I've just returned from four days in New York. I went primarily to attend the opening of my solo show "Patterns in the City" at Stricoff Fine Art in Chelsea but I managed to squeeze in some art shows, sightseeing, and lots of walking.
It turns out that I got to New York before the paintings did!
At 11.00 am on the day before the opening the paintings still hadn't arrived. Something had happened during the two weeks transit period and nobody could say what. They arrived later that day and Michel had to work hard to hang the show and arrange the lighting in a short period of time. There were sighs of relief all around!
The opening the next evening was busy and fun, and several of the paintings were sold before the end of the event.
|The Drawings of Edward Hopper. |
I've never really been a big fan of Hopper's paintings but seeing these drawing studies
has given me a new respect for his development of composition and contrast.
The drawings are gestural, layered and wonderful.
An amazing in-the-round video installation telling the artist's story of Manhattan.
This took me by surprise and I ended up being absorbed for at least 30 minutes.
|Sheep Station - Francois-Xavier Lalanne|
An installation at an old gas station on West 24th at 10th Avenue
|Pier 92 - NYC|
Walking along the waterside on the West side I discovered that not everything
has been fixed up and re-painted. This pier will definitely inspire some paintings!
|Visual chaos: |
The Brooklyn Bridge approach by the old Fulton fish market.
|The view of the old Nabisco box factory on the walk from the railway station.|
|Michael Heizer's Negative Sculpture|
Inside one of the four enormous structures housed in one long gallery.