JUDITH HUDSON: PLAYBOY ADVISOR

Posted By Caroline In Art, Events on November 21, 2011

JUDITH HUDSON: PLAYBOY ADVISOR

27 OCTOBER – 10 DECEMBER 2011
Salomon Contemporary presents Judith Hudson: Playboy Advisor, a solo exhibition of works on paper from Sex Advice Drawings, a series that parodies conventional sex column dialogue. Complete with French maid, cheerleader, Kama Sutra, and nurse imagery, the pieces simultaneously serve as skin flicks and moralistic melodramas. Hudson uses self-deprecating humor to counterintuitively step back and explore sex from the tender to the absurd. She turns tables, delights in discomfort, and ultimately sees comedy as empathy.
Whether the question is addressed "Dear Playboy Advisor" or "Doctor", useful solutions to the problems are inherent in the imagery. Mandala speaks to art lovers as Hudson the advisor suggests integrating Jasper Johns into everyday practice. In Eastern Religion, religion and TV are the justifications for, or against getting it on. Packing Light illustrates that necessity is the mother of invention; and Bribe reminds that holding back can be worth the price. 
While the textual works take a more forward approach, others simply allude to, or highlight glimpses of the body. With translucent watercolors, Hudson combines vibrant fluid washes, stylized figures, and delicate detail to portray our hush hush encounters.
Judith Hudson lives and works in New York. She studied at the University of California, Berkeley, and received her MFA from California College of Art. Her series Sex Advice Drawings was recently featured in Bomb magazine and in the past, Hudson's work has been highlighted in numerous publications including the New York Times and Art News Magazine. She has shown at major US galleries, in addition to institutions such as The New Museum, MoMA PS1, and The Drawing Center. Hudson's work can be found in many private collections as well as the public collections of Goldman Sachs, New York Public Library, Prudential Insurance Company of America, and Esquire Magazine.

Thomas McDonell at Kathleen Cullen

Posted By Sabrina In Art, Events, Film on September 22, 2011

Thomas McDonell

September 15 - October 20, 2011
526 W. 26th Street #605 New York, NY 10001
Apple Box Daybed is a new sculpture by Thomas McDonell, and the centerpiece of an exhibition by the same name at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts.

An 'apple box' is a piece of equipment most often found on film sets and used as a riser to bring props in and out of a camera's frame. In this show, sixty of these boxes have been transformed into a daybed on which visitors to the gallery are invited to sit or lie. 

Also, on the walls of the exhibition are several new pieces that, like the Daybed, recontextualize the visual language of contemporary film production.

Opening reception of Miller v/s Miller today at Benrimon Contemporary, Thursday June 23rd 5PM- 9PM. Featuring artists Nachume and Danny Miller.

This exhibition is a visual exploration of Nachume Miller’s legacy, not only as a painter but as a mentor and father. It captures how Danny Miller has built upon this influence to branch out, and create his own unique style. 

514 West 24th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10011 USA, bcontemporary.com
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Monday - Saturday 10am - 8pm, Sunday 12am - 6pm

As Far As The Eye Can See

Posted By Caroline In Art, Events, Photography on June 16, 2011

If you find yourself in Columbia County this summer, go see this exhibition!

Performing Coordinates: Cityscapes Revised

Curated by Zoe Lukov

Opening reception June 22nd, 6-9pm

Abrazo Interno Gallery at CSV: 107 Suffolk Street

Featuring works by: Carlton DeWoody, Lucas Flores Piran, Chibi Lai, Wayne Liu, Zenith Richards, Reyes Santiago Rojas and Georgia Wall

Using the Clemente Sato Velez Center and its presence in New York's Lower East Side as a point of departure, Performing Coordinates: Cityscapes Revised investigates the performance of our individual identities upon the layered physical spaces we inhabit. The LES is the neighborhood in which new immigrants to NY have settled and where today hipsters, scenesters, artists and young professionals lay claim to the stories, cultures and peoples that define this contested territory. Performing Coordinates seeks to re-envision the cartography of the city as a palimpsest of histories that engage and affect the people who occupy it.