Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Contemporary Art New York: What´s New On Lower East Side, October 2014

(Drivebycuriosity) -  New York`Lower East Side has been once the slum of New York City,  in the 1960s,70s, and 80s people came to buy drugs there. Today the area is one of the coolest parts of Manhattan and seems to become a center of the art world. There is a legion of galleries which display a broad spectrum of styles and techniques. You can find a lot of cutting-edge contemporary art there.

3 of the now running exhibtions caught my eyes:  Capricious 88 (88 Eldridge Street, between Grand and Hester Street  becapricious) shows sculptures by the Swedish artist Casja von Zeibel. The exhibition is called: “Pony Tails: To Live Play Move and Clash As She Will” (through: November 02, 2014).

                                                              A Party Of Snow Elves

The show room is filled with strange white female figures, made out of three different materials combined, styrofoam, jesmonite, and plaster. Some seem to perform arcobatic sex - a kind of frozen Kama Sutra. Others are masturbating or just contemplating & posing. Anyway, the place has a very special and weird ambiente - maybe a party of snow elves.

                                                               Surrealistic Movies

Lu Magnus (55 Hester Street lumagnus) has a solo-exhibtion by Kristen Schiele, called "Spirit Girls" (through: October 12, 2014).

I enjoyed the colorful collages (mostly silkscreen and acrylic on paper) by the Brooklyn based Schiele, which remind me of scenes in surrealistic movies.

                                                      Observations On Womanhood


DCKT Contemporary ( dckt)  shows drwawing by mother and daughter: Sophie Crumb & Aline Kominsky-Crumb (through: October 19, 2014 ). I don´t know whether there is any relation to the famous cartoonist Robert Crumb.  The internet references don´t show any.

The pics here (mostly watercolor and ink on paper) are solely by Sophie, the daughter, which I like more. The gallery advertises the show with the term "observations on present-day womanhood"


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