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Art Break: Take a Trip to the 60’s Via Beatrice Mandelman

CollageNo.9,c.1960s copy

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, March 6, 2017

In pursuit of the big picture, details can get lost or even ignored. This week’s Art Break gives you a chance to slow down and consider what nuances of light, shadow, and content can do to enhance an image or idea. We recommend Beatrice Mandelman’s show as a great example of how details can make an image unforgettable. As always, all listings are free admission.

Art Break Downtown:

Where: Geary Contemporary, 185 Varick Street (corner of King Street)

When: Now through March 11, Wed – Sat: 12-6

Who: Lina Puerta: Within/Without

What: Sculptures that examine the relationship between natural and human objects

Why: The link between nature and humans is often forgotten but always tangible

Art Break Chelsea:

Where: Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, 521 West 21st Street

When: Now through March 11, Tues-Sat: 10-6

Who: Uta Barth: In the Light and Shadow of Morandi and Untitled 2017

What: The subtleties of perception in photographs

Why: Develop your powers of concentration through detailed examination

Art Break Midtown (up to 59th Street, East or West):

Where: Ierimonti Gallery, 24 West 57th Street, Suite 501

When: Now through March 31, Tue – Sat: 10-6

Who: Faraway So Close

What: A group show of eleven artists working in a variety of media and materials

Why: See how talent and vision turn ugliness into beauty

Art Break Above 60th Street (East or West):

Where: Rosenberg & Co., 19 East 66th Street

When: Now through April 1: Mon-Sat: 10-6

Who: Beatrice Mandelman and The Sixties

What: Vibrant works that were influenced by the artistic and political movements of the period

Why: Southwestern art is not just cow skulls and empty spaces

 

Cover: Collage No. 9, 1960’s by Beatrice Mandelman; courtesy of Rosenberg & Co.


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