Harsh Taggar’s Visit to Agora Gallery

Classmate Harsh Taggar went to Agora Gallery and wanted to share his experience:

“On September 23rd I went to Agora Gallery. This Gallery is located in 530 west 25th street, New York. It was a “mute” but fun experience; I am using the word mute because there were not many visitors or spectators, maybe I just happened to go when it is not busy. There were at least, four different artists work that were on display. The works that were on display includes life size photographs, paintings and even ceramics. I particularly liked artwork that was on display by the artist, David Stanley Hewett. His paintings reminded me of Jackson Pollock brush stroke. The use of Gold was very eye catching. As, per the pamphlet, these paintings are a part of Bushido Series by Stanley, and it is a gold leaf and acrylic on canvas. The story behind the artist is very interesting. He actually studied Japanese art and he was a part of US marine. He worked and lived in japan for 23 years. His work is very popular and is a part of permanent and private collections. All the paintings are exceptionally beautiful and very unique. If I have to name these paintings I would name them “luxury Paintings”. After this gallery tour, I went to surrounding art galleries including Amsterdam Whitney, Nancy Margolis Gallery etc. At first, the experience was okay but as I was visiting other galleries, I started to enjoy looking more contemporary art. Then, I went to Nearby Tesla showroom opposite to Agora gallery, because I love cars. And then the day came to a Happy end. Overall, it was a really nice experience.”






Artist Kokei Mikuni

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From classmate Amy Guo:

I wanted to share an artist, Kokei Mikuni with the class. It is relevant to our class since he is doing land art by balancing rocks on top of one another and it is actually really soothing and calming to look at and watch. I also enjoy looking at it since it just uses rocks as the material. There are videos online that the class can watch once they google his name. He also has an instagram (rocksportrait) where it shows all the portraits of the rocks he’s balanced.

Things to do and see this week!

Hi All-

Since I was unable to hold class yesterday and share the goings-on in the art world this week, here is the list! Lots of things to do and see, especially this evening and Thursday evening.

Take Me (I’m Yours) @ The Jewish Museum

Walter Robinson @ Deitch Projects, 18 Wooster Street

Matthew Barney @ Gladstone Gallery

Os Gêmeos @ Lehman Maupin Gallery

Rashid Johnson @ Hauser and Wirth

Bruce Conner @ MoMA (last week)

WEDNESDAY: Omar Kohleif @ Hunter 205, 2nd Floor, 7PM

WEDNESDAY: My Barbarian @ The New Museum

WEDNESDAY: Opening of the Affordable Art Fair, Metropolitan Pavilian, 6-9PM, open through the weekend

WEDNESDAY: Talk with Hua Hsu, Jonathan Sterne, and Mika Tajima @ Triple Canopy, 264 Canal St, 7PM, $7

WEDNESDAY: Drawing Sound III: Composing the City (DJ Spooky, Scofidio + Renfro, and Daniel Libeskind  @ The Drawing Center, 35 Wooster Street

THURSDAY: Nicolas Bourriaud @ The Jewish Museum, 6:30-8PM

THURSDAY: Artist talk with Aki Sasamoto @ SVA, 6:30-8:30PM, 132 W21st

THURSDAY: Orhan Pamuk in Conversation with Massimiliano Gioni @ The New Museum, 7PM

THURSDAY: Opening: Something Possible Everywhere: Pier 34, NYC, 1983-84 @ Hunter Hudson 205 Gallery, 7-9PM

THURSDAY: Panel Discussion on Charlotte Moorman @ Silver Center, NYU, 32 Waverly Place, 7PM

THURSDAY: Artists Mike Cloud, Leslie Hewitt and Eric Mack on Alma Thomas @ The Studio Museum, 144 W125th, 7-9PM

THURSDAY: Opening of Free Play @ The New School, 6-8PM, 2 W13th

FRIDAY: Seminar with Kalup Linzy @ The New School, 12-1:30PM, 63 Fifth Avenue

SATURDAY: Gender and Representation Conference @ SVA, 333 W23rd, 9:30AM-7PM

ALL WEEKEND: Bushwick Open Studios http://artsinbushwick.org/