Contributed by Katie Fuller / Industry City’s official website calls itself an “innovation ecosystem,” and from what I saw this weekend at the Open Studios, they aren’t kidding. Located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, Industry City seems to be an artist’s utopia with perfectly sunlit studios, delicious food options, and an environment swelling with creativity. I think you can even begin to see the … read more… “Images: Art and fresh air at Industry City Open Studios”
Contributed by Katie Fuller / Even though the weather this weekend wasn’t ideal, Dumbo Open Studios was well worth a visit. For readers who couldn’t make it, I’ve compiled a stack of images, featuring both work-in-progress and completed pieces. My collection, however, doesn’t even begin to cover all the participants, many of whom are established artists who rarely invite the public into their … read more… “Images: DUMBO Open Studios”
Contributed by Katie Fuller / The masterly early paintings of Al Taylor, currently exhibited at David Zwirner, were made from 1971 through 1980, before he began creating his famously sculptural forms. Most of the paintings are rather large and vertical, and adhere to the rule of thirds, though some are split starkly in half by … read more… “Al Taylor, structurally unique”
Contributed by Katie Fuller / “Our Heads Are Round So Our Thoughts Can Change Direction,” the Francis Picabia exhibition at MoMA, tells a story of a curious man with a need to experiment with more than one style, medium, process, or subject. As a result, this retrospective is inspiring, entertaining, and whiplash-inducing.