Posted in General, tagged art, exhibitions, New York on July 14, 2009|
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A Few Shows to See on a Summer Day in the City
1. Black Acid Co-op: Justin Lowe and Jonah Freeman: at Deitch Projects (18 Wooster Street) in Soho. See art gallery rooms with holes in the walls leading to meth labs and melted mobile homes.
2. Sexy and the City at Yossi Milo Gallery: (525 West 25th Street) Part of the city wide NEW YOKR PHOTOGRAPHS, and includes photographers Diane Arbus, Bruce Davidson, Mitch Epstein, Nan Goldin, André Kertész, Joel Meyerowitz, Duane Michals, Tod Papageorge, Weegee, and Garry Winogrand- to name a few.
3. Dirk Skreber at Friedrich Petzel Gallery: (537 West 22nd Street) See smashed cars and a few paintings.
4. Colby Katz: Beauty Pageants & Sarah Wilson: Blind Prom: At Foley Gallery (547 W 27th Street, 5th floor). Photographs of a school for the blind’s prom and also photographs of very young beauty queens.
5. Heartbreak Hotel at Freight and Volume: (542 West 24th Street) Featuring paintings by Kim Dorland, Fanny Allie, Jim Lee, Eric White, and more.
6. Shane Hope-Your Mom Is Open Source: At Winkleman Gallery (637 West 27th Street). Kid handwriting and collage-like paintings.
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The Royal Academy of Arts in London recently held an exhibition of art and artifacts from the Byzantine period, Byzantium: 330-1453. The exhibition, a collaboration between the Royal Academy and the Benaki Museum in Athens, gathered over 300 objects created in the Byzantine Empire, including some very rare items from collections in Egypt, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Russia, Serbia, the U.K. and the U.S., some of which had never before been exhibited.
Byzantium 330-1453 explores a period of enormous creativity in European art, starting with the foundation of Constantinople by the Roman Emperor Constantine I in 330, and ending with the capture of the city by the Ottoman forces of Mehmed II in 1453. The RDID set of 42 images was purchased from the Courtauld Colour Slide Scheme, and includes exquisite examples of icon painting, mosaic, fresco, gold, silver and bronze work, ivory carving, enamelling, and even one example of textiles from the period. To access the images, login to RDID from a RISD computer with your RISD username and password, and when you get to the search page, select the RISD Visual Resources Library collection, and enter Byzantine as your keyword. We hope you enjoy the artworks.
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