jim denevan

I'm pretty into Jim Denevan these days.


clay and rubber

Peter Fischli's and David Weiss's three shows at Matthew Marks include Clay and Rubber, "sculptures of everyday objects- a dog dish, a drawer, a hiking boot, an ottoman- cast in black rubber or modeled in clay."

Matthew Marks Gallery
523 West 24th Street

October 29 - January 16


illegal holiday art show

Mat Benote and Jordan Seiler unveiled the 2nd Annual Illegal Holiday Art Show in the pedestrian tunnel at the Lexington Avenue/53rd Street Station. Last year's show took place at Columbus Circle.

(photo by Will Sherman)


carmen herrera

A nice article today in the Times about Carmen Herrera, the 94 year-old painter who finally "made it."


art fag city

Art Fag City is having its end of the year fundraiser. Help Paddy Johnson continue her relevant and timely blog by making a donation.


mike kelley

Mike Kelley's show, Horizontal Tracking Shots, at Gagosian, is his first New York show devoted entirely to painting.


tracey emin

Tracey Emin's show at Lehmann Maupin closes on Decemeber 19th.


andrzei zielinksi

Andrzei Zielinksi's show at DCKT runs through January 3.


liu bolin

I recently discovered the work of photographer Liu Bolin. View his incredible work here.


building on a cliff

Building on a Cliff, a group show featuring the work of Matt Connors, Arturo Herrera, and Merlin James, will run from December 10 - January 23 at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. While the majority of their work is drawing and painting, they also create pieces "that blur the definitions of specific art practices, creating hybrid works; painting-sculpture, photography-installation, painting-installation."

Building on a Cliff
Matt Connors, Arturo Herrera, and Merlin James
Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
530 W. 22nd Street

December 10 - January 23


leo o'donovan

Fr. Leo O'Donovan, President Emeritus of Georgetown University, talks tonight on "artistic responses to the violence of history's bloodiest century," with the "underlying theological question [being] the relationship between aesthetic and theological responses to a time of increasing inhumanity."

Leo O'Donovan
Painting Protest:
Abstraction and Figuration in a Century of Violence

December 2, 2009
6:30 p.m.
St. Ignatius Loyola Church
980 Park Avenue (between 83rd and 84th streets)