Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Art of Dr. Seuss - Rare Editions Event

The Art of Dr. Seuss  
Animazing Gallery
July 14th - August 19th, 2012
Exhibition Features Rare Editions from "The Art of Dr. Seuss" collection 
NEW YORK, NY - From July 14th through August 19th, Animazing Gallery of SoHo will present "The Art of Dr. Seuss - Rare Editions Event." Celebrating the artistic legacy of Theodor Seuss Geisel, twenty-four of the most sought-after artworks will be presented at the gallery with recent releases from The Art of Dr. Seuss collection, offering a rare opportunity for visitors to view and experience one of the largest selections of authorized estate editions ever assembled. This exhibition offers an insider's view of the extraordinary imagery reproduced from Dr. Seuss's private collection of paintings and sculptures created throughout his 70 years of artistic innovation. Exhibition curator, William Dreyer is available for phone interviews at (847-564-2000 ext. 26).

About the Exhibition

For over 70 years, Theodor Seuss Geisel's illustrations brought a visual realization to his fantastic imaginary worlds. However, his artistic talent went far beyond the printed page. Ted Geisel's "Secret Art," the paintings and sculptures created at night for his own personal enjoyment, were rarely exhibited during his lifetime. Seuss always dreamed of sharing these works with his fans and had entrusted his wife, Audrey, to carry out his wishes once he was gone. Audrey, too, believed the work deserved further recognition and that Ted himself would one day be evaluated not only as an author, but also as an artist in his own right. In 1997, this dream was realized when The Art of Dr. Seuss project was launched. For the first time, collectors were able to see and acquire artworks reproduced from Geisel's original drawings, paintings and sculpture. Audrey Geisel (Mrs. Dr. Seuss) remarked in 2010, "It is with great pleasure that I share Ted, his art, his imagination, and his boundless creativity. I'm gratified to carry out Ted's wishes and have these works revealed to the world."

Since the historic launch of this project, over thirty editions of Arabic numbers have sold-out, fifteen others are quickly approaching sell-out. This exhibition presents the largest selection of rare estate editions ever assembled. Artworks from this collection have toured to galleries and museums around the world, establishing Dr. Seuss as a significant artist of the 20th Century.

It is with great pleasure that we share with you the artistic legacy of Theodor Seuss Geisel.

About the Artist: Theodor Seuss Geisel (American, 1904-1991)

Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, began his career as a little known editorial cartoonist in the 1920's. His intriguing perspective and fresh concepts ignited his career, and his work evolved quickly to deft illustrations, modeled sculpture and sophisticated oil paintings of elaborate imagination.

Dr. Seuss is currently best known as one of the most beloved and bestselling children's authors of all time, having written and illustrated classics such as The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham and How The Grinch Stole Christmas! Geisel was also a political cartoonist for PM magazine during World War II, as well as a contributing illustrator for Vanity Fair and Life.  He had a long, successful advertising career, he was an Academy Award winner for his wartime documentaries, as well as his animated short film, "Gerald McBoing Boing." Today his paintings hang in fine art galleries along side Old and Contemporary Masters including Picasso, Warhol, Rembrandt, Miro and others.
His unique artistic vision emerged as the golden thread which linked every facet of his varied career, and his artwork became the platform from which he delivered 44 children's books, over 400 World War II political cartoons, hundreds of advertisements, and countless editorials filled with wonderfully inventive animals, characters and clever humor. Geisel single-handedly forged a new genre of art that falls somewhere between the Surrealist Movement of the early 20th Century and the inspired nonsense of a child's classroom doodles.

About Animazing Gallery

A landmark gallery in SoHo since 1984, Animazing exhibits a unique collection of original and limited edition animation and illustration artwork that indulges the senses and emotions with color & playfulness. Exclusive collections include art & sculpture by great American illustrators, such as Tim Burton, Theodor Geisel, Charles M Schulz, & Maurice Sendak. Animazing has hosted outstanding events to honor and showcase some of the greatest artists, directors, authors, and entertainment figures of the last 25 years.
Animazing Gallery

54 Greene Street (at Broome), New York, NY 10013
Hours: Mon - Sat 10am - 7pm, Sun 11am - 6pm
(212) 226-7374 
Admission: Free

Richard Prince: Pre-Appropriation Works

Richard Prince: Pre-Appropriation Works, 1973-1974

Exhibition from Saturday July 7 to Saturday September 1, 2012

Opening on Saturday July 7, 2012 from 6 pm to 9 pm 

mfc-michèle didier’s first year in Paris comes to an end with a light summer show, but nonetheless exceptional, the exhibition Richard Prince: Pre-Appropriation Works, 1973-1974.

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to come see Richard Prince’s early works from Saturday July 7 until Saturday September 1, 2012. The opening will take place Saturday July 7 from 6 pm to 9 pm. 

Richard Prince, internationally known American artist, particularly famous for his re-photographed Marlboro’s advertisements and for his series of Nurse paintings, is an expert in appropriation art and probably the artist who counts best America’s fin de siècle. 

However, the focus of the exhibition is put here on the years «before the appropriation», and more precisely on the years 1973 and 1974. The works shown at the gallery were collected in the early seventies by Angus Whyte, Richard Prince’s first art dealer. Etchings, collages, monoprints, drawings and letters are examples of the techniques the young Prince has experimented. 

On one hand, Flavored Letters, written in 1974, can be considered as Mail Art, an artistic movement that many of the artists of this era have practiced; Richard Prince showed a significant interest in researching the artistic expressions of his time. 

On the other hand, transfer technique, the intermediate process between the collected and the distributed image, is recurring in his work, almost systematic. This clearly announces what appeared later: Richard Prince’s trademark, appropriation. 

These early researches testify to the artist’s integration in conceptual concerns of this time and prefigure works that will make Richard Prince an artist with a remarkable individuality. The exhibition Richard Prince: Pre-Appropriation Works, 1973-1974 enables us to discover the premises of Richard Prince’s art, back to the origin of his creation.

We warmly thank Angus Whyte and David Platzker for their close collaboration in the development of this exhibition.

For more information about the exhibition, please contact us by email or by phone + 33 1 71 97 49 13

The gallery will be closed from August 7 to 22, 2012 included. From August 23 to September 1, the gallery will adopt a summer schedule, which means that it will be open from Thursday to Saturday, from 12 am to 7 pm.

Staten Island Museum Juried Art Exhibition 2012

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Staten Island Museum Juried Art Exhibition 2012

Opening Reception: June 28th (Thu) from 6 to 8pm
( $5 /Free for Museum Members)
*let me know by Tuesday, I will put you on list, then you don't need pay $5 as my guest.
Date: June 28 - September 23, 2012

@Staten Island Museum
75 Stuyvesant Place
, Staten Island NY 10301
take Ferry to Staten Island walk 5 min.

Follow signs to the Staten Island Yankee Stadium. Exit the terminal and walk down the steps towards the ballpark. Turn left and walk up the ramp beside the ballpark. Cross Richmond Terrace. The 120th Precinct Police Station will be to your right. The Staten Island Museum is behind the police station — look for the "SI Museum" sign on the back of the building.

-Museum Hours-
Monday - Friday: 11am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm

The Museum is closed on National Holidays: Independence Day

-Recommended Admission-
Students: $2 (Current I.D. required. International student I.D. accepted.)
Seniors: $2 (65 and above I.D. Required)
Children 12 And Under: FREE

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Art Comes Alive 2012

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Date: June 15th to July 20th, 2012

Sophia's pen and ink, water color's work "Blue WIng" was accepted this Juried show.
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Thank you very much for coming Bushwick Open Stduio 2012
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Thursday, June 21, 2012


WHAT | Exhibition & sale of more than forty kinetic sculptures inspired by and entrenched in the Steampunk aesthetic
WHERE | AFA, 54 Greene Street @ Broome Map

PREVIEW | June 21st, during the SoHo Arts Walk
EXHIBITION | June 23rd - September 2nd, 2012
RECEPTION | June 23rd, 2012
MORE INFO | Bruce Rosenbaum at 781.856.1445
Monday-Saturday, 10- 7pm and Sunday, 11- 6pm (Summer Saturdays til 8pm) / 212.226.7374

Call to Artists - Old Fashioned Ice Cream Festival at Rockwood Park

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

"A chaos theory"

B erndnaut Smilde, "Nimbus II", 2012. Cloud in the room. Lambda print, 75 × 112 cm. Hotel MariaKapel, Hoorn. Image courtesy of Cassander Eeftinck Schattenkerk

By prayer spread

"A chaos theory", Bari - June 18, 2012

The exhibition "chaos theory" defines, through the intervention of four artists, a system of forces and connections in which signs, architecture and visual geometries sound contribute to the production of an immersive environment, a total work in of a dynamic system.

Daniela Corbascio ( )
Louis Giandonato
Berndnaut Smilde ( )
Zimoun ( )

Editors: Fausta Bolettieri, Roberto Lacarbonara
Paint: Room Murat - Bari, Piazza Ferrarese Monday, June 18 at 17:30
Opening: 10-13 / 18-19 Tuesday to Sunday (closed Monday)
Press: It's LIQUID ( )
The exhibition draws up a formula for aesthetic-visual interaction between content and structural principles. The nature of the work relates the basic terms of painting and sculpture balances chaotic, energetic tensions, relationship between space and perception, between surface and structure. Through a rigorous and systematic, "A chaos theory" analyzes the continuity between static and motion between entropy and mass production, between order and turmoil, with reference to recent surveys of cybernetics on the links between mind and machine, between the organic and the electrical, between the skin and the real world.
"The four artists in the exhibition have been called to discuss the interpretation of chaos. Corbascio Danielaworks in the chaos of his childhood reminiscences, recovering the material, wood, worked in the procession of time, within which stands a bright spot, his personal order in the chaos of memory. poised installation that would escape the confines of space, just as he did with time, and take refuge in the disorder. The artist draws from the past to revive in the present and, why not, in the future takes and puts in place, system, he adds, removes and empties, to give the viewer the opportunity to fill the space with its own memory.
Louis Giandonato breaks into white order of Murat room with three large paintings at the sight of which the visitor stays at the same time fascinated and dumbfounded. Signs confused, do not give a pause to the incessant white canvas, overwhelmed by endless colors and shapes through which Giandonato draws his world (order) chaotic it hostile to the untrained eye. At first glance the paintings appear to be a "skein" difficult to unravel, however, approaching, in particular, one can find a geometric order and mental. The paintings communicate with the installations to which we turn in a dialogue in which the viewer is
inserted and forced to take part.
To create further confusion we think the young Dutch artist Berdnault Smilde and Swiss Zimoun. The first is in contrast to the majesty and the field works and Corbascio Giandonato, presenting a work that not only is the total dematerialization of the art but of nature itself. Create a cloud in indoor ephemeral representation of what could be more than just the concept art of today. Perhaps it is this great truth to upset the viewer, confusing the mind and the few certainties about art that had accrued up to that point. E 'for excellence that chaos reigns nell'idrometeora consists of minute particles of water and ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere that make the work for only 10 seconds.
The exhibition closes with an impressive work of the Swiss Zimoun. A wall stands 5 meters to define this chaotic space so neatly, so linear and "clean" you acknowledge that little room with Murat. A modular wall, really lightweight, made ​​of cardboard boxes on which they move without order and without rest 250 scooters. Artmicamente, in a chaos of sound that accompanies the other continuous, quiet, works on display. "Maria Fausta Bolettieri, curator.
The works
Daniela Corbascio intervenes in the environment by providing a powerful modular wood, and repeatedly ordered arrangement of linear forms, placed in a precarious and unstable equilibrium. Louis Giandonatoprovides analysis of the linguistic sign and large monochrome canvases in opposition to the iron sculptures, large lattice cages that hold intangible items. Berndnaut Smilde operates a total dematerialisation of physical and visual elements: the exhibition space will host the indoor cloud, a cloud floating in the room Murat. Zimouncloses the scene through the intervention of sound installation that generates vibrations and chaotic noise produced by hundreds of motorbikes waving steel cables, it disrupts the mass production and mechanical control system.
It's LIQUID Group c / o Luca Curci Architects
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 33 - 70122 Bari (Italy)
+39.0805234018 | +39.3387574098 |

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Online LIVE Auction June 20th, 2012

Online Auction to be held on June 20th to Support the Artist in Residence Program

Online LIVE Auction

June 20th, 2012
12:00 -noon - PST
You can Bid from anywhere in the world!
Proceeds To Support

SALAZAR Artist in Residence Program and
Special Individual Projects by San Diego Artists
Works by Julia Gray, Ellen Dieter, Greg Regan, Duke Windsor, and others will offer original paintings.   Also - prints, furniture, drawings, sculpture....and other unique items..  

Call to Artists - Applications for Fountain Art Fair Miami & New York

Applications Now Being Accepted for Fountain Art Fair Miami 2012 and New York 2013

Myk Henry performance, Miami 2011. Photo: Rachel Esterday

EXHIBITOR APPLICATIONS (Deadline: October 15, 2012)

Exhibitor applications for Fountain Art Fair Miami 2012 and New York 2013 are now being accepted!  Click here to apply online today.
With record sales and attendance marking its 7th exhibition in New York, Fountain is thrilled to announce that it will once again add its unabashedly unfiltered grit to the surging art-scape of Miami’s Wynwood district, in conjunction with Art Basel Miami Beach (December 6 – 9, 2012)
“It has been an honor to see Fountain grow from our humble Brooklyn roots to an exhibition in a league with other major independent fairs.  What has been most thrilling is seeing how our returning exhibitors have grown with us – they are truly what makes Fountain the engaging, unpredictably enticing show it is.  We are excited to steamroll from our latest success to Miami Art Basel in December, and New York again next year.”  -John Leo, Co-Founder of Fountain Art Fair
Fountain also looks forward to bringing its notably alternative, antithetical atmosphere to New York’s Armory Week, March 7 – 10th, 2013.
Thanks to overwhelming interest, Fountain is now introducing application deadlines -

Miami 2012 Applications Due: October 15, 2012

New York 2013 Applications Due: January 15, 2012

Please apply online as soon as possible to ensure your application is received.  If you are interested in both shows, feel free to inquire about our Miami/New York package.  Should you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Tully (
Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter feeds for further details, press highlights, and upcoming events!
“Possessed of a scrappy, youthful verve lacking in its more prestigious neighbors… Fountain was distinguished by a vintage street/self-taught aesthetic…” —ArtForum
“The artists displaying their multimedia wares here are true avant-garde upstarts… Saturating your eyeballs with new imagery while listing on a rusty boat? Priceless.” —NBCNew York
“The way an art fair should be.”  —The Economist
“Fountain draws the type of unruly installations and unsettling performances that make it an unpredictable must-see… It’s perfect for jaded art lovers wondering where they can stumble across fresh, anti-corporate, stick-it-to-the-man hijnks in a laid back environment reminiscent of Burning Man” —Miami New Times
Fountain Art Fair was founded in 2006 as an attempt to leverage support for smaller independent galleries to gain access to larger collectors and critics. Since its inception, Fountain has held six exhibitions in Miami, one in Chicago, and seven in New York. From its roots deep within the independent Williamsburg art scene, Fountain has grown to represent over 20 international avant-garde galleries and projects, showcasing progressive primary-market works.

Four Solos at the Skylight Gallery

Bardazzi, Bocour, Pimentel and Dandeneau Reception Thurs. June 28th

Skylight Gallery Logo
538 West 29th Street
New York, NY 10001



Gallery Hours
mon.-fri 10-4 variable
Sat. 12-5 
(please ring buzzer
to enter gallery ) 
opening shot Skylight
Opening Reception
Peter Bardazzi, Peter Bocour,
Joe Pimentel, Amanda Dandeneau 
Thursday June 28th  
Four Solos

exhibition runs from June 25th thru August 4th  

In the Skylight Gallery Peter Bardazzi

Peter Bardazzi is an integrated media artist whose paintings, drawings and videos have been exhibited in galleries, museums and festivals internationally including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, the Basel Art Fair, the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Reina Sofia Art Center, Spain. His work can be found in many public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, The Neuberger Museum of Art, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Library of Congress, The Baltimore Museum of Art, JP Morgan Chase, The Smithsonian Institute of American Art, Wesleyan University and Rockefeller University. Mr. Bardazzi received a BFA in Painting from Pratt Institute and MFA from Yale University in visual art minoring in cinema studies. He has taught painting, drawing, animation, and video art at Yale University, Pratt Institute, Tisch School of the Arts Film & TV, New York University and Interactive Production at The Fashion Institute of Technology.

At New York University Mr. Bardazzi co-founded and chaired the Center for Advanced Digital Applications. The first advanced learning center devoted to the digital arts and entertainment, resulting in collaborative projects with Apple, Pixar, Rhino Films and George Lucas's Industrial Light & Magic. His theories and commentaries on entertainment, culture and art have been well received by the media leading to numerous television appearances and media interviews by CBS-TV News, NBC Today, Fox In The Morning, Good Day NY, CNN-TV, CBS radio, The LA Times, The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Washington Post, Business Week and USA Today. He also lectures on art at universities and conferences and has produced several art-zines (small books) during his career. Peter Bardazzi currently lives, makes art and teaches in New York City.

In the Hearth Gallery Peter Bocour 

  Peter Bocour (1947-2011) died of complications from a lengthy battle with leukemia.  Peter grew up in the Greenwich Village art scene of the 1950's and 1960's.  His father, Leonard Bocour, was the founding partner of Bocour Artists Colors.  As a child, he spent a great deal of time in his father's paint factory, particularly enjoying the ribbons of paint emerging from the paint guns and filling oil, watercolor and acrylic tubes sold under the names Bocour, Bellini and Aquatec.  He told stories of his father giving tails of paint from the tube guns to artists such as Mark Rothko and Willem de Kooning in the days before they were successful and receiving paintings by them in thanks.  Peter himself studied art, receiving his undergraduate degree from New York University and his MFA from the University of California at Berkeley.  He also studied painting at the Skowhegen School and at the New York Studio School.  Bocour was an abstract artist who loved to use color and hated to draw, leading to his expressive visual vocabulary.  He showed professionally from 1977 through 2008 at galleries in Chelsea and in New Jersey.   
In The Kitchen Gallery Joe Pimentel 

Joe Pimentel is one of the many outstanding artists from the Hudson Valley carving a path in the NY Art Scene. A native of the area, Pimentel was born in White Plains, NY and raised in Newburgh, NY. He received his BFA in Illustration from Parsons School of Design 2005 in NYC. His work pushes past the confines of strictly representational painting, into a detailed world of transformed abstractions in an attempt to tap into a visionary art that explores themes such as evolution, higher consciousness, spirituality, and expansion.
Pimentel recently returned from a long stint in Indonesia having won a spot in the Young Artist in Residence program through the Indonesian Arts and Culture Scholarship. Joe spent many months in Indonesia taking in the style and form working along side established Indonesian Art Masters of traditional painting and sculpture and creating a new body of work
based in his experiences there. Skylight is proud to be the first gallery in the United States to show this new body of work 

In The Hall Project Space Amanda Dandeneau

Amanda Dandeneau grew up in Long Island, New York. She received her BFA in Photography with a Concentration in Art History from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2009 and is currently based in Brooklyn, New York.
Amanda's photographs
have been shown in New York, Chicago, Rhode Island, and Louisiana. She has also been published in American Photography 25.

Dandeneau's work explores relationships. She strives to make her work honest and truthful. She does not manipulate relationships,
but rather reveals relationships in an attempt to understand them.