Tuesday, August 30, 2016

One final post about the kinda-wacky Peter Doig art trial...

Via Artnet:
The trial of did he or didnt he paint it, one last post...

Friday, August 26, 2016

Detour Gallery opens in Red Bank, NJ

A 9,000 sq ft gallery doesn't open every day. Or very often for that matter. However, Kenny Schwartz, an art collector who made his bones in car dealerships and real estate, has gone all in on this venture. The large building has a large facade mural by the Wall Dogs aka Tait Roelofs from LA's Acme Murals and Patrick Kane McGregor from Brooklyn's Colossal Media. Director Tara Amelchenko has a big canvas (pun intended) to work with in this space, which is exciting and quite a challenge.

The work has a pop surreal/street bent to it, mostly (or all) from Schwartz's extensive collection. Some recognizable names, some not so much which seems to fit part of his plan to promote new artists. This gallery is quite an addition to the Red Bank arts scene. Photos below aren't great, but it's not so easy snapping photos at an opening reception as busy as this one!

Detour Gallery, 24 Clay St, Red Bank NJ

Faile, "1986 Challenger" 12x18 silkscreen on paper
James Andrew Brown, "Big Ones" 44x65 mixed media

Dain, "Ginta Biloka" 60x48", mixed media

Tait Roelofs, "The Tiny Green Wings of Desire Slowly Etch Away Your Ability To Soar" 56x83, oil

Heinrik Aarrestad Uldalen, "Untitled" 43x23 oil on panel

Michelle Doll, "Couple" 60x60, oil on canvas

Ron Haywood Jones - several untitled pieces

Friday, August 5, 2016

The Met: huge attendance, huge deficits

This article from Artnet talks about the Met's increase in attendance yet having a large deficit.
Maybe those cutbacks explain the horrible low lighting at the Met Breuer? Saw the Unfinished show and many of the works were lit so poorly, people had to lean way, way in to get a good look. Some of the Dutch works are dark to begin with. Thumbs down, Met Breuer, no excuse for dimming the lights.