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Grand Opening of NYA Gallery, March 7th 6-9PM, 2019,


Armory Art Week
Tribeca Art + Culture Night
3 level art center | artist studios | 6 galleries | art storage

100 artists | music | wine tasting

Thursday, March 7, 2019 (6-9pm)
7 Franklin Place, New York, NY 10013

Artists Featured: Keith Kattner at
 NYA Gallery Opening

 On March 7, 2019, Shane Townley and his team will expand NYA Gallery to 7 Franklin Place, a multi-purpose cultural institution conceived as a significant site for artistic expression in Tribeca. The new venue will comprise 9,000 square feet across 3 floors for artistic production, collaboration, and exhibition with a robust schedule of public programming slated for later this year. The gallery will feature 1,000 square feet of stunning exhibition space on the ground level, 22 artist studios, and an extensive 1,500square-foot fine art storage facility for framing, crating, and shipping. The historic opening will coincide with the 25th anniversary of the Armory Show as well as Tribeca Arts & Culture Night. A group exhibition featuring select gallery artists will accompany the opening and reception from 6-9pm.  
 One of the artists that will be featured in the opening group show is Dr. Keith Kattner. After a fulfilling career as a neurosurgeon in Illinois, Kattner turned his time and talents toward the cultivation of a studio practice rooted in the vaunted academic conventions and techniques of oil painting in the Western tradition. Since 2010 he has devoted himself to completing studies after respected landscape masters, taking hikes and executing preparatory drawings, and developing a personal artistic style that incorporates approaches and themes of past masters, such as Nicholas Poussin, Claude Lorrain, J.M.W. Turner, and the Hudson River School painters.  
 His balanced compositions contain strategically layered planes that lead the viewer deeper into each scene. Figures have a strong linear quality and are positioned in the foreground, which contrasts with the hazy atmospheric effects typically seen in the distance. Kattner’s emulation and adoption of this highly precise manner of figural rendering is partially due to his specialized training as a surgeon. Soft light is diffused throughout each narrative, creating a strong sense of placidity. In many instances, his works recall idyllic bathing scenes that were a common subject for academic painters in the nineteenth century. Kattner’s picturesque paintings thoughtfully explore themes related to the history of civilizations, infrastructure, ancient mythologies, labors related to the cycles of the seasons, and the fraught relationship between the natural and built environments.

Artists Featured: Evan Sebastian Lagache at
 NYA Gallery Opening

On March 7, 2019, NYA Gallery’s inaugural exhibition in its new venue at 7 Franklin place will feature an impressive cadre of artists working across a variety of media and styles. One of the artists that will be featured is Evan Sebastian Lagache, a self-described abstract-futuristic artist working in acrylic, oil, ink, and graphite to produce evocative works formally tied to the legacy of the avant-garde in the 20th century. His art is in part a response to the urban environment and explores themes that touch upon humanity’s relationship to technology, nature, and the cosmos. 

Lagache makes use of striking organic forms reminiscent of geological formations and processes, as seen in works such as Mother Natures Mother Board and Eclipse. The amorphous forms in these works invite interrogation and interpretation from the viewer. The emerging artist captures the raw, extrusive forces of tectonic transformations primarily through colorful forms and textures, which seemingly deliquesce before gallery-goers. Lagache’s paintings are quite haptic, containing thick accretions of paint akin to sedimentation or debris, emphasizing the materiality of painting. The artist’s manipulation of paint might be understood as a metaphor for violent physiographical activity, underscoring how painting is a generative, life-giving, and bodily act. Along these same lines, Lagache appropriates the larger-than-life mentality of many 20th-century modernists in his painting approach, making his practice an intimate exchange between body and canvas. 

To see and experience Lagache’s remarkable canvases in person, be sure to attend the grand opening of NYA Gallery on Thursday, March 7, 2019, 6-9pm. You can RSVP for the exhibition reception at
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From the Haines Gallery news that Kota Ezawa is in the the Whitney Biennial 2019 May 17-September 22, 2019

Kota Ezawa, The Simpson Verdict, 2002
Kota Ezawa
Whitney Biennial 2019

Haines Gallery proudly congratulates artist Kota Ezawa on his participation in this year's Whitney Biennial.

Now in its 79th edition, the Whitney Biennial is the definitive showcase of currents in contemporary American art. This year's edition is curated by the Whitney's own Jane Panetta and Rujeko Hockley, who have spent the past year visiting artists "in search of the most important and relevant work."

The Whitney Biennial 2019 will take place in New York City from May 17 to September 22, 2019.
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In the mood for Ancient art and artifacts see the Barakat Gallery's selection.

A Sui Serpentine Marble Head of a Bodhisattva
581 AD to 618 AD
This is a very rare green serpentine marble head of a Bodhisattva. The deity is 
depicted wearing a huge crown, which still shows traces of red and yellowish paint. 
Although the torso of the sculpture is missing we can postulate that it is originally in 
standing form, derived from its facial expression and downcast eyes.
The extensively decorated crown depicts three Buddhas and five halos, possibly 
indicating the temporal and spatial tri-Buddhas, positioning the present Buddha 
Shakyamuni (Vairocana) at the centre. Hints of red suggests previous gilding of 
ferrous mineral paint. It is a showcase of splendid craftsmanship, which achieves 
a sense of three-dimensional perspective through intelligent carving, emphasizing 
the differences between background and foreground.
For more information please click the image above.  To see
additional artifacts from the Sui Dynasty please click HERE
 Iron Age Vessel
Lega Wooden Mask
Athenian Silver Tetradrachm
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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Morgan Lehman "The Twenty by Sixteen Biennial" February 28 - March 30, 2019 Opening Reception: Thursday, February 28, 6 - 8 pm

The Twenty by Sixteen Biennial
curated in collaboration with Geoffrey Young

February 28 - March 30, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 28, 6 - 8 pm

Eric Hibit, Blue Velvet, acrylic on panel, 20x16 in, 2018

Eric Hibit    Chie Fueki    Cary Smith    Daniel Zeller    Yuri Masnyj

Barbara Friedman    Jenifer Kobylarz    Philip Knoll    Rebecca Chamberlain  

Emilie Stark-Menneg    Meg Lipke    Audrey Stone    Trevor Winkfield  
Karen Lederer    Douglas Melini    Robert Otto Epstein    Fred Cooper

Sue Muskat    Cordy Ryman    Jennifer Coates    Elliott Green

Andrew Schwartz    Peggy Reeves    Andrea Belag    Juliana Ellman
Hanna Hannah    Alex McQuilkin    Kirsten Deirup    Joshua Marsh

Zachary Keeting    Erin O'Keefe    Mark Olshansky

Elisa Johns     Tim Bavington   Catherine Haggarty
    In this third "Twenty by Sixteen Biennial," the visual adventure continues. With only the one constraint - size- each of the 35 artists in the show is free to invent, explore, befuddle, dazzle, bemuse, challenge, celebrate.

    Represented by two works each, artists get a chance to show what they do best twice: with imagery, touch, color, figuration, abstraction, hybridity, absurdity, profundity, or none of the above. If no two artists look alike, it is because no two artists ARE alike. What is particular to one is foreign to another; what is anathema to one is central to another. What the artists in this Biennial share is integrity. And at the helm of each practice is sincerity, integrity's first cousin.

    Thus do the works in this show bop, amble, strut, juxtapose, cruise, clash, propose and cuddle...for all they're worth.   Pick your favorite. Question its presence. Revel in pictorial uniqueness. Consider the language each work speaks. 

    Consider the dialects, the slang, the asides, never forgetting that each work bears the stamp of its maker. Not "Made in America." Rather, made by a human, for the craziest reasons: necessity and joy.
-Geoffrey Young

Click here for a preview of works in the exhibition

Morgan Lehman
526 West 26th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10011

Exhibition hours:
Wednesday - Saturday
11am - 6pm