John Blee’s show in Dumbo!

See John Blee’s show in Dumbo!     I was fortunate enough to get a preview last week. I thought I knew my friend’s work (here’s a link to his site if you don’t), but was blown away by the sheer…diversity of the canvases that will line the loft’s walls through March. The works represent…

Blowing Boston’s ICA out of the water

Mere moments after enthusiastically adding Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art to my cultural to-do list, I came across an article in Boston Magazine that drained the majority of my anticipation. In The ICA: Exhibitionists?, Rachel Levitt Slade critiques everything from the museum’s unapproachable exterior to the shows themselves, which she says lack substance and long-term…

G/IRL, brought to life

On the corner of West 22nd Street and 8th Avenue stands a glassed-in, square loft space with white walls and cement floors. A small table and chairs populate one corner, where two young women dressed in all-black lean towards each other (or just towards their laptops?) in their digital art universe. The atmosphere is exceptionally…

For a lighter Chelsea experience, check out Oliver Herring’s Areas for Action

Step aside, Blue Man Group: Oliver Herring’s in the house. Or in the Chelsea’s Meulensteen gallery – where, it’s safe to say, he’s made himself feel very much at home. When I first walked by, I assumed that the group of smoking, barefoot 20-somethings outside the gallery was Chelsea’s version of a Halloween outing.  Plus…