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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 both a separate being and part of a group. At Laurence Miller Gallery in Chelsea, Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind share a visual vocabulary so in sync they seem to be one person, not two. Our uptown choice is a group show arranged by Hammer Galleries, examining the various facets of the relationship between an artist and model. But our pick of the week is midtown’s Times Square Art Projects Window to the Heart, a twelve-foot resin lens placed on 47th Street and Broadway. This round Fresnel lens with the heart shaped center is the perfect photo op for our city and the people we love. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Art Break Downtown:

Where: Grimm Gallery, 202 Bowery

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

Who: Desiree Dolron: Complex Systems

What: Video and photographs

Why: How to be an individual within the context of a group is a universal dilemma

Art Break Chelsea:

Where: Laurence Miller Gallery, 521 West 26th Street, 5th Fl

When: Now through February 24, Tu – Fri: 10-6, Sat: 11-6

Who: When Harry Met Aaron: A Conversation between Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind

What: Two artists whose photographs echo and complement each other

Why: There is a harmony to be found in the differences and similarities of these works

Art Break Midtown:

Where: Times Square, Father Duffy Square (between 46th and 47th Streets where Broadway and 7th Avenue meet)

When: Now through February 28, available for viewing 24/7

Who: ArandaLasch + Marcelo Coelho with Formlabs: Window to the Heart

What: A twelve-foot lens that bends and distorts light, placed in the heart of Times Square

Why: A perfect frame for pictures of the city and people we love

BONUS TIP: When you take your picture, tag it with #lovezealnyc and let us know!

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

Where: Hammer Galleries, 32 East 67th Street

When: Now through February 23, Mon – Fri: 9:30-5:30

Who: The Artist and The Model

What: Paintings from Bonnard, Chagall, Delacroix, van Dongen, Dufy, Matisse, Picasso, and Renoir

Why: Look beyond the surface to see complex psychological connections between the artist and subject

 

Cover: View of ‘Window to the Heart’ installation in Times Square; photo: Ian Douglas / for Times Square Arts.


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