Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Want to Read a summer book? Builder Levy: Humanity in the Streets New York City 1960s–1980s Foreword by Deborah Willis.

Marching for their lives: three decades of civil rights in America.
Builder Levy:
Humanity in the Streets

New York City 1960s–1980s
Foreword by Deborah Willis.
**All images fully copyrighted by the publisher and artist. No reproductions either in
print or online are permissible without clearance.
Builder Levy: Humanity in the Streets documents the resilience and power of the multiracial population that American photographer Builder Levy encountered in New York City from the 1960s through the 1980s. In these turbulent decades, people around the world struggled for freedom and independence; across the United States, people marched in the streets to improve their lives and for justice and peace. On the streets of New York, Levy saw all this and more.

This comprehensive monograph gathers images of spectacular events and daily life alike. Included are photographs of civil rights and anti–Vietnam War protests in the 1960s, the peace march held in 1962 in response to the Cuban Missile Crisis and images of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. after his 1968 speech at Carnegie Hall. Also included are shots of the poverty-ravaged Brooklyn of the 1960s, '70s and '80s; the inner-city communities where Levy worked with teenagers as a public school teacher for almost 35 years; and marches and demonstrations in support of quality, integrated education for all NYC children and an end to police killings.

Combining the humanist spirit of social documentary with street photography's sense of timing and wit, and an intense awareness of aesthetics, the photographs in Builder Levy: Humanity in the Streets offer a beautiful and poignant document of a chapter in a city and a nation's history.

“Builder Levy’s Humanity in the Streets speaks of New York City and photography in a classic way…It is a remarkable visual story about beauty and humanity that must not be overlooked.” —Deborah Willis

Builder Levy  was born in 1942 in Tampa, Florida, and raised in Brooklyn; as an art major he studied photography at Brooklyn College. His photographs are included in more than 80 public collections, including that of the International Center of Photography, the Brooklyn Museum, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the High Museum of Art, the Ringling Museum of Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum. He is a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow and the author of three previously published monographs of his photographs. Levy lives in New York.

Builder Levy: Humanity in the Streets
New York City 1960s–1980s.
Foreword by Deborah Willis.
  • Elegant black and white spot-varnished tritone photographs in the streets of New York City from 1962 to 1989, including many powerful images of protest - from images of the civil rights marches to anti-Vietnam War protests.
  • Includes portraits of the people of the city, with a focus on young people and Black and Latino neighborhoods.
ISBN 9788862086127
US $49.95 CDN $67.50
Hbk, 9.75 x 12 in. / 136 pgs / 85 b&w


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MOUNTAIN WITH AN UNRELATED STORY, 2018, oil and graphite on paper, 15.5 x 11 in. 39.4 x 27.9 cm.

Throughout American artist Adam Straus' nearly 40 year career, he has continued a close examination of mankind's relationship with the natural environment. The role that technological advancements play in society's ever-changing relationship with the environment is one of the main focuses of his investigation. The ways in which we coexist with nature is currently obscured. Our attention span is constantly pulled in different directions; our vision of the outside world is filtered through the screen, our virtual lives sharing little truth with reality. In his most recent works on paper, Straus explores a different method of painting that incorporates text and adhesion of layers of paper. These works integrate current New York Times articles and handwritten shopping lists. In some cases, the continuous words are illegible, their meaning perhaps not as significant as the awareness of their presence. These seemingly photo realistic paintings come loose at their edges, with subtle, and in other places, drastic subversions. Straus' notoriously uncanny ability to confront the viewer, transporting him into the scene, continues in these works on paper.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

George Billis Gallery Midshow reminder: Summer Group Show through August 4

Summer Group Show

July 10 - August 4
Opening Reception, Thursday, July 12, 6 - 8pm
Mert Avadya
Derek Buckner
Catherine Christiano
Hans Habeger
Russ Havard
Danny Heller
Diana Horowitz
Miles Jaffe
Clay Johnson
Steven Katz
David Leonard
Stephen Magsig
Gina Minichino
James Oliver
Elizabeth O'Reilly
Richard Orient
Daniel Phill
Ken Rush
Liz Sloan
Christopher Stott
Gay Summer Rick
Kenneth Templeton
Bennett Vadnais
Jeffrey Vaughn
And More
Preview of Selected Pieces

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Looks Like fun for a good cause: At Phillips, Launch Party Reminder: Tongue + Chic / Artists x Sneakers today 7-10 NYC

You're Invited
Tongue + Chic / Sneakers x Artists
Featured image: Kith x Nike LeBron James
Join us to celebrate the launch of tongue + chic, an exhibition of unique and limited edition sneakers designed by Trevor "Trouble" Andrews, KAWS, Daniel Arsham, Stash, Daniel "Mache" Gamache, theheyymann, Shantell Martin and other leading artists.

DJ Set by Kitty Cash

Special thanks to Kirin Ichiban and Don Papa

Thursday 19 July, 7-10pm
450 Park Avenue, New York


RSVP Essential. Space is Limited.

Now On View
Visit us at our public viewing 16 July-31 August.

Monday-Friday 10am-6pm
*Wednesday 10am-8pm

One pair of shoes handcrafted by "The Shoe Surgeon" will be auctioned online in August 2018 to benefit the Thomson Reuters Foundation's anti-slavery initiatives.
The Shoe Surgeon

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Kith x Nike LeBron James
XV Long Live the King Part II, 2018

Shoe Surgeon x TBWA\Chiat\Day New York
To Benefit Thomson Reuters Foundation

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SagHarbor Museum: When The World Was Wood

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When The World Was Wood

Curated by Richard Doctorow

Opening Reception: Friday, July 20th from 6:00 to 8:00pm

Living in a time when virtually every object we use in our daily lives is made of metal, plastic or some new cutting-edge, high-tech material, it is hard to imagine a time when almost everything was made of wood. But for the first two centuries of America’s history, wood was not only the most prevalent choice of material, it was often the only choice – so much so that historians sometimes call the years 1650 to 1850 “America’s Wood Age.”
When The World Was Wood explores this amazing period in America’s history by presenting some 100 objects (primarily from the 19th century) that are made of wood. Not only objects that we might expect - utensils, bowls, barrels, buckets, signs, toys and tools - but also those that are delightfully surprising, including a tricycle, gears for a tower clock, and even a washing machine manufactured right here in Sag Harbor in the 1860s.
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