Resist LED-Deli sign by Luke Murphy lukelab.com

~HENRY CHAPMAN OPENS NEW GALLERY / INAUGURAL OPENING / ‘THE GOOD INTENT’ / OPENS WED JUNE 5

GREAT GOING !!!!!

WRITER & PAINTER HENRY CHAPMAN & partner/wife LAURA MacMILLAN are opening what’s sure to be a very cutting edge gallery:
GUEST GALLERY / 1451 DEAN ST, CROWN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN, NY 11213

Witness the inaugural exhibit, ‘THE GOOD INTENT’ / OPENING . . . . THIS WED JUNE 5th / 6 – 8 PM

“curated by American artist RYAN KISH, the show titled ‘The Good Intent’ . . takes its title from a pub he (Kish) frequented while living in London and painting at the Turps Banana Studio Program. Extending the fellowship he found there, the show brings together artists at different stages of their careers and engaged in strikingly individual and expansive approaches to contemporary painting.”
~GUEST GALLERY

‘THE GOOD INTENT’ . . .
with: PHILLIP ALLEN, JOSHUA ARMITAGE, ZOE CARLON, DIDO HALLETT, MARK JACKSON, RYAN KISH, & ANNE RYAN
CURATED by GUEST CURATOR: RYAN KISH
POSTER IMAGE by: ZOE CARLON / ‘Primula II’, oil on aluminum
(image courtesy of the artist and South Parade)

GUEST GALLERY
1451 Dean St., Crown Heights, Brooklyn NY USA
. . . thru AUGUST 11, 2024


PHOTO via Instagram @guest.gallery


PHOTO via Instagram @guest.gallery


PHOTO via INSTAGRAM @ guest.gallery


PHOTO via Instagram @guest.gallery



~SONIA RUSCOE / ‘THRILL’ / at / the newly relocated NONCHALANT / CATSKILL, N.Y. / music performance SUNDAY JUNE 2

I missed posting about Sonia’s opening last weekend . . .
due to a heat-related power outage just as I was about to / and, great poster by Sonia !!
great title, too !!

BUT, GOOD NEWS !! the show will be up for a month.
The new Nonchalant location, 393 Main St., Catskill, New York, 12414 / will be open this weekend, (June 1 & 2, 2024),
from 12 to 5pm / with a musical performance on Sun June 2 evening . . .

great poster by OTTO OHLE who also runs Nonchalant.

OTHERWISE,
it’s weekends 12-5pm, or by appointment



~BLINN & LAMBERT / in ‘Means of Production’ / LUNCH HOUR

up thru July 31, 2024
more of a creative collective pop-up than an established gallery space /
best to schedule an appointment or attend a scheduled event.
see: LUNCH HOUR

the collaborative duo Blinn & Lambert / aka NICHOLAS STEINDORF & KYLE WILLIAMS
are showing a new projection at: ‘MEANS of PRODUCTION’/ LUNCH HOUR
great setting !!!

PHOTO BY: Anjuli Rathod / (@anjuli.rathod) via Instagram Story @blinn_and_lambert



~BLINN & LAMBERT, MARTHA TUTTLE & many others / ‘MEANS of PRODUCTION’ / LUNCH HOUR / MAY 18 – JULY 31, 2024

BLINN & LAMBERT (NICHOLAS STEINDORF & KYLE WILLIAMS) / MARTHA TUTTLE & Many Others . . . .

‘MEANS OF PRODUCTION’
OPENING: SAT MAY 18, 2024 / 6 – 9 pm
LUNCH HOUR at the Sheerly Touch-Ya and Shishanwu LLC Warehouse
74-12 88th Street, Glendale NY 11385



~DASH SNOW & DAN COLEN / FLASHBACK to 2006 !!

DASH SNOW opens ‘Silence of The Only True Friend That Shall Never Betray You’ at now defunct Rivington Arms, LES, NYC.
ARCHIVAL PHOTO by: Nancy Smith, NYC, Sept 7, 2006.

DASH SNOW with DAN COLEN (right)
at the same opening.
ARCHIVAL PHOTO by: Nancy Smith, NYC, Sept 7, 2006.

ALL PHOTOS COPYRIGHT: NANCY SMITH



~Joe BRADLEY, LUKE MURPHY & others / ‘EARLY MAN 2’ / THE HOLE TRIBECA / MAY 3 – JUNE 22, 2024

‘EARLY MAN 2’ – group exhibition
THE HOLE TRIBECA – 86 WALKER STREET, NYC, NY 10013
HRS: TUES – SAT / 11AM – 6PM


JOE BRADLEY, ‘Untitled, (Human Form)’, 2010
Silkscreen on canvas, diptych / each 96 x 63 in.


LUKE MURPHY, ‘FirePile 3.0’, 2024
LED Matrix Panels, wood stretcher bars, wire, video hardware, software, code, / 28 x 25 x 24 in.

ALL PHOTOS ABOVE COURTESY: KATHY GRAYSON / THE HOLE GALLERY



~CHRIS RETSINA . . NOW


IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM @cretsina, CHRIS RETSINA, “Shocked”, April 30, 2024 !PM



~TAYLOR McKIMENS …’Laying it On Thick / Le Mont Art Space / TAIWAN

recently … FEB 24 – March 24, 2024

TAYLOR McKIMENS, ‘The One AND The Only’, 2024.
Oil on Stretched Canvas / 20 in x 16 in.
Photo via Instagram @taylormckimens

TAYLOR McKIMENS / ‘Laying It On Thick’/ Le Mont Art Space, Kaohsiung, TAIWAN



~’LUKE MURPHY: PROMISED LIGHT’ / CANADA GALLERY / MARCH 5 – APRIL 13, 2024

recently at CANADA . .

photo courtesy of the artist



~JACOB JACKMAUH, DOMINIC PALARCHIO, WILFREDO PRIETO . . ‘YOU DON’T MATTER GIVE UP’ / SUBTITLED NYC / PIX FROM THE OPENING

SUBTITLED NYC . . . . PRESENTS:
‘YOU DON’T MATTER GIVE UP’ /
JACOB JACKMAUH, DOMINIC PALARCHIO, WILFREDO PRIETO
DEC 15 – JAN 21, 2024
113 FRANKLIN ST., 2nd FLOOR / GREENPOINT, BROOKLYN, NYC 11222
HRS: THURS-SUN / 1 – 6 PM & BY APPOINTMENT

PIX FROM THE OPENING – FRI DEC 15 . . . PHOTOS BY NANCY SMITH


JACOB JACKMAUH, at the opening . . .
‘YOU DON’T MATTER GIVE UP’, Subtitled NYC.
Dec 15, 2023.


JACOB JACKMAUH, ‘3137548’, 2023
cast aluminum, varnish, hardware
5-5/8 x 7-3/4 x 2 in.


JACOB JACKMAUH, ‘Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timely’, 2023
rubber hooks, hardware
5-1/8 x 4-3/4 x 2 in.


DOMINIC PALARCHIO, ‘Untitled’, 2023
camera, oil, wick
5 x 8 x 4.75 in.
note: that is a flickering flame, the camera has been modified to become a functional, oil burning lamp.


DOMINIC PALARCHIO, with his modified camera / lamp, as it was presented, on the floor,
at the opening of, ‘YOU DON’T MATTER GIVE UP’/ a 3 person show at Subtitled NYC, Dec 15, 2023.


on the wall:
DOMINIC PALARCHIO, ‘Untitled’, 2020
altered wood, urethane, polyester
5 x 16 x 3 in.
Dominic jumps between . . hot, and cold.


Dominic had a dedicated fan base at the opening, one of whom was very helpful,
bringing up his website, and explaining how the ‘oil lamp’ concept works.
in this case a real work shoe, was modified with an interior plastic bottle that held the oil, that fed the wick, that made . . the light.


WILFREDO PRIETO, ‘Egg and 8 Ball’, 2016
egg, pool ball, also presented . . on the floor.
2.4 x 4.3 x 2.4 in.
“Through this exhibition questions – with no answers or solutions – are explored about contemporary culture’s underlying structures with subtle gestures and open metaphors.”
~from the exhibition mission statement written by: JAMIE STERNS


from left:
ABBY LLOYD, LINA McGINN, and CHRIS RETSINA,
at the ‘YOU DON’T MATTER GIVE UP’ opening, Subtitled NYC,
Dec 15, 2023.
note: Lina McGinn is the current co-director, with JACOB JACKMAUH, of ART LOT BROOKLYN.
Abby Lloyd and Chris Retsina just presented, and organized the wildly successful / performance-heavy,
community-centered, art party: ‘THE A LOT FAIR’, at ART LOT BROOKLYN, this past Oct 15, 2023.


cute animals interacting with humans, this is a show . . . “confronting viewers with paradoxes inherent in understanding our world through materiality, form, and the cyclical miasmic undertow of systems of power and dominance.”
~JAMIE STERNS, exhibition statement

that is some part, or one view . . of the large, actually distressed, but could be / would be cute . .
verging on life-sized, stand-alone sculpture by JACOB JACKMAUH.
JACOB JACKMAUH, ‘Pony’, 2023.
discarded factory mold, moss, lichen, dirt, hardware
15 x 52-1/4 x 57-1/2 in.
“Jacob Jackmauh’s work is rooted in a tactile engagement with the artifacts of mass manufacturing such as factory molds, cheap toys, and disposable merchandise.”
~JAMIE STERNS, exhibition statement


Subtitled NYC, is a project space run by . . JAEJOON JANG.
Photo: Nancy Smith / NYC, Dec 15, 2023.

‘YOU DON’T MATTER GIVE UP’ . . .
is a fully brilliant summation of Year 2023, and our . . fraying world,
the deceivingly simple sculpture / images – give us all, a lot – to think, about.

PHOTOS & TEXT BY: NANCY SMITH



~JACOB JACKMAUH, DOMINIC PALARCHIO, WILFREDO PRIETO / ‘YOU DON’T MATTER GIVE UP’ / SUBTITLED / BROOKLYN / OPENS FRI DEC 15′ /

OPENING FRI DEC 15 . . . 6 – 8 PM

‘YOU DON’T MATTER GIVE UP’ /
JACOB JACKMAUH, DOMINIC PALARCHIO, WILFREDO PRIETO
DEC 15 – JAN 21, 2024
SUBTITLED, 113 FRANKLIN ST., GREENPOINT, BROOKLYN, NY 11222

POSTER DESIGN BY: SOYEON KWON



~DIY HOLIDAY WREATH by PAT ROSA / ‘CIRCLES of FRIENDSHIP’ / PINE HILL COMMUNITY CENTER / UPSTATE NY / LIVE AUCTION SAT DEC 9

THE LIVE BIDDING STARTS at: 2 PM, and runs thru .. 4 PM
SAT DEC 9, 2023

‘CIRCLES of FRIENDSHIP’ . . .
a Fund Raiser for – The Pine Hill Community Center, Upstate NY
“one-of-a-kind wreaths, made for year round display, handcrafted by – some of the finest artists in the Catskills” . . . there are 40 wreaths on display / Bidding starts at $35.
Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main Street, Pine Hill, NY 12465


WREATH BY: PAT ROSA, ‘IT TAKES A VILLAGE’, 2023
one-of-a-kind, hand-made wreath, multi-media /
“check out all the perfect, tiny buildings – replicas of buildings to be found in Pine Hill now, including our historic library.”

note: Photos courtesy of JAN ALBERT via IG / @ophelia1


detail
and, oh: that gray building in the center, veering off towards the right / with the teeny tiny festive wreath of its own, is a recreation of – the aforementioned historic . . Pine Hill Public Library !!
Pine Hill, NY is a pretty small town itself, properly termed a ‘hamlet’, with a total population of 275 !!
it is in the western part of the town of Shandaken, in Ulster County, Upstate New York.


detail
this sweet little building, is a miniature replica of the actual Pine Hill Community Center, in Pine Hill, Upstate NY.


the actual, Pine Hill Community Center, upstate NY . . !!
check it out: PINE HILL COMMUNITY CENTER, UPSTATE NY
you’ll be surprised by the all the wonderful programs . . !!
from a ceramics studio, to reclaimed stitching projects, even a bagel baking class / local farmers market days, various music, and exercise sessions, including Gentle Yoga to Pilates, and of course plenty of fab programs for kids, from crafts thru air hockey, pool, and ping pong.
photo courtesy JAN ALBERT, via IG / @janophelia1



~DIY HOLIDAY WREATH by AMY SILBERKLEIT / ‘CIRCLES of FRIENDSHIP’ / PINE HILL COMMUNITY CENTER / UPSTATE NY / SAT DEC 2 – SAT DEC 9

DIY . . . WREATH ?
this one by AMY SILBERKLEIT, would be my pick – tiny houses, and all . . . !!!

‘Circles of Friendship’ . . .
a Fund Raiser for – The Pine Hill Community Center, Upstate NY
“one-of-a-kind wreaths handcrafted by – some of the finest artists in the Catskills”
running: Sat Dec 2 – Sat Dec 9, 2023
Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main Street, Pine Hill, NY 12465

OPENING RECEPTION – SAT DEC 2, 2023 / 3 – 5 PM

the BIG BLOW-OUT / CLOSING PARTY & LIVE, FINAL AUCTION – is a week later, on SAT DEC 9th !!
festivities will begin at noon with the Chili Festival & Baked Goods Sale . . /
our “amazing thrift shop” will be open & there will be live music by the Catskill Jazz Quartet.

note: The wreaths all start at $35 / visitors can bid up from there, starting at the opening reception,
this SAT DEC 2, and continuing thru to the following SAT DEC 9th, when the final auction bidding will take place, LIVE at 2 PM.
FYI: this event will close at 4 PM on Sat Dec 9th.


HAND-MADE WREATH by AMY SILBERKLEIT – for the PINE HILL COMMUNITY AUCTION / FUND RAISER
Photo courtesy: JAN ALBERT via IG / @janophelia1



~SOHO BOYS & SAM GROSSINGER + NICK JORGENSEN / SECRET POUR / BROOKLYN / TUE NOV 28 / 8PM

GIVE ME YOUR MONEY CO. PRESENTS:

SOHO BOYS & SAM GROSSINGER + NICK JORGENSEN

TUES NOV 28, 2023 / 8 PM
SECRET POUR, 1114 DEKALB AVE., BROOKLYN NY 11221



~NOAH BECKER, AL DIAZ, IRIS JAFFE / NOT FOR THEM / BROOKLYN

WHITEHOT MAGAZINE & NOT FOR THEM Present:

‘BEGGARS BANQUET 2’,
OPENING MON NOV 20, 2023 / 6 – 9 PM
NOT FOR THEM, 28 LOCUST STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11206
email: Noah@whitehotmagazine.com for installation images /
or to make an viewing appointment


NOAH BECKER – NEW PAINTINGS . . .
‘Two Figures in Hats’, 2023
oil on canvas / 48 x 36 in.
image via Instagram @notforthemnyc

PHOTOS FROM THE OPENING – BY NANCY SMITH


NOAH BECKER, with a new painting,
‘Two Figures’, 2023
oil on canvas / 48 x 36 in.
Not For Them Gallery / Project Space, Brooklyn. Nov 20, 2023.


AL DIAZ, Not For Them, Brooklyn. Nov 20, 2023.
“DIAZ . . is a first generation street artist who founded the graffiti writing duo SAMO with Jean-Michel Basquiat in the 1970s, before Basquiat soared to the heights of the art world then flamed out just as quickly, the victim of a heroin overdose at 27. In recent years, Diaz has emerged from Basquiat’s shadow with an extensive series of works that feature fonts used for signage across New York City’s massive subway network…”
~Not For Them


AL DIAZ with his paintings / at Not For Them, Brooklyn. Nov 20, 2023.


AL DIAZ – TEXT PAINTING:
‘Multiple SAMO Writings’, 2023
paint marker, acrylic paint on wood panel / 24 x 32 in.


AL DIAZ paintings at left, NOAH BECKER painting, at right.


IRIS JAFFE painting of Van Gogh . . . & art world commercialization in general, Bravo !!
IRIS JAFFE, ‘Fanatic’, 2023
acrylic paint on canvas / 48 x 36 in.

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH. BROOKLYN, NOV 20, 2023



~DONNA DENNIS / ‘HOUSES & THE NIGHT SKY’ / HUDSON HALL / HUDSON, NY / ARTIST TALK / SUN NOV 19

DONNA DENNIS . . . !!
this super interesting,
absolutely relevant / and, comprehensive exhibit’s last day is . . . . Nov 26 !!

Please join Hudson Hall . . . at 2 PM
on SUN NOV 19th,
for a gallery talk & reception with . . artist DONNA DENNIS,
the show’s curator CARRIE FEDER, and filmmaker KATE TAVERNA, whose short documentary:
‘The Art of Metaphor: Donna Dennis’ . . . is set for release in 2024.

‘HOUSES and THE NIGHT SKY: The Art of Donna Dennis’,
curated by Carrie Feder
OCT 14 – NOV 26, 2023
HUDSON HALL, 327 Warren St., Hudson, Upstate NY 12534
HRS:
TUES-FRI / 9am-5pm
SAT-SUN / 12pm-5pm

‘A pioneer of the 1970s architectural sculpture movement in an art scene dominated by men, DONNA DENNIS is best known for her bold installations of scaled down urban structures that stand in for the human presence. Her subject is not pure architecture or sculpture but portals to a metaphorical journey through life. Curated by CARRIE FEDER and featuring new & earlier work, including drawings, sculpture, studies of past projects, studio ephemera, and selected writings, ‘Houses and the Night Sky: The Art of Donna Dennis’ represents the artist’s response to a new life in rural Upstate New York and the creative journey she took to get here.”
~Hudson Hall



~MELISSA BROWN . . . ‘TWO PAIR’ / DEREK ELLER / OPENS THURS NOV 16

FOUR NEW PAINTING by . . . MELISSA !!

OPENS TO-NITE / THURS NOV 16 / 6 – 8 PM

MELISSA BROWN – ‘Two Pair’
NOV 16 – DEC 23, 2023
PROJECT ROOM
DEREK ELLER, 300 BROOME ST, NY NY 10002


MELISSA BROWN, ‘Mountain Laurel’, 2023
Flashe, oil, acrylic on Dibond / 28 x 20 in.
image c/o Derek Eller Gallery



~ESTEBAN CABEZA DE BACA . . in ‘OLD GHOST NEW LIGHT’ / GROUP SHOW / DINNER GALLERY / OPENS THURS NOV 16

TO-NIGHT !!
ESTEBAN . . has work in the show.

‘OLD GHOST NEW LIGHT’
CURATED BY . . . YE QIN ZHU
OPENS THURS NOV 16 / 6 – 8 PM
and runs thru . . . JAN 13, 2024
DINNER GALLERY, 242 WEST 22nd STREET, BUZZER #1, CHELSEA NY 10011

WITH: ESTEBAN CABEZA DE BACA, WEN LIU, CATALINA OUYANG, PAULINE SHAW, VALERIE SKAKUN, YE QIN ZHU


ESTEBAN CABEZA DE BACA . . . in ‘Old Ghost New Light’ at DINNER GALLERY
left: Sculpture, 2023, mixed media / 5ft x 3ft x 3ft
right: Sculpture, 2023, mixed media / 8ft x 3ft x 3ft

image via Instagram / courtesy @estebancabezadebaca



~HEIDI HOWARD, ESTEBAN CABEZA DE BACA & LIZ PHILLIPS/ ‘LIGHT FROM WATER’ / WAVE HILL

here’s a really beautiful . . day trip, with an intimate sense of NYC social history, looking down upon the mighty Hudson River – from a cliff !!
historic architecture, and all.
especially now, with all the many trees – turning colors.

‘Light from Water’ . . . runs thru SUNDAY, NOV 26th.
WAVE HILL, 4900 Independence Avenue, BRONX, NY 10471

MORE PHOTOS – FROM THE INSTALLATION / ALL PHOTOS by NANCY SMITH


LIZ PHILLIPS, center, with a peak of her interactive ‘sound / water table’ installation – on the floor.
a painting by ESTEBAN CABEZA DE BACA, ‘Rock Alcove Water Garden’, 2023 – is on the back wall.
“For the past 50 years, pioneering, multimedia artist LIZ PHILLIPS has created responsiveenvironments that use new technologies to sense wind, plants, light, fish, audience, dance moves, water and food. In Phillips’ elastic time-space constructs, sound is often the primary descriptive material.’
~Wave Hill exhibition booklet


LIZ PHILLIPS, ‘Wave Hill Waves’, Wavetable, 2023.
Aluminum table, Clark transducer, computer amplifier, electronics and cables.
12 x 42 x 54 in.

note: ‘Wave Hill Waves’ Wavetable . . was originally presented as a site-specific installation for Sensory Overload at the Milwaukee Art Museum in 2008, and has been reimagined for Wave Hill in 2023.

the finite square of shallow water reflects & moves to the surroundings, and mostly random action, and sound of people walking by, thereby interacting with the audience. if you look closely in the photo – about 2/3 up, most easily apparent in the man’s reflection / you can see the start of a ‘zipper’ of wave within the water itself, which comes and goes, and grows larger, and then fades away – as if on its own. there’s obviously some kind of mechanism – within the (rigid) floor sculpture’s base. the mystery – is a big part of the whole.

~”On exhibit in ‘Light from Water’, is Phillips’ Wave Hill Waves, originally from 2008 and reimagined for Wave Hill in 2023. The artist often uses water as a material in her installations, and since 1988, she has created “Wavetables” that respond to ambient sound and/or motion. Various Chladni figures nodal patterns that emerge on the water’s surface as the resonant table receives low frequency sounds – are based on 18th-century German physicist and musician Ernst Chladni’s techniques for visualizing sound.”
~Wave Hill exhibition booklet


hand-made vessels . . . hide the wiring, and amplifier, which ‘move’ the water.


at first glance, from across the room, as I entered the room, all I could think of was buried, shipwrecked pirate treasure !! on closer inspection, how fun to find these worn & ancient looking, large, hand-made one-of-a-kind pots – contain technological . . . ‘gold’.


HEIDI HOWARD, hand-coiled clay vessel.
this clay ‘basket’ even shimmered, as if with gold specks flying off a sunken treasure of coins.


ESTEBAN CABEZA DE BACA & HEIDI HOWARD collaboration / bronze vessel, 2023.
which holds the amplifier.
this one seemed like some ancient marine serpentine, that had passed through on a ‘food’ procuring trip, and was struck dead for eternity, adding a whole other, ‘imaginative’ inter-active narrative / to the sound work.
a conscious, or unconscious (?) signifier, re the overall creative wisdom of the ancients ‘theme’ of the exhibit, reminding us that predatory, survival impulses – are primal.


in the same room, you will find a painting by ESTEBAN CABEZA de BACA ‘Sunflowers’, 2023.
acrylic on canvas / 60 x 32 in.
it seems both radiant, sunny. and warm-hearted, but like many works here, also: ancient, wise and mysterious.


as you step back out on the wide lawns, a provocative, ritualistic, even primitive sculpture awaits you.
ESTEBAN CABEZA DE BACA, in collaboration with HEIDI HOWARD, ‘Host’, 2022.
Bronze, with native plants / 72 x 144 in.
note: “this bronze sculpture was first exhibited at the Momentary in Bentonville, Arkansas. It features two figures – or perhaps two halves of one being – that are connected to each other, and to the earth. The sculpture incorporates native plants that represent a return to our origins and reflect on how the piece was created; its materials (including metal, soil, live plants) are derived from the ground. ‘Host’ proposes an alternative narrative for the future of life on this planet. In a precarious time, the artists advocate for supporting plant life and improving our relationship to the land for survival.”
~Wave Hill


‘Host’
from straight-on, the figures line-up, in a great ‘bonding’ – with what appears to me, to be the (larger) male figure / defining, protecting, holding the ground, and yet . . reaching forward / looking outward.


LIZ PHILLIPS and HEIDI HOWARD.

‘Light from Water’ was organized by GABRIEL DE GUZMAN, Director of Arts and Chief Curator, along with RAPHAELA GUGELBERGER, Curator of Visual Arts, Wave Hill.


LIZ PHILLIPS and HEIDI HOWARD, beside the smaller half of the earthy bronze sculpture, which I feel represents the quiet, but all-feeling, inward intuitive woman . .
in this ancient bonded cycle / the half that holds it all together from within .
Liz Phillips and Heidi Howard, are mother and daughter artists who now often collaborate, more as artistic community, than specifically as family.

note: the Wave Hill horticultural team, interacted so intuitively with the outdoor sculpture / with beautiful, yet quiet, (as opposed to super ‘showy’), definitely meaningful plantings, and placements of flowers, and vines and such, throughout the exhibit’s almost four month time span.


ESTEBAN CABEZA DE BACA, in collaboration with HEIDI HOWARD,
a life size, bronze 2 figure sculpture, they call: ‘Host’.
as in, welcome . . to our thoughts, welcome to the rituals of the ancients who came before us / the world is our host – we are the guests of this earth.
Please, try to do right / as you discover your path.

this ‘time-evoking’ sculpture – is a ‘creation’ myth / a yin yang bonding.
for sure this ‘half’, represents the ancient female . . intuit.
so deep with knowledge and feeling, as to have no boundary around her head, as she looks inward and outward, at the same time.

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH, Wave Hill, Sept 17, 2023.

continues . . .



~HEIDI HOWARD, ESTEBAN CABEZA de BACA , LIZ PHILLIPS / ‘LIGHT FROM WATER’ / WAVE HILL / BRONX NY / up thru . . NOV 26

the more people go gaga over AI /
the more – I go deep into . . handmade.

‘LIGHT FROM WATER: Reflection and Refraction’ . . .
HEIDI HOWARD & ESTEBAN CABEZA de BACA, with LIZ PHILLIPS
AUG 19 – NOV 26, 2023
WAVE HILL / 4900 Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY 10471

‘Light from Water’ . . . was organized by Gabriel de Guzman, Director of Arts and Chief Curator, with Rachel Raphaela Gugelberger, Curator of Visual Arts / Wave Hill

ALL PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH, SEPT 17, 2023 – WAVE HILL


HEIDI HOWARD, CERAMIC VASE.
Light from Water presents new works by HEIDI HOWARD and ESTEBAN CABEZA de BACA that share a deep-seated connection with the natural world. Featured in the exhibition are collaborative works made by both artists, as well as portraits, self-portraits, and installations by Howard, landscape paintings and sculptures by Cabeza de Baca, and a multi-media (sound) sculpture by LIZ PHILLIPS.”
~GABRIEL de GUZMAN


ESTEBAN CABEZA de BACA, Installation over fireplace, Glyndor Gallery, Wave Hill
“The spirit of collaboration is integral to the work of the artists in ‘Light from Water’, acknowledging the greater communities within which they feel a sense of belonging.”
~GABRIEL de GUZMAN


ESTEBAN CABEZA de BACA, ceramic figure / with a snippet of one his smaller landscapes.


ESTEBAN CABEZA de BACA, clay figure on the other side of the mantelpiece.


same figure, different angle.
if that figure isn’t imbued with a spirit – then, I don’t know what, is.


ESTEBAN CABEZA de BACA, clay vessels in the fireplace.


close-up / clay vessels . . . speaking to me, for sure.


ESTEBAN CABEZA de Baca, ‘Embrace of the Serpent’, 2023 / multi-media.


HEIDI HOWARD, painted mirror.
in Heidi’s room, we also find . . lively spirits, which manifest more as portraits – of real people.


Heidi Howard, ‘Anna Tome’, 2022.
acrylic on canvas / 60 x 40 in.
(Painting courtesy of the artist & Garth Greenan Gallery)


HEIDI HOWARD, ceramic vases.


these vases struck me as very unique, expressionistic yet secretive, and again – imbued with spirits.


Heidi Howard, ‘Ashkenazi Doll’, 2023 / ceramic vase.


a visitor beside, HEIDI HOWARD’s . . ‘Alex Chowaniec’, 2022.
acrylic on canvas, portrait.


LIZ PHILLIPS, surrounded by HEIDI HOWARD’S work.
Liz had an entrancing sound piece of her own, in the room, next door.


EMERSON BORAKOVE, 1/2 of “a very loud band”, titled: untitled noise night, with Shiloh Blue.
you might remember the name / we wrote them up, this past summer.
turns out, Emerson is a former ‘Sound & Interactive Media’ student, of Liz’s / at Purchase College, SUNY.

note: that’s Heidi Howard’s painting, ‘Pond’, 2023 / acrylic on canvas, 77 x 102 in., on the back wall.

a second set of photos – posts shortly.

ALL PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH. Wave Hill, Bronx, NY – Sept 17, 2023.