Wednesday, October 28, 2015

SkarsyedySCULPTURE: Muñoz, Schütte, Trockel, and Warren NOVEMBER 7 – DECEMBER 19, 2015

SCULPTURE: Muñoz, Schütte, Trockel, and Warren


(New York, NY)—Skarstedt is pleased to announce Sculpture: Muñoz, Schütte, Trockel, and Warren, a group exhibition examining figuration in European sculpture. Featuring select works by artists Juan Muñoz, Thomas Schütte, Rosemarie Trockel, and Rebecca Warren, who each use sculpture and the body to reflect on emotion and man’s existence in the world, the exhibition will be on view at Skarstedt Chelsea (550 West 21st Street) from November 7 through December 19, 2015.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Plein Air Oil Painting Classes with Doug Reina

Plein Air Oil Painting Classes with Doug Reina

The next four week semester for Plein Air painting lessons will be starting up on Thursday, Nov. 12.

The four classes are from 9:30 - 12:30

We paint outdoors here in the Stony Brook/Setauket area.

Price:  $225 for the four classes or $60 for one class


If you'd like to join us for one of the classes in the current semester, please do.

Individual classes are $60 each.

We are scheduled to meet on Thursday, Oct, 29 and Thursday, Nov. 5, 9:30 - 12:30

To sign up, please send me an email at

Monday, October 26, 2015

Groupies and Other Electric Ladies The original 1969 Rolling Stone photographs by Baron Wolman

Groupies and Other Electric Ladies | The original 1969 Rolling Stone photographs by Baron Wolman - Baron Wolman, with a foreword by Holly George Warren - 9781851497942. Download front cover
Groupies and Other Electric Ladies | The original 1969 Rolling Stone photographs by Baron Wolman - Baron Wolman, with a foreword by Holly George Warren - 9781851497942

Groupies and Other Electric LadiesThe original 1969 Rolling Stone photographs by Baron Wolman

Baron Wolman, with a foreword by Holly George Warren

ISBN: 9781851497942
Publisher: ACC Editions
Territory: World
Size: 300 mm x 240 mm
Pages: 192
Illustrations: 200 b&w
New Title
RRP £40.00
Not yet printed due - 10/15
  • For the first time in book form, these are the photographs taken by the legendary Baron Wolman for the February 1969 'Special Super-Duper Neat Issue' of Rolling Stone
  • Key images from a time of explosive revolution in music and culture - featuring Pamela des Barres, Catherine James, Sally Mann, Cynthia Plaster Caster and many more
  • The original chronicle of the women who became deeply influential style icons, integral to the worlds of musicians like Frank Zappa, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Captain Beefheart, Alice Cooper, The Who and Gram Parsons
" and fashion mattered greatly, were central to their presentation, and I became fascinated with them... I discovered what I believed was a subculture of chic and I thought it merited a story." Baron Wolman
The 1960s witnessed a huge cultural revolution. Music was at the heart of a new generation's rallying cry for love, peace and harmony - from small clubs to giant festivals like Woodstock. With men predictably dominating as musicians and performers, the women and girls backstage started to explore their own forms of liberation and self-expression. They became better known as the Groupies - offering their allegiance to the music, and the artists who made it.
On February 15, 1969 Rolling Stone magazine released a 'Special Super-Duper Neat Issue' called 'THE GROUPIES and Other Girls' featuring the work of their chief photographer, Baron Wolman. It would turn out to be a sensational milestone, making instant celebrities of the women featured. With this single issue, the Groupies had arrived.
They emerged as extraordinary women, whose lifestyles divided opinion and remain controversial. Some became models, actresses, writers, artists and musicians - the GTOs, the original 'Groupie band' admired and encouraged by Frank Zappa, is featured here. Others fell into obscurity.
Now, over 45 years later, ACC and Iconic Images are proud to publish the photographs of Baron Wolman in a single volume for the first time. Groupies and Other Electric Ladies features more than 150 images, including previously unseen out-takes and contact sheets, and comes complete with the original Rolling Stone text, as well as interviews with several of the women today.

Douglas Woodham Appointed President of UOVO, Premier Provider of Collections Management Services

Douglas M. Woodham has been named President, UOVO

Courtesy of UOVO 

New York, October 26, 2015—UOVO, the premier provider of collections management services and state-of-the-art storage facilities, announced today that Douglas M. Woodham has been named President of the company, effective immediately. In this role, Woodham will oversee a wide range of strategic initiatives to enhance UOVO’s distinctive service model.

Steve Guttman, Founder and Chairman of UOVO, comments, “I am very excited that we have been able to attract someone of Doug’s expertise and experience and feel his addition as President and Partner is highly complementary to our leadership team.  Doug is a great strategist who understands brands and brand building and will play a key role in the development and implementation of our growth strategy.”

Steven Novenstein, CEO of UOVO, added, “Doug brings a unique combination of art, finance, technology and business transformation experience to UOVO that will strengthen our ability to take advantage of the opportunities in the art storage and services market.”

Woodham notes, “I am thrilled to join UOVO’s team of experts. As a collector myself, I identify with and appreciate UOVO’s clients’ commitment to their collections and the financial resources they invest in their collections. The position marries my lifelong love of art and collecting with my passion for working directly with clients.”

Woodham brings extensive knowledge of the arts and business sectors to UOVO, joining the company after serving as President of Christie’s Americas. While he was at Christie’s, the Americas achieved record-setting sales and profits in 2013 and 2014. Woodham also led important improvements to the auction house’s flagship Rockefeller Center showrooms, the new West Galleries. Prior to Christie’s, Woodham was a senior executive at UBS and Moody’s Corporation, running key businesses and divisions at those two companies. Earlier in his career, he was a Partner at McKinsey & Company for many years, working with financial institutions in New York, London, Tokyo, and Hong Kong on strategy and performance improvement programs. He is currently a Co-Chair of the American Fellows patron program at the Whitney Museum, one of the museum’s largest patron groups.

Woodham received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan and was a Research Fellow at the Brookings Institution and RAND Corporation. He earned his B.A. in Social Science Research from Syracuse University.

About UOVO

Founded by a collector to provide innovative solutions for private collectors, galleries, artists, museums, and corporations, UOVO is the nation’s premier provider of collections management services and unparalleled storage facilities. UOVO’s holistic approach re-envisions the process of collections management, offering a new model for the stewardship and care of artwork, design objects, haute couture, archival material, and more. From transport to pristine white cube viewing rooms to short and long-term storage, UOVO delivers the highest quality environment for, and protection of, works that comprise our shared cultural legacy.

Each UOVO facility is purpose-built and directed by a team of leading experts dedicated to ensuring that works are safeguarded with the highest caliber of professionalism and care. All UOVO facilities offer an array of museum-quality storage options and fully customizable services that suit the specialized needs of each collection.

UOVO:NYC, the 280,000 square foot flagship location, is New York City’s only facility built from the ground-up for the sole purpose of caring for and storing art. UOVO:Rockland County is located just 18 miles north of New York City and is specially designed to provide intelligent solutions for the long-term care of collections. For more information, please visit

Friday, October 23, 2015

This looks like fun: Deborah Kass To Unveil First Monumental Sculpture in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Two Trees Management Company Presents:
Deborah Kass
November 2015 – August 2016 – Main Street Lawn

Deborah Kass To Unveil First Monumental Sculpture in Brooklyn Bridge Park

BROOKLYN, NY -- Two Trees Management Company is pleased to announce OY/YO, Deborah Kass’ first monumental sculpture in Brooklyn Bridge Park’s newly-renovated Main Street lawn this November. Commissioned by Two Trees and presented in partnership with Brooklyn Bridge Park, the sculpture will be on view through August 2016 and coincides with No Kidding, an exhibition of new works by Deborah Kass opening at Paul Kasmin Gallery, December 9, 2015 – January 23, 2016.

Walking the line between respectful homage and brazen appropriation, Brooklyn-based artist Deborah Kass mimics and reworks the signature styles of iconic 20th century male artists —including Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Ed Ruscha, and Robert Indiana – often with a feminist twist. OY/YO is sourced from urban and Brooklyn slang, the statement “I am” in Spanish, and the popular Yiddish expression, as a riff on Ruscha’s iconic word paintings. 

OY/YO has been a significant and reoccurring motif in Kass’ work since its first appearance in 2011, taking form in paintings, prints, and tabletop sculptures. For the Two Trees Public Art commission in Brooklyn Bridge Park, a monumental scaled OY/YO will be presented in yellow painted aluminum measuring 8 x 17 x 5 ft.

“Just in time for the holidays, three of New York City’s greatest communities come together in peace, love, and OY,” said Deborah Kass.

Set alongside the iconic bridges of Brooklyn’s waterfront and visible to viewers from Manhattan, Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Main Street lawn is an apt location for a monumental installation of OY/YO. Similar to the City of New York’s “Leaving Brooklyn: Oy Vey!” sign at the Williamsburg Bridge and the “Leaving Brooklyn: Fuhgeddaboudit” sign on the BQE, OY/YO references Brooklyn’s ethnic communities with whimsy and warmth. 

“Two Trees is thrilled to bring the extraordinary Deborah Kass’ OY/YO to DUMBO for residents and visitors here and across the river to enjoy,” said Lisa Kim, Two Trees Management’s Cultural Affairs Director. “Art can be found throughout the neighborhood - from gallery exhibits to murals, and OY/YO will be a stunning addition to the waterfront.“ For more information about DUMBO’s art scene, visit

“We are thrilled to welcome OY/YO to the newest section of Brooklyn Bridge Park,” said Regina Myer, Brooklyn Bridge Park President. “Not only will this installation enhance the park experience but it will also be a wonderful addition to DUMBO’s vibrant art scene. We know that park visitors will enjoy it for the months ahead.”

Paul Kasmin Gallery Exhibition
Deborah Kass: No Kidding at 515 W 27th Street in Chelsea, December 9, 2015 – January 23, 2016

Mounted on fields of primarily black and blue, Deborah Kass’ new mixed-media paintings incorporate neon lights for the first time, limiting her signature palette, to spell out puns and phrases bearing pop cultural references that provide a somber meditation on the troubling present, and uncertain future. 

An extension of her “feel good paintings for feel bad times,” Kass’ most recent body of work sets a darker, tougher tone as she reflects on contemporary issues such as global warming, institutional racism, police brutality, gun violence, and attacks on women’s health, through the lens of minimalism and grief. Kass’ paintings often borrow their titles from song lyrics, such as, Just A Shot Away, 2014, which takes its name from the Rolling Stones’ 1969 song - “Gimme Shelter,” that was written in response to the violence of that time. Consistently laden with ambiguity, this work, along with others in the series, references a range of current social, political, and environmental tipping points. 

About the Artist
Deborah Kass employs the visual motifs of post-war paintings to explore the intersection of politics, popular culture, art history and personal identity. Her celebrated series, The Warhol Project, from the early 1990’s refocused Andy Warhol’s eye for celebrity portraiture. Her work incorporates lyrics from Broadway musicals, movie quotations into canonical formats like Frank Stella’s concentric squares, Ellsworth Kelly’s rainbow spectrum and Andy Warhol’s camouflage patterns.

Kass’ work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Jewish Museum and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The New Orleans Museum of Art, and the National Portrait Gallery, among others.

Recent group shows include “Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze” at the National Portrait Gallery, “Come Together Sandy,” Industry City, Brooklyn, 2013, “I, You, We” at the Whitney Museum of American art, 2013, and “Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012. 

Recent solo exhibitions include “feel good paintings for feel bad times,” “MORE feel good paintings for feel bad times” and “My Elvis+” at Paul Kasmin Gallery. In 2012, The Andy Warhol Museum presented “Deborah Kass: Before and Happily Ever After, a Mid-Career Retrospective.” Her historical series from 1998 “America’s Most Wanted” had its first ever viewing in New York at Sargent’s Daughters in May 2015. Paul Kasmin Gallery will present a new body of work “Deborah Kass: No Kidding” in December 2015.

In 2014, Kass was inducted into the New York Foundation for the Arts’ Hall of Fame. She is a member of the Board of the Andy Warhol Foundation and is Senior Critic of the Yale University MFA Painting Program.

About Two Trees Public Art
Two Trees seeks to enliven public space in the communities where we live and work. Through the installation of diverse public artworks, Two Trees celebrates creativity, invests in art as a civic resource, and brings contemporary art to a wide audience.

About Two Trees
Since its founding in 1968, Two Trees Management Company, a New York-based real estate development firm, has owned, managed and developed a portfolio worth more than $3 billion in real estate, including more than 6,000 apartments and over 3 million square feet of office and retail space. Two Trees currently owns more than 4 million square feet of commercial, industrial, and residential real estate throughout the United States with the majority of its properties located in New York City and employs 175 people to develop and manage its properties.

About Brooklyn Bridge Park
Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, known as Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP), is the not-for-profit entity responsible for the planning, construction, maintenance and operation of Brooklyn Bridge Park, an 85-acre sustainable waterfront park spanning 1.3 miles along Brooklyn’s East River shoreline. As steward of the park, BBP has transformed this previously deteriorated stretch of waterfront into a world-class park where the public can gather, play, relax and enjoy sweeping views of New York Harbor. The self-sustaining park was designed by the award-winning firm of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc. and features expansive lawns, rolling hills, waterfront promenades, innovative playgrounds, a greenway, sports facilities and the popular Jane’s Carousel. BBP serves thousands of people on any given seasonal day, who come to picnic, walk their dog, play soccer, jog, bike or roller skate. Brooklyn Bridge Park is a signature public investment for the 21st Century and will be an enduring legacy for the communities, elected officials and public servants who made it happen.

Elmhurst Art Museum:No Place Like House exhibition and Chicago Architecture Biennial Nov 7th



(L to R) Mejay Gula, Julia Sedlock, Amanda Williams

Elmhurst Art Museum presents
House Practices: Discussion with Architects Mejay Gula,
Julia Sedlock & Amanda WilliamsSaturday, November 7

In conjunction with Museum’s current No Place Like House exhibition
and Chicago Architecture Biennial 

October 23, 2015 (Elmhurst, IL)— In conjunction with its current architecture exhibitions, No Place Like House and Lessons from Modernism: Environmental Design Strategies in Architecture 1925-1970, Elmhurst Art Museum proudly hosts the panel discussion House Practices featuring architects Amanda Williams, Julia Sedlock & Mejay Gula Saturday, November 7, from 2-4pm. The discussion, conceived of and moderated by architect and School of the Art Institute Lecturer Andrew Santa Lucia, will examine the dynamic, “house-based” practices of these female architects as they have lived and worked in Chicago.

Amanda Williams’ ongoing Color(Ed) Theory Interventions on Chicago’s South Side investigates cultural associations of colors (such as Harold’s Chicken Shack Red and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Orange) and their homogenous application to soon-to-be-demolished houses in Englewood. Julia Sedlock’s notions of Smallness have framed her practice to deliver playfully unexpected results within domesticity using shapes and disciplinary histories interchangeably. As the former lead designer for Theaster Gates Studio and Rebuild Foundation, Mejay Gula’s practice focused on the creative reuse of existing materials and vacant buildings to revitalize under-served pockets of South Side of Chicago.

“Andrew Santa Lucia’s year-long exploration of Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House at Elmhurst Art Museum resulted in two major exhibitions that highlight the difference between house and home. Wishing to expand this discussion across approaches and gender, we invited these three women to present their innovative architectural projects and current thinking about the meanings and implications of house and home today,” said Staci Boris, Elmhurst Art Museum Chief Curator & Director of Public Programs.

This conversation is held in tandem with the first Midwest appearance of Lessons from Modernism an acclaimed exhibition organized by The Cooper Union in New York that examines 25 modern building projects through the lens of sustainability—on display at Elmhurst Art Museum through November 29, 2015 and coinciding with the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial. The first architecture exhibition presented by the Museum, Lessons from Modernism offers a new context for the Museum’s McCormick House, designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1952, and includes Santa Lucia’s related exhibition, the No Place like Houseintervention. This site-specific installation, guided by “Miesian Mysticism,” a fictional religion uncovered by Santa Lucia, features a series of altars that utilize both the living room space and the newly opened west wing, to transport viewers into a temple of images, objects and offerings.

The House Practices discussion is free to Elmhurst Art Museum members, and free to the public with admission to the Museum. For more information on House Practices or Elmhurst Art Museum membership, please visit


Amanda Williams is an artist, architect, educator, activist and cultivator of an art form that combines spatial sensibilities with love of color. She studied architecture at Cornell University and practiced in that field for a number of years in the Oakland Bay Area before turning her full attention to visual art. Color is a central preoccupation in her work, with her palette deriving largely from the urban landscapes she traversed as a child in Chicago’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood. She has exhibited and lectured throughout the U.S., including: Studio Museum in Harlem; Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco; and the University of Michigan. She is the recipient of many awards including, most recently, a 3Arts Award, a Joyce Foundation scholarship, the Eidlitz Travel Fellowship to Ethiopia, the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation’s Heroes & Hearts Public Art Commission, and the Empress Award. Williams is a current participant in the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial. She is Adjunct Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology where she teaches Design and Color Theory. 

Julia Sedlock is a trained architect, writer, and founding partner of Cosmo Design Factory, an upstate NY design practice in the midst of building its first two houses. Through a combination of commissioned projects and independent research, their work explores ways that architectural form playfully engages with the world to promote social and cultural interaction. In addition to their house projects, Cosmo Design Factory recently completed temporary installations for arts organizations in New York City and the Hudson Valley. Sedlock has an M. Arch and M.A. in Design Criticism from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and has work published in PLAT Journal, MAS Context, Soiled and Conditions Magazine.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Your invited Nov. 9th to the Fine Art Magazine 40th Anniversary Party, Honoring Heroes of Creativity


Broadway Parks, Mark Borghi Gallery, Oct. 28th- Nov. 17th










Sean:  Hey Gerry, in the 1960’s there was a young man that graduated from the University of Michigan, did some brilliant work in mathematics, specifically bounded harmonic functions. Then he went on to Berkeley, was an assistant professor; showed amazing potential. Then he moved to Montana and he blew the competition away.

Gerry: Yeah, so who was he?

Sean:  Ted Kaczynski

Good Will Hunting, 1997, Gus Van Sant

Ted Kaczynski is alternately referred to as a serial killer and a terrorist. His demand to publish his manifesto in the Washington Post and New York Times to avoid “further violence” was met and considered to be “making the right choice between bad options." His brother, reading the manifesto at the suggestion of his wife, contacted the FBI after recognizing his tone and use of the phrase, “You can’t have your cake and eat it too.”   

“With the wholly uncritical treatment — nay, giddy embrace — of high technology, even to such excrescences as machine "emotions" which you develop and promote, Psychology Today has at least made it publicly plain what's intended for social life. Your dehumanizing work is a prime contribution to high tech's accelerating motion toward an ever more artificial, de-individuated, empty landscape. I believe I am not alone in the opinion that vermin such as you will one day be considered among the worst criminals this century has produced.”

(Signed) In Revulsion, John Zerzan

Kaczynski was accepted to Harvard at 16, received his PhD in mathematics from the University of Michigan and became an assistant professor at University of California Berkely in 1967, resigning after two years. 

“The antitechnology Luddite movement will grow increasingly vocal and possibly resort to violence as these people become enraged over the emergence of new technologies that threaten traditional attitudes regarding the nature of human life (radical life extension, genetic engineering, cybernetics) and the supremacy of mankind (artificial intelligence). Though the Luddites might, at best, succeed in delaying the Singularity, the march of technology is irresistible and they will inevitably fail in keeping the world frozen at a fixed level of development.” 
Ray Kurzweil predicting singularity in 2040.

Kaczynski currenty resides at the “Supermax” prison in Florence, Colorado with Zacarias Moussaoui, Terry Nichols, Robert Hanssen, and Larry Hoover. He lives in isolation 23.5 hours a day.

“If the system succeeds in acquiring sufficient control over human behavior quickly enough, it will probably survive. Otherwise it will break down. We think the issue will most likely be resolved within the next several decades, say 40 to 100 years.”  
Ted Kaczynski

Attention Film Buffs: FIRST NORDIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 10/22/15,NYC,NY. On Saturday October 31, 2015, & Sunday November 1, 2015

10/22/15,NYC,NY. On Saturday October 31, 2015, & Sunday November 1, 2015 The first ever Nordic International Film Festivalwill screen over 23 films over the two day run. Admission is absolutely free. 
On the evening of Sunday November 1st, at 8:30PM there will be a GALA RED CARPET  hosted by Jacob A. Ware of Boardwalk Empire, highlights from the festival, Q & A with the film makers and the Award Ceremony.
List of Actors in the Official Selections:
Lindsy Fonseca ~ Kick-Ass
Eric Roberts ~ The Dark Knight
Christian McKay ~ Me and Orson Welles
Simon Callow  ~ Shakespeare in Love
Bruce Greenwood ~ Star Trek
Elia Purnell ~ Never Let Me Go
Torkel Petersson ~ Kopps
Eva Westering ~ HippHipp
Charlotte Munick ~ Ana Pihl
Morgan Alling ~ Arn
Laura Bach ~ Those Who Kill

Victor Borge Hall
Scandinavia House
58 Park Avenue
New York City


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