If you're ever in need for a restaurant that offers gluten free options while gallery hopping in Chelsea, I recommend Friedmans Lunch in Chelsea Market. Their fish tacos hit the spot. (Thanks for a great lunch date, Dana!)
The first exhibit at Aicon Gallery was selected works of Aditya Pande, a contemporary artist from India who works with painting, sculpture, installation art and video. His pop-artish works tend to include overlaying shapes, many incorporating paint, ink and glitter.
The second artist represented at Aicon Gallery was Promotesh Das Pulak of Bangladesh whose work deals with social crisis, war and pollution. His exhibition, Betrayal of Innocence and Beauty, incorporated sculpture, video and photography.
Yossi Milo Gallery is currently showing the large scale photographs of John Chiara. These pieces were created in a van that the artist converted into a camera obscura that he enters to expose photographic paper directly to light, eliminating the darkroom steps. Chiara dodges, burns and filters the light to create these boldly colorful works that make us slow down and see familiar subjects in a new way.
Praxis International Art is showing the photography of Argentinian Lucia Fainzilber. In her exhibition, Wild Flowers, Fainzilber uses large scale portraits to explore women and their obsessions.
The exhibit, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters, at Yancey Richardson Gallery is the result of the creative and collaborative efforts of Sandro Miller and John Malkovich. Miller photographed the actor slipping into the "roles" of some of the most iconic images of the history of photography. This show depicts Malkovich as Marilyn Monroe, Einstein, Che Guevara, and Hemingway to name only a few.
Also showing at Yancey Richardson was the work of Italian photographer Olivo Barbieri whose overhead images of landscapes are carefully manipulated to create the illusion that they are collages.
Israeli artist Lee Yanor uses photographic c-prints and and overlay of voile fabric which has also been printed on to create seemingly holographic images. The results are full of movement and they dance beautifully as the viewer changes location. Her work is on display at Onishi Gallery.
I will be taking part in this year's Art Walk & Street Fest in Kingston Road Village. Come down to support local artists and musicians along with the unique businesses in the area. It should be a load of fun. Hope to see you there!
I will also be part of a group show in July at the Yellow House Gallery. Make sure to subscribe to this blog below so you'll be sure to get more information about that.
And, tomorrow, I'll be off to Boston to attend my reunion at Tufts University. I look forward to sharing what Boston's museums and galleries have to offer in my next post. Stay tuned.