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Art Break: Love Is All Around (or at least in Times Square) for Valentine’s Day

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, February 12, 2018

Valentine’s Day is this week and we’ve got a lot of lovely art to share with you (and it won’t cost a thing!). We start with Desiree Dolron’s show downtown at the Grimm Gallery that reflects on being ...

Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art Opens ‘Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today’

By Doug Hall, Contributing Writer, February 8, 2018

When you think of the internet, you generally take for granted that it’s mostly a tool for your own personal or professional use, with all the bells and whistles. But when you dig below that surface, and start ...

Art Break: Stephen Shore’s Vision Through a Camera Lens at 303 Gallery

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, February 5, 2018

This week Art Break features Stephen Shore, a master of the photographic medium. His career has spanned 45 years, ranging from landscapes and urban settings to recording Andy Warhol’s process at The Factory. ...

Review: Drama Reigns at the New York Philharmonic, and Not ...

By Christopher Johnson, Contributing Writer, February 16, 2018 Those weren’t boos you heard at Thursday night’s Philharmonic concert at Geffen Hall—they were howls of rage and contempt, and cries of “What an idiot!,” and a shouting-match that might have led to fisticuffs if a ...

Review: The York Theatre's Oy-Vey-Worthy 'Bar Mitzvah Boy'

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, February 15, 2018 First, let’s all acknowledge a deep debt of gratitude to the venerable York Theatre and their commitment both to fostering new musicals, and to unearthing old ones, polishing them off, and giving them a chance to shine in ...

Review: 'Hey, Look Me Over' Surprises at Encores!

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, February 13, 2018 As any musical-theater devotee can tell you, Encores! is the annual series of performances at New York City Center of historical musicals that have somehow fallen through the cracks. Every year, Encores! chooses three musicals to resurrect, and each ...

Aaron Tveit In Concert With Lincoln Center's American Songbook: All ...

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, February 12, 2018 In case we’ve never met, there’s something you should know about me: I’m a little loony on the subject of Aaron Tveit. It all started a decade ago when I snagged a $10 preview ticket to an ...

Review: Clémentine Margaine's 'Haunting Vocalism' Highlights Muti Leading Chicago ...

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, February 12, 2018 One of the Second City's greatest cultural institutions, the revered Chicago Symphony Orchestra, visited Carnegie Hall in a varied program under the baton of Riccardo Muti. Of particular interest was the New York premiere a newly commissioned concerto by ...

Art Break: Love Is All Around (or at least in ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, February 12, 2018 Valentine’s Day is this week and we’ve got a lot of lovely art to share with you (and it won’t cost a thing!). We start with Desiree Dolron’s show downtown at the Grimm Gallery ...

What's Coming Up at JALC’s Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola ...

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, February 9, 2018 Jazz at Lincoln Center's ideological goals could not be more evident from merely perusing the upcoming event listings for the most intimate space in its arsenal, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. The nightspot runs on a daily basis with bookings ...

Review: The Dynamic Duo of Bell and Denk Deliver a ...

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, February 9, 2018 With an eagle's wingspan and a long arching torso, Bell's charismatic playing fills the Isaac Stern Auditorium. In a recent, lofty, recital program alongside his frequent pianist, the expressive Jeremy Denk, paid tribute to the hall's namesake Stern, in ...

Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola Features Legends, ...

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, February 9, 2018 After the dust had settled from the 2000 demolishing of the once-touted, then-mocked New York Coliseum at Columbus Circle, the majestic twin-towered Time Warner Center rose from the ashes a few years later and revitalized the neighborhood as a ...

Lincoln Center's American Songbook Brings the Stars Together For the ...

ZEALnyc, February 8, 2018 While many people think every concert or event that occurs at Lincoln Center is of a "classical" nature, that couldn't be any further from the truth. While many of New York City's foremost classically-based arts organizations call Lincoln Center home (New York Philharmonic, ...

Art Break: The Influence and Effect of Partition Examined in ‘Zarina: Dark Roads’ at the A|P|A Institute at NYU

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 29, 2018

Although it may seem like a long time ago, the 1947 Partition of India was a pivotal moment in the history of south Asia. Over 14 million people were displaced from homes and communities due to the creation of ...

Art Break: Remembering the Downtown Scene in ‘Club 57: Lost Flyers 1979-83’ at Alden Projects

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 22, 2018

Once you’ve lived in New York for a while, you’ll find yourself starting to say how much better things were long ago (and we don’t mean in 2016). Of course that isn’t true; things were both good and ...

Art Break: See ‘Power in Print’ at the NYPL’s Schomburg Center in Harlem

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 15, 2018

This week Art Break celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. day with some gallery shows reflecting his ideals. Whether it’s the inclusion of all as represented by the Andrew Edlin Gallery’s show of art from ...

Elegance On Display With the Winter Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 12, 2018

The Winter Antiques Show is your chance to see a wonderful variety of objects from the decorative and fine arts. This year’s group of over 65 dealers and experts will be presenting items that come with a ...

Outsider Art Fair Merges A Variety of Styles and Mediums From Over 60 Galleries

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 11, 2018

The Outsider Art Fair is in its twenty-sixth year of presenting galleries and artists who specialize in what was formerly known as ‘art brut’, a French phrase that can translate as ‘unrefined art’. ...

Art Break: Looking Outside the Box With Donald Judd at the Center for Architecture

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 8, 2018

This week Art Break starts off January with four examples of artists who weren’t afraid to explore ideas and methods outside their expertise or comfort levels. Although he didn’t know it, Donald Judd’s ...

Carnegie Hall Sponsors A City-Wide Festival Focusing On ‘The 60s: The Years That Changed America’

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 4, 2018

Carnegie Hall begins the new year with a citywide festival of events, exhibitions, films, lectures, and talks exploring what made the 1960s a decade to remember. Civil rights, changing cultural norms, social ...

Art Break: New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Have Fun Keeping

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 2, 2018

Here we are, one day into the new year, and that list of resolutions is beginning to get on your nerves. Why? Because great ideas are one thing, but acting on them can prove to be something else. The ...

Art Break: Between the Holidays Fun at the Arsenal in Central Park

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, December 26, 2017

Christmas is over. The presents have been opened, the meal eaten, and you are tired out. Art Break gets it: you’ve got post-holiday letdown. But that’s ok because we have some choices this week that just ...

Art Break: Longtime Friends Agnes Martin and Richard Tuttle Are ‘Crossing Lines’ at Pace Gallery

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, December 18, 2017

This is the time of year when life gets hectic. All those events you have to get to, things you have to buy or just the stress of too many people on the sidewalk (and NONE of them know how to walk in a ...

Art Break: Combining Elements in ‘Mary Frank Pilgrimage’ at DC Moore Gallery

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, December 11, 2017

A lot of powerful art can be created using the environment as an inspiration but it also can be easy to miss the mark. After all, when you get down to it, the natural world is more complicated than it looks. ...

Art Break: Cultural Contrasts Explored In ‘Uncharted Waters’ at Boers-Li Gallery

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, December 4, 2017

Art Break is spending this week exploring how artists work with and against boundaries. In particular, we are looking at our uptown pick of Boers-Li Gallery’s current show. The Chinese artists represented ...

Holiday Fun With Seasonal Exhibits All Around Town

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, November 28, 2017

Baby, it’s cold outside! Let ZEALnyc get you warmed up and ready for the holidays with festivities at some of our favorite cultural spots. Most of our listings are included with the purchase of a ...

Art Break: ‘Elia Alba: The Supper Club’ Documents Dinners of Diversity and Discussion at The 8th Floor

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, November 27, 2017

There are a number of social events to attend at this time of year. Everybody is rushing around, worried about what to wear, if anyone interesting will be there, how drunk will they (or you) be by the end of ...

Art Break: Another Side of Louise Bourgeois on Display at Carolina Nitsch Project Room in Chelsea

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, November 20, 2017

Although Louise Bourgeois is known as a sculptor, she was also an accomplished artist in the areas of drawing, painting and printing. Less known are her works in textiles, often done in collaboration with ...

Getting Up Close and Personal With Michelangelo at the Met

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, November 13, 2017

There are times when an artist’s name becomes verbal shorthand for discussing anything that remotely resembles their talent – or when it doesn’t. As a result it’s easy to lose sight of the original ...

Art Break: The Fabric of Our Lives Through the Eyes of ‘Nuvolo and Post-War Materiality’ at Di Donna Gallery

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, November 13, 2017

A lot of people dream of travelling the world. They want to experience firsthand the joys of walking down narrow streets surrounded by the colors, smells, and sounds of other lands and cultures. Art Break ...

The Inside Scoop on the Tribeca Art+Culture Night (it only happens 4 times a year!)

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, November 7, 2017

Tribeca Art+Culture night is one of New York’s best kept secrets in the arts. Every three months this neighborhood opens its doors to the public for a single evening filled with exhibitions, performances, ...

Art Break: Statistics and Art Converge In Pratt’s ‘You Are Here NYC’ Exhibit

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

Have you ever considered how to make data interesting? One way is to give it a visual framework, like those pie charts and bar graphs you did in grade school. At Pratt Institute’s Manhattan gallery, artists ...

The Salon Art + Design Brings International Flair To NYC

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, November 3, 2017

The Salon Art + Design has a different take on the art fair experience. Rather than focusing on a single element (art, objects, furniture, etc.) it blends various disciplines and creators into a seamless ...

Performance Art Takes Over NYC With Performa 17 Biennial

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, November 1, 2017

Performa is an arts organization with the mission of nurturing and promoting performance art around the world. Their biennial event in New York City brings artists across multiple disciplines to discuss, ...

Art Break: Things Get a Little Hairy With ‘Gilbert & George: The Beard Pictures’

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, October 30, 2017

Halloween is one of New York’s favorite holidays: after all, how often do you get to pretend to be someone else for a night? Ok, we do that all the time here, but on October 31 everyone goes all out with ...

TEFAF Brings Its Finest Works to the Park Avenue Armory This Fall

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, October 24, 2017

TEFAF New York Fall is the second installment of this well-known European art fair. The spring event was a huge success, bringing a wide variety of artworks from around the world. This time the Park Avenue ...

Art Break: ‘Russian Photography After the Revolution’ at Nailya Alexander Gallery

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, October 23, 2017

This week Art Break is focusing on photography work influenced by the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. Our midtown pick, the Nailya Alexander Gallery, is known for its outstanding holdings of Russian ...

The IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair Expands to the Javits Center

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, October 18, 2017

The International Art Fair for Prints & Editions, now in its 26th year, is known for its dazzling array of works in the mediums of prints and books. Previously located at the Park Avenue Armory, the fair ...

Art Break: Art Is Going To the Dogs (Courtesy of William Wegman)

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, October 16, 2017

The internet is full of animals doing all kinds of things: singing, jumping out of boxes, speaking in French. You could spend hours watching — and we know, because we’ve just finished doing it. But before ...

Art Break: Exploring the Premise of ‘What If?’ At Galleries All Around Town

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, October 9, 2017

Have you ever thought to yourself, “What if?” As in: What if I walk down a different street today? What if I get off a stop earlier or later on the train? What if I say good morning to that cute person I ...

Review: A Doodle That Is Worth a Thousand Words: Drawings Through History at the Met

By John Tilly, Contributing Writer, October 5, 2017

Who knew a doodle could hold such immense weight through the centuries? But doodle they did, the great artists of Western civilization, and the Met is here to walk us through these sometimes quick, sometimes ...

Asia Contemporary Art Week Is So Big It Can’t Be Contained To One Week

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, October 3, 2017

Asia Contemporary Art Week, which is actually three weeks of exhibits, performances, conferences and lectures at more than 30 museums and galleries around town, will run from October 5 – 26, 2017. Some ...

Art Break: Taking To the Road Through William A. Hall’s Car Drawings at Andrew Edlin Gallery

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, October 2, 2017

Art Break says it’s time to hit the open road – but without leaving town and without spending any cash. How? By visiting our gallery choices, of course. Start by picking out your dream ride, courtesy of ...

Art Break: Exploring Sculpture Through ‘Rebel Clay’ at Cavin Morris

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, September 25, 2017

Art Break asks the question: what do you think is a sculpture? Is it a figure in clay, metal, or stone? Is it an abstract mass? Or is it anything in three dimensions? What about an empty space marked off by ...

The Power of Rodin On Display at the Met

By John Tilley, Contributing Writer, September 21, 2017

His figures writhe, squirm, scream, and sometimes just think — but always there is the tumult of the human mind behind the great sculptures of the iconic Impressionist master Auguste Rodin, whose death one ...

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