Here are some picks for a few of my favorite things in 2012 -- things I saw, things I wish I saw, things I wish I had had time to write about, and other things...in and around New York and the East End. A little late, but wrapping up 2012 took longer than I expected -- a nice surprise all around. And things are heating up on the East End...looking forward to events at the new Parrish and all things 2013.
most made me want to paint:
|KELTIE FERRIS, [[[O]]][[[O]]], 2010 -- her show at Mitchell-Innes Nash up thru JAN 12|
|MATISSE, IN SEARCH OF TRUE PAINTING, at The Met, thru March 17|
Every show I see at Halsey McKay makes me want to paint -- they find the most awesome artists. Here, a few highlights from their last 2012 show, Habeas Corpus:
|Lisa Sanditz, Frito Lay Study, 2012|
|Ted Gahl, Village, 2012|
|Jeanette Mundt, I AM WORKING: WAVING BUT DROWNING, (with DVD projection), 2012|
most fun:POWERPLAY at Hayground School, Bridgehampton
organized by The City Firm,
a Chelsea based art-advisory firm,
POWERPLAY featured the work of
28 artists whose use of recycled
materials, invention and a
communal spirit made way for
the East End's coolest
temporary sculpture farm.
Let's hope they do it
again next summer.
everything Scott Bluedorn does
These are pix from a few shows at Scott's gallery
in Amagansett, Neoteric Fine Art -- cool and
young and a lot of fun. He's off to a fantastic start.
best 2 for 2:
Two curatorial ventures on the East End by Mary Heilmann
|wonderful summer show at Ille Arts in Amagansett|
InsideOutsiders, Mary Heilmann and Friends at The Fireplace Project in Springs
|Rick Liss, Bus Lane, 2012|
|Claudia Spinelli, Untitled, 2012|
|Beverly Pepper, Curvea in Curvea, 2012, cor-ten steel|
|Nicole Eisenman, Untitled, 201, 45 monotypes|
|Vincent Fecteau, Untitled, 2011|
|Wu Tsang, Green Room, mixed media|
most made me wish I lived in LA:
CHRIS BURDEN's Metropolis II at LACMA
|quintessential California (and beyond): Chris Burden|
click below to see it in action, courtesy New York Times:
|PICASSO BLACK AND WHITE, Guggenheim thru JAN 23|
the older you get the stronger the wind gets -- and it's always in your face.
|WADE GUYTON OS, Whitney Museum thru JAN 13 -- THIS Sunday!|
connect the dots:
|The new Islamic wing at the Met|
|Everything Mark Wilson does|
|Sharon Horvath, White Night, 2012 at The Drawing Room|
|Daniel Wiener's dizzying creations|
|Olafur Eliasson, Your thinking bridge, one of five installations in Dnepropetrovs, Ukraine, 2012|
and there's so much more...