I wandered around Chelsea neighborhood visiting galleries today with my friend Honey, who is also an artist. The highlight of the day was the last gallery featuring work by one of my favorites–Paul McCarthy. We talked to the security guard for quite some time who had some great inside information about McCarthy's process. I'm really grateful for him sharing because it answered many questions that we had before he approached us. For example, there was a rumpled carpet and according to the guard, McCarthy and assistants meticulously arranged the corner of the carpet, until it perfectly matched documentation photos of McCarthy's art studio. He further explained that the large sculptures were made in McCarthy's studio, carefully and copiously photographed, shipped to the gallery on palettes, then painstakingly positioned again to the original art studio layout.
Some beautiful, new architecture being built in Chelsea.
Mark Beard/Bruce Sargeant's paintings at Clamp Art.
Karin Pilem at Claire Oliver Gallery
Karin Pilem (detail)
Lauren Fensterstock's artwork at Claire Oliver Gallery
Mark Rothko's art show, Dark Palette at PACE Gallery
Tony Scherman's Difficult Women art show at Winston Wächter Fine Art.
Artwork at Cavin Morris
Sylvain & Ghyslaine Staelens incredible sculptures at Cavin Morris
Mami Kosemura's installation at Dillon + Lee
Benny Andrews' surreal paintings dealing with racism. I was blown away.
Paul McCarthy's mind-blowing show at Hauser & Wirth
Terrance Graven is a San Francisco artist whose installations incorporate sculptural elements, performance art, costumes, sound pieces, and theatrical lighting.