The idea that an artist hires others to create their works is not a new phenomenon. Some think the practice began with Warhol because he was so blatant about the use of assistants to create mass-produced works. But even with masters such as Rubens and Raphael, the use of assistants to produce artworks is an old practice. Whatever […]
This is a wonderful, cinematic exhibition of new paintings from Vincent Desiderio, at Marlborough Gallery. There are several powerful, large paintings filled with provocative, if not passionately rendered figures. In spite of a frigid January evening, I joined an exuberant crowd for the opening of Vincent Desiderio’s exhibition of new works at Marlborough Gallery on 57th […]
Janet A. Cook’s solo show at Dacia Gallery “Ars longa vita brevis” features a number of lovely, colorful paintings of the female form. See these beautiful works and watch the interview with Janet Cook on opening night.
TheGreatNude.tv was roaming the floors of this behemoth of an Art Fair, seeking out the great nudes among the contemporary and modern art on display. This whirlwind tour by video takes you through the galleries showing paintings, drawings, sculptures and multi-media art works that feature the nude figure.
Artist and Editor Scott Goodwillie has been producing wild, intense dream-like paintings for decades. He’s even had a museum show. His recent solo show at TAZZA Gallery was a visual treat, and held several of his major works. We attended the opening, and will give you a closer look at some of these paintings. We […]
Martha Erlebacher: RETROSPECTIVE at NEW YORK ACADEMY of ART Originally published November, 2013 Publisher Jeffrey Wiener and I went downtown to NYCs famed New York Academy of Art, to view and capture on video a retrospective of Martha Mayer Erlebacher, who passed away earlier this year. She was a beloved artist, an amazingly talented realist painter, and […]
Aleah Chapin Flowers Gallery Archived Review (2013) I am always on the hunt for The Nude when I explore the galleries in NYC each week. Over the years, you’ll find there’s a lot of great painters who’s work can look the same: clean technique, academic training, perhaps adhering to a popular genre. But walking into the […]
Leah Poller: Mirrors of the Soul @ Knox Gallery Video Review by Jeffrey Wiener Harlem-based Sculptor Leah Poller has a wonderful collection of figurative works on exhibit at the Knox Gallery in Harlem, up until November 9th. Poller’s figurative works are synonymous with portraiture, and whether drawn from Life or from her own mind, her […]
The Rye Arts Center, Rye New York Curated by Bob Clyatt Early this summer, right outside the boundaries of “The City” with all it’s contemporary galleries, at the Rye Arts Center in Rye, New York, a collection of high-quality artworks curated by sculptor Bob Clyatt was presented to the world. Beyond Rodin: New Directions in […]
Showing at Lyons Wier Gallery are the icon-infused works of Long Island native Jeff Muhs. Aptly named The Origin of Nymphs, these large works are part of a larger series Muhs is developing entitled Another History. When approaching the Gallery, and at first glance, these luscious, richly-painted canvases seem to be enlarged, out-of-focus photographs of […]
Bernardo Torrens: Paintings of Melania & Jesi Bernarducci Meisel Gallery July, 2012 For those who follow Madrid-based hyper realist artist Bernardo Torrens, there is a familiarity with his stable of regular models. In this show at Bernaducci Meisel Gallery, we are offered a new group of masterfully executed paintings focusing primarily on two new subjects: […]
Tricia Cline Ricco Maresca Gallery Previous Review (2012) It’s always interesting to see husband and wife artists whose works profoundly reflect on each other. Such is the case with Tricia Cline and Toc Fetch who not only share the same underlying philosophical underpinnings but could almost be the combined effort of one artist. The main […]
Chambliss Giobbi’s show at 101 Exhibit, a spacious, hip gallery in Miami’s Design District, is entitled The Seven Deadly Sins, and I am thrilled to see Giobbi take on this time-honored Christian theme of the primary vices. Giobbi has shown small works with TheGreatNude in the past, and I’ve seen some of his larger pieces […]
Zachari Logan: The Stick Man Daniel Cooney Gallery Oct 27 – Nov 26, 2011 The number of times you’ll hear an artist claim that his or her works are autobiographical can be numbing in their frequency. In the drawings of Zachari Logan, this aspect of “Self” is acutely manifest and integral not only to the […]
TheGreatNude visited the Eleanor Ettinger Gallery on 57th Street to see their exhibition British Figurative Art, a wonderful collection of British artists, several of whom focus on works featuring the nude. We were fortunate enough to have gallery owner Fran Bradford give us a personally guided tour.
Edgar Degas at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston Oct 9, 2011 – Feb 5, 2012 The imagery that first comes to mind when you hear the name Degas is familiar to everyone of course. Ballerinas, ballerinas and of course young ballerinas – most of whom are disturbingly pubescent. It’s refreshing then that the Museum […]
Kim Joon: Fragments Sundaram Tagore Gallery October, 2010 There is definitely something of the “Wow factor” when you walk through the gallery doors and encounter these large scale computer generated (CAD) works. Korean artist Kim Joon delivers striking imagery, beautifully detailed with patterns borrowed from tattoo culture to high culture porcelain china, such as Villeroy […]
Bob Clyatt’s newest works at An American Craftsman Gallery. We’ve followed Bob’s career as a sculptor for several years now. We brought a crew down to his latest exhibition of works here in New York City, and asked Bob to speak with us about his approach to figurative works in clay.
The Third Annual Governor’s Island Art Fair, organized by 4Heads, is a carnival-like event held each weekend on Governor’s Island during the month of September. Over one hundred exhibitors are using the rooms inside the former barracks of this U.S. Coast Guard property, their home in the middle of New York harbor up until only […]
The Women of the Sylvia Sleigh Collection @ Rowan University Rowan University Art Gallery August 29–October 1, 2011 With a hurricane and floodwaters slashing the State of New Jersey, it’s good to see a flood of a different and most enjoyable kind lining the gallery walls of Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey. Currently the university […]
Nathan Sawaya: The Art of the Brick Museum Tour Archive: 2011 Had I been exposed to the Lego creations of Nathan Sawaya as a boy I may have had inspiration to a higher artistic calling than to create Lego towns which my friends and I subsequently destroyed in our playing of war games in my […]
David LaChapelle: American Jesus Paul Kasmin Gallery Sometimes it’s OK to bite the hand that feeds. Sometimes that hand has a masochist’s soul and will reward you greatly if you just dig in! David La Chapelle is one such pit bull now making waves in the contemporary art world with his current body of large […]
Cesar Santos; Syncretism Eleanor Ettinger Gallery October, 2011 For the Artist, working with the visual pun can be a risky venture. In the masterful hands of Cesar Santos, the appropriation of iconographic images from art history goes far beyond the initial pun and makes for a feast of color and composition. Santos has adopted the […]
Bettina Rheims: Girls Night In Edwynn Houk Gallery, September 16th – November 6th , 2010 OK, so who hasn’t she photographed yet? From pop stars to fashion models, and in 1995 a commissioned portrait of Jacques Chirac, this internationally known French photographer has established herself as one of Europe’s most critically acclaimed artists. Her background […]