From a 1962 painted black rectangle by Sol LeWitt to a series of canvases hung from the ceiling by Oscar Murillo, Pace Gallery’s ‘Blackness in Abstraction’ discusses varieties of blackness, touching on race, the life of the spirit and simplicity of form. (On 25th Street in Chelsea through Aug 19th).
Installation view of ‘Blackness in Abstraction’ at Pace Gallery, June, 2016.
A professional golfer on her way to the LPGA and Brand Ambassador for OptiShot, Chelsea Pezzola has made quite an impression on the golf circuit shortly after graduating in 2014. Making a splash at the ESPY’s this summer, she caught the attention of fans across the globe. Maxim has cited Chelsea as a new “sex symbol” while Fox News shares her look as a “stunning one you need to see!”
The Wilhelmina model is scoring tens of thousands of fans on social media–between her unstoppable golf swing and sexy selfies—she is one to watch. Competing for years on the professional golf circuit has brought Chelsea to the Symetra Tour and playing in numerous celebrity Pro-Ams like Jason Romano’s Fins and Skins Events and the PGA CVS Classic hosted by Peter Jacobson.
With a bachelor degree from the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology in Sports Management with an emphasis in business, Chelsea became actively involved in the Michigan Sport Business Conference (MSBC) that was ranked top five by Forbes. In 2013 she held the position of VP Speakers and Executives where she attracted leaders like John Skipper (President of ESPN), Mike Tirico (ESPN), Dana Jacobson (CBS Sport) and Dhani Jones to speak at events. Between practice, tournaments, and events, Chelsea continues to sit on the MSBC Advisory Board.
Chelsea currently resides in Tampa, FL playing out of Avila Golf and Country Club and is also an active member of both the Sun Coast and Cactus Golf Tours.
Chicago-based octogenarian Margot Bergman makes her New York solo debut with highly emotive, expressionist portraits created on canvases found in thrift stores and flea markets and reworked into double portraits. Here, a kindly, elderly face peers out from the forehead of a pouty-lipped blond, perhaps foretelling the younger woman’s future or portraying her internal voice. (At Chelsea’s Anton Kern Gallery through Aug 19th).
Margot Bergman, Wilma Rose, acrylic on found canvas, 30 x 24 inches, 2012.
Realist painter Don Nice pairs soda pop and pop corn in a Warholian consideration of the allure of brightly packaged processed food. These two paintings hang side by side in Nice’s current show at Driscoll Babcock Galleries, as if arranged for our viewing and possible eating pleasure. (In Chelsea through Aug 12th).
Don Nice, Coke Can and Popcorn, both oil on canvas, 24 x 18 inches, 2015.