~MEANWHILE, back in NYC . . . LENA RULES !!

it started to snow heavy, but then it turned … to rain ?
but one thing’s for sure – the city’s love affair with home girl LENA – continues to burn strong !!


the ad campaign for the new season of ‘GIRLS’ – just went up on (mostly non-functional !!) payphones thru-out the city, or at least – for sure in Chelsea !!


LENA’S says: I RESOLVE NOT TO LET GUYS TREAT MY HEART LIKE MONKEY MEAT.


of course, JEMIMA has the f-u-n-n-i-e-s-t / and truest !! – last words !!
I RESOLVE TO NOT FLIRT WITH MY BOSS.


on the BOY side of things we have: CALL OF DUTY ?!!
the game of choice of the Newton Town School MASSACRE SHOOTER – so I’m not sure what that all means .. about the males in this town, (“it’s just the demographic” ???), but apparently the ‘GIRLS’ – aren’t far off on calling .. their social skills.

at any rate, one other thing’s for sure, just a casual stroll in this high-octane town is a high-end graphics design showcase, at every turn – any which way you look.


the COCA-COLA ‘SANTA’ campaign this year – was particularly sweet . . .


love how that COKE bottle is nestled – in the bow.
you gotta give it to the pros – they earn their dough.

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH. NEW YORK CITY, DEC 2012.
the payphone street ad photos – via iPhone
the ‘Santa’ pix – via a sweet little CANON POINT & SHOOT/ELPH




~MERRY CHRISTMAS . . .

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL . . .

PHOTO BY: KATE CERIGO, WISCONSIN. DEC 22, 2012
via iPhone




~GREETINGS from .. WISCONSIN . . .

to all my friends, from KATE CERIGO . . .

There’s a big snow blizzard, here … today !!

PHOTO BY: KATE CERIGO, WISCONSIN. DEC 20, 2012
(taken with an iPhone bye the way…)
POSTED TO ARTLOVERSNEWYORK BY KATE CERIGIO. DEC 22, 2012/9:14PM




~FIFTY AND FIFTY … OPENING TODAY / TUES DEC 18

DAN CASSARO INVITES YOU TO:

FIFTY AND FIFTY – THE STATE MOTTOS PROJECT
A CURATED PROJECT BY DAN CASSARO
FIFTY LEADING DESIGNERS AND ILLUSTRATORS REIMAGINE THEIR HOME STATE’S MOTTO
OPENS TUES DEC 18, 2012 / 7-10 PM
the show runs thru FEB 1, 2013
ACE HOTEL – 20 W. 29th ST – CHELSEA, NYC

see: FIFTY AND FIFTY

while you are there, don’t miss: DAN CASSARO’S OWN (STUDIO) PAGE – YOUNG JERKS (!!)

see: the work/gallery

& to see: the complete list of FIFTY FIFTY contributors/the show roster




~UNTITLED TYPE INVITATIONAL … OPENING TUES DEC 11

NOTE: DEC 18, 2012: I had a great time. got tons of great pix !! it was a real fun opening.
lots of fresh work, new faces. bright ideas. it was about design, but it was not purely graphic, and it certainly wasn’t … static.
people were really trying to say stuff, personal stuff, and stuff about society . . . plus the mulled cider was … well, mighty fine.
sorry – working a 24/7 holiday gig to pay the b-i-l-l-s. you know … it’s called: reality.
but, hope to resume posting the photo coverage shortly.
so – check back, soon. ~ NANCY SMITH
& shout out to: BRANDON ELIVAN JOHNSON & ALEX CRUZ !!
fun talkin’ to y’all, SVA students are the b-e-s-t . . .

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RICHARD MEHL INVITES YOU TO THE:

untitled
type
invitational
show
OPENING TUES DEC 11, 2012 / 7-9 PM
the show runs thru DEC 30, 2012
‘sNice – 45 8th AVE – WEST VILLAGE, NYC




~SHADOWS THROUGH A PRISM – PART I

‘Shadows Through a Prism’ – a group show curated by HEIDI HAHN
opened NOV 30, 2012
the show runs thru DEC 14, 2012
109 GALLERY – 109 BROADWAY – SOUTH WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN, N.Y.

PHOTOS FROM THE OPENING:


from left:
JAMES MILLER, HEIDI HAHN who is the show’s curator, CHRIS WATTS, and NICHOLAS STEINDORF at the opening, ‘Shadows Through a Prism’. NOV 30, 2012.


OLOF INGER, an artist in the show . . . pointing to his monoprint on paper, ‘Untitled (cardboard box)’.


OLOF INGER, ‘Untitled (cardboard box)’, 2012. monoprint on paper/cardboard box, 21 x 44 in.


OLOF INGER, ‘Untitled (pizza box)’, 2012. monoprint on paper/pizza box, 22 x 22 in.
pizza box, yes !!


from left:
NICHOLAS STEINDORF, ALAN FLEMING, and MICHAEL FLEMING.


ISABELLE RANCIER and JANIRA MARTINEZ.


KRYSTEN KOEHN, ’53 Avenue des Gobelins’, 2012. collograph on paper. 14 x 18 in.
(one of 2 pieces)

PHOTOS BY: KATE CERIGO
POSTED TO ARTLOVERSNEWYORK BY KATE CERIGO, THURS, DEC 6, 2012 / 11:42PM




~SHADOWS THROUGH A PRISM – PART II

MORE PIX FROM THE OPENING NIGHT . . . . with a last set of photos – to post shortly.

‘Shadows Through a Prism’ – a group show curated by HEIDI HAHN
opened FRI NOV 30, 2012
the show runs NOV 30 – DEC 14, 2012
109 GALLERY – 109 BROADWAY – SOUTH WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN, N.Y.


109 Gallery owner RYAN KRAUSE, with ‘Shadows Through a Prism’ artist CLAUDIA CORTINEZ.


CLAUDIA CORTINEZ, ‘within a hairsbreadth’, 2012. mirror in a wooden frame.
12 x 29 x 2 in.


CLAUDIA CORTINEZ, ‘within a hairsbreadth’, 2012.


GENEVIEVE CLIFFORD and NICHOLAS STEINDORF.
Nicholas Steindorf has a video projection, and a painting on panel, in the show.

GENEVIEVE CLIFFORD is a clothing designer – check out her work, here: genevieveclifford


NICHOLAS STEINDORF, ‘Yellow’, 2012. 3 minute video and construction paper.
dimensions variable.

NICHOLAS STEINDORF . . . “has created a video installation that plays with the idea of a self-collapsing recurring system. In the video we see an egg being cooked, or perhaps cooking itself. As the video loops, and the colors and images become distorted, we expect the egg to disintegrate and implode, instead it regenerates in a sort of digital breakdown of timelessness.” – press release


NICHOLAS STEINDORF, ‘Yellow’.


NICHOLAS STEINDORF, ‘Untitled’, 2012. acrylic and digital print on panel.
11 x 14 in.

PHOTOS BY: KATE CERIGO
POSTED TO ARTLOVERSNEWYORK BY KATE CERIGO, WED DEC 5, 2012 / 7:27AM




~SHADOWS THROUGH A PRISM – PART III

‘Shadows Through a Prism’ – a group show curated by HEIDI HAHN
Nov 30 – Dec 14, 2012
109 Gallery – 109 Broadway – South Williamsburg, BROOKLYN, N.Y.

PHOTOS FROM THE OPENING – FRI, NOV 30, 2012 – & MORE PHOTOS POST SHORTLY !!


JAMES MILLER, with his painting, ‘Afterstudy: (Above) Groping Through a Limestone Cave’, 2012.
10 x 8 in. oil and enamel on MDF.


JAMES MILLER, ‘(Above) Groping Through A Limestone Cave’, 2012. 33 x 24 in.
Mixed media on MDF.


LAUREN SEIDEN, beside her ‘Other Spaces’ series, graphite on paper.


detail, LAUREN SEIDEN, ‘Other Spaces’, 2012. graphite on paper.


KRYSTEN KOEHN, at the ‘Shadows Through a Prism ‘ opening . . . beside her work.


(top) detail, KRYSTEN KOEHN, ‘Untitled’, 2012. 24 x 84 in.
monoprint/ghostprint (two pieces)


(bottom) detail, KRYSTEN KOEHN, ‘Untitled’.
monoprint/ghostprint (two pieces).

PHOTOS BY: KATE CERIGO
POSTED TO ARTLOVERSNEWYORK BY: KATE CERIGO, MON DEC 3, 2012 / 11:46PM




~109 OPENING TO-NITE – FRI NOV 30

109 presents:

‘Shadows Through a Prism’ – curated by HEDI HAHN – OPENING FRI NOV 30, 2012 / 7-10 PM

featuring work by:

CLAUDIA CORTINEZ, OLOF INGER, KRYSTEN KOEHN, JAMES MILLER, LAURA SEIDEN, & NICHOLAS STEINDORF.

the show will run thru DEC 14, 2012

109 GALLERY – 109 BROADWAY – SO. WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN, NY

Gallery Hours: THURS-SUN 12-7 PM / MON 7-10 PM

IMAGE: JAMES MILLER – ‘Above’, 2012.




~CARROLL DUNHAM: all in the family !!

caught the CARROLL DUNHAM opening at BARBARA GLADSTONE last night.
and, you know what ?
the big, bad, bold, colorful, and downright raunchy paintings – were fab !!

I heard it was an auspicious full moon last night – ripe for changing opinions and set ways – so, I’m on it !!
doing 360s on every level . . . .

yep, for sure … caught CARROLL DUNHAM, his daughter LENA .. aka the It Girl !!
her mom, photographer LAURIE SIMMONS, and, of course … the ‘little’ sis, GRACE … at the opening !!

CARROLL DUNHAM
opening Nov 28, 2012
the show runs Nov 28, 2012 – Jan 19, 2013
GLADSTONE GALLERY – 515 West 24th St – Chelsea, NYC


CARROLL DUNHAM obliges a fan . . . .


CARROLL DUNHAM at the opening of an exhibit of new paintings . . . at Gladstone Gallery, NYC. NOV 28, 2012

Carroll Dunham was born in 1949 and currently lives and works in New York and Connecticut. He has been the subject of numerous one-person exhibitions, including a mid-career retrospective at the New Museum in New York and an exhibition of paintings and sculptures at Millesgarden in Stockholm. His work has been included in several Whitney Biennnials and in ‘Disparaties and Deformations: Our Grotesque’, SITE Santa Fe’s fifth biennial curated by ROBERT STORR. ~ press release


LENA DUNHAM . . . . New York’s big break-out star at her dad’s opening.
what, me famous ?


gallerist BARBARA GLADSTONE, left, with … photographer LAURIE SIMMONS, who just happens to be Lena Dunham’s real life … artist mom.


GRACE DUNHAM, the real life little sis from ‘TINY FURNITURE’.


CARROLL DUNHAM, ‘Next Bathers, five (dive)’, 2012
mixed media on linen. 88-1/4 x 68-1/4 in.


detail, CARROLL DUNHAM, ‘Next Bathers, five (dive)’.


detail, CARROLL DUNHAM, ‘Next Bathers, five (dive)’.

see: more PIX from the installation – on the gallery website.

PHOTOS BY & COPYRIGHT: NANCY SMITH