The ”Not Quite Human” Contortionists, by Hayv Kahraman

No sooner had we discovered Hayv Kahraman‘s distinctive figures in MASS MoCA earlier that month, than we came across them again, in Jack Shainman Gallery, Chelsea. I’m sure one could hold lengthy discussions about the artist’s technique and style, but it was the calmness – bordering on apathy – on the women’s faces while their bodies twisted and bent, assuming these impossible positions, that I found particularly attractive.

September 21st, 2019

Art that moves me no end

Aleah Chapin @ Flowers || Richard Serra @ Gagosian

Chelsea Gallery Walk

September 21st, 2019

The Benefits of Gentrification

These are views from the Empire Stores, the red brick warehouse on Water St., owned by coffee magnates Arbuckle Bros, before it was sold and left abandoned for most of the second half of the 20th century. As Brooklyn gradually dropped its industrial features for a gentrified, trendier look, the building too received a total facelift, and was restored to an urban food and market place.

PS: the last two images are from the ferry back to Manhattan.

Dumbo, Brooklyn, NYC

September 15th, 2019