A Day in Chelsea

The one thing I do not take enough time to do is take in the art that the city has to offer.  I have been particularly bad this year.  I think of a year as September – June.  There are a variety of reasons but I really think that being out of our place for such a long time just threw everything off.  I keep up on what is happening and look online but it truly is not the same thing.  Fred and I made our way into Chelsea for a full day of exhibits. 

Jeffkoons
We started out at the Zwirner Gallery on 19th Street to see the Jeff Koons exhibit called gazing ball.  The pieces ranged from Italian statues holding balls to post office boxes but I just got a chuckle out of the snowman.

Tonyin
As always we end up wandering into a few galleries where we have collected before.  This is Toyin Odutola at the Jack Shainman gallery.  The exhibit is called My Country Has No Name. 

Serra
I am a huge fan of Richard Serra.  This exhibit at the Zwirner Gallery on 20th Street is some of his early work.  The new building Zwirner is in is worth the trip alone. 

Gladstone
Barbara Gladstone gallery is also an awesome space.  Ugo Rondinone sculptures.  Something very awesome and intense about them. 

Brycew
Bryce Wolkowitz has an exhibit up from a Cuban artist Jose Parla

Rodneygraham
Big light boxes by Rodney Graham up at 303 Gallery

Ellsworthkelly
I have always liked Elsworth Kelly.  Simple, stark and modern.  Matthew Marks Gallery.

Andrea
Pavel Wolberg at Andrea Meislin gallery.

Blackartist
I am a huge fan of the Yossi Milo gallery.  We have bought several things there over the years.  We bought these two pieces today.  One from Myoung Ho Lee who I have been watching and not moving on for about two years.  Finally pulled the trigger and love the piece we bought.  The two pieces above were shot in the 60's but printed in 2001.  The artist, Malick Sidibe.

Jamesnares
James Nares new work is up at Paul Kasmin Gallery.  Really different from his work of the past.  We own a piece of his work and I really love his new body of work. 

Martinparr
Our last stop was at Aperture Gallery.  There is an exhibit of Martin Parr's work called Life is A Beach.  He took photos from beaches around the world. 

Pretty perfect day. 

 

 

 

 

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