black and white

There is a nice show at Colalex Gallery opening Saturday. The Wonderful Colors Of Black And White features the work of five photographers, illustrators and painters. It is nice to see interesting, quality shows moving uptown.

The Wonderful Colors Of Black And White
Colalex Gallery
1695 Lexington @ 106th St.

Opening: Saturday March 29 6-9PM


mike quinn

Mike Quinn has a solo show at Perry Rubenstein on W. 24th. Expect to be challenged, and expect to be impressed.

Mike Quinn
Winning Is Not For Everyone
Perry Rubenstein Gallery
534 W. 24th St.
March 27 - May 17

Opening- Thursday March 27, 6-8PM


anthony miler

Anthony Miler is a great man. And a great artist. He will go down in history as one of the most important minds of the 21st Century. Come to his MFA Thesis Show and meet him while he is young.

Anthony Miler
Re: Lupercale
MFA Thesis Exhibition
March 24 - April 4

Opening: March 27th 6-9PM


marcel dzama

Marcel Dzama has a new show at David Zwirner. Even The Ghost Of The Past contains his ubiquitous drawings, but it is the back room where the work gets interesting. His figures come to life in the form of three-dimensional dioramas, followed by a silent film with a real-life pianist providing the sound track. Dzama's world is weird with a tint of earthy-brown, but I'm happy to have been invited to the party.

Marcel Dzama
Even The Ghost Of The Past
David Zwirner
519 W. 19th St

March 6 - April 19


john lees

I am intrigued by the work of John Lees. He works and reworks his pieces over several years, giving them a "sense of presence" as well as a sense of time. I just wish he would work larger.

John Lees
Betty Cuningham Gallery
541 W. 25th St

March 6 - April 5


gustave courbet

The Met is staging the first full retrospective in thirty years of French realist Gustave Courbet. Featuring 130 canvases, the show also "includes a selection of nineteenth-century photographs that relate to Courbet's work, especially his landscapes and nudes". It is a wonderful opportunity to see the work of this leader of early modernism.

Gustave Courbet
The Tisch Galleries
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
100 Fifth Ave. at 82nd St.

February 27 - May 18


color chart

I'm pretty intrigued to see how this show comes together. "Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today" is now open at the MoMA. From the photographs it looks like a sure-thing for the family, but hopefully will hold something a little more for the rest of us as well.

"Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today"
53rd St. btwn 5th and 6th

March 2 - May 12



Temporary Gallery, a very nice space on Allen Street, presents 'Insinuations', a group show with artists who "play with implied notions, giving greater extent to the joining of image and object". The show runs March 5 - 23, with the opening scheduled for March 5 from 6-9PM.

Temporary Gallery
102 Allen St.
btwn Broome and Delancey
March 5 - 23

Opening: March 5 6-9PM


electric fountain

Tim Noble and Sue Webster have installed a spectacular 'Electric Fountain' in Rockefeller Center. Consisting of 3,390 environmentally sound lights, the fountain looks and acts as water, running daily from 6:00AM to Midnight. At 35 feel tall, it is a nice spring replacement for the winter tree.

'Electric Fountain'
Tim Noble and Sue Webster
Rockefeller Center
February 27 - April 4
6:00AM - Midnight