Hrag’s photo tour of DUMBO open studios

At the ArtCal Zine, check out Hrag Vartanian’s slide show of the 2008 Art Under the Bridge festival in Brooklyn’s DUMBO (Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass) neighborhood. “From Smack Mellon to the Triangle Arts Workshop, from artist studios to loading dock installations: DUMBO was decked out for its role as one of Brooklyn’s premier art … read more… “Hrag’s photo tour of DUMBO open studios”

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John Morris knocks on wood

“John Morris: Paintings on Panel,” D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY. Through Feb. 3. Selected by ArtCal as a top pick last week, John Morris, who is known primarily for work on paper that features built up surfaces and repetitive forms reflecting his fascination with systems and patterns, has created a series of paintings on wood. … read more… “John Morris knocks on wood”

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Courting De Balincourt

“Jules de Balincourt: Unknowing Man’s Nature,” Zach Feuer Gallery (LFL), New York, NY. Through Oct. 13. “Unknowing Man’s Nature” is one of Artcal’s top picks, and also recommended by Art Fag City. Paddy Johnson writes about de Balincourt’s paintings in Flavorpill: “Named by New York magazine as one of ten artists most likely to succeed … read more… “Courting De Balincourt”

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Pocket Utopia, a new artist-run gallery in Bushwick

“The Pierogi Show,” Pocket Utopia, Bushwick, NY. September 7 – September 30, 2007. Opening: Friday, September 7, 6 – 10pmArtists include: Hilder Asgeirsdottir Jonsson, Clement Bagot, Claudia Barthoi, Lee Boroson, Bethany Bristow, David Brody, Tamar Cohen, Guy Corriero, Peggy Cyphers, Kate Drendel, Miriam Dym, Bruce Edelstein, clyde forth, Manfred Fuchs, Bill Gerhard, Fred Gutzeit, Michelle … read more… “Pocket Utopia, a new artist-run gallery in Bushwick”

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Paintings at at Lennon, Weinberg: “Taking Shape”

Frank Holliday reviews the show in the Gay City News: “Painting is not very suited to today’s pace. We live on quick fixes and instant consumerism. Painting takes a long time to harness before convention can be fearlessly thrown out and deeper, profoundly abandoned subjects can emerge.” Read more. “Shape is a word that refers … read more… “Paintings at at Lennon, Weinberg: “Taking Shape””

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Barry Hoggard and James Wagner edit ArtCal, a good site that focuses on underknown galleries and artists in Chelsea, Williamsburg and the NYC area. Images of the exhibitions are posted with all the listings. “All content on this site is at our whim. An absence of a show does not necessarily mean we’re not interested … read more… “”

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