Sunday, March 10, 2013

Chelsea Galleries & El Anatsui at High Line

This weekend my husband and I went to NYC again.  After meeting with my mentor Marc Handelman, we ventured into Chelsea to see some galleries. Galleri Lelong hosted a small but great show of work by Arte Provera artists Luciano Fabro, Jannis Kounellis, and Mario Merz.  Fabro's marbleand gold leaf piece and Kounellis' coal/steel/wire piece and his burlap sacks with steel were especially intriguing.

Robert Miller Gallery was showing the collaborative show of South African Beezy Bailey and Dave Matthews.  Based on a video taken by Dave Matthews of Beezy performing in a fatman suit, Beezy created a series of mixed media pieces that contain elements of painting and printmaking. They seemed to explore the issue of identity and alter ego.

The International Print Center New York hosted their New Prints 2013/Winter show which had an uneven collection of prints.  Nicola Lopez large Infrastructure print was great to see, as were some more sculptural pieces.

The Heller Gallery exhibits only glass artists, some of whom work at Corning Glass near where I live.  A wonderful video showed the glass artists producing some very beautiful pieces, some of which were on display in the gallery.

Lastly, we had a chance to see El Anatsui's largest piece ever which he recently installed at the High Line. He used a combination of rusted metal pieces and mirrors to reflect the sky and buildings.

1 comment:

  1. Pam- Wish I had known you were in NYC this past weekend! Jay and I were there too! Maybe next time you visit your mentor, I can meet you there...