thru May 31:

Post Human Utopia
 Sarah Bereza, George Boorujy, Kate Clark,
 Peter Daverington, Valerie Hegarty, Ryan McLennan,
 Lori Nix, Jean-Pierre Roy, Ryan Scully, Doug Young

The Lodge Gallery, 131 Chrystie St., NYC

The exhibition, which refers to Alan Weisman’s book The World Without Us, “poses a fascinating thought experiment: if you take every living human off the Earth, what traces of us would linger and what would disappear? Will the footprint of humanity ever fade away completely or have humans so irrevocably altered the environment that the impact of man will continue to shape the earth’s landscape far beyond the days of our departure?“ Curated by gallerists Keith Schweitzer and Jason Patrick Voegele, the show offers a deftly balanced sampling of such scenarios. Kate Clark’s animal-human hybrid sculptures gaze knowingly as they lay before Lori Nix’s photographically enlarged diorama of a shopping mall ravaged by time and nature. Valerie Hegarty’s “Autumn on the Wissahicken with Tree“ appears to age the gallery itself. Other standouts include two large works by Sarah Bereza and a cinematically apocalyptic oil by Jean-Pierre Roy.


Alessandra Minini’s home, in Milan.

After living in a loft within a converted industrial space, Italian art-gallery owner Alessandra Minini wanted a bourgeois style apartment, typical of the early 900 buildings in Milan. So her friend, architect Luciano Giorgi, refurbished and gave new modernity to this stylish classic flat, using grey and black tones for the walls and the wooden floor, and vertical neon lights to play down the presence of historic chandeliers, Venini pieces and Sarfatti brass, while evoking the feel of an art gallery.

Julian Opie (British, b. 1958), Now that I was no longer lost I felt more relaxed. I stopped to look at old wooden farms with turf roofs and churches made of wood so ancient that it had turned black and had a surface more like stone than wood. I felt pleased with myself for sticking with the project and finding my way across the wilderness. I looked forward to a meal in Oslo and perhaps a better hotel. It would be strange to talk and spend time with people again. I did not know the gallerists I was going to meet and it would be hard to make the shift back to being socially appropriate., 2004. Dye on nylon on wooden stretcher, 71 x 118 in.


The Art of Living.

Interior designs by Belgian antique dealer, art curator & gallerist, and furniture designer, Axel Vervoordt.

For 30 years, Axel Vervoordt has developed an “art of living” philosophy in his life and work. Vervoordt states that his task “…has been to rediscover beautiful works of art, to save them for the future, to reveal them for what they are, to show them at their best, to give them a better place in the world – and, perhaps, by doing this, to create inner harmony and find new ways of expressing the inner life.” (Text Source)


What a 24 hours I had recently… finished a huge solo show, an hour later had a big fall, shattered my elbow, a night in emergency, shot the catalogue the next day…. and had my work heisted.

In my last solo show, I made two twin moons, full of maps - “Walking To All My Friends’ Houses in the World”. One sold to the National Gallery of Victoria, and the other to a gallerist, who has since lent it to be displayed at Smith & Co {176 Smith St, Collingwood, Melbourne}. 
At 3:20 am of the 4th of May, a truck backed up to the building, broke in and stole my work. Strangely, they did not take any of the other works on display, or the computers in the space - just my work. It took about 1 minute, a very planned robbery, and the thieves looked like fairly experienced art handlers too. 

If you’re in my neighbourhood as well, let me know if you saw anything that night, or have heard of it popping up anywhere - please drop me a line. There is a reward, no questions asked. The owner is very shaken up, and would love to get her work back… it is not an easy work for me to re-make exactly, to make a faithful replica, especially now with a shattered elbow too. xx


thru Apr 26:

Alexander the Great: The Iolas Gallery 1955-1987
Paul Kasmin Gallery, 293 10th Ave., NYC

the exhibition showcases work by many major artists whose careers were defined through their work with influential 20th century art dealer Alexander Iolas. “Iolas played a pivotal role in twentieth century art in America. He is recognized for being among the first to introduce American audiences to Surrealism, mounting Andy Warhol’s first gallery exhibition, and being an artist’s advocate who championed work according to his own tastes, rather than popular trends. Iolas was known throughout his career as a passionate art lover who built deep personal relationships and facilitated intercontinental connections among artists, gallerists, and collectors via his eponymous galleries in Athens, Geneva, Madrid, Milan, New York and Paris. His influence spread to arts patrons as well. His close work with Dominique de Menil, for example, helped to define and build her collection.”

artists include: Victor Brauner, Giorgio de Chirico, William N. Copley, Joseph Cornell, Max Ernst, Lucio Fontana, Alain Jacquet, Ray Johnson, Marina Karella, Yves Klein, Les Lalanne, René Magritte, Roberto Matta, Jules Olitski, Man Ray, Martial Raysse, Ed Ruscha, Niki de Saint Phalle, Harold Stevenson, Takis, Dorothea Tanning, Paul Thek, Jean Tinguely, and Andy Warhol.

Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

At Jack Shainman’s Upstate Space, a Venice Golden Lion Winner Has Room to Spread Out

The New York gallerist Jack Shainman loves a fine spectacle, especially when it surrounds one of his artists. Recently, El Anatsui’s retrospective show debuted at Shainman’s massive upstate space, The School, where a crowd of more than 1,000 flocked to take in the Ghanaian-born sculptor’s large-scale metal works along with early painting and pottery projects.

See more here

James Siena’s Pockets of Wheat, a series of large-scale drawings recently added to our collection, is on view now in our lobby. Siena conceived these drawings as illustrations for a book of poems by contemporary poet, literary publisher, and gallerist Geoffrey Young. Initially, Siena planned to make microscopic drawings which would be enlarged for the publication. Instead, he made his largest drawings to date, opting to reduce them for reproduction in the book to take advantage of what he has called “the power inherent in compression.”

[Installation view of James Siena’s Pockets of Wheat. 1996. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2016 James Siena Photograph: Yan Pan]

International kissing day.

Well, someone told me that today is the international kissing day. I don’t know if it’s true, but certainly this information gave me inspiration… -^.^-

This is the first Enjoltaire kiss that I post here and I decided to draw something special. I imagined an ordinary leaving kiss for them, ‘cause, well… if your husband is the most beautiful and the hottest man in all of France - or maybe in the world, eheh! - you probably have to kiss him everytime before leaving to work… possibly with passion, if your name is Grantaire! ;)

(A little note: do you see the little R that Enjolras has tatooed on his neck? Well, under Enjolras’s hand, Grantaire has a little E - and obviously Grantaire was the first to tatooed it! :3)

Photo by Andrea Ferrari

Italian Modern | Nina Yashar

Stepping into Nina Yashar’s two-story apartment in the heart of central Milan, first-time visitors could be forgiven for assuming that they’ve walked into an achingly cool gallery rather than a family home.

See more of her curated decor here