Friday, April 26, 2019

Want to Show in NYC? See Me Submit work for June 13 exhibition.



Featured Artist: Anna Fawcus

(Deadline: May 23rd, 2019)



for a chance to win a $5,000 cash award, a solo show in NYC,
and much more!


In partnership with ChaShaMa, SeeMe is asking artists to look withinand evaluate purpose, progress, motivation and personal truths. Most great artists have created master self-portraits and we want to show the world yours.


ChaShaMa puts on one of the most unique art events each year with the goal to celebrate the artistic communities that make NYC weird, wonderful, and magical. SeeMe Artists will be featured at the Chashama Gala and Afterparty, alongside an immersive labyrinth of 150+ installations and performances.


You are invited to share your truth and your voice as you submit your workand celebrate your identity as a living artist. The work you submit may be a self-portrait or it may touch on the broader topics of identity and self-reflection.


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Catch Elizabeth Heyert, The Idol Exhibition at the Palazzo Mora during the Venice Biennale Opening May 11, 2019


Elizabeth Heyert, The Idol

Exhibition at the Palazzo Mora during the Venice Biennale

Opening May 11, 2019

Elizabeth Heyert, Untitled, 2019.
NEW YORK — New York-based photographer Elizabeth Heyert will premiere seven works from her new series, The Idol, at the Venice Biennale in May 2019. Selected as part of Personal Structures, a group exhibition curated by Global Art Affairs Foundation (GAA), a Dutch non-profit organization, and hosted by the European Cultural Centre (ECC), Heyert’s work will be shown at the historic Palazzo Mora.

The Idol is inspired by the problem of the representation of women, centered on the question: What makes a woman an idol, an object of fascination and worship? Heyert pairs visual artifacts from classic Hollywood with photographs of historical statues of the Virgin Mary. Mary was the starting point for this project, with her image perhaps the most ubiquitous in the western world. Traveling to cathedrals and churches throughout Southern Spain, such as the Cathedral of Malaga, the Cathedral of Marbella, and smaller churches in Seville, Granada, and surrounding towns, Heyert concentrated on capturing the exquisitely realistically-rendered faces, most dating from the seventeenth century. She discovered a remarkable similarity to recognizable mid-twentieth-century film stars, prompting the realization that the male fantasy of the archetypal woman seems to have remained unchanged over the course of many centuries.

By juxtaposing images of Mary with those of Hollywood stars, Heyert interrogates the Madonna-Whore dichotomy. Permeating both art history and, more broadly, visual culture as a whole, this dichotomy divides women into two opposite categories: the pure and virtuous and the depraved, sexualized and wicked. Heyert seeks to disrupt the impossible standard of the ideal embodied by Mary by stripping her of religious signifiers - her elaborate crown, rosary beads, the baby Jesus often seen in her arms - seeking to show her simply as a woman, rather than a religious icon.

The myth of the “bad” woman is captured in four film posters, showing Joan Bennett in The Woman on the Beach (1947), Diana Dors in The Unholy Wife (1957), Rita Hayworth in The Lady from Shanghai (1947), Elizabeth Taylor in Butterfield 8 (1960). The taglines scream of the danger of seductive, wicked women, with warnings like “I’m No Good” and “you know nothing about wickedness.” Additionally, the image of Marilyn Monroe in the 1962 LA Times announcement of her death, emphasizes how we can elevate the women we worship only to destroy them, and then love them even more once we no longer have them.

Heyert also created a diptych of a color photograph of Mary alongside a text in the style of a formal manuscript. On close inspection, this is revealed to be a list of hundreds of offensive words used to denigrate women, a provocative and timely reminder of the ways that women are often viewed and also treated in everyday life.

“I wanted to explore the idea of what it means to be a woman who is idealized and worshipped. Why do women try, against impossible odds, to live up to someone else’s vision of perfection? Most of all, why do we elevate the women we most admire to unattainable heights, and then demean or destroy them when it cannot be sustained?” Heyert comments.
The Idol is part of Personal Structures, an exhibition which includes the work of over one hundred and fifty international contemporary artists working on the topic of Time, Space and Existence. It is organized by the GAA Foundation and hosted by the European Cultural Centre in the center of Venice, at the Palazzo Bembo, the Palazzo Mora and the Giardini Marinaressa. The prestigious venues have over a decade long relationship to the Biennale, having shown the work of artists such as Yoko Ono, Lawrence Weiner, and Thomas Ruff.
The Palazzo Mora is situated in Sestiere Cannaregio, between the San Felice Church and Canale di Noale. Named for the Mora family, who was influential in Venice from the sixteenth through to the eighteenth centuries, the sixteenth-century facade now houses fifteen exhibition rooms with frescoed ceilings, a beautiful terrace facing the canal, and an entrance with a garden.
About Elizabeth Heyert
Born in New York, Elizabeth Heyert’s passion for photography led her to London, where she earned a Master’s degree at the Royal College of Art, studying closely with British photographer Bill Brandt. She later returned to New York where she developed a successful career as a photographer of architecture and interiors. After 20 years working with various clients such as Ralph Lauren, Cartier, American Express, and Tiffany & Co., along with snapping shots around the world for publications including The New York Times, New York Magazine, Vogue, Elle Decor, and Architectural Digest, Heyert closed her commercial studio in order to focus on fine art photography. Her work is represented in international public and private collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Getty.
About the Global Art Affairs Foundation (GAA)
The GAA is a Dutch non-profit organization that aims to heighten the awareness about the more philosophical themes in contemporary art, architecture and in culture in general. Founded in 2002 in New York, the GAA has been based in Leiden, the Netherlands since 2009, with a branch in Venice, Italy. The foundation has organized exhibitions, symposia, and art projects in Europe, the US, and Japan, including large exhibitions each year during the Venice Biennale. All these exhibitions are free of charge for all visitors. In addition, GAA publishes extensively in art books and magazines. The GAA works in close cooperation with the curators Valeria Romagnini, Lucia Pedrana, Sara Danieli, Elena Volpato, Alessandra Valle, Bianca Bonaldi, Anais Hammoud, Alesia Varnaeva and Rachele De Stefano.
About the European Cultural Centre (ECC)
The European Cultural Centre (ECC) is a space for artistic expression, research, and experimentation. The ECC provides the resources and conditions for creative endeavors from all fields including visual art, dance, theatre, music, literature, and architecture. It presents projects that link the various practices with the city, artists, and visitors from across the globe. The ECC also hosts creative professionals in residence in order to provide assistance for research, organizing art events, exhibitions, training, and lectures in various disciplines. They work with a network of curators, universities, festivals, and foundations along with both cultural and scientific institutions. Regional offices for the ECC are located in Italy, the Netherlands, Russia, and the United States, while the global office resides in Amsterdam.
Exhibition details
DATES: May 11-November 24, 2019. Preview May 9-10, 2019.
LOCATION: Palazzo Mora, Cannaregio 3659 30121 Venezia
HOST: European Cultural Centre / Global Art Affairs Foundation
ORGANIZERS: Valeria Romagnini, Lucia Pedrana, Sara Danieli, Claudia Piovan, Bérénice Freytag, Bianca Bonaldi, Rocco Schenkel, Elena Volpato, Alessandra Valle

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Love Photography? Catch the A Gallery Sky High Exhibition in New Orleans,

sky high
Jerry Uelsmann
Untitled (Cloud in Central Park/Small Figure) 
Silver Gelatin
unnumbered; Signed
Negative Date: 2013
Print Date: 2014
16 x 20 - $6000

Elliott Erwitt
Coney Island, New York, USA

Silver Gelatin
unnumbered; Signed
Negative Date: 1975
Print Date: 2016
16 x 20 - $7500 

Joshua Mann Pailet
Cloud Streams, Farms, Texas 
Silver Gelatin
1/30; Signed
Negative Date: 2014
Print Date: 2014
16 x 20 - $2500

A Gallery For Fine Photography

Catch Rick Middler will be at Super Fine Art Fair, NYC May 1-5,

Rick will be at Superfine Art Fair, NYC!

Superfine! lands in Soho from May 1-5. Join Rick and 80+ of the world's most talented emerging artists for five days of performances, panels, parties, and of course -- hundreds of opportunities to add great new art to your collection.

Superfine! +  Moniker Art Fair.
A $25 dual day pass gets you access to both fairs from Friday to Sunday, and a craft beer or wine of your choice at Superfine!
Superfine! NYC Tickets and Info | May 1-5 | Soho

And if you haven't seen it yet, here's the video from the 18 foot piece Rick did live for 200 invited guests at Melted Everything.
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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

ALIQUE and Mandarin Oriental, New York announce May partnership

ALIQUE and Mandarin Oriental, New York announce May partnership

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LALIQUE and Mandarin Oriental, New York are partnering to celebrate LALIQUE's newest art collection, RockStone 40, created in collaboration with artist Arik Levy. For the first time in the United States, RockStone 40 will be on display at Mandarin Oriental, New York throughout the month of May. To mark the occasion and honor the collection, Asiate's culinary team has created a custom Chef's Tasting Menu inspired by RockStone 40 that will be available for dinner throughout the duration of this month-long exhibit. 
For more information on the LALIQUE and Mandarin Oriental partnership, please see attached press release.  
For more information on the RockStone 40 art collection, please find below dropbox link to press kit and high resolution images:

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