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LES Gallery Walk

posted on 12 Mar 2013 03:25 by Sara Spink

Another installment from Armory Arts Week, which wrapped up yesterday. My biggest takeaway is that NYC art galleries—at least those on the lower East Side—do not value highly visible signage. This can be troublesome. Second: I had no idea there was such a concentrated population of such galleries in this area of the city. Moreover, I felt pressed to take advantage of the publicized gallery...

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Independent art fair 2013

posted on 09 Mar 2013 03:21 by Sara Spink

All images by the author unless otherwise noted. The stairwell smelled like gingerbread. This only added to the surreal sensation permeating last night's opening of the Independent art fair, one of many occurring during this year's Armory Arts Week in New York City. Free and open to the public, it showcases over 40 international galleries. Holland Cotter of the New York Times declares it the...

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Matilda McQuaid talk "Textile Variations" at the BGC

posted on 07 Mar 2013 02:06 by Sara Spink

Matilda McQuaid, Deputy Curatorial Director and Head of Textiles at the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, gave an engaging talk a few weeks ago at the Bard Graduate Center. Her presentation afforded a unique insider's view on the nature of the Cooper-Hewitt's collection and its intended display upon the museum's 2014 reopening. Image courtesy Cooper-Hewitt museum website The...

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Frank Gehry At Work, Leslie Feely Fine Art

posted on 05 Mar 2013 19:39 by Sara Spink

Upcoming at Leslie Feely Fine Art: Frank Gehry At Work. The press release I wrote for the exhibition follows: Monaco Urbanisation En Mer project model, 2007. Plexi, mylar, and gatorboard. 24 x 16.5 x 24 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Leslie Feely Fine Art, LLC. Photo credit: Gehry Partners. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FRANK GEHRY AT WORK April 11 – June 30, 2013 A selection of Frank Gehry...

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