Whirlwind day of art in Chelsea, NYC

Whirlwind day of art in Chelsea, NYC

Took a day trip to New York City last week to meet Deb Nehmad my good friend from graduate school who currently has a solo exhibition at the Kim Foster Gallery in Chelsea. photo of Nanci Hersh with Deb Nehmad at her exhibition Wasted at Kim Foster Gallery

with Deb Nehmad at Kim Foster Gallery in New York City.

Deb’s work looks great. Her large scale paper pieces are burned, scored, sewn and printed. The exhibition is titled Wasted and is a hauntingly beautiful commentary on gun violence in our society.

From there we went to lunch near by at a small French bistro called La Luncheonette recommended by Kim Foster. Kim did not steer us wrong.

In addition to a fabulous lunch Kim also recommended 3 must see shows in the neighborhood.

1. Subodha Gupta‘s exhibition “Seven Billion Light Years” of installations, paintings and sculptures at Hauser & Wirth Gallery on 18th Street.

Hanging Gupta 2

Subodha Gupta at Hauser & Wirth Gallery

2. Tomas Saraceno at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery on 21st. This was pretty mind blowing- they are actual spider webs that are lit in a dark room with an amplified sound track of spiders weaving their webs. sooooo beautiful.

Tomas Saraceno's Spider Webs at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

Tomas Saraceno’s Spider Webs at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

spider webs 13. At Gagosian Gallery on 21st St. In the Studio: Paintings curated by John Elderfield with some wonderful paintings of the artists’ studios by Picasso, Matisse, Johns, Rauschenberg, Freud, Dine and more.

I managed to see a few other shows while Deb met some other friends at the gallery and then Deb took us to see New Yorker cartoonist and artist Roz Chast at Danese Corey which had us all laughing out loud at her show titled Something More Pleasant, drawings, textiles and Pysanka (Dyed Eggs.)

Exhibition card for Roz Chast

Hello, 2015, hand-hooked rug, wool, burlap, 23 x 20″

The day was a bit of a whirlwind, a 2.5 hour bus trip there and back, but well worth the effort.

 

4 Comments

  1. Donna Payton
    April 15, 2015

    wow—great art. good food… fun!

    Reply
    • Nanci Hersh
      April 21, 2015

      It was Donna! Just need to do it more often! Thanks for visiting and commenting here.

      Reply
      • Donna Payton
        April 30, 2015

        I am in Chelsea now. Going to check out the shows you recommended if they are still up.

        Reply
        • Nanci Hersh
          May 7, 2015

          I’d love to hear what you saw in Chelsea Donna… thanks for your comment

          Reply

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