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>


bedford & Bowery
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>


HYPERALLERGIC
BEST OF 2017: OUR TOP 15 BROOKLYN ART SHOWS
DECEMBER 18, 2017

It’s been an exceptionally good year for art in Brooklyn, from the borough’s flagship museum and the galleries in Bushwick to the nonprofits in Dumbo and Red Hook. Some galleries in neighborhoods not typically associated with contemporary art grew into their own this year, making regular visits to Bed-Stuy and Park Slope essential. Here are our favorite shows we saw in 2017 without crossing a river, creek, or other borough border. Read full article>


BOMB MAGAZINE
ONE PIECE: (THE RAY LEE PROJECT VOL. 1) NDD IMMERSION ROOM BY RACHEL LEE HOVNANIAN
DECEMBER 12, 2017

My latest project is a conceptual installation known as (The Ray Lee Project Vol. 1) NDD Immersion Room. It is an all-immersive intersubjective installation that forces one into a meditative, contemplative state. This work requires visitors to place their phones into a lockbox at the door before entering a dark, woodsy environment. The title of the work derives from the concept of Nature Deficit Disorder (NDD), coined by American journalist and author Richard Louv to describe a form of human alienation from nature that results in both a greater susceptibility to negative moods and a reduced attention span. As visitors enter the installation, their eyes adjust to the darkness of what appears to be a night deep in the forest. Dry leaves crackle underfoot, while the chirps and whirrs of live insects fill the air. Read full article>


Whitehot Magazine
Rachel Lee Hovnanian Immerses Us in Our Tech-Dystopia
November 11, 2017

Anesthetized by the warp-speed advancements of our internet era, we’ve overlooked true progress. Nature Deficit Disorder, a term conceived by Richard Louv in his book Last Child In The Woods, posits that our intense attachment to technology drives us away from nature, causing widespread malaise. Revering the lifeless screens that hold our mega-source of information and feigned pleasure, we compromise our well-being and independence under the assumption that these artificial commodities will meet our needs. This dystopia is what E.M Forster warned us about in “The Machine Stops,” as well as the phenomenon Rachel Hovnanian hopes to draw attention to with her latest show, (The Ray Lee Project Vol. 1) NDD Immersion Room, at Victori + Mo through December 22. Read full article>


The Art Newspaper
Pulse Victims Remembered at Pulse Fair
November 8, 2017

When the artist and queer rights activist Phoenix Lindsey-Hall heard about the mass shooting at the Orlando nightclub Pulse while driving last June, she and her wife immediately turned towards New York’s Stonewall Inn, where impromptu tributes were already taking place. There, a note that read “never stop dancing” inspired her to create her own tribute, an installation of 49 porcelain disco balls suspended from the ceiling—a symbol of queer club culture as well as a ghostly witness to the tragedy. Read full article>


ArtMuse
Article: Fifteen Gallery Shows in NYC to Catch Now
November 21, 2017

Conceptual artist Rachel Lee Hovnanian inaugurates her new project, The Ray Lee Project Vol. 1, with NDD Immersion Room—a brilliant, all-immersive installation that forces one into a meditative, contemplative state. In fact, Hovnanian requires visitors to place their phones in a lockbox at the door before entering her dark environment (where leaves seem to crack underfoot as the sounds of birds and insects fill the room). 
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Brooklyn Based
Abandon Your Phone And Dive Into Nature In Bushwick
November 1, 2017

Can you step away from your cellphone for five minutes? What about 10? In Rachel Lee Hovnanian’s (The Ray Lee Project Vol 1. ) NDD Immersion Room, the artist asks viewers to do just that, and rewards them with an installation that smells, looks, and feels like an autumn night in the middle of the woods. The question is whether or not viewers can enjoy this brief connection with nature knowing their cellphones are in a lockbox just a few feet away. (The Ray Lee Project Vol 1. ) NDD Immersion Room is on view at Victori + Mo through Dec. 22, and we sat down with Hovnanian to get a little more insight into her inspiration for the piece, and her own relationship with technology. Read full article>


ArtNet News
35 Unmissable Gallery Shows to See in New York City This November
October 25, 2017

11. “(The Ray Lee Project Vol. 1) NDD Immersion Room” by Rachel Lee Hovnanian at Victori + Mo
During Armory Week, Rachel Lee Hovnanian posed as Ray Lee, a male artist, when she presented the NDD Immersion Room at the SPRING/BREAK Art Show. Now, she is showing the piece under her real name, inviting viewers to surrender their phones before one by one entering a dark room that has been transformed into a forest, complete with fallen leaves and the sound of crickets. In order to combat so-called “Nature Deficit Disorder,” and create a calming sensation, at least a 10-minute session is recommended. Read full article>


Architectural Digest
A Daring Art Collection Reinvigorates This Sutton Place Co-Op
October 25, 2017

Joe Nanashe’s melting popsicle photo series strikes just the right balance of edgy and approachable in the couple’s kitchen. The playful visuals possess a range of connotations, which is what drew Brito in. “There’s a cultural and emotional implication in the way I teach my clients to live with art. It’s the reason I do what I do,” she says. The white walls and cabinetry find contrast in the black quartz countertops, geometric Behangfabriek backsplash, and colorful aluminum Tam Tam light fixture. Read full article>


Cool Hunting
Previewing PULSE Miami Beach’s Project Artists
October 10, 2017

Invitations for December’s Miami Art Week 2017 have already begun, and with such correspondence underway, our anticipation has already started to brew. For the thirteenth edition of the PULSE Art Fair Miami, an annual favorite, there’s a new director Katlijne De Backer and a just-released roster of global exhibitors. In fact, one can expect 70 galleries from five continents. As with previous years, one tent (North) will highlight multi-artist galleries while the other (South) will focus on solo presentations. We are, however, most excited about PROJECTS, which PULSE describes as their “initiative for the presentation and promotion of site specific, large scale sculpture, installation and performance within the fair environment.” Read full article>


ArtNews
Jonathan Chapline at Victori + Mo, New York
September 19, 2017

Pictures at an exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday. See full slideshow>


It’s Nice That
Artist Jonathan Chapline’s new works blur the boundary between the rendered and painted
September 6, 2017

Brooklyn-based artist Jonathan Chapline’s new body of paintings, House Work communicates his fondness for digital aesthetics, “with a particular interest in exploring how technological developments impact the ways we mediate the world around us”. The series will be unveiled at Victori + Mo gallery, Brooklyn. A graduate of the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, Jonathan transfers his traditional analogue artistic processes to represent the digital. “His paintings draw from the aesthetics of early computer-generated imagery and computer-appropriated images, employing techniques such as the use of colour gradients to represent spatial relationships between forms,” says the gallery. Read Full Article>


Bushwick Daily
This Local Artist’s Exhibit Invites You to Put Reality on Hold
September 5, 2017

Up a few flights of stairs in Ridgewood’s startlingly huge 17-17 Troutman building is the studio of local artist Jonathan Chapline. The modest space, which Chapline shares with two other artists, is full of sun. And Chapline’s easily identifiable work takes center stage in the room as he prepares for his upcoming exhibit, “House Work,” which will run September 8–October 22 at VICTORI + MO in East Williamsburg. Read Full Article>


Hamptons ArtHub
NYC Gallery Scene – Highlights Through September 10, 2017
September 5, 2017

This September, New York is teeming with gallery show openings, with new exhibits popping up in Chelsea, Downtown, Uptown and Brooklyn. Artists explore works on linen and paper, sculptures and paintings, or a blending of the two, and installations. With both emerging and established artists, a wide range of styles will be on view, from Mannerist painting, photorealist portraiture and tactile woven floor works to quilted figure sculptures. Artists blur the lines between digital and analog, using the dialogue of the digital age, while simultaneously looking back to past masters for reference. Subjects highlight racism, feminism, police brutality, climate change and sexuality, giving viewers a space to contemplate and learn. Read full article>


Creative Boom
House Work: Paintings that look like photographs of paper-cut, still life artworks
August 29, 2017

For House Work, artist Jonathan Chapline continues his investigation of digital aesthetics, with a particular interest in exploring how technological developments impact the ways we mediate the world around us. Inspired by both augmented reality (seeing a location on his phone while being there in real life) and sharing a studio with an artist who makes props for films, he has painted a series of surreal analogue still life paintings that use the visual tropes of the digital world. Read full article>


ArtNet
The 30 Hottest Group Shows to See in New York This Summer
July 3, 2017

11. “Nasty Stiches” at VICTORI + MO
Knitting and politics may not seem like a natural fit, but Caroline Wells Chandler, Elsa Hansen, Katrina Majkut, and Sara Sachs all utilize traditionally feminine fabric-based crafts such as embroidery to send powerful feminist messages in this timely group show. Read full article>


Feministing
The Feministing Five: Artists of “Nasty Stitches”
June 27, 2017

What happens when traditionally domestic “women’s craft” like fabric and embroidery work gets political? At Victori + Mo gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn, an exhibition by women artists called “Nasty Stitches” celebrates the political dimensions of these mediums to explore gender, artistry, and empowerment. “Nasty Stitches” includes work by Caroline Wells Chandler, Elsa Hansen, Katrina Majkut, and Sara Sachs. Weaving together these different artists’ approaches to fabric and embroidery, the exhibition presents a new look at how these “women’s” mediums are being reclaimed and reworked both politically and otherwise. As the gallery website states, “Framed within the larger context of contemporary American politics, where non-conforming bodies, reproductive rights, and sexual health are under attack, the works presented in the exhibition are all the more powerful.” For this week’s Feministing Five, I caught up with the five artists of “Nasty Stitches” about their influences, reclaiming domestic arts, and the relationship between politics and creativity. You can catch “Nasty Stitches” on view at Victori + Mo until July 23rd. Read full article> 


ArtZealous
6 Hidden Gems Textile Enthusiasts Need to See This Summer
June 22, 2017

Out of the hundreds of galleries, museums, and incredible retail stores in New York City, sometimes it can be a little overwhelming for a fabric and textile lover to choose what to visit on the weekends. We’ve decided to help make the textile enthusiast’s decisions this summer a little bit easier with this list of 6 hidden gems you definitely want to see before the season is over. Read full article>


Huffington Post
Meet The ‘Nasty Stitches’ Making Embroidery And Knitting Political
June 21, 2017

Knitting, stitching and weaving have long required skills historically deemed feminine: patience, prudence, diligence, domesticity, docility. The ability to follow directions attentively, to work in the home, to remain relatively quiet and still. Before the Industrial Revolution and the arrival of mass production, women gathered in knitting circles to painstakingly create clothing, blankets and other soft goods for their homes and families. Knitting and its sister crafts were designated as “women’s work,” implicitly inferior to men’s work, whatever that may be. Yet the activities that indirectly oppressed women, by keeping them indoors and occupied, also served to ignite creativity, agency and rebellion. Women used their time together to exchange ideas and forge connections, to test their abilities and express themselves in new and exciting ways. Read full article> 


Bedford & Bowery
Radical Hospitality, Political Stitching, and More Art Affairs
June 12, 2017

Opening Friday, June 16 at Victori + Mo, 6 pm to 9 pm. On view through July 23. I will say, I am slightly impressed at how this “Nasty ___” naming trope for things still seems to be as alive as ever, particularly when it comes to art shows. This show gets a little more specific than past “nasty”-titled endeavors, zeroing in on embroidery and and fabric. They’re artistic mediums historically relegated to lower-brow corners of the art world, often dismissed as “craft” as opposed to “art.” Seeing as embroidery and the like are also largely associated with femininity, it’s no surprise that misogyny also plays a role in this categorization. Read full article>


ArtNet
From the Future of Feminism to Cat Art: 12 Things to See in New York This Week
June 12, 2017

Caroline Wells Chandler, Elsa Hansen, Katrina Majkut, and Sara Sachs all create politically charged work using fabric and embroidery, such as Majkut’s limited-edition “women card” cross stitch pieces, which the owner is instructed to complete themselves. This group show boldly reclaims an artistic practice traditionally relegated to the realm of craft, using the medium to address gender inequality, and other issues facing women today. Read full article>


Inertia
Exhibition Visit – Alex Ebstein
June 1, 2017

This exhibition was the first time I got to create a solo show specifically for a space. In coming up with the concept, I was thinking about the space being part gym, part jewelry store, and part gallery. I think the title “Fad Bodies” speaks to the nature of the way health and beauty products are marketed and aestheticized. It’s also where I pull some of my forms- a corporeal comedy in exercise or the idea of toning and perfecting the body, the title is tongue in cheek. This body of work started with the older white yoga mat pieces that I made in the past, they were more austere and somber. As I started using materials more in the form of painting and eventually installation, the pieces have become more sardonic and funny. Read full article>


Creative Boom
Alex Ebstein’s Fad Bodies: Mixed media artworks inspired by yoga mats and meditation
May 18, 2017

Fad Bodies is a new exhibition of new mixed media constructions from Alex Ebstein at Brooklyn’s VICTORI + MO gallery, on view until 4 June 2017. The show builds on the American artist’s series of large-scale yoga mat sculptural abstractions and introduces two freestanding mixed media sculptures consisting of tables displaying Yoni Eggs, a gemstone meditation egg for women. For the first time, Ebstein is presenting her work as an installation, creating a tangible environment in which her 2D pieces can exist. Covering the gallery floor with yoga mats and installing ballet bars as functionless accents to the space, discipline and perfection become part of a larger branded aesthetic. Read full article>


Art Zealous
Yoga Mats, Yoni Eggs and Body Image: An Interview with Artist Alex Ebstein
May 11, 2017

“The real you is sexy.” “Love your body.” “Be your beautiful self.” Lately, we can’t seem to get through a social media newsfeed scrolling session without coming across multiple posts promoting body positivity or pointing fingers at certain companies for manipulating how women view their bodies. We recently caught up with Alex Ebstein, a Baltimore-based artist whose work deals with the commercialization of body image and wellness. You may be familiar with her yoga mat paintings, but read on to learn about her foray into sculpture and the crazy self-care trend that fascinates her. Read full article>


Art F City
This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Teach-ins, Yoni Eggs, Cemetery Secrets, and More
April 24, 2017

What is a ‘Yoni Egg,’ you might ask? Well, it’s apparently a crystal egg that can put in your vagina to meditate (thanks, Google). These are some of the components in Alex Ebstein’s upcoming installation. We love Ebstein’s work, which often involves paintings made from cut-up yoga mats and string. Here, she’s designing a whole new-agey environment based on the aesthetics of health fads. This should be a great show. Read full article>


Bushwick Daily
Yoga Mats and Yoni Eggs: East Williamsburg Art Show Examines Fitness Fads
April 17, 2017

If you need your art fix, especially if you’re into fitness (or not, we don’t judge), look no further. An upcoming exhibit will feature an item familiar to many of us: the yoga mat. And not just one, but many, across the floor, and in mixed-media pieces around the walls of the space. The exhibit will also feature the Yoni Egg, one of the most trendy and controversial items in women’s health. The innovative exhibit, titled “Fad Bodies,” is the work of Baltimore-based artist Alex Ebstein, and will be on display at VICTORI + MO in East Williamsburg from April 28 to June 4. Read full article>


Wall Street International
Realizations
April 6, 2017

Expanding on Stabler’s “Old Masters” series of paintings, in which he recreated classical masterworks in highly detailed pen-and-ink drawings, obscuring the image with streaks of gray and neon yellow, Realizations provides a new way of looking at and experiencing painting. Realizations consists of four main works: two “Cowboy” paintings, a sculptural “still life”, and a still life painting of the sculpture. The two larger gallery walls are covered in brightly colored striped wallpaper, reminiscent of Stabler’s signature style that he applies to his “Cowboy paintings.” His “Cowboy paintings,” horizontal works inspired from Western film stills hang on the wallpaper to create continuous lines of color that are only disrupted by the frame around the canvas. In the middle of the room is a sculptural representation of a Dutch still life, a first for Stabler, painted in the style of his “Old Master” paintings, grey with bright highlighter color accents, which he creates from memory. A painting of the sculptural “still life” is hung directly behind it, functioning as a representation of an object inspired by painting. Read full article>


Artefuse
Realizations – Samuel Stabler – Victori+Mo Gallery
March 28, 2017

Reinvention, recollection, and rediscovery. These are the thematic elements that dominate Realizations, a new exhibition of Samuel Stabler’s works at the Victori+Mo Gallery. Reimaginings of the past are brought to life in a colorful display of artistic craft. Realizations by Samuel Stabler at the Victori+Mo Gallery focused on four principle works, the small showcase manages to demonstrate Stabler’s range. Of the four, two are sculptures, a first for the artist. One sculpture constructs a contrast of image and color; two monarch butterflies, blue and black, fluttering upon a bright yellow light fixture. Simple, yet stylistic, the painted carving is a good representation of Stabler’s visual vocabulary. Read full article>


Bedford and Bowery
Patron Saints of the Local Scene, and More Art Affairs This Week
March 21, 2017

While 2016 was the year for realizing stuff, 2017 is the year for Realizations, a solo show of unique interpretations of paintings by Samuel Stabler. The show is an expansion of his prior Old Masters series, in which he recreated classic paintings from memory using pen and ink. These particular pieces will not be on view in this show, but he will be taking the concept even further with a sculptural version of a Dutch still life painted in the same style as these Old Masters pieces, with a painting of the sculpture on display behind it. With this, he goes one step further into the meta realm, as it is a painting of a sculpture of a painting. In addition to these works, there will also be paintings inspired by Western film stills, rendered in plain lines with thick bands of color. Maybe if your friend takes a photo of you taking a photo of the painting of a sculpture of a painting, you can alter the fabric of reality itself. Read full article>


Studio International
Adrienne Elise Tarver: ‘I think about intrusion and the transition from viewer to voyeur’
March 21, 2017

The work of Adrienne Elise Tarver (b1985, New Jersey) relies on multiple genres and shows a preoccupation with exploring the divide between appearances and reality. Issues of voyeurism, privacy and identity have been at the heart of her most significant exhibitions to date. Shows have included In the Eaves at the A-M Gallery, Sydney, in 2013, Eavesdropping at BRIC Arts Media Project Room, Brooklyn, and Stories of Shadows at Victori + Mo, Brooklyn, both in 2016, and, earlier this year, also at Victori + Mo, Secrets of Leaves. Her initial studies of these subjects relied on small-scale paintings and collages, which focused on the interiors of domestic spaces. In her series Home, she developed the notion of home through the creation of a small-scale model of the house she grew up in, assembled entirely from memory. In Tarver’s compelling project Estate Sale of Ms Vera Otis, the primary work displayed in Eavesdropping, she imagined the life of an unknown woman she came across in a photograph, through the construction of a house that the artist conceived as belonging to woman in the picture. Read full article>


Hyperallergic
Peeping Through a Painted, Sculpted Jungle
March 17, 2017

Stepping into Adrienne Elise Tarver’s installation at Victori + Mo in Bushwick, it’s hard to know what to look at first. The room of painted and sculpted tropical flora is both alluring and impassive; its maximalism confounds. It feels very restrained, which is counterintuitive for an exhibition that includes wall-filling murals of foliage, hanging and protruding sculptures of plants and leaves, and canvases portraying enigmatic scenes glimpsed through branches. But this sense of inquisitive uncertainty is part of the point. Tarver’s plants conceal and mask, their sculpted forms jutting from the walls and prodding visitors to peer closely into the two paintings in the exhibition, whose title — Secrets of Leaves — they both share. Read full article>


Brooklyn Magazine
Assuming is Dangerous: Talking with Gowanus-Based Artist Adrienne Elise Tarver
March 2, 2017

In almost every context, white men are the only makers afforded a blank canvas; everyone else gets qualified. When these qualifications (black, female, gay, on and on) bubble up without context, assumptions can take over the reading of the work—assumptions that the artist intended to employ the politics of race, of being female, of being anything other than an artist making work informed by, but not restrained by, their identity. It’s the ancient blunder of making an ass out of u and me. When I talked to Adrienne Elise Tarver about what she’s been making, I wondered if these assumptions plagued her. They do, and it has influenced her work: Adrienne experiments with the powerful, mysterious force of the unknowable and the potentially destructive actions of claiming (or gaining) access to what’s not yours. Read full article>


Bedford and Bowery
No More Black Targets, Gazoo To The Moon and More Art To See This Week
February 13, 2017

It’s a jungle out there, but at Adrienne Elise Tarver’s latest solo show at Victori + Mo, it’s also a jungle inside. Taking cues from her interpretations of artists like Gauguin and Rousseau as being “problematic in their treatment of other lands and people, either by painting what they have not seen, or overly sexualizing the bodies of the locals,” Tarver has created a directionless and stimulus-filled environment that subverts the traditional white cube gallery setup, where it is clear which ways to politely move through the space and what to look at. Read full article>


ArtForum
Critics’ Picks
January 23, 2017

The gallery feels still. Hanging from the ceiling are forty-nine globes, radiant with gently diffused light. Arranged in impossible orbits and strung with fishing wire, the installation is akin to a science-class diorama of an unknown solar system, illuminated by the glare of unknown suns. Little porcelain squares, unglazed and matte white, envelop the surfaces of these imperfect orbs. They are like the mirrored fragments of disco balls but utterly drained of glimmer and sparkle—eyes that once flickered and flashed now overcast, blind. Read full article>


Filthy Dreams
Disco Ball As A Metaphor: Phoenix Lindsey-Hall’s “Never Stop Dancing”
January 15, 2017

I’m a sucker for disco balls. There, I said it. If anywhere or anything includes a mirror ball, I’m immediately a fan. I’m like a moth to a shimmering, glittering flame. But beyond my lizard brain fixation with shiny objects, disco balls can be harnessed as a complex symbol–a metaphor for community, excess, escapism, utopia, self-fashioned identity and even, safety in nightlife. Or conversely, disco balls, as Phoenix Lindsey-Hall shows in her current installation Never Stop Dancing at Victori + Mo, can stand in as representations of violent loss, mourning, memory and witnessing. Yeah, move over Susan Sontag, the disco ball can be a metaphor too. Read full article>


Out Magazine
Artist Phoenix Lindsey-Hall Pays Tribute to Victims of Pulse with ‘Never Stop Dancing’
January 12, 2017

For her last exhibition, queer artist Phoenix Lindsey-Hall created a life-sized porcelain sculpture modeled after the wooden fence on which Matthew Shepard was tortured and left to die. Lindsey-Hall has made a name for herself casting everyday objects in white plaster that have been used as weapons against the LGBT community, giving people the opportunity to reflect on the spaces that they thought were safe. Never Stop Dancing, Lindsey-Hall’s latest exhibition, consists of 49 illuminated, slip cast porcelain disco balls – tribute to the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. Read full article>


Big Shot
Brooklyn Artist Pays Tribute to Pulse Nightclub Victims with ‘Never Stop Dancing’
January 5, 2017

Last month we told you about Benedetto Bufalino, an experiential French artist who transformed a cement mixer into a giant rotating disco ball at a construction site in Lyon, France. The ubiquitous rotating mirrored spheres are the focal point of Never Stop Dancing, a heartfelt homage to the 49 victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting, presented by Brooklyn artist Phoenix Lindsey-Hall. The 49 porcelain disco balls that make up Never Stop Dancing will each be illuminated with light and suspended at various heights from the ceiling of the darkened gallery, casting shadows and invoking reflection. Read full article>


Blouin ArtInfo
Phoenix Lindsey-Hall at Victori+Mo
January 5, 2017

Phoenix Lindsey-Hall. Never Stop Dancing 2017, 49 illuminated, slip cast porcelain disco balls. Installation slideshow. See slideshow>


Art F City
This Weeks Must-See Art Events: The Art World Mobilizes for 2017
December 3, 2017

For everyone who has complained that the art world is too apolitical in the past month or so, take note of how 2017 is kicking off. We have a week of feminist exhibitions, the start of a month-long project about Trump’s America Saturday at Petzel Gallery, and shows that tackle topics from water contamination to the holocaust and the attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Welcome to the art world in the Trump era. If the list of participants at Petzel’s event is any indication, the big guns are coming out. Read full article>


Artnet
Editors’ Picks: 8 Things to Do in New York This Week
December 3, 2017

6. “Phoenix Lindsey-Hall: Never Stop Dancing” at VICTORI + MO
“The only imperative is to be transformed, transfigured in the disco light,” the author Justin Torres wrote in the Washington Post, following the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. “To lighten, loosen, see yourself reflected in the beauty of others.” In line with this idea, Phoenix Lindsey-Hall uses 49 cast porcelain disco balls as a tribute to the mainly queer Latino victims of the massacre, which occurred last June. Read full article>


Hyperallergic
Best of 2016: Our Top 15 Brooklyn Art Shows
December 23, 2016

We could never leave Brooklyn and still miss a slew of shows in our home borough. From outdoor art along the waterfront to group shows in Bushwick and ambitious political projects at Dumbo nonprofits, there was no shortage of great work in Brooklyn in 2016. Read full article>


ArtNet
14 Emerging Women Artists to Watch in 2017
December 21, 2016

The following artists, from South Africa to South Brooklyn, have been responsible for some truly thought-provoking works this year. Artnet News is excited to see what they do next, as they expand their practices and get their first solo show, their first big grant, or their first public art showing at an art fair. Read full article>


Dixon
The Bushwick Art Scene
December 16, 2016

56 Bogart, also known as The BogArt, has acted as the neighborhood’s de facto arts center for more than a decade. The building currently houses 18 galleries and numerous artist studios and workshops in a massive, five-story warehouse stretching from Harrison Place to Grattan Street. Owner Ted Hovivian acquired the warehouse in 1983, and while small manufacturers populated the building early on, as those industries became rarer, he welcomed in artists. By all accounts, he genuinely likes having artists and galleries in the building. He told The New York Times, “The personal benefit is that they produce beautiful works, and tend to be really nice people.” Read full article>


Art Zealous
Voyeurism & Stories of Shadows with Artist Adrienne Elise Tarver
December 15, 2016

If you do one thing before you leave town for the holidays, it should be to go check out Adrienne Elise Tarver’s newest show, Stories of Shadows at Victori + Mo. With this exhibition, Adrienne Elise Tarver expands upon the narrative of Vera Otis, a character based off of a black and white portrait photo she found of a woman in a thrift store. Tarver named her character Vera derived from the Latin word veritas for truth as a reminder that nothing in presented narrative is true. We caught up with Tarver to discuss her background, influences and voyeurism. Read full article>