Tuesday, November 16, 2010

HYG News

This week's blog entry is devoted to sharing news about what's currently going on with Howard Yezerski Gallery artists. Currently on view at the Gallery is a show of 24 photographs by important British photographer, Chris Killip. We are also looking forward to opening a "back-room" show of Susan Jane Belton's coffee cup paintings: Coffee To Go. The show will go up on November 26th, and the opening will be Friday December 3rd from 6 - 8pm. 

Tonight, Tuesday November 16th at 7pm, sculptor Rona Pondick will be giving a lecture at the School of Visual Arts at 209 East 23rd Street in the 3rd floor amphitheater in New York. Pondick's work was last seen at Howard Yezerski Gallery in September of 2009. Read a review of the show here.

Dawoud Bey
's show of his "Harlem, USA" series at the Studio Museum in Harlem opened last Thursday, November 11th and will be on view until January 2, 2011. Bey's work has is also currently on view at the Harn Museum in Gainesville, FL. Both "Class Pictures" and "First Year Florida" Project are on view. This upcoming Sunday, November 14th at 3pm Dawoud Bey will be giving a lecture at the Harn about the exhibition and the residency that he completed at the University of Florida.

The annual photography fair "Paris Photo" is taking place this week, from Thursday the 18th through Sunday the 21st. In conjunction with that important fair, photographer Gary Schneider is in Paris for several events. On November 18th he will be holding a book signing of HandBook at 3pm at the Aperture Foundation Booth #A36. From the 18th to the 20th at Gallerie Francoise Paviot (57 Rude Sainte-Anne) Schneider will be making handprint portraits, by appointment, in conjunction with the show of his work currently on view there. 

Work by Elaine Spatz-Rabinowitz is included in the current exhibit Place as Idea at the Worcester Museum of Art. Place as Idea explores the idea of place as a "vehicle for visualizing time, displacement, memory, and fantasy in works by an international roster of contemporary artists." The exhibition is on view until February 13, 2011. 

The photo series Les Femmes du Maroc by Lalla Essaydi is on view at the Bates College Museum of Art in Lewiston, ME until December 18. These timely and beautiful pieces are worth the trip up north.

Catherine Kehoe was interviewed last week by The Jerusalem Studio School.  The lengthy and informative interview can be found here. 

Susan Jane Belton's work was featured in the December issue of American Art Collector. Click here to read the interview (p.46) with Seth Berkowitz, a collector of Belton's work. 

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