Tag Archives: Painting

Single Fare 3

14 Mar

Single Fare 3 Show

On February 13th, Jim and a slew of other artists had work featured in the Single Fare 3 show at RH Gallery in NYC. Jim and I attended the opening and afterwards went out and grabbed a bite to eat. It was a fun, weekday date night in the city.

Single Fare 3 is unique in that it’s an open call art show. The only real criteria is whatever artwork you submit has to you the NYC Metrocard as the basis for the piece. It’s a really interesting show concept and as a result this is their third year holding the show and several well established artists submit pieces.

Single Fare 3 Show

At the opening, during the first hour pieces sell at $200. After, everything sells for $100. We arrived during the first hour and were surprised at how many pieces we already sold during the first choice hour.

There were thousands of entries and each and every one of them as unique as the other. People painted on the metro cards, made sculptures out of them, or re-purposed them. These are some of my favorite images from this fun evening out.

Single Fare 3 Show

Single Fare 3 Show
Jim’s pieces at the show.

Single Fare 3 Show

Single Fare 3 Show

Single Fare 3 Show

Single Fare 3 Show

Single Fare 3 Show

Single Fare 3 Show

Single Fare 3 Show

Single Fare 3 Show

Single Fare 3 Show

All this art talk makes me so bummed I missed Armory in March!

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Go Brooklyn Open Studios

14 Sep

Jim's Brooklyn Open Studios 2012

Last weekend, my husband Jim participated in GO Brooklyn Open Studios. The event is organized by the Brooklyn Museum, and the way it works is local artists throughout the borough open up their studios for the public to tour and view their art.

Jim's Brooklyn Open Studios 2012

Jim's Brooklyn Open Studios 2012

I helped Jim man the studio both Saturday and Sunday and the turnout was awesome! Despite the horrendous down pour on Saturday, we were really surprised by how many people still came out to view everyone’s art. Jim also had lots of our friends come out to support him and see his art for the very first time as well.

Jim's Brooklyn Open Studios 2012

As a fun project, Jim took polaroids of a lot of the people who came through with plans to post them on the wall in his studio. It was a big hit. Everyone loves having their photo taken, especially polaroids. He also provided refreshments and snacks, which I thought was a nice touch.

Jim's Brooklyn Open Studios 2012

Jim's Brooklyn Open Studios 2012

Jim's Brooklyn Open Studios 2012

Jim's Brooklyn Open Studios 2012

Most importantly, his recent body of work is incredible, and I am so excited he finally had an opportunity to share it with the public. He’s so talented, and I can’t wait to see where he takes some of his series and concepts.

Armory 2011

8 Mar

Me at the Armory

Saturday this past weekend my husband and I attended the Armory Show in Manhattan. We luz our art!   If you’re not familiar with the show, it’s basically an art gallery expo.  Art galleries from around the world bring works from the artists they represent and display them in sort of gallery booths.  There are two sections to the show.  The Modern section featured works by more prominent artists as well as some older pieces (say 1930’s on) and the Contemporary section featured art that is “in now”.  We enjoyed the Modern section much more than the Contemporary one.  Highlights of the day included walking right past Robert DeNiro as well as tons of great people watching.  

I wish I had known in advance it was totally acceptable to bring photo equipment in to photograph the art, otherwise I would have brought my DSLR instead of my little point and shoot.  Here  are some of my favorite shots from the show.  As a disclaimer, there was so much art I really did not record or even attempt to catalog all the artists names of the pieces I took photos of.  If you see something posted here that I didn’t provide credit for, please let me know and I’d be happy to cite the artist/medium/gallery/whatever.

Pins

Blur

White Sculptures

Armory Aisles

Beehive Relief

Glass Sculpture

Black and White Art

Relief Wall

Best Op Art Wall Ever

Op Art Sculpture

Cruz Diaz

Orange Sculpture

Neon Pink Pop Art

Neon Orgy

Cube

Light Sink

Blah Blah Blah

Screenprints

Pennyfloor

TV's

Damien Hirst Pills