~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




~LENA DUNHAM .. IT girl !!

talking about homegirls !!

LENA looks fab . . . in PAGE SIX, today !!


PHOTO: RUVEN AFANADOR for ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY c/o Page Six, NEW YORK POST – NOV 29, 2012

the caption says: “Lena Dunham looks fabulous in the new issue of of Entertainment weekly, in which JON HAMM endorses her talent .. and concludes: “I also hope she writes a really good part for an aging former TV star.”

read ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: ‘Entertainers of the Year: LENA DUNHAM’


LENA DUNHAM . . . writer, director, actress . . . real person !! and, comedian.
still photo from: TINY FURNITURE (2010)


did we forget to mention, and . . . real-life child of a New York City artist !!
LENA and her mom, real life photographer – LAURIE SIMMONS
still photo from: TINY FURNITURE (2010)

check out: ‘TINY FURNITURE’ (2010) – A FILM BY LENA DUNHAM

“Shalloooom. Hubba Hubba !! …. you look so pretty .”

and … happy to say …. it’s a pretty FAB TRAILER !!
and really FAB FAB MOVIE !!
you can catch it – on Netflix instants !!




~NYC Art Celebs … in the news: GREGORY CREWDSON & VITO SCHNABEL

oh, I can’t RESIST !!
big time – art world … fan news !!

FIRST UP: GREGORY CREWDSON !!

FILE UNDER: getting …. ‘Under the Roses’, yes !!

looks like I’m not the ONLY !! friggin person to love that movie – ‘GREGORY CREWDSON: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS’, an amazing on-all-levels, documentary film made on the life and work of the contemporary artist/photographer Gregory Crewdson – by BEN SHAPIRO.



GREGORY CREWDSON, photographed in SEPT 2008 at the RITA ACKERMANN OPENING, in CHELSEA. ANDREA ROSEN GALLERY, NYC

PHOTO BY & COPYRIGHT: NANCY SMITH
yep, it looks like, he just stepped out . . of the movie !!

. . . as word has it, gently drifting down to the Big Apple from Yale, where Crewdson teaches, even the photographer himself, is quite taken aback . . . by the snowballing success of the film.

which, yes has taken off. no thanks to the New York Post.

CREWDSON is reported to have said . . .

something to the effect that: the film catches him so intimately because . . . “the ‘guy’ (Ben Shapiro) followed me around for so long, I just thought it would never get made” . . . “so I let my guard down !!”
dive in the mystery pond, and swim those laps, baby !!

and yep, that’s one of the best parts of the film. New York Post be damned, you get to know Gregory, and his work – just like the back of your hand, or more succinctly like a days’ old t-shirt, that you even slept in, as well !!

the intimate portrait … contrasts nicely with, even stunningly so, with the, at times technical, but always enjoyable 3-D reveal on Crewdson’s work. which filmmaker and also photographer, Ben Shapiro treats us to, so generously. as he gently pulls the curtains open, on the extensive production, and secrets !! that go on behind-the-scenes of these frozen-in-time statements on the American ‘dream’.

10 years of archival footage is no joke. in fact, the documentarian Shapiro, meets the contrarian fantasy-maker Crewdson, head-on, in a kind of a cinematic … break-dance face-off.
fact spinner vs. fiction maker, and both men come up … smelling roses !!

one captivating little fact/thought … dropped so casually amongst many others, in the film … is that although enough production goes on behind-the-scenes in a Crewdson project as to make you think this was a big budget movie filming in your small town America main street … it’s NOT. the big diff is that Crewdson has to say it all in one frame. and the rest is the unspoken ‘mystery’.
and that is really what his (ironically) ‘hyper-realist’ work is all about: mystery, mystery and fear and loss.
in the film, he says something to the effect that: the big difference between what I do and the movies, is that I ‘don’t have to worry about taking the story past this one image’, I don’t have to write what happens next.

while Shapiro, the ‘bio-realist’ filmmaker, thanks to over 10 years of footage – moves backwards, and forward and sideways … like a cat.
the Speedies, anybody !! ha.

no surprise, the film has already popped back up on the big screen in New York City, where it is now playing at the Lincoln Cinema thru DEC 6.
don’t miss it. the sheer beauty of the imagery, shines out, on that big screen, for sure.
esp the ‘fog’ truck !!

see: ‘GREGORY CREWDSON: BRIEF ENCOUNTERS’ – LINCOLN CENTER
where they’ve got some great shots from the film, and therefore of Crewdson’s work – looping on a really nice – digital slideshow.

see: ‘GREGORY CREWDSON: BRIEF ENCOUNTERS’ – the official website & TRAILER
and note, the TRAILER is just, well … it isn’t really up to ‘speed’. . . the film is hundred thousand times – better. they should have rolled with more raw imagery, rather than the ‘sensational’ homeless guy ? just saying. in case it turns you off. NOT.

MEANWHILE . . . IN OTHER NEWS !!

ON A PERHAPS MORE MUNDANE – BUT EVEN MORE . . . ‘SENSATIONAL’, TABLOID-NEWS WORTHY NOTE !!

and even making international headlines . . . this morning !!

HOMEBOY, VITO SCHNABEL – is coming … up ‘roses’, too !!

they say he is hanging with … DEMI MOORE. you go, VITO !!

and sell some art while you are at – it !!

p.s. ASHTON KUTCHER – is said to be a big fan of …. ‘WE LIVE IN PUBLIC’ !! – so, I guess Demi is too ?

see: ‘Life After Ashton: 50 year-old Demi Moore ‘dating’ Elle Macpherson’s art dealer ex VITO SCHNABEL’ … DAILY MAIL ONLINE



new generation NYC art dealer VITO SCHNABEL at the opening of the second BRUCENNIAL 2012.

PHOTO BY & COPYRIGHT: NANCY SMITH.
POP-UP SPACE, DOWNTOWN GREENWICH VILLAGE, NYC. FEB 29, 2012

VITO SCHNABEL, Julian’s much liked eldest son, is best known here, in NYC – for his key association with the ‘rebel’ crew, aka BRUCE HIGH QUALITY FOUNDATION, that puts on the BRUCENNIAL SHOW, an underground head-to-head face-off with the staid Whitney Biennial attempt to keep up it’s severely faded and way past expiry date rep – as the cutting edge survey of the scene.

see: PIX & COMMENTARY – BRUCENNIAL 2012 – OPENING / artloversnewyork




~ARCHITECTURAL INVENTIONS .. BOOK LAUNCH TODAY – TUES NOV 27

MATT BUA & MAX GOLDFARB . . .

invite you to the launch party for their book: ‘ARCHITECTURAL INVENTIONS’ / TODAY – TUES NOV 27, 2012 / 7-9 PM

at: COLUMBIA’S STUDIO X – 180 VARICK ST – SUITE 1610 – LOWER MANHATTAN

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

born out of the drawingbuilding.org online archive, ‘Architectural Inventions’ is a compendium of unbuilt structures that only exist on paper. Including the work of architects, designers, and artists from around the world, the book reveals an array of alternatives, expansions, or critiques of our inhabited environments told through drawing.

highlighting visions that exist outside of established channels of production and conventions of design, ‘Architectural Inventions’ showcases multiplicity in concept and vision, fantasy and innovation. ~ press release

MATT BUA and MAXIMILIAN GOLDFARB will introduce the book with some brief remarks, and then, will invite all guests present – to contribute to a public discussion on themes relating to this work.

additionally the drawingbuilding archive will be presented as an ongoing slide show, and a limited quantity of books will be available for sale.
drinks will be provided.

to order ‘Architectural Inventions’ online please see: Laurence King Publishers

so . . .

the drawingbuilding website is totally – awesome, right on & a great web ‘journey’ – with a very diverse base & range . . . of thought and design !!

most def – check it out: drawingbuilding.org

here are just 2 samples:


from the mind, hand, & eye of: IAN McKAY in . . drawingbuilding


likewise: sketch by BLANE DE ST. CROIX .. in drawingbuilding

also see: MATT BUA: CATAMOUNT PEOPLE’S MUSEUM – CATSKILL, NY – pictorial archive on artloversnewyork


MATT BUA, CATAMOUNT PEOPLE’S MUSEUM, CATSKILL, NY
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH. SEPT 4, 2010, CATSKILL, NEW YORK.

P.S. SAVE THE DATE: SAT DEC 8, 2012 – STONE SYMPOSIUM in CATSKILL, NY
see: ‘Unknown Origins of the Engineered Stone Landscape in the Catskill Area and Beyond’




~Re-Surgo! .. MATHIEU DESJARDINS

‘McCarthy on the Air’ by MATHIEU DESJARDINS
Printed by GFELLER & HELLSGARD
at Re-Surgo!, BERLIN, 2012

2 color silkscreen – limited edition ‘Mini Zine’
printed on 170 g light yellow paper
16 pages, 15 x 11 cm. edition of 125, numbered.

see: ‘McCarthy on the Air’ by MATHIEU DESJARDINS – Re-Surgo!




~Re-Surgo! . . FRODO MIKKELSEN

and . . . check out:

‘Silver Skull Hunters’ by FRODO MIKKELSEN
a limited edition silkscreen book published & printed by Re-Surgo! . . . out of BERLIN
silver on black heavy paper
16 pages incl cover, 16 x 22 cm
edition of 130, signed & numbered

see: ‘Silver Skull Hunters’ by FRODO MIKKELSEN from Re-Surgo!




~Re-Surgo! . . ANNA HELLSGARD

while we are at it, also really like the zine by Re-Surgo! partner, ANNA HELLSGARD

‘Wool on Teufelsberg’ – ANNA HELLSGARD
Printed by Gfeller & Hellsgard, Re-Surgo!, BERLIN 2012
2 color silkscreen on 170 g light grey paper
16 pages, 15 x 11 cm, edition of 125, numbered.

see: ‘Wool on Teufelsberg’ – ANNA HELLSGARD / Re-Surgo!




~Re:Surgo! #05 curated by STO . . .

BERLIN imprint Re:Surgo! has just published a beautiful new silkscreened and handbound limited edition art book, curated by STO of CINDERS . . . featuring artwork by artists such as: BRIAN CHIPPENDALE, ALLYSON MELLBERG, KEVIN HOOYMAN, SUMI INK CLUB, KELIE BOWMAN, JESSE ROSE VALA, JULIEN LANGENDORFF, and JOHN ORTH.

Curated Series #05 by Sto
1 color silkscreen, 22 x 16 cm
24 pages + cover
edition of 125, numbered $14 USD

see: Curated Series #05 by Sto

check out: the background story . . . WITH LOTS of PIX – from the Re-Surgo! headquarters & print shop – in BERLIN !!

check out: Re-Surgo! – a BERLIN-based artist screenprint atelier run by ANNA HELLSGARD & CHRISTIAN GFELLER (formerly known as . . . BONGOUT)

if you are in BERLIN, you can check them out – in person:
In:Surgo! – Torstrasse 110, 10119 Berlin – Mitte, U8: Rosenthaler Platz


CURATED SERIES #05 by STO, Re-Surgo! / ARTWORK on COVER/RIGHT: KELIE BOWMAN


left: JESSIE ROSE VALA
right: BRIAN CHIPPENDALE


left: SUMI INK CLUB
right: KELIE BOWMAN


left & right: SUMI INK CLUB (LUKE & SARA from LUCKY DRAGONS)


left: JESSIE ROSE VALA
right: ALLYSON MELLBERG