The New York Times
Two Artists, Continents Apart, and a Shared Language of Struggle
January 22, 2021
In the small, sun-scorched town of Cloncurry, Australia, the artist Gordon Hookey grew up very much aware of Madison Square Garden. “It was in the psyche of most Aboriginal people, because of boxing,” says Hookey, 59, who belongs to the Waanyi people.
Nick Quijano’s Intimate Paintings Showcase Everyday Scenes of Puerto Rico
January 08, 2021
Epic scenes of the kind featured in paintings of battles, coronations, and other major historical events are not the specialty of Nick Quijano, an artist based in Puerto Rico, with an online exhibition hosted by Fort Gansevoort devoted to work geared toward intimate scenes of everyday life around his home in Old San Juan.
Artist Zoë Buckman’s Brooklyn Loft Embodies Her Creative Outlook
January 03, 2020
In her work, artist Zoë Buckman uses lacy textiles and lingerie to make statements on femininity, race, and culture. Each piece, whether it’s an embroidered hip-hop lyric or an impression of her own body, contains a push-pull between the masculine and feminine, the hard and the soft, the chaotic and the still.
Nick Quijano’s Whispering From Everyday Life
December 11, 2020
Curious and excited about the complex dynamics that contemporary living can involve, Nick Quijano wants to feel everything. He digs deep into his dense catalogue of memories, picking out the beauty in every aspect he recalls.
The New York Times
The Most Important Moments in Art in 2020
December 04, 2020
A concentration of Indigenous artists lit up New York galleries and museums this year. They included, along with Sky Hopinka at Bard, Edgar Heap of Birds (Southern Cheyenne and Arapaho) at Fort Gansevoort; Nicholas Galanin (Tlingit and Unangan) at Peter Blum; Jeffrey Gibson (Choctaw and Cherokee) at the Brooklyn Museum; and the Indigenous Canadian painter Kent Monkman (Cree) at the Met.
The New York Times
A Bride Changes Her Mind
November 13, 2020
In each installment of The Artists, T highlights a recent or little-shown work by a Black artist, along with a few words from that artist putting the work in context. This week, we’re looking at a work by Dawn Williams Boyd, who began her four-decade career as a classically inspired portrait painter before swapping oils for fabric.
PRINT October / November 2020
The vulnerable are vital across twenty-two drawings by Cleveland-based artist Michelangelo Lovelace, who has worked as a nursing-home aide for more than three decades while maintaining a dedicated studio practice.
How Quiltmaking’s Deep Traditions Are Influencing Contemporary Art
October 22, 2020
When I was younger, my great aunt gave me a quilt of patchworked hearts and squares with shiny red threads and a plum-colored border. The quilt kept me warm at night; I would run my fingers across it as I counted sheep.
Pointed Painted Valentines to the Soviet Era
The New York Times ART REVIEW
June 20, 2020
In her first American solo exhibition, Zoya Cherkassky’s commentary on her childhood in Ukraine is rich and complex.
Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds Review The New York Times
What to See Right Now in New York Art Galleries
February 26, 2020
Edgar Heap of Birds, whose Cheyenne name is Hock E Aye Vi, has been an important figure in contemporary American art, including Native American art, for some 40 years. “Standing Rock Awakens the World,” his stirring show at Fort Gansevoort, isn’t exactly the career survey we’ve been waiting for — that will require the resources of a major New York museum — but it gives a good sense of the span and variety of his work.
8 Things To Do With Your Kids in N.Y.C. This Weekend
The New York Times
February 06, 2020
WINTER WARMER at Rockefeller Plaza (Feb. 9, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.). Whatever the temperature is, youthful energy and high spirits should generate plenty of warmth at this free event on the plaza’s concourse level.
Native Sovereignty, Color, Movement, And Gesture Unite Diverse Works By Heap Of Birds In Call For Social Justice
January 14, 2020
Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds recalls the grueling process of reaching up an enormous 56-inch-by-70-inch canvas two decades ago to create an emotive abstracted landscape Neuf painting.
Art in Focus: Vanessa German A liberating vision at Rockefeller Center
At Rockefeller Center
January 14, 2020
In the next installment of the Art in Focus series at Rockefeller Center, bold patterns and colors meet striking self-presentation. Pittsburgh-based visual and performance artist Vanessa German has created site-specific pieces for the exhibition, entitled The Holiest Wilderness Is Freedom, which opens Wednesday, January 15.
January 10, 2020
Christopher Myers’s exhibition at Fort Gansevoort’s new satellite space opens with an image of nine human silhouettes on a banner that spans almost the entirety of the gallery’s storefront window.
Christopher Myers included in Colene Brown Art Prize
BRIC Announces First Recipients of $100,000 Colene Brown Art Prize
Ten New York-based Artists To Receive $10,000 Unrestricted Grants Each and Celebrated at BRIC’s Annual Gala on November 7, 2019
HOME IS A FOREIGN PLACE
RECENT ACQUISTIONS IN CONTEXT At the Met Breuer
April 09, 2019 – June 21, 2020
Home Is a Foreign Place highlights recent acquisitions of modern and contemporary art from Latin America, the Middle East, North Africa, and South and Southeast Asia, alongside works by iconic modern American artists from The Met collection.
Vanessa German Interview
State of the Arts NYC
November 19, 2019
VANESSA GERMAN is a visual and performance artist based in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Homewood. Homewood is the community that is the driving force behind German’s powerful performance work, and whose cast-off relics from the language of her copiously embellished sculptures.
Textile Artist Christopher Myers Debuts New Set of Figurative Quilts at Fort Gansevoort
November 14, 2019
“These are 70-year-old sails from Egypt,” Christopher Myers says, digging through a pile of fabrics in his Brooklyn studio. “As a material, they have so much to say.” Textiles and their backstories have become central to his art practice.
ARTnews in Brief: Andrew Rafacz Gallery Relocates—and More from October 9, 2019
October 07, 2019
New York’s Fort Gansevoort Expands to Los Angeles
The New York–based gallery Fort Gansevoort, which established its first space in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan in 2015, will open a Los Angeles outpost on November 21.
Art and Activism: Working Along the Lines of Activism andArtistic Expression, a 3-part series
Art and Activism
September 26, 2019
This three-part series in collaboration with the New York State Bar Association EASL Section’s Diversity Committee and Fine Arts Committee will explore the world of activist art from artistic, legal, and social perspectives.
6 Things to Do With Your Kids in N.Y.C. This Weekend
The New York Times
September 12, 2019
SATURDAY SCHOOL at Rockefeller Plaza (Sept. 14, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.). Don’t let the title intimidate your kids: This free event promises no homework and plenty of fun.
‘There’s Nothing More Rewarding Than Making Art Accessible’: Art Production Fund Director Casey Fremont on the Power of Public Sculpture
September 11, 2019
With so many gallery and exhibition openings this month, the fall art calendar can feel a little overwhelming. But there’s also great art to see while you’re out and about in public spaces that don’t require ticketing.
Sadie Barnette included in The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts triennial:
"Bay Area Now 8"
September 07 - March 24, 2019
The only survey exhibition of its kind in Northern California, YBCA's signature triennial BAY AREA NOW returns in its eighth manifestation as a key component of YBCA's 25th anniversary season.
Art Production Fund & Fort Gansevoort present the 5th Art Sundae in collaboration with artist CES and the students of the Waterside Children's Studio School on Wednesday, June 19th.
Art Production Fund & Fort Gansevoort are pleased to present the fifth iteration of Art Sundae in collaboration with contemporary artist CES and the students of the Waterside Children's Studio School
16 Great Things to Do in New York
New York Magazine
May 27, 2019
Zoya Cherkassky’s kaleidoscopically colored figurative paintings transport us back to the Soviet Union of the 1980s, when some citizens were trying on nascent freedoms while still living under communism.
Review: An Actor’s Life Story Grounds ‘Jack &’ With ‘The Cotillion’ Cornell Alston in Kaneza Schaal’s “Jack &” at New York Live Arts
The New York Times
April 18, 2019
The avant-garde is not usually associated with star turns, but it has often relied on them — Kate Valk’s performances in Wooster Group productions immediately come to mind, or Scott Shepherd’s in “Gatz,”Elevator Repair Service’s adaptation of “The Great Gatsby.”
Patrick Martinez: más que un artista, más que un nombre
April 15, 2019
A partir hoy, escucharás de alguien con piezas artísticas capaces de hacerte voltear, que se ven bien en tu instagram y que tienen mucho que decir.
Art in America
”NOSTALGIA” WAS coined by joining two ancient Greek works that mean “returning home” and “pain”. We commonly use “nostalgic” today to dismiss art that seems overly wistful for an irretrievable past, too facile and corny to produce authentic joy or angst.
Sadie Barnette, Michelangelo Lovelace, and Christopher Myers included in CAAM exhibition:
Plumb Line: Charles White and the Contemporary
March 08 - August 25, 2019
A prolific painter, printmaker, muralist, draftsman, and photographer whose career spanned more than half a century, Charles White’s artistic portrayals of black subjects, life, and history were extensive and far-reaching.
Nobody Is My Name
February 12, 2019
Christopher Myers: Nobody is My Name, is the artists first solo exhibition in Los Angeles and the opening exhibition of TMR’s 2019-2020 curatorial cycle Histories of a Vanishing Present, which examines a generation of artists for whom identity is not a given, but rather an ongoing and situationally specific process of negotiation.
JOANA AVILLEZ: ART SUNDAE
At Fort Gansevoort
On January 12th NYC children were invited to join artist and illustrator Joana Avillez for “Art Sundae” a free afternoon of drawing Rockefeller Center. Following the workshop, Joana incorporated her own drawing into the children's illustrations, creating a series of vignettes installed in the Fort Gansevoort Windows at 51 Gansevoort Street as a public art display.
9 Contemporary Artists Set to Have a Buzzy 2019
The Wall Street Journal
January 31, 2019
As fair season begins in earnest with Frieze Los Angeles, five art-world insiders predict who’ll have a talked-about 2019
Keith Duncan included in Per(sister): Incarcerated Women of Louisiana
Exhibition at Newcomb Museum
January 19 - July 06, 2019
Since 1986, Louisiana has ranked in the top ten states nationwide for the highest incarceration rates. From 2005-2018, Louisiana ranked first in the nation and the world in holding people captive.[i]
Sadie Barnette: PHONE HOME
MoAD Announces 2019 Exhibition
Glittering in gold and platinum, the work of Sadie Barnette illuminates relics of a past deeply rooted in West Coast aesthetics and politics.
A Dollhouse for Adults Opens at Friedman Benda
January 14, 2019
Blow Up," a human-scale dollhouse decorated by PIN-UP magazine's Felix Burrichter and Charlap Hyman & Herrero, is no small feat.
Keith Duncan included in Newcomb Art Museum exhibition:
Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of Louisiana
January 14, 2019
The Life Quilt, 2018, features the names of 107 women serving life sentences in 2017 in Louisiana and was produced by The Graduates. Full credits can be found at persister.info.
8 Things to Do With Your Kids in N.Y.C. This Weekend
The New York Times
January 10, 2019
Our guide to cultural events in New York City for children and teenagers happening this weekend and in the week ahead.
Hilliard announces Creative Conversations programming
January 07, 2019
The Hilliard University Art Museum has announced its Creative Conversations programming series for the spring semester.
Rare 1975 Philip Glass concert in Paris gets first ever release
The Vinyl Factory
A 1975 Philip Glass Music In Twelve Parts performance in Paris is being released for the first time, this January on double vinyl via Transversales Disques.
Christopher Myers included in The YBCA 2018 - 100 List
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts announces the 2018 YBCA 100 honorees, recognizing 100 people, organizations, and movements that are using their platforms to create change and move society forward.
Collector, Curator, Connector
JPMorgan Chase and Co.
December 04, 2018
Beth DeWoody has many places she calls home: Los Angeles, Palm Beach, the Hamptons, and her native New York. And all these places are home to her art collection, which now encompasses some 10,000 pieces.
November 06, 2018
Founded in 1970 by Berry Gordy of Motown Records, Black Forum served as a platform for political spoken word and music during a time of civil unrest.
The Edit: 5 Stylish Lighting Designers Worth Knowing Now
November 01, 2018
Sam Stewart is an avid observer, and his work is influenced by the seemingly banal architectural forms he walks by in NYC everyday.
Tory Sport Hosts Breakfast for Art Sundae
Women’s Wear Daily
October 16, 2018
The initiative aims to provide children with opportunities to create and experience public art.
Dickie Landry enters La. Music Hall of Fame
August 02, 2018
Saxophone greats Dickie Landry and Jon Smith, along with singer Duane Yates, will be inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Atchafalaya Club, part of Pat’s Fisherman’s Wharf Restaurant, in Henderson.
A Sordid Story of FBI Oppression Told Through Spray Paint, Glitter, and Toys
July 10, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Corners make blue crosses that don’t line up, left just slightly off kilter in 18 feet of wheat-pasted wallpaper, which is “The Livingroom” (2017) made from the FBI file of Sadie Barnette’s father Rodney Barnette.
Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman Open For Freedoms Headquarters in New York
June 29, 2018
For Freedoms, the artist-led political organization founded by Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman, has opened a headquarters at Fort Gansevoort in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District.
Artist Hank Willis Thomas’s Political Nonprofit Establishes Its Headquarters in New York Ahead of the Midterm Elections
June 27, 2018
For Freedoms, the artist-run, non-partisan political engagement organization founded by Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman, is coming to New York.
Sam Stewart included in Larrie Gallery group show: By Design
Ilana Harris-Babou, Sophie Hirsch, Sam Stewart
July 19 - August 26, 2018
"By Design" brings together the work of three artists working across sculpture and video, who call attention to the ways in which aesthetic preference, contemporary design, and taste are inextricable from histories of oppression and methods of control.
Goings on About Town
The New Yorker
June 18, 2018
Almost forty years after he started painting, in Cleveland, at the age of nineteen, Lovelace makes his impressive New York début with sixteen trenchant depictions of local life, from a P-Funk party and a political rally to an allegory of gun violence.
YBCA Announces Artists in Influential Triennial Exhibition
June 05, 2018
The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts has announced the artists selected for its closely watched, more or less triennial survey of contemporary art in the region.
Real Costs Extra (False Alarm Part V)
Benjamen Walker's Theory of Everything Podcast
June 05, 2018
Artist Sam Stewart took over a commercial/residential space in the former meat packing district of NYC and filled it with art pieces and furniture he made for a fictional client, the Cryptid.
What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week
The New York Times
May 31, 2018
For more than 30 years, Michelangelo Lovelace has been making paintings that represent the world he inhabits as a black man living in low-income neighborhoods in Cleveland.
CHERYL POPE: ART SUNDAE
Art Production Fund and Fort Gansevoort
May 29 - 30, 2018
Art Production Fund & Fort Gansevoort are pleased to present our second iteration of Art Sundae: Cheryl Pope: I’ve Been Heard.
Toronto-based artist Scott McFarland doesn’t represent reality - he cultivates it.
April 30, 2018
There’s no formula for how to break into the art world as a young artist, but a few key career markers tend to hold true, like getting picked up by a tastemaking young dealer or getting tapped for a group show at an influential museum.
SADIE BARNETTE: DEAR 1968,…
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
April 15, 2018
In Dear 1968,… artist Sadie Barnette mines personal and political histories using family photographs, recent drawings, and selections from the file that the FBI amassed after her father joined the Black Panther Party in 1968.
Reclamation! Pan-African works from the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection
Taubman Museum of Art
March 03 - September 02, 2018
The Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to present Reclamation! Pan-African Works from the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection that features over one hundred works from various media highlighting the global migration of peoples across the world.
Sam Stewart Rethinks the Slipcovered Chair
February 28, 2018
Is it art? Is it design? Who cares? In Wild Thing, the latest AD PRO column, senior design writer Hannah Martin discusses a thing that makes her heart sing.
An Artist Invented a Mythical Beast Who Lives in This New York Townhouse
February 27, 2018
Artist-designer Sam Stewart's new show in a Meatpacking District apartment is overseen by a mysterious presence.
Both Sides Now
The New York Times Style Magazine
February 18, 2018
THE ARTIST-CUM-FURNITURE designer Sam Stewart’s best-known pieces may be the curvededged, mod-hued tables at the fashionable downtown Manhattan hangout Dimes, but he still draws upon the more traditional techniques of Appalachian woodworking that he first encountered in his native North Carolina.
The Breakthrough Women of Artist Deborah Roberts
February 09, 2018
The artist Deborah Roberts creates multimedia collages concerned with the challenges faced by black women and girls.
Are Tech Collectors Finally Coming Around? Attendance and Sales Boom at FOG and Untitled San Francisco
January 18th, 2018
The Bay Area may is among the most closely watched art markets in the world right now, and expectations were running high as San Francisco’s fledgling art fair scene kicked into full swing this past weekend.
Legacy of the Cool: A Tribute to Barkley L. Hendricks
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
This exhibition is a tribute to artist Barkley L. Hendricks’ legacy and a celebration of new generations of figurative artists of color.
In Conversation with Elise Peterson: Using Her Artistry to Highlight Black Icons in Public Spaces
December 18, 2017
Visual artist and writer Elise Peterson creates magical compositions of Black icons inserted in the works of Henri Matisse and Pierre Boncompain, in her enigmatic digital collage series 'Black Folk'. Peterson pulls from pop culture and music history, like using Grace Jones' Island Life album cover (shot by Jean-Paul Goude in 1985) and placing Jones in Matisse's La Danse.
On the ground floor of Sadie Barnette’s solo exhibition, a group of five framed and enlarged COINTELPRO-era documents, sporadically misted with passages of black and hot-pink spray paint, reported that Rodney Ellis Barnette was observed wearing a postal uniform at a meeting of the Black Panther Party in Los Angeles on December 18, 1968.
Deborah Roberts, “in-gé-nue”
TimeOut New York
December 04, 2017
Part Frankenstein’s monster, part golem of self-empowerment, each of the subjects in Deborah Roberts’s collages is depicted as a cubistic melange of mismatched features gleaned from cut-up magazine images.
Sadie Barnette Included in Group Show in Berlin
December 01, 2017
The exhibition aims to articulate a particular form of realism in art that portrays and reveals evidence from complex social systems. The artworks featured explore the notion of evidence and its modes of representation
November 30th, 2017
Deborah Roberts creates visually arresting collages that encourage important conversations about girlhood, vulnerability, body image, popular culture, self-image, and the dysfunctional legacy of colorism.
Casey Fremont on Travel, Art Production Fund, and Zoe Buckman’s “Champ” Edition
November 21, 2017
Casey Fremont took over the leadership of Art Production Fund (APF) last year, where she’d previously worked as the Executive Director.
ELISE PETERSON: ART SUNDAE
By Art Production Fund and Fort Gansevoort
October 21 - November 08, 2017
Art Production Fund and Fort Gansevoort host the inaugural Art Sundae program with Elise Peterson on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Art in the Parks.
It's Happening! Celebrating 50 Years of Public Art in NYC Parks
October 16, 2017
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Art in the Parks, which has seen over 2,000 public artworks installed over the last half-century, Central Park is hosting a day of free art activities.
Announcing the 2017 San Francisco Artadia Awardees
September 07, 2017
Artadia is pleased to announce the Awardees for the 2017 San Francisco Artadia Awards: Sadie Barnette (James D. Phelan Awardee) and Carrie Hott.
Studio Museum Show: Fictions
August 23, 2017
The Studio Museum in Harlem announced the list of 19 artists to show this fall in “Fictions,” the fifth of the institution’s so-called “F-series” exhibitions of emerging artists.
The Art Production Fund and Fort Gansevoort Host an Intimate Lunch to Kick Off Art Sundae
June 28, 2017
On Tuesday in New York, the Art Production Fund and Fort Gansevoort gave new meaning to the phrase a sweet escape when they hosted a luncheon at Cecconi’s Dumbo to kick off Art Sundae—a new program that brings together a diverse group of children ages 5 to 15 for artist-led, interactive public art workshops at no entry cost.
Robert Pattinson Knows What You Think, but He Can Work With That
The New York Times
May 28, 2017
CANNES, France — On Wednesday, I had an espresso with Robert Pattinson on a rooftop terrace overlooking the Mediterranean.
Nobody’s Darling: Women and Representation
The Christian-Green Gallery
May 02 - August 11, 2017
Nobody’s Darling features the work of Austin-based artist Deborah Roberts. Roberts has been engaging issues of beauty, race, and women’s bodies for the past twenty years.
Manetti Shrem Museum
April 14 - June 30, 2017
In Dear 1968,… artist Sadie Barnette mines personal and political histories using family photographs, recent drawings, and selections from the 500-page file that the FBI amassed after her father joined the Black Panther Party in 1968.
NADA New York 2017
Skylight Clarkson North
March 2 - March 5, 2017
If the times are a’ changing—and they are, to the strains of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”—one rightly expects art to change with them. But should the same also be true of art fairs?
Gallery Crawl: Chelsea
June 28, 2016
Summer in New York makes me languid—and not in the sexy, rooftop-party way.
All 'Cued Up: The Tastiest Summer Food Events in NYC
The Viillage Voice
June 01, 2016
Last July, Carolyn Angel and Adam Shopkorn turned a landmarked, 1840s-era meatpacking district townhouse into Fort Gansevoort, a multistory art gallery and incubator space.