Fall Roundup

Fall Roundup

After a busy month with SPD and AI-AP events, I thought I'd post a few more bits of inspiration I caught in NYC this fall, after the jump...

And on a travel note, yours truly is escaping the 37 degrees and heading down south this week to Art Basel 2008 in Miami, if anyone is going hit me up...I might have another few passes coming to select events. Or if you just want to chat about our precarious state of existence over the best Cubano you've ever had, holler. /// HJ

My friend Mark Gagnon had a fantastic turnout at the opening of his solo show "The History We Are Given" at Stricola Gallery, on view until December 5. If you can survive the throngs of tourists up on 5th Avenue, his paintings are also in Bergdorf's holiday windows entitled "An Illustrated History of Fashion"... so clever and fun...



Though the lines in Central Park were outrageous, architect Zaha Hadid's Mobile Art of Chanel exhibit is well worth it...it is headed to London next, then Moscow late next year. I've gotten more interested of late in site-specific art and the experience of how it literally surrounds you, as in Christo's Gates or Olafur Eliasson's waterfalls. (side note: though a certain M.E. who shall remain nameless, once said "I've seen better waterfalls next to the Hot Topic at the Jersey mall"... I beg to differ.) I felt lucky to see them up close on a booze cruise. (It was hot out, I had a free ticket.)

Mullican_79.jpgWhile Matt Mullican's drawings struck me as a bit unfinished, I like what the Drawing Center is curating in terms of presenting the artistic process... (and also kind of reminded me of Christoph Niemann's cheat sheets for navigating the city.) Who doesn't love a map.

laripittmanuntitled6.jpgOne of my thesis mentors while I was at Otis / Parsons, Lari Pittman presented yet another bold series of paintings at Gladstone Gallery...his masterfully dense compositions on a seamless surface kept me exploring over and over.

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