Just about everyone is familiar with the Statue of Liberty, which sits in the Upper New York Bay. A lot of people don’t know much about its history or the meaning behind its various features, though.
On Thursday, November 11, 2021, artist Anthony Padilla will debut his new solo exhibition, titled “Lush,” at Dinner Gallery in New York City. “Lush” features six new paintings from Padilla and will serve as an extension of his popular Natures series.
Under the instruction of professor Tomer Hanuka, a group of third-year students at the School of Visual Arts in New York City were tasked with creating magazine covers that illustrate their predictions of what post-pandemic life will look like. These magazine covers were all drawn in the style of The New Yorker.
New York’s first gallery exhibition of “Doku: Digital Alaya” by Shanghai-based artist Lu Yang opened to visitors on May 7, 2021. The exhibit is taking place at the Jane Lombard Gallery.
Scott Jordan has spent nearly 50 years exploring the landfills, construction sites, and other forgotten or less-visited areas of New York City. During his explorations, he’s uncovered all kinds of forgotten artifacts. Some date back more than 300 years!
New York-based photo artist Anya Anti is making waves with her newest conceptual photography project, “2.5 Seconds.” Anti, who was born in Ukraine, created this project with the goal of raising awareness about climate change. She accomplishes this with the use of allegorical figures placed against lush green backdrops and coupled with surreal symbolism.
Dinner Gallery (formerly VICTORI + MO) in Chelsea, New York City, is excited to celebrate some new art in 2021. On February 2, 2021, the gallery opened its doors to art patrons who are eager to experience Eric Standley’s newest exhibition: “Songs for the Living.” The show is scheduled to run through March 20th.
On November 5, 2020, LatchKey Gallery opened its doors to art patrons who are eager to experience the Puerto Rico-born and based artist Emanuel Torres’ newest exhibition: “Sombras Fracturadas | Fractured Shadows.” The NYC show features nine new paintings from Torres. All of these paintings were created during the spring and summer of this year while he, like most of the world, was in quarantine.
In the last few months, countless people have lost their jobs, their livelihoods, their loved ones. The overall personal toll of the coronavirus is still too early to measure. Fortunately, one element of this global pandemic in which we are seeing a positive increase is the number of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) available—especially in hotspots like New York City. This is partially due to the sheer stick-to-itiveness of, among other sources, creative minds, small businesses, and dedicated humans. And one such collaboration in particular.
Around the beginning of the last century—in 1906, to be exact—the 4’11” Ota Benga was featured in an infamous human exhibit at the Bronx Zoo’s Monkey House. Ota Benga, a Mbuti (Congolese pygmy) man from what was then known as the Congo Free State, stayed at the zoo for just a few months until the public outcry over his treatment at the zoo resulted in another home for him. However, Benga’s short life was marked with tragedy.