –  Sunday, May 19th at 270 11th Avenue in New York.

The gallery’s owner and renowned celebrity art dealer, Emanuel Friedman, will host an Invite-only artist reception on Thursday, April 18th from 5pm – 8pm. Expected attendees will include a selection of celebrities and pro athletes, who are collectors of Henri’s works.

Henri, who has already created buzz across the country with collectors in L.A., N.Y., Chicago and Miami, including Babyface, will also make his New York City debut as the featured artist at the New York International Auto Show at the Javits Center, where he has created “Year of the Draggin.” More than a painting, the work serves as a tribute to the thrill of drag racing and the spirited culture surrounding it, set in the Year of the Dragon.

Named to honor the enduring appeal of drag racing, this piece captures the essence of a timeless passion. While it fits into a show centered around cars, its significance goes beyond any specific moment in time. Instead, it invites viewers to experience the exhilaration of speed and competition, regardless of when they encounter it. As one admires “Year of the Draggin,” they’re not just looking at a painting—they’re feeling the pulse of a culture that spans generations. And while its creation may be rooted in a particular year, its impact promises to resonate far into the future, leaving viewers to wonder which era of drag racing it truly represents. The work will be spotlighted at the Manhattan Motor Cars booth, spotlighting all the biggest exotic brands like Rimac, Koenigsegg, Bugatti, Bentley, Porsche, Lamborghini and more.

The “Henri’s World” exhibit will take over Lux Contemporary’s gallery space, highlighting over a dozen impactful, large-scale canvases and wood works. The young artist’s highlighted works will include Completa, a work made of two weathered planks of wood that were lying around for weeks in Henri’s studio. He knew he wanted to use them and brought them together, aligning them side by side. With pencil in hand, he began to sketch, treating them not as separate entities but as a unified whole. This piece quickly became the artist’s favorite in the collection. Its significance extends beyond mere materiality, reflecting a profound truth about human connections. When we view others as individuals, we may see only their vulnerabilities. But when we come together, our collective strengths shine forth, overshadowing our weaknesses. “Completa” embodies this essence—the beauty of unity, the power of togetherness.

High on Heels, a depiction of the timeless bond between a loyal canine and its skeletal walker, going beyond life and death. The dog’s love and loyalty shine through, while the walker’s bones remind us of life’s fleeting nature. Yet, together, they show us that love can endure forever. One Million Dollar, a recreation of the dollar bill with a Henri spin pays homage to his brother with his favorite color being green and his birthday spotlighted within the piece. On April 17th, Henri will also be appearing as the featured artist at the New York Stock Exchange’s private gallery collection. He is the youngest artist to be shown in the gallery. The collection is curated by world-famous trader and extensive collector, the “Einstein of Wall Street”, Peter Tuchman. The NYSE’s gallery is seen by world leaders, business titans and foreign dignitaries.

“I paint with shadows and whispers, leaving clues for those who dare to decipher the riddles hidden in plain sight,” said Henri.

Henri’s artistic career began at the age of 14 when he found an old wooden crate in his family’s garage and asked his father if he could use it. Before his parents returned from their dinner that evening, Henri had dismantled the crate and finished an original piece using materials from around the house.  A local collector saw a photo of the piece on Henri’s Instagram and immediately commissioned Henri for a new piece for his own home.  Within the next week, Henri began selling artwork to collectors, including Hollywood celebrities, music stars, and business leaders.

In February 2024, Henri was signed by New York City’s Lux Contemporary Gallery, which has featured works by Banksy, KAWS, Daniel Arsham, Brendan Murphy, Mr. Brainwash, Enrique Cabrera, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Jonty Hurwitz, Robert Indiana, Jeff Koons, Robert Longo, Takashi Murakami, King Saladeen and Hunt Slonem. Henri is the first emerging artist that the gallery has represented.

Henri’s World will be on view from Friday, April 19th – Sunday, May 19th at Lux Contemporary at 270 11th Avenue in NY, adjacent to Rolls Royce New York.

Exhibition hours are Mondays -Saturday: 10 AM – 7 PM; Sunday: Closed and by appointment.

Continue Reading

Art

Playwright Mario Fratti’s Art for Sale

Published

on

Paintings and illustrations from the art collection of the Broadway show “Nine’s” playwright and critic Mario Fratti is for sale at Jadite Gallery on 10th Avenue.

Fratti was not just a playwright, educator and theater critic with the OCC and Drama Desk, but an art collector.

Fratti was born in L’Aquila, Italy on July 5, 1927. In 1962, he presented his one-act play Suicido at the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto and Lee Strasberg, a guest of the festival, was impressed by his work and invited him to stage it at the Actors Studio. He moved to New York in Hell’s Kitchen in 1963 and worked as a professor at Columbia University and Hunter College, where he was named Professor Emeritus of Italian Literature. Fratti is best known for writing the adaptation of Federico Fellini’s and further developing the musical NINE with Maury Yeston, that opened in 1982 and went on to win five Tony Awards.  Mario died last year at the age of 95.

The exhibit and sales at Jadite Gallery, follows the auction of some of Fratti’s collection. The most expensive piece is on diplay in the gallery’s window, Homage to Mario Fratti by Italian artist David Grazioso  $750. “Prices range from $75—the average is around $200. The sale of these pieces will fund the transposition and translation of newly discovered manuscripts.

Artwork from the Collection of Mario Fratti is on show at Jadite Gallery at 660 10th Avenue (between W46/47th St) until April 13. Opening hours are noon-6pm Tuesday to Saturday.

The art has been entrusted to trusted friend Roland Sainz and Jadite Gallery by renowned theater director and his daughter Valentina.

Continue Reading

Art

Midnight Moment Presents Life Forms

Published

on

Each midnight this April, Times Square’s screens become a portal into New York-based artist Tricia McLaughlin’s Life Forms, a humorous fantasy world filled with hard working mutant creatures who toil around the clock constructing an endless city. As these glassy-eyed creatures called “Phantasmachina” mount buildings and scale sidewalks, a threatening figure starts to approach. Undeterred, the organisms continue their Sisyphean task.

Crafted through painting and  3D animations, these life forms are inspired by biotechnology, prosthetics and the exploration of mutation. Striving to anthropomorphize geometry, McLaughlin imbues her community with not only emotions but also a sense of social responsibility.

A recorded musical score by David B. Smith and Omar Zubair will accompany McLaughlin’s Midnight Moment presentation on April 5, 2024 on Duffy Square.

Life Forms is presented in conjunction with McLaughlin’s exhibition phantasmachina, showcasing drawings, paintings and animations sponsored by En Foco at WallWorks Gallery in the Bronx, NY, from April 6–30, 2024. In addition, TFLR Contemporary will present an online exhibition of McLaughlin’s work, Out of the Abyss, from April 1–30, 2024.

Tricia McLaughlin is a physical and digital media artist exploring the transformative effects of technology on nature with unexpected consequences. Mutant creations where function follows form stem from McLaughlin’s intuitive repurposing of robotics, biotechnology, and aeronautics. As McLaughlin explains her process, “each painting and drawing begins as a collection of random marks on a page, allowing my subconscious mind to guide the initial creation. As the artwork develops, I start to see patterns and shapes arranging the chaos. Then I refine and define these elements, gradually transforming the initial marks into living, mechanical beings and/or structures.” Paintings are inserted into animation, 3D-designed constructions inspire paintings.

TFLR CONTEMPORARY is a gallery dedicated to exhibiting emerging and mid-career artists, both in the US and abroad. Exhibitions and curatorial projects are planned throughout the year in various venues and online platforms.

En Foco, Inc. presents U.S.-based photographers and digital imaging artists, focusing on women and people of African, Asian, Latino, Native American, and Pacific Islander heritage. Through exhibitions, workshops, events, and publications, it provides professional recognition, honoraria, and assistance as they grow into different stages of their careers.

The phantasmachina exhibition is co-presented by En Foco, Inc. and WallWorks Gallery, South Bronx, NYC.

Continue Reading

Art

Tony Bennett Auction Exhibition at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco

Published

on

Tony Bennett: A Life Well Lived,” exclusive exhibition opening at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, California, celebrating the legendary life and career of the iconic pop jazz vocalist before its two-day auction event by Julien’s Auctions taking place April 18th and Friday, April 19th, 2024 at Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame in Jazz at Lincoln Center. The free public exhibition opens April 8th and runs through April 10th (10am-6pm daily).The Fairmont San Francisco and Mr. Bennett have enjoyed a special relationship for decades. Mr. Bennett first performed his hit “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” in the Venetian Room at the hotel in 1961. The Fairmont San Francisco has had the honor and pleasure of welcoming Mr. Bennett and his family to the hotel for decades. The hotel also touts a special Tony Bennett suite that pays homage to his career and features several pieces of his artwork.Highlights of the exhibition include artifacts pertaining to the American songbook master’s life and career with his special link to San Francisco such as a San Francisco cable car bell award presented to Bennett for his instrumental role in saving the city’s iconic cable car system in the 1980s; a San Francisco Giants jacket worn by Bennett as the Texas Rangers faced the San Francisco Giants in Game 1 of the World Series in San Francisco, California, October 27, 2010 and his white personalized “Bennett” San Francisco Giants jersey; his original “Landscape San Francisco” watercolor painting; as well as record awards, a Grammy nomination plaque for his iconic hit, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” and more.

Continue Reading

Art

Rachel Rubenstein: Textures Tell a Tale Of Fascinating Distress

Published

on

Some things bright and charming are beaming through the early spring drizzle of the lower east side this month. Adjacent to the the damp daffodils of Allen Street’s center median please find Rachel Rubenstein’s sunny Californian canvases that therapeutically manage to make stress look quite appealing.

Beckoning from within FORMah Gallery, Rubenstein pressed then ripped, drizzled then dried. Scraped, then layered. Glazed and gelled and then layered again something sparkly here, then something gritty there. So many layers! Layers of benign linen in even strips, roughly pulled. Ripped canvas ribbons deliberately placed. Flying Irish pennants belying carelessness with concentrated effort.

But it is Rubenstein’s lilting use of color that, Siren like, calls the eye forth in gentle, soothing transitions only to become hopelessly ensnared in her seemingly endless textures. Happily, these are uplifting palettes, for the most part. The canvases are intermittently shimmering and evocative of a rosy dawn, a moody sea, a golden sunset, a turquoise lagoon, so smoothly massaged are the bridges of her hues.

As a whole, the show feels very Malibu. That is, an overarching breezy west coast ease that requires closer inspection to notice the relentless micro-efforts-over-time involved in its creation.

However, one particular canvas hits differently, this one strikingly evocative of a city scape. “Time And Love And You” is like graffiti and neon crayoned over brick with Fisher-Price abandon. Three isolated shapes in stark primary colors. Implying perhaps sun, water, earth in a chunky, urban visual haiku.

“Time And Love And You”

It was our least favorite of the delightful show, like tearing away from the Pacific Coast Highway onto the 405. Perhaps because of its deliberate visual break from the otherwise seamless collection, this canvas had an outsider feel all its own. And thus becomes the most impactful piece in the entire display.

FORMah Gallery

CONNECTED TO ALL THAT IS Rachel Rubenstein
FORMah Gallery
On view through April 13, 2024

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2023 Times Square Chronicles

Times Square Chronicles