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Chelsea Gallery Hop

9 Jun

Chelsea Gallery Hop

The day Jim and I visited the High Line extension, we decided to check out a few galleries in Chelsea. There are literally hundreds of galleries in that small area, so there was a lot of art to see, both street art and traditional media.

I honestly went to so many galleries and saw so much art that I don’t remember the names of everything that I saw and visited.

The highlight of the day for sure was seeing Tauba Auerbach’s show at the Paula Cooper Gallery. If you’re unfamiliar with her work, it’s very technique oriented. She’s best known for her “folds series”, which are absolutely stunning in person. At this show she also featured some new woven canvases which were pretty incredible and intricate.

Other highlights was the Pace Prints gallery showing works from Shepard Fairey to Chuck Close, and an amazing Avedon photography show at the Gagosian Gallery.

I wasn’t allowed to take photos in a lot of the galleries we visited, but these are some of the best shots I was able to sneak.

Chelsea Gallery Hop

Chelsea Gallery Hop

Chelsea Gallery Hop

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Chelsea Gallery Hop

Chelsea Gallery Hop

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Chelsea Gallery Hop

Considering how hot it was that day (90+ degrees and humid as hell), this piece outside of Printed Matter was the highlight of my day.

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Whitney Biennial 2012

2 Jun

Whitney Biennial 2012

Jim and I have been on somewhat of an art kick lately. The last day of the Whitney Biennial was last Sunday, so we decided to check it out.

All in all, I wasn’t blown away by any of the pieces in the show, but there was still a lot of great art to look at. In particular, my favorite piece was an installation with a room filled with baseballs and a very serene soundtrack playing. It was quite stunning, especially being it consumed you as soon as you stepped off the elevator.

Another highlight of the show was this installation of this animatronic dummy who would speak in this incredibly creepy voice. I for the life of me couldn’t figure out what the piece meant, but it was so creepy while I was in there a kid came in and was so terrified started screaming and broke down crying. Does that being the highlight make me a bad person?

Whitney Biennial 2012

Whitney Biennial 2012

Whitney Biennial 2012

Whitney Biennial 2012

Whitney Biennial 2012

Whitney Biennial 2012

Whitney Biennial 2012

Whitney Biennial 2012

Whitney Biennial 2012

Whitney Biennial 2012

Whitney Biennial 2012

Whitney Biennial 2012

Whitney Biennial 2012

Whitney Biennial 2012

Whitney Biennial 2012

Whitney Biennial 2012

Whitney Biennial 2012

Whitney Biennial 2012

Whitney Biennial 2012

Whitney Biennial 2012

Whitney Biennial 2012

Whitney Biennial 2012