Artnet
It’s a ‘Leaser’s Market’ With ‘Unheard-Of’ Rents: Why Blue-Chip Galleries Are Doubling Down in New York’s Chelsea
September 6, 2018

Veteran art dealer Rachel Lehmann had something of an epiphany a few years ago when a curator visiting from Chicago apologized profusely for not having made it to the Chelsea gallery’s Lower East Side outpost during his visit. “He was here for two days and there was so much to see in Chelsea,” recalls Lehmann. The takeaway? “Being less accessible in terms of location just adds another layer of complication. That’s another battle we didn’t want to fight. The critical mass is in Chelsea,” she says. Read full article>


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Leah Guadagnoli’s ‘I Just Want to See You Underwater’ at Victori + Mo
July 10, 2018

Leah Guadagnoli’s playful shapes always come with a story. Her patterns, colors and textures represent pieces of a developing narrative that journeys both backward and forward in time, inhabiting an ever-growing number of communal spaces. Her solo show, “I Just Want to See You Underwater,” is currently up at Victori + Mo gallery in Bushwick. Guadagnoli was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1989 and grew up in the suburban Midwest. This is of great significance to her work. Many of the patterns and materials that she uses are based on her memories of Midwestern interiors from the ‘80s and ‘90s. Accordingly, her mixed-media work is inspired by art deco and Memphis group designs, and often makes use of gaudy, outdated fabrics she finds. Read full article>


What Should We Do?
Mega Nostalgia! What you should do in nyc This weekend: June 29 - july 1, 2018
June 28, 2018

Brooklyn-based artist Leah Guadagnoli makes her solo exhibition debut with “I Just Want to See You Underwater,” a series of three-dimensional, wall-based constructions inspired by patterns found in waiting rooms, airports, carpets, and anything that sparks nostalgic thoughts. Read full article>


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Leah Guadagnoli's playful 3D abstract constructions and giant sculptures made from "odd materials"
June 14, 2018

On show at VICTORI + MO is a new exhibition of three-dimensional abstract wall-based constructions and large-scale sculptures by Brooklyn-based artist Leah Guadagnoli. I Just Want to See You Underwater is a show, as the name suggests, reveals that Guadagnoli has a playful sense of humour when it comes to her practice. Her eclectic influences range from Gothic stained glass and Bauhaus, Art Deco and The Memphis Group to the gaudy patterns which bring to mind the carpets, seating and walls found in the airports and waiting rooms of decades past. Read full article>


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LEAH GUADAGNOLI JUST WANTS TO SEE YOU UNDERWATER
June 5, 2018

Someone once wrote that New York City was a place that could destroy you by simply ignoring you (okay it was me). But being ignored is not an option when one produces work for public consumption, so artists allow themselves, nay, insist upon, the public and private flaying that often accompanies their entrée into the New York art scene. But in spite of that, NYC remains a dream for many young creative types. “I always wanted to be in New York,” said artist Leah Guadagnoli, who currently lives in Brooklyn. “It just seems like everyone’s on the same page,” she said. “Like everyone’s working very hard to be who they want to be, there’s so much rigor, like no one’s ever wasting time.” Read full article>


Greenpointers
Art Roundup June 1-8: Greenpoint Open Studios and More Local Events
May 29, 2018

As the exhibition title suggests, artist Leah Guadagnoli has a playful sense of humor when it comes to her practice. Her eclectic influences range from Gothic stained glass and Bauhaus, Art Deco and The Memphis Group to the gaudy patterns which bring to mind the carpets, seating and walls found in the airports and waiting rooms of decades past (the 50s through 90s). These are bold, colorful, eccentric works — joyful mash-ups of the high and low. Wholly unafraid, Guadagnoli‘s radical canvases poke and provoke, forcing us to think about our outdated assumptions regarding taste and exclusivity, and just what a serious contemporary painting can be. Read full article>


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exhibition visit - amie cunat
may 25, 2018

"I visited the Hancock-Shaker Village (Hancock, NY) in 2016 and was (still am) completely in awe of the museum’s history, buildings, and craft. I went to the village not knowing much about Shakers, apart from their furniture and distinct mode of worship. Although they are historically a hermetic culture, when I walked around the property, I was struck by the way many of the buildings’ structures gave off a kind of gentility toward communal functionality. In other words, the buildings were made in service of/for their community. I also learned that they supported the equality of the sexes and accepted members of different racial groups. In a broad sense, these aspects got me thinking about how a building is a framing mechanism for people. Meetinghouse was made for the gallery’s visitors." Read full article>


Artnews
amie cunat imbues shaker craftsmanship with political import at victori+mo
May 21, 2018

“I think in all of the work there might be this initial misconception that I’m trying to be funny,” the artist Amie Cunat said, while sitting in her multi-room installation at Victori+Mo in Bushwick, Brooklyn. “I am interested in those responses, but when you sit with it for a while, the work always sort of leans into something that’s a bit darker.” Read full article>


New York Times
What to see in new york art galleries this week
May 10, 2018

The highlight is Amie Cunat’s “Meetinghouse” (2018), at Victori & Mo, a relative newcomer to the building with a strong track record of immersive installations. Ms. Cunat uses simple materials — cardboard, washi paper, a handful of paints and glues — to transform the gallery into a colorful, eye-popping version of a Shaker meeting house. Her hat boxes, candelabra, rocking chair and rugs maintain the sect’s spare style but have been stripped of all utility, retooling a functional craft tradition for a realm of pure aesthetics. Read full article>


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In the know: catching up with celine mo of Brooklyn's Victori+mo
May 10, 2018

Victori+Mo gallery exhibits contemporary artwork in New York’s art destination, Bushwick. Located in the renowned 56 Bogart building, the gallery’s exhibits range from sculpture and mixed media artworks to installation art. We caught up with Celine Mo of Victori+Mo about her current gallery focus, art world trends and new developments in the art market from the gallery’s unique perspective. Read full article>


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How the shakers influenced generations of artists and designers
May 3, 2018

The United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing—the Christian sect known more informally as the Shakers—ritually shouted, sang in tongues, and danced ecstatically. What they didn’t do is procreate. The group’s steadfast commitment to celibacy by definition prevented them from building a sustainable community. But the Protestant sect, founded in the 18th century, instead secured their legacy by creating iconic American furniture. The simplicity, functionality, and unadorned clarity of their textiles, tables, chairs, and woodwork prefigured minimal and modernist tenets. In 2016, the Metropolitan Museum of Art made this connection explicit with its “Simple Gifts” exhibition, which linked 20th-century performance and design by the likes of Isamu Noguchi and Martha Graham with Shaker objects. The group’s craft principles have inspired and appealed to American artists for decades; their creative production enjoys an afterlife in both gallery settings and prominent collections. Read full article>


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The Lowdown: shows to see during frieze week
April 27, 2018

With Frieze New York returning to Randall's Island Park from 4 to 6 May 2018, Ocula is on hand to offer a selection of exhibitions around the city, from Bushwick and the LES to Chelsea, Midtown and the Upper East Side. Read full article>


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NYC Gallery scene - highlights through april 15, 2018
April 10, 2018

This week, our picks for gallery exhibitions opening in New York City feature solo and group shows and one exhibit featuring work from 11 separate galleries. Shows in Chelsea, Uptown, Downtown and Brooklyn galleries are presenting political paintings, appropriated photography, sculpture and immersive installations. Continue reading below for our favorites in the NYC gallery scene through April 15, 2018. Read full article>


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editors' picks: 14 things to see in new york this week
April 9, 2018

From building a rope bondage art installation at the Museum of Sex to an 11-gallery sculpture exhibition at 56 Bogart, here's what we're looking forward to this week. Each week, we search New York City for the most exciting, and thought-provoking, shows, screenings, and events. See our picks below. Read full article> 


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Art This week: language, marching bands, 11 shows in one
april 9, 2018

This is not just one art show, and despite the name, it’s not 56 art shows. Rather, Sculpture 56 is a (still fairly sizeable) collection of 11 exhibitions all housed in one building: Bushwick’s bustling 56 Bogart Street. As the part of the name that isn’t “56” may have led you to believe, this is indeed a show where sculptures will have their special moment. Appropriately, the group of exhibitions seeks to display sculpture in all its many forms, so don’t expect just an endless array of freestanding shapes or (literally) chiseled human forms. Instead, you’ll feast your eyes upon selections like Amie Cunat’s site-specific Meetinghouse at Victori + Mo, inspired by the artifacts of colonial religious radical group the Shakers; Tom Butter’s 11-foot tall “kinetic” sculpture that moves; Honey Ramka gallery’s showcase of clay and ceramic works, and more. Read full article>


Hyperallergic
Your concise New york art guide for spring 2018
February 28, 2018

Your list of 45 must-see, fun, insightful, and very New York art events this season. We’re back with our yearly spring guide of must-see, fun, insightful, and very New York art events. From museum shows to air fairs to film festivals, you’ll have plenty to keep you busy with this season. Please note that some of the exhibitions listed here opened in January and February, but lucky for us they continue through the spring. Read full article>


Greenpointers
Weekend Art Roundup - Transgression, new wave + Epic Saga
February 23, 2018

From feminist sculpture to new wave sculpture to transgressive films to a one-man performance of the movie Titanic (phew!), North Brooklyn is coming alive this weekend with fun and edgy art and theatre. So peel yourself away from Netflix one of these cold nights and head on out to these spots! Read full article>


Hamptons Art Hub
NYC Gallery Scene - highlights through february 25, 2018
february 20, 2018

Our favorite gallery shows opening in New York City this week feature paintings inspired by philosophy and magnetic energy along with sculptures using everyday materials not commonly found in art, from fluorescent lights to styrofoam, plants and stones. Chelsea, Downtown and Brooklyn galleries will feature retrospectives and solo shows on seminal and contemporary artists. Continue reading for our selection of highlights of the NYC gallery scene through February 25, 2018. Read full article>


Art Zealous
5 Art Events to Check out in NYC This Weekend
January 11, 2018

Now that everyone seems to be coming out of hibernation, we’ve rounded up five events happening in NYC this weekend that are worth checking out. From Laurie Simmon’s feature film debut to the much-anticipated “Solid Light Works” by Anthony McCall at Pioneer Works, check out these events below. Read full article>


Greenpointers
Weekly Art Round-up: Jan 9 - 16
January 9, 2018

Wow, has it been cold or what?! I mean, like, we went straight past Netflix-binge-cold to I-hope-the-delivery-man-doesn’t-freeze-to-death-cold. (Also, I know y’all tip heavy so I won’t even get into that.) This first week of 2018 hasn’t exactly been very welcoming, what with that bomb cyclone. Trendy storm names, though, so that’s cool! But we’re past that now, y’all. We made it to the other side. It’s gonna be near 60 degress on Friday! Time to get out there and support your local artist community. We have a ton of openings happening this week and this weekend, starting tonight, so bundle up and get amongst it! Read full article>


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Roomba As Painter, 3D Sound Fields, And More Art This Week
January 2, 2018

It is generally understood that to get paint into any sort of shape at all, you have to move it in some way. While yes, technically everyone who paints does that, Brooklyn-based artist Justine Hill and LA-based artist Ali Silverstein are particularly focused on the act of moving and shaping paint. The exhibition is simultaneously a bicoastal collaboration and the results of one artist inspiring the other, which are two things that can arguably be deemed one and the same. Hill encountered Silverstein’s work at an art fair, and began following her work, centered around bold brushstrokes and canvases that are cut into their own designs. Hill’s work is similar but different, more detailed and controlled than bold and free, but still valuing shape and cut-out imagery. Pay the gallery a visit, and see if you can track who influenced who, and how. Read full article>